Aces through Tens

ACE OF CUPS
The full moon and wave indicate high emotions. The glass of champagne toasts positive feelings.
Meaning: Enjoy a surge of emotions particularly love, gratitude, hope and joy. 
Blog: 11/2011 7/2016


ACE OF PENTACLES
The full blooming sunflower against the brilliant sky is an expression of abundance.
Meaning: Begin a new project with confidence knowing that it will grow to its fullest potential and flourish.
Blog 12/2010


ACE OF SWORDS
The wisp of smoke at the end of the sword suggests that something is smoldering ready to ignite. The new moon suggests the beginning of a new phase that will develop.
Meaning: Innovative ideas will expand bringing clarity and wisdom.
Blog 1/2013 


ACE OF WANDS
A living wand, with leaves and apple blossoms hovers against a brilliant sunrise. The flames at the end resemble the Hebrew letter Yod which means life.
Meaning: Inspired creative passion. This is the Divine spark of life, manifesting through you. Take action and follow your bliss.
Blog 7/2010


TWO OF CUPS
Water is the realm of the heart; of flowing feelings. The two lovers are linked in a union of celebration.
Meaning: Two hearts join together in love; complimenting each other 
Blog 12/2010


TWO OF PENTACLES
A woman stands grounded on earth while reaching for the sun. The lemniscate of stars whirl through her core.
Meaning: The ability to stay balanced while handling opposing needs.
Blog 3/2011


TWO OF SWORDS
The blindfolded woman looks within in order to make a decision whether she will continue to protect herself or put down her swords and open herself to something new.
Meaning: A choice needs to be made. Look within to find the answer.
Blog 7/2010


TWO OF WANDS
The macrocosm is a reflection of the microcosm; our smallest loving gestures can carry the energy to change the world. This priestess is using her power to bring harmony and balance to the earth from her own flourishing garden.
Meaning: Balance energy by tending to your own realm as well as caring about the larger picture.
Blog 8/2012


THREE OF CUPS
Three friends gather to play the tarot game, enjoying companionship whilst sharing stories.
Meaning: Cherish friendship and emotional bonds with people.
Blog 1/2013


THREE OF PENTACLES
Behind the artist painting, under a full moon is an icon of Isis, the Mother Goddess of magic who "re-members" wholeness.
Meaning: Skill, knowledge and spiritual awareness will manifest abundance.
Blog 12/2011


THREE OF SWORDS
The flaming heart represents passion. Three needles pierce the heart but one is mending the broken heart.
Meaning: Forgiveness heals betrayal and heartbreak.
Blog 12/2010


THREE OF WANDS
The Mother watches her progeny’s boat come in. Three wands blossom with the promise of success. The figurehead leads the boat toward the spirit world.
Meaning: Visionary leadership will see a project flourish.
Blog 7/2010   2/2016 8/2017


FOUR OF CUPS
A man enjoys watching the sunset over the ocean. He knows what is enough, finding sovereignty in his life.
Meaning: Being able to discern what makes you feel good.
Blog 11/201111/2015


FOUR OF PENTACLES
The child is the Emperor of her domain, focusing on building a castle without concern about the tide.
Meaning: Controlling your own projects.
Blog 2/2012


FOUR OF SWORDS
The aura surrounding this meditating woman creates a strong but transparent boundary which shields her from piercing thoughts.
Meaning: Take a rest from your busy mind; practice meditation.
Blog 12/2011


FOUR OF WANDS
Epona, the Celtic horse Goddess arrives at a crossroad lit by four flaming wands. In the distance are standing stones where ceremonies took place. Irish Kings were symbolically mated with her.
Meaning: Find your power through creating ritual and sacred space.
Blog 6/2012 11/2013 12/2016


FIVE OF CUPS
A woman wanders in a bleak landscape; the birds reflected in the spilt wine symbolize her empty nest. Ahead is a bridge leading back to fullness.
Meaning: Grieve for what is lost but acknowledge what still remains.
Blog 8/2010 11/2014 8/2016


FIVE OF PENTACLES
Desperate day laborers stand in the freezing weather waiting to be employed. The Great Mother Guadalupe watches over them.
Meaning: Balance your struggles with hope.
Blog 3/2012  11/201412/2015  12/2016


FIVE OF SWORDS
The boy becomes a pawn in a much deeper conflict between his parents.
Meaning: Be sensitive to others during conflict; give up power tripping and victimization.
Blog: 9/2013 11/2014


