You like the music? Go for it! Enjoy the books? Sure, do it! Heard someone speak it in a café one time and loved the sound of it? Get yourself some paper and start practicing!!! Don’t let anything deter you from learning something new 🌱🐝
Lush’s Brightside bubble bar - SMALL AMOUNT! A little goes a long way!
Handful of oats
16oz of almond milk
Half dozen roses - use 3 for petals and toss 3 whole heads in
Medium sliced orange
Small sliced lemon
Layer ingredients as listed above, running the bath water after you have added the oats. As it fills, feel free to mix in the milk. Be sure to stir the water with your hands as the water rises, gently whispering your intent. You may also light your candles as you wait and be sure to exercise fire safety!
This bath is one of self care and love. Speak softly and kindly phrases such as “I am powerful” and “I am knowledgeable” when stirring - we want it to be brimming with lovely positivity! Once the tub is full, shut off the water and add your flowers and fruit.
Whilst in the tub, visualize any negative thoughts or energies being washed away. Deeply inhale the lovely fruity, floral scents around you. Think of yourself as royalty! You deserve this luxurious soak!
Remain in the tub for as little or long as you see fit. I stayed in until the water got chilly!
After your soak, be sure to drain the tub carefully - little bits like lavender buds and oats can clog your bath.
And that’s it, loves! You took a bath worthy of the majestic creature you are!
Note: You may use as many or as little of these ingredients as you like, or substitute if need be - whatever you need to make YOU feel great!
-Ben and Rey were already being drawn to each other before they’d even met. Rey running without understanding why she was running, and Kylo irrationally captivated by some girl being involved in all this- they were running full-speed into a head-on collision.
-The full connection was later triggered by Kylo’s interrogation of Rey. In the TFA script, it says, “THEY’RE BOTH SURPRISED: they react to a feeling that passes
between them – AN ENERGY THEY RECOGNIZE IN EACH OTHER.”
-This is immediately followed by Kylo high-tailing it to Snoke because he’s spooked, but Snoke is clearly none the wiser, saying “This scavenger, resisted you??” as Kylo relates the story of what happens. Clearly this is the first time Snoke’s even heard of this chick, and only after that does Kylo drop the bomb: “She’s strong with the force!” Snoke did not know Rey had the force until that moment.
-Rey did not ‘awaken’ until her time with Kylo, and because of that, Snoke could have never felt her in the force until that happened. Evidence in point is when Rey trains with luke in TLJ and observes that she cannot feel Luke as anything outstanding in the force because he’s starved himself of his abilities. So Snoke could not have set them up during the interrogation, which is when the connection was triggered.
So why did Snoke lie?
Kylo is ultimately a victim of Stockholm Syndrome (no matter how much its shine may have finally started to tarnish leading up to Snoke’s demise). Snoke maintains power over Kylo by maintaining a god-like image for Kylo to worship and serve like some sort of personal high-priest. In order to do that, he uses his admittedly impressive force abilities to fake an omnipotence he does not have in order to keep Kylo in line and constantly afraid that Snoke ‘knows’. No, Snoke doesn’t know- at least not everything, and definitely not in detail. But because Kylo thinks he does, or can, this fear of discovery and subsequent disgrace/mocking/punishment had, for a very long time, kept Kylo enslaved and alive.
Claiming, then, that, of course this very, very important and special thing Ben now has with Rey is all his doing is just another attempt at that omnipotence and playing god. Only Snoke could possibly be the cause of this seemingly good thing now in Ben’s life, only Snoke has the power, and of course Snoke knows everything that’s gone on. Because Snoke is god and Kylo is his slave. Right?
