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Featured Card of the Day – 2 of Wands – New Babylonian Tarot by Roxana Paul

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Artist Interpretation 

A man stands in the garden, overlooking the sea. He holds his hand to his heart as if he sacrifices his past and thinks about the future. Rich clothes of the man show that he achieves the life success. In the foreground of the picture, a well is located as the symbol of wealth. The sea behind the low garden wall looks calm, being in harmony with the whole atmosphere of the image on the card.  

Card Meaning 

Two of Wands represents a situation in which a person has all benefits but is looking for other challenges or new experiences. It is a situation of choosing an own way and following it to achieve success. Below some distinguishing characteristics of this card:

– having a choice;

– making a decision;

– being brave;

– taking the initiative.

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Featured Card of the Day – Death – New Babylonian Tarot by Roxana Paul

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Artist Interpretation 

In the gloomy natural surrounding, a “classical” skeleton of hood-covered Death (an essential attribute of death in the European tradition) adds skulls to a pile of fire. Flames and upwards smokes symbolize a whole life cycle from rebirth to death. The Babylonians supposed death as an inevitable end of mortals’ life and a beginning of the new circle of life.

Ereshkigal, the goddess was known as “the Queen of the Dead” ruled the underworld, the realm of Kurnugia (the Land of No Return). It was the land of the dead located under earth, where the souls of the dead drank from muddy puddles and ate dust. Erishkigal was the older sister of the goddess Inanna (Ishtar). In the Sumerian epos “The Descent of Inanna,” Ereshkigal kills her sister and hangs her corpse on the wall.

Card Meaning 

Death symbolizes transformation, personifying not death but a new beginning, the destruction to create something new, the long overdue change. It is a process of renewing life like a seed which dies in the ground, producing a new plant. Death also suggests concentrating on a core, controlling own destiny, and accepting the inescapable.

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Featured Card of the Day – Page of Swords – New Babylonian Tarot by Roxana Paul

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Keywords 

Confusion, misery. Seeing a darker side of life, reaching a bottom.

Artist Interpretation 

A noble young man walks through a Babylonian garden with a sword in his hands. He seems concentrated and preoccupied. If a spectator looks at the man closely, he or she will discover a range of positive features: endurance, the strength of mind, courage, and bravery.

Card Meaning 

Ten of Swords represents a situation of the victim mentality and feeling at the lowest point. It is a point-of-no-return where it is impossible to return to previous life, and a position of self-pity where hopes are broken up. Some unique features of this card include:
experiencing misfortune;
feeling dreams are broken up;
suffering from despair;
reaching the bottom of life.

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Featured Card of the Day – Ace of Pentacles – New Babylonian Tarot by Roxana Paul

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Keywords 

New financial opportunities, prosperity. Focusing on realistic goals, achieving tangible results.

Artist Interpretation 

A giant pentacle on the sky shines brightly like the sun above the garden. The path paved to the ajar gate as if it invites a visitor to enter the garden. The well-maintained garden filled with bloomy flowers typifies prosperity and unity with nature.

Card Meaning 

Ace of Pentacles represents a situation when efforts are rewarded and a person experiences abundance and enjoys success. There are some opportunities or seeds for future success and prosperity, but it is necessary to be practical and well grounded in the material world. It is the moment when ideas are ready to become something touchable. The main features of this card include:

– being practical;

– creating a flourishing enterprise;

– seeing results of efforts;

– experiencing abundance.

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Featured Card of the Day – 8 of Pentacles – New Babylonian Tarot by Roxana Paul

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Keywords 

Education, knowledge. Learning new skills, pursuing bigger understanding.

Artist Interpretation 

A man crafting a pentacle that he holds on his lap is depicted in this card. Six other pentacles mounted on the wall behind the man, and one pentacle lies on the ground at his feet. It is evident that the artist approaches his work methodically, learning new skills and pursuing more significant understanding.

Card Meaning 

Eight of Pentacles represents situations where a person is in the middle of a project, concentrating on the detail. The hard work, thorough and methodical approach as well as paying attention to detail are necessary. It is called due diligence with a meaning of bringing more knowledge into a situation. The main features of this card include:
– approaching a problem attentively;
– checking the feasibility of any possible outcomes;
– working hard;
– looking for extra information.

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Featured Card of the Day – Knight of Swords – New Babylonian Tarot by Roxana Paul

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Keywords 

Logic, certainty. Acting with full understanding, expressing ideas precisely.

Artist Interpretation 

A knight in the shiny armor with a sword in his hand rides the white horse through a park. The horse gallops towards the strong wind which inflates the knight’s red cloak and shakes the tops on the palms on the picture’s background. The wind is a metaphor for the primary energy of this card: Air. The knight’s facial expression betrays his features: he is a person, who acts with certainty, relying on logic and rejecting any emotions. He is direct and sharp in his decisions, and he supposes feelings as irrelevant and superfluous.

Card Meaning 

Knight of Swords represents a person who can apply logical mind and reasoning in a difficult or complicated situation. He acts with full certainty and without emotions.

The most significant elements of this card include:

– being prepared for victory;
– acting with positiveness;
– setting emotions aside;
– being indisputable.

Reversed Meanings

Emotion, uncertainty. Acting imprudently, being evasive.

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Featured Card of the Day – 10 of Swords – New Babylonian Tarot by Roxana Paul

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Artist Interpretation:

A body pierced with ten swords lies on
the river bank. The body is covered with a
red cloth, and the picture is saturated with
red color by the last rays of the setting sun.
A close-up position of the body in the
picture focuses a spectator’s attention on the critical meanings of this card: being a victim or martyr, and experiencing tremendous misfortune. The scene also can carry indirect sense of victim mentality and
internal negativity.

Card Meaning 

Ten of Swords represents a situation of the victim mentality and feeling at the lowest point. It is a point-of-no-return where it is impossible to return to previous life, and a position of self-pity where hopes are broken up. 

Some unique features of this card include:

– experiencing misfortune;
– feeling dreams are broken up;
– suffering from despair;
– reaching the bottom of life.

Upright meanings: 

Confusion, misery. Seeing a darker side of life, reaching a bottom.

Reversed Meanings

Beneficiary, improvement. Experiencing recovery, feeling things going better.

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