Fortune Teller

The Fool

the-foolIntroduction: The Fool is always an indicator of newness; as well as the purity and open-hearted energy of a child. This is generally considered a positive card, with the caveat that it’s important to take time to be sure that you are “looking where you’re going.”

General: In general, this card would indicate new beginnings that have some deeper spiritual meaning – for example, starting a meditation practice or a relationship, as opposed to buying a new pair of shoes. The appearance of the fool can depict an important “fresh start.”

Work: Other people may not understand or support your new ideas and/or proposals, but if you know that you’re right, press ahead, and try to help them to understand where you are coming from. This sometimes will indicate finding a new position – or even that the time could be right for you to “go off on your own” and start your own business.

Love: The appearance of the Fool in the context of love could mean that you aren’t ready for a commitment yet, even though others may be pressing you for one. This is a positive harbinger for your love life; lots of fun seems to be in the offing. Just don’t let your desire for fun make you overlook “the real thing” (real, true, deep love) should it come your way now.

Finances: In terms of finances, the Fool is an extremely positive significator. You can expect increase, and furthermore, you will find it in yourself to know that no matter what happens financially, that you will be all right and will “come out on top.” Trust yourself, work hard, and you will do better than you expect.

Health: It’s possible that you’ll be slightly accident prone when the Fool is appearing; be “present in the moment” and don’t take silly chances. Overall, though, when this card appears your health is very likely to be on the upswing. If you’re having health problems, you are very likely to find the people and items you need to make headway toward a full recovery. Positive thought is important and should come fairly easily to you now.

Spirituality: When this card appears, you are likely to have a desire to try out lots of different approaches to spirituality to see how they “fit.” Nothing wrong with this exploration, however don’t get too carried away in any one thing while you are “just shopping.” This card can indicate a powerful need to get deeper knowledge about spirituality, and your friends and family may not understand where this is coming from. Regardless, you have to do what is best for you.

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The Fool Reversed

Introduction: Even when reversed, the Fool is an indicator of newness; as well as the purity and open-hearted energy of a child. This is generally considered a positive card, with the caveat that it’s important to take time to be sure that you are “looking where you’re going.” In reversal, The Fool can show that there is a need for a new beginning, but that there is some hesitancy about making it happen.

General: In general, this card would indicate new beginnings that have some deeper spiritual meaning – and in reversal it can mean that the querent has some level of resistance toward this new beginning. Sometimes in this context it can mean that the “fresh start” is coming, whether you want it or not.

Work: You may have excellent ideas and plans for your work which you seem to be hesitant about “putting out there,” when the Fool is showing in reverse in a work question. Have some faith in yourself and give voice to your ideas. It could pay off more than you’d imagine. You may be feeling a longing to start a new position – or even that the time could be right for you to “go off on your own” and start your own business. At least give these potential changes some thought.

Love: When the Fool comes up in reverse in a love related question, it can indicate that your desire for freedom and independence could very well be interfering with your love relationship(s) and/or could be perpetuating the situation where you don’t have a committed relationship. If you want love, don’t be foolish. Open yourself up.

Finances: In terms of finances, the Fool reversed sounds a bit of a cautionary note. You may indeed have some special opportunities which could pay off for you financially. However, before you sign on any dotted lines, you’d best run the numbers and be sure that you do your due diligence. All may not be as it appears on the surface.

Health: The Fool reversed underscores the possibility that you’ll be somewhat accident prone in the near future; be “present in the moment” and don’t take silly chances. With the reversed fool, if you have been having health problems, this is a signifier to reach out and consider different modalities of healing and/or possibly even a different doctor. Positive thought is important and you should pay attention to what you are thinking now; as our attitudes and thoughts quite definitely can affect our health.

Spirituality: When you draw the Fool reversed in the context of spirituality, you may be considering leaving a religion/spiritual tradition which has been part of your life for some time. You are likely to have a desire to try out lots of different approaches to spirituality to see how they “fit.” Nothing wrong with this exploration, however don’t get too carried away in any one thing while you are “just shopping.” This card can indicate a powerful need to get deeper knowledge about spirituality, and your friends and family may not understand where this is coming from. Regardless, you have to do what is best for you, no matter what they think. Bear in mind that exploration is not the same as commitment.

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The Magician

2-of-wandsIntroduction: The Magician is about making higher – and better – use of all of one’s power. Spiritual, emotional, and otherwise. This is another card that often signifies new beginnings and great expectations. This is a very powerful, positive omen in a reading. This card reminds us that we have the power to make a difference, in our lives and in the greater world, if we simply make a point to try.

General: You may notice many synchronicities, which point towards deep, spiritual events taking place regardless of the “importance” of their superficial appearances. You should be finding that you have the knowledge, strength, and inspiration needed to meet your challenges. In general this is a very positive time for you.

Work: There will be an improvement in your work/career life. This points to an excellent time to find new work or to ask for and receive a promotion in your current job if that is possible. Particularly if your work is in a creative field, this is a time when your suggestions and work will be met with excellent comprehension and may lead you to “bigger and better things.”

Love: If you are in the market for a new romance, this is a time when you are likely to meet someone new. If you’re in a long-term relationship, the relationship will very likely seem to rise to new, deeper levels of commitment and enjoyment. This is an excellent time to “get out and meet people.”

Finances: Money should be on the upswing when this card appears – even if no feasible way for this to happen is apparent at the time you do your reading. Something will appear that will allow you to make more money, whether this is an idea, a chance to do some work “on the side” or even a new position. Have faith in yourself and your ability to succeed.

Health: If you’ve been feeling ill, that will most likely end soon; this card signifies strength and/or the return of strength. If you do have some kind of ongoing health issue that hasn’t gotten better, you may benefit greatly from undertaking some sort of alternative therapy (nutritional counseling, massage, dietary restriction, and so forth.)

Spirituality: This is an excellent time for you to undertake some form of spiritual study that you’ve thought about in the past but haven’t had the opportunity to pursue. You would benefit, also from discussion groups that are spiritual in origin. A spiritual teacher may appear in your life now. This person will be an excellent mentor and will help you to have a “new lease on life.”

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The Magician Reversed

Introduction: Even when reversed, the Magician is about making higher – and better – use of all of one’s power. The reversal, however, can indicate that one is hesitant about making the necessary changes in order to use their power in a more spiritual and more effective manner. Consider what it is that you are afraid of. Is it that others may not like “the new you?” You’re right, they may not. However, this is no reason to not step into who you really want to – and are meant to – be.

General: When the Magician shows in reverse, you may be overlooking the synchronicities, which could be pointing you in the direction you most want to and need to go. Again, when this card is reversed, you could be doubting yourself unnecessarily and causing yourself (and those around you) problems as a result.

Work: Receiving the Magician in reverse can indicate a resistance to needed change when it comes to your working life. The truth is that nothing stays the same forever, change and newness is a part of life. Don’t cling to the past.

Love: The Magician reversed can indicate that you are losing faith in your ability to find, attract, and keep new love, if you are single. This attitude must be stopped – now, in order for you to be successful. In a committed relationship, this card in reverse can show a hesitancy to talk about what it is that you really want and need. It’s time to be brave and to communicate these things.

Finances: When the reversed Magician appears, it can indicate feelings of helplessness and of being “stuck” when it comes to money. The truth of the matter is that you can make changes, and you can improve your lot in life, if you will try. If you do what you have always done, there is no doubt that you will basically get what you have always gotten. Think about changes and new ventures that you could try. You may find that they are far more successful than you’d expect.

Health: The Magician, even in reversal, is a good signifier for improved health. Take good care of yourself, and seek medical counsel if you need it. Believe in your body’s ability to heal itself. You are likely to be feeling much better fairly quickly.

Spirituality: When this card appears reversed, it indicates a need for new experiences and perspectives and even new input into the way you think about and function with your spirituality. It’s okay (and in fact, it’s desirable and healthy) for your spiritual approaches and thoughts to change over time. Try new things. Talk to people who see things differently than you do. You will both benefit.

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The High Priestess

high-preistessIntroduction: The High Priestess is a very spiritual card – often with sexual overtones. It can mean that the querent is in a phase where he or she is going to be much more physically attractive to others. She is tied to the moon, to femininity, and to inspiration.

General: This is a time to rely on your intuition and your inner knowledge, rather than your conscious mind or intellect. Pay attention to your dreams. Synchronicities are likely now. When the High Priestess appears in a man’s reading, she also often represents a woman that he will want badly; but whom he may not be able to get.

Work: It’s possible that a pleasant surprise will be coming your way soon in regard to work. This could even be a new job opportunity. You may come up with some new systems or processes that make your work life simpler and less stressful. Ignore workplace gossip and certainly don’t get involved in it.
Love: This can be a magical, mystical time for love. If you date women, you could well be interested in a woman who is distant and unapproachable. Trust your instincts. If you are a woman, you may well find people basically literally throwing themselves at you. Use this power wisely- it’s potent!

Finances: Someone may not be being completely honest with you in regard to finances. You may not have all the information that you need. Don’t be afraid to dig deep, and to do your own investigating. Be sure, when it comes to financial transactions, that you give out only the information that is needed and no more.

Health: There may be information about your health that has not yet come to light. If you feel that something is amiss with your body, believe in your concerns and advocate for yourself. You may need to see a different health care practitioner. Trust yourself. If a procedure or test that is suggested to you doesn’t “feel right,” don’t feel that you have to go through with it. Be sure that you are supporting yourself as best you can with diet, exercise, and vitamins/minerals.

Spirituality: Messages can come to you from all sorts of places. Make a point to look at spirituality in ways that you have not done before. Talk to people whose experiences and beliefs are different than your own. Move out of your comfort zone. You’ll be all the richer for it.

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The High Priestess Reversed

Introduction: In general, even reversed, the High Priestess is a very spiritual card – often with sexual overtones. In reversal, however, it can be somewhat more difficult for you to see and/or to tap into the powerful, intuitive, and attractive energy that is flowing when the High Priestess appears. The energy is there. Look for it. Allow yourself to feel it.

General: You may be finding it difficult to “hear” what your intuition is telling you. If that’s the case, it’s a clear signal to quiet down, spend some time in meditation, and spend some time alone. Try different approaches, including journaling, or even yoga or walking meditations. The information you seek is there. Trust yourself and your instincts.

Work: When the High Priestess appears in reverse with regard to work questions, you may be very confused about what is happening in your working life. If it’s possible to do so, don’t hesitate to ask your supervisors or co-workers for clarity about what is happening. On the other hand your instincts may be telling you to “lay low.” If that’s the case, follow your intuition. Things will become clearer later.

Love: Even with this card in reversal, there is a strong likelihood that others are finding you much more attractive than usual. Don’t ignore this, if you are looking for love! On the other hand, with the High Priestess in reversal, you may be finding it difficult to understand where others are coming from with regard to love and romance. If you’re not sure, ask. Don’t jump to conclusions.

Finances: A group of people or a particular person may not be being completely honest with you in regard to finances. Be very careful what you sign when this card appears in reverse. Do not hesitate to get more information and advice when it comes to large transactions that you may be considering. When the High Priestess appears in reverse, you can be sure that all is not as it appears on the surface.

Health: When the High Priestess appears in connection with a health question, it’s important to realize that you may not yet have all the information you need, and that you shouldn’t necessarily accept without question the first opinion you are given. If you are under treatment for a physical problem, it makes sense to get a second opinion now. Trust your instincts, but of course, follow medical advice that you are given. If you feel something is not right with your physical being, keep seeking help until you are given some. You may need to see a different health care practitioner. Trust yourself. Support your good health as best you can with a proper diet, sufficient exercise, and vitamins/minerals.

Spirituality: When the High Priestess appears in reverse, it can be telling you that spirit has been sending you messages – both in your waking and sleeping life – which you may have overlook. Consider any synchronicities or odd occurrences that have happened lately, or very vivid dreams that have stuck with you. What might they be telling you? Give yourself some time and space to meditate and you may well find that you’ll understand the message.

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The Empress

empressIntroduction: The Empress is an archetype of feminine power; she is watery, hard to fathom, mysterious, fertile, and sexual. She augurs a need for us to be in touch with our feminine side, to listen to our intuition, and to give priority to our emotions an passions. She can signify coming abundance.

General: People are going to be more attracted to you than usual (in every sense) and you are likely to find people on your doorstep, wanting your advice/your shoulder to cry on. This will be beneficial to you because you are now going to be able to see yourself more in the way that others see you – as someone with wisdom, and a lot to offer. So share your hard-won perspectives on life, know that your wisdom and caring is valuable.

Work: Things should be going very well for you. People will be inspired by your ideas, your passions, and your way of doing things. Let your ‘inner voice’ guide you in how you operate. The empress directs us to follow our bliss, and that the rest will follow.

Love: This is a potent time for love, you may find that men and women alike are suddenly finding you far more attractive (both in terms of friendship and romance,) and you will want to be careful with how you use this power, as it’s very potent. If you are single, this is a time when love – true love – could very well come your way. Committed relationships often become sweeter, deeper, and truer under this influence.

Finances: This card shows an excellent time to make investments, follow your instincts about them. Money should be flowing very well. Be sure to “keep the flow going” by putting back out a little of what you have, to a person or cause that is important to you. Share your abundance.

Health: If you’re trying to get pregnant; this is an excellent sign that this may be forthcoming. If you’re not ready to be a parent and pregnancy is a possibility for you, this is a time when you want to be triply careful. If you’re having health issues of any kind, ponder them from a different point of view; what is your body trying to tell you? Consider adding some sort of naturopathic or homeopathic approach to your health regime.

Spirituality: Your intuition may well be trying to send you a message during this time also. It will be important to listen closely to it now and if that requires that you make time alone, even though there are others that need you, then making time alone needs to be a priority. Heed any messages or warnings that seem to come to you now through your “inner voice.”

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The Empress Reversed

Introduction: When reversed, the Empress still indicates feminine power and feminine energies; these are subtle, mysterious, fertile, and sexual. When she appears in reverse in your reading, it can indicate that you are placing too much emphasis on your masculine energies, and have a need to give attention to your feminine side. We all have both masculine and feminine energies inside.

General: You may have the mistaken idea at your deepest levels that you are not very attractive. If you are feeling this way, give the matter some thought and recheck. You have things to offer on every level – give yourself some credit. The Empress reversed suggests that you need to get more in touch with the love and happiness that flows within you. Meditate.

Work: When this card comes up in reverse in relation to a work question, it says that your work is well appreciated and well-received, but that you may not be aware of this. Realize that others in your work environment trust you and trust your work. Return the favor where it is warranted.

Love: When the Empress appears in a love-related reading, you could suddenly find yourself being pursued by several prospective lovers. If you are in a committed relationship, this card reminds you even when reversed to pay particular attention to your intuition about the relationship. Again, the message of the Empress is to trust your instincts and your intuition, and follow your heart. If you do not you will one day regret it.

Finances: There are times in life where you really don’t have to understand the mechanics of how some things work, you merely have to have the proper spiritual understanding about them. This is one of those times. When this card appears in reverse in the context of a reading about finances, pay attention to your prosperity consciousness. Trust the universe to meet your needs. Know that this is an abundant universe. Then do your part; that’s all you have to do. “Crunching the numbers” is only going to give you part of the picture now.

Health: When it comes to your health, the reversed Empress often indicates that your subconscious has messages for you which you aren’t hearing yet. Get quiet and listen. Sometimes health-oriented information can come to you in what seems to be really bizarre ways, for instance, a neighbor may for some reason start speaking to you about someone who was “allergic to ketchup, yet really liked it…” Look for clues both inside and outside yourself for ways in which you can do a better job of supporting your health.

Spirituality: When the Empress appears in reversal regarding questions of spirituality, this indicates that women have a lot to offer you now. Pay particular attention to what the women in your life have to say and their thoughts on spirituality; seek out female authors if you’re looking for inspiration. Feminine energy will benefit you now, regardless of your own gender.

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The Emperor

emperorIntroduction: The Emperor shows us that domination of the mind over the heart is sometimes not wanted, but in some cases is it necessary and even welcomed, and that this is part of what we must think about when he appears. When hard choices must be made it’s important to maintain your concentration and focus, and this is something this time period will make it easy for you to do. Enjoy the assertiveness and confidence it that this self-control and focus brings. Forge ahead and do what you know is best. If you can master yourself then you should have little problem mastering the world and all the things in it.

General: It looks as though a kind, older man may be part of your scenario. This could be a work colleague, or your father or a father-type figure. Perhaps he will be interested in you romantically. If so, don’t rule him out, just because of his age. You may feel that this man sort of “rules with an iron fist” and that can be frustrating at times, but he is trying to help you to see that rules have their place and their reasons – and you will come out all the better for it. Above all else, this man teaches – without even trying, perhaps – the benefits of structure and logic ruling over the emotions and lesser desires.

Work: Work should be going well and your efforts will not be going unnoticed. Pay particular attention to organization, follow-through, and logic. Your results should be stellar. If you are looking for work, now is a time to be dispassionate, to step outside yourself and think about how others see you from a logical point of view; play up the logical reasons why they should hire you. You are likely to be successful in finding work if you make a logical and sustained effort now.

Love: You may find yourself falling for someone who is older than you now. This person is likely to be attracted to order, logic, and organization. The attraction may not be mutual from the very beginning, but if you are patient and persistent, it is likely to grow.

Finances: This card shows a need for discipline, logic, and order to make your finances work better for you. What we pay attention to in our life grows. Are you treating your money with respect? Do you know how much you have, where it is going, and so forth? Do not focus on lack now, because lack is then what grows. Pay attention to what you have, and be the best steward of it that you can be.

Health: Believe in your right to good health. Be logical about what you are doing to your body. Order and discipline may be helpful. For example, if you are struggling with a health issue, write down your symptoms, track them, and then see if anything in your life corresponds with your systems. Consider an “elimination diet” to check for food intolerances.

Spirituality: Be sure to take time out for yourself in order to honor your need for spiritual growth. Do not focus totally on your left-brained aspects (logic, reason, order,) but allow your right brain to have input too. Logic can lead you to the spirit, if you allow this, and if you don’t get too stuck in your logical self. Meditation, (which requires great discipline) will come easier for you now if you make the time and effort.

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The Emperor Reversed

Introduction: The Emperor in reverse can tell us that we are giving our heart more credence than what our mind and logic is telling us. In general that is not a bad thing; but ideally we would be balancing both. Use your mind AND your heart, this reversed card tells us. You may be easily distracted now and could find it hard to maintain your concentration and focus. Yet drawing the reversed emperor indicates that concentration and focus is vital now.

General: When you draw the Emperor in reverse, an older man, likely to be dark-haired, may be rubbing you the wrong way now. Try to look beyond his exterior and consider what it is that he may have to offer you that can be of use. Don’t get too irritated if he is trying to tell you what you “should” do; take the parts of his advice which are useful and ignore the rest.

Work: The reversed Emperor can indicate that you are not much in the mood for structured, formal work right now. However, obviously, you may not have a choice. Do the best you can to exhibit the structure and order that your job requires of you, but make sure to give yourself at least little mini-breaks to help yourself cope, if necessary.

Love: Organization or lack thereof can become an issue when the reversed Emperor shows in a reading. If you consider yourself to be an orderly, methodical person, you may have fallen for someone who is not (or that could be about to happen.) Consider where or how compromises can be made. If you don’t the relationship has next to no chance of working.

Finances: If you struggle with finances and you have drawn the Emperor reversed, you may well need to seek outside assistance. Look for someone who is good at logic, order, and being methodical in terms of setting up budgets, dealing with taxes and cash flow, and so on. You cannot afford to take a haphazard approach when this card appears in this context.

Health: Again this card in reverse points to a need to get outside advice and to be logical, methodical, and orderly about how you are managing your body and your health. Increased self-discipline may be helpful. If you are struggling with a health issue, insights may come if you take the time to write down your symptoms, track them, and then see if anything in your life corresponds with how you are feeling.

Spirituality: When the Emperor appears in reverse, it can be a signal that a helpful spiritual advisor, (likely to be male and older than the querent) is nearby. One must be cautious when accepting spiritual advice from a “guru.” No human being is perfect, and it’s important that you listen to your own thoughts and intuition no matter what others say about a guru or teacher who is in, or who will be coming into your life. Learn from this teacher, but do not discard yourself in the process.

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The Hierophant

the-heirophantIntroduction: The Hierophant is very much about “doing the right thing.” You may be struggling with an issue and are unsure about what is “right” for you to do. Know that the answers are within you. Remember that the “right” thing is what is right for you also.

General: This is also a card that is very much about spirituality – everything from traditional religion to earth-centered spirituality and any other spiritual notion that you can conceive of. There may be a tension between your idea of spirituality and the “right thing” and the ideas of others around you. Stand up for your own beliefs. The “rules” and the “system” of doing things are probably playing a major role now. Rituals of any sort will be helpful to you now, even if it’s just “a movie with friends every third Saturday.”

Work: You may find that a teacher or mentor of some sort that you have been needing appears in your life now…and/or you could be called upon to be that teacher or mentor for someone else. This is a good time to get involved with groups even if you don’t think of yourself as a “group person,” as you will find that you have much to learn from them (in a very positive way.) Work should be going very well provided you are able to be organized and work within the rules.

Love: Romance also is likely to be going very well, although in a pretty traditional way (i.e. these energies will work best for you if you can conduct yourself in whatever way someone in your shoes is “expected” to be. Now is not the time to “buck the system” or to be unconventional any more than you have to be.

Finances: This is a time to play by the rules and to use down-to-earth, normal, traditional ways to handle your money. Seek the advice of bankers and professional money managers and/or people with more experience dealing with money than you have. This is a good time for investments, provided they are conservative and stable. This is not a good time for taking chances with money or going for “unusual” stocks, bonds, etc.

Health: Ritual of any kind is helpful to you now. If you have health challenges, discipline, order, and commitment – in whatever way that makes sense to you – is the way to go about it. “Traditional” therapeutic means also have a high chance of success now.

Spirituality: You are very much concerned with spirituality now (even if you don’t have anything approximating a “traditional” religious belief. Make regular time, even if you don’t attend a “traditional” house of worship – to quiet yourself and allow your spirit some time to expand. What matters here is the regularity of it – whether it’s daily, weekly; whatever you can make time for. You will see changes in your life and outlook as a result of giving yourself this time.

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The Hierophant Reversed

Introduction: When reversed, the Hierophant is still very much about “doing the right thing.” In reversal, however, it indicates a more-than-normal level of confusion about what exactly the right thing is. The answers are within you… if, that is, you have enough information about the situations at hand. In this reversal suggests that you may need to dig a little deeper to find out “what’s what.” Remember that the “right” thing is what is right for you also.

General: The reversed Hierophant can indicate that others don’t really understand where you are coming from or why you think a certain course of action is the right one. It is not always necessary that your nearest and dearest “get it” or agree, once you have made a solid decision.

Work: Although you may be surrounded by and/or receiving advice from some very solid, and helpful, and savvy mentor(s), when the Hierophant appears reversed you may need to agree to disagree with at least one of them on at least one point. To thine own self be true. That is crucial now.

Love: When the reversed Hierophant appears, you may be getting weary of the same-old same-old in relationships and may have a longing to step outside of your usual and accepted roles and routines. Honor that, but tread lightly, if so. The Hierophant has a relationship to the traditional and established way of doing things. Push too far too fast and you could well alienate (or even lose) your relationship! So caution is needed.

Finances: As with the upright meaning of this card, this is a time to play by the rules and to use down-to-earth, normal, traditional ways to handle your money. Gambling is not likely to pay off now in any form. Seek the advice of bankers and professional money managers and/or people with more experience dealing with money than you have. This is a good time for investments, provided they are conservative and stable. This is not a good time for taking chances with money or going for “unusual” stocks, bonds, etc.

Health: You may need to make some changes to your typical health regime. It’s good to have rituals and positive habits when this card appears, it is not, however, good to be completely inflexible. If you have a long-standing health challenge which has not seemed to get any better, this is a good time to perhaps seek a second opinion or try a more esoteric healing method—anything from massage to careful attention to diet and substance intake may make a big difference now.

Spirituality: As with the upright Hierophant, the indication here is that you are or ought to be very much concerned with spirituality now (even if you don’t have anything approximating a “traditional” religious belief. You will benefit from making a point to take regular time, even if you don’t attend a “traditional” house of worship – to quiet yourself and allow your spirit some space to expand. What matters here is the regularity of it – whether it’s daily, weekly; whatever you can make time for. You will see changes in your life and outlook as a result of making this effort. If you haven’t the faintest idea of where or how to begin, reach out to others, read, experiment with different approaches.

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The Lovers

loversIntroduction: The Lovers is associated with the astrological sign of Gemini, “The Twins.” It almost always points to partnerships with just one other person; generally, and not surprisingly, this indicates a romantic partnership, but of course this is not always the case. Less frequently, it points to the duality that all of us have inwardly – between male/female, yin/yang, approach/avoidance, and the like.

General: It’s possible when this card appears that you are feeling ambivalent about a relationship or situation in your life. It could be that your heart is telling you one thing, and your head, another. In general, the thing to do is (within the bounds of your morality) to follow your heart. Some people say there are only two modes that any of us are operating under at any time; and that’s “fear” or “love.” When you can: choose love.

Work: You may be facing a choice or decision in relation to work. Analyze all available information, then make your best choice. It’s possible that what you initially interpret as a bad thing will turn out to work in your favor. Be cautious about mixing business with romance; if you chose to go there, make sure you know exactly what the stakes are.

Love: When this card appears, it usually means this time is likely to bring LOVE in capital letters to the center stage of your life. This is either a new relationship, or a powerful re-bonding of an old one. Either way you will be quite happy about how romance is going and others will likely remark that you are “glowing.” This is serious stuff. It could mean, even in a new relationship, where you are meeting each other’s families and talking about “forever.” Again, share your joy with those around you who need it. Life will feel blissful to you now, which is wonderful.

Finances: Things are likely to be going so blissfully for you romantically that it would be easy for you to lose track of where you are with your personal/financial life. Most things can wait, of course, but some things absolutely can not so just be sure that you don’t lose sight of the things you really must do.

Health: If you are facing health challenges, know that the right partner to help you get back to wholeness will come to you. Whether that’s a traditional doctor, nurse, or healer depends a great deal on your preferences and choice in life. Again, if you are facing challenges, think deeply about your current understanding about health and wellness, and undertaking any healing affirmations/forgiveness work that you may need to do.

Spirituality: Again, working with a special person, like a mentor or leader that you have faith in can help you along your spiritual journey. However, don’t blindly follow; question everything, listen to your heart and your gut reactions; take what is offered that is helpful to you, and disregard the rest. A mentor may be getting ready to come into your life. Remember the old saying: “When the student is ready, the teacher appears.”

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The Lovers Reversed

Introduction: Even when reversed The Lovers is a powerfully positive omen, particularly of course for romantic relationships, but in truth, for all relationships in your life. The card is associated with the astrological sign of Gemini, “The Twins.”

General: When this card appears in reverse, it’s very likely that you are feeling ambivalent about a relationship or situation in your life. You must pay attention to what your gut is telling you and to try to analyze and get clear about what this is and why. Your feelings and emotions are there for a reason. Don’t ignore them.

Work: When this card appears in reverse, you may be finding yourself feeling a powerful attraction to someone that you work with. This is not a bad thing, however the reversal does indicate that you should be more than usually cautious with mixing business and pleasure. Be sure that you know what you’re getting into. Could you lose your job as a result? Can you afford that? Don’t be arrogant, and think through the worst case scenarios before you leap.

Love: Even in reversal this card is an excellent omen for your lovelife in coming days. The reversal in this context simply slightly weakens the overall very positive energies for love coming for you, and it may indicate a slight delay in how soon you will be feeling much better about your love life in general. Still, think positively. This is a great time to get out and meet people.

Finances: When the love card appears in reverse, it can indicate that you are paying far too much attention to your love life and far too little attention to other important things, including friendships, finances, and the rest of your personal life. If you need help, ask for it. Letting finances get out of control is a mistake no matter what else is going on in your life. Don’t lose sight of the things that you must attend to, no matter how much you feel that you are “walking on air.”

Health: If you are struggling with your health now, the appearance of the lovers card in reverse can indicate that your own care and concern for yourself and your body is critical now. Try to find it in yourself to love your body, even if it hurts you, even if it has “let you down.” It still has served you in many positive ways and likely still does. If you need help and support for this process reach out. Your self esteem and self care is paramount now.

Spirituality:The appearance of the lovers card in reversal when related to questions of spirituality can indicate that if you are not careful, you may find yourself “falling in love” with someone who is meant to be a teacher, pastor, or instructor. Try to be circumspect about such feelings if they should arise. Sometimes love in such contexts can actually interfere with and prevent learning from your teacher all that they have to offer. If a teacher or mentor is claiming to be in love with you, think long and carefully before embarking on a relationship with such a person. They could be abusing a position of trust. Caution is needed here.

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The Chariot

chariotIntroduction: The Chariot indicates a lot of energy but not free-for-all energy. It’s directed, controlled, and has a goal in mind. When this card appears you are likely to be fairly clear on what your hopes and dreams involve and what you are willing to do to get there.

General: In general this card points to determination and ambition, getting things done, and testing and proving what you’ve got. This is a sign that you should move forward with whatever you have in mind (and in your heart) and give it your best shot. Remember, though, that you’ll need to use both your intellect and your heart, in order to be truly successful.

Work: In terms of work, it’s important not to let small issues get blown out of proportion in your mind. There may be someone who is involved with your work who is (inadvertently or not) working against you. Don’t let this get you down, either. Just do the best you can and don’t waste time on worrying about the way others perceive your efforts. If you’re right (and you probably are) everyone will see this in the end anyway. You should be feeling very “charged up and ready to go.”

Love: In terms of love, it’s possible that you are tempted to go too far too fast and/or that someone is pressuring you that way. Either way, communicate as best you can about your boundaries and preferences and be honest with yourself about the possibilities. If you aren’t interested in a relationship with someone who clearly wants one with you then the kindest thing you can possibly do is to let them know that you just aren’t interested. The short term angst this may cause will benefit everyone in the long run.

Finances: Finances in general may be going very well. You could be looking into purchasing something to do with transportation – a car, plane tickets to somewhere you have always wanted to go – anything of that nature. Prioritize paying down your debts. You can do it now if you are disciplined.

Health: On the whole your vitality is very strong now and you should have quite a lot of “get up and go.” This is an excellent time to begin or to increase a fitness plan. You may be able to make more progress than you ever thought possible.

Spirituality: You may travel (even locally) to places that can help increase your spiritual awareness and you will be in a mode where you learn a lot quite quickly about spiritual matters. Don’t be afraid to attend seminars and talks on spiritual subjects that seem unfamiliar to you or outside your usual mode of learning. You can benefit in ways that you cannot currently imagine if you do try these new things. This can be a very profound time for you.

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The Chariot Reversed

Introduction: In reversal, the Chariot is still a card about movement. This movement can be literal from one physical place to another or metaphysical – a change in where you or someone close to you needs a change in their heart and/or mind.

General: The reversed Chariot can indicate that you need to take a hard look at where you are going and why. Don’t allow yourself to engage in movement just for the sake of movement. Purpose and direction is important at times.

Work: The reversed Chariot may well point to a tendency to push “too far, too fast.” Yes, your ideas are good, and yes, you are right to be enthusiastic about them. However you cannot expect others to be at the same speed as you are. Be circumspect, and try to frame your messages in a variety of ways so that others can “hear you.”

Love: When the reversed Chariot appears, you may have come to the conclusion that you have met someone very special and that you need to push hard to get into this relationship… or vice versa, you are feeling as though you probably need to get out of one. In reversal, there’s a signal here that you should temper either impulse, especially that of pursuing a new relationship too enthusiastically. There’s a reason why they say “good things come to those who wait.” Don’t be afraid to wait!

Finances: You may be feeling a great deal of energy toward getting things accomplished and improving your financial lot in life. There is nothing wrong with this, however receiving this card in reversal can indicate a need to slow down and solicit at least one or two more opinions about your planned course of action. Remember the iron-clad rule: if something seems too good to be true, it IS too good to be true. Be prudent.

Health: You may be all fired up and ready to move forward in taking steps to improve your health. That’s a good thing, but don’t get so carried away with speed and exercising too much so that you create a counter-productive situation. You can’t and shouldn’t go from zero to 120 miles per hour overnight – you’d risk injury or at the least starting something you won’t finish. Improve your fitness gradually.

Spirituality: When you receive the chariot in reverse in the context of spirituality, you may have the feeling that you have finally found some spiritual answers that you have long been searching for. There is doubtless some truth to this; however when the card is in reverse, there is a slight warning implied here; by all means explore the new-found spiritual understanding, however, think ten or twelve times before entrusting your entire spiritual being to someone else or to an organization. Trust yourself, first.

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Strength

strengthIntroduction: Strength indicates the importance of mind over matter, and reminds you to focus on what you do want rather than what you don’t want in your life. Its main point is that you have the ability to harness your thoughts and to use them for your – and everyone else’s – highest good. Not only do you have the ability; you have the responsibility. So conquer your fears, control your impulses, and never lose patience with yourself or what you are doing.

General: It’s important now for you to make time to meditate and contemplate and spend some time alone even if you are in a committed relationship and have nineteen children! Do not allow yourself to spend time in preoccupation and fear. Outward things will be going all right but what is of the most paramount importance is keeping your head on straight.

Work: Work should be going well. If you’re looking for work, know that you have the wherewithal and the skillset to find it. If you’re already employed, and there is room for upward mobility, don’t hesitate to negotiate for what you’re worth. You might be surprised at the positive reception that you get. If there’s not room for a raise or promotion where you are now, give serious thought to finding something where there is this possibility, or consider what it would take for you to strike out on your own business-wise. You may have more options than you typically think possible.

Love: Love should be going very well – if you’re committed, this is very likely to be a strong relationship that is mutually supportive and beneficial. If you’re looking for someone, this is a much better-than-average time to meet people. You should be in a self-confident phase, so get out and mingle. You might be very pleasantly surprised by how things work out.

Finances: Money should be in a positive cycle. Be sure to save some, even if it’s only a little, and even if you’ve been doing without for quite some time and feel a desperate need to treat yourself or the people that you care about. You may actually be getting ready to purchase a home or other big-ticket item. Don’t borrow more than you can comfortably repay, of course.

Health: Your health and vitality should be strong and robust now. This is a great time to correct bad habits if you need to do so in order to protect your health. Starting with small goals like a daily ten-minute walk could very well lead you to where you want to be, which is even healthier and stronger than you’re feeling right now. Yes, it can get better!

Spirituality: This is likely to be a very spiritual time for you even if you don’t have anything close to a religious belief. To be truly strong, you must pay attention to and develop each leg of the triad we are made from: body, mind, and spirit. Be sure you are spending time on all three. That’s hardest to do when things are difficult; if you receive this card when you are at a low point, know that things are very likely to be looking up soon. This card is a reminder that you are strong – probably stronger than you think.

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Strength Reversed

Introduction: When Strength appears in reverse it does not indicate that you are not strong; on the contrary, it indicates typically that there is more strength in you and in your immediate situation than you are likely to be seeing at this time. If you’re having trouble “feeling” where the strong points are at the moment, get with a trusted and honest friend and make a list.

General: When Strength appears in reverse, it’s an important indicator that you have a lot to be grateful for and that you should make a point in the very near future to count your blessings. Yes, everyone wishes for more than they have – more health, more friends, more money, more… whatever. Appreciating what you currently have in hand is key to opening ourselves up for more.

Work: Before you can expect the people you work with to be crystal clear on what your talents and skills are, it’s obvious that YOU must be clear first. What are you best at? What gets you moving? These should give you some insights into where your strengths lie. Once you are clear, this is a good time to make sure that those in a position to hire you (or to keep you employed, or to give you a raise) are aware of them as well. Take things one step at a time, you are already doing well when this card appears, there is no need to push too far too fast.

Love: The reversed meaning of the Strength card in the context of love and romance is basically the same as its upright meaning. In general, love should be going very well – if you’re committed, this is very likely to be a strong relationship that is mutually supportive and beneficial. If you’re looking for someone, this is a much better-than-average time to meet people. You should be in a self-confident phase, so get out and mingle. You might be very pleasantly surprised by how things work out. The only caveat with the reversal is that you should be a little careful as to make sure you’re not over-estimating the strength of a love relationship; e.g. don’t push the boundaries too hard or you could end up unpleasantly surprised.

Finances: In general money should be flowing well for you now, even with the card appearing in reversal; still, don’t push the boundaries too far. Don’t assume that current prosperity well necessarily continue forever. This is not a great time to gamble much, or to borrow to finance anything other than literal needs.

Health: You are likely to be feeling pretty good when this card appears, even in reversal. This is a great time to correct bad habits if you need to do so in order to protect your health; the caution is not to try to do so too quickly or too forcefully. Slow and steady wins the race. Starting with small goals like a daily short, vigorous workout could very well lead you to where you want to be. You don’t have to necessarily force yourself to stop bad habit such as smoking cold turkey; this tactic is likely to backfire.

Spirituality: The reversed Strength card does not mean that you are weak or weak spiritually; on the contrary, it is a reminder that you have strength within you that likely goes far beyond what you would tend to imagine. If you have difficulty seeing and sensing that about yourself and your life, spend some time in nature. Find a natural thing that you find awe-inspiring, whether that’s a beautiful vista, a waterfall, or an old tree. Then remember that the strength and beauty in that scene or object is an integral part of who and what you are as well. Keep getting in touch with your strength.

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The Hermit

hermitIntroduction: The Hermit is an extremely spiritual card, and often has to do with institutions and large organizations – everything from a bank to the entire Christian Church. This card indicates spirituality even if you are an atheist. It’s in whatever sense the word “spirit” makes sense to you, even if for you “spirit” equates to “emotion.” You may be trying hard to figure out what the “truth” is about someone (or some matter), don’t feel that you have to do it all on your own, ask for help if you need it to gain different perspectives, more information, etc.

General: Just like with the Strength card, you may even more so be in the frame of mind that you need some time alone – don’t be afraid to take it. Even if it’s just a five minute walk around the house so that you can clear your head. This is also very much a card about “trying very hard to do the right thing.” Just make sure that “doing the right thing” includes doing what is right for you personally, and not just worrying about the wants and needs of others.

Work: You are nearing the point where work success and recognition are well within your grasp. Do your best to be organized and productive. This will pay off for you in ways that aren’t clear yet. Do the “right thing” even if nobody is watching. You are always watching what you are doing.

Love: It’s possible that a romance from your past will be re-kindled. Is that really what you want? It seems that romantic relationships are not currently a priority for you right now. If your head says that you want nothing more than a romantic relationship; look at your behavior. Does it align with that analysis? In a committed relationship, you might have been moving in different directions for a while now. Make sure to make the time and effort to stay connected in order to keep the spark alive.

Finances: This is a time to be conservative when it comes to financial transactions and decisions, not that money seems to be your highest priority when the Hermit appears anyway. If you’re investing, put your money in conservative stocks/bonds/money market with really good track records. This is not a time to gamble.

Health: Ritual of any sort will be helpful to you health-wise. (this could even be something like reading a book for an hour every Saturday afternoon). Any health problems could be drawing your attention to a problem that is not in your body so much as in your life; for example, a bad back could indicate that you are “carrying too much” metaphorically speaking. Take care of yourself.

Spirituality: It’s very likely that at this time a person will come into your life who is like a mentor or teacher even if they don’t “teach” you directly. You will still learn from them on several levels. Honor the need that you may be having to withdraw to a degree from ordinary life – It won’t last forever. You will soon be feeling much more social, so don’t push yourself now to be around a lot of people unless it is absolutely necessary. You will likely emerge from this month feeling refreshed and renewed, particularly on a spiritual level.

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The Hermit Reversed

Introduction: Even when reversed, the Hermit is an extremely spiritual card, and often has to do with institutions and organizations – everything from a bank to the entire Christian Church. This card indicates a link to spirituality even if you are an atheist, even when it comes up in reverse. The Hermit in reversal can mean that you are too focused on finding the “truth” about some matter when you might do better to just let it go and move forward with your life.

General: There is nothing wrong with having a need for some time alone – don’t be afraid to take it. Problems can arise, however, when one spends too much time alone or is too fearful of being around other people or being vulnerable to them. Life is about vulnerability.

