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Poll: What's Your Tarot Constellation (There IS a purpose to this poll)

Thread originally posted on the Aeclectic Tarot Forum on 07 Feb 2005, and now archived in the Forum Library.



Kit  07 Feb 2005 
Was reading through all the recent threads about personality/soul/shadow cards and realised that there were a number of people posting with similar tarot constellations and personality/soul/shadow cards in common. Then I wondered: "Is there a greater proximity of people with certain tarot constellations (i.e. the root tarot contellations, named after cards 1 to 9) on our forum? If so, does this mean that people of these constellations are more likely to be drawn to tarot?"
So, if you would kindly participate in the poll and post your thoughts on the topic and whether you think certain aspects of your constellation encourage your interest in tarot...please..
This is not just a ploy to trick you into revealing your age or a debate on methods use to determine your personality/soul/shadow cards. :laugh: I'm just interested in whether a graph of our root tarot constellations will be skewed towards any particular constellation.
P.S.If I screw up anything tarot constellation / personality/soul/shadow card related, let me know so I can fix it and make profuse apologies. I'm good at profuse apologies. ;)
P.P.S. If I screw up anything to do with the poll, Goddess help me. I've already stuffed it up once (yes that is what that blank, stuffed up thread is about :|) This is my first poll...I hope I don't stuff it up...let's hope curiosity won't kill the kit :laugh:

Kit 


Kit  07 Feb 2005 
The Constellation of the Hierophant! My personality and soul cards are both 5 and my shadow card is 14 (Temperance). I think the learning/teaching themes for this card express themselves in my quest for knowledge- I can see how that pertains to my interest (or is it an obsession?) with tarot. In a way, we're all students and teachers. My need to know (reflected in my personality and soul cards) fuels my love of, and interest in, tarot.

For quick reference for those who have yet to calculate their personality, soul, shadow cards:
Constellations and respective personality, soul, shadow cards
One- Magician 1, 10, 19
Two- High Priestess 2, 11, 20
Three- Empress 3, 12, 21
Four- Emperor 4, 4, 13,
Five- Hierophant 5, 5, 14
Six- Lovers 6, 6, 15
Seven- Chariot 7, 7, 16
Eight- Strength 8, 8, 17
Nine- Hermit 9, 9, 18

1. The Constellation of the Magician: The Principle of Will and Focused Consciousness.

2. The Constellation of the High Priestess: The Principle of Balanced Judgment through Intuitive Awareness.

3. The Constellation of the Empress: The Principle of Love and Creative Imagination.

4. The Constellation of the Emperor. The Principle of Life Force and the Realization of Power.

5. The Constellation of the Hierophant: The Principle of Teaching and Learning.

6. The Constellation of the Lovers: The Principle of Relatedness and Choice.

7. The Constellation of the Chariot: The Principle of Mastery through Change.

8. The Constellation of Strength: The Principle of Courage and Self-Esteem.

9. The Constellation of the Hermit: The Principle of Introspection and Personal Integrity. 


huredriel  07 Feb 2005 
I'm a Lovers through and through, shadow the Devil :smoker: hee hee 


WalesWoman  07 Feb 2005 
Mine is High Priestess...tho' I think of Strength as my Constellation since it represents Leo. So it's interesting that Huredriel and I are both Leo's but have different Tarot Constellations? What constellation are these anyway? I'm sort of confused with the astrology part of this, or is there? 


FantasyWorld  07 Feb 2005 
Mine is The Magician
;) 


Rosanne  07 Feb 2005 
Good one Kitty Fisher!! Regards Rosanne 


jumptothemoonyea  07 Feb 2005 
Hermit here, everybody welcome to my cave 


Indigo Rose  07 Feb 2005 
Kitty Fisher wrote:

For quick reference for those who have yet to calculate their personality, soul, shadow cards:
.


How does one calculate these items?
Sorry, I have been out of the loop for a while.
Thanks,
Indigo Rose :) 


ncefafn  07 Feb 2005 
I find the lack more interesting than the majority. It's fascinating that there are, so far, no Chariots or Emperors among us. Perhaps they're all too busy out conquering the world to waste time on the internet! 


Indigo Rose  07 Feb 2005 
I am the Hierophant; seems the majority so far. 


Pook  07 Feb 2005 
Well, Im a High Priestess....or at least I'd like to be at some point on my path ;) 


souljourney  07 Feb 2005 
Emperor here...

