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0 The Fool - Position 1
THE SOUL SOFTENS THE WORLD - The spirituality of the fool gives life a rosy aura – it opens us to the poetry of the soul – awakens the trust in life that shines out of a child’s soul. Have trust in the way – you are enveloped by the rosy love of the soul – it will nourish, heal and protect you and bolster your faith in life, love, and your own heart. Help can be found in putting something behind you, making the road easier to walk – it can be an inner process, or it may happen because of a meeting with something or someone. If your love life is a mystery, there is an insight waiting for you ahead. The dove is the messenger of the soul – it is from the soul that we receive advice that we intuitively follow.
0 The Fool - Position 2
A SOUL SEARCHING FOR THE WAY - The Fool has his own way of walking the road of life – not as commanded by norms or as expected by others. We, too, may have our peculiar way. Maybe our choices surprise others – we may get involved in weird situations – but we learn from that and find help. If we have for a time escaped from the realities of the world – if we have found it hard to believe that we are capable of finding what we seek, the Fool brings back hope to us. The road opens – dreams awake. If we can overcome doubt and uncertainty and take the first step, help and direction will in most cases quickly appear. Intuition will be a guide. Travel? Walks?
0 The Fool - Position 3
THE INTUITIVE WISDOM OF THE SOUL - The Fool wearing the peacock feather cape can arrive at surprising insights that arise when naiveté and wisdom walk hand in hand. You may also have a well developed understanding of life by means of intuition – maybe you are the person that other people seek out when they need an advice that is different. If you need advice yourself, a more spiritual one will often be the most meaningful – if you ask for it, you will find the wise soul that can give it to you. The way of the Fool is radiant with hope and faith – shadows of the past may vanish – and intuitive feelings help os find a way out. There will be protection from the soul level if we unwittingly stray from the road.
0 The Fool - Position 4
FOLLOW THE PATH OF THE LIGHT - The Fool has a free soul but not much in terms of worldly possessions – if we long for the freedom of a simpler life it will be good to act on it. Money makes the Fool uneasy, but so does debt, because freedom is precious. If money problems create fear, it can be changed – ask for advice. If you live in a different way – being faithful to yourself – the world around you will find it natural, even inspirational. In the Fool the main task is to develop and use inborn capacities in our uniquely own way – only then do we feel at home – inside and in the world. On the mountain can be seen the paths in life that we can follow – and most of them will be clearly visible.
1 The Magician - Position 1
THE MAGIC OF LIGHT - With the Magician consciousness is like plants in the sunlight of spring. It makes us reach towards the light – towards new development and growth. It strengthens our readiness to be guided by something universal in the mind rather than by the ego. Life may carry us when we see no way out. In the mind shadows may lose their power. We become better at seeing through the unconscious and negative feelings that confuse and blind us – the challenge is to turn what we see into actual practice. Our ability to open up to positive and spiritual energies can be developed, and the inspiration for that kind of development can be found. If you dream of love, consider whether you will leave it to life itself or to do something about it in order to attract love.
1 The Magician - Position 2
INNER FIRE - The white snake of fire heralds transformation. The past can mirror itself in the present. Old attractions may burn out and new ones may emerge. It is possible to change your roles and your ‘energy game’. Concealed desire to express yourself as a sensuous being may come awake. If we are sensitive souls – if our antennae are charged – if we become ungrounded, drained of energy or even paralyzed when we are with others, help can be found to achieve grounding in a new way. The door to new magical experiences is ready to open up. In particular we may long for doing – or finding – something that we really burn for. Not for selfish reasons but in order to develop whatever uniqueness we are carrying within us. This is what boosts your energy and capacity to help others. It serves mankind and thus the world.
1 The Magician - Position 3
MAGICAL INTUITION - The woman purifies the magic the point where the pure essence becomes visible. In the Magician intuition and reality are positively linked. An intuitive thought just appears. Maybe you think of someone and then meet them. If intuitive thoughts are burdened by negative expectations, worry, or fear, they get stuck in our mind – often we struggle to purify and liberate them. Deep inside we know whether we should confide magical experiences to others. If you do it too soon, the magic may disappear. Visions of the future are magical, but we have to work together with life itself in order to make them come true. When consciousness is fertilized by spiritual inspiration it lights up. Often the Magician is drawn when our task is to spread it as seeds on the ground.
1 The Magician - Position 4
THE MAGIC OF INSTINCTS - The red serpent represents ancient instincts such as those that make the bird start out on its journey towards warmer regions. We, too, follow our own path. Something within guides us. Subconsciously we are attracted to key meetings that may determine our course in life. But unlike the bird, we often have to make choices. When in doubt it might be helpful to focus on your immediate reactions. If we reject something that we perceive, it may keep ‘knocking the door’, until we let it into the bright light of consciousness, and act accordingly. Beneath the circle are four forces of nature – fire, water, earth, wind. Nature may help us recover our energies and experience magic. The desire for new challenges may arise. If the plans appear to be too far out, listen to your instincts as well as the experiences of others.
2 Cups - Position 1
AN EXCHANGE OF FEELINGS - Your intuition and sensitivity is growing and flourishing. Like the mermaid in the boat you have the ability to pick up and sense feelings intuitively. In your love life you expect fidelity and respect, and in all the relations of life you are able to sense whether feelings are genuine. Are you are dreaming of a new love, or longing for more closeness and intensity with your partner or your close relationships? Or perhaps of being less full of contradictions and more of a whole person?
2 Cups - Position 2
YOUR LIFE IS IN THE SIGN OF FIRE - Seize the moment and the intense experiences that can be found everywhere you go. Make room for what you like. If you have a strong desire to turn dreams into reality, do it. This applies to dreams of relationships as well as other dreams. If your inner picture of love life has been tarnished, deep inside you still have the original image, and something within you will keep trying to realize it.
2 Cups - Position 3
LIVING PLAYFULLY - Do like the dancing dolphins. Be playful and release the feelings. It would be a good idea to try out new places and different kinds of experience. If you become involved in something new and exciting make sure that you are not ensnared by old patterns, which you thought you had left behind. Sometimes it is difficult to handle differences in your relationships, and if you are “hurt” emotionally let it peter out – only then will you be able to see clearly. Talk with other people about it.
2 Cups - Position 4
YOU ARE IN CHARGE OF YOUR OWN BOAT - NOT THOSE OF OTHERS - The waves under the boat are the dreams, emotions, and feelings that move within us – consciously as well as subconsciously – we are affected by them and can feel them, typically in the heart and the stomach. If you feel mobile like the boat balance is important – the feeling of having a calm, strong and safe foundation within yourself that makes you less vulnerable to the capricious winds of life; when you have that feeling you will know that you do.
2 Shields - Position 1
YOUR INNER BEING WANTS TO SHOW ITSELF. The little star shield in the blue agate is our inner being - if it feels squeezed, it can accumulate an internal pressure - but if we let it become more visible in the world, it can create a new flow between the inner and outer life that the flow energy between the two hands shows - and which we may need - perhaps longing for. Life is like a good coach who can guide us on the way - if you are looking for specific inspiration, it can be found.
2 Shields - Position 2
TO BE AND NOT TO BE. The Lotus Flower and the life of the soul is in focus. The red city is tempted to be something by means of outward appearance, while the lotus are the ones we really feel like inside. Too large an imbalance between the two often appears as a creeping feeling of emptiness - everyday life can become monotonous, the desire to go on with the life you know may dwindle - indefinable needs may appear. The road to balance is to recognize who we are inside - and take it out into the world. The fullness of life and you yourself grow with it.
2 Shields - Position 3
TWO WORLDS EXCHANGING. The red buildings show a willingness to carry and create our lives - the mundane, practical and social takes up all attention. There is a risk is that we can become "creatures of habit" that that stick to certain thought- and behavior patterns. The lotus's roots reach into the soul - the mind is filled with a rich inner life - this we can experience, reflect upon, and share with others - but you can also live too much in it. If you are aware of it, try to develop the weaker of the two worlds - often it increases the mental and physical wellbeing.
2 Shields - Position 4
YOU FIND THE WAY BY USING YOUR SENSES. The powerful hands with the closed circuit reflect the strong commitment we have to keep up with the daily chores, habits, and roles that keeps the wheels of repetition moving. Perhaps this gives us a comforting sense of safety - perhaps we hope for better times. The dark orange dancing feet possess the ability to perceive life as it is lived. If you use this gift when you are out in the world, your consciousness will capture the experiences and opportunities that life right now can lead you to.
2 Swords - Position 1
A FLUTTER OF WINGS - The eagle is the grand view that the woman – and we – are trying to achieve. Life can make anyone of us indecisive, and we may experience fear of failure. It could be right now that we juggle all sorts of possible and impossible views without a feeling of clarity; maybe we oscillate between wanting to let go and to control. Regardless of whether it is a matter of an external choice or inner decisions a clarification is in the making – and you have done all you could.
2 Swords - Position 2
GRASP WHAT IS NEW AND MOVE ON - The woman lets go of her one sword, but only to hold it in a new way. If your mind has been busy, preoccupied with problems, or if you want to move on in a general sense, this is a good time to receive external inspiration, particularly a spiritual inspiration. It will create a new circulation. You probably know what it takes and whom you feel like interacting with.
2 Swords - Position 3
BE AWARE - The flickering sunlight under the woman’s feet is a reflection of her unease and uncertainty; we may also need to strengthen the feeling of self confidence when we make decisions. Often you know intuitively what is right and what you should do, yet you may hesitate and experience doubt. The way forward is to spot the moments where you become confused – by bad experiences, convictions, and the opinions of others. Past dreams of adventure may come alive again.
2 Swords - Position 4
FLEDGING - The woman’s body has been marked by the experiences of life. On our path through life we try out and learn a lot – sometimes it almost feels like a whole series of lives. If you long to set out on a new path, your experiences can help you not to repeat the patterns and situation that you would rather leave behind you. Use your power of discrimination and trust your feelings. Something has matured within you which can uplift you and set the consciousness free instead of being burdened down by old thoughts.
2 The High Priestess - Position 1
THE HEART KNOWS THE WAYS OF THE SOUL - The transcendental beauty and fragrance of the lily reminds us that we are spiritual beings which have access to other worlds other than the physical. Like a lily, new levels of your spirituality may open up. If we are connected to the lily of the High Priestess, others may regard us as mysterious and ‘alien’ beings – but we may provide inspiration for others with our inner world. The labyrinth is the winding road of the heart. They take us to our innermost being. Only the heart knows the way – not the ever-changing emotions that keep affecting us – something deeper on the soul level may show us the way. The face fixed in a trance shows us that we must feel our way forward intuitively. Meditation, prayer, and dreams can help show us the way. If we need companionship, we can find someone with a clear head and a heart.
2 The High Priestess - Position 2
INTUITION, BODY AND SOUL - The yin/yang symbol represents the physical world and the world of the soul. They fertilize each other and promote development – within us. The woman in the moon vessel is placed in the world of intuition. This may make our consciousness to drift away – maybe while doing something or having a conversation. It may feel like a misty veil which we must break through in order to make contact with the world. Every time it is an amazing experience – it awakens the body. When we express what we sense, we help it connect with the body and the physical world. Here it can develop. If it is vulnerable, it may require some effort. If it feels unreal when we try to express it, it may be better to wait. Trust that there is a hidden meaning. If the paths of the future appear unreal and vague we may have to wait, until we can se them clearly by intuition.
2 The High Priestess - Position 3
CREATIVE INTUITION - The symbol that appears between the vessel and the tapestry is the stream of intuition which flows between the subconscious and consciousness. The borderline between your own knowledge and intuitive knowledge is often fuzzy – it melts together. There is a vulnerability in this which me must accept, but we must also be aware that this is a reality. It is helpful to distinguish between the world of intuition and the realm of imagination. This borderline can be called forth and controlled by consciousness – we can only open ourselves to intuitive worlds. Regard your subconsciousness as a vessel of creativity. Each time you express your intuitive thoughts and feelings, it will be a process towards new awareness and thus change. The High Priestess can tell you that you have a creative capacity to touch the soul with your words and images. It may be developing, or it is beginning to manifest itself right now.
2 The High Priestess - Position 4
THE SOFT VEIL OF MEMORY - The snake is an ancient symbol of the wisdom of the earth. It can be felt in holy places and in nature’s works of creation. The wisdom of the earth has been created by the many layers of experience and memories that we have accumulated. The two blue snakes represent their awakening in the psyche. Often they are stored in the form images – smell or dreams may trigger them, or something in the outer world may attract memories. The veil of the High Priestess is the merciful cover of memories that we find hard to live with. Behind the veil new powers will emerge in the mind, and some day we will find the strength to face such memories. When we look back right now actions where we followed the wisdom of intuition, they may appear naïve, immature and even downright wrong. The deeper intuitive understanding that we had then has now disappeared. We must accept that now it is hiding itself in the unconscious, destiny laden layers of the mind and the earth.
2 Wands - Position 1
SHOW YOUR FACE - The sun and the moon are the twin faces of heaven mirrored in the face of the woman. They represent two aspects within us, and life is well into a process of making us more aware of them, as demonstrated by the dance. Most often we long for a new balance between the face that we show the world and the person we feel like inside. Precisely that can release the inner feeling of natural being – creating the calm, the natural joy of life, and the confidence in yourself that you too may feel a need to contact or bolster. You can do it.
2 Wands - Position 2
HOLD ON TO YOURSELF - Do like the woman and hold on to the wand of feelings; be loyal to what you can feel, it rarely triggers the kind of reactions that you might fear. It also requires less energy and is less complicated than you having to change your decisions later. If choices make you uncertain, or if in general you find it hard to get in touch with your feelings, this may be because you are very good, actually too good, at adapting to your surroundings; if that is the case it will be a liberation for you to let this pattern go.
2 Wands - Position 3
SHOW YOUR SPONTANEITY AND DESIRE - The woman is dancing with the magical wand of sunlight. Likewise, we learn from dancing the dance of life. Allow mistakes, frustration, and constructive anger to be a natural part of the dance – but avoid acting. Allow yourself to react naturally and spontaneously, show clearly what you want right here and now. Your happiness in life can grow – either as a natural process within you after a difficult period of time, or because you meet someone or something which triggers such growth.
2 Wands - Position 4
LET GO AND FIND A NEW BALANCE - When burdened the dancer in the grass engages in the dance of life. This could be the right time to forget the past and create the space and time for new experiences. You know very well what kind of changes you need. Maybe you yearn to carry out certain projects, or you may want growth in your relationships, perhaps with new ones. If you want to change your job your inner feeling can find the one that is right for you. Create a balance between one the one hand what is serious, sensible, and dutiful, and on the other what is playful, spontaneous, and creative.
3 Swords - Position 1
VULNERABILITY IS STRENGTH - The tearful woman in the yellow triangle cleanses her consciousness of the thoughts and feelings that inhibit her. This process may be unconscious, appearing in flashes or graduately becoming conscious. Like sunlight on a rainy day new trust and faith in life and ourselves will have a breakthrough in our mind; maybe you are feeling this right now. We help the light break through when we become aware of when and how we get stuck in roles and thought patterns that we would rather get rid of.
3 Swords - Position 2
LIFE UPHOLDS YOU - The woman tries to control the wheel of life with her sword, i.e. her willpower, but it turns as it pleases. The time has come to look at the roles and the responsibilities that we experience as an obstacle keeping us from moving forward. We can help others cope with their life, and we can cope with a lot ourselves, but it is harder to let go, to enjoy life, to trust life and others to carry on without our help. Try to strengthen your trust in this fact. Soon life may produce some unexpected fruits.
3 Swords - Position 3
INNER GROWTH - The fruit in the woman’s sword is ripe – painful memories heal naturally and strengthen you. If old feelings, such as guilt, remorse, and doubts regarding your self-esteem, take up too much space, it makes it difficult to se the full value of the good things we ourselves create. Fruits develop and thrive in the sunlight; love, trust and forgiveness is this kind of sunlight. Right now fertile thoughts and feelings are growing and maturing within you – if they are concealed today, they will soon become visible.
3 Swords - Position 4
LIFE WANTS YOU - The woman’s torrent of tears has fertilized the land. She now readies herself to step into life in a new way; we can do the same. Do you fear being hurt and rejected when you show what you yourself want – or do you fear that others would feel that way? This kind of fear can be overcome by taking a step forward. When you show more of yourself you will find that life responds in a positive way.
3 Cups - Position 1
SAVOIR - VIVRE - This is a good time to enjoy yourself and to be creative. Just like green Mother Earth creates her white magic, you can also produce many exciting visions; enjoy your inner creativity and accept that you will only be able to turn those things into reality which you feel a sustained and deep connection to. Old feelings of heaviness can be lifted, new energy can naturally flow into your body and soul – try to feel whether you yourself need to do something to make that happen.
3 Cups - Position 2
TO BE PASSIONATE ABOUT SOMETHING - Three Cups – to be passionate about something (2. position) The Angel of Fire shows us a way to let go of the negative experiences that may have “burned” us. If right now you accidentally set something vulnerable on fire, you will soon realize this, and fortunately you have both the will and the courage to make things right. If you alternate between being full of energy and feeling tired and washed out, try to create a more stable position in the middle between these extremes. If you are open you’ll find the inspiration to make it so; and you may benefit greatly from doing something that raises your body awareness.
3 Cups - Position 3
MAKING ROOM FOR NEW FEELINGS - The airy Water Angel is your innermost thoughts; it is a good thing to talk about them. She is also the muse of the soul, so this might be the time to write letters, books, poems, diary; to express yourself. Old feelings make way for new feelings – make sure to get all the rest and calmness that you need. Wide open horizons or walks alongside water may provide inspiration as well as healing.
3 Cups - Position 4
INSPIRATION AND GROWTH - Be like the three women in the picture and try to turn what you want to deep inside into reality. This is the time to offer inspiration to others with what you can – but it is also the time to be introvert in order to pick up new inspiration. Express the person you are and the creativity within you – even when it is challenging. New possibilities for activities together with other people may emerge; try to feel whether you are ready to get wholeheartedly involved; that is best for everyone.
3 Shields - Position 1
A GLOWING CREATIVE POWER. Three luminous helping spirits in action - they are the healing and creative forces in the psyche, and the Tarot card can show up if we have spent a lot of resources - or gone through a time of upheaval. The red centre is under construction - something is being expanded and reinforced - perhaps finding a firmer footing - a more secure stance in ourselves - a stronger sense of inner peace. Let go of your old self-perceptions - and avoid that others keep you stuck in them. Do something good for yourself.
3 Shields - Position 2
THE BEST ADVICE IS WITHIN YOU. Three inner councillors - perhaps ancient instincts - guide you in life's processes. You can see them in action when you are in a precarious situation and then suddenly know what to do. It happens unexpectedly - sometimes when you're about to give up. There are good opportunities right now for cooperation and unexpected solutions - even if it involves taking something apart - in the long run, it benefits all - so have faith, even when it seems difficult. New abilities can grow and your spirituality becomes more visible.
3 Shields - Position 3
GO WITH THE IMPULSE. The three helpers is something inside you that pushes on to bring something to light, so that we can feel it and feel the urgent need to do something about it. Often it is a thought or idea, but it can also be something you need to express. Cast away illusions about to realizing something although you know deep down that the time for this has passed. Unexplained events can strengthen your positive confidence that the magic of life exists. Save them in your heart.