Work: You are likely to finally get to the bottom of some work issues which have been troubling you and/or which have been unclear. Don’t hesitate to ask questions not only of yourself but also of other people to understand more about the way things are going at work – and the way they should be going. Remain conscious of the fact that if there are current issues at work that are troublesome, that you may in some way be contributing to them.

Love: When the Hermit shows in reverse, it still indicates that it’s possible that a romance from your past will be re-kindled. You should ask yourself whether that is really what you want? If you are thinking that you want nothing more than a romantic relationship; look at your behavior. Does it align with that analysis? Are you making a point to meet people, to reach out, to make yourself available for a relationship? When the card appears in reverse and you are already in a committed relationship, it’s important that you make a point to spend time, energy and attention on each other, no matter how busy you are.

Finances: When the Hermit appears in reverse, it’s a particularly good time to seek good advice and good analysis on your financial endeavors. This is not a safe time to “fly blind” and just assume that everything will work out in the end. If you don’t understand where your money comes from and where it is going (or how to invest, and so on) this is an excellent and important time to educate yourself.

Health: When the hermit appears in reversal, your current health practices may no longer be working for you and/or you may need to develop some healthier habits. This is an excellent time to consider even very small steps which you could be taking to improve your health. Rome wasn’t built in a day and most important health changes – lasting changes – don’t usually happen overnight either. Take one step at a time.

Spirituality: When the hermit appears in reverse, you may have been going too much “on your own” for your spiritual benefit. Yes, personal and private contemplation is important, however, fellowship with like-minded people is also important. Reach out. You will be glad that you did.

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The Wheel Of Fortune

wheel-of-furtneIntroduction: The Wheel of Fortune tells you that in general, it looks as though things are changing. In most cases, this indicates positive, needed changes but for some people, change itself is very difficult and can almost be traumatic. This is a very spiritual and “Karmically” oriented time. Change is part of the cyclical nature of life.

General: This card always reminds us that “this too shall pass.” Whether that’s good times or bad times, it passes. If suddenly you find yourself “sitting on top of the world,” keep your perspective, as that too, like everything else, changes. Live in the now, count your blessings, and just realize that much of life is outside of your control, but that even that is okay. Roll with any changes, and think positively.

Work: It’s very possible that you will decide to leave your job if you are currently working, even if it’s a good job, because your heart is no longer in it. You are being called to follow your dream, no matter what it is. If you have a desire to do something different, but don’t know anybody who does what you want to do – be bold, and call up someone who does what you dream of doing, and ask them if you can have lunch with them or shadow them for four hours. You’d be surprised how often such a request is met in the affirmative.

Love: It’s possible that a relationship needs to be re-negotiated or is possibly no longer going to suit your needs. This does not mean that, if you are in a committed relationship, that it is doomed, but only that you will need to take action to make sure that it makes it. Talk about how you are feeling, that’s your best hope. If you’re looking for a relationship, first get very, very clear on exactly “who” you are looking for, then get out and mingle – whether that’s online or by allowing friends to introduce you to someone that might “fit the bill.”

Finances: In the financial sense the Wheel of Fortune is generally a good omen for anyone who has been having a rough time for a while financially. It means that your circumstances are very likely to change, markedly, for the better. However, if you have had a long prosperous period, consider the opposite possibility, that your income may drop a little. If that’s the case, be sure you are prepared for the proverbial “rainy day.” In the long run, of course, it all evens out.

Health: Resisting change can be bad for your health. Do whatever it takes to keep your stress level under control. When in doubt, go back to the basics; proper nutrition, proper rest and proper exercise go a long way toward helping. Meditation and Yoga may help keep you in top-shape also.

Spirituality: It’s important to be aware that in nearly all instances, we do make a contribution in some way to what is happening in our lives. It is rare for things to “just happen” or for us to be a truly blameless “victim” in a situation. Accept whatever your fair share of responsibility is for the situation you are currently facing, be accountable to yourself if to no one else, and move on. Sometimes things do “just happen,” if that is the case – rest assured you are by no means alone in that experience, and reach out for support. The support you need is truly always available.

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The Wheel Of Fortune Reversed

Introduction: When reversed, The Wheel of Fortune tells you that in general things and situations in your life are going to be changing. In most cases, this indicates positive, needed changes but for some people, change itself is very difficult and can almost be traumatic. If you need help in dealing with the changes, ask for it, lean on your support system. Don’t try to go it alone, and don’t fight the tide. Change is part of the cyclical nature of life. There is no need or profit in fearing it.

General: When reversed, the changes which the Wheel of Fortune point to may not be as obvious or marked as in it’s upright version, still, change is coming. This card always reminds us that “this too shall pass.” Whether that’s good times or bad times, it passes. This is an important time to think positively and to expect the best. Do not assume that any change cropping up now is permanent.

Work: With the Wheel in reverse, there is still a slim chance that you will decide to leave your job if you are currently working, even if it’s a good job, because your heart is no longer in it. Give some thought to what it is that you dream of doing, lift your head above the day to day grind, when this card appears. Even in reverse, the wheel tells you that you may be nearing time for a change, work-wise; and perhaps a very big one.

Love: When the wheel appears in reversal, it is slightly less likely that you may find yourself coming to the conclusion that a long-term relationship may no longer suit your needs. At minimum, you need to do some sober evaluation about how you love life is working and how you are feeling about relationship(s), and then if there is one you want to keep, you may decide that you will need to take action to make sure that it makes it. Communication is key now. As with the upright meaning of this card, if you’re looking for a relationship, first get very, very clear on exactly “who” you are looking for, then make sure that you are putting yourself in situations where it is possible/likely that you will meet people.

Finances: When reversed, the Wheel of Fortune is still generally a good omen for anyone who has been having a rough time for a while financially. It means that your circumstances are likely to improve at least a bit in the near future. However, if you have had a long prosperous period, consider the opposite possibility, that your income may drop a little. If that’s the case, be sure you are prepared for the proverbial “rainy day.” In the long run, of course, it all evens out.

Health: The wheel reminds us even in reversal that resisting change can be bad for your health. That does not mean you should just accept everything that is dished out, but it does mean that you need to “pick your battles.” Do whatever it takes to keep your stress level under control. When in doubt, go back to the basics; proper nutrition, proper rest and proper exercise will help you feel a lot better and deal with any challenges.

Spirituality: The wheel in reversal states that we are almost never a truly blameless “victim” in a situation when we are adults. Consider whether and how you may have contributed to where you currently find yourself, accept whatever your fair share of responsibility is for the situation you are currently facing, be accountable to yourself if to no one else, and then let it go. Sometimes things do “just happen,” if that is the case – rest assured you are by no means alone in that experience, and reach out for support. The support you need is truly always available. Do not allow yourself to wallow in feelings of being cheated or robbed. Life is not fair. It never has been. But life is constantly changing. Go with the flow and your spirit and sense of joy will deepen and you will be calmer.

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Justice

justiceIntroduction: Justice deals with the idea of karma and the law of cause and effect, stating that all events, and all people, are connected. It’s important to remember that not everything you are dealing with, however, is a direct result of your own actions or karma. Sometimes you will be called upon to deal with the results of the actions of someone you care about, and this can sometimes be as difficult and demanding as it is when you’re up against something that is completely of your own making. Don’t blame yourself unnecessarily.

General: This card evokes the need for fairness, balance, and harmony. Operate in as balanced and reasonable a fashion as you can. This includes in how you think about and treat yourself. If you are directly involved with a court case, it is likely to be resolved, at least in large degree, in your favor.

Work: You need to be sure that your work/life balance is where it needs to be. Too much emphasis on either throws the other into balance. For most people, one or the other comes more easily to us; be sure that regardless of which field (personal life or work) you feel most comfortable in, that you are giving the other part of life as much attention and energy. Balance is necessary in order to thrive.

Love: If you are questioning whether you and your long-term partner are likely to stay together, often when this card appears, the answer is that you are likely to choose to go your separate ways. On the other hand, if you are single, this is a time when commitment may be coming your way very shortly. Stay clear about what you most want from relationships, and you are likely to “find it” that much sooner.

Finances: This is a good time for games of chance. Very often, when this card appears in the context of money, it can mean that a (usually fairly small) “windfall” is coming your way. Even if you don’t gamble in any way, money that you weren’t expecting can show up now. That’s always a good thing. Use it wisely.

Health: It’s important to “stay in the moment” and, once again, to pay attention to how you are (or are not) keeping a sense of balance in your life. Moderation is not just for monks, it’s an important part of living a sensible and healthy life. Consider how you might be “out of balance” – particularly if you have a health challenge now and remedy the situation. You have the power to do so.
Spirituality: This is a time to work on being grounded. Do you feel as though you are connected to the earth and your fellow man? Can you be “in the world” but not “of the world?” Balance again is the theme here. Working on keeping the proper perspective about life will help you to stay centered.

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Justice Reversed

Introduction: Whether reversed or upright, Justice deals with the idea of karma and the law of cause and effect, stating that all events, and all people, are connected. Not everything you are dealing with, however, is a direct result of your own actions or karma. Sometimes you will be called upon to deal with the results of the actions of someone you care about, and this can sometimes be as difficult and demanding as it is when you’re up against something that is completely of your own making. In reversal you are especially encouraged to know whether a given issue is “yours” or someone else’s. Don’t blame yourself unnecessarily.

General: In reverse, this card can mean that you are feeling currently as though something happening in your life is particularly unjust. You may well be correct. However, there may not be a great deal that you can do about it, and if there is not, it will be important to accept reality and not chafe too much.

Work: When Justice comes up in reverse in the context of a work question, you may indeed be being treated unfairly in your workplace. However, there may not be a great deal which you can do to change this in the short term. Think critically and logically about what is happening and do not allow emotion to make you “cut off your nose to spite your face.” Even when reversed, this card carries the warning that you need to be sure that your work/life balance is where it needs to be. Too much emphasis on either aspect of life throws the other into imbalance. Seek the best advice you can find before making any major changes with regard to your working life. Yes, things may be unjust. However the solution may be of longer term than simply leaving or creating a confrontation about it. Slow down.

Love: When you draw Justice in reverse, in the context of a love relationship, it can be very important that you look carefully at exactly what you are bringing about in this relationship. You may feel that you have been treated unfairly when this card appears (and this may be the case,) however it’s important to bear in mind that such things rarely come about in a vacuum. How might you have contributed to the current situation or current difficulties, if you are currently in a relationship? When you draw this card in reverse and you are looking for love, know that although you may feel as though you are ready for a long-term, loving relationship, that there may be ways in which you are standing in your own way to prevent love from coming to you. For example, if you are too eager to make changes to your own life, in order to “fit” with a partner, you may in fact need to develop stronger boundaries and a stronger sense of self before a true, loving, long term relationship will come about for you. Meditation on these matters can be helpful now.

Finances: With Justice in reverse showing, this is unlikely to be a good time for gambling. Be cautious and prudent with your money, and see to it that particularly with cash, you are careful where you put it and who has access to it. If you are waiting on an answer to financial issues and questions that must come from someone else/an institution, unfortunately you my have to wait a while longer. Try to be patient.

Health: Even when Justice is drawn in reversal, in the context of health, we are reminded that it is important to “stay in the moment” and to pay attention to how we are endeavoring to keep a sense of balance in our lives. Moderation is not just for monks, it’s an important part of living a sensible and healthy life. This is a good and an important time to seek advice from more experienced people and different healers if you are having health difficulties.

Spirituality: Regardless of what is going on in your life and even if you feel that you have been absolutely unfairly treated, this is a time to work on being centered and grounded. Your anger and sense of maltreatment are not going to help you. If you are really having a tough time dealing with what life has challenged you with now, you may find the writings of the current Dalai Lama very helpful and inspirational. Increase your compassion, for yourself, and for the world. You are not being singled out for torment.

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The Hanged Man

hanged-manIntroduction: The Hanged Man generally shows that you are at a crossroads – one with only two options i.e. in or out, up or down, yes or no. You may find yourself very much wanting to do “something” but having no idea what it is or how to do it. If that happens, that’s a clear sign that you should stop, relax, and look at ways that you might need to let go of attempts to control life/situations/people/things.

General: It’s possible that there is an outdated attitude or wish that you need to let go of. Any sacrifice that you make will open up your life to something even more positive than what you “let go of.” All in all this should be a thoughtful, reflective time, particularly if you are willing to look at if or how you might best serve your own interests by being willing to change.

Work: Nothing much may seem to be happening, and you may well be sick of it. This is a great time to figure out if there is anything that you personally can do about it, if this is the case, and if there is not an action that you can take, then try not to take the slowness of the wheels of change personally. Things will change. It just may not happen on your timetable. Relax, or else look for different work.

Love: Again, the theme can be one of letting go. “Letting go” of an unattainable lover, for example, will bring about the possibility that someone that you can be with will “be there” for you. But that is only one example. You may need to “let go” of a vision of a particular kind of relationship as being “the only way that you can be happy.” If you’re in a long-term relationship, it too may well be at a crossroads. If you think the relationship is fabulous, be sure and find out “where your partner is” with the state of affairs.

Finances: If things are tight, this is an important time to “open up the flow” of prosperity by giving away some of what you have, even if all you have is a piece of bread. If that’s the case, know that there is someone nearby who would probably give their right arm to share that piece of bread with you. Find them, and share it. Something as simple as this may start the wheels turning to bring your “prosperity” into better times.

Health: You may change your mind radically about something that you think is wrong with you physically. This is not a siren song to just ignore everything your doctor has told you, but give it some deep thought, do some research. It’s possible that something you thought you understood could best be treated in another way. Your health improves, but it’s a process.

Spirituality: It’s crucial now to let go of any negative, self-limiting beliefs. Remember the idea of the “self-fulfilling prophesy” and be very careful about what you allow yourself to say or think about our life. Make sure the “prophecies” you are making about your life bear some resemblance to the life you really wish to see.

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The Hanged Man Reversed

Introduction: Including when it comes up in reversal, The Hanged Man generally shows a life or situation at a crossroads – one with only two options e.g. in or out, up or down, yes or no. This is not a time to attempt to control people, outcomes or situations, it is a time to look critically at yourself and your options, and to be deliberate in your progress. If you don’t know what to do, at all, it’s often a clear signal to do nothing.

General: When the Hanged Man shows in reverse, it’s possible that the time has come to let go of an outdated attitude, situation, or friendship. Think things through first, of course, but be aware that a sensible sacrifice made now of something that no longer works for you will open up your life to something even more positive than what you “let go of.” In reversal, this card particularly encourages you to not fight change.

Work: If things are not going well at work when this card appears, it’s important that you resist the temptation to blame everything and everyone besides yourself. At the same time it’s important that you don’t blame yourself for everything and paralyze yourself from being able to move forward. You may need to ultimately change something major about your current work; give some thought to what your “ideal” situation may look like.

Love: Again, when it comes to the Hanged Man in reverse, the theme is generally (and more emphatically) one of letting go. You may need to “let go” of a vision of a particular kind of relationship or a relationship with a certain person as being “the only way that you can be happy.” If you’re in a long-term relationship, it too may well be at a crossroads. There’s no need to freak out if the latter is the case, just take some time to think about some subtle cues which you may have been getting. Don’t ignore them.

Finances: When the Hanged Man is reversed, you may be unsure about what to do with regard to your financial situation. One of the most important things to realize now is that you are NOT alone and you don’t have to try to do everything on your own. Don’t hesitate to reach out for help if you need it. At the same time, as with the upright meaning, If things are tight financially, (yet you still have some resources remaining) this is an important time to “open up the flow” of prosperity by giving away some of what you have, even if all you have is a piece of bread. If that’s the case, know that there is someone nearby who would probably give their right arm to share that piece of bread with you. Find them, and share it. Something as simple as this may start the wheels turning to bring your “prosperity” into better times. We are all in this life together.

Health: When this card appears in reverse and you’ve not been feeling well,this can be a very important time to consider some radical changes in your habits to see how it affects your health and if it improves it. (With your medical practitioner’s blessing, of course.) For example, many people have found that their health improves markedly when they completely stop any intake of dairy food or meat or nightshade vegetables. You may change your mind radically about something that you think is wrong with you physically. As with the upright meaning, if you are not feeling well, give it some deep thought, do some research. It’s possible that something you thought you understood could best be treated in another way. Listen to your body and what it’s telling you, and consider the potential spiritual relationship to any physical symptoms.

Spirituality: When this card appears in reverse in relation to spirituality, old messages we received as children can be coming back to haunt us. This is especially true for those raised in fundamentalist or evangelical religions. Examine your long-held beliefs and see if they withstand the light of day. Ideally spirituality is a process and a growth. Concepts that were complete enough when you were twelve years old may not be so complete today. Don’t hesitate to reach out and study with others- consider their spiritual points of view and see what rings true for you.

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Death

deathIntroduction: Death does not necessarily, or even usually, indicate physical death. In fact, in general, it is considered irresponsible for readers to predict physical death, as we are creatures with free will, and such things are not written in stone. This card simply indicates transformation and change. This is definitely a time of deep transformation, likely to be both inner and outwardly in your life. Situations, things, and people that you have counted on or gotten used to may no longer be available to you in quite the same way as they once were, and this transition can be difficult for some people.

General: The more accepting you can be of change of all sorts during this time, and the less you try to “control” the better and the more comfortable this time will be for you. Often what you need to “let go of” is some sort of self-limiting belief or attitude. Sometimes we just can’t see how our attitudes are hurting us, and when that is true, this time period can be a wake-up call. The energy of this time is not just change or destruction; it is change or destruction followed by renewal. Even though one door may have closed, another is opening. Will you have the courage to step through?

Work: If you hate your job, or are “underemployed,” but you’ve not wanted to leave because of the steady income, you could end up being forced out. Ultimately, this would lead to your “greater good,” but wouldn’t you rather leave on your own volition? You may benefit most from a complete change of field. Make the leap. You can do it.

Love: If you are clinging to a relationship that you are deeply unhappy in because you don’t want to let go of the familiar, or because you hate to be alone, you are doing neither yourself or your partner any favors. Have a frank and honest discussion about the problem(s) you have with the relationship, and if they can’t or won’t make a change or you can’t or won’t, then perhaps it’s time to let it go. If you can be brave and take the chance of leaving the security of this relationship, you can find one that works much better. But first, you have to face the problem, and try to fix it. Not all relationships are fixable. Don’t beat your head against a wall for very long. You’ll know when it’s “long enough.”

Finances: You may have to make some sacrifices to deal with coming financial challenges. You can do it. Don’t hesitate to reach out for help if you need it. You don’t have to struggle or suffer alone, nor should it come to that, although there is a possibility that you’ll be dealing with an involuntary loss of income as your job may be cut back, your stocks may lose money etc. Don’t avoid reality, if this comes about. Figure out exactly what you are dealing with, face the situation, then do what you must to get through it. Ultimately you will profit greatly from what you have learned. You’ll be fine in the long run.

Health: Keeping your stress level manageable is a must in order to stay in good health now. Deal with any problems that come up physically, don’t try to avoid them. Be sure to get enough rest, as best you can, and don’t abuse your body with alcohol or in other ways. If you need healing, ask for it on both the literal and the spiritual planes. Especially if you are single, now, seek out being touched physically; massage, and hugs from dear friends, etc., will go a long way toward keeping you healthy and sane.

Spirituality: Cultivate a positive attitude. Know that even if you are in the midst of a “dark night of the soul” that this too shall pass. Don’t fight change. Allow yourself to feel what you feel, but don’t wallow in pain or sorrow; if you need help pulling yourself away from any pain or loss that you are suffering, reach out. There is always a caring soul who will help you, even if you are quite literally alone in the world; more people care about you than you can even begin to imagine.

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Death Reversed

Introduction: As with the upright meaning, the appearance of the “Death card” does NOT necessarily, or even usually, indicate physical death. It is important to bear in mind that in most circles, it is considered irresponsible for readers to predict physical death, as we are creatures with free will, and such things are not written in stone. This card, whether upright or reversed, simply indicates transformation and change.

General: When Death appears in reverse, it often indicates that the changes that are likely to be coming in the querent’s life are of a less intense nature than the changes indicated by the upright card. Again, it bears repeating that the energy of this time is not just change or destruction; it is change or destruction followed by renewal. Almost without exception in life, when one door may closes, another is opening. Will you have the courage to step through?

Work: You may be dealing with a quiet undercurrent of dissatisfaction in your working life. When this card appears in reverse, it does not mean that you should just ignore these feelings, it means you should give serious consideration to exactly what you are feeling, and why, and what you can do about it. Do not attempt to put all of the blame on others. As with the upright meaning in this context, you may benefit most from a complete change of field. If you are interested in doing so, make the leap, and know that you can do it.

Love: As with the upright meaning of this card, if you are clinging to a relationship that you are deeply unhappy in because you don’t want to let go of the familiar, or because you hate to be alone, you are doing neither yourself or your partner any favors. However, when the card is in reverse, the problems are likely to be LESS major than they would be if the card was showing upright. Regardless, if you are in a difficult relationship now, it may be helpful to have a frank and honest discussion about the problem(s) you have with the relationship, and if they can’t or won’t make a change (or you can’t or won’t,) then perhaps it’s time to let it go. If you can be brave and take the chance of leaving the security of this relationship, you can find one that works much better. But first, you have to face the problem, and try to fix it. Not all relationships are fixable. Don’t beat your head against a wall for very long. You’ll know when it’s “long enough.” If you are single and looking for love now, there may need to be a transformation in how you see yourself/an increase in your self esteem in order for love to come to you. Give it some thought.

Finances: There may be some changes looming in your financial situation when this card appears. Don’t be fearful, just be very prudent about how, when, and where you make use of your resources. If there is a downturn in your finances, know that it is unlikely to last forever. Do your part, and all will be well. Don’t expect windfalls out of thin air.

Health: When this card is in reverse in a reading looking at health issues, it’s important to keep your stress level manageable in order to stay in good health now. If you are experiencing some health issues which you generally try to treat yourself, the time may be coming soon when you’ll need to see a medical practitioner. Do not hesitate. The problems are unlikely to be major and you may find yourself wondering something like “why didn’t I do this a long time ago?”

Spirituality: Any time this card appears in any configuration or context, it is particularly important to cultivate a positive attitude. Even if you are in the midst of a deep depression, know that this too shall pass. It will pass more quickly and less painfully if you allow yourself to reach out for help. Don’t fight change. Allow yourself to feel what you feel, but don’t wallow in pain or sorrow; if you need help pulling yourself away from any pain or loss that you are suffering, reach out. We were not sent to this world to suffer endlessly. Even when it seems we have nothing but our bodies, there are always steps we can take. Take your steps, and help others to take theirs. You have more to offer to the world than you realize.

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Temperance

temperanceIntroduction: Temperance is a card about balance, in many ways, and relationships of all kinds. Friendships, family, romantic partnerships, and work partnerships all need your attention. This is also a card about alchemy or mixing and matching. You may have to try several approaches to things before you find what is truly right for you.

General: Although in general all your relationships are likely to be going quite well, you may need to look at your deeper personal issues and see if or how these are standing in your way. And if they are, how to work through them and integrate them. The idea now is to do what it takes to find balance, in yourself, in your relationships, and with your goals and aspirations.

Work: Aim high, but don’t have expectations of yourself or others that you or they can’t possibly meet. Do your work with patience and with stamina and it will pay off for you in the long run. Your accomplishments will not be overlooked.

Love: Often, before you can really have peace and wisdom in your relationships, you need to have peace within yourself. Look at what you feel guilty about, mistakes that you feel you’ve made in your past. Then forgive yourself, and let them go. It’s the only way you can truly make progress.

Finances: There is likely to be a good balance between what is going out and what is coming in. However, if you need to increase or collect your earnings, you are going to have to ask for what you deserve. Have courage and pride, and you will not fail.

Health: Balance and moderation is the key. Are you eating well, sleeping well, playing and working enough, getting enough exercise? Look at where you might be out of balance and then remedy this. Moderation is definitely the way to good health right now.
Spirituality: This is an important time to meditate and to listen to your inner voice for guidance, and if you need help, to ask for it. Both from your higher self and from others.

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Temperance Reversed

Introduction: As in the upright meaning, reversed Temperance is a card about balance and relationships of all kinds. Friendships, family, romantic partnerships, and work partnerships all need your particular attention and nourishment when you see this card. In reversal, we are encouraged even more strongly to experiment in various areas in our lives. You may have to try several approaches to things before you find what is truly right for you.

General: Even when reversed, all your relationships are likely to be going quite well, generally speaking. You may have been receiving (and possibly ignoring) some constructive criticism which actually could be quite helpful to you. Look at your deeper personal “issues” and see if or how these are standing in your way – and if they are, how to work through them and integrate them. The idea now is to do what it takes to find balance – in yourself, in your relationships, and with your goals and aspirations. If you need help to do this, ask for it!

Work: Especially when this card appears in reversal, this is not a time to be a lone wolf . You need to be seen as a team player and you need to work well with others, even if your work is almost without exception performed as an individual. No matter what things look like on the surface now, know that your accomplishments will not be overlooked.

Love: When Temperance appears reversed, it is important to look at how you – and your relationships – are or are not in balance. It’s a good time to consider what others are bringing to your life, and vice versa. You may feel that you are giving 300% to a relationship while your partner is not even giving 100%; but be aware that your partner may see things the other way around! If you are looking for love, and Temperance reversed appears, you may well be trying too hard and thus alienating people. Be secure in yourself as an individual, first. A lover will not and cannot “complete you.”

Finances: When Temperance is reversed, there is still most likely to be a good balance between what is going out and what is coming in money-wise. However, you must not simply sit back and expect the world to suddenly pay you what you are worth and what you deserve. Have the courage to ask for what you need and your money flow will increase.

Health: Even reversed, this card reminds us that balance and moderation is key to a healthy, fulfilling life. We must consider whether we are eating well, sleeping well, playing and working enough and/or getting enough exercise? If you have health challenges when this card appears, something almost certainly is out of balance in these areas. It’s time to consider what this might be and make a change.

Spirituality: With reversed Temperance, the indication is that you may benefit immensely by seeking partners as you’re on your path toward spiritual growth. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to regularly attend a church of your choosing, but this is one way to meet this need. Whether it is in person, through reading spiritually oriented books, or in other ways, it’s important that you constantly are renewing your spiritual “well.” Don’t try to fill it all on your own. Make time for relaxation.

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The Devil

devilIntroduction: The Devil is not as frightening a card to interpret as the depiction on most cards indicates. It is a card about bondage but often this bondage is metaphoric and internal. With this card  you are called to look beyond superficial appearances and to go deeper into the truth and meaning of a situation. You also are asked to remember that  when you’re feeling restrained you nearly always hold the keys to your own freedom. Don’t give up hope!

General: It’s important for you to remember that no matter what your situation, that you always have options to choose from. First things first, don’t let other people tell you that your options are limited. If you come to that conclusion, be sure that you are coming to it on your own. Regardless, it will be crucial to remember that you can free yourself from whatever restrictions are holding you back, at any time you choose to do so. You may have the feeling now that you are not in control of your life; sometimes this happens as a result of your own actions, but more often as a byproduct of inaction.  So, take action, take whatever steps you can to give yourself the feeling, however slight, of being in control. Even if that is merely making a choice on what you are going to have for dinner. Small steps are important, too.

Work: You may very well feel trapped in a job that you detest but can’t see your way clear to leave because of the security. Consider whether or not the trade-offs are worth it; the truth of the matter is that in this day and age, very few jobs, pensions, etc. and so forth are truly secure. If you choose to stay where you are; be aware that this is a choice that you are making, nothing has been foisted upon you. If you don’t feel the trade-off is worth your unhappiness, start putting out feelers and giving thought to what you can do to change the situation. You are not trapped unless you allow yourself  to be trapped.

Love: If you’re in a long-term romantic relationship, one or both parties may have gotten to the point where they feel as though they are trapped in the situation. If you’re getting signals that this is the case, try to talk about it, if you want to save the relationship. This card also sometimes appears when there is really nothing to be done but to end an unhappy relationship. We always have choices. Take steps to keep the magic alive. If you’re seeking love, this may be a signal that you’re reaching the point of desperation, an attitude which definitely drives off would-be lovers. If that’s the case, consider taking a short time out from relationship-seeking and get to know yourself better. Return to your search when it’s feeling less urgent.

Finances: Things may be or may get very tight in the near future. Try not to resent the situation, but to deal calmly and rationally with it. Take one step at a time. If you need financial help, don’t be afraid or too proud to ask for it. Help is always available. If you’re feeling flush right now, this is still a time that calls for financial restraint. Save for the proverbial rainy day!

Health: This is a time that you need to watch out for being overworked, overtired, and over-stressed. Exercise will help, as will anything that helps you focus on the problems faced by others rather than on your own problems. If you are dealing with a chronic health condition, don’t let it define you; you are more than your diseases and  you are better served by using any health challenges as an impetus for growth.

Spirituality: Keeping a positive mindset is of the utmost importance right now. Positive affirmations are important and will benefit you. Take a look at who you surround yourself with. Are there upbeat, positive people in your midst, or are you surrounded by overly critical, fault-finding people who nitpick you to the point where you’re depressed? Take stock, then take action. Life is short, and attitudes are catching

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The Devil Reversed

Introduction: Especially reversed, the Devil is not as frightening a card to interpret as the depiction on most cards might seem to indicate. When reversed, the card reminds us that any situation that may seem to be trapping us is an illusion; we always have options, help is always available.

General: When the Devil is reversed, it’s a hint to look deeper at a situation, and not necessarily to “go with” the surface appearance. Things may not be nearly as bad as they seem. Especially when reversed we are reminded to stay clear on the fact that life can turn on a dime, and sometimes those “turns” are very positive. You may be feeling as though you are out of control right now, even when this card appears in reverse. The first step is always to take some deep breaths and calm down. And then, it will be helpful to take action, take whatever steps you can to give yourself the feeling, however slight, of “being in control.” Even if that is merely making a choice on what you are going to have for dinner. Small steps are important, too. Do not look on this as a negative card, particularly when it comes up in reversal.

Work: This is an important time to realize when you draw the devil reversed that any job that claims to be “permanent” and secure in this day and age is unfortunately unlikely to be so secure forever. This does not have to be a bad thing, information and knowledge is power; and knowing that you have options is a far more powerful mental place to “be” than feeling like you must stay in a situation forever because you think it is secure and protective. Far too many people in recent years have seen the benefits etc., and promised pensions be taken away at the stroke of a judges’ pen. Yes, you must do your own part, but security comes from within, not from out there in the world. If you are in an unhappy job situation which you are enduring because of the “security,” stay aware that this is a choice that you are making, nothing has been foisted upon you. If you don’t feel the trade-off is worth your unhappiness, start putting out feelers and giving thought to what you can do to change the situation. You are not trapped unless you allow yourself to be trapped. There are always, always options of one sort or another.

Love: The Devil reversed can be a friendly indication that trouble could be vaguely brewing if you are in a long-term romantic relationship. One or both of you may beginning to feel as though they are trapped in the situation. The time will be coming soon where you may need to try to talk about it, if you want to save the relationship. The reversed meaning of this card is less troubling with regard to a long term romantic relationship than the upright indicator, however. If you’re seeking love and you draw this card, give some consideration as to whether or how much you may be feeling “trapped” in single-hood and do your best to make peace with your situation and who you are, where you are, right now, today. An aura of grasping for love will make nearly any sane potential partner run for the hills. Clinging and desperate people are universally unattractive to healthy partners. Make sure you are not in that mode. Consider taking a break from your dating.

Finances: As with the upright meaning, the Devil reversed indicates that things may be or get very tight financially in the near future. It will be important to try not to resent the situation, but to deal calmly and rationally with it. Take things one step at a time. Whatever your situation, it is a safe bet that it will not be permanent. If you need financial help, don’t be afraid or too proud to ask for it. Help is always available. When you draw this card and money seems to be flowing well right now, this is still a time that calls for financial caution. Save for a rainy day!

Health: The potential stress levels indicated by the upright Devil are not quite as serious when the card is drawn in reverse. Even so, this is a time that you need to watch out for being overworked, overtired, and over-stressed. Exercise will help, as will anything that draws you “out of yourself” rather than staying focused on your own problems. As with all the other indications of this card, you are only as hamstrung by health issues—at least in the mental and emotional sense—as you allow yourself to be. Push for improvement, yet don’t torture yourself because of the physical limitations that you have. It is what it is.

Spirituality: With the reversed Devil card, your attitude and positive mindset is still very important. Especially if you are having difficulty keeping a good attitude, consider who you surround yourself with and who your friends are. Do you have positive people in your midst, or are you surrounded by overly critical, fault-finding people who complain and nitpick you to the point where you’re even less able to function well? Take stock, then take action. Life is short, and attitudes are catching. This card reminds you, again, that no matter what it looks like on the surface, you are not truly trapped. Even if you are literally in jail, they cannot constrain your spirit, your soul, or your mind. Use the freedom you have.

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The Tower

towerIntroduction: The Tower is a card about change. Just as with the Devil and Death, the Tower is not as frightening or as ominous as the pictorial representation in most decks. Trying to hold too tightly to the status quo can be disastrous now.  Roll with the changes.

General: It is likely that some people/situations that you have counted on as being there for you may no longer be there in quite the same way. This doesn’t have to be dire; change is the nature of life, and trying to prevent it is like trying to row upstream without a paddle. If  you have been building castles in the air this may be the time that some of them come crashing down to earth. That’s only a problem if you let it be. You will be able to replace them with some more realistic and reachable dreams and goals if some fantasies fall apart this month. Dreaming is important, but it’s also important to be living in reality too. You will get through this time just fine; particularly if you remember that you have all the resources you need, already inside you, to deal with life and to do what you need to do.

Work: The energy of this time lends itself toward arguments; try to keep your temper under control, and not take everything that others say to heart too much. Sudden reversals can happen now. This is not an indicator that you need to panic. It is, however, an indicator that forewarned is forearmed. Even if you think that you have the most stable job or sources of income in the world, what would you do if it dried up tomorrow? Where might you go immediately for work if you needed to? Thinking things through now, when you are not in a crisis, may pay big dividends for you on down the road. If you hate your job, give serious thought to making a change. You deserve to be happy.

Love: This can be (but is not necessarily) an indicator of a relationship that is about to end. If you are in a relationship that you absolutely, positively, don’t want to see end, this is an important time for damage control and for clear communications. Find out how your partner is feeling/doing. Don’t make assumptions. Find out for sure.

Finances: This is not a time for risky investments, gambling, or counting on the lottery to make things work out for you. Even if you know the news will not be easy to stomach, find out exactly what you are dealing with financially. It may not be as bad as you think. It is certain, however, that you aren’t making anything any better by avoiding the issues. Deal with any problems in a straightforward manner.

Health: Paying attention to what you are doing is critical now. Be careful. Your nerves may be frayed, do whatever you need to do to calm down and stay steady. Exercise can help with this. If you know what you’re doing (and know about your allergies, and your doctor approves) consider trying relaxing herbs. Careful with drugs and alcohol now, if you use any.
Spirituality: This is a time again to keep a positive attitude as much as possible. New understandings and insights may come to you in the blink of an eye.

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The Tower Reversed

Introduction: Whether reversed or upright, the Tower is a card about change. Just as with the cards “the Devil,” and “Death,” the Tower is not nearly as frightening or ominous as one might think from the depiction on the card in most decks. This is a time to roll with the changes. Holding on to tightly to things or people could well create serious difficulties for you and for your loved ones.

General: When the Tower shows in reverse, it is unfortunately still a possibility that some people/situations that you have counted on as being “there for you” may no longer be there in quite the same way. Try not to over-think this, it doesn’t have to indicate a major, horrible change in life. It’s just some change. Stay mindful of the reality that you either already have – or can get – all the resources you need, to deal with life and to do what you need to do.

Work: When the Tower appears in reverse, people around you may be unusually stressed, and arguments and misunderstandings are going to be happening a lot. It is important that you don’t take these personally, and that you don’t involve yourself in conflict unnecessarily or let your ego take over. With the reversed Tower, it’s especially critical to think before you speak.

Love: When you draw the Tower in reverse, generally the concerns for a love relationship are not as intense as they are when the card appears in an upright position. However, it is an indicator that the relationship needs more work and more communication if it is to survive. Think positively and don’t focus on “changing your partner,” consider how you are contributing to the situation and ways in which you can improve your own part of the relationship. Take one step at a time and don’t lose your cool.

Finances: As with the Tower in the upright position, this is still not a time for risky investments, gambling, or expecting a LOTTERY WIN. In general, in this context, the reversed Tower points to the fact that your financial life/financial future is probably not as a big part of you may be fearing. You wouldn’t be making anything any better by avoiding the issues. Deal with any problems in a straightforward manner. If you need help figuring things out financially, don’t hesitate to ask for it.

Health: Again, the Tower reversed indicates a somewhat milder version of the upright interpretation. Still, it is important in the next few days for you to be careful and to pay particular attention to what you are doing in situations which could be dangerous, like, perhaps, driving, or mowing the lawn! Stay steady and know that this too will pass.

Spirituality: As with the upright meaning, the reversed Tower tells us that this is a time to keep a positive attitude as much as possible, regardless of what is happening around you, count your blessings, and don’t take things personally which are not personal. New understandings and insights may come to you in the blink of an eye.

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The Star

the-starIntroduction:  When the Star appears, you are likely to find yourself feeling rather inspired. You will be feeling more hopeful about the future, and more confident that your needs – whether these are emotional or financial needs or both – will be met. This is also a very spiritual card. You may find yourself for a time feeling at one with all of creation. Savor it.

General: This card is a definite good omen. You are probably already inclined to be thinking positively; this is a time to do so specifically. What are the changes that you would like to make or see in your life? Make a list. You can accomplish nearly anything that you set out to do now. Think big.

Work: Work should be going very well now. If  you’re not happy in your current position, this is a time when you can expect new opportunities to come flying into your life if you are open to them. Be ready for them. Dust off your resume, read tips and tactics about making positive career changes, and when opportunity knocks, be prepared to answer.

Love: This is an excellent time to meet someone new if you are in the market for a new relationship. If you’re ready for love, get out and mingle. A new relationship could happen at any time. If you’re already committed, your relationship may move to new, higher, more fulfilling levels.

Finances: Again, this is a very powerful positive omen. You will do better financially than you imagined. This is a great time to take risks (only those you can afford,) to ask for more money at your job, and to sell things.  You’ll have everything that you need, more than likely, and then some. Enjoy it.

Health: This should be a fabulous time, health wise. If you are waiting on test results of some kind, they are likely to be very good results. You’ll be calm, and inspired. Take good care of yourself.

Spirituality: You are so in touch with your spirituality now that this is a great time for you to reach out to others, and to share your wisdom and your joy. Your efforts in doing so will be repaid many times over. The world needs your light and your happiness. Make a point to let it shine.

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The Star Reversed

Introduction:  When the Star reversed appears, you are likely to find yourself feeling rather inspired. In many ways this card indicates the calm after the storm, whether upright or reversed. In reversal, you should still be feeling more hopeful about the future, and more confident that your needs – whether these are emotional or financial needs or both – will be met. You will also find that you have good reason to feel optimistic and that your prospects are bright.

General: The Star reversed is still a good omen. Look hard at what you are feeling and discern whether, if you looked a little deeper, you could find reasons to be more optimistic and helpful. When this card appears in reverse, often we are tending to look on the darker side. Lift up your eyes! If you are drawing breath, there is always something you can be thankful for.

Work: When you draw the Star reversed, it indicated that you may have a lot of powerfully positive opportunities in front of you which you are not seeing. Think about not only how to make the best of the situation you are in now, but also about your ideal situation, e.g. where you want to be work-wise five years from now. Picture your “perfect” scenario, then take steps to make it happen.

Love: When reversed, the Star still bodes very well for love relationships, especially existing love relationships. However, there may be a stumbling block on one or both sides which will need to be resolved before the really excellent possibilities for the relationship can come shining through. Think about what the blocks might be on your side (the only side you can truly change) and work through them. If you are single and feel that you’re ready for love, again, consider what may be standing in the way of attracting the relationship you want. Is it your self esteem – too low, or too high, bordering on arrogance? First think that through, work on it, then get out and mingle. A new relationship could happen soon. But first you need to examine and/or eliminate any blocks.

