What Happens When Tarot Cards Don’t Make Sense?


Have you ever done a Tarot reading, either for yourself or someone else, and the Tarot cards just don’t make sense? I know I have. But what does this mean? The magic didn’t work? The gods didn’t intervene? Our psychic powers stopped working? Our unconscious stopped communicating? For beginner Tarot readers, when Tarot cards don’t … Read more

Two of Swords – Tarot Card Meaning

Two of Swords Rider-Waite-Smith

Two of Swords Cardinal Air Moon in Libra Keywords: tension, balance, on the verge of change, needing to make a decision, dilemma, stalemate, difficulty Rider-Waite-Smith In the RWS you can see a woman, dressed in gray robes, sitting on a stone slab, blindfolded, with two swords crossed over her chest. Behind her lies a body … Read more

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