Muse Tarot Meanings 4 of Materials

4 OF MATERIALS

— Savings and hoarding, abundance and scarcity —

FOUR OF MATERIALS (PENTACLES) TAROT CARD MEANING

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THE 4 OF MATERIALS TAROT MESSAGE

KEYWORDS

counting your money, checking on finances, hoarding, creating solid foundations, savings, a time to step into an abundance mindset, letting go of lack, building for the future, protection, generosity

CREATOR MUSING

Sometimes we hold back and save to the point that we sabotage our ability to create.

WORD PROMPTS

• A shell full of shillings
• Hoarded generosity
• A purse full of roses

EXPERIENCING the Tarot 4 OF MATERIALS

She looks out at the camel below. It’s saving its water and she smiles, for she understands this beautiful beast and its desire to conserve for the future. Safety. Back-up. The secret stash of ‘I’m okay.’ A petal falls from her rosebud purse that she has been carefully holding close, and the realization that money comes and goes sets in, and she panics, momentarily. “But I have saved more than I spend,” she reminds herself, “I am safe.” And the Muse of the Four of Materials sends her a small pulse of comfort from the heavens, “You have the whole Universe inside of you, and you can build security at any time. It’s never too late.” The Muse reminds her that she is always safe, and that material extras are nice to have, build and watch. “I should check on them now,” she mutters. The Muse nods, and wraps a warm blanket around her shoulders, and whispers, “You can. But you will be safe, regardless. The earth is a hospitable place for you, sweet child. Let go of the fears that you clutch so tightly in that purse of yours, and step eagerly into your generosity. In this, you will find true safety.”


PATHWORKING VISUALIZATION

You are sitting on the balcony at the top of a large home, thinking about your savings. You have more than you will ever need. You look down, and see others living in a village below who are living humbly. They are singing. Dancing. Happy. See what advice they have for you.


CREATIVE PROMPT

What would life look like if your currency was roses? Or smiles? Or some other energetic barter? Write about or draw this reality, and the lessons that you would glean from it.

Muse Tarot Meanings 3 of Materials

3 OF MATERIALS

— Collaboration and sibling-hood —

THREE OF MATERIALS (PENTACLES) TAROT CARD MEANING

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THE 3 OF MATERIALS TAROT MESSAGE

KEYWORDS

teamwork, group dynamics, relationships and responsibilities, mentors and students, getting along, helping one another, the magic of collaboration, coming together for a common goal, cooperation, fusing energies

CREATOR MUSING

Conscious collaboration can propel our magic ahead, and open infinite possibilities for our life. Working with others is a unique joy and collaborations hold deep pockets of opportunity. They also highlight both our biggest strengths and our biggest flaws, and aligned partnerships will compliment and make use of both.

WORD PROMPT

Collaboration of souls

EXPERIENCING the Tarot 3 OF MATERIALS

They weave and play, create and spin their world to life. These muses of collaboration and creation are able to spin brand new ideas and things out of seemingly nothing, by adding their intention, energy… love… and ideas into the mix. Oh and their work. And their expertise. When one is leading the others learn from her, and they sway and they twist and they flow from mentor to apprentice, both teaching and absorbing. In their sacred flow they draw in all the materials needed to build their spire of creation – and its beautiful pattern of life. What one misses, the others pick up and the left-over strings get secured into place. What one doesn’t know, the others fill-in or research. The pull-push of egos dropped, and the respectful sway of mutually beneficial awe for one another’s talents gives them an unstoppable momentum. And they show up in essence. As whole beings. Each one a full expression of glory, seeking to be helpful, best utilized, understood and heard by those around them. In this way they create their loom of magnificence, and bring something to life that is so much greater than any one of them erect alone.

“Poor is the pupil who does not surpass his master.” Leonardo Da Vinci


PATHWORKING VISUALIZATION

Go for a walk on the woven path of the 3 Muses of Collaboration, and ask them what you need to learn about working with others. What do you need to learn about teaching? About leading? About following and listening? About compromise? And about gifting your heart as you work with others?


CREATIVE PROMPT

Make a list of people who you would like to work with, work more easily with, or collaborate with. Set an intention to take steps to make this happen, and contact at least one of them to set the wheels in motion.

Muse Tarot Meanings 2 of Materials

2 OF MATERIALS

— Juggling responsibilities and options  —

TWO OF MATERIALS (PENTACLES) TAROT CARD MEANING

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THE 2 OF MATERIALS TAROT MESSAGE

KEYWORDS

finding balance, centering, grounding, tasks, too many to-do’s, trying to manage many different things at the same time, financial decisions, juggling priorities, managing resources, staying afloat, feeling overwhelmed

CREATOR MUSING

Are you doing everything so-so, or one thing tremendously well? Are you able to manage all of those things you’re juggling?

