Word of the Day: Saturnine
1. born under or influenced by the planet Saturn
2. cold or steady in mood: slow to act or change; gloomy, surly; sardonic
Tarot Card: 4 of Pentacles
Charles Dickens’ character Scrooge is a perfect representative for this card. This card can denote miserliness, avarice and being overly suspicious of the intentions of others. These are all qualities of the planet Saturn. Saturn along with the 4 of Pentacles also deals being rigidly conservative and ultra-traditional. It is the planet of depression and gloominess. The guy in the card may have financial security but deep down inside he is insecure and miser-able
Word of the Day: Diffident
1. hesitant in acting or speaking through a lack of self-confidence.
2. reserved, unassertive
Tarot Card: 8 of Swords
The 8 of Swords is a card of hesitation, timidity and a lack of willpower. With the 8 of Swords, one is usually caught in vice of his or her own making due to an absence of confidence and self-assurance. Basically the person in the 8 of Swords position is afraid of her own shadow. She doesn’t trust her judgment or her ability to take charge of a situation.
Word of the Day: Matriculate
to enroll as a member of a body and especially of a college or university
Tarot Card: The Hierophant
One of the meanings of the Hierophant is formal education. The Hierophant represents institutions of higher learning such as colleges and universities. The act of matriculation is essentially being enrolled into an educational group or cohort. The Hierophant deals with groups and general consensus.
Word of the Day: Charlatan
1. A pretender to medical skill: quack
2. One making usually showy pretenses to knowledge or ability: fraud, faker
Tarot Card: 7 of Swords
The 7 of Swords is the card of the charlatan. This card denotes sneaky and deceptive tactics, theft, lies, scams, and ulterior motives. It is about charades and clandestine operations.
Word of the Day: Augur
Definition: 1. To foretell (something) or predict the future especially from omens.
2. To give promise of: presage
Tarot Card: The Magician
The Magician is the 1st card of the Major Arcana. One of its meanings is “divination” or divining future events by utilizing the knowledge, skills, abilities, and resources at one’s disposal.
Word of the Day: Motley
Definition: 1. variegated in color
2. composed of diverse, often incongruous elements.
Tarot Card: The Fool
The Fool which has often been associated with the court jester is usually depicted as being draped in an array of colors. The multi-colored garment symbolizes a realm of unlimited potential and possibilities of which this Major Arcana card represents. The Fool is not given a number; it is designated as 0, which also underscores the theme of limitless possibilities.
Word of the Day: Aplomb
complete and confident composure or self assurance: poise
Tarot Card: 6 of Wands
The 6 of Wands is a card that denotes confidence, high esteem, and excellence. It is a card of the high achiever. When this energy is projected in an unbridled manner, it can lead to a sense of invincibility, cockiness, conceit, and an over-inflated sense of self-worth. At its worst, it is the card of The Narcissist.
Word of the Day: Truckle
To act in a subservient manner: submit
Duane eventually lost his job because he was unwilling to truckle to his managers….
Tarot Card: 6 of Pentacles
The 6 of Pentacles is a card of giving and receiving. A lot of times this card can indicate that the one on the receiving end is in a position of subservience. In its most negative form this card can mean groveling, begging or kow-towing as someone who is in a superior position hangs something that you value over your head. It is often a very humbling if not humiliating, experience.
Word of the Day: Bas Relief
sculptural relief in which the projection of the surrounding surface is slight and no part of the modeled form is undercut; also sculpture executed in bas relief.
Example: Jamal admired the bas reliefs carved into the walls of the ancient Assyrian palace.
Tarot Card: 3 of Pentacles
The 3 of Pentacles is about constructive work, it is indeed the card of masonry and sculptural artwork in the material sense. In terms of the esoteric, it includes secret societies like the Masons, Elks, and Shriners. The 3 of Pentacles is a card of specialization, productivity and fraternity.
Word of the Day: Recondite
1. hidden from sight: concealed
2. difficult or impossible for one of ordinary understanding or knowledge to to comprehend: deep
3. of, relating to, or dealing with something little known or obscure
Tarot Card: The High Priestess
The High Priestess rules the spiritual realm. She possesses hidden knowledge which is accessible to those of higher consciousness. She is the essence of mysteries, secrets, and esoterica. She beholds the sacred feminine mystique. She is Sophia. She is the Akashic Record.