Enigmatic and mysterious, tarot cards have long been known as tools for metaphysical divination. With illustrations that run the gamut from grotesque renderings of skulls and bones to rosy images of florals, the meanings behind each tarot card are unique and special. At the turn of the new decade, the team at T Singapore, in a frivolous spirit, has picked out five unique tarot cards to illuminate and prognosticate what lays ahold for the year ahead.
Before reading, pick a card from the selection of five, pictured above, that calls out to you. And along with each card, two tumbled crystals are recommended to instil good vibes and serve as a means to ground thyself.
Card One: King of Wands
From left: A clear quartz, a King of Wands card, a tiger’s eye stone.
A card representing a grounded, ambitious and cautious individual, the King of Wands portends good tidings where hard work pays off and the overcoming of trials and tribulations.
For those who are in a relationship, the card is also indicative that one has attained a degree of comfort and stability in a relationship, despite having some difficulties expressing the emotions within. For those who are single, this card gives the green-light to get into a serious relationship, and perhaps even stand a chance of meeting someone mature.
In the realm of careers, good omens are aplenty, where businesses can thrive or take flight. In a corporate setting, a superior, or a man of age, is likely to offer constructive advice and guidance. Finally, meticulously planned investments made within the year are likely to yield good profits too.
Clear Quartz: For those seeking the clarity of mind and healing.
Tiger's Eye: A stone meant to increase insights and perception, the tiger's eye is also synonymous with bolstering creativity, willpower and attention at work.
Card Two: The Star
From left: A red jasper stone, The Star card, an angelite stone.
An optimistic card, The Star indicates the presence of hope for the future and possibilities of fulfilling a dream. But also, more importantly, The Star also acts as a reminder to take time off to rest and heal.
For those who are single, a chanced encounter with an old flame may rekindle past relationship. For those who are partnered, this card suggests a deepening of bonds and a progression within their love life.
In the career context, this card is telling that solutions to challenging obstacles are omnipresent. The key then is to embrace creativity. Expect the unexpected and let surprises shape the way things go. Finances are also likely to grow and businesses are likely to prosper too.
Red Jasper: A stone synonymous with courage, wisdom and the nurturing, the red jasper helps one to become more assertive and sensitive to people and the changes around them.
Angelite (Peruvian): A calming stone that’s meant to heal the physical body and develop better attunement.
Card Three: Two of Pentacles, in Reverse
From left: A Two of Pentacles card in reverse, a banded agate, a rhodonite.
While it is admirable to possess several ambitions, inadequate time and resource management may foreshadow constant bouts of challenges.
In the realm of love, a lack of quality time or attention spent with a partner will strain relationships. Try to not be distracted or overly preoccupied with other obligations. For those who are single, the need to make romantic relationships a priority in order for courtships to follow.
There are too many things on the plate and a respite from work would be an unfruitful pursuit. Consider delegating the workload and commit to getting a planner to track the progress. Finance-wise, the Two of Pentacles in a reversed position forms a warning to not gather all the eggs in one basket.
Rhodonite (Peruvian): A stone meant to nurture the inner-self and recalibrate the emotions, rhodonite help instil confidence when things start becoming shaky.
Banded Agate: Meant to rejuvenate the mind, body and soul, the banded agate is a healing stone that harmonises, balances or organises dealings in one’s life.
Card Four: Ace of Pentacles, in Reverse
From left: A green aventurine, an Ace of Pentacles card in reverse, a moss agate.
When reversed, the Ace of Pentacles is a card that foreshadows a delay in opportunities as well as a difficulty to get things started. While resolutions may fall apart, one should not be discouraged by these slight hiccups in progress.
For the singletons, opportunities to meet someone new may be obscure; be more attentive and open to unique interactions. For those who are attached, one may find himself treading on thin ice. The advice here is to be more generous with time and money with each other.
It may not be a wise time to begin something anew. And while opportunities may fall apart, let these be lessons that can be learnt to better shape one’s outlook of the world. Master the art of planning and learn to become rational, task-oriented leaders.
Moss Agate: A stone that attracts wealth and heralds new beginnings.
Green Aventurine: A calming stone synonymous with reinforcing one’s ability to make appropriate decisions and improve leadership skills. It also helps improve perception and attract wealth.
Card Five: Queen of Cups
From left: A lapis lazuli, a Queen of Cups card, a chevron amethyst.
With an image that depicts a nurturing woman, The Queen of Cups card embodies the qualities of being compassionate, intuitive and loving. It also portends a possibility of meeting several people who would share their grievances; in other words, the card encourages the querent to become a listener to others.
Honesty is a much-cherished quality in the domain of love; having the initiative with and being open to a lover not only reflect a degree of trust, but also present some semblance of fulfilment and emotional stability. For those who are seeking love in the new year, the stars are aligned and meeting someone with an affectionate personality is highly possible.
In the career domain, however, The Queen of Cups is a reminder for the querent to not give in to emotional negligence. Seek the satisfaction and fulfilment needed at work, and be present for those within the organisation too. It may seem like a good time to invest due to a steady stream of income, but even if there are several promising investments on the horizon, this card advises the enthusiastic investor-to-be to test the water prior to making a full commitment.
Lapis Lazuli: A calming stone which boosts self-expression and helps one attain the truth or manifest honest answers.
Chevron Amethyst: A sobering stone that helps clear away addictions and dispels insomnia, chevron amethyst is also synonymous with healing and aids in enlightenment.
All tumbled stones are courtesy of Illa Nocte.
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