Monday, October 28, 2013

Tarot Card of the Week: Six of Swords

Tarot Card of the Week: Six of Swords using the Universal Waite Tarot Deck. This card depicts a man directing a boat across a lake.  On the boat appears a woman, all bundled up, almost hiding; and a child.  There are six swords surrounding the woman and child.  The swords almost look like a gate.  

It is possible that while you are feeling your sadness and reflecting upon your current situation, that you may be moving through a gateway to transition.  Although there may be some bumpy waters along the way, this could be viewed as a safe passage.  You have friends who are there to support you while you are making this transition during this difficult time.  Look to them for help and guidance, but remember to follow your own path and what is best for you.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Tarot Card of the Week: Three of Pentacles

Tarot Card of the Week: Three of Pentacles using the Universal Waite Tarot Deck.  This card depicts an artist working in a church.  He is with a monk and a church architect.  They illustrate that the best work combines technical skills (the architect) and spiritual understanding (the monk) with creativity, energy, and desire (the artist).  They are working as a team to achieve their goal.  The architect is holding the sketched out plans for the job at hand.

The Three of Pentacles reminds us that in order to be more productive, we may need to work with others.  You do not have to work by yourself; you can work with a team to get the job done.  The architect is holding the plans for the task; his message is that we must ensure proper planning as well, not to rush into something without preparation.  Have you tried allowing others to assist you?  There may be people in your life that can help you through your issues or tasks because they have experienced the same thing.  Or, someone may have a different way of looking at the situation, which could guide you to a solution. Seek out guidance, work with others, and allow them to share their experiences with you, and listen.  Their advice may be exactly what you need at this point in your life.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Happy Columbus Day?

Today is Columbus Day in the United States. I wish the truth about Columbus was taught in our schools.

Dispelling the ideas we have about Columbus: Christopher Columbus was awful (but this other guy was not) - The Oatmeal

Tarot Card of the Week: The Fool

Tarot Card of the Week: The Fool using the Universal Waite Tarot Deck.  It depicts a man standing on the edge of a cliff, looking like he is ready to leap off.  He seems very content with life, unafraid of what is in front of him.  He has complete faith that life is good, and worthy of trust.  He is holding a white flower, which represents pureness of heart and innocence.  This innocence brings him joy. The bag he is carrying represents his skills, which he has not opened or accessed yet.

The appearance of The Fool this week indicates that you may have, or are about to strike out on a new path. You are ready to approach life with a fresh perspective, trusting again, and with a carefree attitude.  This path could bring about discovery, adventure and personal growth.  While on this new path, remember the message of The Fool when you encounter a decision that has to be made or when in a moment of doubt.  The Fool reminds us to keep our faith in life, and trust our natural responses.  Also, have courage and optimism, for that leads to learning and personal growth.  When you are open to new experiences, you may find yourself in situations that allow you to meet new people and develop relationships, or encounter new opportunities that you had not realized had the potential to grow.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Tarot Card of the Week: Queen of Cups

Tarot Card of the Week: Queen of Cups using the Universal Waite Tarot Deck. This card depicts a woman sitting on a throne balanced between water and land, holding an ornate gold cup, and looking at the cup intently.  She is someone who knows what she wants and is willing to take the necessary steps to get it, but she always acts with an awareness of love.  She is compassionate, and never reacts with anger or impatience.  Because she acts out of love, she needs to be careful also.  She may have difficulty identifying her true self-interests in the midst of her responsiveness to others.  

The Queen of Cups could be a representation of you.  Do you feel that you are someone who goes after what she wants and takes the necessary steps to reach that goal, but go about it in a loving, compassionate way?  The Queen of Cups reminds us to think and feel as she does, to trust your heart.  But, at the same time keep in mind your needs.  Do not lose site of your self-interests in the midst of your responsiveness to others.  Reflect upon the Queen of Cups, her energies are around you this week.