WORD PROMPT 

Juggler of multiple roses

EXPERIENCING the Tarot 2 OF MATERIALS

All the things – and all of them falling into her world at the same time. She dances a dance of balance and groundedness, rooting her energy into the earth through a shard of quartz crystal. To stay balanced here requires her full multi-tasking attention, because the tip is pointed and wobbly, and the options and responsibilities she is trying to juggle are showing up quickly now. In order to bring all of these falling wishes to the earth, she needs to spend time watching and nurturing each one. But then… that would be impossible… this perfect balancing act of seeing everything, all at the same time. So she floats between them quickly, trying to stabilize. She wants them all and she doesn’t want to choose between them. Or she feels she can’t. Not yet… which is exactly how she ended up right here, trying to find solid foundations on a fluid surface that seems to be shifting up and down. She manages for now, but like you, she knows that this 2 of Pentacles life needs some organizing and structuring if she wants to keep it all working for her in the long run.


PATHWORKING VISUALIZATION

What things are you struggling to manage? Time? Resources? Relationships? Desires? Take a spin atop the crystal of stability, and imagine many roses around you. Each one represents one of the tasks or desires that are calling for your attention. Hold them out in front of you one by one, and see which roses bloom and which ones wilt. Which ones brighten and which ones appear dull? What does this tell you about the energy they bring into your life? Spend some time in this meditation, learning what you can about the energy that your tasks are holding.


CREATIVE PROMPT

Hey busy-body! Grab the closest ‘to-do’ list and cut it up. For real… in rows so that you can still see the tasks, if you prefer. Order them from top to bottom, prioritizing them in a way that makes your heart happy. What really makes you laugh? Add some color. Maybe paint. Cross out the crappy to-dos. And take a peek at the art you have manifested into your life with a fresh new list of things to-think-about-doing and to-really-really-do.

Muse Tarot Meanings Ace of Materials

ACE OF MATERIALS

— Planting fresh new beginnings —

ACE OF MATERIALS (PENTACLES) TAROT CARD MEANING

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THE ACE OF MATERIALS TAROT MESSAGE

KEYWORDS

exciting new ventures, new opportunities, fresh roots and brand new paths, future comforts, manifesting abundance, the potential for massive prosperity

CREATOR MUSING

What are you planting, creator love, with your mind and your heart and your wishes?

WORD PROMPT 

On the cusp of an evolution

EXPERIENCING the Tarot ACE OF MATERIALS

She stretches sleepily, “Is it Spring again Because…ahhhhhhh…there is nothing quite like the feeling of stretching inside of Spring moss and earth!” She looks around, and notices the new roots beginning to sprout. The Spring is arriving and the days are getting longer and longer, as the creation energy surges. She has so much magic to prepare before the harvest can arrive. And arrive it will, of that she is sure! She looks around in her little cave. Salt and clay to make the earth spirits, Jasper and Quartz to animate them, oats, rice and tobacco to say hello to her ancestors and ivy and oak to bring wisdom to the new plants that will be. Oh and the herbs… she runs a masterful hand over the hanging bundles. ‘Hello bounty.’ They have dried out well. She has herbs for all the flavours and the varieties… and the new blends she plans to try. For this year is a fresh start that is bursting with new beginnings, the genesis of opportunities and unknown medicine that is waiting to be created. She is so grateful that she is the Ace of Materials and that she gets to experience this stretch as she roots new roots into the earth, and helps new ideas and seeds grow and expand. What a wonderful day for a new start!


PATHWORKING VISUALIZATION

Imagine that you wake up in the cave of the Ace of Materials, deep beneath the earth. She has pots of magick bubbling, and cauldrons prepare all the teas and the elements for the new life that is springing forth. She also has all the wisdom you need for your new project. What advice does she have for you today?


CREATIVE PROMPT

Play some music that feels like earth and moss. Feel into your own rhythm of the earth and pretend you are a sprout growing new life. Call in earth energy. Call in soil. Call in moss. Call in nutrients and magick, and all the ingredients you need for a successful fruition. Then dance them to life.

Muse Tarot Meanings Queen of Voices

QUEEN OF VOICES

— Taste the wind, truthspeaker —

QUEEN OF VOICES (SWORDS) TAROT CARD MEANING

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THE QUEEN OF VOICES TAROT MESSAGE

KEYWORDS

an honest and astute leader, wisdom, ability to cut through the bullshit, clear vision and clear communication, wit, intelligent and wise advice, strategic thinking

CREATOR MUSING

When you speak your truth into the world, bravely, honestly, and without corruption, the right people will be there to hear you.

