This week I am working with The Tarot of Transformation by Willow Arlenea and Jasmin Lee Cori. It is such a beautifully colored deck, and it is slightly non traditional.
I am crazy about the title of this card. Master of Cups would correlate to the King of Cups in a traditional tarot deck, and how beautiful is the idea of "Abiding In Love"? This lovely figure seems to me to be wholly in this world, grounded in her crystal cavern, but not of it.
This card would traditionally be portrayed as a male figure, but how sweet is the female pictured? For her to show as my Issue card for the day, I feel she is demonstrating a lack in my life at this moment.
I am reminded of a quote by Eric Fromm - "Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence."
If I could abide in love, as the card urges, all the days of my life, many of my problems could be eliminated.
My Lesson card for the day is the Three of Cups, again a gorgeous rendition of the card. The angel is pouring grace out, and there is no end in sight. There will be no Oliver Twist, "Please sir, I want some more." moments here. There is plenty of love and abundance to go around. By accepting that, and learning to walk in faith, I can more fully live in love and joy.
These cards are from The Tarot of Transformation by Willow Arleana.
I am not a visual artist. The creators of the decks I use are. I try very hard to give proper credit to the artist when I use an image.
My most oft used deck on this blog is the Deviant Moon Tarot, created by Patrick Valenza and published by U.S. Games Systems, Incorporated. Check out his site to buy some fantastic Deviant Moon stuff, or a deck of your own!
A lovely, but digital only, Rider Waite Smith clone deck is the Aquatic by Andreas Schroter. You are allowed to downlaod and use the images.
They also make me tell you that readings are for entertainment purposes only. I'll tell you on my own that if you change your life based on a few cards something is not right there.
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“What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson~
“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.” ~Ashley Smith~
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” ~Rumi~
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.” ~Marianne Williamson~
“Your daily life is your temple and your religion. When you enter into it take with you your all.” ~Kahlil Gibran~
"First you jump off the cliff and you build wings on the way down." ~Ray Bradbury~
“If I discover within myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.” ~C.S. Lewis~
"Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love." ~Rainer Maria Rilke~