Can Tarot Cards Ruin Your Life?

Mary and Jesus in ruins

If you are on the fence about getting into the Tarot, you might be wondering: can Tarot cards ruin your life? On the one hand, Tarot cards are just little pieces of cardboard with ink on them. They hold no intrinsic power except what you put into them. In this sense, Tarot cards do not … Read more

Eight of Pentacles – Tarot Card Meaning

Eight of Pentacles Rider-Waite-Smith

Eight of Pentacles Mutable Earth Sun in Virgo Keywords: apprentice, craftsman, hard work, skill, artistry, career, strategic withdrawal, perfectionism, mastery Rider-Waite-Smith In the RWS we see a craftsman working diligently on a workbench, crafting pentacles. On the tree behind him, we see finished pentacles lined up in an orderly and precise fashion. At his feet, … Read more

Seven of Pentacles – Tarot Card Meaning

Seven of Pentacles Rider-Waite-Smith

Seven of Pentacles Fixed Earth Saturn in Taurus Influence of Netzach in the realm of Assiah, or Earth Keywords: deciding to harvest a bounty, anxiety, decision, failure, rhizome Rider-Waite-Smith In the Pictorial Key, Waite describes this as a young man looking at a “clump of greenery,” which is not exactly a description befitting a thriving … Read more

Five of Pentacles – Tarot Card Meaning

Five of Pentacles Rider-Waite-Smith

Five of Pentacles Mercury in Taurus Fixed Earth Keywords: poverty, destitution, down and out, loss, vulnerability, homeless, unemployed Rider-Waite-Smith In the RWS we see two destitute people walking under the light of a church window at night, in a snowstorm. One person is using crutches and both are wearing rags. They are the very picture … Read more

Four of Pentacles – Tarot Card Meaning

Four of Pentacles Rider-Waite-Smith

Four of Pentacles Cardinal Earth Sun in Capricorn Keywords: material gain, miserly, gift-giving, safety, uptight, fear Rider-Waite-Smith In this RWS we see a king sitting on a stone square, two pentacles under his feet, a pentacle over his head, and his armed wrapped around a pentacle in his center. His body posture suggests protectiveness like … Read more

Three of Pentacles – Tarot Card Meaning

Three of Pentacles Rider-Waite-Smith

Three of Pentacles Cardinal Earth Mars in Capricorn Keywords: craftsmanship, working together, improving skills, dedication to a craft Rider-Waite-Smith In the RWS we see three people working together in the construction of a gothic cathedral. One man, a worker, is standing on a bench and actively laboring as an expert craftsman. The other two people … Read more

Queen of Swords – Tarot Card Meaning

Queen of Swords Rider-Waite-Smith

Queen of Swords Water of Air 20 degree Virgo to 20 degree Libra September 12 to October 12 Keywords: intelligent, possibly a widow, sharp perception, quick qit, blunt, cutting through bullshit, clarity, honesty Rider-Waite-Smith In A Pictorial Key to the Tarot, Waite says the Queen of Swords “does not represent mercy, and, her sword notwithstanding, … Read more