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Happy New Year!

~ “An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.” ~

– Bill Vaughn

Happy New Year


Here’s to the new year…
May it bring more joy and success
And less grief and regret.

To our dreams…
May we never stop believing in them
And taking the actions that will make them a reality.

To our friends, loved ones, associates, and colleagues…
May we take the time to let them know
How much it means to us
To have them in our lives.

Let us encourage more and criticize less,
Give more and need less.

And whenever we can,
Let us create harmony and peace.

To new beginnings…
Let us start fresh, right now,
To make this the very best year ever.

– Joanna Fuchs



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~ “Without the Heart, there can be no understanding between the Hand and the Mind.” ~

— Madonna

The Suit of Cups is associated with the element of Water. Like Water, Cups go with the flow and relate to how we respond to the emotional influences and impulses. Cups can open us to our inner feelings about things, as well as, the connection we have with others and the world around us. Within a reading, an excess of Cups could represent things like oversensitivity, a lack of boundaries, moodiness, confusion and illusions, and perhaps even a susceptibility to addictive substances and influences. A lack or absence of Cups could represent a lack of empathy, self-centeredness, insensitivity, narrow-mindedness, and a lack of flexibility within our lives.

The following are a list of keywords for the suit of Cups. These keywords are not to be relied on as crutches, but as creative springboards for us to develop our own interpretation and understanding of not just each card, but the suit of Cups on its whole.

  • CUPS:
    • Alternative Titles: Chalices, Goblets, Vessels, Bowls, Cauldrons, Hearts.
    • Element: Water
    • Signs: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces.
    • Planets: Moon, Neptune, Pluto.
    • Style: Flowing, Expanding, Diffusing, Loving
    • Jungian Function: Feeling (Mary K Greer) Intuition (Robert Place and Dr. Art Rosengarten)
    • Colors: Blue, Blue-Green, Silver
    • Season: Autumn (some sources say summer as it represents the sign of Cancer)
    • Direction: West
    • Time of Day: Dusk
    • Feudal Class: Clergy and Priestly class.
    • Keywords: Emotions. Moods. Affections. Artistic Abilities. Creativity. Nurturance. Love. Relationships. Empathy. Intuition. Sensitivity. Dreams. Fantasies. Comfort. Soothing. Flowing. Healing. Counseling. Psychic Abilities. Receptive. Yielding. Secretive. Merging. Fantasy.


    Ace of Cups - Hanson Roberts Tarot

The Root of the Powers of Water

    • Astrology: The Libra/Scorpio/Sagittarius Quadrant of the Zodiac.
    • Chart Position: 0 Libra to 30 Sagittarius
    • Dates: September 23rd to December 21st (Autumn)
    • Qabalah: Kether (Crown) in Briah (Soul)
    • Positive Keywords: Birth. Abundance. Spiritual Love. Joy.
    • Negative Keywords: Unrequited Love. Melancholy. Abstinence. Denial.
    • Affirmation: I take in and give our nourishment in perfect balance. I express and receive love freely and celebrate the beauty of life.

    2 of Cups - Hanson Roberts Tarot

Lord of Love

    • Astrology: Venus in Cancer
    • Chart Position: 0 Cancer to 10 Cancer
    • Dates: June 21st to July 1st
    • Qabalah: Chokmah (Wisdom) in Briah (Soul)
    • Positive Keywords: Romance. Reciprocity. Healing. Renewal.
    • Negative Keywords: Infidelity. Secret Affairs. Resentment. Inequity.
    • Affirmation: I love me and accept me, exactly as I am. I only attract loving people in my world, for they are a mirror of what I am.

    3 of Cups - Hanson Roberts Tarot

Lord of Abundance

    • Astrology: Mercury in Cancer
    • Chart Position: 10 Cancer to 20 Cancer
    • Dates: July 2nd to July 11th
    • Qabalah: Binah (Understanding) in Briah (Soul)
    • Positive Keywords: Celebration. Friendship. Playfulness. Toasting Success.
    • Negative Keywords: Overindulgence. Hangover. Promiscuity. Gossip.
    • Affirmation: I respond only to love and loving thoughts. All is peaceful.

    4 of Cups - Hanson Roberts Tarot

Lord of Blended Pleasure

    • Astrology: Moon in Cancer
    • Chart Position: 20 Cancer to 30 Cancer
    • Dates: July 12th to July 22nd
    • Qabalah: Chesed (Mercy) in Briah (Soul)
    • Positive Keywords: Invitation. Introspection. Unforeseen Solutions. Omen.
    • Negative Keywords: Discontent. Emotional Distance. Apathy. Lethargy.
    • Affirmation: I relax and let life flow through me with ease.

    5 of Cups - Hanson Roberts Tarot

Lord of Loss in Pleasure

    • Astrology: Mars in Scorpio
    • Chart Position: 0 Scorpio to 10 Scorpio
    • Dates: October 23rd to November 1st
    • Qabalah: Geburah (Severity) in Briah (Soul)
    • Positive Keywords: Renewal. Healing Rifts. Forgiveness. Crossing Bridges.
    • Negative Keywords: Betrayal. Abandonment. Disappointment. Regret.
    • Affirmation: I release all that is unlike love. I cross bridges with joy and ease.

