The Star Seeker Tarot Guidebook
；THE MAJOR AR(ANA
There are two parts to the tarot - The Major
Arcana and the Minor Arcana. The Major Arcana
cards each carry the energy of a specific
archetype. These 22 archetypal cards bring
greater power and significance to your readings.
When you pull a Major Arcana card it can be read
as a deep spiritual lesson, an important message,
or a significant theme in your life. Always pay
attention when a Major Arcana card makes an
In this deck, we've created an extra Major Arcana
card, called “The Womb”. You may choose to leave
this in or take it out depending on what feels
right to you.
The Fool innately knows she is a child of the
divine - always connected to something greater
than the self. She is divinely guided and
protected, fully trusting in the path laid out
The figure in this card is pictured with eyes closed,stepping from one stone to the next. She may not be able to see with her eyes, but in her heart, she knows she's following the right path. She also has a guide close by, helping her to make the best choices for her highest good.She carries no bags and has no long term plan... from one stone to the next, her purpose will unfold in time.
The Fool asks you to take a leap of faith. It may be time to set out on a new journey or path. As you take steps toward an unknown future, trust that you are guided and supported by the unseen forces of the universe.
Keywords: Trust, fearlessness, oneness, new journey,leap of faith.
Reversed: Irrationality, immaturity, naivety.
The Magician stands at his table of tools; a mountain in the background, mirroring his great power. With the elemental tools of water, air, fire, and earth before him, the master of these tools prepares to create.
The Magician recognizes his individual power and
ability to manifest thoughts into matter. He
represents a moment of understanding - of
becoming conscious and self-aware.A departure
from the Fool, the Magician now recognizes
himself as separate from The Divine. Where the
Fool is one with the universe, the Magician
partners with the universe. Through this
partnership, the potential for magic is limitless.
You now have the tools and power needed to manifest your desires. The Magician reminds you of your own individual power and encourages you to focus on your goals and take steps towards manifesting them into reality.
Keywords: Manifestation, magic, power.
Reversed:Manipulation, aggression, ego.
THE HIGH PRIESTESS
The High Priestess walks through the gateway
separating mundane from magical. As the
guardian of this passage, she sees and knows
everything. As she walks into the land of Spirit,
she leaves a trail of stardust behind. This trail is
an invitation, beckoning you into the realm of the
unseen. In this space, nothing is hidden...are you
ready to look at the truth?
The High Priestess asks you to look beyond logic
and trust your intuition. If you have a gut-feeling
or idea, it's time to follow your own inner voice
and look at deeper truths within yourself. You
have the answers you seek, but you must be
willing to walk your own path- beyond logic or
Keywords: Intuition, divine feminine, spirituality, subconscious.
Reversed: Self-doubt, secrets, mistrust.
The Empress sits comfortably upon her simple
throne,completely at peace with her world. Her
life is one of abundance and harmony. She is
surrounded by the beauty and life-force of
Mother Earth, and she also grows life within her
own womb. Embodying the mother archetype, she
lives and breathes creation energy; her purpose is
to create and sustain life.
Anyone can embody the mother archetype and all people have feminine (and masculine) energy.All people have the power to give life to something, as a mother does. The Empress says: It is time to breathe life into something new.
Focus on feeding your feminine energy.Nurture and be nurtured, connect with the beauty of nature, allow your creativity to unravel without boundaries or worry. See and feel the abundance and support of the universe all around you. You are protected and will be provided for on your path to creation and growth.
Keywords: Mother, feminine, creation, fertility, abundance,nurture.
Reversed:Lack,stagnation, creative block.
The Emperor builds the protective boundary which allows the Empress to create freely. Where she focuses on caring for the trees, he focuses on protecting the forest.
The Emperor sits on his throne, arms crossed and back straight. The sun glares in the distance, to represent the force of his masculine energy and vitality. The Emperor not only provides for his family, but for an entire kingdom. Therefore he must always consider the long term effects and magnitude of his choices. Sometimes he must set hard boundaries in order to protect and preserve the greater good.
If you pulled this card, it's time to call forward
your masculine energy (we all have both feminine
and masculine energy). Use logic when
decision-making and always consider how your
actions impact the bigger picture. This is a time to
set firm rules and boundaries to better your life
or situation. Planning, organizing and setting
realistic goals should be your focus.
Keywords: Boundaries, logic, planning, leadership.
Reversed: Rigid, controlling, unwavering.
The Hierophant is the keeper of the past - the guardian of ancient secrets and traditions. Within him rests the knowledge of the ancient ones, and he holds that knowledge with the intention to share it.
Understanding and obtaining ancient secrets and
past knowledge is a journey that takes time and
commitment. The Hierophant stands atop the
crest of your path and waits for you to join him as
a pupil or disciple. Are you willing to climb the
hill, only to put in more work once you reach the
top? The rewards and growth will be worth the
effort, but this journey requires you to be a
willing and patient student.
It's time to learn from those who came before you. This may be a tradition or ritual from your own lineage or a lesson from other people or places of the past. Follow the path that others have created - learn from their experience and even from their mistakes. The learnings of others may not become your way of life, but you have a lot to gain from understanding them.
Keywords: Tradition, knowledge, teacher,ancient wisdom.
Reversed: Narrow-minded, conformist, inflexible.
Two lovers sit side by side, on a clear day in a
floral oasis. A rainbow shines above them,
indicating a harmonious and blessed union. In
this sacred paradise, the sun and moon both
shine... representing balance between the
masculine and feminine energies that The Lovers
represent. Everything is as it should be.
This card can indicate a balanced and loving relationship between two partners; potentially even a deep soul connection. While The Lovers often indicates a blessed romance, it can also speak to a multitude of important partnerships.
If relationships and partnerships are not related
to your reading, consider this a card of alignment
and harmony. If you are trying to make a
decision, this is an affirmation. This can also
speak to the need to find balance within yourself
and your own life. Perhaps an aspect of your life
has fallen out of balance; The Lovers encourages
you to realign and find your center again.
Keywords: Partnerships, relationships, harmony, alignment,Love, Soulmates.
Reversed: Disharmony, imbalance, toxic relation-shipa.
A person walks forward in the desert, confident
in her direction although there is no obvious path.
Even though she has no cart, reigns or saddles,
she is able to guide her horses through the power
of her will. One black and one white, the horses
represent opposing energies that she must
harmonize in order to move forward.
The figure in this card knows that power comes from within and not through physical tools. It is largely through belief that she is able to control her surroundings and move ahead with such confidence.
It is time for you to take control. Realize that your circumstances and toolkit may not be perfect, but that doesn't mean you can't move forward. You have the power within yourself to be a leader. Especially if you are trying to make a sensitive decision, the Chariot gives you permission to take the lead and move forward.
In some cases, the Chariot can signify physical travel or movement. It may be time to take a trip or change locations.
Keywords: Power, control, movement, action.
Reversed:Chaos, self-doubt, feeling stuck.
A young woman and her lion friend enjoy a day
lounging in the sunshine. The environment is hot
and barren, but in their unlikely friendship, they
find it easy to relax and enjoy themselves.
Perhaps at first, the woman was afraid to
befriend the beast, but over time she recognized
they had much to learn from each other.
There is strength in befriending the wildness within you. Strength in looking at the parts of yourself and your life that bring you fear. And strength most of all in showing those parts of yourself and others compassion and understand-ing.
Strength asks you to approach challenges with
softness and empathy, whether it be within
yourself or throughout your life. In showing love
to that which you fear, you may discover
something new about yourself or your situation.
You may even befriend a previously suppressed or
challenging part of yourself.
Keywords: Inner Strength, acceptance, courage, compassion.
The Hermit has journeyed to the ends of the
world, collecting information through experiences
along the way. The vast amount of knowledge he
carries is stored safely in his crystal ball - an
object of great magic and memory. When he needs
to draw on the wisdom of his past, he finds a
quiet place and calls it forward. The crystal ball
only responds to the Hermit's magic; only he can
locate the answers and information he needs.
Think of the crystal ball as an extension of
yourself. A deep part of you, perhaps your
subconscious, that holds information and answers
collected throughout your life. Sometimes when
you feel lost or confused, you just need time alone
to reach a little deeper within yourself and access
The Hermit asks you to separate yourself from outside expectations and opinions so that you can find your own truth within. You may want to consider spending some special time alone so that you can process and reflect before taking action in your life.
Keywords: Introspection, inner wisdom, soul Searching, processing.
Reversed: Isolation, loneliness.
The Wheel represents the cycles of life that keep turning. Just like the seasons, we are a part of this natural rhythm. As the wheel turns, we go up and down! The Wheel reminds us that there is a bigger plan, and often the flow of life is entirely outside of our control.
