Sagitta + Indus ● Cosmos Tarot & Oracle

Sagitta + Indus ● Cosmos Tarot & Oracle

I’m going through all 100 cards in the Cosmos Tarot & Oracle deck, one by one with my own interpretation based on my intuition and notes from the deck creators in the book. I’ve had this deck for quite a while and have yet to dive in, so I’m using this as a way to get to know the deck. From what I have learned and noticed is that it really has it’s own system, not quite like the Rider-Waite or other systems I have found. This deck is a collaboration of 100 different artists through Light Grey Art Lab, it features constellations, planetary, and all things surrounding the universe.

SAGITTA + INDUS (6 of Fire) ● Cosmos Tarot & Oracle

Keywords: Damage Taken to Defend Another

Be the warrior, be that person who takes a stand and defends not only those you love but what you love. This card is about taking action to protect and shield what you hold as sacred. This can also be standing up for yourself in a conversation when you feel attacked verbally. We come into contact with others who push their beliefs and opinions on us way too often – standing in line at the store, at work in the office, or even just over the phone. This is your message to take a stand and defend yourself. The arrows in this card are straight and sharp, so should your conduct, don’t bend your actions or soften your tact. This doesn’t mean you should  start throwing sharp objects!! It also doesn’t mean to be hateful, it’s aimed at taking a stand towards a bully or someone/something that pushes themselves into your life negatively or is hurtful unwanted behavior. I can think of a few situations where I didn’t hold my ground and fight back, so I know this card also urges us to be courageous and use inner strength.

The person depicted in this card seems to be a Native American holding a flag and tomahawk as they face the arrows being shot at them. They have several arrows piercing their arm, yet they are still standing strong and facing those attacking. We may face getting injured or emotionally hurt while taking a stand at what threatens us, but this is a small sacrifice to take. You can’t always go into an argument and not expect to get verbally bruised. As silly as this is, this children’s rhyme comes to mind when looking at this card:

Sticks and stones may break my bones

but names will never hurt me.

A note on the cosmos associated with this card, Sagitta and Indus. Sagitta is the constellation of the arrow while Indus is normally associated as a proud man with arrows in both hands, depicted usually as a Native American. Both constellations are far away from each other but are related in symbolism here. I think they collaborate well in this card and have a powerful message.


I’m going through the Cosmos Tarot & Oracle deck, find the other cards I talk about here! Got this deck and want to follow along? Join in on the comments, I want to hear what you think of each card!

Cygnus ● Cosmos Tarot & Oracle

Cygnus ● Cosmos Tarot & Oracle

I’m going through all 100 cards in the Cosmos Tarot & Oracle deck, one by one with my own interpretation based on my intuition and notes from the deck creators in the book. I’ve had this deck for quite a while and have yet to dive in, so I’m using this as a way to get to know the deck. From what I have learned and noticed is that it really has it’s own system, not quite like the Rider-Waite or other systems I have found. This deck is a collaboration of 100 different artists through Light Grey Art Lab, it features constellations, planetary, and all things surrounding the universe.

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CYGNUS (5 of Fire) ● Cosmos Tarot & Oracle

Keywords: Keeping Up Appearances – Tactical Finesse

It can be difficult to keep it together and look at ease, yet also try to put your foot down and lay down the rules. I think some of us do this well, while others crumble under the pressure. This card tells me to breath, to take a moment to collect myself before turning into the Tower and losing my shit. Being able to keep your cool in rocky situations is a challenge in itself but one that offers a lot of respect.

I’m really drawn to the fierceness of the swan. Normally you see a swan as graceful and delicate while it swims softly through the water, but this swan is out for blood. I feel it is protecting something, it’s like it was finally pushed over the edge… but the swan is being a bad ass! It is showing control and dominance, in yet a graceful tact. This is a swan you don’t want to mess with and would like on your side. I feel like it would take a lot for the swan to be pushed to this state so it must be over something dear to them, perhaps it’s cygnets (babies). 

