Re: Building a 15th Century divination system
Posted: 04 Jul 2009, 16:09
EnriqueEnriquez wrote:That is a great observation!R.A. Hendley wrote:I wonder if these would have been seen as being the said virtue, or being in need of the said virtue? For example, Cups = wine, pleasures, etc. = need for moderation, Staffs (or Scepters) = labors (or Rulership) = need for courage, Swords = Power = need for fairness, Coins = wealth = need for wisdom.marco wrote:
Cups Temperance (who holds a cup)
Wands Strength (in the Visconti-Sforza holds a wooden club)
Swords Justice (holds a sword)
Coins Prudence (card coins look like mirrors)
When it comes to vice, be moderate.
When it comes to work, be strong.
When it comes to power, be fair.
When it comes to wealth, we prudent.
(The last one is useful, but I am not comfortable with it since the original text alludes to coins as mirrors, not currency).
I think rather "when it comes to pleasure be moderate (rather than vice)." But otherwise agree, makes sense, through toil, endure; in power by fair, with wealth be prudent.