Tarot Series~Minor Arcana: Six of Swords

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When pulled upright this card is about having to make a regrettable transition in your life. This transition is likely happening due to a decision you made in the past which is now forcing you to leave something behind as you move forward. Despite the fact that this is bringing a great deal of sadness you need to remember that given the circumstances this is the best possible outcome. This card reminds you that life is full of times where you have to let go of things you’ve become accustomed to. This isn’t going to be easy but remember that this sadness is only temporary. Look forward to your future and gain strength from its possibilities. Sometimes you can’t fix what’s broken. The only thing you can do it leave the issue and start new. You may find yourself thinking that this seems cowardly but sometimes it’s the only thing that can be done when you’ve tried to make it work using every other method. Now you need to start planning your path to a happier future. Due to it being a swords card it is telling you to make these plans with logic, clarity, and objectively to know where you’ve been, where you are now, and where you want to go.

When pulled in reverse this card is about how you’ve been actively trying to make this transition and move on however you may find that making this transition is quite challenging. You may find yourself reliving your past due to unresolved issues, or maybe because you are second guessing your decisions. Another meaning of this card could be that you are actually resisting these transitions. You may feel forced into doing things that you aren’t ready for or that you don’t want to do at all. Take a second to think about the possible benefits of these transitions and not just their negatives.

Here is a tarot spread to help you embrace the transitions that are happening in your life. First I would take the six of swords of the deck and meditate on it while thinking about the transitions that are starting to take form in your life. Then shuffle and pull using your preferred method.

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That’s all for today. I hope you enjoyed! What has the six of swords been telling you? Let me know in the comments along with any other thoughts or questions you have. Also make sure you follow me here and on twitter so you get notification when I post and when I upload videos to youtube. Until next time, Blessed Be!

Tarot Series~Minor Arcana: Three of Swords

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When upright this card is about rejection, betrayal, hurt, and discouragement. The key is to really use your logic over your emotions in this and the discomfort you experience will be minimal. However it is important to remember, that although unpleasant, pain and grief are a normal part of life and makes it so we can appreciate joy and happiness. So although the three of swords speaks about suffering, it is the type of suffering necessary to make us stronger people. The three of swords is there to encourage us to get back up when we’ve been knocked down. Any suffering you experience in this world is there to help you find a deeper meaning in the world. This card shows itself to prepare you for the next stage in your life.

When pulled in reverse this card is about having experienced some sort of loss, break up, or some amount of grief. It is possible that you are still recovering from this turmoil and so you may find it hard to move on. This card is telling you that it is time to let go of that hurt and to move towards the rest of your life because there is much joy to be experienced still. The issue is most people can’t see that joy will come back into their lives again and so they get stuck in a rut unable to continue the recovery process. Remember the message of the three of swords is that the pain all has a end and joy will come back to your life if you let it. 

Here is a tarot spread to help you let go and to give you a glimpse of the joy you have coming your way. First I would take the three of swords and meditate on it while thinking about the joy you want to manifest into your life. Then shuffle and pull the cards using your preferred method.

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Thanks for checking out today’s post. I hope you enjoyed. What has the three of swords been telling you? Let me know in the comments below along with any other thoughts or questions you may have. Make sure you follow me here and on twitter so you get notifications when I post and when I upload videos you youtube. Until next time, Blessed Be!

Tarot Series~Minor Arcana: Five of Cups

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When pulled upright this card is about feeling disappointed that a certain situation didn’t turn out the way you hoped it would. Instead of moving on this card is saying that you’re really dwelling on what you wanted to happen and this is making you feel a lot of self pity and regret. This card may also be saying that you missed an opportunity. This problem is most likely emotional rather than a material or financial problem.  This card is saying you have a hard time letting go of the past and that you are unwilling to learn from the mistakes that you made previously. Since you are so caught up in the past you are likely going to miss opportunities in your present and future. 

When pulled in reverse this card is about accepting and moving on from your past. You have come to understand and appreciate the lesson this experience has taught you. You may also be realizing what this experience did for you in the grand scheme of things. The suffering that it caused you has now made you a stronger and more resilient person. You are now ready to move on with the rest of your life.

Here is a tarot spread to help you move on when you get stuck in the past. First I would take out the five of cups and meditate on it while thinking about what it is you are stuck on. Then shuffle and pull your cards using your preferred method.

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Thank you so much for checking out today’s post. I hoped you enjoyed. Let me know what the five of cups has been telling you along with any other thoughts or questions you may have. Make sure you follow me here and on twitter so you get notifications when I post and when I upload videos to youtube. Until next time, Blessed Be.