Pictured is the web of life. You are a part of this web that connects us all, and throughout life, your position on the web will shift and turn. Sometimes that means you will feel powerful, like the spider - master of the web. Other times you may feel lost or helpless - like the wandering fly. The Wheel appears to remind you that the position you're in is not always your choice. Accept where you are and realize there is a reason you find yourself here.
Instead of struggling against the sticky threads of
the web, surrender to the flow and work to
understand the lessons of this time. Remember
that all phases of The Wheel are fleeting and
cyclical, and you won't be in this position forever.
Keywords: Fate, divine timing, cycles, change in luck, soul lessons.
Reversed: Bad luck, resisting fate, fixating on control.
Lady Justice stands firmly atop her floating pedestal. Though she stands high in the sky, she knows she is not at risk of falling. The tools she holds are weighted evenly, and so she remains balanced and secure. Up here in the sky, there is nothing to influence her choices. Removed from society and the voice of humanity, she is able to make clear decisions from a moral high ground closer to Spirit.
The sword in her right hand points to the sky,
representing her connection to the mind and
logic. In the left hand, she holds the scales,
balancing logic with her emotional and spiritual
connection. In all thoughts and actions, she values
both the mind and heart with equal measure. As
you make decisions moving forward, be sure that
you are acting from this place of divine balance.
Justice could also be appearing to assure you that
the universe is taking care of you. If you are
concerned about an unjust situation, know it is
not your role to resolve or manipulate the
outcome. Everything will unfold in a fair way and
any wrongdoings will be righted in time.
Keywords: Balance, fairness, natural law, karma.
THE HANGED ONE
The Hanged One seeks enlightenment through a
period of voluntary surrender. Isolated and
suspended, the Hanged One began his meditative
period sitting up in his swing. He looked out at
the shore and began to grow tired and bored with
his narrow view. And so he shifted his position
into something less expected. In letting go and
bending back, he sees something new and
invigorating. A glowing object - a thing of magic
and beauty! Within this object lies the insight he's
been hoping for. If he had never shifted his
position, he never would have noticed it.
The Hanged One asks you to let go of control and open yourself up to something new. This is not a time for action or forcing your will on the world. Instead, take a step back and give yourself some time and space. Through inaction and observa-tion, the answers you seek will make themselves clear to you. Give things time and be open to an unexpected perspective.
Keywords: Surrender, new perspective, medita-tion.
Reversed:Resistance, stalling, impatience.
Death represents the inevitable endings in life.
Endings are a natural aspect of all cycles, and
something we can't typically avoid. The Reaper
appears to help you close the door and move
forward into your next phase of life. He reminds
you that when one cycle ends, a new one gets to
begin. There is life, healing, and transformation
in death... as well as challenge, grief,and
Change is upon you and you are encouraged to accept it. Death is not an easy process, but it is sometimes necessary in order to realign. Keep in mind this card speaks to a symbolic rather than literal death! It's time to let one door close so that another may open. Let go. Remember it's normal to grieve and feel sadness as you shed things that must fall away. Down the road, you will be able to look back on this moment in gratitude and with full understanding.
Keywords: Endings, change, closure, transforma-tion.
Reversed: Resisting change, delayed endings.
Temperance is balance embodied. The figure in this card is of both masculine and feminine energy,and s/he draws equally upon the most divine aspects of both. Pulling in the emotional and internal qualities of water alongside the stable and expansive qualities of earth, Temper-ance advises you to always find this place of center before taking any kind of action.
Temperance is the bearer of peace and tranquili-ty. This card appears to assure you that peace is possible if you are willing to make the effort and step into balance. In order to achieve peace, you must slow down and recenter. If you feel out of balance or unsure about what to do, give yourself time to rest and recharge before moving forward. Know that you are taken care of there is no need to worry or rush. Do not push yourself too hard. Approach everything with moderation in mind and avoid doing anything in excess at this time.
Keywords: Balance, moderation, patience, peace.
Reversed: Impatience, excess, misalignment.
A monster in the dark binds two figures at the forefront of this card. However, unbeknownst to them, the monster is just a manifestation of their fears- a nightmare illusion. In reality, they are free! It is within their power to wake up from this dark dream and break away... but first, they must recognize their power to do so.
The Devil is an illusion. It is the untruth that you are trapped by strong forces outside of your control. This card appears to remind you that to shift your mindset is to shift your reality. You are not obligated to remain stuck or attached to any negative experience or situation at this time. Letting go of the illusion and taking control of your life can feel daunting and impossible, and sometimes that fear can keep you from breaking free. But it is your choice - to stay stuck or to move on.
Keywords: Illusion, negative attachments, fear, addiction.
Reversed: Releasing negativity, freedom.
Built on an eroding island, this once extravagant
castle is now nearing desolation. Truthfully,this
crumbling tower was already in danger before the
storm hit - but it's hard to abandon that which
was once so grande. So the residents of this
dwelling remain in a kind of ignorant comfort,
ignoring the inevitable doom as long as they can.
Sometimes when you avoid necessary change, the universe steps in and changes things for you. We often avoid change because of the discomfort it brings - but without change, there would be no growth. The Tower asks you to let go of your old structures once you've outgrown them- and warns that if you refuse to do this, the universe will step in to assist.
Unexpected change and destruction is upon you.
The world may feel harsh as something that once
felt stable falls apart, but you are encouraged to
surrender to this necessary transformation. It
won't always feel hard. In fact, you will be able to
look back at this moment and realize it was
necessary for your alignment and highest good.
Keywords: Destruction, inevitable change, awakening, restructuring.
Reversed:Avoiding change, fear of disaster.
The Star is the guiding light that keeps us moving through any challenges we face. It's the promise that there is a light at the end of the tunnel, no matter how challenging the path is in getting there.
This card represents our connection to the
cosmos. It reminds us that we are always guided
and protected along our path and especially
throughout our hardships. Not only are we
guided, but we are also part of the divine
ourselves. The Star calls you to get in touch with
your highest self and your true purpose. Perhaps
you have lost some sense of who you really are,
behind all of the layers. It may be time to strip
back some of the pieces you have built up around
your truth. In order to do this, begin by taking
care of yourself: Mind, body and spirit. Bring
sustenance and love to any stagnant or neglected
aspects of your life so you may move forward
from a place of wholeness.
All will be well. Following every challenge is a period of rest, recovery and healing. Have faith.
Keywords: Faith, healing,higher purpose, recovery.
Reversed, Lack of faith, hopelessness, burnout.
The Moon is an invitation from your own
subconscious mind, calling you to step beyond the
obvious and into a place of deeper truth. The
Moon asks you to bring your shadow up to meet
your light. It's time to illuminate your darkest
corners and acknowledge what's been hiding
there. In this place of darkness, you may find
fear, desires or memories of old. You may also
uncover intuition and divine messages.
Pay special attention to your dreams at this time, as this can be an easier way for your spirit to communicate with you. This is about willingly traveling into the unknown and untouched areas of your mind and reemerging transformed and more aware of the self as a whole. What messages, feelings or desires could be hiding in the depths of your soul just waiting to be acknowledged? And how are they already affecting you, unbeknownst to your conscious self? The answers you seek are all within you - empower yourself and bring them to the surface.
Keywords: Subconscious, fear, initiation, hidden truths, shadow-work.
Reversed: Illumination, clarity, self-realization.
The Sun shines big and bright, illuminating even
the darkest corners of your world. The Sun shines
with great strength, bringing life to that which
needs to grow.The Sun SHINES! It brings
warmth, radiance, and light to everything it
touches. Embrace the positive energy of the Sun,
letting it's light fill you up and permeate
everything in your life.
This is a time to be optimistic and open to positive changes. If you have felt uncertain or lost in any aspect of your life, the Sun will help you to find clarity at this time. The path will illuminate and you will soon understand the way forward. To help in this process, remain positive and enjoy the present moment. In being grateful for the good things, you will attract even more blessings.
Life is meant to be joyful! Do what makes you feel good and let your pleasure fuel you. You are free and your purpose is to love and be loved. Put your focus there and everything else will fall into place naturally.
Keywords: Optimism, joy, illumination, life-force.
Reversed: Pessimism, denial.
A woman walks through a trail of fire, at peace
with the spirit of flame. Like the phoenix,she
rises with the fire not burnt, but reborn. The fire
Spirit has helped her to burn away the patterns
and attachments that were not serving her highest
good and purpose. Now she can move forward in
her full power, free of the weight she was
You are invited to step through the door of change where transformation awaits you on the other side. Judgment is asking you to look within and identify any changes that need to be made in your life to move you closer towards your soul's calling. Ask yourself if there is anything holding you back from living the life you want. Letting go of old patterns may be challenging, but it's not impossible.
Judgment represents an awakening within you.
