Tarot Interactions by Deborah Lipp

Tarot Interactions by Deborah Lipp

Author:Deborah Lipp
Language: eng
Format: epub
Tags: tarot, tarot interaction, debora lipp, reading tarot, how to read the tarot, divination, tarot card reading
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Published: 2015-05-18T16:00:00+00:00

Illustration 33: Rendition of The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli

Consider Botticelli’s Birth of Venus (illustration 33). Most of us recall “Venus on the half-shell,” the goddess rising from the sea on an enormous shell, clad only in her flowing red hair. The goddess is the central image.

But Venus is surrounded by three other figures in the painting, and part of what makes her image so central and primary is that the other figures look at and move toward her. Every line we see supports Venus as embraced, encompassed, supported, and focal. A figure to her left (our right) moves to clothe her, and the trees above that figure echo the line and angle of the cloth. The figure on our right looks up and at Venus, while the figures on our left look down and at her.

If we imagined for a moment that this painting were a three-card reading, it would be easy to see that the center card was supported left and right, and that the other two cards were aligned in purpose, looking toward each other and focused on the same thing.

With Birth of Venus, the grouping flows toward the center, but there are lots of other possibilities.


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