Just a quick hello to let you know that since December 27 I have started to post the card for the day on my Face Book page.
I hope you will check it out. The link is on my welcome page.
I am also on Instagram.
Just a quick hello to let you know that since December 27 I have started to post the card for the day on my Face Book page.
I hope you will check it out. The link is on my welcome page.
I am also on Instagram.
In honour of Mother’s day I am going to reflect on the personalities of the Queens.
They are first of all women.
As representations of human beings the queens are multi faceted, but here we will keep it simple.
Every woman contains traits of all the queens, but will identify more with one or two of them.
Since life is full of surprises we all end up playing many characters at different stages of our lives.
Let’s start with the Queen of Wands.
She is the most confident. She is the life of the party. She is very active and knows how to live intensely. She is ambitious, warm and affectionate. She is a born leader who goes after what she wants. She works hard but knows how to have fun.
As a mother she is a great role model. She will drive her kids to sport activities and tournaments. She may even be a coach or instructor. She will inspire her kids to dream big and work hard to make their dreams reality.
Her passion is her biggest asset, but she needs to keep it in check to avoid becoming an overbearing prima donna, too arrogant to consider her children’s own needs and desires.
The Queen of Cups is an extremely loving woman.
She likes to feel connected and at peace. She is a good listener and very observant. She likes beauty and harmony. She is creative, sensitive and intuitive. She wants to get along with everyone.
Conflicts drain her and she avoids them as much as possible. She is a very caring and sweet mom. Her kids feel loved and heard. She raises loving, sensitive and compassionate children.
Since she wears her heart on her sleeve and cares so deeply, she easily gets hurt and disillusioned.
By nature she is not likely to directly confront who has done her wrong. She is more likely to get depressed, moody, passive aggressive or manipulative.
The Queen of Pentacles is the most practical queen.
She enjoys simple pleasures. She will cook healthy and tasty meals. She will surround herself with things that look nice and make her life easier. Her home is her castle. It will look nice, warm and welcoming. She loves a full house. She will do her best to give her children love and a stable, comfortable life. Her door is always open to family, friends and pets. She is a beacon of light when life gets stormy. Her favourite sound is laughter.
She needs stability and security and therefore she appreciates a safety net. She will occasionally lose a good, but risky opportunity. She prefers to play it safe. She may appear stingy, too set in her ways, stubborn and reluctant to try new things. She will adapt when she needs to, because she is resilient, but she will fight it first.
Last but not least we have the Queen of Swords.
She is fiercely independent and extremely smart. She is curious, open minded, values logic and fairness. She knows how to communicate effectively. She is not afraid to ask the tough questions or make the difficult choices. She does not need to be a mother to feel fulfilled. She is very ambitious and driven and she can easily dedicate her life to a career she loves or a cause she believes in. As a mother she will raise kids that know how to think for themselves. Who will not be afraid to question authorities, or the way things are done. Human beings that will study hard and search for ways to improve life for everyone. People that know how to stand on their own two feet.
She may lack warmth and sometimes be a tad too harsh and critical.
In my opinion the world needs all these queens and all women should be free to express or try traits of all of them when they see fit.
Let’s celebrate all mothers, but also all the women in our lives.
In conclusion, I apologize for not writing the card of the week for quite some time. We are going through strange times and I find it too hard to guide many with just one card. I hope you understand.
Please stay safe and be well.
The card guiding us through the week of March 23rd to 29th 2020 is the Sun.
This is one of the best cards in the deck.
It speaks of hope, innocence, light, health, victory and progress.
Children are closely associated with this card.
In the next few days, some of you may conceive, others may give birth.
Many of us will be spending a lot more time with children than we are used to.
With schools and nurseries being closed we may have to take care of children, grandchildren, younger siblings and so on.
Try not to look at this as a chore, but rather as a gift. An opportunity to spend time with them, to see life through their innocent eyes.
Let them remind us of the beauty of life, where each day brings discovery. Let us appreciate everyday simple joys, be present and real.
Young minds believe that anything is possible. Life has not yet tamed their spirits or their enthusiasm. They still live in a world of fairy tales, where the good guys always beat the bad ones. Where love and courage against all odds can defy the most powerful evil.
Let’s defend our children and their dreams.
The arrival of the Sun shines light where there was darkness.