FIVE OF WANDS
These young people use their energy in protesting; hoping to bring about change.
Meaning: Struggles in life around ideals can be changed by action.
Blog 12/2011 11/2014


SIX OF CUPS
The little girl is focused on giving her playmates exactly what they most desire; symbolized by what is in their cups.
Meaning: By opening your heart to friendship and love; it is returned.
Blog 7/2012


SIX OF PENTACLES
These Tantric lovers worship the Goddess and God in each other. The energy of giving and receiving radiates into the cosmos.
Meaning: Find pleasure in giving to others.
Blog 3/2013


SIX OF SWORDS 
The boat is a symbol for a journey through consciousness. The angel guides the passengers toward the light.
Meaning: Allow yourself to be led out of the dark dungeons of your mind, toward a golden outcome. 
Blog: 7/2013


SIX OF WANDS
Brigid is the Celtic Triple Goddess of creativity; she ignites the flames of inspiration.
Meaning: Through the ability to inspire others; there is a mutual opening to the divine essence of creativity.
Blog: 9/2012  2/2016 2/2017


SEVEN OF CUPS
The tea leafs in the cups represent fantasies, hopes and dreams.
Meaning: Tune into the feelings your visions evoke and make a choice which ones to manifest.
Blog: 1/2012


SEVEN OF PENTACLES
The girl in the leopard skin reaches eagerly towards many projects.
Meaning: Pause and evaluate your goals, before unleashing energy to achieve them.
Blog: 2/2012


SEVEN OF SWORDS
Could this trickster really balance all the swords? The empty landscape symbolizes how we need to clear space for difficult tasks.
Meaning: Focused concentration is needed in order to complete plans.
Blog: 1/2012


EIGHT OF CUPS
A waterfall in Havasupai in the Grand Canyon flows into a series of eight pools.
Meaning: Emotional strength is not about overcoming our feelings but instead immersing ourselves in them until we can release them and move with the flow. 
Blog: 11/2013


EIGHT OF PENTACLES
The busy beaver constructs dams and lodges to create a fertile habitat.
Meaning: Focus your attention on the physical work needed to achieve your dreams.
Blog: 8/2013


EIGHT OF SWORDS
You might think the raven is trapped but it can easily hop out of circle of swords.
Meaning: Realize that most of what traps us is an illusion. If we change our mindset we can step out of the cage and fly free.
Blog 6/2013


EIGHT OF WANDS
The eight penstemon stalks buzz with life; a hummingbird drink nectar while the bees collect pollen.
Meaning: This card is about taking action to enhance your energy which leads to creativity and pollination.
Blog 8/2013


NINE OF CUPS
Angels take turns filling the resplendent woman’s cup.
Meaning: Wish fulfillment.
Blog 7/2011


NINE OF PENTACLES
The woman gathers sunflowers in an abundant garden.
Meaning: Prosperity comes from doing the work you love.
Blog 6/2010 8/2016


NINE OF SWORDS
The woman is kept awake at night by her worries and fears. But they are not real; the swords are just light reflecting through the blinds. The butterfly symbolizes that transformation will come with the morning light.
Meaning: Most of our worries are illusions. Time will bring clarity.
Blog 7/2013


NINE OF WANDS
A woman has traveled from the source of this deck, through a portal, passed a sapling, a mature tree, enduring challenges, burning passion and finally leaning on her staff/wand is close to completing her spiritual journey.
Meaning: You are close to reaching your destination on your path of enlightenment having gleaned wisdom from many experiences.
Blog 6/2013


TEN OF CUPS
Friends and family celebrate with a champagne toast.
Meaning: Emotional contentment, a card of appreciation and gratitude.
Blog 7/2013


TEN OF PENTACLES
A group of dancers experience ecstasy through the expression of the physical body.
Meaning: Physical or financial well being.
Blog 11/2011


TEN OF SWORDS
A reflection of a figure floats face down, drowning in despair with an old moon fading. Meanwhile the figure rises above facing a new moon.
Meaning: This is the end of tired, worn out ways of thinking. We can rise above our old, unhealthy victim mentality, supported by the lessons learned.
Blog 8/2010



TEN OF WANDS
The Spiritual Pilgrim inspired by the sixteenth century alchemical engraving, carries a bundle of wands on his back representing many religions. In his hand which reaches into a new dimension, he holds a living branch.
Meaning: If you feel overwhelmed by the heavy load of spiritual ideology, return to a simple belief in the goodness of nature.
Blog 12/2012