As one could assume, the symbolism behind the imagery in tarot can be interpreted in many, many ways. There are so many things to take into account–the colors, the actions, the clouds, the births, the pillars, the numerology–it can get complicated.
Don’t worry. An experienced tarot card reader (ahem, hem) can help you interpret all of the tarot cards in your relationships spread!
When choosing a new deck, many people are encouraged to pick something that resonates with their consciousness. Images that stimulate the subconscious mind is the goal however, it’s best to start with the basic cards with the traditional imagery.
The Traditional Rider-Waite Tarot decks are the best decks to start with. It is recommended to because the numerology, symbolism and tarot card meanings inspire hundreds of other interpretative decks. Also, don’t mistake the classic 78-card deck with an Oracle card deck. They’re not the same thing, and in some instances, the numerology is differently associated.
It’s still unclear where the Tarot card “game” original began but throughout hundreds of years, tarot cards have been played all over the world. The original deck was designed by Pamela Coleman Smith who lived as a struggling artist between New York, London and Kingston, Jamaica. Her illustrations of the Tarot are reflected in the original Rider-Waite Deck (below).
Below is a list of Tarot Card decks that are best for beginner tarot card readers.
Uranus, the seventh planet from the sun goes retrograde on August 7, 2018 until January 7, 2019.
Oh. My. Gosh…
For those of you who are concerned, I’ll have you know, Uranus does this EVERY year for six months!
Um, that’s a bit much now Uranus, don’t you think?
The Uranus retrograde takes place at 2 degrees in Taurus where Uranus had transited back on May 15, 2018. Uranus, the “rebel planet” in earthy Taurus, the 2nd house ruler was about shifts in financial earnings such as creating a unique new way of earning, or gaining possession of items with both monetary and sentimental value. Uranus is the planet of unexpected change, so expect the unexpected!
You’ll notice that people feel empowered in their “weirdness” as they communicate. People will feel sudden inspiration and intuitive action–especially when the Mars retrograde enters Capricorn during the last week of the Mercury retrograde! People are tired of the same ol’ same ol’. In the next six months, those of you who have gone inward about your position in this world will feel inspired to change their thoughts. Due to this, people will be different, change their ways abruptly, creating a domino effect of change. That means there are probably going to be miscommunication and relationship status changes!
With Uranus planetary energy the process will be unique and rooted in taking a risk or a leap of faith along the journey.–a desire to be free. Because of the need for this sort of conscious shift, there’s a level of anxiety moving out of comfort zones. Uranus is meant to be disruptive, and sometimes it’s the necessary push forward for continuous growth.
Uranus retrograde causes us to come to terms with our inner demons and the things that are hindering our personal freedom (ie. addictions, bad habits, procrastination of responsibilities). Being a planet of change, you can expect a strong desire to move, change jobs or completely uproot your lifestyle.
Other retrograde activity during the Uranus Retrograde August 2018 – January 2019
“I remember the last Uranus retrograde began in August 2017. In the six months that followed, this was a particularly tumultuous time. There was a lot of luck, and a lot of loss. There was reconnections and reconciliation and surprising disconnections. There was a seamless wave of circumstances both good and bad during the entire duration of the six months. It was up and down exactly like a rollercoaster.”
During a Uranus retrograde, consider that your inner world will shift, and for that to happen, one must learn lessons that change their core beliefs. My advice for this Uranus retrograde would be, regardless of one’s sun sign is go with the flow and stay optimistic for what’s next!