It's the moment you realize that you can
transform yourself and your life for the better.
You have choices, and if you choose to change,
this could be the beginning of a bright new phase.
Keywords: Transformation, change, rebirth.
Reversed:Resisting change, self-deception.
The World is a card of blissful finality and closure. After a long journey, when you find what you've been looking for, a sense of peace and knowing washes over you.
The figure in this card is at peace with her journey, knowing that every challenge and turn in the road lead her to this place of alignment and victory. We see her leaping from a doorway into the expanse of the universe. This is the end of her mundane journey and all at once the beginning of her magical one. The star seeker seeks no more; she is now one with the stars. One door closes and another opens.
The World encourages you to celebrate the end of one path and the beginning of a new path. You have accomplished so much, and it is time to move on to something new. This is a moment of positive change and The World lets you know you're in alignment. Honor your past and embrace your future.
Keywords: Completion, celebration, success, finality,closure.
I am here.
Waiting and receiving, in passive hibernation. I am not ready to transform... though I am not resisting. I am surrendering. I wait and I am open. I embrace and I allow myself to grow, to ebb and flow with the natural rhythm and progression of life.
I watch as my environment feeds me and I expand in response.
Soon I will grow too large for the comfort of this embryo. I will puncture these walls and push forward to meet the air.
I will take the gifts that sustained me in suspen-sion and meet them with my own.
Things are moving, even if you're not aware of it yet. For now - observe, absorb and flow. You will know when it's time to take action.
Keywords: Receive, nourish, surrender, patience.
THE MINOR AR(ANA
The Minor Arcana is separated into four suits -
Pentacles, Swords,Cups, and Wands.The pentacles are ruled by the element of earth and
typically represent matters of finance, work,
health and life on the physical plane.Swords are ruled by the element of air and represent logic, thought, and communication. The Cups are ruled by the element of water and generally represent emotions, intuition, and matters of the heart.
Lastly, the Wands are ruled by the element of fire
and represent creativity, vitality,energy,and
pleasure. These are general rules of thumb and
should be treated as loose guidelines; in truth, any
card can speak to any aspect of life.Where the
Major Arcana usually appear in a reading to
represent larger lessons and events, the Minor
Arcana typically indicate smaller, day-to-day
events and themes.
ACE OF PENTACLES
The Ace of Pentacles is an offering, carrying the gifts of abundance and prosperity. The universe is reaching out to you with this offering,and it is your choice to acknowledge and accept it.
This gift will often appear as a new opportunity
or idea; one that will bring greater earthly success
to your life. Perhaps a job offer is on the horizon
or a chance to learn a new skill. Maybe you're
getting a promotion or moving to a new and
exciting location! You may even have the chance
to manifest a long time dream. Just remember
that accepting a gift is only the first step and
must be followed by hard work and commitment.
The Ace of Pentacles is an opportunity, but what
you make of it is entirely up to you.
Keywords: New opportunity, a financial gift, prosperity.
Reversed: Missed opportunity, procrastination.
TWO OF PENTACLES
A beautiful young sky woman returns home after a fruitful Summer day on the land. In addition to a day of swimming and play, she has found two intact pentacles in the dense northern forests. It is now late and she journeys home, delicately climbing the sacred stones to her village in the clouds. While the pentacles are heavy and the climb strenuous, it is something she has done many times before. She has found the perfect technique to carry her treasures safely, and she's found that a light-hearted attitude always makes the trip easier. Under the soft crescent moonlight, she smiles in contentment, satisfied with her day and the gifts she carries for her people.
The Two of Pentacles reminds you to make room
for both work and play. There is a way to be
productive without sacrificing your joy in the
process. You are called on to find a balance at this
time between responsibility and pleasure.
This can also be a reminder that challenges don't have to completely overwhelm you. If you're going through a difficult time, do your best not to let negative thoughts and emotions overcome you.
Keywords: Balance, positive attitude, adaptability, work and play.
THREE OF PENTACLES
Three broken pieces in separate hands come
together to create a whole. Each individual piece
is beautiful alone, but still just a shard of
something greater. Together, the whole picture
appears. What was once beautiful but unclear now
forms a perfectly unified shape and purpose.
The Three of Pentacles encourages you to seek guidance, talent or expertise outside of yourself. The skills you possess are beautiful on their own and they will only be enhanced by the comple-mentary skills of others. This card speaks to the power of teamwork and unison. Recognize your strengths and the strengths of others at this time. Be honest about where you may need help and where you may be able to help others as well.
This card can also speak to a missing element. It may be time to learn a new skill or seek something outside of your usual plan of action. Your typical approach may not be adequate for what you are trying to accomplish. Consider what - or who -may be missing from your plan of action.
Keywords: Teamwork, expertise, collaboration, unity.
Reversed: Inability to work with others, missing piece,misalignment.
FOUR OF PENTACLES
A person meditates in a space beyond time and
earth. Through expertly focusing her energy,she
maintains her position while holding the
surrounding pentacles in place. While this is an
admirable pursuit with some definite benefits,it
leaves little time for anything else. Without
precise focus, the pentacles will fall out of
alignment and she fears this would disrupt her
state of peace. Her unwavering commitment to
maintaining stability keeps her locked into her
practice, and it also keeps her from experiencing
The Four of Pentacles commends your discipline
but asks you not to take it too far. You are
encouraged to loosen your grip on anything you
are holding too tightly. It may be your finances,
your daily routine or your diet. It could be your
spiritual practice or your job. Sometimes you need
to be flexible with your rules in order to truly
enjoy what you have. What is the point of
accumulating wealth and stability if you can't
bring yourself to enjoy any of it? It's time to find
a healthy balance between discipline and flow.
Keywords: Security, stability, fear of losing control, fear of poverty.
Reversed: Greed, over-indulgence,lack of discipline.
FIVE OF PENTACLES
A cloaked traveler huddles beneath the shelter of a large tree, trying to stay warm amidst the deep snowdrifts. The traveler has lost all his worldly possessions and is no longer sure of what to do. Resting against this tree, however, he experiences a moment of unexpected peace and warmth. The Tree Spirit watches over the traveler, protecting and giving him much needed strength for his journey.
Even in times of hardship and struggle, you are
never alone and you are always guided. The Five
of Pentacles indicates a period of loss or
challenge and encourages you to remain hopeful.
Realize that often our thoughts give life to our
reality, so be careful of your expectations at this
time. If you are expecting hardship, it is more
likely to be so. If you expecting abundance and
positive change, it is more likely to be so. No
matter how difficult, it's crucial not to get stuck
in a poverty mindset. This too shall pass.
Keywords: Hardship, poverty, lack mentality, hopelessness.
Reversed: positive change, shift from lack to abundance.
SIX OF PENTA(LES
As if from nowhere, blessings rain down from the
sky and into the hands of people in need. Hands
outstretched,the people accept these gifts
graciously and eagerly. With a prayer of gratitude
and thanks, they will put these gifts to good use
and return the favor to others when they are able.
The Six of Pentacles encourages you to give when
you can and receive when you're in need. If you
are in a position to lend a hand to others, give
what you're able to without expectations or
agenda. If someone is offering an unexpected
blessing or gift to you, graciously accept if you are
truly in need. Through selfless sharing, we find a
This card can also speak to a lack of balance.If
you feel you are constantly on the giving or
receiving end in some aspect of your life, it could
be time to reassess your position.
Keywords: Giving and receiving, unexpected gifts, sharing, acts of kindness.
Reversed:Depleted resources, abuse of power.
SEVEN OF PENTACLES
A determined gardener plants her seeds in the clean tilled soil. She pours water from a sacred vessel over her seeds in equal measure. This is just the beginning of the season, and she knows that there is much more work ahead. Through proper care, dedication and determination, she hopes that most of her seeds will make it through the
The Seven of Pentacles brings you the patience
and strength needed to slowly work through your
goals from start to finish. It may at times feel like
things aren't moving fast enough, but this card
reminds you that the road to all good things takes
time. A seed planted today will not be a flower
tomorrow. Instead of fixating on the future
outcome, do your best to get swept up in the
process. Choose your seeds carefully, as the more
excited you are for them to fruit, the more likely
you'll be willing to put in the work. Nurture,
observe and tend to your seeds. As time goes by,
your dedication will bear results and all of the
hard work you put in will pay off.
Keywords: Dedication, process, long term planning,investment.
Reversed:Poor planning, impatience,burnout.
EI6HT OF PENTACLES
An artisan works late into the night, carving shapes into stone and bringing them to life. He is dedicated to his craft and working to perfect his skills and process. Behind him on the shelves are sculptures from different phases of his life, to remind him of his journey and how far he's come. He sits indoors and works through the night, closing himself off from outside distractions. With this level of dedication and work ethic, he will soon be the finest craftsman in the kingdom.
