TAROT CARD READING

The Cards:
The tarot cards consist of 78 cards that are split into two main sections called the Major Arcana (containing 22 cards) and the Minor Arcana (containing four suits, namely:
The Suit of Wands,
The Suit of Cups,
The Suit of Swords and
The Suit of Pentacles
.
Each suit in turn consists of 14 cards each).

The Minor Arcana Cards - The Suit of Wands
(14 cards) represent the following:

* The three fiery astrological signs of Leo, Aries & Sagittarius
* The element of fire
* The career aspect of our daily lives
* The letter Yod (Primal Energy) of the Tetragrammaton

The Minor Arcana Cards - The Suit of Cups
(14 cards) represent the following:
* The three watery astrological signs of Pisces, Cancer & Scorpio
* The element of water
* The emotional aspect of our daily lives
* The letter Heh (Emergence of Energy into Form) of the Tetragrammaton

The Minor Arcana Cards - The Suit of Swords
(14 cards) represent the following:

* The three airy astrological signs of Gemini, Libra & Aquarius
* The element of air
* The menal aspect of our daily lives
* The letter Vah (Stabilisation of Form) of the Tetragrammaton

The Minor Arcana Cards
The Suit of Pentacles
(14 cards) represent the following:

* The three earthy astrological signs of Taurus, Capricorn & Virgo
* The element of earth
* The mental aspect of our daily lives
* The letter Heh [final] (Completion of Energy into Form) of the Tetragrammaton


All Pages are attributed to the Element of Earth
All Knights are attributed to the element of Fire
All Queens are attributed to the Element of Water
All Kings are attributed to the element of Air

THE SUIT OF WANDS

The Ace of Wands
The Root of the Powers of Fire

The Minor Arcana Cards
The Suit of Wands
(14 cards) represent the following:

* The three fiery astrological signs of Leo, Aries & Sagittarius
* The element of fire
* The career aspect of our daily lives
* The letter Yod (Primal Energy) of the Tetragrammaton

The Two of Wands
The Lord of Dominion

The Three of Wands
The Lord of Established Strength

The Four of Wands
The Lord of Perfected Work

The Five of Wands
The Lord of Strife

The Six of Wands
The Lord of Victory

The Seven of Wands
The Lord of Valour

The Eight of Wands
The Lord of Swiftness

The Nine of Wands
The Lord of Great Strength

The Ten of Wands
The Lord of Oppression

The Page of Wands
The Princess of the Shining Flame; The Rose of the Palace of Fire

Appropriate Characteristics
Hair Colour: Red or Blond
Eye Colour: Blue


The Lord of the Flame and the Lightning; The King of the Spirits of Fire

Appropriate Characteristics
Hair Colour: Blond
Eye Colour: Blue or Grey


The Queen of the Thrones of Flame

Appropriate Characteristics
Hair Colour:Red or Blond
Eye Colour: Blue or Brown


The Prince of the Chariot of Fire

Appropriate Characteristics
Hair Colour:Red or Blond
Eye Colour: Grey or Hazel

The Ace (1) of Wands - Tarot Card Reading

The Ace of Wands
The Root of the Powers of Fire


Numerical Value: 5
Season: Spring
Direction: South

Divinatory meaning
Upright - An exciting new project or career. The essence of fire, creativity, inventiveness, ambition and enthusiasm. The aggressive pursuit of new ventures. Foundations for future success, intuition, conception, fertility, artistic innovation and manhood.

Ill Dignified or Reversed - Bareness, impotence, sterility, avarice, greed. An over confidence that ends in tears. In a woman's spread this card may indicate trouble with men.

The Two (2) of Wands - Tarot Card Reading

The Two of Wands
The Lord of Dominion


Numerical Value: 2

Divinatory meaning
Upright - Success that has been achieved through hard work. Strength of character and will ensuring that ideas come to fruition. The responsible use of power and wisdom gained through experience. Wealth obtained legally. Job-related perks.

Ill Dignified or Reversed - Naked ambition that knows no bounds. The attainment of a worthless ambition. Riches and fortune obtained illegally, dishonestly or via deception. Loss of faith in ones own rationale and oneself.

The Three (3) of Wands - Tarot Card Reading

The Three of Wands
The Lord of Established Strength


Numerical Value: 3

Divinatory meaning
Upright - Dreams that turn into reality through circumstance and being in the right place at the right time. Successful ventures launched, inspiration and original ideas. Strength coming from successful enterprise due to the courage of one's convictions. Plans and ventures that are moving ahead.

