Tarot Card of the Week: The Eclipse

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Tarot Card of the Week: Aug 21 – Aug 27, 2017

The Eclipse

This week’s card honors the New Moon Total Solar Eclipse, which is taking place on Monday, August 21st at 28° Leo 52.’

The Eclipse card is the Whispering Tarot’s version of the Moon card, which from an astrological perspective is tied to feelings, emotions, intuition and primal instincts, as well as the unconscious mind.

It relates to security issues and needs which can translate to insecurity, uncertainty, fears and apprehensions. And these are all emphasized in the Tarot’s version of the Moon.

It can manifest as confusion, uncertainty or paranoia, especially when we try to analyze it logically, which is foreign to the realm of the Moon.

Just as we can’t fully appreciate the beauty of the Moon in the light of day (consciousness), we struggle to grasp its archetypal meaning through the lens of logic or reason.

Tarot Card of the Week: The Magician

the MagicianCard of the Week: July 31 – Aug 6, 2017

The Magician

As Uranus officially turns retrograde in Aries this week, you may see many ideas presenting themselves in a whole new light, along with the means to accomplish them.

The Magician card reminds you that you have everything you need at your disposal. If you have been having a hard time putting your skills to the test at work or with something you are wishing to build this is the time you find that everything falls into place for you.

You have the energy, drive and ambition to reach your goals all you need is to take that first step to launch in the direction you wish to find yourself. By being practical and following your heart you can shed that which is not working for you and take on a whole new persona in relation to your work.

The colors on this card — from the Golden Tarot of Klimt — give an idea as to the attributes which surround you. The brown background keeps you stable and practical, while the red on the dress shows determination and action and the yellows represent the ideas that you have.

Notice the snake curling around the right arm as if something is consciously being shed and changed in order to tune into what you wish to accomplish.

Tarot Card of the Week: Five of Cups

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Five of Cups

Tarot Card of the Week: July 24 – July 30, 2017

Five of Cups

You may be dealing with relationship issues this week that force you to face some difficult realities. You could be struck by a sense of discontent and disillusionment over what once seemed like a “magical” union but is now developing cracks. Misunderstandings or miscommunications can abound, sending you hurdling back to earth and back to the reality of your situation.

Look at the imagery in this card. We see a mythical Unicorn seated atop an old-fashioned wishing well. At first glance it looks like something you’d expect to come across in a fairy-tale. But if you look closer, you can see that the Unicorn is not seated at all. He’s trapped in the well and has been hobbled, immobilized by his unfortunate circumstances.

The water flowing from the sides of the well has slowed down to a trickle. He looks away from the set of withering vines on the left and toward those that are lush and plentiful on the right. The skeleton key symbol over his heart is reminiscent of the astrological glyph used for Greek Mythology’s wounded healer, Chiron.

How might this imagery apply to you? And what can you learn from the circumstances that make this card now relevant in your life?

Tarot Card of the Week: Queen of Cups

Queen of Cups

Card of the Week: Jul 17 – Jul 23, 2017

Queen of Cups

This week is going to be about taking care of yourself as well as others and if there has been any unbalance between the two lately then it’s time to take a look at that.

There is a touch of the fairy about this image — the Queen of Cups from Nathalie Hertz’s fantastic Faerie Tarot — and predominance of the colour green shows that there is healing around for you.

You may wish to choose where and whom you deliver this healing to as if you need more energy for yourself there is no use giving it out to others when you could be replenishing your own reserves.

Any pet project you have going on or in the pipeline will need careful surveying today and the finishing touches may need to be put in place.

There is help at hand for this as the white petals float down from the tree in the background giving new thoughts that come from nowhere to help you.

Tarot Card of the Week: Strength

Strength

Tarot Card of the Week: July 10 – July 16, 2017

Strength

This week you may need to dig deep to find your inner reserves of strength and power. You may be called upon to tame your inner beast and harness your fears.

The Strength card is a card of self-mastery. It’s all about mind over matter and gaining control over the things in your life that are at risk for spiraling out of control.

It refers not to physical strength but to courage, will-power and self-control. It can also mean finding an appropriate outlet for something that you may have responded to in a less than favorable manner in the past.

The Strength card indicates a need to master your fears and conquer your demons. It speaks of staying grounded and being steadfast in the face of danger, no matter what curve-balls the Universe throws your way.

You may need to put on a brave face and tackle the things that frighten you or take you outside of your comfort zone. You may also need to be kind to yourself and tend to your own needs with the same loving care that you’re used to doling out to others.

Tarot Card of the Week: Lizard

LizardTarot Card of the Week: June 26 – July 2, 2017

Lizard

This week you may find yourself needing to defend your belief systems to others. You may be called upon to stand your ground and express your views with courage and conviction.

This is not going to be the time to waiver or back down. It’s all about standing up for what you believe in, even if you find yourself at odds with the masses.

The Lizard — or Seven of Branches in the Animal Wisdom Tarot — is associated with the Seven of Wands in traditional tarot. It’s all about holding your ground and not allowing yourself to be backed into a corner. It’s about refusing to take the easy way out or to concede defeat.

Look at how vibrant and colorful this lizard is. He’s not about to be toned down or forced into complacency. His confidence may be bolstered by the branches that frame him on either side, but you can see that they offer little protection.

The rainbow behind him though says that he’s standing up for something he truly believes in. His ideals are noble and his intentions are grand — even as he loudly proclaims them.

Card of the Week: Summer Solstice

Card of the Week: June 19 – 25, 2017

Summer Solstice

The Sun moves into Cancer this week (on Wednesday, June 21, 2017), marking the onset of the Summer Solstice as well as the longest day of the year.

This is measured by the amount of time between Sunrise and Sunset for those in the Northern Hemisphere; it’s exactly the opposite (Winter Solstice and shortest day of the year) for those in the Southern Hemisphere.

This card — from Steven D. Farmer’s gorgeous Earth Magic Oracle deck —  is called “Radiance” and honors the Sun’s role in giving us the longest day of the year, i.e., the Summer Solstice.

When we think of the Sun, we think of warmth, light and life. It warms our spirits as well as our bodies; it brightens our moods as well as the outside world, and it brings life to our dreams and goals as well as to every living thing on the planet.

It refers to the wonder and glory of being alive. Of feeling warm, confident, radiant and spirited. Its attitude is that “everything is as it should be” today, for you and in the world around you.