Kylo’s known the truth all along
Only Rey seemed a bit surprised at Snoke’s false revelation, if I recall. Kylo didn’t seem to flinch. Because as Snoke monologues about his omnipotence and power over Kylo, Kylo, who has clearly already learned the limits of Snoke’s sight into his mind, begins to formulate thoughts specifically designed to be vague enough to still achieve his real intent while also accomplishing exactly what he knows Snoke wants to ‘see’. Because he learned those limits, knew them, this was how he could finally kill Snoke. Kylo’s clearly known for some time that Snoke’s omnipotence is a lie, that his godly claims are a lie. This is why he also likely understands that Snoke’s claim of forging their connection is a lie as well.
Why play along all this time? Why still follow Snoke despite the false advertising?
There are several reasons that made it worthwhile for Kylo to continue in Snoke’s service:
-Snoke’s abilities and knowledge ARE extremely vast. There’s a lot to be learned there.
-No one, in Kylo’s mind, gives a damn about him. Except for Snoke. Even if he understands that Snoke is just out to use him, it’s still someone who takes an interest in him, gives him the kind of attention he feels he needs and deserves. It’s someone who asks after him when nobody else does, and he didn’t want to lose that. The illusion is comforting- why would he let that go? When Kylo gets Rey, however, suddenly a better, healthier, and infinitely more genuine replacement emerges, and now Snoke, who already had deeply flawed intent, is irrelevant and disposable with regards to that personal need.
-Staying with Snoke meant the best the universe had to offer any time he wanted it. All he had to do was kill and rip himself apart emotionally to get it. But the richness of the material gain, especially after years living the acetic life of Luke’s jedi code, made it worth it.
-Knowledge, which bears repeating again.
So Snoke lied. Ben saw the lie for what it was, but was clever and powerful enough to hide his knowledge of Snoke’s limitations to keep himself safe and keep the charade that he felt benefited him going. Ben knew it was their moment during the interrogation that bound them, he knew how special it really was, and with the expectation that Rey would stay by his side, decided to end the false game with his Master by using all this accumulated knowledge to finally kill him.
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Edit BONUS: @dachi-chan25 brought up another excellent point as well in their tags, which is even after Snoke is very, very dead, Ben and Rey continue to see each other, they continue to connect in the force. Freely and without Snoke there to do a thing. Well observed, dachi!!
You made a living by stealing as a member of a thieves’ guild.
The guild is similar to a modern organized crime syndicate.
It exacts protection money from criminals and businesses alike, and uses its influence to keep the city watch focused on apprehending criminals who operate without the guild’s blessing.
Necessity might have driven you to this work, having no other means to provide for yourself, or you might have been an orphan taken in by a thieves’ guild.
Whatever your reasons, you learned how to slip into places where others would prefer you not go, neutralizing traps, locks, and sentries with uncanny skill.
Skill Proficiencies: Investigation, Stealth.
Trait — Thieves’ Cant: Among thieves, there is a secret language, a combination of jargon words and secret signs that members of the criminal underworld know and use.
Creatures hearing you converse in Thieves’ Cant might think you say one thing when you are actually saying something else entirely.
You have learned the secret language of thieves.
You can correctly interpret thief signs and doublespeak, and you can communicate in this manner to others familiar with this language.
Suggested Equipment: Thieves’ tools, lampblack, oil can, breeches with secret pocket, small steel mirror, belt pouch, 18GP, 4SP.
You were employed as a jester by a noble.
You performed acrobatic stunts, told jokes and stories, and provided entertainment for your employer and his or her guests.
However, you also served a key role, lacing your entertainment with criticisms and observations too controversial for others to speak aloud.
Trait — Licensed Fool: You enjoy the rare privilege of speaking your mind with little concern for repercussions.
As a jester, it is your duty to use comedy to point out the absurdities of the world.
You can criticize through the lens of humor without offense.
In addition, you can gain access to nobles in order to perform.
When traveling, you can usually find a meal and a place to stay in the local castle or manor house in return for a performance.
Suggested Equipment: Jester’s motley, tin scepter, musical instrument (your choice), book of bawdy poems and jokes, traveler’s clothes, 38GP.
You have successfully completed your training as a squire and earned the title of knight.
