Muse Tarot Meanings Queen of Inspiration

QUEEN OF INSPIRATION

— Warm and confident joy —

QUEEN OF INSPIRATION (WANDS) TAROT CARD MEANING

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THE QUEEN OF INSPIRATION TAROT MESSAGE

KEYWORDS

courage, warmth, confidence, power, dynamic enthusiasm, a creatrix, engaging conversations, a boisterous, bold and powerful leader

CREATOR MUSING

How often do you mute your intensity? Or soften your passion and determination in the name of being liked, understood or fitting in?

WORD PROMPT

The allure of intensity

EXPERIENCING the Tarot QUEEN OF INSPIRATION

The Queen of Inspiration reaches out over the horizon and she waves her hand, as if she is working with an unseen force. She looks up into the cosmos and then closes her eyes, reaching up into the night with her intention and her love. She is the embodiment of warmth and confidence, compassion and determined joy, and she is seeking inspiration for the land below. She begins to connect with the ethers above, and downloads the keys to creation. For this Queen is a powerful force of creativity and she seeks to imbue the land with the belief in self-expression. She knows it’s a powerful thing. Then she begins to hear it. The tones of creation. Like strings of energy she plucks them, one-by-one, tuning them to her will, and the pyramids below her light up in an amazing responsive connectedness. She plays the tunes of new life. New ideas. Dreams attained. And powerful leadership along the way. She strums lines of success and mastering creative endeavors. She shares confidence and bright dots in a world full of stripes, and she gifts the vision and the courage to see new ways of being, and the promise of acceptance when you step up to the task.

“I had so much fire in me and so many plans.” – Claude Monet


PATHWORKING VISUALIZATION

Sit with the leopard for awhile, watching the Queen strum her keys to creativity. Talk for a bit, if you will, on the projects to come.


CREATIVE PROMPT

What notes are the keys that she plays? What colors? What life-filling harmonies does she offer, and can you chant along?

Muse Tarot Meanings Knight of Inspiration

KNIGHT OF INSPIRATION

— Impulsive creation and inspiration —

KNIGHT OF INSPIRATION (WANDS) TAROT CARD MEANING

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THE KNIGHT OF INSPIRATION TAROT MESSAGE

KEYWORDS

taking a risk, charging ahead, following your dream, fast output, spontaneous action, enthusiasm and the galloping pulse that gets things done, recklessness, haste

CREATOR MUSING

Do it now while your heart is beating for it. How often do you follow that impulse?

WORD PROMPT

• The color of charisma
• Purpose for wild abandon
• My magnetic symphony

EXPERIENCING the Tarot KNIGHT OF INSPIRATION

Fireworks and flying flames… this Knight of Inspiration is always seeking the thrill of it all.
The joy. The happy tears. The adrenaline.
He gallops towards adventure and the path most exhilarating. He listens to the pitter patter of the rain and call of the wind… the grains of sand under his steps and he shakes his wild mane as he roars a giant flame to life. “All of the elements are wonderful,” he muses, “but I wouldn’t give up this flaming inspiration for the world. This fire. This passion and purpose. This love that ignites the skies and sets my symphony on fire.” He charges ahead, determined and somewhat wildly… ready to change to the world.


PATHWORKING VISUALIZATION

Imagine yourself going for a run with the Knight of Inspiration. You are headed towards your passion. Where are you running to? Look to the fireworks in the sky as your guidance is written in the stars.

“The holy grail is to spend less time making the picture than it takes people to look at it.” – Banksy


CREATIVE PROMPT

• The Knight of Inspiration always wanted to believe in magic. Where do you think he found his proof? And how did the proof ignite his fiery mane?

• Purpose and passion. Recall moments when you were in states of ‘flow’ in your life. (When you are in flow, you are so engaged with the activity you are doing that you can’t think of anything else. This ‘in-the-zone’ state feels wonderful and time may pass quickly.) Make your lists and see what these things have in common. Ask your heart what it wants from you next. See what emerges on your page.

