My Daily Tarot, May 19th, 2013
Ace of Coins
Physical Description of the Card: The great coin has earthy roots in which rocks and crystals dangle. The coin is held by a blue-winged boy who is blindfolded with a red banner that twines around his body. Two sprouts are at the bottom of the card. The coin illustrates the age of gold. In the foreground of the coin is a treasure. A king and queen lie nude, eating a bunch of grapes. On the left and the right are the fruit trees of the garden of Hesperides. Nearby are an ox and a lamb, a young man playing a panpipe, a dancing child with a tambourine, and another child playing happily. Under a golden calf wearing the headdress of Hathor, the Egyptian goddess of love, a couple dances. At the top, an arch of flowers opens to a road that leads to a sacred mountain.
Divinatory Meanings: Wealth. Inheritance. Windfall. A Helping Hand. Prosperity. Contentment. Avarice. Abundance. Economy. Profit. Realism. Dividend. Investment. Opportunity. Business Plan.
What this card means for me today: I believe the Ace of Coins is telling me to seize any opportunities that come my way. These opportunities are rooted in the physical world, and must be taken advantage of as soon as they are offered. I find this interesting, and hopeful, since I have been applying and looking for a job, or some sort of income. Whatever the opportunity, it is a positive one, and the Ace of Coins is telling me to be ever vigilant, and do not hesitate when it finally comes my way.
My Daily Tarot, May 12th, 2013
Five of Coins
Physical Desription of the Card: A youth mischievously kisses a lady’s hand; theirs is an illicit relationship. In the center is a coin showing the chariot of Mars. The other coins represent disorder caused by violence and desire corresponding to the four elements: fire and earth at the top and air and water at the bottom.
Divinatory Meanings: Material trouble. Destitution. Loss. Failure. Error. Mistress. Lover. Disaffection.
<What this Card May Mean for me Today:Well, not the most deightful card, however, I know the spirits are trying to tell me to look out for something today. Perhaps today is not a good day to spend a large sum of money, as it would not be a wise purchase. This card also may be telling me that the plans I have for today may likely go astray, which may lead me to feel like I’m doing something wrong, or failing. Knowing this, however, will give me a keener eye to watch out for these pitfalls throughout the day!
My Daily Tarot, May 9th, 2013
King of Cups
Divinatory Meanings: Responsibility and creativity. Learned person. Professional. Religious person. Scientist. A considerate person. Kindliness. Reliability. Liberal Manner. Artistic Person. Interest in the arts and sciences. Generosity
What this card means for me today: As a college student in her last week of classes, I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel! I believe the King of Cups is telling me to hold in there for just a few more days, because it’ll all be over soon. The King of Cups also wants me to take on the characteristics of him, as they can benefit me greatly today. Ultimately, the King of Cups is telling me to, in all things today, be responsible, but dont forget to enjoy life!
My Daily Tarot, April 26th, 2013
Ten of Cups
Physical Description of the Card: Nine cups form golden towers in a town, with the tenth cup forming the entrance from the moat. In the center is the dome of the main temple with a fountain at its summit. On the gate cup, at the bottom center, a couple stands, happily joined in the sacred bond of marriage. They are like the couple on the Ten of Cups in the Rider-Waite Tarot deck. The town is prospering and various stages of construction can be seen in several places.
Divinatory Meanings: Home. Happiness. Joy. Pleasure. Peace. Contentment. Good family life. Esteem. Virtue. Reputation.
What this card means for me today: Each morning I ask my Inner Guide to give me the wisdom and guidance through my daily tarot card to give me some insight into my coming day. Today, I pulled the Ten of Cups, and I’m pretty happy about it! The Ten of Cups seems to suggest that today is going to be a day with less stress than my last few days. I will take great pleasure in my efforts today, and feel at peace and joyous among those I am closest to.
My Daily Tarot, April 25th, 2013
Page of Coins
Physical Description of Card: The page stands on a plaza littered after the great feast of carnival. The architecture of Venice can be seen in the background, and some merrymakers, dressed in costumes of commedia dell’arte, still dance. The page’s outfit has military detailing, and his hat with flapping brims is decorated with coins. Over his shoulders is slung a bag of books along with a postilion horn. He holds a coin emblazoned with an image of the god Mercury.
