I've been reading Tarot cards since I received my first deck when I was 11. I established this blog in order to keep a diary of my readings as well as to connect with others who share my interests.
I'm also a Level 2 Reiki Practitioner, a proud Pagan and witch, an artist in a variety of media, a licensed cosmetologist, and a mother of 2 teenagers. As you can see, I'm a bit of a Jack of All Trades.
(I am no longer giving free Tarot readings. It stopped being fun. This blog was made as a diary, for me, of my daily readings.)
Today’s card is The Hermit.
The Hermit generally represents anyone who is a mentor or teacher. This is an elder of great wisdom and, usually, great respect. The intellectual who has also achieved great spiritual enlightenment who has retreated from the world in order to better study in solitude.
The first thing I notice about this card is the sky. It is an unusual shade of slate blue which lends itself towards some mystery and serenity rather than anxiety. However, the main figure, the Hermit, wears all gray. How could someone so learned be so anxious or insecure? He isn’t. Perhaps he wears his gray robes as a way to divert attention from himself to symbolically envelope himself in a fog so that he may be left alone by most. Only a very few are fit to learn from such a great person and those will be drawn towards his lantern like moths to a flame. That lantern symbolically sheds enlightenment to those who truly seek him to learn. His walking stick is yellow which represents how he is aided by his intelligence. The white peaks he stands on represent his spiritual guidance.
This is interesting. I’m guessing that this is telling me that, although I have a lot to give, I should perhaps keep to myself more in order to preserve my energy and make myself a priority. The Lenormand card I drew for today was Scythe. The Scythe represents a sudden ending or a harvest. It can also represent a sudden decision or a young male with a Peter Pan complex. Maybe it’s suggesting a sudden decision to pull back and retreat for a while.
Be strong now, because things will get better. It might be stormy now, but it can`t rain forever.
Today’s card is the Eight of Pentacles.
This is a good card to get as it generally means that there will be some supplemental income or that your hard work is paying off.
We see the main figure seated on a bench at work. He wears mainly blue and red, with some black. His blue tunic shows sensitivity, his red leggings and shoes show desire, and the black shows some negativity or depression. His feet aren’t planted firmly on the ground, so he may be a daydreamer who wishes to escape through his work.
The sky behind him is gray, which represents anxieties, and there’s a castle behind him to the left, the past. Has he turned his back on his loved ones? His focus appears to be on money, not his home life. The ground is gold, a very grounding color. He needs to plant his feet firmly in order to feel more focused and grounded. The tree in to the right, in the future, has a row of his accomplishments on it. His business is growing, thriving, but he’s only focused on the task at hand and nothing else. He needs to take a break and focus on his happiness and a little less on work.
On the other hand, if the querent is looking to earn extra money, then this is the card for you. There may be a new job in the future that will benefit you.
I am, in fact, looking to earn some more money to make up for time and money lost during my time off. So this card is a good sign for me. Oddly, I pulled Coffin from my Lenormand deck for today. Coffin generally means the ending of something, feeling “boxed in”, or it can even literally be a box. Since it’s a daily card, I doubt it’s the ending of something big and might just be a timing card. In timing, Coffin means “immediately or Wednesday”, amusingly enough.
Today’s card is Justice.
The Justice card is pretty self-explanatory. It generally represents someone who is fair, balanced, and just. The main figure is a king and in one hand he holds a scale and the other he holds a sword. The scale represents balance and fairness. However, the sword tells a different story the way he’s wielding it defensively. He king is dressed in all red with touches of yellow. He is a very driven, even aggressive, and powerful man who uses his logic to handle things in an honorable manner.
This is another card of duality and balance. The columns on each side of the king shows this. There is a lot of cement, as well, showing a more stubborn, perhaps inflexible side rather than just grounded and secure. He will get all of the information needed and will deal with things quickly and efficiently thanks to this stubborn streak. The purple drapery behind him mostly covers the yellow wall. This means he is trying to protect, for the greater good, by not giving all of the information he has at hand.
This card can, of course, also represent any legal cases the querent might have. Or it could represent any tickets (parking or speeding), contracts, leases, or anything of the like. Carefully scrutinize the fine print before signing anything.
I’m a Libra, so this definitely represents my sign and how I try to act in my every day life, fairly and honestly. Unfairness makes me nuts and I will fight tooth and nail to get the result I deserve. I’m also a natural researcher and tend to get to the bottom of things, very likely thanks to having a sun in the 12th house in my natal chart. I’m not sure what this card is trying to tell me…
Lenormand: I pulled Garden for today’s card. Garden represents public places, meetings, or parties. It can also represent a garden or a park. I’m not sure how it fits in with Justice. Maybe suggesting some flexibility in my bookings? That’s the only thing I can think of at the moment.
