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

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Artist: Joanna Nelson

Website: JoannaNelsonStudio.com

Keywords

Seclusion, meditation, perspective

Artist Interpretation

The Hermit stands on a cold, snow-covered mountain top. He has his glow-bug friend in a carrier and a candle upon his head to help light the way. He stands still for a moment and closes his eyes to meditate and go deeper within himself.

Card Meaning

You feel like you need some alone time, time to reflect on what really matters. Take it. The outside world, with all its people, noise and demands, is distracting you from what is important right now. Don’t be wary of isolation – we all need a few moments (or longer) sometimes to clear our heads and focus on our own thoughts and needs. There is a spiritual contentment to be found in meditation, a clarity that will help you move forward, empowered and feeling stronger.

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(Please note, if you wish to own a copy of Monstarot, or Joanna’s Affirmations book, you can now find them in her Etsy shop)

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

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Artist: Joanna Nelson

Website: JoannaNelsonStudio.com

Keywords

Romantic, chivalrous, kind

Artist Interpretation

The monster Knight sets out on an adventurous journey with his little white puff companion by his side. He has a message to be delivered that will provide the wisdom and energy to lift and inspire. The Knight himself is a fish type monster, representing a creative spirit.

Card Meaning

Listen to your heart! The Knight is a romantic, chivalrous hero, intelligent and sensitive, inviting you to give your emotions the reins. Fall in love whenever you can, keep an open heart and let yourself be swept off your feet, as long as you act on your feelings, rather than getting lost in dreams. When you give into your passions, something beautiful can come from it…just remember that it is easy to be overcome by them.

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(Please note, if you wish to own a copy of Monstarot, or Joanna’s Affirmations book, you can now find them in her Etsy shop)

On Etsy:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/JoannaNelsonStudio

Featured Card of the Day – 4 of Wands – Monstarot from Joanna Nelson Studio

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Artist: Joanna Nelson

Website: JoannaNelsonStudio.com

Keywords

Celebration, joy, stability

Artist Interpretation

A happy couple does a celebratory dance under a wreath of flowers. More flowers bloom from the top of their happy heads, as friends share in their joy and bubbles float peacefully all around them.

Card Meaning

It’s time to celebrate! You’ve made good progress so far. Your current project is going well, and growing at a fair rate now. Even better news is that you’ve managed to keep balance between work and home while doing it. There’s still a long way to go, but for now, the pressure is off you. Embrace the joy of this success, let your family and friends know you appreciate the support they’ve given you. Go out, enjoy life, treat yourself, and others.

Connect with Joanna:

On Facebook:

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(Please note, if you wish to own a copy of Monstarot, or Joanna’s Affirmations book, you can now find them in her Etsy shop)

On Etsy:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/JoannaNelsonStudio

Featured Card of the Day – Knight of Wands – 78 Tarot Carnival ~ Cirque du Tarot

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Artist: Chris Malidore

Website:  cmalidore.weebly.com

Keywords

Courage, caprice, determination, haste

Artist Statement

“With eyes set on glory and success, and with some reckless abandon, this stalwart performer mounts his trusty one-wheeled steed,  raises his flaming staff, and proceeds to give a daring performance that harkens back upon a long history of shock performers, stunts, and all things danger. A warrior in his mind, this performer knows that nothing great can ever happen without giving his all against the odds – for fortune only favors the bold.”

Card Meaning

Mounted upon his unicycle, the fire dancer propels himself forward, blazing his way across the circus arena and onward to success. Raising his fiery brand in a salute to those that follow his glorious and energetic change, he hastens on to victory. This is not a knight who sits and ponders, but a figure of action. Let others sit and wait, he is here to accomplish great things and he will ride through fire to reach his goals – he knows that only through courage and action can he fulfill his dreams.

The Knight of Wands is on fire! This card symbolizes an energetic, determined and ambitious figure, who charges toward his goals – he has to put the dreams of the Page into action, but he is impulsive, not always taking the time to think things through before he acts.

Astrological Element & Association

Fire / Aries, Leo, Sagittarius

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Featured Card of the Day – The Hierophant – 78 Tarot Nautical ~ Tarot of the Water

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Artist: Krisgoat

Website: Krisgoat.com

Keywords

Tradition, education, convention, structure, religion

Artist Interpretation

“The Hierophant represents knowledge and learning. The right hand is raised in blessing, with two fingers pointed skyward and two pointing down, thus forming a bridge between Heaven and Earth. The triple crown and scepter represent the three worlds – the physical, the astral, and the etheric. The two pillars symbolize Law and Liberty. The crossed keys are a symbol of balance between the conscious and subconscious minds and the unlocking of mysteries. They are also the keys to the kingdom of heaven. The Hierophant is typically shown with two initiates. The Hierophant’s task is to bring the two initiates into the church so that they can take up their appointed roles.”

Card Meaning

The Hierophant is a teacher, sitting on a throne between pillars of Law and Freedom. Her triple crown represents the three worlds, her triple scepter symbolizes her dominion over those three worlds. She is a benefactor, her hand raised in blessing; she is bathed in light, which then filters through the water to two kneeling hippocampi. These are her willing students of the crossed keys lying before them. They are ready to be initiated by her into a realm of knowledge, rules and tradition. To unlock mysteries of spirituality and religion, and earn their conventional roles in her tradition.

This card represents a need to play by the rules and pay attention to detail – this is not a time to think outside the box, but to pursue knowledge, and achieve goals in a traditional way.

Astrological Element & Association

Earth / Taurus

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Featured Card of the Day – 9 of Cups – Monstarot from Joanna Nelson Studio

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Artist: Joanna Nelson

Website: JoannaNelsonStudio.com

Keywords

Wishes come true, happiness, fulfillment

Artist Interpretation

Sitting upon a mushroom, feeling happy and satisfied, this little monster is enjoying everything life has to offer and feels a great sense of contentment. The skies are clear, the mushroom provides comfort, a shelter over his head, a friend by his side, times are good!

Card Meaning

All that you have ever wanted in life is here, right before you. Spiritual, personal and emotional contentment are so close that it’s almost as though you can see your wishes coming true. It would be very easy to become complacent and rest on your laurels now, expecting this to just happen for you, but you have a few last steps to take to fulfillment – easy enough given all that you have learned and experienced on your road so far.

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(Please note, if you wish to own a copy of Monstarot, or Joanna’s Affirmations book, you can now find them in her Etsy shop)

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Featured Card of the Day – The Fool – Monstarot – Joanna Nelson Studio

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Artist: Joanna Nelson

Website: JoannaNelsonStudio.com

Keywords

Innocence, beginnings, starting anew

Artist Interpretation

A bag of belongings and tools in his hand, the Fool is ready to step off of the stars into another realm of uncharted territory. There is a new beginning full of possibilities waiting. This monster is at ease with taking risks in order to follow passions and discover new adventures. Knowing that the Fool is a curious and impulsive monster, his little furry companion taps at his toe as a reminder that he is there to protect, support and push his friend.

Card Meaning

You’ve learned all you need to, and all you can, where you are…it’s time to move on. Bring your experiences and take that first step on a new journey into the unknown…so much is waiting for you out there, it’s time to take the plunge!

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On Facebook:

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(Please note, if you wish to own a copy of Monstarot, or Joanna’s Affirmations book, you can now find them in her Etsy shop)

On Etsy:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/JoannaNelsonStudio