10 of Swords Light Seer’s Tarot

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I am truly sorry that the art I created caused pain. I am not okay with this. I have written this apology a hundred different ways in the last few weeks, each and every time I find myself stuck in the weeds. How can I share my artistic vision, without speaking about my intention, and thus potentially gaslighting the young woman who was initially offended by my art? How can I share what I was doing with my art, without centering my voice? I have tried… and failed…. repeatedly. And the answer is, I cannot. And so… this apology has taken me far too long to craft as I worked on figuring that out. I will speak about this 10 of Swords moment someday… about how we missed a beautiful opportunity to center the voices of the black women in our tarot community, and how we missed the opportunity to have their perspectives really heard. All of them… really heard. I have never been here before, as a creator, and while it is uncomfortable and difficult to feel misunderstood, it is also a huge opportunity for me to grow and learn. And so I have decided to take this 10 of Swords moment and learn from this, and in doing so, a more formal apology must be made. I am truly sorry that the art I created caused pain. I am not okay with this. Action was taken immediately. I have re-created artwork for the 10 of Swords card because I am not okay with any of the work that I put into the world causing harm, in any way, to anyone. Future editions of my deck will not contain the original 10 of Swords, and I have purchased single replacements cards for all of the decks that are currently in existence. These will be sent out to owners of the original editions, and I am currently figuring out the logistics of this. Thank you to those of you who saw what I was trying to do here. You were the voice of love for me this week. Thank you for your compassion and your grace. I will be forever grateful to those of you who reached out to share your stories. Your questions. Your perspectives. And to those of you who questioned my art, I am grateful to you. Thank you for mitigating any harm that would have been caused by something I created. Thank you, and again, I am sorry.

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The Light Seer’s 10 of Swords card has been replaced by the above imagery.

I am truly sorry that the art I created caused pain.
I am not okay with this.

I have written this apology a hundred different ways in the last few weeks, each and every time I find myself stuck in the weeds. How can I share my artistic vision, without speaking about my intention, and thus potentially gaslighting the young woman who was initially offended by my art?

How can I share what I was doing with my art, without centering my voice?
I have tried… and failed…. repeatedly. And the answer is, I cannot.
And so… this apology has taken me far too long to craft as I worked on figuring that out.

I will speak about this 10 of Swords moment someday… about how we missed a beautiful opportunity to center the voices of the black women in our tarot community, and how we missed the opportunity to have their perspectives really heard. All of them… really heard.

I have never been here before, as a creator, and while it is uncomfortable and difficult to feel misunderstood, it is also a huge opportunity for me to grow and learn. And so I have decided to take this 10 of Swords moment and learn from this, and in doing so, a more formal apology must be made.

I am truly sorry that the art I created caused pain. I am not okay with this.
Action was taken immediately.

I have re-created artwork for the 10 of Swords card because I am not okay with any of the work that I put into the world causing harm, in any way, to anyone.
Future editions of my deck will not contain the original 10 of Swords, and I have purchased single replacements cards for all of the decks that are currently in existence. These will be sent out to owners of the original editions, and I am currently figuring out the logistics of this.
Thank you to those of you who saw what I was trying to do here. You were the voice of love for me this week. Thank you for your compassion and your grace.

I will be forever grateful to those of you who reached out to share your stories. Your questions. Your perspectives. And to those of you who questioned my art, I am grateful to you. Thank you for mitigating any harm that would have been caused by something I created. Thank you, and again, I am sorry.

Sending you so much love,
xo Chris-Anne

Light Seer’s Tarot Meanings The World

21. THE WORLD

THE WORLD TAROT CARD MEANING

TAROT KEY MEANINGS

Light Seer (Upright): completion, achievement, joy, finishing a large project, goals met, wholeness, happy endings, abundance, success, transcendence, new levels of consciousness, can be literal and mean travelling the world

Shadow Seer (Reversed): taking short cuts, a need for closure, a need to follow through, staying focused in order to complete an unfinished ask, a delay in plans, unmet dreams

THE WORLD OVERVIEW

The World steps into her ouroboros ring, ready to celebrate her achievements. As she steps up the ring begins to ascend, light shining down from above and flooding her senses with the soft hum of her keys: Success. Completion. You did it. It carries her higher, and she feels her whole body begin to vibrate with this upgrade of consciousness. She senses the union of her spiritual and earthly selves, and her reality shifts as her inner spiritual landscape merges with her outer reality. She remembers that moment, long ago, when she first stepped off the edge of the cliff and into the Fool card, falling right into a sacred geometric lesson with all of her innocence in tow. Now, inside of that very same same sacred geometric ring, she climbs effortlessly. She has mastered this level of awareness and its cycle of lessons have become an integral part of her. She holds the rings lovingly. In them, she senses a support system, a teacher, a friend… all of the wisdom she has gained on her journey. She learned, she tried, she fell, she stood up again and now, she has finally arrived. Celebrating this joyous moment, every cell falls into resonance with the Universe. And she rises. She knows that the end of one cycle signifies the beginning of another, and it fills her heart with joy to know that she will jump back into the position of the Fool on a new journey. Soon. But for now, the sweetness of success awaits.

