I wish you many blessings today!
Let's go on a journey of discovery together! Here, we will explore the wonders of the world and the meanings of the cards. I will endeavour to share both my spiritual and mundane life, activities, and thoughts with you in order to tie in to the meaning of the cards.
Allow me to introduce you to the 8 of Swords. Now, here is a scary looking card! What is happening to this poor girl? All of the cards are loaded with symbolism that we just can't address in a short post, but I will attempt a short and sweet explanation. Because the suit of Swords represents ideas, I would say the card refers to "imprisoning" thoughts. Those thoughts that get you all bound up and worried about which way to go. If you were to draw this card it might be telling you that you need to take off your blindfold, shake loose your restraints and simply "move forward" to get away from that which imprisons you. Have you ever been so confused, afraid or anxious about a decision that you felt like this picture? Yes, I think we all have! So, lets all "move forward" today and walk away from doubt, negativity and fear!
I wish you many blessings today!
Greetings Everyone! Today I thought we would take a break from the 'Bad' cards and focus on something more appropriate for the first day of Spring! The ancient Celts celebrated "The Wheel of the Year." Their customs revolved around the planting and harvesting seasons. Today is what is called the Vernal Equinox by the astronomers amongst us. The time in spring when we have a day and night that are roughly equal in length. This also marks the beginning of what we call 'Spring.'
So, what happens in spring? The weather begins to warm up and the animals and birds begin to build nests and breed, the early planting time has or will arrive soon in the Northern Hemisphere and people are out, about and some are even experiencing that intoxicating feeling of "Spring Fever." Ahhh, Spring...
This card is the from the Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot Deck, as all of the previous cards have been. Pamela Coleman Smith did the artwork for these cards. This card depicts two young people giving and receiving a gift. The giver looks forward and the receiver looks back. The cup is filled with flowers and is being presented most lovingly. You can even see the blush on the faces!
So, do you remember an event in your life like this?
A time when you either gave or received a gift and embraced the hope of a promise?
That is precisely what this card signifies. That nostalgic feeling that you get from past memories such as these. So, what would it mean if you drew this card? Why that's easy - connect to the pleasant memories of your past, of course! Play like a child and be joyful. Look for all the good things that you might find to enjoy in the future... This is the kind of day I wish you!
Happy Ostara, Happy Spring, Happy, Happy Everything!
Wow! Do any of you ever spend your nights like this?
This is another card that has very rich symbolism. No, no one is getting stabbed with 9 swords...the meaning of the card, however, is worry, fear, thoughts that keep you up at night. Swords are a symbol that means thoughts and live in the realm of the element of Air.
If I drew this card in a reading, I would note that the person I was reading for - or the 'querent' - was struggling with a huge amount of worries or fears that were quite stressful and perhaps preventing a good night's sleep. What to do about it would depend on the other cards in the chosen spread, but I think that when someone is "run through with worry" we might easily picture this card!
So, have a safe and worry-free day, but don't turn your back on anyone (learn from Ceasar's mistake, won't you)!
This ends your 'Bad Card' lesson for the day. I welcome your questions, comments and any feedback you may have to offer.
What on Earth would you do if you drew this card? Seems pretty "gross" no? Well, have no fear! This card is layered with meaning and as dramatic as it looks, it can be a very positive card to receive.
This card represents what we call in the tarot world a "10 Energy."
This means that whatever is in question has reached its climax. The problem will soon reach some resolution, the activity has reached it's max, or you can turn your back on the problems associated with the inquiry.
There is something very interesting about this picture. Look at the hand. It is formed into the "peace" sign.
So lets say I asked what the outcome will be regarding all of my struggles at work with trying to prove my project as valuable and worthy of acknowledgement? Will the boss think I'm an asset or a liability?
If I drew this card and didn't know what it meant I might think,
"OMG! I'm a deadman. They're going to fire me!"
This card would tell you that your troubles are over, my friend. This project is finished, you should stop worrying about it, expect acknowledgement very soon and believe that even if it's not quite what they are looking for there will be a peaceful outcome.
This ends the lesson for the day on the "Bad Cards." I hope you enjoyed it! Please send me your comments and have an Ace of Cups day!
This is the 'Death' card. The image is a bit scary! The picture is full of symbols that can be broken down and studied carefully, but let's just ask one question: "What does it mean if the Death card falls into MY reading??? OMG! Does this mean that I or someone that I care for is going to die?"
The answer is...(drum roll please) NO! No? How is that possible? After all the card does have Death written right on it!
Well Folks, this is why you need a qualified reader to interpret the cards for you! The meaning of this card is -- slow transformation. So, depending on what the question is and where it falls in the 'spread' will determine the card's meaning.
Q My brother is in the hospital for substance abuse issues. What can the cards tell me about his chances for recovery?
A For this reading let's say I do a "Finding Hope" spread. This involves finding the card in the deck that most closely resembles the querant or the person that the person is asking about. In this case my brother. Because we are dealing with a question about addiction here we will choose the 'Devil' card. Now we look on each side of the card to find out what may happen. On top of the Devil card is the 2 of swords. We'll take this to mean that there is a choice to be made. Under the Devil card is Death! This tells me that the person has made the choice for recovery and will now be involved in a slow transformation towards recovery. What great news! This is a wonderful, positive reading. So, getting the death card in most readings is usually a VERY positive thing.
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