Oct 10 2015
Eight of Nature
The Moon’s North Node moves into Virgo today, for the first time in around 19 years. Because the Nodes are always in polarity with one another, this moves the South Node into Pisces.
One potential manifestation for the Nodes moving into Virgo / Pisces is a collective shift in consciousness toward toward service to others, which begins with an understanding of ourselves. As in where we fit in in the world as mirrored through our own perceptions.
The Moon’s Nodes are naturally retrograde, which means they move backwards (or counter-clockwise) through the zodiac. There’s emphasis on clearing up past life karma through this retrograde motion, and creating new karma in the process.
The Eight of Nature card is the Tarot of Origins version of the Eight of Wands. This version focuses less (way less) on the movement and activity usually seen in the Eight of Wands and more on introspection and soul searching.
There are also elements here of history, progress and evolution. Notice the man’s face which has been carved into the driftwood. One side has a primate-like appearance and the other depicts the visage of an ancient man. The driftwood curves upwards and branches off in two different directions, one side circling the rising sun and the other off into unknown regions.
The Eight of Wands is known as a messenger card, and notice the tiny blackbird perched on the branch. Is he bringing a message to you or ready to deliver one of your own? The blackbird as an animal totem is tied to consciousness, the higher mind, mystery and magic.
Today is a day for unraveling secrets of your own. Looking back over your past, retracing your heritage, and thinking about the steps that have been taken to lead you to where you are today. Pay attention to messages you receive during this time and be mindful of those you send out to others.
Aug 06 2015
Eight of Wands
If you’ve been waiting to hear from someone — or expecting to receive news from afar, changes are good you’ll receive your answer today.
The Eight of Wands — this version from Anna Klaffinger’s gorgeous Anna K. Tarot — represents a message that is coming your way. And while the woman in this card is clearly happy to receive her message, it’s not necessarily good news.
Today’s Saturn square Mercury says it may actually be a let down or disappointment. It may not be something you want to hear. But the gloved figure delivering the message — and the red ribboned presentation — says it is going to be important.
There are other prominent “messenger” transits today: Mercury is also conjunct Venus and Mars trines Saturn.
The Mercury / Venus conjunction generally is good news, or at the very least a diplomatic way of handling it. But keep in mind that Venus is still squaring Saturn which can put a damper on even the best of news. The Mars / Saturn transit offers a positive means for dealing with any setbacks or problems that arise.
Your goal today should be to be prepared for any messages that come your way — whether these are delivered in a literal or figurative form. How you respond to them and the steps you take upon receiving them will go a long ways toward determining your next steps.
May 31 2015
This month you may find it necessary to make decisions that are fair and just — without regard your personal leanings. The Justice card refers to a conscious awareness of cause and effect, action and consequence, right and wrong.
It may be a situation that you’re personally involved in, such as a relationship that tugs at your heartstrings but is not in alignment with your principles. Or you may be asked to mediate a disagreement among friends. It’s not about choosing sides. It’s about being able to tap into the “truth” objectively and impartially.
In this version of the card — from the Sun & Moon Tarot — a butterfly girl hovers in the sky behind a scale. She strives to maintain her balance using the blade of her giant sword. A flaming heart is weighed against a single white feather in the scales.
A yin / yang symbol is at the top of the scales and the Hebrew letter “tet” is at the base. Among other things, the tet symbol refers to wisdom and truth.
The Justice card speaks of balancing head against heart and desire against logic. While we all strive to keep these areas in sync, it’s a constant and precarious battle.
Sometimes the heart rules and sometimes it’s the head. But if you rise above the situation (like the girl in the card) you’ll be better equipped to achieve perspective. Sometimes we have to get some altitude in order to see things from outside of our earthly attachments.
The Justice card encourages you to seek the answers to your most pressing concerns through objectivity and conscious awareness. If you rely too much on head, heart will suffers and vice versa. But if you can find a way to balance the two, the truth will reveal itself in the end.
May 08 2015
Eight of Wands
Things may be speeding up for you just now with many things happening all at once and you caught in the middle of it not knowing what to do first.
You may even wish there were more than one of you or an extra set of hands to get all that needs to be accomplished done.
Unexpected news is on the horizon so if you’re waiting for a phone call, email, letter, etc expect it to land in your hands soon.
You may even find there is cause for rejoicing at the news as the Eight of Wands — this version from the beautiful Golden Tarot of Klimt — also implies growth. Be prepared for a change and make sure you are ready for it when it does come.
Ask yourself what is your attitude to change? Do you embrace it or shy away from it?
