Ancestral Path Tarot (1996) was Julie Cuccia-Watts' first deck, and has recently been reissued by US Games (2014). It is a stunningly beautiful deck, with a multi-cultural approach. More details in the overview on Friday...
Now: The Chariot
Doesn't this guy look like he's in charge of his own destiny? His red cape billows out around him, full of passion and power, as he rides through the starry night, pulled by a dark and a light lion. No chasing after toddlers in dirty nappies for him! :D
Okay, with the Easter holidays over, it's time to get back to choosing my own path, rather than focusing on the kids
Don't: Five of Swords
According to the companion book by Tracey Hoover, this young samurai is
performing a fishing ceremony. However, the same paragraph describes
him as sitting with two swords balanced behind him, so we can perhaps
ignore that. Still, I quite like her suggestion that this can indicate
Overall, in the image, I still see someone
holding swords while others lie discarded on the floor. A samurai
would never willingly be parted from his sword. And so, without any
other figures here, we still have the traditional suggestion of defeat
Yet, losing a sword, or an ideal, isn't really
the end of the world. So long as we carry on, things can be regained
and we can create new ideals. The message I get is "Don't let small
setbacks knock you off your Chariot!"
Do: Seven of Cups
Once again, this card has a slightly different emphasis. We see Morgana
Le Fey and her brother King Arthur. She is using these cups for
scrying, seeing all that will befall Arthur. Yet, how can he tell if
these visions are real, if there is any way around them?
someone who believes that we have some ability to affect reality, to me
this joins up with the traditional meaning to assess your choices
wisely. Things are not always as they seem. It's necessary to look
more deeply to see if something is as good as it seems. Contemplating a
couple of important business decisions, this makes a lot of sense to
To see journal prompts based on these cards, click here.