Deck Review

Featured Card of the Day – Wheel of Fortune – Monstarot from Joanna Nelson Studio 

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Artist: Joanna Nelson

Website: JoannaNelsonStudio.com

Keywords

Change, destiny, ups and downs

Artist Interpretation

Riding the wheel of life we have both good and bad times. These little monsters stay optimistic as the wheel turns. This wheel of karma reminds us that for every action there is a reaction. They may also believe that everything happens for a reason, but they know that even when things are down you can fight to get back up on top of that wheel.

Card Meaning

Everything changes, and you have to accept it. It might feel like we’re being toyed with, it might be brutal or painful, or wonderful and full of fun. But no matter what we do, just like the ticking of a clock we can’t stop change. Instead you should embrace it – appreciate the good when it’s here, know that the bad times will pass, leaving you stronger and with experience that you need to face the next challenge or celebration.

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

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Artist: Joanna Nelson

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Keywords

Nurture, creation, beauty

Artist Interpretation

An earth mama monster sits by a stream, connecting to the earth and surrounded by the little creatures she nurtures. She loves the outdoors and all that it has to offer. The little bug in the background discovers a paper boat which connects him to his inner child, playing and enjoying nature.

Card Meaning

The Empress is nurturing and supportive, strong and sensual – it’s time to embrace these aspects of yourself, and see the wisdom and compassion in yourself that others do. There is powerful energy within you to help others, and you’re in demand right now. Ground yourself and reflect upon the love and blessings in life. Sometimeswe need time to reconnect with that energy – maybe spend some time in nature, embrace your inner child, be creative, follow your bliss in whatever form it takes.

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

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Artist: Iris Compiet

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Keywords

Balance, equality, truth, fairness, justice

Artist Statement

“Justice is a delicate ballerina who balances on the double-edged sword, as a dancer on the tightrope. Beneath her are flames, her feet are cut on the swords, justice and balance is a delicate thing. She herself is the scales of justice. Her hands in perfect balance. Weighing her judgment in her own two hands. Listening to all the sides, the opposing arguments, good and evil on either side of her. Good in the form of an angel, evil in the form of a devil. She has no eyes and relies on her other senses to keep the balance.”

Card Meaning

Between two red velvet curtains, a ballerina balances on a sword. Above her, an angel and a demon whisper to her, one on either side of her, acting as perfect antithesis. A star hovers above her, white flames sear below. Her sightless gaze is turned up toward the sky, and her feet are bloody, but her balance is resolute. A flaming heart is emblazoned on her chest. She suffers for the balance she has achieved, unwilling and unable to judge by appearances, but only determining the truth for herself by listening to both good and evil and weighing both for herself.

This card cautions that justice is not easy, or obvious, but hard won and sometimes requires sacrifice. It reminds us that our actions and decisions bring consequences, and that fairness will only prevail by achieving balance.

Astrological Element & Association

Air / Libra

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Featured Card of the Day – The Sun – 78 Tarot Nautical/Tarot of the Water

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Artist: Alex Garant

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Keywords

Enlightenment, vitality, radiance, energy, joy, success

Artist Interpretation

“The Sun represents the source of life itself, it also symbolizes happiness, joy, energy, optimism, accomplishment, the light after a dark night. The mermaid children playing joyfully in the foreground represent the happiness of our true self. They represent the innocence and purity of childhood. The orange ribbon shows that control has passed from the conscious to the subconscious. The Sun’s rays represent action and vibration, sources of all life on earth. The flowers in the background represent life and the fruitfulness of the spirit under the nourishment of the Sun. There are four sunflowers, representing the four elements. The Sun card is a sign that you are likely to find yourself feeling more free than you ever have.”

Card Meaning

Against a clear, blue sky, two young merfolk bask under a large statue, which rises out of a strong, brick wall. The status doesn’t cast any shade – its solar face smiles down upon the children, with a halo of wavy hair and straight rays shining out. They are naked and innocent, open as only children can be, and they frolic at the top of the water, within the seafoam – both indicating that purity. From behind the wall, four sunflowers watch over the children, symbols of the joy and abundance granted by the Sun.

This card heralds success and joy. You have toiled and suffered, and come out the other side smiling. Your life is full of positives, and your warm attitude, confidence and vibrancy attract people and success to you like moths to a flame.

Astrological Association & Element

Fire / Sun

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

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Artist: Joanna Nelson

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Keywords

Joy, vitality, energy

Artist Interpretation

The Sun’s happy smile beams in the clear blue sky as the monster joyfully entertains his inner child. Riding the flowers on a bumble bee with arms held out to the side and not a care in the world. It is time to play.

Card Meaning

Life is good! The Sun brings light and warmth to the world, and the rays from this blissful, beaming Sun do the same to the little monsters. Joyful faces are everywhere, a bee (the symbol of work and life bringing) carries a monster, who carries a smaller monster, who carries a smaller monster. The gifts received are paid forward, the sun is shining and there are no clouds in the sky. The monster proudly waves a banner he has fought for and won; it’s definitely time to enjoy life!

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

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Artist: Joanna Nelson

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Keywords

Respite, rest, retreat

Artist Interpretation

Peaceful and recuperating beneath a tree, the little monster meditates to replenish his strength. The atmosphere is calming and relaxing. He is building up energy to continue on with the challenge.

Card Meaning

It’s time to relax! Take a break before getting right back into the battle. You need to make time for yourself, to recharge your mental batteries, so you can keep going without burning out. Take a day off, walk away from your work for an hour or so, or even a few minutes. Even at your busiest, pausing for a few seconds to catch your breath can help you focus, allowing you to return, energized and renewed, to the task at hand.

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

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Artist: Joanna Nelson

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Keywords

Loss, sadness, mourning

Artist Interpretation

The little monster stands with three cups of spilt milk before him. He is feeling a sense of loss and disappointment. He is so overcome by that feeling that he has not noticed that two cups stll stand behind him full. He is separated from his mushroom home on the other side of the river. If he can emotionally recover from his loss and turn his pessimistic attitude into an optimistic outlook, he will find the bridge provided for him to cross in order to return back to his place of safety and comfort.

Card Meaning

Currently, life is rough, with loss dragging you into despair. But not all hope is gone, cups still stand full, if only you can see them. You can choose how you let this affect you – either you can wallow in the pain, or let the tears wash it away and help you heal.

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