Finances: In general this is still a positive omen when reversed, but as with the other contexts, it is very important that you consider what, if any changes, may need to be made in order for you to reach your goals. You may discover that you are already on the right track, but also check to see if your goals have changed since you originally made your plans. If you don’t have a financial plan, make one!

Health: Even when The Star appears reversed, this should be a very good time, health wise. If you are waiting on test results of some kind, they are likely to be very good results. You’ll be calm, and inspired. Trust in your body’s strength and wisdom.

Spirituality: You are so in touch with your spirituality now that this is a great time for you to reach out to others, and to share your wisdom and your joy. Your efforts to do so will be repaid many times over. Even reversed, the numerological translation of The Star equates to the concept of “strength.” Your spirit is coming through strongly when this card appears; trust yourself.

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The Moon

the-moonIntroduction: The Moon indicates that things may seem somewhat confusing to you now. You may find it hard to understand where you are coming from, much less what others are thinking and feeling! You need to try to sit with the uncertainty, don’t try to force things or people to do things before they are ready. This card is the “Pisces” of the tarot deck.

General: You are definitely in a more psychic and intuitive phase than usual, so it will be important for you to trust your instincts and your impressions, even if you don’t know where they are coming from. Also, not that you need to be mistrusting, but it will be helpful for you to realize that when this card appears, it’s possible that all is not what it seems. If you feel you can’t trust someone, then you probably can’t. Go with your gut. If you are waiting on an answer from someone, it may, unfortunately, take longer than you would like for it to. Try to stay patient.

Work: Things unfortunately may not seem clear in the slightest. Ask questions and practice active listening to make sure that you and your co-workers understand each other perfectly. Again, patience is called for. Stay calm, and particularly if you are feeling attacked, give your co-workers and supervisors the benefit of any doubt. Reality may not be anywhere close to as bad as you think.

Love: This card points to a highly emotional time in love relationships. Things can quickly become heated and/or uncomfortable. Take a break if you need to. Don’t make assumptions, and fight fairly, if you’re going to fight. Pick your battles and be sure to treat your lover like a friend. Don’t be in a hurry to end or to begin a relationship. This is probably not the best time for either course of action.

Finances: If you’re waiting on financial decisions that need to be made by others, the appearance of this card can imply that you’ll need to wait longer. This is not a time to make business decisions based on anything other than absolute concrete fact.

Health: Definitely follow your intuition as to your health issues. If a diagnosis (whether that’s positive or negative) doesn’t feel right, or you don’t feel comfortable with your health care provider get a second opinion or a new provider. For those that use alcohol or drugs, this is a time when it is definitely easy to over do it. Indulge if you must but in moderation.

Spirituality: This is a very spiritual time and a great time to get a reading, healing work, or other helpful input from spiritual types. You are more psychically open than usual now; pay attention to your thoughts and feelings, and to flashes of information that come seemingly out of nowhere. This is also a great time to access the great spiritual books of the world – you’ll get more out of them than usual.

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The Moon Reversed

Introduction: Especially in reverse, The Moon indicates that things may seem somewhat confusing to you now and/or to those close to you. It’s important to “sit” with the uncertainty, don’t try to force things or people to do things before they are ready. This card is the “Pisces” of the tarot deck.

General: You are definitely in a more “psychic and intuitive phase” than usual, so it will be important for you to trust your instincts and your impressions, even if you don’t know where they are coming from. However, when you draw the reversed Moon, the impressions you are getting may be less than clear and easily misinterpreted. Even so, don’t ignore the messages you are getting. Try to suss out their meaning. As with the upright meaning of this card, If you are waiting on an answer from someone, it may unfortunately take quite a bit longer than you would like for it to. Try to stay patient.

Work: When the Moon appears in reverse, things unfortunately may not seem clear in the slightest with your work. Most damaging of all is when you think you are clear on something and you actually are not. It will be important that you ask questions, particularly of your superiors, and practice “active listening” to make sure that you and your co-workers understand each other perfectly. Stay as patient and calm as you can, and particularly if you are feeling “attacked,” give your coworkers and supervisors the benefit of any doubt. Reality may not be anywhere close to as bad as you think. Don’t push for major changes on the work front; the time may not be right, unless you are looking for a new position.

Love: As with the upright meaning, the reversed moon can point to a highly emotional and/or uncomfortable time in love relationships. Things can quickly become heated and/or negative. Take a break from each other and/or the relationship if you need to. Don’t make assumptions, and fight fairly, if you’re going to fight. Don’t ignore your intuition, however. To do so would make you even more irritable, upset, and perhaps, anxious. Pick your battles and be sure to treat your lover like a friend. Don’t be in a hurry to end or to begin a relationship. This is probably not the best time for either course of action.

Finances: When the moon appears in reverse in the context of financial questions, it seems very clear that you do not have all the information you need with regard to finances, even if you think that you do. If you are facing a difficult financial situation or are considering signing some sort of contract, get excellent, professional advice before signing or making major changes to your financial life. It’s not just you who may be affected by a lack of clarity; when this card appears, others around you may also be misguided.

Health: This is a critically important time for you to follow your intuition as to your health issues, provided you don’t go against the advice given by a qualified medical practitioner. As with the upright meaning of the moon, when the Moon is reversed, look carefully at the diagnosese and feelings that you have about your health care providers. If a diagnosis (whether that’s positive or negative) doesn’t feel right, or you don’t feel comfortable with your health care provider…. get a second opinion or a new provider. Again, when the Moon is appearing in reverse, use the utmost care and caution with any use of “substances,” (drugs and alcohol.) Indulge in moderation, if you must do so at all.

Spirituality: When you draw the reversed moon, this is still a very spiritual time and a great time to get a reading, have healing work, or to seek other helpful input from spiritual types. You are more psychically open than usual now (although when the card is reversed, the messages you are getting may be more difficult to interpret.) As with the upright meaning of the card, the reversed moon tells you to pay attention to your thoughts and feelings, and to flashes of information that come seemingly out of nowhere.

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The Sun

the-sunIntroduction: When the Sun card shows for you, it’s a sign that soon you are likely to find yourself feeling more free than you have in a while – maybe years. This is a great time to take a vacation and to experience different things. The Sun is about vitality, freedom, joy, and self-expression.

General: Things in general are very likely to be going very well for you. However, even though finances are likely to be in good shape when this card appears, that does not mean that you should lose focus on what is truly important in life, and money is not very high on that list. This is a good time to socialize, to meet new people, and to get out and about.

Work: If you’re looking for a new job, this card can signify that it’s right around the corner for you. It’s important, no matter what happens, to keep your ego under control and to share any credit for good work with those who work with you even if you did all or nearly all of the work! On the whole, your work is stable and moving toward new opportunities and improvements.

Love: This is a time, if you are in a committed relationship, when both you and your beloved may be in more than usual need of space. This is not a time to be whiny, clingy, or needy. If you’re looking for love – it definitely could be on the horizon for you.

Finances: Money is likely to be much better than usual. Still, hold on to some for unexpected expenses. If you’ve been waiting on a decision to be made by others it means you won’t have to wait much longer and that the decision is very likely to be in your favor.

Health:  Your health and feelings of well-being should be at a high point. This is a great time to take some time off if you can and just enjoy life. This is partly mental as well as physical – if you look back you are likely to find that your attitude has been more positive of late too. This can directly affect how well your body works for you. Figure out what you’ve been doing right and build upon it!

Spirituality: This is a time when you are very likely to be able to see the truth with a capital “T” about life; which is that there is a great deal of beauty, joy and happiness to be found in this life, if you are looking hard enough and in the right places. Spread this very important message. This is a great time to try different spiritual approaches on for size to see if any of them work for  you.

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The Sun Reversed

Introduction: When the Sun card shows for you, even when reversed, it’s still a sign that soon you are likely to find yourself feeling more “free” than you have in a while – maybe years. However, in reverse, there is much less clarity to this “freedom,” and you may have to work harder to bring the “freedom,” about. Still, this is an excellent and important time to experience different things, things which are out of your usual routines. The Sun is about vitality, freedom, joy, and self-expression.

General: Things in general are very likely to be going very well for you, even when you draw the reversed Sun. When this card is reversed, it’s particularly important for you to make an effort to literally count, and stay focused on, your “blessings.” No matter who you are, or what is wrong in your life, you undoubtedly have things to be thankful and grateful for. Stay mindful of these thngs, and you will bring more blessings into your life. This is a great time to socialize, to meet new people, and to get out and about.

Work: The reversed Sun can indicate that if you’re looking for a new job, it could be right around the corner for you. You’ll need to stay focused on what you bring to the table and how your skills and talents could benefit the employer, not so much what “they” could do for you! The reversed sun shows a particular need for you to share any credit for good work with those who work with you (even if you did all or nearly all of the work!) On the whole, if you are currently employed, your work is stable and moving toward new opportunities and improvements. Just don’t take your employment for granted when this card appears.

Love: When the reversed Sun appears in a love reading, it can indicate that one or the other partners (or even both of them) may be taking the relationship and/or the other party too much for granted. This must be changed as soon as possible if the relationship is to last. At the same time both parties may need some “alone time.” If you draw the reversed Sun when you are looking for love and romance, the indication here is that possibilities look promising for you, however you will need to keep a good attitude, and have (or develop) high self esteem. You don’t want to accept just any old lover that comes along. You deserve more than that.

Finances: In general when you draw the Sun, reversed or upright, money is likely to be much better than usual. Still, of course, that doesn’t mean you should spend it as quickly as it comes in! . If you’ve been waiting on a financial decision to be made by others – this means you won’t have to wait much longer and that the decision is very likely to be in your favor. When the card is reversed, however, you may need to provide more information to the financial people before everything is finalized. If so, don’t worry. Things look good.

Health:  Even when you draw the reversed Sun, health and feelings of well-being should be at a high point. This is a great time to take some time off if you can and just enjoy life. This is partly mental as well as physical – if you look back you are likely to find that your attitude has been more positive of late too. This can directly affect how well your body works for you. Figure out what you’ve been doing right… and build upon it! Again, you have a lot to be grateful for. Make a point to acknowledge this.

Spirituality: With this card in reverse, you may be a little confused about your spirituality from time to time. You’ll know that there is a great deal of beauty, joy and happiness to be found in this life, if we are looking hard enough and in the right places, but you may have times of “not being sure where to look!” If this is the case, ask around. Seek at least a bit of spiritual mentoring. Ask in your spiritual community, if you have one, or if not, ask for recommendations for “spiritual communities” in whatever way that makes sense to you. This is a great time to “try on for size” different spiritual approaches to see if any of them “work” for you. The strength and beauty of the sun is still there in your spirit (and never goes away…) It’s just that some metaphorical butt cover may be finding it hard to see and feel. Have faith – if in nothing else, in yourself, and in the beauty of this planet and this universe.

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Judgment

judgementIntroduction: Judgment can be a card about jumping to conclusions, decisions and judgments. which are too hastily made. If you are prone to such things, this is a clear signal to slow down and give things more thought and to give people “more chances.” This can be a real time of spiritual awakening.

General: In general, if you are the one tending to jump to conclusions, you can put a stop to it. If others are making these kinds of decisions about you or about someone you care for, there is really very little you can do, apart from realizing that it’s their problem, not yours.

Work: Your efforts are being watched. This is an important time to put in extra effort paying attention to detail. The news ultimately is likely to be good. If you’ve been trying hard and doing your best, your efforts are very likely to pay off. If you’ve been slacking off, now is the time to get with the program, before any permanent damage is done to your career.

Love: If you’re already in a relationship, this can be a make-or-break period. This is a time to get very, very clear about what you want out of life and out of your relationships, and then take steps to make it come about. If you are seeking love a new relationship may come about in the near future, but you may need to take steps to make sure that you aren’t leaping to conclusions (positive or negative) about your new love and/or vice versa. Slow and steady wins the race.

Finances: Money and contracts will be headed your way now. Things should be on a very important, positive upswing. Don’t speed or violate the law now, or you could end up paying a hefty ticket/insurance rates. Caution will pay off.

Health: This is an important time to let go of the past and any wrongs that you perceive were done to you, particularly if you are dealing with chronic medical issues. Letting go of your need to be right will go a long way toward helping you to feel better. Besides, if someone did you wrong, then they did wrong, and you don’t have to stay angry at them to prove that they were wrong. Think positively.

Spirituality: You may find yourself exploring ideas and spiritual directions that you never thought would appeal to you in the slightest. Furthermore, you may find more truth and wisdom there than you ever dreamed. Be open to new ideas and new experiences. They can benefit you in ways that you can’t imagine. And you’ll never know unless you try.

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Judgment Reversed

Introduction: In reversal, Judgment still is very often a card about jumping to conclusions, as well as decisions and judgments which are too hastily made. If you are prone to such things, this is a clear signal to slow down and give things more thought (and to give people “more chances.”)This can be a real time of spiritual awakening. This card in any configuration, (reversed OR upright) does not mean that you need to judge someone or something. Particularly when Judgment is reversed, the decision has already been made.

General: In general, Judgment reversed tells you to look carefully at how you are making decisions and judgments. If you are the one tending to “jump to conclusions,” you can, and should, change this. If others are making these kinds of decisions about you or about someone you care for, there is really very little you can do, apart from realizing that it’s their problem, not yours. Sometimes even judgments which look at first to be completely unfair, actually work out to be for your highest good. Control what you can and ignore the rest.

Work: When you draw reversed Judgment, know that things may be changing at work. If you want to keep this job as long as possible, behave as though you know every moment you’re there, you are being watched. This is an important time to put in extra effort. The news ultimately is likely to be good… if you’ve been trying hard and doing your best, your efforts are very likely to pay off. If you’ve been slacking off, now is the time to get with the program, before any permanent damage is done. On the other hand, if you should lose this job – and the wheels may have been put into motion for that long before you drew the card – know that you are being moved to a situation that is much better for you. Take one step at a time.

Love: With reversed Judgment, this can still be a make-or-break period for an existing relationship. You, and the people around you, may be in the process of changing. Don’t cling tightly to the status quo. If you are looking for love, or you draw Judgment reversed regarding someone you have your eye on, a new relationship may well come about in the near future. Still, you may need to take steps to make sure that you aren’t leaping to conclusions (positive or negative) about your new love and/or vice versa. Slow and steady wins the race.

Finances: Don’t beat your head against brick walls, as they say. Take one step at a time. If a decision has been made already, and it’s not in the direction you would like, find another way. There is always more than one way to accomplish a goal, always more than one person to help you. This is an important time to be flexible, if things aren’t working the way you had hoped that they would.

Health: When you pull this card in reverse in connection with health issues, it’s a signal that accepting that it is okay for you to make mistakes or to even be wrong on occasion will go a long way toward helping you to feel better. Judgment reversed is a reminder not to fight change, and to accept that the past is over, and that letting go of anger over the past will help you to feel better. Think positively.

Spirituality: Judgment in reverse again reminds you of the need to be open to new ideas and new experiences. Change is a constant in life. That doesn’t mean that you should just change everything willy-nilly, and get rid of spiritual practice that comforts you completely, only that you will benefit from looking at new and different approaches. They can benefit you in ways that you can’t imagine at this point. And you’ll never gain these benefits unless you are open to a certain amount of change.

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The World

the-worldIntroduction: The World can signify that you are figuratively feeling the weight of the world on your shoulders, which is not an easy place to be. It’s an excellent time to review how well you do at “asking for help” when you need it. Remember you don’t have to do everything on your own.

General: This can often be a card of completion. You’ve worked hard, and you are almost to the “finish line” in some way. Don’t quit now that you’re almost finished! You’re almost definitely in need of some well deserved rest and relaxation; don’t be afraid to take it. You are getting closer to “who you really are,” at your deepest levels.

Work: In terms of work, there’s a very good chance that you are working far too hard for far too little recognition and money. It’s important if this is the case to “blow your own horn” a little, to make sure that the powers that be don’t “accidentally” overlook your many positive accomplishments. You may need to look outside your own country for helpful information in how the work you do is done elsewhere – this could lead to some very interesting realizations.

Love: If you travel during this time period, and if you are “in the market” for a relationship, you may well meet someone while you are away. Conversely, if you have been in a long-term committed relationship for some time, you are likely to find it rising to “new and better heights.” Things in the love department should be quite interesting, in a good way. Don’t be afraid to mingle or talk to strangers.

Finances: If money has been a bit stagnant for you – this is a good sign that this “blockage” will soon break and you’ll find yourself “flush” once again. Don’t go mad with spending, when it breaks, though. This is an important time to begin saving and protecting yourself so that if hard times come again, that you’ll be ore prepared. But for now, you should be able to rest easier about money.

Health: Your health should be on the upswing. You may be helped by finding a healer who works with something besides traditional Western Medicine. This is not to replace medical therapy, but to work in concert with it. Your doctor may not be happy about this, if he tells you, for example, that it’s not possible for you to study yoga and that it would “get in the way” of his treatment of your arthritis, in that case, you may be best served by locating a different medical doctor as well. Follow your “instincts” about what is best for your health. Seek out mentors with more information than you have. Educate as much as you can. Advocate for yourself.

Spirituality: You are likely to have several clear flashes of important spiritual insights during this time. Keep a notebook handy and record these. Share and discuss them with others (even if your only outlet for that is online). We are all on a spiritual journey, and your insights are likely to be valuable for others as well.

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The World Reversed

Introduction: When the World appears in reverse, you may find that although there is a great deal of potential and promise for you, you may be feeling stuck. This is an excellent time to review how well you do at “asking for help” when you need it. Remember you don’t have to do everything on your own.

General: Whether upright or reversed, this can often be a card of completion. You’ve worked hard, and you are almost to the “finish line” in some way. Don’t quit now that you’re almost finished! You’re almost definitely in need of some well deserved rest and relaxation; don’t be afraid to take it. You are getting closer to “who you really are,” at your deepest levels. If you aren’t seeing this progress when the world appears in reverse, take stock. What is standing in your way? Where are you stuck?

Work: When you draw the World reversed, it’s a time to take stock of how well your actual achievements are lining up with your potential. Are you giving yourself enough credit? Are you even aware how much you are capable of? If you are, and you don’t feel like the people you work for or with are aware of what you can do, it’s important to make sure that the powers that be don’t “accidentally” overlook your many positive accomplishments. If you’re not sure what you are best at or where your talents truly lie, this is a time to get help. Take career and aptitude and personality tests. Ask around, investigate what other people do, and why, and how they do it. There’s a whole smorgasboard out there, but you have to know what is on the menu to be able to order it!

Love: If you have been in a long-term committed relationship for some time, you and/or your partner may be feeling a little stuck and or a little stagnant when this card appears in reversal. If you try, and if you are honest with yourselves and each other, you are likely to find it rising to “new and better heights.” Things in the love department should be quite interesting, in a good way. If you’re looking for love, reach out. Don’t be afraid to mingle or talk to strangers. But if you close yourself off because of fear, nothing will change. Open up. This will make all the difference.

Finances: If money has been a bit stagnant for you – this is a good sign that this “blockage” will soon break and you’ll find yourself feeling comfortable financially once again. Don’t go mad with spending, when it breaks, though. This is an important time to begin saving and protecting yourself so that if hard times come again, that you’ll be ore prepared. But for now, you should be able to rest easier about money.

Health: With the reversed World, something may be “stuck” in your mind and body which is interfering with your best health. As with the upright interpretation of this card, You may be helped by finding a healer who works with something besides traditional Western Medicine. This is not to replace medical therapy, but to work in concert with it. Your doctor may not be happy about this, if he tells you, for example, that it’s not possible for you to study yoga and that it would “get in the way” of his treatment of your arthritis, in that case, you may be best served by locating a different medical doctor as well. Follow your instincts about what is best for your health within reason, of course. Seek out mentors with more information than you have. Educate as much as you can. Advocate for yourself.

Spirituality: As with the upright meaning of the World, you are likely to have several clear flashes of important spiritual insights during this time. Keep a notebook handy and record these. Share and discuss them with others even if your only outlet for that is online. We are all on a spiritual journey, and your insights are likely to be valuable for others as well.

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Ace of Cups

ace-of-cupsIntroduction: The Ace of Cups is a very powerful, positive omen relating to love, happiness, and affection. Like all the aces though, it is about new beginnings and although it usually means love it can indicate new beginnings in other areas of life.

General: Things are looking up! In general, people will respond to you with happiness, love, and goodwill, more than usually in the near future. You should be feeling good about life in general. This is a great time to make friends.

Work: This can signify a promotion and/or new, good job headed your way. If you are already employed you should know that both you and your work are appreciated and valued – and you should see signs of this soon. If you are unemployed (or looking for a new job) then you need to keep looking for new opportunities. They are out there – all you have to do is find them.

Love: Again, this is an excellent omen regarding love; either an existing relationship is going to take a turn for the better. Indeed for an existing relationship this could be a deeper level of understanding, or commitment, or almost any important aspect of a relationship. It will feel almost like a new and encouraging start. If you are as yet uncommitted, a new relationship is likely to appear soon.

Finances: This augurs good possibility for money, in the context of “something new.” It could mean that you will find a new job if you are looking for work, or some extra work on the side that you could do if you are already working, or even that you will be given a gift of some money to help you out. Definitely, again, good news.

Health: Your health is likely to take a turn for the better; you should be feeling healthy and full of energy.

Spirituality: The Ace of Cups shows a need for you to “give back” some of the love that you have been given in life/that you are experiencing. This is also a connection to the divine….on a spiritual level, meditate on the idea that you are a beloved child of the universe, and feel the support that comes to you “from the other side,” as it is always there, all you have to do is look for it.

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Ace of Cups Reversed

Introduction: The reversed Ace of Cups is a positive omen, but in general you may be feeling a bit stuck. Know that with your time and attention, you can resolve most blockages.

General: Look at where you feel some blockages in life, and consider how you might act to remove those blocks and get the energy flowing again. Try to understand what is causing those blockages so that you can do something positive and constructive about them. Think it through thoroughly before taking action.

Work: Work should be going well. If you are looking for new employment or trying to make a change, you should see some signs of progress in weeks to come, although not immediately. Hang in there.

Love: The reversed Ace of Cups is not a bad omen, but it can indicate that things aren’t quite where they need to be for your love life to really thrive. Look at yourself, first. Have you truly dealt with everything necesary to allow you to live life with an open heart? If you’re in a love relationship, it may not be one that is best for you. Think about what you really want and need in life. Get help if you need it.

Finances: You may have an emotional bond to or about your work which is not serving you well personally now. Are you staying in an unhappy job situation because you have feelings for the people/persons involved? Take a moment to consider what you want and need. Change is not always bad.

Health: The reversed Ace of Cups tells you that your health in general is probably pretty good, and may be likely to take a turn for the better. Self-esteem and self-love can be an important predictor of health. Is yours where it needs to be?

Spirituality: The Reversed Ace of Cups shows a need for you to be more proactive about loving yourself. If you don’t love and care for yourself, just as you are, today, how can you expect other humans to do so? Being kind to yourself is important. Consider your connections to the spiritual world. You may need more time alone to meditate.

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Two of Cups

2-of-cupsIntroduction: The 2 of Cups often refers to romantic partnership, but that is not its only connotation. It can speak of balance, friendship, joy, and sharing.

General: In general this is a card that says that things are likely to be going well. You should be feeling more than usually loved, cared for, and content.

Work: This shows that you are likely to be appreciated in your workplace and should be feeling comfortable there, at least to a large degree even if you don’t particularly like your job. If looking for employment, this can mean that you are going to find it very soon.

Love: This card represents true love, balanced partnership, commitment, and all of the things that most of us hope for in regard to love and relationship. However, this does not mean that you can just do or say “whatever” and that your love/relationship will last; it only means that the underpinnings, the real, solid, potential for true love and affection is there. If you are “looking for love,” this is a signal that it is very likely to be headed your way very soon. Relax.

Finances: In relation to finance, the 2 of Cups indicates balance and fairness. You may not be “rolling in money” but at least for the moment and the near future, you should be finding that, at bare minimum, you have more than enough money to “meet your obligations,” which is a start.

Health: If you are facing particular health problems, this can indicate a need for you to find a partnership with a healer that you trust and that you can “work well” together with. This is also a fairly good omen when it comes to health – you are also likely to be keeping a positive attitude which is very important (and supportive) of good health.

Spirituality: You are likely to be feeling “at one” with the energies of the universe and with yourself. This is one of the cards that represents the heart chakra and its’ opening. You should be feeling more than usually loving toward everyone and everything. Share that good energy, the world needs more of it!

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Two of Cups Reversed

Introduction: The 2 of Cups often refers to romantic partnership even when reversed, but that is not its only connotation. It can speak of balance, friendship, joy, and sharing.

General: In general the reversed 2 is a card that says that things are likely to be going well. However be careful that you are not causing problems in your platonic friendships by over attention to your love life.

Work: When you recieve the reversed 2 of Cups, you may find that suddenly you like your work a lot less, and you may feel that there are unpleasant similar feelings that your workmates may hold toward you. First of all don’t panic. This is possibly a passing phase. But if your work is truly not right for you, then you may need to start thinking of making a change. Trust your instincts.

Love: In general you will need to make sure you aren’t paying too much attention to love to the exclusion of all else when you recieve the reversed 2 of Cups. If you get this card when there are problems in a relationship, it may be time to forgive and forget over past problems. Start fresh.

Finances: The 2 of Cups reversed generally indicates balance and fairness with regard to money. If money is a problem for you, look at the state of your relationships with people that you work with. Is there something that you can do to improve your working relationships? This will very likely improve your money flow, also.

Health: If you are facing particular health problems, the reversed 2 of Cups can indicate a need for you to consider your feelings about allowing others to help you. You may be in need of some healing; but it may be hard for you to accept help. In general, the 2 reversed is still a fairly good omen when it comes to health. Keep a positive attitude which is very important for (and supportive of ) good health.

Spirituality: This is a time to work on your feelings of belonging with the energies of the universe and being at homewith yourself. This is one of the cards that represents the heart chakra and its’ opening. Find your joy, and your bliss, and share it. No one can do these things for you.

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Three of Cups

3-of-cupsIntroduction: The 3 of Cups is often considered to be a card of “reunions.” But this is not always a romantic reunion, alas… it’s reunion in the broadest sense, running back into (or meeting with, purposefully) someone or something that you have been away from for some time. It’s generally considered to be a happy reunion, an upbeat card.

General: In general, things should be going well. You can look forward to at least one pleasant reunion with someone or something that you have been apart from for some time. It also can mean celebration – your own or someone that you care about – such as the celebration around a new baby, wedding, or other happy occasion.

Work: The 3 of Cups is also a good omen with regard to work. Money should be coming in, you could be coming into a new job and/or a promotion. The mood in general in your working world should be relatively pleasant. If you are looking for work, you should be quite successful (perhaps surprisingly so) at how well things work out for you. So don’t give up.

Love: Although this card can mean a reunion with a lost love; it does not always indicate that. You must look carefully at the rest of the reading in context, to decide whether that interpretation fits. If you are single, the most likely interpretation is that you will meet a likely love soon – someone who really “fits the bill” of the person you are looking for, and that this person will be a new love, not someone you “used” to be with.

Finances: This is an important time to not be too attached to money. It will be flowing in fine; but may be going out just as fast or nearly as fast. It’s important to know that this is an abundant universe, that your needs (financial and otherwise) will be met, provided you play your part.

Health: This is a great time to consider what you are doing – and perhaps should be doing – to increase your health and vitality. Do you need more exercise? More rest? Think it through, and come up with a game plan. You can do better – if even only slightly – than what you are doing right now.

Spirituality: It may be important now, particularly if you usually attend to your spiritual side in solitude, to reach out to others. This can lead to a spiritual awakening. Think about whether or not you have need of a “spiritual teacher” (in the flesh) and if you do, seek one out! This can be any sort of trusted counselor, not even necessarily someone who identifies as a “spiritual leader.”

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Three of Cups Reversed

Introduction: The reversed 3 of Cups is an upbeat card which often refers to building and enhancing one’s sense of community. When this card appears this is not a time to “go it alone.”

General: The reversed 3 is still a very positive card, you can look forward to at least one pleasant reunion with someone or something that you have been apart from for some time. There is a sense of feeling supported by friends and family. Make a point to stay in touch with people now.

Work: With the 3 of Cups reversed, it’s important to consider how your personal relationships are going at work. Envy or jealousy can be an issue now. The mood in general in your working world should be relatively pleasant. If you are looking for work, you should be quite successful (perhaps surprisingly so) at how well things work out for you. So don’t give up.

Love: If you are in a committed relationship and recieve the reversed 3 of Cups, you may find that financial stresses are affecting your relationship. If you are single, you may very well meet a new romantic possibility through friends, make a point to get out and mingle (in groups!) if you are looking for love.

Finances: As with the upright 3 of Cups, this is an important time to not be too attached to money. What you are “worth” has nothing to do with the size of your paycheck. Money will likely be flowing in just fine; but may be going out just as fast or nearly as fast. Don’t allow yourself to give in to feelings of jealousy about other peoples’ finances. Just take care of your own.

Health: The reversed 3 indicates that you can learn a lot, and make some important strides in improving your health, by taking a look at what your friends and family members are doing to support and improve their health. Ask around. Don’t be proud.

Spirituality: The 3 of Cups reversed indicates that you can benefit from fellowship now in order to deepen your spirituality. Even if you consider your spiritual side to be intensely private and dislike talking with others about it, this is an excellent time to consider and learn from the experiences and attitudes of others to their spirituality. Reach out in whatever way you can.

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Four of Cups

4-of-cupsIntroduction: The 4 of Cups is a card about wishful thinking. It warns us to remember to pay attention to what “is” now, and the many blessings we each currently experience, and not to worry too much about “what could be.” It is all too easy to overlook what we already have in the pursuit of what we don’t have.

General: Be sure that you are “counting your blessings.” Don’t spend too much time in self-pity or wishing your life away. A lot of life has to do with where we put our focus. Put your focus on the things and people in your life that you have to be thankful for. Consider a gratitude journal.

Work: You may not like your job very much, but at least it keeps food on the table. In today’s modern throwaway age job security is a thing of the past. NO job is 100% secure as many have found out to their cost. Be thankful that you are not one of them. Remember that it is rare for any of us to ever be truly completely trapped.

Love: Look hard at yourself as to whether you are being realistic with regards to love. Do you have your heart set to the exclusion of everyone else? On someone who isn’t giving you very much back or who is quite literally unavailable?

Finances: Focus on your strengths, on what you do have and can do, not what you can’t do and don’t have. If you’re not where you want to be financially, make specific goals and plans about where that “is,” and then chart the steps it will take you to get there. Look your financial situation squarely in the eye (know exactly where you “are” financially) as this can only help you.

Health: Focus on the positive. If you are having physical problems, remember that things do not always have to be the way they are right now, health wise. Pay attention to diet, exercise, and making time to rest/eat healthfully. You may need to reach out to a trusted counselor or friend to get help in “moving beyond” where you are healthwise at the moment.

Spirituality: Wishful thinking can take it’s toll on the spiritual aspect of life, as when we are caught up in “poor me” thinking or “I wish things were different,” it tends to blind us to the beauty of what IS in our lives, right now. Stay constant and grounded in the present moment. If you can’t keep a “gratitude journal” and write down things you feel grateful for every day, at least make a list of twenty people/situations/things in your life that you are grateful for now. Thinking along these lines can elevate your “spiritual mindset” immensely, and quickly.

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Four of Cups Reversed

Introduction: The reversed 4 of Cups is a card about breaking out of a self-imposed rut. You may know that you’re in a rut but not realise that it is a self-imposed one. You can control your own destiny to an extent so it’s time to get on with the job. You are about to find yourself getting moving again. That’s a good thing.

General: When the 4 of Cups reversed appears, this is a time to begin to get moving. This is not the time to be pitying yourself or giving in to the “if only’s.” Start where you are, and know that no matter what is happening, you can make a difference. Count your blessings.

Work: You may finally be getting the get-up-and go to get yourself out of an unhappy work situation. Good for you – you don’t need to do anything precipitate but if you look around you there will be opportunities for you to take. You can take your own life by the horns. Believe in yourself.

Love: You may finally be ready to move beyond the ghosts of your past and toward a brighter, happier love life in the future. Spend time thinking about what and who you really and truly need in your life. Look forward, not back.

Finances: If you look carefully around you, you will see opportunities that you hadn’t noticed before. Take some time to explore them. Your motivation should be higher than ever to get things good and make money. You can do it. Follow through.

Health: When you recieve the reversed 4 of Cups in relation to health and fitness, it’s saying that this is an excellent time to make some positive changes to your health care routine. Consider whether you need more excercise, better diet, or both. You can also bring yourself to see a practitioner now if you have been putting off needed check ups.

Spirituality: The reversed 4 tells you that you are breaking out of a rut and that’s a very good thing. Stay positive, explore new ways of learning about and caring for your spirit, pay attention to speakers and writers with a spiritual message, then see what it means to you personally. You don’t have to tend to your spiritual life like everyone else does.

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Five of Cups

5-of-cupsIntroduction: The 5 of Cups is another card which reminds us that where we put our focus in life has a great deal to do with the quality of our lives and how well they work for us. What are you going to choose to focus on?

General: In most tarot decks, most depictions on each card give solid guides toward interpretation, for this card, this is more than usually the case. Most often, a sad or downcast figure is shown, with five cups. Three are spilled, and two remain upright and whole. The implication is extremely clear; are you going to cry over “spilt milk” or are you going to focus on the “milk” you still have, and get on with things? The point is: watch where you put your focus and make sure that the focus is for your highest good.

Work: If you are trying to find work when this card comes up, try not to get too worked up if there are delays. Things with applications, resumes, and such, will likely be moving slowly. Be pro-active but not pushy. When this card appears (and the question is about work…) it can be a signifier that you are actually in the wrong job. Consider what you would like to be doing. Take steps toward making it happen.

Love: A love relationship you are in may have just ended or may be about to start the process of ending. You must realize that “all is not lost.” You are probably not yet ready to move into a new relationship. Give yourself some time and space…then get back out there. There will come a day when you realize that the reason this relationship ended was to get you to the place you “really want to be,” which is in a relationship that really works for you, and works well.

Finances: Worrying too much about money can actually have the opposite effect of what you are trying to “make happen” and that’s having a better flow of financial prosperity – that is, a flow in your favor. The way to get a handle on this worry is actually to be generous. You’re probably not as “bad off” as you think. Give something away, or make a small donation to a cause that you believe in.

Health: It’s critical that you keep a positive attitude. If you just “can’t get over” what someone “did to you” or what happened in your past, now is the time to get help in resolving these issues, before you cause yourself serious damage/pain by dwelling on your past. The past is gone. Focus on the present, and the future.

Spirituality: It’s important now to give some thought to forgiveness. You don’t forgive others for THEIR sake, or because they “deserve it,” necessarily, you do it for your own sake, because holding on to anger and pain is toxic and bad for you. Not only that, while you’re busy being angry and full of pain, the person you’re angry with, is often somewhere having a good time! So, now is the time to let go.

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Five of Cups Reversed

Introduction: The 5 of Cups reversed can indicate that new prospects and new projects are about to come into your life. It’s a time to be hopeful and to reach out to others if you are in need of something – whether that need is for work, attention, concern, or anything else. Have faith in yourself and faith that your needs can be met.

General: When you pull the reversed 5 of Cups, you may have just been through a difficult time. The good news is that your recovery seems to be moving along well. Keep moving, don’t get “stuck” in things that are already over and done with.

Work: Although things may have been tough with regard to work lately, you are beginning to figure out that the only person you can truly control or effect in the situation is yourself. Think positively, and consider what is truly right for you. Keep a great attitude and be civil. That and the best work you can produce is all they have a right to expect.

Love: With the reversed 5 of Cups, you are beginning to realize that you can have a happy and meaningful love relationship, period; you do not have to accept abuse or trying to twist yourself into a pretzel to make something work with an unsuitable partner. If you’re not yet feeling this way, you soon will be. Trust your instincts.

Finances: The reversed 5 reminds you to make a point to count your blessings and to be grateful for what you already have. Again, you are moving into a period where you are more in touch with who you really are and what you are really capable of “bringing to the table” in order to bring more prosperity into your life. Think positive, and cultivate your self esteem.

Health: As with the upright five in this context, It’s critical that you keep a positive attitude. If you just “can’t get over” what someone “did to you” or what happened in your past, now is the time to get help in resolving these issues, before you cause yourself serious damage/pain by dwelling on your past. Forgiving other people is not for their benefit; it’s for your own.

Spirituality: You are ready for a fresh spiritual start and you are likely to be feeling renewed very soon, if you are not sensing this already. Make a point to bring in new, and different information on spirituality which intrigues you. You can do this through meeting new people, obtaining information on different faith traditions, or even reading philosopy. allow yourself to have some “new information” to chew over.

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Six of Cups

six-of-cupsIntroduction: The 6 of Cups is often a card about nostalgia; looking back on how things “used” to be. It can be (but is not always) connected with children or childhood.

General: It’s important not to spend too much time and effort thinking about the “good old days.” We all have happy memories to reflect on from time to time, but if we start thinking that the “best of all years have gone by”, then that can become a self fulfilling prophecy.

Work: This is an excellent time for work that involves some level of creativity. If your work does not, make a point to spend a little time drawing, painting, or writing, scrapbooking – whatever you fancy that allows a little creativity – in your personal time. Your day job will go better for you as a result.

Love: If you’re currently in a romantic relationship, this card can indicate that a relationship may need to be “refocused” toward the future. Talk about your goals and dreams. Try new things. It’s important now not to be stuck in the past. On occasion this card will signify the re-appearance of an old lover in your life. Think long and hard before re-starting an old romance. Exes are usually “exes” for a reason.

Finances: If you’re looking for ways to invest money, or to make a little extra money, pay particular attention to things that are retro or nostalgic, or things that appeal to children. Money may come to you from someone from your past or through inheritance (this of course does not mean that someone close to you is necessarily going to pass).

Health: If you’re experiencing health problems, the appearance of this card can mean that you need to truly go back to childhood to examine where the roots of your physical problems might lie. (Hint: the emotional is very often tied to the physical.) Talk therapy may be very useful. You may want to make a point to talk to family members about the physical problems that they have faced, and make sure that you have a clear idea of your family’s medical history.

Spirituality: Ritual of any kind can be helpful to you spiritually now. You may find beauty and meaning in re-creating some of the spiritual rituals that you knew as a child; this does not mean that you must go back to your earliest spiritual traditions and follow them exactly, updating and re-inventing your old traditions will serve you very well at this time.

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Six of Cups Reversed

Introduction: The reversed 6 of Cups is often a card about looking back on how things “used” to be. This is sometimes connected with children or childhood. The reversal suggests that you are rightly beginning to pay more attention to the future, rather than the past.

General: The reversed 6 reminds us that we must stay focused on the present and the future instead of getting or staying “lost in the good old days.” Live for today.

Work: The honeymoon period may be over in your work life when you receive the reversed Six of Cups. However, this does not have to be a bad thing, it’s simply that your rose colored glasses are off now and you are seeing your surroundings more clearly. Think long and hard before deciding if you need to take some sort of action due to percieved wrongs in the workplace. Many battles are worth fighting, many are not. Trust yourself to know the difference.

Love: The reversed 6 of Cups says that you are likely to begin dealing soon with some issues that you’ve been avoiding with regards to love. If you are in a committed relationship, things that you had “swept under the rug” to keep harmony may resurface and need to be dealt with soon. If single and longing for love, the time has come to look at yourself and what you are doing (or not doing) to bring that love into your life. Love won’t just fall out of the sky; you do have to make an effort.

Finances: You have finally integrated the idea fully that in order for you to have a good flow of finances, that you must pay attention to money and your actions around it. If you need help with handling your finances well, don’t hesitate to ask for it. Get your money to working for you. Avoiding the issue only sets you back.

Health: When you draw the 6 of Cups reversed, you may have been “turning a blind eye” to things that you’ve needed to address for your health for some time now. You’ll find yourself ready, willing and able to address these challenges. You already know in your gut what you need to do. Time to do it.

Spirituality: This is a time to give thanks for the past but not to feel as though you must remain exactly who you were when you are younger. You have reached a point where it is important to look into other ways of exploring your spirituality, and where you can benefit from learning from the approaches that others take. Read, and listen, and you will benefit tremendously.

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Seven of Cups

7-of-cupsIntroduction: The 7 of Cups is a card about choices. It often indicates confusion and can even also point to disorganization and too much going on.

