X of Pentacles/Ten of Earth

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The Ten of Pentacles is the ultimate balance and harmony.  The luxury in the Nine of Pentacles remains, but in this case, there are generations (and pets!) to share that wealth with.  The card is about passing on not just your wealth to others.  It’s also about sharing what you know.  You’re no longer the student – you’re the teacher.   Continue reading

II of Pentacles/Two of Earth

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The Two of Pentacles is a master juggler.  This is the ultimate in balance.  Someone once told me a story of a juggler who would juggle things at a local market.  People from the crowd would throw things into the mix, and the guy could just keep going.  He was the ultimate in turning adversity into opportunity.  When the Two of Pentacles comes up, this is a time when we’re all about balance, even at a time when it seems like balancing so much should be impossible. Continue reading

King of Cups/Father of Water

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The King of Cups is a master of his emotions more than any of the previous cup cards.  He is the quiet, powerful energy associated with giving love to others.  He’s a leader by example through his mastery of compassion and mastery of kindness.   Continue reading

Knight of Cups/Brother of Water

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The Knights are some of the most helpful cards in the deck.  When we have specific questions we’re asking the deck, the knights give us direction about where to go, how to get there and help us understand how to relate to particular situations.  The Knight of Cups is often romanticized as a messenger of love.  That’s selling him a bit short, however.  The Knight of Cups is more complex than simply a knight in shining armor.  His dual elements of air and water are a perfect balance of intellect and emotion – he’s touching enlightenment.  He’s got grace and beauty and often comes up when we’re feeling unbalanced.  He’s a reminder to be gentle with ourselves. Continue reading

II of Cups/2 of Water

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The Best Friends Card!  Twos are all about balance, and in the case of the 2 of Cups, this is about balance in a relationship.  This card represents two people coming together.  This is also a balance of masculine action energy (see how he’s reaching toward the woman) and the more meditative feminine energy.  This relationship is fun and carries a vibration of bliss.  Enjoy it! Continue reading

X of Wands/10 of Fire: The Cage

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The Ten of Wands shows a man walking with a whole bundle of wands.  He’s walking toward a house in the background.  The house is symbolic of protection and safety he’s achieved in building up his empire.  In many of the wand cards preceding the Ten of Wands, there were mountains in the landscape, representing challenges ahead.  In this card, however, there are no mountains.  The only ‘burden’ is of the man’s own design – the giant bundle of wands he’s carrying.  The plowed field represents the final stage of completion on this work journey – he’s reaped the harvest and now is struggling to bring those fruits to market. Continue reading

XIV: Temperance

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Temperance is all about finding the middle way.  At the moment, your head and heart are in conflict – this is illustrated by her having one foot on land and one in the water.  She’s also “testing the water” with one foot in – this is in contrast to the fool who just jumps in.  You can be in peace with the things around you and find peace within yourself.  While the Justice card was all about balance from a universal perspective, the Temperance card is about finding balance within.

Upright meaning: You’re dealing with a reconciliation of opposites in yourself.  This is all about avoiding extremes and finding integration with the middle way.  You’re listening to your inner voice and are making good choices.  When the Temperance card appears, it is a reminder to be patient.  Patience and moderation will bring about favorable results.

Reversal: Something is out of balance.  You may be acting impulsively and being impatient.  Consider things in your life that are out of balance.  Return to the death card and meditate on what to leave behind.

The Temperance card is about self reflection to arrive at an inner peace.  This card is all about an inner journey to grow.  Through allowing this inner growth to occur, you’ll arrive at profound realization and balance.

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cheers to balance

 

XI: Karma/Justice.

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The Justice card is all about Karma.  What you reap, you will sow.  Don’t deny the consequences of your thoughts, words, and actions.  Justice holds a double edged sword signifying impartiality – it cuts both ways.  The Justice card is one of three cards in the tarot representing the three cardinal virtues.  The others are Strength and Temperance.   Continue reading

X: The Wheel of Fortune.

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The Wheel of Fortune reminds us that nothing in life is fixed.  While everything is whirling all around us, we should try to maintain balanced in our heart, mind, spirit, and body through all the ups and downs.  In times of sadness, maintain your equilibrium.  In times of joy, maintain your equilibrium. Continue reading