Ok, I'm confused though...you list the personality card as 4 also. My numbers add to 22, so the book I have say soul is 4, but personality is 0 the Fool.
What am I missing? I got that info form Tarot for Your Self. 


Imagemaker  07 Feb 2005 
Here's a Chariot, squealing in with long skid marks! Been zoomin' round the Web and just dropped in for a pit stop! 


Kit  08 Feb 2005 
souljourney wrote:
Emperor here...

Ok, I'm confused though...you list the personality card as 4 also. My numbers add to 22, so the book I have say soul is 4, but personality is 0 the Fool.
What am I missing? I got that info form Tarot for Your Self.

I don't count the Fool as 22, he's always been 0 to me...that way, in my reckoning, there can be no Fool personalities or souls- I think the Fool is an integral part of us all anyway. But that's how I do it...
Kit 


prudence  08 Feb 2005 
Hi,
I am the Empress constellatiom; Empress soul, World personality and Hanged Man for my shadow

How does one make their shadow a strength rather than a weakness, as it says to do in Tarot For Yourself? How can the Hanged Man be a strength?

DOB 2/20/70, so I am also pisces

I think being an Empress constellation person may have played a big role in my interest in the Mother Goddess archetype, but tarot has been an interest of mine since childhood, my best friend and I made our own deck out of paper. For the life of me I can't remember how we got this idea nor how many cards we made in the deck. We also made a ouiji board. We were kind of weird kids I guess. This friend also happens to be an Empress, World, Hanged Man. I have been trying to get her to join AT ever since I joined up!! She'd love it here.

Astrid 


souljourney  08 Feb 2005 
Kit... I can certainly see your point about the Fool. If this whole tarot is the Fool's journey, then we are all Fools. I think your idea makes a lot of sense.
Thanks for explaining. 


Kit  08 Feb 2005 
ncefafn wrote:
I find the lack more interesting than the majority. It's fascinating that there are, so far, no Chariots or Emperors among us. Perhaps they're all too busy out conquering the world to waste time on the internet!

There goes an Emperor and a Chariot! ("And one has been doing burn outs, leaving skid marks all over my pretty thread," tutts this Hierophant :laugh: )
Rosanne wrote:
Good one Kitty Fisher!! Regards Rosanne

Thanks Rosanne :)

We Hierophants are winning! Will the rest of you catch up? There seem to be a lage number of Strengths and HPs too. The Magicians and Empresses aren't far behind either. Funny, I would have thought there would have been more Hermits by now. :confused:
Kit 


caridwen  08 Feb 2005 
According to the wonderful MeeWah I am Personality Wheel of Fortune and Soul The Magician. So I will put The Magician since 1+0=1 Hope that's right:) This is all new to me... 


raeanne  08 Feb 2005 
Hi all,
Well, my Constellation Card is the Emperor. In some ways that seems to fit and in other ways it seems to be way off. I'm not usually attracted to the Emperor card in most tarot decks. 


TygrEyes  08 Feb 2005 
Resident of the High Priestess Constellation checking in! :o) 


snowy25  08 Feb 2005 
I'm the Empress but I feel the most attrection to the Queen of Wands in most decks espessioly The Fey Tarot!

(Don't know if the last one counts?) 


rachelcat  08 Feb 2005 
We are those (poor, misguided?) souls that think spirituality is very involved with learning and studying (and teaching). That's why we're here! We should probably learn(!) from our brother and sister High Priestesses and Hermits about flowing with the tao and seeing the truth within.

I just saw that the H. constellation includes Temperance. It is a special card for me. (I am wearing my RWS Temperance necklace right now!) And it's a make or break card for me--if it doesn't have a good Temperance, I don't like the deck. I am under the impression many deck creators and writers don't really know what Temperance means . . .

(P.s., I'm always on the search for decks that have a positive rendition of the Hierophant. I love Cosmic Tribe!) 


Keslynn  08 Feb 2005 
I'm with raeanne. I'm an Emperor but I don't really identify with it.

:) Kes 


MattDouglas  08 Feb 2005 
Mine reduces to the Magician.

