I thought I would profile a few more cards from the deck with a Halloween feel leading up to this great festival, plus make some recommendations for your Halloween viewing pleasure. I'm kicking off with the Birth (Ace) of Swords from the Golden Age of Hollywood Tarot Deck.
This card was inspired by scenes from Barbarella (1968) a science fiction film featuring Jane Fonda as the indomitable stellar secret agent. Her mission is to find Doctor Durand Durand the inventor of the Positronic Ray before the weapon falls into the wrong hands. Barbarella crash-lands on the 16th planet of Tau Ceti where she is abducted by feral children who set their mechanised dolls on her. She survives and has many more adventures, including meeting 'Pygar The Angel' and 'The Great Tyrant' as well as falling into the 'Matmos' before completing her mission.
Fortunately, Barbarella is rescued. The children are captured and taken back to Matmos City.
I have reacted to Barbarella (1968) very differently over a lifetime of viewing. Some of those reactions have included being disgusted with the movie's sexism moving through to viewing the main protagonist as quite liberated and emancipated. The movie is at the same time beautiful and silly with lovely performances from it's actors.
Highly recommended Halloween viewing.
In honour of this great festival I'm profiling XX Judgement from the Golden Age of Hollywood Tarot Deck. I have reproduced Arthur Edgar Waite's description of the Rider-Waite-Smith (RWS) card from the Pictorial Tarot and I have unpacked the Golden Age of Hollywood version so you can see the detail better.
But first - one of the images that didn't end up in the final version, but one I like and am posting because it's Halloween.
Halloween is a good time to be looking at XX Judgement. Halloween is a celebration of and for the dead. The veil between the worlds is thinnest at Halloween so communication with those that have passed is thought to be easier than at any other time of the year. But the card is complicated so I thought Halloween would be a good time unpack it.
Wishing everyone a very happy Halloween. Get out there and party hard! And watch some movies too!
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