The High Priestess – your unconscious, your intuition – something we don’t understand and something we tend to ignore a lot. We all have a wisdom within us that we aren’t sure where it came from. Being aware and paying attention to our inner voices should not be taken lightly. If you haven’t been paying attention to how you are feeling about things, it might be time to listen and actually feel.
The Fool’s Journey Story (My interpretation anyways)
You’ve started on a new path, and have been handed the tool’s to move forward. Before you take that final leap into action, stop and feel. You’re a bit on edge as you aren’t entirely sure what to think and aren’t completely confident in your decision. Yes, self doubt occurs with all new endeavors, but if it really does not feel right, listen to that. If you are just feeling nervous but are prepared and ready to work hard, your goals are available to you. This is the card where you trust yourself and listen to something that might be easy to miss if you aren’t listening to yourself.
The use of Aroma’s and their health benefits may be new to you or just seem like a fad for the time being, however, they have actually been used for ages and are really the start of western medicine. Evidence dating back to the ancient Egyptians can be found. Frankincense and myrrh have been found in the Tombs in the Valley of the Kings, and later on extracts are also referenced in the bible.
The legend of Cleopatra’s beauty having never been seen before in the world is thought to been brought on by the use of rose petals strewn along the waters of the Nile. The essence of the petals are thought to have amplified her beauty to the people.
The work Naturalis Historica was the only work of Pliny the Elder (AD77) that survived the death and eruptions of Vesuvius. His work has given many of the healing abilities that are recognized today. The first recorded use of the plants being used goes back to the time of the ancient Greeks, where they steeped flower petals in oil – used for medicinal and cosmetic purposes – though, the Romans and Egyptians have contributed to our knowledge as well.
The Magician is a card that indicates having the resources you need in order to pursue your goals. But these resources are not everything you need. You need a little “magic” or faith that all will be okay. Self confidence and trust that you have the abilities to achieve everything you want are much needed in order to achieve your goals as well. Power, skill concentration, and resourcefulness are key words used to describe this card, along with manipulation, poor planning and latent talents. Stop and think, don’t run directly into something without a plan. Self-doubt has a way of creeping in if you don’t know where you are going. Putting action to a plan.
The Fool’s Journey story (My interpretation anyways)
You have just chosen something new to work towards, with the naivety of nothing can go wrong. You didn’t have a plan set out, and you had no idea what to expect. As you move from the Fool card to the Magician card, you have planned and gained the tools in order to put action to thought but are not quite there yet.
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