It brings knowledge and awareness, a great defence against blinding fear.
Hopefully the Sun will bring us a breakthrough to help us fight this virus and the chaos it brings wherever it goes.
The Sun invites us to:
be honest with ourselves and others,
be loving and caring,
bring joy, calm and peace.
It reminds us to do what we can to bring light, strength and sunshine to those around us..
Let’s try to lighten up the mood and not obsess with what is going on.
Let’s do what we can and let go of the rest.
We can read a good book, watch an uplifting movie, draw, paint, write, play music, dance.
How about watching some good comedy?
Let’s try to bring smiles and laughter into our homes and conversations, try yoga or anything else that can lift our spirits.
Joy is not a betrayal to those who are suffering, rather a way to stay strong and keep hope alive.
Last but not least, the Sun often brings clarity and new understanding.
Many of us have plenty of time right now to think and reflect, to communicate.
Our everyday routines have changed seemingly overnight. Freedom we took for granted is gone. We cannot travel where we want, we cannot gather as we like. Milestones are put on hold. We are asked to keep social distance.
Perhaps this experience will teach us the importance of so many things and people we took for granted. Maybe our priorities and values will shift long term. Perhaps we will forgive and forget and make peace with loved ones we had lost touch with.
Above all the card inspires us to live and love each day.
As I look at the Six of Wands, the card guiding us through the week of March 16 to 22 2020, I see strong leadership.
This is traditionally a card of movement and travel.
We are also at the beginning of March break, usually associated with travel and vacations.
Given the current times I truly hope people will be smart and stay home.
As I observe the image a few things jump up at me.
In the deck I am using, Druid Craft, we don’t see the usual happy crowd celebrating the guy on the horse.
We see a determined and disciplined person, in a position of power, leading forward the resigned people behind him.
How could the energy of the Six of Wands be expressed in the days ahead?
Strong leadership steering people with courage and discipline.
The need for each of us to carry our own burden and follow the rules for the benefit of the group.
Perhaps travel, but not of the fun kind.
People going home or to their country of origin following strict rules.
It can also be a warning to avoid arrogant , selfish behaviours.
In this particular deck the Six of Wands has a more sombre vibe than in others, but the card remains overall positive, carrying a message of success and progress through co-operation.
The Devil is the card for the week ahead, March 9 to 15 2020.
In this deck, The Druid Craft Tarot, we have a feeling of danger and perhaps a lack of awareness.
After all, the couple in the image is depicted naked and asleep, totally vulnerable to the huge horned figure approaching them.
The connection to the Corona Virus is easy to make.
Thing where I live, in Canada, are good so far, but not so much in many other countries.
I am from Italy and my family and friends live there. Everyone I know is good and healthy, but there is apprehension. The situation is constantly evolving and the restrictions to everyday life for everyone living there are increasing rapidly.
The Devil card represents situations that are unhealthy, where power is not distributed equally and where fear obscure judgement.
Let me give you an example of how the card could be expressed in your life in the next few days.
Under the negative effects of fear people often go to extremes.
You could behave badly and justify your greed, selfishness or rude behaviour as necessary, when in reality it is not.
On the opposite extreme, you may accept a bad situation out of fear of change.
Do you know the expression “Better the devil you know than the one you don’t”?
Under this thinking people stay in abusive or unhappy relationships, or in dead end jobs that suck the life out of them.
Wake up! If you live with the Devil, you need to come up with a good plan to move out as soon as possible.
There are bad lovers out there, but there are also a lot of nice human beings.
Other jobs are available with better pay, better hours or nicer bosses or colleagues.
To sum it up.
This week pay attention to your surroundings and to the people you deal with.
Be fair and don’t let others take advantage of you.
Check the fine print before signing any contract.
Also, face your fears and your dark secrets. Deal with what matters, do not procrastinate.
With the Queen of Swords guiding us through March 3rd to 8th 2020, it is best to keep our thinking cap on.
This queen has had her fair share of challenges and sorrow in life.
She has seen and experienced a lot, not much surprises her anymore.
She has become a good judge of character. She knows hot to cut through confusion as well as lies.
In this particular deck the Queen of Swords is barefoot, therefore well grounded with the Earth. She looks like she is ready to get up.
She faces challenges, represented by the wind, with an inner calm.