This card is associated with the Cygnus constellation, which is known as the swan constellation. In Latin, Cygnus means “the swan”. This constellation is associated with the Greek mythology of Zeus and Leda, read more on this constellation here.


I’m going through the Cosmos Tarot & Oracle deck, find the other cards I talk about here! Got this deck and want to follow along? Join in on the comments, I want to hear what you think of each card!

100 Cards of Cosmos

100 Cards of Cosmos

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Back in June I got my hands on the Cosmos Tarot & Oracle deck… for the second time after letting go my first copy, which I instantly regretted. I vowed that I would do a deep study with this deck… but ended up getting distracted (probably by another deck arrival) and never started up the study. This deck has been sitting comfortably on my shelf with my many other decks. I was recently inspired by Anna from Lady Lionheart Tarot who is doing a “#100DaysofCosmos” on her Instagram – as well as inspiration from Carrie Mallon and her The Wild Unknown card posts over on her blog (they are excellent)! I’ve been wanting to dive into this deck for months and I think this will be a fun way of doing it!

So, I’m planning on doing a daily draw with this deck on my Instagram and then talk about a few cards each week on the blog (will most likely double up on days or post a few days each week). I don’t want to cram all the cards in but I also don’t want these posts to drag out too long since I tend to lose interest quite easily and there are 100 cards total.

My goal with each blog post is to note the keywords associated with the card given from the book (they are also listed on all the cards), as well as my personal interpretation of each card using my intuition and the info given in the book. I will also try to note on the planetary or constellation associated with each card.

I started a page on the blog where I will list all the cards to this deck so you can find them quick and go right to the post I do. Since I’m going card by card, I will add the link to each card as I go. I’m pulling them at random so they won’t be in order.

I’m going to try to not put a lot of pressure on myself for these posts, but to make them more fun and relaxed. If I miss a week or two, no worries! If you have this deck and want to follow along, please do! Feel free to post your interpretations in the comments, I would love to hear from you guys!

Weekly Focus: Oct 17-23

Weekly Focus: Oct 17-23

I hope everyone had a great Full Moon, it was gorgeous! This week I’m using a new deck that arrived on Friday, it’s the Wanderer’s Tarot. I received this deck from the deck creator, Casey Zabala, and I adore it! I’ll be doing a deck interview reading this week with it but so far it’s been reading beautifully, I’m glad to have this deck in my collection.

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Theme (Soul) // The Hanged Man

Kicking off this week with some Major’s showing up! I really feel the theme this week is all about a different approach to what we normally do. If something isn’t working, look at it from a different angle or simply take a break for a bit so you can refocus. This is something I do often when nothing seems to work how I want it to, I step away and come back to it with different ideas. We may need to do this if we plan on getting some work completed this week!

Focus (Mind) // Judgement

Rejuvenated is the word that keeps coming to mind. Our focus this week is all about opening our eyes with a fresh perspective, this echoes The Hanged Man big time. New perspective will offer a fresh outlook and point of view, it will change us for the good. We are feeling alive this week and reborn. Focus on seeing things in new light and starting over, not necessarily like a clean slate but more of just going in a different direction that leaves you feeling fresh and rejuvenated. Judgement to me is all about coming to realization and rising up from situations that were holding us down.

Action (Body) // 10 of Stones

Stacking things up and adding to your load, in a good way! We are tackling lists this week and moving on up the ladder. This card is normally seen as the 10 of Pentacles in a standard deck and is a card of wealth and stability. My attention is brought to the stacked stones, they look stable and secure. This is our source of action this week, getting things done so we can feel more secure through the week. If that means taking on a few extra tasks, go for it! Whatever you can do to end the week on top is key here.

