Dec 30 2014
ARIES: Two of Feathers
This month may see you feeling torn between two competing interests or desires and at a loss as to which one one you really want to follow.
You start the month with an opposition between Mars (your ruler) and Jupiter, which are moving through your 11th (social) and 5th (personal) houses.
The Mars transit has you thinking about where you fit in in the world and about the contributions you’ve made. The Jupiter transit is more personal: it’s more about creativity and self-expression.
As difficult as it is to balance these dual desires, you may find yourself at an impasse. It’s hard to feed one set of urges without feeling like you’re neglecting the other.
You may need to take the time to reflect, much like the Heron in this card.
Here we see him gazing down at his reflection in a tranquil pool. A crescent moon shines in the night sky, illuminating the pair of feathers that are crisscrossed on the water’s surface.
The Heron is this deck’s version of the Two of Swords. As this card often refers to inaction and immobility, you might take a page from the Heron’s book and use that inertia to reflect on your options before you make a move.
Aries is usually more about “act first and think later.” But this month you might want to hold back and weigh your options instead. In doing so you may just be able to find a way to satisfy both sets of urges.
Dec 07 2014
While some people are busy looking at the glass as half-empty, you’re seeing it as more than full. You’re focusing on how far you’ve come and how much you’ve achieved over the last several months
If you sit back and take stock of what has actually changed for you will get the sense that while some things change others stay the same and this is neither good nor bad.
Everything is as it should be for you to enter the next phase of your plans.
The journey that began with the Fool ends here with the “World,” and a sense of accomplishment, fulfillment and completion.
And just like the Fool, you’ve come full-circle, from instinct to essence to progress to development, as you end one cycle and embark on a new one.
This card represents endings and new beginnings.You must tie up loose ends and close the door on one chapter in your life — even if that leaves you with feelings of longing or regret.
You can see the tree in this card sitting on top of the world, encircling and embracing it. It grows upwards towards the heavens and the world just keeps on turning — just as we must grow and change with the natural rhythms of life.
Nov 29 2014
It may be time to start treating yourself as a Queen and putting your own needs and wants first rather than doing what everyone else wants you to do and scrutinising over every decision and move you make.
If you were looking for a promotion at work you will need to be equally on the alert that you are not seen as someone who is not able to stand their ground and do what is needed.
Because while others see you as no threat they will pass by you and possibly go over you when it comes to a promotion at work which leaves you back at square one.
On the other hand if you are taking care of or nurturing someone else this is an excellent month for you as you seem to know just what to do or say at the right moment.
Relationships may be coming under scrutiny for you and your own place within the relationship being put under the microscope so to speak.
Don’t be afraid to make the changes you see needed change and don’t be held back by over analysing everything around you.
Everyone has the right to do what is best for them and from the image on this card there doesn’t look like there is any chance you would hurt someone in the purpose.
Oct 31 2014
You may be feeling like you’re coming to the end of one chapter of your life and preparing to embark on another.
The World card (Universe in some decks) speaks of a sense of fulfillment and completion as you put the finishing touches on a project or cycle and begin to tie up loose ends.
This version of the card is ripe with symbolic imagery. We see a sea siren or mermaid, framed by the mythical Ouroboros (world serpent).
Two human-faced fish are situated at the top of the card, gazing at one another. A pair of hybrid beasts safeguard the gateway between past and future at the bottom of the card.
According to tradition, the Ouroboros swallows his own tail and devours himself, only to be reborn again and again.
This represents the World card’s on-going cycle of past and future, death and rebirth, transformation and regeneration.
The mermaid is front center here, midway between the past and future. She’s risen from the sea behind her as she begins her transition across solid ground.
She only needs to cross through the gateway before her to complete the transition. She may need to confront her fears (the beasts on the other side), but if you look at them closely, they’re not so frightening after all.
Sep 25 2014
The World Tree
With Jupiter trining Uranus today it is a day to not get too dramatic and upset about things that may come your way because with this combination of planets you may find yourself going off in all different directions and lose your inner peace…. possibly in a good way.
Jupiter and Uranus are both in fire signs which means energy is high and Jupiter, the planet of luck, combined with the easy energy of the trine from Uranus may also work in your favour with coming to a conclusion that you have long been pondering the answer for.
Notice the labyrinth before the World Tree. Parts of it cannot be seen and are left to your imagination to work out and the fact it is within this image gives you something to concentrate on today and draw your thoughts back to if you find them getting out of control.
The World Tree is showing all seasons from Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter which is a bit like your moods today.
In other words be prepared for anything as it will not be subtle when it arrives and may leave you going through a plethora of mood swings.
If you find this happening be aware that you have a lot of strength to draw on as well as wisdom. You have laid out a solid life for yourself and are stronger than you think.
Aug 21 2014
Elegantly you stand today thinking of your next step forward.
The time has come to take a total look at your life and what you have been doing with it up until now and seek out new adventures and avenues in which to express yourself.
There is no need to hurry as the image in this card suggests that you already know what you want and how to get it… and it won’t be by pushing your way aggressively to your goal.
Rather, it is about laying down the foundations… which you already have… testing them out… which is already done.
Otherwise you wouldn’t be standing there in your bare feet trusting your environment and then looking for the “opening” in your life to launch yourself towards something new.
