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daily tarot cards: Six of Wands, the Lovers

six of wands
six of wands, morgan greer tarot

January 11, 2019

The six of wands acts as an anchor.  It’s seen as a celebratory card, and I agree that it is a sign of something gone “right.”  However, it comes (just over) midway through the journey of the wands, and so it is not a culminating card.  With the five of wands, the Seeker has overcome a struggle and brought something in to alignment.  Here, the six of wands reminds us we’re doing alright, but we’re not quite there yet.  It says, be your own best bet, baby.

the lovers
the lovers, morgan greer tarot

January 12, 2019

The Lovers can be an awkward card to read.  I mean, look at it — there are two beautiful, naked folks on this card, and the symbolism is very sensuous.  Is tarot telling me I’m about to get laid?  Short answer: no (but, like, fingers crossed amiright).

Long answer: I read this card as not about someone else, an external force.  Tarot is outside of my love life and all about me-myself-and-I.  I see this card as urging me to explore places where I am experiencing duality.  Coming in the major arcana as card six, it is the first card that openly addresses the Seeker’s physicality.  As such, the Lovers asks me to check in with my spiritual AND physical bodies.  What do they need?  Where can I give a little more?

Since January 5, when I did my last card progression check in, I’ve pulled: ten of wands, nine of pentacles, four of swords (twice!), ten of cups, six of wands and the Lovers.  I feel a strong emphasis on the mind-body connection and specifically seeking a balance there.  Interesting, as I am pushing myself to commit to a 30-day at home yoga practice starting tomorrow.  Hmm!  Time to set some serious intentions methinks.

I am blogging my experiences here with Beth Maiden’s Alternative Tarot Course which asks students to draw a card each day, reflect on it, complete weekly readings, and other assorted exercises.  I fell behind this week with the weekly exercises (worked lots of overtime…!) so I will be continuing with week 2 this week.

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daily tarot card: Ten of Cups

ten of cups
ten of cups, morgan greer tarot

The ten of cups is easily recognizable as one of the most joyous cards of the tarot.  On a cursory glance, the bliss does radiate from this card and I really love this interpretation (hell, let’s be honest, I love the Morgan Greer period).

As a ten, this card is the pinnacle of the cups pip journey.  The Fool has gone from the faint inkling of a fledgling emotion to actualizing the full emotional spectrum.  The two of cups is generally considered the “soulmate” card, but the ten of cups is better at covering the depth and breadth of love.  This depiction in particular conveys a sense of teamwork, a bond between two folks, be it loving or friendship; whatever it is is a deep, intimate bond.  Yeah, this is love, this is family, but also this is the unlikely Fellowship of the Ring, know what I mean?  It’s folk who have come together, for whatever reason, and share a special bond, of mutual trust and respect.

This card is also about a lust for life.  It’s about seeing where that river runs, walking among that forest, sharing a drink with your people, chasing the rainbow.  It’s having a conversation with a coworker that’s not about work, preparing a meal for loved ones, it’s exploring, changing, creating, knowing.

While this card is of cups and therefore “watery” and emotional, I also get a strong earthy vibe from the forest and mountains in the background.  There are the two folks sharing a psychedelic beverage, marauders celebrating a victory.  It’s a very rooted and stable emotionality portrayed here.

I took the ten of cups’ message to work with me today.  I always think of the mutual transaction of relationships when this card shows up, how it takes two.  One of the nicest moments was when a coworker thanked me for chatting with her about her recently passed pet companion.  I ended it with my bestie on my couch, with my cat, chatting about our upcoming weddings.  It was a damn good day.

I am blogging my experiences here with Beth Maiden’s Alternative Tarot Course which asks students to draw a card each day, reflect on it, complete weekly readings, and other assorted exercises.