Tarot Edition Glossary


MAJOR ARCANA

0 THE FOOL
Beginnings / Reckless 

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This is a time for new beginnings.  Look ahead with openness and high expectations.  The journey is one full of unknowns, but your curious outlook allows for this time to be special.  Leave an old chapter behind.  Pack up and explore new frontiers.

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There is a lack of organization within the mind.  You lack direction and self belief.  There is a naivety of thought and expression.  What do you want as an outcome in the matter?  Really think things through before recklessly charging ahead. Find your balance and sense of purpose before continuing forward.

1 THE MAGICIAN
Influence / Manipulation

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This is a time to create.  See clearly your desires in your mind’s eye and you shall bring them forth with ease.  You are able to influence others to join in your idea, journey or purpose.  Manifesting your goals comes easier when you have clarity of intent.  Meditate on an idea and form your course of action.

Reverse
You may force an outcome to happen with dishonest influence, but the results may backfire.  Playing with people’s heartstrings can have upsetting karmic implications.  Hiding important information to manipulate an outcome can be devastating in the long run.  Shying away from your authentic power may numb your desire to connect with others.  Work on enhancing your intuition.

2 THE HIGH PRIESTESS
Spirituality / Secrets

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Watch closely. You need all of your senses to decode what is before you. This is a time of mystery and tapping into the unconscious mind. You have spiritual gifts to use or even enhance at this time. Be still. This is not a time to lead with ego. You may make a mistake trusting a matter that is not as clear as it appears to be.

Reverse
Can you trust what is before you? Pause before acting. There is hidden information that has not been revealed. Ask the right questions and you still may be met with slippery answers. Trust your gut above all else. Check yourself too. Are you experiencing self-denial in a matter? Are you not facing your own truth?

3 THE EMPRESS
Fertility / Stagnation

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Spring is here. This is a time chock-full of new growth, opportunities, and ideas. Pregnancy can also be a possible outcome too. Newness brings with it an air of happiness, relief, and optimism. Relish in the beauty of movement forward or towards a specific achievement.

Reverse
Seeds may have been planted, but not nurtured. Goals that you have worked towards seem out of reach. There is a slowness in thought and motivation. Plans are falling through or completely taking you by unhappy surprise. You desire stability, but it seems out of reach.

4 THE EMPEROR
Authority / Controlling

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You feel empowered. There is an order to your life and pride is taken in having organization of priorities and thoughts. Systems are in place and bringing forth the outcomes you have desired. It feels good to see the fruits of your labor and to know the responsibility you have taken to align with your dreams. Reliable and steadfast energy is here.

Reverse
You are either stepping on others in your quest for power or being stepped on due to your running away from it. Either way, balance is out of the window. Some will need to take time to release control and the tyrannical approach taken to be right. Others will need to step up and find strength now. A fair and just leader does so with fierce, but leveled action. Be an authority that commands respect, not eye-rolls.

5 THE HIEROPHANT
Tradition / Non-Conformity

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Tried and true action is the energy of the day.  This is a time for tradition and conformity.  A teacher or counselor can help lead the way.  With knowledge comes understanding and creation of values and ethics.  Potential marriage is also represented.

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Rebel against the status quo. Take matters into your own hands and do what feels right for you. You care less about the validation of others and more about living and speaking your personal truths.  Committing to others right now is not a priority. You only wish to take action in matters that bring you true fulfillment.

6 THE LOVERS
Partnerships / Disharmony

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There is harmony within your relationship.  A solid union is being blessed with abundance and fruitfulness.  Peace and contentment are here for you.  Feel gratitude! This is a joyous and beautiful time. A happy marriage is in the cards for you.  Business partnerships are flowing in trust and solid success.

Reverse
A cloud of discontent hovers over your desires.  Things do not seem in alignment.  A relationship may be hitting a rough patch. The give and take is not balanced.  A breakup or divorce may be imminent.  Inwardly, are you harboring feelings of resentment or anger that need to be released?  There is inner conflict and it will continue to manifest frustrations in your physical reality if it persists.

7 THE CHARIOT
Willpower / Directionless

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Obstacles can be overcome with persistence, focus and willpower.  Success is before you, do not give up.  Stay the course.  Tap into your confidence reserves and show your leadership abilities.  You are victorious when you are steady and balanced in your approach.  Movement is picking up in a matter.  Delays are fading.

