The Lovers…

The Lovers from Ethereal Visions Illuminated Tarot Deck
by Matt Hughes.

It is the start of Gemini season, so I decided to do a blog post on The Lovers. As you can see the illustration of The Lovers by Matt Hughes is different to Pamela Colman Smiths.

  1. The lovers embrace
  2. No Sun
  3. No Angel
  4. No erupting volcano
  5. No trees
  6. No snake
The Lovers
Left: Ethereal Visions
Right: Smith-Waite Tarot


Upright: Unification, choices, harmony, relationships

Reversed: Separation, imbalance, conflict, disconnection

How romantic is this illustration? Am I right? This couple look like they just can’t get enough of each other and their embrace is so gentle. They want to be with each other because they love each other, not because of lust, they don’t look like they are about to tear one an others clothes off.

The roses are perfect, not one of them is withered or dying, they have been tended to with care and love so that they can bloom. Just like a loving relationship when both people care and want to be with the other. They have chosen to be together.

There is no harm meant in this illustration, there aren’t even thorns on the rose stems.

Instead of having the couple looking up at the Angel wanting help, they are being looked upon by Angels as depicted in the gold wings in the top corners of the card. I really love this illustration and even though it is so different to Pamela Colman Smiths I still read it the same way.

When I reverse the card I see the couple being forced together, falling into the archway, the roses petals fall off and the angel wings get ruffled, it all falls apart. The love story is no longer.


Knight of Wands…

Knight of Wands from Ethereal Visions Illuminated Tarot Deck


Upright: Determination, energetic, impulsiveness, passionate.

Reversed: Anger, ego, frustration, pessimism.

Let’s Go! We’ve got this! That’s what I see in this illustration of the Knight of Wands. He’s in a hurry to join the rest of his army to fight for and protect those who need it. Even his beautiful horse is excited to join in the action.

There’s no rest for this Knight, always on the move. There’s a fire under his butt urging him on. His passion to be the hero and protector keep him going. He won’t stop until it’s done.

He is a leader, he will encourage others to keep going, stay alert, don’t stop yet.

He has confidence and knows what he wants and nothing is going to stop him from accomplishing it.

There’s a problem however with go, go, go…

The Knight can only keep going until his body and his horse says “no more, I need rest to fight another day.” This card may turn up in a spread reversed and I suggest it is time to take a step back , look at what you have achieved so far, be proud. Now take some time to rest, all the problems will still be there tomorrow. You are still a hero. If you keep pushing on this way you will only become frustrated and angry, not only with yourself but anyone or anything nearby. You don’t want to do or say something you’ll regret.

I noticed the lizards i the top corners of the card and did a little research. They mean: vision in the midst of action and they are a reminder that big results come from small conscious efforts.


Four of Swords…

Four of Swords from Ethereal Visions Illuminated Tarot Deck


Upright: Contemplation, Meditation, Relaxation, Rest

Reversed: Resentment, Stagnant, Exhaustion, Frustration

The first thing I notice in this version of the Four of Swords is the figure in the artwork reminds me of the chess pieces in Wizard’s Chess from Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone.

The figure has a steely look of concentration that would be hard to break. He is serious about his rest time. It is important that he gets his recuperation and relaxation time before his next battle (Five of Swords).

We all know how it feels when we don’t get the right amount of rest or alone time to relax our tired bodies. Meditation is important for us to sort out the clutter in our minds. For just like our bodies, our minds need a rest too.

If we don’t take that time out for ourselves and make it a priority, we begin to resent the work we are doing and we get exhausted and frustrated with those around us.

In order to gt the rest we so rightly deserve, we must make it a priority and set boundaries for ourselves. When you need a rest, take it and don’t let anyone make you feel bad for needing time to relax. We need that time to recuperate, so that we can be fully present and alert when we are needed. Make it a priority.

Take time out for yourself today, find some time to relax.


Oracle Card of the day…

Blessed Be Oracle Cards by Lucy Cavendish

Card of the day…

Two of Pentacles from Ethereal Visions Illuminated Tarot Deck by Matt Hughes


Tarot Reading review by Luna on Instagram…


I met Maleena few years ago, when (I believe but I might be wrong) she still didn’t fully understand her inner power, intuition and potential. I felt there was still an undiscovered talent hidden in the sweet and sensitive person Maleena is. And now I think everybody can see it!

When she recently told me about her passion for Tarot I was curious to try it with her. It wasn’t my first tarot reading and I was expecting the usual generic information that I was given in the past by other tarot readers, which could basically apply to anybody! Maleena and I live far away from each other and I haven’t seen her in the past two years. So I did not expect an accurate reading as she doesn’t know about my life at the present moment, she didnt have any specific information about myself. Well, I was seriously impressed and amazed by the outcome!

The reading was very accurate. It was exactly what I needed to move forward. The things she wrote me (three pages!!) were spot on with my life and who I am as a person. She was very helpful because I was not sure what it was I needed to do but she guided me in the right direction. The information I received was very accurate.

I definitely recommend a reading with Maleena to anyone looking for the right direction!


Wondering Wednesday’s Giveaway…

This week I’m starting Wondering Wednesday’s where I’ll be giving away 3 Email Tarot Readings. In order to go into the prize draw head to Instagram @i_am_maleenaeve and follow the instructions. Entries close midnight 3 April 2020 Australian EST and it is open Worldwide.

Good Luck.


What have I learnt about myself today?

What have you learnt about yourself during this time of slowing down and perhaps complete lockdown? I’d love to see your comments below. You don’t have to use Tarot cards, but if you do I’d love to know which card came up for you.