The Eight of Pentacles represents a time of hard
work and improvement. Through commitment
your skills will grow, until eventually,you'll
achieve mastery over your craft. You are
encouraged to work hard and remain focused,
persistent, and committed at this time. If you are
in the middle of a project or situation that
requires dedication, put in the effort and you will
persevere! If you are thinking about learning a
new skill or trade, this card is an affirmation.
This can also be a message not to get too caught
up in the minutia of a project, as sometimes being
a perfectionist will delay you to the point of
Keywords: Hard work, persistence, mastery, skill.
Reversed: Laziness, lack of progress.
NINE OF PENTACLES
A graceful woman takes a leisurely walk through the forest, stopping occasionally to admire her lush surroundings. After so much hard work, she now lives a life of comfort and prosperity. Her surroundings reflect her internal world; peaceful, nourished and abundant. The Hawk rests on her arm, all at once controlled and wild- a mirror of her spirit.
The Nine of Pentacles invites you to reflect on your hard work and celebrate your independent accomplishments. You are deserving of the life you've built and the rewards you've earned. You are worthy of comfort, and yes, even luxury. This is a call to appreciate yourself fully and be proud of your unique gifts and offerings. If you are having a difficult time seeing your worth right now, focus on building your confidence and shifting your self-perception.
This can also be a message to break from the group and focus on your own path. For example, this could mean becoming self-employed or choosing to work on a project independently.
Keywords: Self-worth, independence, self-suffi-ciency,luxury.
Reversed: Lack of confidence, codependency.
TEN OF PENTACLES
Three generations sit together, unified through the great cosmic web of life. They sit beyond the physical constraints of the earthly plane,forever linked Spirit-to-Spirit. Each of them lives forever in each other, on and on and on...
The Ten of Pentacles is a reminder that you are
much more than yourself. You are connected to
ancestors, earth, and Spirit. What you create for
yourself intrinsically affects and touches
everything that came before you and everything
that comes after. Through this card,you are
encouraged to be mindful and intentional about
the vision you are manifesting for yourself. Are
your goals aligned with your Soul and will they
leave behind a legacy that you are proud of? Take
some time to visualize and consider what you
want your life to be. Dream big and believe in
your power to manifest your greatest vision.
This card can indicate that you've already accomplished your highest vision. In this case, enjoy what you've built! Be proud of what you have created for yourself and how it will impact all that is connected to you.
Keywords:Legacy,dreams come true,soul purpose, wealth, family.
Reversed: Loss of wealth, family disagreement, misalignment.
PAGE OF PENTACLES
The Page of Pentacles sits on an island of
blooming flowers, surrounded by various books.
The Page reads as fast as possible, hardly able to
finish one sentence before jumping to the next.
It's all so new and this young Page is so curious.
These books contain stories of the past and
theories for the future. New concepts and
learnings wash over the Page like sunlight. The
days are open with nothing to do but learn!
This card invites you to embody the energy of the
student. It may be time for you to learn something
new. You could do this through mentorship,
schooling or personal study. This could also
indicate the beginning of a new and exciting job.
Instead of viewing your lack of knowledge as an
inconvenience, channel your inner child and face
this new path with curiosity. It's fun to be a
beginner! Be open-minded and enthusiastic about
this role and soon you will begin to retain
knowledge and grow.
The Page of Pentacles may embody a part of you or another person in your life. It will depend on your reading and what makes sense for you.
Keywords: Student, studying, new job or skill.
Reversed:Lack of focus, procrastination, unfulfilled potential.
KNIGHT OF PENTACLES
The Knight of Pentacles stands at thebeginning of a challenging quest. While the road ahead is long and full of obstacles, he knows the rewards will be worth the effort. Under the Knight's armn is a book of notes. The notebook contains important information he's collected throughout his studies; information to help prepare him for the journey ahead. Of course, there will be unexpected twists and turns along the road. Things that his book cannot help him with. As long as he can patiently work through setbacks, he will persevere.
The Knight of Pentacles invites you to patiently push forward on your path. You may have some knowledge of what lies ahead, but there is still so much you cannot know until you experience it. As unexpected twists and turns appear before you, don't be deterred or turned away. Most impor-tantly,the Knight of Pentacles never gives up on his quest. There is always a way forward if you are willing to learn as you go.
The Knight of Pentacles may embody a part of you or another person in your life. It will depend on your reading and what makes sense for you.
Keywords:Perseverance,patience, ambition, gaining life experience.
Reversed: Overly ambitious, lack of discipline.
QUEEN OF PENTACLES
The Queen of Pentacles sits on a simple wooden throne in her great outdoor kingdom. She slowly brushes her long red hair, taking a well-deserved break from her studies. She is surrounded by lush greenery, alive with the hum of earthly creatures and animals.
The Queen of Pentacles takes a methodical and
gentle approach to life. She is practical, nurturing
and patient, and life has rewarded her for this
approach. She achieves the perfect balance
between emotional and earthly fulfillment
through hard work and compassion towards
herself and others. The Queen of Pentacles
reminds you that in order to gain success, you
must be disciplined and patient. You must also
make time to recharge and care for yourself.
This card can also be a message to connect with Mother Earth. This will help you to ground, slow down and rebalance your energy.
The Queen of Pentacles may embody a part of you or another person in your life. It will depend on your reading and what makes sense for you.
Keywords: Patience, slow and steady, abundance, mother earth, nurturing.
Reversed: Overworked, Disconnected.
KING OF PENTACLES
The King of Pentacles sits comfortably on his throne, carved from a great fallen tree. The book he once carried to guide him now rests under his arm as a reminder of his journey. As a leader, he is grounded, self-assured and present.
The King of Pentacles invites you to make
practical decisions based on your collected life
experiences and lessons. Above all, do what is best
for your long term wellbeing rather than acting
from a place of impulse or passion. The King of
Pentacles is reserved in nature and asks you to
ground yourself before taking action. Make
responsible proven choices that will benefit your
future self and those connected to you.
This card can be a message to make firm decisions based on your beliefs. You may need to instill some boundaries in your life and the King of Pentacles assures you that you have the strength and wisdom needed to do this.
The King of Pentacles may embody a part of you or another person in your life. It will depend on your reading and what makes sense for you.
Keywords: Practicality, wisdom, grounding, responsibility, thoughtful planning.
Reversed:Stubbornness, inability to change.
ACE OF SWORDS
A sword appears as if from nowhere, seeking a master to wield its power. The power it holds is one of clarity, spoken truth, and justice. Are you prepared to take hold of this offering and wield the power of truth?
The Ace of Swords invites you to think and speak
from a place of truth and clarity.The suit of
swords represents the mental realm, and the Ace
is a potential gift connected to that realm. This
could come through as a new idea, realization or
epiphany. This could also come through as an
opportunity to speak your truth or stand up for
justice. As with any gift, it is your choice to wield
its power and nurture its growth. You can choose
to take this offering forward or let the opportuni-
ty find someone else.
Keywords: Honesty, clarity, new idea, communi-cation.
Reversed: Brain-fog, lack of clarity, missed opportunity,dishonesty.
TWO OF SWORDS
A wise woman stands at the edge of an ocean cliff, distressed and confused. The waves crash below her,illuminated only by the light of the full moon above. There are challenging decisions that must be made and she doesn't know what to do. The Moon above is actually trying to help her, symbolizing her intuition and trying to bring light to her inner knowing. However, the blindfold she wears keeps her from seeing the moon, and so she continues to struggle internally.
The Two of Swords indicates a crossroads. There
is likely a challenging decision to made or a
general lack of clarity in your life. It's time to
remove the obstructions that keep you stuck in
your head. Remove the blindfold that keeps you
from connecting to your intuition. It's important
to be in a safe and supportive environment where
you can still your emotions and think clearly.
Separate yourself from the people and situations
that cloud your judgment and confuse you
further. Calm your mind and connect with your
deeper knowing. The answers you need are within
and this is a time to listen to your own heart no
matter the consequences.
Keywords: Indecision, stalemate, crossroads.
THREE OF SWORDS
Human hands hold a personal universe, now suddenly wounded and irreparable. What once felt like a source of light is now gone, and the heart breaks at the thought of it.
The Three of Swords indicates a loss, heartbreak
or disappointment in life. When something we
loved or desired is suddenly gone it can be
challenging to move past it. In many ways, this
card speaks the mind-heart connection. When we
experience loss our mind often influences the
heaviness we carry in our hearts. It is important
in times of sadness to let yourself mourn. It is just
as important to make sure your mind doesn't
perpetuate or inflame the agony of loss. Negative
thinking can feed heartbreak beyond what is
necessary. Be careful with your thought patterns
and lean into healthy coping mechanisms at this
time. You can and will heal if you allow yourself
- This experience may be painful, but there is
hope ahead. The clouds will lift and there will be
new opportunities on the horizon.
