Tarot Card of the Week: Ace of Swords

Using the Universal Waite Tarot Deck, the card I drew was the Ace of Swords.

The Ace of Swords depicts a hand holding a sword; it is reaching out from the clouds. The sword is piercing the crown.

Swords represent communication and intellect, and Aces mark new beginnings. The crown, with leaves and berries hanging from it, illustrate new ideas growing. The barren mountain range symbolizes old and tired ideas that may no longer be useful or productive.

You may find yourself beginning to communicate and think differently. New opportunties or ideas could present themselves, it is time to take initiative and start that new project. Use this inspiration to grow and expand your knowledge. Take a class, or get involved in new activities that can utilize and augment your intelligence.

Alongside the sword are yellow leaves, shaped like the Hebrew letter yod, the first letter of God’s name, meaning the Divine is there for protection and guidance.

Enjoy the week!

A Brief Review: Everyday Tarot Deck and Everyday Tarot Book by Brigit Esselmont of Biddy Tarot

I am very much enjoying the Everyday Tarot Deck and Everyday Tarot Book from Brigit Esselmont of Biddy Tarot.

The beautifully minimalist and modern images on the Everyday Tarot Deck cards in purple, gold, and white give me a different perspective of the traditional Rider Waite Deck that I am finding intriguing to work with. The cards focus on the main aspects and message that the each card brings forth. They are easy to shuffle, and the gold edging on the cards is a nice touch.  For some, the minimalist imagery could seem limiting, for example I often get intuitive messages from some of the details in the Universal Waite Deck. Looking at in the Nine of Pentacles, you can see there is a little snail on the ground, mountains and a castle in the background. These images may provide messages depending on the reading. This is not depicted in the Everyday Tarot Deck, so you may want to keep this in mind when deciding how to use the deck.

The Everyday Tarot Book is not your usual card interpretations and spreads book. It is a book that teaches you how to work with the Tarot in a personal, reflective, self-help way. Brigit also talks about her personal experiences in life which I liked, it brought a personal touch to the book. She also mentions in the book about the creation of the Everyday Tarot Deck, and how she wondered at one point if she should “put the breaks on the project altogether.”

I recommend checking out both the Everyday Tarot Deck and the Everyday Tarot Book to expand your relationship with Tarot.

Tarot Card of the Week: Seven of Wands

Seven of Wands card on a tarot cloth with crystals

Using the Universal Waite Tarot Deck, the card I drew was the Seven of Wands.

This card depicts a man on top of a hill, he appears to be fighting others at the bottom of the hill, and he is holding a wand in a defensive or ready to fight position. He has been victorious in his battle, but he needs to still fight to keep his position.

This card indicates that you may have it within yourself to be victorious in battles you may encounter this week. Even if the fight is difficult, you may find that you can come out on top by relying upon your inner strength and knowledge. And, you are in an advantageous position.

On the Seven of Wands card, there is a stream of water running beneath the man, which could symbolize your intuition that you also can utilize to overcome the obstacles you may have to face. Challenges may still come at you, but they may not surprise you, meaning you probably already know who/what your battles are. Knowing this means you can be prepared.

Have a great week!