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Featured Card of the Day – Queen of Cups – Monstarot from Joanna Nelson Studio

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Artist: Joanna Nelson

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Keywords

Compassionate, intuitive, discreet

Artist Interpretation

The Queen of Cups sits on a rock by the sea. She is a compassionate creature, a water spirit. She listens quietly to the gentle crash of each wave that speaks to her. These are the sounds of her inner voice. Her sea friends know she is nurturing and can sense the needs of other creatures around her.

Card Meaning

Be gentle and kind to yourself and others. The Queen is a nurturing friend, who seems to know how you feel, without being told, inspiring you to be compassionate and supportive of those around you. Be a rock to a friend in need, offer comfort to someone in pain. Accept your intuition, and explore your emotions – let them guide and lead you, in moderaton, rather than being a slave to them.

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Featured Card of the Day – 10 of Swords – Monstarot from Joanna Nelson Studio

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Keywords

Defeat, betrayal, loss

Artist Interpretation

The swords in the little monster’s back indicate betrayal or loss. He has unexpectedly been attacked from behind without any warning, falling to his knees in defeat. It has been a difficult experience, but the sun rises in the background creating a new beginning and the little monster knows it is time for release of old pain and rebirth of his new self. He is accepting the circumstances in order to grow and move forward. He has begun meditating, thinking of hope, knowing that things will get better. He will learn from his past. His spirit guide sends new energy to him as the paper boat carries away the weight of the past.

Card Meaning

You’ve hit rock bottom, and the only way is up. This is a time of hardship, of loss, even betrayal. You can’t change it, but you have time to prepare, and need to keep hope and faith.

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Featured Card of the Day – Page of Pentacles – Monstarot from Joanna Nelson Studio

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Artist: Joanna Nelson

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Keywords

New opportunity, concentration, ambition

Artist Interpretation

Admiring his large pentacle coin, the Page strolls through bountiful land. The sun warms him and the smell of fruit fills the air.

Card Meaning

You’re ready to leap into action on a new project. The Page is ambitious – you’re determined to make your ideas into a successful reality. It won’t happen overnight – it’s time to be pragmatic. It would be easy to get lost in your dreams at this stage…and that way lies danger. You need to spend time formulating plans and focusing. What skills do you need? Do you have them already? Do you need more training? Do you need more experience? It sounds like a daunting task, but it’s worth it. Just be prepared to put in a lot of hard work to achieve your dreams…

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Featured Card of the Day – 2 of Pentacles – 78 Tarot Carnival ~ Cirque du Tarot

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Artist: Joanna Nelson

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Keywords

Balance, juggling, financial decisions, time management

Artist Statement

“The Two of Pentacles is about balancing one’s life. In my image you see juggling upon juggling. The cat dances upon one foot, staying alert, agile and patient as he juggles two pentacles in the air, also balancing the juggling frog on a unicycle, high above on the high wire. Despite all the juggling and balancing that’s happening which represents the different aspects of life, they all seem to have a very content expression and look as though they have a handle on the situation. The cat has mastered the art of balance and harmony for a happy life. The elephlies jump carefree off of the pentacle and fly into the air as the froggies in the boats ride the ups and downs of the water roller coaster with ease and enjoyment.”

Card Meaning

Against a frenetic backdrop, a cat stands poised on one foot, juggling two pentacles. Despite appearances, everything is in balance and the cat is calm and controlled. A tightrope is rigged between his ears, along which an adept frog rides a unicycle, while juggling. The circus is busy, but no one looks panicked – this is just the hustle bustle of a carnival, all the performers are masters of their arts. A roller coaster shaped as a turbulent ocean is behnd the cat, expertly “navigated” by frogs in boats, and two winged elephants use the momentum of a pentacle to launch themselves into the air.

This card warns of taking too much on before you’re ready – balance has to be achieved and maintained in order to make sure that things do not spiral out of your control, while you’re juggling the various apsects of your life.

Astrological Element & Association

Earth / Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn

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Featured Card of the Day – 3 of Pentacles – 78 Tarot Nautical/Tarot of the Water

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Artist: Stephanie Sturm

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Keywords

Collaboration, manifestation, planning, working with and learning from others

Artist Interpretation

“I chose to illustrate three individuals, naval engineers, working together on the design for a ship to be built – a nod to nautical.

With teamwork and appreciation for equality, the Three of Pentacles often depicts two older, or more experienced, individuals letting a younger, or less experienced, person take the lead – and listening to their input. Showing this I have the youngest of the three sitting and presenting her concept to her peers, who are eagerly discussing the resolved ideas.