Divinatory Meanings: Deep concentration and application. Study. Scholarship. Reflection. Respect for knowledge. Desire for learning and new ideas. A do-gooder. Bearer of news.
What this means for me: For me as a college student, today is the day that I have the most classes in one day out of any day of the week. Today, this card suggests that it would be most useful for me to actually pay attention in my classes, and keep an ear out for useful information! It’s going to be a long day, but the Page of Coins suggests that all will be well if I listen to his message!
My Daily Tarot, August 10th, 2012
Q: Where am I right now?
A: Ten of Pentacles
• Enjoying Affluence
• Seeking Permanence
• Following Convention
The Ten of Pentacles stands for the ultimate in worldly and material success. This is the card you want to see if you are wondering how your latest enterprise will turn out. Wealth and affluence are yours.
When we achieve material success, we do everything we can to keep it that way; why rock the boat when things are going so well? This is where the Ten of Pentacles also represents following convention and staying within established guidelines.
The Ten of Pentacles is also concerned with permanence. Change is an unavoidable part of life, but constant change is uncomfortable. We need stability and the chance to work for a secure foundation in life.
Q: What actions should I be taking?
A: Six of Wands
• Receiving Acclaim
• Feeling Pride
In readings, the Six of Wands appears when you have been working hard (or should be) towards a goal, and success is finally within reach. The recognition you sought is finally within your reach.
The Six of Wands also represents healthy self-esteem. Feeling good about your accomplishments is an important part of success, but too much pride can lead to arrogance and self-inflation. Make sure to check this balance.
Q: Where will I be once I have completed these actions?
A: Nine of Cups
• Having Your Wish Fulfilled
• Feeling Satisfied
• Enjoying Sensual Pleasure
At the physical level, the Nine of Cups is a sign of delight in all of the senses. Sights, sounds, tastes, feelings. This card encourages you to seek pleasure and enjoy your body in every way. You can commune with the natural world, as well—the body of Mother Earth. She, too, delights in sharing her abundance.
At the personal level, the Nine of Cups indicates contentment with the way things are. Also, in many tarot traditions, the Nine of Cups is known as the “Wish Card”. It shows your wish will come true.
I believe that with the Ten of Pentacles, in regards to where I am right now, it mostly represents seeking permanence and security. I can definitely feel that in my life right now, especially with my transition from home life back to college light: permanence and security are things I am definitely seeking!
I think the Six of Wands is telling me that I need to stop being so critical of myself, believe in myself, and, well, just generally cutting myself some slack. Try building my self-esteem back to a healthy level, again.
Lastly, the Nine of Cups seems to be telling me that if I take the Six of Wands’ advice, I will be doing much better. Perhaps I’ll be more content with who I am as a person, and where I am in life, in general.
My Daily Tarot, August 9th, 2012
Three of Pentacles
• Working as a Team
-coordinating with others
-finding all the needed elements
-functioning as a unit
-getting the job done together
-contributing to the group
-following a schedule
-operating in the know
-nailing down the details
-being an ant, not a grasshopper
-going over possible problems
• Being Competent
-getting the job done
-carrying out an assignment well
-meeting your goals
-proving your ability
-achieving more than what’s expected
-knowing what to do and how to do it
-being up to the job
The Three of Pentacles is one of the cards in the tarot that focuses on the group. As Pentacles are grounded and practical, this card represents a task-oriented team—people who are working cooperatively toward a common goal. We need the help of others to achieve our goals sometimes, and the Three of Pentacles might be a sign that you might be more productive if you work with others; you don’t have to do it all alone.
This card can also show a need for planning and preparation. Now is not the time to rush into something or begin a project with only a vague idea of what it’s about. You need to think everything through, go over all the possibilities, and make sure you work out the details. Do your homework and your undertakings will flourish.
Another feature of the Three of Pentacles is competence—the ability to get the job done. This card tells you that you have the skills and knowledge you need. You can attract capable people and create a successful environment. Know that the situation is (or will be) in good hands, but be sure to concentrate on excellence in your work. Be proud of what you do and how you do it. Then you will accomplish your mission.
