June 2013

Ten of Cups (Tuesday) ~ A Dose of Pleasure!

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The Tarot of the Dream Enchantress

Today’s Tarot card, the Ten of Cups, is all about pleasure! Is your life full of pleasure and fun? Or do you find yourself stealing scraps of happiness here and there and wishing there was more?

The true message of this card is that we are responsible for our own joy and pleasure. No one else is. As you can see, the water pixie on the left is all alone, yet she is just rockin’ out on that sea anemone! How ecstatic you decide to make your life is entirely up to you.

Don’t wait for someone to come along and brighten your day. If your single, enjoy your life, body and mind to the best of your abilities and it won’t be long before someone is powerfully drawn to you.

If you are in a relationship, notice if you are resenting your partner because they fail to fulfill all your wishes and make you happy all the time. Let them off the hook and make it your mission to make your own dreams come true!

Eight of Pentacles (Monday) ~ Hard Work and Zoning Out go Hand in Hand

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Intuitive Tarot by Cilla Conway

Today’s Tarot card, the Eight of Discs (aka Eight of Pentacles) is about working hard and steady at something that is important to you.

Now is the time to put your nose to the grindstone and really focus. Its important to keep your destination or goal in mind, but really its the journey that matters most.

You may find that the days are just flying by and you don’t have enough time to do everything you want to. Relax – you aren’t here only to “get things done”, you are also here to just be.

Let yourself get lost in your work today. And if you can’t do that, then find some kind of craft or hobby that lets you zone out and forget your mind for a while!

The Star ~ Tarot Card for Friday (Let go of Fear!)

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Crystal Visions Tarot by Jennifer Galasso

The Star is the Tarot card for Friday! The message for today is loud and clear – you are the star of your own life, so let go of fear and trust that everything is unfolding as it is meant to.

The lady in this card seems very comfortable with her star-like nature – she is confident in herself and sheย  has no hesitations about emptying both of her cups. She knows they can be refilled anytime.

The Star is asking you to trust in life, let go of trying to orchestrate things and really embrace the universe’s unlimited abundance.

If you feel burnt out today, relax and surrender your worries and hopes to a higher power. Everything will make perfect sense by next week.

Oracle Card for Thursday ~ Celebrate the Mundane!

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Wild Wisdom of the Faery Oracle by Lucy Cavendish

The Three Graces from the Wild Wisdom of the Faery Oracle want you to celebrate and have fun today. No matter what is going on, throw a little party – even if its just for yourself!

The message on the card reads “cooperative ventures with friends, joy, sharing, new partnerships that are fun.”

The emphasis is on fun today. Ask yourself just how much fun can I have today? If you have a dull day ahead (for example, going to work, sitting through meetings or talking with boring people), challenge yourself to bring a spirit of mischief, joy and celebration to it.

Maybe this means you will wear something flashy, like a hot pink feather boa? Or perhaps you will send your friends pretty cards just because (and include a heartfelt note inside). Whatever you do, remember that the mundane, everyday life is worth celebrating ๐Ÿ™‚

In the comments below, share what you will be doing today to bring an element of fun to the day?
(I am going to bake my man-friend a special cake with a silly message on it for no reason at all!)

Ace of Pentacles ~ Wednesday’s Message is Go for it!

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Robin Wood Tarot

I love this card! The Ace of Pentacles is about getting clear on where you are going and starting down a fresh new path.

Set a new goal today if it feels right. Tend to any “weeds” on your path – like anything that might hold you back on going full steam ahead.

You will have newfound clarity today on a particular issue and its now time to begin taking action toward something that feels extra important to you. Something that lights you up like a Christmas tree!

It’s time to put your excuses aside and give yourself permission to shine. You have what it takes to make it happen! If you are worrying about money, a solution is on its way. All around, this is a great card with a beautiful message.

In the comments below, feel free to share what goal you will be setting today ๐Ÿ™‚
The goal I set is to put the finishing touches on my upcoming e-course (The Art of Reading a Negative Card in a Positive Light) so it will be ready by July 1st!

The High Priestess ~ Go Within Today!

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Paulina Tarot by Paulina Cassidy

The High Priestess of the Paulina Tarot comes to you today in all her mysterious femininity, reminding you of your own power and mystique.

Her body is made up of eyes, suggesting you look inward at what is inside you. Don’t be overly concerned with what’s going on outside of you today. Since the outer is a reflection of the inner state, go within.

That is the secret that this Mona-Lisa-esque High Priestess is here to tell you. Don’t overlook what’s happening within you. If you are at war with yourself, you will create battles in your daily life. If you feel emotionally blocked, your life will also feel “stuck” in many ways.

You are full of mysteries just waiting to be explored and practices like meditation, journalling, creative writing and yoga all help you do this. So carve out some “me-time” this week and rock out ๐Ÿ˜‰

Oracle Card for Monday ~ Unbelieving the Limiting Myths

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Wild Wisdom of the Faery by Lucy Cavendish

Today’s card is Faery Tales and the message is all about “letting go, detachment, moving on.”

You are coming out of a sleepy state where you were deeply enmeshed in an illusion of how things were supposed to be.