WORD PROMPT 

Winged truth

EXPERIENCING the Tarot QUEEN OF VOICES

From the east a wind picks up, and she feels the rustle in her hair, then in her feathers, and then her senses come alive. Her magick is a little more direct than some of the other queens, and for that, she is grateful. She unfolds her wings of wisdom and knowledge, and stretches… looking out over her domain. She is the Queen of Voices and she speaks with an intensity that is so very direct that it cuts right through to the heart of the matter. Like an ancient soothsayer, her words are clever and riddled with profound insight. And there, in the wake of a million fluttering things, she always seeks the path that is rooted in truth, integrity, honesty and gentle knowing. Her words are strategically chosen with great care, and she is always able to speak what is right in a way that is also understanding and conscientious. Today, she beings news about the reality of your situation, and asks you to be impartial and honest about the facts. Then she tilts her head back, flares her nostrils and seemingly tastes the wind, gathering experience, perception and proof, and she smiles, ready once more to share her light and her life with the air around her, dispelling clouded judgement and sending tiny gusts of wind to help those who need to be whisked back on track.


PATHWORKING VISUALIZATION

Imagine yourself growing wings like the Queen of Voices and stretch up to get a bird’s eye view of your path. Where to next, sweet creator?


CREATIVE PROMPT

The element of air This element is often called upon to bring logic and communication into a situation, and it can also be used to usher in change and movement, travel and fresh thinking. Take some time creating an expression of air energy to create the movement you are searching for. If you aren’t sure where to start, go outside and feel the wind and your breath.

• Oxygen recycles so often that we can breathe the same breath as the those who have walked before us. Whose breath do you want to breathe? And what do you want to learn from their energy?

Muse Tarot Meanings Knight of Voices

KNIGHT OF VOICES

— A quick and intelligent heroic energy —

KNIGHT OF VOICES (SWORDS) TAROT CARD MEANING

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THE KNIGHT OF VOICES TAROT MESSAGE

KEYWORDS

boldly speaking the truth, impulsive and swift energy, purpose-driven, fast and logical thinking, a drive to succeed, taking action, intelligence, impulsiveness, a need to focus and avoid any tendencies to be overbearing

CREATOR MUSING

Where lies the balance between being a total control freak and domineering your wishes, and allowing them to spring forth with faith and serendipity and the wings of the Universe? Do you push or pause? Do you breathe in the trust or breathe out the idea?

WORD PROMPT

• On the heels of the heroic
• A wing of truth
• Distant consequences

EXPERIENCING the Tarot KNIGHT OF VOICES

Wings crashing down into the air to lift her massive body… the Knight of Voices makes the impossible look easy. He is quick to rise, and to bring massive speed and momentum to her world. He uses air speed, coordinates… the logic and reason of the gravity below him, and he hoists himself into the air as easily as she would a feather. Or, at the very least he makes it look easy, because his skill and his majestic way of being in the world are graceful and swift. He swoops in to play the hero again, and he is a calculating and quick ally. His intelligence acts as a conscious guide… and when his mind is sure he has the right answer, he gallops – or flies ahead with the determination to skip over mountains and to the make the world a better place. He wields his purpose like a sword, and cuts through the nebulous clouds to get him where he wants to go. He has big goals to conquer. Sometimes this self-assuredness and quick decision taking can make others feel like they are not being heard or listened to, and his sharp logic can come off as domineering or controlling when he speaks his mind. He doesn’t need to show off his knack for figuring things out… he doesn’t need to flaunt his talents in order to use them. But he needs to use them boldly, without holding back. Sometimes others feel inferior or misunderstood around him, and that’s because he’s thinking 4 steps ahead of his own hooves… and sometimes he simply forgets to slow down long enough to communicate the plans so that they are well received.

“Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it.” – Salvador Dali


PATHWORKING VISUALIZATION

The Knight of Voices is so fast and dominating that sometimes this energy is misunderstood and seen as overbearing or controlling. Take a ride on the back of this creature and learn how to use this energy to your benefit.


CREATIVE PROMPT

Choose one word that represents your conviction and your determination in your life. Create a mantra or a manifesto with the word. Or draw it. Leave it where you can see it and repeat it daily.

Muse Tarot Meanings Page of Voices

PAGE OF VOICES

— Curious, intelligent things —

PAGE OF VOICES (SWORDS) TAROT CARD MEANING

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THE PAGE OF VOICES TAROT MESSAGE

KEYWORDS

restless energy, a thirst for knowledge, learning, thinking, a student, needing to put action behind words

CREATOR MUSING

Do you learn better with your mind or with your heart, my love?