Today’s card is The Moon.
I always get a bit nervous about pulling this card because most of the time it’s about me becoming emotionally overwhelmed. Generally, though, this card is about lies and hidden secrets or it can also represent psychic powers and dreams.
The first thing you notice when looking at this card is the moon in sun. This represents shining light on what is hidden or seeing the truth in illusion. You might be only seeing things that you want to see and not as they are and this is about to shake you out of your comfortable little lie. The sky is blue and clear except for the tear shapes which are called Yods. Yods are blessings from above. So that means that no matter how bad things may seem, it’s all for the better or for your higher good.
There are two towers, one on each side of the card, which represent love, joy, and happiness. However, there are a lot of blue mountains around them, spanning the card’s horizon. This means that there’s a lot of procrastination going on. The fear of making a choice is delaying your own happiness.
Before I go on with the landscape, I’d like to discuss the animals shown on the card: the dog, the coyote, and the lobster. Each one offers a lesson. The dog teaches you to stay determined and resolute even in the face of negativity and to stay loyal to those you love and cherish. The dog is orange, which represents the need to stay focused and grounded. The coyote teaches you to lighten up and not always take things so seriously and to adjust to the circumstance rather than fighting it. He is yellow, which represents the need to think first. The lobster teaches you that although you are going through the powerful process of transformation, patience is the key. He is purple, which means you need to allow yourself to be guided by Spirit.
You can see that all three appear to be getting out of the rippling water and trying to gain more control of their emotions. There is a (yellow) path there to guide them if they only use logic. And (green) grass around them to help them grow and have a fresh start.
This seems to echo yesterday’s Two of Swords. I need to assess the situation, see the lay of the land, and move forward. I need to use logic, and not let my emotions get the best of me, so that I might attain my goals.
Lenormand: I pulled Snake for today, which can put a negative spin on things. I might become emotionally overwhelmed or I might make an abrupt about-face and move forward with my plans.
Today’s card is the Two of Swords.
Any “two” card usually represents duality. A decision usually needs to be made.
The main figure on the card is blindfolded, dressed in white, and holds up two crossed swords while seated upon a cement bench. The cement bench represents stability which is echoed by her feet planted firmly on the cement floor. However, it’s all gray which represents uncertainty so she can’t be feeling very stable, can she? She’s dressed all in white, which, as I’ve said many times before, means that she gives and gives without taking and, usually, is taken advantage of. She blindfolded herself so she can’t see things as they are. The holds two swords in her crossed arms, defending herself from some unseen assailant. But it’s not a very good defense if she won’t remove her blindfold and properly protect herself. Her hair is black, representing her negative thoughts.
Behind her, the sky is blue and clear. There’s nothing standing in her way. No looming threat. There is a crescent moon hanging in the sky, which represents illusions or, better yet, delusions. The water has many ripples in it, indicating emotional problems and feeling overly sensitive. There are a few islands in the water, indicating obstacles in her path. But there are hills or mountains in the back right, in the future, which represent many opportunities for her. She just needs to remove the blindfold and see things as they really are and not what she’s “blinded” herself into seeing.
This card is all about making the decision to see things as they really are and not as you’ve built them up to be in your mind. Once you make the decision and move forward, you’ll start to see that it’s not so bad and you’ll be able to move forward into your new beginning. It could also be making an important decision that you’ve put off.
Lenormand: I pulled Letter for today, which means any correspondence of any sort or documentation. Maybe I’ll get an email or text that will spur me on and help me make a decision.
This week’s Tarot card is The Empress.
In most cases, I’d warn the querent of the possibility of getting pregnant if I pulled this card for them. If that was what they hoped for, then it’s a very good sign. If not, they should take precautions…lol This card is all about fruitfulness and creativity and abundance.
The main figure, the Empress, wears a white gown with red roses all over it. She is an honest woman who gives with all she’s got. She sometimes gives too much and heads into doormat territory, the curse of too much white. The white is somewhat balanced by the red, which signifies her power, drive, and passion to get what she wants. It can also turn into anger quite easily. Perhaps she’s angry at being used in the past? Note the gold (intelligence) crown with green laurel (victory) leaves and white stars (spiritual guidance). If she follows her intuition by listening to her spiritual guidance and tempers it with logic, she will succeed. She holds a scepter, which indicates the vast amount of power she holds.
