Monday, July 2, 2012

Tarot Card – Fortune

Tarot Card – Fortune

“The principle of opportunity, breakthrough and prosperity.”

I gaze at this card, lose myself as I swim in the purple ocean amongst a grand display of fireworks of lavender and tangerine—swirls, and lightening bolts splayed out to bright stars—and there in the center, the wheel of fortune, sun in its center, guided by the Sphinx, Monkey, and Crocodile. I am there in the purple sea, looking outward from within the great wheel of fortune. I spin and explode inside and feel the millions of stars inside of me spilling out like confetti as I continue to swim and feel the lightness—of floating under the purple sky.

“This symbol reminds us that like the goddess Fortuna in Roman mythology that we can turn our lives in more fortunate and positive directions by being objective like the Sphinx, flexible like the monkey, and reaching for new opportunities and ways to express our creative power like the crocodile.”

When I flipped this card over this morning, I was immediately pleased to see before me movement, excitement, creativity—there to be seized upon with a watchful eye and willingness to move toward opportunities that present themselves. I needed this card today for its positive energy and light.

If you land here, I hope you too will feel the energy of this card.


I took a photo of the card and have displayed it here. The Tarot deck that I always use is the Aleister Crowley Thoth Tarot. The deck was designed by Crowley and painted by Frieda Harris. The deck is quite a beautiful collection of symbolism and artistry. 

Quotes are from The Tarot Handbook: Practical Applications of Ancient Visual Symbols by Angeles Arrien.


keiko amano said...


So, you have a set of beautiful tarot cards, and you deal the card and pick one card and any card you pick will give you some kind of good message like fortune? What will happen if you pick a bad card? Does the set include some bad cards? Have you shown any bad one on your blog?

ZACL said...


Keiko picked up on the point that crossed my mind, and asked the questions.

Rebb said...

Keiko and ZACL, There are different types of spreads that you can do. I have done a three card spread developed by the author of the book I use and cited on this blog. She developed it as a daily spread, but I don’t feel the need to use the cards that much.

Sometimes I will ask a question, and in this case, I was looking for a general reading of the day or where my intuition was pointing. I treat my relationship with the Tarot cards as a sort of mirror, as one more way to communicate with myself. Yes, there also cards that show where we might need to take a closer look, cards that are uncomfortable. I don’t view the cards as good or bad. There are cards that have more positive feelings associated with them and then there are cards that may show anxiety, for example. So far, I think I’ve only shared a handful or fewer cards on my blog, and none have been the challenging cards. Next time I draw a challenging card, I’ll be sure to post it to provide a balanced experience.

I’ve drawn challenging cards in the past and I could sense how I was feeling before I picked one of those cards.

So, how I do it is I shuffle the cards as you say. I then fan the cards out—there are 80—I close my eyes and think about my question or guidance I am seeking and then I stop my hand where it feels right, I pick up the card, open my eyes and look at the card.

Before I open the book, I look at the card and take note of the symbols and see how I feel. After I read in the book, I think about how this relates to some aspect of my life.

keiko amano said...

Hmm. Interesting. There is art to reading cards.

Rebb, please think of me and pick one card for me next time. I'd like to read that card!

ZACL said...

As you take note of the symbols etc of the card, before you open the interpretive book, is there any chance that you may miss or forget something, have a blank spot, say?

Rebb said...

Keiko, Yes, there is an art to reading cards. One I have not mastered. I rely on my books to help with interpretation. Professional Tarot readers do not need the books because they have studied the cards in depth and the cards, in a way, are inside of them—a part of them. I like going to get a professional reading from time to time.

I will pick a card for you. I will try today and if not today, then tomorrow.

Rebb said...

ZACL, Yes, I definitely am not steeped enough in each and every card and the symbolism. I do miss and often forget, especially with the cards I don’t see frequently enough and they draw a blank. There are some cards I see and I don’t want to see. These are productive though cards because we have to see all aspects of what is going on inside of us. There are some cards where I just get a feeling before I take a detailed look. Tarot is one of several tools that I like to use. I am happy absorbing as I go.