King of Wands – Confident & Charasmatic Leader

iluminati King of WandsThe King of wands depending on the tarot deck is a court card. Court cards are part of the minor arcana and can be very difficult to decipher as they can represent many things such as personality traits of the querent, the person the querent is inquiring about, various situations, and the elements of their suit.

The element for wands is fire. I will discuss court cards in greater length in a separate blog.  Like the queen of  wands, the  king of wands is very sexual in nature and bears the same sunflower emblem as the queen of wands.  In addition, the king of wands has the emblem leo on his throne which indicates his courage, dignity and self-pride. The Salamander at his feet indicates that the king of wands is a master of creative fire.

The king of wands is a charismatic leader in authority who is strong-minded and uses his will to dominate others.   The king of wands can also be egotistical and hot-headed. However, he is very passionate about life and lives life to the fullest.   The king of wands can also be intolerant of other people’s weaknesses.

When the king of wands appears reversed in a reading he has encountered some personal losses and defeats.  As a result, he becomes more understanding of others but begins to take a harsher stance on his view of life.

Want a more comprehensive interpretation of the 78 tarot cards which includes the King of Wands. I highly recommend “The Ultimate Guide to Tarot Card Meanings”, by Brigit Esselmont.

 

 

 

 

Princess of Swords – Inquisitive & Communicative Mind!

tarot illuminati princess of swordsThe Princess of Swords

The princess of swords  also know as the page of swords  depending on the tarot deck is a court card.  Court cards are part of the minor arcana and can be very difficult to decipher as they can represent many things such as personality traits of the querent,  the person the querent is inquiring about, situations, and the elements of their suit.  The element for swords is air.   I will discuss court cards in greater length in a separate  blog.

For the most part, princesses  possess a child like quality and represents youthful energy.  Princesses can also represent the beginning stages of any energies geared towards projects, idea, or feelings, especially qualities of a young student.  The princess of swords can indicate a person who is very inquisitive, witty and clever and because of this the princess of swords can enthusiastically and rapidly discard one idea or thought and move rapidly to another.

When the princess of swords appears in a reading, it can indicate a person that possesses the characteristics of the princess of swords or it can  indicate communication between people rather it be a co-worker, family members or love relationships.  The princess of swords can also simply indicate thoughts in a person’s head as they pertain to making plans, initiating projects, etc.

When the princess of swords appears reversed, it can indicate someone whose mind has become stagnated and as a result creative energy becomes  blocked.  The princess of swords can also indicate  someone who moves away from  standard ideas seeking to create their own.

Want a more comprehensive interpretation of the 78 tarot cards which includes the Princess (Page) of  swords. I highly recommend “The Ultimate Guide to Tarot Card Meanings”, by Brigit Esselmont.

 

Ten of Swords – Rock Bottom

tarot- iluminati 10 of swordsIn numerology, the number 10  represents completion, endings and new beginnings.

Ten e of swords  are  part of the Suite of Swords  whose  element is air.  Air  represents thoughts and intellect in the tarot.

Some key words for the ten of swords are rock bottom, back stabbed, betrayal, ruin and loss.

When the ten of  swords appears in a reading, it can indicate that an individual feels as if they have hit rock bottom and as a result feel ruined.  Any plans or goals that  the individual has set  for themselves will not turn out well when the ten of swords appears.

In addition the ten of swords might appear when a  person has been back stabbed or betrayed which leaves them feeling deeply hurt.  However the rising sunset pictured in the ten of swords tarot cards indicates that things are not as bad as they seem.  The individual will  be able to pick themselves up, dust themselves off and start anew.

When the ten of swords appears reversed in a reading in can indicate a scenario in a person’s life that did not end well.  As a result the individual has buried the pain of the event very deeply.  In order to heal they will need to revisit the pain and confront it so they can begin to heal.  The ten of sword reversed forces an individual to review their thought processes and beliefs so that they can transform for the better and open the door to new opportunities.

Want a more comprehensive interpretation of the 78 tarot cards which includes the ten  of  swords. I highly recommend “The Ultimate Guide to Tarot Card Meanings”, by Brigit Esselmont.

 

The Major and Minor Arcana in Love and Relationship Tarot Readings

Hello my faithful readers. I just read a wonderful blog by Lisa Frideborg of Love Dove Tarot. In this particular blog, Lisa provides insight in to the roles that the Major and Minor arcana tarot cards play in love and relationship readings. Enjoy!

Nine of Swords – Anxiety!

tarot illuminati 9 of swordsIn numerology, the number 9 represents fruition attainment, bringing things to a conclusion.

Nine e of swords  are  part of the Suite of Swords  whose  element is air.  Air  represents thoughts and intellect in the tarot.

Some key words for the nine of swords are anxiety, fear, worry, sleeplessness, and abuse.

The nine of swords appearing in a reading indicates a person who is fraught with worry and anxiety caused by everyday life.  This individual may have a lot of negative thoughts about themselves. Sometimes the individual might  be making a  bigger issue out of things when the issues are really smaller issues.  The nine of swords when surrounded by other cards such as the ten of swords, tower or devil tarot cards might also indicate mental illness.   Also, the nine of swords could also indicate that a person may have problems sleeping due to nightmares caused by anxiety.

