March card of the month is the Eight of Chalices. A turning point of the heart and in the spiritual undercurrent. There is a restlessness to this card, a need to find something more fulfilling, something less draining, something less repetitive, or just something else. The act of letting go or turning away frees one for new experiences, love, and life.
The Wounded of this card: Refusal to accept the ending of a situation or idea. Unwilling to move from a stagnant or unhealthy situation because of familiarity, timidity, or self-doubt.
The Darkness of this card: A deep pull away from comfort and stability. A yearning for the intangible. A clear sense who one is, and is not, at least not yet. The pull is visceral and powerful, with an undertow that can pull the very ground out from beneath.
February card of the month is the Five of Chalices. Disruption and re-alignment with the harmony of the Cosmos. Our personal patterns may serve in the short term but anything that is unhealthy will begin to show the dissonance and discordance soon enough. Our personal harmonies need re-tuning, and our relationship symphonies need to be addressed.
The Wounded of this card: Identity conflicts with family, society, culture, sexual orientation or alignment. Instability caused in the circle of family or friends. Deep loss and regret that alters the individual’s views. Deep spiritual loss, the metaphoric fall from grace. Feelings of emotional or spiritual exile.
The Darkness of this card: The Fives are the cosmos visibly intersecting with the Querant, here in the form of emotional and spiritual deluge. The overwhelming and submerging of this card breaks the complacency of the Fours. Here the tsunami is necessary to get things moving again. The isolating and revealing side of chaos. The deeper currents, long repressed, that compels revelation. The unmasking that clears the way for new relationships and a new, clearer life.
January card of the month is the Five of Swords. The disruptive nature of the Five crosses with the extreme activity of the Swords. The breaking down force of nature to clear the path for renewal is strongest here. The Music of the Spheres is shifting into grand harmonics that vibrate and disrupt lesser energies, shattering trends of disharmony and re-establishing the Cosmic Symphony. Wild swings of energy to extreme points and violent shifts in fortune are not unexpected under this card.
The Wounded of this card: Pessimism distorting and exaggerating the loss and result and colouring the ability to move on. Refusal to see the options remaining. Despair.
The Darkness of this card: The Fives are the cosmos visibly intersecting with ones path, here in the form of harsh impact and cuts. The loss and exposed treachery of this card breaks the repose of the Fours. Here adversity is necessary to get things moving again. The cutting and trimming side of chaos. The cold reality creates a heartache that compels change. The truth of separation, revelations, and loss that clears the way for new directions and partnerships.
December card of the month is the Knave of Chalices. A warning card this time. One who claims other’s visions as their own. The false friendship, one sided and advantageous. Learning to play on the sentiment of others without a true connection. Be wary of these people especially during the holiday season. They will prey on the goodwill of others but give nothing to anyone. An English 1750 deck calls this card “The Sly Knave”.
The Wounded of this card: Repressed or suppressed experiences. A vision, sight, or belief, that is ridiculed and/or attacked. To accept the jaded views or opinions of others out of ignorance and naïveté. The toxicity of trying to force yourself to adhere to beliefs or way of life that is opposed and/or harmful to your nature.
The Darkness of this card: The Page of Cups is expressing untapped desire, unspoiled and unbiased. Optimistic and at time unrealistic, but also open and vulnerable. Visionary with flashes of insight, emotional, artistic, amorous. The stirring of the subconscious.
November card of the month is The Eight of Pentacles. Eight here is leaning towards material progress and a clear sense of where and who one is now which is needed for further forward motion. Meticulous attention to detail. The means toward a desired end. A work of intricate beauty. Honing skills in a trade or craft. A developing artisan.
The Wounded of this card: Impatient for acclaim without dedication to the skill. Seeking status but having nothing to establish it. May even take credit for the efforts of others. Falsifying results, inflating the value, counterfeit artistry.
The Darkness of this card: The discipline and diligence can be all consuming, supplanting relationships as well as set personal and social conventions. This dedication inside comes from the deepest desires, born from visions in the shadows of ideals and material needs long unexpressed. This focus can be completely absorbing, changes will be methodical and unrelenting. If crossed this can lead to the individual turning away from those opposing and eliminating them from everything, or if blocked this can lead to an impassable stalemate.
October card of the month is The Five of Wands. The number of disruption and change in the very active Wands suit. Active contesting. It could be battle or competition, struggle or training, but active participation is present.
The Wounded of this card: The fire of the Wands blazes out of control once again. Fair play and boundaries have been violated. Playfulness masks a true intention to cause harm.
The Darkness of this card: The wanton and freeing side of chaos. The fiery energy creates a restlessness that compels movement. The breaking down energy that clears the way for new ventures. The image here is of a fiery dragon emerging, one of passion, fire, and destruction.
I will be posting a card of the month with accompanying interpretations.
September card of the month is the King of Chalices. Outwardly calm but deeply emotional. Consort to the Queen and deeply invested in their mutual reign. Open to the power of the heart and rule side by side.
The Wounded of this card: A liar, a manipulative seducer. One who extorts rather than partners.
The Darkness of this card: Churning with dark currents that move beneath, the King of Cups is the voice of the subconscious personified, seductive, insistent, unrelenting. He moves in the depths with ease and confidence.