The Chariot

Meaning:

When the Chariot arrives today, be sure that you are the ones taking the reins in order to control the outcome of your situation. The Chariot also could signify a Cancer in your life, or a Cancer about to make an appearance in your life. The zodiac sign Cancer is a hard worker, and attains success through long and sustained efforts. This is the message of the Chariot. Victory is assured, but it won’t come quickly. This could mean a new skill you take on, some upgrading in education, or taking the lead on a project at work. It could also mean that you make the next big move in love. It’s important to remember that you only take on what you can complete, otherwise, victory will be lost. Know also that this card is about effort that leads to success. This is not victory that comes knocking on your door. You will need to put some effort in, and there could be some bumps along the way, but with the effort and determination of the Chariot, victory is almost definitely assured.

Symbolism:

When the Chariot arrives, know that you are well on your way to a well earned victory. The Chariot is embodied by the zodiac sign Cancer, and this is Cancer’s card. Cancer is a hard worker and doesn’t realize anything quickly, and these traits are the inherent meaning of the Chariot. Here we see a man on a chariot, surrounded by the golden aura of victory. This card symbolizes a time in the ancient days when the victor would ride through the streets on a chariot to celebrate a victory. In this card, you are holding the reins, and are feeling great power and the smell of a big win. This is the card that says, you are in the driver’s seat of your own Destiny! Moving ahead towards your victory is not only possible, but probable when you see your card. The important thing to remember when you see this card is, you are the Master of your Fate.

Today’s Tarot Card Reading is the Moon!

Meaning:

When The Moon appears in a reading, your intuition and your emotions will prevail over intellect in your situation. This is a key reason why this card symbolizes the intuitive Water Sign of Pisces. Pisces is a reflector, and uses their psychic gifts to ponder over situations, and pull back to do so on occasion. There is something missing from the picture, or at least from your picture. You do not have all of the facts at hand to make any decisions, either in love or in play at this time. Follow your heart and your intuition, and don’t be afraid to ask for psychic messages either. Pull back and meditate or listen to your instinct. What is it telling you? The missing puzzle piece is there! It may not be available to you right now, but the night does not last forever, and in due time this information will reveal itself.

Symbolism:

The Moon appearing in a reading is an advisement that you are not clear of all of the details, and there is more at play in the situation than you may think. As the Moon pulls back in the night sky, so too does the querent in this situation. You are being asked to pull back. And this is why this card symbolizes the zodiac sign of Pisces, who is known for retreating to the cave on occasion. This card is a darker card in the Tarot, but it does not necessarily have a dark interpretation. Rather this card represents confusion sometimes, and a lack of clarity on a key issue. Here we see The Moon up in the sky, surrounded by darkness and clouds. There is more at play than meets the eye here, there is information that you do not have available to you that is pertinent to the situation you are asking about. The Moon rules intuition and emotions. These are the factors that you must use to seek clarity. Like the Full Moon in the sky shedding light on the world, it’s time to pull back and look at your life and situation from the perspective of The Moon. What puzzle piece are you missing? When you pull back, the Moon reveals that missing piece.

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!

Today’s Tarot Card Reading is the 4 of Swords

Meaning:

This card is a healing card that comes after the heartbreak of the 3 of swords. Most Tarot decks show religious symbolism, as if this healing is taking place in a church. There is a loss associated with this card, although it is neither dark or light in nature. It is simply a resting time, to regroup, collect yourself, and heal after a difficult time. When you see this card, it is not an action card. But rather, it is one that suggests a time for prayer and rest is needed before you can pick up the sword again, and battle forward.

Symbolism:

In the 4 of Swords we see a person lying on a bed, or in some interpretations on a slab of concrete. The individual is at rest, and hanging on the wall above them are three swords. Alongside the bed there is one sword that has been put down. This is a card that symbolizes healing after pain. The pain can be physical or emotional. The bed can represent a hospital bed, a bed in a jail, or a metaphorical bed of healing. After the heart ache felt in the 3 of swords, a time of respite and recovery is required. This is the 4 of swords. A time for you to lay down, collect yourself and regroup. One sword has been laid down signifying, the battle is over. The remaining three have been hung until they are needed again.

Today’s Tarot Card is The Wheel of Fortune!