Being a three, the card speaks about synthesis and parts becoming a whole, making this card laced with trinity symbolism. Touching on the mind, body and spirit specifically, this card has influences of the creative process – from concept to initial fruition, and a sense of accomplishment.”

Card Meaning

A young ship designer sits with a blueprint in front of her, the idea brought to life in a 3D image that she shows to two older designers. Their reactions are good, both are engaged with the project, respecting the work and ideas of the younger designer – a true collaboration, regardless of experience and perceived hierarchy. Behind them, various sketches are pinned to a board, showing the ship from a variety of angles, with slight changes – this one is the final draft, with the approval of all.

The journey told by the suit of Pentacles has reached an important point – there is a completion of sorts here, reason to celebrate. Initial work has been done, creating a clear pathway ahead for the rest of the task. The plans are set; the material work can take form.

Astrological Element & Association

Earth / Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn

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Featured Card of the Day – 3 of Wands – Monstarot from Joanna Nelson Studio

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Artist: Joanna Nelson

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Keywords

Progress, concentration, preparation

Artist Interpretation

Standing on top of a mountain, a monster gazes across the land, water and mountains before him. He watches the paper boats travel with the flow and imagines all the opportunities that are ahead of him.

Card Meaning

Keep looking forward! You’ve built a strong foundation, and are now aware of the work and challenges ahead of you. You’ve started well, and are happy with the progress you’ve made, even though you know it’s only the beginning. Now you need to keep the long term goal in your mind, and continue moving toward it. Look for opportunities that may arise along the way, as well as possible problems you’ll face, and dream big!

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Featured Card of the Day – 5 of Swords – Monstarot from Joanna Nelson Studio

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Keywords

Self-interest, defeat, conflict

Artist Interpretation

The monster has won a game of sword fighting. He now possesses all five swords and stands alone as the little bugs leave the beach. He wonders now if perhaps he may have played too competitively and aggressively.

Card Meaning

You’ve won, but you pushed too hard, hurt people you care about, and now you stand alone in your victory. Did the ends really justify the means? Was it really all worth it? Or did the desire to win outweigh your compassion and better emotions? Your aggression, self-interest and recent lack of empathy will have repercussions, and though you won this battle, you may end up losing the war.

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Featured Card of the Day – The Lovers – Monstarot from Joanna Nelson Studio

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Artist: Joanna Nelson

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Keywords

Partnership, passion, joy

Artist Interpretation

Two monsters stand together, eyes connected with feelings of trust, attractiveness, harmony and perfection. The sun smiles brightly down upon them. Their bond is undeniable! Everyone around them can feel the love in the air.

Card Meaning

Lovers are in balance, wearing matching smiles, the colors of their fur complementing each other. He looks at her, she looks up at him, but also at an angelic monster above – there is a physical and spiritual connection between them. In a true partnership, you maintain your differences as well as merging your experiences – each bring strengths and weaknesses to the relationship. It’s time to stay true to yourself, and to the relationships you value, in the face of temptations and trials along the way.

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Featured Card of the Day – 2 of Cups – Monstarot from Joanna Nelson Studio

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Artist: Joanna Nelson

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Keywords

Partnership, union, harmony

Artist Interpretation

A romantic rendezvous between two monsters who toast to a nurturing, kind, caring love. A promise to respect one another and lift each other. The wise owl perches above them with a clear view of their honest, heartfelt intentions as the sun shines a warm glow upon their happy hearts.

Card Meaning

It is time to relish in this connection you feel – the strong bond between two souls that allows for true partnership, the feeling that you are both totally in sync. Embrace the respect, harmony and balance you experience when you meet someone you feel you’ve known your entire life – the meeting of minds that occurs with your soulmate, be they friend or lover.

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Featured Card of the Day – Page of Swords – Monstarot from Joanna Nelson Studio

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Keywords

Energetic, eager, curious

Artist Interpretation

Fur blowing wildly in the wind, this monster stands on a hill surrounded by twisting trees, a cloudy sky and rough waters. He has a look of energetic confidence on his face despite the harsh weather.

Card Meaning

Just do it! The Page is dynamic and energetic, convinced in his power to succeed – you need to take action, move forward with your plans now, rather than later. There will be challenges and trials to face along the way, and you have a lot to learn, but you can face them with self-confidence and enthusiasm. You will gain practical experience along the way, learn all you need to, and find solutions to each problem that you are presented with.

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