WORD PROMPT 

• Frenetic gifts
• Restless understanding of the stillness

EXPERIENCING the Tarot PAGE OF VOICES

How does it all work? Where are we headed? What is the nature of nature? With a million questions (and answers) she gobbles up all the things and the research and the books and the ideas… the lights and the bits and the bobs and the fascinations… this Page is a sponge of the world. Taking it all in. She watches and thinks. She intuits and intellects. She thinks her way into existence, and she is always learning new ways to move and to dream and be. Sometimes, she has so much in and on her mind that there is a frenetic energy around her. The storm comes. The wind whips. The electricity rises. And she doesn’t mean to create this restless sort of energy, she really doesn’t. She’s just so absorbed in her thoughts that she misses the fact that there is another mountain beside her that needs to sleep. She imagines herself as the oracle… knowing that people could come to her and that she could gift them insight based on the thousands of years of history and experience that she is learning. She could gift them light based on the logic and the science of it all. She could gift them a lightness of spirit based on play, and on her connection to the possible. And somehow, she thinks it all into being… using her reasoning and her mind and her curious nature. And somehow, she knows that they will come.


PATHWORKING VISUALIZATION

Take a journey up the mountain to meet the Page of Voices, a youthful energy with a magical fascination with truth and logic. Listen to her whispers and the advice that she offers.


CREATIVE PROMPT

Write a letter to yourself explaining the meaning of life, from this Page of Voices’ perspective.

Muse Tarot Meanings 10 of Voices

10 OF VOICES

— Disillusion, being stabbed in the back —

TEN OF VOICES (SWORDS) TAROT CARD MEANING

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THE 10 OF VOICES TAROT MESSAGE

KEYWORDS

painful truth or realization, deception or betrayal, despair, victimhood, seeing the world in a completely new way, harsh endings

CREATOR MUSING

Moments of blinding truth offer the most potential to heal and to grow- and to rise into a greater version of yourself. What version of you are you rising up to become? What version of your life are you seeking to meet?

WORD PROMPT

• Gashed simplicity
• 10 truthful voices prepare for battle

EXPERIENCING the Tarot 10 OF VOICES

The 10 of Voices knows that this will be painful. And she also knows that she will heal. She will heal and be stronger, and whole – she will be more loved and more aware of herself than she ever was before. She knows that any circumstances that she has created, or any back-stabbing illusions that she has missed along the way will dissipate and heal with this ending. She turns around and faces the swords as they do their work. And yes, it is as expected. Difficult. And yes, there are moments that she wants to give up and wallow. To despair. To allow herself to believe that she is the victim. And all the poor-me’s in the Universe come knocking at her door. She sits with this painful ending. She sits with any betrayal or sadness, anger or guilt… and then she breathes it away. She screams and kneads it out so that it doesn’t become a part of her muscle memory. She does not hold space for helplessness at her table, for she knows that the parts of her that heal and grow and stitch their way back together will become so luminescent that they will elevate her to the top of the mountain and give her the strength and fortitude to love even deeper. And with 1,2,3…. voices she breathes….. 4,5,6… voices she heals…. 7,8,9… voices she screams…. and with 10 voices in unison she flies.

“Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.” – Banksy


PATHWORKING VISUALIZATION

Notice how different this 10 of Swords is from the traditional version. Feel into her courage to see. Congratulate her for facing this head on. Image yourself being lifted up by 10 beautiful rays of truth. Allow them to penetrate your body and heal any wounds that you are carrying. You both heal, and become stronger. .


CREATIVE PROMPT

Find a music track and dance a 10 of Voices dance. Starting on the ground, imagine a conventional 10 of Swords pose. Lie down, and contemplate a moment in your life where you have persevered and pushed through a difficult time. Focus on what you learned from it and how it made you stronger. (This is not wallowing.) Begin to rise, remembering your strength. This is badass, full-bodied energy-building, so move around in any way that feels good to you. When you have embodied your power, imagine hanging difficult times out in the breeze, and allow the wind to whisk away any residual hurt.

Muse Tarot Meanings 9 of Voices

9 OF VOICES

— The illusions of nightmares or anxiety —

NINE OF VOICES (SWORDS) TAROT CARD MEANING

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THE 9 OF VOICES TAROT MESSAGE

KEYWORDS

nightmares, night terrors, illusions, anxiety, worry keeping you up at night, insomnia

CREATOR MUSING

Dreams help us to process reality, our worries, our day-to-day experiences. They are also portals to the liminal. They open up our awareness to our own infinite natures. Are you using your sleep to your benefit?