Coffee with the Iris Oracle

Coffee with the Iris Oracle

Look what landed?! The Iris Oracle by Mary Elizabeth Evans of Spirit Speak! I mentioned in my September Wrap Up that I was wishing hard to the universe that I could get my hands on this deck… and I did! This deck arrived last week and did not disappoint, it’s beautifully made and you can feel the love pouring out of each card. Mary has a true talent and I’m proud to own all of her decks. One of my most well used and loved decks is the Spirit Speak Tarot, I was lucky enough to grab a first printing copy of that deck.

Like always, I mention the shuffle factor since it’s a “make or break” for me with decks and this shuffles like a dream! Just like butter, love it! I also adore the box!! The Iris Oracle and the Vessel Oracle both have awesome boxes, my Spirit Speak Tarot was from the first printing so it was just a standard tuck box and it’s falling apart. I would so love to get my hands on one of the new Spirit Speak Tarot boxes!

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I have a few new decks that arrived this week, so I’ll be doing posting some deck interviews as each week goes on! I’ll try to spread them out so you are hit with a ton in one week haha! The others are the Fountain Tarot and the Mythical Goddess Tarot.

A quick review of the Iris Oracle (since I know I’ll never get around to doing a full one, I’m sure). The card stock is fantastic! It feels like a sheen matte, not glossy but not full matte. They slide like butter when shuffling and riffle well, it passed the test for me! Riffle shuffling is usually a “make or break” for me with a deck, regardless of how much I treasure the illustrations… if I can’t start a reading with a riffle shuffle before my overhand shuffling, it’s a no-go. The illustrations are bold, raw, and hand drawn like all of Mary’s decks.

If your a fan of her decks, like myself, she is working on a second tarot deck which I believe is called the Divina Tarot! Just take my money already Mary, I’m so excited to see this deck in print!


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Using my favorite deck interview spread from Little Red Tarot, I grabbed an iced coffee and got to shuffling! Here is what the deck wanted to say!

✖︎ What is your most important characteristic? Ripe Fruits – 33

This deck is fresh and abundant! I get a sense of pride coming from this card and it really wants to show it. Everything is at your fingertips and ready to capture your attention, you lure us in with a fresh perspective.

✖︎ What are your strengths? Death of the Deceitful – 76

You are not afraid to clear out what needs to be released, you are daring and direct. You reveal what truly needs to be seen and cut out the sugar coating, not to be heartless but to be honest.

✖︎ What are your limits, or weakness? The All Knower – 14

I get the feeling you may be a bit closed up and want us to do the digging, you have the answers but they need to be found out for ourselves. You hint at what is there but leave it to us to put the pieces together. 

✖︎ What are you hear to teach me? Predictions of Growth – 36

Growth, this card screams growth. You are hear to teach me how to put down my roots and grow, to trust in the process and learn how to transform. This card is very personal to me.

✖︎ How can I best learn and collaborate with you? Slimy – 2

Jealousy is hard to get caught up in, we all look at the lives of others and compare. It’s a natural thing, but we can steer around this. I can learn how to transition this slimy feeling when it arises and face it head on. I have a feeling this deck will call me out on my bullshit when I need it most!

✖︎ What is the potential outcome of our working relationship? Good Things – 11

When I first say this card flipped over it felt just right, all the way down to the number 11. When we bought our house last year and I saw that it was house unit 11, I got the same feeling… it was meant to be and that this was our house! This card reminded me instantly of that feeling last year. After taking a peek in the book, it confirmed this feeling! This is a great omen indeed!

Weekly Focus: October 10-16

Weekly Focus: October 10-16

I really liked last week’s reading spread so I’m using it again this week with a slight twist. I wanted to give more focus to two aspects in our week and make it more of a “mind, body, soul” type of reading for the week ahead. This weeks reading felt really good and I think I will be using this spread more often! I hope you guys find it useful this week!

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This week I pulled out the Spirit Speak Tarot and the Iris Oracle, both created by Mary Elizabeth Evans. These decks work so well together, I just adore how the Iris Oracle card stands out in the reading against the black on white tarot cards. Perfect combo I think!