MESSAGE FROM THE WORLD

The World card is one of the most positive and abundantly-rich cards in the tarot. It’s filled with so much joyful energy of completion. Congratulations, sweet seer! You’ve come so far! A large project or period in your life is coming to a successful completion, and it’s time to revel in the afterglow of your success. Feel into all the feels, because it’s time for fruition and abundance! If you’re not quite there yet, take this card as a sign that you’re on the way. Know that you are close. If you’re feeling any lack around any part of your successful journey, consciously let go of the little imperfections. They too are a part of you. And they are beautiful.

In shadow, the World reminds you to focus now, and not to slack off at the end of the long journey. Your energy at the end is just as important as it was at the beginning, and it’s time to follow through with your determination and conviction. Sometimes the World comes to us as a reminder that you need to complete something. If your dreams are not being met, perhaps there are some steps along the way that you have missed? Check in with your original intention, and smile with a happy heart, because even in shadow, The World is a positive card that signals bliss and happy endings, with oodles of positive energy and joy!

QUESTIONS FOR THE SEER

• What is the most important thing you learned on this journey?
• What is the biggest lesson you have taken with you?
• Next step: Another journey. Another Fool Card. Where to next, my love?
• How are you celebrating your successes?

@mollyamandapendrith Expansiveness was the first word that came to mind. I feel like she is joyful in her certainty that all the answers lie within her.

@create_sparks I see her as interconnected with the steams of light and the elements. Seeing her energy of joy is helping co-create her world.

@justpam555 Truly happy - feeling connected to all of life

@novelsbyjenniferoaks For me this all about aligning yourself to be in sync with the larger and higher forces of the Universe. It’s allowing yourself to be guided by a force bigger than anything you’ve ever felt. It’s having total trust in what guides you. It’s being at one with your Source and letting it be the voice you follow.

@my_tarot_journey This card radiates with positivity. As soon as I saw it I said, ‘Aha! Everything is interconnected!” The circles behind her reminded me of a Venn diagram, showing differences and commonalities, and how they’re all connected to make up the cycles of life.

Light Seer’s Tarot Meanings The Sun

19. THE SUN

THE SUN TAROT CARD MEANING

TAROT KEY MEANINGS

Light Seer (Upright): inspirational success, abundance and fulfillment, exuberant creativity, positivity, love, manifesting dreams, inner beauty, a ‘yes’ card, self-actualization, a ton of happiness

Shadow Seer (Reversed): delays, blocking positive outcomes with a negative mindset, self-doubt or lack of confidence, a need to seek inspiration

THE SUN OVERVIEW

Only in these moments, under the warm sun, does she feel totally alive. Her heart chakra vibrates. Her solar plexus radiates, and she feels nurtured by the sunlight and by the energy of life itself. She steps into her power and her confidence, and she calls out to the small photons… the particles of light and heat that burst forth from the sun…. and she imagines them showering down, all around her. They create the most spectacular patterns, cascading frequency and tone, and filling up her energy body with the most vibrant life force. Each minute particle comes bundled with tiny bits of information. Patterns of knowing. States of being. The capacity to love. And an overabundance of magic. She begins to dance, hearing the messages held within these ancient bundles of joy. She can’t see them, but she can feel them flooding her system. She feels connected to this positive frequency, and she celebrates under the spinning heavens, opening up to life itself.

Come into your own miracle through the
cheerful blossoming of a life well-danced

MESSAGE FROM THE SUN

The sun breathes life onto everything he touches. He creates a path of illumination, love and harmonic abundance. This is a card of joyful celebration and a vibrant sign of positivity and success! Call on your warrior energy, and move to the beating rhythm of the sun’s vitality and essence. Expect to find bliss, and be ready to take inspired action based on radical positivity and generosity. Allow others to bask in the warm glow of your beaming heart and your inspired mind. People will feel drawn to you when the Sun card arrives. (Um, hello charisma!) Dance, sing, move and express yourself, unabashedly! Imbue your reality with movement and inertia! Light it up, up, up! This card in a reading is a reassuring sign that things are unfolding beautifully. You are perfect, whole and loved by the cosmos, and it may be time to deal with any feelings of inadequacy or not-enoughness in order to find your shiny confidence. The Sun is on its way to illuminate the corners of your heart, and to set your world ablaze with opportunity and inspiration.

QUESTIONS FOR THE SEER

• Who makes you laugh ‘til you cry?
• What were you doing the last time you felt true joy?
• If exuberant joy had a color, what would it be?
• When do you douse your flame, hide your essence or cloud your vibrancy?

@itsmebeccalee I love her wild full-bodied openness. The luminous invitation to happiness. This is how I want to feel all of the time.

@Kerri_anneeee Openness and joyful surrender

@perlaccs With the Sun she arrives at the climax of her career, her life, of a stage or a relationship, and she lets go with wild abandon to enjoy it. The Sun rune accompanies her, and she seems to be praying the Gayatri Vedic mantra, and receiving sunlight as an answer. It illuminates her heart so that she can realize her work, her destiny, and her mission.

