Tarot of the Week: Dec. 26 – Jan 1
King of Cups
The King of Cups sits thoughtfully as depicted in Mystic Dreamer Tarot (by Heidi Darras and Barbara Moore . He is a man of urgent passions, intelligent and ready to solve any problem that comes his way. Behind him are turbulent seas, shadows and darkness, but it doesn’t seem to faze him much because relies on his strength and judgement. He may seem frustrated, but he skillfully calms himself among the turbulence to think things through.
The suit of Cups is all about compassion, love, strength and empathy. The King of Cups represents the balance between emotions and intellect. You may be thinking with your heart, but the King of Cups urges you to think with your head and looks at things in a different perspective.
When you see the King of Cups you can be assured you are very much in control of the situation. You have a deep understanding of your feelings and you are ready to connect accordingly. When life throws you a curve ball, you can draw from the strength of your maturity level, and really take a thoughtful look at what is good for you, and what is not. You also can look at a situation while everyone else is panicking and approach the chaos around you with grace.
Tarot Card of the Week: Nov 7 – Nov 13, 2016
Using the Gilded Tarot the sensual and smoldering Lovers is drawn for this week. The light of the universe shines on these two, watching over them, and celebrating in their love and connection for each other.
The Lovers card is one representing the harmony of the universe, a glimpse of true mind, body and spirit connection with someone or even something, depending on the reading.
In Tarot, the lovers can be a bond between friends, a mutually spiritual attraction to each other, that leans to a soulmate connection. There is a solid trust in these two Lovers, they give each other strength, confidence. They are prepared to weather the storms of life together. There is an intimate and close relationship between the two whether it’s sexual or spiritual.
The Lovers represent perfection, harmony and mutual attractiveness. Their trust in one another gives them strength and confidence to overcome the obstacles in life.
The bond that the two lovers has created is incredibly strong and is often reflective of a marriage, soul mate connection or very intimate and close relationship.
Tarot Card of the Week: July 18, 2016 – July 24, 2016
Eight of Pentacles
This is a good week for you to tap into your creative potential and throw yourself into your very own personal labor of love.
This isn’t about punching a clock somewhere and wishing the day was over so you could get back to whatever it is you really enjoy. It’s about finding that thing you truly want to do and figuring out a way to turn it into a livelihood.
The Eight of Pentacles — this version from the beautiful Shadowscapes Tarot by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law — is first and foremost a craftsmanship card. It refers to honing and refining your craft in a way that only you can. What better representation of this is there than a spider spinning a web?
There is perfection in the imperfection, as seen in the elegant gossamer strands that interconnect with one another to create a masterpiece.
The “pentacles” in this rendition are eight shimmering stars woven into this spider’s web. The morning light reflects off of them — a testament to this spider’s early start. She wouldn’t rise so early to do something she didn’t want to do, and ideally neither would you.
Tarot Card of the Week: May 16, 2016- – May 22, 2016
A beautiful woman sits over a lion. She appears calm and without fear as she is surrounded by wild beasts. If you look closely on the card, she stretches out her hand it may be a glow of inner energy. She has given a golden touch to each of the big cats and has captivated them into her power. The strength of her gilded hands has overcome the cats with total and pure enlightenment. In a moment of grace, your crown chakra is opened in your inner nature awakens to your inner strength which is greater than your natural wildness
The woman as a representation of our higher selves has tamed the lion, our shadow self. She has tamed our base passions and desires that need to be controlled. And so this card is about having inner strength in order to gracefully deal with life and its problems in a manner that examines our courage and compassion.
The Strength card doesn’t necessarily mean brutal physical strength, but that inward strength we all have. This card reflects a compassionate approach. When you see this card in a reading you are like the woman who offers love and patience to the dangerous lion in order to tame him. Your treatment of others with love and compassion will get you exactly what you want.
Tarot Card of the Week: March 28 – April 3
Ten of Swords
The man in this card seems to be going through a tremendous amount of suffering, he doesn’t have just one sword at his back but 10! It appears he is going through some terrible misfortune. But the truth is he is going through a lot of DRAMA, not TRAUMA. A lot of the things he may be suffering are due to lack of faith or struggling upstream -through a path that seems very dark.
This week, I’m using the Legacy of the Divine Tarot, created by digital artist Ciro Marchetti. Inspired by the Rider-Waite, this exquisite and magical deck takes you into the heart of fantasy, yet the illustrations adequately portray the human “feeling” we all experience at one time or other.
The suit of Swords in Tarot represents the element of Air. These cards are associated with change, force, power, oppression, ambition, courage and conflict. Like the other suits in tarot, they represent the human condition.
Not every day is the happy day we wish it to be, we sometimes have to resist forces outside ourselves and forces that turn us to the dark side of thinking. It can be a constant battle.
This week’s question comes from a woman who’s developed a love connection a man she’s been been friends with (online) with for the past two years.
Both of them were involved with other people at the onset of their friendship: she was married and he was involved in a long term committed relationship. But over time as their other relationships ended, they’ve grown closer and now admit to having much stronger feelings for one another.
Our client, whom we will call Candice, says she feels a little silly getting so emotionally invested in someone she’s never met in person, although they do speak on the phone and text or Skype daily. They’ve also begun to openly express feelings for one another.
Her love interest (we’ll call him Terrell) has been an incredibly support for her during the fallout of her marriage and throughout her divorce and she returned the favor once his own relationship ended several months later.
Tarot Card of the Week: Feb 15 – Feb 21, 2016
Five of Swords
This week’s card is the Five of Swords, this version from the beautiful Yoga Tarot.
This is a card that usually denotes friction, sharp words with others or even legal disputes.
However, the imagery on this version looks as if the friction, negative thoughts or any disputes you are having are within your “self” and it is time to look within for the answers and seek inner clarity.
There is something very “night and day” about this card. It is as if you can just extend your hand through an invisible shield and there you have the opposite thought, feeling or circumstance to what you are experiencing now in the present.
You are poised, you are in alignment, you are concentrating and yet what you see is a mirror image with perhaps no answers just yet in what you are trying to achieve and indeed what you may be trying to achieve is calmness and contemplation itself without the need to act or speak out.
To just let all around you take its course while you remain calm and untouched yet always with the awareness of what is going on without and within you.