3 Shields - Position 4
TRUST LIFE. The three small star suns are your creative courage, your drive, and your willpower. Collaborate with others rather than lifting alone - what you contribute, will inspire and arouse respect. If you are about bringing new plans into action - but are hesitant and unsure, the positive message is that help arrives when first you get started. Follow your gut feeling. Wanting to make sure about everything in advance corresponds to wanting to finish first without releasing the brake! If you have experienced a negative breakup in the past, this can now finally heal.
3 The Empress - Position 1
MOTHERLY ENERGY - The Empress is the mother of life. Everything related to motherly feelings and empathy belongs here. All beings in this world need motherly care in order to develop and join nourishing communities. But motherly energy is also a kind of spiritual energy. We are not just the children of mothers – we are the children of Mother Earth – loved as the beings we are, and those we are in a process of becoming. To feel embraced by this energy comforts the heart and makes it generous. The Empress may turn up when we need to develop authority and autonomy. She represents the courage to know yourself, to express your needs in a natural way, to feel the needs of others, but also to know when you should refrain from fulfilling those needs. We can break with the past and create new patterns in relationships.
3 The Empress - Position 2
THE INHERITANCE FROM THE MOTHER - The umbilical chord coming out of the wolf represents the positive and negative energies of the family line which the child within us was connected to by destiny. The bifurcation of energy shows the rewarding development which takes place simply because of the fact that we carry it with us [?]. Our child within has the ability to act naturally in the company of others, to exchange and indulge, sensing and expressing the many nuances of life. The innocence of a child’s faith can be strengthened and matured without being lost in the process. As adults we can set ourselves aside, if it serves a purpose, but we also need the freedom of the child to flourish in the way we ourselves wish, not as those we have been raised to be, or what we think the world expects of us. This may be the time to strengthen and develop innate gifts.
3 The Empress - Position 3
NOURISHMENT - The hair and body of the Empress has the golden color that we see in a ripe field of wheat. The blood red flow creates the breeding ground for new life. A new awareness of what we want with our life can emerge, but it may also be the time to wait patiently for life itself to find a direction. Genuine happiness and the joy of giving is like germinating grains of wheat full of nourishment. When we ask our feelings we will know whether this is how giving is to us, or whether we actually feel that we are losing something or sacrificing our own needs. When we translate insights such as this to actual practice, the world around us steps into character and a better flow is established. The Empress is our global awareness – listen to it.
3 The Empress - Position 4
MANY-COLOURED LIFE - On the green earth life is created, changed, and born again and again – as in the seasons. The need may grow to understand mysteries related to our own birth and upbringing. In the Empress there is help to be found in relation to the creative processes – such as the fetus in the womb – the results of which we normally don’t know in advance. Be aware of the cracks that are opening right now and unfolding new life. If you are the motherly Empress, who thinks that the world is coming to an end if we stop taking care of everything and everybody, this is the time to turn the energy around. Allow others to be generous. It is OK to spend time with recreation for body and soul. In adverse times the Empress reminds us that life contains divine and ancient forces that can carry us on.
3 Wands - Position 1
BEING GUIDED BY LONGING - The unfathomable longings of the soul sometimes take us on a futile march through the desert; the more we long, the stronger our thirst for the spring of water. You want your love life to be a nourishing oasis in your everyday life, but you probably also know the pain of failure in this respect. If these feelings are expressed in a creative way, others can see themselves in what you create, but as for yourself it is the process rather than the result which counts. Let the past go – the future is like a willow branch leading you to wellbeing, development, and growth.
3 Wands - Position 2
SENSING LIFE - The sand storm and the red wand sharpen the woman’s senses – you too may feel and experience life intensely. New feelings may arise and create a disturbance for a while. Maybe you confront something that has inhibited your natural vigor, or maybe you try to become better at feeling and satisfying your own needs rather than those of others. Life may turn out to be richer than you expect – new opportunities may arise – accept the warmth and love of the world around you.
3 Wands - Position 3
SETTING YOUR POTENTIAL FREE - The green wand awakens new vigor – the past is healed and the new is emerging within us. Maybe you notice new possibilities, yet you hesitate to seize them. This could also be the time that you feel like getting involved with something that in the long turn can be a source of joy and inspiration in your everyday life –perhaps education, or courses – but remember to let go of your expectations regarding the results – they are nothing but an obstacle. Be positive, trustful, and present in the here and now – reaching the future is a process of living - for you too.
3 Wands - Position 4
THE WORLD IS WAITING - The blue agate represents willpower and faith. Seize life, don’t be just a spectator. Step on to the stage and trust what you can and want. If you have a dream of a certain project, or if you are building a relationship, it is rewarding to make and extra effort. Pay attention to using time constructively – live the life and your dreams – maybe travel. Creative and spiritual gifts may unfold – maybe you are drawn to places where such gifts can develop.
4 Cups - Position 1
THE FORCE OF LIFE - Hope and courage are like the green leaves of spring: new ones keep emerging. Trust what your body feels – and if your life has some difficulties, remember that you have an amazing will to get back on your feet again, by yourself or with the help of others. If you feel a need right now for more time to yourself, you should listen to it. Maybe life has been very demanding, maybe you need to listen to yourself, calm down and rest – before long you will face the world with invigorated energy.
4 Cups - Position 2
TURN TOWARDS LIFE - Old feelings are like leaves falling – they nourish the tree and return as new leaves – also within you. If you have the passion and intensity of the red woman, it may be difficult to avoid situations and experiences that affect you. Maybe they are played out as an inner drama until you have lived them out and figured them out. Try to express your strong feelings in a natural and straightforward way – and remember to allow yourself to do what you want to do.
4 Cups - Position 3
A SENSE OF THE PAST - Autumn produces a sentimental longing for the lost beauty of summer – the beautiful world of the soul awakens, but also the feeling of the pain of life. When the past triggers melancholic memories it is a good thing to share them with others – you will experience that others carry similar memories, and this may inspire you to new thinking about your own life story. A soulful mood can be nourishing to you when you experience it, in poetry or in movies, or when you yourself express it.
4 Cups - Position 4
THE WILL TO WILL - The red woman signifies that you as well as others benefit greatly from your strength, so you must preserve it. You will do so by remembering to put down your heaviest burdens – if you need help to do so you will find it when you look for it. If you need to withdraw from the outer world, you must practice saying no. But you should look into your feelings and ask yourself if you can trust them – right now it may be a very different thing to take part than what you originally felt.
4 Swords - Position 1
DREAMS AND THOUGHTS - The blue sword of emotional life is pointed towards us. The heaven colored worlds of dreams and thoughts that surrounds this human also exists within us. If you want to fertilize life with all the emotions, dreams and longings within you, it may help to become more aware of what your thoughts do to your feelings – and vice versa. There are many good methods to do this, and there is help in finding them. If you need to pull back at the moment you can do so with a clean conscience.
4 Swords - Position 2
WILL AND DESIRE - The orange colored Sword of motivation is pointed toward us. Maybe you feel like doing or experiencing something, but not much action comes out of it. Maybe you start out only to stop again. Maybe you want to consider your plans a bit more. The test right now is to maintain a positive focus, so be aware of the mental distractions you experience. If you feel a need to step more decisively onto the stage of life, but you hesitate because you have an impressionable soul, take the steps, but make sure to get some breaks in-between.
4 Swords - Position 3
THOUGHTS ARE SPIRITUAL - The white Sword of thought is pointing towards us. The world of memories. Generally it is a time where we can look inside to find answers to life’s great and small questions – in order to investigate and examine some present or past experiences – maybe because we need the calm which immersion bring. To wonder is like a breathing hole of the consciousness; here light from unknown worlds can break through, creating intuitive and spiritual clarity. Share your thoughts with others.
4 Swords - Position 4
BODY AND MIND - The green Sword of nature is pointing towards us. If you need more energy, listen to the needs of the mind and the body – you will know which of them needs attention the most, and now it is up to you to act and not just play with ideas. Maybe exercise, meditation, yoga, healing, massage, and other tools of self development. Make sure you get enough sleep and rest. If you have a dream, first examine what delays its realization, then decide how you are going to turn it into a reality.
4 Shields - Position 1
BE SAFE AS WELL AS OPEN. A person looks cautiously out of his home - something in the psyche has grown strong enough to step out of an old pattern that has inhibited us. Unconsciously, we have sought safety and protection for the heart, but now the hands of life is ready to carry us when we take the step. Maybe we walk away from something in our childhood - maybe something we feel guilty about. Put it in the hands of life and destiny. Reach out - make room for the things that you are "secretly dreaming" about.
4 Shields - Position 2
WARMTH AND JOY. The focus is on the orange star - something in us wants to grasp at life's pleasures and experiences. Right now it might be a good exercise to do new things. The courage to act and be impulsive will grow - you reach out for something beyond yourself, nurturing your joy in life. If you are in a situation that requires choice and action, it is better to do something about it than to postpone it. Your home probably means a lot to you - it can be rewarding to invite people. Friendships can grow and emerge.
4 Shields - Position 3
RELEASING THE EXPERIENCES OF LIFE. The person and the stars of life seem delicate - we may also be sensitive souls who know about being timid, uncertain and afraid of conflict - authorities in particular can make us feel uncomfortable. Often, we carry experiences that can easily explain why - perhaps we feel that it is rooted in something deeper - the family patterns - something we have taken with us in life. If you learned early on to tone down and adapt more than is good for you, the four shields show that you are stronger than you yourself realize. Try it.
4 Shields - Position 4
TO BE IN THE WORLD. The centre is the Cave - the place we feel at home - in ourselves and in the world. Here, we should be able to recharge, feel protected, and regain the joy of life and your courage, if life is difficult and requires a lot of us. If this is difficult right now, you can see it as a chance to pry out of the old patterns. Appreciate yourself and what you do - be open to search for what you long for - express your needs to those you care about. Life will help - even with what you have long wanted to devote yourself to.
4 Wands - Position 1
HAVE FAITH - The focus is on the blue wand of the psyche – the two individuals are either aspects of ourselves or close relations. It is a good time for flow and exchange – inside as well as in the world. It is also the time when you may want to express your need for love, presence, and companionship. Resistance to this will lead to positive growth for you both. Generally speaking it is a time when trust in yourself and in life can grow and open out. Your spirituality finds deeper roots within you – and maybe it differs from the beliefs that you grew up with.
4 Wands - Position 2
THE WARMTH OF LIFE - The focus is on the orange wand of the sun. Reach out for what you want, only then can life answer back in a honest way. Have the courage to show others what your position is, and use your good will to resolve conflicts. Share freely with others your vigor, warmth, sensitivity, and joy – regardless of whether you have a lot of it or only a little, it will grow with use. If you need new energy try to sense what you can do to get it – often life itself will show you.
4 Wands - Position 3
ALLOW NEW THOUGHTS TO SPROUT - The focus is on the white wand of air – rigid thought patterns, mental convictions, and old prejudice can be carried away by the winds of consciousness. Let go of negative thoughts and self criticism in order to get in touch with the positive self image you deserve, and which others already can see. Make room for new thoughts, be visionary – look towards the great horizon – avoid being trapped by negative energy and talk. Positive thoughts can be sown like flower seeds in the mind.
4 Wands - Position 4
GROWTH TAKES TIME - The focus is on the green wand of nature – what is natural and produces growth. It is easier to make things develop and succeed if you can fit it into the rhythm of everyday life. If you are in doubt about what is best to do right now – in a particular matter or more generally – your body and your heart will often be able to give you life’s advice. Be natural – if you need more energy use your body and eat naturally – let hope and dreams sprout within you; one day they will become visible.
4 The Emperor - Position 1
FATHERLY HELP - The spirituality of the Emperor is paternal. The good father – the strong supporting hands – leading us in the struggles of life. If we have missed him in real life, we may have sought for him in beliefs or in ourselves. A vague image of the father may create a glossy imagination of your mate, expectations that can hardly be met. Lightening is an expression of forces that are beyond our control. If we accept that life is unpredictable we can overcome a lot of fear. A thunderclap is an expression of anger and power. You may find help to forgive the actions of others, to let go of past injustices and anger. This produces inner peace. Often we are more closed off than we think, and much can be gained by opening out. We are strong beings that can take the lead and instill hope in others.
4 The Emperor - Position 2
GENUINE VICTORIES - The flag with the crossed swords expresses the victory that can be gained through peaceful dialogue and an appreciation of each other’s world views. A cool headed overview may help us stay calm and avoid unnecessary conflict. There is help to be found to win victory in our struggles. There is also help to be found in accepting situations that cannot be changed and find trust in the future. To rule, lead and to be admired for what we can belongs to the Emperor, but this is joined by ability to be authentic and genuine. The twisted horns of the ram represent the willingness to develop and actualize our ideas and abilities – including all the challenges that come with this. Right now might be the time to make structured and concrete plans for the future.
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ENDURING VISIONS - The shield with the lily and the yellow orb/sign of Mars is an expression of the divine thoughts and insights that continuously fertilize the mind. Before we accept and communicate visions it is important to ask yourself if they accord with something deeper within us. This applies to your own as well as the visions of others. In the Emperor we may believe that we know best. Only a deep heart connection can determine whether this is actually so, or if we are trapped in a mental construct. If our thoughts are too ‘square’ or hard to contradict, letting your words flow freely from the heart softens the thought patterns and make it easier for others to accept. The warrior with the shepherd’s staff shows that we are good at fighting for a cause, and a good protector of others.
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NEW ENERGY IS LIBERATING - The open hand of the Emperor releases an ancient energy – often is related to authorities or to what you have inherited through the male family line. Such patterns become manifest when we are frustrated, becoming defensive for no good reason, or if we change back and forth between being self-effacing and over controlling. When we are freed from these patterns we become more natural, impulsive, and active. We stand more firmly, see consequences clearly, looking through irrelevant imaginations, but we also become able to put our own ideas aside in favor of a common goal. Generally we are ready for new challenges – often because we are afraid of becoming rigid or developing a mechanical view of life. Maybe subconsciously we are attracted to strong personalities. A youthful idea or dream may manifest itself in your mind, demanding to be fulfilled.
5 Swords - Position 1
EXPERIENCE - The woman’s bouquet of swords are tied together by experiences and memories; some of which may be painful. The past is healed, the courage of the future is in a process of being created. Use your experiences, but put aside sad and miserable thoughts about the past. The tree of life carries leaves – if you let them fall, the soil will absorb them, and new feelings will emerge. If you have any doubt, your heart can tell you what reason does not know. Have a bright outlook on life – trust life, help is available, and you are protected.
5 Swords - Position 2
WANDERING THOUGHTS - The woman focuses her thoughts; rather than letting thoughts drift here and there try to follow them consciously in order to figure out where they are taking you. New inspiration may awaken and push you on – if you are considering personal growth or any other plans it is OK to go ahead. Your experiences may serve as a starting point, and from inside you will come help and advice.
5 Swords - Position 3
WATCHING - The thoughtful woman in the circle of life demonstrates that we live “forwards” and experience “backwards”. If you are very sensitive, you may withdraw into your own world, and maybe you feel different and vulnerable. You learn a lot about life by sensing and observing, but also by going through your experiences when you are alone again. Then you will know whether you need to talk with others about them. What you perceive as obscure right now may within a short time show itself in a new and brighter light.
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THE SCHOOL OF LIFE - The man behind the woman may be a shadow. Shadows in Five Swords are about the human vulnerability, doubt, insecurity and pain that we accumulate on the way. This could be the time when life urges you to step out from such shadows; if you do so you can see more clearly what you have learned and feel the psychic strength that you have developed. Appropriate it all and use it as a starting point; it might be helpful to communicate your experience to others. Education?
5 Shields - Position 1
LOVE AND HOPE THAT NOBODY CAN EXTINGUISH. The lives of the two is a process, not a permanent condition. The life crises we are experiencing - or that we are struggling with the aftermath from - may overshadow our hope and faith - in life - in love - in ourselves. But hope and love is divine. Life's circle glows and so do the stars of hope - strong emotions can create great vulnerability, but also great change. Face the problems rather than just proceeding with your everyday life. If you sense that your life is taking a new, positive turn, trust it.
5 Shields - Position 2
THE HEART IS SEARCHING FOR THE RIGHT PLACE. The focus is on the heart of the woman - and on our hearts. The dark red star above her shows that we can gain valuable insights - about life, love, ourselves - and we don't know the extent of these insights when we look back on them. If you unsure about anything - about relationship or anything else - it will ease your heart to reflect on it together with someone who can see it from the outside. Our hearts will find the light - confidence and desire, hope and doubt, alternately shrink and grow - but love and faith grows stronger.
5 Shields - Position 3
POWERFUL PERCEPTIONS. The man's wand is the will to control your own life. We may have a rock-solid belief that life is difficult because we have to learn from it - perhaps we believe that help is only available to others. In the face of adversity is this perception is a great strength - but it can also keep us stuck in problems and internal conflicts, rather than just letting go of them and open our hearts to life. The courage of the heart in terms of close relationships is growing - old loneliness can be dissolved. Take your time - the stars above the circle show that life is bigger than what you now see.
5 Shields - Position 4
YOU TOO CAN REACH OUT. When life lookss very gloomy, help may be very near- the magic of life is found in the blue semi-circle, the two walk on - seemingly oblivious to it. If we are used to coping with life ourselves it may be difficult for others to know if we need them - often it is even difficult for you yourself to know. If you overcome this and ask for help - spiritual or from other people - you will experience this as liberating and positive - and may also feel how loved you are! Follow the advice of the heart - but only follow the advice of others when you are ready.
5 Cups - Position 1
WISDOM OF LIFE - The light from the star is your faith and spirituality which follows you wherever you go. Experience and empathy makes you an understanding friend and soul mate. Old and burdensome feelings are like wearing a mantle – only when you become aware of it can you take it off.
5 Cups - Position 2
YOU DESERVE IT - Worrying about the future is often like spilling milk. You happily help others to move on in their lives, but are you aware of what you yourself wish? Life is like the guiding star on the card, ready to guide you forward towards positive growth. You deserve it, so why wait?
5 Cups - Position 3
TRUST IS A GIFT - Feelings are like running water, you cannot keep it from running, changing course. Trust in life and in others overcomes fear. Your trust is a nourishing feeling, maybe an innate gift that you should be aware of and hold on to. It shines like the star on the card.
5 Cups - Position 4
THE MIRACULOUS CIRCUIT OF LIFE - The water in the white cups are like feelings – they run both ways. Old feelings and dreams may return to meet with the person that you are today. If your mood goes up and down more than usually, this may be caused by an emotional cleansing. Maybe you can feel the many layers of destiny in the past. If you have been down for some time you will soon feel more cheerful. This is a good time to tidy up the past – also the specific memories that surround you or that you keep in a special place; maybe you need to share them with others.
5 Wands - Position 1
LIFE IS BRILLIANT - Wands and a flutter of starlight are emotions, experiences, and ideas that can be created within us. They may produce inspiration and enthusiasm - but it is our own responsibility to sense whether to seize the opportunity or not. Try to sense what is fundamentally the best way for you to use yourself and your energy right now - often bodily sensations and gut feelings are extraordinarily clear indicators. Development, change, and growth may require attention and courage – and perhaps patience, too.