Your title carries many responsibilities, and you are expected to behave in a chivalrous manner, protect the innocent, and mete justice across the land.
You might be sworn to a noble house or be a wandering knight, questing for some prize or glory.
Skill Proficiencies: Choose two from Athletics, History, Insight, Intimidation, Perception, Religion and Survival
Trait — Knight’s Station: When you are among nobility or some other group that would recognize your station as a knight, you can expect to receive free accommodations and food for yourself and your adventuring companions for the duration of your stay.
Certain nobles might decline, but this is a serious breach of etiquette and usually has social consequences.
Suggested Equipment:lance, token of affection, signet ring, sealing wax, light warhorse with saddle and bridle, grooming kit for horses, feed (seven days), traveler’s clothes, 32GP, and 5SP.
You wander the land performing music, telling tales, and entertaining audiences with your talents.
Rarely does a community not welcome you in, as you bring news of distant lands to the common folk.
Trait — Noted Performer: You can always find a place to perform, usually in an inn or tavern.
At such a place, you receive free lodging and food (within reason) as long as you perform each night.
In addition, your performance makes you something of a local figure.
When strangers recognize you in a town where you have performed, they typically take a liking to you.
Suggested Equipment: Fine clothes, ink, musical instrument (your choice), paper (five sheets), traveler’s clothes, 27GP.
You have pledged your life to serve a god, pantheon of gods, or philosophy.
You serve as an intermediary between your chosen power and the mortal world, conducting sacred rites, offering sacrifices, and expounding the teachings of your faith to those you meet.
When you choose this background, select a deity or power.
Your knowledge and experience is drawn from your time as a priest in the service of that faith.
Trait — Temple Services: You belong to a specific temple dedicated to your chosen power.
You have a residence there, and you can perform religious ceremonies and offer sermons drawn from the sacred teachings of your faith.
While near your temple, you can call upon acolytes and fellow priests for assistance, provided the assistance you ask for is not hazardous and you remain in good standing with your temple.
Additionally, when you are in a location that has a temple, shrine, or other presence of your faith, you can expect to receive free healing, care, and religious services for yourself and your adventuring companions from others aligned with your faith.
Suggested Equipment: Holy symbol, flask of holy water, ink, ink pen, paper (ten sheets), vestments, 3GP, 9SP, 8CP.
Years of being a street tough have given you an aura of menace.
Your look communicates a basic message to those who annoy you: You’d as soon break their knees as receive an apology.
Threats and bullying tactics come easily to you.
Your demeanor has landed you jobs with less-than-reputable organizations in the past, where you’ve provided both protection and muscle.
Trait — Bad Reputation: No matter where you go, people are afraid of you due to your connections to the dangerous criminal underworld or your history of violence.
When you are in a place of civilization, you can get away with minor criminal offenses, such as refusing to pay for food at a tavern or breaking down doors at a local shop, since most people will not report your activity to the authorities.
Suggested Equipment: Sap (equivalent to club), tattoo, half of a set of manacles, common clothes, 28GP, 4SP.
The truth is that even big collections of ordinary books distort space, as can readily be proved by anyone who has been around a really old-fashioned secondhand bookshop, one that looks as though they were designed by M. Escher on a bad day and has more stairways than storeys and those rows of shelves which end in little doors that are surely too small for a full-sized human to enter. The relevant equation is: Knowledge = power = energy = matter = mass; a good bookshop is just a genteel Black Hole that knows how to read.
