Today’s Journey Tarot Key 20 Awareness – Judgement

The Judgement card in the Rider/Waite/Smith deck is often associated with just that, judgment. But it doesn’t represent judging as much as it does awakening and awareness. Perhaps it does refer to the proverbial “Judgment Day” when we are supposed to come face to face with our lives and receive retribution for our “sins”. The card’s central figure is the archangel, Gabriel blowing his horn. There are gray and naked people rising out of coffins with their arms raised to the angel. Today’s Journey Tarot’s updated version of this card is titled Awareness. The idea here is that something will awaken us to a level of understanding that we didn’t possess before. We may judge our former selves, before we were aware – but at this level of awareness I think that would be unlikely. How can we judge ourselves for what we did not know? Awareness shows a neighborhood block party. All of the participants are engaged in watching a performance on stage. Only one woman becomes aware of a shooting star across the sky. She has reached a new level of consciousness with this recognition which takes her out of the mundane world and into the divine.

Teresa Sue McAdams, co-creator of “Today’s Journey Tarot”, co-author of “Today’s Journey Tarot, A Traveler’s Guide”, co-author of “Tarot Meditations, A Journal for Self Discovery”, and author of “Lessons, The Wisdom Within Each Moment”

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Today’s Journey Tarot Key 19 Illumination – The Sun

The Sun card from the Rider/Waite/Smith deck features a child astride a white horse waving a banner. Above him is the large and prominent sun and along a stone wall behind him are a row of sunflowers. This card denotes success and liberation as the child rides forth in positive contentment. The sun itself is the life giving force of the Universe, the vital energy that propels us forward. In the Today’s Journey Tarot card, Illumination, the horse and rider are empowered by the lack of constraint as they ride along a sun drenched beach. The idea here, like The Sun card is that the energy and freedom of this moment is one filled with joy, unlimited power, and true liberation. Illumination offers us freedom to master the world without limitation.

Teresa Sue McAdams, co-creator of “Today’s Journey Tarot”, co-author of “Today’s Journey Tarot, A Traveler’s Guide”, co-author of “Tarot Meditations, A Journal for Self Discovery”, and author of “Lessons, The Wisdom Within Each Moment”

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Today’s Journey Tarot January Muses Forecast

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ARIES – It’s okay if you hear what others can’t. It is just your creative imagination offering you new possibilities! 2015 Card – Child of Earth. Expand your mind!

TAURUS – Rise above confusion and doubt. It is only temporary. You will soon feel like yourself again. 2015 Card – Youth of Fire. Be impulsive!

GEMINI – Pay close attention this month. Someone may try to cheat or deceive you. Keep your eyes open and you will be fine. 2015 Card – Eight of Water. Projects will be finished!

CANCER – You are moving to a better place in your life but it is going to take some getting used to. Keep a positive attitude. 2015 Card – Tradition. See things differently!

LEO – You need a break in routine to create new ideas. Try to take some time off to do something you really enjoy. Things will become clear. 2015 Card – Eight of Earth. Learn something new!

VIRGO – A decision leads to a successful outcome but do not be surprised if it is delayed for a bit. It will come. 2015 Card – Four of Fire. Have fun!

LIBRA – Listen to the wisdom within even if it contradicts what everyone else thinks. 2015 Card – Nine of Water. Dreams will be fulfilled!

SCORPIO Share yourself with others. This should be a month of fun times and meaningful liaisons which strengthen relationships. 2015 Card – Father of Air. Stay in control!

SAGITTARIUS – It takes confidence to get where you want to go. That seems to be the only thing you lack. You have every reason to feel confident. 2015 Card – Karma. Everything begins to balance out!

CAPRICORN – Pay attention. Everything is moving into place exactly the way you want for a new cycle to begin. 2015 Card – Child of Water. Nurture your creative side!

AQUARIUS – Don’t waste energy on what you can’t control. Focus on what you have accomplished and what you can change. 2015 Card – Youth of Air. Try new things!

PISCES – Unexpected results come from a kindness you do this month. Everything always comes back to us. 2015 Card – Discernment. Stay balanced!

Teresa Sue McAdams, co-creator of “Today’s Journey Tarot”, co-author of “Today’s Journey Tarot, A Traveler’s Guide”, co-author of “Tarot Meditations, A Journal for Self Discovery”, and author of “Lessons, The Wisdom Within Each Moment”

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Today’s Journey Tarot Key 18 Intuition – The Moon

The Moon card from the traditional Rider/Waite/Smith deck is profoundly symbolic. It was a difficult card for me to learn. I could easily understand that the moon represents the shadow aspects of us – intuition, dreaming, psychic powers and imagination, but the rest of the symbolism escaped me. Besides the moon in her three phases (and a rather predominant profile) we also have a violet crayfish crawling out of water, a yellow wolf and a dog that is baying at the moon, two pillars, and droplets falling from the sky. There is a path that leads from the water between the animals, and between the pillars and into mountains far into the distance. While all of the meanings associated with the symbolism are fascinating, what a reader needs to know is the basic meaning of the card and what it would mean if it fell in a reading. Expanding Dimensions, the creators of Today’s Journey Tarot chose to show a glowing crystal ball for this card and a reader scrying its wisdom. This goes right to the point of the mysterious and unknown path we must take to bring the intuitive aspect of ourselves into the light and use that perception in everyday life.

Teresa Sue McAdams, co-creator of “Today’s Journey Tarot”, co-author of “Today’s Journey Tarot, A Traveler’s Guide”, co-author of “Tarot Meditations, A Journal for Self Discovery”, and author of “Lessons, The Wisdom Within Each Moment”

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