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

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Keywords

Warmth, vibrancy. Being loaded with optimism, creating a strong positive impression.

Artist Interpretation

A queen sits on the golden throne with a scepter-wand in her hand. There is the wall with Babylonian frescoes behind her. The queen’s dress is red, and she is surrounded by red roses on the floor. Red is very passionate color, symbolizing the queen’s vibrancy and enthusiasm. A black cat at her feet has several spiritual meanings, including the spirit of adventure, courage, patience, and independence.

Card Meaning

Queen of Wands represents a person who has optimism, courage, and passion for achievements. Her attractiveness and appeal result from her vitality and inner vibrancy. The most notable features of this card include:
– being enthusiastic;
– feeling self-confidence;
– having a great impression;
– showing vitality and health.

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

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Keywords

Restriction, obstacles. Being in a limited situation, experiencing a lack of choice.

Artist Interpretation

A blindfolded woman stays in the wilderness surrounded with eight swords stuck in the ground like a fence. This picture has a symbolical meaning of being fenced by circumstances. The woman’s hands are tied behind her back, symbolizing a situation of being trapped. The full moon is barely visible behind the clouds, underlining a gloomy and somber mood of this card.

Card Meaning

Eight of Swords represents a case of self-imposed restriction, inaction, and avoiding responsibilities. This situation may also be characterized as being trapped by circumstances. The most significant elements of this card include:
– facing obstacles;
– being trapped;
– being in bondage;
– avoiding to perform obligations.

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

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Artist Interpretation

Two infants sleep peacefully in a walled garden. Behind them on the wall is a stone tablet which depicts the Babylonian sun-god Shamash seated on the throne with a ring and staff, symbolizing his authority, in his hands. In the center of the tablet is a Sumerian four-ray Sun image.

Card Meaning

Each morning Shamash, “the Light that All Sees,” rises on the East above the horizon to vitalize, purify, and regenerate all on earth. He brings radiance, warmth, and clarity before finally exiting through the West Gate. The Sun-Shamash scatters darkness and brings wrong and injustice to light. He is also a divine healer and great liberator who releases people from demonic powers.

The Sun is a symbol of physical life and vitality as well as a sign of spiritual enlightenment. This card promises enthusiasm, fresh ideas, and clarity of thoughts. It brings intellectual things to light to obtain new comprehension and fresh ideas, realize the truth, and understand the matter through clarity of thought. Worshiping the sun-god gets a person charged up, attaining a high level of insight, feeling joy, and being overflown with enthusiasm.

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Featured Card of the Day – 5 of Pentacles – New Babylonian Tarot by Roxana Paul

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Keywords

Financial misfortune, salvation. Lacking support, feeling insecure.

Artist Interpretation

The two girls dressed in rags sit on the floor in a castle’ chamber. Their hair disheveled, and one of the girls raised her hands in a gesture of despair. Behind them is the wall decorated with frescoes and a barred door with five pentacles hanged on it. There is sunlight abaft the door, but a gloomy atmosphere inside the chamber, which looks like a dungeon for girls. The picture on the card represents a situation of hardship and difficulties.

Card Meaning

Five of Pentacles represents a case of facing financial problems, hardship, and poverty. Support from right partners is possible. The most notable features of this card are the following:
– having a period of difficulty;
– losing assets;
– struggling to get by;
– lacking resources.

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

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Keywords

Intellect, clarity. Thinking a path through, seeing things clearly.

Artist Interpretation

A sword decorated with a branch protrudes from a pond surrounded by plant and crystals. The sword looks like Excalibur from the King Arthur legend. The picture depicted in this card symbolizes the quintessence of Air energy: intellect, logic, and objectivity.

Card Meaning

Ace of Swords represents situations where it is necessary to apply mental force and intellect to solve a problem. Logical thinking and reasoning help to find the truth and overcome obstacles. The notable features of this card include:
– having a clearer focus;
– showing a sharper mind;
– applying intellect;
– relying on logical approach.

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Featured Card of the Day – 4 of Swords – New Babylonian Tarot by Roxana Paul

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Keywords

Temporising, relaxation. Taking rest, avoiding activities.

Artist Interpretation

A warrior in the rich armor lies on a podium near the wall decorated with the Babylonian bas-reliefs. Three swords hang on the wall above him, and one sword hangs on the podium below the warrior. He looks relaxed, calm, and tranquil. It seems the warrior shifts his attention from the material world to inner realm to consolidate his internal resources.

Card Meaning

Four of Swords represents inaction or temporary withdrawal to buy time or rethink a situation. It is a moment for consolidating internal resources and preparing for the future. The most notable features of this card are the following:
– having a rest;
– feeling relaxed;
– being recuperated;
– getting ready for the future.

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Featured Card of the Day – 9 of Cups – New Babylonian Tarot by Roxana Paul

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Keywords

Material success, overall well-being. Obtaining a goal, getting a desirable result.

Artist Interpretation

A man sits on the floor at the wall covered with Babylonian frescoes and smokes a hookah. The pile of fruits on a tray near his feet symbolize abundance. Eight cups stand symmetrically on the shelves behind him, representing the obtaining of a balance or achievement in life. The man looks relaxed and happy with a wandering smile on his face. Probably, his hookah is loaded with opium to help the man to get satisfaction.

Card Meaning

Nine of Cups represents a situation of hopes and wishes come true. It is a moment of satisfaction and pleasure. This card incarnates joy, happiness, and comfort when a long-awaited result is achieved. The following special characters typify this card:
– achieving a desirable goal;
– feeling a dream comes true;
– enjoying the moment;
– being satisfied.

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