Keywords: Heartbreak, loss, grief, negative thinking.
Revered: Forgiveness, hope, recovery.
FOUR OF SWORDS
A set of chimes hang from the branch of a treeon
a nearly windless day. Occasionally a light breeze
passes through and the chimes tap against each
other, creating sweet sounds of peace. What a
perfect day to lay in the grass and look at the
passing clouds, under this musical tree. The truth
of the chime is it was not always a chime. It was
crafted from swords - weapons of war - from a
battle long past. They were uncovered and
reclaimed.What was once a symbol of war has
become a symbol of peace.
The Four of Swords encourages stillness of the
mind. This is a time for rest and contemplation,
not a time to take action. Still the areas of your
life where you feel you are at war and move from
aggression to peace. Back away from any
situations or people that challenge or confuse you.
Sometimes when we are too close to something, we
lose sight of the best way forward. Take a break
and revisit your challenges when your mind is
rested and your heart is at peace.
You may also consider adopting a meditation or
mindfulness practice that can help with
day-to-day stress management.
Keywords: Peace, meditation, rest, contemplation.
Reversed: Burnout, mental stress.
FIVE OF SWORDS
Two figures turn to walk away, hearts full of
regret and sorrow. A wall of swords has been built
between them and a former loved one, and
nothing can be said to bring down this barrier.
After much struggle and pleading, the two women
turn to leave. Sadly, there is nothing left to be
said or done. The man on the other side of these
swords watches them leave with satisfaction,
feeling triumphant. However, as the days pass he
grows lonely, and soon comes to regret pushing
away the ones who loved him.
The Five of Swords indicates an ego-driven
conflict that is driving a wedge between yourself
and what is right. This could manifest as a
disagreement between yourself and others, or
between your own ego and Spirit. You may be
clinging to a certain opinion, habit or way of
thinking that benefits you in the short term but
doesn't truly align with the needs of your Soul.
Step back and deeply consider the consequences
of your actions at this time. Are the steps you're
taking putting you on the best path? Are your
actions in line with what is right or are they more
reflective of what you want “right now”?
Keywords: Ego, selfishness, conflict, competition.
Reversed:Making amends, forgiveness.
SIX OF SWORDS
Two people have fled conflict in their village and
now seek refuge in a sacred oasis. It has been a
difficult road and to be so close is the greatest
relief of a lifetime. They walk the sacred sky
bridge towards the door of light. In the light
world they can recover and be cared for until they
are ready to move on to a better life.
The Six of Swords represents a challenging but
necessary transition in life. It is time to move on
from the connections and situations that no
longer feed or serve you. Especially if you're
holding onto anything that keeps you in a place of
pain or struggle. This includes any thought
patterns or memories you hold onto that keep you
stuck in place. Let go of what is familiar so that
you can make space for what is new. This
transition will not likely be easy, but the Six of
Swords promises that you will benefit from these
changes and your Soul will grow. Be unafraid as
you move forward, without regrets or doubt.
There is something wonderful awaiting you at the
end of this path!
Keywords: Transition, release, positive change.
Reversed:Fear of change, clinging to the past.
SEVEN OF SWORDS
A frightened young pickpocket hides in the hollow of a great tree. In a moment of desperation, she stole a great number of swords resting outside of the guard station in the village. She hoped to sell them in the next town over, but the swords were so heavy that she barely made it to the outskirts of town. Now she clutches them in her hollow, not sure of what to do. Soon the guards will be out searching for her and she knows she is at risk of being caught. But to leave the swords behind feels like too great a loss...
Sometimes we do dishonest things in an effort to
protect or sustain ourselves. The Seven of Swords
reminds you that no matter how well-intentioned
you are, the poor decisions you make will create
even more burdensome consequences. Be honest
and transparent at this time, even if it feels hard.
Cutting corners and hiding the truth will only get
you into deeper trouble. If you are struggling in
some way, communicate truthfully to someone
you trust. You may be surprised to find that
others can help you to lift your burden in a loving
and safe way.
Keywords: Dishonesty,betrayal, burden, deception.
EIGHT OF SWORDS
A woman clutches her knees to her heart, feeling lost and powerless in this unfamiliar prison. In truth, this prison is an illusion; a matrix created through the power of her mind. There are no prison guards - it's only fear and self-doubt that hold her in this nightmare. Her hands are free to remove her blindfold, but she's too afraid to open her eyes. If only she would, she would notice the offering in front of her! The universe gifts her with the tool she needs to see the truth of her situation and set herself free.
Sometimes it's hard to see your own power.The
mind and the world can make you feel small or
unimportant. At times it can feel like you're
floating in the sky, with no control over anything
at all. The truth is: There are always choices and
there is a way out of any predicament you may be
in at this time. The Eight of Swords reveals the
hard truth - that you are the only one keeping
yourself small and powerless, and only you can
choose to change that. Claim your power and set
yourself free! The only thing in your way now is
your own fear and self-imposed limitations.
Keywords: Fear, self-imposed restrictions,victim mentality.
Reversed: Reclaiming power, releasing fear.
NINE OF SWORDS
A young woman is surrounded by swords, each representing her imposing fears and stressful thoughts. They inch ever closer to her, pointing at her accusingly. She feels she can't escape them and so she just sits in despair. But unseen to her are two guides, Snake and Bear. They comfort her, protect her and guide her through this time of stress. She is not as alone as she feels, and this connection is always available for her to tap into.
The Nine of Swords indicates a period of great
stress and anxiety. It's most important to know
that so much of this stress comes less from actual
events and more from the inner workings of the
mind. Fear, worry and doubt will inflame
everything they touch, and so it's crucial at this
time to manage your thought patterns and keep
fear at bay. Excessive worrying will not serve or
benefit you at this time and it's important to find
healthy ways to manage your stress. The guides in
this card remind you that you are not alone at this
time. Lean into your spiritual support system and
you will have a much easier time letting go of
irrational fear and coming back to a place of
Keywords: Excessive worry, anxiety, stress, nightmares, irrational fear.
Reversed: Faith, releasing worry.
TEN OF SWORDS
After years of running from the pursuit of a
mysterious ghost-like creature, a man falls to his
knees in fear and surrender. He can't even
remember how long it's been since he was not
afraid, forever running from something he didn't
even understand. He's been carrying fear in his
heart for so long, he cannot bear the weight
anymore. So this time as the creature approaches,
the man prepares to accept his fate.
The Ten of Swords signifies the end of a long and stressful journey. In many ways, this card is about facing fears and the consequences that come with that. Running in fear is often more tiresome than facing the issues at hand, and the Ten of Swords reminds you that you can't avoid the inevitable forever. Likely there will be a challenging closure or confrontation in your life, but with that follows the gifts of peace and new beginnings. No longer will you have to run, avoid fate or let fear rule your path.
Keywords: Difficult endings, facing fear, depletion.
PAGE OF SWORDS
A young Page bounds through the clouds,
fearlessly at play with his new training sword. He
doesn't truly know how to wield the sword yet,
but he can feel the power and magic coursing
through this sacred object. He is determined,
moldable and ready to learn.
The Page of Swords invites you to be open-minded
and adaptable. This is a time to break free from
your usual thought process and consider how to
approach things in a different way. As you pursue
new ideas, be humble and willing to learn. The
Page of Swords is determined but largely
untrained. He tells you that there is much you
don't know and it will benefit you to seek training
or teachings outside of yourself. With enthusiasm
and openness, you will take your new ideas to
The Page of Swords may embody a part of you or another person in your life. It will depend on your reading and what makes sense for you.
Keywords: New ideas, open-mindedness, willingness to learn, shift in thinking.
KNIGHT OF SWORDS
An ambitious knight prepares to storm the
training field, wishing in earnest it was a
battlefield instead. He thirsts to prove his skills in
a real fight, aIthough he's only been training for a
few short years. His competitive nature and
natural intelligence have pushed him forward
quickly, though he always seems to be fixated on
what comes next.
The Knight of Swords invites you to channel your ambition and charge forward into confident action. Regardless of your experience level, this is a time to go for what you want. Your natural gifts, ambition, and intellect will compensate for your limited knowledge.
The Knight of Swords can also be a warning to
think before you speak or act. Sometimes this
character jumps into action before properly
thinking things through. Don't be reactive at this
time and be careful not to let your ambition result
in a cutthroat competition.
The Knight of Swords may embody a part of you or another person in your life. It will depend on your reading and what makes sense for you.
Keywords:Ambition, wit, quick-thinking.
Reversed: Competitive, impulsive,reactive.
QUEEN OF SWORDS
The Queen of Swords stands poised and proud,
looking directly into your eyes. She leads with
honesty and compassionate realism. Her
experience in life has instilled both discipline and
love in her heart, and she acts from this unique
place of balance.
The Queen of Swords invites you to marry logic
with compassion. You are encouraged through this
card to communicate and act from a place of
honesty. Be direct with anything you need to
express, putting emotions to the side and opting
for the simple truth. Even if the truth requires
you to set some uncomfortable boundaries!
Maintain empathy, but don't let it keep you from
expressing yourself. She also invites you to take
the challenges of life and turn them into
something positive. Instead of letting the hard
things harden you, let them inspire you to stand
up for what you believe in. Live a life of your
choosing - a life of heart and integrity.
The Queen of Swords may embody a part of you or another person in your life. It will depend on your reading and what makes sense for you.
Keywords: Compassionate logic, honesty, direct communication.
KING OF SWORDS
The King of Swords meditates above the clouds,
his sword in a resting position within reach. The
King has mastered the art of the sword, but more
importantly, he's learned that he usually doesn't
need it. In his youth, he was ambitious and
competitive, always eager for a fight. Now his
greatest goal is to maintain peace within his
begins with the self.
community, and he knows that collective peace
The King of Swords invites you to act from a place of mental maturity and integrity. Where you may have been immature or unsure of yourself in the past, you now have the tools you need to make more informed choices. You have the intellect, clarity,and experience needed to act from a place of certainty. Be confident in your actions and decisions. The King of Swords also challenges you to think outside of your own needs. Use your intellectual gifts to help others at this time, putting collective needs above personal ambition.
Keywords: Maturity, intellect, wisdom,mental mastery.
Reversed:Rigidity, controlling,mental manipula-tion.
ACE OF WANDS
This wand is an offering, bearing the gifts of passion, creativity, vitality and adventure. It is the torch you need to bring more fire into your life - more heat and more light. The power in this wand is yours for the taking, all you need do is open your eyes and your heart to it.
Often the gift of this card appears as a small
spark of inspiration, so if you have a new idea or
dream bubbling up within you, honor it by taking
an action step. Other times the gift comes through
as an outside invitation or opportunity. Say yes.
Take impassioned action and be bold. This is a
time to let passion and instinct lead you into
newness. The Ace of Wands offers you the
potential to grow something from a place of pure
creativity, but remember you must continue to
tend to the seed it offers in order for it to thrive.
Keywords: Potential, inspiration, new opportuni-ty,passion,action.
Reversed: Uninspired, lack of drive, low energy.
TWO OF WANDS
A young person sits indoors, restless and caught up in a daydream. While her house is grand and the land beautiful, she yearns for something more. She imagines one day she will travel far away.Perhaps she will uncover great mysteries and discover important and magical things. For now, it's just a dream, but those dreams will shape her future. She prepares by studying, training, and planning. When the time comes for her grand adventure, she will be ready.
The Two of Wands encourages you to dream and
plan for your future. You may be full of inspira-
tion, but it's not yet time to take action. Instead,
think through your options and visualize
different ways forward. Explore your ideas more
deeply and be thoughtful before making any
moves. You must draw the map before your set
out on your quest. This would be a good time to
further research any ideas you have and come up
with some tangible steps for how you might get
closer to your goals.
Keywords: Planning, options, brainstorming, dreaming.
Reversed: Poor planning, lack of foresight, premature action.
THREE OF WANDS
A traveler sets out on her first great adventure,
leaving behind everything she's ever known.
Guided by her alchemical torches and the dim
light of the full moon, her heart is full of hope
and promise. The excitement of this new
adventure is almost too much to bear! She's
dreamt of this journey for so long and now it's all
becoming real. Anything and everything is
possible in this moment.
The Three of Wands indicates a time of progress
and expansion. Where the Two of Wands required
planning, the Three of Wands demands action. If
you have a big idea, you are now encouraged to
take it forward into reality. If you aren't seeing
an opportunity to do this, it's only because you're
not looking in the right places. Think bigger and
reach further! The universe is on your side,
pushing you to grow and find success. So get
excited and see your reality for what it really is -
a vast landscape full of endless potential.Have
faith in your goals and move forward with
Keywords: Limitless possibilities, expansion, forward movement.
Reversed: Self-imposed limitations, moving backward, small-mindedness.
FOUR OF WANDS
A couple enjoys a magical moment in each other's
company. This special moment is a celebration
and reward for all of the effort they've put into
their journey together. They are celebrating their
success and accomplishments. Together they
spend a day in the clouds, rising above the
mundane and experiencing life from a higher
place. This is a place without worries, deadlines or
duty. In this place and time, they can simply be;
observing and appreciating the beautiful life they
have built together from the ground up.
The Four of Wands encourages you to be present
with your accomplishments. Take time to
celebrate all that you've achieved, no matter how
small your feat may feel. If you never take time to
enjoy the fruit of your efforts, what is the point of
working so hard? If you are currently nearing the
end of a goal, the Four of Wands foretells success.
Continue to put forth an effort and remember to
enjoy the journey as much as the outcome.
This card can also be interpreted as a specific celebration or rite of passage. For example, a wedding,homecoming or party.
Keywords: Celebration, accomplishments, harmony,being present.
Reversed: Lack of presence, misalignment.
FIVE OF WANDS
A warrior fights to break free from her prison,
pushing against the cell window with her wand. In
her panic, she has forgotten that her wand is
magical! She wields it like a common stick,
pushing out with brute force. The window bars
are also wands of magic, and a spell holds them in
place against her human strength. She has the
power and magic to break free from this prison,
but she is so lost in a panic she hardly remembers
who she is. She must step back and recenter
herself in order to discover the best way
The Five of Wands indicates a time of chaos,
conflict or confusion - within yourself or
somewhere in your life. You are encouraged to
step away from your challenges as opposed to
getting lost in them. Take time to contemplate
and organize your thoughts and feelings before
reacting or taking action at this time. There is a
solution, but it won't come from a place of anger,
fear or frustration. Find your center and you will
find the way forward.
Keywords: Conflict, chaos, confusion, competi-tion.
Reversed: Surrender, peace, resolution.
SIX OF WANDS
A young person sits atop her magic wand,
enjoying its power and her connection to it. The
wands of her ancestors and spirit guides light the
path for her, and they watch from behind the veil
with pride and joy. This young person has
dedicated herself to growth and learning. As a
student, she fully committed to the teachings of
her elders and excelled in her magical studies. She
now enjoys her new skills and shares her mastery
of them freely and confidently. She soaks in the
praise and appreciation others give her and she is
proud of herself.
The Six of Wands asks you to stand proudly in your gifts and skills. It's time to share your voice openly with the world. You have come so far and learned so much,and now you have something unique to offer others. Don't hold back; it's your time to shine.
Keywords:Confidence, recognition, sharing your gifts.
Reversed:Lack of confidence, arrogance.
SEVEN OF WANDS
A radiant and powerful woman looks down in
sadness and contemplation. She is being cast out
of her community for expressing her power too
freely. Her magic has been deemed too great and
has grown beyond the understanding of her
people. Those who once supported her now see her
through eyes of jealousy and fear. To stay is to
live under threat or to hide her true gifts... and so
to honor herself, she must depart.
The Seven of Wands represents a pivotal moment
where you must choose yourself over the
expectations of others. You may be growing past
certain people or beliefs, and those who once
supported you can no longer understand you. A
part of you may want to take a step backward and
forget your new power so that you can go back to
blending in. But you can't ungrow - and why
would you? There is nothing wrong with growing
where perhaps others have decided not to. The
truth is, not everyone will grow with you, and
that's OK. You deserve to be accepted for who you
are, and you deserve to feel good about coming
into your truth and power.
Keywords: Power, individuality, authenticity, standing up for yourself.
Reversed: Resisting growth,conformity.
EIGHT OF WANDS
A burst of energy flies forward from the heart
center, providing much-needed inspiration and
drive. With this new energy, ideas begin to form
and manifest at a lightning pace. Where this
woman felt previously blocked, energy now moves
freely and quickly. She embraces the
breakthrough moment by driving her heart-cen-
tered goals forward.
The Eight of Wands indicates a time of fast
growth and expansion and encourages you to take
advantage of the opportunity to progress quickly.
There is no waiting around and contemplating
your options - the time to act is now. Move with
the flow, even if it feels fast. Support this
breakthrough energy by getting focused and being
Keywords:Forward movement, breakthrough, rapid growth,new energy.
Reversed: Lack of progress, delays,energy blockage.
