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Featured Card of the Day – Page of Pentacles – Divine Diversity Tarot by Joe Phillips

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Artist: Joe Phillips

Card Meaning

* Earth signs of the Western Zodiac
* Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
* Young girl or boy, pre-puberty
* Hard worker
* Financial planner

Reversed Meaning

* Addictions
* Lazy thinker

Featured Card of the Day – 8 of Swords – Divine Diversity Tarot by Joe Phillips

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Artist: Joe Phillips

Card Meaning

* Helpless in the moment
* Surrounded by possible dangers/obstacles
* Initiation through trial
* Choices narrowed to one way out of a tight situation

Reversed Meaning

* Not seeing the danger
* Missing the obvious choice(s)
* Surrendering your will to take action
* Misplaced effort to belong

Featured Card of the Day – 9 of Wands – Crow Tarot by M.J. Cullinane

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Artist: M.J. Cullinane

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Card Meaning

After much effort, a final task is almost complete. The Nine of Wands denotes a struggle in finishing a project, and despite the consistent successes of the past, there is one last obstacle that needs to be accomplished before moving forward. The Nine of Wands offers encouragement to keep going! Take a moment to bask in all that you have already created – it is from this place you will find the motivation to continue. You are close to the end: this is not the time to give after working so hard. Replace the negative feeling or resentment with an open mind and visualize a successful completion.

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Featured Card of the Day – Ace of Wands – Crow Tarot by M.J. Cullinane

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Artist: M.J. Cullinane

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Card Meaning

The crow swoops from the sky and lands upon a wand marking the beginning of a path to a bright shiny city in the distance. The wind brings the message of confirmation that the crow is on the right road and opportunities for success are laid out before her. The blooming spring flowers represent a fresh start. Floating through the air are little white feathers bringing the message that the Ace of Wands represents not only a new beginning, but also one that is divinely guided.

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Featured Card of the Day – 3 of Swords – 78 Tarot Mythical

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Keywords

Regret, loss, sorrow

Element

Air

Astrological Association

Gemini, Libra, Aquarius

THE CARD’S STORY BY: JEN LIGHTFOOT

I chose to interpret the Greek myth of lovers Alcyone and Ceyx. Their story is a tragic story about love, grief, and hope. Ceyx went out to sea to consult the oracle of Delphi, even though Alcyone pleaded with him not to go. During his journey a storm came and poor Ceyx drowned. He told Alcyone of his death in a dream. She rushed out to find him washed up on the shore. Wrapping her arms around him, they started to form wings and he came back to life. They lived out their lives together as seabirds. I chose to depict Alcyone and Ceyx as a lesbian couple in my artwork for the Three of Swords card, which is a card that represents sadness, heartbreak, separation, and grief — all emotions which the Alcyone and Ceyx myth conveys.

THE CARD’S MESSAGE BY TRISH SULLIVAN

The Lovers Alcyone and Ceyx, here both depicted in the feminine, begin their transformation into birds following their rebirth. Wings sprout from their backs as they embrace, to begin their new life together. It hurts right now, sometimes more than you think you can withstand…and if anyone else tells you about fish in the sea, or life not being fair, you might explode. Stop putting so much pressure on yourself – you need time to heal, so give yourself that time. Let the tears flow, let them gradually wash away your sadness. In time, you’ll be able to rise above this, you’ll see that there is still hope out there. This won’t break you. Nothing can. Use this to make you stronger.

MYTHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION: CEYX AND ALCYONE

In Greek mythology, the tragedy of Alcyone and Ceyx began with them referring to themselves as Zeus and Hera. Th is angered Zeus, and he destroyed Ceyx’s ship. Ceyx appeared to Alcyone to in a dream to tell her what happened, and in grief Alcyone threw herself into the sea. The Gods then returned them to life, to live as birds, together forever. With grief and loss being such a major part of this myth, this was a perfect representation of the energy of this card.

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Featured Card of the Day – 10 of Cups – 78 Tarot Mythical

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Keywords

Fellowship, family, happiness

Element

Water

Astrological Association

Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces

THE CARD’S STORY BY: CARLA MORROW

There are few places as serene as a Japanese garden, and this is no exception. The dragons have paired, offering love and joy to one another, and around them is the abundance of all life. They are lacking nothing in their own private space. The Watergate around them stands as a testament to their unity, and playful fish swim about their feet. The water lilies floating on the surface symbolize the abundance around them. Here they can live their perfectly fulfilled life. This card is pure joy, harmony, and fulfillment, especially pertaining to relationships. Everything in your life is beautiful. You are surrounded with amazing people who love you, a life that fills you, and you know who you are.

