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A few years ago, I was lucky to have heard Maggie Mayhem speaking at the Arse Elektronika, a conference about the intersection of sex and technology, in San Francisco. Her talk, her passion and her thoughtfulness stayed with me along my travels.
The seven of wands is essentially about our desires to maintain our status and power. We have struggled to achieve and raise ourselves up to some position of honor, but there is always competition.
The four of cups is interesting in that there are both positive and negative interpretations with the card. On one hand, it reflects our desire for truth, to seek beyond the earthly concerns that we normally have.
Whether in love, business, ideas, groups or any other kind of partnership, the two of cups represents a successful relationship. Here, the ego and self interest are made secondary to mutual benefits that this union can bring.
The six of pentacles represents an overall balance within the material world. The message in the cards is that we will get what we need - regardless of whether you are the central figure in the card, who is in a position of wealth and prosperity, or one of the...
Behind the imagery of the two of pentacles lies the idea of adaptability - of being able to take whatever life throws at you, and continue, like the young man in the card, to dance, to flow, and to move.
The four of wands represents a communal celebration of some sort - perhaps of being rewarded for a job well-done, reaching a milestone, or honoring a success. And because of that, a sense of excitement and and expectancy is being observed here.
Tarot pulls its symbols from a vast pool of knowledge that we all share as humans. Carl Jung called this the collective unconscious. It's the same symbols that we use when our minds create dreams, weaving them into complex patterns whose meanings we strive to find in waking life.