Tarot card readings, frightened or enlightened, depending on the deck being used, I can see why some can cause you to be more frightened than enlightened.
What most people do not understand about the pictures they portray, the meaning is still the same and really depends on where they fall in a reading or the question being asked.
The unknown is always frightening, and the tarot seems to be an unknown place for so many people.
They are often portrayed on television as something only used by dark witches using black magic and that is far from the truth. They will usually show cards that come across as dark and evil, often the death, devil or tower cards. What they don’t tell you is they are usually not as bad as they seem.
The Moon — June 17 – 23
In this illustration the little nymph sits cold and alone. She feels a little fearful as the dark energies or forces “outside” herself bring her to a low vibration.
This week, you may want to reflect on the energies that could be influencing you, particularly the dark thoughts or feelings you may be having regarding a certain circumstance or situation.
The Moon in the Tarot often represents your “shadow self” your darker side, or your tendency to have a few negative thoughts. You may be fearful of your surrounding or not feeling like you are in control of a situation.
Others around you, like the card shows—outside forces—could be putting you in a position of fear or negative thoughts and feelings. This could be a good time to shake that off and get back on track with positive and assertive affirmations.
I have a confession to make here: even though I have been doing these readings for many years, I went through a couple of bouts of being skeptical myself.
While I know that may seem strange for someone like me to say, but it’s the truth. There were times when I didn’t want to do this work because I was afraid of saying the wrong thing and hurting people.
Other times, I couldn’t help but wonder if what I was putting in my readings were actually just my own thoughts of how I wanted things to be for the person getting the reading. This has come to mind most often when I was doing readings for friends and family.
When I was very young, I heard voices, saw things I didn’t understand and just seem to know things without any idea of why I knew them.
Lucky for me I had a Gram that was able to explain it all to me because the same things happened with her. While she embraced it, I wanted nothing to do with any of it because it scared me.
The Two of Pentacles for May 20-26:
In this version of The Mythic Tarot we see the skillful artist Daedalus of Greek mythology. He stands at his workbench, and holds up his two greatest inventions, the axe and the saw. His workbench is supported by two large pentacles. (In Tarot Pentacles represent the building of wealth or the path to abundance.)
The items on the bench represent all the things he can do, giving all who see him the impression that all things are possible.
The number Two in Tarot represents a need for balance. The Two of Pentacles shows us that you may be in a position where there are conflicting interests. You see two paths and you aren’t sure if you should complete one thing or abandoned it completely and start new. You may also discover a need to balance work and family life.
The Two of Pentacles shows Daedalus hard at work and usually forsaking everything else but his art. You may want to rethink your position and choose the quality of life taking breaks from work to enjoy friends or family.
This card also represents the need to balance what you want to do and what you should do in your life. Just remember if you choose to do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.