Dec 30 2014
Eight of Swords
Are you feeling blocked or stuck in a situation or within yourself and unable to decide what to do?
The Eight of Swords often implies you are not seeing the full picture and from this image you can see you are perhaps a little confused in what you are seeing and also how you are reacting to things.
When you look in the mirror or when you look at yourself you may not be given yourself enough credit in being able to act in your own best interests.
The image of the tree in the mirror is like a barrier which gives the message that anything you do will not work as there is a problem no matter what you try thus keeping you trapped.
This sense of feeling trapped though is usually of your own doing as Swords stand for thoughts and ways of thinking.
There are images of wisdom in this image alongside what looks like two blades coming out of the woman’s back.
Do you feel as if someone has stabbed you in the back and you are unsure who you can trust?
Perhaps you need to look inside to your own inner wisdom and strength to carry you out of your self imposed prison as there is no one else in this image who can do it for you.
The beautiful green/blue hues of this card speak of healing and communication which means if you change your thoughts you can change the world around you and release yourself from whatever is holding you back and keeping you stuck.
Dec 19 2014
Knight of Wands
You may be waiting for some news today or just wanting to get up and out there and do your own thing.
If this is the case don’t wait around for others to catch up with you as you have such a lot of energy today that you may need to just get out and do things on your own.
There is a certain amount of “adventure” in this card as you venture outside the safety of the walls behind you and set forth on the back of a large cat barely strapped into the harness.
The sky is bright, the day is clear and you are riding high.
It may be that you have plans you wish to put into action and are fed up with waiting for others to get back you with answers or that you simply want to do this your way.
Whatever it is there seems to be a certain amount of creativity to this new found freedom you are experiencing and you never know what is around the next corner.
It’s as if you had been inviting life experiences to land on your doorstep and when they didn’t come you decided to go out and make some life experiences for yourself.
I wonder what you will find out there today. Whatever it is you don’t look too concerned or bothered by it.
In fact you look so relaxed you could take on anything and probably will… along with a little help from your mode of transportation which looks like it could get you out of trouble faster than you would on your own two feet.
Dec 02 2014
Five of Cups
You may be trying to find your bearings today and need to decide what direction you will take next.
Don’t rush into any decisions as you may not be seeing the full picture just yet and need to wait for things to fall into place.
Any papers you have to sign are perhaps best put off today especially if you have any questions about what you are signing.
Things are on an upward turn for you but you are not out of the woods yet. You need to watch where you are going and not leave things up to fate or chance.
Part of you may feel as if it is all too much effort to make but there are other parts of you (as can be seen from the face blowing bubbles behind you) that do see the fuller picture and are intuitively urging you to make the changes you face without holding back.
If you did decide to make changes today perhaps you should take a look at the mermaid’s tail in this image. It is not being used for anything other than balancing just now and that is how it is for you. You are at a standstill, neither here nor there and just holding your own.
The beautiful blue and green hues of the water speak of communication and healing taking place. The relatively calm currents show your emotions being kept in check. However, the trajectory of the cups in the water do not show which way you will go.
At the moment you reach towards the surface of the water ready to pull yourself out of where you are but you are not looking at where you are going and in not doing so that may be your downfall.
Nov 17 2014
Four of Swords
All things being balanced and even then I guess you have a decision to make.
The way forward for you today may not be as easy as you would like it to be. Both paths look equally appealing and both paths come with different dilemmas.
What will you do next? How will you do it? What will the repercussions of one decision be over another?
All these questions and more will need to be answered today for you to be able to get out of being stuck and confused and left starting at yourself (or selves) in the mirror.
Perhaps you are looking at your dilemma in the wrong way as it seems that whatever you do you come back to face your “self”.
Try stepping out of thinking of the impact of any decisions and choices you make today only affecting you and try weighting up what it may mean for other people.
You may find your way out of the never ending loop of thoughts which seem to be filling not only your consciousness but also your unconscious thoughts including your hopes, dreams and fears.
You certainly have the energy to get what you want but you are holding back for some reason and playing things around in your mind a little more than you need to.
There is a sense of right and wrong, angels and devils in this image…. which one are you and does it make you right or wrong?
Sep 30 2014
Sit yourself down and take a load of your feet because today Venus is semi sextile Jupiter and this means you deserve a break… even if you don’t!
It’s hard to say if your cup is half empty or half full as you have the means and thought processes today to make it seem like it is either way and as you sit back, relax and get into the mood you really don’t seem to care one way or the other.
Notice the different shapes to the cups and then imagine yourself which one either feels right to you or is nicer and why this is so.
There is no room for wasting any of the liquid being poured in to the larger rimmed cup and it is almost as if nothing is going to waste today.
Even if you feel you are wasting your time it will not be so as you maybe just need a little bit of relaxation and “me” time.
Although the woman in this card sits by a pool the image is not reflected in it and if you take a good look in that pool of water you will find that the actual reality of your position is not really as it seems.
This will not deter you though as you have the wings to fly away at the drop of a hat and do something else.
The Temperance card reminds you of how important it is to achieve balance and harmony in your life.
Jan 29 2014
Queen of Swords
You may have to make a decision today that is based on logic and principle rather than intuition.
The Queen of Swords is all about cutting through the confusion and uncertainty that separates wants from needs. It may be a matter of putting something you’ve wanted to rest — in the spirit of accepting that it’s just not good for you.
Or it could be as simple as speaking the truth, knowing that you’d only be hurting yourself otherwise.
In this deck we see a dark and somewhat sinister looking Queen. She stands before a marble throne, her loyal hand-maidens at her sides.
Her surroundings are minimal — aside from the throne we see only a gold crown that is painted on the wall. She doesn’t need to wear a crown: everyone know’s she’s Queen.
This Queen is pale, stoic and quite beautiful — perhaps dangerously beautiful. Look at the size of her sword! As swords stand for ideas, intellect and mental acuity, we can surmise that she’s highly intelligent.
She doesn’t mince words. When she speaks she chooses her words wisely and they may be biting. But she’s also fair, impartial and objective.