5 Wands - Position 2
VIGOR - The star is the brilliant visions that we can find within us; the flying wands represent our attempts to realize them. If you want to turn your inner vision into a reality, you must face experiences and reactions with an attitude of open-mindedness and a drive forward – as soon as you sense what negative reactions are really about and let go of them, then the positive effect of the insight will become apparent. The warmth of the energy that you radiate, and all the positive signals that you give to your surroundings – can change the day – and not just today.
5 Wands - Position 3
NEW GROWTH BEGINS - The wands are the experiences that we have throughout our life. This is the time to let go of old experiences and thought patterns that we no longer need. If you feel that you got off on the wrong foot in a certain matter, experience may turn out to be an impetus. If you have for a period of time been burning your candle in both ends, the time has come to recharge and to listen more to the needs of the body. The star represents the spiritual powers that we have to illuminate the world with – are you using your powers?
5 Wands - Position 4
UNIVERSAL FORCES - The star fills us with the willpower to maintain a balance in our life. If there is something that you have wanted for a long time – maybe you even fought for it, or lacked the courage to carry it out – there is a good chance of success if you try now. Be mindful of the answers that life gives us – they may help you discover new opportunities. The flying wands are the excuses and disruptions that make us postpone the things that we want to achieve. Inspiration and help will turn up when you get started.
5 The Hierophant - Position 1
THE SOUL IS WITH YOU - The blessing hands of faith bring us in touch with the life of the soul. When the heart is overflowing with soulful feelings, we feel warm and alive – we feel life more intensely. This could be the time that we come out with our spirituality and let it become a natural part of everyday life. When we open the doors to the spiritual energies that are within our reach, it is like drawing a curtain away – the light also benefits others. The Hierophant may appear when we relate to our feelings in a too general way. Often we do this to protect something delicate. If we let it in, something on the soul level may help heal and release it – maybe with the help of a soulful person. As a mentor we can listen and comfort others, heal and uplift them with our words – and maybe also with our hands.
5 The Hierophant - Position 2
THE WAY OF THE SOUL - The sacred fire of faith is burning in the heart bowl, the branches of the past enclosing inner worlds. The longing to burn for what we are doing on a soul level can awaken. If we are in the right , we rarely encounter external resistance. It is difficult to determine whether the time is right - about our lives can accommodate it. Sacred spaces can fill us spiritually . The same happens when meditation , music, nature touches us . Often we are led to places and people because others have awakened our interest. Although we are open to exciting and stimulating insights, amazing worlds, we notice pretty quickly if we mentally fit in. The ability to do this is an innate gift that helps us to stay on the way of soul.
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PEACE IN THE HEART - The high priest's office gave insight into scriptural wisdom. But all hearts have access to the wisdom of the soul. It is awakened when wise words touch and fill us. Writing from the heart can open to the intuitive wisdom that we have deep inside . If you are hoping to publish it, try. In the coffin of consciousness the past can awaken to a new life. If the chests of the family line have seen some dark destinies and secret knowledge n consciousness coffin past can awaken to new life . Saving the family chests on hard fate and secret knowledge, it may provide you with a spiritual gravitas. Every time we open up and tell our destiny-filled history, we are healing and releasing layers of the family's heritage. If we are influenced by a religious upbringing, what we believe in ourselves can open up in a new way . Generally, it is a time when hearts are relieved. Where guilt and sin floats away, forgiveness and peace of mind descends.
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FAITH HAS A TRANSFORMATIVE POWER - The pentacle is life - the circle around it is the cosmos. Our five senses detect life, intuitive and spiritual senses pick up the psyche and the whole. Life is sacred. In Norse mythology the ability to sense this was a gift from the gods - it is worth remembering. The coffin can contain precious heritage and divine memories. Treasures and values can bring joy if allowed to. Do something that nourishes the soul, perhaps assigning some work to others? The mysterious Black Madonna represents the wisdom of the old woman - from when Venus and the moon was worshiped as heavenly goddesses. She represents all the miracles that faith creates. We can open to the forces of faith and have wonderful help and guidance - in big and small matters.
6 Wands - Position 1
A FLUTTER OF SPIRITUAL WINGS - The white horse represents spiritual wings; we are lifted out of our everyday life, we philosophize, we soar into spiritual worlds. Sometimes those worlds become an inner retreat, which we seek out when life is hard. You have a proud nature – you must maintain your faith in yourself and in life, even when certain individuals turn out to be different from what you first saw in them. If you feel a desire to strike deeper roots, you will find that with time you will succeed. Right now contradictions can meet and produce harmony – within and around you.
6 Wands - Position 2
STAND BY YOURSELF - The horse between the wands is our urge to run freely wherever we want, while the red serpent energy represents the fear of doing just that. It is now that we can do away with the outer and inner inhibitions that prevent us from being more free to act without feeling selfish. Maybe you let yourself be limited by acquired standards, needs and requirements - your own or those of others - perhaps requiring you to make yourself more visible. The blue triangle is your consciousness - the thoughts and insights that lead the way.
6 Wands - Position 3
A NEW SENSE OF SELF APPRECIATION EMERGES - The red triangle is the will and power of growth that emerge as a result of experiences that we make ourselves. If the mistakes of the past are hurting, remember that no one can figure out the deeper meaning of everything that happens - move on - let go and avoid self-pity. Create the space to take life into - enjoy it - travel; nurture the love for your loved ones - you may find that the grass on the other side of the fence is no longer so green. The white horse is looking for inspiration to the soul - you can also find such inspiration.
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NEW PASTURES - The horse between the rods reacts instinctively to the snake - we can also act instinctively in life - sometimes it's good, at other times our reactions are out of touch with reality. If the horse calms down, the two triangles meet - your inner and outer life are united - you feel serene and able to make peace with your life. The horse of the clouds is the wings of poetry - do you dream of meditating or expressing inner worlds in words or in writing, this is the time to do it.
6 Swords - Position 1
AN INNER QUEST - The deep sea, the dark mountains, and the mystical all show that the sea voyage of life right now is takes place in the subconscious. Here in the deep waters of the soul live your longings and dreams, but also your doubt and fears. Be aware of the feeling of trust that you have developed – it is like a travel companion in the vessel of the mind, making you feel secure and safe – even when you are in the unknown waters of the emotions. Trust your inner compass of the heart; it can show you the way.
6 Swords - Position 2
MAINTAINING A STEADY COURSE - The rainbow is the bridge between us and spiritual forces, and the depths beneath the boat are the unknown worlds that we feel inside us. If you are trying to aim for something that you want, maybe in your love life, then avoid focusing too much on your visions, losing the ability to follow the impulses and intuitive feelings that could guide you right now. If you collide with old convictions or present obstacles, help in breaking free is available.
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WORDS WORK AS A BRIDGE - The distant mountains are mental peaks in our consciousness. This might be a time when behind the cool peaks of the forehead many thoughts and speculations hide that you do not tell others about. Communication is important to you – in particular if there is movement in your life or in your relationship. Spiritual gifts may awake and develop within you; while the gifts of others may inspire and show you the way.
6 Swords - Position 4
TRUST AND MISTRUST - Voyages on deep water oceans challenge our faith and our doubts – especially when we sense that there are hidden reefs beneath us. You have probably tried to have the purest faith as well as paramount mistrust, and you have probably wondered about your reactions – particularly in your love life. The challenge right now is to learn how to trust the intuitive power of discrimination that you have developed; it can provide the rock steady feeling of certainty as regards direction and goals that you are longing for. Practice.
6 Shields - Position 1
THE TRUE NATURE OF LOVE. An angel and a demon are whispering to us. The angel hopes that we will listen to the voice of the soul, the demon makes our conscience torment us. Conscience may be a guide - but if guilt and remorse are in power, we easily end up doing what we think the world wants, rather than standing by what we ourselves feel - just that may be the test right now. The biggest of the stars is your inner being - be true to it. The voice of love in the heart can guide you in conflicts and choices.
6 Shields - Position 2
MOVING HEAVEN AND EARTH. The angel is the ability to ignore our own needs. If we are too good at this, it is time to learn to meet our own needs - that is exactly what serves the whole the best. Believe in goodness - be positive and hopeful rather than sceptical. Use the experience you feel is important, and be responsive to intuition, which is trying to show you what you are missing - you will find the ways and expedients you need. Grab for whatever in life is able to uplift and carry you - be open to spiritual experiences.
6 Shields - Position 3
YOUR INNER REBEL IS A FRIEND. The demon is the healthy instincts - those that provide that the first impulse is often the right one - which can be difficult to pick up and realize while the situation is still on. Instincts can also be the alarm bells ringing for you to consider what you want - not what you think you should or must - perhaps because of acquired norms. If negative thoughts, doubts and scepticism - about this or more generally - take up too much space, it helps to think positively. Freedom of choice is growing from this.
6 Shields - Position 4
GIVE AND TAKE WITH AN OPEN HEART. The red serpent is the natural needs that we feel. If we feel resistance - maybe even envy - when others express their needs, it may help us tracking our own natural needs which we are suppressing. The two beings want to show that past regrets inhibit us, and that new reflections are liberating. Does this also apply to money matters? The star is love - feel whether you give and receive with your heart - let others be embraced by the love and understanding you have for them.
6 Cups - Position 1
REJOICE - Faith and longing are like two old friends following you from distant times. They have shaped your destiny and serve as a guiding star in your search. You have overcome many obstacles, you have developed and know yourself well. More than ever you are ready to receive and give emotionally in the way that you have always wanted to.
6 Cups - Position 2
MAKING ROOM FOR HEARTFELT FEELINGS - Two individuals are standing in the heart of the mind. In your innermost heart are valuable feelings, and as you can see, the door is ajar – positive energy, longings, and empathy can radiate in and out – and you can invite others inside. A naïve desire to play with life may awaken in you; allow yourself to go along. If you have long felt like contacting a person from the past that you still feel attached to, this may be a rewarding thing to do.
6 Cups - Position 3
THE TIES OF THE PAST - The feelings of the past are stored in the cups behind the two individuals. Maybe you will meet people that you missed, and perhaps you realize how much you have both changed. Maybe the truth is that the relationship is really over. This is also the time when new relationships remind you of something or someone from the past, and it is only natural if old feelings also stir – the body remembers. You might mean more to your close relationships than you yourself realize.
6 Cups - Position 4
THE PAST REPEATS ITSELF - FORTUNATELY - The orange red snake is the feelings of the past; they may sneak into the present as a disturbing influence for good and for bad – but only in a small way. What is positive about their appearance is that we realize that we have changed – we have learned from our experience and are thus able to react in a different way. The best piece of advice right now is to be faithful towards what you feel; to let what you say and do come from the heart is both the challenge and the way of growth.
6 The Lovers - Position 1
WIDEN OUT YOUR LOVE - Rainbows are magical - like love they can build a bridge between heaven and earth. Love's divine magic spreads its healing and protective light on us - we are loved. The wings are messengers of the soul - they make sure that feelings and thoughts, prayers and hope reach their destination. We may feel connected to the angels. When the power of love fills us, we feel complete and unspeakably happy. Both large and small things can trigger it - the first spring flower, a meeting with your love. In the soul is the image of who we are. Lovers see it in each other, and sometimes others wonder about this. The pain comes when we are disappointed and wounded because of the mundane things which mask the image. In the Lovers, losses and wounds heal, we regain faith in love, and open the heart for something / someone.
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LOVE FILLS YOU WITH WARMTH - Under the rainbow the sun is shining sun on a red sea of soil - full of hot desires. The white lotus shows that they can have deep roots. Your love life and friendships can flourish, and love can pop up unexpectedly. Love creates warmth on earth, it is like the sun unexpectedly making its appearance after a hard and cold season. Once again we long for warmth and closeness, and we long for burning for what we do. It may be now that we change the way we use our energy. Now something can come together on a higher level as if by magic. Now we feel if our feelings are reciprocated. If love's spiritual sun is a part of our essence others will feel nourished and healed, to our own amazement. Hope can grow, and there is help available to act.
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LOVE IS A MOUNTAIN HIKE - Love's ideals are like mountain peaks that we dream of climbing - but up there it can also be lonely. The lotus on the blue sea gives us hope and dreams of love with deep roots. The bright light of consciousness can penetrate the shadowy side and reveal insights. Maybe we change the high demands on love which we believe can protect us from repeating past disappointments and losses - maybe we find the strength to express the difficult issues that we need to express. Moving around in love's deep valleys and high mountains provide intense experiences, but we can also feel fear. We must remember that love is bigger than us and therefore independent of our ability to think, hope, and our longing for the "right " way.
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BE TRUE TO LOVE'S PATH - The meeting between the light and dark hand is an expression of how important love for one's next of kin is. In us conflicting emotions may be reconciled - love, cooperation, and friendship go hand in hand. The erotic and sensual love sprouts like flames from the depths - longings may flare up. But the fire can also transform love into lasting flames and clean up old feelings that have cast a shadow on our love life - such as jealousy, doubt, fear of losing. It requires courage to walk love's winding, starry path , because here are the thorns which we fear to suddenly step on - a fate associated with this may be concluded. I the path is difficult, help is closer than we think. If we experience conflicts between strong emotions, life may turn out to solve this on its own.
7 Wands - Position 1
SEIZE THE POSSIBILITIES OF THE UNPREDICTABLE - The quivering man here has an impressionable sensory nervous system - the same thing we may also have - momentarily or in a more basic sense. What takes your energy and how do you recharge? Activity and an urge to do something is good, but to feel chaotic, pressured and stressed wears you down. Do you find it hard to say no or to sense your own needs, it is time to learn this lesson. The sparks in the air are future prospects - give them time and let them settle down.
7 Wands - Position 2
YOU'LL GET IT UNDER CONTROL - The sparks are all the inner sentiments flying around in our minds. We may feel impatient - maybe we think that life only repeats itself with slight variations - perhaps we live in our consciousness or in the hopes for the future. If you have had a stressful and frustrating time, it may require patience and vigilance to break the patterns that followed. The advice is: Practice keeping your awareness in the present moment.
7 Wands - Position 3
BE PATIENT - The many bolts of lightning are the numerous unconscious and conscious impressions that fly around in our mind. Do you need to make choices, but are not sure, then wait. Rather than getting frustrated you should see it as a natural process. Before long things will be more peaceful, and in the meantime, your plans may well change - maybe you even want to change a decision - perhaps new opportunities that you can not see right now will emerge. Have faith - life goes forward - even without your control.
7 Wands - Position 4
LET YOUR LIFE CLICK - The wheel is life in motion - if it turns, it may require us to find a new balance. If you meet life with open senses, you'll know what you can do to find it - maybe you need a new balance between activity and rest - maybe you need to touch the body more to inject new energy or relieve stress. Meditative peace can heal - and you can find a tool to achieve that if you look for it. Perhaps mindfulness will be good for you?
7 Shields - Position 1
EFFORTS ARE REWARDED. The woman has gathered insights in her trolley - in her life. The lightning urges her to seek yet more insights - which she now digging for. If you feel a need to clean up your mess inside - or getting a deeper appreciation of yourself - do it. If you have done much coping and carrying burdens, it may be a good thing to unload. The feeling of being valued can provide deep satisfaction and joy - recognize it if it's important to you and express it yourself to others. Be open to see and create the amazing things that life provides.
7 Shields - Position 2
LIFE CAN FULFIL WISHES. The lightning reveals a conflict between daily chores and the wishes which the three shields shows that we are hiding. We may be good at coping with life's little and big hills - but also good at postponing the things we ourselves want. Not all desires can be met at once, but some can. Try to dig them free - even if it is necessary to push others a little bit or to put duties into the background - for a while. You can succeed - when you are a little patient, life will show the way.
7 Shields - Position 3
SKILLS ARE GOLD. The treasure which the woman is digging out is the wealth of life experiences that she has accumulated. While we have these experiences they may take up much space - when they are done, it may leave an empty space - but only for a time, then life rolls on towards new experiences. Try to look for new inspiration - like something that develops the innate abilities that you either hide or use too little - maybe something creative and spiritual. Doing so will fill you with joy. If you need training, you will find it.
7 Shields - Position 4
THE PAST IS IN THE PAST. The past which the woman successfully buries will create positive growth. Life wants to be lived here and now - we have to try to let go of the things we can not possibly change. Clean up things and projects that you feel belong to the past. If you are stuck in a rut, drained of energy - or if you are struggling to finish a project - do not push yourself. Stop - create space around you and you will see everything in a new way. If you have for a time felt sadness or discouragement, it may turn round. Have faith in life and the emerging future.
7 Cups - Position 1
FANTASY WORLDS BEING CONSTRUCTED AND TORN DOWN - Sometimes reality or fate pull us out of the emotional fantasies and imaginations about ourselves and the world around us which our inner world is so good at creating. Only later we understand how. If your emotions upset you, this is only temporary – as the golden vessel contains genuine feelings and values; the inner foundation which nothing can overturn. The golden “umbilical chord” represents the things in you that make sure you can feel those feelings and values.
7 Cups - Position 2
TO SEE YOURSELF - The cloud is charged with the feelings and energies that may smolder and trigger storms – if our life creates the conditions for it. In return the golden vessel is full of the feelings which bring out the sun. Be aware of how – and when – life is colored and affected by positive and negative emotions. If you establish new contacts right now, it is important to show your colors, if you want to develop a more lasting relationship or to make a project succeed.
7 Cups - Position 3
ARE YOU A DREAMER - Genuine fantasy is the connecting thread which creates the many hopes and dreams that the cups contain; if right now life has produced obstacles to the realization of your dreams, hold on to your faith – something is awaiting you on the road ahead. If you are the kind of person who expects happiness to come calling without doing anything yourself, this is the time to change your frame of mind and start being active. Be open to change convictions about others – only then will you be able to see a more true picture of them and of your relationship with them.
7 Cups - Position 4
A GOOD FOUNDATION FOR SOMETHING NEW - The golden vessel is full of the lasting joy and genuine feelings which we would like to build our life on. If your experience tells you that relationships and plans can easily be torn down, when the emotional foundation – your own and others - is too unstable, you have learnt from this, and you will know how to avoid it from repeating itself. If you are building something new, you must get in touch with your feelings and determine if it is rewarding or disturbing to use the good advice of the world around you.
7 Swords - Position 1
PURITY AND CALM - This is the time to discard all the thoughts that “pollute” the blue skies of consciousness. These have often been produced by feelings that we carry with us, such as guilt, doubt, worry, nervousness, and fear. The bolt of lightening shows that they are disturbing and disquieting. In Seven Swords you are ready to join the battle – the best advice is to be faithful to what you think and feel, also when you are in the middle of the situation. The blue sky is the mental freedom which breaks through when you succeed. Try to read something about positive thinking.
7 Swords - Position 2
LIGHTENING STRIKES - When lightening strikes in our consciousness we are introduced to new thought patters. Something unexpectedly lights up – and we see other ways out. It is also the lightening that makes us discover that we have overlooked something important – just in time to fix it. At this time it is better to wait for the moment when you just know what is the right thing for you. Until then you may experience an avalanche of thoughts and speculation, filling your consciousness with “noise”.
7 Swords - Position 3
A WEB OF THOUGHTS - The person is trying to escape from negative convictions – but they can be like a spider’s web, we get stuck in them when we would rather get away. In Seven Swords they are often far from reality. We fear the worst possible outcome, but it affects us nonetheless – and then fear turns out to be completely unfounded and a waste of energy. If you are caught up in doubts and worries breathing – to feel the body and the heart – can help create a balance. The best advice is to trust your common sense.
