The Week Ahead : 26 September – 1 October 2016

Tarot and Numerology

Zero is the number of potential or nothingness before manifesting. It represents possibilities, change, freedom and a new journey/direction.

One is a new beginning and correlates with the Aces. It represents a breakthrough, independence and courage.

Two is known as the Lord of Love. It represents balance, interaction, choices, duality, harmony and relationships.

Three reflects the Lord of Abundance. It symbolises creation, networking, social interaction, communication, family and fun.

Four is the Lord of Blended Pleasure. It is about structure and stability, a sense of belonging and possessions.

Five is Lord of loss in Pleasure. It is a number of challenge, change and crisis. The need to adapt and navigate.

Six is Lord of Pleasure. It is the aftermath of conflict. It is about sacrifice, karma, community, retrospection, balance, family, nurturing and journey.

Seven is Lord of Illusory Success. It is a spiritual number. A tension between will and self-control, repercussions of decisions, solitude, growth and lessons.

Eight is Lord of Abandoned Success. It is about achievement, advancement, renovation, organisation, influence and financial stability

Nine is Lord of Material Wealth. It reflects the completion of a cycle, test beliefs, patience, compassion, perfection, disengagement, transition and understanding.

Ten is Lord of Perfected Success. You are everything you need to chart your own course.

Tarot Card of the Week

The Empress

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the-empress-morgan-greer-tarot

The Empress is a card of fertility, fruition, proliferation, creativity, boundless energy, sensuality and abundance. The week ahead promises opportunities for a creative and productive phase. This is a fertile period for ideas, projects and relationships.

This card encourages you to take care of yourself. This is a good time to pamper and spoil yourself.

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 The Chariot

 

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the-chariot-tarot-of-angels

 

The Chariot denotes gaining control of self – a need for disciplining one’s weaknesses. One should reconcile one’s inner conflict. This is a card of travel, triumph, mastery, accomplishment, determination, conquest, a need to lead and victory.

These are basic card meanings. Please share your own interpretations. I would love to hear your thoughts.

 Have a fabulous week.

Take care

Simmi

Enquiries : tarotlite@gmail.com

The Week Ahead : 12- 19 September 2016

The Court Cards and the Myers-Briggs Method

Last week, we discussed the Tarot suits and linked each suit to zodiac signs. This week we are focussing on the Court cards in the tarot deck. The court cards are the people / personality cards. In the normal playing deck, you would have the Jack, Queen and King of each suit. The Tarot deck has the Page, Knight, Queen and King in each of the suits.

Most people find the court cards to be the most complex in readings. However, it is best to decide on your reading style and coupled with your gut feel that should give you a better inkling on how to read these cards. There is a lot of literature on the subject. It’s worth reading up on the different methods to find what resonates with you.

Seeing that this week’s Tarot Card of the Week is a court card, I thought it would be interesting to explore one aspect of these cards. For this, we are going to reference the Myers-Briggs Method. Jung’s four primary functions of thinking, feeling, intuition and sensation are likened to the four suits in the following manner:

Wands – intuition, cups – feeling, swords – thinking, pentacles – sensation.

The Myers-Briggs Method juxtaposes binary characteristics as follows:

Extraversion (E)      –        Introversion (I)

Intuition (N)             –         Sensation (S)

Thinking (T)            –         Feeling (F)

Judging (J)              –         Perceiving (P)

The Personality cards correlate with the Myers Briggs Method as follows:

ISTP   –        Page of Pentacles

INFP   –        Page of Cups

ISFP   –        Page of Wands

INTP   –        Page of Swords

ISTJ   –        Queen of Pentacles

INFJ   –        Queen of Cups

ISFJ   –        Queen of Wands

INTJ   –        Queen of Swords

ESTP –        Knight of Pentacles

ENFP –        Knight of Cups

ENTP –        Knight of Swords

ESTJ –        King of Pentacles

ENFJ –        King of Cups

ESFJ –        King of Wands

ENTJ –        King of Swords

It is very easy to find everyday people in your professional and personal life that resemble these personality traits. If the court cards come up in your readings, reflect on who they remind you of. That will give you a clue as to who is involved in the situation. This is only one way of looking at the court cards. Over time, we will look at other methods.

Who are you in the court cards?

Tarot Card of the Week

King of Pentacles

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king-of-pentacles-radiant-deck

The King of Pentacles represents an authority figure who works hard for business success. This week your focus should be on your goals in your career as well as financial stability. You may want to focus on being influential in your social circles. You will reap the benefits of a pragmatic and steadfast approach.

The King of Pentacles is traditionally known as the ‘Midas’ card. King Midas became wealthy but this did not give him complete fulfilment. You are therefore asked to ensure work-life balance.

Being a court card, the King of Pentacles embodies the personality traits of ESTJ (see Myers-Briggs method above). He is down to earth, powerful, wealthy, ambitious and has a successful business mind. A person of this nature may enter your life this week or alternatively, you may need to bring these qualities into your own way of life to achieve the goals you are longing for.

He reflects security, control, power, discipline and abundance.

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 The Lovers

 

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the-lovers-sacred-india-tarot

 This card popularly signifies the joining of two lovers, marriage, an agreement, friendship, strong emotional bond, ‘ a working partnership’, a reconciliation, joining of forces, attraction, love, union, virtue, harmony, choice, moral strength, responsibility, optimism, creativity, beginning, openness, a soulmate, beauty or trials surmounted. It can indicate a difficult decision that requires sacrifice.

