Tarot is closely linked with astrology as each card is linked to a planet, part, or astrological sign. Tarot cards are utilized for divination, frequently known as fortune telling. However many therapists have used them too, feeling the cards regularly make patients dig in to how they feel about themselves. This is done through the subconscious. As an example, let’s assume you are aware that at work things aren’t going well, but you don’t let yourself accept it. Continue reading
Tarot Card reading Of The Sun Tarot card
I’m going to do a Tarot Card Reading of the card named The Sun.
The Sun Tarot Card is my favourite, it signifies happiness and long life. I love this Tarot Card because I am passionate about eating the right foods and doing the right things to stay healthy and this card resonates with me.
Ok, to my brief Tarot Card Reading of The Sun Tarot card.
My art is important to me and The Sun card represents people with an artistic gift or a great love of all things creative. I have an Etsy shop where I sell my art, why not have a quick look? My shop name is PatSuttonArtist
Ok, back to
The Sun Tarot Card.
Here are 6 important traits that I would link to the Sun card:
1. The love of travel.
2. They may have slight OCD and things have to be checked and then double checked.
3. When they start something they need to finish it.
4. Morality is important to this person.
5. This card could be linked to someone with strength and vitality, maybe an athlete or sports person.
6. The Sun card signifies failure of a sure thing so in other words you should not look through rose coloured glasses and you should try to be practical and not be shocked when a sure thing fails.
How Often Do I See The Sun Tarot Card?
I see The Sun card coming up many times for Cancer and Leos and also Aquarius.
I know I am describing myself here, (a Cancerian, into healthy living, art and a little OCD), but I chose this card as my favourite many years ago, way before I knew it’s meaning. Strange eh!
Just to mention, it is great news for a new relationship if I see The Lovers Tarot Card next to Sun Tarot Card. Check out The Lovers Card meaning here.
It can relate to people who are capable of establishing strong bonds, not afraid to tie the knot. Therefore the card has an obvious connection with that of getting marriage or that of forming a union.
The Lovers Tarot Card is also linked to people who are openly sexual, not afraid to show their love in an active way and are very touchy feely.
When you come across The Lovers Card it is important to look closely at the neighboring cards. If the neighboring card is a strong negative card like the 10 of Swords then I would interpret the lovers card as a warning of either dishonesty or adultery.
In a tarot card deck, the Devil card is one which talks about a number of things, one of which would be the emphasis on materialism, as well as being in an unwanted situation in life. The feeling of hopelessness, as well as the feeling of being in bondage is also symbolized by the Devil Tarot Card.
The Devil card is one of the three most famous cards in a tarot card deck.
Another famous card in a tarot card deck would be the Hanged Man Tarot Card, which is basically known to entail not a man hanged by the noose, but rather a man who is hanging, generally, upside down, one foot tied to a tree.
The hanged man tarot card in a tarot card deck is known to symbolize “letting go”, symbolizing acceptance. Also, the card could also mean reversal, which the act of overturning one’s former priorities could take shape in.
In the many types of cards in a tarot card deck, the Death tarot card is one which is quite famous, and quite understandably considering the nature of death and what it is supposed to say with regards its role in a tarot card deck.
Generally, the death card is one which signifies endings, pertaining to the commencement of a chapter in one’s life, or entailing the act of putting one’s past behind, choosing a brighter one over the other.
The death card also signifies a transition point in life, and could talk about a change in one’s status in one’s life, either for the bad or for the worse. Cutting off one’s excesses, as well as realizing just one had wasted in his or her life would be another symbolism of the death card in a tarot card deck.
The Road to Intuition
Have you had that experience when all of a sudden you just had this huge hunch that something is about to happen, and to your surprise, that intuition was eventually translated to reality?
When you feel strongly about something without logical basis to it, that’s called intuition. It comes in three impressions: clairvoyance or “the third eye”, sensing clearly and feeling through listening. Continue reading
Anyone who has achieved success, fame or fortune in the world has done it by taking action, a successful person recognises the right moment.
What happens to you is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. Be in control of your destiny. Don’t stand around waiting for something to happen, go and get it…make it happen. Continue reading
“Pat please can you help me. I have a problem. I want to settle in my house but can’t. I don’t feel at ease and I have a lot of bad dreams. What can I do?”
Here is my remedy for an unsettled house. Continue reading
THE NEXT SURVIVOR SERIES
Six married men will be dropped on an island with one car and 3 kids each for six weeks.
Each kid will play two sports and either take music or dance classes. They will also attend cubs, brownies, sea cadets or similar.
There is no fast food.
Each man must:
take care of his 3 children, keep his assigned house clean, correct all homework, and complete science projects, also, cook, do laundry, and pay a list of ‘pretend’ bills with not enough money.
