Episode 6 of Psychic Today with Jill Roberts on Tarot and Self Care #2, PLUS the meanings of the Major & Minor Arcana and Court Cards in the Tarot!

Check out my episode 4, “Self Care and The Tarot!” from Jill Roberts Upper East Side Medium on Anchor: https://anchor.fm/JillNYC/episodes/Self-Care-and-The-Tarot-e2lccm

And my newest, “Tarot and Self Care #2” from Jill Roberts Upper East Side Medium on Anchor: https://anchor.fm/JillNYC/episodes/Tarot-and-Self-Care-2-e2lu5o

As promised in Episode 4, here are the abbreviated meanings to the Major Arcana, the Minor Arcana, the Court Cards with their accompanying Elements!

Major Arcana

Minor Arcana/Court Cards with Elements

Great deck for Reversals (explained in Part 2 of Tarot and Self Care, Episode 6)

Best starter decks! The Rider-Waite Deck has been around for a long time and has universal themes (you can pick up a deck on Amazon) and The Simple Tarot by Angie Green (TheSimpleTarot.com) is based on the Rider Waite but with modern illustrations and best of all, KEYWORDS right on the cards to make learning easy and fun!

Here I took the quite ominous 8 of cups by Rider Waite and compared it to Angie’s Simple Tarot and you can see the difference even though they’re based on the same themes. This is why I highly recommend getting both decks.

In R.W. (I have to abbreviate or you’ll be sick of reading the names of the decks just as much as I am writing them 😉) you see a nonplussed looking moon, mountains surrounded by water, a man with his back to us walking away from the cups using a stick to aid his uphill path, and he seems to be on a piece of land surrounded by the water as well. If I hadn’t put the cards side by side, what do you think this card is trying to convey? (Please let me know what you think in the comments! I love starting an interesting conversation, especially about Tarot! 🗣)

Now take as look at the S.T. Pretty clear right? I don’t know if I wouldn’t have come up with “Intuition” by the R.W. deck if I was just starting out. Sure there’s a moon but it’s night time. I get the gist of an uphill battle and starting out on a new path, but not from the swamp, looking like small hills that are depicted. In the S.T., Angie has a much more consice interpretation. The moon has the keyword of “Intuition” along with the Mountain has ” seeking a new path” , We see the 8 cups lined up like a pyramid unlike them in just 2 rows in the R.W. The key words “A Turning Point and Voluntary Withdrawal” may not be conveyed as consicely for some beginners.

If you want to learn about the Tarot, learning how to use your intuition along with it, and a comparison of popular decks like the one I did above, leave me a comment below!

Hope you’re having an amazing day!

All My Love and Light,

Jill

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Today’s Tarot Card Reading is the Death card in the Major Arcana (Fear Not)

Meaning:

When the zodiac sign Scorpio cuts something out of their life, in order to improve their life, that thing is “dead to them”. This is the message of the Death Card, the card that symbolizes the zodiac sign Scorpio. Something in your life is about to be “dead to you”, but that’s not a bad thing. You may also have the presence of a Scorpio enter your life, or maybe you are a Scorpio and are working on a big change. Profound change, transformation, and new beginnings are the promise of this card. Many people often think the worst when they see this card and fear death will enter their day. This is simply not the case. Your relationship may go from single to engaged for example when you see this card. This card is about a major change that is going to be a turning point in your life. And the best part? The Sun will come out tomorrow, and it is going to be amazing.

Symbolism:

The Death card is often an ominous sounding card to many that get a Tarot reading, but it shouldn’t be taken that way. This myth needs to be rebuffed, because the Death card is not necessarily a sad card, and in fact, rarely symbolizes an actual death in your life. The Death card directly corresponds with the zodiac sign Scorpio, who is the zodiac sign that is all about deep and personal transformations. This is not even a dark card, as the figures are almost in black and white, but for the Sun that is glowing brightly on the horizon. So the message of this card is not death at all, but death of a way of living. There is transformation in play in your life when you see this card, and you will encounter this change in a way that makes you a different person. Every change is uncomfortable of course, that is called being human. But the promise of Death however is that once you put the old you behind, the Sun is on the horizon ready to welcome this new experience in your life.

The Empress

Thanks to Andrea Green, she gives the meaning and journal tip for this week!

The Empress is the card of nature, growth, slow and gradual natural change, patience, pregnancy, harvests, the seasons passing, and life itself.

She can be compared with the other female cards in the Major Arcana, for example, the World card is how Nature appears to us, and the Star card is hidden nature. The Empress is the goddess, the power and patterns behind everything.

This card means that all things are due in time, and may also be compared to the Queen of Pentacles, another very nature-based card. It carries a similar meaning of nurturing, of compassion and care. Both are cards of the mother and motherhood.

If it appears in a past position, that time of growth has passed, and nothing new will arise; it is time to seek a new field to seed, nurture and harvest.

Journal Exercise & Insiders Tip

When reading, we can weave an interpretation from all the individual symbols on a card – even doing a very deep and detailed one-card reading!

Here’s how we would do it on the Empress card, and then for your journal this week, why not try it with one of the other cards, or one you pull for a real question?

Full-Grown Wheat: “What you have planned and seeded, worked so hard to accomplish, has now come to happen – it is time to take the fruit of your work. In a way, it is up to you to now harvest and reap what you have sown. Take time to enjoy this pause in your hard work”.

Venus Symbol: “Everything is coming together, perhaps even a romantic or equal partnership – the circle and the cross – the active and the passive. It is all happening in its own good time and good things will grow from this union”.

Shield: “You are protected, and can be assured that there is safety in what is happening. Everything is being taken care of, so go for the enjoyment of the ride”.

Couch/Cushion: “Relax and sink into what is happening, don’t fight it. Take time to rest and recover, as things go their own course. Don’t meddle or interfere at this point, there is no need to do anything other than sit back”.

Sceptre: “Whilst you are the cause of what is happening, you should pull back from adding any more into the mix. There is a time to be regal and take the high ground, and this is it – there is no need to keep digging or working!”

Crown of Stars: “Everything will happen in time, and you should have patience, with an eye to the fates and fortunes of the stars. What you have set in motion is now flowing to a conclusion, let it happen”.

Waterfall: “Again, there is a flow and a torrent of things coming to a head, so the less you are involved at this late stage, the better”.

Where else can you see symbols on the Empress?

How would this apply to a job question? A relationship question?

Now try this with another card!