Pluto in the 1st house: Psychic energy thrusts through the immediate matrix, the place where essence and body collide. The energy is like an x-ray that scans the immediate environment for intuitive material. When they are alone, there is a voice that speaks, but it doesn’t use any words
Pluto in the 2nd house: The 2nd house is the voice. These people can receive psychic stimulus through voices masquerading as thought. These ‘thoughts’ have a unique voice. They may even feel like some ‘thoughts’ do not belong to them
Pluto in the 3rd house: The individual provokes the immediate environment with a striking extrasensory radar that forces psychic energy to respond. Information arrives at the pinnacle moment through any communicative medium - conversation, something overheard, through television and radio, or automatic writing
Pluto in the 4th house: The psychological base is acutely psychic. It operates on a highly charged frequency that attracts intuitive information like a magnet. They go inside to die and spirit guides wait patiently in the twilight zone, the spirit guides are forms of protection, guidance, and warning
Pluto in the 5th house: High flowing psychic energy conduits through the creative experience. The Gods speak through their art, performance, and self-expression. Children may bring powerfully intuitive messages to the individual. This is often the message of the inner child who is inherently and magnetically spiritual, wise, and clairvoyant because its umbilical cord remains connected to the divine
Pluto in the 6th house: Psychic sorcery activates through the act of service. When supporting a person in crisis, ill health, or fear, the individual begins channeling powerful knowledge beyond their years, empathy, therapeutic wisdom, and counsel. The Gods use them as their soul physicians.
Pluto in the 7th house: Psychic activity rebounds and reflects here. Intuition is passed from the heavens and through friends, partners, and loved ones. Everybody that is important to the individual becomes their personal and unknowing medium
Pluto in the 8th house: This nature is purely psychic, its very essence activates a world rather left concealed. It can stimulate every ghost, angel, and spirit from every medium. The body can be a vessel for a cacophony of intuitive explosions, the other side magnetises to them and uses them to experience or communicate absolutely anything. Also the relationships are profound, they lead lovers into the light, but first they cross through the dark, and only the courageous survive, these relationships show them how far they have come
Pluto in the 9th house: The higher mind conduits psychic prophecy from the unconscious. Stepping into the mind of the explorer, the philosopher, and the truth seeker opens door for the inner guru, it means that symbolism, prophecy, cosmic wisdom, and spiritual law become features of their daily experience
Pluto in the 10th house: Intuition can be directive guidance in the voice or with the reverence of a parent or superior. So the psychic ‘voice’ can be almost threatening and forceful. The intuitive messenger here is their future self, the one who has transformed and accomplished their greatest aspiration
Pluto in the 11th house: The 11th is an Aquarius house so the intuitive message is electrocuted and passed through the medium of air. It means that the individual can receive psychic revelation in the form of prophecy, knowing the future, and through visions
Pluto in the 12th house: Intuition accompanies every social interaction and energises through universal empathy, the person can see into the soul of other people. They have visions and prophetic dreams. But they must spend a lot of time alone to reflect on the message and regenerate their psychic spirit
So, recently I’ve been wondering which Major Arcana card I see myself as most, and I stumbled across the interesting idea that everyone’s birthday relates to a different Major Arcana card. It’s easy to figure out using simple numerology.
If my birth date were 05/07/1990, I’d add those numbers together to get 31.
0+5+0+7+1+9+9+0 = 31.
Now, if your number is 21 or lower, that number becomes the number of the Major Arcana card that you (according to your birth date) are most associated with or influenced by. There are only 21 Major Arcana cards, and so anything higher than this needs to be made smaller. The example birth date is 31, which is greater than the number of cards, and so the numbers need to be added together to make a smaller one. Like so:
3+1 = 4
So, in this instance 4 becomes the number associated with your card. You would then look through the Major Arcana cards to find the card associated with you (in this case it would be The Emperor.)
Below, I’ve written my own interpretation of what I believe each of the Major Arcana cards would be like as a person, along with a simple sentence or two of advice.
