Haiku for the Queen of Wands

The Queen of Wands from the Aquarian Tarot at www.BohemianPathTarot.com

The Queen of Wands from the Aquarian Tarot

 

 

Proudly, she inspires

With a twinkle in her eye

And a firm command.

 

 

 

 

 

Tarot Haiku for the Queen of Wands at  BohemianPathTarot.wordpress.com www.BohemianPathTarot.com

Tarot Haiku for the Queen of Wands

 

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Haiku for the Seven of Cups

The Seven of Cups from <a target="_blank" href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0738702994/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0738702994&linkCode=as2&tag=bohem04-20&linkId=3b22303668986d40b3cd27499f225005">The Llewellyn Tarot</a><img src="//ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=bohem04-20&l=am2&o=1&a=0738702994" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" /> at www.BohemianPathTarot.wordpress.com

The Seven of Cups from The Llewellyn Tarot

 

Shiny distractions

spark little revolutions

and hopeful missions.

 

 

 

 

 

The Seven of Cups from the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0738726389/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0738726389&linkCode=as2&tag=bohem04-20&linkId=7d0582e6eda0425f8dfc415c81615636">The Steampunk Tarot</a><img src="//ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=bohem04-20&l=am2&o=1&a=0738726389" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" /> at www.BohemianPathTarot.wordpress.com

The Seven of Cups from the The Steampunk Tarot

 

 

Shiny distractions

spark little revolutions

and hopeful missions.

 

 

 

 

Daydreams get a bad rap.

A little fantasy can be a good thing, if it leads to positive change. That’s the trick of the Seven of Cups. For some of us, it’s easy to get stuck in illusions and make believe. But it’s not enough just to dream. Using your imagination to visualize a more compelling life is just the first step. Giving yourself permission to expect more fulfillment and taking action to support your vision is where the real magic is. It’s about using your dreams and yearnings as a compass to reach out of your current place of discontent and moving into a more vibrant path.

Traditionally, the Seven of Cups suggests a passive state, where there are lots of ideas and feelings and hopes and dreams. While not all of the dreams are possible – or even likely – they are good information, telling you where you are ready to expand. Use the dreamy phase as a brainstorming session, let yourself imagine every crazy option. Then pick one or two to reach for in the real world. One of your daydreams is actually your future calling you.

Haiku for the Seven of Cups at www.BohemianPathTarot.wordpress.com, image from the Aquarian Tarot

Haiku for the Seven of Cups

My first Tarot deck

The Page of Cups from the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0913866695/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0913866695&linkCode=as2&tag=bohem04-20&linkId=b90da56e27529d9d4e347ed1e96be37e">Aquarian Tarot</a><img src="//ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=bohem04-20&l=am2&o=1&a=0913866695" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important;margin:0!important;" /> at www.BohemianPathTarot.com

The Page of Cups from the Aquarian Tarot

The first time I got a Tarot reading, I was in college. I can’t remember how it came about exactly, but we were totally sober and maybe a little bored when my friend offered to read for me. Getting a Tarot reading sure beat the alternative of doing homework on a Sunday afternoon, so I eagerly accepted.

My friend pulled out his deck from a scarf wrapping, and I was surprised that the Tarot deck was so much larger and thicker than regular playing cards. I marveled at the beauty of the deck he used, the Aquarian Tarot. I was even more amazed that it was a gift from his mother. His mother was a hippy, he told me, and he learned how to read the cards from her. I was jealous – my mom was more about coupon-clipping and mentoring frugality than encouraging esoterica and self-actualization.

Minor Arcana from the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0913866695/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0913866695&linkCode=as2&tag=bohem04-20&linkId=b90da56e27529d9d4e347ed1e96be37e">Aquarian Tarot</a><img src="//ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=bohem04-20&l=am2&o=1&a=0913866695" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" /> at www.BohemianPathTarot.com

The 10 of Cups, 5 of Pentacles, 2 of Wands, 9 of Swords from the Aquarian Tarot

As my friend went through the cards and characters, I hoped to hear exactly when I was going to get my “big break” and how much money I was going to make and when someone was going to fall in love with me. Instead, the reading covered some mundane matters – school stuff, really. It encouraged more focus and fire on my part. Which was not super romantic but so, so real. And because it was honest, I was hooked.

A few months later, my friend gave me my own Aquarian Tarot deck for my birthday. My first Tarot deck. I handled the cards regularly, fawning over the lovely images. The artwork alone inspired ideas and possible interpretations that hinted at more than the “Little White Book” suggested, so I also got a bigger book. And another. I tried to memorize other folks’ definitions, I practiced on anyone who would sit still long enough for a reading.

I got more decks, more books. I started a Tarot journal. And I kept practicing.

The Eight of Pentacles from the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0913866695/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0913866695&linkCode=as2&tag=bohem04-20&linkId=b90da56e27529d9d4e347ed1e96be37e">Aquarian Tarot</a><img src="//ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=bohem04-20&l=am2&o=1&a=0913866695" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" /> at www.BohemianPathTarot.com

The Eight of Pentacles from the Aquarian Tarot

There were books that helped to build a structure for understanding the Tarot (like Choice Centered Tarot by Gail Fairfield), and other decks that helped set specific cards as elements of a story that fit together (like the original Mythic Tarot or the Lover’s Path Tarot). But the significance of my first Tarot deck to my Tarot journey was really underscored by a first time client.

I was doing Tarot readings at a Goddess party a few months back, and I gave the readee a choice of decks to choose from. Since my Tarot collection is now over 30+ decks, I usually bring 3 or 4 decks to parties – one deck whose imagery goes with the theme of the party, then one sweet/romantic/relationship-y one, then maybe a bold deck that gives strong advice, and always my old standby, the Aquarian Tarot.

The new client looked at my collection of decks and picked up the old Aquarian Tarot, now yellowed and quite worn, and she said, “This one looks…cherished.”

I said, “Oh yes, that’s my very first deck! This is the one that began it all. I’ve been reading with this one for almost 30 years!”

“Then that’s the one I want my reading with,” she replied.

Excellent choice.

Ace of Cups and Wands, Page of Cups, Queen of Wands from the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0913866695/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0913866695&linkCode=as2&tag=bohem04-20&linkId=b90da56e27529d9d4e347ed1e96be37e">Aquarian Tarot</a><img src="//ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=bohem04-20&l=am2&o=1&a=0913866695" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" /> at www.BohemianPathTarot.com

Ace of Cups and Wands, Page of Cups, Queen of Wands from the Aquarian Tarot

Four Major Arcana from the The Emperor, Justice, The Sun, and Judgment from the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0913866695/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0913866695&linkCode=as2&tag=bohem04-20&linkId=b90da56e27529d9d4e347ed1e96be37e">Aquarian Tarot</a><img src="//ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=bohem04-20&l=am2&o=1&a=0913866695" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" /> at www.BohemianPathTarot.com

The Emperor, Justice, The Sun, and Judgment from the Aquarian Tarot

Haiku for the Two of Swords

The Two of Swords from the Fenestra Tarot

 

 

Torn between two paths
Head and heart are not in sync
Indecision regins.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is it irony that I’ve been hemming and hawing about this post?

I’ve been sitting on this haiku for a few days now, not quite sure if it’s “right”. I started posting it yesterday, then bailed. And now that it’s Friday, it doesn’t seem like an inspiring one to launch into the weekend. But it’s the truth of where I am at – personally, professionally, and with this haiku.

So there it is.

One decision made, anyway.