Tarot Cards: Wheel of Fortune

In my novel, Clara finds herself delving into different cycles of the Wheel of Fortune and often uses the card as a lock pick!

Wheel of Fortune

General Meaning
– Change in luck.
– Cycles.
– A turning point.
– What goes around comes around; karma.
– External factors influencing you.
– Fate.
– Fortune.

 

As a Person
– Someone who’s been through a lot of ups and downs.
– Dualistic personality.
– Runs hot and cold.
– Always changing.
– Opportunistic.

Love & Relationships
– Good things are coming.
– A chance meeting.
– If single, that will change soon.
– Changes in the relationship for the better.

As Feelings
– Feelings are changing.
– Uncertainty.
– Moving between polar feelings.
– Up in the air.

Past
– Actions of the past controlling the present.

Present
– Changes are afoot.

Future
– You will have a chance to change things.

Career & Money
– New opportunities.
– Change in fortune.

Outcome
– Don’t resist change.
– Keep an open mind.
– Things are out of your control.
– Changes are coming.

Reversed
– Bad luck.
– Resisting change.
– Breaking out of a cycle.
– Trying to control everything.
– Repeating negative cycles.

 

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Tarot Cards: The Hermit

The trial of the hermit in my novel forces Clara to follow the light in the darkness and search herself for the answer.

The Hermit

General Meaning
– Wisdom.
– Retreat.
– Alone time/isolation.
– Time to meditate.
– Inner journey.
– Insight.
– Self-awareness.
– Peace and quiet.

As a Person
– Loner.
– Wise.
– A guide.
– Reflective.
– Seeker of knowledge.
– Analytical.
– Insightful.

Love & Relationships
– Someone is currently unavailable and focusing on other things.
– Your partner wants alone time.
– Love interest is extremely selective when it comes to a partner.

As Feelings
– Needing alone time.
– Need to reflect on the relationship or themselves.
– Might want to separate from you.

Past
– Completed education.
– Life lesson learned.

Present
– Time to reflect.
– What you need, is inside you.

Future
– Reflection completed.
– Loneliness.

Career & Money
– Think about your true calling.
– Does your current job fulfill you?

Outcome
– Alone time needed to reflect.
– Someone in your life will help shine a line on your situation.
– Discovering your inner self.
– Loneliness.

Reversed
– Ignoring inner voice.
– Overthinking.
– Cutting out the while world.
– Loneliness.
– Doubting yourself.

 

Tarot Cards: Strength

Throughout my books, I’ve used this card multiple times to help Clara with both physical and mental strength.

Strength

General Meaning
– Control of inner self.
– Patience.
– Compassion.
– Strength.
– Courage.
– Self-discipline.
– Using love instead of force.
– Passion and love.
– Pride and determination.

As a Person
– Exudes confidence.
– Great inner strength.
– A leader.
– Passionate.
– Balanced.
– Artistic.
– Has a lot of hobbies.

Love & Relationships
– Respectful relationship.
– Sparks.
– Physical and sexual attraction.
– Patience required.
– Courtship stage.
– Unconditional love.

As Feelings
– Passionate feelings.
– In control of your feelings.
– Strong romantic feelings.

Past
– Previous composure allowed for the current situation.

Present
– Be in control of yourself and be a leader to others.

Future
– Things will come under your control soon.

Career & Money
– You’re in the right job.
– What you want to do, is right in this situation.
– Do what you’re passionate about.

Outcome
– Patience required.
– Be tolerant.
– Using self-control.

Reversed
– Brute force.
– Acting irrationally.
– Cowardice.
– Jealousy.
– Fear.
– Impatience.

 

Tarot Cards: The Chariot

The trial I wrote for this one, in my book, put Clara through her paces as she was chased through a maze and had to be creative in order to stop the Chariot’s forceful willpower.

The Chariot

General Meaning
– Willpower.
– Moving forward.
– Movement.
– Control.
– Unwavering loyalty.
– Travel.
– Assertion.
– Victory.

As a Person
– Confident.
– Goal-oriented.
– Take-control.
– Determined.
– A leader.
– Guarded.
– Tenacious.

Love & Relationships
– Taking control of the relationship.
– Getting through obstacles.
– Someone’s guard is up.
– Relying on willpower to continue the relationship.

