Card of the Day: Ace of Swords

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Today’s card is the Ace of Swords from the Prisma Visions Deck.

img_0705This Ace slices through all of the crap.  It represents a clean cutting away of brain fog and cluttered disorganization. You can think of this sword as a breath of fresh air slicing through a heavy smog leaving clean breathable air behind it.

The suit of swords, the suit of air, represents the mind, clean sharp intellect at work that can slice through any challenge.  The sword here looks like it fell from the heavens and embedded itself in the ground.  It shines with power, a glittering beacon in the winter cold.

Aces, as I’ve said before, are always a positive sign.  So if you’ve felt mired in a lot of disordered thoughts and your plans keep getting messed up this is just the sign you’ve been looking for.  This Ace tells you to be on the look out for a great idea, opportunity, or a chance for something.  It might take a little while to manifest, but if you seek it out, you’ll be rewarded.

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Card of the Day: Ace of Cups

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Today’s card is the Ace of Cups from the Happy Tarot

I know that the whole deck is happy, because it’s the Happy Tarot, but this one just img_0456looks that much more happy.  I mean, come on, it’s a happy cloud showering blessings over you in a giant rainbow.  It’s like Lucky Charms in here.  And that makes me grin like an idiot.

Aces are always a good sign, so it’s already got that going for it.  And look how delighted that little cloud looks.  The little n_n eyes and that big smile, it’s literally carrying the pot (cup) of gold at the end of the rainbow.  It holds that unattainable thing that in normal life you could chase for your entire life and never find without the aid of a leprechaun.  The Ace shows an outpouring of emotional healing and love that the cups suit is known for.

We talk a lot on the internet about having “all the feels” and whether these feels are good or bad there’s often a sense of being overwhelmed by them, like they come in as a huge flood that bowls us over and leaves us exhausted.  This isn’t that feeling.  This kind of soaking is the kind that leaves us energized and renewed, like diving into a pool during the middle of a hot summer day.

You can see lotus blossoms floating on lily pads in the water below.  The ace of cups is a sign of a fresh start, the cascade of water can wash away the hurt and pain you might be carrying with you.  Luxuriate in the water and let it wash you clean so that you can emerge renewed.

If you see this card in a reading it’s a sign that a refreshing cleansing period is starting or that you need to do some emotional cleansing.  Sacred baths, sound healing, or maybe a soothing tea are in order.

Card of the Day: Ace of Wands

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Today’s card is the Ace of Wands from the Joie de Vivre Tarot.

IMG_0638An Ace is always a positive card and this one looks particularly delightful.

She carries a wand with the sun atop it and there’s a bright aura of magic in the air.  She conjures the stars from the swirling air around her.  Her companion reminds me of a Lion Rampant which shows up in countless coat of arms designs.  Reading about rampant lions on Wikipedia taught me that when referring to mythical beasts such as dragons or gryphons, the term “segreant” is used.  So I guess her mount is a mythical creature segreant.

A lion in that pose traditionally stood for bravery and nobility, which is fitting for this card.  An Ace is always a positive card: it means something new, something good is on the way.  The energy of wands is the energy of fire, which you can see in the sun and the star imagery.

I also love that they’re leaping out of this abundance of flowers and what sort of look like peacock feathers.  They’re encouraging you to take that leap into a new creative project.  Maybe you’ve been waiting to start writing a new novel, or maybe you’re being called to a new spiritual path, or maybe you’re thinking of learning meditation.  This card says to go for it!

The ace stands for confidence, standing in your own power.  It represents a seed that is going to burst forth into a flowering plant.  Sometimes when you see an Ace you might not feel its power yet, but the Ace is telling you that it’s there, so watch for that burst of courage and energy.

You’ve got all the fiery creative energy of the Wands suit behind you, charge forward with your magical powerful self like a lion rampant (or a lionlike creature segreant).  Nothing can stop you.