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Some cards in the Rider-Waite Tarot deck look scary, and it can be frightening when they appear in your reading. Here’s a quick glance at some not-really-scary Tarot cards.
This card rarely forecasts a literal death. It’s symbolic, and some deaths are good: the death of financial problems, for example, or the death of loneliness. So when you see this card, it won’t mean you’re about to kick the bucket, it means something is ending for something new – and usually better – to begin!
The card shows Satan with a naked couple in chains. But it isn’t about demonic possession. It may refer to someone in bondage to something harmful, such as debt or nicotine. This card advises you to get rid of destructive influences in your life.
The Tower depicts people falling from a turret struck by lightning. Does it mean disaster? Possibly, but often not. A sudden and unexpected change is coming, and this can be positive. There’s a chance something will happen that you might feel is devastating at the time, but – just like a building that comes crashing down – it gives you the opportunity to build up again in just the way that suits you!
The Suit of Swords
The suit of Swords contains numerous scary cards, such as the Ten, which shows a man impaled and bleeding. But Swords are “double-edged” and may be good or bad. Generally they signify action, change, and strong emotions; they’re intellectual cards, and have multiple interpretations.
The Five of Pentacles
This Five shows a couple in rags limping through the snow. But it doesn’t forecast destitution. It can, instead, be a caution not to try “keeping up with the Joneses” or against irrational fears of poverty that may lead you to miserliness. The card also shows an illuminated church window, symbolizing hope and support nearby.
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The Ten of Swords can be a scary card. If this one turns up in your reading, try to overlook the graphic image. Keep in mind that this card forecasts closure: the end of a particular way of thinking, the “death” of negativity, or the conclusion of a disconcerting issue in your life. The card may mean the end of worries or fears, for example, in which case it heralds happiness and relief.
The artwork of the Ten of Swords in the Rider Waite deck is disturbing. It shows a man lying on the ground and bleeding from being stabbed in the back by ten long swords. Despite this ominous image, however, the card itself has many qualities.
For example, we see calm waters and dawn breaking on the horizon. Therefore, the Ten of Swords is a card of a fresh start and of hope.
Swords in a reading often have to do with communication and decision-making. Swords also stand for consciousness, the mind, and the intellect.
Tens, meanwhile, indicate completion. Like the zero or circle at the end of the number, ten shows a cycle that is complete. So tens represent order and perfection.
When this card appears in a negative position in your reading, it may mean you’ve been badly treated. If so, it’s cautioning you to let go and move on, rather than plotting revenge. It could be saying it’s time to stop obsessing or arguing with yourself or someone else and to end the drama. The Tarot is telling you to look at your own thoughts; to evaluate the mental world you’re creating.
More frequently, however, the Ten of Swords can be a positive sign. Some kind of completion is on the horizon. So relax, let go, and enjoy the new beginning!
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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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As a Tarot reader, I love it when I get the chance to meet the people I’m reading for.
That’s why it’s great to read at events such as charity fetes, craft fairs and corporate events. A steady stream of interested people pass by; sometimes eager to find out what the future might hold for them, and other times simply curious, intrigued by the colourful imagery laid out on my table.
I was booked recently to take my Tarot cards to a weekend fete being run to raise money for the cattery where I got Charlie – the most recent addition to my family. He joined me a few weeks ago as an eight-month-old stray: miserable, confused and suffering from separation anxiety. He slotted in to my home perfectly and very quickly settled down into the happy, confident cat who’s sitting here watching my fingers fly across the keyboard!
The fete was held in a charming paved and gravel garden under a very warm autumn sun. The buildings were relatively new, but built with Tudor stone and brickwork, giving the impression of a historic site. It was a wonderful place to work. Imagine my excitement to spot an authentic gipsy caravan nestled away in the corner!!
I read the Tarot for 14 people that weekend and gave my business card to a number of others. All went away feeling happier, more empowered and with a positive plan of things in their lives they may want to embrace or change. Remember, the future’s not set in stone – Tarot shows you a pathway that is yours to take or alter.
It doesn’t make a difference whether I’m reading in a painted caravan, on a garden bench, at a business event, at a hen party or in my tarot room at home. The cards tell a story – you story. Please get in touch if you’d like to hear yours.