Princess of Cups Goddess Tarot (K. Waldherr)

This card depicts a girl with long, flowing blonde hair bringing a golden cup to her mouth. She is wearing a lavender gown, also flowing and sparkling in the fabric. The girl is standing in front of what looks like a shore of a lake, because there is water stretching out behind her and mountain lines in the distance. Her face is calm — actually she quite reminds me of Princess Serenity, from Sailor Mooon!

booklet meaning: artistic inspiration and receptivity. a young woman who symbolizes the gifts of Venus — love, beauty, and emotional richness. movement in these areas of life. grace.
reverse: the need to be more receptive to love and beauty. overindulgence in imaginative fantasies.

The meaning of this one for me is less clear than usual, but I admit to being distracted while lacing the deck. She sort of flew out at me. I do think I tend towards fantasy, especially when I am feeling busy or overwhelmed (which I am). However, I also have a lot of room for beauty and richness in my life, and I’m trying to see them more daily. Perhaps she is a gentle reminder to keep looking and to appreciate what I see.

Temptation.

October 3, 2010

Temptation: Nyai Loro Kidul – Goddess Deck (K. Waldherr)

This is a green, watery card. It depicts a woman with aqua skin in the waves of the ocean, which are crashing up in the front of the card. She is smiling.

The book reads that this card means temptation by forces you cannot control. Something deep within the psyche – the shadow – personified as temptation or addiction. Sensual desires. Gluttony or envy. Reverse: freedom from temptation, mastery over something previously controlling.

I’d love to say the reverse side was more true for me, but right now I think this card is point to my tendency to wallow in bad emotions, to let things overwhelm me, and to have a bad attitude. This ties to letting go of attachments to me, which I think is important.

Ten of Pentacles

September 28, 2010

Ten of Pentacles – Goddess Tarot deck (K. Waldherr)

A dark haired, pretty young woman sits on the grass in front of a painting or drawing of the lotus blossom, which graces the pentacles in this deck. Above her arch 8 pentacle coins. The grass is green, the sky is clear. The card looks introspective to me.

The booklet says developing talents or skills, fair payment for hard work, arts/crafts.
reverse: avoiding work, unhappiness with money received for work put out, need to adjust to balance.

daily tarot

September 26, 2010

three of staves, goddess tarot deck (by k. waldherr) —

blond woman with flowing wavy hair staring out at the sea and an expansive sky. to her left, right, and at her right shoulder are staves. Her hands touches the stave at the farthest right. it feels melancholy to me.

the book says: an enterprise about to accumulate in success. the ability to transform goals into realistic action. reversed: ambitious plans which may not be grounded in reality. a frustrating delay in receiving success.