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Which Tarot cards represent bullying?

Sometimes people come to me for a reading because something in their life is not how they’d like it to be, but they don’t want to face what’s going wrong. In a few cases, people have been being bullied, either at work or in their personal lives.  This is clearly very nasty, and this blog doesn’t aim to look deeply into what is, generally, a very personal issue for those concerned. Instead, it focuses on a series of cards that may appear at this time; the fives.

The Fives often symbolise power and dominance.

tarot | tarotbyemail | emailtarot | tarot readings | tarot reader | Tarot London | corporate tarot | business tarotThe Hierophant

Major Arcana card number Five, the Hierophant, denotes conformity. The bullying in your life is likely related to your free-spiritedness, which (through no fault of your own) somehow threatens others. Your choices: conform, rebel and suffer the consequences, or remove yourself from the bullying situation.

The Five of Wands

In the Rider-Waite deck, this card shows men with wands raised but not striking, so bullying may be subtle and temporary. The men are in different-coloured clothes, so the conflict may arise from differing belief systems. Try understanding the others’ viewpoints, and help them understand yours.

The Five of Cups

This is a card about loss. It may mean getting sacked, or being ostracised by friends. But there’s a positive side. The figure on the Rider-Waite card grieves over spilled cups and fails to see full ones, so this Five says be aware of what you haven’t lost and, as in the World War II slogan, “Keep calm and carry on.” Remember the saying, “Don’t cry over spilled milk,” and focus on all the good things you heave left.

The Five of Swords

American rock star Johnette Napolitano says, “This is one of those cards that makes you wince.” Overt conflict, hurtful words, aggressive physical abuse—that’s the Five of Swords. If this card appears, consider leaving the abusive relationship. If you choose to stay, examine your behaviour to determine why you’re staying.

The Five of Pentacles

When the Five of Pentacles appears, a bully may be making you feel bad about yourself. But behind two impoverished figures the Rider-Waite card shows a lighted church window, symbolising hope. Don’t let yourself be undermined. Avoid the bully if you can, and seek positive influences to counterbalance the negativity.

Please remember that these cards don’t only represent bullying; they have differing interpretations depending on where they’re located in the spread and which other cards are around them.

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And if you’re organising an intimate get-together or a large-scale event, consider adding the excitement of Tarot readings. I’d love to chat with you, so to find out more, please email info@tarotbyemail.com.

I am the Weekend Witch, and I can’t wait to help you meet your destiny!


The excitement of a Tarot Cards Party – and the history behind them

Do you get excited about holidays such as Halloween, Christmas or Easter? Do you have fun dressing in a costume, or receiving a brightly wrapped gift, or dying eggs in festive colours? Most of us do, even though we don’t necessarily believe in hauntings, Father Christmas or the Easter Bunny.

The same principal works for Tarot cards. A Tarot reading is exciting and fun, even if you’re a sceptic about fortune telling!

Long a fun pastime, Tarot cards date from the Renaissance. The first playing-card decks were brought to Europe from the Middle East in the 1300s, and by the 1400s printed decks were widely produced. In fact, playing cards competed with devotional images as the most common uses for woodcuts. Wealthy gamers played with hand-painted decks, sometimes with added cards, such as our modern Jokers.

Because all gamblers are aware of the power of “luck,” it’s not surprising that the cards were quickly associated with good (or bad) fortune, and by extension, with fortune-telling.

The first documented Tarot decks date back to the mid-1400s in Italy, where added cards bore allegorical illustrations about such things as “Strength” and “Justice.”

The word “Tarot” probably comes from an Italian word related to “fun.” And that brings us back to the fun you can have with a Tarot reading.

Remember, you don’t have to give credence to ghosts and witches to have fun on Halloween. And you don’t have to believe in fortune telling to experience the excitement of a Tarot card reading. But if those cards predict a charismatic new lover, a happy job change, or a financial windfall – well, you just might find yourself becoming a believer!

Want more information about Tarot cards and readings? 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 receive your Email Tarot reading within the next few days.

And if you’re organising an intimate get together or a large-scale event, consider adding the excitement of Tarot readings as entertainment for your guests. I’d love to chat with you, so to find out more, please drop me email to info@tarotbyemail.com.

