Featured Card of the Day

Featured Card of the Day – 8 of Pentacles – Monstarot from Joanna Nelson Studio

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Artist: Joanna Nelson

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Keywords

Hard work, commitment, progress

Artist Interpretation

The little monster is completely focused on his project. He works with total concentration as he adds the blue paint to the stars on each pentacle. The details are important to him as he takes pride in his work.

Card Meaning

Just keep working! Nothing can distract you from the task at hand. You’ve paid your dues, done your research, learned all you need to, and worked out how to proceed for the best. Now it’s time to just keep your head down and utilize all the skills and experience you’ve gained so far, to push you forward and help you reach the goal!

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Featured Card of the Day – Temperance – Monstarot from Joanna Nelson Studio

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Keywords

Balance, harmony, compromise

Artist Interpretation

Standing with one foot in the pink bubbles, this patient winged monster mixes the water from the lower glass bup to be higher. A look of tranquility is the expression on this monster’s face as the snaggle-fish acts with timing and precision.

Card Meaning

You’re managing to make time for yourself, concentrate on your innter peace and calm efore dealing with the general hustle-bustle of life. You’ve learned to see both sides of situations, and use this to work respectfully and diplomatically through the challenges you face. Things are going well, but life, as alway, is a bit of a balancing act and there are still a few niggles to be worked through as you hone these skills and focus on who you are and what you want, from work, relationships and life.

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

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Keywords

Obsession, addiction, excess

Artist Interpretation

Two loosely-chained micro-monsters stand before a mischievous, devil-like monster. The chains are loose enough to escape from, but the two still stand as if in a trance, eyes glossed over, giving into the illusion.

Card Meaning

You feel bound on a course of action, as though things are beyond your control, but the reality is that the choice lies within you. The Devil’s followers are chained, eyes unseeing, but their hands are not bound, the chains are loose. The metaphorical devil – your own desires, temptations and compulsions – has no real power over you, except what you give to it. It’s a harsh truth to face, and it’s not easy to let go of practices that offer immediate gratification, but you do need to look at the long-term result. You can change anything you want to, if you want it enough.

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

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Artist: Joanna Nelson

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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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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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