@ana.thrandie Wow! Burst of creativity! It feels like the world belongs to me and I belong to it. A huge desire to express myself in the outside world, like “Look at me, I’m here and ready to shine.”

@crescentdesertstudio Warmth, radiance, playfulness, happiness, carefree

@klennans Like wind, rays of the cosmos, the light penetrates her, lifting her to a state of eternal dance. For she IS the embodiment of euphoric happiness, guided by her light!

@healthy_lae_titia Let the sun shine in your life. Let the pure energy enter your heart and soul to just be ONE, just be all. Full. Love, energy, excellent vibration, happiness beyond everything.

@lizzie_rae23 I see going back to roots (bare feet on the ground) and through that finding her surrender to a higher source. Her face kinda says (to me) release some pain, but it will be okay.

Light Seer’s Tarot Meanings The Moon

18. THE MOON

THE MOON TAROT CARD MEANING

TAROT KEY MEANINGS

Light Seer (Upright): trusting your intuition, facing your fears, the watery nature of the unconscious mind, mystery, symbolism and metaphor, perception, uncertainty, dreams, powerful visions, a spiritual experience

Shadow Seer (Reversed): fears that block you, not being able to discern between reality and illusion, linear thinking, not able to process a spiritual or mystical experience, mental confusion, misinterpretation, anxiety

THE MOON OVERVIEW

A wolf and a dog howl up at the moon. One aloof, wild and cunning. The other friendly, eager to please and affectionate. One is hers, and from this distance, in this light, she finds it hard to discern which is which. When they both turn to her and begin to advance, she isn’t sure which one she needs to move towards because she struggles to see them in the dark. The shadows play tricks and the illusions of light from the reflecting water make it impossible to see the details. Were they both running at her? Or away from her? She panics, imagining the worst and she trips into the water, flailing desperately. Her mind races – her layered dress is suddenly so heavy, and somehow her head is underwater. She struggles, wrapping herself up in the many layers, trying to discern up from down. Air. Motion. Gasp. She needs air. And just when her fear is about to overtake her, a stream of light grazes her hand. The Moon. She pauses. Surrenders. Finds her bearings. The moonlight streams down through the water and she notices how it dances on the bubbles around her. She realizes that the moment she stopped struggling was the moment she began to float to the surface. She drifts in the liminal, and then finally breaks through the surface, breathing in all the magic of the moment. Thanking the moon for its guidance she reaches for shore, where a wagging tail meets her with affection.

MESSAGE FROM THE MOON

When faced with uncertainly and illusion, it can feel like we are drowning in the unknown. Trust that you will be okay, even if you can’t seem to discern up from down right now. When you stop struggling to see that which you simply cannot see in your shadows, you will experience a deep release that will allow you to float to the surface of your truth. The moon card asks you to go within, and to calmly listen to the whis pers of your own intuition. There is divinity here. She asks you to find comfort in the darkness. There is magic here. When you choose to fall into the moon’s still waters, your inner-wisdom will embrace you, and then push you towards the light. Pause to seek. And seek to feel. And feel to float. And float to thrive. Follow your breath all the way up. The moon’s gentle caress offers you the key to your subconscious mind, and asks you to submerge your thoughts in her shadowy messages. She will reinvigorate your creativity and resurrect your spark as long as you reach beyond your own fears in order to find her. Sometimes, this card illustrates that you cannot possibly know everything about your situation at this time. And sometimes the shadow creates thick illusion, even for the most discerning eye. Dive into the moon’s healing embrace, breath past insecurities, and let her dimly lit magic guide you home.

QUESTIONS FOR THE SEER

• How does fear create illusion and distrust in your life?
• How do you respond when you can’t interpret things with 100% certainty? Does it affect your emotions? Your choices? Your perspective?
• Even though the path may be dimly lit, are you willng to move ahead?

NOTES ON ARTWORK (DRESS) I absolutely love how many comments and questions about the dolphin, the spirit, the ghost, the stingray, and the nature of the dress this card has gathered. This dress bound her in her illusion, and the moon is all about discerning what’s real in the shadows. I leave it up to you to see what you see.

@soulfulowltarot I love the black and white wolves there, they remind me of the pillars of the High Priestess. When I first saw this card I got a bad feeling because my brain said that being underwater is drowning. And the chain of thoughts that sprang from that thought... Illusions and everything... love the layers in this card.

@iamallieberry Surrendering to whatever emotions come up whether they are from your shadow or light side.

@tseris_nyx This is a woman who is beset by the moon, her womb. If she trusts in the great waters of life she will find an intuitive rhythm. Go with the tides of the moon for She holds the secrets to our mysteries & inner strength. All is not lost or hidden when we are guided by her light.

@sunnycitrus2 As a diver, I learned that when you’re disoriented watch your bubbles - they always go up. And I see moonlit bubbles marking the path.

@defineshalycee The first thing that stands out is the light from the moon following her all the way under the water and almost touching her hand. To me it says, “let the light guide you even when you can’t get your head above water.”