Ill Dignified or Reversed - Failure to put plans into action. Striving for unattainable goals. Lack of communication between dreams and reality. Failure of a promising looking enterprise. Great plans that do not come to fruition. A retreat from reality into fantasy.

The Four (4) of Wands - Tarot Card Reading

The Four of Wands
The Lord of Perfected Work


Numerical Value: 4

Divinatory meaning
Upright - The fruits of one's labour, hard work resulting in the successful completion of a project. This is the card of the professional man: an innovator or renowned designer. The establishment of culture, Refinement, charm, attractiveness and splendour. Depending upon the surrounding cards, there is a possibility of romance.

Ill Dignified or Reversed - Happiness that is unorthodox in nature. A life ruled by superfluous and artificial constraints and rules. Tradition which leads to innate snobbery and superiority and exceptional and profound reliance upon ceremony, decorum and routine. A period of respite before successfully concluding a project.

The Five (5) of Wands - Tarot Card Reading

The Five of Wands
The Lord of Strife


Numerical Value: 5

Divinatory meaning
Upright - Problems and possibly upheaval that simply cannot be avoided. Minor irritations may also occur, but whatever the circumstances, i.e. tests, opposition, trouble strife; great mental agility and the use of ones inner mental resources will be needed to triumph. Success can be achieved but only through relentless hard work.

Ill Dignified or Reversed - Trickery, fraud, defeat, hurt and ruin. Litigation and legal wrangles that could be avoided. Spiteful conversation and unnecessary competitiveness.

The Six (6) of Wands - Tarot Card Reading

The Six of Wands
The Lord of Victory


Numerical Value: 6

Divinatory meaning
Upright - The arrival of fantastic, good news. Success and great public acclaim gained through hard work and effort. Hopefulness, and satisfaction in what has been achieved. The surmounting of obstacles through tact and diplomacy rather than use of force. Victory and triumph.

Ill Dignified or Reversed - Indecision, fear that one's enemies are engaging in surreptitious activity. Fear about the outcome of a situation. Delayed news or rewards or possibly even bad news.

The Seven (7) of Wands - Tarot Card Reading

The Seven of Wands
The Lord of Valour


Numerical Value: 7

Divinatory meaning
Upright - Successful advancement. A time of great opportunity requiring much skill, courage and determination in order to succeed. Strength of nerve, great fortitude and courage in the face of hardship. An indication that success may be achieved through sustained effort. Indicates strong and powerful competition.

Ill Dignified or Reversed - Indecision and retreat. Lack of decisiveness that causes the challenge to be lost. Opportunities lost through hesitation. Giving in just as the end was in sight. Depending upon surrounding cards a turning away from success due to fears of responsibility may be indicated.

The Eight (8) of Wands - Tarot Card Reading

The Eight of Wands
The Lord of Swiftness


Numerical Value: 8

Divinatory meaning
Upright - Understanding and harmony. The time and conditions are right to facilitate success. A process of speeding-up and an end to delays. A time for 'grasping the nettle', taking the initiative or taking charge. This card also indicates: important journeys, correspondence, and favourable news. A card of hope.

Ill Dignified or Reversed - Disputes and disagreements. Great effort and a driving force that is totally wasted through the running out of steam. Silly, spontaneous actions. Cancelled journeys and possibly redundancy or sacking. Jumping in both feet first before testing the water.

The Nine (9) of Wands - Tarot Card Reading

The Nine of Wands
The Lord of Great Strength


Numerical Value: 9

Divinatory meaning
Upright - Order, discipline an unassailable position. Any opposition will be defeated. Courage in the face of attack or adversity and a stability that cannot be removed. Good health.

Ill Dignified or Reversed - Lack or inability to give and take. Projects pursued that are destined to fail because of their impractical nature. Delays and disarray. Card could indicate possible poor or ill health. A secure position that is no longer. Personality flaws.

The Ten (10) of Wands - Tarot Card Reading

The Ten of Wands
The Lord of Oppression


Numerical Value: 10

Divinatory meaning
Upright - Conduct that is honourable. Great good fortune that is now a burden due to it's demanding nature and demands on time. Diseconomies of scale in business, a successful pastime that can no longer be administered by its creator. Lack of social life due to the demands of a project, job or overtime.

Ill Dignified or Reversed - A concerted effort to spoil the pleasures and affairs of others because of jealousy. Treachery. An inability to delegate in a job, leading to unnecessary stress. Lies and deceit used to upset others.