General: In general this card points to a need to narrow your focus. When it appears, you are probably trying to do too much, and doing most of it not very well. Choose just a few of the myriad things that are on your plate, and work through these items one by one, carefully. You may be feeling overwhelmed. Remember that you can control at least in some areas, how much you are trying to take on.

Work: If a business or work deal seems too good to be true, it probably IS too good to be true. Watch where you put your money and who you put your trust in. If you work (or want to work) in a creative field of some kind, this is an excellent omen for making good progress, however if your job or field is more precise, mathematical, and business like, this energy carries the warning that you may be spending too much time with your head in my butts and need to refocus.

Love: You may have several romantic choices at hand. Be clear and specific about what you want in a relationship, evaluate your choices thoughtfully, be honest and as clear as you can be with all people involved (including yourself) then move ahead. Beware falling in love with the “heady rush” that happens only at the beginning of a relationship. In no relationship does that rush last forever. Good relationships, even soul mate relationships, will settle into a less “rush-based” comfort zone at some point. That does not mean that you have to stay in a rut.

Finances: This is not a good time to make financial investments. If you must, consult a professional or do a lot of homework, first. You may be too scattered businesswise (and this holds true particularly if you own your own business.) For maximum return, focus your efforts.

Health: Any symptoms that you are experiencing may be at least partially due to a lack of being grounded, but of course consult your doctor to be sure. Keep a journal of your symptoms and also of your thoughts. Physical exercise will help you stay grounded.

Spirituality: Visualize your most important goals and desires being met. Use positive affirmations and/or treasuremapping to help make your dreams come true. Keep a positive attitude. If you need help doing so, reach out for it. There are plenty of positive influences available to you, you just need to know where to look.

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Seven of Cups Reversed

Introduction: The 7 of Cups is a card about choices. When the 7 is reversed, you are beginning to make them and to move toward action.

General: In general the reversed 7 of Cups says that you are making the choices that need to be made and are moving toward concrete and important action. Trust your gut; you’ve probably already realized that you have to start somewhere. Do so, and you will thrive.

Work: When the reversed 7 of Cups appears in a work context, you may need to watch out for someone in your environment who tends to take unnecessary risks and who may be less than truthful. Believe in yourself, if you sense something is wrong, it probably is.

Love: When is comes to love, this card in reverse says that you have finally gotten very clear about what you want and need from love, and are ready to take steps to make it happen. Follow your instincts. There is nothing wrong with making your feelings clear to someone that you care for. You may be very pleasantly surprised at their reaction. It’s better to take action sometimes than to spend your life in dreaming about “what if?” Again, trust your gut. If you think (and have evidence) that someone is not treating you right, then they aren’t.

Finances: In general the reversed 7 of Cups says that this is a time to be cautious with money, not to gamble. Yes, there are a million choices about what to do with your hard earned cash, but the energy of this time says that prudence and safety should be your overriding principals. You have or will shortly be making some important financial decisions. Decide, then follow through.

Health: The 7 of Cups reversed says that you have begun to realize what you can do to better support your health; you should have at least one or 2 very clear ideas. Trust them, (provided your health care providers agree) and stop thinking; the time for action is now.

Spirituality: You may be in the process of recovering from some spiritual trial. This is a time to take the actions that you know in your heart and soul that you must take, whether that’s forgiving yourself, forgiving others, or meditation. The answers you seek are within you. Find them, and take action.

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Eight of Cups

8-of-cupsIntroduction: The 8 of Cups often means that you will choose to leave a situation that is no longer working for you – whether that’s a relationship, a job, or a neighborhood. There may be some sadness involved, but in general, this separation, is in your best interests.

General: Know that renewed good times lie ahead for you. If your “gut” is telling you that you really need to get out of a relationship, job, or living arrangement, trust yourself. Instead of this coming out of the blue, or someone or something leaving you, it usually means that you are the one who will make this choice. Very often one door has to close behind you before the next door in front of you can fully open.

Work: Your current job may no longer be appropriate for you. You may be feeling bored, or under-appreciated. Think long and hard about which is best; trying to fix things where you are, or moving on. Either option can work for you. One thing is for sure, though, things are not going to change for the better on their own. If you’re dissatisfied, get specific on what changes would need to happen for you to be happier where you are. If it’s unlikely or impossible to change those things, then get moving on finding yourself a new position. You can do it.

Love: You may decide that a long-term relationship is going to end. If you are sure about this, don’t wait for the right time, as there will never be a good time to tell someone that the relationship needs to be over. Don’t jump headlong into a new relationship; give yourself some time and space to be on your own, first.

Finances: If you are utterly miserable in your current line of work, don’t let the security of a regular paycheck tie you forever to the job; but look before you leap before getting out. Health insurance, particularly in the USA, is a huge concern. However, with foresight and planning, and attention to detail, if you want to work for yourself, you can make it happen. Just be sure your plans are well-laid and comprehensive. Money isn’t everything.

Health: Stress may be getting to you and causing health problems. Be sure that you are paying adequate attention to diet, exercise, and sleep. Keep a positive attitude.

Spirituality: You may need some time alone. Take it. You will find depth and wisdom in solitude, and in listening to the still, small voice inside.

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Eight of Cups Reversed

Introduction: The reversed 8 of Cups often means that you may be thinking about leaving a situation that seems as if it is no longer working. Recieving the card in reverse, however, points to a need to stop and think about it a bit longer. You may not have given the situation enough time yet.

General: When the 8 of Cups reversed appears, it’s important to keep reminding yourself that good times lie ahead for you. If your “gut” is telling you that you really need to get out of a relationship, job, or living arrangement, trust yourself..but think long and hard, first. Look before you leap and weigh all the pros and cons, if at all possible.

Work: You may be feeling a powerful urge to get out of your current work situation when you draw the reversed 8 of Cups. There is a reason why you are feeling this way; don’t disregard your feelings, but at the same time you don’t have to move, immediately, either. “out of frying pan, into fire,” is a real danger now. Talk it over with someone you trust before making plans to go.

Love: You may be feeling as though you want to end your long-term relationship if you are in one. Pulling the reversed 8 of Cups warns that you will be best off to give this some more time and thought. Sometimes when we are challenged in relationships, the difficult parts are the parts that we need to stay with. Yes, you might ultimately end up leaving. But do so when you are very, very sure, and calm, and clear-headed, and not before. If you are looking for love, this is a time to get engaged with the world in whatever way you can. Do not stay home and feel lonely. Go make someone feel better, and your loneliness will dissolve in a flash.

Finances: You may be thinking that you can’t take one more day in your current situation, but the truth is that you can, and you don’t want to “go off half-cocked.” Take a slow, methodical look at your financial situation, consider the actions that you must take, and then take them. Get advice. This process will take more than one day.

Health: With the reversed 8, stress can be feeling as though it is overwhelming you. Know that you can handle it. Take a while to center yourself and to really examine how your attitudes may be affecting your health and well-being. You are not trapped. You do have control over your thoughts. Empowering yourself can make great strides to improving your health. You can do it.

Spirituality: You need to engage more with the outside world when the 8 of Cups appears reversed. If this is hard for you, find a trusted friend, or a group where you feel at least marginally comfortable, and get out and talk to people. Many good things will flow from this simple action, including finding yourself more in touch with the divine, both within you, and that which is in the world. Don’t isolate yourself.

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Nine of Cups

9-of-cupsIntroduction: The 9 of Cups is one of the most uplifting and pleasant cards to receive in a reading. Known often as the “wish card” it can mean that what you are hoping for or dreaming about most is very likely to be yours – in a brief period of time, generally, too.

General: The appearance of this card is usually a portent of happiness, and good things about to come. It also usually means that what you want is likely to come into being in your life. If asking a yes/no type of question, this card is the most powerful indicator of “yes”, but like everything else in the tarot, that is not carved in stone.

Work: Good luck that you hadn’t counted on could be yours. If you have a big dream, or are working on a project that has been stalled, this could be the month that it moves forward finally. If you’ve been interviewing for a job, this could be the time that the one you were really hoping for finally comes through.

Love: This card is a very good omen for your love life. If you’re already in a relationship, it’s very possible that it will deepen and become better and sweeter. If you’re single, this is a great time to meet people. Get out, mingle, have conversations with the people that you meet without being wedded to any potential outcome. The idea is to have fun.

Finances: As this card is a very powerful positive harbinger, it speaks well of your finances, also. This card can mean that the financial situation you are visualizing may well come to pass, although probably not exactly in the way that you wished for it to do.

Health: In general this is likely to be a very serene period in the context of your health. If you have recently had to have tests done, the results are very likely to be to your liking. Use the good energy of this time to reinforce or enhance your habits, adding or increasing exercise or adding to your knowledge of nutrition.

Spirituality: This is an important time to notice, and improve on, your use of positive affirmation and visualization and the ways in which they can enrich your life on every level. Trust yourself. Dream big, then take steps to make them come about.

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Nine of Cups Reversed

Introduction: The 9 of Cups, whether reversed or upright, is one of the most uplifting and pleasant cards to receive in a reading. Known often as the “wish card” it can mean that what you are hoping for or dreaming about most is very likely to be yours. The reversal says that the wishes for you will go even deeper; these are not superficial wishes that are at play now. That’s a good thing.

General: The reversed 9 of Cups is a signal that things are looking up. Make a point to really stop and think about what it is that you want in your life. You may be pleasantly surprised by how quickly it can come about. Dream.

Work: When you pull the reversed 9, it can signify that you will soon be finding, and feeling, deep fulfillment in your work. There is a lot more loyalty to you there than you would expect. If you’re looking for work, this means that you are going to find something much more suitable, much sooner than you would expect. You will feel drawn to the position. Follow your gut, and take it.

Love: Reversed or upright, this card is a very good omen for your love life. Existing relationships are likely to deepen, become sweeter and more meaningful, at very deep levels. If you’re single, you are likely to meet someone with whom you can have a deep, very meaningful and real relationship in the next few weeks. Mingle!

Finances: The reversed 9 of cups tells you that rather than only looking at the numbers on your bank balance, you must also consider the quality of your life. If you are healthy, happy, with fulflilling relationships with family, friends, and the community, then you truly are wealthy beyond measure. At the same time, money is likely to be making at least a moderate increase soon when you recieve this card.

Health: If when this card appears in the context of a health question, you feel that your health is reasonably good, you are quite correct. However, this is a time that you can take deeper steps, to not only keep the status quo but also to make major improvements to your health. If dealing with a health concern, the reversed 9 is a sign to go deeper; to look at more than the surface nuts-and-bolts of your illness and to consider any spiritual implications which may help to support your health. In general, though, this card is still very positive.

Spirituality: The reversed 9 of cups is a signal to go deeper. Look beyond surface appearances and things that seem like coincidences. What might spirit/the universe/God be trying to tell you? Make a point to deepen – or to begin – your spiritual practice in whatever way you are drawn to do so. There is more to life than meets the eye.

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Ten of Cups

10-of-cupsIntroduction: The 10 of Cups is another of the most uplifting of cards that you can receive. This card points to happiness in general, perhaps in a more mature, grown-up, global kind of way as opposed to the more personal, less global, wish fulfillment promised by the 9 of Cups. Either way it’s a good card.

General: In general the 10 of Cups speaks of a happy family life, (even if you are single,) and to general well being that goes beyond you yourself to include those that you are most concerned about – parents, siblings, children, etc. Being spiritually fulfilled is also part of the picture here. This is a good card to see; regardless of the question.

Work: The 10 of Cups shows that you have reached a degree of being indispensable in your current work. That’s a good thing but don’t get terribly carried away – nearly everyone can be replaced! You seem to be on the right track, just don’t sit back and rest on your laurels. Keep plugging ahead.

Love: If you are worrying about a romantic relationship and you receive this card, it’s a clear indicator that you really don’t have anything to worry about. You and your beloved are on the same page. If you’re in a relationship but have not made a formal commitment, and hope that it comes to pass; take heart, it’s coming. Don’t sabotage things by causing problems where there aren’t any.

Finances: Money seems unlikely to be a problem (or at least not for long) when this card appears. This is likely to point to a prosperous period for you. Just make sure your money is working for you as hard as you work for it. Share the wealth that you have amassed to the degree you feel comfortable doing so, in whatever way makes you feel comfortable. We are all in this life together.

Health: Health is likely to be significantly better if you’ve been faced with problems, and to remain good if it’s been relatively good. You can further this by considering what steps are under your own power to improve (e.g. good nutrition, exercise,) and which things aren’t (a genetic illness that runs in your family). Relax completely if you’re dealing with the latter. It’s not under your control anyway and stressing about it won’t change a thing.

Spirituality: Live in the moment and seize the day. You will be all but radiating very good energy and good attitudes. It’s important that you share these good attitudes with the people around you who are down or who need this positive energy.

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Ten of Cups Reversed

Introduction: The reversed 10 of Cups is another card full of promise and joy. This card points to happiness in general, but also carries the warning not to overlook the happiness already in your life in a quest for some elusive “perfect future.” Live for today.

General: Even with the implication that you may be overlooking some important cause for happiness which is right under your nose, this is still a good card to see; regardless of the question.

Work: The reversed 10 of Cups says that although you may not have every element that you would like, or think you deserve, in your work, that in general you are appreciated and that things are basically pretty good. Don’t cut off your nose to spite your face. If you’re looking for work, stay upbeat and present yourself as a cheerful, interesting person to be around. That will help you to stand out.

Love: If you are already in a romantic relationship when you recieve the 10 of Cups reversed, you may be spending far too much time questioning it and dreaming about “the one that got away.” Pay attention to the here-and-now. The thing about fantasy partners is that they are perfect. Don’t ruin a perfectly decent relationship unless you don’t have any feeling whatsoever for your current partner. If looking for love, this card reminds you that everyone is an individual; don’t hold up new potential partners to impossibly high standards.

Finances: As with the upright 10 of Cups, the reversed 10 shows that money seems unlikely to be a problem (or at least not for long) when this card appears. The reversal reminds you though that gratitude for what you do have (rather than bemoaning what you do not have) is a large part of increasing your financial resources. Give thanks. Help others when you can.

Health: When you pull the reversed 10 of Cups it’s a reminder that in this day and age we must all guard against holding ourselves up to impossible standards. No one stays young forever, everyone’s physical strength wanes slightly given enough years, and so on. However, this is no excuse to ignore the part that any of us plays in our own health. Are you truly doing all that you can to support your health? Assess.

Spirituality: Focus on and give thanks for the many blessings in your life. Destroy the habit of comparing yourself to others. Comparisons between people are always “apples to oranges.” This reversed 10 of Cups reminds us, at every moment, to stay in the “now” and to seize the day. No matter what your circumstances, you will always have something to be grateful for, and to build on. Start there.

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Page of Cups

page-of-cupsIntroduction: When the Page of Cups appears, it’s a signal to allow the childlike side of yourself to come forward. Like most of the Cups suit, the Page is an uplifting and encouraging sign to receive in a tarot reading. It also can indicate that someone – likely someone who is younger than you, is coming your way before long with a message for you.

General: In general, this card shows a need to play, to dream, to have a little fun. When this card appears, it sometimes means that you’ve been taking yourself far too seriously. Margot Fonteyn said “The one important thing I have learned over the years is the difference between taking one’s work seriously and taking one’s self seriously. The first is imperative and the second is disastrous.” Know the difference.

Work: Even if things have been lousy in your job for the last ten years, the appearance of this card shows that there is cause for hope and positive anticipation. No matter who you are, you have professional options. Life can change on a dime, and sometimes those changes are positive. If you’re unhappy in your current work, know that you hold the key to changing it.

Love: A younger person (even younger by a few days) may be part of your love scenario. Remember that love doesn’t know of age, don’t discount people who are younger purely on that basis! This card in the context of love can mean that someone is about to sweep you off your feet. Give them a chance.

Finances: If your finances are in a holding pattern because of decisions that must be made by someone else, the appearance of this card says that the time is growing nigh. Your financial situation is likely to take a turn for the better. If you’re in the market for a/some big ticket items, don’t scrimp on your homework.

Health: Listen to your body with great care and great compassion. What might it be telling you? For example, if you’re having back pain, are you carrying (literally or figuratively) too much?

Spirituality: You may need to revisit your spiritual rituals if your traditions have begun to feel stale. It might be helpful to give yourself the time and space to consider if or where you can pursue new spiritual information that might be interesting to you. Explore. Read spiritual things from other traditions/belief systems than your own.

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Page of Cups Reversed

Introduction: When the reversed Page of Cups appears, it’s a signal to allow yourself to play and dream, but that you must remain grounded in reality. Knowing the difference between dreams and wishful thinking and what is really happening can be especially challenging now.

General: In general, this card in reverse shows a need to play, to dream, to have a little fun. At the same time, you have to know where the boundaries lie. Eventually we all have to pay the piper in some way. Be aware that actions have consequences.

Work: When the Page of Cups appears in reverse, it shows that you are basically appreciated in your work. However, you need to be careful not to “thumb your nose” too often or too vigorously at the powers that be – even if you work for yourself. If you aren’t sure what’s happening, or why you keep getting into problems, ask for advice from a trusted, experienced friend or family member.

Love: The reversed Page of Cups carries a warning when it comes to love relationships. When it appears, you may have your heart far too “set” on someone who is quite literally unavailable. Pay attention to the signals you are given. Sometimes it’s best to set a deadline for how long you will allow yourself to stay focused on any one individual – if they are not simultaneously moving toward you. We all have more than one soul mate and many chances for happiness. Don’t think everything hinges on one person.

Finances: When you pull the reversed Page, this is a time to be exceedingly careful with purchases. You may be shopping in an attempt to somehow fill a deeper need. Think 3 times before plunking down that credit card. Do research on big ticket items before buying. It’s a twist on the old saying: “Purchase in haste, and repent at leisure…”

Health: The reversed Page of Cups may show that you are somewhat pre-disposed to getting on the latest bandwagon in hopes of improving your health. Yes, natural cures can and do work, but you must make considered decsions, and ideally you should always have agreement and permisssion from your medical doctor. Don’t plunk down a bunch of money for “MIRACLE CURES.” They are almost always scams.

Spirituality: You may be particularly suceptible to confusing fantasy with reality now, and this extends to spiritual practice. Be thoughtful about the things you are experiencing, and you may also benefit from discussion with like-minded spiritual seekers also. If you need help, or find yourself confused, reach out. We are all in this journey together.

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Knight of Cups

knight-of-cupsIntroduction: The Knight of Cups like most if not all of the Cups suit, is an optimistic, good card to see in a reading. Like all Knights/Knights, this one often comes bearing messages. Usually these are the kind of good news that we all want to receive.

General: In general the Knight of Cups would tell you that things are going to be going well. You are likely to be feeling charged up, ready for action. This card often means that good news (particularly in the realm of matters of the heart) is likely to be headed your way soon.

Work: Work projects are likely to move ahead in a positive way, sooner than you’re expecting, when this card shows in a reading. You should be proud of your accomplishments and your contributions.

Love: This is a very, very positive card to get when you are asking about love. If you are single, this card often indicates that someone is about to “sweep you off your feet.” If you are in a relationship, the Knight can indicate final commitments/marriage. At the least, in the context of love, this card means positive messages, things that you would like to hear. Be open to exploration of your feelings.

Finances: This card can mean that you will soon get very good news about your finances. The Knight often indicates messages that are uplifting and positive. If you’re concerned about finances and get this card in a reading, if nothing else figure out exactly where you are financially, to the penny. The situation is almost certainly not as bad as you think.

Health: If you are waiting on test results regarding your health and you get this card, relax and know that the news will be good. In general with your health, the Knight means you will soon be feeling better/even healthier!

Spirituality: You are getting ready to enter new realms in your spiritual exploration. The Knight often means that you will soon receive a message from spirit (this sometimes comes through another human, however,) which will open up new ways of looking at things for you. Pay attention to things that seem like coincidence. These are often the way that spirit “gets through” to us.

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Knight of Cups Reversed

Introduction: The Knight of Cups reversed, is generally an optimistic, good card to see in a reading. The appearance of Knights often mean that you will soon be recieving a messages. Usually such messages are positive, with the cups suit.

General: In general the reversed Knight of Cups means that things are going to be going well, although you may be feeling pulled in several different directions now. Prioritize.

Work: The reversed Knight can indicate that you’re feeling some resentment about the demands that your work is making on you, even though, in general, work should be going well. If you are feeling this way, give it some thought, and see if you can “unpack it.” You may simply need a vacation: a long weekend could be a great start.

Love: The reversed Knight of Cups is still a positive card to get when you are asking about love. It can mean that if you are single, you may soon meet someone who might”sweep you off your feet.” You may need some time to adjust to changes, if so.. give yourself the time you need. If you are in a relationship, the Knight can indicate that one or both partners may be feeling emotionally overwhelmed by the demands of the relationship. This can be worked out if both parties want to do so. Explore, and share, your feelings. Pay attention to the signals your partner is giving out, however. If he/she seems overwhelmed, this is not the time.

Finances: You may be tired, tired of working, tired of worrying about money, tired of everything, when you recieve the reversed Knight. This will not last, but you may need to distract yourself from financial issues when this card appears. No, you may not have everything that you want, but you are very likely to have (or acquire) everything that you need. Keep a solid perspective. Give yourself a break.

Health: The reversed Knight says that you may be going from zero to sixty in a negative way with regard to your health. Don’t make negative assumptions until all the facts are in (if ever.) Think postively. Dread about health and about health procedures is almost always worse than the reality of them. Read about healing.

Spirituality: It may be difficult to find the time to enhance your spiritual knowlege when your life is as busy as this card indictates. Know that it doesn’t have to take hours. A brief mediation or a few minutes talking or reading about spiritual matters is much better than nothing. Take the time. You will benefit more than you can imagine.

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Queen of Cups

queen-of-cupsIntroduction: The Queen of Cups is among the most loving archetypes in the tarot deck. She indicates compassion, love, and concern for ourselves and our fellow man. Often when the “court cards” come up in a reading, they indicate an actual person, in this case a woman, in our lives. The majority of the time when the queen of Cups appears, and is “standing in” for a person, she is representing a female with hair on the lighter end of the spectrum.

General: Generally the Queen of Cups indicates female energy that is solidly “in your corner,” that women in your life are very much supportive of you and/or that a woman will come to your aid. The queen of Cups also reminds us to treat ourselves with love and compassion. No matter who and where you are, there are things in you that are worthy of love and respect.

Work: In the context of work the Queen usually indicates a literal woman who will be very helpful to you. Often this woman has light colored hair. The queen reminds us to bring love and compassion to our work, and that this is possible even if we work in a factory with objects all day rather than people. Things are probably better in your working world when this card appears than you are realizing. Think positively.

Love: When the Queen of Cups comes up in the context of love, she often indicates a very positive outlook about a relationship. If you are single and she appears, it’s a good indicator that you should “get out and mingle,” as a new, very positive, romance may be on the horizon. The thing is, when she appears, it is easy to get carried away regarding love. Keep your balance and your perspective. Even with the excitement of brand new love, it’s important to keep track of the other things happening in our lives.

Finances: The Queen of Cups often indicates good news with relation to finance. No matter what is happening in your financial life, give yourself a break, and know that you can make a positive difference if you have need of more prosperity in your life. The queen indicates creativity and that you can reach out to others (particularly women) now, and get the help and advice that you need to make a positive difference financially. Again, expect positive movement.

Health: This card signifies support and love in the context of health. If you have need of healing, look to women/those with strong feminine energy. She also indicates the need to be loving and supportive of yourself, particularly if you are facing health challenges. If you are dealing with illness of some type, the queen of Cups can mean that you need to forgive and send love to your body. No matter the situation, your body has doubtless been good to you in some ways. Think positively and trust in the universe’s healing energy. She can also mean good news with regard to health.

Spirituality: You are likely to be very in touch with the inter-relatedness of all beings now. The Queen of Cups can indicate marked increases in clairvoyant experiences. Be open to the magical energy of life and feel the love flowing all around you. A woman may be an important spiritual leader to you now. Whether male or female yourself, consider feminine archetypes and energy now. They will lead you into new and deeper spiritual understandings.

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Queen of Cups Reversed

Introduction: The reversed Queen of Cups is still among the most loving archetypes in the tarot deck. She indicates compassion, love, and concern for ourselves and our fellow man. Often when the “court cards” come up in a reading, they indicate an actual person, in this case a woman, in our lives. The majority of the time when the queen of Cups appears, and is “standing in” for a person, she is representing a female with hair on the lighter end of the spectrum. However, because of the reversal, it can indicate that this woman may be feeling hurt, put-upon, and can be becoming untrustworthy. Watch the signals.

General: The reversed Queen of Cups reminds us to treat ourselves with love and compassion. Regardless of your past or your circumstances, you are worthy of love and respect. However, there may also be a literal woman in your life whose loving energy may have turned to anger. Watch for this, and if possible, help this woman to understand the things that are happening in her life.

Work: A woman in your workplace may be causing you problems. If so, she would be a once very kind and understanding person, who has now morphed into basically a control freak, and at minimum her loving ways might have turned into being more judgmental and untrustworthy. The best way to handle her is to be considerate of her feelings, and not to give her any information that you wouldn’t want shared with everyone. If looking for work, a woman may be helpful in landing a job now.

Love: In general when the reversed Queen of Cups appears in a reading about love, the outlook is good. This card reminds you to stay focused in the loving side of your personality. True, deep love for others also encompasses understanding that other people are on their own timelines. Do not be impatient or forceful or petulant. Good things come to those who wait. Be dignified and restrained, not pushy.

Finances: The reversed Queen says that you must be careful about being too agressive financially. Cautious investments and placements of your money are a better bet now. Allow yourself to think creative and to be creative with your money, but only within reason. Do not gamble or loan more than you can afford to lose. It’s possible that not everyone around you now is trustworthy with regard to money. Be thoughtful about where you place your trust. If you can’t control your own behavior with money, it’s time to get help. You don’t have to go it alone.

Health: The Queen of Cups reversed points to needing, and receiving support and love in the context of health. If you have need of healing, look to women/those with strong feminine energy. The reversal also calls you to be loving and supportive of yourself. If you are dealing with illness of some type, you may need to “forgive” and send love to your body. Positive visualization is important now.

Spirituality: When you pull the reversed Queen of Cups in this context, you may be hungry for immediate spiritual experiences and growth. This card reminds you that, again, good things take time, and that part of being loving is to be patient. Be open to – and proactive about – growth but don’t be in a hurry.

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King of Cups

king-of-cupsIntroduction: The King of Cups speaks of balanced male and feminine energy; he holds all the positive qualities of both masculine and feminine. Often he indicates a literal man in your life. Usually, when he represents a ‘live person’, he’s referring to a very kind and loving man, who will generally have hair on the lighter end of the spectrum. Know that you are supported by the universe, in ways seen and unseen, when he appears.

General: In general the King of Cups represents kindness and compassion. There is an element of pure and true love in your life no matter what your situation when he appears. Nurture yourself, and allow others to nurture you, when you receive this card in a reading.

Work: In the context of work, this card usually points to a male boss or co-worker who is very much “on your team.” Don’t hesitate to ask him for support if you need it. If you’re wondering how others feel about you at work when the King comes up, know that they appreciate and respect you and your work more than you know. Things are likely to be improving at work when the king appears.

Love: With regard to “love questions,” when the King appears, the news is very good. There are few cards that are more loving than the king of Cups. If you are looking for love, this can indicate someone who is very balanced and loving headed your way soon. The suits in the tarot are not infallible when it comes to indication of physical characteristics but in general the Cups/Cups will indicate people with hair/coloring on the lighter end of the spectrum. The king bodes well regarding love.

Finances: The king of Cups can indicate a need to face the music financially. Don’t avoid the reality of your financial situation. He also can point you to a need to be generous no matter how tight your financial situations might be. No matter how modest your situation is, there is doubtless something that you can and should share with others, even if it’s “only” an object or your time. This can often “open up” more prosperity in our lives. Give with kindness and compassion, and know that what goes around always comes around. Don’t hesitate to ask for help if you need it.

Health: With regard to health questions, particularly if you are under a doctors’ care, the king reminds us to trust that the healers in our lives are there for a reason. The king can indicate good health news, and trustworthy advisors/healers (particularly male ones.) Treat your body with care and compassion. Pay attention to what you are bringing into your body and your surroundings when the King appears.

Spirituality: With regard to spirituality, the King can be on the face of it somewhat contradictory, as he combines the generally feminine qualities of compassion, love, and concern, with the male energy of action, accomplishment, and discernment. Meditate on these combinations, and take action. How can you be compassionately active? How can you be loving and still draw boundaries? Start by drawing boundaries for yourself before you consider taking boundaries to others. “Walking meditations” are good and bring insight when this King appears.

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King of Cups Reversed

Introduction: The King of Cups reversed is about balanced male and feminine energy; he holds all the positive qualities of both masculine and feminine. There can be an element of risk-taking energy when he appears.

General: When you recieve the reversed King of Cups, think deeply about what your most important dreams and desires are, and how you might go after them. This King should inspire you to take risks, when necessary.

Work: At times the reversed King of Cups can point to an upcoming emotional outburst from a man at work. This can be unsettling at first, but after some time, everyone involved should have learned something positive and important about the situation(s). Don’t take this outburst personally, even if it is directed at you. But the issues/the outburst may need to be “unpacked” with him, later, to get to the bottom of things.

Love: In general when the reversed King of cups appears, the news is very good in the love realm. If you are looking for love, this card can point to a person coming into your life who is ready to let go of everything to pursue his dreams of love and happiness. It’s a very romantic card. Be open.

Finances: The reversed King can often point to someone who is prepared to risk everything, including financially, in order to pursue a dream. There is nothing wrong with this provided one has a solid plan and is willing to work to bring things about; however, if the “dream” is getting rich at the gambling tables, this is a big problem. Watch out for these tendencies and make sure that you protect yourself.

Health: With regard to health questions, particularly if you are under a doctors’ care, the reversed King of Cups reminds us to trust that the healers in our lives are there for a reason. Be cautious (and then some) when it comes to “alternative healing” for serious conditions, if you have a diagnosis of one. (If not, this card does not mean that such a diagnosis is forthcoming.) Treat your body with care and compassion. Learn as much as you can about supporting health and treatment options.

Spirituality: The reversed King of Cups can indicate a tendency to be cavalier when it comes to spiritual seeking. It’s important to think for yourself, and explore for your own self, when he appears. Don’t follow a flock, and above all, think deeply many, many times, before making major life changes to, say, join an ascetic spiritual community in Tibet when you’ve never previously left the country. If that’s where your spirit calls you, that’s fine, but be cautious. Take one step at a time. There is no need to hurry. You might repent hasty decisions made on the basis of a short-lived “spiritual” insight or because of a charismatic spiritual “leader.”

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Ace of Pentacles

ace-of-pentaclesIntroduction: The Ace of Pentacles is likely to find you enjoying a new beginning on several levels, and this is a very positive new beginning. Your health and vitality is likely to be at a high point. The appearance of this card is usually the sign of a turn for the better in terms of fortune and wealth, and sometimes it can even indicate gifts of money, or inheritance from unexpected sources but it certainly doesn’t mean that someone has to pass over for you to receive this inheritance.

General: You are likely to be feeling optimistic, upbeat, and hopeful about your future. Things should be going well, in general. You could well be starting something new very soon, this could be in the realm of work or personally, but either way, it’s a good thing.

Work: You may be moving to a new position or a new set of responsibilities. If you’re wondering whether or not to leave your current position, this card is an encouraging one to see. This new position may happen whether you are looking for it or not. Either way, this is good news.

Love: If you are currently in a committed relationship, it may well rise to new and better heights soon. You will re-connect. If you’re looking for love, this is a very positive time to get out and meet people, something new could start that is very promising in terms of love. Be prepared. Think positively. Have fun.

Finances: Money is looking to be much more available for you when the Ace of Pentacles appears. You are likely to be able to pay off debts and there will even be an ability to share your wealth with those less fortunate than you. This is not a time to spend everything you get, however. Plan for a rainy day.

Health: This is a great time to try a new health care approach, especially preventative care. Exercise, eating well, and making sure that you get enough sleep are all common sense approaches that you can revisit now with great success. You may stumble across health information that is very helpful. Don’t hesitate to try a new healer or to seek a second opinion now, if you need that. Health looks promising.

Spirituality: Try something new regarding spirituality. Go to a different place of worship, if you always are private about your spirituality try reaching out to others who may think as you do.

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Ace of Pentacles Reversed

Introduction: The reversed Ace of Pentacles can indicate that you are worrying too much about money. Yes, we all need to pay attention to our finances, but to be overly concerned can steal our capacity for happiness in the present moment. Count your blessings. Do what you can, and leave the rest to the universe.

General: The time may be approaching that will call you to go out into the world in a different and bigger way to make a living. Don’t avoid this, just do it. You will do fine. Don’t let yourself get mired in jealousy about other people’s finances.

Work: When you draw the reversed Ace of Pentacles, you may need to consider asking for more responsibility at work or a promotion. If you’re thinking about leaving your current position, this card tells you that leaving is likely to be a very good thing. All in all, the reversed Ace says good things are (or will soon be) happening on the work front.

Love: The reversed Ace carries a warning to look out for possible issues of greed and jealousy if you are currently in a committed relationship. Don’t compare yourselves to each other, be a team. If you are looking for love, this is a clear signal that the time may be drawing near that you could meet someone wonderful, either through your work or theirs. Be friendly, and get out and mingle.

Finances: When the reversed Ace of Pentacles appears, it’s important that you don’t allow yourself to think too negatively about money. Yes, other people have more, but your finances are generally stable and are going to stay stable when this card appears. Think positively, and make the best of what you have.

Health: You don’t have to spend a fortune to get and stay healthy. Simple things help support your health and many things are under your direct control, such as thinking positively, eating well, resting, getting exercise, and so on. Start small. Live one day at a time.

Spirituality: The reversed Ace is a signal that you may benefit greatly from increased contact with people who are on a spiritual path; whether that’s a path that’s very similar to your own or whether you wish to learn more about very different ways of looking at things is up to you. The point is to go out into the world, and learn more about what others are saying, thinking, and experiencing.

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Two of Pentacles

2-of-pentaclesIntroduction: The 2 of Pentacles is a card about balance, often also about partnership. You are likely to be trying to keep two broad areas of life (money and health, love and work, etc.) in balance. This card is generally considered to be a positive omen.

General: Two main issues are foremost in your mind. You may need to pull back from trying to pay attention to quite so many things. Multi-tasking is not your friend now, you may need to cut down on the things you are doing in order to focus on your two main priorities. Your financial situation may need to be more balanced, be sure that you are paying attention there.

Work: You may need to consider taking a risk. You can limit the chance you will need to take, but you cannot fully prevent being somewhat exposed. Don’t run around like a chicken with your head cut off. Focus on just two main tasks at most. If you’re looking for work, find two main prospects and do your homework on these, rather than blanketing potential work situations with applications.

Love: If you’re currently in a committed relationship, you and your sweetheart may be having trouble finding time and energy for each other. Make sure that your relationship remains high on your priority list, otherwise it won’t be there when  you come back for it. If you’re looking for love, don’t tell yourself that you are ready if you are truly NOT ready for a relationship. You don’t have to be perfect first, but you do have to be willing to create the time, space, and energy to put into romance.

Finances: Pay attention to the bottom line, be sure that you know where you are financially. You may need to get things in balance, e.g. either spending less or bringing in more money in order to build a sounder financial future. This is a good time to invest (wisely.) This is not necessarily a great time to spend or speculate financially.

Health: You need to balance your health efforts with your personal and professional responsibilities. Be sure that you are taking time for your own life, your own rest, relaxation, and healing. If you put yourself last on the list of things to think about, your health situation will definitely suffer. Start where you are. Your goal should be progress, not perfection.

Spirituality: Your concrete responsibilities may make you feel as though you don’t have time to feed your spirit. Rethink it. You may not have a lot of time, but even a five minute walk on your own to spend time in contemplation is a better choice than nothing at all. Remember that you must offer nourishment to body, mind, and spirit, in order to truly be in any sort of balance.

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Two of Pentacles Reversed

Introduction: The 2 of Pentacles reversed can indicate that you have a lot that you are trying to juggle, and can be a signal that you may need a break; even a short break of some kind is preferable to ongoing, unremitting stress.

General: If you are feeling like “it’s all too much,” and that you just can’t deal with all the things on your plate, it’s important to pay attention to those feelings. Get help if you need it, as we are all in this life together, or give yourself at least a short bit of breathing space. You will go back to things renewed.

Work: Although the reversed 2 of Pentacles is generally a good card, the demands at work may have become a bit overwhelming. Don’t over-commit, it is better to do a couple of things thouroughly and well than to do many things badly. If possible, consider some time off. If looking for work, focus. Solicit companies which are well suited to your background, rather than just applying to everything at random.

Love: The 2 of Pentacles in reverse carries many of the same concerns in a love context as it does upright. If you are currently in a committed relationship, other concerns may be pulling your attention away from your beloved. Be sure that your partner knows how much you care and how much you appreciate them. If you are looking for love, be sure that you are not fooling yourself about how ready you really are for a deep relationship to come into your life. If you are constantly filling all your time with work or with distractions, there may not be room in your life for a partner. Evaluate.

Finances: This card in reverse tells you to watch out that you aren’t “Robbing Peter to Pay Paul.” You need to be sure that you are living within your means, and to do that, you have to know what your incomings and outgoings actually are. If you need help getting to the bottom line on this, ask for it. You cannot afford to ignore your finances and assume everything will be fine.
Health: If you can find your joy at the wonders of what your body is capable of, you will find that your health increases greatly, as you will naturally begin to give your body more of the exercise it needs. Be sure that you have enough time in your life to think about and act on health needs. No one who works constantly every hour of every day, can be in balance. Everyone needs time to themselves.

Spirituality: The reversed 2 of Pentacles points to you being under pressure; perhaps too much perssure. Take the time to feed your spirit: no one will hand you the time, you just have to “carve it out.” Every bit of spiritual learning and expansion benefits you. You have joy in your heart, down deep; get in touch with it, and share it, no matter how burdened with responsibility you may be feeling right now.

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Three of Pentacles

3-of-pentaclesIntroduction: The 3 of Pentacles is a very positive card, particularly with regard to work and career questions, but it’s a good overall omen that you are in general, doing well.

General: The 3 of Pentacles tells you that the people around you appreciate you and your efforts, and notice the quality of what you do, even if you don’t get a paycheck. The Three tells you to keep doing what you’re doing as you are on the right track (although there is always room for improvement.) You don’t need to scrap something and start again.

Work: This is an extremely positive omen with regard to work and career questions. It tells you that your work is appreciated and generally well regarded, which is always a good place to find yourself. Similarly, if you are seeking employment, this card hints that you can expect success fairly quickly.

Love: In a love question, the 3 of Pentacles is a good omen. Particularly if you already know someone that you are interested in, this tells you that they see you in a positive light, as someone who has the qualities that they are looking for, although love has not quite developed yet. So there is a need for patience. If you’re unattached but looking for love, this card indicates that you are likely to meet someone through your work or through theirs. Keep your eyes open!

Finances: The 3 of Pentacles is a very good omen with regard to money; it can mean that your proverbial “ship is coming in,” though it carries with it the clear caveat that you still must do your part. This is not a card about windfalls, it’s a card about fair remuneration for the work that you have done and the quality of it. Keep a positive attitude, keep plugging along, and the rewards will come. Things are looking up.

Health: Your health is likely to show a positive increase, but this is not a result of a miracle, it’s the result of the work that you’ve been doing to improve your health. This card shows that you are on the right track; keep doing what you are doing.

Spirituality: Looking into ancient organizations and traditions may lead you into wonderful and very deep insight now. You don’t have to join some organization unless you wish to, these insights can be gleaned simply by reading about their belief systems and organizations. Learn more about rituals from the past. They will deepen your spiritual understanding and practice.

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Three of Pentacles Reversed

Introduction: The reversed 3 of Pentacles is generally a positive card, particularly with regard to work and career questions, but it carries the warning that this is not the time to allow yourself to slack off.

General: Work is very much a focus when the 3 of Pentacles reversed is in the picture. It’s an important time to give your best, not settle for the simplest solution. If you do, you are likely to find yourself with much success.

