What’s instore for the upcoming week?
The North Winds, The Ruin, Sword of Healing, La Hire.
This is the first time I’ve used a Playing Card Oracle, so please bear with me. Love and relationship issues may be the focus this week. The north winds are strong and powerful and threaten to blow you off course. The pull of remembering yesteryear is strong. A long lost love perhaps? Pining over an opportunity missed? Or just thinking back to a time when you thought things were better in relation to your love life and/or sex life. Overtime all relationships change and evolve, sometimes it’s due to the people involved actively making changes, and sometimes it’s from apathy or neglect. Yes, there is a challenge to overcome, but also a good chance for healing. A secret may be revealed. Be ready for it.
The lwb that comes with this deck gives little “hints” as to the meaning of the card, leaving plenty of room to use your intuition. For instance:
- The North Wind: From cold harsh lands, this wind blows with raw and unsettling power and often involves sexual motivations.
- The Ruin: What once was, is no more. though time marches on, the past often lingers within us, dictating the present.
- Sword of Healing: When the Sword of Healing reveals itself, a challenge of love and/or healing is at hand.
- La Hire (Jack of Hearts): This card often portrays a young lover. As it is a “one-eyed” card, he is hiding something.
Have a great week and Happy Tarot’ing!
*images are from the Playing Card Oracles Divination Deck by Ana Cortez & C.J. Freeman. Published by U.S. Games Systems, Inc.
Art Through the Eyes of the Soul Oracle
Paintings and Text by Cheryl Yambrach Rose
Published by Daghda Visions S.R.O.
Distributed worldwide by U.S. Games Systems, Inc.
Introduction – “How to Use the Oracle”
This oracle deck is a vehicle to provide personal intuitive guidance from the mythic beings and Divine entities that inhabit sacred sites and spaces. Deep insights and profound answers are hidden within the paintings. Meditating on a card image connects you into the energy field of the location where the painting was conceived. (lwb)
Cheryl describes her style as Neo-Mythic Art. It is the unique blending of a portrait painter, visionary artist, and researcher of historical data of sacred sites and their mythology. She lives and works in Glastonbury, England, Prague, Czech Republic, and Mt. Shasta, C.A.
Today’s reading includes the Four of Pentacles, Seven of Pentacles, and the Five of Wands, from the Art of Life Tarot.
As my COTD the Four of Pentacles is about time. Sharing our time and making time for the really important things in life. The Seven of Pentacles is also about time, in that having patience and allowing the time that it takes for something or someone to mature and grow as intended. The Five of Wands is a little different from a traditional stand point. To me this one is less about competing and more about not needing to compete. While others are busy competing with each other over “table scraps”, you realize those scraps aren’t worth competing for anymore. There are bigger and better things for you to seek out.
I found this quote which I thought goes nicely with this combo–tying it together with a big fat bow.
“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves like locked rooms and like books that are written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will find them gradually, without noticing it, and live along some distant day into the answer”. ~Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet
Today’s draw comes from the new Art of Life Tarot Deck by Charlene Livingstone.
First off we have the Five of Pentacles. (Present situation) the woman in this painting looks totally despondent. Her shoulders are hunched forward in a posture of defeat, her eyes appear to be staring at nothing, her face is void of expression, and she doesn’t even seem to be aware of her surroundings. What could have possibly happened that she has arrived at such a dejected point?
Well, not to get overly dramatic, it’s not as bad as all that. As my COTD the Five of Pentacles takes a further look at this idea: