Weekly Card 10 of Swords

    Oh dear, it’s another “difficult” card.  10 of Swords can be even more difficult than XIII Death.  In XIII Death, something has come to it’s natural end and there’s a transition as a result.  In 10 of Swords the natural end is the result of following our faulty mental constructs…

Weekly Card 3 of Wands

  You can see the very different pictorial possibilities for 3 of Wands in the Osho Zen 3 of Fire and the Rider-Waite-Smith 3 of Wands.  Remember that Wands are the Fire element in Tarot.  What are some of the places to which we ascribe Fire?  We burn with desire for our…

Weekly Card 8 of Cups

That 8 keyword of “evaluation” is written all over the 8 of Cups.  As a Minor, we’re talking about temporary circumstances and, as a Cup, we’re looking to our emotional world.  We’re evaluating our emotional satisfaction with where we’ve come to in our lives. Here, we’ve got 8 of our possible 10…

Weekly Card 10 of Pentacles

10 of Pentacles puts us squarely in the midst of community, bringing our wealth and skills with us.  We have found a purpose in the world and a niche for that purpose.  There are plenty of opportunities for commerce, in the best sense of the word: exchange with the others in our…

Weekly Card XIII Death

  Well, here it is, the single most scary card in the tarot deck:  XIII Death. XIII Death is that place of transition where one chapter of life has come to an end but we haven’t yet turned the page to the new one.  Only rarely does XIII Death have anything to…

Weekly Card XI/VIII Justice Revisited

Since XI/VIII Justice has made another appearance, lets take the opportunity to look at the slightly different slant that can come from using different decks.  Aside from what you’re learning about each card in the deck, your biggest assets for interpretation are your eyes.  Very literally, what do you see in each…

Weekly Card 9 of Wands

  The Tarot of the Spirit offers our first example of a deck that uses elements rather than the usual suits.  Here, Fire is the equivalent to Wands, Wind (Air) corresponds to Swords, Water is the same as Cups, and Earth matches Pentacles.  So 9 of Fire in this deck holds the…

Weekly Card 8 of Swords

    Oh, that critical 8 of Swords! You know those times when every single thought seems to be an accusation?  When every decision you make seems to keep you from everything you’ve been working toward, everything that’s of value to you? Lucky you, if you don’t! What’s going on in your…

The Showers are All in the Timing

If you love flowers — and are there really folks who don’t? — you know all about the April showers bringing May flowers. It’s all in the timing.  If those bulbs and seeds don’t get the refreshing rain, we don’t see the blooms.  If the showers are too early — say, in…

Weekly Card XI or VIII Justice

So it’s another Major, is it?  Our 2nd weekly card turns out to be XI or VIII Justice.   Justice implies imbalances and disputes.  Even the numbering for Justice is disputed:  some decks and systems assign XI, others, VIII.  I’ll stay out of that discussion because I can see the merits of the…