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William Blake Tarot
Angel of Music

This angel is a seraph ('radiant one'), named "Fame." But here the seraph holds two trumpets (because fame, according to Milton, has two mouths) -- and descends instead of rises. Trumpets were anciently used to herald the new and full moons, associating this angel with the moon and the emotions. Trailing flames of compassion, the angel touches down into the world using the right or spiritual foot. Crowned by a single star of intellectual inspiration, its spiritual vision is directed upward to heaven. The domes and pyramids of London, which Blake associates with the Suit of Music, symbolize the city's materialism and commerce, while the spires and steeples represent its religion and arts.

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.