Nov 16 2015
Ten of Swords
Today’s card — the Ten of Swords from Nathalie Hertz’s beautiful Faerie Tarot — is one of the more difficult and uncomfortable cards in the deck.
It speaks of having to face facts over a situation that didn’t turn out the way you’d hoped and a sense of having to admit defeat, no matter how hard you to try to engineer a different outcome.
You may have been clobbered over the head with a dose of hard cold reality, or you could be feeling like you’ve hit rock bottom over something you wanted so desperately that turned out to be just not be in the cards.
If you find that you’re in this position today, don’t be so hard on yourself. Don’t think that “Up” is such a bad place to go when there’s nowhere to go but up.
The Ten of Swords forces you to stop fighting a losing battle and prepare for what you should be doing instead. Being at your lowest point means that you not only know what you’re up against, but you also know that things aren’t going to get worse.
If you’re ready to put this behind you — whatever your “this” may be — know that it really is darkest before the dawn. So take some time today to it to rest, then dry your tears and dust yourself off. Remember that tomorrow is a brand new day, and that things can only get better from here on out.
Nov 01 2015
Today you may need to be extra gentle with yourself and tend to your own needs with the same loving care that you’re used to doling out to others.
The Strength card is a card of self-mastery. It’s about digging in deep and finding your inner reserves of strength and power that are sometimes necessary for handling life’s challenges.
It’s a card of courage, bravery, discipline and self-control. It speaks of the importance of staying grounded and being steadfast in the face of danger, and whatever curveballs the Universe throws your way.
You may be putting on a brave face as you tackle things that frighten you today, or that take you outside of your comfort zone. Or you may — like the faerie in the card, from the beautiful Faerie Tarot — recognize the value of taming your inner beast and becoming one with it.
You may notice the storm clouds brewing in the distance, but she doesn’t even flinch. And this is the essence of this card. Self-mastery and self-control.
The Strength card encourages you to not only meet your fears and insecurities head on, but to transform them by neutralizing the power they hold over you. Once you do that you’ll find that they weren’t so frightening after all.
Sep 04 2015
Two of Pentacles
Today you may find yourself juggling all of the different areas in your life and trying to find ways to maintain balance.
With all of the activity going on around you may feel like you’re being spread too thin, or pull in too many different directions. You’ll have to be flexible and observant. Giving into the call of one desire without neglecting the call of another should be foremost on your list.
The idea is to be alert enough to remain aware of your surroundings and agile enough to immerse yourself in them fully. Much like the little faerie — from Nathalie Hertz’ gorgeous Faerie Tarot — in this card.
Although there are bound to be distractions and demands on your time, this card says you have it in you to stay centered and attend to your obligations by pulling those opposing forces together and striking a balance between them.
In the context of this card Pentacles refers to more than just money. While it can mean juggling funds — robbing Peter to pay Paul and seeing money go out as soon as if comes in.
While these are certainly possibilities you want to be aware of, they can also refer to tasks, commitments and external obligations. Think about what you need to balance in your own life today as opposed to what deserves your undivided attention. It may require levels of skill and dexterity that you didn’t even know you had. If you can pull it off though and find ways to satisfy one area without neglecting the other, it should be tremendously rewarding for you in the end.
Jul 12 2015
Queen of Swords
You may have to adopt a bit of an “ice queen” persona today, much like the Queen of Swords — from the gorgeous Faerie Tarot — depicted in this card.
Sometimes it’s necessary to detach yourself from emotional responses in order to get a job done. You may find yourself in a position of authority, having to “lay down the law” rather than listening to excuses or rationales.
That doesn’t mean you have to be “cold” — even though this Queen and her familiar (a beautiful stoat sporting his winter coat) are seen here in the midst of an icy landscape. What it does mean though is that you’ll have to make decisions based on logic and principle rather than being swayed by emotional attachments.
Today’s Moon in Gemini is in mutual reception with Mercury in Cancer. This combination acts as a natural conduit between the realm of emotions (Cancer) and ideas (Gemini). It allows you to detach enough from your feelings to make informed and rational decisions without sacrificing kindness or sensitivity.
The Queen of Swords may seem cold, but underneath her icy exterior lies a heart of gold. Notice the fiery hilt of her sword placed directly over her heart. She tends to her pet with the same loving care that a mother expresses for her child. Keep this in mind today if you find yourself having to mete out justice of your own.
Mar 04 2015
Three of Cups
You may feel like letting your hair down and spending your day socializing and interacting with others.
The Three of Cups — this version for Nathalie Hertz’s beautiful Faerie Tarot — is a playful and festive card that emphasizes partying and celebrating over work and responsibilities. it also emphasizes friends and casual relationships over serious romantic entanglements.
It refers to being surrounded by like-minded people and putting your differences aside. It’s about coming together and joining forces with those who have your best interests at heart.
As Venus trines Jupiter today, the focus is on merriment and gaiety rather than monotony and drudgery. It’s on interacting and networking with others, allowing you to push aside some of your more serious concerns — at least for the time being.
It represents people gathering together to connect, interact and celebrate. It’s a happy, joyful energy that can manifest as a party or celebration, or it could be as simple as a girls night out. There’s a strong sisterhood vibe to this card — as well as most other versions of the Three of Cups — too.
Pay attention to new people coming into your life too, as Venus is also opposing Uranus today. You could find yourself developing friendships with people that seem random at first but can turn into important connections over time.
No matter where the people in your life have come from today — no matter what your connection or history or relationship with them is — the Three of Cups is a card of companionship and camaraderie. It serves as a reminder that there’s always something to be grateful for, and always someone to share your gratitude with.
Nov 29 2014
Queen of Cups
Today is a day about taking care of yourself as well as others and if there has been any unbalance between the two lately then it’s time to take a look at that.
There is a touch of the fairy about this image and predominance of the colour green shows that there is healing around for you.
You may wish to choose where and whom you deliver this healing to as if you need more energy for yourself there is no use giving it out to others when you could be replenishing your own reserves.
Any pet project you have going on or in the pipeline will need careful surveying today and the finishing touches may need to be put in place.
There is help at hand for this as the white petals float down from the tree in the background giving new thoughts that come from nowhere to help you.
You may feel as if you have a lot of energy to share around today as can be seen from the red dress worn yet you do not need to put as much of that energy into everything you do as the delicate fairy wings show just a smidgen of energy goes a long way. Therefore go from one project to the next and don’t get bogged down in any one thing.
Do not take on the problems of others as if they were your own. Keep a healthy distance and take notice of boundaries. This may be the lesson you are learning today… where you begin and others end.
Jan 09 2014
Two of Wands
Today you want to be mindful of the need to balance your plans and ideas with the actual work that goes into making them manifest. The Two of wands speaks of taking the spark of an idea (brought about by the Ace of Wands) and turning it into something tangible.
But this doesn’t just happen magically — despite the imagery in this card. We can see the little faerie seated on the edge of a fountain and framed by two blooming wands.
One is clearly smaller than the other and this is the one she’s directed her attention to.
The key here is balance: you won’t be able to make something happen without careful consideration and planning; but all the magic in the world won’t cause your ideas to materialize without putting in the effort.
There’s a certain give and take with the Two of Wands (and will all Twos in the tarot) that is mirrored right back to you.
If you want to make something happen, prove it by participating in its development. The outcome you achieve will be directly proportional to the energy you put into it.