Weekly Card King of Swords

 You are now in the high court of the land and would do well to hold your tongue while you look, listen, and learn.  The King of Swords is the authority and decision-making position in the Tarot deck. You’ll remember that each Court Card has its elemental association from its position in…

Weekly Card Princess of Pentacles

Since we’ve looked at this level of Pentacles before, let’s use the Princess of Pentacles for a bit of card combining. Wait a minute!  We’ve seen her before?  Remember, there are decks that use Princess instead of Page in the court cards.  Tarot Illuminati is one of those decks.  So you’ll encounter…

Weekly Card XXI The World Revisited

Since we’ve looked at XXI The World before, let’s use it to consider a little slice of the world of tarot. Tarot cards didn’t just spring forth in the forms we know them now.  Less Ta Da! and more evolutionary journey. Most historians (yes, even in tarot, they’re an argumentative bunch) trace…

Weekly Card 2 of Pentacles

 How are you doing with all those balls you’re keeping up in the air? 2 of Pentacles acknowledges that we sometimes have our hands full dealing with change.  And those stormy seas reflect the emotional state we can get into while trying to adapt and stay flexible. Every life has its ups…

Weekly Card V Heirophant

When we meet V The High Priest we’ve encountered our own search for meaning in our lives.  Another name for V The High Priest is V The Hierophant.  That’s a title from the Greek mystery schools (and probably earlier) that means “He who causes to be seen” or “He who shows the…

Weekly Card 9 of Swords

Uh-oh, this doesn’t look good.  Whatever will I do?  I’d better protect myself.  I’ll prepare for the worst.  And I’d better take something to settle my nerves.  Oh, I just don’t know what to do.  I just know it isn’t going to turn out well! There’s the 9 of Swords for you. …

Weekly Card Equinox Spread

It’s one of the two times of the year when light and dark are in balance, so let’s look at a spread for the Equinox. You’ve already seen that you can get a lot just from a single card.  And you’ve been exploring combining cards, as well, so you’ve already got most…

Weekly Card XX Judgement

We’ve got one of the “awwww” decks to look at XX Judgement: Cats Eye Tarot. Those climbing kittens have made it up to the heights of the cathedral, and are quite comfortable there.  They’ve even got kitty gargoyle to keep watch over them. XX Judgement calls us to our own heights.  Actually,…

Weekly Card 6 of Wands

What if someone said you were about to attain your most meaningful goals?  Pretty exciting stuff, eh? That’s exactly what we get when we put the victory and stability of 6 together with the values, goals and lifestyle of wands. 6 of Wands is passion at its best.  It’s ambition in service…

Weekly Card 7 of Swords Revisited

Again?!  Really?  Again?! Do you have that reaction to some of the circumstances in your life that just seem to come up over and over and . . . . ? Let’s take a look at how 7 of Swords can contribute to recurring patterns in our life, since it seems to…