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Meanings of the Tarot Suits

The Minor Arcana tarot cards are divided into four tarot suits: Wands, Cups, Swords and Pentacles. Each suit speaks to a specific facet of our daily lives. When the tarot cards are read together in a spread they reveal a collective interpretation of our lives and the journeys we all travel. To follow are short descriptions and associations of each of the four suits.
Wands: The Wands are also known as rods or staves. They correspond to clubs in a playing card deck and are associated with the Fire element and the color yellow. The suit is associated with Aries, Leo and Sagittarius. The cards are symbolic of passion, desires, creativity, energy, career and ideas.
Cups: The Cups are also known as chalices or goblets. They correspond to hearts in a playing card deck and are associated with the Water element and the color red. The suit is associated with Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces. The cards are symbolic of emotions (positive and negative), love, relationships, romance, happiness, intuition, psychic abilities and spiritual connections.
Swords: The Swords are also known as blades, knives or athames. They correspond to spades in a playing card deck and are associated with the Air element and the color indigo. The suit is associated with Gemini, Libra and Aquarius. The cards are symbolic of battles within you, challenge, struggle, physical and moral conflict, action and change.
Pentacles: The Pentacles are also known as coins or discs. They correspond to diamonds in a playing card deck and are associated with the Earth element and the color green. The suit is associated with Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn. The cards are symbolic of health, wealth, material possessions and the physical world. They also symbolize the realization of ideas and material gain.
Keep in mind that the impact of each tarot card can vary and its interpretation depends on the spread used, the card placement in the spread, its proximity to the positions of the other cards, the deck preference of the reader and whether the card is in the upright or reverse position. To learn about some of the many types of tarot card spreads available, CLICK HERE.
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Tarot Card for the Week of 9-9-12

With the King of Wands as the tarot card for the week, your leadership skills will be put to the test. Are you putting the same expectations that you have for yourself onto others? Be careful that they are not unrealistic goals. Are you being overly critical or unsympathetic?  Will you be the one to settle disputes among your friends or will you be causing them? This week you may have an encounter with someone who can be financially influential to you. You might also try to get in touch with your psychic abilities, mediumship abilities and intuition. At the end of the week, you decide if the King of Wands fell in the upright or reversed position for you.

 

 

UPRIGHT:
King of Wands card, Minor Arcana, represents fairness, honor and someone who is nonpartisan.  Creativity is not at the forefront, but you have the ability to lead many different types of people and are a great visionary. Problem solving has taken center stage. People gravitate around you naturally, which helps you achieve your goals. Also, your romantic and passionate side is glowing. You have reached many goals. People look to you for leadership and you are a good judge of character and situations. Be careful not to throw your weight around and find a softer approach to getting what you want.
 
REVERSED:
Your conceitedness pushes people away. You have a tendency to be greedy, ruthless and have unreasonable expectations, at times. Your misuse of power has manifested itself. These tendencies are not intentional, you might not even be aware of their severity. This card may also indicate that you have set unrealistic goals for yourself. The lack of accomplishments may not be your own doing. Others may be involved in holding you back. This is a time to look at your friendships and to be less harsh on them and yourself.

 

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Tarot Card for the Week of 9-2-12

With the Page of Cups as the tarot card for the week, this might not be the week to close off your emotions. Put any anxieties or fears aside. Be open to your gut feelings or even your own untapped psychic abilities.  Look into promises that people are making to you — they may not be what they seem.  Is someone holding you back from emotional, financial or spiritual growth? At the end of the week, you decide if the Page of Cups fell in the upright or reversed position for you.
 

 

UPRIGHT:
The Page of Cups, Minor Arcana, is a symbol of creativity and imagination. There is a message or some news coming your way. There might be a birth of new ideas or business. It might even symbolize the birth of a child. This is a time for you to express your feelings and do not be afraid of showing intimacy or love. Slow down and listen to your inner voice. The card symbolizes a person who is non-intimidating, gentle, loving, sensitive and highly intuitive — even having psychic abilities. This individual has control of their energies. Accept help from a younger individual if offered. This will be one of the best gifts you can give yourself. This is not a time to sit back, you must take action on the message. The page possesses a childlike wonder, but his sensitive side can lead to becoming anxious and fearful.

 

REVERSED:
You will not be getting good news. This card represents an individual who may be suffering from a grave emotional deficit. He may be subject to substance abuse. This person may end up draining you emotionally. Be aware — this could be abusive. This person will drain you of your creative abilities. This individual may also be very seductive and manipulative. Don’t be seduced by anyone’s empty promises. This person may interrupt or keep you from improving yourself. Also, he is a distraction to future opportunities. Beware of this young, self-centered and immature individual, for he himself is unsure. This person is shutting down your intuition and blocking any psychic messages.

 

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Animal Totems and Meanings

Animals, birds, reptiles, insects and mythological creatures have been used symbolically within all cultures throughout history. However, it is the Native American culture that is most often associated with the term animal totems. These totems are animal spirit guides who serve as messengers and are with us throughout our physical and spiritual lives to help us gain insights, self-awareness, enhance our connection to the past and even see glimpses of future events.

 

In the true sense, specific animal instincts and characteristics represent the qualities that we humans should learn to emulate. However, because we lead such busy and complicated lives, often there is no time for self-reflection. Having animal totems surround us gives us pause to reflect and perhaps make important changes for the better to our mind, body and spirit. At times, they can come into our lives when we are at a crossroads or during times of major decision-making.

 

Each specific animal has its own cycle of power. This cycle is the time at which the animal can pass on his most important messages and powerful energies to you. For example, the bear has a cycle of power that is spring and summer, because he is not as active during the winter months when he spends some of that time hibernating. However, the bear leave the den out of necessity during hibernation to sustain him. He can still send you very strong messages and lessons in times other than during his cycle of power.

 

You may be wondering how you can access your animal totems or how you can find out which ones are guiding you. One or more may be revealed. Listening to the animals around you will help you form a connection. Animal totems can also come to you as a vision in your dreams or through meditation. Pose these questions to yourself: Are there animals who you have been fascinated with since you were a child? Is there a type of animal who represents your personality? What animal have you felt a certain kinship with? Which animals are you the most fearful of?

 

This will begin the process of learning who your animal totems are. Study the habits and characteristics of those specific animals and try to discover how those things can apply to your own life or to a message the animal is trying to convey to you. If it is an animal you are fearful of, it may be a lesson in how you might overcome your fears in certain areas of your life. Also, if you find an animal is suddenly near you or one that comes into your life out of extraordinary circumstances, take notice. Watch its behavior — how does it appear, is it content, where is it looking, what is it doing? Look for the subtleties, as these will help decipher if it is sending a message to you.

 

 

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