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Gods and Goddesses Within The Tarot

Which Deities are attached to your Path of Life?

The deities of your Path of Life are represented by the five major arcanas of your Tarot sequence. Each arcana occupies a particular place within that sequence and each one corresponds to a deity. Depending on their placement, these divine figures represent different aspects of your personal relationship to divinity, to your higher Self.

This is the first article of a series of five that will be dedicated to Gods and Goddesses within the Tarot. The focus of the first one is the supportive deity which is represented by your last arcana within your Tarot chart sequence. The supportive deity is the one you invoke, pray to, call upon for support and help when you need it. To focus on that particular form that the divine can take can not only be of great help but also a tremendous source of inspiration and transformation.

You will find below the list of the Tarot's arcanas with their associated deity. This list is obviously not exhaustive as there are many choices throughout the mythologies and ancient traditions of the world. For the purpose of this article, the list is not restricted to one mythology or religious tradition.

If you don't know your Path of Life sequence, you can discover it at Insightful Online Tarot.


III THE EMPRESS - SARASWATI

The Empressr Saraswati Saraswati is the Goddess of knowledge and speech. In Hinduism, Saraswati represents intelligence, consciousness, cosmic knowledge, creativity, education, enlightenment, music, the arts, eloquence and power.

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IIII THE EMPEROR - LORD VISHNU

The Emperor Vishnu Vishnu is the Supreme God in the Vaishnavite tradition of Hinduism. One of the many characteristics of Vishnu is his capacity to support everything by will and without any fatigue. He is the sustaining power of God.

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V THE POPE - THE BUDDHIST DEITY TARA

The Pope Tara Tara is a female Bodhisattva in Mahayana Buddhism. She is known as the mother of mercy and compassion.Her her qualities are enlightenment, enlightened compassion, and enlightened mind.

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VI THE LOVER - LORD KRISHNA

The Lover Krishna Krishna is a central figure of Hinduism and is traditionally attributed the authorship of the Bhagavad Gita. Krishna is an important and popular focus of the devotional and ecstatic aspects of Hindu religion.

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VII THE CHARIOT - VICTORIA

The Chariot Victoria In ancient Roman religion, Victoria was the personified goddess of victory. She was normally depicted with wings and often carrying trophies from defeated enemies.

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VIII JUSTICE - LAKSHMI

Justice Lakshmi Lakshmi is the Hindu Goddess of prosperity. Lakshmi is derived from the element "laks" which means to perceive, to observe. She is the one who has the object and aim of uplifting mankind.

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VIIII THE HERMIT - CHRONOS

The Hermite Chronos In Greek mythology, Chronos is the personification of Time, who emerged self-formed at the beginning of creation. Chronos continued to circle the cosmos after creation, his passage driving the circling of heaven and the eternal passage of time.

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X THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE - LIBERTAS

The Wheel of Fortune Libertas Libertas is the Roman Goddess and the embodiment of Liberty. Libertas, along with other Roman goddesses, has served as the inspiration for many modern-day symbols.

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XI STRENGTH - MAHASHAKTI

Strength Mahashakti Shakti means sacred force or empowerment. In Hinduism, Mahashakti is the primordial cosmic energy and represents the dynamic forces that move through the entire universe.

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XII THE HANGED MAN - JESUS

The Hanged Man Jesus Within the Christian tradition, Jesus is the son of God as well as the messiah. Jesus' redemptive suffering and death by crucifixion represent the central aspects of Christian theology.

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XIII THE ARCANA WITHOUT A NAME - LORD SHIVA

The Arcana Without a Name Shiva Shiva is a major Hindu deity. He is the destroyer or transformer in the Trimurti, the Hindu Trinity which represents the cosmic functions of creation, maintenance, and destruction.

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XIIII TEMPERANCE - SOPHROSYNE

Temperance Sophrosyne Sophrosyne was a Greek goddess. She was the spirit of moderation, self control, temperance, restraint, and discretion. Sophrosyne literally means healthy-mindedness.

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XV THE DEVIL - DIONYSUS

The Devil Dionysus In Greek mythology, Dionysus was the god of the grape harvest, winemaking and wine, of ritual madness and ecstasy which are meant to free his followers from self-conscious fear.

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XVI THE TOWER - KALI

The Tower Kali Kali is the Hindu goddess associated with empowerment. She is the foremost among the ten fierce Tantric goddesses. Kali is the name of one of the seven tongues of Agni, the God of Fire.

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XVII THE STAR - ELPIS

The Star Elpis In Greek mythology, Elpis was the personification and the spirit of hope. When Pandora opened the jar all of the spirits escaped except for Elpis who alone remained to comfort mankind.

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XVIII THE MOON - BRIGID

The Moon Brigid In Celtic and Irish mythology, Brigit is described as a woman of poetry, and poets worshipped her. She is the embodiment of elevated state of consciousness.

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XVIIII THE SUN - SURYA

The Sun Surya Surya is the chief solar deity in Hinduism. He is said to drive through the heaven in his triumphant chariot harnessed by seven horses, which represent the seven colors of the rainbow.

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XX JUDGMENT - XI WANGMU

Judgment Xi Wangmu Xi Wangmu is one of the oldest deities of China and she is most often associated with Taoism. She controls the cosmic forces and lives at the margin of heaven and earth.

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XXI THE WORLD - NATARAJA

The World Nataraja Nataraja or the Lord of Dance. He is the cosmic dancer. He is a depiction of the Hindu god, Shiva, dancing. The purpose of his dance is to release the souls of men from the snare of illusion.

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THE FOOL - ADITI

The Fool Aditi In Hindu mythology, Aditi is the goddess that symbolizes the energy of the void, the sacred space that is essential to make room for new creation. Aditi literally means "not bound."

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NOTE:

The first two arcanas within the Tarot deck cannot be found at the fifth position of any Path of Life sequence. This is why they are not part of this list.

If you wish to read more about the deities, use the links providing here. They will lead you to the corresponding pages within Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia. Though there is much more to read, for the sake of consistency and quality reference, I chose Wikipedia, which often will offer you correspondences in other traditions, which can help you if you don't relate to the tradition from which the deity has been selected here in this article.

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