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Daily Tarot

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Today’s draw is from the Tarot of Vampyres, a delightfully dark and gothic deck.

I struggled with my interpretation of these cards today, just found it really difficult to put the two together. I decided to meditate on them, which often helps when I become stuck on a card. This time was no different, the answer hit me like a bolt from the blue (or like the Ace of Swords!)

The common thread between the Nine of Scepters (Wands) and Daughter of Grails (Cups), is optimism. The both share a positive outlook.

The Nine of Scepters has fought her way though adversity. Her courage, strength and positive attitude are her weapons. She is very resilient and never gives up, she is prepared to fight and knows that she will triumph.

The Daugter of Grails, or Page of Cups, is innocent, trusting and optimistic. She carries the infinite good faith of a child, who has never beem tested by life. Like the fairy tales that enchant her, she knows it will all end happily ever after.

The message here is hope. Don’t let the challenges life throws up defeat you. Stand your ground and fight the good fight. Even when it seems like all is lost, the difference between success and failure could lay in your attitude. Let your inner strength prevail and focus on the positives. Most of all, don’t give up!

My thoughts on The Nine of Wands

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Daily Tarot

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Wonder, delight and Inspiration. - Page of Cups - Witches Tarot -

I draw the Page of Cups a lot. I think it is because I am a very creative person, taking a lot of my inspiration from the earth and elements. 

The Page of Cups is filled with the wonder and delight of childhood. Take some time out of your day to try and recreate that magick for yourself.  Take a walk through the bush, go to the beach. Marvel at the natural beauty that surrounds you. Find inspiration in the shapes of the clouds, the bark patterns of a tree. Feel the simple joy of finding small crustaceans in a rock pool.
When you return home, write, paint, draw what you have absorbed. Really harness the energy of this Page and gift your creation to a friend or family member. 

Alternatively, take joy in the small things. Be happy to be alive, to feel the sun on your skin, to play with your pets.

Joy, delight, wonder and happiness is the order of the day.

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Page of Cups

I am a very fortunate woman, in a very fortunate position. I have very few responsibilities. I don’t work, due to my knee problems, and don’t really need too. For a lot of people, this would mean having way to much time on your hands, but this doesn’t apply to me. I have so many hobbies and interests, I am never bored. In fact, I wish there were more hours in the day in which to fit it all in!

I have the freedom of waking in the morning and being able to decide what I will do that day. Will I sew, play guitar, knit, crochet, do some Tarot work? Or maybe just while away a few hours on the PlayStation? Somedays, it is all of the above.

Wonder, delight and Inspiration. - Page of Cups - Witches Tarot -

Wonder, delight and Inspiration. – Page of Cups – Witches Tarot –

My life is a lot like the Page of Cups. I am completely free to indulge my creativity, to make and create. The freedom to find wonder in  fresh inspiration, to learn, nurture and watch it grow.

Not many get to enjoy the privilege of this freedom that I do. Days filled with the drudgery of full-time work, or the responsibility of caring for young children, is the norm for most.

Even the rare ones that, for whatever reason, are at home like me, sit around complaining they are bored. I don’t understand this. Boredom is never a part of my life. How can it be, when there is so much to learn, to explore and discover.

The internet is an open book, the Akashic Records. Humanity’s entire store of knowledge at our fingertips.

The Page of Cups seeks and finds wonderous things on the beach, I do this on the Interwebs. There is so much possibility there, that I just don’t understand how one can possibly be bored. Maybe it is just the mark of the dull mind, those that constantly cry boredom.

Me, I am full of wonder and delight at the prospects. Possibilities of learning and growth, that the human race has never seen the likes of before.  Like this Page, I embrace it with glee, letting the waves of knowledge  and inspiration wash over me.

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Cards for Christmas

We’re now, truly, heading into the Christmas period. The weather is warming up, finally. The shops are packed, shopping is a nightmare! Thankfully, I have most of mine done now. Houses are festooned with lights and the school year is winding down.

All this Christmas spirit got me thinking about which Tarot cards represent Christmas. I picked out a few, then narrowed them down to four. Four cards that embody the true spirit of Christmas for me.
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Nine of Cups and Four of wands. These two cards represent the family gatherings, celebrations and feasts. Both are joyous, celebratory cards. In the Nine we see our Hostess preparing her party. The table is laid, drinks are poured. The cauldron behind her, could well contain Christmas dinner.

The Four of Wands, another card of celebration. The joy of this card is quite evident, and being in the suit of Fire, Wands, it also brings to mind the unrelenting heat of an Aussie Christmas. Cooking a roast in forty degree heat is a traditional part of Christmas in Australia!

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The Ten of Cups represents the ties of family. Christmas is a time that brings us all together and reminds us of the bonds that we share. A time to raise a glass to having made it through another year. It is also a time of sadness for those we have lost, for that empty seat at the table.

The Page is the true spirit of Christmas. The delight of a child on Christmas morning. For children, this is a most magical time, when all is filled with wonder. It is sad that we lose this as we grow older, but we do rediscover it when we have children of our own and watch their delight as they rise to discover Santa has paid a visit.

I didn’t include the following two in my original post, but have found these cards coming up a lot in the last week. Actually, I was surprised I didn’t include the in the first post.

The Eight of Wands. Rushing around, fast, hectic, a storm of activity. This Eight embodies the spirit of the pre-christmas rush. Christmas shopping, preparing and buying food. The lead up to christmas is always hectic. But being an Eight, it also indicates this is soon to come to an end, which it does when Christmas gives way to the holiday season.

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Next up is the Six of pentacles, a card of giving as well as receiving. Another big part of Christmas, presents. Sadly, I think some get too caught up in the gifting aspect of Christmas. Kids have no qualms asking for, and expecting, top of the range electronics. Parents spend the rest of the year in debt, paying off the Christmas credit card splurge. The whole spirit of the season gets lost in materialism.  But there is no denying the joy of watching your loved ones open their gifts on Christmas morning. I love giving more than I do receiving, especially this year, having little kids to buy for. This is also a good time to make donations to charity, to help those less fortunate to also enjoy the day. But this card is not just about giving money. Go and ask the old man next door to join your Christmas lunch, the person that would, otherwise, spend the day alone. The spirit of giving encompasses so much more than just giving money.
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Celebrations, parties, feasts, friends, family, the excitement of children and the spirit of giving. This sums up Christmas for me.

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