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Tarot Reflections

  May 2006

James Wells

James Wells is a Toronto-based tarot consultant, reiki master, writer, and workshop facilitator/teacher. He has been working, living, and playing with tarot since 1979. His choice-focused, proactive style make him a popular practitioner and presenter, at home and abroad. James's mission is to assist humanity to reach its full potential, one person at a time.

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ARIES. 8 of Pentacles, reversed.
Potential challenges: Putting limits on personal skills and talents. Being cheap with yourself.
Potential resources: Good personal safety boundaries. Curbing any tendencies towards unconscious impulse buying.

TAURUS. 2 of Swords, reversed.
Potential challenges: Claiming that your beliefs are the only way. Too much weighing of ideas.
Potential resources: Experiences that validate your philosophy of life. Saying "yes" to informal, behind-the-scenes conversations.

GEMINI. Emperor, reversed.
Potential challenges: Getting cocky about your personal sense of power. Engaging in entrepreneurial efforts that aren't ready yet.
Potential resources: In touch with your inner source of empowerment. Being your own boss.

CANCER. 8 of Swords, upright.
Potential challenges: Censoring words, ideas, and written documents. Limited time frames.
Potential resources: Able to organize thoughts and words coherently. An orderly schedule or routine.

LEO. Knight of Wands, reversed.
Potential challenges: Self-obsession. So focused on your own needs that you could be unaware of others.
Potential resources: Getting enthusiastic about time with yourself. Being on track with your personal growth.

VIRGO. 8 of Cups, reversed.

Potential challenges: Stifling your intuition. Too many boundaries around deep intimacy.
Potential resources: A well thought out therapy regime. Keeping orderly records of dreams and visions.

LIBRA. Queen of Wands, reversed.
Potential challenges: Feeling or thinking that you've grown as much as you can. Long-term pattern of childishness.
Potential resources: You're the most mature "you" that you can be. Expertise at working with qi or life-energy.

SCORPIO. Star, reversed.

Potential challenges: A sense of entitlement -- "they owe it to me" attitudes. Being vague about what you really need in order to do well.
Potential resources: Being on the receiving end of a flow of abundance. A sense of hope that is rooted in your inner spirit.

SAGITTARIUS. 7 of Cups, reversed.
Potential challenges: Playing with psychic tools you're not ready for. Excessive dabbling with psychogical processes.
Potential resources: Stimulating your intution. Diversifying the ways in which you can experience one-on-one intimacy.

CAPRICORN. Ace of Pentacles, reversed.
Potential challenges: Imagining how "unlucky" you can be. Setting up the scenario for getting abused.
Potential resources: Planting seeds of groundedness and security. Quiet or unofficial offers of employment or money.

AQUARIUS. Knight of Pentacles, reversed.

Potential challenges: Obsession with body, perceived lack of health, or weight. Secret sexual hang-ups.
Potential resources: Focused on long-term committment. All "jazzed up" about the health regime you've reconnected with.

PISCES. 2 of Wands, reversed.

Potential challenges: Saying "yes" to childhood dreams that you've outgrown. Declaring how "evolved" you are when you know differently.
Potential resources: Experiences which affirm your personal growth. Choosing to do something with healing energy.

All good things,


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