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Wheel of Fortune tarot cards

Card Focus: Wheel of Fortune

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The Wheel of Fortune is one of those cards with such profound, often overlooked wisdom. It is a highly spiritual card, but not in an obvious way. Despite what some might say, I do not believe the Wheel can foretell or warn of anyone’s fortune or ill fate. In fact, its message is precisely the opposite: it’s total chaos out...

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The Devil Tarot Card

Card Focus: The Devil

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The Devil is one of the tarot cards that embodies so many different facets of the human experience I often wish that it was divided into three or four different cards. Especially right now in the world and in this country, I see the dark manifestations of the devil everywhere. (And, yes, Trump and his hate campaign of glory is...

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Three of Swords tarot cards

Card Focus: Three of Swords

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The illustration that accompanies the Three of Swords in many decks that follow the RWS tradition—three swords skewering a bleeding heart—always in some ways baffled me. I get that the three swords do not meet peacefully. And I get the heart-wrenching feeling that is being conveyed by this experience. But it’s the heart itself on the card that feels misdirected....

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Four of Cups tarot cards

Card Focus: Four of Cups

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Continuing my series focusing on specific cards, the Four of Cups is one of those cards that when I read about it in a book, I literally feel myself squirm for all the introverts of the world. Traditional meanings have summed up this card as basically a child pouting in the corner, refusing to receive the gifts offered to him...

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7 of Cups tarot cards

Card Focus: Seven of Cups

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The 7 of Cups is one of those highly frequented cards for me—it shows up all the time in personal readings. Because of this I have grown to understand it quite differently from the explanations given in books, and thought I would share my thoughts. Some books and traditional interpretations of 7 of cups rely solely on the negative “wishful...

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Six of Wands tarot cards

Card Focus: Six of Wands

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Any book on tarot you’ll read will tell you that the 6 of Wands is all about victory, accolades and success. And so for a long time I viewed this card as something of a treat in a reading. A sure positive sign (ignoring the obvious metaphor of a man on a high horse and the subsequent warning that implies)....

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