7 Swords - Position 4
LIBERATION - The black soil of the disc of the earth is rich, and the light shining upon it is powerful; our lives are fertile and ready for change. Right now it is liberating to act rather than trying to reason out everything. Avoid skipping action too much. Generally speaking, stand by yourself, be sincere and natural – just be yourself. This can work miracles and promote the things you are hoping for. This is true also if you have for a long time postponed communicating with others. Trust that life is on your side.
7 The Chariot - Position 1
INTUITION LIGHTS UP - The horse and the little star warrior awakens the senses - also the intuitive and clairvoyant senses that perceive and feel mental and spiritual worlds - shown as a universal mind. We experience bright moments of intuitive clarity, but these insights can disappear like snow in the sun - it might be helpful be to write them down or share them with others. The psyche is full of emotion and very impressionable - outwardly we seem calm, but inside we may feel a nervousness which is difficult to control - maybe we react a little too impulsively. A bright view on life and future, and to be protected by a shield as we explore the world, can be a natural feeling - or be under development. Before long we feel the road more clearly.
7 The Chariot - Position 2
FREEDOM IS PRECIOUS - The horse is an expression of the desire to let go of the reins, to be impulsive, riding away from everyday life and experience an expansive freedom. But the little lotus coach shows that we might only dream about it. Maybe we accept to be the workhorse which toils in everyday life; maybe we need to pull together with other people in order to move forward; or perhaps we are donning blinders, shutting down dreams of the future in order to focus on the way here and now. But you are unlikely to having completely tamed the desire for freedom and change. Give time - the lotus coach is the unconscious forces in the psyche which ensure that the outer life path and the inner path of the soul develop together. Have faith. Problems can unexpectedly be resolved , new roads appear.
7 The Chariot - Position 3
INTUITION WILL BE HEARD - A sun angel lights up awareness, the stag of intuition is coming out of the subconscious. If life goes round and round in a circle, it is time to listen to your intuition. While we listen with our ears, intuition listens after the voice of the soul. This kind of clear hearing can be stimulated by listening to the silence behind the myriad thoughts. If we often experience an intuitive response when we are in the state between sleep and awake, it helps to lie still until they have time to make an imprint. While others talk, your intuition may provide detailed messages. We must try to multi-listen as best we can - and inspire others with what we pick up. If we have a hard time deciding whether something should be said aloud, we must feel from the heart rather than be controlled by the urge to tell. Overall it is a time where positive thoughts emerge and negative perceptions fade away.
7 The Chariot - Position 4
WHEEL OF LIFE IS WITH US - In the middle the wheel of life is turning. People hold on to each other and turn with it. We grow in a spiral cycle. Sometimes life is like a wagon, that we ourselves have to put in motion if we want to move forward - sometimes we have to accept to wait for life to turn alongside us - even if we have the will power to move and the plans are laid, we will get nowhere if life is not ready. If we react in new ways situations may change. Be present in the moment - so that you avoid experiencing life as a waiting room or being pulled in too many directions. Listen to the need for dwelling and rest. If the mind is tired and foggy, the energy may return and reawaken your drive. The lotus coach and the stag bring light to forgotten dreams, desires and vulnerabilities, when we are ready to deal with them.
8 Wands - Position 1
STRENGTH IS WITHIN YOU - A young lion is hiding in the savannah, observing the river of life - it is intensely present in the moment and in the body. The lion is an expression of the courage of the heart - with this we can make our mark - set limits - take our place - stand by our needs - be what we feel inside. These aspects of yourself can grow if you nurture them - maybe you need them right now? Your creativity and spirituality is growing - life can make the strengths that you have stored away come out into the light.
8 Wands - Position 2
NEW LAND IN SIGHT - Sometimes the flow of life catches us and takes us away - we will reap valuable experience without necessarily achieving the goals we originally wanted. Remember to act on your own rather than letting opportunities slip by. Obstacles can unexpectedly clear away, and new flows may arise between you and others. A time where we can marvel at the many small and big mysteries that we encounter. Do you have a dream of a spiritual journey - perhaps to another country, it is the time now.
8 Wands - Position 3
A NEW STAGE OF LIFE - The dim star gives the river of life a mysterious glow - we can seek a different path - grow - even spiritually. You may have an innate ability to be the guide for others. Maybe you've lived in a position of withdrawal, or you have stored away wishes and desires that you have been lacking the time, the opportunity or the courage to live out. One thing is certain: time and fate is favorable for new choices. Something unexpected could open doors - someone may come into your life and show you the way.
8 Wands - Position 4
LIVING TWO LIVES - The river that divides the two landscapes is the separation that we may have between two lives - such as work and family life, spirituality and everyday life. We may need this separation but also long to connect them more. The border river can also refer to the beginning of a new life / life stage - only you know whether this already happened or whether it is approaching. Both now and in the future faith and trust can lead you on the river of life - there you may also meet your childhood or people from before. The future is bright
8 Shields - Position 1
CHASE YOUR TRUE STRENGTH. The woman looks up at the beautiful lion's head representing her powers. We may nourish deep resistance to authority - perhaps we have been struggling to resist the heads of the family. We can be true fighters - often we have an easier time showing strength than having to show others our weakness. If just now it is hard to reveal your feelings, it will be a victory to do so. You can radiate forces, that others see, yet you find it difficult to feel them yourself - but they are there.
8 Shields - Position 2
STEPPING INTO CHARACTER. The red star power is an inherent power within us. If we are at peace with ourselves, we are able to pacify negativity and resistance solely by virtue of our being - if we do not use what we have in us, we risk being frustrated, stressed - might encounter resistance or appear dominant to others. Have the courage to stand by yourself - express who you are in your appearance, and through your creativity. You are suited to work independently and can most likely both inspire and help others.
8 Shields - Position 3
UNFOLDING. The small flowers shields are the many fateful experiences that have shaped us - but also the opportunities for positive growth that are waiting to unfold. We help them on their way by breaking with the demands that we make on ourselves regarding what we should be able to cope with - although these demands actually exhaust us and maintain old thought patterns. If in doubt, listen to how your body reacts. Even small changes relating to the choices we make here and now have a major effect on the future.
8 Shields - Position 4
CREATE A LARGER SPACE. If our inner lion strength is living in a cage, we may become passive and fit in - rather than realizing ourselves in what we do. Only you can tell if you keep yourself in certain roles that you want to free yourself from - or allow others to do so. Only you know whether you are ready for new challenges - or whether you need to take more account of your strength. It may seem awkward to stand by certain features of our self that we have suppressed - but if you pick up your courage, it will soon become natural, liberating and very rewarding to do.
8 Cups - Position 1
EMBRACE LIFE - Like the “lion woman” of the card you have the will to fight and to pass the tests that life and fate put you through – because you hold on to the concept of creating a life where you can flourish, help others, love, and be loved. If the vision is not realized right now, don’t give up, it may happen before you expect it. Remember that it of no use to others if you take on more burdens that you can actually handle.
8 Cups - Position 2
THE CHALLENGES OF EVERYDAY LIFE - Like the “lion woman” of the card, you sometimes lose yourself in coping with life. You want to make a difference, but do you make use of the genuine “drive” of the red star-sun above you? The urge may be growing to unfold and invest your resources in something that nourishes you on a deeper level, and it is through this that you gain the strength to help others.
8 Cups - Position 3
STRENGTH CAN BE EXHAUSTED - Ask your feelings whether your sense of strength is in contradiction to what you can actually accomplish. The light blue cup in the hand of the “lioness” contains the longings and visions that you want to realize in the long run – hold on to them and don’t allow duties and activities to overshadow them. If you feel exhausted it will be a good thing to use the body – maybe running, doing yoga, or whatever makes you feel good and on the top of things.
8 Cups - Position 4
LIFE KNOWS - Cups and vessels flow on the river of life – if a lot of duties put you under pressure, or if something within you upsets you – you will soon rise to your full strength and act. If you find yourself in a situation where it is hard to know what to do, this may be because it is not in your hands; let some time pass, and avoid repeating old patterns. The test for you in this is to trust that life has wonderful powers that can work for you, carry you and release you.
8 Swords - Position 1
RELEASE - Like the woman in the sunny warm circle we have also picked up the strength to liberate ourselves from the swords, which represent the thought patterns that continue to tie us to old feelings and self images, despite the fact that we have developed and changed. We are helped by the little star – by our soul. The little lion is the courage of your heart – use it, and it will grow. By doing so you can overcome the fear of being hurt – or hurting others – particularly in the case of conflicts. A time of healing and release; patterns can be concluded rather than repeated.
8 Swords - Position 2
PATIENCE - The woman hesitates; maybe she is “recharging” in the sun while considering how to stand up. Right now it is best to be patient, and if you have to make a choice, don’t act before you are certain that you are not repeating old patterns. Listen to the experience which is “knocking on the door”. If you have worried a lot you will soon realize that the tide has turned. It will strengthen you to feel and be in your body.
8 Swords - Position 3
RELEASE THE NET OF EXPERIENCE - The woman’s hair demonstrates that our consciousness is a web made from life experiences. Old experiences can be valuable, but they can also trap you mentally in the past. Right now you are setting free the courage to make new experience. Listen to your intuitive thoughts and feelings – the blue star energy – it can help you in this.
8 Swords - Position 4
YOU DON'T NEED TO DEFEND YOURSELF - The swords may be an indication of the subconscious patterns behind which we hide our vulnerability. If you feel that you often end up in a defensive position – even when it is entirely unnecessary – it will be a victory to change that. You are a human being of great willpower. If you encounter resistance you persevere until you are through, if you fall you get back on your feet. Your inner feeling of self appreciation is developing, as is your courage to show more of yourself. Intuition may help you choose.
8 Strength - Position 1
RELEASE YOUR HIDDEN STRENGTH - Strength Woman's consciousness reaches out to two lions. It takes courage to move into the lion's den - into the aspects of our being which we prefer to hide away. Not in order to fight them but to embrace and love them, so that they can develop naturally . Each time we succeed we become radiant like the sun woman of strength - we feel stronger inside, face life in a new way, and the world feels it. The number Eight represents a rewarding circuit between the body's gut feelings and the feelings of the heart - if we develop the weaker of the two " minds " it creates growth and balance - both internally and externally . Strength Woman may be a " spirit helper" that we feel in ourselves - she can also be a person whom we would like to open the heart to.
8 Strength - Position 2
THE COURAGE OF THE HEART - The green heart with arrows is the vulnerable heart - the protective mother lion is our need to protect it - perhaps even as a child. Right now, the force hiding behind the fragile heart lights up and is released. A mother lion arouses a natural respect. The courage within us to fill and express our needs in a natural way may be growing. When old defensive mechanisms and reaction patterns govern us, we can feel it clearly - the is help available to change those patterns. It gives us peace of mind and makes us more active in the way we meet life. Strength Woman lets the light and the warmth of her inner world radiate out into the world - the same thing we can do consciously. That makes her distinct and vulnerable, but the lotus indicates that she is mentally protected - as are we.
8 Strength - Position 3
The holly leaf and the father lion represent fortitude in fighting and suffering for what we believe in our heart. If we express it directly, the reactions may be different than what we fear - there is no attack on us. We can go a long way by being forgiving and forbearing, but it is also important to notice your anger and authority - not to attack others, but to find out what kind of a force hiding behind it. It can be used to designate and establish healthy boundaries, and it can arouse the courage to venture into new territory. In an Indian myth it is the roar of father lion that gets the lion cub to take its first breath. An old fear within us may let go, so that we are breathing more freely - genuine self-esteem and spirituality can unfold like the green lotus beneath Strength Woman.
8 Strength - Position 4
IN WEAKNESS DWELLS YOUR STRENGTH - The roots of the lotus take care that we grow spiritually; the flower vines are the circuit of the heart and sensuality that nourishes us and makes life intense. If life is very demanding, the lions of strength remind us that we are fundamentally strong and that things can suddenly change. The lion couple makes faithful partners of us - we bind ourselves with strong emotions, and we desire commitment in order to find something deeper in each other and in ourselves. If the relationship is successful the contradictory elements will inspire without losing the sensual excitement and attraction. The number Eight is the energy band that has maintained us in a particular destiny until something has been lived out and we ourselves are ready to break it. If it is now that we get ready for new leaps - now that we try to free ourselves from the patterns we unconsciously have been repeating - we have the strength and help of life to do so.
9 Cups - Position 1
FAITH AND COURAGE - In the woman’s red jar are the vulnerable feelings that her inner self is ready to defend when somebody gets too close to them. If you have also felt the need to defend yourself you have gained strength – hence you can now abandon old defensive patterns and open up to the pulse of life. If you need to protect yourself in the future, it will happen naturally. The people that find their way to your inner self encounter a warm heart.
9 Cups - Position 2
A FEELING OF ACCEPTANCE - Like the woman in the card you may have struggled to gain the psychic strength and independence that you are now holding on to. If you have a strong urge to take care of yourself and your own business right now, you can do so with a clean conscience; if your need is genuine others will feel it and respect your decision. Generally speaking the road forward is to have the courage to act on the basis of what you can feel is best for you – rather than what you think other people expect.
9 Cups - Position 3
A NEED TO PULL BACK - The red thorns is the kind of strength that can come from a basic uncertainty regarding the world; if you feel affected by powerful emotions or uncertainty in making decisions, it may be a good thing to pull back for a while in order to regain your calm and clear your mind – but remember to report back what you found out. If you are uncertain about the feelings of others it is a good idea to ask them directly – the answer is often a very different one than what you expected.
9 Cups - Position 4
A GROWING MYSTERY - The woman in the circle of fog may feel different – and maybe you do too. If you find yourself in an emotionally charged situation, avoid misunderstandings and intrigue – everyone involved risk projecting their own subconsciousness on to each other – even you. If you have started on a new stage of your life, maybe taken steps to develop your resources, you may fear – or experience – that your relations with others change; have confidence – both you and your close relations will grow from this.
9 Wands - Position 1
PEACE OF MIND AND A GRAND VIEW - A seeking soul, perhaps a loner by nature, appears on the road, looking up towards a chilly winter moon - something is about to be brought to fruition - something new can begin - and old things can be restored. If you need to look back, do it - you may experience feelings you once had to walk away from - but in a new way that creates peace of mind. Future dreams and visions can awake. Intuition is your best guide - perhaps right now you need more time alone - inner peace.
9 Wands - Position 2
NEW LEADS - Like the woman here, we have learned a lot from life's ups and downs. We can be tenacious, having enough to do, but yet we want to explore other roads completely different from what we have hitherto been doing. Keep your eyes and ears open for opportunities - perhaps spiritual guidance. Advice may inspire, but follow it only if it provides a deeper resonance inside. Maybe you can do as a woman here and walk your way to the answers to life's questions? A good time to give birth to new ideas.
9 Wands - Position 3
REMEMBER TO FORGET - The Moon is the mirror of the night in which the world can be seen in a mysterious light - the mysteries of the past can appear and be experienced in a new way. We often forget the good times and remember the difficulties. The rods which the woman has put behind her tell us that realizations are good - old feelings of guilt help no one. Do you need others' forgiveness, you will get it if you ask for it. Calmness, quiet rest, meditation, healing, and walking in nature inspires new ideas.
9 Wands - Position 4
THE FREEDOM OF PEACE - The woman on the blue planet in that dialogue and respect for differences is the way to peace. If conflict and strife is wearing you down - now or in general, try to change the behaviour that may follow - such as pulling out, giving in, smoothing things, rather than being direct - be yourself. It gives inner freedom. Do you fear the detours of life, remember that no man knows the map of fate. Who knows how many roads we have to go? Detours and dead ends can lead us to a new awareness of the target.
9 Shields - Position 1
INNER AND OUTER WELL-BEING. The woman lingers in her mind - we, too, may also need to recharge, rest, reflect on life - just be. The moonlight awakens the woman's subconscious - also inside us intuitive hunches and dreams may awake. It will be enriching and instructive to reflect on these impulses. Meditation? Full Moon Meditation ? In your mind old spiritual crafts - reading Tarot cards , hand reading, etc., may emerge or develop. Awareness of what we feel may improve our grounding.
9 Shields - Position 2
INSIGHT AND IMPETUS. The dark tree is our unconscious. Vague dreams about the future - maybe about love - may take up a lot of our time; have a good look at them. If you have become stuck or complacent, something can awaken the urge to pry yourself loose - step out on to the black topsoil - into the world that awaits you as a fertile - but uncultivated - land. If you want to know more about it you can let a wise woman look at it - perhaps someone you don't know. If you experience inexplicable anxiety or fear a natural confidence will grow stronger within you and prevail.
9 Shields - Position 3
LIGHT ON THE SHADOWS. The bright tree is in focus - something becomes more clearly visible. Rather than withdrawal or inaction we try to prioritize - give more clear signals. The brightness of the moon can awake - intuitive messages "get through " - we see through whatever we project onto others, and what the others project onto us. It can also be a time where we try to recreate something we left behind us - if this applies to yourself, it is rewarding to consider what new it brings. Poems and poetry can nourish and grow in us.
9 Shields - Position 4
GROWTH. The two hexed trees are planted in the woman's nature - they feed the intuitive and dreamy as well as her practical sense. If you often change between being wasteful and stingy with money - and if you dream of more stability, you can succeed. Grow an inner or an outer garden where you recharge. Do you want to move - or redecorate your home - so that your soul can thrive better, it is the right time now. Nature can be a rich source of inspiration - painting, growing, walking in it.
9 Swords - Position 1
HEART AND SOUL - The fish of faith, the small wheel of destiny, the red color and the checkered pattern of the swords all indicate that you put your heart and soul into the things that are dear to you. You think as much of others as of yourself – you take an active interest in the world, and you want to contribute what you have to offer, also spiritually. You believe that everyone is here for a reason. If you are in doubt as regards your own road, it will soon become apparent. It may be rewarding to write down lucid dreams and spiritual experiences.
9 Swords - Position 2
BREAKING UP THOUGHT PATTERNS - The small wheel of destiny keeps your life and your development moving – the fish hand ensures that the soul level is not left behind. If you are struggling with a certain question or worrying about the future, this is a natural consequence of the process you are in. If you find it hard to wait for things to clear up you may find inspiration in what others see in you – or your destiny – or a serious astrologer. Suddenly someone that you will feel connected to on the soul level may turn up unexpectedly.
9 Swords - Position 3
A GLIMPSE OF SUBCONSCIOUSNESS - The hands with the fish and the wheel of destiny hint that this is an emotional period of time. Something may heal or be released without your being able to find the right words for it – even if you are good at seeing connections and causes, such as psychological patterns and heredity. If your mind is full of thoughts, or if they are difficult to understand fully – you may see this as a cleanup in your process of development that will lead to a new clarity. If you have a dream of putting old knowledge into a new context, you are the right person to do so.
9 Swords - Position 4
BE GOOD TO YOURSELF - The fish and the wheel of destiny rest in the blue hands of the psyche – we may be good at caring for others but often forget to take care of ourselves. You may demand a lot of people, most of all of yourself. This can be a source of motivation, but it can also be a burden. If self reproach and negative thoughts keep going round in your mind the time is ripe to switch off the inner critic which is ‘talking ‘ in your consciousness. You have a lot of good to give, and to receive.
