Tarot Series~Minor Arcana: Ace of Wands

Today we are going to start the next chapter of our tarot series.  So far we have talked about all of the major arcana. If you want to read about that you can find all of those posts in the book of shadows. Minor Arcana cards tell the supporting details of the situation. Major Arcana cards usually tell big points in the situation where as minor arcana cards really tie everything together. The cards that have the names of royalty (page, knight, queen, and king) tend to be in the middle of importance. So they aren’t quite as important as the major arcana cards but they hold more information than the regular minor cards. Today we are going to start with the wand cards. Wand cards are based of the fire element and the season of autumn. These cards usually talk about passion, inspiration, willpower, action, ambition, making plans, recklessness, and lack of direction. These themes occur a lot in the wands cards.

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When pulled upright this card is about being boldly creative. It is about finding your voice and develop your own vision. When you get this card it means you should just go for it. Take the first steps in starting your creative project. This card can also mean that you are waiting for a sign to start a project. Instead of going over research and planning just start with the small steps and work on developing your ideas over time. Another meaning for this card could be that you’re going to be experiencing a breakthrough moment in your life. You are now motivated and inspired about an idea or project.

When pulled in reverse this card talks about some hard times you are going to face in the near future. You may feel like you have no direction which makes you feel uninspired and unmotivated. You probably don’t know what you want to do and are in a bit of a slump. If you already have a goal you aren’t excited to achieve it. This card is telling you you should take some time off and allow yourself the space to find some inspiration. You’re current responsibilities and commitments are weighing you down and are making it so you can’t think of new ideas. This card could also be about delays in your current project. You want to finish what you’re doing but there are other things getting in your way. You may also have a great idea but have no idea how to execute it. Just be patient and wait for the right time.

Here is a great tarot spread for when you have a block in your creativity. I would recommend taking out the ace of wands and meditating on what you’re struggling to get past creatively. Then shuffle and pull the cards as you see fit.

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Thank you for reading! I hope you enjoyed learning about the ace of wands. If you have any thoughts or questions please leave them in the comments. Make sure to follow me here and on twitter to get notifications on when I post. Until next time, Merry Meet and Blessed Be.

Tarot Series~Major Arcana Card 7: The Chariot

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When pulled upright the Chariot is about overcoming challenges and being victorious through maintaining control of your surroundings. You need to be strong and have willpower to be victorious and achieve your goals. You must maintain focus, confidence, and determination through your journey in life. If you have a plan you are unsure of pursue it with a structured approach. In your drive to reach your goal you may realize you are becoming competitive or aggressive.  These are natural aspects of human nature and can be good to help you reach your goals but you must make sure it keep it under control so it doesn’t hinder you moving forward.

When pulled in reverse the Chariot is about excessive aggression and/or a lack of willpower. It can mean that you lack drive, determination, and ambition or the opposite, that you are becoming overly obsessed with your goals. This card can also be about a lack of control or direction in your life. You are letting yourself be tossed around and are just taking the punches. This is a time to remember to tie any loose ends and to take charge of your destiny.

Here is a tarot spread that focuses on The Chariot Card. First I would take the Chariot out of the deck and meditate on the goal you want help with right now. Then I would shuffle the cards and pull them using the method you see as best.

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Card 1: This card represents you and your personality, which dictates what kinds of risks you usually take, whether you are cautious or careless, and affects how high you usually set your goals. You are perfectly capable of achieving more, if you so desire, but be aware that the effort may be greater, or that some changes in your current mode of thinking may be required.

Card 2: This card represents your goal, what you are focusing on, or an aspect of that goal you hadn’t considered. Is this really what you want?

Cards 3, 4 and 5: These cards are the things you have, resources upon which to draw, things or people that can help. Also things that you will need to achieve your goal.

Cards 6 and 7: These represent a tempered version of the goal, a reality check. They represent what is possible, and a concrete way to make it happen, a step to the goal. Can be problems that will be met and need to be overcome, or things to watch out for and prepare for.

When you have read all the cards, look at them all together. Are the steps to your goal in order? Lay them out so that they are, from you to your goal. Maybe you find the goal itself is not in the right place. Rearrange them so they make sense to you, not necessarily in a straight line, but however it takes to get you there.

Thanks for reading today’s post. If you have any thoughts or questions please leave them in the comments. Also, make sure to follow me here and on Twitter to get notifications on when I post. If you like the Crystal Visions Tarot deck that I use you can find it here on amazon for purchase.  Crystal Vision Tarot Cards Until next time, Merry Meet and Blessed Be.