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Featured Card of the Day – 10 of Wands – Crow Tarot by M.J. Cullinane

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Artist: M.J. Cullinane

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Card Meaning

From a distance, the 10 of Wands didn’t appear so big to the crow. However, once committed to carrying the wands, the crow quickly questioned whether or not it made the right choice and if it is now unable to manage the task. Was the treasure worth the effort? This card is a message of caution; you are taking on a significant responsibility that may prove to be a more substantial burden than at first anticipated. The 10 of Wands also may reflect an inner strength, one that will assist you during a time of struggle.

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Featured Card of the Day – Queen of Pentacles – Crow Tarot by M.J. Cullinane

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Card Meaning

The Queen has come to you to offer loving energy. She is the quintessential mother, always at the ready to provide soul-soothing comfort that comes from her heart. Don’t mistake her kindness and compassion for frailty. She is one tough bird and will do what it takes to ensure that she and those around her are well cred for. The strength the Queen of Pentacles brings to the situation is one of security and balance, igniting powerful female energy that can handle it all. When this card comes to you, take a moment to bask in the love and security this merciful crow is offering you.

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Featured Card of the Day – The Moon – Crow Tarot by M.J. Cullinane

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Card Meaning

In a dreamlike state, the crow rests on a branch staring at the moon as it reflects a darker image of herself, her dark side. Below the crow, there is a pond that represents the subconscious mind with a caged raven symbolizing her wild side that she attempts to restrain out of fear. It is part of herself that tries to conceal as it evokes feelings of shame. The Moon illuminates areas where we project our insecurities onto others, and in doing so, we fall victim to our own harmful and destructive powers that have infiltrated the psyche. Sit by the light of the moon and travel inward to find areas where fear and anxiety have taken control. The Moon asks what are you concealing? Learning to recognize and accept all the parts of our being, even the components that may be considered weaknesses is essential for being whole.

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Featured Card of the Day – 9 of Swords – 78 Tarot Mythical

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Keywords

Worry, fear, paralysis, nightmare

Element

Air

Astrological Association

Gemini, Libra, Aquarius

THE CARD’S STORY BY: SHELBY NICHOLS

Coupled with the Mythical theme on this deck, the story I wanted to tell was of victims suffering from sleep paralysis. Many sufferers report the feeling of a malevolent presence in the room while they struggle with the terrifying inability to move. Curiously, in many cultures, the experience is explained by the appearance of a twisted old woman that comes on the edge of waking to steal your breath. The Night Hag. Sometimes I feel tormented by feelings and thoughts that only I can hear, a susurrus from the shadows just outside reality. Relief finally came when I did not try to escape these dark whispers, but when I learned the difference between the gifts they offered and their lies.

THE CARD’S MESSAGE BY TRISH SULLIVAN

A young girl, drowsy and waking to a brand new day is suddenly struck by terror. Some terrifying monster is holding her down, she cannot move, cannot escape, and cannot get past the night into the day. Don’t let your fears paralyze you and take over your life. Stress is a natural reaction to a threat – an instinctive alarm to wake your adrenaline and help you get the hell out. But sometimes it can run away with you…like now. Worry is in danger of overcoming you, eating you up and affecting your health, physical and mental. Be gentle to yourself. Reclaim your peace of mind and ability to relax. Take control of your fears, rather than letting them control you.

MYTHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION: NIGHT HAG

Th e Night Hag features in a wide range of mythology and folklore as the nightmarish creature who causes sleep paralysis, oft en by sitting on the victim’s chest. Sometimes as an incubus, a mare (the origin of the word nightmare), a jinn, a demon, spirit or ghost, the result is always the same – a terrifying feeling of something or someone pressing down on you, preventing you from moving, usually just as you wake. Th e way in which your worries and concerns press down on you, causing you to be “stuck” in a nightmarish mindset in this card, the night hag was the perfect fit.

Featured Card of the Day – 6 of Wands – 78 Tarot Mythical

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Keywords

Recognition, achievement, success, motivation

Element

Fire

Astrological Association

Aries, Leo, Sagittarius

THE CARD’S STORY BY: ASH EVANS

I chose a unicorn to represent the mount for the rider in this card. I’m a huge unicorn lover and collector so this was a perfect fit for me and I love painting them. Unicorns are the symbols of purity and goodness and I feel that it is imperative for those intentions to be part of true achievement. This card is all about achievement. Success and winning mean different things to different people. If you ask a dozen people what it means to them you will get a dozen different answers. To me, true success, is coming from a place of focus and purity so I decided that crystals should top each wand. I also chose to exclude the congratulatory crowd because pure achievement doesn’t need external validation to matter. This is all about what YOU find to be a victory for yourself.

THE CARD’S MESSAGE BY TRISH SULLIVAN

A triumphant bunny rides toward victory on the back of a pure, mystical unicorn, basking in the knowledge that his tasks are completed, and he has excelled in their execution. He doesn’t need spectators to his success, his own appreciation is reward enough. It’s been a long time coming, but now praise and appreciation is coming your way. Don’t shy away. You may not be comfortable in the limelight, and you’re not doing this for reward, but your time and effort deserve recognition. Own your achievements, accept the compliments and let it spur you on to even greater heights!

MYTHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION: UNICORN

The unicorn is a fantastic creature that appears in European folklore, renowned for its purity and innate magical nature. A horse (sometimes depicted as a goat) with a single horn, the unicorn is able to cure poison and heal disease and corruption. Given the pure nature of the unicorn, and its ability to withstand impurity, we felt that it would be a perfect steed for a creature in the spotlight.

Featured Card of the Day – 5 of Swords – 78 Tarot Mythical

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Keywords

Conflict, self-interest, discord, betrayal

Element

Air

Astrological Association

Gemini, Libra, Aquarius

THE CARD’S STORY BY: ANASTASIA SMITH

Bishamonten looks upon the defeated and retreating form of Hachiman in contempt. He swings his chain of swords won from the battlefield in wild abandon, razing down friend and foe alike in his rage. In the background the monastery he came to protect burns under an angry sky, an ill omen that all is not well and this battle may be won for nothing. Th e Five of Swords represents the Pyrrhic victory. You may have won the battle, but the cost has far outweighed any triumph you could hope to gain.

THE CARD’S MESSAGE BY TRISH SULLIVAN

Lost in the heat of battle, Bishamonten continues to rage, soldiers at his feet, his enemy slinking off in defeat. His actions are futile now, but still he fi ghts. What has this victory cost him? What has it cost others? Th e monastery he was to protect has gone up in flames. You could claim victory in this situation. Fight dirty, mean, or even just smarter, and you could win, you know it. But before you charge in, focusing only on what you stand to gain, think. Consider the cost. Do the ends justify the means? Will your “victory” hurt those you love? How much will this fight cost you? Be careful that this argument doesn’t lead to more tension, rather than bringing resolution. Yes, you may win the battle, but lose the war.

MYTHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION: BISHAMONTEN

Bishamonten is a consummate warrior and protector in Japanese mythology. He is depicted wearing armour and is the god of fortune in battles, but is not the god of war. His roles include protection of sacred sites, and of the righteous, as well as defeating evil. But for all his virtues, some legends suggest that he can be brutal, careless even, of those who may be hurt by his endeavours. It is this side of him that suggested his legend would be a perfect fit for the Five of Swords.

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

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Artist: Joe Phillips

Card Meaning

* Fire signs in the Western Zodiac
* Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
* The seat of Energy and Spirit
* Young girl or boy, pre-puberty
* Nonconformist, independent

Reversed Meaning

* Mischievous
* Bohemian, over-indulgent