These pages contain my thoughts on the meaning and messages of tarot cards that I have drawn for myself. Some of this will be based on traditional interpretations of each card however my intention is to provide more intuitive offerings that are particular to my own life and circumstances at the time.

Sometimes, however, one cannot always see the forest for the trees so I welcome and appreciate comments with any further insights others may like to extend.

Thank you for your visit here; may you find something that resonates within your soul amongst these humble writings. Blessed be.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Card of the Day for Saturday 11 September - O FOOL

Well, well, well, another major, how very wonderful, and the Fool at that, very interesting indeed. The Fool's journey is the story of the major arcana and represents how we are when we are first starting out on a new stage, adventure or experience in life.

No one likes to be made a fool of but having the Fool's energy around you is not always a bad thing. The Fool represents opportunities and serves to remind us that are can create our own futures. Where the Fool lacks experience, he has instead a joyful naivety, an innocents and a lack of the limitations and judgements that we otherwise accumulate on our journeys that can sometimes become burdens the longer we carry them.

The Fool is like a blank canvas. He is ready to set out on his path and is open to all of the learnings and new experiences he will encounter along the way. He is not interested in boring and mundane matters; he is simple and uncomplicated and is destined for an important new beginning that he will forge into a new life journey where he will become who he was destined to be.

There are a couple of very specific times that I have been fortunate to realise the Fool energy in my life and it is always a time of excitement and hope. Knowing that and feeling that now brings the same anticipation that I hesitate in labelling as nervous even though it is still a step into the unknown. This is a time to start something big in my life and that is exactly where I feel I am at the moment. It is like a new phase and it is one that I really feel ready for so all I can say is, "Bring it on, Fool!"

Friday, September 10, 2010

Card of the Day for Friday 10 September - XI JUSTICE

Another major arcana card, which is not particularly surprising for me at the minute, but it will be interesting to see where the energy of the Justice card fits into my life at the moment. Justice is sometimes about legal matters, sometimes about equality and fairness. These is emotional detachment with this card and a need to look to the big picture when making decisions.

Justice speaks of balance and of finding that balance within, without being swayed by the subjectiveness of the things we observe around us. This card can be somewhat cold, but there is no arguing with the outcome once the decision is made.

At this time, I'm taking this card as a warning that I need to make a decision and to be resolute and determined in making it happen in regards to the direction of my life. There is a need to put aside the distractions of the needs of others and to make my choice based on my own internal sense of what is the best thing to do.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Card of the Day for Thursday 9 September - III of Swords

Today will bring a short relapse on the progress of the last few days but this is necessary to answer the fears that are always there on the good days. This card comes to remind you that it is not possible to live life without sorrow or tears but the most important part of this lesson is to learn that when these days happen or when there are things in your my that break my heart and make me cry, these things are also only temporary and that I do have the strength and fortitude to recover without dwelling too long in the darkness.

There can be sorrow without despair and there is always light after the darkness.

IV of Wands - In Retrospect

Yesterday actually felt like a day filled with small victories and each one made me picture the Six of Wands. I usually think of this card in terms of one major victory but today reminded me that all major victories are made up of all of the many and sometimes tiny and seemingly insignificant victories along the way.

The Six of Wands was my card yesterday to give me affirmation that I am following the right path and in giving me a glimpse of the end result I am working towards it also showed me that the real victory is in living those successes every day, not matter how big or how small, and that the state of success will be ongoing.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Card of the Day for Wednesday 8 September - VI of Wands

This is the card of victory, but what is the battle that I am facing? What is the challenge that this card foresees I will overcome?

There is great strength in this card, which is something that I feel is slowly returning to my character. The Six of Wands predicts I will continue to work with determination and resolution towards my goals and will come to a point of success in my endeavours.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Card of the Day for Tuesday 7 September - Knight of Swords

Knights are impetuous but are of an ilk destined to succeed. The absence of the level-headed superiority of the King is offset in the Knight by energy, passion and action.

Swords belong to the realm of thought. Logic, strategy, planning are all important but the clearest message from the Knight of Swords is the importance of taking action on these things.

We may be tied up (down?) in emotions or practicalities but the Knight of Swords asks us - no, commands us - to push those obstacles aside, or better yet, to mount his powerful white horse with him and gallop with the aid of outstretched wings to take flight over these obstacles and to charge forward with great force towards the plans that have been mulling around in your head.

The Knight of Swords is a wonderful omen that your plans will be successful if you take action on them at this time.

II PRIESTESS - In Retrospect

The Priestess is telling me to pay attention to my dreams as well. There have been many lately, about common, every-day things, so much so that on waking they seem like real memories. Last night was about a dear friend but in the dream she was in spirit. She came to a group of us and was telling us about things to protect against spirits and negative energies. The first was a long sleeved button up white dress shirt of a young boy, somewhere between three and six years old. My friend in spirit then became disinterested in teaching about protection but it seemed to be of great importance to me and I needed to find out as much about it from her while she was with us. I was gathering moon water and another water-based herb concoction and asking her about them. Yes, they all worked but more so when not contained within the jars. I remember dipping my finger in one and asking her to press her finger against mine but she couldn't do it. There was much, much more but this is all I can remember now.

I am grateful for the intuition of the Priestess and will continue to be open to the messages that surround us all.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Card of the Day for Monday 6 September - II PRIESTESS


She is the Priestess, the guide, medium and conduit to my subconscious. She is here today to point out that I am once again, for the first time in a very long time, starting to hear the messages of my intuition. Whether my body stopped sending the signals or I just lost the ability/inclination to hear them, I don't know, but they are starting to break through and I am ready to listen. The Priestess offers encouragement. She lets me know that I am on the right path and that I need to continue to attune to these messages, to seek them out, and to absorb their meaning into my heart and my head so I can then move on putting them into practice in my life.

The Priestess is also challenging me to be more studious in my approach to working with my subconscious. She alludes to the secrets of the collective unconscious and lets me know that everyone has access to this pool of knowledge, including me, if I choose to be open, surrender and accept.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

XIV TEMPERANCE - In Retrospect

I have found this card not just a warning to show temperance through balance - and also through moderation (**key word!!!) but as encouragement that today would be a day when that would actually be possible.

Much of what I planned on doing was done as well as a few other things as well and everything balanced out nicely. My energy levels responded positively and the things that I feared would push to extremes were experienced in wonderful, relaxed and easy control.

It has been wonderful having temperance as the companion of my thoughts today and much positive reinforcement has resulted from this gifting.

Card of the Day for Sunday 5 September 2010: XIV - TEMPERANCE

Today is all about balance. Take a few moments in any situation that may be the start of things approaching extremes and seek perspective in all things. Don't repress your thoughts or feelings, all aspects of you are valid, but don't allow any one aspect to overpower all else. Sometimes you need to let things fly in order to remain focused on the bigger picture. In temperance, seek to see the gifts and blessings that surround you and to be grateful for all you have in your life.