Muse Tarot Meanings Page of Inspiration

PAGE OF INSPIRATION

— Ideation and creativity abound! —

PAGE OF INSPIRATION (WANDS) TAROT CARD MEANING

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THE PAGE OF INSPIRATION TAROT MESSAGE

KEYWORDS

A million sparks of ideas, all the enthusiasm at the beginning, brainstorming and planting seeds for new projects and futures, successful starts, vibrancy of youth, zest for life

CREATOR MUSING

Exciting new opportunities often mean learning new things and figuring out how to use the spark that arrives. Do you ever side-step these wildfire opportunities because you aren’t ‘the expert’? Do you shut an idea down before it has even begun to blossom?

WORD PROMPT

Rainclouds of ideation

EXPERIENCING the Tarot PAGE OF INSPIRATION

{Pop. Pop. Pop.}
A bloom of ideas flies overhead, once again.
{Pop. Pop. Pop.}
This Page of Inspiration really can’t help herself. She always has them. Flowing in Succession. A million and one prolific ideas and all of them spark of possibility. She laughs at the thought of producing them or making them all. She will be the first to tell you she’s an awesome creative thinker. And then she will add, ‘Don’t ask me to do anything else. But I will gift you a reason. A why. A way. A light at the end of the tunnel. But it is not my zone of genius to make the thing a reality. That is your job.’ Her rainbow hair sways in the wind and another cloud of ideas pop furiously… and she rains solutions, answers, potentials… this time these ideas were meant for someone else. When she’s around, the ideas will flow. And then it’s time to root into belief, hope and faith and take action to make them real.


PATHWORKING VISUALIZATION

Imagine meditating under a beautifully open sky, and watch the colored idea clouds form and pop. Go visit them. What lives inside their rainbow prisms? What wisdom do they hold for you today?


CREATIVE PROMPT

Idea cloud. Draw it. Write in it. Colour it. Make it rain.

“There is a vitality, a life-force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.” – Martha Graham

Muse Tarot Meanings 10 of Inspiration

10 OF INSPIRATION

— The heaviness of too many promises —

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THE 10 OF INSPIRATION TAROT MESSAGE

KEYWORDS

responsibilities and burdens, taking on way too much, a time to see other paths that offer help and guidance along the way

CREATOR MUSING

What role does the stress of responsibility play in your life? Do you really have to move all of the pots, all by yourself, all at the same time? Prioritize and systematize to make your life easier.

WORD PROMPT

Nourishment of accepting

EXPERIENCING the Tarot 10 OF INSPIRATION

She knows she has to bring supplies of inspiration to the masses, this Muse of 10. She must get it up the mountain, and then down the valley, and then gift it to each and every one of them. But they are so many, and she is just one. And so she finds help along the way, gifting life and joy to the animals and the plants, the sunrises and the sunsets. She adds beauty to all the things, enlisting and accepting all of their help as a way to distill this supply of inspiration to those who need it. She knows that she could not possibly take it all on, all by herself, each and every day. She knows this struggle intimately… the burden of carrying too many responsibilities. With great clarity she understands that it would be asking the impossible of her energy reserves, and her energy is her happiness, and so it is essential to her well-being. So she spreads out the tasks, prioritizes her work, and takes the steady joyful road towards fruition.


PATHWORKING VISUALIZATION

Imagine walking with the 10 of Inspiration as she heads up the mountain to bring love and inspiration to those on the other side of the peak. Help her to prioritize and align her energy and her tasks, and see what wisdom she shares with you. 


CREATIVE PROMPT

Trace your hands and start filling them in with all the things that your hands do. Doodle your lines, your routes… your stories. Name your tasks and your joys. Highlight the things that bring you peace and happiness.

Muse Tarot Meanings 9 of Inspiration

9 OF INSPIRATION

— Seeing it through —

NINE OF INSPIRATION (WANDS) TAROT CARD MEANING

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THE 9 OF INSPIRATION TAROT MESSAGE

KEYWORDS

last defense, following through, the final push to finish up, giving up too early, being overly vigilant, unwarranted defensiveness

CREATOR MUSING

Some creators are excellent starters of projects, yet don’t reserve the momentum and the energy to finish. They simply pave the way for someone else to push ideas past the finish line.

