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

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Artist: Joanna Nelson

Website: JoannaNelsonStudio.com

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

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Artist: Joanna Nelson

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Keywords

Completion, triumph, recognition

Artist Interpretation

Rejoicing in success and achievement, the little monster closes his eyes and radiates an energy from his body, channeling it out of each wand he holds. The energy brings leaves to life as they begin dancing, falling into place and forming a swirling wreath around the world.

Card Meaning

What a journey it’s been! Full of trials, challenges and accomplishments, you’ve not only made it this far, but managed to grow as a person, gain wisdom, experience and inner strength. It’s a time for completion and triumph, for achieving the inner oeace and contentment granted by reaching your goals. You are so close now, you just need to take the final steps…

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

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Keywords

Enthusiastic, innocent, encouraging

Artist Interpretation

Standing on the seashore he listens to the sounds of the crashing waves and feels the soft sand at his feet. As he lifts his cup for a toast a magical snaggletooth fish appears very unexpectedly with a message for him!

Card Meaning

Go out and play! The Page is spontaneous, enjoying the feeling of sand between his toes, generally loving life, and calling you to look at the world through the eyes of a child. Break free form the cynicism of adulthood, shake off the seriousness of life, and allow yourself to be silly and have some fun, just for the sake of having fun. This is a time to be inspired, to be open to new emotional experiences and even to new relationships.

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

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Artist: Simona Candini

Website: SimonaCandini.com

Keywords

Hope, dreams coming true, inspiration, renewal

Artist Statement

“Haunted rides and a ghostly atmosphere create an ominous feeling for my dark, carnival-themed card. I love the tones of blue, purple and acid green, melting together to create a fluid stream of thoughts where the reality seems lost in the haze of a dream, timeless in its moving stillness.

The star is there, in front of you, to lead you to your safe place. It’s so bright, but it doesn’t blindfold you, it fills your soul of a sudden awareness, it awakens you from the dream, infusing with peace your inner self. Follow the Star and abandon your fears.”

Card Meaning

A young girl walks through a dark circus. Behind her stands a huge Gothic castle, reminding her of the challenges she has faced, the horrors that she leaves behind. She has traveled through a misty forest to get this far, and all she has found is an abandoned carnival. But at her heart glows a large star, the Universe offering her warmth and guiding light so that she can see the way ahead. Seven more stars float around her skirt, illuminating her path as she travels. The lights that lead her on are eight-pointed stars, symbols of strength, garnered from the obstacles she has overcome.

This card gives us hope, representing the distant light at the end of the tunnel, providing confidence and motivation to continue our journey, preventing us from losing our way.

Astrological Element & Association

Air / Aquarius

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

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Artist: Tanya Bond

Website: None Given

Keywords

Potential, inaction, mystery, intuition

Artist Interpretation

“The High Priestess card is strongly connected with intuition; she is knowledgeable of mysteries that lurk behind the veil. She speaks directly to our subconscious mind; she knows of our inner strengths and helps us achieve our best potential. She clears a way for unencumbered progress in our creative endeavors, spiritual transformation and inner growth.”

Card Meaning

The High Priestess stands before a nautical veil suspended between black and white pillars. She is the guardian of the mysteries behind the veil, and stands between the darkness and the light. Her necklace is a compass suspended in a planchette, symbolizing guidance – she invites you to learn the mysteries of the sea and your own intuion, if you are worthy. She looks welcoming, but the spikes on her dress remind you of her power, and to carefully consider all before you. Listen to your inner voice before you proceed, because all is not always what it seems.

This card is a reminder to trust your intuition, and to pay attention to it. It symbolizes an understanding and acceptance of the mysteries of self, and where they can lead you.

Astrological Association & Element

Water / The Moon

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