A milestone has been reached in the development of my own Tarot deck. It started off as the Tarot of Quotes and evolved into the Cosmic Faery Tarot.
The Major Arcana special edition with two bonus cards is no longer available, but you can now purchase the Cosmic Faery Tarot, which includes the Cosmic Cat.
The Cosmic Cat
This card depicts my little familiar of 14 years, who now resides in the spirit world.
I adopted Mondy when she was five years old, and she died at the age of 19, a ripe old age for a cat, which makes me believe that she felt content living her life with me and my family.
After all this time with her, I still sometimes see her from the corner of my eye in the house or in the garden at her favourite spots (where she is also buried), and I know that she is still around.
When this card comes up in a reading, it indicates that a loved one (person or pet), who has passed on, is still watching over you.
They may want you to know something important, so you can pull an extra card to see what message they want to convey.
The Cosmic Cat may also represent your spirit guide or guardian angel, so do pay attention to what they are trying to say to you.
The Happy Bunny (no longer available)
Whatever challenges or strife you are currently battling with, the Happy Bunny indicates that all will be well in the end.
Despite your worries, fears and insecurities, don’t forget to enjoy the little and simple things around you that can lift your spirits even in the darkest of times.
Life can be short, the future is unknown, so make the most of what you have in the present.
The Happy Bunny may also ask you to be vigilant. Protect yourself by not being too trusting and apply some healthy scepticism. You will be okay as long as you keep your eyes open to any harm that may just lurk around the corner.
I hope you enjoy using these two additional cards in your readings. Please do feel free to add your own interpretations to these cards.
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Bees crawling over each other – everyone for themselves, lack of teamwork, competition, busy, relentless; each carrying their hidden weapon
Red / orange / yellow colours: element fire (Leo) combined with Saturn (earth, which is reflected in the dark grounding colour at the base of the flower and green in the background – potential for new growth), intense energy, in the heat of the moment, hot-tempered
Five of Cups – loss, sadness, grief, mourning, disappointment, depression
Esoteric Title: The Lord of Loss in Pleasure
Astrological Attribution: Mars in Scorpio – hurt feelings, endings and transformation (Scorpio linked to Death), shattered dreams, broken promises; clashing elements fire (Mars) and water (Scorpio) causing emotional havoc)
Interpretation: recognising limitations; (trying to avoid) humiliation, giving up, isolation after victory, notorious; loss of trust, unhealthy ambitions, ruthlessness, lose-lose situation, short-term gains; arrogance
War memorial – remembrance of loss and victims
George and the dragon – victory and sacrifice; defeat and submission
Owls – gaining wisdom from adversity; learning lessons from what’s happened to avoid repeating mistakes made
blue / grey / black colours – element air (Aquarius); depressive, sombre mood, unemotional, detached, dull, lone wolf mentality
Five of Pentacles– hardship, poverty, insecurity, health problems
Esoteric Title: The Lord of Material Trouble
Astrological Attribution: Mercury in Taurus – mental overdrive causing unsteadiness and uncertainty; worries and anxiety mixed with inactivity, difficulties to adapt or adjust
Interpretation: financial loss, down-sizing, loss of property / possessions, homelessness, need to be thrifty, health issues, poor diet; feeling abandoned, trying to make ends meet, out in the cold, hopelessness, waiting for change
winter landscape, snow – cold, barren, gloomy
evergreen plant – something can grow and thrive, if you put your mind to it
stars – hope, renewal, asking for help and guidance; focus on building confidence and new aspirations
twilight – lack of clarity, pessimism
I welcome your views and opinions on my cards. Please feel free to leave your comments below.
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The Pages in the Tarot are the children of the court card family.
They symbolise new beginnings, inexperience, youth (and the young at heart), enthusiasm, playfulness, naivety, curiosity, immaturity and potential.
They are similar to the Aces, but whereas the Aces represent the purest energy and root of their suit, which can turn into anything, the Pages are trying to get a handle on the energy of their particular suit.
So for Pentacles, for example, the Ace could represent an opportunity for money coming your way (no indication of how), but the Page would try to figure out how to make more money, learn a new skill or get a new job.
Unlike Aces, Pages also tend to indicate personality traits and more practical advice, which is reflected in their association with the element Earth.
Astrologically, just like the Aces, the Pages are also each assigned to a mix of zodiac signs indicating their individual traits and potential.
Pages can represent people, events (often appearing as messengers), energies surrounding a situation or personality traits.
For my Tarot deck, I have chosen flowers to represent the Pages to symbolise their link to the element Earth. Also I feel that flowers express the fragile nature and vulnerability of the Pages.
The Page of Wands is a red poppy. The red poppy is a bold, vibrant flower first appearing in Spring, which is the season linked to the suit of Wands based on the Golden Dawn tradition.
In magickal tradition, the red poppy symbolises creativity and imagination.