9 The Hermit - Position 1
THE PATH IS ILLUMINATED - The moon face is illuminated by ancient wisdom, the mountain awakens a desire for getting "high". We may be searching high and low for something spiritual - and when it happens, we notice. The lamp is a sign of an inner help healing us and showing the way. We may experience guidance - feeling presence and confidence. If we are at a crossroads, help is available to make the choices that are in line with the soul's path. They will feel "deeper" and provide certainty and tranquillity. In the hermit we may be loners by nature, or we may have a withdrawn nature that makes us feel different - but often others will perceive the spiritual depth and philosophical wisdom that we have been hiding. Show more of this. Forgiveness and compassion - both in what wee come across and what we have met in the past - comes natural to the hermit - and creates peace of mind.
9 The Hermit - Position 2
STEPPING OUT OF THE SHADOWS OF THE PAST - The wolf is an expression of the courage to go our own way - the heart compass which can guide us is found in the beam of light. If we are looking for a new path of development - or if we want to find someone that we can confidently say yes to - something may show up and put us on the track. We can be good mentors for others, but if we need help and advice ourselves, we might feel too modest or believe that we should deal with it on our own - if we overcome that idea, it can take us further. When wolves howl at the moon we feel the fear of what might be hiding in the shadows. Unfounded feelings of fear often vanish when brought into the bright light of consciousness, or when we reveal them to others. Generally, it is a time when old bruises of the mind can heal naturally and where faith in ourselves and the future grows.
9 The Hermit - Position 3
THE DOOR OF MEMORIES IS OPEN - The Bear's Cave is a " look-inside-place" - here unconscious memories, intuitive messages and images emerge from the subconscious. As a distant echo they awaken a spiritual resonance - all doubts disappear, and we feel a greater sense of meaning. This knowledge can help us put something behind us - maybe we see childhood and past choices in a new light. The raven represents the primitive instincts that know about life on earth. We must listen to the voice of experience and trust our instincts - they are in contact with the sustaining force that life has. If we search the advice of others, we rarely get definitive answers - they might lead us on the right track, but we must decide on our own whether we want to follow them. Be open to the fact that visions and ideals may change - perhaps we are drawn right now toward more spiritual goals.
9 The Hermit - Position 4
TAKE THE LIGHT OUTSIDE - Naked mountains may be hiding precious metals - we humans can both aspire to outer wealth and to spiritual wisdom. The time may be ripe to simplify our lives - if we are hardy souls, it may be a good thing to grant ourselves something more - perhaps to make a dream come true. The wolf has the courage to follow its own trail - there is help to be found in treading new paths rather than following the old footprints. If we experience life as a mountain landslide - or as an impassable path - the bear's courage can grow within us - we will have the strength to stand firm, keep calm and choose the next steps carefully. We follow the light of the hermit when we walk with presence of mind and heart contact to those that we meet - that is, when we try to unfold our inner light for the benefit of the earth.
10 Wands - Position 1
THE RELATIONSHIP OF DEMANDING CONDITIONS TO THE JOY OF LIFE - The woman is carrying a heavy burden - she is conscientious, makes great demands on herself - maybe she works more than her energy allows, takes on responsibility that rightly should be other people's concern, and she feels pressured. The rainbow and the red globe show that the time has come to let go of the need for control, which keeps us stuck in such patterns - they were necessary for a time , but now they are a burden. The solar face and the solar spiral in the stomach is joy, pleasure and energy being released.
10 Wands - Position 2
WHAT ARE YOU CARRYING ALONG - The red soil is the determination to act. It is time to act rather than to postpone - perhaps clear up what we know burdens us more than is desirable. By doing so, you get the energy to take on new responsibilities. You'll want to be with others more, and you'll get a lot more out of being together. If you feel guilty when you take care of yourself, it is mainly because of all an old pattern inside yourself - and the time has come to break it up.
10 Wands - Position 3
LET GO OF YOUR WORRIES - Can the woman continue to keep the balance, or will she drop the burdens that she carries? Duty and desire may fight within you for the right to be heard, and it can trigger oscillations and rob you of energy. Maybe we are overly responsible and cautious one day and the next day we are caught up by the desire to take risks and act impulsively. Something positive can appear unexpectedly and awaken a decision within us - the rainbow shows that it is good to ask your imagination for help when it comes to the future.
10 Wands - Position 4
CREATE CHANGE - The rainbow is fate protecting us and our lives. Positive changes can be created - even if it is only a small change - such as getting up 10 minutes earlier, the effect will be great - perhaps the day will be different because we get out the door in a way that produces an emotional surplus rather than stress. You may experience of a safer position in your life - loads can be lifted from your shoulders, without you doing anything special to achieve that. If you need the help of others in this endeavour, it can be found.
10 Swords - Position 1
TOWARDS DAYBREAK - The solar eclipse behind the man shows that something will soom come into the light – and we perceive that. The furrowed hands show that you are learning a lot – about life as well as about yourself. An amazing clarity may arise in your consciousness which can guide you, if something urgent comes up in your life and your destiny. Have faith – reach towards those things in the world that you are attracted to – or maybe have a long standing interest in. New awareness is born.
10 Swords - Position 2
LET THE WORLD CHANGE YOU - The man is standing at the center of his consciousness, and his determination to develop is strong. This could be a good time to look at the way we communicate – do you express what feel and want to do as clearly as you want? Would you like to express more or less? Be a better listener? Do you have your heart with you in what you do? Even tiny changes may turn out to have a rewarding effect on the response that you get. Intuition may turn muddled thoughts into clear images – sometimes to our surprise.
10 Swords - Position 3
INTUITIONS AWAKENS YOU - The swords and the hands penetrate a mental distance in our consciousness. When you are minding your own thoughts – perhaps feeling a distance to what goes on around you – suddenly an intuitive thought breaks through – you wake up to be present in the here and now. Seize those moments and hold on the messages and the insights that you receive. They are helpful, and your capacity to trust them and use them, not least as an inspiration to others, is growing.
10 Swords - Position 4
A NEW AWARENESS IS BORN - The circle of consciousness is penetrated by the swords of thoughts; your life, too, is affected by what you think. A time where memories of past events may appear in the mind, but also a time where there is help available to put them behind you. Be flexible – external and inner changes will lead to greater clarity. It may put your soul at rest to have important considerations, decisions, and papers in order. Remember to “disconnect” and relax from time to time.
10 Cups - Position 1
TRANSFORMING DREAMS - The rainbow in the sun has created a fertile connection between our fate and our dreams of the good life. You should consciously let go of dreams that have already been lived through – reach for new, visionary hope for your future. Feel the goals that you will happily try to realize. Meditation, fantasy journeys, astrology, Tarot, etc., all may offer inspiration.
10 Cups - Position 2
INNER HAPPINESS - Connect yourself to the joys of children. The child within us remembers who we are. You can relive the good and the bad memories – which will help you see these experiences, as well as your parents, in a new light. Maybe you feel an urge to tell your parents as well as other people of your past experiences. If you feel that the child within you becomes more manifest – that real needs demand space – let these needs unfold, even in a childish way.
10 Cups - Position 3
TRUE DREAMS LIVE FOREVER - The reflection of the sun in the ocean represents the subconscious images of life that we have; even when we don’t know where they come from they can shape us and our lives. Maybe this is the time to reflect on the journey that your feelings have made; to heal old disappointments; to see change in your hopes and dreams. This is a time of growth for spiritual feelings on the soul level.
10 Cups - Position 4
DISCRIMINATING BETWEEN WHAT IS GENUINE AND WHAT IS MERELY APPEARANCE - Everything that we wanted to do but what didn’t happen is being dissolved in the ocean of oblivition. You know what you want to do with your life, but do you live accordingly? This could be anything, from the joy of walking in nature to the desire for fame. If you long for inner joy, help in finding it is on the way. Are you paying attention – can you feel when superficial pleasures take up too much space – or do you let yourself be led astray by something, which may very well be true for them, but not for you?
10 Shields - Position 1
LIFE IS AMAZING. If the solar orbs above the person's head collide it's hard to know which path they will take - life's paths are created right now in a remarkable coincidence of spiritual, soulful, and earthly impulses. Maybe you are liberating yourself - consciously or unconsciously. Be open, reach out, be trusting - maybe you will feel instinctively that positive change is coming. New relationships can be developed, old ones renewed or terminated - appreciate your life-long friendships. Life can spread sunshine unexpectedly.
10 Shields - Position 2
BE CENTRED. The solar ring in the body is a magical balance point within us - here we are in complete harmony - rooted in the earth and in touch with the universe. If you are standing here you will feel instinctively what is best to do - not only for yourself but for everybody. Superficial and unrealistic notions lose their power over us, and you can feel the true values that life has. Only fear of the future or of the outside world's reactions can disturb you in making your choice here. Do you know the place?
10 Shields - Position 3
WAIT FOR THE SIGNAL. Sometimes we have to wait for the planets in the rainbow to find their place. If we face a choice, or if we are uncertain of the future , we must be patient. Give life and destiny the time to show you the way - when that happens, the lingering shadow of doubt disappears - you feel certainty - often you also feel a certain calmness and gravity in the body. It may well be have required courage to develop your own spirituality, and to make it an integral part of you - show it and use it - others may benefit thereof.
10 Shields - Position 4
LIFE IS BORN AND TRANSFORMED. The blue planet Earth and the planets in the rainbow create a space - even in us. New times are born and it can trigger a natural urge to change what we perceive as limiting - our roles, norms, habits, economic status, and job. Although the urge is there, you may want to put it off - but if you do, it will feel liberating and provide energy for you to hold on to some of all the plans you are hiding. Grab the opportunities that the moment creates - but only when the body and the heart approve of them.
10 Wheel of Fortune - Position 1
FATE CAN LEND US A HAND - The centre is a pattern of people - we are each other's destiny. It may be now that we let go of the hands we are holding - often without being able to change it - and now that we hold on to new ones. If you feel life intensely, it may give rise to a desire to know our destiny - but in the Wheel of Fortune, this is a process. It's all the emotions which toss us around, all the doubt and uncertainty, all the hopes, dreams and choices that create the intricate interplay with life, which brings us to the answer. The Wheel of Fortune is the creative forces that make sprouts grow - even in within us, new feelings of hope can sprout.
10 Wheel of Fortune - Position 2
FICKLE FORTUNE - From shadowy planets as well as from the cornucopia unpredictable forces are flowing. It shows us that nothing is certain - except change. Life can be a whirlstorm, sunbeams and shadows can change quickly and unexpectedly - we humans must seize at happiness when we sense it - when opportunities arise and meetings can happen. Maybe we are trying hard to turn life in the direction we want - and perhaps succeed - but maybe it does not go quite as we hoped, because unexpected obstacles crop up that upset our plans. Later, it may even prove to be helpful. Is life is chaotic or if doubts rule, we can try to remain calm and feel - often something within us can tell whether it is time to take hold, or whether it is better to wait. It can be rewarding to express yourself creatively.
10 Wheel of Fortune - Position 3
HELP FOR THE PAST - The petroglyph and the drum create a sense of history, magic and lore. They remind us that the family's wheel of fortune is full of patterns that are part of what shapes us. Some of these we know, and some we do not - often they are most evident in relationships and other close relations. When we exchange life stories with siblings and close relatives, we become aware of our own unique way of perceiving life. It can be rewarding - it may awaken new self-awareness . We can also write ourselves into it. Generally, it is a time when intuitive clarity can contribute to the pieces in the puzzle of destiny falling into place in the consciousness - it provides peace of mind. Unconscious spiritual abilities can be detected - new ones can be developed - perhaps we feel a new energy smouldering within us.
10 Wheel of Fortune - Position 4
LIFE BEARS FRUIT - A couple is standing with their own wheel of fortune. If life has put us in a situation where the past seems to return, it is not just repetition but can also create change and growth. It may be now that we feel an urge to breathe new life into existing relationships - with partners, friends and close relationships. If we are longing to meet a new partner, it is important to follow the instincts that keep signaling us about something we can do, but it is just as important to feel confidence in life and destiny - this also applies to other areas of life. A time where positive actions bear fruit - but we do not decide which particular fruit. All we can do is to embrace life - try to realize the dreams and aspirations we cherish - and let go of those who are in the past.
11 Justice - Position 1
THE BALM OF FORGIVENESS - The Goddess of Justice has no eyes - she sees with her compassionate heart that neither judges or defends, but embraces everything. We can learn from this. The spinning wheel is spinning the threads of fate - the weights on the scales are called mercy. Forgiveness can heal wounded hearts. We see clearly that if we need to forgive. But to forgive is far from allowing it happen again - on the contrary - we feel liberated and perceive that a thread of fate has been broken. Feelings of guilt may have deep roots and we may diligently nurture them within us - therefore Justice comes only to tell you that we are forgiven - and therefore can forgive ourselves. If we open the heart to this universal compassion we feel that it is true. Positive thoughts about this can strengthen us - especially when we remember to actually feel them.
11 Justice - Position 2
JUMP THE FENCE - The unicorn is the free spirit - it can never be captured , fenced in or subjected to mundane laws. Both the unicorn and the light blue snake exudes a childlike innocence. If we have this innocence, we encounter life trustingly and openly, but when we encounter injustice and oppression, something inside us rebels. Even small changes in activity patterns may be the loose thread that makes a whole destiny pattern unravel. Perhaps this is the time that we take the unicorn by the horn and impulsively come out with what is on our mind. Such childish cheerfulness is liberating and can help us past the fear and uncertainty of unwritten laws. The twisted horn of the unicorn is intuition - and it may be about to fertilize awareness with new plans.
11 Justice - Position 3
TRUTH SHINING BRIGHTLY - Righteousness owns the sword of truth - but judges no one - because here truth can prevail only by its own virtue. We know deep down when we close our heart and pick up the cool sword of condemnation, and it is best to let go of it before the words have become irreversible. Thought- and communication patterns can be changed - even small changes have a big effect. If we have an inner conflict between several "consciences", we may enact a kind of "court in session" in our mind - we are having endless dialogues with ourselves, until we achieve the new clarity and steady overview which we were looking for. Every time we manage to build a bridge between hearts and minds, the sword of justice lights up - peace and harmony is created in the world and in us.
11 Justice - Position 4
THE TREE OF LIFE IS STRONG - The two trees spring from the same whole. One snake is the mental capacity of discrimination - it can analyze, look through falsehood and into the facts. The second snake is the instincts that spot if the choice seems right or wrong. Whether we are moving in spiritual or earthly worlds, we need a well-developed capacity of discrimination - use it and it grows. If we are tempted to slink around listening carefully, it is often because of a misplaced regard for others or for fear of the reactions. In situations of choice Justice reminds us that we can not plan everything in life. We examine the facts and contact our feelings as best we can, and we must leave the rest to life and to the future - and to the protective energies of destiny that her dress represents.
12 Hanged One - Position 1
THE TIES OF FREEDOM - In The Hanged One an individual sacrifices himself - not as a victim but voluntarily. It's beautiful to sacrifice oneself in the love of others or for something we believe in from the heart - but if we're stuck in "victim roles", or yield to the extent that we lose ourselves, our inner world is stuck. Breaking the bond is not only stimulating for us but also for any other "players". If we have developed new aspects in our inner world, we may suddenly feel estranged from those we know. If we begin to express the richness of new facets which the Hanged One shows we have, it will inspire and create the change we long for. We grow like branches on the tree of life and evolve in line with the whole - to feel deep trust in this gives us a feeling of being more rooted in life.
12 Hanged One - Position 2
GROWTH IS FREEDOM - The rays emanating from the Hanged One's consciousness are the forces of life that pave the way for the future. Life is born, the senses awaken. Life is a strange mixture of looking ahead - feeling what we ourselves want, but at the same time thinking selflessly, wanting what would be best for the whole. If we act too impulsively and pleasure-seeking on what we perceive here and now, then we are not using the intuitive senses to feel and sense the soul's desire. It is life-affirming to use the sexuality and sensuality we feel - the creative and spiritual abilities we are given - to colour our lives with. Create space and time for enjoyment and magical experiences rather than just dreaming about it. Belief in the future - the development and growth that can be felt ahead - is like a light we are drawn to. We can even reach out to new things - to others - and to communities. Perhaps we want to travel the world to spread or get inspiration.
12 Hanged One - Position 3
THE PAST IS REVISITED - The Hanged One lights up the past - penetrates old filters - makes a spring cleaning of the psyche. As we change, so does the perception of the past. Some memories are given new life - difficult memories lose power. Generally, the Hanged One helps you get the energy back to ourselves that we have tied to others, or to the past, in a negative fashion. We can see through the illusions we get stuck in - and it will set us free. Soon the future will be like spring light on a bare winter field - new visions and hope pop up - overcoming all the doubts about life and ourselves that we may have. At the two small crosses old and new wisdom is joined together. The Hanged One may appear when the time is right to bring some of the spiritual wisdom we have to others. In pictures or words - or both. Also a good time to write memoirs.
12 Hanged One - Position 4
GROW DEEP ROOTS - Intuition connects to spiritual forces, and we are in the landscape of the soul - life is born. The Hanged One is the universal human. If we are born with a very universal consciousness it may take time to feel at home in the world. But just now you body and soul can come together and get a foothold. If a lot of things are turned upside down, we will soon feel our feet on the ground. It can be difficult to assess the value of what we do. If we are idealistic and enthusiastic we know what it is like to sacrifice time, energy, perhaps even money to spread new ideas and thoughts before the world is ready. Maybe we were just the midwife. The day we are faced with our own mission in life, this will be different - and there's help available to find it and carry it out. The trees are rooted visions that can grow. They are also people we are connected to - and those we will meet. Nature's energy opens up and nourishes.
13 Death - Position 1
THE WINGS OF THE SOUL CAN CARRY - The lily gate shows that the light is victorious - but also that life is a mystery. The deepest feelings of the soul contribute to the shaping of our being, and they can be difficult to put into words - maybe we carry them with us into life. We can sense them in quiet, introspective moments, maybe feeling them as a basic mood in us. Like the individual here we are embraced by the swan of the soul when life seems hard to bear - when emotions weigh us down and grip our heart. We may feel that way now, or we may have it with us. But the soul gate will open, and a healing light flows into the psyche - when consciousness calms down, when we meditate, or waking up at night, we can sense the gentle current of light. Whatever the cause of Death being drawn in Tarot, it reminds us always that hope and faith grows like lilies within us, and the soul is with us.
13 Death - Position 2
HOPE IS THE GRAIN OF LIFE - The bare tree and the harvested grain are natural opposites - winter and summer. The barren and the fertile in our nature sometimes fight. We have gained expertise, gathering it like grain within us, and now the field of life is ready. It is time for action - it is now we can sow the seeds of opportunities we have within us, in the hope that they will germinate and grow. We must be attentive - make sure that moments are not missed, that we act, speak up, doing what we wanted done. We may also see that life is quick in responding to what we send out. The joy of life can light up, sprout, appear in glimpses - and we can even reach out for it ourselves. Something external may bring joy ahead - perhaps good news in the family. If we long for feeling the wings of the soul, life can show us how. It is a time where something matures, something renews itself, which can provide a boost.