WORD PROMPT

• Winds of defiance
• A grain of resistance
• The long haul of happiness

EXPERIENCING the Tarot 9 OF INSPIRATION

She stands gracefully, ready, for this last stand. After all the work, the training, the timing, and all the delights along the way, there is one final push to make it happen.
Some have given up.
Others have fallen away.
But she knows that this final stand is what will make it all worth it. She knows, in her heart, that if she gives up now that she is giving up on all of the energy that she has already put into this thing. She knows that if she gives up now, none of it will have been worth it.


PATHWORKING VISUALIZATION

Begin your meditation at the top of a dune, noticing the rough environment around you. Look closer and notice the plants and their beauty. How do these cacti survive such harsh conditions? Maybe there is medicine to be found within a conversation with a plant, or with the setting sun. Ask for guidance on that which keeps your defenses up, and which ones you can lower in love.


CREATIVE PROMPT

The 9 of Inspiration offers a peek into what no longer needs defending, and what remains because of the defensive energy you hold on to. Let go of something you have been defending for too long – a way of being, a worry, an excuse. Use it to create something else. Transmute it. Or etch its name into a candle, and light your candle of defense and love. Allow the candle to work its magic and let the energy leave your heart.

Muse Tarot Meanings 8 of Inspiration

8 OF INSPIRATION

— The speed and velocity of freely flowing energy —

EIGHT OF INSPIRATION (WANDS) TAROT CARD MEANING

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THE 8 OF INSPIRATION TAROT MESSAGE

KEYWORDS

fast energy, movement, travel, sometimes the breaking free of stuck patterns, running with an idea when inspiration hits

CREATOR MUSING

Fast is better than perfect.

WORD PROMPT

Ephemeral chances

EXPERIENCING the Tarot 8 OF INSPIRATION

She moves so quickly that her 2 legs become 8. They are a blur through time and a joy to create with. She is the 8 of Inspiration, and she serves up fast energy and quick dreams. She whispers of travel, momentum and movement. Speeding through this realm, the 8 of Inspiration wants to share a secret with you. You see that forge of black and white that pushes the air out of her way and creates a vacuum to step into? That energy is one of duality and unanswered questions. It doesn’t need to choose a side. It doesn’t need the yes or no. It doesn’t need to be a perfect answer… it is fast. Done. And moving on. It serves up more opportunities than failures and it absolutely feels like flow. She whispers that you don’t need to be so picky and perfect. That this life is but a flash of moments in the quicksand of expanding Universes, and that taking oneself so seriously (to the point of needing to be perfect) will only serve to get your feet stuck in the mud and cause boundaries of blocked energy. Stay the flow sweet creator, and jump into movement. It’s time to move.


PATHWORKING VISUALIZATION

Imagine yourself as a tiny spot on the landscape that is stretching below the 8 of Inspiration. As she speeds by, asks her why she is in such a rush. If you are curious, ask the little snails why they are so slow. Ask them what you need to learn about time, travel and movement.


CREATIVE PROMPT

Fast art. Speed things up and make your marks on the page in record time. What happens to your writing or your drawing when you speed things up? And what happens when you slow things right down? What changes in your body do you register? And what can you learn from them?

Muse Tarot Meanings Ace of Inspiration

ACE OF INSPIRATION

— Positive new beginnings are being sparked and turned into creative new visions for the future  —

ACE OF INSPIRATION (WANDS) TAROT CARD MEANING

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THE ACE OF INSPIRATION TAROT MESSAGE

KEYWORDS

new beginnings, fresh inspirations and ideas, opportunities, new cycles of manifestation, the genesis of hopes and dreams, creative downloads, pushing through blocks, inspiration, illuminated ideas

CREATOR MUSING

Our human perception of time is what makes creativity and the creation process important. Given all the time in the world, we could learn to create almost anything. Time is what makes our daily movement and motion valuable and necessary. How does father time influence your creative energy?