Reverse
Calm down.  Your mind is disorganized and you are lacking a sense of direction.  Feelings of overwhelm and pressure are consuming your energy.  This energy also indicates a ruthless approach to goals in which compromise and kindness may fall by the wayside.  Aggressive energy and a lack of consideration lead you to make impulsive decisions that could negatively affect you later.

8 STRENGTH
Courage / Insecurity

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This is a time to create.  See clearly your desires in your mind’s eye and you shall bring them forth with ease.  You are able to influence others to join in your idea, journey or purpose.  Manifesting your goals comes easier when you have clarity of intent.  Meditate on an idea and form your course of action.

Reverse
You may force an outcome to happen with dishonest influence, but the results may backfire.  Playing with people’s heartstrings can have upsetting karmic implications.  Hiding important information to manipulate an outcome can be devastating in the long run.  Shying away from your authentic power may numb your desire to connect with others.  Work on enhancing your intuition.

9 THE HERMIT
Introspection / Isolation

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Now is an opportune time to go within and disconnect from the world around you.  Take a moment to pause before beginning a new project, relationship or adventure.  You may be feeling withdrawn and uninspired regarding social dynamics.  Recharge with some rest and relaxation.  A new spiritual journey is ahead for you.  You are becoming aware of who you are on a deeper level.

Reverse
Come up for some air.  Becoming a recluse and shutting people out can damage relationships.  On the other hand, if there have been signs from the Universe to take a step away from the crowd and you have been ignoring them, you may want to wise up.  You must refuel before you continue forward.  The consequences could be detrimental.

10 WHEEL OF FORTUNE
Karma / Negative

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Cycles come full circle.  Karma naturally unfolds.  If you have been facing a period of trials and adversity, understand that the tide will eventually turn.  Nothing is set in stone, and change is the only constant.  Do not try to control fate.  Flow with where life takes you.  Remain optimistic, as life often delivers beautiful surprises.

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Things may have taken a turn for the worse in a friendly, romantic or work relationship.  A difficult time may be before you.  Negative outcomes may appear, but you can weather the storm.  Instead of resisting change, conserve your energy and practice acceptance.  You may feel down on yourself.  Universe may be presenting you with the negative energy you once gave others.

11 JUSTICE
Fairness / Dishonesty

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This is a time for truth, fairness and judgment. Your choices and actions will result in outcomes that you deserve. Be aware of what you are putting out to the world; you will have to speak up for what you have done. If you have been hurt or betrayed, justice will work in your favor. If you have spread negativity, be forewarned.  You will answer for your deeds.

Reverse
Not taking responsibility for your wrongdoings will result in more weight on your shoulders.  The scales are imbalanced.  Avoid owning your choices and you will remain in denial. Things do not feel fair to you.  You feel slighted and not seen or stood up for.  Playing the victim though is disempowering.

12 THE HANGED MAN
Surrender / Stalling

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A period of suspended activity may be at hand.  You may feel held back and restricted. Are you holding back from showing who you truly are? Take note, you are being guided to pause before continuing forward.  See things from a different perspective.  Do not hastily react.  Wait, watch and observe.

Reverse
If blockages seem to be at every turn, this could be a sign to simply stop.  Release frustration and the need to be in control.  Do not resist if the Universe is guiding you to just “be” and not “do”.  There are cycles of movement, but also times for you to conserve energy.  Release what no longer serves you and allow for self-revelations to truly breakthrough.

13 DEATH
Endings / Resistance

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A period of change and transition.  Let one chapter end so another can begin. Let go of what no longer serves you.  Release the past.  Dead end jobs or relationships only weigh you down. This is a dead end.  You are being reborn.

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Attachment to the past.  Not allowing a chapter to close.  Clinging to an opportunity or a person that must be no longer.  Staying longer than you should.  Getting in your own way and blocking spiritual growth.

14 TEMPERANCE
Balance / Excess

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There is a balance between give and take.  You are giving to others, but also feeding yourself.  Be patient with your process. Do not be hasty or make emotionally charged decisions. It is about moderation and mindfulness.  Find your center; weigh both sides.  Release being a person of extremes.

Reverse
There is too much focus in one area of your life.  Disharmony is clouding the emotions and mind.  Accident prone incidents are occuring.  You are coming across with intensity.  A workaholic nature will drain you energy.  Overindulging habits are being practiced. 

