Tagged Tarot

Resurrection leads to Judgement and from there to ….?

Easter is an excellent time to consider that the doctrine of the resurrection leads straight to that of judgement, which like Karma, leads to the moment  when the ‘rewards’ for your past efforts appear. Sounds scary, I admit.   But the wisdom of the Tarot suggests that for those who’ve met certain preconditions, judgement is a time of transformation, healing, and – at long last – becoming whole. So what are those preconditions?  The symbolism on the card makes them clear. The three persons who are being resurrected from the square grave embody the trinity (divinity), which is now freed from…

It’s a King of Wands Day – take the challenge and rise above yourself to be a leader of men

With the sun in Leo (leadership) and the moon in Sagittarius (adventurous philanthropic pursuits), today is a King of Wands day. In the King of Wands, we meet first-hand astrological fire symbolising the human imagination in its most dynamic aspect.  Ever wondered why we ‘dream’ by the fireside and ‘light a candle’ to ‘show the way’?  It’s because fire speaks in a primitive language we desire desperately, to understand. However when dealing with fire, there are two key points to keep in mind; (1) by its nature fire transforms and consumes and (2) unless controlled, fire is deadly destructive. For…

It’s a Two of Swords Day – time for a ‘sick headache’

With the sun in Leo (creative self-expression) and the moon in Libra (balance and compromise), today is a Two of Swords day. On a divinatory level, the Two of Swords implies a tense state where we’ve closed our eyes to life’s problems rather than trying to sort them out. Interestingly, the information and motivation needed to succeed are already in place.  So the problem lies not with preparation, but with implementation. For the Kabbalist, today’s energy relates to the 2nd sepira, Chockmah, where we find the male energy in its dynamic aspect – constructive, stimulating, and evolutionary – the driving…

Mars in Libra – Might Debate & Indecision Give You a New Lease on Life?

Throughout August and the first half of September, Mars – planet of fast-paced action – is in Libra. Mars is a mover and shaker.  He doesn’t  plan ahead.  He goes after what he thinks best for him at the moment and works out the details (if at all) later. But in Libra, Mars is forced to slow down.  Caught in a quagmire of debate and indecision, he is confronted not only his choices, but also their consequence. This is terrible news. There’s nothing Mars hates more than to sit still.  Yet how well he manages this present task may well…

Today & Tomorrow are Knight of Cups Days – Savour your encounters as you would a fine wine

With the sun in Cancer (emotional responsiveness) and the moon in Gemini (curious and cerebral), today and tomorrow are Knight of Cups days. The tarot Knights are all movers and shakers – always mounted on their steeds.  They all have places to go albeit some will get there faster than others. The Knight of Cups is in no particular hurry.  He is a sensitive man.  His head full of romance and chivalry, he’s an adherent of all things creative – you’ll find him writing poetry or attending a play.   Although he’s intense, he approaches life at a slower pace…

Learn to Let Go – It’s a Four of Coins Day

With the sun in Cancer (bonding & connections) and the moon in Taurus (acquisition & self-gratification), today and tomorrow are Four of Coins days. On a divinatory level, the Four of Coins warns against holding too tightly that which for the sake of everyone, it would be better to let go.  On a Four of Coins day, the fear of losing that to which our self-worth has attached runs rampant and strong.  As the result, there’s a very real danger that by clinging to the past, we block the future and with it, the vital energy necessary to survive. For…