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Indiana Jones – Knight of Wands

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He comes riding in on his horse to steal the golden crucifix because ‘it belongs in a museum’! Here is your Knight in shining armour – the star of the Adventure genre!

Wands are the action cards and this Knight will do anything but sit at home like a potato on the couch. He has a day job but his evenings are spent researching, working or doing physical training while his weekends are mad adrenaline packed adventures! Relationships aren’t really his forte, but that doesn’t mean his heart isn’t as good as gold, he’s just busy looking for ancient artifacts, try not to take it personally. I’m sure you are pretty, but you aren’t the Holy Grail.

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His relationships with his family can be difficult, mostly because he doesn’t stick around long enough to actually deal with any issues, not because he doesn’t love them to bits really and he’d lay down his life to protect those he loves.

He’s a quick mover, but he rides with purpose and in the direction of his goal. If you look at the other Knights in the tarot (we’ll get to those guys I promise!) you’ll see none of them has the same level of determination as this fiery, passionate Knight! He protects the realm, and he won’t budge on what he believes to be good and right.

If you are in a relationship with this Knight, go easy on him. He’s got a lot going on in that gorgeous head of his. He’s got mysteries to solve and adventures to have and a nagging partner is going to send this guy packing quicker than you say ‘ultimatum’. He’s looking for an equal – someone who can share his adventures but also be just as content out having their own adventures!

If this card comes up in a reading for yourself it could be time to get a little more adventurous. Instead of planning another beach holiday look into volunteering in South America, or taking a vacay in the Amazon Rainforest! Shake up your life a little when you’re in a rut and this card comes up. Do something crazy. Go out for impromptu mid-week drinks or say yes to that date with the weird guy.

This card tells you to channel your inner Indiana and re-ignite your passion! What are you really passionate about? Is there a cause or charity you want to advocate for? Are you passionate about the environment, history, spirituality, cup cakes?! Whatever it is, stick a stick under it and set it on fire!

Reversed this card can mean either Indiana Jones gone bad, or it could be a suggestion for you to calm down a little. Reversed the Knight of Wands suggests you need to find balance, or relates to someone who is unbalanced and flaky.

Adventures are great, but even Indiana Jones has a day job.

There are so many ways to read the tarot cards, and this is just one interpretation that works for me. I’d love to hear about how you read the Knight of Wands when it comes up for you in a reading. 🙂

Love, light and archaeological adventures!

Vix

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Matthew McConaughey – Page of Swords

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I can’t be the only person to ever have been taken aback by the striking resemblance between the Page of Swords and Matthew McConaughey, can I? It’s insanely obvious, and if you didn’t think it was insanely obviously, after reading this post you just may never be able to look at the Page of Swords the same way again!

I was working through The Easiest Way to Learn the Tarot with my brand new Rider Waite/Pamela Coleman Smith deck when I had the epiphany. The first exercise in the book goes along the lines of looking at the cards and imagining you are like, inside the card. It’s an awesome way to spend an afternoon, but when I got to the Page of Swords all I could see was Matthew McConaughey. My intuition had clearly gone for a coffee, because seriously, WTF does Matthew McConaughey have to do with anything?!! And every time I see this card all I see is still Matthew McConaughey!

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Eventually instead of trying to convince my brain that this card has nothing to do with Matthew McConaughey I wondered if maybe I should try to work out what Matthew McConaughey does have to do with this card.

So I sat down and watched my all time favourite Matthew McConaughey movie; Contact. Released in 1997, written by Carl Sagan who wrote the book, directed by Robert Zemeckis and Jodie Foster wearing Mom jeans, there’s seriously nothing it doesn’t have going for it. I’m probably starting to sound like some kind of member of the Matthew McConaughey fandom – I’m really not, but I am a HUGE fan of the movie Contact. If you haven’t seen it and you are into stuff about the universe, outer space and are basically human you will probably love it. The premise is that Jodie Foster is a scientist and she’s searching for messages from aliens basically, and along comes MM playing some kind of priest with a thousand theology degrees who constantly plays devil’s advocate with Jodie Foster in this movie…

Oh wait a second… devil’s advocate? A guy who always takes the higher ground, he’s written a best seller and can totally hold his own in a conversation about God and the universe so he must be intelligent, he’s a student of theology, and he’s super fit and active – hello traditional meanings! MM spends the whole movie trying to convince Jodie Foster there is a God, he’s always arguing his point, talking to her like she’s his congregation and taking off his shirt. There’s even a couple of scenes in the movie where he’s bringing her some important news too!

(OK, so I’m not really talking about Matthew McConaughey. I’m talking about the character in this movie – Joss Palmer. But if I had named this post – Joss Palmer – Page of Swords it wouldn’t have quite had the same ring to it.)

This guy sounds kind of annoying, but he’s not a bad guy, he’s super charismatic, he just has opinions about stuff and thinks his opinions are right. Well, don’t we all think our opinions are right? He doesn’t sugar coat or mince words, he just tells it like it is. He’s so Swords right now!

Seriously, just go watch the movie. Even if you think what I’m talking about here is nuts, it’s a great movie anyway!

And stay tuned for more court cards coming to life through pop culture!

Love, light and Matthew McConaughey tarot look-a-likes,

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Frodo – Ten of Wands

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What was Frodo’s biggest problem? Was it that he had to carry something really far? Was it that he couldn’t find any shoes to fit his big Hobbit feet? Or was it that the thing he had to carry was just so darn heavy? It’s not like he was just bringing his Tesco shopping back from down the road after he’d bought way too many bottles of sparkling water. This kid was seriously burdened. And I think that’s what’s going on in the Ten of Wands.

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The book in this picture is The Easiest Way to Learn the Tarot by Dusty White and I can’t even highly recommend it enough!!

The Ten of Wands isn’t just some guy with his groceries either. He’s got sticks, lots and lots of sticks. How did he get them all? What are they? Well that all of course depends on the reading, but as a single card in the context of this blog post let’s go with the Frodo thing. He’s been given a job to do, and he is the only one who can do it. No one else can carry those sticks for him and he has to deliver them in one piece (ten pieces).

This card might seem like kind of a downer at first glance – oh crap, I’ve got a lot of stuff to carry/deal with/do. When will this shit be over? That feeling of having a huge weight on your shoulders. But if you’re feeling like the Ten of Wands remember Frodo. He’s walking, he’s going somewhere, he’s moving and he’s on a quest to save humanity! And quests always end eventually. This feels like a card of getting somewhere with your burden. Frodo walked for 558 minutes all up. That’s a long walk, but he got there in the end. He made some amazing friends on the way, had an adventure that most Hobbitses couldn’t even dream of and his journey of self discovery was pretty darn epic!

The Ten of Wands is said to be the ‘back pain’ card, which it could totally be in a certain context. But I wonder… if he just changed the way he was carrying those sticks he could end up with some pretty sweet muscles from all that carrying!

Love light and long quests,

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*Disclaimer – all thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own and you may or may not resonate with them and that is totally OK!

Remember – the tarot speaks to us all differently. x

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