The Tarot cards for today are the Fool and the Six of Wands. Sometimes we hesitate to take a chance when we think that our other people will judge us harshly. Don’t worry about what other people will think. Try something new if you are called to do so. You may be surprised by how much others will admire you for it.
The Tarot cards for today are the Knight of Wands and the Two of Pentacles. Energy and optimism are the key words for today. You are ready to move forward with business or creative projects. You may be doing some traveling, or you may receive a positive message. But this is also a good sign for your home life, as well. Everything is going smoothly when it comes to money, work, and day-to-day activities. You’ve been working hard, and now you will see what heights it will take you to.
The Tarot cards for today are the Tower and the Ten of Swords. Today may bring some sort of Tower moment to your life, where an unexpected shakeup occurs. It might happen to you—or maybe you are happening to it! You might decide that you are going to bring some truth to light and finally put and end to a situation that doesn’t work for you any more.
The Tarot cards for today are the Knight of Cups and the Nine of Cups. Romantic relationships may be the focus for you today, but in a stressful way. There may be some things about your union that just doesn’t sit well with you. Instead of overthinking it to the point where you want to break up, consider the problems one at a time. Communicate. Try to work it out before you give up altogether.
Hello, all! The Tarot cards for today are the Star and the Five of Swords. There is a fresh new energy in the air and it is giving you lots of energy and reason for hope. But some people are not feeling it. They may be irritable and even unreasonable. Remember that any pettiness directed toward you has nothing to do with you. Decide not to deal with people whose attitude brings you down. They will figure it out. In the mean time, shine like the star you are and enjoy your day.
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.