This may refer to your beliefs about what a romantic relationship should be like (ie: being rescued by a Prince Charming) or even how you thought your life would turn out.

Reality doesn’t match up to the story you have been telling yourself, and thank god for that! Reality, in many ways, is actually much better – its more fluid, interesting and free.

So don’t be afraid to look closely at the “faery tales” you tell yourself. In many ways they only serve to keep you feeling stuck and un-free in your life. When you let go of them, you start to have way more fun!

In the comments below, tell me what myth you have bought into in the past, which may or may not have served you well…

Phallic Symbolism in Tarot: What all Those Wands and Swords REALLY Mean by Veronica Noir

My evil twin Veronica Noir is back with a vengeance and she’s writing about her favorite topic – penis symbols in the Tarot. Why do I let this depraved woman write guest posts on my blog? I will never know…

Have you noticed how there seems to be a suspicious amount of phallic imagery in the Tarot? No? It’s just me? Well anyway…

Wands, swords, scepters, torches, pillars and walking sticks – it seems like anyone whose anyone in the Tarot is triumphantly grasping some kind of pole.

Before you scoff at this idea, I want to you grab your Tarot deck and have a gander. You will notice that nearly every Major Arcana card features someone holding a long, hard object. I am not being crude here – just telling it like it is!

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In case you were doubting this King’s potency, he is wielding a giant phallus in this left hand (Rider-Waite Tarot)

The Minor Arcana cards are no exception to this rule, either. The entire suit of Wands and Swords feature numerous phallus-like symbols on every card.

So what’s with all the phallus’s????? This is a question I have been meticulously pondering all week.

So lets start with talking about what a phallus (aka penis-shaped object) symbolizes.

A phallus represents male energy. Think power, potency, fertility, passion, action and extroversion.

The suits of Swords and Wands are “male” suits. The Swords suit deals with thought/mind/rationality, which are stereotypically associated with maleness in our culture (even though we all know that’s just silly!) And the Wands suit symbolizes passion and action which is, again, is often associated more with masculinity than femininity.

The other two suits in the Tarot – Pentacles and Cups – are female suits. The Cup and Pentacle both symbolize the womb. The suit of Cups is all about emotion, feeling and relationships, while Pentacles is about home, health and the body – all things typically associated with women.

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Trumpet or phallic symbol? You decide… (Crystal Visions Tarot)

To sum things up, the Suit of Swords and the Suit of Wands represent extroverted qualities – and the penis is the perfect symbol of extroversion since it is literally extroverted. Vaginas and wombs are literally introverted, therefore, the female suits of Cups and Pentacles stand for introverted qualities.

I hope I haven’t lost you in all this rambling about penis and vagina symbols. Anyhow…

Try this:

Ask yourself “what is my relationship to power?” Now, choose a Tarot card. Notice if there is a phallic symbol on your card.

What is the phallic symbol doing? Is it penetrating someone from behind like in the Ten of Swords? Or laying limply on the floor like in the Four of Swords?

How is this symbol being held? Proudly or nonchalantly? Is the phallus a burden like in the Ten of Wands and Two of Swords, or is it something you want to steal, like in the Five of Swords and Seven of Swords?

Some other cool questions to ask are:

  • What role does passion play in my life right now?
  • What do I need to know about “taking action” in my life?
  • How is my masculine energy showing up for me?

Whenever a penis-like object shows up in a reading ask yourself what role it plays in that card. Then relate it to either power, passion or action. And voila! Magical insights explode onto the scene!

In the comments below, tell me what card you chose and what you think the phallus symbol means to you….can’t wait to read these comments ๐Ÿ˜‰

Veronica Noir is a lover of Tarot, writer of erotic fiction and The Daily Tarot Girlโ€™s evil twin. She lives for cappuccino cheesecake, bitchy cats, eavesdropping in coffee shops, conspiracy theories and the occasional skinny dip.

Friday’s Goddess Card: Yemanya

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Goddess Guidance Oracle Cards

Yemanya is our Friday Goddess! She represents a golden opportunity that is being offered to you. Her message is: “Important doors are opening for you right now. Walk through them.”

Exciting opportunities are just around the corner, so stay open minded. If you have felt stuck lately, things are definitely shifting. If you have felt indecisive, soon things will be crystal clear.

Spending time by the water will bring you clarity on a particular issue today – but if you don’t live near water, go to an indoor pool and do some laps – the rhythmic motion of swimming will unlock the solution center in your brain.

On a side note, I want to share an interview I recently did.ย  The beautiful and talented Yoga Goddess Jenny Ravikumar was kind enough to interview me for her blog. Check it out!

The Moon: Mystery Unfolds (Thursday)

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The Paulina Tarot

The Moon is so full of mystery, raw lust and unconscious power that at times it can be frightening to behold. It represents that part of yourself that is pure animal, wild and free.

Things are not as they seem today, but don’t waste your time trying to figure it all out. Unconscious motives are at play when it comes to relationships at work and at home and its wise to remember that people aren’t as civilized as they appear!

Be aware that what you desire and feel drawn to has to do with survival instincts more than anything else. Pay special attention to your dreams right now and write them down if you can remember them upon waking.

Question: When you look at this card, what are you drawn to first? What does that symbol mean to you? Post it in the comments below!