Meaning:

The Wheel of Fortune arriving in your Tarot is a reminder that the planet of luck Jupiter is on your side. The Wheel of Fortune also has symbolism rich in the Fixed Signs of the zodiac. So you may also get a message pertaining one of the Fixed Signs, Scorpio, Leo, Aquarius, or Taurus. When the Wheel of Fortune arrives in your day, it is a very optimistic wave of Jupiter’s magic wand. It is always a good omen to see the Wheel of Fortune, as your luck is truly taking a turn, and in the most positive and beneficial way. All of your karma is coming back to you, and you can expect good rewards when the Wheel of Fortune arrives. This is not something that you have to do, and no action is required on your part. Rather, this is something that is happening to you, or an external event that changes things in your favor. And expect things to happen quickly when it does!

Symbolism:

When you see the Wheel of Fortune arrive in your reading, know that you are being offered a message of karmic hope, and things are about to take a turn. Here we have the famous wheel of fortune, symbolized by the fixed signs of the zodiac (Taurus, Scorpio, Leo, and Aquarius), spinning in your favor. This card is denoted by the number 10, which in the Tarot represents a completed cycle. Destiny and karma are turning in your favor when the Wheel of Fortune arrives. Expect some information of good luck to come your way, and for the forces of nature to finally turn in your favor. This is not an action card. But rather, the message of this card is that to just…wait for it. Your karmic reward is well on its way.

Today’s Tarot Card is The Moon 🌛

Meaning:

When The Moon appears in a reading, your intuition and your emotions will prevail over intellect in your situation. This is a key reason why this card symbolizes the intuitive Water Sign of Pisces. Pisces is a reflector, and uses their psychic gifts to ponder over situations, and pull back to do so on occasion. There is something missing from the picture, or at least from your picture. You do not have all of the facts at hand to make any decisions, either in love or in play at this time. Follow your heart and your intuition, and don’t be afraid to ask for psychic messages either. Pull back and meditate or listen to your instinct. What is it telling you? The missing puzzle piece is there! It may not be available to you right now, but the night does not last forever, and in due time this information will reveal itself.

Symbolism:

The Moon appearing in a reading is an advisement that you are not clear of all of the details, and there is more at play in the situation than you may think. As the Moon pulls back in the night sky, so too does the querent in this situation. You are being asked to pull back. And this is why this card symbolizes the zodiac sign of Pisces, who is known for retreating to the cave on occasion. This card is a darker card in the Tarot, but it does not necessarily have a dark interpretation. Rather this card represents confusion sometimes, and a lack of clarity on a key issue. Here we see The Moon up in the sky, surrounded by darkness and clouds. There is more at play than meets the eye here, there is information that you do not have available to you that is pertinent to the situation you are asking about. The Moon rules intuition and emotions. These are the factors that you must use to seek clarity. Like the Full Moon in the sky shedding light on the world, it’s time to pull back and look at your life and situation from the perspective of The Moon. What puzzle piece are you missing? When you pull back, the Moon reveals that missing piece.

Today’s Tarot Card is The Sun!

Meaning:

When you see The Sun appear in your Tarot reading or in your Daily Tarot, then you know it’s going to be a great day! The Sun is shining on you! This day is the summer of your life, and the Sun embodies success, abundance, and an optimistic feel to the situation that can not be matched by anything else. Success is not just probable, it is inevitable. There is confidence aligned with this bright picture. Like the child on top of the horse, you are on top of the world, and victory is yours for the taking. This is also not an internal success. This is the kind of success that the world sees, and admires. You and your life and the situation at hand is indeed enlightened, and the abundance or prosperity you seek in this situation will soon surround you like the beautiful flowers in this card.

Symbolism:

The Sun is one of the happiest cards in the Tarot, if not the happiest one to see in any reading. It almost doesn’t matter where the Sun falls in a reading, if it appears, it’s always a good omen in any position or placement. This is a bright card that has the Sun as the biggest symbol on it. There are flowers growing that symbolize abundance and joy, and the abundance that comes from having light in your world. A child decorated with the wreath of laurels that signify success plays on a white horse that represents purity, joy, and innocence. A bright orange wreath suggests action and movement will occur in the situation that will have you feeling like you are on top of the world. You may create this action, or something wonderful may simply find its way to you. In any event, the Sun is definitely shining on you and your situation.

Today’s Tarot Card is the King of Cups!

Meaning:

When the King of Cups arrives, the message is a very positive one of love. Someone may enter your day with a big heart and a lot of love and support for you. It could be an older male, or it could be one of the Water Signs. There is a generous and loving spirit in play when you see this card, and this card brings the promise that the love you are looking for in life is around you. It may be someone that you aren’t expecting, or it may just be a family member that will make an appearance in your day. This is not a short lived love, but one that fills and completes you, even if it is not a romantic love.