WORD PROMPT

• Invocations that spark
• The onset of the blaze
• Inceptions

EXPERIENCING the Tarot ACE OF INSPIRATION

This Ace pulses with the electricity of inspired ideas, and shines them down into the imagination of others. She offers passionate beginnings and bright new musings… and all the creative juice to spark the way for hopes and dreams. One of her favourite places to roam is the desert, as it holds so much intense beauty in its sands of time. It’s a place of extremes where people often mistake starkness for emptiness, and then emptiness for nothingness. Yet she knows how lush in energy this place is. There is always another layer to be seen, and another opportunity on the cusp of igniting wild joy and deep connection. The skies here are magickal, and she loves to offer glimpses into the possible here. With whispers of divine inspiration, seemingly empty places are filled from north to south with universal love, consciousness, and all the creativity one can hold in one’s heart. With a breath out, she giggles in rainbows and sunsets, and she pushes this spark of inspiration into the void, to be seen, felt and captured… by you. Expect bright new patterns of light to emerge.


PATHWORKING VISUALIZATION

Begin your meditation sitting in the sand, and open up a conversation with the desert. Notice her sunlit sky, her vast openness and her striking beauty. Maybe even connect with the Muse of Creativity, herself. Allow wisdom to shine down from above as sparks of inspiration begin to pulse in your mind’s eye.


CREATIVE PROMPT

A-has and wild creative hopes are the domain of this Ace of Inspiration. Write a list of 10 things that inspire you. What do they have in common?

Muse Tarot Meanings 7 of Inspiration

7 OF INSPIRATION

— Defending and protecting your own inner-light —

SEVEN OF INSPIRATION (WANDS) TAROT CARD MEANING

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THE 7 OF INSPIRATION TAROT MESSAGE

KEYWORDS

being attacked, a need to defend your position, other people’s negative opinions or scarcity mindsets, a need to pay attention to your own energy, internal vs. external validation

CREATOR MUSING

On the way to success, you will serve as a mirror for those who don’t believe in their own success yet. If you show up fearlessly, those who fear showing up may be triggered. In this way, creators are activated. Sometimes we are activated through the mirror of what we want, and sometimes through the mirror of what we don’t. Be open to being the mirror for others on their path, even if that means being the thing that gives them angst along the way. How do you model or learn from those around you? What activates your fiercest light?

WORD PROMPT

Obligatory bravado

EXPERIENCING the Tarot 7 OF INSPIRATION

After gaining the sunlight and spark of seeing her dream come to life, the 7 of Inspiration finds herself with clouded vision and a heavy heart. Those around her have attacked her success. Her wins. Her path. While some simply don’t understand her unique glow, others completely disagree with it, and they begin to push her down. Some can feel her energy of success and they covet it. Dislike it. Some have mindsets about success that confuse how they feel about her with their own fragile feelings about what they don’t have. She wavers, feeling it all. Listening. Taking it in. And as she does her light begins to dim. It sputters as she allows the external jabber and prattle to enter her core. Much too quickly her wounds open as they push and heave at her from below. Then she remembers that rising up can sometimes mean others will not agree. She settles. She breathes in. She fills her heart with joy. And she digs into the earth. ‘No… I will not be dimmed. I deserve this success.’ She defends her spark and she reaches out in love, pushing all external darkness away.

“If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.” – Émile Zola


PATHWORKING VISUALIZATION

(Especially good to use in times of difficulty.) Find yourself in the dark, unsure of what’s around you. Take time to breathe in your light, allowing it to trickle down from the Universe above. Ask the 7 or Inspiration what you need to shine brightly. And when you’re ready, open your heart, your mind – your soul – and push out your inner light, shining brightly in the darkness. Illuminate the path in front of you.


CREATIVE PROMPT

Make a love wand to defend yourself from any oncoming psychic attack or crappy energy. It can be made of anything, but I prefer a stick that’s found in nature. Go for a walk with the intention to find your protective wand. Sand it or stain it, decorate it, paint it, add buttons or baubles– whatever feels joyful and good to you. This wand can be swept around a room to infuse it with thick walls of love that will block the bad vibes in troubled times.

Muse Tarot Meanings 6 of Inspiration

6 OF INSPIRATION

— Victory and recognition —

SIX OF INSPIRATION (WANDS) TAROT CARD MEANING

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THE 6 OF INSPIRATION TAROT MESSAGE

KEYWORDS

being seen, victory and coming out on top, a homecoming, a hero’s welcome, being recognized for a job well done, being thanked, the spotlight, healing your fear of success

CREATOR MUSING

Fear of being seen and fear of success can foster self-sabotage and the inability to commit and to really ‘go for it.’

