Trionfi.com - Tarot:
Iconography of Tarot Cards and comparable Motifs
Meaning of Tarot Cards
Generally spoken, we've not focused at iconographical questions until now, but on structural phenomena. Themes like 5x14-theory we do perceive as more important. But Ross Caldwell has done 4 articles to 3 cards, however, that was before our trionfi.com time. Since then a lot of things have changed.
His articles (Strength, Papessa , Bagatto) are here:
Articles to the Iconography by Ross Gregory Caldwell
but they are also reachable from the menu to the right marked with a (C) for Caldwell.
Generally interesting (and complete, all 22 trumps, also 4 additional articles) in iconographical questions in his own opinion are Bob O'Neill's texts (he himself prefers the term iconology instead of iconography), see:
O'Neill Library by Bob O'Neill.
We've organised the links to the left, that they directly lead to his texts for reasons of later comparisons with possibly appearing articles with other opinions. (B) stands for (Bob).
In the original at Tarot.com Bob presents his articles in a slightly different order, if you're interested mostly in his work alone, it might be better you chose to visit his texts from there.
Recently I added a smaller work about Occasio, a probably humanistic allegory mixed by elements of Fortuna and World and Mercurius. Figures, which not appeared as Tarotcards, are also part of our studies (Occasio article by autorbis and Huck Meyer in cooperation).
Andrea Vitali has enriched (September 2004) the iconography section with 2 articles to Tower and Hanging Man, accompanied by partly till recently unknown picture material. He has promised to add further articles. (V) stands for Vitali.
Tom Tadfor Little (tarothermit.com) has edited a till now incomplete collection in Histories of the Trump Cards, which contains material to 15 of 22 trumps. The links lead to Tom's articles and are indexed with (T) for Tom (added September 2004).
Michael J. Hurst has published on his site "The Pictures on the Cards". A Description of the Tarot Trumps., including a description of all 22 images at one page. It's in the menu noted with (MH) = Michael Hurst.
Aeclectic.net with an author named "Thirteen" presents with "Thirteen's Tarot Basics" a good comprehensive overview to individual "Tarot cards meanings". We've included the trumps (the site also offers meanings to suit-cards), indexed with an (A) for Aeclectic.