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The Queen of Cups Brings Love!

“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” —Elizabeth Barrett Browning, English Poet

These words could be spoken by the Queen of Cups. For this card brings you the power of a queen plus the love and sensitivity of the suit of Cups.

tarot | tarotbyemail | emailtarot | tarot readings | tarot reader | Tarot London | corporate tarot | business tarotYou may be interested to know that this is MY card. When I bought my first deck, I asked which card represented me, and this is the one that appeared then, and has done ever since in the relevant place and at the appropriate tme.

In the Rider-Waite Tarot card, water — the most flexible of all elements — flows at her feet. She sits on the shore contemplating the cup in her hands. In the Old Path deck she holds a peach, a symbol of tenderness and love. And that’s what this Queen offers: unconditional love.

 

When this card appears in a reading, she may be inviting you to be more understanding of others. Have you been critical of someone? The Queen of Cups, sometimes called “The Listener,” asks you to hear that person. Try to understand behaviour before you judge it — unconditional love, right?

She may also be asking you to reveal the sympathetic and loving side of your personality, especially if you’re male, so be guided by her gentle hand.

Despite all these positive qualities, there’s a downside to the Queen of Cups. Her gentle and sensitive nature may make her — and you — vulnerable to such things as mistreatment, emotional manipulation, or gossip. But you can counteract this vulnerability. Use the intuition she represents. If force oppose you, listen to your inner voice.

Although I don’t read reversals, this card in reverse can signify jealousy, resentfulness and harburing a grudge. Well. she is a Scorpio lady so that’s par for the course!

This card may mean you’re falling in love or renewing love — or love is in your immediate future. If this is the case, be sure you’re in touch with your truest and deepest feelings before taking definitive action. Don’t rely too heavily on passion. Keep this Queen’s contemplative nature in mind. Don’t rush a commitment without first considering its ramifications.

Finally, let the power and positivity of the Queen of Cups enhance your confidence. She heralds great things on your horizon, so be ready to accept them with an open heart.

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 or face-to-face across Zoom or Skype.

And, although the world is an uncertain place right now, if you’re planning a party – whether it’s 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 REAL High Priestess of the Tarot

“A most imaginative and abnormally psychic artist.”
— Arthur Edward Waite, English Occultist, speaking of Pamela Colman Smith

You’ll often see me refer to the popular “Rider-Waite” Tarot deck. But who created those images?

Well, it was the real high priestess of the Tarot: Pamela Colman Smith.

tarot | tarotbyemail | emailtarot | tarot readings | tarot reader | Tarot London | corporate tarot | business tarotPamela Colman Smith was born in London in 1878 to American parents. At age 15, she enrolled at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and studied drawing, painting and printmaking. After her mother’s death when she was 18, Smith left Pratt without a degree. Nevertheless, she found work as illustrator, doing the art for books by poet William Butler Yeats and “Dracula” creator Bram Stoker.

At 21, orphaned by the death of her father, she returned to England. Here she set up her own studio in London and worked as an illustrator and in theatrical design.

In London she joined the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, a secret society devoted to the occult, through which she met Arthur Edward Waite, a prolific writer on metaphysical topics.

Recognising her talents, Waite asked her to produce an artistic Tarot deck. Tarot decks had been invented in Italy in the 1400s by supplementing four-suited playing card decks with a fifth suit of 21 cards called “trionfi” (“triumphs” or “trumps”) and an odd card called “il matto” (“the Fool”).

Previous Tarot illustrations were simple in both colour and design. Smith’s imaginative new paintings showed the divination meaning of each card. And each card’s imagery was vibrant and exciting, displaying elements of French Symbolism and William Morris’s Arts and Crafts movement.

Her 78-card Tarot deck was printed in 1909 by William Rider & Son, and Waite wrote the companion volume, The Pictorial Key to the Tarot.

By the end of World War One, Smith had moved to Cornwall, where she lived until she died in 1951 aged 73. Her vision endures, and today her stunning artwork remains the best-selling Tarot deck of all time.

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 or face-to-face across Zoom or Skype.

And, although the world is an uncertain place right now, if you’re planning a party – whether it’s 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 forceful Knight of Swords brings rapid change

One of the most dynamic cards of the entire Tarot, the Knight of Swords shows a rider charging across a landscape as the wind rages and storm clouds gather overhead.

tarot | tarotbyemail | emailtarot | tarot readings | tarot reader | Tarot London | corporate tarot | business tarotSwords Tarot cards have to do with forcefulness, courage, and change, as well as with the negative qualities of power-seeking, oppression, ambition, conflict, and even violence. Unlike many Swords cards, however, the Knight carries cheerful energy. The Knight of Swords also may point to your physical, emotional, and spiritual energy being at a peak.

This Knight may be telling you that someone or something desirable is coming your way. If reversed or poorly aspected, the card may mean you need more balance of your energy—becoming less forceful, for example.

A knight can stand for abstract qualities, or for a person. If it indicates qualities, it may mean reality, bluntness, plain talk. Perhaps there’s an overabundance of these coming from yourself or others in your current situation.

If it represents a person, he is likely to be an adult male under thirty with brown or light brown hair and blue, green, or hazel eyes. He is probably a Gemini, Libra, or Aquarius and he embodies the dynamic qualities of the card. If he’s not already in your life, rest assured that he is about to seek you out.

Overall, the Knight of Swords suggests that rapid changes are about to occur. These can be life-altering events, creative thoughts that race through your mind, or problems that are quickly solved.

Whatever might lie on your horizon, this card assures you that life will be stimulating and exciting, so brace yourself for a wild ride!

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 or face-to-face across Zoom or Skype.

And, although the world is an uncertain place right now, if you’re planning a party for the future – whether it’s 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!


Choose Optimism – Be Guided by the Three of Cups

“Choose to be optimistic; it feels better.”     

—The Dalai Lama

In troubled times, be optimistic. Take inspiration from the Three of Cups.

tarot | tarotbyemail | emailtarot | tarot readings | tarot reader | Tarot London | corporate tarot | business tarotA good omen, this card may forecast a happy reunion, a celebration, a rewarding job, or a new love entering your life.

In the traditional Rider Waite Tarot deck, the Three of Cups card shows three women dancing and toasting each other with golden chalices. They are partying; they are joyful. This card is sometimes called “The Chalices” or simply, “Yes!”

In the Tarot, threes stand for unity, harmony, and bonding. Threes carry a positive spiritual meaning – think of the Holy Trinity. Or, in the case of this card, consider the Greek goddesses known as the Three Graces.

The Tarot’s suit of Cups denotes “graceful” emotions: love, positive feelings, good relationships. Cups are also about making and keeping connections with people around you, o this reinforces friendship and companionship.

So this is a card about harmonious relationships, something we all need to pursue despite “social distancing” and the stresses of being “locked down” for safety.

Notice the oranges at the feet of the three women; interestingly, these can symbolise marriage. When Queen Victoria married Prince Albert, instead of a tiara, a simple wreath of orange blossoms adorned her head. And the pumpkin in the foreground stands for a harvest, so the card may herald an upcoming raise or financial windfall.

The three dancers can also represent your community, the circle of family and friends you turn to for love, compassion, and support. These might be mates from your school days, colleagues at work, or anyone with whom you’ve shared a special relationship.

This card could also be telling you not to isolate too much. Can you do a better job of keeping in touch via phone, text messaging, videoconferencing, or social media?

Finally, bear in mind that the Three of Cups is one of most optimistic cards in the deck. It says the stress in your life will dissipate as you build and maintain positive relationships, regardless of whether those connections are romantic, business-related, among family or with neighbours and friends.

So no matter how isolated you are at the moment, be sure you stay connected, celebrate the little things, and enjoy life!

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 or face-to-face across Zoom or Skype.

And, although the world is an uncertain place right now, if you’re planning a party for the future – whether it’s 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!