Характеристика Australian Animal Tarot — Таро Австралийских Животных
Авторы: Ann Williams-Fitzgerald, Tracy Hinschen
Художник: Tracy Hinschen
Издательство: AGMuller; U.S. Games Systems
Производство: Германия; США
Состав: 78 карт + книга на англ. языке
Язык карт: английский
Размер карт: 74 х 109 мм
Год: 2000, 2001
Младшие арканы: иллюстрации
Масти: жезлы (земля), чаши, мечи (огонь), пентакли (воздух)
Карты двора: Паж, Рыцарь, Дама, Король
Нумерация: Шут 0 Сила 11 Правосудие 8
Исконно австралийское Таро, каждая из 78 карт в Таро Австралийских Животных ассоциируется с определенным животным, птицей, рептилией и насекомым, и проиллюстрирована со множеством реалистичных деталей. Драгоценный камень и четыре ключевые слова взаимосвязаны с каждой картой. Элементы масти были также изменены — Жезлы стали Землей, Мечи теперь являются Огнем и Пентакли являются Воздухом.
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Таро Австралийских животных сочетает в себе структуры Таро с особой мудростью млекопитающих, птиц и других существ Австралии. Энн Фицджеральд Уильямс считает, что существует много всего, что мы можем узнать, открыв себя тому дару, который предлагают эти животные. В центре каждой карты нарисовано изображение животного, имя и ассоциативные эзотерические символы. В границы карты вписано вверху название с номером и соответствующие кристалл или камень внизу. Надписи по обе стороны являются ключевым словам значений. Бордюр имеет фиолетовый цвет на старших арканах, слегка отличного оттенка от младших арканов. Художница Tracy Hinschen. Таро Австралийских животных основано на другом 48-карточном оракуле Уильямс-Фитцджеральд и художницы Карен Осборн, называемом «Мудрость Австралийских Животных» (Wisdom of the Australian Animals).
Названия старших арканов:
Fool, Magician, High Priestess, Empress, Emperor, Hierophant,
Lovers, Chariot, Strength, Hermit, Wheel of Fortune, Justice,
Hanged Man, Death, Temperance, Devil, Tower,
Star, Moon, Sun, Judgement, World
Животные старших арканов:
Tasmanian Tiger, Australian Raven, Cat, Dugong (Sea Cow), Kangaroo, Wombat (Hairy-nosed),
Sugar Glider, Koala, Lizard/Gecko, Echidna, Beetle, Cockatook,
Moth/Catepillar, Spider, Kookaburra, Goanna, Bat,
Emu, Platypus, Peacock, Cassowary, Peace Dove
Масть земли — Animal Names:
Bandicoot, Dunnart (fat-tailed), Numbat, Potoroo, Camel, Bilby, Chicken (Woodhen), Praying Mantis,
Green Tree Python, Dragonfly, Green Ant, Australian Cattle Dog, Braham Cow, Brumby
Масть воды — Animal Names:
Dolphin, Australian Fur Seal, Jellyfish, Shark (Great White), Blue Ring Octopus, Mud Crab, Star Fish,
Giant Green Tree Frog, Humpback Whale (Albino), Manta Ray, King Penguin, Swan, Loggerhead Turtle, Sea Dragon
Масть воздуха — Animal Names:
Butterfly, Pelican (Australian), Golden Bowerbird, Willie Wagtail, Parrot, Brolga, Crow, Hawk/Falcon,
Wedgetail Eagle, Tasmanian Masked Owl, Superb Lyrebird, Brush Turkey, Australian Magpie, Seagull (Pacific)
Масть огня — Animal Names:
Tasmanian Devil, Aussie Bush Fly, Possum, Dingo, Bee, Fox/Flying Fox, Bush Thick-Knee Curlew,
Rabbit/Hare, Quoll (Native Tiger Cat), Orca Killer Whale, Mosquito, Saltwater Crocodile, Wasp, Scorpion
Масть: Fire (Wands), Water (Cups), Air (Swords), Earth (Pentacles)
Карты двора: King, Queen, Knight, Page
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МБК значения: Australian Animal Tarot — Таро Австралийских Животных
Animals featured in AUSTRALIAN ANIMAL TAROT
1. KOOKABURRA /KINGFISHER ~ Laughter; Joy
The Major Arcana
The Major Arcana express universal themes and our journey through these major influences on our lives.