There is a lot of yellow in the card, in the sky behind her and in the grass at her feet. This is a woman of great intellectual power. There are a few cushions behind her: a large orange cushion, a red bolster, and a yellow and black pillow along with a red blanket. I find the yellow and black pillow very interesting. It’s mostly black, which represents negativity or secrecy, with a bit of yellow, logic and intelligence. What is fascinating are the symbols in yellow: the symbol of Venus. Venus stands for femininity. She hides her intelligence behind a feminine front. The red bolster represents desire. The large orange cushion represents security and groundedness. So she uses her wiles in order to attain what she wants, security. By her feet is a heart with the symbol of Venus on it, as well. It is gray with a bit of yellow. She feels anxiety about love. Wants to think with her head rather than feel with her heart.
Behind her are black trees. There is something growing, something unknown to her now, but will eventually surface and interfere with her plans. In the case of someone who doesn’t want to become pregnant, perhaps an unwanted pregnancy? Or it could be doubt or fear surging within her. There is one green tree in the future, representing growth and abundance, and a waterfall, representing some emotional upset. Whatever it is, it needs to be tackled head on.
Now is a time of great creativity and growth. In order for it to be fruitful, you need to stay grounded. Deal with any problems using intuition and logic. Be sure to listen to Spirit which is guiding you.
Note: I’m still learning Lernomand but I figure the fastest way to learn is through doing, so I’m going to start posting my weekly Lenormand cards. I pick one card per day for a total of seven cards. I’m also going to reference them, as I have started to do recently, in my Tarot readings to see how they mesh. So far, it’s been working well.
This week in Lenormand:
Sunday: 27 Letter - This is any correspondence or message of any sort (IMs, texts, emails, letters, etc.) or anything written on paper such as documents or licenses.
Monday: 7 Snake - Can represent another woman, usually either a rival of some sort or an older, more learned woman, can also represent anything with a curved shape like a pipe or tubing, or can also represent a change in direction.
Tuesday: 20 Garden - This is usually any public place (including a park or garden), meetings or parties where there are usually a large amount of people such as sporting events or concerts, weddings, rallies, or protests.
Wednesday: 8 Coffin - This is an ending of some sort, or sickness, loss, or even feeling “boxed in”. It can also, of course, mean a literal coffin or a box.
Thursday: 10 Scythe - This is something sudden or threatening. It could be a sudden decision that was made, whether good or bad. It can also have a more positive connotation such as a harvest. It could simply mean cutting yourself, whether it is a paper cut or something more serious like a surgery. It can also represent a young male or a man with a Peter Pan complex.
Friday: 2 Clover - This is a little bit of luck, a nice surprise or an opportunity of some sort. It can also literally mean clover or ground cover.
Saturday: 6 Clouds - This usually means there will be some problems or haziness and confusion. It can also literally represent stormy weather. For a person, it would represent an ex-boyfriend or ex-husband.
As you can see, the Lenormand definitions are very different from Tarot definitions. That can make it a bit challenging to learn. Tarot is more about intuitive reading. The feeling you get from the card rather than the literal definition (but, of course, you should learn the literal definition first in order to fully understand the card). Lenormand is more literal. A letter is usually a letter and a snake can literally be a snake. Some find it much easier to string the meanings into a sentence. An example would be (if I took the first three cards I picked today to represent my reading): Letter + Snake + Garden = An invitation from a female friend to go to a party. Interesting, isn’t it?
We’ve had a death in the family. I’m overwhelmed and need another break. I’m so over this year.
Today’s card is the Six of Cups.
I almost always get this card when I’m about to run into someone from my childhood. It can also mean wishing things were more simple, as in childhood, or longing for the innocence of bygone times.
The two figures on the card are a small boy who is giving a cup with lilies to a small girl. What is interesting are the gloves the little girl wears… When you see hands are hidden or covered, it usually means that not everything is what it seems. There is something being hidden from you. She has yellow hair as well which makes me think she’s more calculating than she likes to be perceived. Now, I don’t necessarily mean that in a negative way… I’m just saying that she’ll think of all of the pros and cons before jumping into anything. She’s lead by her head, not her heart. The boy wears red and blue. He is a very sensitive and loving person. He is the opposite of the girl in that he is guided by his heart.
The lily he offers the girl represents honesty and purity. This is a very pure love that he has for her. All of the greenery around them, in the cups, show that this relationship can grow quite easily. The sky is a clear and light blue, showing that nothing stands in the way and things could be quite happy for both. The abundance of yellow remind us to assess the situation logically first, much like the little girl. Be careful of whom you trust.
Now, as I said, this card typically means running into someone I haven’t seen in a while but, because I’ve checked my Lenormand card of the day, I think it might be something else as well. I pulled Moon for my Lenormand card, which means creativity, romance, recognition, or illusions. I’ll hope for the best but expect the worse, meaning I’m not saying anything that I don’t want the whole damn world to hear (which, honestly, isn’t much with me because I’ll say damn near anything to anyone).