In the blandness of a wheat field, poppies stand out with their bright red colour, which represents the personality of the Page of Wands – confident, energetic, courageous, a bit noisy, seeking attention.
Esoteric Title: Princess of the Shining Flame; the Rose of the Palace of Fire; Princess and Empress of Salamanders
Astrological attribution: Cancer, Leo and Virgo
Elemental association: Fire of Earth
Characteristics and personality traits:
Energetic, eager, sociable, fun loving, restless, creative, courageous. Can be impulsive, reckless; sometimes finding it hard to concentrate and focus; short attention span; over-confident.
The quote chosen for the Page of Wands reflects her pioneering urge to explore new territory, get-up-and-go attitude and love for adventures.
The Page of Cups is a water lily. The water lily is an elegant and fragrant flower growing in still waters in temperate and tropical places around the world.
Water lilies flower in the Summer months here in the Northern Hemisphere, the season linked to the suit of Cups in the Golden Dawn tradition.
Water lilies are associated with spiritual enlightenment and symbolise purity, pleasure, peace, celebration and sexuality.
Esoteric Title: Princess of the Waters; the Lotus of the Palace of the Floods; Princess and Empress of Nymphs and Undines
Astrological attribution: Libra, Scorpio and Sagittarius
Elemental association: Water of Earth
Characteristics and personality traits:
Sensitive, gentle, shy, quiet, artistic, dreamy, introvert, affectionate, loving, intuitive. Can be over-emotional at times, vulnerable, gullible and escapist.
The quote chosen for the Page of Cups reflects her urge to explore the emotional realm and trying to make sense of the vast array of mixed and confusing feelings and emotions.
The Page of Swords is a Dandelion. The yellow flower of the Dandelion transforms into a seed ball that blows into the air.
Dandelion grows from Spring right through to late Autumn, the season linked to the suit of Swords.
It is often regarded as a weed due to its profusion, but it is actually a very useful plant and entirely edible.
The yellow flower of the Dandelion symbolises communication, clarity and intelligence, whereas the white seed ball symbolises cleansing, space and new beginnings.
Esoteric Title: Princess of the Rushing Winds; Lotus of the Palace of Air; Princess and Empress of Sylphs and Sylphides
Astrological Attribution: Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces
After initial completion and unity symbolised by the threes, we are now experiencing a kind of pause, perhaps a well-earned rest, in the fours.
In numerology, the number four suggests grounding, focusing inward, stability, order and a necessary turning point acting as a catalyst for change and moving forward.
Numbered four in the Major Arcana, the Emperor also adds a visionary element to the fours – a need to take stock, regroup, find a new perspective and look towards the future.
The fours in the Tarot suggest lack of movement and progress, but underneath the surface something is stirring, and new developments are underway on a subconscious level.
Four of Wands – celebration, success, completion, harmony, optimism
Esoteric Title: The Lord of Perfected Work
Astrological attribution: Venus in Aries – labour of love, marriage, house move, building a home, wholeness (culmination of the masculine and feminine)
Interpretation: a time of fulfilment and enjoyment, celebrating achievements, creating/renovating a home, successful launch of a business, firm foundations, milestone,
Pergola – firm structure, foundation
Red, yellow and green colours – element fire (Aries) combined with element earth (Venus), enthusiasm, beauty, home, family, love, creativity, vision
Stars and light streaks – celebration, energy, fun, positive outlook
Green rose – symbol for Venus, harmonious relationship
Four of Cups – discontent, frustration, boredom, apathy
Esoteric Title: The Lord of Blended Pleasure
Astrological Attribution: Moon in Cancer – fluctuations, insecurities, restlessness, doubt; the need for personal growth overshadows stability and security
Interpretation: contemplation, turning inward, dissatisfaction, disappointment, ignoring the positive, growing tired of struggles, withdrawing from difficult situations, pleasure through escapism
Waxing moon – personal growth, new emerging feelings
Roses – gifts, opportunities
Clouds – unsettling thoughts and feelings
Four of Swords – rest, recuperation, healing, passivity
Esoteric Title: The Lord of Rest from Strife
Astrological Attribution: Jupiter in Libra – growth and expansion through rest and recovery; gaining equilibrium, balance, objectivity
Interpretation: recovering from a stressful situation or illness, meditation, prayer, inability or refusal to take action, temporary respite from a restless mind, clearing out mental clutter, calming down
Sleeping knight – stillness, rest, peace
Hands in prayer – focus on healing, gathering strength, meditation
Trees and mountains – natural healing process, retreating to a sanctuary, relaxation, recharging energy to overcome what lies ahead
Four of Pentacles – security, structure, safe guarding, limitations
Esoteric Title: The Lord of Earthly Power
Astrological Attribution: Sun in Capricorn – power based on material possessions, feeling safe and secure, fixed on security, content with achievements and status