The word arcana is the plural of arcanum which means profound secret. The Tarot cards are therefore a collection of the secrets of our universe. This Australian Animal Tarot explores these secrets of our universe through the messages of the Australian Animals.
The Major Arcana — Spiritual (Purple)
Shape = teardrop
The Tasmanian Tiger experiences life as full and meaningful, his future is filled with infinite promise. In line with his personal calling, he becomes actively involved in the world and promoting world peace. He renders service by sharing his unique gifts and talents and finds that he prospers at whatever he attempts. Because he acts from inner certainty, the whole world conspires to see that his efforts are rewarded. His accomplishments are many. Tassie Tiger is our guide through the Major Arcana.
0. The Tasmanian Tiger — (The Fool) TASMANIAN TIGER (Thylacine) ~ Illusion; Elusiveness
If Tasmanian Tiger has materialized into your life you are being advised by ‘Spirit’ to act with caution, become a little illusive and don’t put yourself out there for everyone else too freely. Allow yourself to slip into the background and become invisible for a while. In other words, step back from the goings on around you and observe from the outside, looking in. This is a self protective move and may be necessary so that you can have some meditative time alone with your own thoughts.
O. The Fool
Filled with a sense of fun and adventure, the Fool arrives at a major karmic crossroads. Here and now, all things are possible. The lesson of The Fool is that every dream that is worthy of pursuit must begin with a leap of faith.
1. The Cat — (High Priestess) CAT (Domestic) ~ Resourcefulness; Independence
The cat, a creature which combines a high degree of sensuality with a deeply psychic and spiritual nature, teaches us that the physical and spiritual worlds are not separate, but one. Cat is a popular totem as many of us bring their ancient presence into our hearts and homes. Here is the gift of psychic power, independence, intelligence and creativity. In dreams, cats teach us to believe in ourselves intuitively. The key is to further develop our feminine aspects as we gain greater understanding of the psyche.
II. The High Priestess The High Priestess is the wise woman archetype. She is intuitive, intelligent, steadfast and patient. The lesson of the High Priestess is to look more deeply for the answer because the truth is not always what it first appears to be.
16 Bat — (Tower) BAT (The Greater Long-eared bat) ~ Renewal; Rebirth
If Bat has winged his way past you this day ‘Spirit’ is urging you to let go of the past and allow yourself to be reborn. You will go through many periods of renewal in life as new cycles are already waiting for you. Don’t be afraid to allow the changes to come into your life, and be willing to let go of what you no longer need as this is Spirit’s way of telling you that there is something greater awaiting your rebirth. Now is the time to take that next step to a new you! It may be a bit frightening to let something go but remember that the Australian bush needs a bushfire to allow new growth to come forth. Your bushfire is at hand, so fan it and encourage the flames so that you can speed on to your renewal. Meditation is a great way to get in touch with your inner guides, and is important for the renewal of self and self-love.
XVI. The Tower The Tower need not be the omen of calamity and disaster as it is so often portrayed. Rather, it is a flash of truth that prepares the psyche for an inevitable change. The lesson of The Tower is to allow old patterns of behaviour to fall away.
17 Emu — (Star) EMU ~ Attentiveness; Action
Emu’s wander alone, through the deserts & outback of Australia [the land downunder], till they come upon others of their own kind — all being accepted, no judgement or criticism when each moves on to another flock in divine timing. The males care for the young & are dedicated fathers
XVII. The Star
The Minor Arcana
While the Major Arcana express universal themes, the Minor Arcana bring those themes down into the practical arena to show how they operate in daily events. The Minor Arcana cards represent the concerns, activities and emotions that make up the dramas of our everyday lives.
WATER — Blue (Cups) — Emotional
shape = heart
The Water (Blue) is the suit of emotions and spiritual experience. It describes inner states, feelings and relationship patterns. The energy of this suit flows inward. Cups correspond to the Yin, or feminine principle in Chinese philosophy and are associated with the element Water. The ability of water to flow and fill up spaces, to sustain and to reflect changing moods makes it the ideal symbol of this suit of the emotions.
Ace 1. DOLPHIN (Bottle-nosed) ~ Essence; Beginning; Chi
Dolphin opens new creative dimensions, curiosity, trust playfulness, breath and water needed for life, teaches how to be free, maneuverability, wisdom, harmony with surroundings, needs balancing, shows proper use of sounds and prayers, communication abilities, teaches trust and shows the power of rhythm and emotions may need some fresh air to release tensions, newness and joy. Are you calling to bring forth your wants and desires? Are you voicing and expressing your creative self? What are your words, thoughts and actions creating? Dolphin reminds us to balance work and play and let loose of tensions.
2. SEAL (Australian Fur Seal) ~ Adaptation; Contentment; Environment
10. MANTA RAY (Devil Fish)~ Ebb & Flow
If Manta Ray has glided into your life today, ‘Spirit’ is reminding you to go with the flow of life — you can afford to glide along. There is no longer a need to thrash about but instead sit still and wait, that very thing you need will gently float on up to you. But remember what you ‘want’ and what you ‘need’ are two very different things.
King 14.SEA DRAGON ~ Fatherhood; Masculine Energy
FIRE — Red (Swords) — Physical
Shape = triangle
The Fire (Red) is the suit of intellect, thought and reason. It is concerned with the ideals of justice, truth and ethical principles. A cloudless sky, open and light-filled, is a symbol of the mental clarity that is the Fire ideal. This suit is also associated with states that lead to disharmony and unhappiness. Fire represents challenges that arise when clarity is absent. Fire represents our shadowside.
2. FLY (Aussie Bush Fly) ~ Laziness; Breakdown
6. FOX /FLYING FOX ~ Shapeshifting; Stealth
7. CURLEW (Bush Thick-knee Curlew) ~ Soul lessons; Messenger of Change
Knight 12. CROCODILE (Saltwater) ~ Past Lives; Secrets; Watchfulness
Creation/destruction, birth/death, beginning of a new period and the death of the old, knowledge is transformed by a new level of growth, hidden wisdom awaits. Crocodile can teach you ancient knowledge that is currently hidden and gives strength to create your own opportunities. These guardians and protectors of wisdom will show how to move in the waters of the Self. Are you seeing things as they are and not what they appear to be? Are you consumed by the knowledge you are becoming unbalanced with meditation and quiet time? Crocodile’s breathing awareness will help in balancing out transformations.
AIR — Yellow (Pentacles) — Material
Shape = circle
Four Pentacles [AIR] 4. WILLIE WAGTAIL ~ Protector; Relatives
Six Pentacles [AIR] 6. BROLGA ~ Dancing; Hypnotic
Eight Pentacles [AIR] 8. HAWK ~ Communication; Truth; Soul Healing
Work and recognition is indicated. Talking your talk as well as walking your walk is important here.
Queen Pentacles [AIR] 13. MAGPIE (Australian Magpie) ~ Protection; Swiftness
EARTH — Green (Wands) — Mental
Shape = square
The Earth (Green) is the suit of creativity, action and movement. It is associated with such qualities as enthusiasm, adventure, risk-taking and confidence. Earth corresponds to the Yang, or the masculine principle. Sometimes this suit is called rods.
8. PRAYING MANTAS ~ Prayers; Stillness
Praying Mantis: Power of calmness, stillness, silence, time of meditation, inner reflection, stillness in healing or in creativity, teaches how to manipulate surroundings with skill, direct the body’s energy to empower the body. Are you taking some quiet time for yourself? Are you being patient with those around you? Are you moving toward your goals? However slow it may take, patience and perseverance is the key. Are you allowing the time to stop and pause in between tasks? Are listening carefully to yourself, others and your surroundings — in other words are you paying attention? Praying Mantis can teach you how to balance these energies.
9. SNAKE (Green Tree Python) ~ Transmutation; Life Force
Hermes / Thoth / Caduceus / Orboras / Uraeus — the snake is the ancient sign & symbol of healing & alchemy. Peeling away that which hinders or restricts our growth. Kundalini energy at the base of the spine, is depicted in the Caduceus, which shows the yin/yang twin snakes of Ida & Pingali entwined around the staff of Hermes, crossing at the chakras to sprout wings of enlightenment at the 3rd eye. Speed, agility, rebirth, creativity, wisdom. Acceptance of yourself as a universal being.
10. DRAGONFLY ~ Dreams; Seeing the Truth
Dragonfly/Damselfly brings lightness of body, expression of emotional and mental aspects, fresh air and a new perspective will come soon, allows your inner light to shine through. Teaches a mastery of moving quickly with precision, breaks down illusions, heightens visual depth and aids in changes that are swift with emphasis on the emotions and un/subconscious. Are you seeking out pieces of your life that need changing? Dragonfly will aid in this search.
Queen 13 COW (Brahman) ~ Great Mother Goddess; Alter to Danger