Free Daily Tarotscope — Aug 25, 2015 — Two of Swords

Two of Swords

Two of Swords

You may feel like you’re being pulled in two different directions today, or you may be struggling with an important decisions that have been weighing heavily on your mind.

The Two of Swords can refer to an impasse or stalemate that’s more likely than not a result of your own indecision.

It can refer to a pivotal moment in time where you recognize that the options before you are equally appealing (or terrifying) and that whatever decision you make will have a huge impact on your life.

In this respect it can refer to inaction and immobility. Sometimes this is due to fear: “What if I make the wrong decision?” But it’s just as often related to a desire to not have to choose at all.

The Two of Swords — this version from the Tarot of the Magical Forest — is called “Peace” in some decks, and as you can see from the image in this card, there is a certain harmony that comes from being still.

The cat in this card is blindfolded with her swords (decisions) crossed in front over her, each of them perfectly balanced. She isn’t leaning one way or the other; she hasn’t yet taken a stand.

The Two of Swords tells you that while you may ultimately have to make a decision, each one has value. And you can’t know the exact outcome of either choice until you do decide.

You want to weigh your decisions carefully today, knowing that they can have far-reaching repercussions. While you may have to sit back and consider your options carefully, in the end you’ll have to decide and then abide by your decisions.

Free Daily Tarotscope — May 1, 2015 — Page of Swords

Page of Swords

Page of Swords

As Mercury enters Gemini today you may wake up with a spring in your step, ready to tackle whatever misadventures come your way.

The Page of Swords — this version from the Tarot of the Magical Forest — is known for having places to go and people to see. He’s restless, distractible and easily bored, so if this is someone in your life make sure you’ve got ways to keep him entertained.

There’s a sort of effortless buoyancy seen in this version of the card, with the Page of Swords playing dressup in his red cape and superhero boots. He wields a sword in one hand and pounds his chest with the other.

He may try to look tough but he’s no more menacing than the pussy cat he is underneath all that posturing and bravado. Although he is known to use his sharp tongue as a weapon, in the end he’s really harmless.

The Page of Swords may have his head in the clouds but that doesn’t mean it’s not full of ideas. He’s thinking and planning and strategizing at any given moment. He may have BIG ideas — bigger than he’s prepared to handle, much like that giant sword in his hands. But it’s those ideas that propel him forward, toward ultimately accomplishing his goals.

The Page of Swords is often charming and clever. He (or she) is also somewhat immature, temperamental and emotionally unsophisticated. You may grow tired of his antics if this is someone in your life, and you may have to resist the urge to yank him by the ear and send him to his room.

But there are positive attributes associated with this card as well. There’s curiosity, innovation and idealism that’s hard to find anywhere else. These are the gifts that come with the Page of Swords — which can inspire you to reach for the stars as well.

Free Daily Tarotscope — Mar 29, 2015 — Four of Swords

Four of Swords

Four of Swords

WIth Mercury and Jupiter in hard aspect today, you may be looking for ways to quiet the thoughts and ideas that are racing through your mind.

The Four of Swords refers to the period of silence, stillness and recuperation that is so necessary when chaos and turbulence surround you.

While you may feel pulled in several different directions, you’d be best served to stay calm and carry on, rather than let yourself fall out of balance.

The Four of Swords encourages you to ponder, reflect and meditate rather than “act.” It speaks of detaching from the whirlwind of activity around you and choosing to observe rather than participate.

You might also be thinking of getting away from it all. You could be feeling the strains of mundane chores and responsibilities; or maybe you just long to escape from the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life.

The main theme in this version of the card — from the gorgeous Tarot of the Magical Forest — is on rest and recuperation. The little cat lays perfectly still on a marble slab in what looks like a church or mausoleum.

The room is dark and dreary, save for the muted colors of the sun seeping through the stained glass window. Three Swords are lined above him, with the fourth one mounted below.

The Four of Swords encourages you to disengage from all the noise and distractions around you and to find your strength through recovery. It could be as simple as getting away for a few days to relax and recharge your batteries. And it could be as profound as going on a life-altering pilgrimage or spiritual retreat.

If you can get away then by all means do it! But if you can’t there are other ways to restore 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 — Mar 8, 2015 — The World

The World

The World

You may be on the verge of closing the door on an important chapter in your life today and preparing to open another.