@cosmic.creeper Immersive. I find myself thinking about the levels of consciousness and how intrinsically connected these are to our emotional self. The experience of exploring our depths and the potential to feel both weightless transitioning & exploration, as well as the potential to feel too submersed, taken by the current and in need of pause.

Light Seer’s Tarot Meanings The Star

17. THE STAR

THE STAR TAROT CARD MEANING

TAROT KEY MEANINGS

Light Seer (Upright): hope, expectations, wishes granted, a renewed sense of hope, soul-purpose, healing after traumatic events, knowing you are on the right path

Shadow Seer (Reversed): despair, loss of faith, diminished hope, being over-sensitive

THE STAR OVERVIEW

After living through the chaos of Key 16 (the Tower), the Star emerges from the ashes with her own warm feelings of renewed hope. She can’t pinpoint exactly why she’s feeling this way, yet she is. With a deep breath in, she steps out of the galaxy pool, and sits at the edge of the earth. Warmth. Beaming. Light. There is so much to do from here. So many things to see, and so many places to go! She looks up, and instantly remembers where she came from… and feels grateful to have this beautiful opportunity to live, renewed. What a gift from the Gods! A spiritual being in a flesh-and-bones experience, she reaches her heart up to the stars, and connects with their guiding glow. Subtly, at first, ancient memories begin to stir within her soul. A remembering. A re-awakening. A connection long forgotten. And now she knows what she is. Her timeline glows the most beautiful of hues as inspiration pours down. Pure. Honest. Naive, even. Hopeful and expectant she tugs on her light and watches as her miracle starts to flow.

Draw energy from your brightest inner-light, because you know exactly what you came here to do.

MESSAGE FROM THE STAR

Allow yourself to sink into the dream-like inspiration of the star. She sends a message of divine timing and renewed expectations, and she guides you to reach for that string of serendipity and faith. She promises you that your expectations will be met if you find your conviction, your hope and your excitement. Your future is increasingly bright! Find unwavering optimism and determination, because you are being truly blessed by the Universe at this time. Your core purpose – your light – is beginning to shimmer at the surface of your reality, and your path is being intrinsically tied to your biggest missions and brightest opportunities for expansion. You are stepping onto a path of fulfillment and happiness with starlight to guide you! Allow your innate essence to shine through any residual darkness right now. Uncover any limiting beliefs or self-doubt that you are holding onto, and find the courage to voice any unexpressed emotions. Release every bit of outgrown energy that is anchoring you to the past. Pull your focus from the past and put it on the future – you will find your biggest source of inspiration and love there. It is time to believe and ascend. The stars are aligning in your favour, and it’s time to trust them again.

QUESTIONS FOR THE SEER

• If you knew that your success would be guaranteed, what would you do with your life?
•What’s the biggest, most badass future you can envision for yourself? Where would you be in 5 years?
• What does inspiration feel like in your body? Invite it in, then describe it.
• If you had to choose 1 word to describe your soul’s purpose, what would it be?

@astoldbylaralita I love that she is holding onto the star like a tether, or like someone holding onto a balloon - very hopeful, and like that hope is accessible - not some far off idea.

@crowingelements I can feel hope and connection to the Universe!

@andreabrownriley I love your drawing, but actually feel like she is holding onto something you cannot hold onto (the star.) Stars are not meant to be tamed.

@miralabruja When I first saw the color change, I’ll admit I was partial to the original blue background. But when I sat with it for a bit I realized why. The colors in the background make me think of the Crown Chakra and the Third Eye Chakra. The colors on her dress add in the Throat Chakra as well as her hands near her throat. This makes me feel like she’s receiving information and guidance from the Universe which allows her to see light in her situation. Which then allows her to express that light in forms of words or actions or even just feelings back to the Universe. That, to me, sparks an open flow of giving and receiving with the Universe.

@clolikewhoa Warmth, radiance, playfulness, happiness, carefree

@empresstarot.official The Star card reminds me of the beauty of a kite - a thing that takes patience, tension, balance, and awareness of one’s own resistance. Like the kite, we can’t be forced into our own rising.

@daviankclough Hopeful. Connected. Inspired. Wistful. Fated. Celebrated. Serenity. Destined.

@krista_diane I feel content - relieved. Like she just understands. It’s from within that she sees the universe expand, grow, and offer. There’s so much positivity and light. We just need to find out where to access it, and it’s in us all along.