I've read Arrien's system of calculating these, and remembering being the number it first reduces to (7+26+1975=2008, 2+8=10) being the Wheel of Fortune (personality), and then to (1+0=1) The Magician. How exactly do I calculate shadow card from this. I don't seem to remember it.
Thanks
Matt 


Chara  09 Feb 2005 
Well, I'm pretty sure I'm an Emperor...But could someone tell me if 2002 is supposed to be a 4 or a 22? That's been driving me insane! The zeros throw me off (I should be honest - numbers in general throw me off. All of these shadow/soul/et cetera cards are completely confusing to me!). 


gollog  09 Feb 2005 
my card is the lovers. True thing is I have a hard time making decisions! 


trinityangel  09 Feb 2005 
Hey Kitty, brilliant idea for the poll. Seen as we are both 5/5/14, can you shed some light on what our shadow means for us, I'm not too sure on this. Don't understand how the temperance works as a shadow card.

It makes sense that heirophant is one of the most popular constellations as tarot is about learning, teaching and understanding. 


Bluemanticore  09 Feb 2005 
Empress here, that is if I did the math right.
11/5/1976= 11+5+1976= 1992= 1+9+9+2= 21= 2+1= 3, right?
Or should it be done this way: 1+1+5+1+9+7+6= 30= 3+0= 3? Of course, since I still get 3 which ever way, does it matter? Could someone please tell me which is right? Thanks.

3. The Constellation of the Empress: The Principle of Love and Creative Imagination. I like that, Kitty, it fits me quite well. 


Gwynne  09 Feb 2005 
I'm a Hermit, through and through. I have massive amounts of 9s and 5s in my Numerology chart... Lots of Hermits and Hierophants... :lol: My husband is a Hierophant... It's an interesting combination... to say the least. Also, astrologically, I'm a Virgo, associated with the Hermit. 


Myrrha  09 Feb 2005 
I am in the constellation of the Lovers: 6/6/15

I do not feel that this had an influence of drawing me to Tarot, although I might not understand the constellation well enough yet to know this.



--Myrrha 


Emily  09 Feb 2005 
Another Emperor here :) 


Kiama  09 Feb 2005 
Constellation of the Magician here. :D It wouldn't have made sense a few years ago, but now it definitely fits me.

Kiama 


DragonLover  09 Feb 2005 
Mine is the Hermit... which i think makes sense with me to a point. Astrologically im a Scorpio. hmmm. 


EricTheHermit  09 Feb 2005 
Despite my Hermit nick and the fact that as a Taurean, my birth card is the Hierophant, according to the math, I'm in the Empress constellation. Love and creative imagination. Well, I am a writer and I've always had a vivid imagination... :)

- Eric 


The Dreamer  09 Feb 2005 
I'm an Emperor and haven't "conquered the world" yet. ;) I do identify with it, though. I don't think life force and power are always what people think they are. I'd never heard of the "shadow card" before. Death? Hmm... 


Logiatrix  09 Feb 2005 
Indigo Rose wrote:
How does one calculate these items?
Sorry, I have been out of the loop for a while.
Thanks,
Indigo Rose :)

Me, too. :D
How do we do this?
:) 


DragonLover  09 Feb 2005 
I believe, if i followed correctly, its the same as finding your number for numerology. You add up the numbers in your birthday. ill use mine as an example.

11/19/1986

1+1+1+9+1+9+8+6=36

3+6=9

So, my number is 9.

Just add up all the numbers as single digits, and if you get a double digit, add those two together. 


Chara  09 Feb 2005 
DragonLover wrote:
I believe, if i followed correctly, its the same as finding your number for numerology. You add up the numbers in your birthday.


I still haven't figured THAT out though. *laughs* For example, my birthday adds up to 2002. I have no clue whether that should be 22 or 4. And how I would apply that towards this. 


MeeWah  09 Feb 2005 
Chara: Personality 22/0-The Fool; Soul 4-The Emperor.

Constellation of The Emperor. 


MeeWah  09 Feb 2005 
Logiatrix: I believe yours is the Constellation of 6-The Lovers.

Personality & Soul 6-The Lovers. 


Logiatrix  10 Feb 2005 
Wow, cool! :cool:
Thank you, MeeWah! :*
So it's the :TLOVE: or }) hmmm...?
Yep, that's me, alright...kind of conflicted, LOL!
I'm a Lover--no, I'm a Devil...Lover, yes...Devil, yes...wait, no... :confused:
:joke: 


DollieAnna  10 Feb 2005 
8's 8's and 8's for me. Yes, I have attended the school of hard knocks, BUT I'm STILL HERE! ;) 


Moongold  10 Feb 2005 
Chariot here!