13 Death - Position 3
HOPE SETS A NEW DIRECTION - Hope is divine - like a boat it helps us through the storms of life and carries us forward to new horizons. Hope has a built-in positive power of thought, and Death may appear to remind us to think positively about our lives and avoid judging - accepting what happened and letting life carry it for us. When an oppressive past is lifted off our shoulders, we find the courage to hope for the future. For hope is a gift to us. The snake shows the eternal cycle of life and death that we see in nature. It may be now that we say goodbye to the patterns that keep us "going round in circles". We can revisit people or seek them out - perhaps to finish something, or hoping to renew the relationship. Loving memories and winged words lift the heart on to swan wings. A good time to express soul feelings in words and in writing.
13 Death - Position 4
LIFE CAN CARRY YOU - Red blood drops and the beautiful swan feathers represent the vulnerable moments life can bring us - they are like summer rain soaking the ground. If we are going through a period or a phase of life that will never return - or if we are in the middle of a vulnerable change, Death shows both that we can not force things, and that positive change is often closer than we think. Like the bare tree, carrying new life within it, something new will grow naturally forward and be impossible to overlook. When hearts are travelling in the name of love, the soul dons itself swan wings - even death's borders can be crossed. Loving thoughts and prayers will find their way to those we love - and to the loved one we may yet long to meet. It is a time when life grows - and it will bear fruit in due course.
14 Temperance - Position 1
EMOTIONS IN BALANCE - The angel's dance provides a "tempering" of the emotions so that inner harmony is created and retained. If we are in a turmoil, it could be now that we must be patient and wait - maybe not to fan the flames - perhaps avoid coolness creating a distance. The blue ribbon is printed with the poetry of the soul - when we want to tell others what is on our mind, the words that are filled with heart energy will reach their destination. In our love life, new soul ties can be created - existing ones can be strengthened. The intuitive hunches that keep the heart vibrating are like gentle harp tones - they create mental equilibrium - both in ourselves and in others. The white, spiritual dance mask is healing - hurt feelings can heal - healing abilities may be inborn or developed. Ethics and beauty is music for the soul - but if we lose ourselves in perfectionism, we lose the sense of the whole.
14 Temperance - Position 2
OPPOSITES CREATE SWEET MUSIC - The drum makes us feel what our vibrant heart is filled with - the white mask moves with the many energies flowing through the body and psyche. Perhaps there is a conflict between the soul's need for peace and harmony and the more sensual needs of the body. Maybe we want to be more sensual - let everyday life go and indulge in other states - other worlds. The angel of equilibrium makes sure that opposites can come together and create a new harmony. We may find that repressed anger or frustration transforms - if we are endowed with a gentle nature, people with a hurt or a pugnacious inner may be attracted to us. The balance of existing relationships may change naturally - maybe we will encounter contradictions that we can exchange with - and grow with.
14 Temperance - Position 3
A SENSITIVE SOUL CAN INSPIRE - The harp fills the soul with beauty - the mask of fire protects the psyche from tension. The universe wants honesty and balance - also in us. The ability to accommodate human diversity is a gift, if we have the courage to step into character ourselves. Old conflicts can be put aside if we take the first step. If we pick up tensions and unsaid words, it can be exhausting - maybe making us nervous and restless, but deep inside we know what serves the whole best. Is it to express our opinions lovingly and honestly, or letting the people surrounding us figure it out? It may be helpful to write or paint - because the angel of equilibrium is the muse of inspiration that can fill the consciousness with words and images, and a yearning to express them. Healing, musical and creative skills can be developed, and help is available to find out how.
14 Temperance - Position 4
- When the tiny feet of nature spirits touch the ground beauty and harmony flourish - maybe we change our view of the footprints we have made - if we dream of making new ones, it's good to get started. If we have we kept ourselves back in order to follow others, it may be now that we change this. If we are in the midst of life's fiery trials, we may feel guided and helped. Disagreement may prove to strengthen unity and make love grow. To spread out wide protective wings over other is beautiful, if we remember to let them try their own hand at life. If we have spent their lives meeting the needs of others and having very little left for yourself, the angel of equilibrium tells us that life will provide for us - but it's also good to practice asking others for help.
15 The Devil - Position 1
CLARITY REGARDING GOOD AND EVIL - The serpent's mesmerizing gaze is trying to keep us in a state of irrational emotion, drama and games - both those we create ourselves and those of others. Often we feel an instinctive resistance before we get caught up in them. If we have the courage to face them, the "spell" is lifted. And once we have seen through those emotions and games, it usually doesn't last a long time before they change and lose power. Other peoples' perception of us will quickly change, if we make a clean break with old self images and show the world what we have evolved to be. The devil knows the pain of love - when emotions sting, and when doubt and suspicion burn. The fear of repetition loses its grip on us - desire awakens. If we wander around trying to find what is genuine - in our love life or in spiritual life, what we are seeking may be a lot closer at hand than we think.
15 The Devil - Position 2
BE TRUE - What is sweet, sour, bitter, salty, burning and sharp in life creates the diamond's six facets - and shapes us. The antlers of nature's warrior reflect the natural pride that indigenous people own. Take life by the horns, lift up your head, shake off old inhibitions - we will feel it if we get a little too self-centred. Be honest and direct - fight to create something new in life. Someone has to stir things up to bring change to the world. If primitive forces are at play, winning means to stay clear of them. Rebellions against authorities can succeed - especially if the purpose is also useful to others. If life is wearing you down, it's good to overcome pride and ask for help. If we take care not to see life in black and white, new approaches will emerge.
15 The Devil - Position 3
TIES CAN BE TIED AND UNTIED - The couple is tied together with mundane bonds of destiny. The savage woman picks it up instinctively if negative patterns recur. We may be in the process of breaking the shackles of the past and making new ties. Maybe we dream of a passionate meeting - perhaps we long to reawaken passion in an existing relationship. If communication with close relations easily end up in strife and hostility, this may be due to the fact that distrust has crept in. In the Devil the ability grows to discern whether this distrust is justified, coloured by old experience, or created by something we imagine. If consciousness is going round in circles right now regarding an old guilt feeling about something which we can do nothing to change, the Devil shows that life is ready to help carry us, if we let go.
15 The Devil - Position 4
PURIFYING ENERGY - The white energy is nature's ancient power of creation. To love life is beautiful - a source of natural momentum. If we dare to respond more clearly - to recognize anger, to say no, to accept selfish aspects of oneself - breaking habits, challenging ourselves, being more impulsive, this can release energy. Face whatever it is that is draining you of energy - this might be the pressure of work. Often, it is worse to imagine the world than being in it. If right now we fear making mistakes - or think we let ourselves down - the Devil is a positive sign that we can make things right - often we encounter unexpected help. The balance may be changing between the need for space and freedom, and on the other hand the need for mundane security. When we stand by both earthly and spiritual needs, a new amazing sense of clarity will strike root. If we want to change old religious worldviews, this can succeed.
16 The Tower - Position 1
SHEDDING LIGHT ON FEELINGS - The Tower enlightens consciousness - inner and outer worlds are seen in a new light. Often the Tower comes up at times when we feel uneasy and under pressure inside, but it can also be a time when external causes are triggering the turbulence and the rain of tears that we see here in the Tower. Old feelings that have come alive can be released to make room for new ones. Relations with people can change - in a positive sense opening up to new dimensions, but it can also be divisive. Even small cracks can be important to heal rather than denying their existence. If these cracks go deep, good will may not always be enough - something bursts. Each time the Tower shows up, it reminds us that we possess a strong will and a great fortitude. If we can feel that, emotions calm down - we get new energy and perspective.
16 The Tower - Position 2
LIFE SWIRLING AROUND - In the Tower the future can appear in glimpses that we only realize the importance of later. If sky-high expectations and ideals are falling to the ground right now, it is only to make room for something new and more durable - and this may appear before we had imagined possible. Often we need grounding. If the mind goes round in circles, or if consciousness is under a lot of pressure, the nervous system quivers - maybe we generally try to be one step ahead of life, maybe intuition has become a radar that instantly detects signals. The best thing we can do is to let go of control and be present in what is. We have to trust that life and destiny trigger the opportunities we long for and that we intuitively sense when we meet them. Feel free to use your networks as well as creative and spiritual abilities as an inspiration for development - it can awaken a new awareness of what is going on.
16 The Tower - Position 3
WORDS CAN REDEEM - In the tower dreams and redeeming insights can come as a bolt from the blue. They penetrate all the defensive walls - through the control mechanisms and beliefs behind which we hide ourselves, and it helps to make us less vulnerable in the world. When frustrations and concerns are piling up, when we fear for what the future will bring - and will not bring - or when we intellectualize problems in a way that creates confusion rather than clarity, the tower warn us that we live too much in the head. Make a break with negative thoughts, prejudices and inner critics. Deliberate positive thinking can help. Communication is important - it creates mental images and brings us in touch with our feelings - and the heart yearns for it. If we want to convey something to others, the time might be right now.
16 The Tower - Position 4
WE ARE BUILDING - When the serpent wriggles in the maze of the subconscious, the past is reawakened and sends impulses through the seven energy centres that exist in the Tower and in us. It is connected to a red force - that is the courage to break patterns and make new, different choices. The ability to distinguish between what is false and what is true is sharpened, in a positive sense we can attract new encounters in the world. In the Tower we are challenged and lives can be changed. Sometimes it seems like life and fate is crashing down, triggering marvellous experiences and coincidences. If we fear that everything collapses, the Tower is an assurance that we contain the building blocks to build up something new. The challenge is to believe in it. In the maze spiritual abilities may live protected until they are ready to be used in the world - and it may well be now.
17 The Star - Position 1
UNIVERSAL LOVE - The Star is Venus - the morning star as well as evening star, the star of the goddess of love and fertility. She can awaken the deep longings which we carry within us - and evoke an intuitive urge to look out at the world to have them fulfilled. We build our relationships and friendships on a sense of soul contact - looking for depth, fidelity and intensity - the body, mind and spirit merging - so that we feel at one with the universe. Our own inner world may seem puzzling and unclear, but that of others we can clearly feel, and we wonder if their actions correspond to what we see in them. Even when they hurt us, we can choose to remain silent - and it might be a good thing to change this pattern. The Star is a symbol of a universal spirituality that lights up the earth. We can reflect this to others, even without being aware of it. We feel it when we feel healed, helped and guided.
17 The Star - Position 2
THE WISHING STAR - A bridge of stars connects the world of the soul to personal life. Unexpected experiences and gifts may enter our lives in a positive sense, coming from unknown roads. It is a good time to spread inspiration, and to seek out new paths that lead us towards people and communities where we feel at home. If faith and doubt are in conflict in a case or in making a choice, inner clarity is on the way. When that happens, we feel deep faith and confidence in the future - perhaps permanently, perhaps only until something triggers the doubt again. If we feel an urge to move on, intuition can lead the way - but it requires us to look behind the old dream images and changing influences from the environment, which blur the much clearer picture that exists in consciousness.
17 The Star - Position 3
SPREAD STARDUST - Through the Star's lunar vessels flow a universal wisdom. It makes us philosophical, intuitive and innovative. The most clear insights will be a constant source of amazement. What we "download" we would like to pass on - and often we find our own way and our own road. Perhaps now? Consciousness flies faster than that of most people and sometimes it is hard to understand that living in the world takes time. Patience is a challenge. If we have an aura of something different, it be both alluring and arousing opposition - we feel anxiety when others do not understand us and feel calm when they do. If we forget ourselves easily because we want what is good for everybody, the time has come for a showdown with the helping roles that we know deep down is a thing of the past. They can make us appear more "virtuous" than we actually feel - and they might prevent us from creating something which we dream about.
17 The Star - Position 4
LODESTAR - The vessel of the Star is lit by guiding stars. If we feel naked and vulnerable, uncertain about the road, the Star is telling us that we are protected and are being guided. The job is to believe in this. External challenges make us awake, energetic and independent. We feel that we are being helped - we have the courage to follow what we feel is right. We want to help and spread the good that we have, and we may have innate abilities to be a guide and counsel. The reward often appears in a different way - and at a different time than expected. If our destiny is difficult for others to decipher, this may be a protection. If we have had something important on our mind for a long time, this is a good time to start pouring it out. Star moments can come and go - in those moments we feel free and happy, grateful and serene. Often they pop up when we least expect it. Reach for new nourishment yourself. Presence is rewarding.
18 The Moon - Position 1
THE FULL MOON OF THE PSYCHE SHINES - The Moon makes sure that the psyche never hardens into a solid form but stays mobile and traversed by many kinds of feelings. The moon is an internal mirror - we see and feel the soul and all the many emotions that we carry. Old feelings are brought to fruition - new are born - tears may flow if the cup of the soul is filled up. Inside the full moon of the psyche an ibis is glimpsed with a snake in its beak - it has got a hold on the subconscious feelings which hold us tied to patterns we would rather avoid. Although we try to disguise and hide negative emotions, they can be seen and felt - also by others, but if we look them in the eye, they let go of their grip. Examples: envy, inferiority feeling, jealousy. Let the positive feelings flow - they make life flourish. A good time to practice how to fill up and radiate - devoting ourselves to whom or what we love.
18 The Moon - Position 2
THE NEW MOON OF THE PSYCHE AWAKES - The wolf communicates with the Moon. Instincts wake up and help us intercept signals that are in contrast to appearances. Behind the Moon Gate the more nuanced world of intuition exists. If we pay close attention we can spot why we react as we do - and change it if it is inappropriate - perhaps an old pattern that is irrelevant to the reality that we are in now. Both the full and the new moon cause ocean tides and bodily juices to rise. Something draws us. Moods can change - desire and aversion can change roles. Energies and sensations can roar up - creativity and inspiration grows - life and we can play and make a mess of it. The challenge right now is to be spontaneous - to be in the moment rather than to float away in daydreams and the elfish mist of the psyche. Create a picture of the future and stick to it. Vulnerable experiences may eventually create the conditions for new growth.
18 The Moon - Position 3
THE SILVER LINING OF THE MOON CREATES PEACE - The Moon Woman veils the world and looks pensively in the mirror. We may feel introverted and naked, longing for closeness, intimacy and sincerity - without showing it to the world. Perhaps we are going through our love life in the mind, and perhaps consciousness is blurred with a limit to the capacity to take in the new - maybe we mirror ourselves in others. What we see in them puts us on the track of something in ourselves - and creates new awareness. The dog is the domesticated instincts - something is held back, dampening spontaneity - it makes us indecisive. If we are influenced by negative moods, we only react afterwards. It is time to let go of old fears and negative perceptions. It is the time of poems and diaries. Sad memories of the past and the relationship with the family line can be reversed and approached in a rewarding way. Lessons take root.
18 The Moon - Position 4
THE SUBCONSCIOUS MIND - The moon turns away the face. The night is black like deep forest lakes. It is time to put shadows behind us. The mermaid's pearl knows the pain. Tears and sorrow is soothed and healed by the power of the subconscious. Dreams and inner peace can descend upon us - maybe we feel the need to dwell, meditate or rest. Dreams are another reality - it's there all the time, but the day overshadows it. We may dream more than usually, different images, thoughts and feelings can emerge from the subconscious. Maybe we fall out of the pattern everyday life, alternately seeming mysterious and alluring or repelling and cool. There is a creative process in us. Spiritual forces are developed, hidden potentials and resources stir. Something old can be repeated - but in a new form. Dive for true feelings - they are like pearls in deep sea of love.
19 The Sun - Position 1
THE LIGHT OF HEAVEN - The sun is used as a symbol of an all-seeing deity. Both a gentle, loving eye and a watchful eye which we fear. Stay focused on the sunny side of life - both in bright and in dark times - because we are influenced by what we think. In the Sun, the task is to stand by ourselves - to honestly show who we are, what we feel and how we feel rather than hiding it. It may require a confrontation with acquired roles, norms and excessive demands on ourselves. The sunlight is powerful and revealing. It helps us see what is hiding in the corners. If we are blinded by something - perhaps by strong personalities, by spiritual worldviews, or by something we think will make us happier, we notice it, but we choose ourselves whether to listen or not. Sunshine is the love we both give and receive. It causes us to grow and develop - nourishing and with the shadows fading.
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GROWTH - Do like the sunflower - it reaches out to the light and turns its face towards the sun. There might be a shadow in the sunlight if we have unrealistic expectations and demands on ourselves, wanting to be perfect and unique in the eyes of others rather than believing that we are good enough as we are. Look for the simple pleasures, be natural , let the positive prevail. In the Sun we can light up, maybe owning a special ability to get others to turn towards the light - no matter how hard life seems - but we can also dry out, because we forget to get nutrition and care for ourselves. Perhaps we need to use the body. If we want to see something new grow up, it's good to start small, and although it may be difficult to fit into everyday life, we can succeed. If we are easily becoming enthusiastic about something, it is important to look beyond the surface before we invest energy and money. Be vigilant, seize the moment and follow the impulses - they can protect and lead the way.
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POSITIVE NUCLEAR POWER - The child is our innermost core. Here are the values and the genuine self-esteem that we are growing by. We can grow free of shadows of vulnerability - perhaps going back to childhood. Often it happens naturally in meeting life, but it could also be now that we feel the urge to take them into the light - perhaps with the help of others. In the Sun the ability to see the positive in life grows. We get better at seeing the world with realistic and objective eyes without losing faith in the bright side of life. Perhaps we respond constructively rather than becoming uncertain or turning a blind eye. It can release the courage to live more fully. Unexpectedly, life-affirming experiences can appear and comfort you. Perhaps it is time to spread your own success stories.
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THE HEART OF THE SUN IS GOLD - The sun is the precious treasure that melts egoism in us. Therefore, we notice it clearly - both in ourselves and others. If we are honest and direct in a warm and natural way, we can change entrenched perceptions. If life is going against us, it helps to act to avoid the illusions which the ego can create, and if we have acted selfishly - perhaps refusing to admit mistakes - it is a victory to show it. The body glows with healthy willpower - we strive to do good and keep a loving eye on the lives of others. If we have been burned in life - perhaps spending resources we don't have - the Sun can be a turning point. Often we get up with no help from others. Fight for what the heart stands for - the world needs heroic deeds - even little ones. Life can smile at us - both in terms of job, family, love life and ties to new relationships.
20 Judgement - Position 1
SPIRITUAL POWERS AWAKENED - An individual is climbing toward the blue bird of faith in the crown of the tree of life - the power of faith is a friend within reach. The fateful moments of one's life can come unexpectedly - the choice we have is how we relate to them. They do not have to be triggered by violent external events - maybe it will show up during a conversation - or it comes from something we read, hear, see, dream, feel, say, think, etc. But one thing is certain - they leave an indelible impression, and deep down we know that this insight can be used as a turning point for change. Maybe we have been putting things off, or perhaps we might have a hard time changing something, although we try - feelings, behaviour, or a relationship. Now we can do this, and there is plenty of help available. We want to be in the world without losing touch with the soul - and one day we will succeed.
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LIFE BRIGHTENS UP - The wolf stands with the old sun between its jaws, and spiritual forces create a new blue planet - a new consciousness is ready to be born - in the world and in us. Some of us seek spiritual clarity and insight into life's mysteries. If we are looking for something with which we can develop ourselves, or if we have outgrown our spiritual world view, something new is waiting ahead. When the time is ripe, we find it. If the familiar world is chaotic, out of line with its usual condition, we must decide how we will respond. If we are able to watch events around us from the outside, as it were, we can inspire a rewarding development. If something changes our plans, it may later prove to be an opening towards new possibilities. We can meet someone / something that makes the past lose its power - new, more positive images of events and of ourselves will replace the old ones. Hold on to the new ones that are emerging.
