Tarot Contemplation – Eight of Cups



Something that was once close to your heart now feels uninteresting or draining.  Today, take some distance from that project or relationship.  You may come back to it; you may not.  You or someone involved is tired of feeling disappointed and hopeless and is ready to look for better things.  Often, this is also a sign indicating a craving for spiritual deepening.  What’s important now is to replenish yourself emotionally and spiritually.  It’s time to let go and move on which, although voluntary, is also painful.  You need the alone-time to contemplate your emotions and decide whether leaving is the best route.  The “leaving” could be literal or metaphorical.

Behind the Mask is the Freedom of Truth…

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The entirety of humankind has been through the very most tumultuous time in life, and lots of us are still going through it all. What no one is thinking about is the thing that has happened, and it is revealing as to who we are for real. Who we are for real is nothing short of Magnificent, even if it feels or appears to be otherwise. I Promise you each and all…it isn’t.

My friends, the one thing that not a lot of us can see or feel right at this moment is relief from the emotional ugliness that we have been feeling, and feeling due to the tangible awareness that is collectively ours at this time. There are so very many of us right this moment experiencing losses that are astounding on many levels, and the one level that it is most important that we understand that this is…

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History of Pumpkin Carving and Halloween (Samhain) – Stair na hÉireann – History of Ireland

Without a doubt the most recognisable symbol of Halloween is a pumpkin carved into a jack-o-lantern. To understand the origins of how pumpkin carving began and what it really means we must first ta…

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Tarot Contemplation – Queen of Pentacles

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You will be spending time, money and energy on your home, getting it to be more comfortable.  This is a good thing, provided you don’t take on too much debt.  People will be looking to you for insight and/or advice.  You will be able to help them, if you are so inclined.  This is a time period when you can get a lot accomplished.  You are likely to make great headway now.  A woman with dark hair and/or eyes may play a significant role in your working life; if so, know that she is an ally for you.  If possible, bring items from your home life into your work situation.  This will help you to feel more “at home” there, and will likely make you more effective.  This card is an excellent omen when it comes to money.  Your prosperity level is very likely to be increasing.  Don’t hesitate to spend some of your new-found wealth.  Saving is important, but enjoying your life when you have the means to do so is also important.  Share what you have when you can.

Tarot Contemplation – Three of Wands



Invest in your future today.  Make connections, work on your education, start creating something for the future.  Your future self will say, “I am so glad I put energy into this back then.”  Guaranteed.  A decision has been made and you are taking your first optimistic steps towards your goals.  You have set things in motion and there is no turning back now.  You know what you need to do and you have the confidence to do it.  You have the ability to lead and a vision that can inspire.  Forgiveness of others or yourself may be required in order to let go of the past.  With the bright future ahead of you, it is an ideal time to let go of past hurts.  Notice how the figure is looking towards the horizon?  This might indicate foreign travel.  Coming together with others and negotiating or trading could also be implied.  If so, there will be equality and cooperation in such endeavors.  Bottom line:  growth is certain.

Tarot Contemplation – Ten of Cups


Share your joy and love today.  Let your heart lead you to truly express yourself.  Whatever you put out into the world, whether it is a piece of art or writing, a heartfelt conversation with a friend, or an invitation to share some pleasure, will cause happiness and love to multiply.  You are surrounded by a grateful and joyous family.  You have enough happiness to share with those around you.  Your emotional connections and home life are blessed.  Take this time to be grateful for all the love and happiness you have in your life.  Just be certain that your ideas about relationships are not based on fairy tale endings.  Instead of bemoaning that you’ll never have “happily ever after”, take some time to focus on all you do have.  Gratitude and Appreciation will carry you quite far today.  Take the hint.

Tarot Contemplation – The Emperor



Today, make a to-do list and get to it.  No excuses.  No distractions.  You can get a lot of meaningful work done today, but only if you take responsibility for yourself.  It’s time to think logically and rationally about your situation.  Rules, stability and structure are central to the current situation.  If you have a position of leadership, use your intellect to make the best decisions for your team.  This sign could be urging you to increase the stability in your life.  There may be a need for you to set limits on your own behavior in order to achieve your goals.  Your father or a father figure may be relevant to the situation at hand.  Think about what fatherhood and masculinity mean to you.