Her dress is purple, which to me means that she is quite spiritual. She is holding her sword with both hands. Her left one is holding the blade, a dangerous thing to do. A reminder perhaps that communicating honestly is tricky business, since the truth can still hurt.
With the Five of Swords guiding us through the week of February 24 to March 1st 2020 we can expect some turbulence.
Fives are about instability and unrest.
Swords (Air) is active and fast.
We may deal with aggressive people or intense situations.
We may be impatient, self centered and unwilling to compromise.
This week will see some people involved in altercations, heated arguments and nasty litigation.
For everyone’s sake let’s try to breathe, calm down and look for ways to deescalate conflicts.
The Five of Swords represents those times when people tend to fight dirty and forget human decency. Remember that a win at all costs often leaves a bitter after taste.
This card came up once before. You can follow the link here https://wisdomandhealing.ca/five-of-swords-is-the-tarot-card-for-the-week-of-sept-17-to-the-23-2018/
Notice that at the time I was new to the deck and I followed the creator’s element association for it. I have since decided to stick to my own, which is Air, not Fire.
The Three of Wands is the card guiding us through the week of February 17th to the 23rd 2020.
As I look at the image I cannot help but feel a sense of anticipation.
Three birds of prey are flying.
The first one looks to me like it has just been released by the lady. The other two are arriving. The closest one is carrying something.
The lady is standing up high, like she is seeking to look far into the distance.
I suspect this will be a week of important developments.
Some will receive important news and /or feed back.
We are approaching the next phase.
We see the first results of something started in the past.
We are waiting with trepidation to see how our efforts were received. Did we do well?
Will the results meet our expectations?
The lady in the card is alone. She ventured out of her comfort zone. She is a pioneer.
The Three of Wands invites us to be courageous and explore the world around us.
Try new approaches, launch your projects, expand, believe in your creative ideas, beliefs, and desires.
In the days ahead some will travel or even relocate.
Some will be applying for new jobs, others may land interviews or new positions.
What ever your situation is, the presence of this card invites you to expand your horizons.
Go after what you want, if you have already done that, take a big breath and welcome the wind of change.
The Eight of Swords is the card expressing the energy of the week of February 3rd to 9th 2020.
This is an active week that will likely challenge us and keep us on our tippy toes.
We will be dealing with frustrations, restrictions and challenges.
The trick here is to be objective, look at the facts without letting our fears or insecurities distort our vision of the situation.
What or who is preventing us from moving freely and managing things the way we think is best?
Are the restrictions real or perceived?
Most likely some are real , while others we can easily overcome.
It is up to us to test those boundaries cautiously.
For a few of us the Eight of Swords could manifest literally with a real loss of freedom.
being bed ridden,
It is fitting for the Fool to represent the energy of the week of December 30 2019 to January 5 2020.
The Fool is a beautiful card full of possibilities.
It expresses the open heart and mind and the willingness to go where we have not been before.
This card is the first one of of the Major Arcana, also known as big secrets. These twenty two Arcana tell the journey of the new soul on earth. Card zero is the white canvass that will get painted by the experiences represented by the following twenty one cards.
As I look at the image, I see someone full of hope and travelling light. Somebody without preconceived ideas, opinions or expectations. Someone open to experience what comes along and make the best of it.
Let the Fool inspire you to give life a chance and seek joy and adventure.
If you are bored or dissatisfied with the way things are going, embrace change.
Would you like more joy and excitement in your life?
Go out more. Try new things. Be spontaneous. Follow your heart and your dreams.
Be in the moment, without expectations.
Meet people where they are, not where you would like them to be.
Give people and life a chance.
Free yourself from the desire to control everything and everyone and surprise! You may find yourself walking a bit lighter and breathing a little easier.
At the beginning of a new year most of us feel inspired to make changes to improve our lives.
The Fool encourages that, but instead of writing strict resolutions, give yourself permission to do the unexpected and stay open to opportunities and different ways of doing things.
What a lovely sight!
The last time we saw this card was on March 4 2019. Click here https://wisdomandhealing.ca/the-sun/ if you would like to read what I wrote about it at the time.
This card brings joy, affection, good times, celebration and good will.
Some will be lucky enough to vacation somewhere warm.
It can also indicate happy times spent with children.
For some it may bring news of a pregnancy or the birth of a baby.
