The Symbology Of Life

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Symbology relates to the study of symbols. These can be common symbols we see every day, such as company logos, or the more abstract symbols in our lives. Such as those we see in our dreams. I am going to be focusing on abstract symbols, in this article.

Although there are some people who study this subject in depth, you can start to learn about the signs and symbols in your own life. You don’t have to be psychic to do this. If you aren’t sure where to start, try reading some books on the subject. Some dream books are very good at giving you the meanings of some of the most common symbols people often dream about. A common dream, that a lot of people have, is the dream of their teeth falling out. Most dream dictionaries are in agreement that this symbolises getting older, or taking on more responsibility; this relates to the real life experience of losing our baby teeth.

Dream dictionaries are a great place to start because the meanings of common symbols can be used to read the signs and symbols the universe sends you each day. If you keep seeing cats, for instance, you can look up the meaning of cat in your dream book and it will tell you that cats symbolise the supernatural, independence and femininity. You can then start to analyse why you keep seeing cats. Is the universe trying to teach you to be more like a cat? Probably.

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Understanding The Tarot

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The origins of Tarot cards, who first designed them, where and when and for what purpose, remain vague and elusive; despite the many attempts through articles and books to shed light on the subject. At one time or another writers on the subject of the Tarot, have assigned the invention of the cards to a wide range of sources; such as the religious rituals and symbols of the ancient Egyptians; others suggest that they spring from the mystery cults of the Mithras in the first centuries after Christ. Still others find similarities with pagan Celtic beliefs, or with the romantic poetry of the Holy Grail, which emerged during the middle ages in Western Europe.

If we wish to base our exploration of the Tarot’s origins exclusively on factual evidence, the first documented decks of Tarot cards; those which include not only the ordinary four suits of playing cards, but also the strange images of what are now known as the Major Arcana or Tarot Trumps. Spring from the second half of the fifteenth century and were painted in Italy. There are two of these decks. One known as the Charles VI pack and the other is known as the Visconti-Sforza pack, and the truth is that we do not know much about how they came into existence.

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