If you are fortunate enough to receive this card in a reading, then you are nearing the destination of your journey. You can slowly dust yourself off and tend to any scratches or injuries incurred during the trip. You have made it and you are definitely on the right path! The Divine is working with you and are currently righting any wrongs that you may have experienced. If you hit another bump at this ending stage, then it is because the Universe is trying to get your attention and wants you to be gracious. The scales are tipping in your favour.
Card Deck: The Oracle of E by Pam Grout, Colette Baron-Reid
The Emperor makes up ‘the state’ and is the Fool who is yet to become spiritual. He relies heavily on the Hierophant to remind him of his spiritual responsibilities. The fire shows he rules over the globe he holds with an iron fist and gets shit done. He will not accept anything less than balance and order. He is a warrior that will battle for what he believes in and a tyrant that looks after his own. This is demonstrated by the ram, which is the symbol of Aries – the zodiac that is governed by Mars and the energy of war. The colour red demonstrates his will and the desire to make to make things happen. Note that he follows the Empress. The seeds planted by the Empress will be grown by the Emperor.
He is a reminder that sometimes you have to be a bit ruthless with control. You need to structure yourself to own yourself. Make sure to set goals to keep your fantasies in check and to become the master of your own destiny.
Focus and discipline will set you free.
The We Are The World card represents the need for all of us to share the riches and gifts the world gives us in order to nurture and feed the whole. The continuation of sharing eventually leads to the acknowledgement that we are all one collective. We begin to embrace our humanity and with that comes peace and joy, which leads to ultimate prosperity. This is depicted by the people holding hands and dancing with each other. If you receive this card, you must ask yourself…are you being selfless? Am I contributing to the collective?
This card takes on the likeness of The Hermit from the traditional Rider-Waite Smith. If you receive this card, you need to ask yourself if you’ve been accurately identifying the true difference between loneliness and aloneness. We are rarely ever alone, but oftentimes experience loneliness. We feel lonely when we are misunderstood or feel unsupported by those in which we seek approval. When we can overcome being lonely and realise that we only need support and understanding from ourselves, the need for approval from others begins to fade. This is when we enter a state of aloneness. When we enter this state we begin to find our own inner light, and the more faith we have the brighter it shines. We must trust this light, as it is our inner wisdom guiding us on journey.
If you are fortunate enough to receive this card, the the Divine wants you to remember that life isn’t as serious as you may think it is. If you sat with yourself and asked yourself, “what’s the worst that can happen?” it will always end with ‘death’. However, we must remember that we’ve all died before and that the act of dying takes instant. It is simply a blip in time, time of which is a construct created by the seriousness of man. Nothing more. Nothing less.
Instead of spending all of your time worrying yourself into a grave, take a step back and see the joy that surrounds us all. This card reminds us to have fun and to not take everything and ourselves so seriously. When we begin to enjoy life we ignite a light inside ourselves that acts like a beacon that attracts all things positive to us.
Card Deck: Osho Zen Tarot by Osho, Ma Deva Padma
Use your previous emotional experiences as strength to propel yourself into the act of changing your future for the better instead of wallowing in self-pity. If you are unhappy with your current situation or state of being that is pushed onto you by the systemic institutionalisation of the society in which we live, then choose to grow your skills and abilities to change the aspects of society you don’t like in order to make a healthier life for yourself. Change your world for the better.
Love and Light,
Card Deck: Tarot del Fuego by by Ricardo Cavolo
Learn to forgive yourself from engaging in previous relationships that didn’t serve you. Previous sorrow and disappointment that was prompted by the breakdown of a relationship near and dear to you caused you to engage in self-deprecating behaviour. The pity held in your heart for yourself became overwhelming enough for you to decide that something must give. From this experience, you began to find yourself and you decided to focus on yourself and your work with the hopes of developing yourself in the material world and for career purposes.
This newfound respect and purpose for yourself made you realise that it is time to start following your dreams, but err on the side of caution because you are burdening yourself with enormous amount of pressure and high-expectations. Respect the fact that you are on a journey and that good things take time. Work slowly, and steadily while taking the time to enjoy the little gifts that life offers you. If you continue to push yourself harder than what is necessary, you will push yourself beyond the brink leading to burnout and exhaustion.
By working smarter, not harder, you will be able to face any challenges that life throws at you. These challenges will be the ‘drum roll’ to the finish line. Face them fiercely and unapologetically and remember to maintain your dignity and integrity while doing so because great things on the other side awaits.
Love and Light,
Card Deck: After Tarot by Pietro Alligo, Giulia F. Massaglia