Card in Focus: The Lovers, Because It’s February

Card in Focus: We’ll take a closer look at a single card from the tarot and learn things like its traditional meanings, how it could help with anything, and others things that I can see from it.

It’s that month of the year again!

I started this year mostly sleep-deprived, with loads of meet-ups here and there – catching up with friends, meeting people for tarot readings, and playing video games (I bought a PlayStation 4 last month).  It was so much that I felt that I’ve started to neglect this blog.  Plus, there’s a draft that’s been sitting here: a collaboration post with my friend Den from PaiselyPurpose.  (I’m so sorry Den! I’ll get to it as soon as my crazy schedule frees up!)

So, before anyone asks how I’ve been or if I’ve been living under a rock, here we go with my first “Card in Focus” for this year.

VI – The Lovers

February: a month when we start to see love quotes and funny lines about love and being in love.  This is a time when single people start to question their existence (most of them, at least, maybe even including me!) and couples start to plan their ultimate Valentine’s Day dates. People who are fresh from break-ups see black instead of red, people who are contented being single don’t give two minds about it, people who’ve been looking for a relationship of any sort get to be more hopeful, and couples have lots of options and activities to make this month worth their while.

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Card in Focus: Temperance, Tempered Balance

Card in Focus: We’ll take a closer look at a single card from the tarot and learn things like its traditional meanings, how it could help with anything, and others things that I can see from it.

As much as I wanted to update my blog, a lot of things have been draining me more than usual lately (it’s as if tarot reading here in Manila is not draining enough).  It’s nothing I can’t manage, but I’ve started to feel this half-a-year’s worth of exhaustion, both physical and emotional/spiritual.  I’ve been doing my best to be more active in this life as much as possible, especially with interpersonal relationships.  I may have overdone it so much that the next thing I know, exhaustion has tremendously bogged me down.

XIV – Temperance

I could use some advise from this post’s Card in Focus: Temperance.  The art of moderation and self-restraint. Continue reading “Card in Focus: Temperance, Tempered Balance”

Card in Focus: The Sun, Brightly Shining

Card in Focus: We’ll take a closer look at a single card from the tarot and learn things like its traditional meanings, how it could help with anything, and others things that I can see from it.

XIX – The Sun

When was the last time you felt that uncompromising sense of inspiration?  That feeling when, your motivation is so up high that you feel that you can take on the world and its challenges?

XIX - The Sun
XIX – The Sun (Prisma Visions Tarot) | (c) James R. Eads

A Major Arcana, the Sun usually means enlightenment, glory, and prominence.  It also symbolizes a renewal of life, vitality, radiance, energy, and good health.  Whenever this comes up in love tarot readings, it could mean that someone has been serving as the person’s beacon of inspiration. Continue reading “Card in Focus: The Sun, Brightly Shining”

Card in Focus: Death As A Beginning

Card in Focus: We’ll take a closer look at a single card from the tarot and learn things like its traditional meanings, how it could help with anything, and others things that I can see from it.

XIII – Death

Whenever this card shows up in readings, most people immediately would feel worried, then start to ask if there’s something very bad or unfortunate that’s about to happen.  And it’s perfectly understandable.  The word “Death”, along with its art in most tarot decks, looks scary.

For me, a more accurate symbolism of this Major Arcana card is “the end”.  It could be the end of a cycle, a relationship, an event or a situation.  Depending on the context, this conclusion could be a good thing, or otherwise.  This card represents a transition from the old to the new; the closing of the current chapter to write the next one; a rebirth; a transformation. Continue reading “Card in Focus: Death As A Beginning”