When the nine of  swords appears reversed in a reading, the individual is no longer focused on their internal anxiety.  However, the individual is actually focusing negativity onto other people which as a result causes fear and anxiety in others.

Want a more comprehensive interpretation of the 78 tarot cards which includes the nine  of  swords. I highly recommend “The Ultimate Guide to Tarot Card Meanings”, by Brigit Esselmont.

 

Eight of Swords – Prison of the Mind!

tarot iluminati eight of swordsIn numerology, eight’s  represent action, change, movement and accomplishment and  attainment.

Some key words for the eight of swords are  victim mentality, bondage, obstacles, prison and lack of clarity.

When the eight of swords appears in a reading, it can indicate a state of mind where the person feels trapped or imprisoned based on some type of though patterns.  The eight of swords can also indicate that the person is stuck in a situation that they would like to get out of but there are no options available to do so are the options available may not be the right solutions.  However, the individuals feelings of being imprisoned or trapped may be self imposed.  With the 8 of swords, there is always a great possibility that the individual could  break out of their victim mentality by simply changing the way they think.

When eight of swords appears reversed in a reading in can indicate that the person has regained some clarity of though and is able to resolve the situation or  walk away from it.  The eight of swords appearing reversed in a reading can also mean that the restrictions holding the individual back have been lifted.

Want a more comprehensive interpretation of the 78 tarot cards which includes the eight of  swords. I highly recommend “The Ultimate Guide to Tarot Card Meanings”, by Brigit Esselmont.

 

Seven of Swords – Underhanded and Sneaky!

illuminati tarot seven of swordsIn numerology, seven’s represent spirituality, reflection,  assessment,  discovery and knowledge.

Some key words for the seven of swords are theft, being underhanded, trickery, deception and secrets.

When the seven of swords appears in a reading it can indicate that someone is being sneaky and underhanded. You may be the person being deceptive and going behind someone’s back to manipulate a situation, or someone may be going behind your back.   If you are the individual displaying this type of behavior you might want to rethink your position.

When the seven of swords appears reversed, be careful! It indicates that any sneaky behavior and underhanded actions will eventually be revealed no matter how hard an individual tries to hide it.  Their trickery and deception will come to the light!!

Want a more comprehensive interpretation of the 78 tarot cards which includes the seven of  swords. I highly recommend “The Ultimate Guide to Tarot Card Meanings”, by Brigit

 

Pamela Colman Smith 1903 – The Green Sheaf

Another wonderful article regarding Pamela Coleman Smith illustrator of the Rider Waite Tarot Deck. Thank You Mary K. Greer!

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I just had to add this additional piece from The Reader: An Illustrated Monthly Magazine, September, 1903, p. 331-332. (note: date corrected).

PCS-1904 The Reader Magazine

MISS Pamela Coleman Smith was born of American parents in London, where her father was at the time engaged in business. On both sides her forebears exhibited in some degree the tendencies which have brought Miss Smith to the front in literary and artistic circles. One may say that from her mother she derived an intense, individual creative desire, which very early in life began to satisfy itself in a curious sort of drawing, later developed into the style already so well known, especially in England. While she was still a child the family removed to the island of Jamaica, where she lived seven years. During the time her chief diversion, outside her drawing, was learning the West Indian negro folk-tales. A volume of this folk-lore was…

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Six of Swords – Regrettable Transition

Illuminati Tarot 6 of swordsIn numerology, six’s  represent communications, harmony,  adjustments and problem solving.

Some key words for the six of swords are transition, journey, passage, easing of stress and insight.

When the six of swords appears in a reading it can indicate that a decision was made  to transition away from troubled waters, rather it be work, love or finances, etc.

The decision to move away from troubled waters is a regrettable decision, however it’s for the best because what ever the issues were caused a great deal of stress, or was just not working out on a grande scale.   Sometimes the decision to journey from one point to another is a difficult decision, however the journey will be wort it as it will lead to calmer waters.

When the six of swords appears reversed it can mean that the decision to transition is very difficult.  It can also mean that the past has not been completely left behind, therefore the transition becomes more difficult than it should be.

Want a more comprehensive interpretation of the 78 tarot cards which includes the six of  swords. I highly recommend “The Ultimate Guide to Tarot Card Meanings”, by Brigit

 

Pamela Colman Smith 1912 – correspondences

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With these later news articles it becomes apparent how much of Pamela Colman Smith’s work has been lost. We find a tendency among the reporters to “damn with faint praise” as Pixie moves out of the realm of neighborhood parlour entertainment and begins to be taken seriously by people like Alfred Stieglitz—always dangerous for a woman of the time. I’ve placed Pixie’s paintings-to-music here rather than in my 1907 post (when she began exhibiting them) because these news articles are more slanted toward her musical works. See also this article in Current Literature on “Pictured Music.”

Stieglitz purchased quite a few of Pixie’s paintings, which Georgia O’Keefe sold off separately soon after he died—despite his desire, stated in his will, to keep them together—amid some speculation that a decades-old jealousy was involved. The Delaware Art Museum has a few in of her works in their collection and produced an exhibit in 1975 curated by Melinda Boyd Parsons (she wrote the catalog and…

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