These are basic card meanings. Please share your own interpretations. I would love to hear your thoughts.

 Have a fabulous week.

Take care

Simmi

Enquiries : tarotlite@gmail.com

 

 

The Week Ahead : 12- 19 September 2016

Tarot and the Four Suits

 The tarot deck comprises Major and Minor Arcanas. The Major Arcana are life lessons. These are the card meanings that we have started uncovering under the section below, Learn Tarot. The Minor arcana are regarded as daily activities that are within our control. These are also called pip cards. These comprise 4 suits similar to playing cards, namely; cups, pentacles, wands and swords. Each suit carries different meanings coupled with its numerology and images.

The four suits are as follows:

The Wands (fire element) – Masculine energy – to dare, courage to grow, passion, creativity, desire, ideas, career, self-expression, impulse, lust for life, inspiration, adjusting to situation, facing the unknown, action, behaviour

The Wands correlate with zodiac signs Aries, Leo, Sagittarius

The Swords (air element) – Masculine energy – to know, communication, courage, aggression, enthusiasm, strategy, studying, conflict, knowledge, mental clarity, decisions, perspective, objectivity, power of mind, learning, questioning, internal battles, change, struggle, understanding, direction, ambition, intellect

The Swords correlate with the zodiac signs Libra, Gemini and Aquarius

The Cups (water element) – feminine energy – to will, emotion, vibrations, vulnerability, love, relationships, depth, unconscious, romance, happiness, psychic abilities, spiritual connection, intuition, feelings, healing, self love, harmony, adaptability, be conscious of what distracts you.

The Cups correlate with the zodiac signs Cancer, Pisces and Scorpio.

The Pentacles (earth element) – feminine energy – to keep silent (inner stillness), ability to receive, experience life through 5 senses, health, tangible, practical, manifest, plant seeds, putting down roots, sensuality, grounded, ambition, material world, foundation, outcome.

The Pentacles correlate with zodiac signs Taurus, Capricorn and Virgo

Tarot Card of the Week

The Sun

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the-sun-gilded-tarot

A positive card that reflects success in endeavours. Pleasure in life and joy of existence. Enlightenment, clarity,goodness, love, contentment, satisfaction, sincerity, glory, riches, achievement, natural, sunrise, awareness, happiness, good things in life. Let your inner-child feel safe to shine.

How do you allow yourself to shine this week? It is always time to shine.

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 The Hierophant

 

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the-hierophant-whimsical-tarot

 

The Hierophant is an easy symbol to identify with. He mainly represents traditional knowledge. Spiritual teaching, understanding and aspiration. He is a teacher or a guide. He is a guru, a counsellor, an educator. He is more than the traditional priest figure but he does represent orthodox and conventional learning and methods. The card guides you to your journey of growth and change towards your highest self.

He can signal the presence or absence of truth and honest dealings in any situation.

These are basic card meanings. Please share your own interpretations. I would love to hear your thoughts.

 Have a fabulous week.

Take care

Simmi

Enquiries : tarotlite@gmail.com

The Week Ahead : 5 – 11 September 2016

Choosing a Tarot Deck

 Your tarot deck is one of the most important investments you will make in your own personal transformation or as a tool to assist others with navigating critical moments in their lives. It is therefore important to consider the following principles:

All tarot decks contain universal messaging. It you would like a deck that is more culturally oriented, it is not difficult to find.

  1. You will spend a lot of time with your deck so it’s important that you feel excited, comfortable and secure with the deck you pick. You should feel drawn to your deck. Pick a deck that’s fun for you. Do you want something traditional or modern? What colours and images appeal to you? Traditional or modern?
  2. Buying decks online or in a second-hand store is cheaper. You can always clear and cleanse an old deck.
  3. Research what decks are available online before you decide as there is a wide range. The internet gives you the opportunity to look at the entire deck to make sure that you are happy with what you see.
  4. The Rider-Waite deck is probably one of the most popular decks with unlimited resources to help you learn meanings and interpretations as the basis for tarot education. All other decks will conform to these basic roots but have its own unique twist in interpretation.
  5. The basic deck has 78 cards with 22 Major Arcana and 56 Minor Arcana cards divided into 4 suits.
  6. Make sure you follow the instructions in the deck on how the clear your cards for readings.

Tarot Card of the Week

6 of Cups

Six of Cups - Hanson- Roberts Deck
Six of Cups – Hanson- Roberts Deck

The Six of Cups depicts 2 children who are likely to be family. They are surrounded by flower pots and a home environment. It reflects a possible reunion with someone from the past. Perhaps a familiar figure will cross your path this week. It also reflects a feeling of  nostalgia. You may think that life was better and simpler in the past.

This card asks you to strengthen your support circles of friends or family. You are  also asked to see things as they are. If you are yearning for the past, make peace with where you are and be practical and realistic about your next steps.

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 The Emperor

The Emperor - Mystical Cat Tarot
The Emperor – Mystical Cat Tarot

The Emperor is a symbol of experience, wisdom, leadership, authority, structure, solid foundation and order. He is a ruler and is very strategic. He can be overly rigid in his rule. He is an indicator of success, promotion, affluence, a male figure in a senior position or a father.

These are basic card meanings. Please share your own interpretations. I would love to hear your thoughts.

 Have a fabulous week.

Take care

Simmi

Enquiries : tarotlite@gmail.com