Archive for the ‘Tarot Interpretations’ Category

The Party’s Over…

December 17, 2010

….The party’s over
The candles flicker and dim
You danced and dreamed through the night
It seemed to be right just being with him
Now you must wake up, all dreams must end
Take off your makeup, the party’s over
It’s all over, my friend….

This morning I looked at the Four of Wands and imagined the scene at night. (How I love Photoshop!) Perhaps the party is over, or maybe it’s the night before the celebration, and the chuppah, as I often think of the floral canopy, spends the long night in the cool, moist air, while the celebrants slumber.

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Card interpretations

April 11, 2010

I had a great one-on-one session tonight with Jessica Contreras, one of the women taking my beginning tarot class. Jessica had wonderful observations about the cards, which she has given me permission to share here.

When Jessica turned over this card, she said, "Oh, it's The Fool's brother!"

Jessica, in part, interpreted this card to be about "stepping up."

Jessica pointed out that the back of the King's throne looks like a ruler. She saw this card as being, in part, about "measuring up."

The party’s over…

April 8, 2010

Here’s a story one of my high school students came up with for the Five of Cups and the Three of Pentacles:

"He got to the party late, and there were empty cups everywhere."

"It was his parents who made him late. They made him do chores—wanted him to hang something up for them."

Page of Pentacles

March 24, 2010

One of my high school students had this to say when asked to come up with a story for the Page of Pentacles:

"He spent all of his money and has just one coin left."

Cashing in on the Seven and Eight of Pentacles

March 23, 2010

Here’s what a couple of my high school students had to say when I asked them to describe what was going on in these cards:

"It's payday!"

"He's literally making money."

A new interpretation of the Knight of Cups

March 22, 2010

The tarot has been a great tool for a lesson on archetypes and the hero’s journey in my high school Mythology class. Today a student looked at the Knight of Cups I had on large screen at the front of the classroom and said, “He’s drinking and driving! Or, err, riding, that is.”

More teen perspectives to come….