In addition, each man will have to budget in money for groceries each week. Continue reading
Because the Internet makes it easy to help and interact with people, it’s possible to brighten peoples lives every day by just being there. Here are my ten top ways to help others or to help yourself on The Internet. Continue reading
I started reading Tarot professionally this year after a life long love affair with the cards. I do email tarot readings and I am determined not to be too ‘woo woo’ about it. It’s taken me a long time to understand that everyone reads the Tarot cards in their own way and I don’t have to put a tea towel on my head and become Gypsy Rose Lee, start chanting or howling at the moon. I can read the cards and still be myself – a trainer, writer and internet marketer. That’s helped me a lot. While it’s fine for some, I’ve never been comfortable using words like ‘joy’ and ‘blessings’ and so they don’t feature in my readings. I use ordinary language and pass on what I see in as ‘normal’ a way as possible, like I’m talking to a friend.
I think there is a huge market for using the Tarot to give insight into business, career and life path decisions as well as the more traditional areas of relationships and money. My heart soars (oops – bit woo woo there!) when I am asked a question about someone’s small business – the Tarot can be such a help there, especially (but not only) when the business is a creative one.
It’s a shame if you are missing out on a very helpful, practical tool because you think the Tarot is too ‘out there’. It isn’t. In the hands of a good reader, it’s like having your own private business consultant who helps you really examine what lies at the root of many of your tough decisions. It’s an extra string to yourt bow, and nothing to be ashamed about or scared of!
So next time you start thinking outside the box, make sure the box has some Tarot cards in it!
I am privileged to have known a lovely lady by the name of Hilary Fortune. She has passed over now but she was, to me, a truly gifted clairvoyant.
She was the neighbour of Pauline, a friend of mine and she would often sit with us both and chat about her life.
Please allow me to tell you a truly uplifting tale.
It is a true story about my friend Pauline and a terrible tragedy that devastated her life and how Hilary’s clairvoyant powers helped her.
Pauline’s 19 year old son was killed in a motor bike accident. He was survived by his sister and parents…well I say survived but something died in that house that day.
A couple of years had passed and Pauline was still not coping very well. It was her son’s birthday and the ritual was that, on his birthday, Pauline would meet her daughter at the crematorium to find his name in the memorial book and they would have a little cry together.
Pauline hated that place and on this occasion she arrived a little before her daughter. She waited and waited but her daughter didn’t come. She was lost! Her daughter always had the book ready for her, page open in the right place.
How would she find his name…Pauline searched and searched with tears running down her face but she couldn’t find him. When her daughter finally came she quickly flipped the pages and there he was….. Paul, dearly Beloved of ….
They had a cuddle and cry then they silently made their way home.
As Pauline arrived at her house she saw Hilary sitting on her doorstep waiting for her.
“Pauline, I have seen your son”, she said, “I don’t understand it but this is his message.
He said, The book…couldn’t find my name. Why did you cry? That cold place don’t go any more. Always with you – love you!”
Clairvoyance as a term has its origins from the French word claire, which means “clear”, and voyance, “seeing”. It literally means ‘clear seeing’.
Mary clearly saw Paul that day and Pauline could, finally, go on with her life knowing that her son was safe.
When you need comfort in the sadness, when you need to understand the madness, listen for the signs around you and know that love and light surround you!
Pat Sutton is founder of TheTarot.co.uk and The TarotNetwork.co.uk and a professional blogger – see her personal blog “Internet Marketing and Personal Development” at http://www.patsutton.com
There is an uncanny link between mindset and the success of intuition.
Dr. Judith Orloff and others point out that it is very difficult to tap into your intuition when you are tense or highly stressed. And if you the kind of person that is reluctant to trust impressions that are difficult to confirm on the spot, you will have little success getting useful information from your intuition.
A relaxed open mind is the first step to accessing intuition. It is also the first step in tuning in to your spirit guides and working with the Tarot.
Even the most highly skilled psychics and mediums will tell you that they cannot access a person who chooses to block himself.
So it is highly ironic that the very people who try so hard to ‘test’ the reader, or who flaunt their skepticism find it so easy to find evidence to back to support their skepticism. And those who come to a reader with an open, relaxed attitude enjoy a rich and valuable experience.
It is as if the Tarot cards were offended by the skeptical querent’s lack of respect. The upshot is that each subject has an experience that reinforces their perception.
There is a certain logic to this, but it makes it hard on the reader who has to handle a skeptic in a situation such as a party where they are expected to read everyone who comes to their table.
In many ways, the cards that pop up in a Tarot spread reflect the mindset of the person being read. If the querent is focused, the cards will be, too. If the client’s mind is scattered, so too, will be the reading.
Tarot is a tool to access intuition. Like all tools that work primarily by using the ‘right-brain,’ Tarot’s processes defy logic.
The right-brain is the realm of the imagination and it speaks through the language of symbol. It is through the right brain that you are able to access your intuition.
Unlike beginning readers who tend to rely on book definitions, more confident and experienced readers will use their knowledge of book meanings as a starting point and them allow their intuition full reign.
