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Ten of Swords – less scary than it looks

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.

tarot | tarotbyemail | emailtarot | tarot readings | tarot reader | Tarot LondonThe 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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Four of Wands – planning a wedding or productive work collaboration

In the traditional Rider Waite Deck, the Four of Wands shows a jubilant couple about to pass under a flowering arbour formed by four staffs placed in the ground. In the Merry Day Deck, the couple dance before a garlanded banqueting table, and the card is labelled “Celebration.”

tarot | tarotbyemail | emailtarot | tarot readings | tarot reader | Tarot LondonFours stand for stability: a positive, solid foundation on which you can build a great future. The suit of Wands has to do with passion and energy. In both decks the cards seem to show a marriage celebration – symbolising passion, energy, and a couple about to embark on a future together. In the Jewish religion, marriages take place under a canopy exactly like the one shown in the Rider Waite deck.

Fours also can mean that comfort, safety, and consistency are on the horizon. The Four of Wands, then, heralds the solid bonds of a fruitful and secure relationship that will last through the years.

Even if the partnership is not a romantic one, this card shows that the pairing involves harmony and productive work together, for this is sometimes called the “Teamwork” card. Two or more people have been brought together by fate to build something enduring and beneficial for all involved.

The thing being created might be a family. Or it could be a lasting gift for the community, such as a hospital, a school, or an arts centre. But it may also be something seemingly humble, such as a plumbing company that helps deliver clean, refreshing water and sanitary living conditions to the public.

So keep in mind that, as the saying goes, “There’s no ‘I’ in ‘TEAM.’”

Use your natural charisma and charm to attract one or more like-minded individuals – if you haven’t already! The result is bound to be a happy and productive partnership with a kindred spirit.

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How to face your problems with gentle strength and confidence

Strength is a happy and lucky card. It says you will succeed if you face your problems courageously, confidently, and with gentle strength and perseverance.

tarot | tarotbyemail | emailtarot | tarot readings | tarot reader | Tarot LondonIn the twentieth century, German artist Hermann Haindl created a Tarot Deck inspired by imagery from Egypt, Scandinavia, and the Middle East; in his deck, the Strength card shows a naked woman holding a boa constrictor. In the more traditional Rider Waite Tarot Deck, a woman in Medieval garb is petting a lion.

In both cards, the meaning is clear: strength and power are yours if you want them.

 

Strength is number eight in the Tarot’s Major Arcana, and eights stand for strength – be it mental, physical, emotional, romantic, financial, personal charisma, etc. When an eight shows up, it says that you are control, even if you don’t think you are – or if you don’t want to be.

The Strength card shows that nature, wild and primeval, can be tamed by subtle persuasion. It also represents your gentler side, the feminine half of your inner self.

So this card suggests strength not through brute force, but through more refined and delicate means, such as influence or coaxing.

The card may indicate a need for gentle self-discipline for yourself or someone close to you.

Perhaps you need to be reminded of your inner compassion, endurance, and ability to accept what’s happening in your life. Maybe you simply need to become calm as chaos swirls around you. After all, in the Rider Waite Deck, the woman’s expression is serene, even happy, though she’s standing beside the King of Beasts.

So be content with the knowledge that you have the strength and ability to overcome your life’s obstacles.

The Tarot is confident that you can!

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Raise a glass to the Two of Cups

In the traditional Rider Waite Tarot deck, the Two of Cups card depicts a couple in medieval dress facing each other holding huge golden chalices, while a winged lion hovers above them.

In the whimsical Housewives Tarot, a smiling couple in 1950s-style clothes hold hands as each stands in a giant wine glass.

tarot | tarotbyemail | emailtarot | tarot readings | tarot reader | Tarot LondonTwos in the Tarot typically involve balance, harmony, and partnerships. The suit of Cups represents emotions and feelings. So when this card appears, these issues will soon become important in your life – if they aren’t already.

The Two of Cups may herald a need for balance in your emotions. In the traditional deck, the couple are oblivious to the beast lurking above them, and they’re maintaining harmony in their relationship in the face of what might be a threat or, at best, a distraction. In the Housewives Tarot, the red liquid in the glasses could be wine, but the couple appear calm and happy, not irrational or overcome by drunkenness.

Are you expecting too much from a relationship? The Two of Cups may be telling you to accept the good parts without demanding the moon. And note that the pairing in question may not be a romantic one—it could be a business partnership, or a relationship with a parent, sibling, or child.

Regardless of the type of relationship, this card advocates for fairness, reason, and impartiality. It may also hint that a broken bond is about to be mended via forgiveness and by leaving behind past grievances, or that two opposite types will soon be brought together.

Bear in mind that the Two of Cups is one of the luckiest cards in the tarot for relationships, whether romantic, business or family. It’s about raising a glass to each other and to what lies ahead. If you can’t think of a partnership to which it applies, a new one may be just beyond the horizon. And although it might not be exciting, fiery, and passionate, it is likely to be grounded in respect, honour, and mutual sharing.

Want more information about this and other meaningful Tarot cards? I offer you single-card, three-card, and Celtic Cross ten-card readings at various price ranges, all via email. You’ll get a written overview of your personalised reading, plus a detailed explanation of each expressive card. You’ll also receive a photo of your card layout. Click here  to arrange to receive your Email Tarot Reading within the next few days. I am the Weekend Witch, and I can’t wait to raise a glass to celebrate your future happiness!