From the Simple Tarot deck
The Five of Wands is about the positive challenges you face when you are in conflict or competition with others.
While conflict, rivalry, and strife seem like negative things, they are opportunities for growth. You’re going to have to suit up and fight. There’s no hiding any more. It is time to commit to reaching your goals at a level that scares you. This means changing your daily routines, beliefs, and habits quickly so you can work with absolute focus and clarity. There is no more room for daydreams and wishes. You need to Do The Work. There are NO exceptions or excuses.
Who are you in competition with?
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This is the card for individual prosperity and personal luxury. This isn’t the luxury of having a new convertible every year, or living on a yacht without ever having to do another day of work in your life. You aren’t resting on your laurels.
Instead, you’re enjoying them. True luxury means different things to different people, and this card is about recognizing and honoring what your true definition of luxury is.
Find your simplicity and independence by acknowledging and living this experience of ultimate personal satisfaction.
List 10 things you are grateful for right at this moment. Bonus: List 100!
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Despite the imagery, this card rarely has anything to do with actual, physical death. Instead, it’s a card of rebirth with a message to let go of the past to move on to something better. The Death card indicates involuntary changes and major transformations. Be prepared for the worst, but expect the best eventual outcome.
Like the mythical Phoenix rising from the ashes, the Death card indicates one cycle is ending and another is beginning. There is a major transition happening where you must leave your old life and start something new.
What physical reactions do you have to this card?
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The Four of Cups represents what happens when you feel so unfulfilled and bored with your life that you’ve become blind to the gifts and opportunities sitting right in front of you. Start by asking yourself some tough questions: Are you truly living the life you imagined for yourself? Or have you settled for what was easiest or expected of you?
This is not the time to barrel gung-ho into something new. Instead, take it slow. Spend time quietly contemplating and exploring your options. Make one small step and then re-evaluate. It is your responsibility to understand everything happening in your environment before you make a permanent decision.
How often do you daydream? What do you daydream about?
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The Magician is known as “The Alchemist,” the creator who makes something out of nothing. This card is about expressing your unique talents and turning them into something tangible in the world. It is an active, outwardly-focused card and is paired with The High Priestess, which is The Magician’s receptive and inwardly-focused magical counterpart.
Although it seems a bit woo-woo, this is a very practical card. The Magician guides you to create an environment, triggers, and routines to regularly and consistently bring yourself to a state of creative flow where you can make your own magic.
If you already have everything you need, what are you striving to gain?
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The Page of Swords, like all the court cards, can be interpreted as an actual person, as a role you play, or as a message. If it is an actual person in your life, it will be a stubborn, curious, talkative person with youthful energy who is constantly learning, but this isn’t only book-knowledge. This Page is eager to put information into action. Sometimes that eager energy means the Page acts without a plan or road map. This reckless action rarely brings positive results.
If you are struggling, you can’t wish for change. You must create a plan and then take step-by-step daily action to improve your situation.
Be on the lookout for unseen problems, deceptions, and haters. You could easily let your imagination and subconscious take you to dark and unfriendly places, so keep your anxiety in check.
Proceed with caution and prudence, but always let your intuition be your guide. This card is a VERY strong call to trust yourself. While The Star is about trusting the Universe, The Moon is about trusting yourself.
Pay attention to what isn’t said or what isn’t seen. Your imagination and creativity will guide you.
While the Two of Wands is about the planning and decisions before you take action, the Three of Wands represents the waiting period after action has been taken. It’s also a card about collaboration and teamwork, especially in business.
If you are looking for a new opportunity, you must do the work to make things happen. Maintain constant focus and stay the course until the project comes to completion. Any new venture or major expansion involving other people is a good idea. Do the work, think big, pull your weight, and stay positive. Be patient, but your actions will show great results.
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Four of Pentacles
The Four of Pentacles is about gathering, investing, and sharing what you have. Looking on the bright side, this card is about investing in yourself to create a solid foundation. You are feeling extremely security-conscious. You want to take care of yourself and build a future for the people you love.
On the other side of coin, it’s about hoarding and always wanting more. This results in the Four of Pentacles being a greedy miser who takes but never gives. Money, like all energy, needs to move. Share what you can with the people who need it and you’ll soon see more coming your way.
Today’s Tarot Question for The Four of Pentacles Card
When it comes to your physical environment, what are three tiny ways you can strengthen your sense of security today?
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The Star tarot card is sometimes called “the fairy godmother” card, because it arrives to let you know everything is going to work out fine. This is very good news, especially after the upheaval of The Tower, which proceeds it.
Have faith and believe that things are going to be okay, or even better than okay. They always have been and they always will be.
Sometimes, The Star is about being in the spotlight. If you’ve ever wanted to see your name in lights, it’s time to take center stage. Be authentically you and let your true light shine through.
Would you like to be famous for something? For what? Are you willing to pay the price?
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!
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,
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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.