As Feelings
– Feeling guarded or protective.
– Self-assured; they have you in the palm of their hand.
– Focused on other things.
– Uninterested.

Past
– Previous success still creating a path.

Present
– Victory.

Future
– Obtaining goals.

Career & Money
– Success.
– Having control.

Outcome
– Conquering obstacles.
– Victory.
– Mastering emotions.

Reversed
– Lack of progress.
– Stagnation.
– New obstacles in your way.
– Losing control.
– Misdirected.
– Not trying hard enough.
– Aggression.

 

Tarot Cards: The Lovers

While writing for the trial of the Lovers card in my novel, I used it for both meaning a choice and for love.

The Lovers

General Meaning
– Love.
– Choices.
– Third party involvement.
– Balance between the heart and mind.
– Fate.
– Carnal desire.
– Sexual attraction.
– Communication.
– Uniting.

As a Person
– Romantic.
– Flirtatious.
– Makes choices based on their heart.
– Passionate.
– Sensual.
– Loves being in a relationship.

Love & Relationships
– Commitment.
– Romance.
– Passion.
– Potential third party.
– Choosing between people.
– Being swept off your feet.

As Feelings
– In love.
– Declaring feelings.
– Feeling destined to be together.
– Deeply connected.

Past
– Previous relationships have prepared you for the future.

Present
– A good relationship deepening.

Future
– Relationships improving.

Career & Money
– Long-lasting job.
– A choice to be made.
– New options available.
– Working closely with someone.

Outcome
– Expressing true feelings.
– Decisions made.
– Harmony.
– Ready for commitment.

Reversed
– Lack of balance.
– Ignoring choices.
– Lack of connection.
– Too many options; playing the field.
– Potential breakup.
– Separation.
– Marriage of convenience.

 

Tarot Cards: The Hierophant

He is a source of vast wisdom and the epitome of tradition, ruling over organized groups.

The Hierophant

General Meaning
– Teaching and learning.
– Knowledge.
– Discipline.
– Tradition.
– Weddings or union.
– Rules of society.
– Guidance.

 

As a Person
-Traditional.
– Has strong beliefs.
– Well-educated.
– Supportive.
– Wise.
– Moral.
– A mentor.
– Conservative.

Love & Relationships
– Doing what is expected.
– Marriage of convenience.
– Relationship unchanging.
– Sharing values.
– Deep commitment.

As Feelings
– Feeling connected.
– Only acting on feelings that would be accepted by society.
– If current lover, loves you deeply.
– If not together, platonic feelings.
– Good intentions.

Past
– Previous connections affecting you now.

Present
– New beliefs.

Future
– Advice from someone older or wiser will help you move forward.

Career & Money
– In need of training or a mentor.
– Don’t take risks with money.

Outcome
– Marriage or union.
– Things will change when the time is right.
– Education is needed.

Reversed
– Rigid beliefs.
– Extremist.
– Unwilling to listen and learn.
– Lack of connections.
– Others trying to control you.
– Not seeing eye to eye.
– Loss of individuality.

 

Tarot Cards: The Emperor

The Emperor is a stable and logical being, to which I made his trial for my main character to get through, a logic puzzle.

The Emperor

General Meaning
– Strong foundation.
– Stability.
– Self-control.
– Discipline.
– Masculine energy.
– Staying on course.
– Tactical or logical.

 

As a Person
– Authoritative.
– Disciplined.
– Strong leader.
– Paternal.
– Methodical.
– Logical.
– Masculine.
– Father figure.
– Competitive.

Love & Relationships
– A controlling partner.
– Building a family.
– Structured relationship.
– No change in relationship/solidifying relationship.

As Feelings
– Feeling the need to control or be in control.
– Feels protective of you.

Past
– Influence from a father figure.

Present
– Moving forward with confidence.
– Someone coming in to help take control.

Future
– Big changes.
– New beginnings.

Career & Money
– Rise to power/promotion.
– Self-employment.
– Leadership jobs.
– Someone is going to help influence your job.

Outcome
– In control of your life.
– The need to protect or control those around you.

Reversed
– Tyrannical.
– Aggressive.
– Short-tempered.
– Irresponsible.
– Dishonourable.
– Lack of control.

