The Week Ahead : 14 – 20 November 2016

Tarot and Elemental Dignities

Excerpt from Mary Greer

1) Cards are “Strong” when the suits/elements are the same; they are “very strong for either good or evil, according to their nature.”

In other words, two swords cards are like-minded and egg each other on. They can greatly increase either the good or ill in each (depending on their individual meanings).

2) When the suits/elements are both masculine/active or feminine/passive, they are “moderately strong because they are friendly to each other.” [Fire+Air; Water+Earth.]

They increase the power and strength of the other, but whether this is good or bad depends on the specific cards.

3) When the suits/elements complement each other, they are “somewhat friendly” (also called neutral). [Fire+Earth; Air+Water.]

They show relatively ineffectual interactions. (Personally, I like to think of them as irritants that can be mildly correctional and therapeutic to each other but without great impact as to whether they strengthen or weaken the other.)

4) When the cards are of contrary elements they tend to “weaken each other greatly for good or evil, and neutralize [cancel out] their force.” They are sometimes referred to as enemies or ill-dignified. [Fire+Water; Air+Earth.]

In practice, Mathers often cancelled out the effect of cards with contrary elements. He simply did not read PAIRS that were of contrary elements!! (They could not co-exist in the same room so BOTH would leave.)

In TRIADS, if the two cards flanking a central one were contrary to each other, he simply didn’t read those flanking cards but, instead, concentrated on the center card as if it were alone.

However: “If the contrary element is only in one flanking card, then the other becomes a connecting card so that the first [center] is not weakened, but is modified by the influence of both cards and is, therefore, fairly strong.” In other words, the center card overcomes the neutralizing force of its contrary flanking card through the support of the flanking card that is more ‘friendly’ to it – for good or ill.

If both flanking cards are contrary to the center one then they dominate it completely; the effects of the central card become extremely weak.

Tarot Card of the Week

Eight of Pentacles

 

8-of-pentacles
8-of-pentacles

 

This card indicates ambition, determination, learning, focus, studying.

At this time of the year, one may be exhausted but there’s just the last stretch before the holidays. So focus, keep building, reflect, learn, finish what you are doing so that when you get back in the new year, feeling refreshed and energised, you can keep going forward rather than returning to unfinished business. You are a master at your craft, distinguish yourself. Keep your energy up. Do not settle for half measures.

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 Temperance

 

Temperance-Justice-League-Tarot
Temperance-Justice-League-Tarot

 

Temperance means moderation, this card embodies all things relating to moderation.

Temperance represents balance, harmony, prioritising, cooperation,and synthesis between two opposites.

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 : 7 – 13 November 2016

Tarot and Daily Readings

One of the easiest ways to learn and practice tarot is daily readings for yourself. There are a number of online resources, books and courses that can teach you the basic meanings of cards including this weekly blog.

It is important to learn the basic card meanings to understand points of reference although reading intuitively is definitely encouraged. The more you practice the easier the intuitive flow. The more you expose yourself to the educational material from the different tarot experts, the richer your range of tools and methods in interpreting tarot.

Tarot Card of the Week

Queen of Pentacles

 

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queen-of-pentacles-tarot-apokalypsis

 

 The Queen of Pentacles is also known as Earth Mother. This card appeals to you to be grounded and down-to-earth.

She has a green thumb and everything she touches flourishes. It may be an indication that you need to reconnect with nature.

She is a nurturing figure to her children. She prioritises her family above all else.

She is also is symbol of success in business. She is an entrepreneur. She also points to staying healthy through healthy eating and exercise.

 

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 Death

 

death-sacred-rose-tarot
Death-sacred-rose-tarot

The Death Card often makes people quite nervous and anxious but it very rarely points to an actual death. This card depicts transition, transformation and change. It is natural shift from the old to the new.

What major change is sweeping through your life?

What new opportunities should you be embracing?

Are you resisting change? What do you lose? What do you gain?

 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