Daily Tarot for August 17, 2013



Today we have another of the Major Arcana cards. When so many of the Major Arcana come up in a spread it’s an indication that some very important events are occurring at this point in time so we need to sit up and pay attention!

Our card today is the Magician. The Magician is the first person our Fool meets along his journey. Traditionally, the magician symbolizes that innate ability we all have to tap into the energy of the universe when we truly need it. It may not be done consciously, but when forced with decisions and we don’t  know which way to turn we often suddenly get that “little voice” in our heads or that “gut feeling” that lets us know which path we need to take. The trick is to listen to that inner guidance and you will often find that once you actually start listening to it speaks to you more often.

This card depicts Hermes, messenger of the Gods, standing at the crossroads with arms extended.   Hermes is the God of the crossroads and often there were statues of him found at crossroads. He is also the god of magic and taught man the divination skills using all the elements geomancy, pyromancy, hydromancy, and aeromancy symbolized here by the pentacle, the rod, the cup and the sword.

If this card shows up it means we are at a crossroads in our lives and need to choose which path we will take. Hermes, with arms extended like a lightning rod directing the power of the universe, represents the power of intuition we all have if we tap into it. We have the tools we need to make the choice (the items on the stone show us this).  The tools are the aces of all the suits and represent the ideals of what we strive for. Being the trickster as well as the Magician, Hermes warns us that the path we ultimately choose may not exactly be the easy one but it’s a guarantee that we will learn from it!


4 thoughts on “Daily Tarot for August 17, 2013

  1. How do we know that listening to the little voice in our head is “tapping into the energy of the universe” rather than “tapping into the power of our own minds?” Or are they the same

    • geekyg1rl says:

      Hi Rusty!
      I suppose it depends upon your individual belief system. For me, I strongly believe that the subconscious mind is that thread which connects us to the greater tapestry of the Universe, Whether you call that God, or spirit or Goddess, collective unconscious, the “strange quantum entanglement” … whatever “it” is. It’s my opinion as well that it’s the creative right side of the brain that communicates with symbols rather than language, that provides us with that thread of connection.

      This is what ritual and spellwork is really all about. It’s a way to communicate with that right side of the brain in symbolic form so that it can then “put that message” out there into the energy of “the greater whole”. Have you seen Jill Bolte’s stroke of insight? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyyjU8fzEYU

      • You believe the creativity of the subconscious mind is the thread that connects us to the consciousness of the universe, OR you believe the subconscious mind is part of the consciousness of the universe?

      • geekyg1rl says:

        That very Jungian question is certainly something to ponder! Are you part of the river or do you drink from the river through a straw? How much “interconnection” is there in our “interdependent web of life”? How much of our “separateness” is illusion?

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