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LISTEN TO THE SOUL - The wolf is standing with the moon between its jaws, and the angel of the soul rescues us without our realization of the danger that was lurking. Old unconscious forces can release their grip. Self-examination and reflection is good, but it 's a delicate balance - if self-pity or navel-gazing gains power, the ego can keep us stuck in the old pattern. Right now we can change a lot by changing our thoughts. If we are going through a process of changing a basic life theme, chaos and unrest may grow, the closer we get to redemption. Doomsday may be the famous drop - perhaps the wrong word - that triggers a conflict, the scope of which we are unable to control - maybe we are watching helplessly as something runs off track. Light and sound are creative energies. Go out into the natural, luminous world and listen to music that uplifts the soul and makes the heart energy flow. Ahead lies the peace of mind that we yearn for.
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REDEMPTION - An umbilical cord connects a new awareness with the ancient knowledge of the world hidden by the serpent under the roots of the tree of life. Judgment does not come to punish but to liberate us from patterns of fate. The fateful choices of the past can be seen in a new light. When we say goodbye to something old and outworn, it gives you energy and alights a hope for the future - we accept life in a new way. To help the new on the way it may be necessary to cut the umbilical cord of ingrained ways, and the people around us may react to this. The man inside the tree is crawling toward the light - if life seems dark, hope turns on, and we will look ahead. Life can surprise us with something that arouses hope and joy - opening new prospects for the future. New skills can be born and old ones grow stronger - often the process starts unexpectedly. If we are fumbling our way forward - perhaps doubtful of a choice - Judgment shows that positive new worlds are waiting ahead.
21 The World - Position 1
TO BE US IN THE WORLD - In the dawn of time a sea turtle emerges from the primeval sea -carrying the planet as its shield - in our subconscious are unknown worlds that could emerge - perhaps in dreams. We have matured mentally, as we have developed a certain mental strength - often meeting some challenges - both in the world and inside. We persevere and are willing to toil in order to preserve true love, but we also know what it is like to do the same for "false" love. Repeatedly we have been in painful situations where we lacked the courage to stand by the world of feelings we carry within us - but now we are ready. It is time to share with the world - perhaps with others than those we know - and experience how deep relationships or creative processes can occur between people and awaken new things to life.
21 The World - Position 2
THE WORLD IS CREATED - AGAIN AND AGAIN - The white snake is dancing on the waves of the primordial sea - it fertilizes the world and us with the new. The World encourages us to dance with life. When we do this, there may be a strange interconnectedness between the world we carry with us and that / those we meet. Magical moments are created - we have an experience that we can grow by, and often we feel more naturally present than usual. But the dance of life can also challenge us - requiring us to reshape hopes and dreams. Generally speaking, it is a time when the sensual in us can be strengthened - perhaps it needs more space. Creativity and innovative processes can be developed and expanded in the world. Generally, it is a time where life triggers positive experiences, when we act on what we sense and feel. If we feel that we have a task in relation to something "newly created", we will be good at solving it - provided we do it in our own way .
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PLAY AND LEARN - The fertility dance of the dolphins creates a flow between inner and outer worlds - between giving and receiving, and between masculine and feminine energies. We feel that internal contradictions are balanced and that intellect and intuition are linking things together in an innovative way. Dolphins are an expression of a soul energy that can heal the psyche. They also show that a current of unconscious communication flows through awareness. They encourage us to be playful and narrative - to communicate in a clear, loving way. The Dance of Life is instructive - perhaps it requires that we are willing to learn new steps. Try to sense if the time is right to show close relationships how you will be able to develop together. If we want to get in touch with the world of the soul, it is a good time to start. Perhaps as an artist, poet, spiritual advisor, Tarot or dream interpreter?
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TO SERVE THE WORLD BETTER - The red snake ring is a circle of life - something can be rounded off. If the world is calling - listen - and trust that you will succeed. Mature choices can be made - we are ready to create and assume the place in the world that we feel suits us. If life has recently changed drastically, reach out with your hand to the world. One of the mysteries of the World is how we mentally " get dressed " to face the world. If right now we discard some layers, we will find that we feel less naked and vulnerable, less shy than in the past. Precisely that can bring us closer to the soul level that we are looking for, and we will see that others get the courage to do the same. If we are natural and open we make it easier for ourselves and for the world, and if we are rooted in ourselves we can better accommodate the diversity of the world and grow with it.
Ace of Cups - Position 1
THE MAGIC OF LOVE - Through the Ace of Cups flows the kind of love that makes hearts vibrate and brighten up – let the energy flows of love radiate within and around you – the world needs it. You want depth – in your love relationship as well as with other close relations. You are worth loving as the person you are – you must avoid overshadowing this fact with excessive demands on yourself. Right now the wounds of love heal naturally, and heartfelt, warm feelings may suddenly emerge – in and around you. Healing or gentle massage may help achieving inner peace.
Ace of Cups - Position 2
YOUR HEART IS TALKING - The elfish fog in the Ace of Cups is the realm of the soul. If your mind is fogged by emotions – maybe because you are facing a choice that disturbs you – then listen to the dialogue that goes on in your heart between faith and doubt. Out of this a new clarity will emerge which you can follow wholeheartedly. Vulnerable and sensitive souls may feel attracted to you, and maybe you are one of them yourself. Listen to your intuitive feelings.
Ace of Cups - Position 3
TRUST YOUR HEART - The Ace of Cups is like a laboratory flask where emotions can be created and changed – through awareness old emotions may be liberated and become easier to live with, and new insights may emerge from the depths of the mind. Our negative emotions pollute the river of love; you must consciously clean out such emotions from yourself and let those of other people sink into the sand. Stick to what you feel is genuine and give expression to it. If you are longing for peace of mind you intuitively know how to find it.
Ace of Cups - Position 4
YOUR GENEROUS HEART - Give and receive with an open heart. Accepting love from others can be overwhelming; we sense whether we dare to open out and be present in the experience. If you are of a giving nature, easily forgetting your own needs, now is the time to receive, and it is OK to ask for it. Sharing your innermost thoughts with others can be a beautiful and valuable experience. Create intense moments with your loved one – if you need love, this is a good time to let new people into your life.
Ace of Shields - Position 1
YOU CAN FIND NATURE WITHIN YOURSELF. In the Ace of Shields energy can flow freely between dream and reality. We can have mystical experiences of life and other worlds - perhaps in nature. Other people can benefit from hearing about that. New forces take root, and a heavyness may disappear - perhaps created by self-criticism and disappointment. Your life can naturally take a new course - it might become more spiritual, and perhaps more earthly. A dream that was postponed because of the demands of life can return.
Ace of Shields - Position 2
SPROUTING. The triangle in the Ace of Shield is life's magical flask. New hope and new life force can occur in everyday life, in the community, and when life is difficult. Good grounding is pure magic: we may experience unexpected help from life - when we seize the opportunities, they may develop quickly and then disappear equally quickly. If you are present and aware. you will experience life more intensely - both positive and negative energies are clearly felt. See them as a means to act more consciously.
Ace of Shields - Position 3
LIFE HAS AWAKENED. We are all leaves on the tree of life. Life is a precious gift - even when it's wrapped in a packaging full of destiny. Life Stories and hard-earned experience matures us mentally and can be used - even by others. Do as you feel - even melancholic and introspective, and seek out like something / someone you miss. What you need, can show up when you least expect it, and together with others it is good to do something different from what you usually do. Accept what you can not change.
Ace of Shields - Position 4
CREATIVE POWER. The sun wheel at the top is glowing with creative power. The joy of creating no one can take from us. If you have started on something new, make an extra effort, be patient. Remember that small steps count and accept it if the process proves to be more important than the result. Often it is now, when we in turn must be conscious of neglecting our needs and stand by them. If you are of a helpful nature, a new frontier may prove beneficial for all. The Ace of Shields is a positive response to your economy and work - but life has the last word.
Ace of Swords - Position 1
INNER CLARITY - Moments of intuitive clarity enlighten the consciousness. Suddenly you see something in an entirely new perspective – open up to new insights – new growth. And most importantly of all, such moments may unfreeze pent-up feelings of love. Right now the path to peace of mind may be to say what you feel, maybe clearing the air. Avoid pushing things to their extreme. Intuition and intellect are equally important. Listen to both, and then ask your feelings.
Ace of Swords - Position 2
THINK FORWARD - The Ace of Swords has been forged by the willpower of thought. The time is right to structure and evaluate what you want to do, but take your time – not least after a turbulent period of time, or if you are confused about your choices. Keep a clear head; when what is right for you appears, your doubt will be gone. Express your opinions directly, open up a dialogue rather than pulling back. Seize the moment – the energy is right to learn new things, to go on courses, and to communicate, write or lecture, etc.
Ace of Swords - Position 3
BE TRUTHFUL - The Sword of Truth is two-edged. If we hold on to what we know deep inside is true for us, we calm down, and external problems will appear easier to solve. If you are mentally exhausted or stressed, a decision to say no may be a relief. If you need to be alone with your thoughts, then say so – rather than creating confusion or establishing a protective wall of distance towards the outside world. Listen to the silence; intuition can be heard more clearly there.
Ace of Swords - Position 4
A NEW PATH OPENS UP - The many pearls of the eye are the little insights that we gather on our way through life. They also boost our courage to look at life from many angles. If you speculate too much, rest and practical tasks can create a balance; clear thoughts will emerge, and intuition will be able to speak up. Generally speaking it is a time where life itself can show you the way, and where it quickly becomes apparent whether your decisions remain valid when reality knocks on the door. Have a bright vision of the future.
Ace of Wands - Position 1
TRANSFORMATION - The energy flower in the triangle demonstrates our ability to transform emotions into energy; the hand is the midwife and often it is tangible events that initiate the process. Right now you may experience that negative emotions – your own as well as those of the people you relate to – can vanish into thin air. If you clearly show what you feel in a spontaneous way, you rarely encounter the kind of resistance that you might imagine – or maybe even fear.
Ace of Wands - Position 2
LIFE WANTS YOU - The focus is on the blue lightning – the coolness within us. If you are by nature judicious, always keeping the situation under control, it might be a good thing to react more spontaneously. Controlling life is a waste of time; if you can feel what is going on before you get caught up by the situation yourself, you may succeed in reacting differently. The hand and the energy flower are like a match and a matchbox – instincts and sensations can burst into flames – amazing experiences may turn up on your road through life.
Ace of Wands - Position 3
INTENSITY - The focus is on the red lightning of the senses, that is, the way we sense and react . Right now life may give you answers in a flash – positive as well as negative. Often they are telling us whether it is good to mobilize your willpower in order to achieve a certain result or not; are you listening to these answers? If you often act impulsively it will be a good thing to practice thinking before speaking or reacting. If you have recently burnt your fingers in the fire of passion, there is healing for this experience.
Ace of Wands - Position 4
MIDWIFERY - The focus is on the twisting path of life, the hand being inner help. A magical development may emerge, with new goals and positive results within reach. Look ahead and use your energy in a constructive way. Avoid skipping action. But if deep inside you can feel that this matter is impossible to change, just leave it. If you are unsure about something, or impatient for change, hang in there a little longer – before long the path will become more clearly visible.
King of Cups - Position 1
YOU NAVIGATE - King Neptune of Destiny represents the powers that help us navigate when the seas of life get rough – when we are torn away by the roaring river of fate. You may have a powerful fate yourself, and if there are dark corners, maybe in the family line, that you feel could be important for the way you see yourself, this might be the time to investigate. Maybe you are a “seer” capable of reading the patterns of destiny – or you are the one to step forward when other people’s lives are on the edge. You can safely surrender yourself to the hands of fate.
King of Cups - Position 2
HIGH SEAS - The dark waves in the ocean are the undercurrents of our subconscious. Maybe we are switching between riding a wave of energy carrying us forward and going down between the waves, losing energy and the sense of momentum. Rather than letting yourself control by changing influences and reactions – maybe negative experiences – this could be the time where you strive to achieve the view and the positive willpower, that will help you take control of the rudder and set a new course.
King of Cups - Position 3
YOUR POINT OF ORIGIN - The penetrating gaze of the King of Cups tells us that we can see through hereditary patterns of destiny – often from our father’s family line – they change when you face them. It is also the time when old experience can be used to create a new flow with the world. Inner peace, fulfillment, and being – a deeper understanding and acceptance of yourself and your life – can be fished out of your inner world – it is like meeting a long lost friend.
King of Cups - Position 4
THE CAPRICIOUS WINDS OF LIFE - The little people in the rough seas show us that our life – inner as well as outer life – is on the move, maybe so much so that it feels chaotic. If you are uncertain about the future – if your life moves so fast that you can barely keep up inside – don’t give up. In this aspect of the King of Cups life and destiny ensure that you will arrive safely at the right place and with the right person. It is a time when the winds of life may change in a positive way – no matter whether you need some quiet or rather some new growth.
King of Shields - Position 1
LIFE CARRIES US. The Shield King is glancing towards earthly life's many layers in the mountains - we can figure out the family's psychic inheritance, put it in place inside, and use it in the future. If you own his toughness be aware if you hide your feelings when you most need to show them - maybe behind the mask of work and moods. If you are accustomed to bear the burdens of life, it can often be hard to have faith that life will do the job better. But trying it can develop peace of mind and new insights.
King of Shields - Position 2
FREEDOM WITH A FOCUS. The Shield King's appearance reflects the eagle's ability to see the world in larger perspectives. We are able to be both grounded and innovative - self-determined and independent. This "drive" can be used for our own purposes, bearing in mind the well-being of loved ones - or it can be used to create something that we hope that the world will accept. If you focus on the target, and if you are realistic and release the ego, you can create momentum. Trust your instincts and your own power, but remember to recharge.
King of Shields - Position 3
FINDING YOUR WAY. The drum sounds - life is calling - but before consciousness wakes up fully, the mind can travel. Maybe we create an overview of what we want with the day, maybe we'll look towards the visionary life goals which we have decided to realize the long term, or perhaps we allow ourselves to dream of freedom and holiday - travel destinations, nature experiences. If you want to realize your visions listen to your senses, the instincts that animals use to find their way . They put us on the track of the right direction, and they warn us when we are going astray.
King of Shields - Position 4
MAKE YOUR MARK. The Shield King's body is marked by the hardships of life. We are able to carry a lot, but if we deplete our forces, the mind and body makes "noise". Listen ! The Shield King owns a natural pride - he can fight and help others with no thought of his own gain, strengthen and support others - but he can also be headstrong, reject advice and help. A new balance between weak and strong points will be felt as a positive development - by others and in yourself. There is help available for our undertakings, but choose carefully.
King of Swords - Position 1
KNOWLEDGE MAY PROMOTE YOUR FAITH - The King of Swords is that within us that values knowledge over faith. We look for evidence, and research into the inexplicable may fascinate us. If our need for justice and reality is stronger than our feelings, this may produce many discussions – inner as well as in the world – but when the heart prevails we find peace. In your love life you need straightforward honesty and fidelity. Agreements and promises must be kept. You may receive help in making decisions from an adviser or a wise person.
King of Swords - Position 2
THE BOOK OF DESTINY IS OPEN - The King of Swords wants to rule – but he also realizes that he cannot control everything. Sometimes it is important to be able to adapt to life and to destiny as things unfold, while at other times we must try try to influence events. No doubt you are doing your best – if you face difficulties these will dissolve – listen to you conscience. If you are uncertain about something from your childhood or regarding your destiny, wise men and women can help you gain a deeper understanding. New knowledge may appear and provide inspiration.
King of Swords - Position 3
RESPONSIBILITY - The King of Swords is like a sage contemplating the stars. Trust your acute sense of observation – your ability to spot the truth. At this time it may be wise to prioritize rather than taking on more tasks, and if you are going to be a part of time consuming arrangements remember to calculate also the needs of yourself and of those near to you. If life is difficult to fathom right now, accept this as as a process. Before long you will again be able to see clearly and with foresight.
King of Swords - Position 4
RATIONALITY AND FEELING - The white armband of the King of Swords is the will to help and to create peace through dialogue. If you have the determination of this king you will certainly accomplish the things that you put your mind to. Avoid pointless discussions – and notice if you sound judgemental and patronizing without wanting to. Respect matters. If you have lost your respect for something or somebody, find out if you need to reestablish that respect. Open up your mind. Have faith in the good will of others.
King of Wands - Position 1
THE WILL TO CREATE - The King of Wands has a proud, free and independent nature - probably knows a lot of people - but most likely sharing his innermost thoughts only with very few people - not many are able to give him the support as well as opposition that he needs. The feeling of freedom, flexibility and the right to create your own space, these are the values that we either possess or would like to have strengthened. Be visionary and have concern for the world - think outside the frame. Your ideas are created along the way - sow them as an unknown seed in your mind and see what comes out of it.
King of Wands - Position 2
MAINTAIN A BRIGHT VIEW ON LIFE - The king's brush reflects creative abilities - if he is enthusiastic about something, he is like the artist who can hardly stop his work before it is finished. He is that within us which is able to put aside our own needs when the outer world requires it - does this apply to you? If something is on fire right now, luck may intervene - if it happens often, you have a lucky star with you in this life - but if you take it for granted, it may fade. A good time to make plans for the future. Perhaps a new job?
King of Wands - Position 3
THINK GLOBALLY - The King of Wand's consciousness is global - his far-seeing eye gazes at distant horizons. His goal is to do something important in and for the world. Do you have a vision or a project on the drawing board, look at what the downside is before you begin to realize it. Make sure to have both the grand view and the concrete realities in mind. If you miss the grand view, the eyes of others - maybe someone with clear seeing - may be helpful to you.
King of Wands - Position 4
EMBRACE LIFE - The King of Wands possesses the sunny vigour that embraces life and others. Do you miss it - in your life, in yourself, in your partner? We're probably accustomed to relying on ourselves and our own strength - but may now need to recharge before we embark upon something new. Maybe you've travelled a lot, met many people, carried responsibilities. Say no to that which robs you of energy - look at the balance between your own individual needs and the need to do good in the world. Perhaps you need exercise and a healthier lifestyle?
Knight of Cups - Position 1
SUBCONSCIOUS EMOTIONS - On the bottom of the lake our mysterious subconscious creates its own inner world of images. This could be a time where it is difficult to pick up everything that you sense, and even more difficult to show it to others. Perhaps you disappear into your dreams, or you feel detached and easily fascinated by things? Maybe you need to be more introvert and more creative?
Knight of Cups - Position 2
A TURNING POINT - It is the blood of your heart in the merman’s vessel. If you have recently turned your back on something vulnerable, you will heal and get over it – often sooner than you think. Maybe this is a time where you feel that life keeps you from living as much in your own world as you would like – but fortunately intervention from outside may also turn out to be a positive inspiration, leading to development and growth of your potential.
Knight of Cups - Position 3
DREAMS AND ARTISTIC GIFTS - The young merman’s elfish hair is full of living imagination – if you have the soul of an artist this is the time to make manifest your potential – even when that demands your overcoming inner doubts regarding your capabilities. Make up your mind if you want to develop or let go of the many visions you may have. If you have dreams that keep baffling you, ask your feelings if you want to get someone to help you understand them – but with you as an active participant in the process.
