Examine the Tarot and inspire your intuitive mind with Fairy tales, Greek Gods, Guardian Angels, and Celtic Myths, etc. Tarot cards first appeared in France in 1392. Now there are hundreds of decks to choose from. Some practitioners make their own decks and have their own favourite layouts. I have over 40 Tarot card decks and counting, each week I will be featuring one deck from my collection, a card a day. The tarot cards are meant to open your mind to the numerous possibilities available to you, please note that I never read the card in reverse or contraire. Trust your first impressions when reading the cards meaning, and applying it to your life at the present time. I have added a little numerology, which is the basic structure used in the minor arcana, and a Child’s poem on the days of the week, just for you. Enjoy!
The Sacred Path Cards – published in 1990 – HarperSanFrancisco – By Jamie Sams. Illustration by Linda Childers – Amber Fawn. “The discovery of self through Native Teachings”. The cards are based on the medicine teachings of the North American Indians. We are all here on earth to learn from each other and to live in harmony with the earth and each other, acknowledge your talents and the talents of others for that is what makes our world unique. The kit comes with a guide book and 44 cards.
Monday’s child is fair of face.
Birthday – 6 – Family-oriented, settling, knows the middle ground and your limits.
First letter of your name – V – You are intuitive; your imagination clouds your objectivity.
Card – 34/Burden Basket/Self-reliance – Native women were never asked to carry more than the burden basket could carry. It was placed outside the door to remind guests to leave their complaints, problems, or burdens outside the sacred place (the tipi).
Applied – If you are carrying a burden right now, it is time to pull from your inner-strength and become self-reliant. You can conquer the world if you leave your burdens to faith and trust in yourself to find the solutions. Now is not the time to sing a song of your woes to others, but go ahead and get the counsel of an elder, you must be prepared to listen.
Tuesday’s child is full of grace.
Birthday – 7 – Philosophically, intellectual, rational and analytical. Lacks trust.
First letter of your name – W – You have a tendency to cut corners and procrastinate, and be superficial
Card – 8/East Shield/Illumination, Clarity – The east shield will lead you to all levels of awareness and understanding. There are three paths to wisdom; each person will have their own three paths to follow.
Applied – This is a time when thing will become clearer for you. You will have to work hard to put your life in order, finish old projects, and fulfill your promises. Share your ideas and receive illumination form the feedback you are given. Be creative and daring and stretch your concept of who you really are and what you are capable of accomplishing.
Wednesday’s child is full of woe.
Birthday – 8 – Approaches business creatively and daringly, very competitive.
First letter of your name – X – You are sensual and artistic, you love excitement and indulgence.
Card – 43/Give-Away Ceremony/Release – One of the most important ceremonies in Native American teachings is the Give-Away, or Potlatch. In this ritual, giving away of useful or loved possessions is a form of sharing with others. It also shows that the giver is willing to make a sacrifice without attachment or regret.
Applied – Do not get stuck holding on to things that no longer serve you. Go through your associates, ideas, habits and belongings and see what needs to go. Share it; give it to the local shop, set it out for free. As for your ideas, habits and associates, be nice but firm. Let the natural flow of life lead you, you don’t need to control everything.
Thursday’s child has far to go.
Birthday – 9 – Broad-minded, idealistic and compassionate, highly creative.
First letter of your name – Y – You are refined and stylish and always have good intentions.
Card – 33/Dreamtime/Unlimited Vision – In Choctaw tradition, there are four kinds of dreams. Sleep-time dreams are about property, and will bring the dreamer material possessions. The second kind is a “no account” dream, only ambiguous or foggy remnants of what it was about. These dreams are of no use, they are give-away dreams. The third kind is the “wish” dreams and contain the dreamer’s hopes for the future. Often called “pipe-dreams” in modern times. The forth kind is a “Medicine dream” These are the dreams that seem very real and are very clear. These dreams can be experience at any time, in sleep, in meditation, or a sudden vision.
Applied – It is time to wipe the dust out of your eyes and truly see what is around you, pay attention to the messages you are receiving. All time is now. You have unlimited knowing and insight if you just ask. You answers may come from an out-of-body experience or a very real dream. Trust yourself, and your allies, and your own medicine, for it is time to take flight.
Friday’s child is loving and giving.
Birthday – 10 – Ambitious and independent. Has lots of courage and stamina.
First letter of your name – Z – You look at the bright side of everything, high expectations, and common sense.
Card – 18/Whirling Rainbow/Unity/Wholeness Achieved – To the Navaho and the Hopi, the swirling or whirling rainbow woman is the bringer of friendly rains that nurture the Three-Sisters; Corn, Squash, and Beans. The Whirling Rainbow is the promise of peace among all Nations and all peoples.
Applied – You must remove any type of discord from your life in order to grow. Don’t feed the negativity in your life. Everything is a lesson, learn from it, and focus on the beauty and abundance in your life. You will be presented with worth opponents, and will learn valuable lessons. Petty tyrants are not worthy of your attention or energy.
Saturday’s child works hard for a living.
Birthday – 11 – People seem to reveal them-selves to you. Very idealistic and hurt easily.
First letter of your name – A – You are ambitious and independent, great drive
Card – 13/Coral/Nurturing – Coral is from the sea and is a symbol of the blood of our planet. Native American see the Earth Mother as a living being with a consciousness and a free will of her own.
Applied – Look at nurturing yourself or another. If you are refusing to be nurtured it may be time to drop that supper human attitude before you really get in trouble health wise. Your body has needs, so pay attention; you need a proper balance of rest, work and play, and a sound diet to stay healthy. Remember you are never alone, but if you are lonely, go out and visit someone.
Sunday’s child is bonny, and blithe, and good and happy.
Birthday – 12 – Enthusiasm and witty, very expressive, high energy, keep priority in perspective.
First letter of your name – B – You are emotional, sensitive, and a bit shy.
Card – 44/Sacred Space/Respect – The idea of sacred space has been one of the foundations of Native American philosophy throughout time. Every creature has its own territory or space that deserves respect. Every being deserves to have their own sacred (personal) space, and have that space respected by all others.
Applied – It is time to show respect for your possessions, ideas, home, and persons living within your space. Respect yourself so other may see and reflect that in them. Respect does not mean you can’t say no to others or yourself. Do not invite destructive or negative people into your space. It is not important to be liked by others, it is important for you to live with yourself. True happiness comes from within.
Calgary – Tarot card readers