0 - The Fool
If you’ve added up your birth date and you’ve managed to get 0, I think you need to have another crack at it. Then again, if you’ve managed to add numbers together and find 0, perhaps this is the right card for you after all. If you were to be influenced by The Fool you would be someone who threw your all into everything without thinking of the consequences. Sometimes reckless and impulsive, you believe ‘if it’s meant to be, it will be’. The universe will provide it. Your life will be full of adventure, full of ups and downs, full of travel and journeys, and you’ll never be bored. You accept everything as it comes with no worries and no judgement. Remember: somethings need finesse and planning, don’t jump into everything head first. Just because you can’t see the bottom of the ocean, doesn’t mean you won’t find jagged rocks should you jump off the cliff.
1 - The Magician
The Magician is someone who has the power and the knowledge to make anything manifest. If you are influenced by The Magician, you work hard, are totally committed, and as such have the focus to create and enjoy all that life has to offer. You reach for your goals and you meet them, every time. You’re charming, charismatic and people will seem to in awe of you, though you need to be careful of this as you have the potential to use this awe to manipulate people, especially with the added use of smoke and mirrors. You’re very good at creating illusions to help you get your way. You might not even know that you’re doing it. Remember: not everything can be manipulated to your will. If you do it too often, you might just earn a reputation which will make your life a hell of a lot harder.
2 - The High Priestess
The High Priestess is full of wisdom, knowledge, and intuition, and as such, she can almost be seen as the keeper of secrets. If you are influenced by her, you will feel a pull towards a higher power, towards anything mysterious and spiritual and esoteric. You have a lot of inner wisdom, and as long as you can learn to trust your inner voice and subconscious, you will succeed. You’re quite private and prefer to follow your own path rather than everyone else’s. You decide who gets to know what and how much of what you know. Because of this, you remain mysterious and elusive to most people, potentially even distant, cold and smug. Remember: just because you know more than others, doesn’t mean you need to share that knowledge. Sometimes others won’t appreciate your attempts at sharing as it reminds them of just how little they know.
3 - The Empress
The Empress is the mother to all. If this is you, you have a fierce nurturing instinct and are naturally inclined to create abundance and life. You create chances and opportunities for people and things to grow and become what they always should have been. You’re the person who looks out for the underdog and nurses them back to health when they’re beaten down. You are incredibly creative in all that you do, whether this relates to working at the office, planning a date, cleaning the house or painting. You have a love of pleasure, of all things luxurious and beautiful, however, be careful of overindulgence. As the empress, you have natural power and leadership. You feel you know best in most, if not all, situations and because of this, you may have a tendency towards anger and control if you feel you are challenged. Remember: not everyone will accept your natural role as leader and mother. Sometimes you will need to let others rule, you will need to take a knee and let others blossom into leadership in your absence.
4 - The Emperor
The Emperor is a strong authority figure. You had a high level of self-discipline, and are protective of those who you see as “yours”. As such, you are charismatic and seem to have a following wherever you go. You are a natural, successful leader and come will all the natural traits that follow this: logical, organised, confident and ambitious. Your ambition naturally encourages you to be determined and focused on whatever goal it is you want to complete. Your vision narrows, and your whole being becomes fixed on your dream, your goal, your plan. With this, however, comes a tendency to tread on those who are not as successful as you, mostly due to your single-mindedness. You don’t mean to do it, however, those you use as a stepping stone don’t know this. You can be seen as a tyrant, or as someone who doesn’t care about those outside of your circle of ‘followers’. Remember: compassion can be the greatest trait of a wise leader. There will always be someone who is left out in the cold, you can help them all, but there’s a difference between not helping them and kicking them to the curb as you surpass them.
5 - The Hierophant
The Hierophant is a lover of rules and boundaries and doesn’t often move from the orthodox way of attempting things. You are a rule follower, you do what is expected of you, and take joy from tradition. You might be drawn to exploring different philosophies and ways of looking at the world as you enjoy figuring out and learning about how and why things work like they do. You are a natural counsellor and mentor because applying these findings to other situations is a logical step for you, and you seem to be able to understand the small idiosyncrasies that have built up to cause the larger problem at hand. Incorporating your natural problem-solving skills and your love of tradition into a profession may mean you become a teacher, leader of a club or a spiritual leader. On a slightly negative note, you have a very strong view of what you think is right and you aren’t often tempted to sway from it. You may have a tendency to become too rigid and feel threatened when someone is encouraging you to break the rules. Remember: Just because there is a rule, doesn’t mean it is the right way to do something. Sometimes you’ll find it freeing to break out and forge a path for yourself.
