Afternoon Tarot: RWS 13

Inevitable Change Time marches forward, steadily, slowly, determinedly. Without Death there is no true passage of time, there's no change - and that's what the Death card is about: Change. Slow, inevitable, unavoidable change. Change can be ugly, difficult, and you might not even be ready for it - but it's necessary for growth. It's … Continue reading Afternoon Tarot: RWS 13

Afternoon Tarot: RWS 12

Just Hang Out From Roman, to Norse, to Egyptian, to Christianity - a lot of religions have a story of self-sacrifice of some kind. Given that it's a tree the man is hanging from it really reminds me of Odin's self-sacrifice in order to gain the knowledge of runes and pass that onto humanity. It's … Continue reading Afternoon Tarot: RWS 12

Afternoon Tarot: RWS 10

No whammy! Full disclosure: I've never had the Wheel of Fortune card pop up in a reading. That said, I can work with my initial feelings about this card as I sit here and stare at it trying to muddle out what it means. Reading Melissa Cynova's text regarding it from Kitchen Table Tarot helps … Continue reading Afternoon Tarot: RWS 10

Afternoon Tarot: RWS 9

Lighting the Way Calm, Internal, Alone The solitude of the Hermit is not the kind of loneliness that aches or harms. It is the kind of quiet solitude that allows you to seek, to listen, to journey and learn. The light is strong enough to guide his steps, and dim enough to keep him from … Continue reading Afternoon Tarot: RWS 9

Afternoon Tarot: RWS 8

Grace Under Fire Poised, Gentle, Assured. The Strength card is far and away NOT about physical strength. The lion is much stronger physically than the woman holding him - yet his tail is tucked under and he submits to her. Whether she's lounging beside him in some cards, or giving him a possible dental checkup … Continue reading Afternoon Tarot: RWS 8

Afternoon Tarot: RWS 7

Chasing the Challenge Driven, willful, sure. The Chariot is a lot of get up go – but not recklessly or aimlessly. This is directed action – and most often it is directed at the Challenge.  The Chariot loves the challenge. There’s no need if it’s not going to be difficult – it’s not fun if … Continue reading Afternoon Tarot: RWS 7

Afternoon Tarot: RWS 6

The Naked Trust Loving, connecting, trusting. Hello Bible references! They are Everywhere in this card. Adam and Eve, the Serpent, the Tree of Knowledge, the Burning Bush, Giant Angel with wild flaming hairdo, Shiny Sun Sunny-ness EVERYWHERE! The big ticket item in this card is the lack of clothes on the humans. They’re exposed, vulnerable, … Continue reading Afternoon Tarot: RWS 6