Examine the Tarot and inspire your intuitive mind with Fairy tales, Greek Gods, Guardian Angels, and Celtic Myths, etc. Tarot cards first appeared in France in 1392. Now there are hundreds of decks to choose from. Some practitioners make their own decks and have their own favourite layouts. The art of forecasting and healing go back to the dawn of time; when the mind, body, and spirit in unison meant you are healthy, happy, and wise. I have over 38 Tarot card decks and counting, each week I will be featuring one deck from my collection, a card a day. The tarot cards are meant to open your mind to the numerous possibilities available to you, please note that I never read the card in reverse or contraire. The Tarot cards are intended to offer you, a third party unbiased opinion, or maybe just a timely warning… Trust your first impressions when reading the cards meaning, and applying it to your life at the present time. I have added a little numerology, which is the basic structure used in the minor arcana, and a Child’s poem on the days of the week, just for you. Enjoy! For personal readings and/or lessons with your favorite deck email: email@example.com
The Grail Tarot – published in 2007 – An Eddison-Sadd Edition – By John Matthews – Illustrated by Giovanni Caselli. “A Templar Vision”. The Templars started in 1119 and there has been an association between the history of the Templars and the quest for the Grail. The stories of the Grail are one of the crowning glories of the Western imagination. The cards are based on the Templars, the four suits form a close parallel to four sacred objects, and the 22 Major Arcana are associated with the 22 Grand Masters of the order. The kit comes with 79 cards and a guide book.
Monday’s child is fair of face.
Birthday - 21 – Both your heart and body seemingly radiate with life. You have a very strong will.
First letter of your name - U – You are indecisive and selfish, but have a knack for being in the right place at the right time.
Card – Six of Lances – Great efforts bring rewards, though they are not always easily won or immediately recognized. Although expectations may be fulfilled, there is a price to pay for everything, so regard warily the riches you may be offered.
Background – The knight reaches the heart of the mystery of the lance. He is offered the opportunity to heal the Grail King. Above the king head hangs the Lance of Longinus, as it has for centuries. If the knights were to take up the divine weapon and use it to heal the kings wounds, then the waste lands would be restored. For only the mystical weapon that caused the wound can heal the wound. The Grail king awaits the one who understands this.
Tuesday’s child is full of grace.
Birthday - 22 – Great potential as a leader, organizer, or builder of empires
First letter of your name - V – You are intuitive; your imagination clouds your objectivity.
Card – Lady of Lances – The sympathy and companionship of the lady of Lances offers support to the seeker at all times on their journey. When things seem too heavy to bear, she walks beside them, offering her gentle wisdom and loving kindness to restore their spirits. She suggests alternative ways to overcome fears and doubts.
Background – We see Mary at her most sorrowful, mourning the agonizing death of her son. Throughout history images like this were central to the Christian world, especially for the Templars, they were very devoted to the Virgin Mary. Templars rules were that allegiance to Mary was first and foremost, even before all others.
Wednesday’s child is full of woe.
Birthday - 23 – Life is an adventure to be lived to the fullest. Don’t shirk your responsibilities.
First letter of your name - W – You have a tendency to cut corners and procrastinate, and be superficial
Card – Four of Stones – Though this card represents kindness, generosity and a willingness to share the bounty that comes, underlying this is fear of loss, and a suggestion that the pride accompanying such riches may come before a fall. Behind the generous spirit may lay a desire to hold on to all the good things that come his way.
Background – Many of the quest-knights set out with high hopes of an early success. They believed that their status would open the way for them, and that they could easily overcome any hardship. These were the first to fall by the way side, or be lead astray. Wisdom, courage and faith lead one knight to the Holy Grail.
Thursday’s child has far to go.
Birthday - 24 – Willingly provide a shoulder to cry on or an ear to hear but sometimes interferes.
First letter of your name - X – You are sensual and artistic, you love excitement and indulgence.
Card – Brother of Swords – The heroic action that dominates this card can lead to destructive behaviour. Which way does the sword strike? Is the edge turned against the seeker or does it fight for them? Courage and bravery are offset by impetuosity, a desire for action and control that can turn to fanaticism. “Fools rush in…”
Background – The sword is paramount importance in this card. In the later Grail tradition it is known as the sword of John the Baptist, a figure of great importance to the Templars. The weapon used to behead John the Baptist would have been a relic of the utmost sanctity, but if a new Knight were to take it up, it would fail him, breaking at a crucial moment.
Friday’s child is loving and giving.
Birthday - 25 – Sound and rational, logical and analytical to a fault. Lighten up.
First letter of your name - Y – You are refined and stylish and always have good intentions.
Card – 12/The Wounded King – The status of this card suggests that you may have voluntary surrender your individual desires for duty and ideals. This card also suggest our susceptibility to wounds of one kind or another, both physical and spiritual, but an innate sense of inner healing goes hand in hand with this. Just as the wounded king awaits the one who will heal him, you may be best waiting for a better time.
Background – The wounded king is one of a line of chosen Grail guardians descended from Joseph of Arimathea, the uncle of Jesus. He was imprisoned after the crucifixion of Jesus, and remained alive by eating consecrated wafers, the daily gifts of a dove. Once freed, he set out to start a colony in Europe. Guardians for the Grail, Kings entrusted with the safe keeping of the Holy Grail.
Saturday’s child works hard for a living.
Birthday - 26 – You are efficient and can handle large projects, enterprises, or businesses.
First letter of your name - Z – You look at the bright side of everything, high expectations, and common sense.
Card – Two of Vessels – There is a deepening of relationships with the profound levels of spiritual activity. A relationship with wisdom; a union with the divine; love between human partners, sharing of good fortunes, a deeper understanding of kindness and spiritual fulfilment.
Background – The Master oversees the building of a new Grail temple. His vision is of a place where pilgrims may see the holist of relics. To the site came builders from all over the world, lead there by a vision. They build the temple high upon a mountain and filled it with all kinds of riches, as directed by the Angels.
Sunday’s child is bonny, and blithe, and good and happy.
Birthday - 27 – A leader and capable of inspiring others, excellent intuitive understanding of people.
First letter of your name - A – You are ambitious and independent, great drive
Card – Nine of Stones – A new light enters the world and you look for deeper meanings. There is also a sense of relaxation after labour, of the ability to enjoy well-earned gifts. The natural world becomes the teacher and is ever more deeply appreciated for the life-lessons it offers. The Seeker is victorious over doubt and falseness and becomes a true citizen of the world.
Background – The Novice has talked at length with the hermit and learned much from him. Now he is preparing to get on the way. He is much changed from the person who first set out from the temple as a young brother. He has grown into him-self very well. Not only is he older and wiser, he understands the dedication that is required to continue the quest.
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