Knight of Cups - Position 4
INSIDE YOU ARE BRIMMING WITH INTENSITY AND MYSTIQUE - The waves in the world of the young merman represent all the irrational feelings and thoughts floating around inside us – which can sometimes inundate the shores of everyday life. This might be the time where you experience the depths of feelings as a living, mutable, and wonderful world beyond time, place and material form – you have to recognize that your feelings are not as square, practical, and logical as you may have thought or wished for. Generally speaking it is a good time for letting go of old self-images.
Knight of Shields - Position 1
THROW DOWN THE ARMOUR. The armour and the oval shield indicates the need for defence, but also a willingness to go to war with life. The focus here is on the psyche's need for defence . If you pay attention, you'll know how and when to defend yourself - often unwittingly. Negative self- images and the need for control can be some of the "enemies", that we are ready to overcome. If you change just a little in your armour, other people feel it - behind it is a good heart - a loyal, helpful, sensual and sensitive soul.
Knight of Shields - Position 2
LIVE LIFE. The gold plate of the Knight of Shields shows that we appreciate the good things in life - cultural experiences and material quality can be experienced intensely and with attention to detail. The hoe is the ability to chop through life - living simply, if life requires it - or we set a goal. If you are longing for something out of the ordinary, make a realistic plan and follow it. The red city is the community - nurture your friendships - be caring and generous to your loved ones - feel life.
Knight of Shields - Position 3
YOU ARE TOUGH. The hoe shows the ability and willingness to cope with the life we have - sometimes, though, the same properties mean that we maintain ourselves in patterns and life situations far beyond what is beneficial for everyone and everything. If we recognize it and puts it in the hands of life, expedients open up that were impossible for us to see. The gold plate shows a refined sensory system - you can be excellent at sensing - yourself, life and others. If you open up and express this, you and life itself grows from it.
Knight of Shields - Position 4
USE YOUR WILL. The red cord in the family tree connects us to the family's many patterns - and to the personal fate that this can be. The hoe gives us the willpower to rid ourselves of a burdensome heritage - right now and ongoing. With it we can also create room for the good life, a persistent dream as the gold plate suggests. Do not measure the value of your life from earthly yardsticks - it may interfere with your own creative flow and your innate trust that life will take good care of you.
Knight of Swords - Position 1
YOUR HEART, YOUR WAY - The hearts of the armband and the sword in the Knight’s hand give us the will to follow the heart. In the long run it leads to peace of the soul, even though that may be hard to believe if we are struggling right now. If you conduct many inner dialogues around a certain “matter of the heart” these will not stop until your thoughts and feelings have come to an agreeement. This Knight might be the knight on the white horse – the adventurous dreams and ideals that we humans have about love. Make an effort to make your own dreams come true.
Knight of Swords - Position 2
RIDE IN PEACE - The sharp sword of the Knight shows the offects that words may have. We achieve more freedom on our way when we learn to control our words and to express them with as much heart contact as we ourselves would like to be met with. Words may trigger conflict and strife – or they may provide justice or peace. If you are thinking about revealing something, consider first if it might make more damage than good? If you are drawing away from somebody, be honest about it, trust that they will understand your motives – now or later. There is help to be found as regards your own understanding of your limits.
Knight of Swords - Position 3
WIND IN THE MANE - The elfish hair of the Knight of Swords is the multitude of flighty thoughts and vague plans that we may create in our consciousness. Don’t rush things – rather than going with the first, flimsy idea you should wait – make sure that your inner life can follow suit. Exciting knowledge and gifts may be fascinating, but if you spot even the smallest lie move on right away – with a new experience. Consider the goals that you have set for yourself. Maybe travel?
Knight of Swords - Position 4
THE STRENGTH TO MOVE FORWARD - The thorny fresco behind the Knight of Swords hint that now and again walking the road of life can be demanding. Showing your vulnerability or accepting your own powerlessness is not a weakness but a sign of strength – sometimes it is precisely this that may help change the situation. If you need to clear the air, it would be a good idea to ride up front – that will make it easier. Expressing your gratitude may be a virtue right now. If you recently met with resistance, or if you have been hurt, your basic willpower will help you to get back on the horse.
Knight of Wands - Position 1
VISIONS CREATE LIFE - If we have the same living consciousness as the knight is flying with, we can be a great source of inspiration for others, but if we live too much in the mind, it can be difficult to surrender to the silence and the world of feelings. After a short time, we are troubled, our presence "rides" off, perhaps we switch on the media, or go out into the world - possibly attracted by excitement. Follow your own sense - even if you can feel it, it may well require some effort to act on it.
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NEW GOALS IN SIGHT - If we hold on to the Knight's red wand - our desire to act - we can see where our visions are taking us. If you move with as much speed as he does, be sure to keep an eye on the level of stress and frustrations that can arise when you spend more time and energy on your chores than expected. Do you find that interaction with others is gearing up your nervous system, exercise can counteract it - while stimulants can make it worse. Promise only what you can deliver on. Something / someone may point to new opportunities. Travel?
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YOUR IMAGINATIVE CONSCIOUSNESS - The hair of the knight of wands is full of visions. We, too, can be full of ideas, be quick to pick up - but with all the things that go through our minds - also while we listen to others, we sometimes miss the real storyline. If patience is a problem, try to move the focus to your breathing. Have your plans quite ready before you show them to others - it makes it easier to carry out you decisions. Listen to your heart for advice - it creates wholeness.
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KEEP AN EYE ON THE HORIZON - The Knight of Wands represents enthusiasm. Do you keep up to date on everything under the sun, or are you're so busy with the lives of others, that you forget what is actually sprouting in your own? If you are looking for new challenges, such as a new job, or someone to realize your plans with, pay attention to the near future. Focus on what is near, and do not burn off energy on unimportant things. If you need new energy, or if you need to "land" within yourself, spending time alone in nature and in meditation is an option.
Page of Cups - Position 1
THE FEELINGS OF THE PAST, THE HOPES FOR THE FUTURE - The pensive mermaid is an old soul – her sensitive heart vessel is bright with hopes and dreams – but she also represents that within us which sometimes makes us feel different from others. Believe in your innermost being – let others see the pearl, i.e. the inner values that you have. You should consciously release worries and doubt from your mind; they are merely ripples on the surface of the ocean of feelings.
Page of Cups - Position 2
TALL WAVES IN THE OCEAN OF THE SOUL - The Page of Cups represents the soul, the dreams, and the intuition within us; maybe you are good at picking up what comes from this source, but this might well be the time when something disturbs the inner clarity and the kind of certainty about the future that is available to you. If this is the case the time is ripe for a fine tuning of your consciousness – maybe meditation – maybe getting others to look at your situation. Allow yourself to be young and naïve – to live out your dreams – maybe with a return to puberty.
Page of Cups - Position 3
STANDING ON YOUR OWN FEET - A mermaid knows how to hide but may also long for having legs of her own – independence and a strong foundation. If as a child you were very sensitive in regard to something like criticism, you may have developed an intuitive capacity to “read” what goes on in others rather that asking them directly; but such a gift may also be innate. Believe in what you pick up – and remember, exchanging with the world around you can provide for some rewarding response that will help you grow.
Page of Cups - Position 4
YOUNG LONGINGS - The mermaid tail of the Page of Cups holds on to intense longings and dreams from an early age – be aware of how you have been shaped by them. A reunion with something or somebody may be instructive and could help it or them to return to life. But might well be a different process than you had expected. Generally speaking, it is a time where you mature and become more aware. Follow your heart.
Page of Shields - Position 1
SUNSHINE. The warm sun and the seeds of sunflowers bring energy and growth - it's a good time to do a spring cleaning of the body - a healthy diet and contact with nature is a quick way. If you postpone something that you want, just accept that right now you are tied down by the familiar settings, more so, perhaps, than you would care to admit. There may be a deeper meaning in the fact that it takes time - but life is working for you - and suddenly the sunlight bursts forth. Be present in the body. The Earth needs what you have to give.
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KEEP YOUR FEET ON THE GROUND. The young Page of Shields is protected by nature - here she experiences togetherness - feels who she is. Jump over the fence , dance if you like, rebel if it's good for you - but keep grounded - it is a gift. Maybe you're just practical, handy, poetic, musical, and creative as the Page of Shields. Such capabilities can be useful and spread happiness - not only here and now, but for life. If you would like to travel, do it - even if you fear homesickness.
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TAKE CARE OF NEW SPROUTS. The black sun disc in the hands of the Page of Shields is growing out of her consciousness - we too can be concerned with what is happening there - perhaps we are disentangling from something. Negative shadows will be released and healed. Do you sense that it is good to hide your thoughts and plans for others, wait until you're ready. Are you hoping to learn something that develops your skills - or that can enrich your life, try it. Use your good judgment in making choices - hold on to what you can and want to - it gives growth.
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SEEDS GROWING. The grid below the Page of Shields is the childhood and other experiences which her life story has grown out of - the body remembers them , and consciousness can recall them. Seeds of new insights can emerge right now - perhaps we are affected by our family story. Regardless of whether you are young or old, you mature with time - your perception of yourself, your life and your values can take a new direction. Dare to create your life - be positive - plant the new - you can shape your life, and life can shape you.
Page of Swords - Position 1
YOUR MANY ANTENNAE - The starlike antennae of the Page’s consciousness shows that we pick up a lot of information – from the external as well as the inner world – and it is from these that we try to piece together an image of what we ourselves think. When we succeed we obtain a steady feeling of clarity within. You may have a particular capacity to understand others, but sometimes it is at the cost of your own concerns. What others tell you may be an inspiration to new ideas – maybe you soon will catch sight of a goal that you want to reach.
Page of Swords - Position 2
THE WILL TO FIND A WAY - The wavelike pattern of the solar sky is the vibrations that life creates - the curved knife and the dagger is our capacity to pick up these vibrations and navigate with them in any given situation. If you become uncertain of yourself the desire grows to be on top of events, controlling them. If the head is in control, it may help to strengthen your sense of being in a body. If you have vague plans for the future talking about them with others will help you feel what you really want.
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YOUR CONSCIOUSNESS IS YOUNG - The Page of Swords’ stellar consciousness is in contact with both night and day – your imagination and dreams can provide reality with the wealth of ideas and mystique that you need – but maybe that requires your common sense to be kept in check a bit. The spiritual innocence of the Page of Swords and his natural inexperience is good for us – we don’t get stuck in past events and find it easier to sense the universal and divine powers of life. You have it within you.
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THE THORNY PATH OF LIFE - The thorns of life may leave sore spots. A new awareness of your own sore spots may arise and and change – maybe already now you perceive that they take up less space in your mind. If you have become more sensitive and isolated than you want to be, this can change naturally. You develop – you are more ready to use the experiences of the past as a starting point. And precisely this will give you the grounding you need.
Page of Wands - Position 1
THE ENTHUSIASTIC SOUL WITHIN YOU - The Page of Wands is in contact with layers of creative energy. Inside you are also resources that can nurture and develop you throughout your life. They can be a natural part of your being, or they can be in a process of development. With this Page you may get a special chance to create something new - and you will succeed. If you have been missing the joy of life, it will soon bubble up again - under its own power or through the environment. Inherited family patterns can be made conscious - your creativity is growing.
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PLAY AND LEARN - The young Page is what is vibrant and sensual in our being. Life has many layers - seize your courage, do things your own way, be a pattern breaker. It is now that you can experiment with developing innate abilities, and if you want to learn new things, do it. When you are enthusiastic, you learn quickly - spot opportunities - and to put your own shape things. Your ability to feel energy is a fine-tuned Radar, which you can safely steer by.
Page of Wands - Position 3
THE BRILLIANT CHILD WITHIN YOU - The Page of Wands is the sunlight in us. Ingrown patterns that suppress the natural joy and faith in ourselves can be recognized, and the magic is that they lose their power when they are seen. The courage awakens to show what is bubbling within us. Airy and complex visions may evaporate, but if we make the best of ourselves and begin to express them, they take on form. Have confidence in your intuitive perceptions - they inform you about what is going on - in yourself and in others.
Page of Wands - Position 4
STOKE THE FIRE - The Page of Wands allows life to emerge. Possibilities and abilities may smoulder, but they may also unfold and take root - they are at their best when our internal and external development goes together. It is now that we can revitalize your love life, now that old flames can emerge, as can the excitement of something we wanted before. You may have an innate ability of clear seeing, but the choice is yours whether you want to develop it.
Queen of Cups - Position 1
COMMUNION WITH SOULFUL WORLDS - The mermaid with dream traces in her face knows the world of the soul in you. Listen to the many feelings inside, but you should also remember to discriminate – the genuine ones are like pearls coming up from the depths – and let the false and superficial be flushed away by the ever changing sea of emotions. If you have inside a mysterious feeling of having gone ashore on an alien coast – see this as a force of development, helping to make you a seeking and tolerant being. Smell can awaken the soul.
Queen of Cups - Position 2
THE LIFE OF THE DREAMS - In the rose jar are the subconscious feelings that we pick up – if we want to get a sense of them, dreams might be a way – write down the most lucid – maybe you will understand them later. The reflection of the rose sea moon produces intuitive images, insights, and clear thoughts – they may seem strange yet able to strengthen your trust that universal and soulful worlds show the way. Express your creativity – make sure to have meditative moments where you can recharge – maybe walks along waterways or the sea.
Queen of Cups - Position 3
IS YOUR LIFE FLOWING - The deep gaze of the mermaid shows that you are mature and ready to see your life in a larger perspective. If you have longed for answers regarding fate, basic issues, and purpose of life, this is a good time to investigate where to find the inspiration that can put you on the right track. If you find someone – or hear about someone from others – you will know deep inside if he or she is the right person. Trust your intuition more.
Queen of Cups - Position 4
FEELINGS RELEASE YOU - The Queen of Cups is like the muse of the soul, helping us to pull inspiration and dreams to the surface; she also makes sure to create a rewarding flow in your feelings. Pour your beautiful feelings – also the forgiving and compassionate feelings – on to the world – and dissolve the negative ones. If others pour their negative energies on you, the wise thing to do is to look on in amazement, until they stop. If you feel a need to nourish your feeling of comfort – inside and out – you should do so.
Queen of Shields - Position 1
WISDOM NOURISHES. The Shield Queen's hair is connected to earth's wisdom - the blue mountains have that touch of melancholy that opens us to the inner worlds. Appreciate ancient wisdom, but trust also the wisdom that you yourself " pick up" - for example, if you pursue alternative healing and spiritual crafts - such as Tarot. You're probably worldly-wise - good at strengthening others with advice and care. If you need to relieve your heart of whatever is burdening you, see a wise woman. Spiritual development also benefits our loved ones.
Queen of Shields - Position 2
YOUR LIFE, YOUR PLANET. The globe in the Shield Queen 's hand is our ability to take care of the life we have created - especially family - and more broadly earth, nature, and animals. If you are considering a project, or if you want to learn more, it is a good thing to do. Like her, you have the strength to lift and create - but be careful not to control too much. If life has worn you down, it is time to do something for YOURSELF. When you strengthen your body, you also reinforce the magical grounding which a real Shield Queen owns.
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THE WOMAN WHO REMEMBERS. The Shield Queen's gown is made of the web of experiences - the buckle is woven from the mother energy with which she centres her life. This you must guard - do not get yourself entangled in your own beliefs - and don't catch others in manipulative webs. If you are a real Shield Queen you will notice when things have a soul - you appreciate owning them - you enjoy getting to know the story behind. Let the elders in the family tell their life stories, if you want to learn more about your family. Pass on your wisdom.
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LET LIFE GROW. The Shield Queen is in standing in her kingdom - behind her, her relationships can be seen. The home is an important base - here the atmosphere that she thrives on is produced. She remembers family stories and anniversaries - she is connected to the places, people and regions which have an impact on her life. If she has "green fingers" she enjoys using them. If you have the same qualities, appreciate them - and if you want to cultivate them, try it. Perhaps it is time to grow - or create - relationships, home life, family life?
Queen of Swords - Position 1
BE WISE - The queen of the element of air ponderously beholds the universe. The moon and the star by her ear show our ability to listen to the intuitive soul levels of consciousness. Spiritual insights may be obtained through books and studying – or picked up by your innate power of intuition. If you have a dream of communicating your wisdom and use your spirituality more, this is the time. If it is easier for you to see clearly the lives of other people than to see your own life, the advice of others may be inspirational and useful right now.
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RELEASE THE THOUGHTS - The leaves in the green tapestry show the ability of consciousness to crate development and growth. It is all right to be more curious and free – it can lead to new experiences and serve as a healthy counterweight to your seriousness. Judgement is a good thing, but condemnation is like dagger in the soul. If you need help in sorting out certain matters, you will find that help is within reach. If new thoughts are sprouting in you, then you must get in touch with your feelings to determine whether it might be best to be silent about them – that will protect them until they have grown stronger inside you.
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TALKING AND LISTENING - The sword of the queen puts the focus on communication, and often it is a good idea to fine tune the balance between listening and talking. If you are a sensitive soul, maybe you protect yourself by encouraging others to talk about their lives – if you are beginning to be fed up with that carefully consider what you are doing about it. Maybe it is the right time to take new steps in self development? We humans can develop each other – be open to such meetings.
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A UNIVERSEL MIND - The feathery cape of the Queen of Swords and her delicate, airy skirt shows the capacity of consciousness to uplift itself in order to see new perspectives. Philosophy and imagination unfolds, while keeping a sober focus. You develop mentally, you are wise, and you try to understand and counsel others with the best of intentions – but remember also to take care of those specific things in life that YOU need. If life is nerve wracking, seek room for calmness and clarity. Strengthen your body awareness.
Queen of Wands - Position 1
YOUR INNER TORCH - The torch is inner fire - what is warm, intense, sensuous in our being - genuine self-esteem and natural pride. Unleash your feline nature - it develops your strength to stand by yourself, and gives you courage to express honest needs - not only the nice and uncontroversial, but even those you feel may seem challenging. If you meet resistance, then feel if you've been demanding - perhaps manipulative in secret. Your instincts and your intuition lead the way - even when it comes to relationships.
Queen of Wands - Position 2
WARMTH AND LIFE - The sun in the Queen of Wands is the courage to be yourself - also when you are with others, and when it is hard to do. If you need to cultivate that courage, you must practice to say yes and no while you're in the situation - honestly and clearly - often the outside world reacts in other ways than you think. If negative experiences from your love life are still hurting, it can be hard to keep up longing, but try anyway - life may surprise you. If there is something that you have long wanted to experience, the time is now.
Queen of Wands - Position 3
STRENGTH OF WILL PRODUCES GROWTH - Nature's imprints on the Queen's legs are the lessons that have shaped us. You have grown strong, you have matured and become wise in life. If wilfulness and need for control fills up your life, it may be a result of the struggles of life - perhaps used to maintain boundaries or to keep fear at bay - if we let go of this, it strengthened our flow in life. Be aware of old patterns of reaction, and be faithful to yourself in your decisions.
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BE YOURSELF - The Queen of Wands is good at taking her place and filing it out naturally - also good at spotting other people, and the influences that have impacted on her life. Does everyday life nourish or deplete your energy? Do you prioritize what you want? Often you may even be the biggest obstacle to achieving what you want. Envelop others with your sensuality and warmth - it generates positive energies - even in yourself. Generally, it is a time when good interaction can be created and developed.