Are you like this handsome dandy? All dressed up and no place to go? Although his clothing matches the colors of the arid backdrop, his demeanor seems out of place in this dry desert. Clearly he has other ideas as he gazes at the green leaves sprouting from his walking stick. His cloak of salamanders belies an adventurous spirit lusting for change. He will make the most of what’s ahead of him.
You should too! Now’s the time to move forward on inspirations, ideas, passions. You are meant to seek your fortune with a happy and confident heart.
Tens in Tarot signify completion. In this card we see a fellow carrying ten wands. His head is bent and he is hard at work. He is so in earnest that we doubt he sees the beautiful house in the distance which we presume is his destination. Perseverance and patience is his modus operandi. Sure it gets the job done but because we don’t see his face there is a feeling of burden and effort that supersedes any hint of celebration. Perhaps the message here is to learn for next time how to delegate responsibilities so one can enjoy the journey along the way. Good advice for anyone before starting the next passion play.
Are you lucky? Do you feel in control of your life? Or do you see yourself as a victim of circumstance, wondering how to change the course of your life? From a distance this Wheel of Fortune looks like a bright orange sun in a blue sky where puffy clouds serve as bedding for winged creatures who like to read books. Those four winged creatures represent the fixed signs of the Zodiac (Angel/Aquarius, Eagle/Scorpio, Lion/Leo, Bull/Taurus) and are presumably reading the Torah, the Book of Knowledge. Sure, there are some odd figures too–a snake who apparently represents Typhon, the Egyptian God of the Evil, Anubis, the Egyptian God of the Dead and a Sphinx up top symbolizing knowledge and strength. On the Wheel itself are Hebrew Letters for God and TORA (Torah?) plus a few alchemical symbols. What’s it all mean and what’s it got to do with you and this week? The Wheel of Fortune is always turning and in the midst of change there are always angels with knowledge to keep you grounded and help you adapt, expand and grow. Cosmic consciousness will serve up answers if one is open to receiving them. Be steady, be ready, and know that what goes around comes around, so be kind and loving.
There he sits, the King of Pentacles, on his throne adorned with carved bulls (he most definitely is a Taurus) and surrounded by the vines of his vineyard, the grapes of which are displayed so magnificently in his luxurious robe. This king is all about material success resulting from a disciplined approach of tried and true stratagems for building and maintaining wealth. He is smart and generous and will share his wealth and advice with those who ask. Are you a business owner? Do you know how to attract wealth and enjoy material success? If so then share it with others. There’s nothing wrong in enjoying the good life, especially if you have the gift of making things grow.
Are you feeling disappointed? Let down by a relationship, job, career, life in general? Is there a feeling of malaise due to expectations not being met? Enter the Eight of Cups. The arrangement of golden cups in the foreground with one missing indicates that with all this abundance something is lacking. It is nighttime. A golden moon shines down on a man forsaking his worldly life to journey into the wilderness. He is searching for something more…what will it be? Is this a spiritual journey where he discovers that his happiness comes from within and is not dependent on the fixtures of the external world? Will he return with the knowledge that he is the missing cup? And are we to learn once and for all to do away with expectations as they do not speak to our existence in the now which is where true happiness abides.