William Blake TarotBlake's resplendent figure of Jerusalem, a metamorphic butterfly representing the spirit of human liberty, rises on a plume of flames, her arms are extended in loving acceptance of the entire universe before her. Named for the holy city of peace, Jerusalem represents mystic union with God, the divine vision that is man's liberty. As the Emanation of Albion, Jerusalem is about to awake. Her long hair streams forward, expressing her allure, and . Embedded in her wings are the sun, moon, and stars representing the human capacity for spiritual transformation. This card is God's command to wake from the "sleep of Ulro" or normal existence, and liberate oneself into the mystical view of life without end. A flaming angel at the right blows its curved trumpet, sounding the call to liberation and awakening the spirits of the dead, which rise from the earth and issue from beneath the mantle of existence in the sky. For Blake, Judgment, or human liberation, occurs whenever error is eliminated, and this can happen at any time, individually or societally.
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.