Today’s card: King of Cups 

Calm, not order, out of chaos.

The king sits on his stone high-back throne atop a stone mount. He’s wearing a blue tunic and a red and yellow cape. He holds a cup in his right hand and a scepter in his left. He sits calmly amid turbulent seas, under a Grey sky. To his left there’s a ship moving away in the distance. To his right there’s a fish that has come up out of the water. (This is probably the same fish that’s in the cup held by the Page of Cups.

The left hand refers to sending out power, energy, and to banishing. The right refers to attraction, taking in energy, abundance.

Unmoved by the chaos around him, he sits calmly.

This is a time of patience, and endurance. Keep your cool. The seas and whatever storms come will right themselves.

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Today’s card: VII of Pentacles

You planted them, they’re growing, but they’re not ripe yet. Keep taking care of them, and the time to pick them will come. It’s okay to rest a bit.

Whatever we’re working on is starting to bear fruit, and we can see it, but it’s not rewarding us yet. Again we have a Grey sky which speaks of holding patterns…things not quite ready.

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: 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.

Today’s card: V of Cups

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A lone figure stares regretfully at three overturned cups before him, with two behind him still standing. The sky blue, and in the distance a river flows quickly by and there is a bridge across it farther away leading to a castle.

Hindsight is always 20/20, as the saying goes, but it’s easy to get stuck back there. Your better days are always now. You cannot go back to a fervently cherished moment. Nor can you catapult forward to an equally coveted future. The way across the impassable stream will present itself. The blue sky indicates a peaceful journey. The water in the cups will sustain you. It’s time for a walk.