Posts Tagged ‘Rider Waite’
A figure stands calmly in a desert with a cloudless azure sky overhead and three pyramids rising in the background. He grasps a wand with both hands and examines the top of it. This individual is clothed in bright yellow, with a cape, fringed boots, and a pattern of lizards on a short tunic. This is the Rider Waite deck’s Page of Wands.
Wands denote primal energy and inspiration. Just as the wands in the Tarot deck often sprout branches of greenery, the suit of wands has to do with growth, expansion, creativity, and new life for things, people, ideas, and relationships.
Pages may represent children or young people, or the childlike qualities and behaviours of joy, innocence, enthusiasm, and playfulness. Negatively, pages may indicate immaturity, naïveté, an inability to make decisions and commitments, and impulsiveness — as in poor impulse control.
If a Page shows up in your reading, it may indicate a person, often a child or a young female. For the suit of Wands, the person may be ginger-haired with a ruddy complexion and light eyes. The individual may be an Aries, Leo, or Sagittarius, will probably be energetic and loyal, and will have a love of learning.
The Page of Wands may be bringing you passion — whether in romance or in a pursuit such as your work or a hobby. The Page means an opportunity is on the horizon for you to achieve your fullest potential — as long as you approach it with child-like happiness and enthusiasm while avoiding overtly dangerous and risky behaviour. So express your individuality and take advantage of this chance to change for the better.
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It’s time to take a stand when the Seven of Wands shows up in your reading. The Rider Waite card shows a man doing just that – and guess what? He’s triumphing!
The man stands on a hill with a staff in his hands and a determined expression on his face. Below him, six unseen others raise staffs toward him, but he seems to be out of their reach.
Seven is famed as a lucky number – it’s certainly lucky for the man in the picture, because, after all, he’s winning! So yes, in the Tarot, too, seven is a magic number, a lucky number, a number of individuality and creativity. Wands also stand for creativity, so this card embodies the essence of success that results from creative solutions.
When this card is reversed or placed near negative cards, it may be saying you’re in a battle you can’t win, or you’re putting too much energy and struggle into your present conflicts. You may need to learn to pick your battles.
Otherwise, the card is telling you to use your mental abundance and develop creative ways to take a stand on important issues — whether they have to do with work, family, friendships or romance. “Be sure you’re right, and then go ahead.” Make sure you believe in your position — and in yourself. If your cause is just, the power of the Seven of Wands may make a difference in your life.
(The Housewives’ Tarot has an interesting image – toothbrushes floating around a loo!!)
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“Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend”— Do you know this old song? It was sung by Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes in the 1950s and imitated by Madonna in her “Material Girl” video in the 1980s.
The suit of Pentacles in the Tarot corresponds to the suit of Diamonds in a standard deck of cards, and when the Queen of Pentacles appears, she may well be your best friend, especially if you’re seeking prosperity, such as a raise at work, an inheritance, or a profit or financial windfall.
Pentacles refer to life’s material side: business, property, money, debt, work and so on. When in a positive position in a reading, almost any Pentacles card heralds prosperity and/or your ability to achieve it.
Queens in the Tarot deck stand for the feminine side of life, of course, and they tend to represent the essence of their suit. So the Queen of Pentacles can empower you to solve your financial problems, manage your money more wisely, get out of debt, stop being miserly, and manifest abundance.
In the Old Path Tarot Deck the Queen of Pentacles is dressed richly in green (the colour of abundance and money), and she leans on an enormous coin.
In the traditional Rider Waite deck, this Queen rules from an ornate throne in a gorgeous rose garden. Holding a huge golden coin, she’s flanked by a rabbit, symbol of fertility, resting in the lower corner of the card.
The faces of both Queens bear serene expressions. Each trusts her own abilities. Each is at peace with the material world.
The Queen of Pentacles wants you to trust your abilities and be at peace, too: you have the power to make the best decisions, to choose competent financial advisors, and to avoid con men and charlatans. Be down-to-earth and sensible. Don’t try to keep up with the Joneses, don’t worry about what others might think, and don’t take on debts you can’t afford. You can succeed financially, says the Queen, whether in balancing your budget, making sensible purchases, or being recognised and rewarded at work.
If you’re experiencing financial problems, this Queen cautions you to calm down and stop panicking. By letting yourself becoming upset or overwhelmed, she says, you might be making things worse. So do your best to get control of your finances. Be willing to work hard. Be practical and sensible. Then relax and put your faith in the abundance of the universe – and trust in the Queen of Pentacles.
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My American friend Kathryn is scared of the doctor! It’s strange, as she comes from a family of medics, but nevertheless, she doesn’t like visiting the surgery. In the town where she lives, doctors are proactive in encouraging patients to get tested for various things, such as diabetes and kidney function. So, the medical receptionist called Kathryn to book a blood test, but Kathryn didn’t want to go and politely refused. The receptionist called again. And again. After several calls, Kathryn still downright refused to go. She’s healthy, feels great and absolutely did not want a needle poked in her arm without specific good reason.
However, the receptionist was – without exaggeration – a bully, who wouldn’t stop calling – she even called Kathryn’s best friend to tell her to send Kathryn to the surgery! That wouldn’t be allowed in England as it would be seen as a breach of patient confidentiality.
Anyway, Kathryn got really upset with the receptionist, who was continuing to call and scaremonger her into having blood taken. Eventually started to panic, Kathryn drew herself a Tarot card – and was horrified to pull the Three of Swords. This card can be particularly upsetting as its imagery – especially in the Rider Waite deck, is of a floating heart being pierced by three sharp swords. It signifies a breakup and loss, usually accompanied by intense sadness, emotional suffering and great disappointment.
Kathryn viewed the card as sign of doom and gloom, heartbreak on the horizon and reason to be worried. But actually, the image couldn’t be more appropriate for a simple blood test! A heart – the supplier of blood, and three sharp stabbing implements!! (Needles in arms…) It didn’t automatically mean heartbreak.
Still, whatever the pictoral and emotional connotation of the card, the fact that it appeared alongside a dispute over a blood test meant there would be no harm in getting the test to make sure there were no physical problems with her heart.
And, thankfully, the bottom line here is that Kathryn is absolutely fine. She had the test and now she can relax in the knowledge that everything is functioning as it should. But here’s what’s interesting…
The bullying receptionist got fired!! The doctor had overheard her being nasty to Kathryn on the phone, and it turned out that she had a history of being overly forceful to the point of upsetting patients. Feedback to the surgery frequently stated that the medical care was great but the admin woman was offensive.
So Kathryn’s negative and distressing relationship with the receptionist came to an abrupt end as the woman lost her job due to her unacceptable behaviour. The Tarot card’s message was fulfilled twofold.
Have you ever been faced with a card that you didn’t like, couldn’t interpret or provided a mixed message? If you’re stuck at a crossroads of have a difficult decision to make, I’ll be happy to show you the way. You can get in touch here.
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(Just to mention, the photo is a stock image – the lovely nurse is probably a model; she’s certainly not the battleaxe doctor’s receptionist described in this blog!)