My Daily Tarot, July 19th, 2012
Ace of Pentacles
• Using Mental Force
-focusing on concrete results
-having a real-world impact
-working with the physical
-achieving tangible results
-improving the body/health
-becoming involved with nature
-having the means to reach a goal
-drawing on what you need
-seeing efforts rewarded
• Being Practical
-using common sense
-taking advantage of what works
-grounding yourself in the real world
-accepting the tools at hand
• Proceeding with Trust
-believing in the good faith of others
-feeling safe and protected
-knowing you have total security
-operating from a known position
-having a support system
-knowing the situation is stable
-consolidating a firm base
The Ace of Pentacles is a symbol of possibility in the area of prosperity, abundance, trust, security, and groundedness. In readings, it shows that a seed of productivity has been planted in your life although you may not yet recognize it. When the seed sprouts, it could take almost any form. It might be a feeling of centeredness, desire for results, or need to focus on practical matters. On the outside, it could be an offer, gift, opportunity, encounter, or event.
When you see this Ace, examine your life to see how this solid energy could work for you. Now is not the time for fantasy, drama, or daring. It is a time to be real and centered. Seek out comfortable, reliable experiences that make you feel secure. Build a foundation of trust in your life both within and without. Your common sense will tell you what to do. Focus on the natural world to help you stay grounded. Enjoy your body and the joys of material existence.
The Ace of Pentacles can be a sign that you will be able to make your dreams real. Your ideas are ready to be turned into something tangible. Figure out what will work and make it a reality. You can now attract all the wealth you need to get your projects going. Tap into the material force of the Ace of Pentacles, and all your enterprises will flourish.
My Daily Tarot, July 18th, 2012
Two of Wands
• Having Personal Power
-commanding attention and respect
-directing those around you
-holding the world in your hands
-calling the shots
-swaying others to your position
-being able to achieve your goals
• Being Bold
-daring to do what you want
-taking a risk
-gambling events will go your way
-confronting the situation head-on
-taking the initiative
-speaking your mind
-facing fear directly
-taking the bull by the horns
-seizing the day
• Showing Originality
-doing what no one else has done
-creating your own style
-being a pioneer
-taking a different approach
-inventing something new
-diverging from the crowd
-marching to a different drummer
The Two of Wands glorifies individual courage and greatness. The Two of Wands stands for personal power. Personal power is an invigorating force that fills you up and lends you the courage to be great.
In readings, the Two of Wands indicates that power is a major issue in the situation. You or someone else has it, or wants it. When you see this card, carefully look at your goals and activities to make sure you’re using your power wisely.
The Two of Wands can also stand for an extra dose of daring and inventiveness. When you see this card, trust that the time is right for the bold, creative move that will knock their socks off. Forget subtlety and old, tired approaches. Allow yourself free reign and you’ll be amazed at the results.
My Daily Tarot, July 17th, 2012
• Getting an Education
-studying and learning
-seeking a deeper meaning
-finding out more
• Having a Belief System
-sharing a cultural heritage
-learning a religious tradition
-honoring ritual and ceremony
-identifying a world view
-following a discipline
-knowing where to put your faith
-following the rules
-taking an orthodox approach
-staying within conventional bounds
-adapting to the system
-going along with the program
-doing what’s expected
-being part of the Establishment
• Identifying with a Group
-being committed to a cause
-devoting energy to a group
-joining an organization
-working as part of a team
-feeling loyal to others
-being in an institutionalized setting
Except in rare cases, every human grows and develops within a culture. We learn by living with others. The Hierophant represents such official learning, especially in groups. A Hierophant is someone who interprets secret knowledge.
Besides churches, there are schools, clubs, teams, companies, and societies, which may be represented by this card. The Hierophant represents all of these because his realm is structured groups with rules and assigned roles. Such environments emphasize belief systems—facts, rules, procedures, and ritual. Members are rewarded for following conventions. They develop a group identity. The Hierophant is one of three cards that focus on the group (The Three of Cups and the Three of Pentacles are the others).
In readings, the Hierophant often represents learning with experts or knowledgeable teachers. This card also stands for institutions and their values. The Hierophant is a symbol of the need to conform to rules or fixed situations. His appearance in a reading can show that you are struggling with a force that is not innovative, free-spirited, or individual. Groups can be enriching or stifling, depending on the circumstances. Sometimes we need to follow a program or embrace tradition; other times we need to trust ourselves.