The World card — called the Universe in some decks — completes the Fool’s journey and as such, speaks of fulfillment, integration and completion.

For example, you could be finishing a course or internship, tying up lose ends on a project that you’re ready to launch, putting a failed relationship behind you and getting back into the dating scene, finishing (and feeling good about) a self-improvement regimen, etc.

The possibilities are endless, but in all of the above scenarios the World card does not signify an ending as much as it does a new beginning. You’ve put something behind you in order to begin anew, a little higher up on the rungs this time.

In this version — from the Tarot of the Magical Forest — the central figure is a cat suspended in mid-air, framed by a laurel wreath and holding two wands.

In each corner of the card stands the symbol for each of the four fixed zodiac signs. The Eagle for Scorpio, the Water bearer for Aquarius, the Lion for Leo and the Bull for Taurus.

Note that all four symbols are winged as if they are there to bring out the best in the attributes of these signs and not the negatives. These four figures also correspond to the winged figures surrounding God’s throne in the Book of Revelations.

Apart from those references though, the message behind the world card is best received with insight and awareness. Ask yourself: “What is is I’ve learned through all that I’ve experienced in this chapter of my life?” and “What must I now give up in order to start anew?” If you can answer those two questions with honesty and humility, you’ll be able to carry those lessons into the next chapter.

The World card is a card of both fulfillment and completion. With that in mind, it’s time to put the finishing touches on projects that are almost finished, and also time to rest anything that just didn’t pan out for you. You’re preparing to start a whole new journey, and in doing so will want to with as clean a slate as possible.

Free Daily Tarotscope — Dec 14, 2014 — Two of Cups

Two of Cups

Two of Cups

Welcome to today! There are some fantastic transits happening today which not only involve the Sun (“you”) but also Venus (“love”).

The Sun is trining Jupiter today which means things are going well for you. There may be some big bangs too as something takes off and your luck seems to have a continuous momentum with its motion.

Venus is sextile Neptune and as can be seen in this image there is a lot of balance around today.

Male and female, yin and yang, giving and taking. Although the images in this card are not showing too much emotion the other imagery shows that all is peaceful and at the same time there is an elusive healing quality with the silence that is portrayed.

The owl’s wings are spread as if to say the encompassing emotions that are around today are settling through every area of your life not just romantically.

It is a good day to think of some creative pursuit and see what this opens up for you.

The higher you look in this card the brighter the colours become almost as if you are starting from the ground up and the higher you go the better things become.

If you have had any niggling thoughts hand them over to a higher power and allow the positives to shine down upon you.

There is much self love around as well as romantic love. This is a day where you can be heard and in turn listen to others. It is a day to be happy and celebrate just how great your life is!

Free Daily Tarotscope — Nov 2, 2014 — Temperance



Today you want to work on achieving balance and harmony in all areas of your life.

The Temperance card refers to bringing the opposing facets of your personality (or your relationships, or your desires) into alignment by finding the perfect middle ground.

It’s about symmetry, synthesis, equilibrium, moderation and restraint.

The little lamb in this version of the card is equipped with golden fleece and angels’ wings. He stands at the based of a pool of water, pouring water from one receptacle to the other, never missing a beat.

Notice he has one foot in the water (the realm of emotions) and one on solid ground (earthly matters and mundane affairs).

The Sun shines brightly in the background, giving breath to the meadows and the daffodils growing around him. But you can’t tell if it’s rising or setting: it’s midway between the horizon and the heavens.

Similarly, today’s Pisces Moon is midway between two planets: Neptune and Chiron. The soft, gentle, flowing energy found in the Temperance card is repeated through this transit.

There’s a calm, tranquil energy expressed through the imagery in this card. It encourages us to stay centered and not tilt too much in one direction or the other.

Free Daily Tarotscope — Oct 2, 2014 — Seven of Wands

Seven of Wands

Seven of Wands

You seem to have your back up against the wall today with things coming at your right, left and centre.

Staying grounded and standing your ground may be the only 2 things on your mind but there is possibly a third option. Rather than standing still and facing up to what others want from you today, which they may or may not have any right in demanding, you could retreat to the safety of the castle in the background of the image.

If you did so I wonder what you would find there. Would it be a safe retreat where you could clear you mind and come up with a plan to put into place and face your opposition at another time or would it become like a prison to you where you are not willing to leave the safety it surrounds you with?

