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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?

OCCULT: DAILY DRAW – Queen of Cups

Today’s card is the Queen of Cups.

The Queen’s ornate throne is positioned by the seaside, but she prefers to gaze at her incredibly decorated cup. It’s massive, embellished with all kinds of accessories, but she sees nothing pleasureable in it. Instead, she glares at it critically, carefully appraising its true value.

The Queen of Cups is the kind of person who somehow can see past the nonsense to the truth of any matter. They aren’t impressed by flash or fluff – nothing but the centermost kernel of the issue interests them. Don’t think this makes them a bitter-hearted person; on the contrary, it provides them great compassion and tenderness to those who are in need of help but refuse to acknowledge it. In a drawing, the Queen of Cups wants you to look deeper in the issues at hand and figure out what’s really going on.

OCCULT: Daily Draw – Nine of Pentacles

Today’s card is the Nine of Pentacles.

A person wearing a robe decorated with a floral motif stands in their garden, where a bloom of pentacles have come in. They hold a hooded bird on their gloved hand, admiring the bird’s beauty.

The suit of Pentacles has a rather clear series of events towards the end of its cards. The Seven and Eight of Pentacles lead to the Nine, where the hard work and patience those cards portray is rewarded with a gorgeous garden in full bloom. Patience and dedication lead to riches. But what is most interesting in this card is the hooded hawk the wealthy one has on their hand: As it is hooded, it is clearly a trained bird used for falconry. This hooded bird represents the bondage that living in the conditions the Nine of Pentacles promotes comes with. Though you are wealthy, you’re still blinded by the desires of other people.


Today’s card is the Six of Wands.

A horseman wearing a laurel and riding a white horse rides with their entourage, carrying a staff with another laurel upon it. The rider and their horse are richly decorated, as well are the footmen on the ground.

The Six of Wands is one of the Minor Arcana cards that can be directly compared to a Major Arcana card; in this case, the Chariot. Both signify triumph and driving action, but the Six of Wands focuses more on the after effects of such events. The Six of Wands emanates a sense of victory and pride. After a successful show of force, one almost always feels prideful and self-confident in themselves. With the Six of Wands, you are being told your time in the sun is coming.

OCCULT: DAILY DRAW – King of Wands

Today’s card is the King of Wands.

The King of Wands is on his throne, emblazoned with images of salamanders and lions. He holds his wand and sits upright, his free arm held up slightly with a clenched fist. Standing on the base of his throne is a wild salamander.

The King of Wands is a dark figure, whose magnetic personality makes him the ideal leader. His greatest failing is that he lacks the good humor of the other Wands court cards. Though not without his charms, the King is a somewhat dour figure who prefers to take a more realistic outlook on a situation. Humor is another tool to him, to be used where appropriate. The King of Wands is more focused on the long-term goal, and how he can work with others to achieve it. The King of Wands in a drawing is a sign of letting yourself take the lead, and remembering to stay charismatic.

OCCULT: DAILY DRAW – Three of Swords

Today’s card is the Three of Swords.

Three swords pierce a disembodied heart, as a cold rain pours down from grey clouds.

Heartbreak – what else? The Three of Swords is one of the most clear-cut cards in the deck. The symbolism of a heart being pierced by swords couldn’t be clearer – but even then, we must look deeper. The cause of these heartbreaks would take books to list: a breakup, a betrayal, a longing… But there is a darker side here, involving the heartbreak of others. Sometimes the Three of Swords is one of the most violent cards in the deck – a command to pierce someone through their heart in vengeance.

OCCULT: DAILY DRAW – Five of Wands

Today’s card is the Five of Wands.

Five people, each wielding a staff of their own, have entered an entanglement. It is unknown if the battle is for fun or in seriousness, but they fight with gusto.

In life, disagreements are inevitable. The Five of Wands’s aspect revolves around strife, argument, and disagreeing. When a large enough group of people get together, clashes of opinions and feelings are almost always inevitable after enough time. When this happens, it is in the best interest of everyone involved to lower their hackles and try to look at things from the most objective points of view. Otherwise, no one gets out unscathed!


Today’s card is The Hermit.

The Hermit, naturally stands alone. With his enormous white beard and gray robes, he holds a lantern in his right hand and a staff in his left. The Hermit lives a lonely life, always searching for Truth, but rarely finding it.

A hermitage is a strong position to take in the search for greater knowledge but for a true seeker it is almost always necessary. The Hermit is not the enlightened one, as some might interpret him as, but is someone deep into the path of inner understanding. By cutting off his ties to the mortal world, the Hermit is able to focus all of his physical and mental energy into the search for the ultimate treasure, himself. When you draw the Hermit, take some time for yourself for once! You are being told that it is time to withdraw, take a breather, and start looking for what you really need. Once you’ve found it, you can return to the world a new person.


Today’s card is Strength.

A woman in a white dress, with an infinity halo hovering above her head, holds the head of a lion in her hands. The lion looks up to her, totally cowed and tamed. Atop the woman’s head is a crown of flowers, and she is tied to the lion by a similar wreath.

Strength obviously signifies strength but by no means the physical kind. It is endurance and courage: though the lion could easily maul the woman, her inner fortitude renders it powerless before her. Psychological strength almost always prevails in situations where the physical fails. The card of Strength reminds us that with enough willpower, anything is possible. The strongest of bodies are meaningless if one cannot hone the mind.

Strength is especially notable for being the victim of Arthur Edward Waite’s inexplicable swapping of its original place and that of Justice. Waite felt there was no reason to explain his actions, and his switch has now become the accepted arrangement of the Major Arcana’s numbering system. We may never understand why.