Tarot Card Meanings App
The Tarot Card Meanings App is based on interpretations of the cards by Tarot artist and author, Karyn Easton. It gives both brief and in-depth card meanings along with card images from the Tarot Lovers Tarot. Compatible with iPhone and iPad.
By Karyn Easton & Kevin King
App - Published by Paranormality.com
Review by Bonnie Cehovet
A fundamental foundation for working with the Tarot is having an understanding of the traditional meaning of the cards. From there, meanings that are unique to each reader are developed. What better way to learn than to work with an app that you can take with you wherever you go!
Based on interpretations that were developed by Tarot artist/author Karyn Easton, traditional card meanings are presented here in an easy to access manner. Both brief and in-depth card meanings are presented, along with handy hints and hidden meanings. (A tip from Karyn – the card images can be used as wallpaper!)
The landing page shows links to the Major Arcana, and each of the four suits. Across the bottom of the page are icons for The Cards, About, Tarot Shop, and Wallpaper. Clicking on The Cards takes the user back to the landing page. Clicking on About provides information about the Paranormality website, links to online resources, such as the Free Online Reader, the Tarot Diary, the Tarot Notebook, the Tarot Lovers Tarot, the Tarot Meanings Sheet, and the History of the Tarot. Clicking on the Tarot Shop icon leads the user to a page where they can purchase the Tarot Lover’s Notebook, the Tarot Card Meanings Sheet, and Zodiac Jewelry. Clicking on Wallpaper brings up a page with all of the card images, and a link at the bottom that can be clicked to add selected images to the Photo Library. (I chose to add the Hermit, one of my Birth Cards.)
To use the application, click on the card category that you wish to see (Major Arcana, Wands, Cups, Swords, or Pentacles), then click on a specific card. In the upper right hand corner of the page is an icon to click to see the upright meaning of the card. Swiping your finger vertically over the card brings up the reversed meaning. There are keywords, a Brief Meaning, and a Full Meaning, along with general information about the card (Spiritual (Qabalistic) Name, Title in French, Card Number, Key Number, Rulership, Hebrew Letter, Translation, Numerical Value, Astrological Associations, Candle Color, and Crystal). To the upper left of the card is an icon labeled “Hint” – clicking on this icon gives a few words about the significance of the card. Loads of fun to play with!
This app is a true resource – a ton of information easily located, combined with an absolutely gorgeous deck! I had a wonderful time playing with this app, and I think that you will too.
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4S, iPhone5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation), and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.
Bonnie Cehovet is Certified Tarot Grand Master, a professional Tarot reader with over ten years experience, a Reiki Master/Teacher and a writer. Bonnie has served in various capacities with the American Tarot Association, is co-founder of the World Tarot Network, and Vice President (as well as Director of Certification) for the American Board For Tarot Certification. She has had articles appear in the 2004 and 2005 Llewellyn Tarot Reader.