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The Tarot can empower you to create the future you want and transform your life by providing you with insights about yourself and the world around you.

What does the Devil card mean?

Here is a pithy meaning for the Devil card:
Need, expectation, and jealousy all condemn our relationships to Hell.

As an expansion on this pithy meaning, here is what these three toxic elements are:
Need: This refers to needing the other person to be who you want them to be, to do what you want them to do, and to treat you the way you want them to treat you.
Expectation: This is similar. It means placing expectations on the relationship and on the other person.
Jealousy: This one seems obvious, but in addition to being about your fear that the other person will fall in love with someone else, it also means being jealous about anything that competes with you for the other person’s attention. For example: their work, a hobby, or their non-romantic love for a pet, a friend, or a parent.

This pithy meaning was inspired by material in Chapter 8 of Neal Donald Walsch’s Friendship with God.

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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 Book and LIKE my Pithy Tarot Facebook page!

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What does the Six of Cups mean?

Here is a pithy meaning for the Six of Cups:
“The dearest things in life cannot be owned, but only shared.” — Mark Nepo (The Book of Awakening)

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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 Book and LIKE my Pithy Tarot Facebook page!

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What does the Eight of Wands mean?

Eight of Wands -- Tarot of the Masters

Here is a pithy meaning for the Eight of Wands:
“They stumble that run fast.” William Shakespeare
This quote is from Romeo and Juliet, Act II, Scene iii, spoken by Friar Lawrence to Romeo. (Note that Romeo ignored this sage advice, to his peril.)

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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 Book and LIKE my Pithy Tarot Facebook page!

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New Tarot de Marseilles — Update (13 – 18)

I am continuing to work on a new “21st Century Tarot de Marseilles” deck, and I would now like to share with you all my new versions of more of the Major Arcana cards — cards XIII to XVIII

Again,  I have tried to remain pretty faithful to the original line drawings and color scheme of the TdM. The main change is that I have endeavored to make the images look sharper and give them coloring that pops, much as I did for the RWS deck with my “RWS 2.0

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What does the Knight of Swords mean?

Here is a pithy meaning for the Knight of Swords:
“Don’t keep searching for the truth; just let go of your opinions.”

This quote is from “The Mind of Absolute Trust” by Seng-Ts’an (translated by Stephen Mitchell). For further discussion of what this means, see ten poems to last a lifetime by Rober Housden.

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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 Book and LIKE my Pithy Tarot Facebook page!

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What does the Page of Swords mean?

Here is a pithy meaning for the Page of Swords:
Humbly ask yourself, “What can I learn from this?”

In every situation, but especially in those that are disturbing or challenging, it is a valuable practice to ask yourself this question so that you will grow instead of stagnate. Whenever the Page of Swords comes up in a reading, it can be a reminder of this advice.

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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 Book and LIKE my Pithy Tarot Facebook page!

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What does the Six of Swords mean?

Here is a pithy meaning for the Six of Swords:
“The best thing for being sad,” replied Merlin, “is to learn something.” — T.H. White (The Once and Future King)

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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 Book and LIKE my Pithy Tarot Facebook page!

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New Tarot de Marseilles — Another Update

I am continuing to work on a new “21st Century Tarot de Marseilles” deck, and I would now like to share with you all my new versions of more of the Major Arcana cards — cards VII to XII

Again,  I have tried to remain pretty faithful to the original line drawings and color scheme of the TdM. The main change is that I have endeavored to make the images look sharper and with coloring that pops, much as I did for the RWS deck with my “RWS 2.0

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New Tarot de Marseilles — Update

As I mentioned in a recent post here, I am working on a new “21st Century Tarot de Marseilles” deck. At that time, I’d only completed the Fool card in order to get some feedback on the whole idea. The response was positive, so I have continued work on this new deck, and I thought I would share with you all my new versions of more of the Major Arcana cards — cards I to VI

As I noted previously, I have tried to remain pretty faithful to the original line drawings and color scheme of the TdM. The main change is that I have endeavored to make the images look sharper and with coloring that pops, much as I did for the RWS deck with my “RWS 2.0

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