NINE OF WANDS
A traveler stops to rest, taking a moment to recenter before continuing on her journey. She has fought her way through many obstacles on her path back home. Now she kneels at the base of her last great stretch. She is worn but resolute. She knows she must stop to recenter her energy before continuing, though never long enough to let her tired bones stop moving completely. Snake is both her guide and a representation of her energy. As she gets closer to her goal, Snake rises with her.
Somehow the journey can feel heavier and harder when it's almost over. When the finish line is in sight, you may find yourself struggling with those last few steps. The Nine of Wands invites you to catch your breath only briefly, and then keep moving towards your goal. If you take too long resting, you may not remember where it was you were going in the first place - or why you were trying to get there. You're close to the end of this journey, and soon you will be able to rest having accomplished what you set out to do. Don't lose sight of what is almost in your grasp. Tap into your energy reserves and rise up to give it one final push.
Keywords: Perseverance, willpower,resolve, commitment.
Reversed: Struggle, defensiveness.
TEN OF WANDS
A person climbs a steep rocky path, carrying the
weight of her work up the hill. At first glance it
may appear a burdensome task, however, this
woman is a Wand-Smith and this bundle of wood
is the fruit of her labor. She's spent the day in
town selling her wears, and now she returns home
with the remaining items. In selling these wands
she can provide for her home and family. Her
cozy cabin peeks out above the hills in the
distance, an inviting plume of smoke curling up
from the chimney. A hot dinner is waiting, and
the love of her companions. She works hard, but
she loves her craft and the rewards are worth the
It's time to asses whether or not the rewards of
your work are worth your efforts.Does the
responsibility you carry feel overwhelmingly
heavy? Or does it feel vital, important and
fulfilling? If you feel weighed down, consider
delegating or releasing some of your less
rewarding obligations. Put your energy into the
roles that feel the most fulfilling and fruitful.
Keywords: Hard Work, purpose, providing, commitment.
Reversed: Burden, overwhelm, overworking, burnout.
PAGE OF WANDS
The Page of Wands plays outdoors, borrowing a wand from an older sibling. Did we say borrow-ing? We meant borrowing without permission! This is a play-day, as are most days in the life of this Page.Imagination reigns supreme, and a mundane afternoon easily turns into a magical adventure. Everything is exciting and every moment is full of infinite possibilities.
The Page of Wands embodies a childlike energy, bubbling with excitement and curiosity. This card is an invitation to come out and play - using your imagination to bring adventure and newness to the forefront. Be curious, inspired and playful. Be bold, daring and led by creativity.
The Page of Wands may embody a part of you or another person in your life. It will depend on your reading and what makes sense for you.
Keywords: Adventure, inner child, play, imagina-tion.
Reversed:Immaturity,acting out, avoiding resposibility.
KNIGHT OF WANDS
The Knight of Wands jumps from a rocky cliff, fully clothed with a wide grin on her face. The appeal of the thrill far outweighs the discomfort of wet clothes. Free and wild,the Knight acts on impulse and is led by her fearless nature. She will always leap before she looks, for better or worse. She lives for the jump - to feel as if she can fly. Stability is her discomfort as she prefers a life of freedom and excitement.
The Knight of Wands invites you to live a life of passion - acting on impulse instead of relying on logic.This is a character of intensity, and she calls on you to prioritize excitement and pleasure. She is full of charisma and vital energy, coming into your life to light a bonfire of inspiration beneath you.
The Knight of Wands may embody a part of you or another person in your life. It will depend on your reading and what makes sense for you.
Reversed:Unreliable, irresponsible, easily bored.
QUEEN OF WANDS
The Queen sits in confidence atop her favorite
grandmother tree. She looks at the sun and laughs
in delight. She can light up any space with that
smile, lift any mood and brighten any dark cloud.
Her smile is authentic, radiant and easy. This is
the smile of a person who accepts and expresses
herself fully. This is the smile of someone who
climbs a tree in the middle of the day just
The Queen of Wands invites you to accept and
express yourself authentically. Be proud of what
makes you unique and share your special gifts
with the world. The Queen of Wands has a lust for
life and there is never a dull moment in her
presence. Follow your heart and find ways to
make life more pleasurable. Remember that there
is magic in even the most mundane experiences,
all you need to do is open your eyes to it.
The Queen of Wands may embody a part of you or another person in your life. It will depend on your reading and what makes sense for you.
Keywords: Authenticity, self-acceptance, vibrancy, confidence.
KING OF WANDS
The King of Wands is a person of both passion and restraint. As a leader, he must make wise decisions for all based on experience and logic. As a person, he favors instinct and impulse over calculated reasoning. He is someone who finds the balance between both in order to lead with both passion and reason.
The King of Wands invites you to be wise, but not
to the point of sacrificing your desires. There
must be a balance between following your
instincts and being responsible. Joy and pleasure
must mix with obligation and logic. To be a
confident leader, it helps to love and believe in
the message you are sharing. Make sure what you
stand for is truly authentic to you. That is where
you will find your confidence and authority.
The King of Wands may embody a part of you or another person in your life. It will depend on your reading and what makes sense for you.
Keywords: Confidence, leadership,charm.
ACE OF (UPS
This overflowing chalice is a blessing and an offering to you. An offering of love; uncondition-al and limitless. Will you open your heart to the love that is seeking you? Will you reach out and accept the love that is trying to awaken something within you?
This card indicates a current or upcoming
opportunity for emotional and spiritual fulfill-
ment. Perhaps you have a new love entering your
life - be it a new friend, romance, project, or even
a place or time. You are encouraged to keep your
eyes and your heart open to unexpected love, and
to trust your heart in all matters at this time.
Follow whatever attracts you and whatever sparks
a light in your heart. Practice giving and receiving
love from a place of compassion and openness at
this time. Doing this will help to align you with
this potential gift of love.
The Ace of Cups can also be asking you to get in touch with your emotions - to tap into your truth and seek what your heart really wants. Now is a time to express your true feelings without fear or embarrassment.
Keywords: Love, spirituality, new relationship.
Reversed: Feeling emotionally drained, loneliness, missed opportunity for love.
TWO OF CUPS
A couple embraces each other lovingly. Love flows from each cup in perfect unison, representing the open channel and flow from one heart to the other. This unison is one of mutual trust and balance. Here there is peace, compassion, and understanding.
The Two of Cups can indicate harmony within a particular partnership or relationship. This is a blessed and balanced union with love and respect at the center. You are encouraged to be trusting and open-hearted within your relationship, giving and receiving love equally. (This can speak to harmonious romantic relationships as well as friendships and other meaningful partnerships.)
This card can also indicate a balance of energy
within yourself. From one cup flows masculine
energy and from the other feminine energy. We
all embody both, and the Two of Cups can
indicate these energies are in a place of peaceful
Keywords: Relationships, harmony, balance, romance.
Reversed: Toxic relationships, imbalance.
THREE OF (UPS
Three friends gather in a magical place above the
clouds, celebrating their connection through
dance and ritual. Their movements naturally fall
into synch, creating a beautiful balance between
these three unique beings. The magic they create
simply by coming together is intrinsic and
inevitable. This is a special gathering place, potent
with the magic of many gatherings past.
This card invites you to connect with loved ones and celebrate with the people you love. This is a wonderful time to socialize and bond with new and old friends. Especially if you've been feeling introverted or even lonely, consider reaching out to people and finding confidence and happiness in their company. Generally, at this time, you are encouraged to have fun and let loose - enjoy life and the activities you love most.
The Three of Cups also speaks to the importance
of new energy. It may be time to change your
routine by trying something different or putting
yourself in a new environment. Adding an
unexpected element to the stagnant parts of your
life could be just what you need to shake things
up and inspire more creativity.
Keywords: Friendship, fun, connection, celebra-tion, creativity.
Reversed: Alone time, isolation, fake friends.
FOUR OF (UPS
Under the dim light of a crescent moon, a person
sits mournfully on a rocky outlook. The dark
ocean churns gently below, sweeping away this
person's empty chalices. These chalices once held
his hopes and dreams, like magical containers.
But the magic faded over time and the dreams
were lost - leaving nothing but the weight of 3
empty stone cups. With them gone, he sits in the
empty space they left behind. He now finds it
hard to bring forward new hopes and dreams.
When he's ready to open his eyes, he'll see there is
one already in front of him!A gift from the
universe to light his path and offer a new
It's healthy to mourn over your losses and failures or to miss the things you once desired that are no longer available to you. But dwellingtoo long on the past will only feed apathy and stagnation, so the Four of Cups reminds you there is new hope on the horizon. When you are ready to let go of what didn't go well, there will be something new and bright awaiting you. Love and blessings lie ahead; have faith and find the couIrage to move forward.
Keywords: Apathy, disengagement, bad mood, hopelessness.
Reversed:New hope,letting go.
