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

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Artist: Joanna Nelson

Website: JoannaNelsonStudio.com

Keywords

Balance, juggling work and home life

Artist Interpretation

Juggling on the beach, this card represents maintaining balance within your life. Not only do we need to maintain our serious business and work side, but also be sure not to forget and leave out our playful paper hat wearing side, or our friends and family.

Card Meaning

Work to live, don’t live to work… this is a time for balance, for juggling your life and managing your time. There is no point in working so hard for your family, and to get the lifestyle you aspire to, if you push them away at the same time. Make sure that you don’t overload yourself, or take on too much too quickly, and ensure that you take the time you need to appreciate what you have along the way.

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

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Artist: Joanna Nelson

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Keywords

Stalemate, putting off decisions, compromise

Artist Interpretation

Eyes closed tight to avoid a decision, she stands tall in the sea among rock and island obstacles. In order to direct a clear passage for her paper boat, she must open her eyes and take in all the information needed for the solution.

Card Meaning

You can’t put this off any longer. You can close yourself off from the situation and bury your head in the sand all you want, but it’s not going to help – a decision needs to be made. You may think that it’s making you happier and more peaceful to avoid it, but it’s just going to make things worse in the long run. You need to open your heart and mind and really look at the issues at hand, then make and informed choice.

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Featured Card of the Day – Page of Swords – 78 Tarot Carnival ~ Cirque du Tarot

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Artist: Kiri Ostergaard Leonard

Website: KiriLeonard.com

Keywords

Eager, energetic, passionate, curious

Artist Statement

“The Page of Swords is a messenger of turbulent energy and enthusiasm. She is ready to begin whether it’s a new project, a new idea or just taking action. With her sword she cuts to the truth. She is inquisitive; she knows how to ask important questions but lacks perspective due to her youth. Her red sash symbolizes passion, bells ring in the wind, calling her to action; she needs an outlet for her ideas and feelings. Spirals symbolize surrendering to passion and inspiration. As the spiral moves out pent up energy is released. A shadow from turbulent clouds in the background crosses over her face. She can be a symbol of incoming conflict. She has the desire to prove herself, which can be a double-edged sword; she may consider herself superior to others because she lacks experience and wisdom – she does not yet have maturity to express herself in a constructive way.”

Card Meaning

A young carny holds a sword aloft, feet poised for action, ready not just to start a journey, but to rush forward, with all her energy, and sprint toward the goal. The way ahead is bright and inviting, but a dark shadow looms, warning of possible trouble ahead, but she takes no notice. Raring to go, tumultuous energy sparks and swirls around this impatient Page as she glances back, inviting you to join her.

With so much energy and passion at the start, the question is whether you can keep up this level of commitment to the end, and what you will encounter along the way. For now, though, this card is telling you to go with it – you might have a lot still to learn, but that can be done along the way.

Astrological Element & Association

Air / Gemini, Libra Aquarius

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Featured Card of the Day – 8 of Cups  – 78 Tarot Nautical ~ Tarot of the Water

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Artist: Mary Layton

Website: MaryLayton.net

Keywords

Cutting ties, making changes, abandonment, disappointment

Artist Interpretation

“The Eight of Cups represents a turning point, or change of heart. Generally, moving on from the past, or from an undesirable situation. Leaving behind past issues and searching for new beginnings. Perhaps the blonde mermaid sang an inspiring song, encouraging the man to leave behind a troubled past and embark on a search for a better future (and, in the process, she’ll gain some golden goblets to add to her stash of treasures). The card’s astrological associations are Pisces, Cancer, and Scorpio – all water signs, which made it easy to fit them into the nautical theme. I’ve represented the signs in my painting by using the mermaid’s fish friends for Pisces, the crab in the mid-ground for Cancer, and I have depicted the constellation Scorpius in the night stars.”

Card Meaning

A lonely figure stands on the pier, walking away – leaving the lush sea in favor of a barren landscape. In the water a mermaid sings a song of inspiration to help him turn his back on the past and move on with his life. The mermaid revels in lost treasures of his past as he walks into the dark night. The moon creeps out to light his path, symbolizing the spiritual nature of his journey, but also that the reasons for this decision may not be as simple as they seem.

This card represents a sense of dissatisfaction tempting you to give it all up and walk away – often with a desire to discard material possessions in favor of a more spiritual contentment. It is time to consider what will bring you greater joy and fulfillment.

Astrological Element & Association

Water / Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces

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

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Artist: Joanna Nelson

Website: JoannaNelsonStudio.com

Keywords

Emotional, fertility, new love

Artist Interpretation

Five overflowing streams pour from the golden cup, inviting the monster lotus to drink to fulfillment. A fuzzy bird like creature descends from the sky with a loving offering.

Card Meaning

Will you drink deep from the cup? You’re being invited to embark on a journey of fulfillment, both spiritually and emotionally. A new friendship or relationship is opening up to you that will bring you great joy, contentment and inner peace. This is a chance for you to be open, compassionate and generous with your feelings, allowing you to receive great love in return. Your creative energies are flowing strongly too, resulting in tremendous growth. The only question now is will you take the opportunity that lies before you?

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

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Artist: Joanna Nelson

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Keywords

Reliable, solid, conventional

Artist Interpretation

This sweet little Knight is all about working hard. She spends her days in the field, working the crops , knowing that she will be able to provide delicious nutrition to the village.

Card Meaning

It’s time to knuckle down and get things done! You know you’ve got a really good idea, and you spent the time to put a solid plan in place in order to manifest this idea into reality. But now comes the hard work. The Knight is meticulous and detailed – you’ll need to maintain your determination and focus. It’s not always glamorous, and at times you may feel like packing it all in. But you’ll keep going – you know in your heart that you’ll succeed if you do.

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

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Artist: Joanna Nelson

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Keywords

Spontaneous, creative, impulsive

Artist Interpretation

He is full of so much creative life energy. The Page has leaf-like antennas that help tune in and pick up creative flow. He is a dreamer and a free spirit. He travels the land always looking for new inspiration.

Card Meaning

It’s time to follow your heart, and strike out on your own path. The Page is a spontaneous, free spirit, suggesting that you shouldn’t let yourself be burdened by worries and cares. Embrace the creativity of a child, allowing passion and ispiration to take the lead. Do not feel you have to conform to the expectations of others; enjoy the freedom of trying a few new projects to see where they lead, without fear of failure.

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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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