Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Reversed Justice


Sept 30, 2015
Reversed Justice

Life is often unfair, and luck counts for more than we care to admit in realizing our dreams. Opposed to this, however, is the natural human thirst for fairness represented by the eighth card of the Major Arcana which recalls Themis, the ancient Greek goddess of Justice, with her scales and her sword of discernment, in this case supported by the dragon of higher wisdom. She represents an ideal that we may strive toward.
Loss, particularly in legal matters, injustice, and a lack of recognition at work are all threatened by the Justice card reversed. Prepare to ride out a storm as false accusations, prejudice, and bullying may come your way, but try to see this as a test of character.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Reversed Ten of Swords


Sept 29, 2015
Reversed Ten of Swords

A slight but temporary illusion of success is forecast when the card is in this position. However, misfortune will follow if you do not take advantage of this reprieve and build up your defenses against disasters that almost certainly lie in wait just around the corner.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Reversed Eight of Pentacles


Sept 28, 2015
Reversed Eight of Pentacles

There is a danger of wasting the opportunities in front of you through vanity and indiscipline. Thinking purely in the short term means that you are likely to miss a very real chance to make an impact upon the world. Avoid borrowing money just now.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Star


Sept 25, 2015
Star

Like that of the Magi over Bethlehem, the great Star is the portent of a new beginning. The change will take time to manifest, but this most optimistic card signals the return of hope after a period of trial and tribulation. The dragon pouring Water of Life into the lake and onto the land is Truth, whose blinding clarity lights the path from trouble to peace.
Like the return of spring after winter, the Star signals rebirth in any or all aspects of life, and the relaxing of restraints. After an illness, The Star card indicates the return of health. After a period of frustration in relationships or work, it promises the return of joy and blossoming of new partnerships. This is a good time to begin any new venture, and also to travel.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Sun


Sept 24, 2015
Sun

The Sun radiates its blessing upon the world, its benevolent dragon breathing warmth and life into nature. The garden wall by which the children happily play signifies the shelter provided by an ordered world. The card symbolizes the joys of peace and civilization that allow all things, not at least the arts, to bloom. Amid such conditions almost any new enterprise you contemplate will flourish.
Good fortune, material success, energy, and joy are all promised by this card as whatever you undertake is blessed. New beginnings are suggested by the children and the sunflowers craning for the sky. This is a good time for new partnerships in all spheres of life and for refreshing your spirits through simple enjoyment of the good things on offer.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Reversed Knight of Cups


Sept 23, 2015
Reversed Knight of Cups

Like all crushed romantics, the Knight reversed becomes cynical, bitter, deceitful, treacherous, and self-serving. The card symbolizes loss and the bitterness disappointment can bring, and its poisonous effect on relationships.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Reversed Strength


Sept 22, 2015
Reversed Strength

The female subduing the dragon represents humanity taming its wilder instincts and channeling them to useful purpose. Unlike St. George who merely killed his dragon, she tames hers and gains its respect, adding its strengths to her own and becoming invincible. She is related to Artemis, or Diana the Huntress, and other pagan Queens of the Beasts.
Strength reversed reveals wasted effort, failure, and the possible alienation of others through the abuse of power. In the reversed card the dragon has won the battle and the woman has become tainted by self-interest. By losing sight of any larger goal she loses the sympathy and the support of others. Here, restraint, modesty, and patience are called for.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Reversed Ten of Pentacles


Sept 21, 2015
Reversed Ten of Pentacles

Modest success is indicated. Your idea has worked but few recognize its full value, so you are left with having to content yourself with the knowledge that you have done a good job that might be appreciated one day. Family problems are likely when the Ten is reversed.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Reversed Ten of Wands


Sept 18, 2015
Reversed Ten of Wands

Difficulties and intrigues block your way when the card is reversed. You are likely to feel let down by someone you have trusted, although possibly this is your own fault for having abused their trust in the past. It is time to rethink the direction of your life.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

9 Positive Comebacks For Dealing With Negative People

HERE ARE 9 POSITIVE COMEBACKS TO DEAL WITH NEGATIVE PEOPLE:


1. “I HOPE YOU FEEL BETTER SOON.”
This response actually catches negative people off-guard. Why? Because they’re probably used to people brushing them off or sneering at their behavior. Showing true, empathetic concern is sometimes enough to grab someone’s attention and change their perspective. They may walk away, silently (or verbally!) thanking you for showing care.

2. “IS THERE SOMETHING THE MATTER?”

This one’s kind of tricky, because it’s possible that the person will drag you into a counterproductive conversation. If this happens, politely verbalize your refusal to engage in such conversation and simply walk away. However, it’s also possible that the negative person is carrying around a burden and needs an attentive ear. Think about this: we’ve all been this negative person at some point. It’s likely that someone stopping to ask us this question may have helped us somewhere along the way.

3. “DON’T ALLOW YOURSELF TO DWELL TOO MUCH.”

If we’re privy to someone’s situation, we may be in a good position to pass along this little tidbit. One of two things will happen: (1) they’ll blow off the suggestion, or (2) they’ll catch themselves dwelling and change course. Either way, we’ve given them something to think about. Saying this with a smile improves the likelihood of a positive response.

4. “YOU’RE LOVED AND CARED FOR.”

Over the top a bit? Well, not really. How many times have we been in a situation when we think we’re all alone to fend for ourselves? Exactly. Saying this simple phrase has a way of reminding us or someone else that they’re not alone in their struggles – no matter what they may be.

5. “YOU CAN’T AND WON’T AFFECT MY MINDSET.”

Sometimes it’s necessary for us to put our foot down. When someone negative is infringing upon our right to have a positive outlook, we’re within our rights to set the record straight. Stand up for yourself, be strong and don’t allow someone to take your right to live a positive life for granted.