Tarot Series~Minor Arcana: Ten of Wands

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When pulled upright this card is about having no more struggle left. The last few cards have all been about getting through conflict but at this point you’ve made it through. All your work has payed off and you’ve actually been rewarded for it. You are currently experiencing abundance and prosperity. The other side to all of this is now you have a lot of responsibility. In your group of friends and family you are the only real problem solver. This in itself can bring up a whole new set of challenges. And now that you have reached your success you have the responsibility to maintain it. What you need to watch out for is to not become overwhelmed and lose control. You can do this by learning to prioritize and learning how to figure out what issues are truly relevant and which aren’t. When you have this card come up it kind of is talking about how you are achieving all these great things one after the other but that all of these achievements are quite overwhelming and cause you to have a lot of responsibility. Then despite your success you keep looking at others and feel like you aren’t accomplishing as much as they are. You need to understand that you cannot do everything. You need to let some things go and just be happy with what you’ve got going on.

When pulled in reverse this card is about you feeling burdened by circumstances that you really don’t even need to deal with. Think about what in your life is making you happy and what isn’t. Take everything that isn’t and toss it. If it isn’t adding any value to your life then it isn’t worth your time.

Here is a quick and easy spread for figuring out what you need to let go of so you can be a happier you. First I would take the ten of wands out of the deck and meditate on it while focusing on the areas in your life that aren’t bringing you joy. Then shuffle and pull your cards using your preferred method.

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Thank you so much for reading. I hope you’re enjoying learning about the suit of wands. We are moving on to the royal family aspect of the cards and I’m super excited for it. Has the ten of wands been coming up for you a lot? Tell me about it in the comments along with any other thoughts or questions you have. Make sure to follow me on here and on twitter so you get notifications when I make a post and upload videos to youtube. Until next time, Merry Meet and Blessed Be!

Letting go Ritual

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This weekend, as those of you know who follow me on twitter, I was going through a pretty nasty breakup. I am grateful to say that after reflecting on us, my partner has realized his rashness and we are going to work on the issues instead of just breaking up. Woohoo! But this weekend has really shown me how nasty and truly devastating a breakup really is. So I thought I would give you guys a little help on how to let go of something.

If you’ve watched friends, you’ve probably seen this ritual. This ritual is all about burning things to let them go. So whether you are going through a breakup; a death; trying to give up a habit; anything, get some photos; letters; or write down some feelings that have to do with what you’re letting go and burn it. Don’t be too specific. Let the universe really figure out what you need, just give the universe some guidelines. Also make sure you collect the things to burn when you in a good mindset and not super emotional. You don’t want to burn something that is actually important.

The new moon is the perfect time to set intentions. Because of this, the new moon is a great time to write a list of things you want to let go. Your list shouldn’t be you asking for things but rather should be affirmative statements. Date the list when you’re done and write “I accept these things into my life now or something better for the highest good and the good of all concerned.” This will ensure that what you are sending out won’t affect others negatively.

The burning should take 2 weeks later during the full moon, preferably outside. If you can’t do it outside, I would recommend doing it by an open window. While you are waiting for the full moon do some meditation and stop doing things that are making it hard to move one (if it is a breakup stop looking at your ex’s social media, stop going through pictures of your together, etc).

During the burning, start your fire if you’re outside and put everything in the fire one at a time and explain the significance of each piece as it burns. If you’re inside I would recommend putting everything into a cauldron, or whatever you have, one at a time while explaining the significance of each piece, and then light it all together. Regardless of your method while you are doing the burning chant “I release you, I am done.” You may start experiencing some emotions and that’s okay. Feel them but then move on.

I hope whatever you are going through gets better! Thank you for reading. What are you letting go of? Let me know in the comments along with any other thoughts or questions. Also, make sure to follow me on here and on twitter so you get notifications on when I post! Merry Meet and Blessed Be!

Tarot Series~Major Arcana Card 18: The Moon

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When pulled upright this card can mean that your imagination is taking the best of you. You are going down a path that you aren’t entirely sure of and it very well could be dangerous. The light of the moon in this card can bring you clarity and understanding. You should let your intuition guide you down this path. Be aware of the situations that are causing you fear and anxiety. Being aware of these things lets you not be deceived by yourself and keeps inner disturbances to a minimum. You need to take these memories and fear and let them go. All negative energy has to be released so it can be turned into something constructive and positive. This card could also mean that there is a hidden illusion in your life. There is a hidden truth that you have yet to discover.

When pulled in reverse this card can mean that there are some dark negative aspects in your life right now. That darkness could be confusion and unhappiness. Maybe you want to make progress but you aren’t quite sure how. The key to figuring this out is by letting go of your fears and anxieties. It is time to believe in yourself and move forward. This card in reverse also means you are in an intuitive period or you have recently just experienced a lot of confusion, anxiety, or self-deception. This card can also suggest that the things that were causing you confusion are slowly starting to go away and things are becoming clearer. You are started to get a hold of your fears and anxieties. All the negativity is slowly fading away.

