King of Wands


Positive and Negative Aspects

Inspiration ‘I desire’

Good and fair listener


Focus on his/her own goals

Social responsibility

Quick tempered


Unexpected inheritance

If I can, you can attitude

Can be intolerant


Element: Earth (passive)

Healing colours to wear, representative of King of Wands: are any shades green, rich russet brown and purple.


A time to move forward and clear the way for the new to enter, filled with new knowledge, others may see it as a great benefit too, and move forward with you.

The person who emanates King of Wands may be someone very close to you. He has arrived at this place of being, integrity and reverence through negating self; giving up that which did not serve his higher purpose and leave him/her (could also be a woman) in a place of presence, knowledge & wisdom without emotional consideration.

As wands are connected to business and enterprise, creativity of ideas at this time is flowing with great energy whose movement may affect the people in the areas of theatre, arts, agriculture, psychology, literature and bring growth and success and ‘perhaps’ a corresponding social responsibility.

The King of Wands acting in your life may be that quality of introspection required to get to the bottom of complex relationships. He can be the adjudicator, having no self doubt he gives good advice and cannot be deterred by argument due to his hard won sense of right discrimination, especially where there is apparent injustice.

© Karen Kelly

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Nine of Wands

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Positive and Negative Aspects

  • listen
  • attention
  • strength
  • steadfast
  • focused
  • caution
  • possible delay before fruition
  • work and business affairs
  • skilled craftsman
  • make sure your affairs are in order: i.e a will

Element: FIRE

There is a need for broad shoulders and a keen eye, always ready for conflict or battle due to psychic wounds of the past. Another aspect of this card is you may have closed yourself off from the greater good life has to offer because you can’t look beyond the conflicts.

This card could also represent you looking over your shoulder to the boss: is my employment and position safe, also make sure your job entitlements are correct; you may have to go into battle for yourself, be prepared to listen acutely then take appropriate action that is right for the situation.

A Man or Woman, soldier/warrior returning from overseas looking to set up a business or find new work, still looking to change the situation. It’s not all bad news: this card is also about the development of a creative idea into reality. Being a skilled craftsman there are many options open to you.

For example, a whip maker who uses the local timber and perhaps leather from animal skins crafts a workable tool for sale, thus building a business; the materials provided from the natural environment, then value adding to further develop the business, with caution and market research, into another marketable, sale-able product – indicated by green growth on wands.

A delay in furthering the development of business caused by relocation to another site: as previously may have worked from home and the business may be taking on a more mobile option.

© Karen Kelly

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Queen of Swords

Queen of Swords - RiderWaite

Positive/Negative Aspects

 -Inner personal strength

 -Being open

 -No negativity

 -Maintaining personal boundaries


 -A scientific person


 -Prickly attitude

Element: AIR

One cannot ignore the messages that keep popping up for you to acknowledge in your everyday life, especially if you are a Tarot reader.

This particular card has been very persistent and present in a few readings for different people in the past two weeks and then I pulled her again today for this post. I won’t ignore it.

A stately woman seated at her throne holding an upright sword, left arm extended welcoming advancement and beckoning you to approach, or yielding to acknowledgement.

This woman is sensitive to nature and children depicted by appropriate symbols on her throne, in the background windswept trees are bent by persistent winds of change.

This card is representative of woman who has experience of past sorrow and pains, what woman doesn’t. An intellectual Mother too, or motherly figurehead who through her life experience knows what is good and right and true, ‘She’ has no doubt of her inner and outer authority: perhaps divorced or going through a separation or death of form by some other means.

This woman can also be stubborn, questioning, inquiring, suspicious and as prickly as a thorn; all part of her good and bad traits, strengths and presence. Keep your own personal boundaries, present sound argument or debate to support your desires or wishes when approaching a woman with the energy of a Queen of Swords in your life.

The sword is a powerful tool and was used in times past for battle and protection, of oneself and others. Its presence means force, power, potential conflict or confusion – within yourself or situation. Yet holds great power for its possessor. So, a time to stand alone with your ideas, do hard yards and the effort will bear fruit and be fulfilling.

© Karen Kelly

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The Moon

The Moon: 18

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The Moon sits quietly in the night sky doing it’s thing, reflecting the light from our Sun to give us light in the darkness.

We underestimate the effect it has on our ordinary everyday lives, as it affects the oceans around us pushing and pulling the mighty body of water on our home, the Earth. This phenomenon mostly goes unnoticed yet is just as powerful in you and me, stirring up emotions of past hurts and pains from our subconscious memory.

Some of the terms used to describe effects at the full moon for instance are moon madness, ‘lunacy’, an over abundance of mental activity – howling at the moon. Paramedics, hospital waiting rooms and doctors all know the time of the full Moon and prepare for it!

As the light from the Sun reflects from the Moon, another person or relationship may reflect good and bad qualities back to us, mirrors to our inner life. Underlying currents of emotion rise from the subconscious affecting us in a myriad ways in the form of inner tensions. Perhaps attitudes of self defence, quickness to anger and in seconds or eventually, leaves you holding bag “why did I react this way, why did I do that? That’s not who I am!

The Moon affects our inner tide as it does the outer; gently tugging inner hidden forces, directing us to be more aware or to let go of what we are holding onto.


Learned fear is an aspect of the Moon card which has no proper place in our living life.

Watching a scary movie activates these fears, is something hiding under the bed? – walking at night fearing the shapes in the shadows, creating scary images that generate thoughts of danger – all learned fears.

What is obstructing us from moving on, from our fear based emotions to movement to action, and knowing the simple good! These are aspects of the Moon card active in our reality, inside and out.

It also represents a time of beginnings of psychic activity and being able to see beyond appearances, blessings of sensitivity, and the Great Mother in us, nurturing, compassion and forgiveness.

© Karen Kelly

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