Musings from the Moonroom

Thoughts on Art, Inspiration, Creativity and Spirit


3 Comments

Daily Tarot: Judgement

tarot-judgement

It does seem curious that as the Daily Tarot series ends on a Sunday, the final card is Judgement.  Judgement is known as the karmic card.  That is, “as you sow, so shall you reap.”  This card signifies judgement day and represents karma.

Judgement represents the result of the seeds you’ve previously planted as well as past efforts that are now being rewarded.  Judgement indicates renewal and revival; dormant matters are now coming back to life.

When you draw this card, a general feeling of rejuvenation is given.  Now is the time to be happy with new beginnings afoot.  Liberate yourself from old attitudes or patterns of behavior.  Make choices and do so without blaming yourself or others.

Judgement tells us it is time to “get off the fence,” to make choices, and wake up to new possibilities.

Zodiac affinity: Pluto


2 Comments

Daily Tarot: The Hierophant

tarot-hierophant

The second to last card in the daily Tarot series is The Hierophant.  The archetype of the Hierophant is knowledge and education.  This card may indicate receiving help from a wise, trusted person, such as a mentor, teacher, or religious figure.

The Hierophant frequently refers to large institutions, such as hospitals, educational establishments or churches and suggests conformity and conventional, set ways of working or thinking where it is difficult to implement change.

Where the Emperor represents material and worldly matters, the Hierophant represents the spiritual aspect; following traditional values and moral ethics or the need to find deeper meaning to life in exploration of spiritual matters.

When you draw the Hierophant, it indicates that traditional values are appropriate for any actions but also that your inner spiritual soul needs expression.

Zodiac affinity: Taurus


Leave a comment

Daily Tarot: The Fool

tarot-the-fool

The Fool is one of my favorite cards in this Tarot deck because of his joyful and fun-loving attitude.  The Fool is the zero card; the very moment before creation which indicates unexplored potential.  Zero also represents the endless circle and cycle of life; that without beginning or end.  Alpha and Omega.

The Fool represents unexpected opportunities that will suddenly appear and that bring welcome changes.  It tells us to remain open as we will need to make a major choice seemingly out of the blue.  However, one negative aspect of the Fool is the implication that we are afraid of making choices out of fear of making the “wrong” choice.

When drawn, the Fool is a reminder to listen to the voice of our inner child that recalls the excitement of new adventures and stepping into unknown territory.  It asks us to take a leap of faith, to travel along unknown paths, to let go of worries and self doubt, and to grow as a result of the experience.

If you are confused about making a decision, the Fool tells you that it’s time to believe in yourself and trust your heart.  Sometimes resistance is more foolish than risk.

The Fool represents new beginnings and childlike enthusiasm for life.  The Fool signifies the unpredictable; that life is full of surprises and anything goes.

Zodiac affinity: Uranus


2 Comments

Daily Tarot: The Hanging Man

tarot-hanging-man

The Hanging Man is the most mysterious card in Tarot.  The Hanging Man can indicate self-sacrifice; we need to let go of something in the short term to gain something considered far more beneficial in the longer term.

The Hanging Man tells us that life seems to be in a period of suspension.  We need to take this opportunity to look at matters from a fresh and different perspective which may bring a possible solution through better understanding.

It is time to let go of emotional baggage so you’ll soon be released from any pain or emotional hurt because you are opening your mind to living for the moment, not for the past.

The complexity of the Hanging Man invites you to do exactly the opposite of what you think is right to do and thereby gain results.

Zodiac affinity: Neptune


Leave a comment

Daily Tarot: Strength

tarot-strength

Today, the Strength Tarot card jumped out of the cards remaining in the deck.  Strength represents a pure expression of our female qualities.

In this deck, we see a beautiful maiden and a lion.  The lion, the king of the jungle and a symbol of male energy, appears to have been tamed by the maiden.  The lion is an expression of inner strength but is controlled and manifested with the more gentle, feminine qualities of our nature.

Strength reveals that you have a reserve of inner strength that provides you with more power than you realize which is expressed through quiet determination.  Feminine qualities such as patience and diplomacy combined with courage will achieve required results and bring success.

When this card is drawn, be prepared to forgive and forget or to accept someone needs more space or that you can’t always have your cake and eat it too.

Strength can also symbolize feminine charms to which men succumb.

Zodiac affinity: Leo


Leave a comment

Daily Tarot: The Moon

tarot-the-moon

Today’s Tarot card is The Moon, a complex card because it represents illusionary situations, possible deceptions and feelings of uncertainty.  Emotions are highly charged and fluctuating at the moment.

