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In a small boat, a standing man, a seated woman and a child, their backs turned towards us, move through a body of water towards land. The man’s gaze is fixed on his destination, but the heads of the woman and child are bowed, suggesting regret or sadness. In the boat with them are six upright swords. The water ahead is calm, but the water left behind is turbulent.
This is the image of the Six of Swords in the Rider Waite tarot deck.
Sixes typically refer to your journey through life. Swords are often symbols of intense action and radical change. The Six of Swords, then, suggests you’ve recently taken action for a major change in your life – or that you need to do so. You may grieve over what you must leave behind, but this card confirms that the change is a positive life action.
In addition, you may be about to overcome and recover from the effects of depression or extreme trauma. In the card’s image, the swords stuck into the bottom of the boat are not hindering its progress, nor is the boat taking on water and sinking. Swords represent difficulties or pain, but in this case the pain or difficulties of your past will not hold you back as you now move forwards into a new stage of your life. However, be mindful that you may be carrying those past difficulties forward with you; the calm waters ahead indicate that you’ll be able to cope better with them as they take on less relevance in your future life.
This card may also mean travel in the most literal sense – moving from one place to another. Or it can signal the end of a relationship, or changes wrought by going back to school, or a new and improved ‘you’ – achieved by diet and exercise, for example. Regardless, your life is soon to take a turn for the better, if it hasn’t already done so.
So rejoice and embrace the change heralded by the Six of Swords, and be confident that moving on is an excellent option for your future.
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The perfect Tarot card for the holiday season (or any season!), the Star is a card of generosity and gift giving. In the Rider Waite deck, a beautiful naked woman kneels beside a pool. Behind her an eight-pointed star dominates the sky.
This card looks towards the future and foreshadows good things – including, perhaps, an unexpected offer of help, or a much-appreciated gift to you from a stranger or anonymous benefactor.
It also relates to inner gifts, such as your talents and abilities or your innate creativity. In addition, it represents idealism and prosperity.
A Major Arcana card, the Star is one of the calmest in the Tarot. (In the Rider Waite card the woman’s eyes are downcast and her expression is serene.) As such, it is associated with peace of mind.
When the Star is there for you, there’s no reason to be agitated or to fear shortages or insufficiencies.
However, keep in mind that the Star is otherworldly. So don’t take your hopes, creativity, idealism, and your generosity too far.
Stay grounded: note that the woman on the card has one foot on the water (on, not in, representing spirituality, as Jesus Christ is said to have walked on water), but her knee is planted firmly on the earth.
So, access your practical side in addition to your creative side. Trust in the Star, and in your own talents and abilities – but stay down-to-earth. You’ll have what you need when you need it, if you don’t become unreasonable with your resources and unrealistic in your expectations.
Finally, as a symbol of new beginnings, the Star portends the new year. Make plans (practical plans, of course) for tapping into and using your talents in new ways. This bright Star suggests it may be time for you to step into the spotlight and shine!
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The Empress in the Tarot represents the epitome of femininity: the creative, the fertile, the life giver, the mother. This card in the Rider Waite deck shows a beautiful seated woman crowned with stars who holds aloft a powerful sceptre. The garden that surrounds her reflects nature all its abundance and glory.
As a Major Arcana card, the Empress represents one of the most commanding forces in the Tarot – this card should never be ignored. Coming in the first third of the Major Arcana, it stands for your own personal means of empowering yourself.
The card relates not only to the feminine, but also to the good life, luxury, and the enhancements of material world. If reversed or poorly positioned, the card may be saying that you or someone close to you is letting your material desires lead in the wrong direction, or show materialistic people using their influence in negative ways.
Sometimes the Empress can stand for a person; if this is the case, the person may be a lover of luxury, or someone who has something material to offer. This is probably a woman, but not always.
In addition to abundance and new life, from the Empress come sensual pleasures and joys, as well as connections with the natural world as represented by her garden. She can also indicate a happy pregnancy or the coming birth of a successful new project or endeavour.
The Empress may suggest that material rewards are on the horizon, but you should bear in mind the need to maintain generosity and openness. Keep both feet firmly planted on Mother Earth as you receive her bountiful goodness.
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An ethereal hand emerges from a cloud to present you with an ornate cup. A dove flies in and is about to drop a communion wafer from its beak into the cup, while four fountains of water stream down into a enormous lily pond. This is the image of the Ace of Cups in the famous Rider Waite Tarot Deck.
The suit of Cups represents emotions, feelings, love, relationships, and connections. Aces stand for the most powerful energy of the suit. Thus, the Ace of Cups signifies a strong emotional connection. It may mean the start of a new relationship – perhaps even one you don’t know about yet! Or it can signify a new beginning for a previous or existing partnership. This may be romance, but it could equally represent ties to a family member, close friend, or valued co-worker.
The Ace of Cups invites you to consider how you can enhance your life with love. If it’s reversed or negatively positioned, it may be advising you to ask yourself one of the following questions: “Do I need to forgive?” “Is there someone I should ask for forgiveness?” “Do I need to let go of anger or resentment and embrace feelings of love and peace?” “Do I need to be less reserved and more willing to reveal my feelings?”
Generally, the Ace of Cups signals the beginning of good emotional health and stability. It heralds joy and happiness for you and loved ones. So be thrilled with this benevolent card and the positive love-energy it brings.
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