But to do that, they need to be able to tap into the energy of the querent. Each reader has his/her style of working. Some readers that use an interactive approach need the active participation of the querent to stimulate their intuition. Others are able to tune in psychically.
But no matter the style of reading, every Tarot reader needs the active cooperation of the client to deliver a successful reading.
Submitted by: Ellen M. Zucker
Tarot cards speak in the language of pictures rather than words.
The meaning of any image in a Tarot reading is influenced by an interplay between the physical objects depicted, the history and traditions behind them, and the meanings you impose on them.
These elements work together differently from reading to reading. But the one constant is that the card’s image always tells a story that is directly relevant to your situation. And that story will differ for each person and even for the same person under different circumstances.
These thoughts were on my mind when I sat down to read an article describing an exhibit of medieval stone figurines created in Dijon, France about to be exhibited in the US.
These figures, called ‘mourners,’ were created to encircle the tomb of John the Fearless, the second duke of Burgundy.
What caught my eye was the photograph of John’s tomb, resting comfortably next to that of his wife, Margaret of Bavaria. A life-size likeness of John rests supine, hands clasped in prayer next to the likeness of his wife in the same position.
The Four of Swords from the Rider-Waite-Smith deck shows an image of a sculpture of a man in medieval dress lying atop a tomb in exactly the same position: supine, with hands clasped in prayer. He is in a room with thick white walls and a stained glass window on the upper left.
The Dijon mourners are there to pray for their duke and duchess to help them get to paradise. The duke and duchess themselves lie, eyes open, awaiting judgment.
While the RWS Four of Swords does not show the mourners, nor the angels at their heads and lions at their feet, it is clear that the imagery of the RWS card is drawn from this same medieval tradition.
The imagery speaks of a pause in the journey from life to death as the soul in question awaits news of his fate. While the expressions on the faces of the Dijon sculptures and the face of the RWS figure are peaceful, the eyes of the RWS figure is closed.
The RWS figure appears to be meditating. No matter how violent or unpleasant his demise, he is at peace now and his focus is on matters of the spirit.
The imagery of the casket frightens some people, and in the case where the card came up in a reading for a mother mourning the death of her young adult son killed in a shooting, the imagery is only too literal. But in my experience reading Tarot cards for many years, this card does not portend death.
Far more commonly, the card speaks to a time-out or a sabbatical; a time for the querent to step out so s/he can reflect or refocus. A common example is a reading involving a mother taking time away from her career to raise her young children.
Upon reflecting on the article, I now see an additional layer of meaning: the card speaks to that stage in a metamorphosis similar to that of the caterpillar who retreats into his cocoon. He retreats to avoid dissipating his energy with the demands of the outer world while he undergoes transformation within.
Submitted by Ellen M. Zucker
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Going back to the days of Aleister Crowley, the individual Major Arcana cards have been assigned to specific planets.
As a student of astrology and the Tarot, I do not always subscribe to the traditional correspondences. For example, to me, the energy of Uranus is a much better fit to The Tower than Mars.
The argument for making Mars The Tower’s ‘ruler’ is that The Tower’s edifice, described as some as the Tower of Babel, represents man’s hubris and a structure of lies.
The Tower image shows lightning striking the crown on the top of the tower edifice, the crown being false materialism and the lightening bolt, the flash of truth striking down the edifice and violently displacing the crown.
Mars represents ego well. Mars is dignified in Capricorn where its ambition is transformed into concrete structure. And the flames emanating from the tumbling structure is consistent with the symbolism of Mars and its sign, Aries.
Lastly, Wald Amberstone, co-founder of The Tarot School, likens the card’s image as a representation of a phallic symbol at the time of climax.
Certainly this is Mars.
But the lightning, the sudden flash of awareness, the crack as the structure tumbles, are hallmarks of Uranus.
Arthur Edward Waite in The Pictorial Key to the Tarot describes the preceding card, The Devil, as “the fall into the material and animal state, while the other (The Tower) signifies destruction on the other side.”
Uranus’ energy is depersonalized. It is completely a product of the intellect and the lightning bolt is its hallmark.
The sudden bolt of lightning describes the operation of Uranus as anyone who has experienced a transit of Uranus can testify.
Uranus is the first planet discovered that is too far away to be seen by the unaided human eye. For centuries, astronomers assumed that no planet extended beyond Saturn, hence that planet’s association with limits and boundaries.
Then in 1781, astronomer William Herschel discovered Uranus with the result that the prevailing world-view of the Universe was upended much in the same way that Uranus transits result in upset and breakthrough on a societal and personal level.
Uranian energy is a bolt out of the blue, coming from somewhere outside of our individual selves like the bolt of lightning from above that upends The Tower and its crown.
In my view, while Mars is a good descriptor of the Tower in the card, Uranus better describes the actual energy of the card.
Submitted by: Ellen Zucker
What would you define as peace? Would you say it is when the kids have gone to bed and the house is quiet?
Perhaps you feel you are at peace when all the bills are paid or the shopping done?…Not really. Continue reading