Tarot Reflections The Four of Cups

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tarot inspiration the four of cupsToday’s card highlights a very important concept when it comes to manifesting our ideal reality. When we want to bring about positive circumstances in our lives it is important to NOT focus on limitations and loss.

Often we get caught up in those thoughts in one form or another. I wish I wouldn’t have done ________. I don’t have enough _________. If only I had__________, I would be happy. You likely fill in these blanks in your thoughts much more often than you realize.

Today’s card is a simple reminder that what we focus on – shows up! A lot of us are busy creating the very opposite of what we want – because that is what we give our energy to so passionately!  ;).

I have a challenge for you today. Pay attention to your thoughts and just see for yourself how often they become limiting in some way. You may be very surprised at the results! As that happens; consciously rework and focus on a new, empowered version of that thought.

Instead of “I need more money I am broke”, instead redirect your thoughts to “how can I attract more abundance and opportunity?” You’d be surprised how creative the mind can be when it is being proactive rather than reactive.

The Four of Cups

In this card, we see the young man sitting beneath the tree looking rather perplexed and kind of tired. He is really focused on those three half-empty and spilled cups on the ground before him.

He’s so caught up in his focus on those cups that he doesn’t see the hand of the Divine reaching out to him with an overflowing chalice. This card speaks of both law of attraction and being open minded.

What we focus our energy on continues to manifest. When we are so focused on limitations and lack we leave no room for new opportunities and circumstances to enter – not because the Universe isn’t working to provide them, but because we become blind to them in our worries and other distractions.

Today take the time to focus on what you DO want to manifest in your life – and do it in the present tense. You want to be happy – choose to do something that makes you feel joyful today. Want to feel prosperity? Give to someone in need and focus on your blessings. Need to feel more fulfilled? Take time today to set yourself as a priority and make sure your needs are met.

Tarot Reflections The Three of Wands

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Tarot Reflections The Three of Wands

tarot reflections three of wandsThe Three of Wands is a card of choices, and learning to recognize potential rather than only seeing obstacles.

Here we see the man leaning on one of his staffs, the others have been left behind. He is moving out of comfort zones and into the new and unknown. The desert he is crossing through is barren, and the mountains are in the distance.

He can view this from different perspectives: One is that it is risky, and he might not make it. The other is that it is flat and empty, so there are no obstacles present and he can reach the mountain if he keeps moving.

The sunny skies indicate that his best opportunities will come from a willingness to accept new growth in his life. The red of his cloak indicates personal power and energy, it surrounds him in a protective way, allowing him to adopt the pioneering spirit he needs to move forward and act on new ideas.

The only other choice is for him to remain still, but the past leaves nothing to sustain him, and the future depends entirely upon his decision to act or not act. In this case, movement becomes necessary to bring about positive change.

There are times when we must encourage ourselves to leave the comfort of what we have known so that we might progress into a new and better way of living.

Tarot Reflections The Queen of Wands

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Tarot Reflections The Queen of Wands

tarot reflections queen of wandsIn this card, we see the queen sitting upon her throne. Behind her are grayish kind of drab skies and in front is her familiar, her companion represented in the kitty cat before the throne. This queen is loving and affectionate. She aims to please and longs to receive love and attention in return.

Generous and always giving of her time and resources, sometimes this queen gets so caught up in others she loses her own sense of identity. Her own needs get put aside, and without being attended to; they begin to loom behind her.

She reminds us that in self-fulfillment we are better able to draw others to us who respect our decisions and value our uniqueness.  Being a strong role model and example for others requires us to know ourselves and to be confident with who we are. We cannot give what we don’t have.

Often we are told that to be self-serving is an act of selfishness. However, being self-fulfilled is not only not “selfish”, it is a sure way to return something positive to the world. Those who take the time to fulfill their own destiny inspire others to also find themselves. This card reminds us to balance time spent on ourselves with our other obligations if we are to remain strong. Don’t allow your dreams to be placed on the back burner.

Today honor yourself and the important role you play within your family, place of employment, and community. Recognize your ability to lead by example, and use your fresh new ideas and inspirations to enhance your experience and bring joy to those around you. Remember we can’t “fix” others, but in working on developing our own strength, we will naturally inspire others to do the same.

Tarot Reflections Page of Wands

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tarot reflections page of wands
The Page of Wands is an optimistic, youthful sort filled with enthusiasm. He is full of great ideas and passion and so he leaps into his projects head first. His zeal in whatever he does is infectious to others. Pages represent learning and knowledge. Wands are the suit of fire, passion, and initiative. They are the drive behind a project, that “gung ho” type energy that is often very exciting, but not often well-planned.

This page represents those people you run into and can’t help but smile because they have such positive energy emanating from them. They have a sense of adventure and enthusiasm. They take risks and adjust well to change.

Page of Wands typically indicates a personal desire for expansion or a fresh start. Longing to break free from stagnation or from restrictive influences. This page represents that enthusiasm and anticipation when starting a new adventure.

The Page of Wands, however, does also pose a challenge that we need to work to maintain that enthusiasm and finish what we start. Often times this page comes up when the initial excitement is there, but perhaps not the long-term plans that are required to keep that initiative in place.

If you find you have some unfinished business that needs to be attended to; do what you can today to tie up loose ends so you can move on to the next adventure with all the excitement and none of the leftover worries of unfinished business.

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Tarot Reflections Seven of Pentacles

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Tarot Reflections Seven of Pentacles

tarot reflections seven of pentaclesIn this card, the man stands looking down, feeling dejected and disappointed. Next to him are six coins that represent all of those things he was told would bring happiness.  He becomes so caught up in these ideas of what he thought should provide happiness, comfort, etc that he forgets or ignores the other coin that lies at his feet.

This forgotten coin represents choice and freedom. It reminds us that happiness and inner peace are choices and not future attainments dependent on outer world influences. It’s always right there “at your feet”.

The happiness provided by material goods is fleeting at best, leaving us looking for that next thing to fill the void. True happiness and contentment must be cultivated within and nurtured.  You should take the time to express yourself authentically and follow your true path.

We live in a society that continually bombards us with messages of “must have” “need” “not enough” etc. to get us to always chase the elusive dangling carrot of “enough” or “perfect”. It’s good for
business, but not so much for the psyche and human spirit. It’s no wonder that so many people feel a sense of emptiness or endless struggle.

If you’ve been feeling a bit blue, like something is missing; take some time today to do something that excites you.  Try a new skill or hobby, go on an adventure, make plans for your own business – whatever it is that you’ve been putting off, devote some time to it.