6 - The Lovers
The Lovers not only stand for love, but also for balance. You strive for all things in your life to be in harmony, for the yin and yang, for the femininity to complete the masculinity. You enjoy bringing together two opposites or two broken things and making a whole. You’re a natural problem solver and you can’t resist tinkering and working every single aspect of your life. You may find yourself to be a matchmaker of sorts, constantly medalling in everyone else’s life to aid them in finding the balance. How can you relax when there are friends, or family, or parts of your life where not everything works as it should? Your life will be strewn with choices, with temptations and opportunities. They can seem overwhelming and distracting, but don’t allow the desire for balance distract you from your main goals. Not everything needs to be 100% balanced 100% of the time. Remember: whilst harmony is a beautiful thing, don’t allow the temptation of fixing others pull you from the important decisions you need to make in your own life.
7 - The Chariot
The Chariot is about opposing forces working together to reach victory. You are controlled, confident, wilful and, overall, successful. Sometimes it may seem like your head and your heart wants two completely different things, however, as long as you stay focused, you have the sheer strength of will to reconcile these difference and make it work. You need to keep moving forward to reach victory, even when everything seems to be moving at an impossibly frantic and uncontrolled pace. Focus and direction will be everything for you. Once you have lost those, it will seem like you have lost control of everything. It may also seem like every aspect of your life is pulling you in a million different directions. Remember: you can’t control everything. The key to success is to control what you can and to not worry about what you can’t.
8 - Strength
Strength, no surprise to anyone, is incredibly strong mentally and emotionally. When life knocks you down, you are able to get back up, dust yourself off and carry on. Even when it seems like you’ve been hit a hundred times and every time you attempt something it fails, you have the sheer strength of will and determination to keep going. You are the embodiment of ‘Keep calm and carry on’. You also have a lot of compassion and love for others. People lean on you in difficult times as you radiate stability and power. Despite this, if your focus is lost, you can sometimes force issues and end up pushing too hard. The term ‘you don’t know your own strength’ springs to mind. Remember: sometimes the best thing you can do is to be patient and wait for the right moment. Push something too hard and it will break.
9 - The Hermit
The Hermit is a very introverted soul. You prefer your own company, often needing to draw back and spend time alone. You use this time to analyse things and to develop your own inner wisdom. You’re not one to ask for advice, preferring to work things out in your own head. You may find that many others are drawn to you for advice, seeking your counsel on all manner of things, and this can sometimes irritate you. Don’t become too insular, though. Isolation is fine when it’s for a purpose but everyone gets lonely sometimes. Being around other people can bring fresh new ideas and approaches to problems. Remember: a problem shared is a problem halved. Even if you’re not going to follow someone’s advice, sometimes asking for a fresh perspective can encourage new thoughts.
10 - The Wheel of Fortune
The Wheel of Fortune deals with the unpredictability of fate. Have you ever noticed that your friends call you lucky? Opportunities are seemingly hounding you and pounding on your door. They arrive out of the blue and can take you completely by surprise. Finding a £20 on the floor, friends gifting you tickets to a concert, a dream job, finding the love of your life. It happens all the time to you. There will, of course, be bad times when things don’t go your way. Times when your luck has disappeared and you’re drowning under that big black cloud with holes in both your shoes. When times like this happen, you have a tendency to become overwhelmed and discouraged. You forget the highs and only focus on the lows. Remember: the purpose of a wheel it to keep on turning. You can’t appreciate the good without the bad.