Work: Provided you don’t suddenly start producing lousy or inferior work, you should find that you are more successful in the “marketplace” when the reversed 3 of Pentacles is in the spread. Do not allow yourself to give in to any feelings of jealousy or pettiness. Take the higher road.

Love: In a love question, the reversed 3 of Pentacles is a good omen. If you are looking to add to your family, this is a time when fertility can be higher than usual. If you’re looking for love, this is a good time to meet people (particularly through your work) however, beware a tendency to be overly subservient or to behave as though you are “less than” the potential love partners you are meeting. Hold your head up high!

Finances: Money should be going well (or be about to go well for you ) when the reversed 3 of Pentacles is part of your spread. However, you need to not just expect “pennies from heaven.” How well you do financially will be in direct proportion to how hard you have worked and how much you have tried. Don’t grovel, but do ask for what you deserve.

Health: When it comes to your health, you should be cautious about over-doing things. Moderation is the key when the reversed 3 of Pentacles appears. Trust your instincts. If you are feeling weak, rest. If you think you need to be seen by a doctor, then don’t hesitate. You may be overly tired when this card appears in Reverse.

Spirituality: The reversed 3 can indicate that you are indeed ready to make a spiritual leap, however, you should be cautious about where and from whom you accept input. You already have a number of the answers that you need deep within you, and you may be in a phase where it is easy to be “blinded” by a guru who claimes to have your best interests at heart but who may truly be more interested in your money. Be extremely cautious with new spiritual leaders and churches, and cautious about where you put your money in that regard. Spiritual growth is FREE.

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Four of Pentacles

4-of-pentaclesIntroduction: The 4 of Pentacles can be a card about holding on to things, people, money, or situations longer than is healthy or realistic. When this card appears in a reading, it’s a sure sign that you must look carefully at what you are clinging to, and whether others are clinging to you in an unhealthy way. Relax.

General: In general, the 4 of Pentacles can point to anxiety/fear about money and/or a clinging to whatever it is that makes the querent feel secure. The key here is to try to realize that being anxious and grasping does NOT bring security. If any card in the Tarot relates to the old saying about “If you love something set it free…” this is the one.

Work: With regard to work questions, the 4 of Pentacles says that you may be doing something you don’t like just because it’s putting food on the table. Jobs and situations such as this have their place, but to better your situation, you must elevate your spiritual understanding and belief in yourself. What would it take to be in a situation work wise that fulfills you? What steps would have to be made to get yourself there? Believe that such a thing is possible, then start making it happen.

Love: The 4 of Pentacles is a card about fear, basically, when it comes to love. Either you are holding on far too tight to a situation or lover, or someone is attempting to do that to you. This clinging is not healthy. True love allows for space between the lovers, and no matter what, one can never really control another person. If you are single and think that you are ready for a relationship, realize that you will undoubtedly have to step outside your comfort zone to make it happen. True love will not just drop out of the sky.

Finances: You have some understandable anxiety about money and are trying to hold on to every penny. There is a fine line between fear-based grasping and being accountable and deliberate about where your money goes. You can break this grip of fear by reminding yourself that no matter what your circumstances, there is someone who is less fortunate than you are. Try giving a little, with an open heart, even if it’s 25 cents. Often this can open up the flow of prosperity and bring even more financial security back to you. We are all in this life together.

Health: The 4 of Pentacles can indicate that you need to let go of old wrongs and wounds in order to move forward. It also can mean that others are trying to hold on to you and your health in ways that are not good for you or them. Help your loved ones to see the truth, which is that not everything is in our conscious control. Meditation, particularly around issues of freedom and relaxation, is useful now.

Spirituality: This is a time that you must look within yourself thoroughly for the places where you are grasping and/or fearful, trying to hold onto things. Non-attachment is also freedom. Learn about the energy centers in the body and meditate on how yours are functioning. Be open to change, as change is the only constant in life. Start where you are.

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Four of Pentacles Reversed

Introduction: The 4 of Pentacles reversed often implies that you are holding on to things, people, money, or situations far more than you should for your own well-being and piece of mind. It’s time to relax and to remember that you cannot control what others choose to do. We all have free will. Focus on your own choices.

General: When the 4 of Pentacles is reversed, it can mean that the querent will move quickly through the fear-based clinging they have been exhibiting and suddenly learn to be more open, more generous, and more aware that fear solves nothing. Making a point to think positively will help.

Work: With regard to work questions, the 4 of Pentacles reversed implies that you are far too worried about the safety and security of your job. This is understandable in the light of the current global economic uncertainty, but it can be counterproductive to worry so much, as it can actually make your work suffer. Think positively and focus on producing the best work that you can.

Love: The 4 of Pentacles reversed is a card about fear, when it comes to love. However, the reversal can mean that you are about to let go of the fear, and finally open yourself up in a way that is real, and which will give your relationship a fighting chance. If you are looking for love and get the reversed 4 of Pentacles, it is telling you to not let fear of rejection hold you back. Reach out, mingle, get to know people. You have to be open for love to come to you, and being full of fear is not helpful.

Finances: When the reversed 4 of Pentacles appears, it can show that you are finally getting beyond your worries about money, because you will have realized that your worry isn’t helping you. You can make a difference in your financial situation, if you let go of your fear and get moving.

Health: The 4 of Pentacles reversed, although it may not feel particularly pleasant at first, can indicate that you are about to move forward emotionally, which will in turn improve your health greatly. When this card appears, you have almost certainly been carrying around a great deal of fear and worry related to your health, and you may finally find the courage to open up (or may not be able to keep yourself from opening up) about these fears. Speak your heart. Your situation will improve instantly when you do.

Spirituality: You are about to take a spiritual leap forward, as because of a combination of factors, you are likely to no longer be holding yourself back and will be more open to dealing with others and allowing them to affect you. This will give both them, and yourself, blessings and opportunities for growth.

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Five of Pentacles

5-of-pentaclesIntroduction: The 5 of Pentacles can point to a time when life is feeling less than secure. The important thing to remember is that there is always help available when we need it, from forces both seen and unseen. You may feel alone, but you have the capacity to change that. Reach out.

General: In general, the 5 of Pentacles points to a feeling of being left out in the cold, as though everyone else in the world has everything and you are the only one that is suffering. Realize that this is not the case. Do the best you can, with what you have, but remember that the wise thing to do, if one needs help, is to go out and ask for it. The help you need will come.

Work: Work can be either burdensome or non-existent when this card appears, and you may be feeling stuck. Know that you do not have to stay in a situation that is not healthy or workable for you, have faith in yourself and the universe that changes are possible. You don’t  have to do everything all on your own. If you need a new position, ask everyone you know for possibilities. Things will get better. Have faith!

Love: The 5 of Pentacles is not a particularly happy indicator when it comes to love questions, unfortunately. You may have your eye on someone who you feel is not treating you the way they should. It may be that you need to stop fantasizing about this person entirely. This card can be very much a card of feeling left out in the cold. It’s important to remember that there is never only one person that we can be with and have a soul-level, happy, meaningful relationship. When love is right, you don’t have to do back flips to make it work. Broaden your horizons and try hard to think positively. You are not an unlovable troll.

Finances: You may feel as though all is lost with regard to money. Take a deep breath and re-think. You are not all alone with no help, even if you don’t know anyone at all in your immediate surroundings. Reconsider things, skills, and situations, that you may have dismissed. If you need financial help, don’ t be too proud to ask for it. There is always something that can be done to put food on the table. This period is temporary. Be sure you are getting good, workable advice.

Health: Due to other stressors you may be blowing small health issues out of all proportion. Be sure to get things evaluated (even if you have no money and no health insurance, there is always a way to get treatment if you are persistent) and then do the best you can to take care of them. Meditation and relaxation is key to improving your health. Meditate even if all you can manage is 30 seconds at a time.

Spirituality: Remind yourself of the reality that nothing lasts forever, particularly if you are having a difficult time, as this card often indicates. Also stay mindful of the reality that we are all connected and that allowing someone to help you is a blessing to THEM as well as a blessing to you. Do not try to do everything all on your own. Have faith that things will get better – because they will.

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Five of Pentacles Reversed

Introduction: The 5 of Pentacles reversed can point to a time when you are about to move from feeling not very secure into feeling safer. Whether it’s because you’ve realized the time has come to reach out to others, or because you are beginning to see some concrete new prospects, this is a very good thing.

General: In general, the reversed 5 of Pentacles says that in the recent past you may have felt “left out in the cold,” as though everyone but you had everything made in the shade – but that feeling is passing. Your confidence should be beginning to renew now. Trust any reasons you’re feeling for being upbeat.

Work: You may be moving beyond a place of feeling stuck when this card appears; new opportunities may suddenly be on the horizon. Don’t hesitate, move forward with confidence. Yes, the period just behind you may have been a bit bleak, but that doesn’t mean that the future will be bleak, too. Think positively and go after what you want and need.

Love: For reasons unseen, you may feel something that has been holding you back sort of breaking free. Suddenly, you feel more open to love, more able to take the chance of being vulnerable, and when this happens, almost magically, you may find yourself recieiving more love. Be open. If you’re already committed, the relationship may suddenly draw closer and become more pleasing. The only problem this card can point to is if your relationship has been built on “it’s us against the cold, cruel world.” to survive, if you have that attitude, that must change.

Finances: Especially if you’ve been worried about money, it seems as though the worry is about to lift. Something comes through that allows you to breath easier. You will finally know, through and through, that you are going to be all right financially. Just do your part, and don’t heistate to ask for help or advice if you need it.

Health: For no apparent reason you may find yourself feeling much better physically. Worrying about your health helps nothing and in fact tends to make you feel worse. Think positively, and trust that this better health can last, because it can. Support your health by eating well and exercising when you can.

Spirituality: As you see your life improving, you will begin to find yourself feeling more trusting of the universe and the “powers that be.” Give thanks for all the good things–and good people in your lives. Consider how you might share the (spiritual) gifts you’ve been given, even if that’s as simple as sharing a meaningful story from your childhood. Pass it on.

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Six of Pentacles

6-of-pentaclesIntroduction: The 6 of Pentacles is often a sign of a turn for the better, particularly with regard to money. It’s one of the more positive Pentacles cards. It speaks of equality, fairness, and the cyclical nature of life. When this card appears, you are likely to be heading into a positive cycle.

General: The 6 of Pentacles is often a card about generosity, meaning that you are either about to be the beneficiary or the giver of something with value. Share what you have as there is always someone who needs it. This generosity does not have to be fiscal, of course; a listening ear, spiritual support, etc. is often far more important than anything money can buy. Don’t be too proud to accept what is offered, if you are the intended recipient.

Work: You may find things going much better at work, almost out of the blue. A powerful person is likely to support you. This card indicates that this is a good time to ask for a raise or to seek employment that pays more if you are so inclined. On the whole, your work/career front is looking up. If you are seeking funding through a bank, for your own business, this card is a signal that you may be more successful than you had imagined. Go for it.

Love: If you are already in a committed relationship, the 6 of Pentacles points to a happy, generous, fair and balanced relationship for at least a while. Allow your beloved to give to you (whether that’s in the material or spiritual realm,) and at the same time, make sure that you are doing your fair share of giving to the relationship. If you are unattached but looking, when this card shows up, you are likely to meet someone new who is positive, kind, and generous. This may come about via an introduction from someone you know. Make sure you let people know that you are “looking” for a partner.

Finances: The 6 of Pentacles is a particularly good omen for financial questions. It doesn’t point to windfalls like a LOTTERY WIN, more like fiscal generosity that comes to you because you have worked your way into deserving it. More money is very likely to be coming your way. Equally, this shows a need for you to share what you have financially. What goes around, comes around.

Health: The appearance of this card points to an upward increase in your health and vitality. If you are dealing with serious illness already, this card points to a new and improved healing modality or healer coming into your life. This person or situation will be very helpful. Think positively and expect the best, and do not hesitate to ask for healthcare if you need it, regardless of your financial situation or insurance status. Help is always available.

Spirituality: This is a clear indicator that it’s important to share your spiritual understandings with others. You may not realize it, but you already have important insights to share. Equally so, it tells you that you do not have a corner on ALL the truth, and that you would do well to make a point to learn from others about their spiritual understandings. In short, undertake dialogues, in whatever way you can; don’t keep it all to yourself. Your life will deepen immeasurably if you reach out.

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Six of Pentacles Reversed

Introduction: The 6 of Pentacles reversed can mean that you are not aware of the potential sources of assistance that are available to you. You may be feeling like you can do everything on your own. This would be a mistake. Don’t be too proud or too stubborn to allow others to help you.

General: The 6 of Pentacles reversed is still very often a card about generosity, but in this case, you may not be seeing the generosity available to you nor the capacity that you have to be generous to others. Open your eyes and realize that to not accept the help that is there for you is much like cutting off your nose to spite your face; also realize that there is much more to generosity than just giving money.

Work: It is important to be generous at work with your time, attention, and information when this card appears. This will make the work smoother (and happier) for you and for everyone concerned. Trying to keep work oriented things totally to and for yourself is a mistake now. Open up. Be friendly. Things are not as cutthroat as you may be thinking.

Love: If you are looking for love, you may need to open yourself up more. Sometimes we think we are open when in truth we are not. Yes, it’s good to be independent, but taken to extremes this can alienate potential partners. If you are in a committed relationship that is not seeming to be going well, try giving more, instead of expecting more to be given to you.

Finances: The reversed 6 of Pentacles can mean that financial increase is available to you – but not in the way you expect. Look around you and consider other ways that you might be able to make more money. Should you start a business on the side? Can you cut down on your expenditures? Above all, if you need help, ask for it.

Health: When you recieve this card in the context of a health question, the answer is that you must be more open in order to improve your health. Also, it may in some cases be helpful to realize that “healing” and “cure” are not necessarily synonyms. Feel the healing energy all around you. It’s there in every breath.

Spirituality: With the 6 of Pentacles reversed, humility is needed. No matter how long you’ve been studying and growing spiritually, there are still things to learn, no one human mind or spirit can know it all. Allow yourself to be humble, to fail, to learn. Being human and fallible is still beautiful.

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Seven of Pentacles

7-of-pentaclesIntroduction: The 7 of Pentacles is very often a card about returns on investments. This can be literal such as a bank account returning money to you, or figuratively, such as the investments of time, effort, and energy that you have put into a relationship. You will be reaping what you have sown. This is generally positive.

General: In general, you should be feeling more secure than you have in a while. Things will be moving along well, and you’ll be feeling hopeful about the future – with good cause. You may have to decide whether to put your energy into the things, people, and situations that you already are involved with, or whether to spend your energy trying to bring more into your life. Choose wisely.

Work: Your work is likely to be going smoothly and you will be reaping the rewards of past efforts – what is happening now or in the immediate future will be a direct result of what you have done in the past. Your finances are likely to be flowing well – you may not be “rolling” in money but you will certainly have enough to get by, and then some.

Love: With regard to love, the 7 of Pentacles points to things going well for the person that you have your heart set on. If you are not in a committed relationship, you need to be open to other possibilities, however. None of us have just one person that is the ONLY person that we can be with and have a deep, soulful, happy relationship. Don’t give in to feelings of suspicion or fear. All is well.

Finances: This card is an excellent omen for finances. You are likely to have invested wisely, either in terms of traditional investments or in terms of your time and energy. This is not a time to gamble, however. Being conservative and thoughtful about where you put your resources (especially new-found resources) is key.

Health: You are reaping the results of your past behavior. It’s never too late to improve this, however. Today sows the seeds of your tomorrow, very often. Examine your belief system. Do you see yourself as someone who is sick, or someone who is filled with health? Even if you are stressed to the utmost regarding your time and energy, you can take two seconds out of your day to think positively.

Spirituality: You will be focused on the reality that life is cyclical, and that what goes around always, without fail, will come around. Remember that when you make a point to be generous – whether with time, energy, or money – that too is an investment in your own future. Share what you have. Accept gratefully what you are given.

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Seven of Pentacles Reversed

Introduction: The 7 of Pentacles, whether upright or reversed, is usually in some way about a “returns on nvestment.” You are likely to find (whether you are feeling good about things at the moment or not) that you are to some degree getting back what you have given out in the past.

General: The reversed 7 of Pentacles points to a need for you to get real clear, right now, about what success means to you and about what your goals will look like when they are met. This is not the time to llow your goals to be amorphous. If they are, you will never meet them. Be specific.

Work: When you draw the reversed 7, you may be finding yourself feeling more and more dissatisfied with your current work. If that is the case, take the time and effort to figure out why this is, specifically. Be open minded about things that can change in your current situation (this may need to include that YOU need to change.) You may not need to leave your job. Think critically and charitably about others.

Love: It’s important when you get this card in reverse in the context of love, that you realize that no relationship, and no person, is perfect. Neither are you, no matter how hard you try. If you are looking for love and continually coming up empty, consider the possibility that you have an unrealistic, idealized idea of what the “right” partner for you looks like. Real love goes well beyond superficial appearances.

Finances: The reversed 7 of Pentacles is a signal that you should get precise and specific about your financial goals. “To have a comfortable retirement” is not a clear goal. “To have $3,000 per month to live on every month until I am 100,” is more the sort of thing. Think ahead.

Health: When you draw this reversed card in the context of a health question, again it’s important to look at what your goals are; and how you are defining health. Sometimes it’s important to be broad, more often it’s important to be precise. Set a small, acheivable goal for your health, such as walking 3,000 steps a day for a week, or eating vegetables at least once a week. Keep records. Then move your goal post higher. The point is progress, not perfection.

Spirituality: With the reversed 7 of Pentacles, you may be feeling a gnawing sense of spiritual dissatisfaction. If so, it may be time to withdraw from your usual activities for a while, and rest. You may also need to talk about what is on your mind and learn from other like minded people (or even non-like minded people.) The point is, this card is telling you that your standard operating procedure needs some tuning up. Experiment spiritually at least a little.

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Eight of Pentacles

8-of-pentaclesIntroduction: The 8 of Pentacles can indicate a period of very hard work. This does not have to be a negative thing, but you must be prepared for it. Think about what it is that you are working for. This work can be personal or professional. Be prepared to ask for help if you need it.

General: : The 8 of Pentacles in general points to necessary efforts. You will have a lot on your plate that you must accomplish. Dedication to the tasks at hand is important (and admirable,) but working for its own sake can be counterproductive. Be clear on what you are trying to accomplish. Strive for balance. No one can or should work all the time.

Work: If you are seeking employment, this card can indicate that you will be hired into a new position that tests your skills and is demanding. Have faith in yourself, that you can do what is needed to be successful in the position. If you are currently working, you may be saddled with far more responsibility and tasks than can be accomplished well. Don’t hesitate to request assistance from supervisors with prioritizing. You can only do so much; be realistic.

Love: If you are currently committed, your workload or that of your partner may be interfering with the relationship. Make a point to make time and space for the relationship regardless of your jobs, otherwise things will suffer. If you are looking for love, the appearance of this card often tells us that you are actually too focused on money and what you do for a living to really create space in your life for a new relationship. Consider your priorities and where your time and energy goes. If you want love, make sure you have room for it.

Finances: The 8 of Pentacles can tell you that you may receive financial assistance that you have been waiting for or hoping for. However, you don’t want to squander these resources. Be cautious and circumspect. Think long-term. This is not a time to gamble. Money coming to you now comes as a result of work, not luck.

Health: You may need to take action in order to improve your health status. Even if you are paralyzed from the neck down, there are things that you can actively do to help yourself, think about what these things might be, and then follow through. Every action makes a difference. Think positively.

Spirituality: Consider the spiritual aspect of life with regard to your working life whether or not you work at a traditional job. Why are you doing what  you are doing? What growth are you creating? You will benefit from actively reading more about spirituality and talking with those who come from belief systems other than your own. Be open, and you will benefit.

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Eight of Pentacles Reversed

Introduction: Whether you’re in the mood to put your “nose to the grindstone” or not, the reversed 8 of Pentacles tells you that in order to be sucessful and happy in the near future, you are going to have to play your part. Everyone fantasizes about “get rich schemes,” but the truth is, as they say, there is no free lunch. Do your part. You will be glad that you did.

General: Just like the upright 8 of Pentacles the reversed card points to a lot of good, old fashioned hard work in one or more areas of life being required of you. The amount of work involved is only somewhat lessened by the fact that it’s reversed. On the whole this card points to tasks that either should not be set aside or ones you will not be able to set aside. Note that you will benefit from this work as well – it’s not just for someone else’s convenience. This is the energy of making a list of things to do, prioritizing it, and then getting to work. When it’s over you’ll be very glad you did.

Work: If you draw the reversed 8 of Pentacles and are seeking employment, be prepared to impress prospective employers with what a hard worker you are/can be, and be prepared to back up your statements. If you are already employed, it’s possible that you may be asked to do more than is humanly possible. Give it your best and then some; before you will be given help, you are likely to have to show that you are doing 110% and it’s not possible for one person to do all that needs to be done. Trying to avoid tasks, now, however, can get you fired.
Love: The reversed 8 of Pentacles can show in a current relationship that one or both of you may not be prepared to do the “work” that is necessary to maintain a happy and fulfiling relationship. Rethink this. Relationships are not a parking lot, people do not just form a relationship or marriage and live happily ever after. On the other hand, you are the only part of the equation that you can control. Do your part, and then see what happens. If you’re looking for love, you are going to have to work to find it. Don’t just sit home and imagine it falling out of the sky. Build your own happy, fulfilling life, and get out and meet people, if you really want love in your life. Don’t fool yourself that it will just magically happen.

Finances: The reversed 8 of Pentacles can warn us about being slightly delusional about money. There’s no harm in dreaming, but don’t count on the lottery to fix your financial problems. Be willing to work. Be patient. They say “good things come to those who wait” but it should really be “good things come to those who work – and wait.” Nearly every “overnight success” was actually years in the making.

Health: The 8 of Pentacles reversed urges that you do some work and take some action in order to improve your health status. There is always something that can be done. If you don’t know what to do to improve your general health, or if you are having worrying symptoms that you don’t know how to fix, don’t hesitate to seek help from a medical professional. Ignoring things does not lead to healing.

Spirituality: The reversed 8 of Pentacles, again, urges some action even in the context of a spiritual question. This is not the time for quiet contemplation, if you are seeking spiritual growth, this is a time for taking steps, meeting new people, trying new approaches, going places, and opening yourself up – all of which “takes work.” You can do it and the benefits can be enormous.

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Nine of Pentacles

9-of-pentaclesIntroduction: The 9 of Pentacles is one of the most uplifting and encouraging omens in the suit. This can mean that your financial worries are over for a while, and that things in general will be going better than you thought possible. Enjoy this good energy, and share your wealth and happiness with others.

General: The 9 of Pentacles points to happiness and success. This is on both the mundane and the inner realms. You will have a great deal to be proud of and hopeful about. Expect the best to happen. You’ll be in the position to help those less fortunate than yourself. Pay attention not only to your material abundance but also to your spirituality.

Work: If you’re looking for a position, the 9 of Pentacles could well point to a better job coming your way than you would have thought possible. Even if you’re currently employed, expect a change for the better, both in terms of your circumstances and your pay. You’ll have a lot to be grateful for.

Love: The 9 of pentacles is an excellent omen with regard to love, also. If you’re currently committed, you can expect the relationship to raise to new heights of intimacy and joy. If you’re unattached and looking, this card tells you that someone new who has what it takes to be a new, meaningful, deep love, could be headed your way very soon. Smile. The world loves a lover.

Finances: When evaluating your finances, you must also look at your riches in other ways. Are you healthy, with a good family life? This too counts among the things that you must put in your books. On a more mundane level, your financial cycle is likely to improve, perhaps beyond your wildest dreams. Work hard. You will be rewarded. Share what you have. This too is key.

Health: The 9 of Pentacles is a very encouraging card with regard to health. You should be feeling full of vitality, and hopeful and optimistic about the future. If you’re waiting on test results, they will likely come back in your favor. Think about your usual mode of thought; remember that thoughts are things, and will affect your health. Be as positive as you can.

Spirituality: When this card appears, you are likely to be feeling a great deal of spiritual peace and happiness. Your self-esteem is possibly higher than it has ever been, which is a very good thing. You are in the position now to mentor others and to share the spiritual insights that you have accumulated. Spread the word, share your happiness.
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Nine of Pentacles Reversed

Introduction: The 9 of Pentacles reversed is generally a good omen, but it does warn that one must pay at least some attention to being disciplined and not give in too much to pleasure and relaxation. Yes, you have a lot of wonderful things in your life to enjoy, but there must be some effort made to keep things going. Don’t rest on your laurels for too long.

General: Although you have a great deal to be proud of and hopeful about, action on your part is still needed. Be sure that you are very clear and specific about your goals and plans. Know what your part is in bringing them about. If you aren’t sure what you need to do next, ask for advice from someone you trust. Think positvely.

Work: If you’re looking for a position, the 9 of Pentacles reversed tells you that you must be methodical and disciplined (and also play those attributes up) in your job search. If you do so, a good/suitable job may well come your way. If you are currently employed, make sure that your employers are aware that you are keeping your nose to the grindstone. You cannot afford to slack off now.

Love: The reversed 9 says that if you are looking for love/want to be successful in your love relationships, that you can’t expect this to “just happen.” action and intention on your part is necessary. Be willing to talk, and really listen, to your beloved and/or to prospective partners. Remember love does not “complete you,” your job is to complete yourself.

Finances: When the 9 of Pentacles reversed shows in a reading related to finances, you may be expecting rewards without doing “your part.” Take the time and effort to understand exactly where you are financially, and take the steps to make plans and goals for where you want to be financially–and how you are going to get there. It won’t just fall into your lap.

Health: reversed or upright, the 9 of Pentacles is a very encouraging card with regard to health. However, you will need to do your part, and make sure that you are controlling the aspects you can control, such as eating right, exercising, and so on. If your gut tells you that you need medical advice (or different medical advice,) trust yourself and follow through.

Spirituality: The 9 of Pentacles reversed shows that you have the capacity for a great deal of spiritual growth now, but you may not be feeling inspired to take advantage of the opportunity. Do what you can, even a little study and meditation can bring positive, important insights. It is more than worth the effort.

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Ten of Pentacles

10-of-pentaclesIntroduction: The 10 of Pentacles is a very positive omen. It can mean that your material wishes will be met – perhaps to a degree that you would not have thought possible, and that in general, things will be going exceedingly well for you. Security in all forms is at a high ebb.

General: The 10 of Pentacles in general says that you have a great deal to be thankful for. Relationships of all kinds, finance, health, all should be going well. Consider how you got to this happy situation. Make the best of it, and be sure to share what you have, even if it’s only a kind word spoken to someone in need. We get back what we give out.

Work: A raise in pay or a better position may come to you out of the blue when the Ten of Pentacles appears. You are very likely to enjoy this new situation. This is also an excellent omen when you are looking for work. Just the right position, at just the right pay, is likely to be made yours if you keep trying. Under no circumstances should you give up. Things are on the upswing, even if you see no concrete signs of this yet.

Love: The 10 of Pentacles is a very happy indicator with regard to love. If you are currently committed, this card can mean that you will move to the next level; living together, engagement, marriage, childbirth, all can be indicated by this card. For a time, you are likely to have a peaceful, happy period in your love life. Enjoy it, and make sure your beloved knows how much they mean to you. If you’re not in a relationship, this card can mean that a new love may come into your life so fast it makes your head spin. Be open.

Finances: When the 10 of Pentacles appears, the answer to any financial question is likely to be a resounding and upbeat “yes.” Money should be flowing better than it has done for a while. You should have more than enough money to meet your needs. Invest in your future and save some of what is coming in now.

Health: As with any other category with the 10 of Pentacles, the health-related news should be very good. You will have at least a short period of time that you are feeling exceptionally well and upbeat about your future. Give thought to how you may support and continue this good health.

Spirituality: This will be a time of peace, joy, and prosperity for you. How will you share this? How can you deepen your spiritual growth and exploration when you are already happy and doing well? Revel in these good feelings. Share them in whatever way you can. Record them so that when times get difficult again (as life is always a cycle) you can refer back to this happy time and remember that happiness will come again.

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Ten of Pentacles Reversed

Introduction: Even reversed, the 10 of Pentacles is generally a very positive omen. This is not, however, a time to gamble with your security and things that are important to you; in other words, don’t take silly chances.

General: The reversed 10 of Pentacles in general says that you have a great deal to be happy about, but you need to beware a sense of boredom, which often comes about when people are actually at peace. Don’t shake things up for the sake of it. Count your blessings, at all levels.
Work: You may be tempted to leave a stable and lucrative situation on a bit of a whim when the 10 of Pentacles reversed comes up in a work reading. Think long and hard before doing so. Yes, life is about taking chances, but don’t take blind chances. If you are looking for work when this card appears, beware people that talk a good game and scammers. You shouldn’t have to pay money to get a job.

Love: The reversed 10 of Pentacles is still a very positive indicator with regard to love. However, if you find yourself feeling bored in a long-time committed relationship, be careful before you get yourself out of it; think long and hard first. It may just be that you need to take a new approach, try new things together, and/or talk about the way that you are feeling. If you are looking for love, and are single, this is a time to get out and meet people; you are likely to find that your good, upbeat energy is coming through you, and that people are naturally attracted to you.

Finances: When the 10 of Pentacles reversed appears, you will need to be especially thoughtful and cautious in your financial dealings. Things that may seem like a good idea on the surface may turn out to be less lucrative than you anticipated. Invest carefully. Watch where you put your trust.

Health: In general your health should be good when this card appears and/or will be on the upswing, but again, don’t take it for granted. Foolish risks can be a likelihood when this card appears. Know how deep the water is before diving in headfirst; don’t eat foods you know you’re allergic to – things of that nature.

Spirituality: The reversed 10 of Pentacles can imply that you are ready for adventure and through your spirituality can be an excellent way to channel this energy. Be open to new ideas, new adventures, and new ways of thinking about the spiritual side of life. Consider exploring a new spiritual community, especially if you typically practice in solitude. You’ve got nothing to lose by doing so.

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Page of Pentacles

page-of-pentaclesIntroduction: The Page of Pentacles can be a card about boredom, in some ways. You may be tempted to say or do things to shake things and people up just for a little excitement. Rethink this impulse, and find a better use of your energy. Excitement can be created.

General: In general the Page of Pentacles is excellent energy to support you when you have somewhat tedious work to get accomplished. The Page can give you focus, backbone, and the wherewithal to stick with a task that is not necessarily glamorous or fun. Don’t try to sidestep effort, or you will fall on your face.

Work: The Page can indicate more work to be done than there is time to do it. Don’t despair, just roll up your sleeves and get busy. The news in general is good, but you may be feeling overwhelmed and unexcited. Remember slow and steady wins the race. If you need help to get things done, don’t hesitate to go out and find the assistance. It’s there for you.

Love: If you’re in a committed relationship when this card appears, it may have lost some of its luster. That doesn’t have to mean a death knell, but it does mean that action and discussion is necessary. To create change, you must be honest about how you are feeling. If you are unattached, and can’t seem to meet someone new, look carefully at what you’re holding in your heart. You may still be attached to an ex, and may need to let go before you can expect to move forward.

Finances: With regard to finances, the Page of Pentacles points to rewards for good, old-fashioned hard work. This is not a time to gamble or to be unrealistic. This is a time to put an honest appraisal on the value of your skills and efforts. If you aren’t being fairly compensated, now might be the time to make a change. Invest, don’t spend. Choose traditional, safe investments for now.

Health: Any health problems manifesting now may be a result of neglected emotional issues. Do you need attention? You don’t have to get sick to get some. Ask for what you need. However be sure that any symptoms are properly evaluated by a health care professional. If they say there’s nothing wrong with you, look to your mental and emotional situations. You hold the key to your health and vitality, in the vast majority of the time.

Spirituality: If you are feeling some spiritual malaise, now would be a good time to examine what excites you. What do you enjoy? What interests you? What would you like to explore? Make a point to get off the beaten path and try new things. Create your own energy and enthusiasm. Find the most upbeat and spiritually aware person that you know, and talk to them about what makes them tick. You will learn helpful things.

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Page of Pentacles Reversed

Introduction: The reversed Page of Pentacles can be a card about the need for focus. You are very likely to be easily distracted now. Do your best to do one thing at a time, and keep your mind where it needs to be.

General: In general the reversed Page of Pentacles can mean that you either must work harder to keep your energy and mind from going off on non-helpful tangents; or that you need to give yourself a break from your usual routine. If it’s possible, even a long weekend to recharge your batteries can help you come back renewed, refreshed, and more effective.

Work: The reversed Page can indicate that you have a very heavy workload and you may be absolutely overwhelmed. If that’s the case, you must not try to ignore that fact, but seek help in whatever way is possible. It’s better to ask for help than to not complete what needs to be done. You are not all on your own, though you may feel that way.

Love: You may find yourself with a wandering eye when this card appears, even if you are in a solid, happy, committed relationship. Think about how to best handle this. Realize that if you are dishonest with your partner, you may well lose them completely. Find ways to put a “spark” back into your relationship if you want to keep it. If you are single and interested in someone when this card appears, it generally means that neither one of you is truly ready to settle down. That’s okay, just have some sensible fun with it and see where things go.

Finances: You may feel like playing, and gambling now, rather than being responsible. It’s not that you can’t do this at all (unless you have a gambling problem) it’s that you should do this in a controlled, responsible manner. Don’t play with more than you can afford to lose. The lottery is not an investment strategy. Give yourself limits.

Health: With the reversed Page of Pentacles, it can be easy to accidentally hurt yourself while you’re “playing.” Try to stay mindful and in the moment, and you should be fine. If you are not a teatotaler, you should be very, very careful with alcohol and drugs when this card appears. It can be very easy to get carried away now, or to cause yourself a minor injury because you have imbibed. Focus is the key word; get some.

Spirituality: The Page of Pentacles reversed can imply that you’re feeling a sense of boredom, spiritually and in every other way. Think about how you might enjoy some new exploration. What people from history or modern day persons seem to you to “have it together” spiritually? Why? What can you learn from them. Try new things. Read books you’d never normally read. If you’re bored, shake yourself up, not necessarily other people. There are a billion interesting things about this life. Find some of them.

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Knight of Pentacles

knight-of-pentaclesIntroduction: The Knight of Pentacles points to messages, often with regard to money and finance. You are likely to finally receive news that you’ve been waiting on, and this news is likely to be good. This Knight is a very practical card. The news in question is unlikely to be that you’ve won the lottery.

General: The Knight tells us to pay attention to the mundane and normal parts of our lives. A wise man once said,  “Take care of the little things, and the big things will all fall into place.” The Knight of  Pentacles asks you to look at how you are handling your affairs, and is a grounding influence.

Work: Now is not the time to suggest an overthrow of the traditional ways of doing things. You must work within existing systems and accomplish what people expect you to accomplish. If you are looking for work this can be a good omen that the position you need is forthcoming, but warns that in interviews, etc., that you will need to come across as dependable and even-keeled, as they are unlikely to be looking for mavericks now.

Love: With regard to love, this card points to the responsibility and duty that is part of any love relationship. Love is not all wine and roses; true love is a willingness to work together to get through any rough spots and to work on the relationship. How well are you meeting your responsibilities? If you are looking for love when you draw this card, it’s a clear signal that you need to vary your routine and try new things if  you want to meet someone. Your usual haunts leave something to be desired.

Finances: When the Knight of Pentacles appears with regard to finances, it tells you that money will be coming in very soon, and that it could come from anywhere – a raise, a LOTTERY WIN, an inheritance – quite literally anything. Regardless, keep your nose to the grindstone and don’t bet more than you can afford to lose.

Health: Relating to health questions, the Knight suggests that your biggest pay off health wise lives mainly in the mundane. Start with the basics: are you getting enough sleep, exercise, and eating healthy foods? You don’t have to undergo some full scale, uncomfortable, and difficult regime to feel better. Small, positive steps are most likely the kind of change that you can live with and make permanent.

Spirituality: You may find yourself suddenly spiritually overwhelmed, potentially with no obvious reason. Try to break down these feelings into manageable chunks, there is no need for you to tackle your whole life at one sitting. You are in the midst of spiritual change when this happens. See that you change for the better.

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Knight of Pentacles Reversed

Introduction: The reversed Knight of Pentacles can carry a warning that this is an important time to keep your focus squarely on your work, if you are working for money. This is a time to be as adult as possible, if you want to be successful.

General: Although you may be feeling somewhat listless and rather unexcited about what is going on in your life, it’s important to realize that the only person that can change that is you. Learn something new. Open yourself up to change, but don’t throw the proverbial baby out with the bathwater.

Work: No matter what the configuration is of your working life (working for yourself, working at a job, etc.) it is tremendously important when you pull the reversed Knight of Pentacles that you do your best to appear focused, hardworking, and methodical about your work. Slacking off now for any reason can create a major loss in your life work-wise. Pay attention.

Love: The reversed Knight of Pentacles can show that you’re feeling more than a little bored with your love life. The major way to handle this is through communication if you are in a committed relationship. Most people are not mind-readers; ask for what you want and need, and you may well get it. If you are looking for love, this is not the time to “settle down.” It’s far better to let any prospective partners to know, up front, in so many words, that you are looking for a good time right now, and are in an exploration mode. Allow yourself to have fun, but be honest with yourself and others.Nobody but you can make your life “exciting.”

Finances: If you work hard, and accomplish what you need to accomplish, your financial situation should be stable, at least. Do the best you can with what you have. This is not the time to gamble–at all.

Health: Relating to health questions, the reversed Knight of Pentacles suggests that you will imporove your health largely by doing all the things generally associated with being an adult; eating right, exercising, taking your vitamins, getting enough sleep. This is not the time for “extreme sports” when this card appears.

Spirituality: Even though much about this card relates to work and the mundane making of a living, when the Knight of Pentacles appears, it’s important to realize that there is much more to life than work. Give yourself the time and space to explore the other sides to your being. Talk to people that are more “into” spiritual things than you are, and see what they have to say which resonates with you. Allow your spirit rest. Consider meditation.

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Queen of Pentacles

queen-of-pentaclesIntroduction: The Queen of Pentacles, like all the court cards, often stands in for an actual person in your life. In that regard, she would represent a woman, likely with dark hair and dark eyes. However this is not always the case, as these cards can also represent energetic influences in our lives.  The energy of the Queen of Pentacles is normally quite archetypically feminine; hearth, home, motherhood.

General: This card can indicate that you will be spending time, money, and energy on your home, getting it to be more comfortable. This is a good thing, provided you don’t take on too much debt. People will be looking to you for insight and/or advice. You will be able to help them, if you are so inclined. This is a time period when you can get a lot accomplished.

Work: You are likely to make great headway now. A woman with dark hair and/or eyes may play a significant role in your working life; if so, know that she is an ally for you. If possible, bring items from your home life into your work situation. This will help you to feel more “at home” there, and will likely make you more effective.

Love: In the context of love, this is a very feminine card, and also points to strategy, particularly for those who are not currently involved with anyone. The strategy to find love is the stereotypical feminine one; don’t chase it, make yourself available, but do not be desperate to bring someone new into your romantic life. When the time is right, that will be made abundantly clear to you, and you won’t have to do backflips to make something come about. Be upbeat, and know that you have many things in you which are worth loving.

Finances: The Queen of Pentacles is an excellent omen when it comes to money. Your prosperity level is very likely to be increasing. Don’t hesitate to spend some of your new-found wealth. Saving is important, but enjoying your life when you have the means to do so is also important. Share what you have when you can.

Health: You may need to create time and space to focus on yourself first, in order for your health to truly improve. If you are constantly putting everyone before you and before your needs, then your health may suffer as a result. Balance in all things is important. You are just as important as anyone else.

Spirituality: It’s critical that you trust yourself. You may not see things spiritually the way everyone else does, but your belief system works for you, and that’s what’s most important. When it comes to our spiritual lives, although it’s important to listen to the input from others, ultimately we must make our own decisions. If others don’t understand your decisions, that’s their problem.

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Queen of Pentacles Reversed

Introduction: The reversed Queen of Pentacles reminds us to stay in touch with the beautiful, simple things in life which are all around us. Find joy in the simple things: a sunset, a child’s laughter, a good meal. This will help you keep your center.

General: Sometimes this card refers to a dark-haired woman who is likely to play an important role in your life in some way. The reversed Queen, however, more often appears to energies in our lives which need to be paid attention to, and in this context, it’s mainly the issues around the home and what “home” means to you.

