Nine of Wands

Upright/Well Dignified: Strength in opposition is the phrase of the day where the Nine of Wands is concerned in a reading. Showing up, it lets you know that there is going to be a lot of opposition with whatever you’re trying to do, but you’ll most likely win out, exhausted as you’ll probably be from […]

Seven of Pentacles/Disks

Upright/Well Dignified: When the Seven of Disks pops up in a reading, it’s usually telling you that it’s a good time to take a momentary breather and take a look at what you’ve achieved so far. While the Crowley Thoth card is referred to as “Failure” and many other occult decks call it “Success Unfulfilled” […]

Six of Cups

Upright/Well Dignified: When you find yourself lounging about and reminiscing about your childhood, or for that matter, better days in general, you know that you are well and truly in the thrall of the Six of Cups. It’s one of those cards that is determined to take you back to what will probably seem like […]

Seven of Wands

Upright/Well Dignified: The Seven of Wands is hardly a card about an easy time. When it shows up, it’s often talking about the fact that there’s a fair amount of adversity ahead. That’s the bad news. The good news is that you’re in the right position to do something and walk away from it, a […]

Seven of Swords

Upright/Well Dignified: There’s a lot that can be said about the seven of Swords in regards to the choices that will probably be coming up in your life. This particular Seven might be referring to a need to be a little unpredictable at times. Being aware of your surroundings and being willing to take chances […]

Two of Cups

Upright/Well Dignified: The Two of Cups is very much a card of partnerships and unions, especially in the sense of a long-term partnership that’s going to create something that can only be described as awesome. Referred to as the “Lord of Love” by some occultists, this is often a card about exactly that. Whether it’s […]

Two of Wands

Upright Well Dignified: The Two of Wands is usually about internal conflict and what you cans do about it. There is a fork in the road, showing you two possible solutions as to how to deal with this conflict, so which one will you take? The Rider-Waite/Smith inspired decks show a single figure holding a […]

Ten of Swords

Upright/Well Dignified: The ten of Swords is not anybody’s friend. I tend to think of it as a “gatekeeper” of sorts. Everything that has happened has come to a head and it has ended pretty disastrously, although that’s not the end of it. The Rider Waite deck shows a man with ten swords in his […]

Five of Cups

Upright/Well Dignified: Like the Four of Cups, it seems that the card is pointing out that the full picture isn’t being seen. The figure in the picture is looking down at three spilled cups and dressed as a person in mourning. Rachel Pollack commented in her book 78 Degrees of Wisdom, that sorrow unites the […]

Six of Wands

Upright/Well Defined: The six of Wands is a often a card about celebrating a hard won victory of one sort or another. There’s could have been a struggle, or simply an “aha!” moment and all of a sudden, a great movement forward, but there is still a lot of work to be done if you […]