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.
Jun 28 2013
ARIES: The Moon
This month you may feel like you’re navigating through murky waters.
The Moon card has a lot to do with that which is hidden, beneath the surface, unconscious or undiscovered.
There is a strong emotional element inherent in this card. And while emotions are not something easily digested by Aries — particularly the “darker” emotions, such as fear, anxiety and insecurity — it’s necessary to explore them if you’re going to resolve the issues that have been hounding you.
But don’t let your imagination run away with you: there’s also some danger of reading too much into things, making mountains out of mole hills or even becoming suspicious or paranoid.
Use this time to get in touch with your emotions and to resolve whatever fears and uncertainties you have that have been holding you back.
Apr 28 2013
ARIES: 7 of Disks
This month your values are likely to be tested.
You may be presented with several different opportunities — none of which are ideal, and most of which require you to make sacrifices you’re not prepared to make.
A “get rich quick” scheme or opportunity that seems too good to be true are just two examples.
If you look at the imagery in this card, you can see that both paths lead to the same point on the horizon.
One requires you to carry a heavier load, but the riches at the end are more plentiful. The other path is lighter, but leads to a less bountiful outcome.
You’ll have to keep your eye on the prize — and remember that all that glitters is not gold — if you want to navigate this next chapter toward the best possible conclusion.
Don’t be tempted by detours or shortcuts: the end result depends on both your willingness to stay on track and your refusal to compromise your principles.