Tarot Card of the Week: The Eight of Pentacles

Eight of Pentacles

Tarot of the Week: Sep 5, 2016- Sep 11, 2016

Eight of Pentacles

Tarot Card of the Week: The Eight of Pentacles  – Raising the Bar to Achieve a Dream.

This week, you might be raising the bar to achieve a dream and hammering away at obstacles to achieve success.

The planet Mercury is retrograde in the zodiac sign of Virgo and you might be dealing with Murphy’s Snafus (unexpected obstacles).

Just keep hammering away and don’t give up on your dream.

On the bright side, Mercury Retrograde is the time when we turn our thoughts inwards and we are more tuned into our intuition!

The Eight of Pentacles is all about entering the apprenticeship phase. In the upright position, this card means you raised the bar to achieve success.

The obstacles of the past will be history because you hammered away at the work load and did not give up.

The Eight of Pentacles is associated with the planet Mercury (how the mind works) and the zodiac sign of Virgo (the combination of Mercury in Virgo makes you work hard and pay attention to details).

Tarot Card of the Week: The Hierophant

RW-VTarot Card of the Week: June 27 – July 3, 2016

The Hierophant

The Hierophant is the fifth card of the Major Arcana. This card, from the traditional Rider Waite Tarot, depicts a stoic man on a throne between two pillars.

He is wearing a crown, with one hand raised as if giving a blessing. In the other hand is a staff, sometimes referred to as a cross or holy trinity. At his feet appear to be two people seeking his wisdom or blessing.

According to the dictionary, the word Hierophant comes from the Greek, meaning an official expounder of rites of worship and sacrifice. In tarot, he is often referred to as The Pope, the Magnus of Eternal Rulership and is associated with Taurus.

It may seem odd the Hierophant represents Taurus the bull since it is often represented by a holy man. However, since his main purpose is for balance and grounding, it makes more sense.