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Moving forward with the Six of Swords

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.

tarot | tarotbyemail | emailtarot | tarot readings | tarot reader | Tarot LondonSixes 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 Star – a perfect card for the holiday season and New Year

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.

tarot | tarotbyemail | emailtarot | tarot readings | tarot reader | Tarot LondonA 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 feminine charms of The Empress bring you creativity and abundance

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.

Tarot by Email | emailed tarot readings | london tarot readingsAs 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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King of Pentacles – trust his financial advice!

Tarot by Email | emailed tarot readings | london tarot readingsA man sits enthroned in a garden amid a profusion of plant life. His castle rises in the background. On his knee he holds a single pentacle (a circle emblazoned with a five-pointed star). In his other hand he holds a sceptre. He is the King of Pentacles.

Kings stand for dynamic forces and action or the need to take action. The suit of Pentacles (sometimes called Coins) relates to the material or financial aspects of life, such as business, work, and money.

As depicted in the Rider Waite Tarot deck, the card readily communicates the meanings of prosperity, fruition, and abundance. This king is an entrepreneur, someone who is successful, knows how to attract wealth, and finds opportunities everywhere he looks. He’s often an accountant or someone who works in finance or banking.

(Interestingly, my own accountant is the King of Pentacles! That’s the card I pulled for him and it describes him perfectly – even down to him being a Taurean!)

This card may represent a man with these qualities who is coming into your life or is already there. Or he may represent the qualities themselves. In the former case, he is likely to be a mature (forty or older) dark-haired and dark-eyed man who is possibly a Taurus, Virgo, or Capricorn. In the latter, the card may be advising you to become more entrepreneurial and to focus on making money or getting a better job.

In readings, the King of Pentacles asks you to take the kinds of actions he might take. If it is reversed or poorly positioned, it suggests a need to be a dependable worker and a good steward of your finances. It may be cautioning you against laziness or foolish spending. Regardless of where it sits in your spread, this card is a harbinger of wealth – as long as you do the work to earn it and you have a mental attitude that attracts it.

Now go celebrate the abundance that this card brings, and be inspired by the king’s energy and financial know-how!

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