The Page of Wands - Tarot Card Reading

The Page of Wands
The Princess of the Shining Flame; The Rose of the Palace of Fire


Numerical Value: 7
Elemental Name: Earth of Fire

Divinatory meaning
Upright - A trustworthy, reliable young person, with an inborn desire to bring happiness, excitement and light to those around. This person is a messenger of good news and witty gossip. A person who is faithful in service to superiors.

Ill Dignified or Reversed - Honest qualities, that may turn to petulance. Someone who believes they are trustworthy, but all the time being unfaithful. A person unable to keep a confidence someone who betrays trust and spreads gossip. The card can also indicate journeys that are delayed or a change of address.

The Knight of Wands - Tarot Card Reading

The Knight of Wands or The Lord of the Flame and the Lightening; The King of the Spirits of Fire

Numerical Value: 4
Elemental Name: Fire of Fire

Divinatory meaning
Upright - A lover of action, this is the card of someone who has a well-liked, energetic, confident, but sometimes unpredictable nature. He has an engaging temperament and his actions sometimes a little swift do tend to make sense with hindsight.

Ill Dignified or Reversed - This person's enthusiasm is so great it becomes at odds with those around. Someone who enjoys discord, arguments, strife and trouble just for the sake of it and actively seeks to cause it. Card may also indicate delayed journeys.

The Queen of Wands - Tarot Card Reading

The Queen of Wands or The Queen of the Thrones of Flame

Numerical Value: 4
Elemental Name: Water of Fire

Divinatory meaning
Upright - A lady of the manor either living in or loving the country. A very generous, capable and fair person especially in her dealings with people. A woman who is both fertile in mind and body and a homemaker. She enjoys social ease due to her charm and is protective towards those in her circle. The card may also indicate the success of a project.

Ill Dignified or Reversed - A person who has a tendency to dominate or to be bitter; an envious, matriarchal and overbearing woman. A person who has a cruel very dry sense of humor and tends to image people are out to get her, even though malice was never present or intended.

The King of Wands - Tarot Card Reading

The King of Wands or The Prince of the Chariot of Fire

Numerical Value: 4
Elemental Name: Air of Fire

Divinatory meaning
Upright - A charming, responsible, loyal, entertaining, witty, honest, conscientious and generous person. A lover of the home and family life. A very passionate and virile man who is good at moral support and encouragement. When pushed or provoked he acts without hesitation, but can sometimes find this hard as he can often see both sides of an argument.

Ill Dignified or Reversed - He has an inability to understand or appreciate another's point of view, particularly if they are coming from a lower moral standpoint than his own. He is intolerant, narrow minded and a bigot with deep prejudices. He has a ruthless streak and cares little for the feelings of others.

THE SUIT OF CUPS

Ace of Cups
The Root of the Powers of Water

The Minor Arcana Cards
The Suit of Cups
(14 cards) represent the following:
* The three watery astrological signs of Pisces, Cancer & Scorpio
* The element of water
* The emotional aspect of our daily lives
* The letter Heh (Emergence of Energy into Form) of the Tetragrammaton

Two of Cups
The Lord of Love

Three of Cups
The Lord of Abundance

Four of Cups
The Lord of Blended Pleasure

Five of Cups
The Lord of Loss in Pleasure

Six of Cups
The Lord of Pleasure

Seven of Cups
The Lord of Illusionary Success

Eight of Cups
The Lord of Abandoned Success

Nine of Cups
The Lord of Material Happiness

Ten of Cups
The Lord of Perfected Success

Page of Cups
The Princess of the Waters; The Lotus of the Palace of the Floods

Appropriate Characteristics

Hair: Red or Blond
Eyes: Blue

Knight of Cups
The Lord of the Waves and the Waters; The King of the Hosts of the Sea

Appropriate Characteristics
Hair: Blond
Eyes: Blue or Grey

Queen of Cups
The Queen of the Thrones of the Waters

Appropriate Characteristics
Hair: Red or Blond
Eyes: Blue or Brown

King of Cups
The Prince of the Chariot of the Waters

Appropriate Characteristics
Hair: Red or Blond
Eyes: Grey or Hazel

Additional Information:
All Pages are attributed to the Element of Earth
All Knights are attributed to the element of Fire
All Queens are attributed to the Element of Water
All Kings are attributed to the element of Air

The Ace (1) of Cups - Tarot Card Reading

The Ace of Cups
The Root of the Powers of Water


Numerical Value: 5
Season: Summer
Direction: West

Divinatory meaning
Upright - Faithfulness, fertility, joy, love. The commencement of creative or artistic projects. All the positive powers of the unconscious mind.