    6 of Cups - Hanson Roberts Tarot

Lord of Pleasure

    • Astrology: Sun in Scorpio
    • Chart Position: 10 Scorpio to 20 Scorpio
    • Dates: November 2nd to November 12th
    • Qabalah: Tiphareth (Beauty) in Briah (Soul)
    • Positive Keywords: Nostalgia. Harmony Restored. Courting. Decorating.
    • Negative Keywords: Dwelling in the Past. Clinging. Immaturity. Vanity.
    • Affirmation: My thinking is peaceful, calm, and centered. I rejoice in life.

    7 of Cups - Hanson Roberts Tarot

Lord of Illusionary Success

    • Astrology: Venus in Scorpio
    • Chart Position: 20 Scorpio to 30 Scorpio
    • Dates: November 13th to November 22nd
    • Qabalah: Netzach (Victory) in Briah (Soul)
    • Positive Keywords: Creative Visualization. Imagination. Variety. Dreams.
    • Negative Keywords: Debauchery. Delusional. Temptation. Self-Deception.
    • Affirmation: I decide to be me. I am true and authentic to myself. I approve of myself as I am.

    8 of Cups - Hanson Roberts Tarot

Lord of Abandoned Success

    • Astrology: Saturn in Pisces
    • Chart Position: 0 Pisces to 10 Pisces
    • Dates: February 19th to February 28th
    • Qabalah: Hod (Splendor) in Briah (Soul)
    • Positive Keywords: Cleansing. Spiritual Quest. Travel. Moving On.
    • Negative Keywords: Indolence. Energy Drain. Escapism. Avoidance.
    • Affirmation: My understanding is clear, and I am willing to change with the times. I am safe.

    9 of Cups - Hanson Roberts Tarot

Lord of Material Happiness

    • Astrology: Jupiter in Pisces
    • Chart Position: 10 Pisces to 20 Pisces
    • Dates: March 1st to March 10th
    • Qabalah: Yesod (Foundation) in Briah (Soul)
    • Positive Keywords: Happiness. Wishes Fulfilled. Sensual Pleasure. Bliss.
    • Negative Keywords: Extravagance. Superficiality. Hedonism. Addiction.
    • Affirmation: Life loves me and I love life. I now choose to take in life fully and freely.

    10 of Cups - Hanson Roberts Tarot

Lord of Perfected Happiness

    • Astrology: Mars in Pisces
    • Chart Position: 20 Pisces to 30 Pisces
    • Dates: March 11th to March 20th
    • Qabalah: Malkuth (Kingdom) in Briah (Soul)
    • Positive Keywords: Unity. Domestic Harmony. Optimism. Wholeness.
    • Negative Keywords: Delinquent Behavior. Impermanence. Smothering. Overflowing Emotions.
    • Affirmation: I choose to be peaceful and harmonious.

All card images are from the Hanson Roberts Tarot by Mary Hanson Roberts

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Love and Blessings


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Let the Quest Begin!

~ All glory comes from daring to begin. ~

-Eugene Fitch Ware (1841 – 1911)

The Fool

The Archeon Tarot by Tim Lantz

Greetings Fellow Seekers!

I began my journey with the Tarot at the tender age of eleven. I was browsing through a bookstore in an obscure part of town, whenI happened to come across a dusty boxset of the Rider Waite Tarot that was hidden deep within the shadows of a murky corner which was covered with cobwebs. I guess back then, Tarot wasn’t really the ‘it-thing’ that it is today. Having no idea what the Tarot was, or how it was used, I asked the shopkeeper what this was. After arching a brow and giving a sneer filled with contempt and sarcasm, he replied, “Oh those are just cards used for fortunetelling and all silly things related. Don’t waste your time with it!” Despite his obvious disdain for the pack of cards in my hands, I rushed over to my Mom and begged her to buy it for me. Upon going home, not only was I mesmerized by the pictures, but for reasons beyond my comprehension, I felt as though I could communicate with the cards.

Perhaps it was due to the fact that I had begun learning astrology at the age of five, and ever since I could remember I was always fascinated with the esoteric world. I would often get various prophetic dreams which were incredibly vivid (I still do in brilliant colors). As the years would progress, I would discover my abilities of clairvoyance, clairaudience, and clairsentience, as well as, my abilities to communicate with Angels, Spirit Guides, Guardians, and channel messages from them (as well as, from Past Lives).

My journey has more-or-less been a solitary one. I never had the luxury of having someone teach me Tarot. However, the universe has always blessed me with providing me ample books from various sources, as well as, help me meet wonderful people from various corners of the world that have helped enhance my love and appreciation of the Tarot. Yet, having had to learn things the hard way of trial and error, as well as, spending money on a whole lot of books and materials, which although were wonderful to begin with, turned out to be total duds at the end.

Hence, through Tarot Quest, I hope to make this journey for you – seekers of all ages and levels of expertise – a fun and easy one, where not only will we enjoy ourselves, but open our minds and expand our horizons.

I look forward to sharing with all of you, and hearing from you. Your thoughts, opinions, ideas, feelings, points of view, arguements, feedback, etc is incredibly important to me. For they will not only help me provide better content for you, but also help us all learn more in the process.

Thank You,

Love and Light


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