Card by Card – Ace of Swords

Raidiant Rider-Waite Ace of Swords

If you missed the last Card by Card post on the Queen of Wands, you can read about it here.

Just like last week, I’ll be taking a look at several variations from different decks and gathering that particular Author and/or Artists thoughts and perspectives.

The Ace of Swords is the randomly drawn COTW-card of the week.   What does it mean when you receive this card in a one card daily drawing or it turns up in a spread?

The first Ace of Swords we will be looking at is from the Radiant Rider-Waite Tarot published by U.S. Games Systems, Inc. 2003.

Waite called the Ace of Swords, “Root of the Powers of Air”.  Divinatory Meanings:  Triumph, the excessive degree in everything, conquest, triumph of force.  It is a card of great force, in love as well as in hatred.  The crown may carry a much higher significance than comes usually within the sphere of fortune-telling.  ~A.E. Waite – The Pictorial Key to the Tarot. 

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Review – Inspirations for Survivors

Inspirations for Survivors Cards & Guidebook Inspirations for Survivors

Author-Artist-Creator / Aunia Kahn

Companion Book Author/ Russell J. Moon

Publisher / Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. 2012

ISBN:  978-0-7643-4124-3

Illustrations – 44 Art Cards

Boxed Set includes 96 page companion booklet.

Size:  3.25  x  5.25

 

Dedication:    “To every person who has struggled, fought, and persevered while striving to live their lives.”

In the Introduction  the question is posed:  Who is a survivor?  The simple answer is Everyone.  I can’t think of a single soul who would be unable to relate.

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Card by Card – Queen of Wands

Radiant Rider-Waite Queen of Wands

If you missed the last card by card post on the Five of Cups, you can read about it here.

Just like last week, I’ll be taking a look at several variations from different decks and gathering that particular Author and/or Artists thoughts and perspectives.

The Queen of Wands is the randomly drawn COTW-card of the week.   What does it mean when you receive this card in a one card daily drawing or it turns up in a spread?

The first Queen of Wands we will be looking at is from the Radiant Rider-Waite Tarot published by U.S. Games Systems, Inc. 2003.

In Tarot for Life, author Paul Quinn describes this Queen as Faithful, creative, self-assured, passionate, an optimist and a cheerleader.

“The Queen of Wands is the soul of Fire.  She is that part of us that is deeply  moved by the human effort to rise above limitation, innovate, and win.  She is the pride and admiration we feel when a friend receives a diploma after years of struggle and self-sacrifice.  She is our slack-jawed awe at the commitment of Olympic athletes and the urge to rush backstage and praise a performer for knocking our socks off.  The Queen is our profound appreciation for all expressions of creativity, courage, and spirit, whereever and in whomever we find them.”

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Card by Card – Four of Pentacles

Radiant Rider-Waite Four of Pentacles

If you missed last weeks card by card post on the Five of Cups, you can read about it here.

Just like last week, I’ll be taking a look at several variations from different decks and gathering that particular Author and/or Artists thoughts and perspectives.

The Four of Pentacles is the randomly drawn COTW-card of the week.   What does it mean when you receive this card in a one card daily drawing or it turns up in a spread?

The first Four of Pentacles we will be looking at is from the Radiant Rider-Waite Tarot published by U.S. Games Systems, Inc. 2003.

Pentacles are also known as Disks, Coins, Platters, Stones, and the elemental association of Earth, just to name a few.

In Tarot Dynamics Unleashed, Anna Burroughs Cook lists the Keywords: Ambitious/Belonging and Security for Subject Card 72, the Four of Pentacles.  “Subject Card Four is all about your sense of belonging and security.” 

“Whether you’ve become too stingy or too free with your emotions, time or material resources, this is a reminder that no matter how hard you hope or try, you can’t have matters both ways.  The more stubborn you are now, the harder it will be to compromise with whatever changes are on your horizon, and the longer you will feel as if your back is to a wall.”  ~Anna Burroughs Cook

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