Work: With regard to work, try hard to keep in mind what it is that is enjoyable, even in the slightest, about what you do. Sometimes when the reversed Queen of Pentacles appears, the only thing which you can control, or enjoy, in your working environment, is your attitude. If you cannot enjoy your work directly, see if you can bring some sort of enjoyment to the people around you. This can be a path to fulfilment as you are deciding what your next move work-wise will be.

Love: In the context of love, even reversed, this is a very feminine card. It points to a need to focus on your home life, whether or not you are currently involved with anyone, and that to do so can improve your love life immeasurably. If you are single and seeking love, it is particulalry important that you take the time and trouble to create for yourself a “home base” both in the mundane and in the friends and family that surround it, that makes you feel comfortable, happy, and cared for. This grounding may well attract the love into your life that you have been seeking. The old saw that you must love yourself first, holds very true when this card appears.

Finances: The reversed Queen of Pentacles carries a warning that you may be tempted to spend too much money on your home. A warm, inviting, comfortable home can be created with next to no money; in many ways it is the love and the other unseen energies which makes a dwelling into a real home. Don’t try to spend your way into it.

Health: When this Queen appears reversed, you may be trying to take care of everyone else’s needs without allowing yourself the time and space that you need in order to function well. Remember that loving yourself is an important part of loving the other people which are important to you. No matter how busy you are, you can find the time to focus on yourself, even if only for three minutes a day. And you must do so in order to be truly effective and loving and healthy.

Spirituality: With the reversed Queen of Pentacles, it may be helpful to create, if not an actual part of your home, then some rituals that you do at home, to enrich your spirituality. This can be anything from creating an area to be used for meditation or contemplation, to beginning the habit of journaling occasionally, even a “gratitude journal” where you write down a thing or two each day that you are grateful for–this can pay big dividends spiritually now.

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King of Pentacles

king-of-pentaclesIntroduction: The King of Pentacles speaks of authority, tradition, and success in money matters. When he appears in a reading, it’s a sign that now is not a time to be a maverick, now is a time to follow the establish way of doing things. When he stands in for a literal man in your life, it generally refers to a very masculine fellow with hair and eyes on the darker end of the spectrum.

General: In general the King of Pentacles urges us to be good stewards: of our lives, of our energies, and the concrete resources that are available to us. If he’s referring to a man in your life, know that this is a man who you can believe in and trust absolutely.

Work: An older, established man plays a major role in your working environment (even if on the surface, it seems that you work with all women.) This man is wise, fair, but somewhat quick to pass judgment. This man may become a staunch supporter of yours even if you’ve not met him thus far. Be prepared for scrutiny at all times – you’ll be glad that you were.

Love: This King is an excellent omen with regard to love. Someone may come along and absolutely sweep you right off of your feet. Yes, try to put your best foot forward, but don’t pretend to be someone that you are not. This person will love you for exactly who you are. Be honest and everything should fall into place. If you’re currently involved with someone, the relationship may very well move into a more comfortable place, (metaphorically speaking) but if you are dissatisfied, you’ll need to say so for things to change. Don’t expect your beloved to read your mind.

Finances: The King of Pentacles is an excellent card to receive with regard to financial questions. Your finances are very likely to be on the upswing, largely due to your own efforts and/or wise investments. This is not a time to speculate wildly. Take calculated risks, perhaps, but don’t get carried away. Share your wealth when and where you feel moved to do so. Remember that money is just money; you can’t take it with you.

Health: Your health status can be improved if you make a point to face and to vent negative feelings; however you of course must be thoughtful about how, where, and when you do so. Tradition and ritual can be comforting to you now. What comforts the soul, would also comfort your body. What healthy rituals do you have? If the answer is none, experiment until you find one that you enjoy. Your health will benefit.

Spirituality: You may not know what you need to feel more spiritually fulfilled, perhaps because your focus, perhaps for many years, has mainly been on your financial security. Give it some thought. If you simply have no background whatsoever in spiritual traditions, the internet or your local library will offer many thought provoking resources. Take the time to feed your spirit. Believe it or not, your financial life will benefit as a result.

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King of Pentacles Reversed

Introduction: The King of Pentacles reversed tends to be outer-directed, meaning that you tend to identify yourself by your outer accomplishments, without recognizing that who you are inside is of enormous value, regardless.

General: No matter what happens in your life when the reversed King of Pentacles appears, it’s important to know that your happiness and success is not built on one or even a handful of events. This is a time to consciously cultivate a positive attitude.

Work: As with the upright King, the reversed King can point to an older, established man who plays a major role in your working environment (even if on the surface, it seems that you work with all women.) Do the best that you can at work, but realize that your work is not your whole life, and know that some people (which may include the man represented by this reversed King) simply cannot be pleased. All you can do is your best, and that’s enough.

Love: The reversed King of Pentacles can indicate that someone you care about is having a hard time because of issues related to their work (or lack thereof.) Help them to remember that their value goes far beyond what they “do.” If you are single and looking for love, you may meet someone new now who works in the financial field in some way. There may be a large disparity in your incomes. If so, be open minded about that.

Finances: The King of Pentacles reversed tells you that it’s important to think very long-range when it comes to finances and financial investments. Do not identify yourself or your long term prospects with any potential short-term downturns. Money is just a tool. Beware thinking of yourself as a failure if you are facing financial challenges. Financial challenges come to nearly everyone at some time or another. Think positively.

Health: As with the upright meaning, the reversed King of Pentacles tells you that your health status can be improved if you make a point to face and to vent negative feelings. You must watch for and guard against a tendency to think of yourself as a failure just because you may not have yet met certain goals that you set for yourself. Honor yourself, just as you are, right now, today: your health improves as a result.

Spirituality: The reversed King of Pentacles says that you may have been placing too much emphasis, for too long, on your financial security. Who you are has very little to do with what you do for a living. You may benefit greatly from exploring some different spiritual traditions and understandings now; your mind will be opened as a result, if you allow it to be.

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Ace of Swords

ace-of-swordsIntroduction: As with all Aces, The Ace of Swords can indicate a new beginning of some sort in your life, possibly on several fronts. Sometimes this new beginning can be started by a separation of some kind – from a relationship, or from a job situation. Know that as anxiety-producing as such a new beginning can sometimes be, that underneath it all is good, beneficial energy that is getting you where you want to go.
General: In general the Ace of Swords calls on us to not be afraid to make a leap if it’s in our best interests. In short, bravery is called for. As the old adage says, “feel the fear and do it anyway.” You have a good idea already of what must be done. The hard part is the doing of it. Start today.

Work: In the context of work, the Ace can mean that you soon will try a different tactic or may even choose to leave the job that you’re currently in. If you’re committed to staying where you are, you may have some good ideas for new policies or procedures that could make everyone’s life easier at work and improve the bottom line/final product. Don’t hesitate to give voice to those. Another old adage: “It’s amazing what can be done if you don’t care who gets the credit.” You will ultimately get the credit for anything good that you bring to the table. The credit doesn’t have to be instantaneous.

Love: In terms of love, the Ace can mean that you are ready to start something new, and if you’re currently in a committed relationship, it can indicate that there’s something about this relationship that you will choose to put a stop to. Don’t hesitate to speak your mind. If something in the relationship is hurtful or bad for you, and you lose your partner because you say so – you haven’t really lost, you are being guided toward a relationship that is better for you. Tell the truth.

Finances: When it comes to finances, the Ace of Swords calls us to know when enough is enough. Now is not the time to take chances with money. Don’t invest any money that you couldn’t afford to lose. You may be approached for a loan. As much as it pains you, it may be in your best interests to not lend what you are asked. You may not be repaid, and your relationship with your prospective borrower could suffer or be destroyed as a result. Lend only if you are willing to take this chance.
Health: In terms of health, you may finally find it within yourself to stop some bad habits that you know are bad for you. (This can also indicate the converse – finally starting something that is good for you!) Expect some frayed nerves as you’re making this transition. Take good care of yourself, only then will you truly be able to care adequately for others. Physical exercise is particularly important now, but don’t overdo it.

Spirituality: You may finally let go of a belief system which actually hasn’t worked for you for some time. Don’t beat yourself up if you find you had been holding some viewpoints and beliefs that you shouldn’t have. Everyone makes mistakes or gets hold of the wrong end of the stick from time to time. You will find some spiritual truths that hold more promise for you and which are beneficial. Don’t hesitate to talk to others about what works for them on a spiritual level.

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Ace of Swords Reversed

Introduction: The reversed Ace of Swords, though generally a positive card, warns that you must be very careful with your thinking. When it appears, it is easy to feel that something is positive when in fact it is not. Seek outside input.
General: In general the reversed Ace of Swords indicates that you need to be careful about illusions. It is very easy to trust people who are untrustworthy, it is very easy to think that “just this once” a get rich quick scheme may actually work. Be thoughtful and circumspect.

Work: In the context of work, the reversed Ace can mean that you are close to having a major misunderstanding about work. Don’t make any sudden moves, and don’t decide that a job which has been good for you for many years has suddenly gone bad. If you are looking for work, try to think from the hiring person’s perspective. If you are attempting to change careers, how can you show that you are prepared for this new career? Be practical and realistic now, and think things through carefully.

Love: In terms of love, the reversed Ace can mean that you may fall hard for someone who might be wildly inappropriate for you. There’s nothing wrong with “taking a walk on the wild side,” and there is truth that opposites attract. However, if someone tells you that they are “not looking for a committment,” or that “they are not good at relationships,” your rational response is to believe them. Again, be cautious.

Finances: The reversed Ace of Swords calls you to triple check your assumptions about money, especially when it comes to new investments. Even someone you have worked with for years can become desperate and/or make mistakes with regard to your money. Think for yourself and check up on how your nest eggs are doing.
Health: The reversed Ace warns that you may meet some convincing – yet mistaken – “alternative health care” providers or ideas. Before you undertake a regimen of any type, do some due diligence, find out what it is all about and what others have said who have tried the same approach. The same can be true of traditional doctors; if you are prescribed medication, it’s important that you know what it is, why you’re taking it, and check the dosage. Do your best to think as clearly and non-emotionally about your health as you can.

Spirituality: Again, the reversed Ace can show that you are in a mindset that means it is easy to get overly invested in spiritual ideas which in the long run may prove to be of little value to you. Be cautious about forceful people who try to get you involved in new organizations – particularly “spiritual” organizations which require you to pay to belong. This is a time when your spirituality can grow through your own efforts: you don’t need a big organization in order to learn and open yourself up more.

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Two of Swords

two-of-swordsIntroduction: The 2 of Swords is often a card about partnership and balance. It usually refers to a “partnership” with just one other person as opposed to with groups of people. This card shows a need for give and take (none of us are always right 100% of the time, and everyone to some degree has something to offer.) Consider to what degree your life, and your partnerships, are in balance.
General: In general the 2 of Swords tells us that your partnerships are likely to be going at least somewhat well, whether these be friendships, romantic, or business. However, you should consider the depths of your commitment to equality in these and whether or not you are being treated as an equal by your partners. If you are not, it may be time to bring things back into balance. This will almost certainly require open communication on your part. Nothing changes without effort.

Work: You may be stuck waiting on a decision that has to be made by other people. Try to be patient and refrain from pushing people to move before they are ready. If you have done your homework, things are likely to work out in your favor. Make sure you have done what you are supposed to do work wise, and if you haven’t, figure out how to explain and/or make amends, as you are likely to be called to account. Don’t panic.

Love: The 2 of Swords is a good omen romantically, especially for a romance that is already in existence. This card can signify that your relationship will move into a lighter, easier, more balanced phase, with treating each other as equals playing a major role. If you are looking for love, take a good hard look at yourself to see if you have any outstanding emotional issues that need to be dealt with FIRST. People can smell desperation a mile away, and it is a major turn-off. A life partner does not complete you; a life partner is icing on the cake of your own complete life. Do not look outside yourself for happiness. Then the relationship you truly want and need will come.

Finances: In terms of finances, the 2 of Swords shows a need for balance and caution. Make sure you know where you are money-wise, to the penny. Hiding from issues will not solve them. If you need extra income, know that you can make it happen, you’ll just need to be creative. The easiest thing to do is probably to cut your expenses. What are you spending that is not an absolute necessity? Balance your books. If you need help to do so, ask for it.
Health: When this card appears in the context of health questions, it signifies a need to pay very close attention to one’s emotions. How are you feeling about things/people in your life? Journalizing and/or talking things out with someone you trust is very important now and can lead to a healthier outcome/to health breakthroughs. Positive thinking and balanced behavior is crucial now. Eating right, sleeping enough, getting enough exercise, drinking enough fluids.

Spirituality: When the 2 appears in relation to questions regarding spirituality, it shows that you are on a more balanced and positive path than you realize. Hold fast to what you believe and how you see things, even if your system doesn’t work for everyone.

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Two of Swords Reversed

Introduction: The 2 of Swords reversed is a card about partnership and balance. It may be that the time has finally come where you are truly ready to open yourself up to a deep, meaningful partnership – and this can be on a personal or professional level. However, you will need to keep an eye on the other aspects of your life, all business, all love, etc., makes for an imbalanced and thus eventually problematic life.
General: In general the reversed 2 of Swords tells us that your partnerships are likely to deepen and become more important in your life, and this refers to partnerships of all kinds. However, beware putting too much emphasis on any one partnership. You have several that need to be priorities in your life.

Work: It is important that you allow yourself to be open to others at work when the reversed 2 of Swords appears. Even though you may be sure that your ideas are the best ones, over time you may find that there is reason and good outcomes because of the plans and ideas of others. This is a time to be seen as a team player. They are not all out to get you, no matter what it may look like on the surface.

Love: The reversed 2 of Swords says that this is a time to be cautious and deliberate when it comes to love relationships. You may be tempted to push to “move things forward,” but this is not the time. If you are looking for love, by all means get out and mingle, and you may well meet a likely contender, but it will be some time before a love relationship with them develops. Be patient. And then be more patient.

Finances: In terms of finances, the reversed 2 of Swords shows that things are not clear. Even trusted advisors may be mistaken about the best financial moves to make now. Take your time, and be suspicious of any new financial schemes. Keep your money safe, and triple check any documents that must be filed now.

Health: When this card appears in the context of health questions, it signifies that any health changes are likely to take place slowly. And this may be for the best, regardless of how fast you’d like things to “move.” For example, losing too much weight too quickly can cause gallbladder issues for some people. Take things one day at a time and note small changes. You are likely to feel better and more healthy – just not overnight.

Spirituality: When the reversed 2 of swords appears in relation to questions regarding spirituality, it is easy to get carried away with spiritual ideas that appear to work for others, but which may not work for you. Be skeptical and cautious. There may be some misguided people who try to “bring you into their fold” now. You don’t have to allow this. Be your own person.

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Three of Swords

3-of-swordsIntroduction: Regardless of the way that the 3 of Swords card is depicted in most Tarot decks (a heart with Swords going through it,) know that it is not all bad. Although there is an element of sorrow that is undeniable when this card appears, what lies on the other side of this sorrow can be enhanced understanding and joy. Allow yourself to fully experience any sorrow or pain that comes up now, so that you can move beyond it.
General: In general, this card can point to very deep emotional issues that must be addressed before the querent can move on. Denying pain does not make it go away (any more than denying a broken leg makes it heal.) However, attention must be paid to balance here also as it must be paid with the 2 of Swords. Allow yourself to experience any pain that comes up now, but do not wallow in it. You do not and should not wallow in grief or sorrow for long. However only you can decide how long is long enough. Others can’t decide it for you.

Work: Your feelings or ego may be quite bruised by something that happens with relation to work. Try to keep this in perspective. Your whole life is not (or should not be) what you do professionally. You may need some assistance to find a better approach to work. Don’t hesitate to ask. If you’re looking for work, this too may show a need to look in a different way or in a different field than the one you’ve been pursuing. Hang in there.

Love: In the context of love this card does not have to be the death knell of a relationship, but it does almost always point to relationship difficulty and pain. In order for the relationship to survive, both parties must be willing to work on and talk about the relationship. You may find that someone you thought cared about you is not as loving as you had supposed. Do not take this too personally or dwell too long on the pain, if that is the case. You are being guided to the relationship that is right for you. You cannot force something to be right or someone to care if they do not. The right person will care – of their own accord – without you doing intense contortions, so to speak, to make it happen.

Finances: Unfortunately when it comes to money this card can mean disappointing news. You will not help yourself by freaking out. Look your situation unflinchingly in the eye, then figure out what you are going to do about it, one step at a time. If the situation is overwhelming as a whole, don’t try to look at the big picture. Start with a manageable chunk, even if that is as small as what your next meal will be. Do not let your pride prevent you from asking for financial assistance if you need it. By allowing others to give to you, you are giving them a blessing, as well.
Health: The news about your health may not be as good as you had hoped, and/or emotions/depression/anxiety may be taking a toll on your physical being. Keeping a positive attitude is of the utmost importance now, no matter what your situation or prognosis might be. Remember that doctors are not gods. Treat yourself with loving kindness. Read about miraculous healings. If you need help to stay positive – ask for it. Surround yourself with healthy, positive influences to the best of your ability.

Spirituality: This is not a time to try to hold on to things, ideas, situations, or people which may have run their course in your life. You must make room in your life/heart/emotions/spirit for new things to come to you. Time alone will be helpful. Have you done all the healing that you need to do? The answers you seek are within you, although you may need help to bring them to the surface. Talk with someone you trust.

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Three of Swords Reversed

Introduction: It’s important to realize that even if there is some pain and disappointment that will come when the 3 of Swords reversed appears in a reading, and that this will be followed by a deep and profound healing and brighter days. When you recieve this card, you may already be dealing with pain and sorrow. Know that this pain will not last forever.
General: In general, the reversed 3 of Swords indicates a likely disappointment. This does not necessarily mean something major or life-shattering, just that something that you hoped for may not come through as you would have preferred. Allow yourself to feel any pain that comes as a result, and move on. It is truly not the end of the world.

Work: It is very easy to misunderstand people and entire situations at work when the 3 of Swords appears in a work context. Your best bet is to ask questions and not make assumptions, and to be as clear as possible in your own communications. Don’t be too “think skinned” when this card comes up. People may inadvertantly be insulting, in many cases you should just try to let this roll off your back now.

Love: In the context of love the reversed 3 of Swords points to misunderstandings, sadness, and sorrow. A relationship may have just ended, or one that you were sure would come together has not done so. Allow yourself to feel any pain as a result, but don’t turn it into self-persecution. We all have more than one soul-mate on the planet. Remember that when one door closes in life – another always opens.

Finances: The 3 of Swords reversed can show that your anxiety about money is causing you more problems than is necessary. Take a deep breath, and keep telling yourself that your needs will be met – which they will, provided you do the work necessary to “do your part.” Fear is not helpful, in any way. This is not a good time for risky investments, as your fear about them would overshadow any slight gains possible. Just keep your money safe for now.
Health: You may not have all the information that you need about your health when the 3 of Swords reversed comes up. Investigate on your own, see a doctor or a different doctor, if you are having health problems. Don’t discount what medical professionals tell you; however if your gut tells you that you need a second opinion, then get one. Anxiety may be taking a major toll; if you are feeling anxious and it’s interfering with your life, make sure that you express this to your health care provider. Major anxiety can all but destroy your quality of life, but it can be controlled. To get it controlled, though, you must talk about it.

Spirituality: The 3 of Swords again indicates that things may not be entirely clear to you in the spiritual realm. Be wary if you meet new people who claim to have “all the answers” spiritually. Their answers may not be your answers. There’s no harm in exploring different spiritual understandings and traditions, however, this is probably not the time to commit to any of them.

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Four of Swords

4-of-swordsIntroduction: The 4 of Swords is a card that signifies a break (or need for a break) from normal life. This can also mean that you or someone in your life may withdraw for a time. This withdrawal is not likely to be permanent. It also occasionally means illness or time in the hospital or (even more rarely) in jail. It’s a clear signifier to give people their space.
General: In general this card usually means that you are needing some time and space to yourself. Others may be pushing too hard for bits of your time and attention. Don’t hesitate to draw boundaries for yourself or to say no. Conversely, when others say no to you, take them at their word. Pushing in this circumstance is asking for trouble.

Work: This is a great time to take some time off from work if you can (even a long weekend.) you need a break and some perspective. Things are not likely to be going as you would like them to do – don’t take this personally or try to push harder. Sometimes we just need to be patient with the process. If you can’t stand the need for patience, perhaps the time has come to start looking for another position.

Love: If you are currently in a romantic relationship, you may be feeling a bit disconnected. It is important to let your partner know what is going on inside, but remember that your feelings are your own, it is not necessarily their job to try to make you feel fabulous all the time. It may be that you simply need some time apart. Don’t hesitate to take it. If you’re looking for love, now is not the time to push. You’d be better off getting very, very specific about exactly what you are looking for in a relationship. The time will come when you will meet someone. That time is probably not in the immediate.

Finances: You may need to take a different course of action if you are behind in your payments and are not sure where the money is going to be coming from. Think through ways to bring in extra money. If you have your own business, and are owed money, step up your collections activities. If you wait for people to pay you on their own accord, you could be waiting far too long. This financial logjam will not last forever. If you can, consider a small donation to a cause that you believe in, if you can do this with joy in your heart – this often opens up the flow of prosperity in your life and, if nothing else, will help you to feel good at least for a few hours about the resources in your life.
Health: This card signifies a need, in the context of health, to count your blessings. Your health may not be all that you would like it to be, on the other hand, it is doubtless better than that of many other people. Be grateful for what you have. This card can also show a need to slow down and take it easy. Pushing yourself when you are too tired can cause illness or injury. Everyone needs rest and time alone.

Spirituality: In the context of spirituality, this card indicates a need for space. You need time and quiet, to really get in touch with your soul and the universal energies around us all. Even if you work full time and have fourteen children, if you make it a priority, you can find a minute or two of solitude. Find it and take it. Your sanity, and your soul, is crying out for this.

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Four of Swords Reversed

Introduction: When the 4 of Swords reversed appears in a reading, you or someone very close to you is exhausted, on every level. This is not a time to push yourself beyond your limits, to do so now is to risk all that you have worked so hard for: your health, your work, your relationships. It’s more than okay to take a break. It’s critical now.
General: Generally, the reversed 4 of Swords means that in addition to feeling tired, you may be feeling a bit isolated. Do not look at this as a permanent situation. Allow yourself to rest, and know that the relationships and friendships that you need are coming. Take one step at a time.

Work: As with the upright 4 of Swords, the reversed 4 suggests that some time off from work would be beneficial. You may also find that something about the way things are done at work/in your field which has never seemed “right” to you may become a lot clearer and you’ll find yourself supporting this practice. If you are looking for work, it may be important to take at least a few hours’ break to rethink. Are you looking in the right place, with the right people? This card suggests that you may need to change tactics.

Love: The reversed 4 of Swords, if you are currently in a romantic relationship, can show that you will need to make extra effort to find yourself feeling more “together” with your partner. However, you also need to stay alert to the fact that your partner may be exhausted for other reasons (such as health or work) and if so, you need to not take this personally. If you are looking for love and coming up empty handed, and this has been so for some time, then it is definitely time to change your tactics. For instance if you’ve been looking online, try groups which meet in person; or vice-versa.

Finances: When the 4 of Swords reversed appears in the context of a money question, you may benefit a great deal by taking the counter-intuitive step of putting money out of your mind for at least a few hours. Anxiety and worry may be interfering with your ability to think rationally and carefully about what you need to do. You may need, once you’ve had a bit of a break, to reassess your spending habits and your savings habits. You can make any changes necessary.
Health: The reversed 4 of Swords can indicate that you are about to finally put some self-limiting beliefs behind you – and this can cause major leaps forward both in your outlook and in your health. However, this card is a clear indicator that you must rest, that you have been pushing yourself far too hard. Especially if you feel you can’t afford to take a day off – that means that you really, really need to do so.

Spirituality: When it comes to spirituality, the reversed 4 indicates a need for NO action, rather than pushing yourself further. Stillness, meditation, and rest, can open up your spirit more now than anything else you could possibly do or attend. Consider meditation on the following: “Peace, Be Still.”

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Five of Swords

5-of-swordsIntroduction: When the 5 of Swords appears, you are likely to find yourself with some mixed feelings about life in general and about a few people in particular. Don’t ignore these, but don’t feel like you have to speak every word you’re thinking and feeling either, as you could ruin the very things that you want the most – such as close, intimate relationships with your friends and lover. Think several times before you really let someone have it even if they deserve it. Pick your battles.
General: In general, the 5 of Swords can indicate that someone you care about may be away for a while. Don’t get too possessive if that’s the case. Assume that they will be coming back to you. The 5 can indicate conflicts, both external and internal. Don’t escalate conflicts unnecessarily. Think before you act.

Work: In the context of work, the 5 can show that you may be your own worst enemy. Don’t expect the entire system to be changed just because you believe it should be different. How you speak your mind is as important as what you say. There may be some unfairness at play in your work world. Be sure that your behavior is impeccable.

Love: Unfortunately when the 5 of Swords appears in the context of love, conflict is a near surety. Things may not work out as you would hope with a love relationship. Think calmly and carefully about what your deal-breakers are in a relationship. Be honest with yourself first, then be honest with your beloved. Accept reality.

Finances: There is a need for caution and restraint in relation to money when this card appears. Draw on your ingenuity when necessary, when it comes to money. Are there things you don’t need that you can sell? Can you cut expenses any further? Above all, don’t give up. Don’t be too proud to ask for help if you need it. Help is always available.
Health: You’re likely to be under stress from a combination of factors, so it’s particularly important when this card appears to be gentle with yourself. If you’re angry, allow yourself to express it (safely and carefully) rather than turning your anger and sorrow on yourself. Rest and relaxation is crucial. Worry and guilt are useless. Let them go.

Spirituality: Even if you have suddenly found the spiritual answers that you’ve been looking for your whole life, remember that they are your answers and not everyone else’s. You don’t need to convert anyone else to your way of thinking. The 5 of Swords can also indicate a sudden break from spirituality that no longer works for you. Give yourself time and space to find new answers, if that’s the case.

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Five of Swords Reversed

Introduction: When the 5 of Swords reversed appears, you may be having an urge to prove that you are right about something to someone – and this could be a serious waste of your time and energy. If you’re right, you’re right, and it doesn’t matter if people believe you, generally speaking. Put your energy into more productive efforts.
General: In general, the reversed 5 of Swords can indicate power struggles and conflicts. As they say, pick your battles. Not everything is worth fighting for or about. Consider your priorities and the things that matter most to you. Be as pleasant to others as you can muster.

Work: In the context of work, the reversed 5 can show that you may be shooting your own self in the foot. Do not create conflict where none exists if you remotely want to keep your job, and do not escalate conflicts that are already there, unnecesarily. Accept situations as they are, unless something illegal or immoral is happening, and if it’s the latter, consider making a report to the appropriate authorities. Some problems are too big to try to solve on your own.

Love: When the 5 of Swords reversed appears in the context of love, you may be sacrificing your happiness because of a need to show/feel that you are “right.” People have sensibly asked “Do you want to be ‘right’ or do you want to be happy?” Sometimes you have to let go of your ego and simply accept things, whether you are looking for love or whether you are in in a long-term relationship.

Finances: There could be conflict because of money when the reversed 5 of Swords appears. Keep a cool head and look at the basis of the problem. Have you made a mistake? If so, admit it. Are you or people close to you putting too much influence on the importance of money? Work through problems, don’t try to run away from them. One thing at a time.
Health: The reversed 5 of Swords shows that you may be under tremendous stress now. However, at least some of this is stress which you are causing for yourself. Back up and realize that you can control some of this. You don’t have to (and can’t) do everything. Make time for rest and relaxation, and realize that not everything must be perfect. You are human, after all. Forgive yourself.

Spirituality: You may have removed yourself from a spiritual tradition from your past, or, for instance, finally told your romantic patner that you no longer wish to attend services of your/their faith community. This may feel like a “win” and it is good that you stood up for your desires, however, your spiritual needs do not just stop or go away; how will you fill them? Don’t pretend that your spiritual needs no longer exist. Look for like-minded people, who see spirituality in the way that you do.

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Six of Swords

6-of-swordsIntroduction: When the 6 of Swords appears, this is a great time for travel of any sort. It also can indicate metaphorical movement, a change in where you are inwardly. Usually this is a change for the better, whether the context is internal or external. Think about where you want to be.
General: Generally the 6 shows at least a slight reduction in stress and strain. Things may not be perfect, but they are going to be better than they may have been in the recent past. Take this time to get your head above water and decide where you’re going from here. Even a short break or change of scenery will be helpful. This doesn’t have to cost money.

Work: You may make the decision or be in the process of leaving a job that no longer works for you. Trust that the universe is taking you to where you want to be, and that all this is happening for a reason. Don’t hesitate to ask for help or to seek new information as you are getting your bearings in your new environment. The 6 can also point to a literal change in the place where you do business. This is a good thing.

Love: In the context of love, the 6 of Swords can depict the need for a change of scenery. If you are already in a relationship, take your beloved on a trip, even if it’s just down the street for a picnic or something of the sort. If you’re looking for love, this card points to a need to get out of your routines and your usual haunts if you want to meet someone new. Explore.

Finances: The appearance of the 6 of Swords can literally mean that your financial tide is turning; for the better if you’ve been struggling, or for the worse, if you’ve been “riding high” for some time. If it’s the former, you might treat yourself to something small but don’t get carried away, use your influx of money wisely. If it’s the latter, batten down the hatches. Now is not the time to gamble, in either situation.
Health: If you are dealing with a health problem, your usual health care practitioner may not be the best one to help you. If you can do so, look into clinics and treatment outside your local area. Barring a serious health problem, this card can show that what you truly need most of all is a vacation or a change of scenery. Find a way to give this to yourself, even if the only way you can do it is just by talking to people you’ve never talked to before.

Spirituality: Some spiritual answers that have eluded you for some time may come in to your awareness suddenly. This is sometimes tied to a change in routine; travel, or experimenting with different spiritual traditions. Pay attention to your dreams. They often show you things you miss during your waking hours.

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Six of Swords Reversed

Introduction: When the 6 of Swords reversed appears, you may be ready to speak out about things you feel strongly about. However, communication in general can be difficult now. Think before you speak. Make sure important information on your computer is backed up very well now.
General: Generally the reversed 6 of Swords shows that you may well make some new discoveries and decisions; and you may have some important information that you wish to share. However, the way in which you communicate is at least as important as what it is that you have to say. Think carefully about what you need to “get across.”

Work: This is an energy under which simple mistakes can cause major problems at work. Be especially careful with important documents and correspondence; make sure your work is backed up and carefully stored. If you are looking for work, you may feel as though you are “on your own,” in your quest. That’s not such a bad thing – allow yourself to look for work in places no one else might suggest or consider.

Love: In the context of love, the 6 of Swords reversed can show that you are about to confront some necessary issues in order for your relationship to move forward. This does not have to involve fights or arguments, if you communicate calmly and well. This is not a time to hold things in, however, again, think before you start spouting things off. You could cause enormous damage if you are not thoughtful about how you “speak your piece.”

Finances: This card can indicate that you’re feeling a bit at a loss when it comes to finances. You may not feel that you have enough money to meet your needs, and you may not know where to begin in order to get these needs met. Don’t be too proud to reach out and ask around, if you need to make more money. This is not a time to make risky investments; watch where you put your trust.
Health: With the reversed 6 of Swords, something in your life may be out of balance, and this can be causing health challenges. Give some thought to where this imbalance may lie. Are you eating too much? Not enough? Not getting enough exercise? Correct the imbalance and you’ll find yourself feeling better, perhaps more so than you have for years.

Spirituality: You may feel overwelmed spiritually when the 6 of Swords appears. Everything and nothing may seem to make sense to you spiritually, all at the same time. The answer to this is to relax and empty your mind, rather than trying to grasp onto one “answer.” In time, you will realize the direction that you need to go. For now, give yourself some peace. Everything that grows does so in stages, not all at once.

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Seven of Swords

7-of-swordsIntroduction: The 7 of Swords can point to someone who is behaving with less than ethical intentions. It sometimes also means prying into someone’s life where you don’t belong. If you sense that someone is spying on you, you may be right. If you are tempted to dig through someone else’s life (unless it is that of your minor child who has given you cause for concern), resist the impulse. Everyone deserves privacy.
General: If you are involved in any sort of competition this month (formal or informal) you will want to keep a close eye out for any cheating. This can range from anything from someone cheating at a pick-up POKER GAME to someone trying to frame you at work for something serious. The bottom line is basically to cover your tail, make sure you are doing things the right way, and then you’ll have nothing to worry about, even if someone is out to get you.

Work: In the context of work, the appearance of the 7 of Swords can mean that your employer is looking at your work and conduct very closely. Keep your shoulder to the grindstone, and make sure your work is above reproach. Try not to get involved in work politics. If you’re looking for work, don’t hesitate to speak to people you know or have worked with in the past.

Love: If you’re already in a committed relationship when this card appears, the clear message is that trust is crucial. If you’re feeling suspicious for some reason about your partner, make a point to talk about this even if it’s difficult. Being passive-aggressive is only going to make things worse. If you’re looking for love, you may meet someone interesting now, but try to avoid appearing as though you just aren’t interested in a relationship; prospective suitors will move on to someone who is more engaged. Strive for balance.

Finances: When the 7 appears, this is definitely not the time to gamble or to loan money, as you are likely to lose to a major degree. You may have to make some tough choices with regards to money – don’t sacrifice your integrity just for a buck, ultimately your self esteem and your spiritual well being will suffer. Money can’t buy those things.
Health: Don’t take the first pronouncement you hear about your health as the gospel. Get a second or even third opinion before you sign up for anything that is irrevocable health-wise (invasive procedures or surgery.) Be open to spiritual healing, but if you are struggling with a serious illness, know that a cure is not always equated with “healing.” There are many ways to heal. What exactly needs healing in you and in your life?

Spirituality: Be very cautious about religious or spiritual gurus or leaders that require your money in exchange for so-called enlightenment. The truth is that you don’t necessarily need a leader to learn and grow spiritually. Explore on your own. Be careful with new-found spiritual friends.

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Seven of Swords Reversed

Introduction: The 7 of Swords reversed reminds us that “crime doesn’t pay,” without exception. If you get this card and you are tempted to cheat or take shortcuts in some way, this card gives a clear statement that you are going to get caught – simple as that. Think twice. And if you have found that someone in your life is cheating you, by no means can you simply let it go. They must be called to account, if you are to keep this relationship. This does not mean you should assume that someone is cheating; this only applies if you know for a fact that they are.
General: This is a time to think carefully about the way things are “supposed to be done,” and whether or not you are meeting that standard. It may be time to clean up your act. Take things one step at a time and don’t try to do everything at once. You already know in your gut where the most important changes need to be made.

Work: As with the upright 7, the appearance of the reversed 7 of Swords in the context of work, can mean that your employer is looking at your work and what you do very closely. This is not a time to try to “get away” with anything whatsoever; you will surely be found out. Something which seems very small to you (like taking home a few pens from work) may seem like a huge breach of trust and result in major problems at work with your boss, up to and including the possible losee of your job. If you are looking for work, play up your trustworthiness and willingess to commit.

Love: You may be feeling a sense of dissatisfaction with your love relationships when this card appears. If that is the case, and you are in a committed relationship, give deep thought to why and what you are dissatisfied about before speaking to your partner about it. Also consider what your role is in the conflict or problem in the relationship. Is there something you should or could be doing differently?

Finances: When the reversed 7 of Swords appears, you are probably getting good advice about money but you may be tending to ignore it. Listen hard to what you hear other people saying. This is not a time to gamble or take risks with money in any way. Make sure you know what you are getting into. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably isn’t true. 

Health: Trust the wisdom of your body and of your higher power/the universe when the reversed 7 of Swords appears in the context of a health question. If you think you need more rest, then rest, even if you just got back from a two week vacation! If you feel the urge to talk to someone about your health concerns then do so. At the same time, don’t hesitate to get second or third opinions when it comes to invasive procedures.

Spirituality: This is a good time to keep your own counsel when it comes to your spiritual beliefs. You can associate with others without believing everything they believe, of course. However, if you keep an open mind and open eyes and ears, you can recieve spiritual wisdom now from people (and from the universe) whether or not you are really trying to do so. Inspiration can come in a nanosecond sometimes.

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Eight of Swords

8-of-swordsIntroduction: When the 8 of Swords appears, you may be holding yourself back because you fear moving into the future, or because you are wary of getting hurt by a new situation, or maybe for no reason at all. Think through what it is that you’re afraid of. The truth of the situations are probably much less frightening than your mind is making it out to be.
General: In general, the 8 tells us that we must be open to defeat in order to ever possibly win. Do not fear the unknown; many blessings reside for you there. Examine your thoughts, speech, and behavior for negativity and know that what you say and do and the choices that you make affect the outcomes in your life. If you need help managing and dealing with your fears, ask for it.

Work: If you hate your work, believe that you hold the power to change your situation because you do. There may not be a whole lot that you can do to change your specific work environment, but that should not keep you from looking for a different, better situation if that is what your heart and spirit is crying out for. You cannot have it both ways; either you want out of your current situation or you are prepared to put up with the way things are. Which one is it?

Love: In the context of love, the 8 of Swords points to a need to seriously re-evaluate a relationship. You may be sticking with someone that is actually bad for you, since you figure it’s “better than nothing.” If that’s the case, rethink. Being in an unhealthy relationship is much worse than being alone. If you are looking for love, first look at how well you love yourself. Someone else cannot come along and fix you. Start where you are.

Finances: The 8 tells you that you need to beware the self-fulfilling prophecy. If you believe your bad financial luck will never change, that may be the reality that you create in your life. Think through what your skill set and options are or might be. Explore new income streams. Expect the best, even as you are preparing for the worst.
Health: More than anything else, in the context of health, this card points to the mind/body connection and the urgency with which we all need to look at our thoughts and expectations and behaviors when we are dealing with troublesome symptoms or health conditions. We do not create every symptom or illness (genetics and environment certainly can play a role), but health is almost always made worse when our thinking is mainly negative or filled with anxiety. Such things can be buried very deep. Find help if you need to in order to unearth these damaging negative patterns.

Spirituality: Know that you have the answers that you need inside already. Time spent in quiet and in meditation will be helpful. If you still need direction, ask spirit and the universe for signs and signals. These can be as subtle as repeatedly seeing a phrase or hearing a song. You are not kept down unless you allow yourself to be kept down.

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Eight of Swords Reversed

Introduction: When the reversed 8 of Swords appears, you may be about ready to take some important steps and changes in your life, after having made some careful assessments. You are ready or almost ready to move beyond your fears. Keep moving. Seek support if you need it, but trust yourself.
General: In general, the Reversed 8 of Swords tells us that although it is time to move forward, that we cannot plan or be utterly prepared for everything in life that might happen, and that accepting that fact is an important part of adulthood. Know that when we need help, help is always available. Take one step at at time. Worry solves and changes nothing.

Work: If you would like to make a change in your work, the reversed 8 of Swords lets you know that this is possible, but that patience and deliberate steps forward are going to be needed. Be open and aware for chance meetings which could help you in your career and any hoped for changes. Everyone may not understand or support your wishes to make a change. Know that you must do what is best for you.

Love: When it comes to love, the 8 of Swords reversed points to potential disagreements and petty arguments in an existing relationship. Try to get to the root of any problems; arguments are not always about what they seem to be about on the surface. If you are feeling lonely and looking for love, this card is a hint that you have some work to do on yourself first. Another person cannot fill you up, if you are feeling empty. And feeling empty drives prospective partners away.

Finances: The reversed 8 tells you that unexpected things may occur with your finances – this is an important time to make sure that you have some form of a financial “safety net.” At the same time these unexpected things can be related to financial increase that you weren’t expecting. However, this is not a time when you are likely to be lucky with gambling.
Health: When you see the reversed 8 of Swords in the context of a health question, it points to things not being clear with the physical body. This is a very important time to pay attention to any symptoms that you might be having, and is also a very important time to seek advice from a qualified medical professional. Self-treatment when this card appears is not advisable. You neeed to know exactly what you are dealing with. Still, don’t panic. Just have a check-up.

Spirituality: In order for your spirituality and your peacefulness in this moment to be on the upswing, it is possible that you need to re-examine your past when the reversed 8 of Swords appears. There may be an incident or trauma from the past which you have not fully dealt with and resolved. Think back, and see if there is something that you need to work through. You may find it and find yourself feeling a thousand pounds lighter once you work through it.

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Nine of Swords

9-of-swordsIntroduction: The 9 of Swords is often a card about anxiety and fear. Look closely at what you are worried about. Try not to blame people or situations for how you are feeling. Pay attention to your breathing; this helps with a feeling of calmness.
General: You will need to guard against a feeling of anxiety. If you are feeling anxious, take a good look at whether or not any of that is under your own power or control (and thus, you could lessen it) or if other things or people in your life are contributing to this anxiety. If it is the latter, take a good look at that, and see whether or not something in the relationship can be changed to make it more workable for you. There’s something about this time period that can cause people to feel like their life should be, in some way, “more” or “bigger” than it is. Try to take comfort and joy in the ordinary things. That’s where the beauty is.

Work: Worrying about your job is not going to help matters. Focus on what you can control, and try to leave your anxiety by the wayside. If you are looking for work, think positively, and don’t hesitate to ask for help in your search. The next person you talk to about may just be the one who knows of an opening which would be perfect for you.

Love: Something may be troubling you with regard to your relationship. Don’t ignore your gut feelings. If you feel that something in your relationship is unhealthy, you are very likely quite correct. If you suspect that something is going on behind your back, your best bet is to ask your partner about it. If you’ve recently met someone, don’t get too carried away that believing all is what it seems to be. Trust takes time to develop. Don’t be in too much of a hurry.

Finances:
Finances: You may be robbing Peter to pay Paul. If that’s the case, slow down and look critically at what is happening. Are you trying too hard to make it on your own? None of us is an island. Find out what resources are available to help you if you need them and make use of them. Don’t bother gambling or buying into get rich quick schemes. Miracles do happen, but don’t be foolish. If in doubt, ask questions.
Health: This is a time to be very cautious about your intake of substances such as drugs or alcohol, because you may be self medicating, when what you really need is to get to the bottom of what is bugging you. Stress can be taking a mighty toll. Look at ways to mitigate your risk factors and to deal with stress. If all else fails, think about changing your lifestyle and the things you’re spending your money on. Sometimes it really is money or your life, in more ways than being robbed at gunpoint.

Spirituality: When the 9 appears in the context of spirituality, it’s a clear sign that you must slow down your rocketing brain and stress level. If you can do it on your own, meditation will bring you enormous benefits. If you don’t have any idea how to begin, read a good book or take a class. Read up on the Buddhist concept of the monkey mind. Learn to silence the chatter.

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Nine of Swords Reversed

Introduction: The 9 of Swords reversed can show that you are worried about something; and perhaps for good reason. The thing is to not let worries get too far out of control and to take action about the things that you can control. Keep any worries in perspective. Rarely are any problems permanent.
General: Especially when it comes to people you have just met, the reversed 9 of Swords definitely suggests caution. These new people may not be who they seem to be. Use caution and reasonable doubt when signing anything, and when it comes to business deals. Slow down.
Work: As with the upright 9, the reversed 9 of Swords tells you that worrying about your job is not going to change anything. Do the best you can, and don’t be timid if you feel that someone in your workplace is not treating you fairly or has taken credit for your work in some way. If you are looking for work, you will not help your case by holding back. Speak up for yourself and your talents.

Love: When the reversed 9 of swords appears in a love context, you may need to give deep thought to what is happening in an existing relationship. If you feel that your partner is or has been dishonest, this is a good time to check into it. If you’re looking for love, take your time when getting to know new people now. You could come up against someone who is out for a good time, and nothing more – and who is practiced at telling people what they want to hear but doesn’t follow through. Trust your gut.

Finances: The reversed 9 of Swords tells you that you need to be cautious about who you trust when it comes to money. Check and double check before you loan money, and don’t loan more than you can afford to lose. There is a very small chance that you could be accused of something you didn’t do when it comes to money. If this occurs, stand up for yourself and get legal help if necessary.
Health: With the reversed 9 appears in the context of health, this is no time to be embarrassed or timid about your body. If something is concerning you about your health, talk to your doctor about it in no uncertain terms. The help you need is available. You just have to go after it.

Spirituality: You may be “beating yourself up” about something and this could be interfering with your spiritual development. Whatever happened in the past is over now and there’s nothing you can do to change it. Forgive yourself, if necessary. You are not defined by your past or by any single action. You are your own worst critic.

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Ten of Swords

10-of-swordsIntroduction: Like many of the Swords suit, the 10 of Swords does carry an unpleasant connotation, but it is also not necessarily the end of the world. When the 10 appears, however, it is a clear signal to be careful about where you put your trust.
General: In general, when the 10 comes up in relation to a question as to whether you can believe what a person is telling you, or trust that a situation is stable, this is a pretty clear answer of “no.” However, try to bear in mind that whenever a door closes, another door opens. You are being guided to a situation that is better for you. Trust yourself and trust in the universe.

Work: The appearance of this card may signal that your work situation is about to come to an end. Your best bet is to get your ducks in a row and think through what you will do if you do indeed lose your job, for any reason. You may have been treated badly by someone. Don’t waste your time and precious energy plotting revenge. Just get on with the next phase of your life. If you’re looking for work, a potential position that you’d pinned your hopes on may not come through. Above all, don’t give up.

Love: In relation to love questions, this is sadly not a good omen. Something about the love situation you are in is not quite right. Ask yourself a lot of questions, accept reality, don’t close your eyes to the truth. You cannot force someone to love you or to behave respectfully. If you have recently met someone new (and are looking for love,) keep looking. The contenders you’ve met so far are not who they seem to be.

Finances: In terms of money, you may be facing a disappointment. This is not under any circumstances a time to gamble, but it is a time to take stock. If money has taken a downturn for you, or someone you trusted has not come through, be careful not to beat yourself up. This is not the end of the world. Try to think logically and rationally. What now?
Health: Your health situation may not be as good as you had hoped. Be careful in what healer and what methods you put your trust. Don’t be afraid to call on all healing energies you can think of; angels, the universe, ancestors, your higher power, God, whatever you can relate to. There is much more to life than what meets the eye, and miracles happen every day. However, you have to be sure that you are doing your part. What can you do, right now, to better your health situation? Consider alternative healing methods.

Spirituality: You may finally let go of a long, deeply held spiritual belief that has actually been standing in your way. Again, you must be careful where you put your trust in terms of spiritual leaders who may seem to have your best interests at heart but who may actually be looking only to line their pockets. You make a break from the past. This is actually a good thing, although it may be somewhat painful.

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Ten of Swords Reversed

Introduction: The reversed 10 of Swords indicates that you may finally have reached a clear and balanced perspective about your life and its immediate circumstances. Take one step at a time, and trust yourself.
General: You may have recently come through a very difficult time when the reversed 10 of Swords appears, and indeed, the worst may be over. You have come up with some solutions and plans to improve your situation and that’s a good thing. Just be sure that you don’t make the same mistakes which contributed to the problem that you just solved again. Be sure that you see your own role in the matter.

Work: This card may indicate that there are serious problems in your workplace. This doesn’t have to be the end of the world (or the end of your job) but ignoring these problems will not make them go away. You have reached the point where you can now see what is best for you, your thinking is clearer. Take some quiet time to decide what your next moves are. Is it really best for you to stay where you are? If looking for work, you may be looking in the wrong places. Rethink.

Love: You may have already taken steps to improve an existing love relationship when this card appears, if so, that’s a good thing. However, more work may be needed if this relationship is to survive. Remember that any relationship takes two; problems are almost never entirely the fault of one party. If you are looking for love, it’s possible that you think that you are more ready for a long term commitment than you actually are. Give this some deep thought. You don’t have to conform to society’s expectations – unless they are truly right for you.

Finances: The reversed 10 of Swords can indicate that you have taken some constructive and important steps to improve your financial situation. This is a good thing. It’s easy to fall back into old, bad habits, however. Be vigilant and careful. You are on the right track; stay there.
Health: You are taking or thinking of taking some steps which will indeed improve your health situation. Try not to think about the whole rest of your life, focus on today. Take one step at a time. If you are in need of healing, allow yourself to believe that you deserve to get better. Ask for any help that you may need.

Spirituality: The reversed 10 of Swords can mean that you have finally overcome some extremely painful parts of your past. Now it’s time to look forward. What do you want to see your life look like a year from today? Five years from today? Know that in spiritual communities, people pass in and out of favor just like they do in any other community. Don’t take such things too seriously.

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Page of Swords

page-of-swordsIntroduction: The Page of Swords, like all court cards, can sometimes stand in for a literal person in our lives. If so, in this case, the page will represent a person who is younger than the querent, who is likely to have hair on the darker end of the spectrum. Pages also often indicate that a message is coming. In this instance, it may not be what you were hoping to hear.
General: In general the Page of Swords tells us that the querent may be trying too hard, pushing too fast, or in general stepping on the toes of others. You may need to study the body language of others, and consider how well you do (or do not) accept constructive criticism from others. You are likely to have a great deal of mental and physical energy now. Use it wisely.

Work: In relation to work questions, the Page indicates that you may soon be dealing with some conflict at work if you are currently employed. If you’re looking for work, you may need to behave with a great deal of humility in interviews to land the position you’ve been hoping for (but don’t put yourself down.) Be cautious with contracts.

Love: In love questions, the Page of Swords points to mild conflict. Know when to push and when to back off, many fights and discussions are not actually worth having (as long as your partner is treating you with respect.) Allow your partner to have his or her space. This is crucial for happiness. If you’re unattached, get out and mingle. Love doesn’t drop out of the sky by itself.

Finances: In relation to money questions, be careful to not assume you know more than you do. The Page can indicate skimming the surface of matters. Don’t hesitate to ask for help from experts if there is even a chance that you don’t quite know what you’re doing with relation to money matters. Don’t overextend yourself financially and assume you’ll take care of it later. You’ll regret it.
Health: When the Page comes up in relation to health matters, chances are good that you have been overdoing it, working too hard, behaving too intensely. Give yourself and the others around you a break, your frayed nerves demand it. Silence and rest works wonders. If you’ve started a new workout regime, don’t push yourself too hard.

Spirituality: You may have been ignoring your spiritual side. Even the most logical secular humanist in the world must realize that there is an esoteric side to the world that is not necessarily immediately visible to the eye or logical. Explore spiritual belief systems that interest you, even if you don’t buy into them. Open your mind. If you think it’s already open, look more deeply and open further.

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Page of Swords Reversed

Introduction: The reversed Page of Swords can sometimes represent a literal person in your life. This can be someone younger than you, who may have a tendency to stick his or her nose in where it doesn’t belong. If so, don’t hesitate to draw boundaries.
General: In general the reversed Page of Swords tells you that you simply can’t plan for everything. Unexpected occurrences are part of life and you shouldn’t beat yourself up because of them. Work through any problems that crop up one step at a time.

Work: In relation to work questions, the reversed Page indicates that you may soon be dealing with some unexpected conflict at work or a message you were not expecting. Neither is necessarily a bad thing, just take a few minutes to think before you respond. If you’re seeking work, know that some employers are very likely to do intensive background checks before hiring you. Be prepared to respond about questions regarding your past and/or about information you consider personal, like your credit score.

Love: In love questions, the reversed Page of Swords points to difficulty in communications. Say what you mean and mean what you say. However when relating to your partner, you may need to look at deeper meanings behind the words. If you are looking for love you may be attracted to someone who then strikes you as a braggart or a “big talker.” Sometimes this is just nervousness – give them a chance.

Finances: When it comes to money, the reversed Page can indicate that you may recieve a message that you aren’t thrilled about, such as you or your partner not getting an expected pay rise. Don’t panic; you can work with the situation and things could be a whole lot worse. Don’t overreact, either. The initial information you get may be incorrect. Dig deeper and be patient.
Health: The reversed Page of Swords can indicate people talking off the cuff in relation to health in a way that could be worrisome. Remember that all may not be as it seems, initially. Before agreeing to major, invasive health procedures, seek a second opinion if at all possible. Don’t share health information that you want to be kept private, particularly with someone you don’ t know well. They are unlikely to keep your secret.

Spirituality: This card in the context of spirituality can indicate that you will meet someone who sets themselves up as a “spiritual guru,” but who in fact talks a great deal more than they actually know. Be cautious and circumspect, take what this person has to say which really resonates with you, and leave the rest behind. Beware of egotistical “spiritual advisors.”

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Knight of Swords

knight-of-swordsIntroduction: Unlike a number of the Swords cards, the Knight of Swords actually brings a fairly upbeat and cheerful energy. Knights can often mean that someone or something desirable is about to seek you out. The Knight of Swords also points to your physical, emotional, and spiritual energy being at a peak.
General: If you’re waiting for news from someone or something, you are likely to like what you hear. The Knight of Swords can point to lots of activity, travel, being out and about, getting things accomplished. You are unlikely to feel like waiting for anything to come to you; that’s a good thing… go after your heart’s desire.

Work: In relation to work questions, this is a particularly good omen if you are looking for work. A job that is just what you’ve been hoping for may suddenly come your way. If already employed, things are about to get a lot busier, in a very positive way. You will be getting so much accomplished that you may make your peers look bad. That’s mostly their problem, but don’t be obnoxious about it.

Love: You may literally be about to be swept off your feet, whether you are male or female. If you are currently in a committed relationship, It may be about to brighten up quite a bit and become a whole lot deeper and more satisfying. If you’re looking for love, it may come along when you least expect it but you have to be having some sort of contact with other people for the door to be open to this. Get dressed up and go out on the town. You’ll have a blast.

Finances: With regard to money, the picture looks good when the Knight appears. You may receive some cash that you weren’t expecting. Don’t spend it all in one place. Your return on investments are looking good. Keep doing what you’re doing. Share your wealth in whatever way you can.
Health: The Knight of Swords points to relatively good news with regard to health, but you may be told to slow down a little. If so, do as you’re told. The Knight has an element of somewhat grandiose energy and behavior. Yet doing your own homework into what’s ailing you can be helpful. You can harness your own healing energy and power now.

Spirituality: In the context of spiritual questions, the Knight points to a need for silence and space to deepen your understanding. It’s hard to increase your spirituality if you’re running around like a chicken with your head cut off. Remember one of the greatest affirmations ever offered to the world: Peace. Be still.

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Knight of Swords Reversed

Introduction: The reversed Knight of Swords can indicate that you need to be on your guard, particularly with people who are new. Someone may come into your life who is not trustworthy; they are not necessarily a thief in the literal sense, but could be a “thief” of energy, information, or ideas.
General: If this card appears when you have some travel coming up, be prepared for the trip to take longer than you would like or expect. Be cautious about sharing information in any form; emails are generally not secure and nearly any telephone conversation can be overheard or recorded. No need to be paranoid, but there is a need to be prudent.

Work: When the Knight of Swords appears reversed when you are already working, watch out for a co-worker who may shamelessly try to take all the credit for your work. Be sure that you have a paper trail and backups to prove you have been doing things the correct way. Someone may also try to blame you for a problem that wasn’t your fault. Stand up tall and protect yourself. This would be a good time to polish your resume and do background tasks, rather than actively seeking work.

Love: When the Knight of Swords appears in reverse and you’re looking for love, this would be a signal to keep your eyes open and to try to look below the surface when you meet new prospective partners. Just because someone may try overly hard to impress you when you first meet doesn’t mean that they’re a loser. In an ongoing love relationship, something may be bothering your partner. If you sense this, ask.

Finances: The reversed Knight can indicate that someone may try to swindle you out of some money, or at the very least, may ask you to pay far more than an item is worth. Do your homework and don’t be swayed by any “fast talkers.”
Health: Your health care practitioners may be coming across as though they are completely sure what is ailing you when in fact the situation could be less clear than they, or you, think. This doesn’t have to be bad news, in fact it could be very good. Do some research of your own and consider a second opinion if necessary.

Spirituality: With regard to spiritual questions, the Knight of Swords reversed tells you to evaluate spiritual information you are getting very carefully; regardless of its’ source. It is easy to become confused or deluded now. Give yourself time and space to absorb new information.

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Queen of Swords

queen-of-swordsIntroduction: The Queen of Swords can point to a woman in the querent’s life. This is a woman who is not to be trifled with. Often she will have dark hair and/or eyes. If not a person, she can point to the need for you to be forceful and honest in some situation to get your needs met. You may need to put your foot down.
General: In general the Queen of Swords can indicate that your instincts are serving you well. You already know what it is you want and need, now you just have to go after it. Be mindful of other people’s boundaries as you are doing so, however. This Queen has forceful energy which some people find abrasive.

Work: Even though you may be very clear on what needs to happen in your work environment, this is not the time to broadcast your impressions. Don’t overreact to any perceived slights or disrespect. If you’re looking for work, you’re in the space of being able to present yourself very well. Look to the women in your life to point you in the right direction.

Love: With regards to love, the only caution with this Queen is to beware the impulse to be too forceful. We’ve all been told that we’ll get more flies with honey than with vinegar, and there’s truth to this. Your mother or a mother-like figure may interfere in your relationship, whether she means to or not. Figure out where your boundaries lie with this, and let her know.

Finances: With regard to money, the Queen of Swords can show that a strong woman is about to play an important role in your financial life. There is a lot that you can learn from her, if you can be open to what she has to say.
Health: You may be repressing your emotions, and if so, this will impact your body negatively. Having said that, you must still be careful how, when, and where you vent your emotional reactions. Anything that reduces your stress level will be helpful now, even a five minute walk. Pick your battles. Stay in the moment.

Spirituality: The Queen can indicate that your emotions are the gateway to opening up your spiritual life. Think about what you are feeling and why. Then stop thinking and feel. Keeping a dream diary can be particularly insightful now. Be open to messages from spirit in the everyday.

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Queen of Swords Reversed

Introduction: The Queen of Swords reversed very often can point to a woman in your life. She may not be a kind person, and may well have dark hair and/or dark eyes. You will want to stay on her good side if you can. She may (sometimes without realizing it or without meaning to) block important things from getting accomplished.
General: In general the Reversed Queen of Swords can indicate stumbling blocks; these are most often created by other people besides you but occasionally refers to those which you are creating. Do you behave in ways that people find abrasive? Are you shooting yourself in the foot without realizing it? If you don’t know, ask someone you trust to be honest with you.

Work: The reversed Queen points to communication problems at work, both between people and with things like computers and information being misunderstood or misinterpreted. Take your time, explain yourself thoroughly and make sure that you are understood and that you have understood instructions and information as best you can. Assumptions can be very problematic now, both in established jobs and when job hunting.

Love: With regards to love, the main caution with this reversed Queen of Swords is that your memory of what happened or what was said in a romantic relationship may not be the actual reality of things. Be open to hearing your partner’s point of view. If you’re looking for love, you’ll have to work harder than usual to understand where your prospective partner is coming from. Don’t assume; ask.

Finances: With regard to money, the Queen of Swords reversed can show that communication and data mistakes can impact your financial life now. Check reciepts and financial statements carefully. Your bank or a store (or utility) could make an accidental mistake; catching it could save you substantial money.
Health: You need to be vigilant about remembering to take any medication that you are on, and this would also be a good time to make sure that women in your life that you care about are doing the same. If you have concerns about your health or the way your memory is functioning, this is an important time to seek medical attention. Be honest with your health care provider, even about things that may seem small.

Spirituality: The Queen of Swords reversed can indicate that a strong woman can really enrich your spiritual life now, however, she may do so in a way that is difficult to deal with or in a negative way. Sometimes people teach by showing us how we don’t want to be. But with eyes open, we can learn from everyone, even people who have a tendency to be hurtful – whether they mean to be or not.

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King of Swords

king-of-swordsIntroduction: The King of Swords often stands in for a powerful, opinionated, forceful man in the querent’s life. He will often, but not always, have hair on the darker end of the spectrum. You may be tempted to think only about how things affect you personally, particularly when this card does not represent a man in your life. Consider the feelings of others before you act.
General: In general, the King of Swords points to very forceful energy. You may not be able to get a man in your life to change is mind or to do what you want. You may need to change something major about your behavior, thoughts, and/or expectations. Don’t overextend your reach.

Work: A man in your work environment may behave or talk to you in a way that you find bothersome, but the truth is that you may be being too sensitive. He’s just doing his job. If you are looking for work, a man, likely to be dark haired and the stereotypical “man’s man” may be in a position to hire you, but you will have to impress him on every level to get the job. Know where to draw the line, but don’t be too quick to claim offense.

Love: In relation to love, the King can mean that a strong, forceful, opinionated man may be part of the scenario. If this man is your beloved, it means that you are going to have to accept him as he is, and whether you are male or female, you’ll best deal with him by drawing on the feminine aspects of your nature. Don’t put up with being mistreated, however. This man can walk the line between being stereotypically manly, and overstepping his bounds. Protect yourself.

Finances: When it comes to finance, the King tells us that you need to fully understand and face the reality of your financial situation. Hiding from it will solve nothing. It also points toward a need for generosity toward others. You may not feel inclined to be generous, but behave that way anyway. The rewards you reap will be more than worth it.
Health: If you’re having symptoms that are not specific, be aware that your medical practitioner, especially if they are a western medical practitioner, may order a bazillion tests. Educate yourself as much as possible before you walk in the door. Be an active participant in your medical treatment.

Spirituality: In order for you to feel connected to a set of spiritual beliefs, they have to make sense to you mentally as well. You can deepen your spiritual awareness and practice by actively seeking out new sources of information and insight. Try something new, even an oracle or reading that you do for yourself can sometimes offer new clarity. Active meditations are useful now.

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King of Swords Reversed

Introduction: The King of Swords reversed usually represents a powerful, opinionated, forceful man in yourlife. He will often, but not always, have hair on the darker end of the spectrum. He is not particularly open to new ways of doing things. It will be difficult to get him to be open to any sort of change.
General: In general, the King of Swords reversed points to very forceful energy, whether or not he represents a literal man in your life. You will need to accept that you can’t always change anyone’s mind; sometimes the best you can hope for is compromise. And being forceful or like a bully yourself is not going to change anything; in fact it is likely to have the opposite effect.

Work: With the reversed King of Swords, a man in your work environment may be holding back from saying things that it would be helpfulf for him to be saying. Keep your ear to the ground and listen carefully. If you are looking for work, as with the upright meaning, a man, likely to be dark haired and the stereotypical “man’s man” may be in a position to hire you, but you will have to impress him on every level to get the job. Stress your understanding of tradition and the importance of following the rules.

Love: In relation to love, the reversed King of Swords can mean that a strong, forceful, opinionated man may be part of the scenario. He could be stubborn to a fault. As with the upright meaning of this card, if his man is your beloved, it means that you are going to have to accept him as he is, and whether you are male or female, you’ll best deal with him by drawing on the feminine aspects of your nature. Don’t put up with being mistreated, however. This man can walk the line between being stereotypically manly, and overstepping his bounds. Protect yourself, and also do not accept dishonesty from him, “man’s man,” or not.

Finances: When it comes to finance, the reversed King tells you that it is important that you are meticulous now regarding your finances. You could easily find mistakes which have been made – and some or all of it could be in your favor. If you can’t face slogging through “your books” on your own, ask for or hire help. You may be very pleasantly surprised about what you find out.
Health: It’s possible that your medical practioner is not open to hearing what you have to say and may doubt your interpretation of events and symptoms, with the reversed King of Swords in the reading. It may help to keep records. Overall, though, it is your responsibility to advocate for yourself and if your current medical doctor is not open to hearing your concerns; you may need to switch to one who will.

Spirituality: You may need to think critically and logically about some spiritual information coming your way now. It’s possible that a spiritual leader of some kind is twisting something for the benefit of his organization (yes, he is likely to be male – or a woman with very masculine energy.) Again, trust your instincts and your intuition. If something doesn’t resonate with you, then it doesn’t resonate; it doesn’t matter who says it or why. You don’t have to accept everything even a trusted advisor offers.

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Ace of Wands

ace-of-wandsIntroduction: Aces of any suit usually indicate new beginnings – generally very positive ones. Wands are in the realm of accomplishment and are often generally related to work/career. If you are having a difficult time and draw the Ace of Wands in a reading, know that things are likely to be getting much better very soon!

General: This card depicts being upbeat, optimistic, and hopeful about your future – with good cause! You are likely to be feeling quite energetic and positive, or you very soon will be feeling that way. Aces also tell you that now is a good time to start something new. What will you begin?

Work: If you are looking for a new position when the Ace of wands appears, know that something new and very positive is likely to be headed your way soon. Be bold and ask for what you want/need in the work/career arena. You are likely to be more successful than you’d dream possible.

Love: If you are single, this can indicate the beginning of a new love relationship heading your way. Make yourself available for love in whatever way makes sense to you. If you are already committed, the ace tells you that the relationship is about to undergo a ‘new beginning,’ and you will rise to new levels of understanding each other. Express yourself.

Finances: The appearance of this card is usually the sign of a turn for the better in terms of fortune and wealth, and sometimes it can even indicate gifts of money, or inheritance from unexpected sources (but it certainly doesn’t mean that someone has to pass over for you to receive this inheritance.) This gift does not have to be money of course; any kind of gift that has value to both the giver and the receiver can be indicated by the Ace.

Health: You will soon reach new, positive levels of health and vitality. This is an excellent time to begin a new health regime. Start where you are. If this means exercising for two minutes, or eating vegetables at one meal a week, then that’s what you should do. The payoff for doing so will be huge. Don’t delay.

Spirituality: Remember that your mind and body are more closely linked then you tend to consider. One affects the other, without fail. This card can indicate a new spiritual influence coming into your life. Think about your spiritual role models. If you don’t have one, find one. There is always help available, if you are open to it.

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Ace of Wands Reversed

Introduction: The reversed Ace of Wands broadly has to do with the realm of accomplishment and work/career. With the reversal, it may be difficult for you to keep your focus and to avoid becoming ineffective. Keep your focus on one thing at a time.

General: In general the reversed Ace still points to reason for feeling good, but you may be having difficulty “feeling it.” If you are struggling with anxiety, try to get a handle on what you are worrying about and what is bothering you. You may benefit by talking to someone new about the way that they handle such things; this could be very inspirational.

Work: The Ace of Wands reversed shows good possibilities at and for work, but there is a downside implied here as well. For instance you may find/have a good job, but have a supervisor who is difficult. Or there may be misunderstandings at work which make you feel as though you aren’t valued. Don’t jump to conclusions, if you are having difficulty, ask questions.

Love: As with the upright meaning, if you are single, the reversed Ace of Wands can indicate the beginning of a new love relationship. This card can also indicate the birth of a child; so if this is a possibility for you and you are not yet ready, make sure you take all the appropriate precautions, and then some. In an existing relationship, this card shows a need to think before you speak and to listen hard to your partner. Misunderstandings are easy now.

Finances: The Ace of Wands reversed shows a need to pay close attention to what you are doing with your money. This is not the time to take chances or to just hand over your financial responsibility to a broker or banker and expect them to act in your best interest. There is no such thing as a “sure bet,” in investing or in horse racing, so be careful.

Health: The reversed Ace of Wands points to a need to watch out for–and limit or stop–indulgences. Being moderate in your habits now is very important. Overindulgence in food, alcohol, or drugs (even over-exercise or over-dieting) can wreak serious havoc with your system and your long-term health. If you need help acheiving balance, reach out for it. There are knowledgable people and information all around you.

Spirituality: The reversed Ace of Wands can show that you are so tired from all the things you are undertaking in your daily life that you have not been paying attention to your spirituality. Take a few moments for yourself, a few moments to allow your spirit to drink in the energies of the universe. This will help sustain you, and will benefit you more than you can imagine.

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Two of Wands

2-of-wandsIntroduction: Twos of any suit are often about balance. It will be important for you to keep your balance in every way that you can – even to the mundane, boring things like eating right and getting enough rest. These things will be very helpful to you during this time. The 2 of Wands also often indicates a partnership with one other person. This can be business or personal, or both.

General: In general the 2 of Wands reminds us to stay mindful of the give-and-take required for all successful relationships. If things are feeling “out of balance” for you in general now, know that they are about to get substantially better. Keep your eyes on the prize that you’re looking for, metaphorically, and remain or get positive.

Work: You’re about to fit things together in new or unusual ways. Work is about to get a lot smoother, and if you’re looking for employment, you are about to find the right fit. Don’t let anyone knock you off your stride. You’re more together and balanced than you might realize, work-wise.

Love: If you’re already in a relationship, it’s about to get a lot more equal. Pay attention to your ideas about equality and balance and share them. If you’re looking for love, someone who could be very good for you is already likely part of your life. Don’t judge a book by its cover. If someone is interested in you, give them a chance. This relationship could be just what you’re looking for.

Finances: Your income and outgoing is moving toward a better state of balance. The 2 of Wands indicates fairness and equality, don’t hesitate to ask for what you are truly due or worth. You are likely to be pleasantly surprised by how much you can improve your financial situation.

Health: The theme of balance particularly holds true for this card in terms of health. Energy work aimed at balancing your chakras and/or your body/mind/spirit is particularly effective and helpful health wise now. Are you paying adequate attention to all three? If not, now’s the time. The benefits are far greater than any effort you can put out. Your health is most likely in better shape than you fear.

Spirituality: A spiritual partnership with just one other person may be greatly beneficial to you now. Remember too that you are also always spiritually in partnership with yourself as well. Remember to take time and space to care well for yourself spiritually and emotionally. This is an essential ingredient to having spiritually successful relationships with others. Start with yourself.

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Two of Wands Reversed

Introduction: The reversed 2 of Wands can indicate a pleasant surprised headed your way soon. Take the time to think positively, and to be grateful for the gifts that life is bringing you. Allow yourself to take joy and pleasure in the little things.

General: In general the reversed 2 of Wands reminds us to put emotion in perspective. Sometimes what you feel is not the total reality of the situation. Still, sometimes you have to make a change and try new things in order to enjoy life. Weigh the balance carefully if you are considering taking a risk and/or making big changes in your life.

Work: You can expect things to go well in your working world; you may be pleasantly surprised by new business or new procedures at work – or even by a new job offer. The time may have come, on the other hand, to leave a working situation which has been good for you in the past. Don’t burn your bridges, if you do decide to leave.

Love: When the reversed 2 of Wands appears in a love question, you can expect that a relationship will either deepen and become even more committed, or if you’re looking for love, that a new relationship is very likely to begin soon. Someone could quite literally sweep you off your feet or surprise you in a stunning, uplifting way. Enjoy the magic. If you’re lonely and can’t imagine how there could be love on your horizon; make sure that you are putting yourself where you can be found. Love is unlikely to come knocking while you’re sitting home in the dark reading a book or watching televison. Reach out.

Finances: You may have a positive surprise headed your way with regard to money when the reversed 2 of Wands appears. Don’t bet the farm, but this could be a small lottery or gambling win. More likely, the increase will come from money you have earned (a surprise pay rise at work) or the discovery that something you own is worth much more than you thought. Enjoy.

Health: When the reversed 2 of Wands appears in the context of a health question, know that no one in the world holds all the answers as to what will happen with your health. If you are in need of healing, start by imagining that healing is possible and read up on positive health outcomes that doctors call “idiopathic,” – other people call those surprise positive outcomes “miracles.” Miracles happen. If you are healthy, this is not the time to take stupid risks. Know your physical limitations.

Spirituality: The reversed 2 of Wands can indicate that a “spiritual leader” may attempt to dominate you personally. This is a time to think for yourself, and not accept what others say just because they say it. No human spiritual leader is perfect, of course, but the good ones don’t present themselves as perfect or use strongarm tactics to control others. Trust your own impressions.

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Three of Wands

3-of-wandsIntroduction: When the 3 of Wands appears, you are likely to find that your finances are going much better, in fact this can be the month that your proverbial ship has come in. You are likely to be feeling very strong and with good reason. You may be finally experiencing some important success after you’ve been through some difficulty.

General: In general the 3 of Wands refers to work, in an extremely positive way. Even if you don’t work outside the home, it means that your efforts are seen, appreciated, and are well respected. Give yourself some credit.

Work: When the 3 of Wands appears in the context of work, it tells us that you have a lot to be proud of regarding your work performance, even if you haven’t quite seen the rewards you would expect from this yet. If you’re looking for work, you will soon find a position that is going to be better than you expected. Hold your head up high and know that you have a lot that you’re bringing to the table.

Love: Your romantic relationships are likely to be going well, but only if your partner is willing to treat you as an equal. If they are not, it may be time to move on – after you’ve made your complaints and position clear. If you have recently met someone new, know that you are held in very high regard by this new person. If you’re in the market for love but feel as though you don’t have any prospects, you are probably currently spending too much time and effort on your career. Think about allowing more time for your personal life.

Finances: Things are looking up financially. Your hard work is already in the process of being rewarded whether you see evidence of this yet or not. Still, don’t over extend yourself financially. Put away a little something for a rainy day. Be sure to share the wealth. You may do better financially than you had ever dreamed.

Health: The health news is likely to be very good when this card shows up. Your health efforts are likely beginning to show fruit. Don’t hesitate to consider alternative ways to treat or deal with health challenges, within reason.

Spirituality: You have an at least somewhat mature, sensible spiritual view in place. Even so, realize that if you are paying attention at all, you are growing spiritually, and that thus, your spiritual views can and should change and develop over time. Don’t be afraid of change and new information.

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Three of Wands Reversed

Introduction: When the reversed 3 of Wands appears, things in general are very likely to be going much better than you would expect in the near future. You may finally get a well-deserved rest or break from your hard work. Allow yourself this time to re-charge.

General: In general the reversed 3 of Wands can refer to a wish coming true, in a positive way. Think carefully about what it is that you really wish for and why. You are likely to find yourself with sudden understanings coming to you – about yourself, about other people, and about the world. Generally, you can trust this new knowledge.

Work: When the 3 of Wands reversed appears in the context of work, it tells us that you will be making important steps and leaps with regard to your work. You could even be preparing to start your own business in some way. In general, you can expect good things with regard to what you do. Don’t be shy. Let your talents be obvious to people. Cooperate with others.

Love: Recent difficulty in your love relationship may be coming to an end when the reversed 3 of Wands appears. If you are looking for love, someone may try to establish a relationship with you. As the saying goes, “don’t judge a book by its cover.” If you’re looking for love, give people a chance. You may be surprised in a very good way if you do.

Finances: As with the upright meaning, the reversed 3 of Wands can indicate that things will shortly be looking up for you financially. However, this increase will definitely be tied to collaboration and cooperation with others. Don’t try to do it all on your own. If you have financial questions, find a good advisor.

Health: The reversed 3 of Wands implies that your upcoming health reports will be better than you had imagined. You are on the right track with regard to caring for yourself. Keep up the good work. If you could use support to keep up your efforts, know that the support is already out there and that there are a lot of people “in your shoes.” Just reach out.

Spirituality: You may be on the verge of making a concerted attempt to grow spiritually when this card appears. Know that you can do so, and that the benefits of such growth are large. Inspiration and new information can come from the most surprising of sources. Take one step at a time.

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Four of Wands

4-of-wandsIntroduction: The 4 of Wands often indicates that you may be attending a special event – one which will be way more fun than you are anticipating. So, go, and have a good time. Business is also likely to be going very well at this time, you will be proud of yourself, and others will be proud of you.

General: Although this is a very positive card in a reading, it shows also a need to keep your wits about you, that although you deserve and should treat yourself to some fun, but know that you are still in a building up phase and now is not the time to rest completely on your laurels. This card can also sometimes mean that you will be moving your place of residence.

Work: Things are probably going very well for you work-wise. Still, whatever you do, don’t take this initial success for granted and feel like it will all be smooth sailing from here on out. Yes, you’ve earned your success and some kudos (and some fun and some time off too) but don’t forget that you will have to continue to strive to stay on top and to continue to grow and stretch yourself. It’s exactly like playing “king of the mountain” when you were a kid – once you got on top, you might have been able to catch your breath for a minute but the next thing you knew you were fighting to stay at the top.

Love: When it comes to love, this card can indicate that your relationship is about to become a whole lot more committed – up to and including a potential marriage. If you’re looking for love, it shows that special events (wedding, bar and bat mitzvahs, commitment ceremonies, etc.) are a good place to meet someone special now. If you get invited to something like this, and are single, make a point to GO.

Finances: Your finances are likely in good shape and are also likely to get a whole lot better. However, this will be as a result of your hard work, and not something like pure luck like a LOTTERY WIN. Have faith in yourself and keep trying. You will reap positive rewards.

Health: If you’re waiting on results from a test, you are likely to soon be celebrating positive news. If there is something that has been bothering you health-wise and you’ve not been able to find a solution, know that there is help available for you. Be persistent in trying to find that help!

Spirituality: If your friends and family don’t agree with your spirituality, don’t let that bother you. You see things the way that you do for a reason. Be open to considering the input of others, but know that ultimately you must (and have a right to) make up your own mind.

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Four of Wands Reversed

Introduction: The Reversed 4 of Wands, perhaps more than any other card, retains more of its’ upright meaning. This is a very positive card to see in a reading in any context. There may be an upcoming celebration; in any event, joy is likely to be in the air.

General: Unexpected good fortune could be headed your way when this card appears. Still, that doesn’t mean to throw away all your hard work and simply sit back. All good things are added to when we make efforts and when we make a point to share and give to others, in whatever way we can. Just do your best.

Work: When you see the reversed 4 of Wands, things are likely ot already be going very well for you in the workplace. Don’t forget that your continued effort will be needed, there is no such thing as a completed life’s work if one is still alive. Accept the compliments headed your way with good grace and be sure to share “credit” when it is appropriate. There is no such thing as a completely self-made man or woman.

Love: The reversed 4 of Wands can indicate that a relationship is likely to become much more committed in the near future, up to and including marriage. You may have a marriage or special event to attend even if you are single and uncommitted. Make a point to go if you are invited to such an event, and don’t use it as an excuse to feel sorry for yourself. You could meet the love of your life at someone else’s wedding. Think positively.

Finances: You have, without doubt, been working hard to build up a financial safety net when this card appears in the context of a financial question. Know that what you have acheived is good and that your investments are as secure as it’s possible for them to be right now. Give yourself a break before resuming these efforts. No amount of money buys complete security in this ever-changing universe.

Health: When the 4 of Wands reversed appears in regard to a health question, the news looks very encouraging. You have a lot to be happy about and thankful for regardless of your health status; focus on that, and think positively. There is a demonstrated link to positive attittudes and good health outcomes.

Spirituality: You have the right to attend to your own spirit in your own way regardless of what others think about it. You are likely to discover new things about yourself and your spirituality in the future when the 4 of Wands appears reversed; and these are likely to be positive, uplifting discoveries. You may want to try a new spiritual discipline, such as yoga or tai chi. Sometimes such things can lead to overwhelmingly positive new growth.

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Five of Wands

5-of-wandsIntroduction: The 5 of Wands often refers to competition. Usually this is in the career/work arena, but sometimes it can refer to romantic rivals. Don’t be afraid of competing, know that you have something to offer, and can be successful. But you have to try, to see results.

General: When this card appears, your need to believe in yourself is stronger than ever now. Hold your head up high, and have faith that you will end up in the place that is right for you. You may be thinking of making a career change. Know that you can be successful, if so.

Work: Know that you are facing competition, but if you play your cards right, that you can compete successfully. The only way to lose for sure is not to try. Play fair even if all around you are not doing so. People who play dirty may seem to win in the short term, but as Gandhi said, that sort of win is never, ever permanent.

Love: The person you have your eye on may be being pursued by several people. Even so, give it your best shot. You need to know that you have done all that you can for this relationship where your heart is involved. This can also work the other way and mean that you are going to be pursued by several interested people romantically.

Finances: Even though money may be tight, try to look at your financial situation calmly and dispassionately. You may not be able to meet all your obligations immediately. That does not mean that you will never be able to meet them. Do what you can, and be honest about the situation. Things will be better financially soon, likely in a matter of weeks.

Health: You may be frustrated in your search for answers about your health. If you’re being blocked, pushing forward may not be the best response. Sometimes the best solution is to go around the obstacle. At minimum, give yourself a break for a few hours. You could use the rest. You may be working far too hard, which could affect your health negatively.