 

Tarot Cards: The Empress

The Empress in my book is all about abundance, compassion and the feeling of being at home.

The Empress

General Meaning
– Abundance.
– Home.
– Nature.
– Femininity.
– Sensuality.
– Creative expression.
– Pregnancy.
– New idea.

As a Person
– Nurturing.
– Sensual.
– Mothering.
– Feminine.
– Caring.
– Supportive.
– Loving.
– Warm.
– Welcoming.

Love & Relationships
– A doting lover.
– Nurturing relationship.
– Long-term relationship.
– Likely to encounter potential partner soon.
– Time spent with someone who shares similar values.

As Feelings
– Motherly feelings towards you.
– Feel a need to take care of you.
– Feels attracted to you.
– Feelings are still developing.

Past
– Previous opportunities still in effect.
– Previous female influences.

Present
– A new beginning.
– Undergoing changes.

Future
– Things are coming together; people or ideas.
– Opportunities to be creative.

Career & Money
– New ideas.
– New products.
– Enjoy the fruits of your labour.
– Good fortune brought to you by your own intuition.

Outcome
– Receive what you’ve been hoping for.
– Situation will improve.
– Pregnancy.
– Fortunate period in your life.

Reversed
– Dependant on others.
– Infertility or unwanted pregnancy.
– Loss of willpower.
– Smothering personality.
– Feeling neglected.
– Wasted efforts.

 

Tarot Cards: The High Priestess

In my novel, the High Priestess insists Clara trusts her intuition and is a source of spiritual connections. I kept pretty on-point for this one, but here’s an expansion to the description:

The High Priestess

General Meaning
– Intuition.
– Mystery.
– Subconscious.
– Wisdom/knowing the answer.
– Feminine energy.
– Inspiration.
– Going within.
– Spiritual enlightenment.
– Understanding.

As a Person
– Distant.
– Feminine.
– Intuitive.
– Good teacher and student.
– Passive.
– Mysterious.
– Highly intelligent.
– On their own away from the crowd.
– Hard shell.

Love & Relationships
– Unattainable woman.
– Uninvolved.
– Use intuition.
– Emotional affair.
– Secrets to be revealed.

As Feelings
– Soul or psychic connection.
– Not for you to know the feelings yet.
– Knows their own feelings, but keep them hidden.
– Connection getting deeper.

Past
– Time of passivity.

Present
– Avoid conflict.
– Follow intuition.
– Be patient.

Future
– Inspiration.
– Secrets revealed.

Career & Money
– Keep your eyes and ears open for new prospects.
– Think about what you truly want.

Outcome
– Secrets coming to light.
– Seeing a situation clearly.
– Use intuition; the answer is within you.

Reversed
– Hidden agenda.
– Ignoring intuition.
– Concealed influences.
– Secrets.
– Lies.
– Overly sensitive.
– Doubt.

 

Tarot Cards: The Magician

In my novel, this card is mostly used for his elemental capabilities and general control over the elements, but there’s more that he represents.

 The Magician

General Meaning
– Action
– Potential.
– Power.
– Concentration.
– You have what you need to be successful.
– Creating opportunities.
– Creativity.
– Transformation

As a Person
– A leader.
– Individual/independent.
– Perceptive.
– In control.
– Magnetic personality.
– Intelligent and clever.
– Takes initiative.
– Charismatic.
– Egotistical.
– Masculine energy.

Love & Relationships
– Meeting someone new.
– Be active in finding someone.
– Deepening bonds.
– Mental connection.
– Intellectual compatibility.

As Feelings
– Motivated.
– Interested.
– Feels you’re special.
– Curious.
– In control.
– Feels they can have who they want.
– Hasn’t decided real feelings.
– Inspired.

Past
– Displaying talents.
– Success through own efforts.

Present
– Getting ahead.
– Using talents.

Future
– Potential.
– Manifesting desires.

Career & Money
– Promotion or pay raise.
– New business contracts.
– Being able to use your talents for your career.

Outcome
– Creating desired outcome.
– Finding solutions.
– Decisions made.
– Manifesting.
– Creation.
– New opportunities.

Reversed
– Trickster.
– Manipulation.
– Lack of belief in oneself.
– Lack of concentration.
– Empty promises.
– Out of touch with reality.
– Unused potential.