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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The Moon Card from the Major Arcana Explained

The Moon tarot card shows a tame dog and a wild wolf howling at the moon. There’s a water scorpion (or lobster?) as well. The moon is illustrated combined with the sun, and is centered between two towers.

This card is one of three (The Star, The Moon, and The Sun) that follow the crisis of The Tower.

Keywords for The Moon Card

• Proceed with caution

• An unclear and difficult path ahead

• Slow down & pay attention to your intuition

• Follow your intuition, imagination, and dreams

Keywords for The Moon Card Reversed

• Truths are revealed

• Good common sense prevails

• No more hiding or fear

The Moon Card Explained

The Moon follows The Star, and points out that things may not be as they seem. This card shows up when it is time to trust and follow your intuition.

Be on the lookout for unseen problems, deceptions, and haters. You could easily let your imagination and intuition take you to dark and unfriendly places, so keep your anxiety in check.

Proceed with caution and prudence, but let your intuition be your guide. This card is a very strong call to follow your intuition.

Pay attention to what isn’t said or what isn’t seen. Your imagination and creativity can guide you. You should also be writing down – or at least reflecting on – your dreams. They may have a message for you.

Patterns and Correspondences of The Moon Card

• Major Arcana = the arc of your life’s journey and spiritual growth

• Zodiac sign = Pisces

• Planet = the Moon, of course

• Element = water

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 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.

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.

7 of Wands

Meaning:

This card is all about holding true to your integrity, to what you know is right, and you will win a long sought after reward. The fight that has gotten to you this point has likely been bloody and ugly, and you’ve met with some shady characters along the way. But, like this man, you choose the high road, the high ground, and when you do, you will win every time. You will have had to defend yourself and your honor in this battle, but it’s about to pay off big time. There’s an advantage to this card that is not seen inherently, but is implied with the look of satisfaction on the man’s face. You are about to call check mate on something, and your opponent has no idea what’s coming. It will be a big reward for you when you stick to that high ground.

Symbolism:

In this card we see a man on a hill, his feet are placed in two different directions and he is putting rods or staves, or wands, into the ground with great perseverance. He has already put six in quite successfully, and you can see the determination on his face, and the triumph as well as he begins to place the last and seventh wand. His feet are braced apart as if he is about to make his final move in a game of chess, and metaphorically, he is. And this is the symbolism of this card. This man is about to enter the check mate stage. And it has been a long and difficult road. He has faced some worthy adversaries, and some of them have even been shady. But he has stuck to his integrity and values, and fought an honest fight. And he’s about to win. Check mate.

Today’s Tarot Card is the Four of Pentacles!

Meaning:

The message from the 4 of Pentacles when it arrives in your day is that you are hanging onto something out of fear. There’s nothing wrong with that. We all hang onto things for fear of losing them. This is not an action card, but a card of you pulling everything close to your vest in an effort to maintain control and stability. It often takes great discipline to do so, and so the theme of discipline is also present in your day when you see this card. When this card appears, the message is to have a look at your environment and what you are so afraid of losing. It may not be a bad idea to relax your way about life, as this card brings the message that you have nothing to worry about at all.

Symbolism:

In the 4 of Pentacles we see a man sitting down and holding onto 4 pentacles as if they are his last source of abundance. In a way, they are. This is a man that is fearful of loss. This could be a fear over losing a relationship, fear over losing status, fear over losing a job, or fear over losing money. The symbolism of this card shows the man tightly holding onto these things, worried that they are slowly going to be ungripped from his hands. When this card appears in your day, you are clinging onto security for dear life. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Sometimes we need to keep things close to our chest for security reasons.

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