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!
The symbol to the right is a stylised version of my initials "LD" which is a sigil for my work. It is meant to look something like an opening heart.
Numerologically my name calculates to an 11/2 which is the number of the Spiritual Messenger. My birth date number is the same so I get two hits on that front. It's a lot to live up to, LOL.
Needless to say, I have been interested in all things esoteric from an early age but my main love in that respect is Tarot.
One of my other interests is old movies and culture, so I created the Golden Age of Hollywood Tarot Deck. The deck employs Old Hollywood movies and personalities to convey the meanings of the standard Rider Waite System (RWS) of Tarot.
My next deck is also about culture but with a very different twist. Stay tuned.
Now for some pictures of the lovely Anita Ekberg...
Cavorting in the Trevi Fountain...
Other images from La Dolce Vita...
She was very beautiful ...
Most recently Ms Ekberg has fallen on hard times suffering from poor health and a robbery and fire at her home.
We wish her better things in the coming year.
We will leave with a quote from her from the Irish Examiner in 2013...
Claiming never to have under-gone plastic surgery, Ekberg believes “women who do that are crazy”.
“Forget about the surgeons lifting things, each age has its own charm, it’s all about living life to the full,” she tells me. “Age is a state of mind, who is growing old? I am certainly not, my mind is as clear as when I was 20.”
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.