Thursday, September 14, 2006


TODAY'S CARD IS The Six of Wands. This version is from The Tarot of a Moon Garden:

For comparison, here's the Six of Wands in the Rider/ Waite/ smith deck:

THE SIX OF WANDS: The Six of Wands in The Tarot of a Moon Garden reflects the gentleness and story-book feel of the deck as a whole. It was just these qualities of the deck that drew me to it years ago and kept me using it as my basic deck for some time. I needed that gentleness and especially that sort of fairyland quality, as I struggled to and ultimately succeeded in creating a new life for myself. The deck's images offered not only a counter-balance to all the confusion and difficulties, but gave me ideas I may not have had access to otherwise in the harsh light of my life. I may very well have been drawn to this particular Six of Wands as I am again faced with totally remaking my life and wanted to be reminded that it can be done.

DIFFERENT OR LESS COMMON, EVEN QUIRKY MEANINGS FOR THE SIX OF WANDS (i.e. the below is not intended to be an exhaustive exploration of this card; a quick google will produce a wider variety of takes should you not be familiar with this card):

Someone wants to be or thinks they are more important in your life than they are.

Don't be discouraged if progress stalls.

What you do or don't do in this situation doesn't matter anywhere near as much as you think it does. So, relax!

Talent as a leader/performer, or desire to be one.

Remember that to lead successfully means also to serve those whom one leads.

Take heart, and you can be victorious.

Enjoy this feeling that comes with success/victory. But do not get too attached to it or to the accolades of others.

This particular issue is even closer to your heart (or the heart of the entire situation) than you have realized. Respond to it accordingly.

Time to let some untried aspect of yourself or newly acquired skill, take the lead, light the way.

Take some quiet time in the sheltering woods of your spirit and let intuition come to the fore. Let magic be received into your life.

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Resource: Reading the I-Ching with a Tarot Deck. If you have a book of I-Ching hexagram meanings, this article describes an extremely interesting way to use the Tarot. (This article came to mind because the above Six of Wands meaning "to lead is to serve" is a meaning for one of the I-Ching hexagrams.)

Please see the top of the sidebar for my background with the Tarot and a recommendation to beginners.

‘til next time, keep taking heart and enjoying The Tarot,


[aka: Patricia Kelly]

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