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Tarot Reflections

  May 15, 2003

Wisdom Reading
James Wells

James Wells is a Toronto-based Tarot Consultant, Reiki Master, weaver of rituals, and workshop facilitator. His mission is to provide sacred space for soul work and constructive feedback so that all may enjoy insight and healing. He can be reached through his website.


Today, a two-card spread on the nature of war and peace.

1) What is war?

KING OF WANDS, REVERSED. War is a misdirected or misguided release of masculine energy by leaders who are too immature to use it responsibly.

2) What is peace?

KING OF PENTACLES, UPRIGHT. Peace is the crown of groundedness, a willingness to share all resources with all beings, based upon a detachment from worldly sources of security. Peace is good stewardship of the Earth and all that lives and grows upon Her.

I find it interesting that another King turned up. It's almost as though the Tarot wanted to repeat the King of Wands, but in an upright position, to say, "the opposite of that first guy." Perhaps two decks would have been in order.



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