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Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Nine of Wands – Inverted

The Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti

The Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti

Don’t hide your passion so much that no one knows what you’re really working toward. You won’t get any support if you’re expecting others to simply know by osmosis what you want in life. Don’t be afraid to be who you are and allow your magik to come out and grow. It’s ok to be an inspiration to others.


Additional Insight:

Wallowing in self-pity isn’t the answer to your problem. You’re expecting others to read your mind and simply know what you want or need. It doesn’t work that way. Not even in the best relationships can people read each others minds. You can’t read theirs, don’t expect them to read yours.

And no, leaving hints aren’t going to get it done either. Not everyone is good at picking up on the subtle comments about what you like or wish you could do. Not in this day and age where every moment of someone’s time includes their face in a digital device. So don’t assume the one you care about is paying full-time and attention to you. You’re not paying attention to them, so what do you expect?

If you want others to be part of your dream or goal then simply ask them to be. It’s not hard. It’s called communication. Don’t text, don’t write a blog post or a post on your FB page, or whatever. Actually look them in the eye and ask for some of their time. Turn off the phone or tablet or both and talk. Continue reading

Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Judgement

The Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti - Judgement XX

The Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti

Reserve judgement before you toot your horn. You might be accurate, but you don’t need to rub it in or degrade others. Allow your inner light to show compassion with your reason. Your status will grow with the return of respect and admiration for the way you argued the case.


Additional Insight:

You might have insight into a situation that others don’t have. But you don’t need to be arrogant or condescending about it. That will only push others off and cause more confrontation than there needs to be. You may not have the whole story either. So even if you think you’re sure about the situation, don’t rub it in or gloat.

Your perspective maybe well founded, but others look up to your views. The last thing you want to do is cause someone to lash out at someone or something that doesn’t warrant the response. You certainly don’t want to look like the person whose “holier than though” attitude instigated a response that causes harm.

Keep your rhetoric calm and factual. Don’t sensationalize or spin your tale in a way that riles emotions in your favor,  or against you either. By the end of the day, your impressions will pan out and once again you’ll have the opportunity to be admired. Getting noticed isn’t a bad thing in this case. But only if you reserve your words and actions, control your emotions and live by your own standards.
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Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: The Sun

The Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti - The Sun XIX

The Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti

What goes around, comes around. Be careful how you use your words and respond to others today. They’re trying to bait you into a confrontation. Rise above and maintain your self respect. Stick to the facts, don’t make assumptions and use your wisdom to correct misconceptions. But don’t fight with those who are too blind to see. Live in your light and enjoy the day.


Additional Insight:

There are those who will cross your path and be angry at the world. It’s not your fault they got up on the wrong side of the bed. But don’t let them goad you into a fight that’s not of your making in the first place. Their fear and anxiety is theirs to carry and you can’t fix things for them.

Today is a good day to do your own thing. Get outside and recharge your batteries. Take a walk, sit in the sun and drink some tea, balance your energies. The Universe will spin with or without your personal interpretation. So allow others to spin their wheels and fall into the darkness of their own fear. You won’t save them by arguing. And you don’t need to fall into the pit with them.

Nor will you help through unsolicited advice. Remember that wisdom is attained through knowledge and experience. Don’t assume you’re the only person who’s been through “that” or gone through “this” and come out the other side. Sometimes people simply want to complain and “get it out”. They don’t want you to solve the problem or tell them what to do. They’ve probably already done all that anyway. Continue reading

Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Nine of Swords

The Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti - Nine of Swords

The Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti

You can focus on patterns of strength, or patterns of anger. The choice is up to you. Strength will bring virtues that get you through the dark times and always keep you in the light. Anger will only weaken you and constantly keep you in harm’s way and under attack. The pattern you chose today will set up the rest of the year. Make sure you select the right path to move toward a prosperous future.


Additional Insight:

You don’t need to hide and worry yourself through the night in trepidation for what may never happen. With experience comes wisdom and the knowledge that fear is destructive and useless. Stop focusing on what you might lose, or what you may not have and focus on your strengths.

Use your tenacity to build a pattern of endurance, fortitude and stability. These things will allow you to see through the blocks that both you and others put before you. You’ll find the weakness in their argument, the weak link in their actions and you will be the one who gets through the fray.

Swords represent Strength & Weakness, Endurance & Struggle, Respect & Animosity. You have the Strength, you know you’ve acquired the Endurance. Now it’s time to Respect yourself and let go of the animosity, guilt, self loathing or whatever adjective that fits your perspective of self. Whatever it is you have left of the negative perceptions when you look in the mirror; time to let go and move on. Continue reading

Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Wheel of Fortune

The Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti - Wheel of Fortune X

The Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti

Don’t allow those trying to jam up the machine to get you down. Your movement is not dictated by their actions. Move along and do what needs to get done in order to keep your passion going forward. The wheel of fortune is on your side and you’re the one who will reap the benefits through the weekend.


Additional Insight:

The fires of hate will only succeed if you allow them to heat up your anger and emotions. You don’t define who you are by their fear or lies. So don’t take it to heart or take it so personally. Their actions will come back to them and reap its own karma in their lives. There’s nothing you have to do.

There’s no reason to focus on the negative. Let those who have attacked you unfairly to spin their wheels and try to throw a cog in the wheels. It won’t do anything but show them for the negative people they are. It will expose the hidden secrets they’ve wanted to keep in the closet and maybe even save someone in their life from being hurt more than they already have been.

