Mary Greer’s Presentation: Death, Emperor, Fool

(Original post from the LETS Meetup group »)

Dear LETS Attendees,

Today is Thanksgiving in the U.S. which offers many an opportunity to give thanks and show gratitude. In the tarot world we have much to be thankful for and our biggest appreciation goes out to you, our wonderful members who prove time and again their love for all things tarot. Your support made the first LETS gathering a resounding success. So much so that we are currently in the works of organizing next year’s theme. Stay tuned!

To extend the experience, we are happy to bring you this two-part talk given by Mary K. Greer at LETS.

Mary gave us much to consider with the 13, 4, 0, or Death, Emperor, Fool constellation which will be featured in her newest book, Who are you in the Tarot? Please click the following links to view Mary’s presentation. We recommend that you wear headphones to enhance the volume:

Mary Greer Part 1:…

Mary Greer Part 2:…

Please Note: At about 32 minutes into the program (part 1), Mary explores three points in the Death, Emperor, Fool constellation and invites you to join along. You can bypass the minutes of the Symposium exploring the cards by jumping to 40 minutes into the presentation:

Three Questions for Death, Emperor, Fool:

1. What does this combination most need in order to feel a sense of fulfillment?
2. What does this combination most fear?
3. What other significant characteristic are there for this constellation?

In Part 2, Mary presents a three-card spread with the following:

1. Emperor position: What is trying to rule you?
2. Death position: What you must release.
3. Fool position: Where do you have freedom of spirit?

We have also provided a link to a handout that goes over points that Mary covers in her presentation such as the calculation of the Birth and Year Cards. Go to the following link and click on the file titled: LETS Presents Mary Greer. Death Emperor Fool.…

Class Description:
Death, Emperor, Fool: The Principle of Life Force and Realization of Power

The Death card belongs to a set or “constellation” of cards made up of all tarot cards whose number reduces to four, since 13 equals 1+3=4. The Fool, as the twenty-second card of the Major Arcana, also adds up to four. In this talk we’ll consider what it means for Death to be so closely related to both the Emperor and the Fool as well as the fours in the Minor Arcana. We’ll also look at what happens when our Personal Year cards cycle around to 13 in order to discover what Death has to teach each one of us. I think everyone will be in for a few surprises.

About Mary Greer:

Mary K. Greer has an MA in English Literature from the University of Central Florida where she also first taught Tarot in 1974. For eleven years, she was on the faculty of New College of California in San Francisco and taught Tarot as an interdisciplinary subject integrating art, literature, history, and psychology. She dropped out of two doctoral programs to work as an independent scholar, teacher, and professional tarot consultant, and is the author of ten books on Tarot and magic, including Mary K. Greer’s 21 Ways to Read A Tarot Card (2006), and The Complete Book of Tarot Reversals (2002). Mary won the 2007 International Tarot Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2006 Mercury Award from the Mary Redman Foundation for “excellence in communication in the metaphysical field,” and the 2006 Coalition of Visionary Resources (COVR) award for best divination book. Currently she produces “Mary K. Greer’s Tarot Blog” at http://marygreer.word… Her newest book, Who Are You in the Tarot?, comes out next year.