The first thing I noticed about this card is how much it looks like a Hermit card but without the lamp leading the way. Instead of a lamp this guy seems to be following a path littered with spilled cups. I think there's a metaphor there. In most other versions of this card we see the cloaked figure from behind, their head is usually bent as if in grief and they focus on the empty cups in front of them, not noticing that behind them they still have two full cups. The person i
I have a new deck, The Bianco Nero Tarot by Marco Proietto and I love it. It's very obviously Rider-Waite-Smith based but it uses hand drawn ink illustrations and is influenced by antique engravings and woodcuts. It has an old yet modern vibe. It's gorgeous and I feel inspired to read with it and to make some notes so I've decided to do some posts with my thoughts on these cards, no structure, just whatever comes into my head. Today I'm looking at the IV Cups and straight a
A blindfolded woman wearing a long white dress sits on a simple stone bench. Behind her is a body of water with rocky islands and a night sky with a waxing crescent moon. Her arms are crossed across her chest and she holds a huge sword in each hand, their tips pointing upwards. Element - Air Suit symbol - Swords Number - 2 Ruling Major Arcana card - The High Priestess II Swords and the element of Air are about thoughts, communication, problems and struggles.. 2s are about
Stand up for yourself and for your convictions today, be confident, let your light shine brightly. A lone wand or twig stands in the darkness, it's tip is on fire and gives off a bright glow which lights up the area around it. In front of it, in the darkness and so pictured as white wands (the lone wand is black) are 6 other wands, they have parted in the middle as if to let the flaming wand through. This card says to me 'It's all about you and what you believe in, stand up f
Remember that life is all about balance, what you get is equal to the effort you put in.
Get your head down and do some work this is a day for being productive. I love how there’s duality in the cards so a problem and also the solution, advice and a warning. I see her immersed in the book she’s reading whilst balancing on the tower of books that she’s sitting on so the message could be that it’s a day for really getting stuck into whatever work you have to do but remember th