If you came to my site worrying about someone’s health or up coming surgery, the Sun is usually a good omen for vibrant health and a speedy recovery.
It is also a good time for creative endeavours, trying something new and be spontaneous.
The card also speaks of clarity.
If you have been confused by not having enough facts to make an informed decision, now you will.
All that was hidden comes to light. You have clear vision and you can make your move confidently and quickly.
To those who have been feeling sad and alone, this image hints at a lighter mood and to reach out for the support of those around you. You are not alone.
The appearance of the Sun invites you to open up, be sincere, hopeful, confident and bold.
Open you heart and recognize all that is good in your life.
Be grateful, hospitable and spread the joy around you.
Seize the day!
Justice guides us through the week of November 25 to December 1st 2019.
Important decisions will be made in the days ahead. Legal contracts may be signed.
Some will be dealing with lawyers, legal papers and going to court. The judge will be fair, if you are in the right, you have nothing to fear.
Others will see the results of past actions and decisions come to fruition for good or bad.
You may be making important decisions that will have big consequences not only in your life, but in those of others too.
It is best to stay objective and detached while considering the impact that your choices will have on them.
When Justice appears you are asked to:
Examine your conscience.
Look at the situation from all angles and perspectives.
If you have made mistakes, own it and make amends.
Seek balance in you life.
When facing disagreements, do your best to find common ground and a fair resolution for all involved.
The Four of Pentacles is the card guiding us through the week of
November 18 to 24 2019.
Security and stability are very important at this time, as well as boundaries.
Check your finances.
Do you have debts? Can you handle it?
How reliable is your income?
Do you have enough savings to support you through rainy days?
Pay of some of your debts if you can.
Cut expenses where possible.
Increment your savings.
If you invest your money, favour low to moderate risk .
Christmas is around the corner and you may be tempted to buy extravagant gifts or be more generous than usual.
Balance your book first, so that you will know how much you can afford to spend.
An other aspect of the Four of Pentacles is physical and material security.
Check your home and your car and take care of any maintenance work required, including possible improvement to the security system.
Last, but not least, the peculiar position of the guy in the card of the deck I am using, reminds me of a spider.
After consulting my trusted copy of Animal Speak by Ted Andrews, a few concepts grab my attention.
1)The difficulty and importance to keep balance while we shift from one chapter of our lives to another.
2) The necessity to value both the spiritual and the material.
Reading between the lines, I get the suggestion to walk carefully and with focus.
This is important to me, since it has been a week since I fell walking my dog. The city has yet to clean up the roads or sidewalks in my area and I have found walking very stressful ever since. Today, a fresh coat of snow hides the ice below.
My dog still needs her walks, but I need to be very careful.
Have a great week!
This week we have the eight of Pentacles guiding us through November 11 to 17 2019.
As I look at the card I notice the dog, which to me suggests trust, loyalty and domesticity.
The squirrel also gets my attention, reminding me of its habit to prepare for Winter by storing nuts well ahead of time.
I see the guy working in the rain to put a roof over the animals and the coins.
This week keep up the good effort at work or school.
Your industry is paying off. Persevere and you will be able to relax soon enough.
Be prudent with your spending.
Save toward big ticket items, or put money aside for rainy days.
Protect those you love and give a helping hand to those in need.
Should you be the one on the receiving end, accept the help gracefully. Be grateful and pay it forward when you can.
Take care of home and business.
Pay attention to details, keep up with regular maintenance and upgrades.
If you are feeling tired because you have worked long and hard on a project, don’t lose your motivation, you are almost there.
For those who are looking for a job, or studying or training for one, put out your best effort. Show your work ethic and any talent or experience you may bring to the table.
The Page of Wands is our guide for the week of October 28 to November 3rd 2019.
Pages are youthful energy that ushers in news, messages and often new experiences.
With Wands we are in the element of Fire which is all about passion, action, excitement, beliefs and motives.
This week will bring opportunities to lighten up and have some fun.
Perhaps you will join a class or a club to expand your mind or to be physically active.
You may spend time with children or younger people and find their energy and enthusiasm to be contagious.
You may receive a call from someone, or joyful news.
How ever the energy of the card is expressed in your life this week, the Page of Wands is telling you to stay open to new possibilities.
He is asking you to have an open mind, try new things, be active and spread a bit of joy around you.