11 - Justice
Justice represents justice of any kind. You treasure truth, balance, fairness, and logic. You weigh things up very carefully, looking at the pros and cons of a situation before you make your decisions. You are aware that your actions have long-term consequences and it is because of this that you analyse everything. You seek the truth behind all, as you value honesty and until you know the truth, you cannot be honest. However, you also need to be aware that not everyone is as honest as you, which means thing won’t play out the way you had hoped. Sometimes people allow their emotions to rule their actions, and this is something that you forget. You can have a tendency to be slightly cold, or not as compassionate as you could be. Remember: not everything needs to be analysed. Sometimes it’s okay to do things just because. Allow yourself to have fun and leave Justice’s scales at home.
12 - The Hanged Man
The Hanged Man reflects the need to suspend action and not rush into things. You are the type of person who needs to contemplate your actions before you jump in. As with The Hanged Man, you may be someone who has a completely different view on the world; as one might image, being suspended upside down causes you to view things in a revolutionary new light. What is up becomes down, and what is normal becomes unusual. You are aware that some things need to be sacrificed if you are to move forward, hence your ability to suspend action in the face of decision when the natural instinct might be to keep moving forward. However, this ability can sometimes lead to you becoming stuck and restricted, or tied up, as it were. You need to get in touch with your emotions in order to truly be able to move on, and not just concentrate on what’s going on in the physical world. Remember: Not everything needs to be viewed in a completely new light. Sometimes things have simple answers. Don’t be tempted to over analyse.
13 - Death
Death represents the ultimate transformation and rebirth. You are someone who doesn’t care for tradition. You don’t want rigid patterns and suffocating structure and useless rules, you want something new and fresh and beautiful. You want to chuck out the old and usher in the new. You revel in endings and new beginnings. You are the type of person who always has sometimes new on the go, who is constantly closing one door to open the next. You create new projects, new meetings, new events, and opportunities, all so you can have that rush of newness. You try to never do the same thing twice. But because of this, you feel stagnant when you’re stuck doing the same thing. If change doesn’t happen, you feel constricted. However, just because something doesn’t change, doesn’t mean you can’t approach it in a new way. You can be the change you need to see. Remember: just because something is old or traditional, doesn’t mean it always has to be changed. Things become the tried-and-tested-way for a reason.
14 - Temperance
Temperance is a card that talks a lot about balance. If this is you, you’re someone who doesn’t often get lost in your emotions. You feel emotion, but at the same time, you’re quite logical. You’re not tempted into excess, you’re grounded, and peaceful and calm by nature. When you’ve got ten projects on the go at the same time, you don’t let it overwhelm you. That doesn’t mean to say you don’t have a fire in you. You’re driven and focused, and willing to do just about anything to see what happens. You’re the type of person who experiments. The person who will put two opposites (people, elements, magics, religions, anything) together just to see what happens, to see if it works or to see if it goes bang. Remember: not everyone will appreciate being experimented on. Don’t let your curiosity allow you to forget people still have feelings.
15 - The Devil
The Devil is all about temptation and power. You’re very good at getting what you want and you get it by any means necessary. This might be through manipulation, through control, through smoke and mirrors, or simply by knowing just when to strike. Regardless, you get what you want and be damned all those who stand in your way. No one else controls you, you are your own power and ruler. You enjoy being in charge and in control, and when one of your ‘minions’ slips away and begins doing something that you don’t approve of, it can make you angry and irritable. You may give in to temptation far too often and have a fixation on materialistic things, or on something rather addictive. You can be distracted by ‘shiny’ things and you often find you obsess over them until they’re yours. Remember: being hell-bent on an idea, situation or endeavour might be your greatest downfall. Obsession can only lead to unhealthy relationships, addiction, and dependence.
