Weekly Card XIX The Sun Revisited

Since the XIX Sun is happy to shine on us again, let’s look at some of the qualities that the Herbal Tarot highlights.  Notice those hands extending in all directions from the big yellow Sun?  The Sun is endlessly generous in all directions; it gives of itself without questioning who the beneficiary…

Weekly Card Queen of Swords

    We’re back in Court! Take a look at the Knight of Pentacles post for reminders of the general “rules” that will make your stay in the Court much easier. Queens are the Water element of the Courts.  Think of all the descriptives for water: flowing, constant, nourishing, able to move…

Weekly Card 9 of Pentacles

Oh, you’ve earned a beautiful life when 9 of Pentacles shows up!  You’ve followed your vision with discipline to create wealth and security for yourself.  You’re reaping the rewards of your own true work. You’ve seen people who are wealthy and materially secure but very unhappy and unfulfilled.  That’s not 9 of…

Weekly Card Knight of Pentacles

    Welcome to the Court! Court cards can seem as confusing as any attempt to manage yourself in a real court.  But once you know the rules, it’s really very easy.  And there’s much less chance you’ll hear “off with his head!”. Court cards can refer to actual people in your…

Weekly Card 6 of Pentacles

Sure are a lot of 6s here, aren’t there (look at the date!)?  In numerology, 6 is all about service to the community. And in 6 of Pentacles, that service is very material.  This is the card that allows you to expand your community by offering something of value. But this isn’t…

Weekly Card VIII/XI Strength

    What on earth?  The prey embracing the predator?  Exactly what level of Strength are we expected to achieve when we encounter VIII/XI Strength? That this card is a Major is a big clue that we’re in the land of Mythos, the place of deep impact on the psyche.   And the…

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…