What Is Cartouche?

I have to admit, in all my years of divination, Cartouche is probably the last thing that I think of turning to when I want to solve the problems of my subjects or my own life’s troubles. There is no question that of all the occult sciences, Cartouche is probably the most misunderstood and least understood of them all, even among professionals. This article is just going to give you a general idea of what Cartouche is. You just might find that it’s something you’ll want to get involved in after you’re finished reading.

Even though Cartouche represents Egyptian symbols from ancient monuments, the word is actually of French origin. I was personally surprised to learn this myself. The word itself represents and oval or oblong shape. Early Egyptian names were usually encased in these shapes. The cards themselves, not to be confused with Tarot Cards, are based on ancient Egyptian knowledge. There are a total of 25 cards in a Cartouche deck.

The cards are broken up into groups. The first group, which are cards one through nine, are called the Major Archetypes. These cards are Osiris, Isis, Horus, Bast, Thoth, Hathor, Nephthys, Ptah and Anubis. The second group of cards, numbers 11 through 14, represent Fire, Air, Water and Earth. The third group of cards, numbers 15 through 25, relate to the common everyday occurrences of our lives. These cards are Sirius, Lotus, Crook and Flail, Uraeus, Winged Disk, The Twins, Sphinx, Scarab, Pyramid, Ankh, and the Buckle of Isis. Finally, there is the single card, number 10, which is called Set. This card is a little difficult to define, but the closest definition that will be accurate is that Set is the card of negative energy. This card can take on many meanings such as one’s opposition to an idea or a great change to something in one’s life.

The symbols on each of the cards, which are all from ancient Egypt, are the energy forces that rule the universe. Some believe that the Egyptians actually got their knowledge from extraterrestrials from another solar system. While this has obviously never been proven, it does make for interesting conversation. The designs themselves come from ancient Egyptian pyramids, temples and other structures.The belief is that each symbol is tuned to a specific energy field. These cards, when used in divination or even meditation, then invoke these energies and forces.

Like any other form of divination, Cartouche takes a long time to study and master. Honestly, I seriously doubt that there is anybody on this planet who completely understands this science. However, that has not stopped many from studying it. I have been doing so for over 20 years now, and I can honestly say that I am learning more and more each day.

If you think you’d like to learn more about this mysterious occult science, there is a site below in my signature that I update on a regular basis with information on many forms of the occult. I am sure you will find it most interesting.

To YOUR Divination Success,

Steven Wagenheim

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