The Eight of Pentacles is all about mastering your craft, often about work, but really anything related to the material, such as financial matters or health. So when this card reverses it can signify that something is amiss in this area. When the two of swords comes up with it, this can indicate that it is time to consider and decide what to do about it, perhaps before a decision is made for you.
No one wants to see the Tower come up in their reading, but if it does the Star is a wonderful card to follow it.
The pairing of the Five of Swords and the Lovers reversed is an unwelcome sight in a relationship thread, unless you’re looking for confirmation that the relationship is off the rails, and in that case you probably already know that. Of course, Tarot is a great tool for telling you what you probably already know, but it does help you focus.
The theme is rest, recuperation, contemplation, and meditation. The Bonefire version makes it look that much more inviting than in the corresponding RWS card.
Sixteen, the number of the Tower, reduces to seven. A great big honking seven.
I think of knights as fire, full of the passionate energy of youth. Not wide-eyed innocent pages, but high-spirited teenagers, sometimes rebellious, sometimes stroppy, usually full of themselves—knowing they are right about everything, constantly testing their boundaries. When we apply this to the Knight of Cups, we see someone who is passionate about following theirContinue reading “Tarot Insights: Knight of Cups”
All that Potential… In contrast to the rather static depiction of the Magician in the RWS deck, showing all potential but no real action, the Bonefire Tarot Magician is surrounded by representatives of the elements that swirl around him. Nothing is manifest yet, but something is about to come into being—the creative process is inContinue reading “Tarot Insights: The Magician”
In the Bonefire deck, the Ten of Coins (aka pentacles) is illustrated by ten flowers in bloom, a coin in the center of each, growing in lush green grass. We can see the roots of one of the flowers, and there is a dog sniffing around the foreground, seemingly also at root level. A castleContinue reading “Tarot Insights: Ten of Coins”
There is conflicting energy in The Hermit as he is pulled in two different directions. He shines the light of a star from out his lantern, but he is using that light to look within. And with that inner focus he is also called on to share his knowledge and wisdom with the outer worldContinue reading “Tarot Insights: The Hermit”
The Bonefire Five of Swords seems a little more straight forward— two tattooed, brawny men duking it out over a woman, pursuing their own self-interest.