I am the Weekend Witch, and I can’t wait to help you meet your destiny!


Feeling trapped? The Eight of Swords can set you free

Are you feeling bound up, unable to act, blind to your options? If so, don’t be surprised to see the Eight of Swords in your Tarot reading.

tarot | tarotbyemail | emailtarot | tarot readings | tarot reader | Tarot London | corporate tarot | business tarotIn the Herbal Tarot Deck, this card shows a seated figure bound and blindfolded, walled in by eight swords thrust into the ground; however, a giant plant grows right from under him, one that Native Americans used as an herbal remedy. The image in the Rider Waite deck is similar, except there’s no plant and the figure is a standing woman.

Either way, the suggestion is clear: you need to free yourself to see clearly and take action on a limiting situation.

And you can! Eights indicate strength. When they show up, they mean you have the power to assert control, with beneficial results. Eights also represent boundaries – in this case, the meaning is that you’ve set or accepted too many boundaries for yourself, or the wrong boundaries. It’s time to break free.

The suit of Swords often implies negativity. In this case, you may be in a negative situation – fenced in, bound, and blind to reality – but the good news is that this card encourages you to escape, and to know that you can do this.

Sometimes the Eight of Swords can represent your wish to avoid confrontations because you don’t want to hurt or anger others. Of course, this is admirable, but this attitude can keep you from acting in your best interests, especially when those around you are being selfish and inconsiderate.

This card is sometimes called “The Test,” because it shows that you’re being tested, perhaps by a person, by a situation such as your job, or by life in general. You’ve got a chance to show you have “the right stuff,” the inner strength to meet the demands put upon you. So make the effort – however tough it might be – and rise to the occasion. The Tarot believes you can.

Don’t be afraid. Trust in your ability to choose the right path, and you will.

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 receive your Email Tarot reading within the next few days. I am the Weekend Witch, and I can’t wait to help you meet your destiny!


King of Wands – a man of action, creativity, passion and energy

Depicting wildlife, fairies, and gnomes, the Forest Folklore Tarot is inspired by an ancient woodland in Southern England, not that far from where I live. In this deck, the King of Wands sports pointed pixie ears and sits smiling and confident, clasping a thin wand with a glowing tip. In the traditional Rider Waite deck, he’s dressed as a Medieval king and holds a six-foot staff that sprouts leaves.

tarot | tarotbyemail | emailtarot | tarot readings | tarot reader | Tarot LondonKings signify dynamic forces and action or the need to take action. The suit of Wands reminds us about creativity, intuition, and inner strength, as well as passion and energy. It’s also associated with the element of fire – hot, wild, and unpredictable!

The King of Wands, then, is a card of action, creativity, passion, and energy.

Because it’s a court card, if you pull this king he may stand for qualities in your own personality, describe you completely, or point to another person, all depending on whereabouts he sits in your spread.

If a person, he’s an adult (or an “old soul” type of child), a mature man (probably forty plus), ofteb ginger- or sandy-haired with bluey green eyes. He is cheerful, enthusiastic, self-confident, and outdoorsy or athletic. The type to move mountains with his enthusiasm, he lights a fire under anyone and gets things moving. As a King, he’s probably a boss or has strong leadership qualities. (Note: The card may represent a woman if she is strong-willed.) This person is ikely to be a fire sign in astrology: Aries, Leo, or Sagittarius.

When the King stands for qualities rather than for an actual person, it can mean enhancing your own self-confidence, creativity, and leadership abilities – you have a strong potential for all of these.

This King is here to remind you of the need to have a vision and goals. If you’re experiencing challenges in life, the card encourages you to “keep your eye on the prize” and know that your journey may have bumps along the way to a positive outcome.

The King of Wands may herald an upcoming and unexpected opportunity, perhaps related to your work, to something creative, or to a social or romantic situation. Speaking of romance, the King of Wands is a good omen for a relationship – perhaps a positive change will occur soon in an existing relationship, or a new one is on the horizon!

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 receive your Email Tarot reading within the next few days. I am the Weekend Witch, and I can’t wait to help you meet your destiny!