Exploring Tarot Cards: The Star

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The Star card reminds me of 3 Idiots, a Bollywood film about three engineering students from IIT and their outlook towards education. It was based on the novel Five Point Someone by Chetan Bhagat.

The movie talks about various adventures of the three students including gate crashing the wedding of IIT Dean’s daughter. Now, every time the three students got stuck, the hero would keep a hand on his heart and chant the mantra “All is Well, All is Well”.  As explained by the hero of the movie, our heart is weaker than our brain and panicks. So this mantra is to let our heart know that everything is fine and avoid it from panicking.

The Star card gives us hope that “All is Well” and we have the power to start afresh or overcome challenges.

So the question is:

What are you hoping to achieve today given that “All is Well”?

Exploring Tarot Cards: Justice

Exploring Tarot Cards: Justice

Akbar-Birbal tales, this is the first thought that came to my mind when I picked the Justice card for this week. In India, these tales are known for the friendship and witty exchanges between King Akbar and his Minister Birbal. Here is a story that gives a glimpse into this card.

Once the mother of a soldier from Akbar’s army came to Birbal. The soldier had died in the battle and she told Birbal that it was becoming very difficult for her to earn money. So Birbal asked her to reach out to Akbar. However, the mother refused saying that she did not want any favours.

After giving some thought, Birbal asked her to bring an item for Akbar that is unique and Akbar, being generous would give money. The mother agreed as this would be an exchange.

After few days the mother gifted her son’s sword to Akbar and told him that it was the sword with which her son had fought till his last breath. Even though the sword was old and of no use, Akbar gave her five gold coins.

Now, Birbal did not believe this was a fair transaction. He took the sword and started looking at it from different angles. After few minutes of silence, Akbar asked Birbal why he was inspecting the sword. Birbal replied that whatever Akbar touched always turned into gold and so he was looking at the sword for gold. Akbar understood and immediately asked his men to give the mother gold coins equal to the weight of the sword.

The Justice card depicts a person with a sword in one hand and a scale in another. It reminds us of being fair.  So when we start a project or exercise regime our result will always be proportional to our efforts.

Here is the question: Where in your life do you need more/less effort?

Next: What is the personality of the woman in your life?

Next: How to be happy?

 

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Womens Day Special: Queen Cards

Womens Day Special: Queen Cards

As we approach International Women’s Day on March 8, I take this opportunity to talk about the Tarot Court cards representing feminine personalities. The four Queen Cards- Queen of Cups, Queen of Wands, Queen of Pentacles and Queen of Swords. I will talk about each of these cards through four posts.

What is your personality or of the woman in your life.

Queen of Cups

While flipping through the entertainment channels, I came across a news about a party thrown by a very wealthy industrialist family. The news clip was about the famous people attending the party. Suddenly, the lady who was hosting the party came out and invited the paparazzi to eat dinner. This gesture of the lady is a true example of the Queen of Cups Woman.

A sensitive and caring woman, the Queen of Cups takes decisions based on her emotions and empathy. She has a great power to understand the emotions/feelings of the people around her. Her home is full of colourful and vibrant artistic pieces giving an insight into her creative side. Some professions where Queen of Cups would flourish are caretaking, social service, play schools, theatre, dance, and painting. Some of the women that I believe would be Queen of Cups are: Shabana Azmi,  Nita Ambani, Meg Ryan, and Oprah Winfrey.

Queen of Pentacles

I love drinking fresh Coconut water. It is tasty, cools the body, and is available just outside my home. Now, what is the connection between coconut water and Queen of Pentacles. It is the lady who sells the coconut water.

Here is our conversation when I went to buy it.

Me: How much is the cost of coconut?

Lady: ₹35

Me: Is it? I have bought it for ₹25 earlier.

Lady (Blank Expression) and after a pause.

Lady: Ok. I will give it for ₹25.

Me: I have ₹500 and no change. Do you have change for ₹500?

The lady gives me a blank expression and starts to cut the coconut. I am waiting anxiously.

Lady: I will give you change if you buy two.

Me (Totally shocked): Are you sure? You have the change for ₹500.

She hands me two coconuts and the change for ₹500 with a smile.

End of the conversation.

The Queen of Pentacles is practical and business minded. She is a good negotiator and knows how to come up with a win-win solution for her customers. She likes to enjoy good things in life. Her strength is in converting ideas into reality.

Queen of Swords

ख़ूब लड़ी मर्दानी , वो तो झाँसी वाली रानी थी

The above lines of a heroic poem that many of us have learned in India summarises the personality of Queen of Swords.

This heroic poem is about the courage shown by Rani Laxmibai, Queen of Jhansi. She fought fearlessly against the British Raj for independence of her city. She knew horse riding and the art of fighting with swords. She instilled courage in the people of her city and inspired them to fight for freedom.

In today’s world, Queen of Swords is an assertive person, who does not shy away from telling the truth. She is very intelligent and understands the politics around her. However, she will stay away from it until it threatens the safety and security of her and her loved ones. You will find her standing up for a social cause, being a political leader or leading a big organisation. Few woman that I believe would be  Queen of Swords are Menaka Gandhi, Ekta Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut, Angelina Jolie and Malala Yousuf.

Queen of Wands

“I feel very adventurous. There are so many doors to be opened, and I am not afraid to look behind them. ”  – Elizabeth Taylor

The above quote by Elizabeth Taylor is the true spirit of Queen of Wands. In fact, I believe Elizabeth was herself Queen of Wands.

The Queen of Wands person is energetic, creative, ambitious and adventurous. She is always on the lookout for the next challenge. She will be the life of all parties and has many many friends. She is a great at balancing her work and family. She would have an active career in the field of technology, services or education. She is tech savvy, who picks up new technologies very easily. Some of the women that I believe could be Queen of Wands are Priyanka Chopra, Melinda Gates, Lara Dutta, and Daniel Steele.