Here is my daily tarot reading for 12/15/18. If you want to find out more about this daily tarot reading routine, check out this article: Tarot Readings.
- Morning: 9 of Pentacles
“A bird perches on the hand of a woman standing in the midst of her garden. Bright sunflowers bloom all around her. Grape vines are heavy with fruit. In the distance is a large, elegant house. The bird represents spirit, which the woman values most of all, in spite of her material gain. she has accomplished much because she has listened to her spirit and followed her heart.
This card represents the achievement of good things. Not only have you prospered, but you’ve done so in a way that you feel good about. You appreciate and cultivate the best of everything life has to offer, physically, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually. This card can also indicate the enjoyment of simple but decadent physical pleasures and treats.
If reversed, this card still indicates achievement, but it may not be as fulfilling. Either the means to the end was not satisfying, or you find yourself alone and lonely, with no one to share your material gains.”
- Afternoon: 10 of Swords
“A woman crouches on a stony beach, ten swords stabbed into her back all along her spine. She looks like she is trying to get up or just unwilling to fall all the way to the ground. Sunlight shines through the clouds over a still and peaceful ocean, symbolizing a calmness of emotions that seems at odds with the destruction on the beach.
This card says in no uncertain terms that, finally, it’s over. You have fought and worked at it, but you cannot change the situation; there is no fixing it. You may want to try one last time, but you will have to accept that this time you are beaten. It’s a strange moment because you thought you’d feel a lot more pain and distress, but actually you feel calm and peaceful. Deep down, you are relieved you don’t have to fight it anymore.If reversed, this card indicates that although the situation is over, you refuse to accept that fact and are continuing to fight and cause yourself more pain than necessary.”
- Night: The Hierophant
“Seated casually between two pillars and two burning candles is the Hierophant. His resemblance to the High Priestess is striking. They are both interested in knowledge. However, while her knowledge is secret and esoteric, he is concerned with bringing divine wisdom down to earth. He does have a connection to the divine and otherworldly wisdom, as evidenced by the two ravens in attendance. However, his role is to speak that wisdom with a human voice, without being oblique or mysterious. This is symbolized by the orbs, representing the moon, lying on the floor at the base of the pillars. His hand is raised in a combination of blessing and beckoning, as if inviting students to come near. The cross behind him and the one next to him represent the intersecting of the divine and the worldly, the subconscious and conscious.
This card indicates a perfect balance of belief with practice. It is a good omen if you are facing a problem, as it indicates that you know the solution, but you need to find a way to put it into practice. If you are being asked to teach, this card reminds you to be a goo teacher, always seeking to make wisdom clear to any students. It can also indicate that you should seek a teacher for yourself, perhaps a formal or semi-formal course of study. Maybe the Hierophant is asking you to imagine what your life would be like if you lived by what you believe.
If reversed, this card suggests stubborn bullheadedness, particularly in areas of beliefs and their application in day-to-day life. You may be in a rut, unable to see new things or find useful ways to apply your beliefs in the real world. Consider giving up some routines and trying something new.”
From “The Dreamer’s Journal” by Barbara Moore”
Commentary on the readings:
Today the only things I have planned are to spend time with my family. We are thinking about going to go get breakfast somewhere in the Bay Area, and then we’ll try and find some activities to do throughout the day. I think it’ll be a great day spending time with my family and exploring the Bay Area before we leave.