A collection of Pithy Tarot meanings – Strength, Tower, Six and Five of Pentacles, Ace and Five of Swords, Seven of Cups
Here are pithy meanings for several cards derived from one of the best known Buddhist scriptures, the Dhammapada, which is a collection of sayings of the Buddha in verse form. I have noted which Tarot cards I see in association with each saying.
Strength (gentleness) card and Tower card (anger) — The former indicates the solution, the latter, the problem.
Note that this quote was used as a pithy meaning for for the Strength card a couple of months ago.
Six of Pentacles (generosity) and Five of Pentacles or of Swords (meanness) — The former: the solution, the latter: the problem.
Note that there are various ways to interpret the word “meanness.” We might see it as living in a state of squalor, which the Five of Pentacles obviously illustrates. However, it may also elicit an impression of a withholding of yourself from others. That can suggest an internal state of the Five of Pentacles. Of course, then there’s the interpretation of nastiness to others. Then it suggests a different Five card, the Five of Swords.
Ace of Swords (Truth) and Seven of Cups (delusion) — The former: the solution, the latter: the problem.
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