When the Moon is drawn, feelings of intuition and gut instincts are heightened; dreams become more vivid as the subconscious reveals itself to us.  It may also indicate that we are so wrapped up in our emotions that we don’t have a clear, rational view of the truth of a matter.

The Moon warns us to be watchful but to not act in haste.  We should take our time until the situation has revealed itself more clearly.  It is important not to jump to conclusions.  On a positive note, the Moon tells us to trust in deeper realms and to remember that mystery permeates life at all times.

Zodiac affinity: Pisces


1 Comment

Daily Tarot: The Emperor

tarot-the-emperor

Today’s Tarot card is The Emperor, the fourth card in the Major Arcana and symbolic of stability, logic, and reason.  The male archetype is the counterpart to the female Empress.  The Emperor represents authority, fatherhood, and leadership.

In a reading, the Emperor is a sign of financial stability, ambition, authority, and achievement.  You need to keep a calm head at this time, to make decisions based on facts, and to not be overly influenced by emotions.

The Emperor is a powerful card and a good omen for business and career matters.  It may also represent a powerful male influence.  When your inner Emperor is activated, you are ambitious and manage your affairs efficiently.  The Emperor reminds us that structure, organization and the rulebook get us the best results.  It is time to look at things with a clear head.

Zodiac affinity: Aries


Leave a comment

Daily Tarot: The Wheel of Fortune

tarot-wheeloffortune

Today’s Tarot card is The Wheel of Fortune which is also known as the “destiny” card.

The Wheel of Fortune represents the cycles of life, showing the transient nature of change.  Typically, this card brings positive change and indicates the commencement of a new cycle when progress can be made.

When you draw this card, it is up to you to make choices that will lead to improving your sense of well-being or lifestyle.  Destiny is about taking responsibility for your actions rather than blaming those actions on fate.  Lack of taking responsibility for who you are often causes problems.

The Wheel of Fortune tell us to make the most of the fortunate time as change is always around the corner.  We should not fear change but embrace it and take action for future happiness.

Zodiac affinity: Jupiter


Leave a comment

Daily Tarot: The Tower

tarot-the-tower

The Tower is not an easy card as it indicates a sudden or unexpected change or ending that may bring a sense of catastrophe or chaos with it.

The Tower represents the structure you have built securely around yourself, your defense system, a tower or crumbling old lighthouse warning danger.  Sometimes locked within the many rooms of your lighthouse or tower are things that need throwing out; a declutter of emotions and feelings that no longer serve your current purpose.

Sometimes, when the Tower is drawn, there is already anticipation of something of this nature, yet we often stay blind to the possibility, having a sense of denial.  In the positive, the Tower can indicate having the ability to see the truth in a matter and to build anew for the future, this time with a solid foundation.

The Tower represents “man-made” beliefs and philosophies, frequently false, and the lightening from heaven represents the moment of illumination to see things as they really are.  As the saying goes “the truth shall set you free.”

Zodiac affinity: Mars


Leave a comment

Daily Tarot: The High Priestess

tarot-highpriestess

Today’s Tarot card is The High Priestess.  The archetype symbol of The High Priestess is all that is unknown.  She is all seeing but gives nothing away and guards the secrets of the unconscious.

The High Priestess represents mysteries and secrets indicating more depth to some matter than you have seen so far.  She also carries the message of potential as yet unexplored or, perhaps, unfulfilled.  Look at the situation again as you may have missed something.

The influence of this card is feminine in nature, relating to the psyche and representing spirituality and esoteric matters, wisdom and the desire for knowledge and learning.  This card may also indicate an interest in deeper, more complex aspects of life.

When you draw this card, it is time to lift the veil of life’s illusion; to look beyond that which is obvious or plain fact and to accept that there is mystery in life too.

Where the Empress represents worldliness, the High Priestess represents the esoteric unknown factor, the feminine instinct that has mystified mankind for thousands of years.  Here you should follow your intuition and trust your instincts.

Zodiac affinity: Moon

Note: This is an intriguing card for a Sunday as I came across the following information by Kat Black in her description of The High Priestess card in the Golden Tarot:

During the Renaissance, the existence of a female Pope in the Dark Ages was considered to be historical fact.  This card’s old name “la Papessa” or “The Female Pope,” was changed to Juno in the seventeenth century.  By that time, Pope Joan was held to be no more than a legend, and a potentially heretical one at that.  Her story is intriguing though.  It is said that she posed as a man and rose to the Church’s highest office, but her deception was discovered when she became pregnant and gave birth on the steps of the Vatican.  The name was changed to The High Priestess in the Rider-Waite deck and some of the earlier Papal symbolism returned.

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 332 other followers