Tarot Card for the Week: XV The Devil

Tarot Card for the Week: XV The Devil

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I actually consider the Devil card a good warning card to receive in a reading. It’s a card that speaks to being imprisoned by one’s desires. Above, we see that the mermaid is caged in a cell by a lock that’s actually unlocked upon closer inspection. Yet our mermaid doesn’t try to free herself–she’s far too lost in her desires for the treasure close by.

It’s human to want things; to seek what we don’t have. It’s important though, to not let those wants take over our lives. I am honestly not surprised to see the Devil as the card of the week, as I’ve been nothing but a slave to everything I’ve ever wanted. I am someone who becomes consumed by whatever I want in life and this week I’ve wanted so many things to change and all I’ve done is focused on those wants. I’ve made little progress in terms of what I can change, but this card says is that those changes can be made once I free myself from this self-imposed prison.

The Devil is card that reminds you to watch out for being entangled by anything that you can free yourself from. It’s about being too enchanted by desires, material things–basically anything that sparkles and shines. It’s completely understandable to want what we want, we just can’t let it take over our lives…

Tarot Card of the Week: King of Cups

Tarot Card of the Week: King of Cups

Happy Sunday to you all ❤

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For this week’s tarot card, I shuffled The Mermaid Tarot by Leeza Robertson (illust–Julie Dillon). As a Pisces, I am drawn to all things water and mermaid. I love the depth how each card seems to tell its own story. This tarot deck felt like a logical extension for what my natural energy resonates with.

I ended up pulling an interesting card–The King of Cups. My heart stopped for moment when I read “of Cups” because the Queen of Cups is the card that I connect most to in a tarot deck.

The King of Cups is a strong card for emotions. A snippet from the official guide to the Mermaid Tarot states, “It is time to put your ego aside, clear your emotional attachments and make clear, honest, heart-based decisions about the direction your life now takes.”

The King of Cups invokes a sense of calm and control of all feelings–a card that represents a proficiency of all emotions. I can definitely feel my emotions simmering down and a raw sense of honesty overtaking me. With honesty reduces the need for me to lie or puff up my emotions. The ego can be absolutely destructive and can cause a lot of pride and self worth to become entangled within it. Breaking from the ego requires a lot of emotional control for when those negative feelings are triggered. My ego can definitely get in the way of my inner peace–but meditating on a card like the King of Cups makes it easier to do so. With emotional control comes the ability to break from the things that don’t serve you.

Tarot Card of the Week: XX Judgement

Tarot Card of the Week: XX Judgement

I recently acquired the Book of Shadows Tarot: Volume 2 and wanted to try out them out for this week’s card. What I love about these cards is how their art incorporates the magic into the every day. It’s a shame the booklet that accompanies them touches briefly on the meaning of each card. While this is absolutely standard practice, I’m curious for a more thorough description about how the art represents the meaning of each card.

With a clear mind, I drew the following major arcana card: XX The Judgement

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The meaning of this card (from the booklet): Receiving and hearing a spiritual message. 

When I silence my turbulent thoughts and focus from the heart, the message I receive is a reminder of authenticity: remain true to one’s authentic self.

With it being the dawn of a new year–heck, a decade, there’s understandably a lot of focus on self-improvement. However, it’s important that when we start fresh, work on our real selves. Too often, I want to improve the face that I show to the outside world, but reading this card and forcing myself to reflect, I can see that I am starting to want the improve my inauthentic self. I’ve got to remain close to the close and not abandon my truth just because it doesn’t match everyone else’s.

I gotta do the real me. You gotta do the real you.

Spirit Tarot for the Week–XVI The Tower

Spirit Tarot for the Week–XVI The Tower

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I have a great love for this tarot cards–a set that I actually picked up a few years back at Spirit Halloween. Sadly, there is no guide for these cards which is a great shame, because I find them to be quite interesting. The art is cohesive–linking all of the cards together yet original. You wouldn’t expect cards that were probably sold for just being Halloween decor to be such a thoughtful set of cards but they are.

For this week I pulled the XVI–The Tower which is unsurprising for me considering how much anger I’ve gathered over the past few weeks, dealing with an upsetting situation. The tower is a card that represents chaos, upheaval, and sudden change. Usually with this card, you would see people falling out of the tower, representing a crappy situation about to happen, danger to watch out for, destruction. However, in this interpretation when have a menacing gargoyle that is full of life, looking down in a stormy evening. Here, we don’t have the burning building.

I interpret this card to be a warning card to not allow chaotic energy to take over. When I have a situation to work through, my emotions can get the best of me sometimes. I take this card as a message to breathe through it and not allow it become something destructive. Be cautious, keep control and focus, and do not let circumstances get out of hand.

I have an odd inclination that despite the frustration of this weekend–next week is going to end strong.

Halloween Tarot Reading: Five of Bats (Reversed)

Halloween Tarot Reading: Five of Bats (Reversed)

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I figured now would be the perfect time to whip out my Halloween Tarot deck by Kipling West. This deck is full of inspiration for Halloween–a whirl of colorful and strange characters that suck you into their spooky world. It’s a place full of magic and intrigue.

In terms of a question, I just asked the cards for a general overview card. I didn’t harbor a specific inquiry or have anything in particular that I wanted an answer for. When I have no clear direction–I tend to draw one card.

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5 of Bats (Reversed) is the first card for this season. Traditionally–the 5 of Bats (or Swords) means an ending of conflict or a resolution of some kind. Something that you struggling with will be resolved; forgiveness will be granted.

However, the interpretation of the 5 of Bats has its own meaning. Reversed, the 5 of Bats means Empty Victory. Foolish Pride. Weakness. Refusing to accept bullying. 

When I receive readings that are less than stellar–I actually don’t view them in a bad light. I am thankful for the chance to slow down and avoid problems. With a card like this, I interpret it as a caution to take a step back and not allow pride or weakness to lead to an empty victory.

There are so many things I want to accomplish, to “win” at and I’ve absolutely caught myself creating waste from haste. I am grateful for the reminder to just slow down and not allow pride or weakness to get in the way and lead to self-sabotage. It’s so easy for my emotions to take control when there’s something out there that I really want.

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2.19 General Tarot Reading

2.19 General Tarot Reading

I’ve been a bundle of emotions these past couple of weeks. The stress at the day job has steadily increased from “too much” to “unbearable.” I’ve been looking for something better but there has hardly been jobs I can apply for. These events have left me feeling so stuck. When I’m stuck, I go to the cards for advice.

This is a general 3-card spread that I do: simply shuffling the cards and drawing three cards. I don’t even ponder a question, I’m more curious as to what the cards are interpreting from me. I am a fan of these Believing Heart cards because they capture the essence of attending a school of magic ^_____^

I drew:
Two of Cauldrons (2 of cups)
0-The Fool
8-Strength

It was inspiring to see such strong cards during such a stressful time. The Fool was exceptionally spot-on because spiritually, I have started a new journey towards creating my future. I’ve also been living very spontaneously, so weary of the routine. It’s taken so much courage to press forward (all I want to do is hide) and I can really see the strength needed here. The two of cauldrons speaks to how I’ve been learning on family during this trying time.

Also, seeing the Fool in the center really shows me seeing myself as the Fool. This couldn’t be more accurate, everything that the Fool represents about living in the moment–starting a new journey.

After reading these cards, I see that I just need to meditate more on my strength. I feel so powerless and vulnerable right now, but the cards see something else.