I was trying to take the slow circuitous route Lol. You are braver than me, I keep looking behind the screen to see who is waiting to scream "ASTROLOGY????" There is no proof of astrology, it has been researched and there is no evidence. So as Tarot makes me happy, I just look and look, and I can see no research about what I see in the cards (excuse the pun) and I shut up about it.I'd like to suggest a different tack.
What's worth knowing about historical tarot?
Hence the thread title....glad you could see behind the veil.Probably easiest to start with the negative.
Yes. How did one go about finding the prudent time/action/possibility in the 15th Century?I believe, as does Rosanne and some others, that story telling about why X trumps Y was likely part of the early play, and that the overall story is Prudence.
You had a Court astrologer. Or a privately hired one or even studied it at Pavia.
Amen, but I really do not know how to do this, except what my eyes see.I think if we knew more (or paid more attention) to how artists work, a lot of "mysteries" would evaporate.
Thanks for that. I am standing behind you cowering, but will get braver.I'm interested in the astronomical aspects because the trumps are filled with astronomy. And because the genius astronomers of the age were in the Mamluk empire (including Cairo, which was and still is in Egypt), I think it's worth knowing more about the Mamluk roots. Here's something on the astronomy of the Mamluks http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.23...2&uid=70&uid=4&uid=3739256&sid=21102815670231