How to Read the Minor Arcana

By: VICTORIA WILSON on MAY 18, 2017

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Learning how to read the Minor Arcana cards is super easy: Simply combine the elemental and numerical energies of that card to generate new keywords. You don’t have to memorize definitions.

Keywords for the four Suits:

Wands (element of Fire): Action, passion, movement

Cups (element of Water): Emotions, psychic, passive, illusion, subconscious

Swords (element of Air): Intellect, thinking, communication, conscious

Pentacles (element of Earth): Physicality, manifestation, earthly matters

Keywords for the numbers:

1 (Aces): Potentiality, opportunity

2: Balance, combine, duality, choice

3: Creativity, generation, foundation

4: Foundation, stability, complacency

5: Conflict, loss, struggle

6: Symbiosis, exchange

7: Challenge, cohesion

8: Transition, metamorphosis, movement

9: Nearing completion, fulfillment

10: Completion, saturation, fulfillment

Examples:

Seven of Cups = challenge + emotions = Emotions can cause us to see something that’s not really there. The Seven of Cups is about illusion and fantasy.

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Nine of Swords = thinking + fulfillment = Too much thinking yields anxiety. The Nine of Swords shows a distraught woman who can’t sleep at night.

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Two of Cups = combine + emotions = Mutually shared feelings. The Two of Cups is about like-minded people coming together in mutual admiration.

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Using this method will provide you with a basic understanding of each card. From there, you can build on the basics by drawing a daily Tarot card and observing what kinds of experiences you have over the course of that day.

What other combinations do you see? Comment below.

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Weekend Reading for May 12-15, 2017

By: VICTORIA WILSON on MAY 12, 2017

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Mars in Gemini trine Jupiter in Libra

SIX OF PENTACLES, THREE OF PENTACLES & THE HANGED MAN

With Mars trine Jupiter our efforts yield good things that bring blessings and opportunities for expansion. And the cards suggest that we can maximize those opportunities by practicing generosity. What do you need? What can you give?

Opportunities – SIX OF PENTACLES

Because the human ego is concerned with self-preservation, we feel a need to stockpile things like money, clothes, cards, and even food. And when we accumulate more than we can use, we call ourselves “rich.” But is it really necessary to have so many things? Animals generally don’t collect like we do, and they manage to survive just fine. The Six of Pentacles reminds us that stuff is meant to be used, and there is only so much stuff that we can use at once. Figure out what you really “need,” and re-home everything else. A little generosity goes a long way.

Warning – THREE OF PENTACLES

A man is hard at work with his back turned towards the people in the Six of Pentacles. He’s getting things done, but he’s oblivious to the idea of giving and receiving. Think about how much more he could get done if he accepted some help. No man is an island. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking that you can handle everything on your own.When you step up to help someone today, tomorrow someone else will do the same for you.

Advice – THE HANGED MAN

The Hanged Man’s strength is his ability to see the world as no one else does. Viewing it from his 180 degree angle, he sees what others don’t. It may seem like a waste to give away things that you have worked so hard to earn. But isn’t it also a waste when something never sees the light of day because it’s been sitting in the back of your closet for the past five years? Reconsider your relationship to the material world, viewing it from the perspective of someone who has nothing.

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Five Things I Learned About Tarot

By: VICTORIA WILSON on MAY 12, 2017

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I was nominated by Pedro Andre of Petrus Tarot to talk about five things I’ve learned about Tarot. This is part of the #5thingsilearnedabouttarot Instagram challenge hosted by Sarah of The Curious Cardslinger.

1.) Tarot is like a good friend that you grow closer and closer to. The more time and energy you invest in learning its ways, the more about you it reveals.

2.) And like a good friend, it takes time to get to know Tarot. It’s okay if you don’t immediately get what a card means. There are certain cards that have taken me years to understand.

3.) Tarot cards can pop up outside of your readings when you least expect it. Like when you show up to a restaurant and there’s a big wooden wheel propped up in the waiting area. Or when you see a photo of a man dangling upside down from his feet at the art museum.

4.) You don’t need to be psychic to be a good Tarot reader, but working with Tarot will strengthen your intuitive and psychic gifts.

5.) And if you want to hear what your intuition has to say, stop thinking. Too much thinking will ruin a perfectly good Tarot reading.

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Full Moon in Scorpio Tarot Spread

By: VICTORIA WILSON on MAY 10, 2017

Scorpio is all about transformation and change. The constant search for truth means that Scorpio is always sniffing out anything that is false. Once those things are purged, we can emerge as more authentic versions of ourselves.

This 3-card spread for the full moon in Scorpio will help you think about what in your life needs changing, what you can do to facilitate that change, and who you can become as a result.

The positions

1.) What needs to die off?

2.) What action can I take to release this?

3.) Who am I becoming as a result?

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