THE CARD’S MESSAGE BY TRISH SULLIVAN

In a beautiful, tranquil park, two Koi dragons have found each other, creating a loving family scene. In the pond before them, ten lilies form ten cups, as fish swim around them in abundance, making this a perfect place for them to settle. Family and relationships are falling into place. Turmoil and worries are behind you – life is good, and getting better. You’ve been through emotional hell, but the trials you’ve faced have opened your heart, meaning that you can now really appreciate the joy that you’re beginning to feel. Life is good, and only going to get better for you.

MYTHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION: KOI DRAGON

Koi play a popular role in Asian tales, both in reality and mythology. While they are more oft en associated with Japan, it is a Chinese myth that is their most famous literary appearance. The ancient waterfall legend tells how koi carp – an entire school of them – swam upstream in the Yellow River. Th ey swam against the current, till they reached a waterfall at the end. Undaunted, they tried to reach the top. Animals and demons in the area mocked them, but some persisted. Aft er many years of fi ghting the water and trying, one koi reached the top, and was rewarded by the gods, who turned it into a dragon. And so it goes that any koi who reaches that spot will become a dragon. Th e journey aspect of this tale, with the magnifi cent reward made it a wonderful myth for this card.
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Featured Card of the Day – 6 of Pentacles – 78 Tarot Mythical

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Keywords

Balance, charity, generosity, sacrifice

Element

Earth

Astrological Association

Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn

THE CARD’S STORY BY: GILA VON MEISSNER

For me, the Six of Pentacles is about more than just charity or financial wealth. It means that you are in a position to share your abundance and wealth, which includes emotional and intellectual wealth and empathy. The Moon Rabbit seemed a great fit – the utmost sacrifice, giving all of yourself for someone else. Th at is where the tightrope of the Six of Pentacles seems to lie for me. Do not lose yourself when helping others, but do give and share everything that is good in yourself, to make the world a better place… just remember that the world needs you in it, too, so do not lose yourself completely.

THE CARD’S MESSAGE BY TRISH SULLIVAN

A poverty-stricken, hungry man stands in the shadows, watching and waiting as a cauldron boils. Sadly, apprehensively, the Moon Rabbit steps into the pot, willing to sacrifice himself to aid another. We are giving people by nature. So it’s natural that when you have been rewarded, you want to give back, want to remember and help those who have helped you in the past. But it’s always wise to check if the person truly wants, even needs your help before jumping in. Someone in need may be aided far more by a shoulder to cry on, or a sounding board to bounce self-help ideas off , than by a monetary gesture. Every action should be practical…

MYTHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION: MOON RABBIT

The Moon Rabbit is a folklore tale told in several countries, about an altruistic rabbit, willing to offer himself as food for a starving man. But the man was the god Quetzalcoatl (or Sakra in Asian versions of the story) travelling the earth as a mortal for a while. Moved by the selflessness of this small animal, he immortalized the rabbit on the face of the Moon. Th e rabbit’s self-sacrifice was a grand gesture, and in some versions it’s suggested that the hungry man was the Old Man in the Moon and the rabbit didn’t need to offer himself up, so this tale fit the meaning of the card in many ways.

Featured Card of the Day – Knight of Pentacles – Divine Diversity Tarot by Joe Phillips

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Artist: Joe Phillips

Card Meaning

* Earth signs of the Western Zodiac
* Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
* The seat of the physical
* Young woman or man, post puberty, but before maturity
* Supervisor, Overseer
* Managing assets

Reversed Meaning

* Wastrel
* Absentminded

Featured Card of the Day – King of Cups – Divine Diversity Tarot by Joe Phillips

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Artist: Joe Phillips

Card Meaning

* Water signs of the Western Zodiac
* Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
* The home of emotions and intuition
* Mature Man
* Artist
* Creative

Reversed Meaning

* Double dealing
* Vice

Featured Card of the Day – King of Wands – Crow Tarot by M.J. Cullinane

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Card Meaning

The King of Wands is an entrepreneurial bird who can take a concept and fly with it. Under the supervision of the King, the idea transforms into a reality and will reach its highest potential possible. He is relentless in his pursuit of perfection and ith laser-like vision, focuses on a goal. He is charismatic and a natural-born leader, although at times he can be a bit arrogant. The energy of the King of Wands represents in a reading either yourself or a person you know who has a clear vision of what needs accomplishing for a project to be successful. Take this as a confirmation that as long as there is a clear focus, the energy spent without distraction will result in a positive and fruitful outcome.

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