15 THE DEVIL
Attachment / Release

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Too much focus on the material world has clouded your judgment.  Enjoy pleasure, but remember balance.  Shadow side of human behaviors. Attachments to people, finances or work.  Obsessive emotions or unhealthy thoughts.   Codependent behaviors are being expressed.

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There is a spiritual breakthrough ahead.  A release of unhealthy patterns and systems.  Divorce from a toxic marriage.  You are seeing clearer than before and accepting the changes that must occur.  Confront your darkness and allow yourself to accept all parts of who you are.

16 THE TOWER
Upheaval / Avoidance

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A major intense change is taking place.  This is a true shift from your normal way of being.  Outdated paradigms are no longer needed.  A complete overhaul is coming.  Allow people and things to be removed from your life, even if it feels forced or unexpected.  You have to adapt to a totally new experience.  The weak foundation of what once was has come crumbling down.

Reverse
Do not resist the breakdowns that you feel are approaching.  The more you ignore the major growth that is looming, the more challenging this period in time will be. Everything falling away can feel depressing and anxiety inducing, but if you ride the wave, you will find the shore again.  Drop your coping mechanisms and defensive nature, it is okay to fall apart.

17 THE STAR
Faith  / Hopeless 

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The storm has ended and now it is time to assess the damage.  Through trails, you have learned so much.  Carry hope and faith that matters will recover and improve.  You will heal and there is more exploration and discovery ahead. Shine your light again.  Be gentle with yourself as you rebuild your confidence and self esteem.  The wind may have been knocked out of you, but you continue to fight. Even the darkest times have glimmers of possibility.

Reverse
You may be lacking enthusiasm or desire for what is before you.  Feeling disconnected from a deeper sense of purpose.  Trust in the power of the Universe.  Your confidence took a hit and now it is time to rebuild your faith in yourself and those around you.

18 THE MOON
Illusion / Deception 

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Matters may not be as they seem.  An emotional projection of pain could be placed on an event.  Illusion and fear could cloud what is really taking place.  It is time to connect with the sensitive and intuitive sides of who you are.  Tap into your feelings and decide why you are reacting or behaving as you are. Listen to your inner voice over ego.  Use the moon in healing rituals. 

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You are freeing yourself from limiting or illusory beliefs.  Balance your intuition with meditation.  Your spiritual gifts can feel less overwhelming if you cease over-analyzing and learn to trust.  Release fears and grow in your courage.  Accept uncomfortable feelings versus denying them.  Suppression will delay deeper healing. 

19 THE SUN
Positivity / Depression

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What a happy time this is!  All is falling into place perfectly.  Harmony and abundance are here.  You have achieved your goals.  A relationship is enjoyable.  Fun and laughter are the perfect remedy.  Good news is coming very soon. Work or finances are in order.  You feel spiritually enlightened or fulfilled.

Reverse
Lighten your load.  Learn to speak to yourself in more positive ways.  Less criticism and more playful energy are needed.  Feelings of depression and disinterest. A heavy emotional time.  Pessimism within the home, work or relationship.  Wearing a mask of happiness or trying too hard to make things appear to be okay.

20 JUDGEMENT
Evaluation / Self-doubt

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This is a time for important decisions to be made.  Take your time and carefully review.  Be open to higher levels of consciousness; you may be experiencing a spiritual awakening. You are growing in major ways and can share with others the knowledge and wisdom you have gained.

Reverse
Release intense criticism of self or others.  A tightly wound disposition can be off putting.  Learn to trust yourself.  Your inner voice can be your most valuable asset.  Subconsciously, you may be harboring shame, insecurity, guilt or fear.  Allow these emotions to rise to the surface for healing.

21 THE WORLD
Completion / Delays

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A chapter has closed.  You have reached the completion of a cycle. You are fulfilled. It is time to take a deep breath and release before you make new plans.  Let things really set in.  Travel opportunities could be presented.  Connecting with people (or a special someone) from around the world via social media is possible.

Reverse
You do not feel complete or content.  It is as if you are going through the motions, but things do not feel as good as you hoped.  There could be delays and a shift in plans.  Things are not running as smoothly as you desire.  You could be distracted by the past and not yet ready to cross the finish line.  Lessons have not been fully learned.

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