OCCULT: DAILY DRAW – Seven of Pentacles

Today’s card is the Seven of Pentacles.

A youth observes a bush, on which flowers golden pentacles. They are leaning on a hoe, implying that they are the one who planted this mysterious plant and that they are the one who will reap its bounty.

The Seven of Pentacles shows promise in the future, but recommends patience in the presence. Like a delicious fruit, an opportunity must be taken at exactly the right time to maximize its potential. Take it too early, and it is a bitter failure; too late, and you have a rotten lost cause on your hands. Like a growing garden, you’ve got to put as much love and care possible towards your goals. You’ll be the first to enjoy the harvest once the time comes.

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Hey, Spyro Heads! We’ve seen the trailers for the Spyro™ Reignited Trilogy and we couldn’t be more excited about it! Spyro the Dragon was one of the definitive games for the original PlayStation, and from what we’ve seen so far, the remaster is looking gorgeous! But the only things we’ve seen are a couple of levels from the very first Spyro game – and we want more!

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OCCULT: DAILY DRAW – Justice

Today’s card is Justice.

A judge sits upon their station, holding a sword and scales – the symbols of the ancient goddess Justitia. The sword represents the reach of the law, and its ability to punish wrongdoers, while the scales represent fairness and equality.

Justice is blind, or so the saying goes – and the card Justice lives up to that as well as it can. Justice is concerned with equality, fairness, and making sure that those who take advantage of others are put back in their place. On the other hand, Justice concerns itself with responsibility, making important decisions, and “doing the right thing”. When Justice comes up in a drawing, it is a sign that you must be forthright in all of your dealings, fair to others, and ready to make the hard choices in life.

OCCULT: DAILY DRAW – Ten of Wands

Today’s card is the Ten of Wands.

A person carries ten wands, a burden clearly too heavy for them to bear. A town is nearby, presumably their goal; will they even make it in time before their encumbrance overwhelms them?

The Ten of Wands is another clear-cut card, representing overwhelming burden and struggle. The subject of the card is labored in the extreme, bend nearly in double by the weight of their wands. It appears, from the angle of their walk, that they are even coming close to tumbling over. When you see the Ten of Wands, it is a sign that you are putting too much pressure on yourself. Whether the responsibilities be reasonable or not, you must look to lighten the load, for your own sake.

OCCULT: DAILY DRAW – Death

Today’s card is Death.

When Death rides on its pale horse, no one is spared. Royals, clergy, and common folk alike; there is no escaping from Death’s black banner, no bargaining, and no mercy. Far in the background, the sun sets between a pair of towers – or is it rising?

In the common consciousness of tarot, there is no worse card than Death. Tarot enthusiasts know that isn’t true – the card worse than Death is the Tower, naturally – but Death isn’t all sunshine and roses. Death is the card of change; a metaphorical death, the end of one state and the beginning of another. This isn’t a pleasant state to be in, but its march is unstoppable. You will end up changing over your life, one way or another. How you want to deal with it is up to you.

OCCULT: DAILY DRAW – The Fool

Today’s card is The Fool.

A young man walks by the cliffsides, admiring the beautiful sky above him. He carries nothing but a small purse tied to a stick, a flower, and the clothing on his back. A small dog accompanies him, barking at his heels, trying to warn him of the obvious that he is missing: He is about to step off the edge of a cliff.

The Fool occupies a unique position in the tarot deck: it is the unnumbered, or zeroth card in the Major Arcana. It exists – depending on who you ask – outside of, before, or after the rest of the Major Arcana as a whole. This card stems from the trick-taking tarot games the occult deck is derived from, where it is a special card that will always lose a trick; henceforth, it is numbered zero, even lower than the first trump. The most typical meanings assigned to this card (aside from literal foolishness) is that it represents new beginnings. The Fool doesn’t care where he is going, only that he is going somewhere new. Though this is a most dangerous endeavor, the Fool hardly even notices. He’s just glad he’s out here.

OCCULT: DAILY DRAW – Page of Pentacles

Today’s card is the Page of Pentacles.

A pentacle hovers above the hands of the page. They are enraptured, walking aimlessly, marveling at the spectacle before them. They wear a red turban and a green tunic, and walk through a grassy plain.

The Page of Pentacles is a nouveau riche, someone who has come into money for the first time in their life and has no idea what to do with it. When a genuine windfall enters your life, it’s impossible to know what to do – even spending it on frivolities doesn’t seem like enough. For the first time, you feel stability, and are able to get what you want. But the Page of Pentacles isn’t the kind of person who would mindlessly spend their money; they’re wise enough to hold on to it for as long as possible, to invest wisely, and develop further to become much, much wealthier.

OCCULT: DAILY DRAW – Four of Pentacles

Today’s card is the Four of Pentacles.

A king clutches four pentacles very close to himself: one between his arms, one balanced on top of his crown, and two underneath his feet. He’s dressed in rich red robes, but his throne is upon the edge of town.

The Four of Pentacles represents one thing: Greed! The Greedy Man, as I like to call him, is fiercely protective of his golden pentacles. There is no limit, no length that he would not go to in order to protect his wealth. But in his selfishness, he’s completely lost himself. Notice that he guards two of his pentacles by firmly planting his feet upon them – not a very respectful way to treat his most treasured possessions! He balances one of the pentacles atop his head, as well – an excellent way to have it snatched. Don’t be like the Greedy Man!

OCCULT: DAILY DRAW – Six of Pentacles

Today’s card is the Six of Pentacles.

A wealthy man, dressed fancily and holding a set of scales, distributes gold coins between two beggars. The beggars kneel on the ground with their hands outstretched; one beggar receives gold, while the other remains empty-handed.

The fundamental purpose of the Six of Pentacles is the divide between have and have not. The wealthy man is carrying a set of scales with him, as if he has meticulously measured the amount of gold he will be giving to the needy today. Only one beggar is receiving a donation, however. Even in the realm of rock-bottom beggars, there are gaps between the rich and the poor. The Six of Pentacles is a reminder to consider our finances, and to beware that one could change their status at any time. Who knows when, one day, the wealthy man might join these beggars?