Fresh, Complete, & Psychological Titles
The titles of the Enlightenment Tarot deck reveal the basic psychological and divinatory meanings of the cards as well as the principle life experiences they represent. For example, we changed the title ‘Magician’ to ‘Attention’.
For historical reasons, some of the titles are blinds, like the Devil, the Hanged Man, or Death. For instance, the Death card doesn’t depict death at all, in fact, it stands for the opposite, which is immortality.
The skeleton in the picture symbolizes our soul that transmigrates along the stream of its incarnations (the river) toward enlightenment (the rising sun at the horizon). On its way, it reaps wisdom, understanding, and empathy.
The fact that some titles have negative connotations makes matters even worse. The title Devil produces associations like evil, hell, and condemnation. The title Hanged Man makes us think of executions. A chariot is a war machine. For this reason we changed the titles Devil to Adversity, Hanged Man to Sacrifices, and Chariot to Influence.
We also added meaningful titles to the minor arcana. Everybody knows the Aces of Wands is the Ace of Wands, but not everybody knows that it signifies cosmic intention.
This way, you won’t need to translate (obvious) titles into meanings anymore. Instead, the querent will grasp instantly the general meaning of a card and you can take him straight to the finess of your interpretation.
Last but not least, the Enlightenment Tarot titles will make it easier for beginners to divine for themselves.