Thursday, June 16, 2011

Earthly Power

*Image is from the Golden Dawn Magical Tarot.

"Stable opportunities often manifest within structured limitations. Sometimes being "in the box" ain't all that bad..." 

That was my interpretation of the Four of Pentacles this evening on Twitter's #pmtarot. This card often gets a negative interpretation. I think it's mostly because it's depicted as a miserly looking man who's holding tightly onto his Pentacle (RWS). Pentacles can often refer to money, and materialism is often a keyword I see associated with this card. But depending on the other cards around it, I don't always see it that way. Hardly ever actually. Pentacles to me is about manifesting wealth on Earth (or, as this card says, power). But define true wealth.... Is it ALWAYS money or things that money can buy?

The Four of Pentacles reminds me of the foundation of a house. Safe, structured, security, stability, solidly built, home.... are all words or phrases that come to mind. Another frequent thought is earthly means of transportation. Four wheels on a car, four legs on a horse, etc. Dependable modes of transportation, I'm thinking. And finally,  an old saying that also popped into my mind was; "A house is made of brick and stone, but a home is made of love alone." It's not just the four corners of the house, is it? More about what is contained WITHIN.... that lovely box we call home.... which, incidentally, can always be expanded for personal growth. That's how I got a bigger living room! It used to be a carport, but Luna (my car) doesn't mind the elements  :)

Emotional Maturity

“Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get - only with what you are expecting to give - which is everything.” ~Katharine Hepburn

Sunday, June 5, 2011

That's Important!

Great question today from the LivingTarot fan page on Facebook. "Who is the most important person?" Pull two cards for this question. Using the Robin Wood deck, I pulled Judgment and the Six of Swords. From these two cards I got, "The most important person is the one who can rise above it all and move on to better things." And  then DJ Divine whispered in my ear and said, "Gotta song for that!" lol

Two more cards jumped out of the deck at me when I went to lay it down, and they strongly supported the first two. The Nine of Swords Reversed and the Queen of Wands. From these two I got, "The nightmare is ending with the help of a fiery, self-confident woman who's not afraid to drive out the darkness with her bright, inner light." :)

It seemed logical to place these two in front of the other two, so that they blended together to make a bigger picture. I also digitally trimmed the borders off the cards so that they flowed together better. :)

I really like how this turned out because it's almost like a mirror image of sorts. Lots of matching components too! The Queen of Wands and the woman in the Judgment card look to be the same gal.. same with the Nine of Swords and the Six of Swords. They all just blended together seamlessly for me. The song was just the icing on the cake, so to speak. Strong message in there. Gotta love the Tarot and the beauty of it's powerful messages. :)

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Tarot Cuteness

"Awwww, shucks! I gave her that flower and now I'm too embarrassed and shy to even look her in the eye..."

Sometimes the cards actual meanings don't even cross my mind when I have cards in front of me that seem to interact in their own special way. :)

*Cards are from Nakisha VanderHoeven's Rabbit Tarot

Friday, June 3, 2011

The Rabbit Tarot

The Rabbit Tarot by Nakisha VanderHoeven is a delightful pocket sized tarot deck that I recently acquired in order to appease my inner "fluffy bunny" tendencies. ::::lol:::: It's relatively small size (3 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches) allows for easy shuffling, and the card stock is sturdy, yet flexible with a light, glossy coating. I find the gentle, watercolor images very easy to interpret, and they always leave me with a smile on my face when working with them. The suits are Daisies (Pentacles), Carrots (Swords), Tulips (Cups), and Sticks (Wands). The Court cards are Pages, Knights (who ride goats!), Queens and Kings. Strength is VIII and Justice is XI. It doesn't come with a LWB (little white book), but the cards meanings can be downloaded for free as a PDF file here. Or if you prefer, the companion book can be purchased at this website.

Card backs are reversible too! :)