Tarot Contemplation – Page of Wands

tarot_PageWandsThings you started some time ago are starting to come to fruition.  There might be a need for new things:  new adventures, new approaches and new ideas.  This is positive energy … but we must supply the follow-through.  On the work front, there may be a light-haired woman inclined to be very helpful to you.  She may also be a little younger than you are … meeting her could be in a matter of days or weeks.  If you’ve been waiting on a decision for a job that you’ve already applied for, the news is very likely to be good.  The job is also likely to be better and more enjoyable than you would have hoped.  Messages of love and affection are likely to be coming your way.  If you are single, a new suitor with whom you have a lot in common, and who is also very adventuresome, may be about to burst into your world.  Take a chance on them, but only if you’re available.  If you’re committed and unhappy, now’s the time to begin deciding if the relationship can be saved and how long you will try to make it happen.  Both parties have to be willing to work on a relationship.  If your partner isn’t, it might be time to move on.  Money is very likely to be headed on an upswing.  Some of what you’ve put out into the world in the form of good energy is likely to be returning to you, with interest.  This is a very good time for planning long-range, even if you’re 20 years old.  Where do you want to be, financially, in thirty years?  How will you make it happen?  Your attention needs to focus on your health.  You will have to make some efforts to improve your health situation.  Do you need more exercise?  Do you need nutritional education to make sure that you are eating better?  There are resources available.  Nothing will change by wishing things were different.  Take control.  It won’t be easy, but it can be done.  This can be a very creative time for you and a good time for you to actually become childlike … dream, play, be inventive.  You never know what your creations dureing this time might come to, and at any rate, you will enjoy yourself and this play will deepen and enrich your life.

Tarot Contemplation – The World


The World, or Universe, represents assured success, recompense, voyage, route, emigration, flight and change of place.  It represents perfection and end of the Cosmos, the secret which is within it … the rapture of the universe when it understands itself in God.  It is further the state of the soul in the consciousness of Divine Vision, reflected from the self-knowing spirit.  Today, consider how wonderfully complete you are in all your uniqueness.  Find the time today to reflect on your story with appreciation and gratitude for all the opportunities that brought you to the place where you stand today.  Celebrate today.  You’ve levelled up!

Tarot Contemplation – Ten of Swords


It’s time to admit that something is over.  It’s time to let it go.  Stop thinking about it.  Stop talking about it.  There’s no need to get in the last word.  Let it go and move on.  If you don’t, you’ll only be dragging out your own suffering.  Something new is awaiting you!  Create space to let it in.  It is likely that a situation has become as bad as it possibly can.  This is rock bottom.  Enough is enough.  There is nowhere to go but up.  This card represents someone who has a great amount of self-pity, who feels like a martyr — like they’ve made huge sacrifices for others and received nothing in return.  In the Aloha paradigm, we know this condition to be kauwa, feeling like the victim.  If this is you, ask yourself what you gain by feeling like this.  Is feeling sorry for yourself helping you to move forward?  If not, pick yourself up and get on with life.  Take the lessons you’ve learned with you so you don’t make the same mistakes again.

Tarot Contemplation – The Moon



Today, rather than reacting to the events that occur, take time to reflect.  If someone or something upsets you, consider why you feel so strongly about the matter.  Does it remind you of something in your past?  Though it may be scary or painful to look so closely at your hidden motivations, doing so will give you valuable knowledge about yourself.  Now is the time to pay attention to your intuition and dreams.  What do your deepest feelings tell you about your current situation?  What are you most afraid of right now?  Sometimes the most profound growth is found in facing our deepest fears.  You may be hiding something from others or yourself.  Someone may also be hiding something from you, contributing to the confusion and fear you’re feeling.  The Moon advises us to go within to seek better understanding before taking action.  It may be wise to keep some things hidden for now.