6-30-14 Today’s Tarot is Key 20 Awareness. It’s not that good things don’t happen to you, it’s that you don’t always recognize them when they do. Try a different perspective. This card is about awakening and consciousness.
Teresa Sue McAdams
The Threes from Today’s Journey Tarot all symbolize a moment of realization. Three is the number of things coming together – one plus two equals three. Depending on the Element it can suggest understanding, celebration, creation, or success. It is the result of whatever effort has been made.
The Three of Fire for example, shows the lighting store we saw in the Two of Fire. It is now a viable business with customers and employees. The success of opening the business has gone even further into maintaining that success and building on it, using the strength and ambition of the Fire Element. The dream was realized in the Two but what was created there has been maintained and energized to enhance the reality. The Three of Water is a celebration card. The women are out enjoying their time together and toasting the occasion. Perhaps they are celebrating someone’s promotion at work or engagement or just the fact that they have come together in companionship. They acknowledge their friendship and share their happiness with each other. They physically come together to do this but the realization here is based on the emotional, nurturing, and supportive nature of love. The Three of Air shows a disappointed young woman who has obviously been stood up. She has prepared the perfect setting for her date, donned her “little black dress” and waited for someone who did not come. This is a moment of understanding. He is not going to show up and probably this is the end of the relationship. Perhaps she read too much into a friendship or chose someone who just wasn’t interested in her. Whatever the reasons this is the result of misunderstanding and her expectations. The situation is now very clear and it is time to move on. The Element of Air can sometimes fool us into believing what we want to believe. The Three of Earth uses the Element to create. This card shows an artist; in this case the illustrator of Today’s Journey Tarot, Christopher Wilkey, at a gallery showing of his work. Chris spent countless hours with us (Expanding Dimensions) as we described each card and then many more hours creating each piece of art for the deck. His dedication and talent channeled our ideas into Today’s Journey Tarot. The commitment was huge but he never wavered from it. Accomplishment and recognition are the results of confidently expressing your talent.
Teresa Sue McAdams, co-creator of “Today’s Journey Tarot”, co-author of “Today’s Journey Tarot, A Traveler’s Guide” and author of “Lessons, the Wisdom Within Each Moment”
ARIES – You have everything you need, even if you don’t quite believe it yet. Add that spark of enthusiasm and you will be on your way.
TAURUS – A major decision may be looming. Do not worry about which way to go. Either choice seems filled with the abundance you seek.
GEMINI – It is time to share what you know. Do not close yourself off to others who would benefit from your experience.
CANCER – Your energy seems out of control. Find some balance or you may find yourself feeling tired and out of sorts.
LEO – Time to move on. Something needs to be wrapped up and put away. You’ve been done with it for a long time.
VIRGO – You are working hard this month and everything seems to be falling into place. Keep focused and you will accomplish a lot.
LIBRA – No matter what happens, stay in control. Take some time out to revitalize and seek the support of very good people around you.
SCORPIO – Do not do what you know you shouldn’t. It will not lead you where you think it will and you will wish you had followed your instincts.
SAGITTARIUS – Emotions are running high all around you. It may not be worth it to get involved because everything will calm down on its own again soon.
CAPRICORN – Do not let someone else take credit for your work. Speak up but do not seek retribution. That is not for you to do.
AQUARIUS – Something unexpected may change your plans. It is only a minor delay and you will still achieve your goals. Stay calm.
PISCES – A sense of achievement follows you. Dreams can be realized. Keep doing what you are doing. You are on the right track.
The Twos from Today’s Journey Tarot all symbolize decisions or choices that need to be made or have been made leading to the present circumstances. The situation is determined by the Element suit represented.
The Two of Fire shows a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new lighting business. Fire is the Element of energy and ambition of the kind that is needed to successfully start up a new business. The choice with this card is based on the drive to complete what is started – to see it through. Many people dream of starting their own business but the Two of Fire has actually accomplished that. What makes the difference is pushing forward and overcoming all obstacles along the way. Failure is not an option and no excuses are allowed. Somewhere along the way a decision was made that supported success. The Two of Water is obviously about relationships. It shows a man and a woman holding hands as they wade on a moonlight night. Although many people feel helpless and driven to certain relationships, this card suggests that who we love is a choice we’ve made. That partnership is the single most important decision we’ll ever make because it influences everything else in our lives. The Two of Water recommends a partnership that is mutually nurturing and reciprocally inspiring. It is up to us to choose wisely. The Two of Air shows a young woman throwing darts at a carnival game. She has her hand over her eyes so she cannot see the two balloons on the board. The Element here is about our thoughts and the Two of Air suggests that we often make blind choices. We don’t gather enough information or we make impulse decisions that lead us into a place we wish we hadn’t gone. We just don’t think about things enough before we dive right in. This card suggests an informed decision is needed – gather information, take time to mull it over. The Two of Earth shows a woman who is trying to do it all. She works at a busy diner where her duties are countless and at the same time she is helping her daughter with homework at the counter. This card suggests that there are times when we need to choose between one thing and another. The Element of Earth is where we live; our foundation. If that foundation is scattered and hectic, our lives will be also. In the world today there is pride in the ability to multitask. But are we really just doing too much with too little attention? Choose one thing at a time and do it well. Simplify your life and relieve the stress. It is as uncomplicated as that.
Teresa Sue McAdams. co-creator of “Today’s Journey Tarot’, co-author of “Today’s Journey Tarot, A Traveler’s Guide”, and author of “Lessons the Wisdom Within Each Moment