Dec 01 2015
Knight of Wands
Today you want to work on gathering up the courage and confidence that are needed to go after your goals.
You may be ready to chase after a dream you’d set aside because you lacked the time, energy or resources to follow it n the past. You may be ready to pursue an interest that’s been calling out to you that’s no longer possible to resist. Or you may be thinking about something (or someone) you’re passionate about that you’re only now in a position to pursue.
The Knight of Wands — this version from the Arcus Arcanum Tarot — encourages you to move past your fears and go after your dreams with the attitude that nothing can stand in your way.
You don’t want to waiver or second-guess yourself; you want to grab onto opportunities that present themselves without a moment’s hesitation.
If this is someone in your life, you will know him by his larger-than-life personality. You’ll know him by his act-first / think-later approach to life. And while he may not be off fighting battles, you’ll know that if he were, he’d come out on top.
He may he here to teach you the importance of embracing some of these qualities yourself. If so keep in mind the importance of making preparations and pacing yourself so you don’t run out of steam.
The Knight of Wands tends to run on adrenalin and has been known to lose interest in projects once they become routine. But overall he’s here to teach you how to challenge yourself to set your goals in motion. If you temper them with a enough discipline and perseverance, you just may see them come to fruition.
Nov 03 2015
Two of Cups
With Venus and Mars conjunct today and rising together in the early morning sky, love is in the air for all of us.
Whether you’re in an established relationship, starting something new, or just out there looking, now is the time to let someone you care about know it.
The Two of Cups is all about falling in love — either opening yourself up to new experiences or reigniting a connection with someone you’re already involved with.
It’s this process of falling in love that reveals to us ourselves at our very best. It’s where we put our best version of ourselves forward and the Universe responds by opening up unanticipated doors.
The Two of Cups is known as the “Love” card as it refers to that love at first sight sense of finding your other half. It’s a marriage or union of opposites, as seen in this version of the card from the Arcus Arcanum Tarot.
It’s the mutual attraction card, the “soul mate” card, and so much more. It’s the process of falling in love or renewing a love connection that replenishes itself over time.
There’s a synergy that pulls two people together and echoes their feelings back to one another. In this respect the Two of Cups is more about falling in love with yourself, as seen through your loved one’s eyes.
If you meet someone new today consider it an opportunity for growth. It could be the yin to your yang — or it could just be a friend who shows you the true meaning of the word. You may also be working on revamping your current connection or reuniting with a loved one. Whichever it is, be grateful for the opportunity to see yourself through someone else’s eyes.
Jul 27 2015
Knight of Cups
Today you may encounter someone who inspires you to open up your heart and express your true feelings without fear or censure.
This could be an individual in your life (male or female) or it could describe qualities that you yourself need to develop. Qualities like love, affection, romance, and emotional expression.
The Knight of Cups tends to be “in love with love,” in which case he’s apt to be better at the hearts-and-flowers aspects of romance than he is at the nitty gritty. While not exactly the proverbial Knight in Shining Armor, does have a certain romantic sweep-you-off-your-feet vibe. He’s ardent and passionate with a lot to say and a colorful way of saying it.
There is a bit of a dramatic flair associated with this Knight. He can be chivalrous and gallant when he needs to be. Or when the mood calls for a softer approach he can be sensitive, caring and kind.
If this is someone in your life, you will know him by his charm, sensitivity, and emotional availability. He may be a water sign (Cancer, Scorpio or Pisces) or he may just possess those same sensitivities.
He wears his heart on his sleeve and has no problem expressing feelings. He may reach out across the miles or send messages of love and affection from afar.
You may be thinking about going off on an adventure yourself; if so don’t be surprised if it includes romance. Alternately you may be planning a trip on your own, getting away from it all, or heading off into the wild blue yonder yourself.
Whatever you decide, pay attention to the messages you send and receive. With a boatload of sextiles among harmonious planets today you can expect these types of communications to flow with ease.
Feb 27 2015
King of Wands
Today you may be called upon to lay down the law or exert your influence and authority over others.
The King of Wands — this version from the Arcus Arcanum Tarot — is depicted as a powerful and imposing figure.
This KIng is hearty and robust. He’s seated on his throne against a fiery red and gold back-drop. His royal garb is rugged yet dignified and the club he holds in his lap (his “wand”) is not one to be trifled with.
As with all of the court cards, the King of Wands can represent a person in your life, in this case someone who possesses strong leadership qualities and who has a personable, larger-than-life presence that’s impossible to ignore.
If this is the case with you, know that this person is here to teach you to embrace some of these qualities yourself. You may need to learn to wield your own authority over others, at home or in the work place.
The King of Wands can also represent a state of mind — as in displaying confidence and problem solving skills that draw people to you and elevates you in their eyes. And he can represent an event — such as a promotion or recognition from your peers.
However he appears for you today, see it as an indication that it’s time to step and start exerting your own influence. It may be time for you to pick up your own mighty club and show the rest of the world what you’re made of.
Apr 01 2014
What would you be doing today if you had no plans, no responsibilities, and no worries?
The Fool card encourages you to consider the possibilities, no matter how impractical or far fetched they may be.
It’s a card of adventure, living in the moment and letting life take you where it may.
It speaks of innocence and fearlessness — fueled by faith in the Universe and probably a little luck. Notice the Fool waving us forward to accompany him on his journey, only moments away from falling over the cliff.
This is the first card in the tarot, numbered Zero. It’s the beginning of the Fool’s journey and refers to unlimited potential. He has all four elements (wand, cup, sword and pentacle) on his person and very little else.
There are references to both good luck (the rainbow, the butterflies, the symbols on his knapsack) and bad (the cliff, the black cat, the menacing grey clouds in the sky). And off in the distance — beyond the waterfall, kingdom and mountains — who knows what he will find at the end of the rainbow?
Feb 21 2014
Seven of Cups
You may need a reality check today. Or at the very least a kick in the pants to get motivated toward manifesting your dreams.
The Seven of Cups is a card of temptations, often fueled by irrational thoughts or fantasies. There are sometimes too many options available, which makes it hard to decide. But more often it’s a case of wishful thinking and foolish day-dreaming that can interfere with actual progress.
In this version of the card, we see a woman seated before a “magic mirror” which reveals to her her deepest longings. She doesn’t see her own reflection in the mirror (reality) instead she sees herself celebrating a happy marriage to the man of her dreams, surrounded by elegance and finery. In contrast her own silhouette is shrouded in darkness.
This is the dilemma with the Seven of Cups. What you long for looks so appealing while what you have appears so drab. But it’s just an illusion and even if it weren’t — even if it were perfectly attainable — it’s not going to come about by sitting around day dreaming about it.
In some decks this card is called “Debauchery.” It refers to the superficial appeal of things that most of us only think will make us happy.