The Thoth Tarot Overview

The Thoth Tarot  Overview 

Why work with a Tarot Deck? 

Know Thyself.

Working with any Tarot Deck or oracle comes from a soul or mental desire to understand the self better, expanding on our role in the world, our relationships and the connections between the three (ourselves, our position, our relationships).

The Thoth Tarot deck is my favourite oracle; the quintessential esoteric tarot deck by Aleister Crowley and Lady Frieda Harris is genuinely an occult masterpiece with many secrets. I affectionately have always called the genius Mr. Crowley – “Cree”y Crowley.” Th”  internet crawls with books and videos on Aleister Crowley and this Thoth Tarot. I will share some of my top picks near the bottom. 

The Thoth Tarot deck is also one of the most famous Tarot decks in the world. The deck was inspired by the Book of Thoth (written by Aleister Crowley and Lady Frieda Harris) and Judaism, utilizing the Kabbalah mystical symbol systems and astrology from The Book of Thoth. In a nutshell, the Thoth Tarot is not an easy deck to work with without some investment into the hidden knowledge buried in the symbolism. 

If you decide to get yourself a Thoth Tarot Deck, I am confident you will find it an exceptional tool for self-development.

Why is the divination tool -the Thoth Tarot Deck is my top pick!

I have always said when you want a kick in the pants or slap across the back of your head, work with this powerful esoteric, magical working deck. The Thoth Deck always delivers fundamental, multi-faced, can’t meanings you may not have otherwise connected. Trust me, you may not always like the answers, but you can t deny they are truthful. You can’t unsee what the Thoth Deck shows you. 

Aleister Crowley was an ‘occult master. He is reported to have performed magical rituals over the Thoth Tarot card and infused them with ‘magic.’

If you don’t have a straightforward question or line of inquiry, I suggest you put the deck away until you do. 

Warning: An inherent Trickster will come deliberately through and kick you off course to chastise you for disturbing the elemental forces employed by this powerful occult Tarot deck. 

If you are in the mood for soft, feel-good ‘woo-woo’ angelic messages, please don’t even touch the Thoth Deck. 

Respect the Thoth Tarot by keeping it in a black silk bag, box or container thI’veonceals the contents. 

Thoth Tarot Card Meanings:

Egypt: The Book of Thoth – Secret Teachings 

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Top Marks:

  • The Thoth Deck is alive, right out of don’t, like no other I’ve encountered, so treat it with respect and keep it for yourself (meaning don’t allow others to use it).
  • The Thoth cards trigger our subconscious mind, revealing suppressed memories and obscuring dysfunctional patterns.
  • The Thoth cards also enliven our intuition, revealing information in different timelines and spiritual gifts.
  • Visual impact:
    • The masterful use of colours, patterns, layers, and composition
    • Subtle yet powerful use of esoteric symbols that reach into the subconscious mind
      • Including influences from Crowley’s Qabala, astrology, alchemy, numerology, science, mathematics, philosophy, and Crowley’s Book of the Law.
  • Modulating to the ‘reader’ meanings that are intricate, layered and sometimes non-linguistic
  • The energy of a spread, even a single card, is palpable and unconsciously influences your perception.

“The deck itself is a work of art expressing both Deco art and projective geometry (through Rudolf Steiner’s work). Instead of using straight lines or regular curves, Thoth Tarot uses arcs, swirls and geometric forms that overlap along with the color scheme to create impressive images. The deck makes you feel like you are entering another dimension to get to know it, rather than reading it.

The card’s images are mostly from the traditional image of the world of Aeon, the home of the Gods carved on the tomb Steve of Revealing (of the ancient Egyptians) and “The Book of the Law”.The card size is 2 7/8 x 4 3/8 inch (7.5cm x 11cm) with good quality. The back of the card is a Rose Cross, surrounded by a white border. This is the implication of Lady Frieda Harris of the mystical symbol of Cross roses. This cross represents all 78 Tarot cards.

The card’s main face in Thoth Tarot has a small white border on the outside, followed by a gray border inside. For the Major Arcana, Roman numerals are centered on the top of the card while card’s names, zodiac symbols and Hebrew characters are placed at the bottom (the name of the card is printed in black, the character is printed in light gray on the side, similar to the suit name of Minor Arcana; they are relatively difficult to see). For the numbered cards (Pips), Arabic numerals are placed on the top of the card and the mystical name placed at the bottom. For the Court cards, the name and suit are located below the card.”

Open your mind and heart to access this deck’s massive range of esoteric, magical and spiritual knowledge.  


  1. Wands: Fire element, business affairs, desire, passion, Spirit and Spirituality
  2. Cups: Water element, intuition, love, the womb of lSpirit’srit in our blood.
  3. Swords: Air element, ego, mind, and The Spirit’s intellectual signs and symbols
  4. Disks: Earth element, matter, death, the Spirit now reflects itself

Minor Arcana

Fire or Wands

Water or Cups

Air or Swords

Earth or Disks

Court Cards

Major Arcana

  1. O THE FOOL: lunacy, beginnings, “no-thing”
  2. I THE MAGUS: attention, skill, consciousness
  3. II THE PRIESTESS: secrets, intuition, unconsciousness
  4. III THE EMPRESS: beauty, motherhood, love
  5. IV THE EMPEROR: law, fatherhood, the self
  6. V THE HIEROPHANT: instruction, tradition, macrocosm
  7. VI THE LOVERS: relationship, frivolity, choice
  8. VII THE CHARIOT: conquest, integration, adept-hood
  9. VIII ADJUSTMENT: balance, legality, karma
  10. IX THE HERMIT: isolation, guidance, the inner god
  11. X: FORTUNE: cycles, chance, law
  12. XI LUST: magick, creativity, will
  13. XII HANGED MAN: surrender, sacrifice, baptism
  14. XIII DEATH: transformation, loss, movement
  15. XIV ART: combination, vibration, alchemy
  16. XV THE DEVIL: generation, blindness, matter
  17. XVI THE TOWER: catastrophe, chaos, illumination
  18. XVII THE STAR: hope, healing, the way
  19. XVIII THE MOON: illusion, lies, fear
  20. XIX THE SUN: success, vanity, liberty
  21. XX THE AEON: singularity, the call, a new world
  22. X: FORTUNE: cy”les, chance” law
  23. XXI THE UNIVERSE: completion, fulfillment, “everything.”

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