Free Daily Tarotscope — Aug 13, 2015 — Seven of Chalices

seven of chalices

Seven of Chalices

Today’s Mercury / Neptune opposition may see fighting the urge to escape into a fog of romantic reverie.

You may find yourself walking around in a haze; lost in thought or daydreaming about a different reality.

The Seven of Chalices is a card of temptations, often fueled by irrational thoughts or fantasies. There can be too many options available, which makes it hard to decide. But it can also be a case of wishful thinking or foolish day-dreaming that can interfere with actual progress.

You may feel like torn by competing interests and pulled in different directions — either away from the things you really want to do, or towards the kind of mindless diversions that cause you lose sight of your priorities.

The woman in this card — from the Tarot Lenormand — is seated on a fluffy cloud with her arm around a colorful peacock and a scepter in her other hand. She’s dressed as a Queen and she very well may be, or perhaps this is just part of her fantasy.

The Seven of Chalices compels you to escape from what may seem like a dull or ordinary existence, into a world of daydreams and fantasy. It may not be productive or practical but it can get you out of a funk.

There are elements of seduction inherent in this card. Being seduced by something intangible or just out of reach, or being lured in by a fantasy that falls short in the harsh light of day. 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 daydreaming.

While you may think that the grass is greener on the other side of the fence, chances are good that when you got there you’d want nothing more than to return back home. The message behind this card is to aim for reachable goals and to participate in attaining them rather than allowing yourself to fall into the trap of wishful thinking.

Free Daily Tarotscope — Jun 11, 2015 — Nine of Pentacles

Nine of Pentacles

Nine of Pentacles

As Mercury turns direct in Gemini today you may feel an urge to take flight. Mercury in Gemini can be a bit “flighty” anyway, but there’s a certain sense of buoyancy that ties in perfectly with the butterfly in this card.

This version of the Nine of Pentacles — from the Tarot Lenormand — depicts an opulent courtyard, complete with a reflection pool, statues, fountains and lush landscaping. And of course the vibrant and colorful butterfly front and center.

Butterflies are also symbols of metamorphosis and transformation, which is interesting in that the corresponding Lenormand card — card number 8 / Nine of Diamonds is the coffin or sarcophagus, another symbol of transformation.

The Nine of Pentacles is traditionally related to be satisfied with where you are in life, especially in terms of the lifestyle and environment that you created for yourself. And there is certainly some of that here in the luxurious landscape and surroundings.

But the Tarot Lenormand version shifts the focus more to rising above the petty or earthly concerns and elevating yourself to something that is rare and beautiful in its own right.

The butterfly in this card is known as a Peacock Butterfly, due to its vibrant coloring and spectacular eyespots. As an animal totem, butterflies represent grace, beauty, curiosity, buoyancy and fragility.

It will be some weeks before Mercury crosses its shadow point (on June 27th), bringing you out of the woods as far as retrograde nuisances go. But you can use this time as a sort of springboard for lifting yourself up breaking free from the shackles that have held you down.

In keeping with the traditional interpretations of the Nine of Pentacles, you want to use this time to balance out the give and take in your life while still maintaining your priorities. Remember that whatever you put out there — whether it’s time, energy, money or yourself — as well as whatever you’re open to receiving, will all balance out and be replenished over time.