16 - The Tower
The Tower symbolises sudden and tragic changes. You find that your life isn’t stable and it is often shaken up on a regular basis. You dream about stability, about calm and tranquillity, yet it never seems to come. If you’re not changing job, you’re moving house or breaking up with your significant other. It’s one thing after another with you. You need to learn to accept the new experiences that life throws at you and accept that you won’t be able to control everything. The energy of the tower is dramatic and powerful, so even though it feels like your life never settles down, at least you know it will never be boring. Remember: Everything has a silver lining. With new experiences comes new understandings – you’re going to be incredibly wise and nothing will ever faze you.
17 - The Star
The Star represents hope and faith, and a sense that the Universe is looking over you. You are a romantic, optimistic and perhaps a little dreamy. You accept new phases of your life with a calm energy and mental stability as you know you will get through it in the end, perhaps because you believe you are being watched over and protected by a higher power. You’re someone who uplifts and inspires those around, you bring a fresh, bright energy to any room you’re in and people love you for this. Forgiving and forgetting is a natural way of life for you as you know it simply won’t matter in the long run, but don’t allow your faith and dreaminess to allow you drift off and become unreachable. You’re beautiful, inside and out, with an open-heart and generosity to spare. Remember: not everyone is as giving as you. Some will take without giving, and you may find yourself wrung out because of it.
18 - The Moon
The Moon often symbolises illusions and mystery. As such, you are someone that many people don’t quite understand. You have a completely unique look on the world; you are artistic and creative in how you approach tasks, and you seem to tread a path that others can’t see. You have very strong highs, for example when you like something you completely and utterly love it, but you have just as strong lows, and these can seem devastating. You may seem a little uninhibited sometimes, wild and free and willing to give in to your baser instincts. You can pull people in and your energy and spirit seem infectious. To others, this can seem overwhelming and confusing, and this might cause some to dub you as ‘strange’. Remember: just because others misunderstand, that doesn’t mean you aren’t right. It might take some time or explaining before others truly see your vision of the world.
19 - The Sun
The Sun symbolises fun, warmth and positivity. It should come as no surprise that you embody the same traits. You are blessed with the ability to love life to its fullest and to find the fun and the silver lining even in the most difficult of times. You bring energy to all situations and, due to your confidence and enthusiasm, it’s often infectious. You may find yourself at the centre of attention more often than not. People seem to orbit you, loving you and worshipping you, but don’t let that go to your head. Whilst having a huge group of adoring fans may seem like the ultimate goal, you may find it difficult to find your true friends. After all, there are some people in this world that are nothing but leeches in disguise. They will take your warmth from you and leave you drained and broken, lying on the floor. Remember: don’t allow the people who wish to bask in your warmth encourage you to gain delusions of grandeur. The higher you soar, the further you have to fall and fall you will.
20 - Judgement
Judgement represents a calling to something higher, something holier. You need to learn how to take the high road if you haven’t already done so. Grudges, resentment, failings, addictions, it should all become a thing of the past. Overcoming those things which have been pulling you down means you are, in a sense, reborn. Letting go means you can become the new you that you were always meant to be. There will always be something that calls to you, something that comes above all else, and you’re going to dedicate yourself it, be it religion, human rights, overcoming addiction or any other walk of life. Your determination allows you to walk the talk, to take action to accomplish and live up to the high standards you have set. Embrace it and follow your path without fear or doubt. You have the courage, perseverance, and determination to complete your goal in life and fulfil your life’s purpose. Remember: don’t be tempted to unfairly judge those who don’t see eye to eye with you. Use your knowledge and passion to teach, not condemn.
21 - The World
The World symbolises victory over obstacles. You are excellent at following your plans and seeing them through until they reach their completion. Your dreams have a way of coming true and you can always find the solutions to your problems. However, you may have a tendency to start a hundred different projects and spread yourself too thin – you’ll still get things finished, after all that’s what you’re all about, but it might near kill you to do it. Remember: even if you can do it all, doesn’t mean you should, especially not all at the same time. Concentrating on one of two things will reap better rewards.
Remember, this is just my own interpretation of the cards, yours may be slightly or completely different to mine. Use your own intuition and judgement.