The Card of the Day - The Ace of Swords. If you are trying to make a hard decision, then this is the card for you. Swords are representative of your mind, intelligence and decision making process. This card is symbolic of the literal hand of God offering you new opportunities in this area. The Aces have the most energy of each suit and also bring you new beginnings, so this card is a big push of brain-power in your direction. Use this gift to help you think over your situation and make the right call. The Ace of Sword will help you cut to the heart of the matter so that transformations can occur. Blessings!
The Card of the Day - The Two of Cups. This card is about partnerships, friendships and relationships. While the Three of Cups has to do with celebration and friendships in a group, the Two of Cups is more about the true balance of two people or that balance within yourself. It can herald a loving, healing union between two people or an entangled relationship that needs more work. It can symbolize soulmates, yin and yang or your first true love. It may indicate that you are searching for your better half within yourself or hoping to find it within another person. Whatever the case may be, there is potential for bonding, bringing together opposites and making a connection. Follow the strong energies of the heart, and your relationship will flourish. Blessings.
"Like a living organism, relationships grow; the ones that are strong become pillars of stability, and the weak connections are gradually forgotten and fall apart." ~B. Moore
Card of the Day - The Three of Cups. This card is all about celebrating with family and friends. It carries with it a feeling of rejoicing and happiness. I often view these three as the Three Graces, Aglaia, Euphrosyne and Thalia, bringing joy, plenty and splendor. They may also be seen as the Triple Goddess, the Moirae or the Fates. These three ladies have several variants throughout mythology. (I personally like the Norse version as the Three Norns, Urdr, Verdandi and Skuld.) The message that I typically get with this card is that if you have been going through difficult times, you need to open up and rely on your friends. Let them take you out for a fun evening, even if you aren't really feeling like it. You will have a great time despite yourself. Friends are healing so go out and raise the glass, give a toast and find enjoyment in others! Blessings!
The Card of the Day - The Six of Pentacles. For me, this card represents a win-win situation. It symbolizes fairness and balance. While at first it may appear that only one person gives and one receives, in actuality there is a mutual exchange between them. One gives materially, but receives spiritually, while the other receives materially and gives spiritually. The result of this is that everyone benefits. (Hence the third figure who does not yet appear to be part of the transaction.) The Six of Pentacles encourages you to examine your own circumstances and relationships. Are you being fair to the people you love? Are they being fair to you? Do you feel that your current interactions and situations in life are balanced, or are you taking on more than your fair share? Is too much being asked of you, or are you asking too much of someone else? If the scales of balance are somehow out of whack in your life, then it is up to you to restore that balance. Whether this means that you need to GIVE more or that you need to allow yourself to RECEIVE more is up to you. As always, I would tell you to follow your instincts and gut feelings on that one. Helpful hint: the MORE you give, the MORE you receive and the LESS you give, the LESS you receive. Follow the universal law and treat others as you wish to be treated. Blessed Be.
Well, today I drew the Ten of Swords and for rather obvious reasons it is not my favorite card. While I do not believe that there is really a "bad" card in the deck, this one does indicate an ending to something and clearly it may have left you feeling some serious pain or remorse. The encouraging side of this card is that the person is looking away from the past and towards new horizons. There may have been a painful ending, but there is a new beginning as well. His hand falls in the sign of a blessing, suggesting that it is actually a blessing that whatever is ending is over, whether you feel that way at the time or not. If you are mourning a loss of some sort then I share and sympathize with your pain. Know that we have all been there and this too will pass. Look towards your new horizon and I send you love and light.
Today, I have to say that I was pleased to draw the King of Cups. This has personal meaning for me right now and I hope it resonates with you as well. As someone with Queen of Cups energy, I adore the King of Cups. He represents kindness and empathy. The King of Cups is loving above all else and shares his ability to love with you. The King of Cups may be a person in your life who plays the role of a counselor or care-giver or he may be pointing out those qualities within yourself. The King of Cups overflows with positive qualities; creativity, friendliness, dignity, honesty and integrity, just to name a few! I am sure that other readers would fuss at me for not sharing the more negative aspects of his personality, but frankly I just don't feel like it. If you have a King of Cups in your life, then you should be grateful and that is all. Blessings!
Today I felt the urge to do a 3 card spread, rather than just a card of the day. And since I always go with my gut, this is what I drew. The King of Swords, Justice and the Five of Swords. This is an interesting spread. With so many swords going on, there is or just was a very serious decision to make that you are (or were) thinking over intensely. The King of Swords can often stand for justice and truth, and with the repeated message of the Justice card in the middle of the spread, I would say that it is crucial that this decision be fair and balanced for all those involved, including yourself. Symbolically, the King reminds me of the Norse God Odin, who protects and defends. The 2 birds in the sky behind him are reminiscent of Odin's ravens, Huginn and Muninn. They represent thought and memory and are seeking out truths to report back to him. The Five of Swords indicates a situation where someone feels that they must win at all costs. This could represent you, and if so the message is to think over carefully who you might be hurting in the process. Are you sacrificing your integrity? Will this ultimately be an empty victory? If you resonate more with the figures walking away, then this is a message that some battles are just not worth fighting and it may be time to lay down your swords and walk away. When I take all 3 cards into account, I feel that there may not be a clear winner in this fight. Acting with the intent of creating balance and fairness for everyone may require that everyone has to sacrifice in some small way. However, the butterfly on the King' throne stands for transformation and from this difficult decision new ways of thinking and interacting with others may come. I wish you well in this process. Blessings!
This morning one of the loudest thunder storms that I have ever heard seemed to park over my house for an indescribably long amount of time. I love thunder storms so I am not complaining, but it did inspire me to post a little mythology in honor of Thor, rather than a card of the day. Thor is one of the more important Norse deities and one of the chief defenders of the realms of Asgard. He is not only the defender of the Aesir pantheon, but of the masses as well. He is the protector of all because that is just what he does. He is the ultimate and vigilant protector of laws, homes, land and civilization in general. Thor is also known as a deity of war, thunder, sky, storms, sea journeys and the administration of justice. He is the defender of the dead and the image of his hammer Mjollnir has been carved onto memorial stones. You might call on him for protection from fire and lightening. As a giant killer he is the ideal deity to ask for help if you are being bullied or picked on. In thanks you might leave him an offering of Thor's Hammer Vodka, but since he has the reputation of a serious drinker, I believe any offering of beer or mead would greatly please him. Just make sure that it is given with sincerity. I do wish that this post had fallen on a Thursday, as that is "Thor's Day," but I can at least give a good, "All Hail" shout out. Thank you Thor, for the fabulous display of nature this morning. I am sure that California would greatly appreciate some of this Kentucky rain if you have a chance. ;) Blessings!
"The world is full of magical things waiting for our wits to grow sharper."
Rev. Kennedy Turner is the owner of The Cat's Meow, Tarot and Talismans, LLC in Louisville, Ky. She is a Psychic Medium, Professional Intuitive Tarot Card Reader, and Certified Healing Reiki Practitioner. She also designs and blesses jewelry for use as protective personal talismans and charms, tailored to meet your individual needs.