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.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Card of the Day for Friday 29 October - XX JUDGEMENT

This is the forth time this card has been my card of the day in the last two weeks, firstly on the 15th of October, then on the 18th of October and again the very next day after that. Either I am not understanding the message of this card or there is just an abundance of that energy at work in my life at the minute and it is dominating all else. The number of cards from the major arcana, which represent big life events, is also higher than statistically likely. My purpose here is to try to unlock these messages in order to be best placed to be open to and accepting of the energies at work in my life at the moment.

The guide book for my deck has the following to say about this card in brief:

"The gaining of a higher or wider perspective. Seeing oneself as part of a larger whole rather than as an isolated individual. Heeding a call to follow a path or take an action."

This is incredibly powerful and fitting for me at the moment; now to work out where to get the motivation, inspiration and energy to fit in the extra demands of such a calling!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Card of the Day for Thursday 28 October - V FAITH

In most decks, this card is known as the Heirophant and represents, among other things, religious dogma, structured belief systems and trusting in a higher power. In this deck, the renaming of this card to Faith, in my opinion, better focuses on the concept of core values without tying it to religious or spiritual beliefs, or, indeed, the lack thereof.

There have been a number of synchronicities for me with this card today already and I have been paying particular attention to conversations regarding faith (not just in a spiritual context) and, as a result, have revisited a lot of my thoughts and intentions regarding my own practices.

Exploring my core values and extending that to how these values manifest in my life is a wonderful, albeit intense and sometimes difficult, lesson to be working on but I am very grateful to have the opportunity to learn from.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Card of the Day for Wednesday 27 October - XIII DEATH

The Death card speaks of endings of cycles and also of transformation in that we can see that nothing ever really dies, it just exists in a new way, be it a memory or learning experience or perhaps a new beginning in some other part of our life. The snake on this card symbolises all aspects of who we are and also how part of the cycle of life requires us to cast off our other layers from time to time in order to grow and develop. Death is an ending but it is also a new beginning, it is transformation and it is all part of the natural cycles of the earth.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Card of the Day for Tuesday 26 October - Queen of Coins

Queens have an element of control about them, of mastery, of taking charge but of doing so not with sheer power and might as with the king but with tact, sometimes with charm and with the strength of resolve that comes through making heart choices, not head ones.

The Queen of Coins is encouraging me to makes decisions and to take charge in a way that is being true to myself. She tells us that some battles are won with swords and shields but others are won with care and compassion. She talks of practical matters, the home, career, finances but she is here to affirm that we have the strength that we need in order to succeed in whatever we need to.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Card of the Day for Monday 24 October - III of Swords

The Three of Swords talks of heartbreak and despair. She sheds the tears of a harsh reality and even though she knows she is still near the beginning in this cycle and that things will change soon enough, she is completely in the moment with her grief.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Card of the Day for Sunday 24 October - Queen of Cups

Queens are feeling and cups are emotion, so this is the double-whammy of matters of the heart. What I need to work out is whether the queen is with me today to look within or to look without, or, indeed, to look in both directions.

One of the greatest triumphs of the Queen of Cups is that she leads with her heart but she is still in full control of her emotions - she rules them, they do not rule her. Sometimes we can let our emotions get the better of us and this can cloud our judgement and decision-making or we can end up swinging to the opposite extreme by trying to control our emotions and never let them show through. This queen reminds us that it is human to feel but we are who we are through our conscious choices that honour all aspects of ourselves.