The Hanged Man symbolizes the enlightenment that comes when you stop striving and trying so hard to get somewhere.
It also symbolizes the great ideas that come to you when you hang yourself upside down for an extended period of time. I haven’t tried this myself, but apparently it increases blood flow to the brain and makes you more intelligent. Who knew?
Have you been feeling bored or restless with your life lately? I sure have. And I noticed that when I put my full attention on what I was doing (for example, eating or an afternoon shag), a mundane event became a riveting feast for the senses! No joke!
So today, instead of trying to make something of yourself and move forward in life, let yourself be perfectly still. Enter the NOW! Allow the present moment to exist without condemning it as “boring” and not worthy of your full attention. Oh, and you may have to take a hammer to that shitty iphone to do this properly….just a suggestion 😉
Today’s Tarot reading was a guest post by The Daily Tarot Girl’s evil twin, Veronica Noir – lover of Tarot, cats and men in their early 20’s. Veronica spends her days eating coffee cheesecake, spying on neighbors and just being her fabulous self!
What are you holding onto so tightly? The Four of Pentacles is here to say loosen your grip already and don’t be so stingy, you cheapskate!
This isn’t so much about money as it is about talent and unique gifts. If you hoard your skills and amazing-ness and don’t share it with the world out of fear, then what the f*ck are you here for?
You are not here to follow orders or do what everyone else is doing, so do some deep diving and figure out what it is you are afraid of exactly?
When you think about speaking your truth, doing what you want and expressing your talents, what fears pop up for you? Write them down and ponder the shit out of them! They are what stand between you and a life of passion and fireworks.
Today’s reading is a guest post by the Daily Tarot Girl’s evil twin Veronica Noir – lover of Tarot, cats and men in their early 20’s. Veronica spends her days sipping Vanilla-Raspberry Rooibos tea, writing erotic fiction and creating subversive artwork.
Author’s note: I am turning my daily readings over to my evil twin Veronica for the remainder of this week as I put the finishing touches on my new e-course (The Art of Reading a Negative Card in a Positive Light). I will return next week 🙂
The Queen of Wands! Such a badass bitch! This Queen is my favorite of all, as she has the perfect combo of male and female energies – not like a hermaphrodite, but more like a phallus-wielding dominatrix.
This lady isn’t afraid to make shit happen and she has a ball the entire time. Think of a workaholic, but minus all the crappy, unlikeable personality traits. That’s the Queen of Wands for you!
Is that a whip she’s holding, or a wand with flowers on it? I hope its a whip. Anyhow, she’s leaning against a very huge, very nonchalant cat, which pretty much sums it all up – this Queen is beyond awesome.
But what does it all mean for you?
Well, it means that it’s high time you started acting like this goddess and channeling your inner Queen of Wands! Don’t stand for any whining from others today, it will only slow you down. Also, remember that success, productivity and achievement can be delicious, sexy and fun 🙂
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!
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.
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…
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 😉
Veronica Noir is a lover of Tarot, writer of erotic fiction and The Daily Tarot Girl’s evil twin. She lives for cappuccino cheesecake, bitchy cats, eavesdropping in coffee shops, conspiracy theories and the occasional skinny dip.
Authors Note: For the next week, my evil twin Veronica Noir will be taking over doing the daily readings for me while I take a blogging break. Her reading style is a little different from mine – she’s a total bitch, has a depraved mind and her vocabulary is like something straight out of Fifty Shades of Grey – so as you can see, we are total opposites.
I will not be responding to any comments posted here over the next week, but I can’t wait to read them all when I return to my blog! I will resume my regular readings next Thursday. But until then….I will leave you in Veronica’s good hands 😉
Warmest Regards, Kate (Daily Tarot Girl)
The Devil is one of my favorite Tarot cards!
Because it nudges you toward freedom by revealing how you are giving away your power.
Plus its the kinkiest card in the Tarot.
The DevilTarot card comes up whenever addictions are an issue. So ask yourself: What am I addicted to right now?
Perhaps you are addicted to getting others approval, buying Tarot decks (wink!), eating coffee cheesecake or cyber-stalking hunky male celebrities.
Whatever it is, it doesn’t enhance your life as much as you think it does. Your addiction will hold you back, eat up your free time and drain you of energy and creativity.
But don’t try to stop…that never works! Instead, imagine what your life could be like without this addiction and take things from there.
So….if your in the mood to divulge, tell me what “addiction” is keeping you stuck in a rut in the comments below….