Theme (Soul) // Fire Mother

This card surrounds the Phoenix and it’s rebirth and death transition. Our attention should be drawn towards putting our focus and love into what means the most to us right now. It deserves our attention and may not be there tomorrow. Things change quickly and sometimes we aren’t prepared for it. This card reminds me of impermanence… we attach ourselves so tightly to objects, people, and situations that when they end or leave we are left feeling a void. This void can bring about emotional strains, heartache, and emptiness. We need to remember that nothing is permanent, even our bodies and mind. What is here today may not be here tomorrow, and preparing ahead for this can be a form of medicine for our soul.

Focus (Mind) // 2 of Swords

Can we get a more perfect card! Talk about major focus, we need to make some decisions this week whether we like it or not. These are not light hearted decisions either like what should you have for lunch, these are aimed towards bigger things that require deep thinking and focus, so don’t just agree to something without thoroughly thinking things through and weighing the odds. I really feel that some of the decisions you make this week will make a play in the weeks to come.

Being that we are creeping up on a Full Moon in Aries on the 15th, this is a great week to hone in on what we really desire to manifest and put into action. If you set intentions on the New Moon, some intentions may not feel like they are working or fizzling out rather than amping up… let them go. Focus on what is working and put your attention towards that!

Action (Body) // 8 of Pentacles

Another fitting card! The 8 of Pentacles tells us that we need to put a lot of effort into the quality of work we do. This could be aimed towards your daily life, your work, projects, and other hands on effort. Ask yourself if what you are doing right now is your best work or can it be improved? Don’t fall into the trap of finishing something up quick just for the sake of getting it done, take pride in what you are creating and let show. Others will take notice when you put in the extra effort, this could play well in your favor if you are wanting to draw attention in, especially when it comes down to your business or presentations.

Open for Readings

Open for Readings

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Hello tarot seekers and readers! Last week I closed the shop up for a short time so I could get caught up with readings and organized, but it is now open again for new readings! I look forward to working with you, if you have any questions feel free to send me a message!

This Friday on the 14th, I will be announcing some free reading options! Say, what?! Yes, that is correct… free readings! These are 1-card readings and will only be available through my Tumblr. I will soon be offering a free reading options on the blog (these are 3+ card readings), so stay tuned for info regarding that… I will be talking more about that soon.

Crystals, Stones and Tarot

Crystals, Stones and Tarot

I work with crystals and stones in different ways when reading tarot and thought I would talk about how I marry them together. I really feel that minerals can raise the vibration and energy in a reading, they help set the mood of the situation or question and can also bring focus. Not to mention, they give your querent something to look at and focus on if they are nervous! Here are a couple ways I like to use minerals with tarot, also some of my favorite crystals and stones I like to work with.

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Deck Friends

I love pairing up a certain crystal or stone to a specific deck. I choose this intuitively and allow my instinct to select which deck and stone go together, some are an instant connection while others may take a while to pair up. When my Fountain Tarot arrived, I immediately felt drawn to using Smoky Quartz with this deck. I now rest a chunk of Smoky Quartz on top of my deck when it’s sitting on my reading table or not in use. Another stone that tends to travel from deck to deck (usually whichever deck I’m using the most at the time) is Chrysoprase. Right now I have my favorite piece of Chrysoprase sitting on top of my Spirit Speak Tarot. Let your intuition guide you on what stone wants to work with what deck, you can really feel this out and get an idea if they resonate together. It’s all a personal choice so have fun with it!

TIP: Sometimes set the intention with the stone and the deck. I do this by smudging the stone first in Palo Santo (you can use Sage or incense, or skip the smudging all together), then I hold the stone in one hand and the deck in the other and state my intention that these will be used together. I usually set the chosen stone on top of the deck under the next Full Moon, I feel like this kind of resonates the two together. Before I begin a reading, I will hold the stone to the deck I’m using in my hands while I take some deep breaths and clear my mind… it’s a way for me to prepare for a reading and connect to the deck I’m working with.

