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Free Daily Tarotscope — Jan 7, 2015 — Five of Pentacles

Five of Pentacles

Five of Pentacles

Today you might have to look at where you may have over-extended yourself in recent weeks, particularly with year-end expenses and Holiday spending.

As Saturn and the Sun move into a hard (semi-square) aspect today, your focus may shift from feelings of joy and anticipation to the more unsettling feelings of worry, loneliness and isolation.

The imagery in this card harrowingly depicts this energy. There’s a stark, cold, uninviting landscape with a dying tree that looks almost menacing as it reaches out toward the wilting flower in the foreground.

The Five Pentacles hanging from the branches may have once been shiny and gold, but now they’re tarnished and weathered. You get the feeling that if you were to reach out and try to pluck one, the tree would come to life and fight you off — either that or it would devour you. .

The Five of Pentacles can mark a period of financial adversity, such as seeing your earnings held up or seeing your resources dwindling as a result of unexpected expenses.

As Pentacles are linked to “values,” we most often think of money. But they also relate to self-worth: it’s hard to feel good about yourself when you’re struggling — financially or otherwise.

In this respect the Five of Pentacles can also refer to feelings or loneliness or rejection. You may be feeling isolated and unsupported — but it’s important to ask yourself truthfully whether the support you so desperately crave has been there for you all along. And whether your own issues with self worth and self esteem have caused you to either miss it or reject it outright.

The flower in the foreground is a snowdrop — symbolizing purity, hope and renewal. This is something to keep in mind today, especially if you’re so focused on the tree (fear, loneliness and scarcity) and not enough on the rebirth that is possible through the message of the flower.

Jan 2015 Tarot Scopes featuring the Animal Wisdom Tarot

Two of Feathers

ARIES: Two of Feathers

This month may see you feeling torn between two competing interests or desires and at a loss as to which one one you really want to follow.

You start the month with an opposition between Mars (your ruler) and Jupiter, which are moving through your 11th (social) and 5th (personal) houses.

The Mars transit has you thinking about where you fit in in the world and about the contributions you’ve made. The Jupiter transit is more personal: it’s more about creativity and self-expression.

As difficult as it is to balance these dual desires, you may find yourself at an impasse. It’s hard to feed one set of urges without feeling like you’re neglecting the other.

You may need to take the time to reflect, much like the Heron in this card.

Here we see him gazing down at his reflection in a tranquil pool. A crescent moon shines in the night sky, illuminating the pair of feathers that are crisscrossed on the water’s surface.

The Heron is this deck’s version of the Two of Swords. As this card often refers to inaction and immobility, you might take a page from the Heron’s book and use that inertia to reflect on your options before you make a move.

Aries is usually more about “act first and think later.” But this month you might want to hold back and weigh your options instead. In doing so you may just be able to find a way to satisfy both sets of urges.

 

Free Daily Tarotscope — Sept 1, 2014 — Five of Pentacles

Five of Pentacles

Five of Pentacles

Pay attention to your finances today — meaning not just your income, but also savings and expenditures.

The Five of Pentacles can mark a period of financial adversity, such as seeing your earnings held up or seeing your resources dwindling as a result of unexpected expenses.

As Pentacles are linked to “values,” we most often think of money. But they also relate to self-worth: it’s hard to feel good about yourself when you’re struggling — financially or otherwise.

In this version of the card we see a woman attempting to slink away from a church unnoticed, under the dark of night. Has she sought sustenance there, only to be turned away? Or is she so afraid to reach out for help in the first place that she never even bothered to knock?

There’s a cross in the window, made up of five gold coins (pentacles). An eye watches her from the doorway as she slips away.

There are elements of shame and humiliation inherent in this imagery. She may have gotten caught doing something she knows was wrong.

She doesn’t have anything on her person to sustain her — and she doesn’t have a friend to turn to. She’s naked and alone.

Free Daily Tarotscope — July 15, 2014 — Five of Pentacles

Five of Pentacles

Five of Pentacles

Be grateful for what beauty flowers… one day at a time.

If you feel you are at the bottom of a well and cannot look up or get out because you are stuck in a rut take heart that you are beautiful indeed.

Do not let circumstances get so on top of you that you forget your own inner beauty and strengths for it is these that shall pull you out of where you are now and see you soaring again.

The Five of Pentacles is about leaving something behind and it may be that you are removing yourself from a situation that no longer sustains or serves you well and need to start looking at your options in the sense that as one door closes another opens and that door may just lead to your “dreams.”

It may be a good idea to take a break, have a rest and clear your mind of all thoughts and I have just the thing to take your mind off problems you may be stuck on at the moment.

Take a look at the black void which is behind the rose filled with what looks like raindrops moving in front of it. I know rain falls down but take a good look at these white drops and see if they are falling up or down.

Does this image appear to be moving up or down to you? If it is moving down try to turn the vision to the image so that the rain drops are moving upwards.

Ask the Tarot: Second Time Around

Second Time Around

A client wants to know about a relationship that ended a few years back. It started, faltered and then fizzled out over the course of a year, without ever fully developing into the serious, committed relationship that my client was interested in.

Since January, their relationship has been “back on” again, after several different transitions (from periods of not speaking at all to attempts to maintain the connection as a friendship only, with a few ‘casual’ hookups in between).

Now though things seem to be moving forward again. And my client — Melissa — is curious about how this plays out in their cards and charts.

May 2014 Tarot Scopes featuring the Chrysalis Tarot

Four of Mirrors

Aries:  Four of Mirrors 

This month is all about choices and those choices and decisions you may be putting off whilst, perhaps, you wait for something better to come along.

The mirrors in this card stand for the suit of cups and from the pattern they are displaying in the water also show that your thoughts, decisions, choices may be changing like the tide… one day you are high on an idea and the next day you are low and no longer want to go along with that idea.

I don’t blame you… from the looks of things where you are sitting it looks pretty comfortable and calming.

There are no intense emotions and everything is running along quite smoothly. You feel at “one” with your environment and see no use in fighting against the current in making changes to your situation. Change is coming though, whether you want it or not.

The sea turtle which is about to brush against your tail is a symbol of you being given a slight nudge in making changes.

You can go back to your dream world, keeping your eyes shut and focused on pleasant thoughts and sensations — or you can face what’s coming head on.

Free Daily Tarotscope — Mar 19, 2014 — Five of Pentacles

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Five of Pentacles

Today’s card — the Five of Pentacles — indicates a need to rethink what you value, especially when it comes to your own sense of worth or self-esteem.

In this version of the card we see an old man standing in the snow outside a closed wooden door. His clothes are shabby and worn, inadequate against the cold. His wife shivers on their mule behind him.

There are five gold coins scattered on the ground beside them. They don’t even seem to notice the coins. The woman seems dejected and uncertain, and her husband seems hesitant to knock. Perhaps they’ve been turned away before and have come to expect the same this time. 

This card is tied to Saturn in Taurus or the second house. Astrologically this relates to hardship and turmoil, business failings, loss of revenue, and financial decline. But it also says a lot about personal values and self-esteem. We don’t always realize how connected these are to one another.

In this respect the Five of Pentacles can also refer to feelings or loneliness or rejection. But like the couple in this card, you don’t want to make that assumption before you discover it to be true. They could just as easily find comfort, community and warmth on the other side of that door.