The word of the day is perspective. That’s what I hear most often. Tarot gives you a bird’s eye view of where you’re at, where you want to be, and the steps to take to get there.
The Devil Tarot Card is about addiction and attachments. You may be addicted/attached to a substance, a relationship, or a way of thinking about yourself/the world around you.
Examine the ingredients to the cocktail of your life. Could it use a little something? Temperance asks you to create a rich, full-bodied experience that hits all the spots.
In a reading, I see this card as a rebirth. Something is slowly, organically, and beautifully coming to an end. This is bittersweet. These moments can give us our most revelatory thoughts. They make way for fresh life and new experiences. But they’re also hard.
The Hanged Man in the tarot looks pretty ok with everything that’s happening. Throughout my life, I read several interpretations of this card- each more confusing than the last. At least until I was introduced to a certain Norse God…
In the poker game of life, Nancy gets a raw deal. She lives with her mother and abusive stepfather in a tiny trailer, and the whole school slut shames her for allegedly giving super hunk Chris an STI. It’s enough to make any girl go goth.
We don’t see much of Bonnie as a centered, balanced Queen of Wands. True to the teenage girl experience, she’s pendulous in nature. It can be hard for fire signs to tame themselves, but when they do, there’s nothing they can’t achieve.
When Rochelle drinks of her sisters at their blood ritual in the park, she asks for compassion. She wants the power to not hate those who hate her. Pretty mature stuff considering the malicious, racist bullying she has to put up with at school.
Sarah’s path is the Queen of Pentacles going from reversed to upright. The other girls go from upright to reversed, making for a really interesting dynamic. Let’s read the Queen of Pentacles with our sweet guardian of the watchtowers of the north.
I chose Synergy for this role because she’s all-knowing and mysterious. She’s got maternal energy and acts as a guide for Jem, but she is a robot at the end of the day. The High Priestess is somewhat aloof, and won’t give you any easy answers.
Think of this as the “don’t box-dye your dark brown hair platinum blonde” card. You tried it in high school and got a blotchy orange mess. Now you’re thinking you can do the exact same thing and look like Christina Aguilera. How, why?