Dancing the Tarot: Session 1
October 11, 2020

“The standard tarot deck consists of 78 cards divided into 2 sections: the major and minor arcanas. The word arcana is the plural of arcanum which means “profound secret.” To the alchemists of the Middle Ages, the Arcanum was the secret of nature. The tarot cards are therefore a collection of the “secrets” that underlie and explain our universe.”

The Big Book of TAROT, How to Interpret the Cards and Work with Tarot Spreads for Personal Growth by Joan Bunning.


Many have interpreted the major arcana cards as showing the different stages on an individual’s journey of inner growth. Also known as the Fool’s Journey, each card stands for some quality or experiences that we must incorporate before we can realize our wholeness.

This is the journey we will be taking as we dance through each of the 22 major arcana cards. We’ll be working primarily with the Tarot of the Sidhe, both text & artwork by Emily Carding.

So now we begin with the Fool, a card of beginnings, standing for each of us as we begin our journey of life by first mastering the external & material world.

0 – Fool 
Tsadik Katamar (The Wise Man & the Fool)
Additional Card from Motherpeace Tarot by Vicki Noble

1 – Magician
Shaman Dance Choreography: Lucy Van Leeuwen, Music” Medicine Wheel from CD The Kate Wolf Anthology
Additional Card from Lumina Tarot by Lauren Aletta & Tecan Svyny

2 – HIgh Priestess
Hallai Pontos (Traditional)
Additional Card from The Light Seer’s Tarot by Chris-Anne

3 – Empress
Cantus Interatus Choreography: Nanni Kloke, Music: Track 6 Songs of Adiemus
Additional Card from Playful Heart Tarot by Chicken Chops

4 – Emperor
Lore – Choreography Stefan Freedman, Music: by Clannad from CD Lore
Additional Card from The Fountain Tarot created by Jonathan Saiz, written by Jason Gruhl, designed by Andi Todaro

5 – The Elder (The Hierophant)
Hanac Pachap Choreography: Pablo Scornik Music: Traditional Quecha (catholic) sung by Savac Vocal Ensemble
Additional Card from The Numinous Tarot by created, written, illustrated by Noel Arthur Heimpel

6 – The Lovers
This Love Will Carry Choreography: Lucy Van Leeuwen Music: This Love Will Carry from Solas – Another Day, Steps: Part A only
Additional Card from The Housewives Tarot by Paul Kepple & Jude Buffum

7 – The Chariot
On the Road Again by Willie Nelson
Additional Card from Vanessa Tarot by Lynyrd Narciso



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