TarotHunter’s Silver Bullets:

  • You’re feeling torn and conflicted, unsure which path to choose. Part of you wants stability and emotional satisfaction while another side wants to be more daring and seek out physical gratification. In the battle between heart and body, which will win.
  • You dream of a knight in shining armor who will sweep you off your feet but all you’ve encountered so far are well meaning plodders caught up in the day to day grind. Perhaps you’re so caught up in your fantasy that you aren’t seeing things clearly. Your expectations might be unreasonable and unrealistic, leaving you few options and little opportunity for a fulfilling relationship.
  • Do you feel disconnected from your physical self? Are you more comfortable with emotional connections than physical ones? This separation between heart and body can lead to relationship and even health issues down the road. Now might be a good time for some introspection, journal work and physical activities like yoga or Tai chi to help reintegrate these different parts of yourself.

Wheel of Change Moon

Wheel of Change Moon

Wheel of Change Tarot
created by Alexandra Gennetti
Published by Destiny Books, 1997
ISBN #0-89281-609-0

 

The Book says: When this card is a part of your reading you are experiencing a kind of foreshadowing: an intuition, suspicion, and fear of what is to come. This card signifies a time in which shadow aspects of your personality or things that are hidden in darkness are developing a life of their own. Sometimes these things are positive, creative aspects of the personality and lead to a deep appreciation of our talents and our humanity. Whatever is at work in the darkness, it is time to pay attention, as the opportunity for real growth is present. Follow the cycle of the moon and try to recognize its development from new to full and its return to full. Watch how it becomes visible in the daylight hours and use its phases to help you illuminate your own situation. The Moon card represents inner process, and these processes work well with the help of symbols; the moon’s changeability is just such a transformative process and a visual tool for growth and change.

TarotBroad’s Buzz:  To me this Moon card symbolizes the mysteries of the unconscious and the hidden aspects of the human psyche – those things we only dare to address in the darkness of the night. Very often the Moon is associated with women’s mysteries and women’s cycles. I’ve never really felt that connection myself. To me the Moon is more of a psychological card; a card that forces us to face the things that scare us deep down inside. The Moon is about the unknown and our terror of things that go bump in the night.

It has always amazed me how familiar things appear so much more threatening and fearsome in the dark. This card represents the darkness present in the human soul and our ability to do horrible things to each other. At the same time The Moon symbolizes dreams and intuition, trusting our inner voice and inner wisdom but even that can seem like a scary, alien landscape. We are so often taught that there must be a rational explanation for everything. However even if mysterious things can be explained in a rational way, that doesn’t mean it’s the only possible explanation. Look at crop circles and UFO sightings. There are rational and logical explanations for both of these phenomena but that doesn’t necessarily mean these are the only possibility.

The Moon didn’t become any less magical and mystical just because humans landed there. It is still a beacon in the night; a light which guides us through the darkness and helps us find our way. The Moon may not be able to make all the darkness and scariness disappear but its presence helps reassure us that we are not alone. I remember as a child being convinced the moon followed me home. How many people wish for the moon. The moon is the keeper of our deepest dreams, our secret desires and our hidden shames. Perhaps the moon can eventually help us realize that there is a time to face and address these desires, dreams and shames otherwise we don’t allow ourselves to transform and move to the next level. It may be a messy, frightening prospect but the moon will help guide us along the path.

Celtic Wisdom Guardian

Celtic Wisdom Tarot
Text by Caitlin Matthews, art by Olivia Raynor
Destiny Books, 1999  ISBN 0-89281-720-8

The Book says:  This is the goddess Brigantia, the Mistress of Truth, the “High One”, who guards the land by truth, health, and creativity.  The seer-priestess is from one of the pre-Christian sisterhoods whose insight guarded the ways between.   What is the source of your truth?
Keywords:  Wisdom, mystical vision, study and learning, spiritual protection, the inner life, fostering potential, dreams, intuitive insights, ethical values.
Reversed:  Ignorance, surface knowledge, passivity, in thrall to illusions, values compromised, superstition.
Soul-Wisdom:  The Guardian of Truth perpares the Soul to seek for truth hidden in all places.  The seer unfolds the patterns of destiny to the Soul.  What is the source of your truth?

TarotBroad’s Buzz:  This card represents the quest for inner knowledge and guidance.  It is not the solitary quest of the Hermit, but it is seek out the wisdom of the ancients that is available if one is willing to look.  Brighid is triple Goddess of Healing, Inspiration and Creativity.  But she does not offer these gifts to just anyone.  You have to prove yourself worthy of her gifts.  She helps those who help themselves.  She will offer you comfort and protection, but you must also show her that you are willing to do the necessary work to be the recipient of her gifts. One of the things I’ve always loved about Brighid is that many of her stories show that she has a sense of humor, in fact sometimes a bawdy one.  There is nothing quite so cool as a Goddess that enjoys a good time.

Just as the seer-priestess must make her way through the woods alone, so must we search for our inner truths and mystical visions on our own.  The Guardian will protect you along the way, but she will not coddle you.  After all this is that really cool aunt you loved visiting, not your Mom.

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