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What does the Eight of Swords mean?

Eight of SwordsHere is a pithy meaning for the Eight of Swords:

Stop procrastinating. Do something you’ve been postponing.

The paralysis that we see illustrated in many versions of the Eight of Swords can suggest the meaning of procrastination.  This is a bigger problem for some of us than for others, but we all do it to some extent.

Why do we procrastinate? What does procrastination do to us? An article titled “The Relationship Between Self-Compassion & Procrastination” talks about some of the negative effects of procrastination that go beyond the obvious result of a task left undone. It says, “ … paralysis in the face of a task or problem can lead to escalating levels of self-criticism and self-depreciation, a self-perpetuating downward negative spiral.” But this article also tells us why we procrastinate, and it provides advice about how to confront and overcome the paralysis of procrastination so that we can escape that downward spiral.

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Note: Each of these pithy Tarot meanings is just one facet of its card. Find more of them on my Card Meanings page.  Also, get my Pithy Tarot eBook or the FREE app that uses my pithy Tarot meanings … and LIKE my Pithy Tarot Facebook page!

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What does the Hermit card mean?

Hermit -- Tarot of the MastersHere is a pithy meaning for the Hermit:
If we don’t learn to be alone, then we’re guaranteed to be lonely.

This pithy meaning comes from an article called The Capacity for Successful Solitude. (It is a short read, and I recommend it.)  A similar provocative quote from it is this:

“The capacity to be in a relationship requires the capacity for genuine solitude.”

This article also says that learning how to be alone requires us to know who we are and to be comfortable with that. This all leads us to see a bit of advice that the Hermit card can provide:

Improve your inner relationship with yourself by spending time alone in introspection—find out who you are, be non-judgmental about what you discover, and become friends with yourself.  In doing that, you will also improve your outer relationships (family, friends, and romantic partners).

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Note: Each of these pithy Tarot meanings is just one facet of its card. Find more of them on my Card Meanings page.  Also, get my Pithy Tarot eBook or the FREE app that uses my pithy Tarot meanings … and LIKE my Pithy Tarot Facebook page!

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What does the Hermit card mean?

Hermit -- Tarot of the MastersHere is a pithy meaning for the Hermit card:
Contemplation in quiet solitude will help you find the answers you seek. This is not the time to depend on “experts” and “conventional wisdom.”

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Note: Each of these pithy Tarot meanings is just one facet of its card. Find more of them on my Card Meanings page.  Also, get my Pithy Tarot eBook or the FREE app that uses my pithy Tarot meanings … and LIKE my Pithy Tarot Facebook page!

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What does the Seven of Pentacles mean?

Seven of Coins (Tarot of the Masters)Here is a pithy meaning for the Seven of Pentacles:
“Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted.” — Albert Einstein
One way of considering this quote is this:  Perhaps we should reevaluate what is truly valuable in life.

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Note: Each of these pithy Tarot meanings is just one facet of its card. Find more of them on my Card Meanings page.  Also, get my Pithy Tarot eBook or the FREE app that uses my pithy Tarot meanings … and LIKE my Pithy Tarot Facebook page!

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What does the Ten of Pentacles mean?

Ten of Coins / Pentacles -- Tarot of the MastersHere is a pithy meaning for the Ten of Pentacles:
“Assume value everywhere.” — Viral Mehta

This quote comes from an article titled “Assuming Value Everywhere.” This quote’s attitude can show us a great way to approach new relationships, as illustrated in another quote from this article: “Everyone is good at something. You just have to listen long enough.” It also can enlighten our view of the world in general, opening us to a sense of discovery, awe, and appreciation.

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Note: Each of these pithy Tarot meanings is just one facet of its card. Find more of them on my Card Meanings page.  Also, get my Pithy Tarot eBook or the FREE app that uses my pithy Tarot meanings … and LIKE my Pithy Tarot Facebook page!

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The Essential Lenormand

Lenormand book 1The Essential Lenormand

Today I posted a review of a Lenormand book: The Essential Lenormand by Rana George. This is a bit of a change, as this is not a Tarot book, but the Lenormand is a close relative.  I hope you all enjoy the review.

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What does the Two of Wands mean?

Two of Wands -- Tarot of the MastersHere is a pithy meaning for the Two of Wands:
It takes two to tango.

This pithy meaning is, of course, an old saying, which means that both parties involved in an argument or fight are responsible for it. (Less commonly, this saying is used to indicate that both parties need to work together to create a solution.)

Often we get mad at someone for an argument, and we forget that we are both partly responsible.  Beyond a matter of blame (which is what we typically think responsibility indicates), this card also says that we can avoid or mitigate future problems, and we can relieve current ones when we realize this simple truth: It takes two to tango. 

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Note: Each of these pithy Tarot meanings is just one facet of its card. Find more of them on my Card Meanings page.  Also, get my Pithy Tarot eBook or the FREE app that uses my pithy Tarot meanings … and LIKE my Pithy Tarot Facebook page!

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What does the Seven of Wands card mean?

Seven of Wands -- Tarot of the MastersHere is a pithy meaning for the Seven of Wands:
A cornered animal becomes a dangerous beast.

This pithy meaning is not, of course, merely about animals. It can be a warning of the dire consequences of backing someone (or some group of people) into a corner.
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PS: This pithy meaning may be seen as a negative or reversed aspect of this card.

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Note: Each of these pithy Tarot meanings is just one facet of its card. Find more of them on my Card Meanings page.  Also, get my Pithy Tarot eBook or the FREE app that uses my pithy Tarot meanings … and LIKE my Pithy Tarot Facebook page!

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What does the Five of Pentacles card mean?

Five of Coins / Pentacles -- Tarot of the MastersHere is a pithy meaning for the Five of Pentacles:
Going cheap now will cost you dearly later.

Here is what I mean by this: There are times for being prudent with finances, but other times, although money may be saved now, the cheap purchase will cause problems that will cost more than you’ve saved.

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Note: Each of these pithy Tarot meanings is just one facet of its card. Find more of them on my Card Meanings page.  Also, get my Pithy Tarot eBook or the FREE app that uses my pithy Tarot meanings … and LIKE my Pithy Tarot Facebook page!

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