Over generations, the events of stories become distilled, losing less interesting details, and focusing in on what really matters to the audience. We can see Tarot in a similar way. What is it about this particular tool that connects so deeply with us? Why has the structure of the 78-card deck inspired practitioners for more than 500 years?
Often, we think of relationships as being defined principally by emotions, and the Two of Cups—Love—or the Ten of Cups—Family—are common manifestations of ideal relationships. But relationships can be represented by a variety of cards. The Two of Wands is a potent mixture of fire and water that can often characterize struggle, opposition, and competition. There can also be tremendous strength in being direct in your relationships and not being afraid to act as a foil for your partner’s desires. The powerful force of will from each partner combines to form a well-defined path for the relationship that is a strong foundation for challenges you encounter
When clients see the Nine of Swords turn up in a reading, it is often a terrifying sight. In many ways, the thoughts and emotions the card evokes through its imagery are comparable to the messages this card is telling us. The Nine of Swords symbolizes psychological torment and spiraling thoughts. This card is the card of negative or distorted thought patterns. All of those ways that our mind lies to us and tells us things are wrong when all we need is a new perspective.