Light Seer’s Tarot Meanings The Tower

16. THE TOWER

THE TOWER TAROT CARD MEANING

TAROT KEY MEANINGS

Light Seer (Upright): change thrust upon you, the rug being pulled beneath your feet, beliefs challenged and questioned, new awareness and perspectives, a shift in the matrix, shifting timelines, structures and foundations falling apart, being unsure of who you are, the chaos of change

Shadow Seer (Reversed): life becoming stale, refusing to change, fear of the unknown, avoiding a disaster

THE TOWER OVERVIEW

This squirrel has been hoarding up nuts for the whole season. He’s been making his nest, organizing his assets and lining his bunker with extra supplies. Everything. In. Perfect. Order. Until it’s not. Out of the blue a storm erupts, bringing electric change to his plans. One flash and his home has been hoisted out from underneath him. His super safe and secure (and comfy!) hazelnuts begin to dissipate in front of his eyes, and even his belief about the nature of his own reality is being tested. He’s paralyzed by the sky which seems to be falling, and he watches, stunned and speechless. And even though it’s chaotic, abstract and surreal, he can’t help but notice the floating embers…like fireflies in the sky. He still sees the beauty in the landscape. He blinks, eyes stinging in the heat, and the tiny flames seem to move and transform like butterflies. Are they flames or butterflies? Through the smoke, he can’t really tell. All he knows is that nothing will be the same after the sparks go out.

The jolt of the tower is visceral and often frightening. 

Know that you are safe, and that the magic of starting anew bubbles from this change.

MESSAGE FROM THE TOWER

Whoa. Buckle up. Massive shifting is what’s up right now! Simply put: expect the unexpected. Even if you’ve been squirreling away and meticulously planning for the future, the Universe is about to go all fire-and-brimstone on your life. Sometimes we resist change to the point that the Universe forces a shift that shows up in a destructive and chaotic way, and other times these changes are not-so-subtle shifts in belief that will fundamentally change the way we see our reality. When life is dishing out crumbling structures and fluctuating paradigms, there is nothing to do but to be in the moment. There is a strange beauty in this deconstruction, as all of the elements for a better life will be found amongst the rubble. The true lesson of the tower is just to be with it all. Find the beauty in the moment. The humanity. Trust that you will be held by the Universe, and that you’ll become stronger and more resilient as a result. Tower moments are powerful. Moving. Shifting. And, you’ve got this! Life only throws us the curveballs that we can handle, and the tower energy in your life marks
a period when you get to re-evaluate, re-direct, re-establish and re-align. Use this moment to rebuild something foundational from the ashes. Something extraordinary. The brightest of lights will pierce through any pandemonium of change that you are experiencing, and you will find your beautiful truth in the darkness of the tower. It’s magic in the disguise of unpredictability, and it will yield a stunning display of your blazing potential.

QUESTIONS FOR THE SEER

• How flexible are you in times of fast change? How could you be more easy-going?
• In the debris of a tower moment, our brightest lessons are found. What can take away from this? What have you learned when things break apart unexpectedly?

@straightforward.beauty I see inevitability. The squirrel is alarmed because his tail is erect and that shows the expression of ‘fear, but his feet are planted. He’s facing the impending doom/ damage and not turned away in avoidance. Could be a “what was that” moment frozen in time right before this little guy takes off, but feels more like ‘here it is.’ Are those butterflies materializing from the lightening bolts and fire? Or have they always lived there? And completed their metamorphosis? The acorns are the seeds to a new beginning.

@labrujaarcoiris Witnessing the inevitable. His house is being burned but he’s not in danger. There’s no fire, but the house (maybe the old or the comfort zone) is being taken away. This makes me feel insecure. The rabbit looks so small in a dark night with thunder and lightening, and now he must look for a better place. The butterflies “evaporating” with the wood and flowers make me feel that some of the things that are leaving were chosen to be taken by a higher force.

@tarotwithandrew Even though there’s chaos going on above that the squirrel is aware of, he’s not letting it affect him, which I think is because he is connected to the earth and grounded.

@mermaids_and_moonlight I see devastation. Those poor butterflies.

@omfg_cha0ticstardust A lot of people seem to think it’s an omen, but I never have. I see upheaval, like when Daddy Saturn comes in and plucks things from our lives that just simply don’t serve us. I see a time of necessary change, the Universe shaking it up whether we want it or not. And, it doesn’t have to be difficult if we know how to flow. The tower challenges me to find the good in the situation. .

@myunconventionalmusings As the bolt of lightening hit me My life crumbles down I cringe, tremble yet roar The voice inside of me says It's time to awaken your power, your magic Because you are a warrior.

Light Seer’s Tarot Meanings The Devil

15. THE DEVIL

THE DEVIL TAROT CARD MEANING

TAROT KEY MEANINGS

Light Seer (Upright): addiction, liberation, freedom from vices, healthy vs. unhealthy sexuality, obsessing about vs. enjoying the material world, the healing found in darkness, delving into your shadow self

Shadow Seer (Reversed): bondage, addiction, trapped in your own stories, being manipulated by someone, not being honest with yourself, not seeing your own role in a negative circumstances, giving your power away, feeling helpless

THE DEVIL OVERVIEW

The Devil reaches out his hand, gently wooing you into his circle. His intensity is as much physical as it is spiritual. On one hand, he offers a release from the mundane – a time to break free from the rules and the chains that you place upon yourself. He offers you the chance to dance in ecstasy and liberation, and he will accompany you to the darkest corners of your heart in order to see the places where the light needs to be let in. In this way, he offers healing, and a chance to witness and release your own shadows. Freedom. He lures you in with promises of pleasure, material abundance, and all the earthly feels. On the other hand, he hides the fact that while he will bring you to the darkness, you will be left to your own devices to find your way home. He doesn’t remind you that this path can lead to addiction and bondage, because he knows that you already know that. He cannot make choices for you, and he does not force his energy upon anyone. He invites. That is all. He is both the invoking and the banishing, the vice and the liberation, and the feeling trapped and the feeling free. Smoothly, he extends his hand, waiting for you to accompany him. Some who have joined have become too dependent on him, and feel manipulated under that hand. Alone. Chained. Desperate. Yet like all teachers in the tarot, he is not good or evil. He just is. He represents a dark illumination. A choice. Your falling, and your willingness to heal.