Do you celebrate the changes in your life and throw yourself into them wholeheartedly or do you shrink away in fear? Do you see the Eight Wands in this card as barriers or do you see them as challenges that need to be vigorously pursued?
The Eight of Wands implies that change is upon you whether you like it or not. You may not even be given any warning it is about to come so you best be ready for anything. Remember there’s always a reason for change — even if the reason is not clear to you now!
The women in this card show the various reactions to the news and changes around them. One looks hesitant whilst two dance in celebration and ready to embrace the changes given to them.
The attitude of the two dancing in celebration is the one you want to adopt. Open your arms (and your heart) to the unknown as there are bound to be blessings awaiting you on the other side!
Mar 31 2015
Eight of Wands
Mercury moves into Aries today and Mars moves into Taurus. This may be a bit of a mixed bag for you with your mind (Mercury) racing ahead (Aries) and your body (Mars in Taurus) wanting to slow things down.
The Aries energy is likely to win out though — with six planets in fire signs and the Sun conjuncting the Aries south node.
As March winds down and we move into April we bring you the Eight of Wands — this version from Charissa Dresden’s Steampunk Tarot — and a gorgeous array of sunny parasols.
The Eight of Wands is a high energy card that represents a highly focused sense of action and activity. It’s not without distraction: you may find that you have too much going on or too many interests and have to figure out where to direct your attention.
You may also find that you’ve got so much on your plate that you feel the need to rush as you scramble to get things accomplished.
The Eight of Wands is all about action, progress and momentum. It’s about getting things done and making things happen. It may be as simple as ticking off all the little things on your to-do list, and it may be as significant as making great headway on an important project.
And while it might feel to you like there just aren’t enough hours in the day, you could be surprised when it’s over at how much you really accomplished. The Eight of Wands can also refer to travel. In that respect it relates to being literally and physically on the go. Are you planning a weekend getaway? Use this extra energy to make preparations for your trip.
Keep in mind though that the all this fiery energy can be impatient and therefore somewhat reckless. You want to stay alert and pay attention to your environment if you do end up making travel plans.
Feb 09 2015
Eight of Wands
Things are moving quickly for you today, which means that you may have a full schedule ahead of you even before you walk out the door.
You’ll have to stay on you toes if you want to get anything accomplished — like the woman in this card — from the beautiful Paulina Tarot.
You also want to stay focused: otherwise you run the risk of being pulled in several different directions or going off on a wild goose chase that distracts you from your original goals.
Notice the Eight Wands are all moving in the same direction and the butterflies flapping their wings to guide them along. This is the essence of the Eight of Wands. Staying focused and present; aligning yourself with the activity going on around you so that you become a part of it rather than fighting against it.
There’s a a sense of progress and swiftness in this card, as if to say “things are happening, and they’re happening NOW.”
The Eight of Wands also a card of communications. Networking and sharing ideas. Hearing and being heard.
This is important because it may feel like certain relationships are up in the air for you today -– especially those where differences of opinion have caused them to stall them in their tracks.
This card speaks of not only communicating effectively, but also clearing the air and getting back in sync with those you may have had differences with. It can also refer to travel or messages that come (in the form of good news) from afar.
You may feel a bit overwhelmed; like you’ve got places to go and people to see, and not enough hours in the day. But as long as you stay focused today you can get a lot accomplished.
Jan 01 2015
Eight of Wands
As we begin the New Year, Mars and Jupiter come together today in a powerful and dynamic opposition.
This is a high-energy aspect that ties in perfectly with the Eight of Wands.
You may have so much going on that it becomes difficult to figure out where to direct your attention. And you may have so much on your plate that you feel the need to rush as you scramble to get things accomplished.
The Eight of Wands is all about action, progress and momentum. It’s about getting things done and making things happen.
It may be as simple as ticking off all the little things on your to-do list, and it may be as significant as making great headway on an important project.
And with 2015 stretching out before you, it may be the monumental task of setting your intentions in motion in the form of New Years resolutions.
Although you may have expected to relax today (after a night of celebrations), you’re more likely to be busier than ever.
While it might feel to you like there just aren’t enough hours in the day, you could be surprised when it’s over at how much you really accomplished.
The Eight of Wands can also refer to travel. In that respect it relates to being literally and physically on the go. Are you planning a weekend getaway? Use this extra energy to make preparations for your trip.
Keep in mind though that the Mars / Jupiter transit can also be somewhat reckless. You want to stay alert and pay attention to your environment if you do end up making travel plans.