Ill Dignified or Reversed - The card is symbolic of changes for the worst, possibly a time of barrenness, which can be either of a physical or mental nature. Failure of love, stagnation, despair and possibly loss of faith.

The Two (2) of Cups - Tarot Card Reading

The Two of Cups
The Lord of Love


Numerical Value: 2

Divinatory meaning
Upright - Affection, love, the beginnings of a new romance, partnership or friendship. Emotional affinity, sympathy, joyous harmony, the reconciliation of opposites in mutual trust. Resolved differences.

Ill Dignified or Reversed - Separation, dissent, divorce, deceit or unfaithfulness in a personal relationship. Misunderstandings and quarrels, love not returned.

The Three (3) of Cups - Tarot Card Reading

The Three of Cups
The Lord of Abundance


Numerical Value: 3

Divinatory meaning
Upright - A fortunate end to a valued project or venture. A birth possibly physical, but may mean the birth of a new project instead. Great happiness as the result of a marriage or a birth. Something coming to fruition that was conceived out of love. A card of abundant fertility, trust harmony, maternity and the healing of ills. Possibly a celebration.

Ill Dignified or Reversed -
Self indulgence to excess. Selfishness and sensuality. Loss of happiness. Loveless sex, unbridled passion, famine, illness possibly associated with smoking or over-eating. Promiscuity and obesity.

The Four (4) of Cups - Tarot Card Reading

The Four of Cups
The Lord of Blended Pleasure


Numerical Value: 4

Divinatory meaning
Upright - Time to re-evaluate an all too familiar environment, dissatisfaction and boredom. The need to search for a more stimulating way of life. Apathy, dwelling on past experience. Love that turns to familiarity. Happiness that has reached its peak. Possibly the establishment of a family.

Ill Dignified or Reversed -
All kinds of excess, ill health or fatigue as a result of over indulgence. The overturning of a way of life. Rapid change resulting in new anxieties. Excitement for its own sake that brings little or fleeting pleasure. A low boredom threshold.

The Five (5) of Cups - Tarot Card Reading

The Five of Cups
The Lord of Loss in Pleasure


Numerical Value: 5

Divinatory meaning
Upright - A need to re-order and re-evaluate priorities. Union and espousal. Dishonour that cannot be overcome, loss defeat. There is a need to curb futile belligerence and accept the inevitable. Worry and regret, broken engagements and emotional letdowns. Emotional or monetary legacies.

Ill Dignified or Reversed -
The overturning of a way of life. False starts. Worries which arrive both unexpectedly and from an unexpected source. Ill luck which leaves a feeling of being bereft. Worries and anxieties.

The Six (6) of Cups - Tarot Card Reading

The Six of Cups
The Lord of Pleasure


Numerical Value: 6

Divinatory meaning
Upright - Harmony, past associations have brought present relationships. A sense of the past. Happiness that results from past efforts. Pleasant memories and the realization of a dream. Can also indicate new elements entering one's life which are linked to the past, which will work through the present to create the future.

Ill Dignified or Reversed -
A hankering after the past and that which is gone and never to return. Vanity and pride in past success and accomplishment creating a barrier to future success. A Clinging to the past and outdated habits and customs. Exaggerated nostalgia.

The Seven (7) of Cups - Tarot Card Reading

The Seven of Cups
The Lord of Illusionary Success


Numerical Value: 7

Divinatory meaning
Upright - A need to reflect upon choices. Sometimes too many choices and opportunities are presented, which need careful consideration if a grave error of judgement is to be avoided. May refer to a variety of choices of people for example marriage and other partners. The inquirer is faced with several choices one of exceptional promise but great perception is needed for this to be seen. This card may also indicate mystical experience of an inspiring kind.

Ill Dignified or Reversed -
Reliance upon false hopes. Inaction causing the loss of opportunity. A fear of success. Self-delusion and indecision.

The Eight (8) of Cups - Tarot Card Reading

The Eight of Cups
The Lord of Abandoned Success


Numerical Value: 8

Divinatory meaning
Upright - A turning point, a severing of links with the past, which have become outdated. A turning away from established relationships and objects of affection, to facilitate progress to newer and deeper things. A change of perspective a change of viewpoint. Security and attachment.

Ill Dignified or Reversed -
Abandonment of that which has been well founded in order to pursue an impossible ideal. Fantasy and risk. Restlessness and recklessness.

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