05/14/12: Make your move | Two of Wands


“When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.” Confucius

The Two of Wands (Mars in Aries) is generally considered a card of power. Some decks show a struggle, highlighting the inherent polarity of Tarot Twos, but others only show a single figure, like this one from the Cosmic Tarot. This man, obviously well-dressed and surrounded by lush greenery, is preparing to step through what appear to be a threshold created by two rooted wands, joined by an arch of light.

He is confident and sure of himself, ready to exercise his personal power. Because this is a Tarot two, there would have been some time when his power has been questioned or challenged, even if just by himself. But here, he doesn’t appear conflicted as he gets ready to move forward.

Have you done your homework? Good. Then claim your power! Step up to the plate, as they say. It’s time to make a move…

Are you feeling the Two of Wands?

Cosmic Tarot Deck
by Norbert Losche

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04/23/12: Crossroads Decisions | Two Swords

“Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

A lot of the people I talk to are facing some significant decision, a turning point. Crossroads clients. They may have a change in circumstance, confusion in direction or a problem to resolve. But no matter the reason, they feel the weight of their situation and are looking for confirmation and insight.

This is the place we find ourselves in today, with the Two of Swords from the astrologically-themed Zodiac Tarot. Appropriate for the eternal judge Libra, this card takes place in a court. The illustrative picture shows a crossroads, one of life’s intersections (perhaps location of a mishap). The man on the stand shows us ourselves—weighing words carefully in making testimony. He knows what he says will have impact. He’s been sworn in, taking an oath to remain true. So too our words, at this time, carry weight, and those who hear them expect them to be rational (Tarot Swords) and true to our feelings (Moon).

Tarot twos speak to duality, polarities and choices. When this card shows up, the decision has not been made. While objective reason is always meaningful for the suit of Swords, this card is associated with the moon. Make sure what you say and subsequently do accurately represent your feelings. Make your words as well as deeds those you can be “at home” with and you shan’t go too far wrong.

Are you facing crossroads decisions?

Zodiac Tarot
by Lo Scarabeo

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02/27/12: Decisions, Decisions! | 2 Pentacles


“Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

I know this isn’t what you’re used to seeing for the Two of Pentacles (Jupiter in Capricorn)—no juggling fellow with the seas raging behind him. But  of course, one of the perks of non-traditional decks is getting a new take on an old friend. And in truth, isn’t this what the Two of Pentacles speaks to: choices about how we divide our energy?

I find it especially interesting, the run of Tarot Twos we’ve had lately. Have you noticed? Twos speak to duality, balance, polarities, yin and yang. I would not be surprised to hear many are facing choices or competing demands in their lives, looking to balance it all optimally.

All is not decided, clearly. And that’s fine. Just keep balancing, prioritizing, reviewing, but most of all, keep LIVING. That’s your job right now, and it’s plenty enough.

Are you seeing these Tarot Twos playing out in your life or around you?

The Psychic Tarot Oracle Cards: a 65-Card Deck, plus booklet!
by John Holland

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02/26/12: Undecided? | Two of Swords


“Should I do this, or that?” A or B? Left or right? A sizable number of the readings I do come down to variations of an either/or question. Oddly enough, it’s not a question I think your Tarot reader should be answering directly most of the time. But it’s not like we cannot work with it as a starting point, either.

2_of_SwordsToday’s Tarot is the Two of Swords or “Mental Conflict” as shown here (Moon in Libra—make up your mind)! I love the stunning artwork from the Psychic Tarot oracle, although my associative brain would prefer the yellow or gold border, traditionally associated with Tarot Swords, over the cup-ish blue. But I digress.

The main reason the either/or questions sometimes bug me is that so much of the time, it’s not A or B—it’s C, D, or even Z! Why on Earth do we credit ourselves with being able to immediately grasp every potentiality? Do we not have any faith that the Universe can provide something we hadn’t pre-considered? I will often address these types of questions with three rows of cards—one for choice A, one for B, and one for the unknown option(s).

Tarot Swords discuss the voice of reason. The man here is of two minds, clearly. The options are probably evenly weighted, at least if you take inspiration from the RWS version. I like this illustration in that the left side of the card shows rectangles and squares—like building blocks for a shelter. The right shows a tree—another type of shelter. He could go either way. Or, he may get another offer he hadn’t anticipated.

If you’re struggling with a decision now, just hold still and be with it for a metaphorical minute. Ask for signs and guidance, and then, LET GO! Allow the Universe to provide information, support, or options you hadn’t thought of yet. Because if you ask for help and allow yourself to get it, it comes. The fear-driven urge to solve it all right this second is not the same thing as actual threat. A little faith goes a long way.

Are you struggling with a choice?

The Psychic Tarot Oracle Cards: a 65-Card Deck, plus booklet!
by John Holland

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02/25/12: More Waiting?! | 2 of Wands


“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

2_of_WandsIn a classic example of a Tarot theme, we’ve got another “wait” message today after hearing about patience yesterday.  Because we’re working with the non-traditional Psychic Tarot oracle, it’s a little different than how I’d usually read this card. But it’s hard to misinterpret when this Two of Wands (Mars in Aries) is called “The Waiting Game.”

With the astrological association of Mars in Aries, I can assure you, waiting won’t be especially easy! Nobody’s going to want to MOVE and DO to hunt a preferred outcome like Mars in Aries.

I do love the illustration on this card. See how the sand from the top of the of the glass—the tree you see growing in the external world—is slipping down to fill in support for the roots? When it’s complete, those roots will be…well, well-rooted! The spirals out show the reverberations of the shift extending outward.

It’s a blessing to me I don’t always get what I want, when I want it. If I did, much of my life wouldn’t have flowed nearly as smooth. A little faith, Grasshopper, that your magic is working and your life is on track, even if you don’t understand fully how it is.

How well do you do with waiting?

The Psychic Tarot Oracle Cards: a 65-Card Deck, plus booklet!
by John Holland

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02/24/12: Patience, People! | Rev Ace of Wands, 2 of Pentacles


Today’s Tarot is the reversed Ace of Wands (Root of Fire) and Two of Pentacles (Jupiter in Capricorn). If you feel your desires and drives thwarted on the one thing you’d most like to do, don’t let that paralyze you. Just keep working with what you’ve got, managing what you have on hand, and juggling your current responsibilities. Most likely, the time isn’t quite right. Take care of business, and let the Universe provide the serendipity and circumstances you need to move forward.

Is impatience a problem for you?

Mystic Dreamer Tarot
by Heidi Darras

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