Here is a great tarot spread that focuses on the moon card. It is great for bringing clarity to a confusing situation. First I would take out the moon card and meditate on it while thinking about a situation in your life that is causing you a lot of confusion. Next shuffle and pull your cards (only pull the first 3 cards in the beginning) using your preferred method.

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Card 1: This card is the Moon, the numinous dream image, representing magic, mystery and original beauty, the dark and the light, the beauty of the still night and the deep shadows. This card represents ideals and desires, intentions and clarity.

Card 2: This is the reflection in the water, the clouded sight, the mirror reflecting your biases and prejudices, the skewed perspective, the imperfect translation.

Card 3: This is that which the moonlight illumines, though dimly. These are the snatches of dreams you remember, the bits and pieces of clarity, what you can see from here.

Card 4: Take this card from the bottom of the deck and lay it next to card 3. This card represents that which is still in deep shadow, that which you can’t quite make out, hints and glimpses of things you don’t recognize. This is the darkness and confusion, or what is confusing you.

Both cards 3 and 4 are seen through the unclear glass, the biases shown in the reflection card. By comparing the three you can help determine and further define your perspective.

Thanks for reading! Please leave any thoughts or questions in the comments section, I love to hear from you all. Also, make sure to follow me here and on twitter so you get notifications on when I post! Until next time Merry Meet and Blessed Be!

 

Tarot Series~Major Arcana Card 13: Death

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When pulled upright this card is about being about to go through a major change, transition, or transformation. The old you needs to die to make room for the new you. This may seem scary because you are likely unsure of what will happen in your future. Despite being scared welcome the change because you are opening new doors. This card can also mean that you need to let go of unhealthy attachments that you have going on in your life. Moving forward is one of the lessons of the death card.

When pulled in reverse this card is about you resisting change. You may be holding onto the past or you may be unsure of what changes are happening for your future. But limiting the change and holding on to the past can limit your future. It is okay to be afraid but you still need to move forward. The death card doesn’t have to be about regret especially if you listen to its warning. 

Here is a tarot spread that focuses on the death card. It is great for dealing with change and recognizing your initial reactions to it. First I would take the death card out of the deck and meditate on it while thinking about changes going on in your life. Then shuffle and deal the cards as you see fit.

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Card 1: This card is the change, the Death. This is the sun setting, the inevitable force that cannot be stopped or slowed.

Cards 2, 3 and 4: These cards represent things that have died, aspects of yourself that are gone or have been cut off. They can represent your innocence, ignorance, blind faith, control, something in its bloom. Name them.

Card 5: This card represents the person you were before, that which you no longer are.

Card 6: This card represents you just after the change, ways to mourn, sorrow to acknowledge before you can go on. Also acceptance or ways toward acceptance.

Tarot Series~Major Arcana Card 10: Wheel of Fortune

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When pulled upright this card seems to be a reminder that everything is made up of both bad and good and it is a cycle we can’t control (much like the seasons). This cycle is something everyone must deal with, the rich and the poor. When you are doing good in life enjoy it to the fullest as it will not last forever. When things are bad, stick through it because things will turn around eventually. Greater forces than those of humans are at work here.

When pulled in reverse this card means that luck has not been on your side. When this card shows up you must remember that your misfortune is not your fault but is due to external forces that you cannot control. Hold on to the knowledge that the wheel is always turning so things will work out eventually. Make sure you aren’t clinging to the illusion of control. The whole purpose for your misfortune right now could be to teach you to let go and release. When you don’t let go it can bring more suffering, as you may be blaming yourself for things out of your control. When we learn to let go we learn to accept and forgive ourselves which can set the wheel turning again to better and greater things.

Here is a tarot spread that focuses on the Wheel of Fortune. It is great for finding where you are in a cycle. First take the wheel of fortune card out of the deck and meditate on it while thinking about the changes happening in your life. Then shuffle and pull the cards as you see fit.

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Card 1: This represents you, sitting in the middle of the wheel; whether you are there calmly and centered, or if you’re fighting this.

Card 2: This point in the cycle represents that which is sleeping or fallow or dead, the quiet winter and dark rich earth from which seeds sprout. It may not look like anything’s going on, but this place is necessary and needed; it is the rest from which you will wake, renewed.

Card 3: This card represents what is coming to be; new things that are growing, spring.

Card 4: This is things that are at their height, the summer’s glory; something that you can be most successful with right now, an idea whose time is right.

Card 5: This card represents the things that are passing away, that are no longer needed, or that are dying now, the autumn.

Card 6: This is Dame Fortune Herself, turning the Wheel: the overall theme of Fate in your life right now.

With which card on the rim of the wheel does the card representing you have the most in common? With which card and position do you identify the strongest?

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