What you choose to do will come to you gently. It is already flowing through you via your thoughts and emotions as can be seen from the stream meandering through the branches.
The green branch held in the right hand suggests you are rewriting and reimagining everything that you wish to make real whilst the blue vial flows from your left hand giving you further incentive to actualise your dreams.
Jun 09 2014
Time to turn inwards and call upon your inner resources to see you through today.
The World card refers to to the completion of a cycle. Of coming full circle — being back where you started but having grown and progressed along the way.
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, Leo the Lion and Taurus the Bull.
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 Christina Book of Revelations. A Lion, Eagle, Man and Bull.
It’s time for change and the seeds that you plant now will come back to you in new growth further down the line.
There’s something you need to let go of to be able to take your next step in your journey. It may not be clear at present but is certainly about to become that way.
Neptune turns retrograde today and this means that your intuition is heightened. You may find yourself extra sensitive to the energies around you and also feel as if you are bringing together different aspects of yourself in an effort to build something new and that “something” could stand for a situation or it may stand for you becoming a new person.
May 22 2014
Today’s card — the World — refers to the process of coming full circle, tying up lose ends and preparing to complete an important life cycle.
In this version of the card, we see a woman wearing nothing but a smile and a ribbon, which is strategically draped around her torso. She holds a crown made of leaves in one hand and scepter in the other.
A scattering of gold stars dot the landscape behind her, while the corners — as with many traditional Rider-Waite style tarot decks — contain the astrological representations of the four fixed signs. There’s a human, and eagle, a bull and a lion.
But look closely, each of them are sporting angel wings and are retrieving knowledge from sacred texts. These are the beasts referenced in the book of Revelations, surrounding God’s throne.
Think about the imagery in this card. The woman has stripped herself of all pretense. She’s removed her crown along with her clothing and the ribbon itself contains all of the colors or the rainbow — a nod to her acceptance of the vast array of experience the Universe has to offer. There’s also mention of a rainbow above 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.
Apr 30 2014
Aries: Four of Mirrors
This month is all about choices and those choices and decisions you may be putting off whilst, perhaps, you wait for something better to come along.
The mirrors in this card stand for the suit of cups and from the pattern they are displaying in the water also show that your thoughts, decisions, choices may be changing like the tide… one day you are high on an idea and the next day you are low and no longer want to go along with that idea.
I don’t blame you… from the looks of things where you are sitting it looks pretty comfortable and calming.
There are no intense emotions and everything is running along quite smoothly. You feel at “one” with your environment and see no use in fighting against the current in making changes to your situation. Change is coming though, whether you want it or not.
The sea turtle which is about to brush against your tail is a symbol of you being given a slight nudge in making changes.
You can go back to your dream world, keeping your eyes shut and focused on pleasant thoughts and sensations — or you can face what’s coming head on.
Mar 01 2014
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 limitless, 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 of the card — which is not a part of a specific tarot deck but an image that depicts this archetype beautifully — we see a woman suspended in the night sky. Stars twinkle all around her as she stares off into the distance. A globe is imprinted on her skirt and she holds two more in her hands.
Jan 01 2014
ARIES: The Star
This month it’s going to be all about counting your blessings. In recent months you may have been too focused on what you lack — or what you feel has been missing in your life, But the Star card speaks of putting all that aside while you focus on what you do have.
This is a very calm and peaceful version of the Star card. In it, we see a young Native American woman sitting on the banks of a river, replenishing it from the water in her vessel.
She sits with her eyes closed and her feet dangling comfortably in the water. A large white star shines above her to the right, while seven smaller stars, in the colors of the rainbow are lined up on the left.
There are elements of tolerance and acceptance here too. The gentle imagery of the young woman in Native garb coupled with the rainbow stars act as symbolic reminders that the world is full of different kinds of people and all of them belong here. Even the act of pouring water into the stream reminds us of how important it is to “give back.”
As the New Year begins, think about resolutions you made last year that you didn’t end up keeping. The Star card is full of hope and inspiration but it’s not exactly well grounded. There’s a need to work in order to manifest your dreams, as they’re not about to fall into your lap.
Oct 30 2013
ARIES: This month you’re going to be weighing different options and opportunities as you work toward manifesting your goals. If you’re feeling pulled in different directions, you’ll be working on bringing the divergent areas of your life back into focus.
You may be juggling funds, career options, or even relationship choices, and are called upon now to find a middle ground. Moderation and balance are integral parts of satisfying the dual desires of this archetype.
In this version of the card, we see a Gypsy fortune-teller performing an exotic dance ritual under a crescent moon. Her movements are fluid and effortless; in fact she almost appears to be in a trance.
She holds a pentacle in each hand — the light of the moon balanced between them.
Pentacles relate to mundane areas and material concerns. Therefore you may find yourself juggling funds this month, or you may be torn between saving it up and spending it on something you just don’t need.
You could also be trying to decide whether to make a major purchase or hold off on it until a later date. With Mercury retrograde until the 10th, your best bet is to hold off.
I always liked the idea of “one hand feeding the other” with this card: you don’t want to put all your eggs in one basket as you risk coming up empty handed. It’s best to keep some of your options afloat, until you’re clearer about the direction you want to go.