6. “IF YOU COULD, WOULD YOU SPREAD YOUR FEELINGS AROUND?”

This is a response that requires our best judgement. Would you say this to some stranger who scornfully admonishes the waiter? Probably not. Would you say this to a co-worker who is adamant in expressing their displeasure about the boss? Maybe, maybe not. What this question does is put someone off guard and make them think, which is sometimes necessary when responding to a negative person.

7. “PEOPLE SEE YOUR NEGATIVITY AND IT BRINGS THEM DOWN.”

Once again, there are times when it’s necessary to be politely direct with a negative person. This statement is effective only when it’s presented in a constructive manner. An already-negative person will quickly go on the defensive if they sense an attempt at confrontation – so be polite, smile and be constructive!

8. “THINK OF SOMETHING THAT MAKES YOU HAPPY.”

Corny? Perhaps…but it could work. Again, it is all about how this response is presented. Depending on the person, it may require some elaboration outside of a general statement such as this. If it’s someone close and this is said with true empathy, they’re more likely to heed such advice.

9. “SMILING HAS A WAY OF CHANGING OUR MOOD!”

Say this to someone who is having a bad time and they will almost assuredly crack a smile. Again, this may sound corny, but if it’s said under the right conditions this may just help change not only someone’s day, it may just help change their life. Smiling is an aphrodisiac to the blues, even if it’s somewhat forced. Getting into the habit of smiling despite of our circumstances is definitely worthwhile.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Six of Cups


Sept 16, 2015
Six of Cups

Nostalgia is likely to affect you as you become aware of just how many current events have their roots way back in your distant past. This is healthy up to a point because you will soon face a major life choice, and drawing upon the lessons of the past can help ensure that you make the right decision in the near future. Also, seek the advice of old friends.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Strength


Sept 15, 2015
Strength

The female subduing the dragon represents humanity taming its wilder instincts and channeling them to useful purpose. Unlike St. George who merely killed his dragon, she tames hers and gains its respect, adding its strengths to her own and becoming invincible. She is related to Artemis, or Diana the Huntress, and other pagan Queens of the Beasts.
This card signifies success through meeting problems head-on and overcoming them by strength of will. Perseverance, courage, and determination combined with intelligence and modesty make an irresistible combination not only for tackling adversity but for encouraging others to come to your assistance. The strength of this card inspires others because it's triumph benefits all.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Two of Pentacles


Sept 14, 2015
Two of Pentacles

Difficulty and embarrassment at the beginning of a new business venture is suggested by this card, but the prospects are very promising if you are prepared to put in the hard work and resist making reckless gambles. Times of change like this are full of opportunity but also risk, so be prepared for a rollercoaster of a journey!

Friday, September 11, 2015

Ace of Cups


Sept 11, 2015
Ace of Cups

The Ace of Cups represents the beginning of a period of joy, abundance, friendship, fertility, love, and just about every other good thing you can think of on the emotional plane. It stands for the promise of being able to act out your dreams in a period of happy creativity while enjoying yourself along the way and being appreciated by those around you. Nonetheless, it will call upon all your finest qualities.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Ace of Pentacles


Sept 10, 2015
Ace of Pentacles

The Ace of Pentacles represents perfect contentment and is often considered the luckiest card in the pack. The benefits are mainly material, but should promote a general sense of well-being that spills over into the emotional and spiritual spheres. This is a good time for beginning a new business venture or career. It can mean an unexpected windfall that will enable you to realize long-cherished dreams.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Six of Swords


Sept 09, 2015
Six of Swords

The Six reveals unexpected developments, possibly a journey or business opportunity that will open the way to realizing your ambitions in a surprising way. Leap at the chance whatever the immediate obstacles; this is not the time for hesitation or counting pennies. In the long term it will feel worthwhile.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Three of Pentacles


Sept 08, 2015
Three of Pentacles

A very promising outlook for new ventures is forecast, which calls for the exercise of all your best talents. Creativity flourishes in this situation, so bring out the artist or craftsman in you and do your best. You have a chance to prove your mastery to the world and reap the rewards. Integrity is everything.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Reversed Page of Swords


Sept 07, 2015
Reversed Page of Swords

The card represents a nasty surprise because of someone's deviousness, dishonesty, and false friendship. Their discretion has become a love of secrecy in itself and for the power it gives over others.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Six of Cups


Sept 04, 2015
Six of Cups

Nostalgia is likely to affect you as you become aware of just how many current events have their roots way back in your distant past. This is healthy up to a point because you will soon face a major life choice, and drawing upon the lessons of the past can help ensure that you make the right decision in the near future. Also, seek the advice of old friends.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Reversed Four of Cups


Sept 03, 2015
Reversed Four of Cups

New and rewarding friendships will help blow the cobwebs out of your life and suggest novel solutions to several long-standing problems. However, do beware over-indulgence that could threaten your health.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Reversed Eight of Swords


Sept 02, 2015
Reversed Eight of Swords

A calamity or an accident threatens to derail your plans. All you can do in this situation is check any insurance documents you have, and prepare to be tested to the limit, bearing in mind that whatever doesn’t break you only makes you stronger. Above all, don’t panic!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Reversed Justice


Sept 01, 2015
Reversed Justice

Life is often unfair, and luck counts for more than we care to admit in realizing our dreams. Opposed to this, however, is the natural human thirst for fairness represented by the eighth card of the Major Arcana which recalls Themis, the ancient Greek goddess of Justice, with her scales and her sword of discernment, in this case supported by the dragon of higher wisdom. She represents an ideal that we may strive toward.
Loss, particularly in legal matters, injustice, and a lack of recognition at work are all threatened by the Justice card reversed. Prepare to ride out a storm as false accusations, prejudice, and bullying may come your way, but try to see this as a test of character.