|Posted on 28 June, 2017 at 4:10||comments (0)|
Today's cards from the Tarot of the Silicon Dawn are all from the Major Arcana section of the deck- Death, The Tower and the Hanged Man (Untitled in this deck).
Starting with Death, the Death card is usually about change in our lives rather than actual death (though of course this could be the case sometimes), and that it's related to the death of one part of our lives to make way for a new one to come in. In this card you can see the main figure jumping over a scythe to symbolise this...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 27 June, 2017 at 5:40||comments (0)|
I'm using the Tarot of the Silicon Dawn by Egypt Urnash this week. I haven't had it out for a while, and thought it would be a good one to use due to it's uniqueness and off the wall style.
I've drawn three cards today; the King of Swords, Princess of Wands (traditionally the Page of Wands), and the 2 of Cups. Often when I use this deck and draw multiple cards there is a similar colour theme running through the cards drawn, but not so today- they're all pretty different in colour and s...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 22 June, 2017 at 3:20||comments (0)|
This will be my final card of the week I'm afraid as I won't have internet tomorrow, but I'll be back next week Today's card is Gretel from the Faerytale Oracle, from the Hansel and Gretel fairytale. In the story, while they were at the witch's house Hansel had been locked up and the witch planned to get Gretel into the oven so she could cook her. Instead, Gretel managed to trick the witch by asking her to demonstrate how to get in there, and then Gretel pushed the witch in and locked the ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 21 June, 2017 at 3:10||comments (0)|
Vasilisa the Brave is our card today from the Faerytale Oracle, and again it's from a story I'm not familiar with (I've been through all the cards in the deck and there are lots I do know!), but to be honest the title says it all- this is abut being brave. It reminds me a bit of the 9 of Swords in Tarot in that our worries are often worse in the dark of the night than by the light of the day. When we feel helpless and unable to control things or have any influence on matters we worry and get ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 20 June, 2017 at 5:05||comments (0)|
Today's card for us today from the Faerytale Oracle is The Princess who never smiled. This is again a story I'm not familiar with, so a quick re-cap: A princess is so sensitive she feels the pain of the world and never smiles. Her father promises that whoever can make her laugh would become her husband, but all those who tried were only in it for the reward and she could see through this and so still didn't laugh or smile. Elsewhere in the kingdom there was a trainee blacksmith who worked har...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 19 June, 2017 at 5:25||comments (0)|
I'm using a brand new to me deck this week. I saw it a while back but didn't get it, then I saw a friend selling it last week so of course I couldn't resist. This is the Faerytale Oracle by Jasmine Becket-Griffith. The artwork is in her trademark style- sad looking girls with large eyes- and each card depicts a scene from a Fairy Tale of Folk Story, a bit like the Whimsical Tarot I was using a few weeks ago. I think those two decks would work well together- that's something I'll have to try i...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 16 June, 2017 at 3:45||comments (0)|
The final cards of the week from the Bonefire Tarot are both from the Major Arcana; namely the Devil and the Hermit. These can seem to be an unusual pairing at first glance, but then looking again it begins to make sense as we move away from our “Devilish” behaviour and towards the solitude of the Hermit.
The Devil is about the addictions we feed, habits that do us more harm than good and excesses in our lives. The Devil encourages us to have fun, no harm in that, but then h...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 15 June, 2017 at 4:10||comments (0)|
I've drawn the 7 of Wands and the Chariot from the Bonefire Tarot for us today.
The man in the 7 of Wands is fighting back an attack; he's defending the mountain with his diamond on the top behind him, and it looks as though he will do whatever he needs to to keep it safe. The card is about fighting our corner, defending our beliefs and standing up for ourselves. We may have something in our lives that we need to prove or defend, and it will take a lot of effort for us to do this. It c...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 14 June, 2017 at 5:45||comments (0)|
Our two cards from the Bonefire Tarot today are the Knight of Chalices and The World.
The Knight of Chalices shows a knight in armour on his horse, but his head barely seems to be above the water around him. The horse seems focused on what it's doing and is carrying on walking along, but the knight seems distracted and not really concentrating on the matter in hand. The Knight of Chalices is led by his heart rather than his head, so he wants to follow his dreams but may not have done th...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 13 June, 2017 at 4:20||comments (0)|
The Wheel of Fortune and the Queen of Cups are our cards from the Bonefire Tarot today.