Chariot personality/soul card. :) 


extravagant  10 Feb 2005 
One more Emperor to add to the list. :)

I found a great thread in the archives related to this at:
www.tarotforum.net/archive/index.php/t-471.html

The only problem is ... I had quite convinced myself I didn't just __have__ to have MKG's book "Constellations" .... and now I really want it. Not an easy one to find these days.

Regards,
Penny 


Chubby Mummy  10 Feb 2005 
I think Im a hermit!! (according to my birthday!!) 


Imagemaker  10 Feb 2005 
Now the Chariots are third highest in percentages.

You said there's a purpose to this poll. There doesn't need to be beyond getting to know the general congregation, but IS there something more specific?

Accelerating into the fast lane . . . 


Kit  12 Feb 2005 
Imagemaker wrote:
You said there's a purpose to this poll. There doesn't need to be beyond getting to know the general congregation, but IS there something more specific?


I was thinking along the lines of whether there was a majority of one constellation leading the poll for a reason, Eg. we Hierophants may be leading the poll because there are more Hierophants drawn to tarot (and subsequently to Aeclectic) because of the learning/teaching side of the Hierophant. Or the intuitive side of the High Priestess may be the reason there are quite a few High Priestesses in the poll.
Beyond that, I didn't have any other purpose in mind...If you can find another purpose, Imagemaker, I'd love to pursue it! ;)
Kit 


Moongold  12 Feb 2005 
You gave quite a valid reason :)

A couple of years ago we did a poll of MBTI types here with the same purpose - to see whether the numbers meant anything. I think (but am not 100 % sure) there were more INFP types than one normally sees in a group.

INFP's are generally for intuitive than others in the MBTI scale and they are present in quite small proportions in populations (2% of studied groups in fact). It was not a large enough study to be more than a little interesting but it was fun, as this has been.

96 people is a lot to answer a poll here but overall the proportions are fairly close. 


Imagemaker  12 Feb 2005 
We could form Olympic teams of tarot readers--bring tarot to the Olympics! But divided into constellation teams instead of national teams.

Or maybe one of each constellation on a team . . .

Don't have a clue how the Tarot Olympics would work, but hey, it's an idea. 


prudence  12 Feb 2005 
Hi,Moongold, what is an MBTI type? Where is that thread?

Just curious,
Astrid

Aslo, did anyone notice that the Empress and Emperor and Chriot all have the same exact numbers represented in this poll? How weird is that? What does it mean? The Empress and Emperor, I can see there being a connection, but why the Chariot with these two? 


Imagemaker  12 Feb 2005 
They can travel further and faster in a Chariot than by walking :D 


Moongold  12 Feb 2005 
Astrid O wrote:
Hi,Moongold, what is an MBTI type? Where is that thread?

Just curious,
Astrid

Aslo, did anyone notice that the Empress and Emperor and Chriot all have the same exact numbers represented in this poll? How weird is that? What does it mean? The Empress and Emperor, I can see there being a connection, but why the Chariot with these two?

Astrid ~

Here is the poll: http://www.tarotforum.net/showthread.php?t=12143&highlight=MBTI

Why not do a search on MBTI (Myers Briggs Type Indicator) to see what comes up, both here and on the Internet.

Some sites have abbrieviated questionnaires you can complete to give you a sense of what you might be.

Please note these personality tests are merely indicative not absolute. MBTI indicates preference only and it is quite hard to generalise from it.

There is probably no connection at all between Chariot, Emperor and Empress in this poll. :) 


prudence  12 Feb 2005 
Thanks Moongold, I just checked it all out... interesting.
Thanks too, Imagemaker, I like your take on that! 


Lillie  12 Feb 2005 
My constellation card is the magician.

What does it mean? 


beeswing  15 Feb 2005 
Another Hierophant here. Very interesting! 


MoonMaiden  15 Feb 2005 
souljourney wrote:
Emperor here...

Ok, I'm confused though...you list the personality card as 4 also. My numbers add to 22, so the book I have say soul is 4, but personality is 0 the Fool.
What am I missing? I got that info form Tarot for Your Self.


Same for me, sj. :) 


The Poll: What's Your Tarot Constellation (There IS a purpose to this poll) thread was originally posted on 07 Feb 2005 in the Talking Tarot board, and is now archived in the Forum Library. Read the active threads in Talking Tarot, or read more archived threads.

 
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