Monday, September 30, 2013

Tarot Card of the Week: Four of Cups

Tarot Card of the Week: Four of Cups using the Universal Waite Tarot Deck. This card depicts a man sitting in front of three cups.  He is looking at them with apathy, possibly boredom, or even mistrust.  There is a hand emerging with a new cup.  But, he is not noticing this cup and it’s new possibilities, he is expecting it to be the same as the three cups before him.  

Did the choices you made in the past end up with the same results?  Have you been approaching things the same way without considering a change?  Or, are you possibly not seeing good things that may be occurring in your life?  The appearance of the Four of Cups this week indicates a possibility of something there that may not be as it appears, or you may be taking it for granted.  Do not presume that what is being presented to you is the same as it always has been.  If you did, you would be making the same mistake as the man in the Four of Cups, that the new cup is the same as the others.  A new idea could be presented to you this week to help you, but, you must allow yourself to be open to it, it could be the solution you have been searching for.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Tarot Card of the Week: Page of Pentacles

Tarot Card of the Week: Page of Pentacles using the Universal Waite Tarot Deck. This card depicts a young man lightly holding a pentacle, he is fascinated by it.  He symbolizes a person who approaches activities with fascination, someone who is not driven by rewards or social position, but by the work itself.  He is a student who immerses himself in the world and all of its wonder, sometimes at the detriment of not noticing what is around him.  The Page of Pentacles is also known as a messenger bringing opportunities of prosperity.

The Page of Pentacles suggests that a message or messenger may come your way that could bring the information that you have been waiting on. This message could take the form of a sign or something that happens which may give you a clue as to how to proceed. Be sure to be on the lookout for it this week. The Page of Pentacles also reminds us to watch those around us, both successful and unsuccessful, to learn from them to see how we can achieve our desired goals.  When the message is received, take the time to consider the next steps you may need to take.  Just like the Page of Pentacles, we need to collect the necessary education and experience to get to where we want to go.  But be sure to look up from your research once in a while so as not to miss what is going on around you. Take a look at those around you who are living the life that you are seeking. Ask them what they did to get there, learn from them, and be a student.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Tarot Card of the Week: The Empress

Tarot Card of the Week: The Empress using the Universal Waite Tarot Deck.  This card depicts a Mother Goddess type of woman; she is sitting in a vast lush, meadow.  She is the embodiment of fertility, love, emotion, and abundance.  She also symbolizes the creation and sustaining of life through loving care and devotion.  

Because The Empress appeared this week, you may find the need to give yourself emotionally.  You may have very strong emotions for those around you. The Empress card indicates giving yourself emotionally, but you might also want to look at things logically.  Try to reflect upon your situation or relationships as objectively as possible, not allowing your emotions to become too strong while you look at it.  Remember to try to view it with some logic, and ask yourself, do you want to continue with the path you are on?  Is it in your best interest?  Utilize your intuition but also utilize logic as to what path you should take, as intuitive feelings are often based on past experiences.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Tarot Card of the Week: Eight of Swords

Tarot Card of the Week: Eight of Swords using the Universal Waite Tarot Deck.  This card depicts a woman who is bound, and blindfolded.  There are eight swords in the ground surrounding her.  She feels helpless.  But, the binds that tie her are loose; she could easily slip out of them, remove her blindfold and move the swords out of her way to free herself.  

The Eight of Swords symbolizes that which you believe is holding you back, but, actually, it is only the perception of the situation that is holding you back.  The swords could represent the doubts you have. Does something seem to be holding you back?  Do you feel trapped, or helpless, not in control?  This week reflect and see how you can remove your blindfold, and expand your ideas to decide how to take control of the situation.  Just as the woman in the Eight of Swords, you may only think that you are bound by your surroundings.  Look beyond the swords that surround you, you may be able to get past them.