MESSAGE FROM THE DEVIL

Oh temptation, sweet temptation. The Devil represents everything in life that we are addicted to. The things that can entrap us, enslave us, or overtake our lives. These addictions can be of the garden variety – alcohol, drugs, sex – or they can be little more difficult to detect. (Being addicted to how others make you feel, co-dependent relationships, or being addicted to your stories and excuses are examples of his vices that can be a little more nebulous.) This is a nudge to delve into your own shadows. Illuminate the things that hold too much sway over your attention. Those things that are vying for your time, your energy, and your love… and that generally leave you feeling empty? Those are the things. Remember that addictions don’t necessarily look scary and demonic… until they do. Seek liberation from your cords, and from the things that hold you back or keep you down. In dark times, look to fragmented aspects of Self as a source of light, and search for wholeness and self-forgiveness as guides. What disguise does your anchor wear, sweet light?

QUESTIONS FOR THE SEER

• What aspect of you is seeking liberation from self-imposed chains?
• What is holding too much attention right now?
• What healing message of self-acceptance and forgiveness does the shadow hold?
• Freedom calls. Do you need to dance a little more?

NOTES ON ARTWORK (THE DEVIL)
I wanted a Devil that felt and looked like addiction, one that would place the querent in the position of understanding how seductive some paths can be. If you think he’s hot, I’ve done my job. If you’re curious about the symbol on his chest, it’s a unicursal hexagram. I didn’t want to put the traditional inverted pentagram there because, in all honesty, they make me a bit squeamish and I didn’t want to further perpetuate Hollywood stereotypes. I wanted something that would symbolize our own responsibility rather than adding something that could be read as ‘other’ or ‘evil’ (and living outside of our realm of choice.) For a month I waffled back and forth on including this hexagram, having reservations about putting this magickal tool on a seemingly ‘negative’ card. Because the symbol is used for banishing and invoking in some schools of magick, I couldn’t get it out of my head as the perfect ink for a card that symbolizes both addiction and liberation, and manipulation and freedom. The Devil is one of the tarot’s most powerful messengers of diving into shadow and invoking needed change, and so in the end this potent symbol won. If you wanted something more traditional, there are chains and a goat’s skull on his arm, although I’m pretty sure he wanted those there just to make you swoon.. 😉

@natydeva The Devil triggers us. Why? Because in the Devil we face our shadow. The Devil reflects the fragmented aspects of yourself and your psyche that you have banished, rejected, demonized. The Devil is an ultimate invitation to befriend our own shadow, only to realize that it is one of our most beloved and trustworthy allies in disguise. The Devil is the deepest source of inquiry and awareness that we have available on our journey of self-mastery. With your intention for clarity and expansion, you will begin to excavate the depths of your psyche and will become aware of your limiting, perhaps even self-sabotaging, patterns that you yourself have been allowing, proliferating and funding with your energy. The Devil is a sacred teacher on our evolutionary journey. In embracing it, we embrace ourselves and come into an even deeper alignment, which prepares us for the Tower that will ultimately liberate us from anything and everything that hasn’t been serving our highest good.

@asta_lander He’s like a siren...Irresistible but he wants to draw me in and then drown me.

@zanetasykes If you’re being honest with yourself it’s really you driving this train wreck. The question is, what need do you have that remains attached and locked in a cycle of dysfunction?

@straightforward.beauty It feels like he’s underwater, which means I’m underwater with him. And if I’m underwater I’m in way over my head, literally.

@cartomancy.and.crystals This Devil is temptation at its finest. It would be so hard not to bow to his whim and follow him voluntarily into the shadowy depth... losing all control. There is a subdued fire energy as well as a swirling coolness to him. His hair is a magnificent distraction that you could get lost in. The only way to be freed from his spell is by imploring tremendous willpower and strength. The “puppet” on his string is still trapped because he is cowering against his magnificent captor.

@newagehipster333 To me this feels like the devil (which is in all of us) is actually deeply misunderstood. He wants to talk, to help you bring your fears out into the open and into the light. I actually see him here as a friend to help light the darkness. It’s not him we have been afraid of all this time, but what we have hidden within ourselves. To me this is all about empowerment and self love of shadow work.

