Re: Conversion of astro-data to Major Arcana Symbols: Method 1
Athan, you have already become expert at this method!!
Amy: looking at the various Major Arcana which come up for key elements of the chart, the blending of those meanings gives the over-all flavor, although each symbol has a specific affinity for the astrological element from which that symbol has been derived.
General Note: in the Tarot tradition, taking the symbols as either upright or reverse is the method historically used by the majority of practitioners, going back to Eteilla; however, a minority of practitioners only look at the over-all symbol and do not modify as upright or reverse: they take both the meanings of the symbol together, and apply the + indications and - indications of each symbol according to other criteria (not based on whether the card is upright or reversed) It is possible to apply this here to the astro-tarot conversion symbols, and simply go with the over-all symbolism rather than making a further upright/reverse evaluation. I, of course, follow the upright/reversed evaluation tradition, both here in this astro-tarot conversion as well as in my direct use of Tarot cards themselves. But I just wanted to make it clear that this other way of looking at the astro-tarot Major Arcana symbols is a valid possibility as well.