R.A. Hendley wrote:
I'm referring to the tripartite construct of medieval European society - orare, pugnare, laborare, those who pray - clergy, those who make war - nobility, and those who work - commoner, which seems to be reflected in the first six trumps.
That is what I thought you meant. So my puzzlement remains.
What is so different to the construct of our society today? We have the clergy in fact getting stronger and stronger all the time in all parts of the world, except perhaps in what is left of the communist countries; we have the modern nobility (politicians, bankers and their capitalist partners) i.e. those who make war, which now includes economic warfare; and the exploited, i..e the workers, whether they be the proletariat or the so-called "middle" classes.
The Tarot is as actual today as it was then. Our society has changed little. We wear different clothes, have different technologies, have replaced in many countries the royal aristocracy with an economic aristocracy, but the construct of our society has barely changed.