It is widely accepted that Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is one of the most well known, well talked about and most well-loved Tarot cards in the world. And it is also widely accepted that the popularity of this deck is not at all a recent phenomenon. In fact, it has been used for thousands of years. It appears from looking back through history that people have always tried to understand, interpret and know the symbolism and mystical powers of Tarot, and it is only now that certain occult groups have started taking advantage of these images and symbols to promote specific causes and ideals.
So why the Tarot cards? Well, the Tarot was invented around three thousand years ago in Egypt. The ancient Egyptians were adept occultists who knew how to read the future and use symbols and images to interpret it. They would often use the Tarot cards as a way of predicting the movements of the heavenly bodies and the weather on Earth and their effects upon people and things. As a result, the Tarot cards became closely associated with astrology in those days. A further connection can be made between the Tarot cards and the Tarot being the forerunner of psychics and mediums today.
The Tarot began its illustrious life as the cards used by psychics and mediums from the ancient times right up to the present day. And it was the Tarot that first saw the Wheel of Fortune and the placement of the Sun, Jupiter, Mars, Venus, Saturn, Rahu and Shakaam in the Wheel. This was the very first deck of playing cards ever created. It is thought that the Wheel of Fortune was the inspiration for the Tarot and that the placement of the Sun, Jupiter, Mars, Venus, Saturn, Rahu and Shakaam in the Wheel was the very foundation on which Tarot was born. Some even think that it was the Wheel that inspired the name of the game we know today as Solitaire.
As time passed, more reference can be found to the Tarot in the Western world. William Shakespeare included it in his works. It was also mentioned in the Bible by Moses in the Old Testament Book of Numbers. Leonardo da Vinci, considered the father of renaissance art, was a fan of the Tarot. He drew some of his most famous pieces using the Tarot as a medium. His famous painting called The Garden of Eden, is thought to be based around the themes seen in the Tarot and Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Hungry King scene.
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Hungry King scene was later popularized in a work of William Steig with the title The Tarot and the City of a Thousand Planets. In this book he depicted two figures, V and S, facing each other across a field. One of them holds a card, while the other one has a blank space. The reader makes the decision on which card the person should place before placing the next.
V represents the conscious mind, while S represents the subconscious. Because the cards are face down, they both have to use a third of their mind to communicate. While there are a total of seventy-eight cards in the Tarot, there are only twenty-two cards in this original spread.
This original artwork is a classic, and many artists have added their own touches to it. Many people choose to add their own versions of the images to the spread. Some of these include the symbols of the Aries and Sagittarius, as well as the Sun and Moon, and the Tarot cards themselves. However, the ” hunger king ” is a favorite, and many Tarot card readers agree. Many different artists have done renditions of this original image, and they include it in many different Tarot decks. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is an important part of the Tarot’s history, and as with any good story, you should always make sure that the layout is told well.
There are many interpretations for this Tarot card, but the symbolism is important. To understand the deeper meaning, it would be necessary to read the full spread of the cards. But if you enjoy the symbolism, and if it seems like something that could really happen in your life, then Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets may just be the Tarot card for you. It could change the way you see things about yourself and about the world.