William Blake TarotBeside a moonlit bay a serenely oblivious family of pilgrims are endangered by "fiends" hidden in the darkness. This scene symbolizes Blake's realm of Beulah, ruled by Luvah and the emotions -- a state of spiritual repose, artistic creativity, and open sexuality. Beulah, a place of perpetual night illuminated by the moon, specifically represents the dream world in which contraries such as peace and danger are equally true -- a description of the subconscious mind. In dreams, the soul tells its tale without the censorship of the ego, and thus we can learn about our own psychic realities. Lurking in the shadows, behind the rock beneath the Druidic oak, are the enemies of intuition -- the twin fiends of reason and morality, the forces of society and worldly consciousness, the false gods and religions of this world. Their furry garb and primitive nature shows that they also represent the personal fears, nightmares, psychological shadows, and dark emotions within one's own mind, which are encountered at this stage of the journey.
The William Blake Tarot explores the mystical vision and artistry of the renowned English painter and poet. Through rich interpretations focused on creative undertakings, it has long been the deck of choice for artists, writers, musicians, and thinkers. For more information about this deck, or to buy your own personal copy, go to www.blaketarot.com.