But on its own it also offers lots of insight into how the cards and their meanings are influenced by the planetary energies – and how you can make the most of this knowledge in your readings.
In this 22-page downloadable PDF we explore all the cards linked to planets with excercises and activities to help you make sense of the complex associations and apply them in a practical way without new age or away-with-the-fairies jargon.
The aim of this workbook is to help you understand rather than just memorise card meanings on a deeper level, so you can gain new wisdom from the Tarot to guide you further on your spiritual journey.
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While the Nines mark peak moments and contemplation, the tens complete the suit with a brooding restless energy.
This energy is heaviest in the two active suits Wands and Swords, whereas in the passive Cups and Pentacles all looks happy and positive on the surface.
Looking deeper, change is in the air. Whether the scene is positive or challenging, transition and movement are inevitable.
Ten symbolises completion as reflected in the ten commandments found in the Old Testament and the ten Sephirot on the Kabbalah Tree of Life.
The metric measurement system is based on ten, and time is measured in decades (ten years) and centuries (10 x 10 years).
In the Tarot, Ten is linked to the Wheel of Fortune, indicating a continuous cycle, ending and new beginning.
The numbers 1 and 0 are also linked to the Magician and the Fool suggesting infinite potential.
In a reading, the Tens can indicate the need for closure or necessary change.
Other meanings include:
Completion of a cycle, result, regeneration, release, responsibility, consolidation; new direction or re-commitment; purpose.
A classic 10-card tarot spread is the Celtic Cross, and many different versions of it can be found on the internet.
Ten of Wands – burden, difficulties, responsibilities, oppression
Esoteric Title: The Lord of Oppression
Astrological Attribution: Saturn in Sagittarius – in the Major Arcana, Saturn is linked to The World – carrying the world on your shoulders; change is required to create balance
Interpretation: awareness of self-limitations; bogged down; discipline and self-reliance create suffering; sense of duty; not sharing responsibilities; not delegating, trying to do it all on your own; lack of resources, feeling overwhelmed but carrying on
Man supporting building on his shoulders – heavy weight, burden
Surrounding fire – urgency of situation to free himself of oppression, precarious situation
Red / orange colours – element fire, high energy
Ten of Cups – emotional contentment, harmony, fulfilment, wholeness, optimism
Esoteric Title: The Lord of Perfected Success
Astrological Attribution: Mars in Pisces – happy families, or are they? Something may be brooding underneath the surface; dormant volcano; beware of challenging times ahead;
Interpretation: feeling blissful and at ease; content with yourself and present situation; as good as it gets; commitment; feeling secure; close-knit family; count your blessings; gratitude
Ten of Swords –ending, exhaustion, resignation, failure, disillusion
Esoteric Title: The Lord of Ruin
Astrological Attribution: Sun in Gemini – new beginning, new life, new opportunity, birth, resilience, survivor spirit, looking at the bright side.
Interpretation: drawing a line, close the chapter, it can’t get any worse; devastated; ruin; shattered (dreams); giving up; acknowledging it’s the end of a situation, time to take a new direction.
Graveyard – endings, finality
Sunrise – new beginning, new dawn
Church ruin – something broken
Castle in distance – new goal, direction, possibilities
Ten of Pentacles –permanence, tradition, family, prosperity, wealth, establishment
Esoteric Title: The Lord of Wealth
Astrological Attribution: Mercury in Virgo – good organisational skills, nurturing a network of friends/ family / support, being established as an influencer / speaker / advisor, clever with money and long-term investments
Interpretation: investing time and energy to gain in the long-term; family heirlooms, inheritance, financial security, family support; legacy; status, privilege
Fireplace – warmth, luxury
Seasonal decorations – family gathering for festivities; traditional celebration; timing of card is winter
The decorations on display also symbolise values and aspirations with regards to money, home, family and work
You can view all images of the Tarot of Quotes in the Gallery.
Practicing mindfulness with the Tarot is a powerful combination to boost your mental and spiritual wellbeing, and with regular practice can heal and transform your life.
A simple one-card draw can create a mindful moment of reflection and contemplation.
But you can also combine the one-card draw with a mindfulness meditation.
This is an easy way to learn mindfulness and include it in your daily spiritual practice.
Beginner’s Tarot Mindfulness Meditation
Take a seat in a quiet place and make yourself comfortable.
Ground yourself by taking a deep breath (slowly inhale and exhale) and repeat until you feel calm and focused.
Draw or choose a card from your tarot deck. Observe the image without judgement for a few minutes. Don’t think about its possible meanings. Just explore its colours, shapes, symbols.
Remain still and focus your sensations. Close your eyes and observe how your clothes feel on your skin and where you feel pressure on your body from where you sit.
Spend a few minutes on what you can hear. This could be your breath, a clock ticking, music somewhere in the backround, traffic noise etc.
Reflect on what you have just experienced. You have focused on an object (tarot card), sensations and sounds, which has given you a break from your preoccupations. Perhaps you have learned something new about the tarot image you just have observed.
How do you feel? Over time, this mindfulness meditation can be a nourishing way to refresh and clear your mind.
As you can see, this is an easy introduction to practicing mindfulness with the Tarot and should not take longer than ten minutes.
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If you find yourself stressed, overwhelmed or over-thinking, then take a mindful moment with your tarot deck, sit back, relax and connect with the cards at the same time.
Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system, slows down and turns backward from 10th April until 11th August 2019.
The planet of luck, expansion and growth is linked to the Wheel of Fortune, and the reversed aspect of this card offers us an insight into Jupiter‘s retrograde energies.
The first thing that comes to mind is that the Wheel of Fortune may slow down, come to a halt and perhaps even move backwards in the form of reversal of fortunes.
This can work both ways: if things have gone really well for you recently, then be prepared for a slow down.
On the other hand, if you’ve been experiencing bad luck or lack of progress beyond your control, then you might get a break and life is slowly going to take a turn for the better.
Whatever our individual situation, we may all feel less optimistic about things as new ideas and plans may not be realised, or progress may come slower than expected.
But Jupiter retrograde is happening in Sagittarius at this time, and in tarot terms that’s Temperance.
Temperance is the key to navigate Jupiter retrograde successfully – it’s okay to slow down, create balance and harmony, avoid too much, too soon and too difficult…. we need to learn to let good fortunes and progress flow into our lives whithout trying too hard.
Beneficial activities during Jupiter retrograde:
Take it easy, take a break, re-evaluate, open your mind to new possibilities, research new ideas, experiment, explore, be more flexible, listen to your inner voice.
Watch out for change (for better or worse), turn of events, u-turns, deeper truths, revelations, blessings in disguise, spiritual development and karmic payback.
Here’s a Jupiter Regrograde tarot spread to make the most of this energy influencing us over the coming months based on the Jupiter cards in the Tarot:
How can I best adapt to changes at this time?
How can I expand my horizon?
What do I need to be more flexible with?
What can I handle with ease?
What task/activity needs to be put on hold?
What will give me joy during this time of uncertainty?
In which area of my life do I need to show more leadership / take responsibility?
Jupiter retrograde will last for four months, so you have plenty of time to figure out how you can manifest positive change and growth during this challenging but also exciting time.
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