FIVE OF CUPS
A cloaked traveler falls to her knees in exhaustion
and defeat, having dropped and spilled three of
her precious chalices. The desert is dry, dark and
unforgiving, and fear is overcoming this
disheartened wanderer. It has been a long and
tiresome road, and sometimes it can be hard to
maintain hope. So this weary traveler takes a
moment to mourn before pulling herself up and
continuing on her journey. The two full cups
behind her will provide more than enough
nourishment to sustain her.
The Five of Cups doesn't pretend that everything is easy. You may be experiencing some hardship or loss at this time, and you are encouraged to honor all of your emotions without resistance. We must let sadness flow freely in order for it to pass. Once it does, don't forget to pick yourself up and continue forward. There are likely more obstacles ahead, but you do have the resources and strength to persevere. On the other side of that dark red hill is a beautiful village... with an abundance of warmth and love to fill you.
Keywords: Loss, defeat, mourning.
Reversed: Silver lining, restoring faith.
SIX OF CUPS
A scene from the past is observed in a dream
state. Through the hazy lens of sleep, the dreamer
watches her most revered memories unfold. In
this fantasy realm, the romanceof the past is
amplified and only positive moments are
projected. Looking at the past through this
romantic lens can be both pleasurable and
punishing. The dreamer loves reliving these
unreachable pockets of time, however, the dream
doesn't bring forward the whole truth of what
The Six of Cups encourages you to live in the
present and be careful not to idealize 'the way
things were'. It can be lovely to reminisce on
sweet memories, but be aware of what you may be
romanticizing. Memories are distant and they
soften over time, so people have a tendency to
look back at them through a rosy lens. In truth,
the past is not where you belong. You have grown
and would no longer fit into your past experienc-
es.Once you're able to let go of the past,
everything in your life will begin to flow forward
Keywords: Memories, nostalgia, childhood, idealization.
Reversed: Living in the past, inability to forgive.
SEVEN OF CUPS
A woman of royalty has been separated from her carriage. Lost in the dark wood, she wanders in search of the path. The deeper she goes,the more confused she becomes. Though she knows she's not meant to trust or take anything from the dark wood, the trees whisper promises of help. It's a temptation she's finding harder to resist. But just ahead is a light! She hasn't looked high enough to see it, but it's there to guide her out of the wood and back to safety.
It can be easy to lose your way when surrounded
by darkness. It can be easy to lose your way when
you are being offered an easy choice, a quick
choice, or a fantastical choice. But there is always
a guiding light in the darkness, no matter how
small or difficult it is to see. There's always a
choice that will bring you into alignment and
move you towards love and harmony. It may not
be the easiest to find, to recognize or to choose;
sometimes it is further away and requires a
longer journey. Focus on finding the light and you
will find your way out of even the darkest of
places. Make choices based on reality and truth,
being honest with yourself about what is just
fantasy or temptation.
Keywords: Temptation, confusion, illusion, choices.
EIGHT OF (UPS
A wise old traveler stands at the gateway to
another world. To cross through this portal and
into the land of brightness, he must leave
everything he carries at the door. He gladly
unburdens himself and walks forward feeling
lighter than he has in years. In fact, he wonders
why he didn't discard these heavy items sooner!
With nothing but his staff and the clothes on his
back, he steps out of the shadows and into a world
The Eight of Cups encourages you to release any
emotional baggage you are carrying. Particularly
if you have been carrying the weight of someone
else's problems, or holding onto the pain of the
past, it's time to move on and do what is best for
yourself at this moment. This card indicates a
time of transition and release, asking you to let go
of the heaviness in your life and embark on a
journey of self-discovery or spiritual awakening.
Consider spending more time on your own and
giving a rest to any situations or relationships
that hold you down. Follow your intuition and
engage in things that bring you emotional
fulfillment and meaning.
Keywords: Release, spiritual journey, self-discov-ery, walking away.
Reversed: Over-burdened, refusing to let go.
NINE OF CUPS
In a sacred oasis under the protection of a great
willow tree, a person bathes in the magical waters
of a healing mineral pool. High up in the
mountains, alone and at peace, there is nothing to
do but soak in the gifts of this blessed place.
The Nine of Cups invites you to celebrate and
enjoy the blessings in your life. There is so much
to be grateful for; to celebrate and enjoy. This is a
card of wishes fulfilled. Relish in the wishes that
have come true already, and open yourself up in
hope to the ones that are surely manifesting in
this very moment. Above all, enjoy yourself by
engaging in all things that bring you true
happiness. Be present in the moments when there
is nothing to do but soak in your gifts and
celebrate the blessing that is your life.
Keywords: Good fortune, emotional fulfillment, wishes come true,happiness.
Reversed: Overindulgence, greed, never feeling satisfied.
TEN OF CUPS
Where the 9 of Cups represent independent emotional fulfillment, the 10 of Cups is shared emotional fulfillment. Pictured is a contented family, enjoying a perfect day in the ocean water. Everyone smiles without a worry, enjoying each other and the life they have created together. There is not just happiness here, but a feeling of satisfaction. This family could not envision more for themselves, as they are perfectly at peace with what they have.
The 10 of Cups urges you to reach for your biggest
dreams. Everyone's picture of perfection is
different, and you are encouraged to hold true to
your own unique vision. If you're not yet sure
what that looks like, now is the time to consider
- When your vision does come to life, cherish
every moment of it.
This card can also indicate a time when you are blessed with good fortune and harmony within your life and relationships. You are in alignment and the universe is in support of you. Continue to follow your heart and the direction of your spirit.
Keywords: Alignment, harmony, love, content-ment, emotional fulfillment.
PAGE OF CUPS
A child stands at the edge of the ocean, a cup of magic dust flowing naturally from their hand. The magic is so innate and heartfelt, and other creatures of magic are drawn to its purity. In the distance, a mermaid appears, curious to see who wields such a beautiful and natural power. The child is delighted but not surprised to see the mermaid, believing that magic is all around and available to everyone. They watch each other smiling from afar, admiring each other without expectations.
The Page of Cups invites you to connect with your
innate magic and creativity. In order to do this,
you must release the attachment you have to
doing things in your usual way or having specific
expectations.Let go of what human life has
taught you and connect with the purity of your
spirit. Be open-minded and that's when magic will
come through you unexpectedly.
The Page of Cups may embody a part of you or another person in your life. It will depend on your reading and what makes sense for you.
Keywords: Blossoming creativity, spiritual connection, synchronicities, open-mindedness.
Reversed: Creative block, emotional immaturity.
KNIGHT OF (UPS
A young knight sets out to find the legendary mermaid of the Western Seas. He's heard tales of her otherworldly beauty and his heart is set on meeting her. He catches sight of her and hurriedly wades deeper into the waters, eagerly sending out a flare of magic to attract her. His eagerness is genuine but somewhat overwhelming. His magic is so powerful that he hinders his view of her, and she skeptically swims away.
The Knight of Cups is romantic and at times overwhelmingly so. He invites you to be vulnera-ble, heartfelt and loving. He also warns you against being emotionally dramatic or overly moody. Follow your heart and be true to your desires, just do your best not to smother them.
The Knight of Cups may embody a part of you or another person in your life. It will depend on your reading and what makes sense for you.
Reversed: Moodiness, drama,jealousy.
QUEEN OF CUPS
A mermaid sits atop her island rock, peacefully connecting to her self and the spirits around her. She is an ageless creature, with the wisdom of many lives lived. Magic is threaded throughout her entire being - it is not just something she does but more who she is. She gently holds a bowl of ocean water, using it to scry and connect with her intuition.
The Queen of Cups invites you to connect deeply
with yourself and your surroundings. This is a
time to be compassionate and understanding with
yourself and others. Call on your inner wisdom to
guide you forward with love and empathy,
trusting in the deepest knowing of your heart. Let
your intuition be your guide and your soul be your
The Queen of Cups may embody a part of you or another person in your life. It will depend on your reading and what makes sense for you.
Keywords:Intuition, compassion,emotional wisdom.
Reversed: Emotional instability, self-doubt.
The King of Cups sits on a cosmic cloud above the
sea, beyond but still a part of the vast ocean
below. The cup before him floats in place,
mirroring the energetic wellbeing of his kingdom.
The King contemplates the state of his people,
considering how to best care for the happiness
and peace of all.
The King of Cups invites you to still your mind and calm your emotions. Act from a place of emotional maturity and rational compassion at this time.
As you move forward, be sure to consider not only how your actions affect the self but also how they impact a greater web of people and events. Be considerate of others at this time and do your best to strive for collective harmony above individual gain.
The King of Cups may embody a part of you or another person in your life. It will depend on your reading and what makes sense for you.
Keywords: Mediation, emotional balance, maturity.
Reversed: Emotional manipulation, selfishness.