Today’s card: VIII of Cups

Having is often much less pleasing than wanting.

A man leaves behind his possessions. He walks away from everything with the clothes on his back and a staff. There’s an eclipse happening. The future is uncertain, but the situation is such that the unknown is now preferable to the pain he had been feeling.

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Today’s card: VI of Swords

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A young man rows a boat across a body of water towards land. It is difficult to tell whether it is an island or mainland coast. Seated are a woman with her head covered and a child. They could be his family or he could be a paid ferryman. Around the woman and child are six swords stuck in the boat. The water to the right is turbulent and to the left the water is calm all the way to land. There is a grey sky.

They are moving on. This is a time of transition. The grey sky communicates that it is not a time of celebration. They don’t appear happy to be making this move. They’re leaving chaos behind them. There is a need to have continued patience and endurance during this time. Life ahead will be better, but take time to heal.

Today’s card: Page of Swords

wp-1467314829426.jpgA young man stands holding a sword in what appears to be a striking/defensive pose. His face is red from the effort or he could be sunburnt. His hair and the trees behind him to his right indicate that the wind is pretty high. The sky is blue and there are large clouds in the distance. There is a body of water, perhaps a bay, and the waters appear turbulent.

This is someone in a fight, an argument, disagreement with someone and they’re used to defending their position. The redness of the face indicates that whatever is happening is pretty intense right now. Most of the arguments and conflicts people get involved in are overblown. This is probably something trivial that will resolve itself once you step away from it. Think of the birds at the top of the card. They’re not concerned with any of this. They’re up high enough that even the winds which are tossing the sea and bending palm trees, aren’t of much consequence. Things are too intense right now. Let it go. All of it. There will be time later to discuss rationally whatever points of disagreement you might have. This is a time to seek calm.

​Today’s card: VII of Swords

A young man is sneaking away in the early hours from an enemy encampment carrying five swords. There are two swords still stuck in the ground behind him. He’s looking over his left shoulder to see if anyone is giving chase. On the left, to his right in the distance is a group of soldiers. Several are seated and one is standing holding a sword, a spear, or a staff. Beyond them is a storm cloud below a yellow sky. 
This card indicates escapism, strategy, and the disarming of one’s opponents. The escapism could take any number of forms: ignorance, avoidance, procrastination. The thing to remember is that everything has consequences. This is a battle, not the whole war. The enemy is numerous even if they have fewer weapons right now. Keep watching your back. 

Today’s card: Knight of Pentacles

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A knight in full armor sits atop a plough/work horse. He is holding a single gold pentacle coin. On the ground behind him we see the rows of a plugged field. There’s a yellow sky,suggesting dawn or morning.

This could be considered a companion to Temperance, which suggests balance and moderation. Here we see that the major work has been done.  The knight is a soldier. He’s used to giving and taking orders. He is also accustomed to diligence, routine, and being methodical.

We need to continue and see the work to completion.

Today’s card: VIII of Pentacles

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A young man sits on a workbench cutting a pentagram into the surface of a pentacle coin. On the ground is a pentacle he just completed, and on a post he has six others hung, as if for sale. In the distance to the left is a castle, and there’s a grey sky.

Grey skies always speak to me of a time of preparation. Getting things ready. Not exactly a fun time or a time of celebration. Have patience. Focus on the task and the customers will come.