Starting with the Wheel of Fortune, this refers to the cycles of life, how there are ups as well as downs, and how we can help to make our own luck. There are some situations we can influence and change in our lives and others that we probably can't. The Wheel of Fortune encourages us to grab the opportunities that come our way and make them work as well as possible for ourselves. We won't get a new...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 12 June, 2017 at 3:55||comments (0)|
I've gone back to one of my old favourites this week, The Bonefire Tarot by Gabi Angus-West. This is the latest version that's bigger and glossier than the original, which really makes the colours pop out of the cards.
I've drawn 2 cards for us today from it; namely The Magician and the 5 of Cups. The Magician is about using our power to manifest our dreams and desires. It encourages us to embrace our creativity and to use our skills and the tools we have available to us to work toward...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 9 June, 2017 at 4:50||comments (0)|
Our final card of the week from the Druidcraft Tarot is the 9 of Cups. This shows a man sitting at a table laid out with golden cups. He looks satisfied and happy with himself and with life.
This card has a very positive message for us today- we may not be quite where we want to be, but we're not that far off. We've worked hard and done well to get to this point; life feels good and we want to enjoy our achievements. If we have dreams we're working towards we're likely to be nearly at t...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 8 June, 2017 at 3:50||comments (0)|
Rebirth (often named Judgement in traditional decks) is our card today from the Druidcraft Tarot. Rebirth is about change and renewal. This isn't destructive change; rather it is under our control , and it can involve a union or reconciliation of different parts of ourselves. We may not wish to have this change, but we may regret it in the long term if we resist it. The trumpet in the card calls us to look at our lives and encourages us to move forward to a new start. Like the child walking o...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 7 June, 2017 at 14:55||comments (0)|
I've drawn the King of Cups for us today from the Druidcraft Tarot, which shows a King on his intricately carved throne holding a chalice, with a dog and harp by the side of him. He sits near the river and looks out over the water, symbolising his connection to the emotional aspects of life. The King of Cups is caring and empathic, a lover of music and the arts, a healer with a creative personality. There are so many things we “have to do” in life, which can jar with the things we...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 6 June, 2017 at 3:40||comments (0)|
The 9 of Swords isn't a very happy sight for us from the Druidcraft Tarot today, but it's message isn't all doom and gloom. At first glance, this card looks quite distressing as it shows a person struggling to sleep and obviously stressed in some way, with 9 swords hanging on the wall behind the bed. This is representing the feeling we have when we're overwhelmed with worries and problems and think that whatever we do won't be enough to solve the situation, if we can even see any possibility ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 6 June, 2017 at 3:35||comments (0)|
I realised today that I haven't used the Druid Craft Tarot deck for a while, so here it is providing the daily cards for us this week. Much as the cards are very large (one of the reasons I wanted to get this deck) and so I have to turn them around and shuffle them lengthways, they are a dream to shuffle and the pictures and beautiful and detailed. I'd forgotten what a lovely deck this is.
Today's card for us is The Chariot. The Celtic warrior in this card looks confident and self-assur...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 2 June, 2017 at 6:55||comments (0)|
The final card of the week from the Myths & Mermaids Oracle deck is Mermaid Mother & Child. These look like two peas in a pod, and it reminds me that even when we don't plan to, we often find ourselves acting or speaking in a similar way to members of our family, especially using exact phrases when talking. Another thing this makes me think of is that for many of us family doesn't always mean people who are related by blood or marriage; it can be trusted friends or people we admire or...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 2 June, 2017 at 6:55||comments (0)|
Seashell Princess is our Myths & Mermaids card today, showing a girl adorned with jewels and sea creatures. This reminds me of dressing up as a child; using whatever I had to hand rather than having a “proper” fancy dress outfit, making do with what I had on one hand, but turning it into so much more than its original design or intended purpose on the other hand. The message for us today is to try and see life through the eyes of a child again to help us realise our dreams and...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 2 June, 2017 at 6:50||comments (0)|
Sea Beasties is our card today from the Myths & Mermaids Oracle Deck. The girl in the picture doesn't look too happy, and is surrounded by creatures that live in the deep, symbolising the parts of ourselves that we may have tried to hide away in the past but that are trying to resurface again. We all have different reasons for trying to forget about certain events, feelings or things we've done. Sometimes we do this on purpose, and other times it happens subconsciously. Either way, every ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 2 June, 2017 at 6:50||comments (0)|
This week's deck (one day late due the the Bank Holiday I'm afraid) is Myths & Mermaids by Jasmine Becket-Griffith. The card for us from it today is Flying Fish. This is a fish out of water, and how many times have we felt this way? We may feel we don't fit in with particular people, a job, our friends or family even at times. It can feel easier to go back to what we know rather than see things through, but if we never leave our comfort zones, how can we ever grow or evolve? The fish in t...Read Full Post »