With the sun beating down and the sheer desolation seen in the landscape of this card it may be better to “regroup” your thoughts on how to proceed rather than expending more valuable energy which has seemed to get you nowhere.

The problems you are facing seem to have become insurmountable almost imminently. There is no image suggesting where they came from or from what or who you are being attacked. This is another good reason to retreat and replenish your energy.

You don’t have to take care of everything today. Give yourself some time out until things become clear and whilst you are doing so you might want to keep these words in your mind… sometimes you kiss a frog and he turns into a Prince… other times you think you are kissing a Prince and he turns out to be a frog.

Free Daily Tarotscope — Aug 29, 2014 — Hanged Man

Hanged Man

Hanged Man

With the Sun opposing Neptune today, you may feel like you’re in a state of limbo. You could be frustrated over something that’s taken too long to materialize or a sense that nothing is really happening for you despite your best efforts.

The Hanged man refers to a time when the Universe puts road blocks in your path — often for your own good. You may have been running at a break-neck pace, never stopping to look at what you’ve accomplished.

Or you may have found yourself losing steam over a project that just hasn’t panned out. Either way, it may be time to put things on hold — at least long enough to evaluate your commitment.

This is also true of relationships. Whether you’re in an established relationship (or just exploring an interest in one), it could also be time to take a step back from that as well.

The Hanged Man card is also about surrender. Letting go and letting God. Holding back from trying to change the natural course of things because your own input could (and would) interfere with their development.

The Hanged Man appears in this card as a bat suspended between two scrawny trees, with the waxing moon looming behind him. He’s wrapped up in his own wings like a cocoon. He holds on tightly to his one possession: a tiny book. Perhaps he’s using this time to gain insight and wisdom. 

Free Daily Tarotscope — July 22, 2014 — Strength



Leo is beautifully represented by the card of Strength. It is ruled by the Sun which can be seen in the hues of the sky and it is also personified by the image of a lion. In this image the lion looks restful and playful as it nuzzles against the lamb and all is peaceful.

Expect today to be like this and plan accordingly. You may wish to make some changes to your life and if so you can be sure that others will fall into step beside you (or behind you… Leo is a ruler) and your plans will be heard with open ears and willing hearts (Leo also rules the heart).

Indeed the only thing you may wish to keep an eye out for today are the following astrological transits: As the Sun enters Leo today and Mercury opposes Pluto you may be needing all the strength you can muster especially when it comes to communications out of the blue that you need to have an answer for NOW and that answer could sway an important matter one way or the other.

So be on your toes and have your wits about you because even as the lion and lamb in this image are all cozied up and getting along fine something could come along unexpectedly and throw that beautiful relationship out the window and with Pluto involved it will not be any small thing.

In the meantime you might wish to use the qualities depicted in this image of the lion and the lamb and bring together your hidden and not so hidden strengths in a way that gets you what you want without the need to push forward aggressively… and that would be a great way to deal with anything the Mercury opposition Pluto transit threw at your today.

Free Daily Tarotscope — Jan 8, 2014 — the Hermit

the Hermit

The Hermit

Today you may feel like removing yourself from the hustle and bustle of the outside world and retreating into a place of quiet and solitude.

The hermit card is not about rest or relaxation; it’s about getting away from the noise and distractions so that you can heed your inner voice.

In this deck we see a bear lumbering down a snow-covered hill in the dead of night. Only a small lantern lights his way. He’s bundled up against the elements; you can almost hear the sounds of his footsteps as he trudges through the snow.

He steadies himself with a rod as he silently scans the path before him. Is he lighting his own way? Or is he holding the lantern before him as a beacon for others who may have lost theirs?

While the Hermit card can sometimes refer to avoidance, there’s a an important distinction between running away from one’s problems and moving toward the “light.” Every one of us sometimes need to get away — if only to gain some spiritual perspective.

Today you get to choose whether you’re lighting your own way or acting as a guidepost for those who have wandered away from theirs. Both are valid endeavors ,and only you will know which is the right path for you.


The card used for today’s tarotscope is part of the Tarot of the Magical Forest Series, a Lo Scarabeo deck by Hsu Chi Chun and Leo Tang, published by Llewellyn.
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