WORD PROMPT

• Screaming to sleep
• In the arms of the sandman
• Lullabies and voices

EXPERIENCING the Tarot 9 OF VOICES

Nights of nightmares. For so many moons, she has been sleeping in that liminal place of unrest… that place where worry and anxiety creep into the sides of her mind and keep her from the deep rest she so desires. Her eyes close quickly, effortlessly, as the body says yes to rest… but the mind – oh her mind – it is a canyon of memories to retrieve and process, and her pillow never seems to have enough space to hold it all. Her lack of quiet stillness creeps into her waking hours and into her sleep, so she remains unrefreshed. She relaxes, but does not quiet the mind. Even her memory seems to be fading now, into the void along with her nightmares. And the Muse smiles down on her from above, and reminds her that her nightmares are only illusions of a past unprocessed or of a future that isn’t real, and that in the present… in the present she is safe… held… and loved. Loved. And the small creature softens, realizing that underneath it all, the answer was and always has been to love. Even when it seems too simple. Too trite. With compassion and calming energy, the Muse coos down to the little soul as she begins to fall asleep, and she blankets her mind with the distant hopes and dreams of the sandman. She slows her breathing with the mindful rhythms of her circadian clock. And the Muse protects her as she sleeps. It’s time to let healing sleep take over.


PATHWORKING VISUALIZATION

Take a walk in the dreamland of the Muse and ask this weaver of sweet dreams what you can learn from your nightmares or unsettled thoughts. What wisdom does she have for you today?


CREATIVE PROMPT

Salvador Dali called the states between awake and asleep ‘“the slumber with a key” and he used it a source of inspiration and creativity. Right when you fall asleep, you likely experience ‘hypnagogic hallucinations.” Some people see faces, other hear voices, some people feel the sensation of floating on waves. What do you experience when you fall asleep? What are the sensations? And how can you use these as keys to your creative inspiration?

Muse Tarot Meanings 8 of Voices

8 OF VOICES

— The powering or disempowering effect of belief  —

EIGHT OF VOICES (SWORDS) TAROT CARD MEANING

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THE 8 OF VOICES TAROT MESSAGE

KEYWORDS

feeling stuck, bound, believing you have no choices, a self-tethering, no way out, unleashing your ties, seeing truth

CREATOR MUSING

Are you stuck in the weeds of your own creation? Caught in the minutiae, assuming you have no choice? See things from a higher place – a longer timeline – a better mindset, and notice that you can choose to move any time you want.

WORD PROMPT

• The chains of security
• The bindings that lie
• Clasping at my scream

EXPERIENCING the Tarot 8 OF VOICES

She found herself in a dark place… the walls seemed to cave in and the lights were blotted out from the sky. She felt around in the dark. It was cold, and she was sure she was lost. Stuck in one spot with no way to move She always had the worst luck. Always. And her heart began to beat faster as she imagined her prison. She must be underground somewhere. A cave. A horrible place. She felt her blood rise and she was getting thirsty. So thirsty for serenity. Freedom. For those summer days that lasted forever… with their carefree giggles and easy smiles. Thirst. She was thirsty! There must be water here somewhere to drink… but she simply couldn’t see where it was. “I can’t,” she said out loud, and as she said it, it felt like a strap clasped at her wrist. She tripped, trying to escape. “I can’t,” she called out again, and another rope anchored onto her arm. She began to give up, “I can’t, I can’t, I can’t…” and with every subsequent sob, cry and scream the ties multiplied. She looked up, and begged for help from the Universe. as she was sure she couldn’t do this on her own. The Universe replied with the quietest whisper, “You’re not stuck. Look around you.” She slowed her breathing, and her blindfold fell away. She opened her eyes, and watched the sun peek over the mountain behind her, and she remembered that she had been outside all along. Free to leave. Free to change. Oh, what suffering we create, when we allow hopelessness to manifest in our hearts.


PATHWORKING VISUALIZATION

Imagine yourself in the dark, watching the sun peek over the horizon. As soon as it rises, you see the different paths of your many options that lie ahead. Notice the ones you assumed were not available to you, but are. Notice that you are free to leave at any time.


CREATIVE PROMPT

• Draw expanding spirals to unstick what’s stuck.
• Think about how your inner voice and the words you speak to yourself bind your potential or free your mind. Notice how your thoughts either help or hinder your feelings, and open or close possibilities for the future. Notice any recurring negative phrases or words that you tend to use, and find their opposites. (i.e.: change lazy to motivated.) Use your new words in a creation.

“The world is all gates, all opportunities, strings of tension waiting to be struck.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson