Free Daily Tarotscope — Jan 4, 2015 — Queen of Swords

Queen of Swords

You may have to make a decision today that’s based on logic and principle rather than intuition.

Although the Moon is in Cancer today — as beautifully referenced by the Universal Wirth Tarot version of the Queen of Swords — it may not always be in your best interests to rely solely on instincts and emotions.

The Queen of Swords is more 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 the Queen of Swords standing in the midst of a turbulent sea. The sky is dark and ominous behind her as the waves swirl violently at her feet. 

But she doesn’t waver. She’s focused and alert with her eyes on a distant horizon, and her hands clasped firmly on the sword that she uses to steady herself. The crescent Moon at her feet and the symbol for Cancer above her serve as reminders of the delicate balance between head and heart, or emotion (Moon in Cancer) and logic (Queen of Swords).

This Queen is rational and focused. 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.

If this is a person in your life you’d be wise to listen to what she says. She may not cushion her words with compassion, but she will always tell the truth. if this is not someone presently in your life, perhaps it’s time to listen to your own inner voice. There’s a great deal of wisdom that can be amassed, if you’re brave enough to trust in it.

Free Daily Tarotscope — Apr 2, 2014 — Seven of Pentacles

Seven of Pentacles

Seven of Pentacles

This would be a good time to step back and re-evaluate all you’ve put into something as a means of determining your next move. Do you proceed as planned? Change directions? Or throw in the towel and start all over again?

The Seven of Pentacles speaks of needing the patience and discipline to see something through, but can also trigger feelings of disappointment or frustration over that something taking too long to produce results.

That also brings in the potential that as those results develop they turn out to be not what you thought you wanted in the first place. You could be involved in a relationship that’s just not working out the way you hoped or a career-path that turns out to be unrewarding. You may be mid-way through a college degree and find yourself wondering if you should change majors, or moving half-way around the world and realizing you’re homesick.

The Seven of Pentacles — like all Sevens in the tarot — refers to delays, dilemmas and decisions that are not easy to resolve. It can represent a pause or a setback, a choice between disparate paths, or even a change in direction late in the game.

In this version of the card, the pentacles are etched with astrological glyphs that represent the seven visible “planets.” They’re attached to a tree that is half above and half below the surface, with the symbol for the earth (or world) in the center.