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Free Daily Tarotscope — Dec 10, 2015 — Sage of Pentacles

Sage of Pentacles

Sage of Pentacles

As Mercury enters Capricorn today, you may be thinking more about business and financial opportunities.

Meet the Sage of Pentacles, the World Spirit Tarot’s version of the King of Pentacles. He sits on his throne surrounded by symbols of opulence and luxury, including lush foliage, colorful flowers fruit-filled trees and a satiated pig.

The Sage of Pentacles is all about living the good life. Generating income and availing himself to opportunity everywhere he turns. He’s reached pinnacle of success through hard work and determination. He represents power, authority, ambition and worldly acclaim.

This could be you or someone in your life, such as a parent, teacher, mentor or boss. It could also represent a set of values you need to adopt in order to attain your goals.

Where do you see yourself five years from now? What about ten or twenty? What steps are you taking now to manifest that vision? Even though the Sage of Pentacles is a “King,” he didn’t arrive at his station by sitting around doing nothing.

He had to work his way to the top and once there must maintain his position, even if he’s comfortable enough to relax and enjoy all he’s accomplished. The Sage of Pentacles has his feet planted firmly on the ground. He’s a businessman, a entrepreneur, a financial advisor — in general a self-made man.

And while you do want to be practical about putting together your long term goals, you want to be careful not to get stuck in a rut. Just like the King in this card, it would do you a world of good to stop and smell those flowers from time to time. All work and no play isn’t good for anyone, least of all you.

Free Daily Tarotscope — Nov 30, 2015 — The Emperor

The Emperor

The Emperor

As the Sun and Saturn form a conjunction today, you may start to feel like it’s time to take charge of your life and your responsibilities.

The Emperor card — the version from the World Spirit Tarot  — indicates a call to step up to the plate and assume a position of authority. It’s about striving for personal and professional success. And it’s about wielding your personal power in a fair and just manner.

This card symbolizes worldly acclaim and ambition. But it’s also tied to personal obligations, such as areas in your life where you may need to take on a parental role.

Hard work, perseverance and determination are all required: nothing will come to you through sheer luck or wishful thinking.

You may be called upon to counsel another or to offer guidance based on the wisdom of your own experience. Or like the Emperor in this card, your greatest gift may be the ability to truly hear what others have to say without judgment or censure.

Although there are definite masculine elements to this card, the references don’t only apply to men. It can refer to a single mother, a career-woman, or a woman with important responsibilities. It can also describe a man in your life (or someone new coming in) who embodies these qualities.

The message behind this card is one of taking care of business. It’s not the time to be passive or wishy-washy. It’s all about stepping up and taking control of a situation that requires a firm hand and authoritative presence.

Free Daily Tarotscope — Nov 24, 2015 — Seeker of Pentacles

Seeker of Pentacles

Seeker of Pentacles

Today’s Mercury / Saturn conjunction should see you getting a firmer grip on your plans for the future as you take a more serious look at what you want to accomplish in the weeks and months ahead.

The Seeker of Pentacles — the World Spirit Tarot’s version of the Knight of Pentacles — is known for both his dogged determination and his willingness to do whatever it takes (no matter how long it takes) to achieve his goals.

He’s steadfast and consistent but may also be a little too cautious or conservative. Notice that even the his trusty steed is plodding along carefully in this card rather than chomping at the bit to get moving.

Still, the Seeker keeps his eye on the prize and this is exactly what you want to do if you’re going to get where you want to go without letting the detours along the way discourage you from reaching your destination.

The Seeker of Pentacles is diligent, determined and unwavering. He’s not afraid to roll his sleeves up and get to work if he knows it will to pay off for him in the end.

If this is someone in your life, know that he’s here to teach you something about patience and perseverance. He’s here to guide you toward embracing these qualities for yourself, and to start preparing for your future by building a solid framework for it now.

Free Daily Tarotscope — Oct 20, 2015 — Four of Swords

Four of Swords

Four of Swords

You may feel like you need to take a breather today or just focus on getting some much needed rest.

This version of the Four of Swords — from the World Spirit Tarot — stresses the need for a spiritual retreat as much as it does a physical recuperation, although both may be on your radar today.

Three of the four swords are placed within the stained glass church windows that are positioned above the woman in this card. They point up toward the heavens. The fourth one is mounted horizontally beneath her, a reference to the need for stillness and quiet.