Symbolism:

When we see the King of Cups in the Tarot, we are being told that an older man with a big heart will make an appearance in our day. It may not necessarily be an older male, but it will be someone with the love that symbolizes that of an older male. It could be a father figure, or someone that simply has the love that a father figure would. Cups represent Water Signs, and so this could be a message of a Pisces, Cancer, or Scorpio entering your day to help you with a key emotional matter. You may also just be getting the message with this card that someone cares very deeply about you. This is an emotionally balanced love that you do not need to question. And these feelings will be there for some time, as this King has all of the love in the world to offer, and isn’t going anywhere.

Today’s Tarot Card is the Ace of Wands!

Phew, better card today!

Meaning:

The Ace of Wands is a message from Universe that you are attracting the qualities of the Wands in an area of your life today. There will be a new beginning or the potential of a new beginning offered in an experience for you today, and it will be marked by enthusiasm, creativity, passion, and excitement. It carries with it a sense of adventure, and a spring like bounce to your step. If you are thinking of starting something new, like a new relationship or job, this card is a very good omen. Expect a message or an invitation to arrive in your day unexpectedly and out of the blue when you see this card.

Symbolism:

The Ace of Wands is a wonderful omen to see in any reading. It symbolizes new beginnings of many kinds, particularly those that are in the creative or passionate pursuits of life! This is a new beginning that is going to happen quickly, and is going to come out of the blue. This is not one you actively need to pursue, the hand coming from the clouds with a beautiful glowing wand symbolizes this gift coming to you. The new beginnings most often associated with this card are new relationships, a first date, travel plans, or an exciting new opportunity or project in the creative fields.

Today’s Tarot Card is the 8 of Swords

Meaning:

The 8 of Swords is never a welcome card in a reading. Nobody wants to not see something coming. This card is a message that some bad luck is on its way. Arrests or situations involving handcuffs even may be the bad news on its way. Either way, this is a simple card of bad luck, but usually nothing life changing. Maybe your car doesn’t start when you go shopping one day, or you get a bill in the mail that you weren’t expecting. The sword in the sand says, you are going to be okay, but you will feel like your hands are tied in a situation that is coming on.

Symbolism:

The 8 of Swords depicts a woman standing in front of several swords while one is stuck in the ground. She is blindfolded and it even looks like she is restrained in some way. The message from this card is that obstacles are in your path when it comes to getting what you want. The blindfold suggests you may not see them, or may not see them coming. The hand restraints suggest that your hands are tied in the situation and there’s nothing you can really do to change events. The sword in the ground suggests, stand your ground anyway, because you have truth on your side.

Today’s Tarot Card Reading is the 5 of Cups!

Meaning:

When the 5 of cups appears in a reading, you are being met with a disappointment of some sort. This is not the kind of disappointment that is going to change your life. But rather, one that may create sadness in the day. Maybe someone has disappointed you, or you did not get a work bonus or improvement as you had hoped. Some hope is lost. This card could also simply mean that you miss someone that lives far away, or that you feel sad for someone that is going through something that is much more traumatic than what you may be feeling at this time.

Symbolism:

The 5 of Cups is a Tarot card that is not always a welcome card. You are being reminded that nothing lasts forever, not even pain. Here we see a lone soul with his back turned and his head down. Beside him are 3 cups that have fallen over, while two cups of love remain Meaning. There is a sense of loss and disappointment in this card, but you are being encouraged to note that not all cups are knocked down. The glass is half full! If you want it to be.

Here’s Your Tarot Card Reading for Today!

Meaning:

When this card appears in your day, the message is that you may be building too many castles in the air. At the same time you may also be engaging in less than stellar choices with your integrity, and this card cautions that the writing is on the wall that there is trouble ahead. It may seem like you have a banquet of opportunities in front of you right now, but do you really? Or is it just an illusion? Time to sort out the truth from the fiction in your day when you see this card appear. One choice will be victory, and one, not so much. How will you know? You’ll just know. This card almost always signifies a choice between truth and illusion, and you just need to listen to your instinct.

Symbolism:

The 7 of Cups is a hint at the sides of two worlds, good versus evil, and is always a cautionary tale. Each of the cups in this card is said to represent the 7 deadly sins. We also see symbolism of victories in this card, with the open wreath. The skull right beside it however cautions what cost you will pay for that victory. This is a card of choices, illusions, and truths. And you are the master of your Fate. Which will you decide? Be careful. Every single one of the choices represented here is an illusion.