Daily Tarot Reading for April 16, 2021

The Tarot cards for today are the Knight of Wands and Six of Wands. We are still in a new moon cycle, so now is definitely the right time to begin new projects when it comes to work, career, or anything that you feel passionate about. The energy in the Universe is supportive, so you are likely to get good feedback from others around you. Use their encouragement as fuel for you to keep going and build upon your success.

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Daily Tarot Reading for April 15, 2021

The Tarot cards for today are Judgement and the High Priestess. Every once in a while it’s good to take a look at the past. Are you holding onto any feelings about the past that drag you down? Sometimes the key to resolving the pain is to forgive either yourself or others. It may be a matter of acceptance. Nothing about this is easy. Go inward to connect with your emotions and intuition to help you sort everything out.

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Daily Tarot Reading for April 14, 2021

The Tarot cards for today are the Eight of Pentacles and the Sun. Hard work has been a theme for you lately and it’s all because you have a specific goal in mind. It’s very likely that what you are doing is a labor of love. Honestly speaking, that’s one of the reasons why we should do anything! If you have lost your purpose, use the energy of the Sun card to help you find the joy in your daily tasks and to remember why you are doing them in the first place. Tap into your inner child. If you still can’t find the joy, this may be a time to consider doing something else.

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Daily Tarot Reading for April 13, 2021

The Tarot cards for today are the Three of Pentacles and Six of Cups. Be confident in your talents and skills. People admire you and if you are willing to hear them out, they may be able to offer you advice on how you can reach even greater heights. If you think about it, you will see how your past experiences have lad up to this moment. All you have done before has contributed to what you are doing today.

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Daily Tarot Reading for April 12, 2021

Happy New Moon in Aries, everyone! The Tarot cards for today are the Nine of Wands and Seven of Pentacles. You have been working so hard lately and you are making sure that nothing and no one destroys anything you have put your blood, sweat, and tears into. Also, you may be waiting to see the benefits of your labor. Relax. Nobody can take away your accomplishments and the rewards will come. Continue to live your life and you will soon see results.

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Frida Kahlo Tarot: Review

The Frida Kahlo Tarot is a 78-card deck published in 2019. The deck is copyrighted by the Frida Kahlo Corporation, which owns the trademark rights and interests to the name Frida Kahlo worldwide.

Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) is a well-known Mexican painter often described as a surrealist who was married (twice) to renowned painter Diego Rivera. In addition to her magnificent paintings, Kahlo’s backstory has drawn a huge amount of interest. As a teenager, she was involved in a horrific accident that left her physically and emotionally scarred for life.

The power of her stunning artwork lies in how she expressed her pain through her paintings. I personally compare her to confessional poets such as Sylvia Plath. Both Kahlo and Plath are highly influential in my work, both as a poet and as a person.

This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to describing the influence of this artist. Yet as much as I admire Kahlo, objectively, this deck leaves a great deal to be desired. Subjectively, I love it all the same because of the connection I feel to the artist that inspired it.

One thing to keep in mind is that Kahlo has incredible appeal and her popularly has grown over the years to its current all-time high. As such, her image and reprints of her artwork are not readily available for commercial use.

I’m sure that many Tarot devotees who are Kahlo fans would be disappointed to know that the images in this deck do not deliver the full glory of Kahlo’s work. But there may be others, like me, who will overlook the considerable shortcomings of this deck. For the time being, this is probably as good as a Frida Kahlo deck is going to get.

So, getting down to the details, the cards are small and the card stock is thin but not flimsy. They’re glossy, but not overly so, and I find them easy to shuffle. Packaging is attractive but minimal.

The unbound guidebook is written in Spanish, English, French, Dutch, and Portuguese. It includes a brief history of Tarot, short card interpretations for both upright and reversed card positions, and a section on Tarot spreads.

The titles of each card are written in English, French, German, and Spanish. As for the images themselves, they generally do not add much in the way of interpretation. Those who do not have a firm grasp of the Rider-Smith-Waite system will not get far at all.

The Major Arcana features Kahlo’s image or details or her paintings rendered as clipart. Some cards do not even go that far. For example, the Sun card has a decorative symbol on it, but even that symbol, as far as I am aware, was created for the deck and does not appear in any of Kahlo’s paintings.

A few of the Major Arcana cards fare a little better, with images that connect directly to Kahlo’s original artwork (although such images are scarce in this deck). With the Strength and the Lovers, there even may be something to be extracted for interpretation.

The Court cards feature Kahlo’s image from various photos that have been stylized and filtered.

As for the numbered Minor Arcana, they are merely pip cards.  The Cups are adorned with clipart images of Kahlo, the Wands remind me of caveman clubs, and the Pentacles depict coins embossed with Kahlo’s image. Somewhat interesting are the Swords, which feature hearts impaled by daggers.

On the one hand, the intent of the Swords icon, I think, is to connect to Kahlo’s sensibility when it comes to heartache and her tendency to depict bloody images in her paintings. And I personally agree that the suit of Swords relates to difficulty and challenge. However, I wonder if the bloody heart imagery is as appropriate for the 2, 4, 6, and 8 of Swords as it may be for the others.

Yes, this deck is spectacularly flawed. Indeed, in real life, Kahlo has her critics, she constantly critiqued herself, and in some ways her life was largely shaped by restrictions placed upon her. Yet her spirit manages to shine brightly regardless. For me, that is the energy that this deck has to offer. I feel truth coming from these cards when I read with them.

Daily Tarot Reading for April 9, 2021

The Tarot cards for today are the 6 of Swords and the Alien (the Hermit). You finally made a decision to move away from a situation that was causing you mental pain to one that is better for you. According to the cards, you could decide to be alone or to move away from loneliness (see how the person in the 6 of Swords image is facing away from the Alien). Check in with yourself to figure out which scenario resonates most with you.

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Daily Tarot Reading for April 8, 2021

The Tarot cards for today are the 8 of Swords and 10 of Swords. You may feel as if you are boxed into a situation that you cannot get out of. However, take a good hard look at yourself. Are you allowing self-limiting and false beliefs get in the way of your progress? Decide—right now—that you are going to end the destructive practice of not believing in yourself. Take one small step in the direction you want to go. You will soon see the rest of the path open up before you.

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Daily Tarot Reading for April 7, 2021

The Tarot cards for today are the 10 of Cups and Queen of Wands. Overall, this is a day to feel good about pretty much everything. Enjoy connections with family and friends, and know that you are loved by the Universe. In addition, consciously tap into your sense of self love. Be confident and allow your light to shine to the world. Your inner light attracts more of the love that will fuel your day.

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