Spirituality: It’s difficult to grow spiritually if you are running around like a chicken with your head cut off. Take time to rest, to do nothing. Create space for yourself to be quiet and hear the music of the spheres. Life is not all about competition. Everyone needs room sometimes to just be. Give yourself this gift of time and space, and you should see and feel spiritual growth in response.

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Five of Wands Reversed

Introduction: The reversed 5 of Wands can indicate open conflict and competition. Usually this is in the career/work arena. Know that you don’t have to – and should not – face this alone should problems arise at work; there are competent advisors at your disposal should things become difficult. Take one step at a time and think before you act or speak.

General: As with the upright 5 of Wands, you have a real need to believe in and trust yourself now. If something or someone doesn’t pass the “smell test” to you now, trust your instincts. However, no matter what happens, be hesitant to escalate conflict or to take irrevocable steps. Don’t be hasty, no matter how angry you get in coming weeks.

Work: There may be disputes coming up at work if you are currently employed when this card appears. If so, think calmly and rationally and avoid arguments to the best of your ability. Make sure you have protected yourself as well as you can, in terms of tracking your actions, having a paper trail, having witnesses during contentious discussions, and so forth. If you are looking for work, don’t be discouraged by the comptetion out there. You have your own unique talents to bring to the table. Think positively.

Love: If you are currently in a committed love relationship when the reversed 5 of Wands appears, what looks like conflict on the surface can actually be very beneficial to your relationship (provided both parties “fight fair,”) as you will learn more about yourselves, and each other, and clear the air. If you are looking for love or have your heart set on someone who doesn’t seem to be “moving forward” with you, know that their reluctance has more to do with their issues than with you. If you really want this person, you will need to be patient.

Finances: If you are having money difficulties now, this is a time to carefully question your old assumptions. You may have assumed there is nothing you can do to cut your expenses, or to bring in more money, or to get a higher return on your investments. Think again. Try to look at your situation as though it was that of a third party. What would you advise that they do?

Health: The reversed 5 of Wands can indicate that you are trying to deal with physical pain. (If this were to be the case you would already be feeling this pain before the reading is cast.) If you are in pain, these are not signals to ignore or to let your health care practitioner ignore, even if there is no clear reason for the pain that has been found yet. Pain affects ones’ quality of life if it is not relieved. Insist that they take you seriously and meanwhile do what you can to ease the symptoms. A dietary change may help. Heat and massage are also often useful.

Spirituality: Know that spiritual growth is not a competition. When the reversed 5 of Wands appears, people may try to convince you that you need to grow a certain way, at a certain speed, and so forth. Know, too, that spiritual growth can involve dealing with and accepting some apparent contradictions. Try to become more comfortable with paradox.

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Six of Wands

six-of-wandsIntroduction: The 6 of Wands is a very positive omen. It can indicate that despite the challenges you are facing, you will overcome them and come out on top. This card also points toward literal or metaphorical movement; things are changing, in a positive way.

General: In general, the 6 is about happiness and celebration. You are about to see some results for your hard work and efforts. Give yourself a break or treat yourself in some way. You have certainly earned it.

Work: If you’re looking for a position, this card is a very positive portent. You will find something that is better than you dared hope. If you’re currently in a position that you want to stay in – things are about to get even better at work for you than you would have hoped. Your efforts are valued. Just keep doing what you are doing.

Love: In a committed relationship, this card means that things are looking up. Suddenly, you are likely to find yourself feeling closer and happier with your partner than ever before. If you’re unattached, take heart – the appearance of this card can mean you’re about to enter a relationship with someone you’ve been dreaming about. This is a very positive omen.

Finances: Things will be going much better for you financially soon. Regardless of what is happening all around you, things are going to be on the upswing for you financially. Be prudent, however, in what you do with any increase. Particularly these days, it’s important for everyone to be prepared for a rainy day. Still – expect increase.

Health: If you’re worried about health, relax. Things are not as bad for you or the person that you’re asking about as you fear. There is an underlying, spiritual strength that will sustain the health of the person you’re asking about. Take heart.

Spirituality: In the context of spirituality, the 6 of Wands can indicate getting in touch with deep joy and love of living. You are already on the right track. Get in touch with the joy inside you, and then share it. The world needs the gifts that only you can offer.

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Six of Wands Reversed

Introduction: The 6 of Wands reversed is a positive omen. It can mean that despite delays and challenges, that things you have been hoping for or working on may finally come through. This is not a time to let fear hold you back.

General: In general, the reversed 6 of Wands is about victory. However, you may need to be cautious about in whom you place your trust. There may be one person who on the surface looks like a supporter but who may acttually be jealous or negative in some way. Trust your instincts about people and don’t hesitate to stand up for yourself if necessary.

Work: You should be cautiously optimistic when the 6 of Wands appears reversed. If you are currently employed, although your work is appreciated and valued in general, there may be at least one person who for no good reason is dishonest or working against you. Open conflict is not going to help your case, this is more of a “kill them with kindness” situation. If looking for work, don’t believe everything you hear. Still, your job hunt is likely to be more successful more quickly than you would expect when this card appears.

Love: When this card appears with regard to a committed relationship, you may find yourself feeling fear about the relationship. If so, examine it alone first. What are you afraid of? Are there specific things that your partner has said or done which has contributed to this fear? Everyone needs reassurance sometimes. If you are looking for love, you may be fearing that you will never find love. This does not have to be the case – unless you make it the case. If you find yourself feeling that way, look at your self esteem. Believe yourself worthy of being loved; because you are worthy.

Finances: This is a time to be detailed and methodical with regard to money when the 6 of Wands appears reversed. Pay attention to bank statements, income and outgoings, reciepts, and any other financial transaction. You may find money you didn’t know that you had. Think carefully.

Health: If you pull the reversed 6 of Wands with regard to a health question, know that there is a great deal that you can do yourself to support your good health. Are you eating extremely well? Are you drinking pure, clean water? Thinking positively? All that “boring, normal stuff,” especially in the face of illness, can make a tremendous positive difference. You may get conflicting information about your health from professionals, never hesitate to ask for and/or get a second or even third opinion if necessary.

Spirituality: The reversed 6 of Wands can indicate that you are somehow expecting the universe to give you answers or guidance without any input or effort from you. Yes, it sometimes happens that way, but more often, we are expected to ask about specifics, and take action on our own, rather than waiting for everything to line up in perfect order. Be open to the insights you are given from others, at least enough to consider them fully even if you ultimately reject their interpretation.

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Seven of Wands

7-of-wandsIntroduction: When the 7 of Wands appears, you are likely to find that in any sort of competitive situation, that you come out on top. Things should be going very well, you should be feeling good, and projects should be moving right along. You may still have regular moments of self-doubt, unfortunately, but now is time to feel the fear, and do it anyway.

General: Don’t hesitate to make where you stand clear to people. Your thinking is clear, and you are likely to help someone out by spelling things out for them. This card can indicate that a change is coming – a positive change – in your personal or business life. This card also points toward being independent and thinking for yourself.

Work: If you’ve ever wanted to be self-employed, now is the time to give this a great deal of thought and to do your homework. You have the wherewithal to make your own business work, IF you are willing to put in the time and effort it will take to make it happen. Be logical, however. If you can start your business while still employed elsewhere, it makes sense to do so.

Love: If you are already committed, don’t hesitate to speak your mind to your beloved. This will only improve your relationship as long as you are simultaneously considerate of the way in which you speak your mind. If single, this card can indicate that you are about to meet someone new away from your usual haunts. Try something new.

Finances: Expect an increase. You end up with a year-end bonus you were not suspecting, something you own is worth more than you thought, in short, money is on the upswing. Be sensible with how you use and invest this money. Think long-term.

Health: You may be worrying unnecessarily. Even when facing serious health challenges, a positive attitude can work wonders. If you suspect something is wrong with your physical being, insist that your medical providers check it out for you. If your usual doctor will not check it out, look until you find a doctor who will. Trust your instincts.

Spirituality: By facing your fears and turning them to your advantage, you grow even stronger, and ready to face the next obstacle in your path. Indeed, there can be no courage without fear to inspire it. That fear does not need to be your master any more. If an opportunity calls you, cast away your doubt and go for it with courage in your hands. If you feel that now is the time to take a step towards your dream, throw hesitation to the winds and let nothing stand in your way. In short, whatever your clear desires are, go for them!

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Seven of Wands Reversed

Introduction: When the reversed 7 of Wands appears, you may find yourself needing to guard against indecision. Yes, it’s better in general not to flail around at random, if you’re unsure, but at the same time, there’s a reason why they say “He who hesitates is lost.” If you wait for the perfect moment you will quite literally be waiting forever.

General: The reversed 7 of Wands can point to a feeling of anxiety. If you are feeling anxious, try to get to the root of why you might be feeling this way, and what you can do to make a difference. Sometimes anxiety is alleviated by taking action. If you need help dealing with your feelings or with taking action, don’t be too proud to admit it.

Work: You may be at a loss about what to do with regard to your work situation if you are already employed. If that’s the case, talk to someone you trust, seek out the advice of others who have experienced similar situations. The answers are out there. If you are looking for work, try to “think outside the box.” Who could you contact for work that you hadn’t considered talking to yet?

Love: In a committed relationship, the 7 of Wands reversed can indicate that one or both of you is being indecisive about something. This is usually because of one of two things: either the fear is too intense to move forward, or the time is simply not right. Something can be done about the former, generally speaking. If you are looking for love, the first thing to do is to get outside your front door. Get out, have fun, and see where life takes you. Thinking for too long about the exact specifics of the “perfect partner” for you is counterproductive–there’s no such person.

Finances: The reversed 7 of Wands can indicate some confusion with regard to money. People may promise and then not deliver or pay on time. Expected financial bonuses may not materialize or may only come through for certain people. If the latter thing happens at your workplace, it may be time to look for a different job. People who value their employees don’t treat them that way.

Health: When the 7 of Wands reversed appears in a health reading, anxiety can be the biggest problem that you are facing. That doesn’t mean to ignore your physical symptoms, but it does mean that it’s important to understand the mind body connection. Get your symptoms checked out, and if you’re given a clean bill of health by a trustworthy medical professional, then it’s time to consider your thoughts and your spirtuality, if you continue to have problems.

Spirituality: If you aren’t careful when the reversed 7 of Wands appears in a reading about spirituality, you could be tempted to talk and talk (and listen to others talk and talk) about spirituality. Your best bet is actually not to do that; your best bet is to be quiet and listen to the universe, and see what comes to you now. Silence can be healing. Be still.

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Eight of Wands

8-of-wandsIntroduction: A lot of things may be up in the air for you when the 8 of Wands appears. You may be frustrated, tired of waiting. This card is an indicator to be patient a while longer. You may have already done all you can do, and decisions now must be made by other people.

General: When this card appears, nothing seems to be moving ahead. Don’t try to force things, as that is likely to backfire on you. Speaking metaphorically, sometimes our actions are all in the wrist, all you can do is put your best out there and see where it lands. You’ve put your best out there. Now wait.

Work: You are probably waiting on decisions that have to be made by others. Chances are good that the outcome will be positive, but don’t try to push people before they are ready. Be patient. The logjam will break soon, but it isn’t up to you to break it.

Love: In the context of love, when the 8 appears, you probably are feeling ready for a commitment that doesn’t seem to be forthcoming. Again, you must not push someone before they are ready. You can’t get your needs met by force. Distract yourself if necessary, and your beloved may be back to you before you know it, offering the love you’d been hoping for, on a silver platter.

Finances: Things don’t seem to be moving, financially. This is not a good time to take speculative investments, unless you are looking at the very long-term. Things are in flux. Save money. Watch your spending habits. Again, patience is called for.

Health: You may be anxiously waiting for test results or for information on what a particular health problem actually means. Take one moment at a time, think positively, and know that it may take a while to get to the bottom of what is really happening. Advocate for yourself, ask questions, educate yourself as much as you can. Your healers have a lot of patients to care for. You only have yourself. Keep plugging ahead and things are likely to be fine.

Spirituality: For most of us, patience can be a difficult spiritual lesson to grapple with. However when this card appears, it’s a clear signal that stillness and patience are issues that you need to work on. Meditation is helpful now. If you can’t sit still and meditate for twenty minutes, that’s fine… start with thirty seconds. With stillness, very often, comes peace. Look for it.

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Eight of Wands Reversed

Introduction: As with the upright 8, the reversed 8 of Wands generally counsels patience. Some things in life cannot be forced or hurried. At the same time, look at how you are using your precious and limited energy. Are you simply waiting, or are you moving forward, as best as you can?

General: You may be feeling guilty about something when you recieve the reversed 8 of Wands. Remember that there is nothing that can be changed about the past; the only good thing that guilt can create is a change in future behavior. Sometimes the best thing to do is to forgive yourself. But your conscience is there for a reason. Don’t ignore it.

Work: There may be disagreements and arguments at work when this card appears. You and/or the people you work with have put too much effort into things to let relatively petty issues derail major issues. Back off, cool down, and rethink. If you are looking for work, unfortunately there may be a delay in a decision you have been waiting on. Be patient and trust that things will work out the way they should.

Love: In the context of love, when the 8 of Wands reversed appears, you may need to watch out for pangs of jealousy, whether in an existing committed love relationship or in a relationship that you are just hopeful about. Jealousy gets you nowhere and is not proof of love. Be self-posessed and self-sufficient.

Finances: The reversed 8 of Wands, as with the upright meaning, counsels patience and long-term thinking with regard to finances and money. Rome was not built in a day and neither will your long term financial security. Take a deep breath and hang on.

Health: Again, when the 8 of Wands reversed appears in a health question, patience and calmness is necessary. You will not help your health status by being overly anxious or fearful. Send your body loving and healing energy, no matter what the potential problems in your body might be. Don’t fear the worst, and don’t suffer over health problems which may not ever happen.

Spirituality: The 8 of Wands reversed calls for focus, determination, and cooperation on every level, including your spiritual outlook. It is easy for energy to dissipate now. Ground yourself as best you can and try to make time for meditation, stillness, and contemplation. You cannot do all things at once or be all things to all people. No one can.

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Nine of Wands

9-of-wandsIntroduction: The majority of the Wands suits are basically very positive cards, however as you move towards the highest cards in the suit, more complexity and difficulty can be indicated. The 9 of Wands is where some would say this begins. This card can indicate anxiety and worry – being burdened and keyed up over concerns.

General: When the 9 of Wands comes up, the first and best step is often to take a deep breath and calm down. Don’t let the things you are worried about overwhelm you. Take it one day at a time, one hour at a time, if you must. At least some of your worries will very likely turn out to be imaginary. Get very specific on what you are afraid of and pick it apart. What is the true likelihood of the worry actually happening? Comfort yourself, and if you need help, don’t hesitate to ask for it. Asking for help is the mark of a strong person.

Work: Things may be tense at work. Try not to contribute to the tension; think before you speak, be calm and unruffled as possible on the surface, at least. Get clear about the things you can and cannot control and try to give very little “mind-space” to the latter. Do your best with the former, and things will very likely be well. If you’re wondering if your job may be eliminated, unfortunately, when this card appears, the answer can be yes. Forewarned is forearmed. If that happens, what will you do about it?

Love: In the context of love, it’s important to remember that no relationship, and nothing on earth, in fact, can stand up to constant dissection. Try to give your beloved some breathing space. If you are uncommitted, and longing for love, understand that the time may simply not yet be right for you. Are there things about yourself that you would like to change? This is a good time to get yourself whole emotionally, so that when you are ready for a new relationship, that the person that you attract into your life is also whole. Don’t be in too much of a hurry.

Finances: In terms of finances, worrying will not “keep the wolves from the door.” Try to stay calm and methodically pick through your situation and potential courses of action. Take small steps. Look at ways that you might increase your income, even if it’s only a little.

Health: Worry, stress, and anxiety is very likely to be affecting your life now. Be sure that you are treating yourself as well as you can; balance in exercise, food and water intake, and getting adequate rest. Breathing exercises and meditation are particularly useful for you now. If you are waiting on test results, try not to worry too much, and remember that there’s only so much you can do. Focus on the positive. Write down things that you are grateful for. Surround yourself with positive people. You will soon have the answers that you seek.

Spirituality: You may not be very inclined to discipline yourself now, but even so, now is a time that discipline will help you meet your spiritual goals. Focus, plan, call yourself to higher levels of spiritual study and commitment. You have the strength within you to get where you want to be.

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Nine of Wands Reversed

Introduction: The reversed 9 of Wands points to a need for gentleness – both with yourself and with other people. Know your strengths. Remember that kindness and weakness are not the same thing. Show kindness as often as you can now.

General: When the 9 of Wands reversed comes up, it is important not to “beat yourself up,” if you find your mental, emotional, or physical strength waning. None of us can be perfectly strong all the time. Allow yourself to lean on someone or something positive, and know that your strength will return. Everything is a cycle.

Work: You may be feeling absolutely overwhelmed at work and be unsure about where to turn. If this is the case, talk it through with people in your personal life that you trust, and then consider what the appropriate action would be in your workplace. There is no need to be a bull in a china shop, but there is also usually little sense in doing multiple things halfway rather than a few things very well at work. If possible, ask for help. Take one hour at a time, if you need to.

Love: You may be 100% convinced that you are right and your partner is wrong about something when the reversed 9 of Wands appears in the context of love. That may indeed be the case, but you are not going to force your partner to see your point of view through anger and coercion. Try a gentle approach, and find out what underlies your partner’s point of view or actions. If you are looking for love, again, a gentle, thoughtful approach can work wonders. Hot and fast pursuit is likely to get you burned now.

Finances: In terms of finances, the reversed 9 bears essentially the same meaning as the upright card. Driving yourself crazy with fear and worry will not help your financial situation. Don’t beat yourself up for being where you are, just take one thing at a time, ask for help if you need it, and consider ways to cut expenses and/or increase your income. You can get through this, but freaking out will hurt instead of help. Nothing is likely to change overnight and this is not the time to gamble, either.

Health: Do the best you can to stay calm and patient. Anxiety can be a major problem now if you let it overwhelm you. Deep breathing, vigorous exercise (if you can tolerate it/if your doctor has okayed it) can be very helpful now. If you’re waiting for answers on health questions, you may have to wait just a little longer. Don’t hesitate to seek support and talk about what is concerning you. Release tension as best you can.

Spirituality: You may not be feeling very “spiritual” when the reversed 9 of Wands appears. You may feel that there are too many functional concerns in your life right now to give much attention to your spirit. That would be a mistake, as we are at all times a mixture of body, mind, and spirit, and the people who are the happiest and function the best typically are mindful of all three parts of that triad. Even if all you can muster now is a few moments in silent contemplation or a visit to a house of worship once every few weeks, that’s a start. Start where you are. Some attention to your spirit is better than nothing at all, and it’s more than okay to handle your spirituality in your own way, no matter what anyone else says or thinks.

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Ten of Wands

10-of-wandsIntroduction: When the 10 of Wands appears, you may feel as though you are carrying a very heavy burden. You may want to look hard at this and see if there are any ways that you might”lighten your load either literally or figuratively. If you look carefully you may find that part of the burden you are carrying emotionally actually belongs to someone else. It will be important for you to pace yourself now. Don’t try to do too much.

General: Sometimes the 10 of Wands indicates that you have been too successful and would be well-served by scaling back. You are probably tired, you’ve been working very hard, personally and professionally, and could use a break. Give yourself one.

Work: Your workload may be unrealistically heavy now. Don’t hesitate to ask for help or ask questions, and if your supervisors or a colleague comes to you with a request for something new on top of your already incredibly overflowing plate, ask them which thing you should not do to make room to do the new thing? If you are looking for a position without much success, do not lose heart. Keep trying, and you cannot fail.

Love: The appearance of the 10 usually signifies a hard place in a relationship. It can be that your beloved is undergoing a rough time that has nothing to do with your relationship but needs your support. Most often, however, it indicates that there is something in the relationship which needs to be examined, looked at, and considered. You will not gain by pretending that there are no problems. If you’re in the market for love, do not despair. Your time will eventually come, but perhaps now is a good time to halt your search and just take some time for rest and reflection.

Finances: You are probably feeling over-burdened and stressed about money when this card appears in the context of a financial question. You will be best served by looking at your situation calmly and dispassionately, and making a plan. A wise man said “expect the best, but plan for the worst.” You can do both things now. Avoiding the problems will not make them disappear. Be creative in your problem-solving and don’t hesitate to ask for help if you need it.

Health: Stress may have taken a serious toll on your body, but there are things that you can do to re-build. First of all, calm down. Secondly, be sure that you are getting adequate rest and sleep. Then consider supplementation if you need it; stress is particularly bad about depleting the vitamins in your body. Massage and vacation can work wonders now. If fatigue and sleeplessness and physical problems have persisted, get treatment – even if you have no money and no health insurance, there is help available to you. Find it.

Spirituality: Don’t be afraid to reach out for assistance if you need it. But you also have to learn when enough is enough, and when it is time to get out from under your burdens. The major theme here is to take good care of yourself, in every way, as to do so is especially critical now.

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Ten of Wands Reversed

Introduction: When the 10 of Wands reversed appears, it’s important that you are completely honest with yourself and everyone around you now. No one is served by being deceptive. If you feel that somone who is important to you is being dishonest, you may well be correct. However, be certain before confronting anyone; and sometimes a confrontation is not necessary at all. Take it slow. You may be “stressed out.”

General: When the 10 of Wands appears reversed, you may be tired, dealing with delays, and feeling overstretched. This is not necessarily something that you need to push through. You may be far better served by taking a break. Even a short few hours to relax and de-stress can be helpful. Seek out upbeat people.

Work: The reversed 10 of Wands is a hint that you may be best served by seeking a new employment situation if you are currently working and unhappy in your job situation. You may literally be being mistreated, and even in a tight job market, you don’t have to stand for that. Take things one moment at a time, and think through what has been happening. Don’t take injustice personally, but don’t feel that you have to put up with it forever, either. The best solution may simply be to leave.

Love: As with the upright meaning, the appearance of the 10 of Wands reversed usually signifies difficulty in an existing relationship. It may be time (or past time) that both of you lay all the cards on the table and really talk about the relationship. There is a slight possibility when this card appears that you are actually being misled or that there is infidelity involved when this card appears. Consider whether there have been changes in behavior etc., that may point to this or to other untruths that need to be faced in order for the relationship to either work on a more honest level, or to end. Hiding from the truth serves no one.

Finances: When the 10 of Wands reversed appears, it can indicate current or coming difficulty with money. This is certainly not a time to be extravagant (no matter how flush you may be feeling) but it is also not a time to panic. If you’ve been short of money for a long time, you may need to give yourself permission to take a break from worrying about the cash flow for a while. It’s a cliche but it’s also true: money really and truly is not everything.

Health: If you have not been feeling well when this card appears, first give some thought to whether some or all of your symptoms could be a result of stress. You are likely to have been pushing yourself too hard for far too long. However, if in doubt, give yourself the peace of mind of obtaining a thorough medical check-up. Even if money is an issue, there are health care services available in most communities in some form if you know where to look. Ask around.

Spirituality: When this card appears it’s critical to realize that you have a duty to protect yourself; physically, spiritually, and emotionally. If you have been treated badly by anyone, repeatedly, whether it is your boss, your children, or your best friend, it is now past time to either address the situation or to end the relationship. You are your own best advocate, no one can (or should) do it for you.

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Page of Wands

page-of-wandsIntroduction: The face cards such as the Page very often indicate a literal person in our lives. In this case, it can indicate a female who is younger than the querent. Wands people are warm, ambitious, and usually high achievers. If not a literal person, the Page of Wands indicates the energy of easy distraction. Try to stay focused.

General: In general, this card indicates that things that you started some time ago are starting to come to fruition. It can also show a need for new things – new adventures, new approaches, and new ideas. The Page brings us positive energy. We must supply the follow-through, however.

Work: In terms of work, this card can show a woman (likely to have light hair) who is inclined to be very helpful to you at work. She also may be a little younger than you are – this could be by a matter of days or weeks. If you’ve been waiting on a decision for a job that you’ve already applied for, the news is very likely to be good. The job is also likely to be better and more enjoyable than you would have hoped

Love: Messages of love and affection are likely to be coming your way. If you are single, a new suitor with whom you have a lot in common, and who is also very adventuresome, may be about to burst into your world. Take a chance on them, but only if you’re available. If you’re committed and unhappy, now’s the time to begin deciding if the relationship can be saved, and how long you will try to make it happen. Both parties have to be willing to work in a relationship. If your partner isn’t, it might be time to move on.

Finances: Money is very likely to be headed for an upswing when this card appears. Some of what you’ve put out into the world (in the form of good energy) is likely to be returning to you, with interest. This is a very good time to start planning long range, even if you’re twenty years old. Where do you want to be, financially in thirty years? How will you make it happen?

Health: In terms of health the Page points to a need for action. You will have to make some efforts to improve your health situation. Do you need more exercise? Do you need nutritional education to make sure that you are eating better? There are resources available. Nothing will change by wishing things were different. Take control. It won’t be easy, but it can be done.

Spirituality: This can be a very creative time for you, and a good time for you to actually become childlike… dream, play, be inventive. You never know what your creations during this time might come to, and at any rate you will enjoy yourself and this play will deepen and enrich your life.

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Page of Wands Reversed

Introduction: The face cards such as the Page, whether reversed or upright, very often indicate a literal person in our lives. In this case, it can indicate a female who is younger than the querent. The reversed Page of Wands implies a level of confusion and indecision. You may be called upon to help someone decide something important.

General: Occasionally the reversed Page of Wands can depict unwelcome news that may be coming soon. This is not ususally anything horrendous or dire, just something that you would rather not have happened. More often it indicates a need for focus and decisiveness.

Work: In terms of work, the Page of Wands reversed can show a woman (likely to have hair on the lighter end of the spectrum) who may be causing complications at work because of her indecisiveness. It’s possible that you are standing in your own way through your own difficulty with making a decision. If you are looking for work, don’t put all your eggs in one basket. Hiring decisions may also be delayed a little longer.

Love: When the reversed Page of Wands appears in a love context, the focus may be on getting to know each other better, trading stories, etc, rather than on an immediate, serious commitment. You are well advised not to push if you are currently seeing someone but are not yet committed – the time may not yet be right. If you are looking for love, someone may warn you away from a new interest; make up your own mind. Gossip and “warnings” aren’t always true – but usually shouldn’t be completely ignored, either.

Finances: As with the upright meaning of this card, money is very likely to be headed for an upswing when the Page of Wands appears. Someone with financial expertise could come into your life and give you excellent advice. You could also get excellent financial news that you weren’t expecting. When the abundance comes, consider what you can do to share a little of it, if only to keep the “wheel of prosperity” turning.

Health: In terms of health the reversed Page points to people nearby who are ready, willing, and able, to be helpful to you in terms of your health. This can be professionals, or simply an inspirational exercise buddy or friend. Don’t try to do everything on your own. This card shows you’ll get farther being open to the understandings, good influences, and expertise of others.

Spirituality: The Page definitely points to a need to honor and listen to your own intuition. Creativity may go far to enrich your spiritual experiences now. Someone that you already know may have some important spiritual insights to share. Even if you’re usually very private about such things, consider talking to a friend or two about their spiritual “take” or experiences. This can be unbelievably insipirational.

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Knight of Wands

knight-of-wandsIntroduction: When the Knight of Wands appears, this is a great time for travel if you can manage to get away. You should be feeling charged up, full of energy, and ready to get things done. Your self-confidence is likely to be increasing and this should help you toward your goals.

General: Knights are often message bearers, and in the Wands suit, the messages are likely to be positive and related to work or career. Your projects are likely to be/have been more successful than you would have expected or predicted. You have a lot of reasons to feel pride. Savor it.

Work: You may be asked to travel in connection with your job – this should go well and have at least some enjoyable moments. The work news is good. If you’re waiting on results from an interview, you are likely to find that you got the position. This will be good for you.

Love: You may meet someone new through your work. This new person is likely to have hair on the lighter end of the spectrum. If you’re already committed, be sure that your communication is as clear as it can be. Make a point to make time to just talk to each other. This will improve your feelings of closeness substantially.

Finances: Money should be flowing more easily during this time. (i.e. your finances should be going well.) Even so, be sure to save at least a little. Cut expenses where you can.

Health: Your health situation is likely to be good, but be careful when exercising, the Knight can sometimes indicate minor injuries or sprains. If you’re in the process of healing from an injury, don’t overdo it, or you could end up in worse shape than you were in when you were originally injured. Slow and steady wins the race.

Spirituality: You may be suddenly introduced to a new way of looking at things spiritually which appeals to you deeply. Take some time to explore this “new way” before spending a great deal of time or money on it. Devote some time and energy and money if possible to the spiritual causes that you believe in. That’s one of the highest forms of prayer that there is.

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Knight of Wands Reversed

Introduction: The reversed Knight of Wands, though it can sometimes indicate some sort of setback or delay, is still a very positive and upbeat card. It can sometimes indicate a person in your life, usually a relatively cheerful, good-hearted, energetic man with hair on the lighter end of the spectrum. He is trustworthy, in general.

General: Knights are often a sign that you are about to get a message, whether they show up in a reading reversed or upright. Unfortunately though, if you are using the reversals for interpretation, the Knight of Wands in reverse can signify that the message will be along the lines of “There will be a delay, you will have to wait.” If so, try to wait patiently. This Knight means what he says.

Work: There may be some sort of interruption with work. For example, you may be pulled away from the work you prefer to attend some sort of training or meeting. Or the building you work in may literally be shut down for a few days. Try to take this with as good an attitude as you can muster. If you are looking for work, hiring decisions may be delayed. Don’t worry too much – it won’t help.

Love: The Knight of Wands reversed can indicate stress and minor arguments in an existing relationship. Try to get to the bottom of what is really happening. An argument about the toaster isn’t usually really about the toaster! If you are looking for love, it’s possible that you think you may have found “the one” and a permanent committment may even come about. Be as sure as it is possible to be that you know what you are getting into before you “tie the knot.” You could be rushing things.

Finances: There are sometimes arguments and disagreements over money when the Knight of Wands appears reversed. Keep your head, take things one step at a time, and do some soul searching about money. People often have issues and attachments to money which are not what they seem to be on the surface. This is definitely not a time to gamble.

Health: This is not a time to overdo it with regard to exercise or new health regimens. Yes, you must support your health, but you don’t want to sabotage yourself by going overboard. Be honest with, and get advice from, medical professionals that you trust before undertaking a new, strict regimen, whether that’s with diet, exercise, or simply with taking several new supplements. You don’t have to be “perfect” to be healthy.

Spirituality: When the Knight of Wands reversed appears, you may suddenly decide to end a long term spiritual practice or leave your spiritual community. This is not a decision to make lightly, of course, and there may well be many friends or family members who will not take it well or who will not understand. Still, the bottom line is that it is your spirit and your life, and if a spiritual tradition no longer “works” for you, there is no sense whatsoever in pretending that it does. This change doesn’t have to happen all at once, you can gradually withdraw, if necessary. You will replace this with something that works better for you, even if that “something” is a fairly solitary contemplation.

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Queen of Wands

queen-of-wandsIntroduction: The Queen of Wands is one of the most fertile (metaphorically and literally) and feminine/womanly energies in the Tarot deck. In a reading, like all court cards, she can often signify a literal person in our lives, most often female, and most often with hair tending toward the lighter shades in the spectrum. The Queen brings good energy, and is a positive sign to receive.

General: The Queen of Wands can also refer to a woman who has a lot of fire energy about her e.g. Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius. When not referring to a literal person, she stands for getting a lot accomplished, and often, a focus on work/career. The Queen is positive, uplifting energy. When she stands in for a woman in your life, she’s a good friend, who is solidly on your side, even though she may seem a bit self-absorbed. If you are trying to conceive and this card appears, it’s one of the most positive signs that there can be.

Work: When the Queen of Wands appears in a reading about work, you are going to get a great deal accomplished successfully in a short period of time – this is a very positive omen. If you are looking for work, this Queen can mean that a woman (usually with light-colored hair) will be instrumental in helping you find employment. All in all, things will be looking up professionally.

Love: Again, this Queen is a very positive omen in the context of love relationships. If you are looking for love, this can mean that you’ll meet someone suitable through a light haired friend or acquaintance. You aren’t in the mood to be on your own now. Get out, mingle, trust yourself and the universe to bring you the love and support you want and need.

Finances: You may be tempted to get carried away buying things when this Queen appears – exercise moderation or you may come to regret your expenditures. This doesn’t mean money will be bad, it just means that you are not in the mood to think before spending. Your home surroundings are a good place to put your efforts now. But home improvement doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Be creative.

Health: In general the Queen of Wands is a very positive sign of health. Your energy level and vitality should be good, and again, if pregnancy is a possibility for you, whether you’re ready or not, the Queen says that you could very well conceive soon. So if you are not in the market, take the appropriate precautions, and then some. You are likely to be at least a little keyed up when the Queen appears; make time for rest and relaxation, no matter what.

Spirituality: You are suddenly likely to be spiritually hungry when the Queen of Wands appears. There’s nothing wrong with that, but don’t get carried away thinking you’ve suddenly found “THE” total answer you’ve been looking for your entire life and sell everything you own, for example, to join a spiritual group in another country. Take your time, read and reflect, talk to lots of people, before making huge life changes. Your exploration is admirable. Crossing over into huge life-changing decisions without full consideration might not be as healthy.

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Queen of Wands Reversed

Introduction: The Queen of Wands reversed can indicate a woman who is very helpful and kind. She may be you, or she may stand in for a woman in your life who is older than you, has hair on the lighter end of the spectrum, and who is considered to be a very supportive, giving person. The Queen of Wands, reversed or upright, represents fertility in all its forms.

General: In general, the Queen of Wands reversed can indicate that there may soon be a need for you to help out others who are having a problem of some kind. It could also be that an older woman would like to help you with a situation that you are facing, but for some reason she is unable to do so. Still, her moral support will be helpful. If you are facing a difficult situation, reach out.
Work: When the reversed Queen of Wands appears in a reading about work, there may shortly be frustrating obstacles and delays that you will be up against. It’s important to not take these personally; just work through them one moment at a time. There may be an older, light haired woman in the workplace (or who is in the position of hiring, if you are looking for work) who is throwing up obstacles. Don’t get frustrated about it, just show her the rational reasons why she needs to do things your way (or hire you.) Do this and you could be more successful than you imagine.

Love: With regard to love, an older, light-haired woman could be involved indirectly in your relationship. If she is your “mother in law,” do your best to make her an ally, regardless of how you feel about her. If you are looking for love, you could well meet a very interesting potential partner through an older woman. Let the women in your life know if you are looking to meet someone new.

Finances: As with the upright meaning, the reversed Queen of Wands can carry a tendency to overdo it with regards to expenditures. There’s a reason why people say “money can’t buy happiness.” At the same time, there’s no need for you to go to the other extreme and refuse to spend any money whatsoever, or nickel and dime everything and everyone. Moderation is the key to use your finances well and to let them enrich your life and the lives of others.

Health: The Queen of Wands reversed generally refers to strong basic health and a positive basic underlying health status. If you are not feeling well, a female health care practitioner may have very important and helpful advice for you. The Queen of Wands is generally linked to fertility; however if you draw this card in the context of having been trying to conceive a child without success, it shows that you should not give up but that the time may have come to seek outside counsel, as in seeing your doctor and discussing your concerns and efforts. Try to relax.

Spirituality: A convincing, and perhaps domineering, older woman may try to convince you that she has all or many of the answers when it comes to spirituality. You may need to draw boundaries with her several times, in order to not be pulled into something that works for her but which you have no interest in. She may be angry or hurt as a result, but remember that no one has the right to tell you how to live your spiritual life. It’s important to think and experience for yourself.

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King of Wands

king-of-wandsIntroduction: Often associated with the astrological sign of Sagittarius, the King of Wands signifies wise, open, positive, adventurous masculine energy. As with all court cards, the King can indicate a literal person in your life; most often a man with hair on the lighter end of the spectrum. When the King appears, you are likely to have an abundance of energy which you are inclined to use in a positive direction.

General: In general the King of Wands is a positive omen. Even when he does not represent a literal individual in your life, he signifies that men around you are generally supportive and think well of you. You will be feeling ambitious and goal-oriented, and furthermore, you will have the wherewithal to accomplish what you have in mind. Think positively.

Work: In the context of work the King of Wands can indicate a man with hair on the lighter end of the spectrum who wants to serve as a mentor for you. This is a man who you can trust and can count on, although to a degree his people skills can be a bit rough around the edges. Learn what you can from him but pay attention to the places where you wish to conduct yourself differently from the way he does things. Overall, things should be going well work-wise and if you’re looking for employment, the King is a very positive significator that a position that you’d be pleased with is likely to be forthcoming soon.

Love: In terms of love, the King of Wands is an excellent omen. He signifies that someone you care about also has protective and caring feelings about you, and that they are also willing to work hard if necessary to make the relationship work. You may be more than usually focused on your own work/career now, make time for romance (even if you are currently single) or you’ll end up with work being the only thing in your life.

Finances: Again the King of Wands is a quite positive omen. You may discover a talent that you didn’t know you had which could lead to more money. If you have ever thought about starting your own business, this can indicate that this is a very good time to start taking steps. Not that you should leap headlong into something if you’re not in that position yet – start where you are. Read, research, talk to others doing what you think you’d like to do. Don’t hesitate to dream big, however. Boldness has power in it.

Health: The King of Wands is rich with vitality. However, he also carries a warning not to overdo things or push your body further than it is able to go; rest and recuperation is also a critical part of health. Make time too to examine what you are really feeling, down deep. Anger and negative emotions can take a toll on your body. Allow yourself to feel what you feel, but let those feelings go in a positive way.

Spirituality: The King of Wands is a sign that you are already well on your way with regard to spiritual exploration. However, it also warns of a slight tendency to perhaps get carried away and to try to push too far, too fast. Developing spirituality is a process, not an overnight sensation. Give yourself time and space to just be. If sitting still and meditating is difficult for you, that points to an even more urgent need to make time and efforts to do it. Start with thirty seconds, if that’s all you can muster. Walking meditations can be very effective as well. Do what works.

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King of Wands Reversed

Introduction: The King of Wands reversed can signify a man who has been through a lot in his life, and as a result, he typically is warm, kind, and understanding toward others. He himself is likely to have a great deal of energy, but as he has matured, he has begun to understand that not everyone can match his pace. When the card does not signify a literal person in your life, it refers to feeling energetic and also to a tendency toward being lenient with others. If this is in regard to your children, think carefully whether leniency is the best response to them.

General: In general the King of Wands reversed is a positive card. People around you are likely to be kind, tolerant, and understanding. You should have more than enough energy to get what you need to do accomplished. Again, a light haired, older man may play an important and helpful role in your life.

Work: In the context of work the reversed King of Wands generally indicates helpful men, but it can also signify that one man in particular may tend to be condescending and patronizing toward you. Depending on the situation you may need to accept a certain amount of this, however if this man creates too much difficulty or becomes fully inappropriate toward you there may need to be a confrontation or action taken about it. You do not have to accept a hostile or fully inappropriate work situation. However, neither should you allow yourself to be too thin-skinned.

Love: The King of Wands reversed is a good omen with regard to love, especially if you are interested in an older man who is energetic, kind, and warm. Regardless of who you are interested in or involved with, this card indicates though that your beloved may need some time to think through what he or she needs and what they want to happen in your relationship. It’s important that you be patient and open while they figure it out. Take one step at a time.

Finances: When the reversed King of Wands appears, it ‘s usually a clear signal that you could use some financial advice from someone knowledgable – even if you yourself are a financial professional! Don’t be too proud to ask. You are likely to have enough excess money to do at least some small investments. Don’t hide it in a mattress, make your money work for you. Carefully.

Health: The King of Wands reversed definitely points to strong physical health. You may benefit immensely from a session with a physical trainer or nutritional counselor now provided you are open to hearing what they have to say and acting upon it. If you have new-found health goals, be sure not to push yourself too hard and risk injury. Slow and steady is the way to go.

Spirituality: The King of Wands , whether reversed or upright, is a sign that you are already well on your way with regard to spiritual exploration. Know that you don’t have to deny yourself the entire world in order to grow spiritually; we are put here on this abundant planet, with other people, for a reason. Plenty and Joy can be spiritual experiences just as surely as denial and austerity can be. And the first two are certainly much more fun! Relax a little, and you may find your spiritual growth happening faster.