The Wands Royalty

Each of the royal families in the Sage Tarot Deck can function alone, but they also function as a group, and elements in the group inform us about qualities and characteristics of the suite. The suite of wands is the first one we’ll cover, because it is the suite associated with the first letter of the tetragrammaton. The Tetragrammaton (meaning 4 letters) is represented by the hebrew letters

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The Hierophant

V – The Hierophant Overview: The Hierophant is a spiritual teacher, but an archetype like no other spiritual teacher. His feet are firmly on the ground. He translates directly from the divine, by listening carefully, and being patient and kind. His ego is not involved in the choices he makes, and even though he is listening to the divine, like the high priestess, he represents an

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Queen of Plates Redux…

Good morning. I chose the queen of cups again today. My original posting from the Queen of Cups is in the next two paragraphs, and I’ve added more information below that, especially about what it means when you draw this card. The Queen of Cups is the queen of the food we put into our bodies. She has mastered diet and nutrition, and is well aware

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Card of the Day: The Star

Finally some relief. After life’s whiz banging clanging, we need the soothing calm of this water carrier to calm our jangled nerves. The Star, here in the form of Aphrodite, presides over the pouring of water from the jugs she effortlessly holds in one arm. A star-filled sky fills the background, while the pool reflects her soft, naked (vulnerable) body. A red ibis dives behind her.

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Card of the Day – Page of Cups

The Page of Cups is the earthy part of water, a combination of emotional intelligence and longevity. He is a merman, slightly effeminate, and like his cousin the mermaid is impelled to offer service when met. Because of his facility with the emotional realm, —his ability to swim to the depths and then rise again to the surface—and his ability to simply say “what is,”the Page

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Card of the Day – The High Priestess

This day we are looking at the High Priestess, who I call “the librarian of the unconscious”. The Card: The High priestess is an archetypal feminine presence. She’s often represented by the goddess Persephone, because of Persephone’s constant return to the underworld. She is also associated with the triple-goddesses like Hathor and the Sumerian goddess Inana, powerful goddesses who were known in ancient times before they

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Card of the Day: 8 of Swords

A blindfolded woman strapped to a rotating dias trusts that swords cast from heaven will not harm her. One sword is in the air, hurtling toward her. Is this the moment just before she is killed or injured by the sword, or the moment before another sword lands safely on the rotating platform? Behind her, the surf pounds, and a great castle perches on the edge

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Card of the Day: Knight of Plates

The Knight of Plates card represents a person or quality within you.  that reforms and reshapes the self through exercise. When you draw this card, it’s time to ask if you or someone you know can influence you to reshape your health and body through exercise. The Knight holds a blade toward his palm, further indicating that his skill is modeling and shaping the body. His

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Card of the Day: 3 of Wands

Against a red sky, a man stands between two staves. He holds a third large pole or wand, either setting it down gently, or picking it up. The man seems enormous. If he stood up tall, his head would extend out of the frame of the card. A container ship, filled with multicolored containers plows across the ocean from right to left. Traditionally this has been

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Card of the Day: King of Wands

The King of Wands is a randy fella. He comes to us in the figure of Zeus, the ever-horny King of the Gods. Zeus is most popular for spreading his seed far and wide, going to great lengths to chase down whoever he wanted to bed in the disguise of many many humans and animals. When you draw this card you are asked to examine how

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