The crutch off to the side indicates a need for rest and recovery. It may be figurative or literal. You may have overextended yourself in recent days or pushed yourself past the point of exhaustion and are now faced with the consequences of having taken on too much.

Like the woman in this card, you may just need to take some time away from all the noise and distractions that surround you.

Take some time today for yourself, and listen to the needs of your body (and your soul). If you can’t get away there are other ways to regain your sanity. Meditation, breathwork, self-imposed silence, etc. — any one of these can help you to de-stress and restore your equilibrium.

 

Free Daily Tarotscope — Sept 22, 2015 — Five of Cups

Five of Cups

You may be facing some painful realities today and find yourself dealing with some very uncomfortable emotions.

The Five of Cups is not an easy card. It can indicate emotional upheavals, feelings of loss, loneliness, grief and regret.

As you can see in the imagery of this card — from the beautiful World Spirit Tarot — there may be tears and sadness. A woman is seen weeping into her hands at the base of the card while the five cups beside her are jostled about and spilling their contents onto the ground.

You may be reeling from a recent heartbreak or personal betrayal. A relationship that didn’t go the way you’d hoped or a dream that failed to materialize in the end. No one could accuse you of crying over spilled milk with this card — the grief that accompanies this card is generally very real.

But if you look closely you can see what the woman does not see, the Sun rising in the background, heralding a brand new day. And notice the Unicorn’s silhouette on the hillside. It waits there patiently for her, ready to take her away.

Remember though that you do participate in your destiny. And while you may not have any control over what goes down, you do have some say in how it all plays out. In how you react and respond to the hand you’re dealt. And what you do with it after you’ve dried your tears.

Your heartache can become a powerful conduit for healing. It can also become a gift that you pass onto others: the gift of empathy. Your own experiences lead to a deeper understanding of what others may be dealing with, and can translate into compassion, understanding, forgiveness and unconditional love.

Free Daily Tarotscope — Jul 2, 2015 — Seven of Pentacles

Seven of Pentacles

Seven of Pentacles

Now would be a good time to re-evaluate a recent decision and decide your next move. Do you proceed as planned? Change directions? Or throw in the towel and start all over again?

The Seven of Pentacles — this version from the beautiful World Spirit Tarot indicates a need for patience and discipline to see something through. But it can also trigger feelings of disappointment or frustration over that something taking too long to produce results.

That also brings in the potential that as those results develop they turn out to be not what you thought you wanted in the first place. You could be involved in a relationship that’s just not working out the way you hoped or a career-path that turns out to be unrewarding.

You may be mid-way through a college degree and find yourself wondering if you should change majors, or moving half-way around the world and realizing you’re homesick.

The Seven of Pentacles — like all Sevens — refers to delays, dilemmas and decisions that are not easy to resolve.

It can represent a pause or a setback, a choice between disparate paths, or even a change in direction late in the game. If you find yourself at a crossroads today and wondering whether you it’s best to hang in there or pull out completely, your best move may just be to step back and give it some time.

The Seven of Pentacles represents finding yourself a pivotal juncture that there’s no easy answer for. Take a breather if you think that might help. Step back, assess your progress and figure out where you want to go from here. 

Free Daily Tarotscope — Jun 10, 2015 — Ten of Cups

Ten of Cups

Ten of Cups

“I’d like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony” — what better song to describe a Sun / Uranus sextile combined with a Mercury / Venus sextile? And what better card to depict this energy than the gorgeous Ten of Cups from the World Spirit Tarot?

The Sun / Uranus aspect is all about expressing your unique individuality and getting along with others. It’s good for celebrating people’s differences and lifting them up rather than tearing them down.

The Mercury / Venus aspect is about communicating and harmonizing and expressing your point of a view in a loving and conciliatory manner. And yes, it’s about singing and dancing and playing — especially with these planets in whimsical Gemini and Aries.

In this version, the Ten of Cups is portrayed by one big happy family engaged in a joyful celebration. The figures in the card come from all walks of life — there are different genders, age groups, cultures, lifestyles and orientations.

They dance along a garden path, kicking up their heels (and the autumn leaves all around them) in the process. A small child plays in the background and the family dog joins in.

This card tells you that — at least for today — everything is exactly as it should be. It’s a time of honoring differences and finding ways to see one another as “family” as well as friends. Take some time today to make someone feel accepted and included, and be willing to join in and let your own hair down as well.