Joie de Vivre

Featured Card of the Day – 9 of Wands – Joie de Vivre Tarot by Paulina Cassidy

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Keywords

Determination, protection, preparedness, patience, virtuousness.

Artist Interpretation 

Defending his position, Roar is a loyal and courageous lion. Standing fiercely in a circle of wands, he’s infused with the power to deal with whatever challenge comes his way. Despite his past wounds, Roar will see any quest through to its conclusion.

Card Meaning 

Even in times of stress and opposition, you have the inner-strength needed to guide you toward your goals. If you’re knocked down, get back up. Setbacks can be defeated through sheer determination and willpower. Be patient while defending your beliefs, and proceed carefully. You’ll eventually be met with victory.

Reversed

Fear of responsibility. Obstacles. Surrender.

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Featured Card of the Day – King of Swords – Joie de Vivre Tarot by Paulina Cassidy

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Keywords

Intellect, desire, logic, fairness, respect.

Artist Interpretation 

King Sagacity, the king of swords, possesses the wisdom and courage to obtain all of his desires. His dove companion, Justice, helps him work against dishonesty. Logical and trustworthy, King Sagacity seeks to cut away that which doesn’t serve the highest good. Firm yet kind-hearted, he can be relied upon for solving even the most difficult dilemmas.

Card Meaning 

A shift in perspective will enable you to see things with added logic and clarity. Align your focus, willpower and intention to move forward in synergy. Listen well to those with more life experience than you for guidance and suggestions. With careful consideration and solid observations, you’ll make wise decisions.

Reversed

Lack of self-esteem. Being overly critical. Arrogance.

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Featured Card of the Day – Page of Cups – Joie de Vivre Tarot by Paulina Cassidy 

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Keywords

Caring, calm, gentle, creative, dreamy.

Artist Interpretation 

Reverie, the highly artistic page of cups, is a gentle messenger who loves delivering beautiful messages of creativity and emotion, which sprout from the crown of his head. The ground he stands on is filled with swirling dreams in the making. The messages he bears urges the recipient to trust their intuitive inclinations, and to embrace their child-like magic within.

Card Meaning 

The beginning of a new creative venture ushers in the dawning of a new perspective. The creative flow knows no limits, and the power of imagination brings ideas into being. Dream a little dream — dream a big dream, too — and never stop listening to your intuition.

Reversed

Lack of motivation. Depression. Harmful gossip.
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Featured Card of the Day – 10 of Swords – Joie de Vivre Tarot by Paulina Cassidy 

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Keywords

Realization, renewal, inevitability, endings, beginnings.

Artist Interpretation 

Feeling at her lowest point, Lament unleashes the power of sheer will to lessen the impact that turmoil brings. Kneeling by a river of new beginnings with a sword of fortitude on her lap, she finds a fresh outlook until she finally gathers enough inner-strength to forge the dawn ahead. On the horizon, nine swords stand far away behind Lament, proving that her worries are farther from her than she realizes.

Card Meaning 

If hopes and dreams seem to have turned to dust, new ones shall indeed arise. Your thoughts today create tomorrow. That which has passed is beyond your power, and from the ashes of the heart’s despair rises a phoenix of realization and renewal. Move upward and onward and allow nothing to hold you back.

Reversed

Fear of ruin. Temporary good fortune. Illusionary lifting of burdens.

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Featured Card of the Day – Knight of Wands  – Joie de Vivre Tarot by Paulina Cassidy

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Keywords

Energy, daring, passion, courage, supportiveness.

Artist Interpretation 

Sprinting through the countryside with a flurry of energy, the dynamic knight of wands, Blaze, is always in a state of motion and change. Burning a trail, his fearless drive and ideas will lead him to success. His noble and generous heart renders him willing to help those in need.

Card Meaning 

Step into the light of your own strength, and move forward with confidence! You can tackle what others avoid by boldly going where no one has gone before. Take advantage of new opportunities and give it your all; a new direction will reveals itself.

Reversed

Losing interest. Exaggerating accomplishments. Foolhardiness.

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Featured Card of the Day – The Hanged Man – Joie de Vivre Tarot by Paulina Cassidy

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Keywords

Contemplation, patience, endurance, surrender, devotion.

Artist Interpretation 

In a period of waiting, Ponder surrenders to a calm disposition of contemplation while hanging by his tail from a tree branch. The stars he’s balancing are symbols of his spiritual development and higher wisdom. He sees the world from a new angle, and grows more accepting of simply what is. Gifted with patience, Ponder holds a fresh perspective that his newfound wisdom brings, moving beyond his once limited consciousness.

Card Meaning 

Stop, and change the tempo. In a patient and quieted state of being, you can relax and reflect in the act of sorting thoughts and ideas, which in turn will help you find a new way to deal with a situation. Let go of old patterns that get you nowhere.

Reversed

Loss of perspective. Arrogance. Wasted efforts.

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Featured Card of the Day – 10 of Wands – Joie de Vivre Tarot by Paulina Cassidy

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Keywords

Willpower, burden, difficulty, overextension, retreat.

 Artist Interpretation 

Toil struggles to collect more wands than she may be able to handle at once. She makes great effort at balancing the bundle as she picks up the tenth wands with her tail. Toil has great willpower and aims to persevere, but her many wands could tumble down at anytime.

Card Meaning 

Despite the daunting nature of the task, the end result is worth the hard work. Yet, if overwhelmed with a neverending uphill struggle, show yourself kindness by refraining from too many commitments at once. You may need to relax and take a retreat. You’ll return to your tasks with restored energy and renewed focus.

Reversed

Overburdened to the point of collapse. Laying burdens on others. Lack of faith.

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