Tarot Journal: Ten of Wands

Waite-Smith Deck Interpretation: The wands/staffs are a heavy load to bare. The figure is bent with the weight of the wands. They are upright and stiff with an unwielding shape. The wands are active, fire energy. Here the energy is exertion, endurance or effort that requires stamina. The figure seems to even lean into the…

Tarot Journal: Nine of Wands

Waite-Smith Deck Interpretation: The wands have found their mark, their active energy is spent for now. Eight wands stand towering in the distance like sentinels, calm but always at the ready. The ninth wand serves as the figures cane. This is recovering energy. There is still work to be done but it requires patience. The…

Tarot Journal: Eight of Wands

Waite-Smith Deck Interpretation: Eight wands, hurling downward straight at their target. These are linear lines in motion given direction from a vantage point above. The energy is fast and purposeful, directed action/force. All four elements are present and working in accord. There is open unobstructed blue sky (air), the green expanse of the rolling hills…

Tarot Journal: Seven of Wands

Waite-Smith Deck Interpretation: The energy here is defensive action. The figure is tense and ready to respond to any attack. The figure has the high ground, a defensible position. The other wands represent a threat, either real or percieved. Is the figure protecting themselves or maintaining their position of dominance? The other six wands are…

Tarot Journal: Six of Wands

Waite-Smith Deck Interpretation: This is triumph. The figure seated on the horse is the focal point of the card. The other wands/helpers are present but not all are seen. The figure on the horse is honored/leading a processional. The wand in the figure’s hand is held up higher than the other five. This is the…

Tarot Journal: Five of Wands

Waite-Smith Deck Interpretation: There is a lot of masculine, active energy in the image. Five men standing, each holding wands/rods in entirely different directions. Each dressed differently, standing differently, each behaving differently with their own wands. Each is aggressively asserting their own individual wills. The result is choas, thoughtlessness, a lack of concern for the…

Tarot Journal: Four of Wands

Waite-Smith Deck Interpretation: The card is about community, society, social practices. The two center figures raising the vegetation/grapes to the sky in acknowledgement of the bounty/abundance. It is a religious festival? An act of thanks and celebration. Still there is a connection with nature as the group steps outside the boundaries/walls/limits of civilization. Divinity is…

Tarot Journal: New Deck

Ethereal Visions Illuminated Deck “Getting to Know You”: 3-Card Draw Q1: Who are you? Ace of Cups: This is the beginning from the void, the creative womb, the primordial waters. It’s the holy Grail that overflows to quench the thirst. The Phoenix of gold rising in the background; born again. And the Lotus floating in…

Tarot Journal: Three of Wands

Waite-Smith Deck Interpretation: This is a return to the wilderness but with a plan. The figure is about planning or strategizing before action. This person is taking it all in before the hands on work begins. This is a more localized sense of surveying. Taking stock of our surroundings. There is a stable energy; the…