WORD PROMPTS

• The truth of confetti
• Conspicuousness of success

EXPERIENCING the Tarot 6 OF INSPIRATION

The Muse of Being Seen stands proudly in front of her starlights. She is graceful, unabashed and elegant in the face of praise. She knows that she has given all of her energy to this victory, and that during the long journey leading up to here – to this place of acknowledgement and praise – she has offered all of her heart and dedication to this success. After a triumphant arrival, she comes home to this beautiful celebration, and she has to show up now… bravely once more… to help light the way for others to do the same. She must show up to accept this reward, this cheerful monument, because she knows that there is great value in modeling humility and gratefulness in the spotlight of all of this success. She knows that we can all arrive to that place, and that we must be able to say yes to success when the moment arrives. With humble joy and giant love, she says yes to this honour and she steps into the limelight.


PATHWORKING VISUALIZATION

Imagine your victorious homecoming, and step into the 6 of Inspiration energy. As each star lights up around you, allow the people around – those who see you – speak the beautiful things that they witness in your heart. Hear one positive trait for each star that lights up. Allow this positive showering of your most precious gifts and beauty to shine a light on where you’re headed.


CREATIVE PROMPT

Stars and lights. Set up a little altar corner or a decorative vignette (a grouping or arrangements of things) that is meant to invite you to step into the spotlight of your life. You could include things that remind me you of your talents or favourite qualities, your goals or dreams, or simply something that speaks to your soul about showing up and being seen. Stars and lights sweet creator! It’s game ON!

“Tell your own story, and you will be interesting.” – Louise Bourgeois

Muse Tarot Meanings 5 of Inspiration

5 OF INSPIRATION

— Competition and rivalry —

FIVE OF INSPIRATION (WANDS) TAROT CARD MEANING

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THE 5 OF INSPIRATION TAROT MESSAGE

KEYWORDS

challenges, competition, “comparisonitis”, a need to collaborate, can signify fighting or trying to out-do one another

CREATOR MUSING

Competition can be our best friend when we allow it to push us to better ourselves.

WORD PROMPT

Bouts of discord

EXPERIENCING the Tarot 5 OF INSPIRATION

The Muse looks down at the challenges and the rivalry below. The pushing and the pulling. The comparisons. The not-enoughs. Sometimes she sees rivalry that hurts, and sometimes she witnesses rivalry that seeds goals and dreams. She sees its many forms, and she hopes to help all of us to see the positive and negative effects that competition can have on our lives. She illuminates opportunities to work together, and she shares ways that we can engage in friendly competition so that it serves as a catalyst for our successes, rather than a road map to our losses. So she gifts us mirrors. Mirrors to see the things that are similar, and to see those that are dissimilar. She gifts us mirrors to look at the way we show up and compete. Some of us push our ideas, some push forward our feelings, others compete using their charm, some with depth of conversation, some with sexuality – and these mirrors are meant to help us discern and distinguish the types of competition that make us better from that which make us worse. These mirrors help us to see the many faces of our own internal struggle to find category, rank and place, and they allow us to better understand ourselves based on the world around us. But most of all, the Muse offers mirrors so that we can realize that the most important person we can compete with is our own self, and that all of the conquests and successes could never teach us her most important lesson: We must always see ourselves as deserving of our own highest accolades, and love.


PATHWORKING VISUALIZATION

Take a journey into the desert and find the Five sisters of inspiration. Take a peek into their mirrors and see what they have to tell you about how you compete, challenge and push yourself, and where comparison or friendly competition could do more good than harm.


CREATIVE PROMPT

Mirrors. Every time we look into them we judge ourselves, by ourselves. The lines. The hips. The eyes. The nose. The stomach. The lips. Look in the mirror and draw a self-portrait. Feel free to exaggerate the features you spend too much energy focusing on, and then name it ‘The mirror that distorts and that teaches.’

“I’m a mirror. If you’re cool with me, I’m cool with you, and the exchange starts. What you see is what you reflect. If you don’t like what you see, then you’ve done something. If I’m standoffish, that’s because you are.” – Jay-Z