@madnessnlace Well you’ve done it. This card made me feel sick when I first saw it. I literally felt my stomach churn and shrink. You’ve managed to capture all of my exes in one beautiful and terrifying image. One if the biggest shadows I have is always entering into bad relationships with abusive men that have great hair, and piercing eyes. He’s reaching out promising you all your wildest romantic hopes and dreams will come true. They are all wrapped up in him... but underneath it all he’s a narcissistic psychopath. He will catch you in his web, spin you around until you’re dizzy so you can’t see straight anymore, he will gaslight and abuse you until you’re only a shadow of your former self. He will drain your energy like a spider drains blood. He will play with you like a puppet on a string and you’ll be so tired and dizzy you won’t know if you’re imagining it, or if it is real. He’s controlling, a master of emotional abuse. When he’s done with you and no longer wants you as his supply he will drown you, or discard you in a moment’s notice and you’ll never see it coming. You’ll be left wondering what you did, huddled on the floor crying, trying to make sense of the entire relationship, and how you were so easily duped by his pretty face. I think I may actually get sick. I’ve never had such a visceral emotional response to any card.

@andrealee_datsme He’s hiding something behind his back... not showing you his whole hand. There’s something you don’t know.

@spirit_blossom The concept of the devil to me is steeped in suppression of feminine mysticism, sexuality and voice. The idea that some evil force can lure you into sin feels so untrue, especially when sin is so closely linked to pleasure. Women burned as witches for “worshiping the devil” because they had connection to nature, their bodies, or their voice. This card is intriguing to me because his eyes seem kind and although he’s holding the strings, he also holds out his hand. This doesn’t feel luring or deceptive but more like... surrender? Like are you ready to take control of how you walk through life? Are you ready to take responsibility for your suffering? There’s an untamed rawness about him, like an animal, he’s baring all. He’s in chains because you gave away your power, your “chains” are only string and he doesn’t want to keep them. The limitations that we think are real or out of our control are illusions.

Light Seer’s Tarot Meanings Temperance

14. TEMPERANCE

TEMPERANCE TAROT CARD MEANING

TAROT KEY MEANINGS

Light Seer (Upright): alchemy, blending energies, harmony, moderation, masculine and feminine balance, duality and amalgamation, the fluidity of time, meditation, the perpetual motion of life

Shadow Seer (Reversed): disharmony, clashing interests, oil and water, a need to practice moderation is some aspect of your life, severity, imbalance

TEMPERACE OVERVIEW

The angel of Temperance is a master alchemist. Processing the energies of life, she weaves them into potent experiences and lessons, which she will then turn into spiritual gold. She sits, quietly, after the teachings of Keys 12 (the Hanged Man) and 13 (Death.) The powerful pause and rebirth have put her in a place of perfect balance, with all of the elements at her feet. You will see the alchemist’s symbol for gold tattooed on her arm, a mark of her transcendental magic. She is able to effortlessly wield both the yin and yang, the masculine and the feminine, past and present, the heavens and the earth, and the material and the spiritual. When blending different parts of self, she always weaves something uniquely truthful. She holds the sun and moon in hand, and her stillness is deceiving. She doesn’t display the sheer strength it takes to harness, hold and fuse these opposites. Quite simply, she does the impossible with grace and certainty, and she reminds you that in the realm of the divine, everything is possible. With the magic of meaning and purpose, you can fuse the elements the way you desire.

MESSAGE FROM TEMPERANCE

Temperance ushers in harmony, alchemy and duality. It’s time to bring yourself to a beautiful equilibrium by seeking moderation and balance. Sometimes, this means that you must blend more than one idea together, or more than one solution into the perfect answer for your unique situation. You are being asked to evaluate where your precious energy is being sent, and the affect that this choice has on everything else in your life. Where are things out of whack? Maybe you’ve been over-doing it in your social life? Or binging on netflix, drinks, food or overspending? Is it a relationship that needs more mutual energy and support? Or something that’s overly materialistic? Go-go-go vs. couch potato coma? (You get the idea here: bring that fluctuating energy right down to a level calmness in your current situation.) We live in a world of extreme passion and heated hustle, so slowing down the desire for excess in any one area of your life may be harder than you think. Don’t do drastic this week. Don’t take sides. Stay away from ‘all or nothing’ choices, and walk the middle path. In shadow, Temperance warns against over-indulging on any one thing. It can indicate a need to find wholeness elsewhere. Temperance gently nudges you back on track and asks you to look inside to find more meaning and purpose. It’s time to align yourself with your perfect alchemical blend. Find your ever-elusive balance by being measured with your resources, incorporating all of your beauty and your flaws, and work the elements to achieve your most honest amalgamation of beautiful things.

QUESTIONS FOR THE SEER

• Are you over-doing it in one area of your life?
• Sacred Flow. What does that day look like for you? Or that week?
• Can you bring two different solutions together at this time?
• Money talk: are you over-spending or under-spending?

NOTES ON ARTWORK I wanted this angel to be a modern-day Hermaphrodites, the androgynous intersex beauty spawned by Aphrodite and Mercury. They know you were probably wondering, as many are taken aback by a person’s ability to hold two seemingly different energies with such grace and elegance. I was thinking of traditional magic teachings and the Kabbalistic tree of life when I created this card. I pulled in the white for AIR or kether, and the black-brown soil for EARTH energy or malkulth. Of course the sun and moon could be the water and the fire, and the angel would be the Spirit, to bring in all of the 5 elements.

@goodwitchmama I almost feel like I interrupted them! Their gaze is startling - I don’t know why but I expected to see them in the middle of their creative experience, unaware of our viewing them. I am in love with the visual exchange of energy and flow, the card colors and the androgyny.

@deersoul.lovehealing Balanced energy. Harnessing fluidity.

@darkhorsetarot They look like the integration of balance and divine intervention. A helper. Someone who reminds you to be calm, to be peaceful, to find a quiet moment to recharge. They also say the world keeps turning no matter what, so have heart and keep going.

@scarletmoondesignco I see a person who is not in a rush. They’ve mastered the art of patience. The angel wings and balance of the moon and the sun remind us that everything happens in divine timing. Everything will flow when it’s ready and that’s where the magic is.

@countingmagnolias Weave magic by using both the dark and light to guide the way. Also keep personal energy in check as to not rush into things but approach them with calm thoughtfulness.

@heartcenterlove I read it as balance, sacred balance, energy of the angels and spirit. Energy that is centered and moving.

Light Seer’s Tarot Meanings Death

13. DEATH

DEATH TAROT CARD MEANING

TAROT KEY MEANINGS

Light Seer (Upright): endings, cycles of transformation, transition, change, new beliefs, newfound awareness, a symbolic death, rebirth and renewal

Shadow Seer (Reversed): not wanting to move on, clinging to the past, fear of change, sentimental attachments, forces of destruction, mortality, end of hope. mourning loss

DEATH OVERVIEW

The reaper steps into view and stares at the seeker. He knows his appearance usually causes panic, and he wants us to know that he isn’t usually meant to be taken literally. He’s here to share his healing wisdom and to illuminate the potential he holds to transmute and transform your life. Taking one step closer, he pushes his hood back to reveal his inner landscape, and his new forest, teeming with life. Its trees mimic the land you already know, yet it has the brightest of opportunities shining down from its center. He reminds us that before this new world can take root, something old must cease to be. This is the natural ebb and withering of things that are no longer being nourished, and the dying of one form so that it can shift into another. Peacefully, he watches his old reality fall away to make space for this new birth, and he opens his cloak to you during this metamorphosis, knowing that it will mark a major change in your life, and that you will emerge transformed.

After decay, the ground is abundantly fertile.

MESSAGE FROM DEATH

Energy cannot be created or destroyed. Things change. And transform. And we see this in the cycling of experiences that the death card portrays. The Death/Rebirth card in your reading suggests that you are on the cusp of a massive transformation, and that it’s time to mourn the end of one phase while celebrating the birth of a new one. The energies of transmutation and rebirth are arriving, as well as a beautiful transition that will allow you to expand your consciousness and move closer to your own divine essence. A cycle in your life is coming to an inevitable end. (Deep breath in if this scares you, sweet shadows and light! Change can be a wonderful thing!) You may be experiencing the end of a relationship, a shift in your career or in a belief you once held, or maybe you’re beginning to recognize the outdated nature of your plan for the future. Know that clinging to the past will only block the flow of positive energy in your situation. If you are longing for times gone by, know that this card is gently urging you to release what is already losing energy, and to focus on the things that are actively gaining momentum. Welcome the possibility of something new, and allow this major phase to come to a graceful end. You have gained all the lessons and wisdom you need to move on to the next chapter. Look towards the magic of this newfound life, because underneath its morbid exterior, the death card heralds exciting times filled with the brightness of so much potential! New light awaits.

QUESTIONS FOR THE SEER

• Is there an attachment that is holding you back, or keeping you from experiencing this birth of your true nature?
• What comes next, after you release the past?
• What magic are you ushering in and birthing? What new experiences and opportunities are you excited about?
• If you could be reborn, what life would you birth yourself into? And, trigger alert: Would you be able to maintain that perfect life with your current values, confidence, determination, faith, lifestyle, and attitudes? E What would need to change?

@whitneyjensen I see a lot of light held on the loving side of darkness. I love that your deck still has darkness but I don’t interpret it as scary or evil in any way. You have brought the love out of the darkness.

@tincantarot Such is the stuff we are made from.

@thefaeriegodmother I love it! I just wish there was more darkness in the art though, because sometimes when you look at death it’s sort of unpleasant.

@arcanesenses This image of Death evokes possibilities for me. Like she’s the portal to a more natural rebirth!

@crowningelements I see a portal as well and a bit of a Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy vibe. Death as a portal to exploration and meaningful change.

@yogasentido Clothing waiting for a new body, new contents - all the way to the stars. A new everything.

@entrebrujastarot La muerte no representa dolor, conlleva a la paz y una nueva vida. El final representa el principio de una nueva era. La transformación nos ofrece un nuevo panorama, una nueva visión, un nuevo nivel de existencia, un nuevo amencer. Trascender, eliminar, sanar, renacer... es un estado puro, el todo y la nada vibrando en infinitas posibilidades.