Daily Tarot Reflections Temperance

Today’s card is very beautiful and a good reminder of “moderation” and balance. In this card, the angel stands by the stream pouring water from one chalice to the other. Water represents spiritual and emotional well being and she reminds us of the importance to balance our lives between self/others, career/personal, etc.

Temperance embodies the lesson of taking the middle road that frees you from polarities and allows you to accept and appreciate things as they are. This balanced perspective opens the mind, frees the soul and gives you room to breathe and grow.

Our best success comes from balancing all aspects of our nature and not by railing against what we deem unacceptable. Often we feel compelled to only accept certain aspects of ourselves while denying the others. For example, we are taught to hold back tears, not feel anger etc. This card says that moderation and acceptance allow us to experience life to its fullest.

When we feel anger; we don’t have to “lash out”, but we can accept that anger and turn it into a tool to empower ourselves and others by turning it into positive action. When we are sad, we don’t have to wallow in self-pity, but we can take the most from our sadness and use it to develop empathy and compassion. When we are afraid, rather than avoidance, we can face our fears and allow them to make us stronger. All things are good when balanced and used in moderation. No need to chastise oneself or others for being human.

This card also speaks of moderation in lifestyle habits as well, don’t overdo a good thing, but don’t deprive yourself either. When we deny ourselves it is like a punishment.

Discipline/moderation is positive, focusing on the benefits of a practice/habit. Punishment/deprivation is negative and self-defeating. This is where fine lines and balance really come into play. Consciously focus on bringing greater balance to your life.

Daily Tarot Reflections Two of Cups

In this card, we see the man and woman exchanging ideas and sharing the chalices which represent collected wisdom/knowledge. The symbol above represents higher wisdom and healing pouring itself down and becoming available to them when they work in the spirit of cooperation and trust.

The man and woman in this card are symbolic of not only our relationships with others but in maintaining balance within: mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health all of these things that seem to be opposing are actually intimately connected.  Work life balance is another great example.

Communication, unity and sharing resources are the primary themes of this card.

Today, take the time to communicate clearly and really listen to what others have to say. You will find that cooperation now benefits you later. This card also reminds us that everyone we meet is our teacher.  You can benefit from every interaction you have.

Work today to make your surroundings more harmonious also, sometimes just the act of straightening or reorganizing brings a sense of harmony and balance to the home/work which allows ideas and creative energy to flow more freely.

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Tarot Reflections The Ace of Cups

I love today’s card :). Ace’s speak of change and new cycles of destiny – like the seasons these “phases” all sort of blend into one another and an Ace means the start of a new season. This particular Ace – the Ace of Cups features all manners of abundance and blessings. It is filled with opportunity and reminds us of the importance of seeking inner peace during times of transition.

The Ace of Cups is a symbol of great joy and abundant creative energy.  In this card we see the flow of water from heaven into the cup as it spills over. The message is one of Divine inspiration, spiritual fortitude, creative energy all flowing in abundance into your life should you choose to look for them.

This card reminds you that it is always a good day to say “thank you” for all the blessings you have received, thereby opening the door for more to flow in.

Get inspired today! Be creative in all your ventures, and be willing to try something new. When this card shows up for spiritual guidance it suggests a period of happy surprises and discovery as things will flow well.

This card is also a reminder that it is better to not struggle with “what should I do?” and rather just go with the flow and allow Spirit to guide your actions in times of doubt or confusion. When you still the mind; creative new solutions have room to appear and inspire you.

Daily Tarot Reflections The Sun

I love the Sun card and its symbolism. It is a reminder of our personal power, the energy we send out and what we can potentially become when we recognize our own worth.

The Sun is responsible for the live giving energy that keeps us on this planet growing and thriving. Within the heart of each one of us is also a core of power – a life force energy that creates and gives life to our thoughts and ideas.

Have you ever looked at the stars at night and thought how far away and small they looked? Millions of little pin dots all through the universe. The truth is though, that each of those is a “sun” a powerful source of energy whose light reaches through the universe. We see the stars and think of them as small, detached, far away – but they are all a powerful part of the universe. We tend to look at ourselves as detached, small and far away as well – think about that for awhile… You are larger than you think you are.

The Sun indicates a period of sustenance and support. When this card comes up know that you are being guided and supported by the universe. If you’ve been feeling a bit out of touch lately with your life purpose, or finding goals difficult to reach, the Sun card reminds you to get in touch with your source. Tap into that deep inner wisdom and intuition, not what your mind “thinks” you want to hear. Now is a time for growth through building a positive foundation.

When the Sun appears in a daily spread it tells us to also ensure that we are properly sustaining ourselves in all areas. Just like plants need the suns energy to grow and thrive, we also have vital needs that must be fulfilled,not only physically, but emotionally,mentally,and spiritually as well.

The Sun also symbolizes power and raw energy. Now is a good time to work with this energy and direct it towards positive goals. Where our thoughts go our energy follows, so pay attention today to the areas where you are directing your vital energy. Make any necessary revisions. Don’t underestimate the creative power you have within yourself.

 

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Daily Tarot Reflections Seven of Swords

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Seven of Swords Tarot Reflection

tarot reflections the seven of swordsThis card can indicate a happy surprise or previously unseen advantage. It also warns us to not “be sneaky”, and to watch for others who may have their own agenda.

It’s important to remember that we don’t have to manipulate or impose our will on the situation. Often it is better to wait for the right moment to move forward. Taking hasty action can undermine your efforts more than help. If you sit back sometimes the right answer has a way of “popping up” when it’s most needed.

Trying to force our will on a situation or another person typically backfires. If you feel a need to micromanage things at this time, explore it. Is there a hidden fear prompting questionable motives or behaviors?

This is a good card for reminding us that “what goes around comes around”. In that case, try being what you want to see more of. Are people around you being sneaky or engaging in less than desirable behaviors? Avoid the temptation to join in or retaliate. It only fuels the fire.

This is a card that reminds us that often our fears lead us to act against our better judgment or nature. Realize this tendency and you may prevent something you would later regret. Also, be careful who you share information with and how much.

Questions for Reflection

Have I been completely honest with myself and others about the situation?
In what ways have I gone against my better judgment and why?
Do I have trust issues I need to work out? Perhaps not being trusting enough or too open?