Today, turn your attention to promoting your own adventures and seeking your own way. It’s the same path, the same direction and the same enthusiasm you had a week ago. And perhaps this event has elevated your exposure to those who needed to see your presence in the world, but hadn’t noticed you before. Continue reading

Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Six of Wands

The Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti - Six of Wands

The Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti

The journey brings welcome and accolades from friends and fans. Be gracious and thankful for the attention. Even though it takes work and you maybe a little tired from the trip, it’s well worth the effort. Don’t ignore those who helped you arrive. You could use the goodwill and the confidence boost right about now.  Humility and grace are on the schedule.


Additional Insight:

You’ve put in a lot of work to get noticed and that’s finally paying off. Don’t miss the chance to receive the accolades because you’re tired and in a bad mood. That one moment could destroy what you’ve spent months and even years to build.

Whither you’re trying to gain the attention of one person or a stadium full of fans, this is your moment to acquire the warm welcome. You have arrived. Be gracious and humble. Make sure you acknowledge those who helped you along the way. And remember you wouldn’t be here if it were not for those supporting you and cheering you on.

All that support from the tiny to the big, kept you going and got you through the rough patches. They brought energy into your days when you thought you had nothing left. And they gave you encouragement and inspiration when you couldn’t see over the obstacles in your way. Continue reading

Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Ace of Wands – Inverted

The Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti - Ace of Wands - Inverted

The Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti

Be careful what you hold onto, you could get burned. Sometimes there’s a very good reason to let go of something you feel passionate about. There’s hidden issues, or unseen attitudes that could land you in a lot of trouble. Don’t regret the decisions you’ve made when you know you’ve done your best. Every thing happens for a reason, in the right time and place when you follow your instincts and go with the flow.


Additional Insight:

Magik is the art of energy manipulation. No other suit in the Tarot represents that art more than the Wands. They represent the essence of Enterprise & Inaction, Inspiration & Pessimism, Distinction & Disregard. They express these energies through the manner in which you put forth your thoughts and deeds. Your intentions are what’s key in the art of magik.

Your intent defines and infuses the energy you put out and what you get in return. But none of us are alone in this world. When you express energy to attain something, you are merging your intention with that of others involved in the situation. One is not more “powerful” or “weaker” than the other. They merge together and move forward with a pattern of energy that can predict the probable outcome of an event based on choices we’ve made.

If your intention is pure, but theirs is not, the Divine Universe has a way of balancing out the situation to keep you from facing issues or hardships that you don’t deserve. Sometimes that means we don’t always get what we “want”. And while it may not feel like it at the time, that’s probably a good thing and a blessings we won’t find out about until later. If at all. So there’s no need to dwell on the situation. Rather chalk it up to an exercise that’s preparing you for the real brass ring you’re really waiting to capture. Because this one wasn’t it.
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Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: The World – Inverted

The Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti - The World XXI - Inverted

The Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti

Shine a light on your unconventional methods and you might receive a standing ovation for your performance. There’s always many ways of doing things, especially if they’re old tasks that benefit from new technology. Your version saves time and money, so it will get noticed by those who are sponsoring your task. Be humble, but accept the accolades and let the energy give you a confidence boost. You earned it.


Additional Insight:

Don’t be afraid to make improvements on the old or normal way of doing things. Innovation comes in many forms and only requires imagination to see an alternative. In some cases you can simply update the procedures and note the benefits. In other cases, go over your ideas with those in charge and get permission to try the new methods. Use your best judgment, but be careful not to ruffle feathers.

This afternoon the reviews will be coming in and you’ll have something to celebrate with family and friends. There could even be a raise or special reward in it for you. It’s ok to feel pride in your accomplishments. But remember no one goes it alone. So be humble and say thanks. But don’t boast too much or brag to those who you know are struggling in their tasks. Continue reading

Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Eight of Wands – Inverted

The Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti - Eight of Wands - Inverted

The Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti

Be careful what you ask for, somethings come with a shock attached that can knock you off your feet. The grass is always greener on the other side, because you’re too far away to see the weeds. Don’t let the warped view of others, alter your course. You  don’t see what they see, nor have you walked in their shoes. Show some compassion and try to look at things from their side. You might be trying to get to the same place.


Additional Insight:

Everyone has their view of the world around them. And even when they’re standing right next to you, what can be seen and how it’s viewed will be different. Your experiences always warp your view and no two people have gone through the exact same things in life.

You may see flaws, when they see blessings. You may see the glass half empty, when they’re excited to merely have a glass. When you can’t walk in their shoes, try to show some compassion instead of making them see things your way. Attempt to understand where they’re coming from and respond differently to their knee jerk reactions. You could be hitting a nerve that has never been able to heal. And they’re responding to those deep wounds that seriously color their view.
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Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Nine of Pentacles

The Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti - Nine of Pentacles

The Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti

Spend your time on the brighter things in your life. Be at peace and enjoy the blessings you have around you. It looks like a wonderful weekend filled with abundance and grace. Take time to listen to your natural instincts, there’s a message coming your way. Remain positive and by the middle of next week, things will be looking up in your domain.


Additional Insight:

Don’t get bogged down in the negativity around you. Let the past be what it is and isolate yourself from those who want to push you back in time. Just because they can’t accept the consequences of their actions, doesn’t mean you have to allow them to pull you back into the muck and mud.

Your hands are clean and you’ve done all you can to muddle through the tragedies you’ve faced. You’ve endured and come out stronger than you went in. Keep in mind what you do today sets up your future. Don’t allow the nay-sayers to get under your skin or take you back to a situation they know nothing about.

You’ve won your wings, now fly above the fray and distance yourself from the turmoil. It’s not your place to teach them a lesson and you won’t need to hand out the karma they face for their own actions. Don’t search for answers today, there’s too much anger involved in the situations around you. Let your opponents wage their war through the weekend and spin their wheels deeper into the mud. They’ll show themselves for what they are, and the tide will turn in your favor.
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