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.

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 Five of Wands

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tarot inspirations five of wandsThis card depicts a group of men, all armed with staffs fighting among themselves.

These fellows all so caught up in defending their own positions that nothing is getting accomplished. Perhaps if one of them puts down his staff and calls the group to order some diplomatic resolution can be reached.

When these guys are so busy fighting they don’t make any progress. So it is in life, we often get so caught up in the need to feel justified or to be right, that we don’t take the time to walk a mile in the other person’s shoes.

Another aspect to this card are the struggles within, and the ways in which we fight against our true nature, resist change, talk ourselves down etc.

Conflict resolution starts with a willingness to put ego aside, whether this be within yourself with conflicting thoughts or the inner critic, or without, among a group of peers or family. In doing so, you become the person who empowers, allowing all sides to be fully expressed so that a workable solution might be reached.