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Setting the Mood

Another way I work with stones and tarot together are by pairing them up based on the reading theme. If I’m doing a relationship reading, I’ll usually set out Rose Quartz before I begin a reading. Or if I’m doing a reading themed around business, I’ll set out Citrine or Pyrite if they are wanting to attract more abundance in their business. There are SO many stones out there, so search online or pick up a book on crystal properties. You can also select stones intuitively for this as well, so you don’t have to use a love stone with a love reading.

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Some of my favorites

There is no denying my love for minerals, if you come to my house you would clearly see that! I have stones and crystals pretty much everywhere through our home… in the kitchen window, on the coffee table, in shelves, and in the bathrooms… you name it! I am in utter awe over minerals, not just on a “woo” level but just the fact that something so beautiful and unique came from the Earth. I’m proud to call myself a mineral nerd! My Grandfather is also big into mineral collecting and I inherited a few of his crystals, they are two of my most treasured items I own (one is a large Smoky Quartz cluster pictured on this post, this other is a large natural Citrine).

Here are just a couple of my favorite stones and crystals to work with:

  • Smoky Quartz :: Great for grounding and clearing negative energy, I also love using this stone for shadow work
  • Chrysoprase :: Happiness, positive energy, and acceptance
  • Citrine :: Great for money work and attracting
  • Rose Quartz :: Promotes love and healing, also great for self love
  • Malachite :: Helps tension and clear thinking
  • Clear Quartz :: I call this the “everything stone” and it is the main crystal I work with
  • Mookaite :: Fantastic for adventure and path working
“What’s the Focus Right Now” Spread

“What’s the Focus Right Now” Spread

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I’m a fan of simple things, if you can’t tell in my own spreads that I create! I used this spread recently in the new “Weekly Focus” reading earlier this week. You can use this spread in just about any situation, not just a weekly reading. Use it for your daily pulls or in needed advice from the cards. Just base your question to suit what you are after, here are some examples:

– What do I need to focus on today? or What do I need to focus on this week?
– What do I need to know about my current job/relationship/etc?
– How can I improve my intuition with tarot reading?

– Why am I having trouble in my studies?

Like all my 2-3 card simple spreads, I do not claim to be the first to create them because of their simplicity. The questions can be endless! This spread is about finding the main focus in the matter and then presents two other aspects that reflect it. I often like to use an oracle card for the first card and tarot for the rest, or you can use all tarot or just oracle. Totally up to you, it’s your reading so customize it to suit your own needs. Here is a a quick run down of the cards and what they mean:

Card 1 – Main Focus

This is the heart of the matter and the main focus of your situation or question.

Cards 2 and 3 – Aspects

These are two aspects reflecting the center card, I also call this “opening up the card”. These will help open up the main card and present options, advice, and/or ideas linking to the heart of the matter. Imagine that the first card is the book and the other two cards are the words written in it.


Putting the spread into action! I’m using the Vessel Oracle and the Spirit Speak Tarot for this sample reading. One of my favorite resources EVER is the “scenario generator” over at the Farmhouse Oracle. I find this great for creating situations to read on when practicing, trying a new spread, or learning tarot before reading for others. I highly recommend it!

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Sample Question:

Should I get a new roof or redo the kitchen?

I used two tarot decks for this one (Circo Tarot and Spirit Speak) – you can use an oracle and tarot or just one tarot deck too! The cards pulled were The Magician (card 1), King of Wands (card 2), and Ace of Cups (card 3).

Card 1 – Main Focus // the Magician

Right off the bat, this card feels very kitchen to me! We have a magician standing behind a table of tools that reminds me a lot of being at the kitchen counter with cooking utensils and prepping a meal. The pentacle looks like a dish, then we have the cup and a knife… this magician is skipping the magic tonight and cooking up dinner!

Card 2 – Aspect // King of Wands

I was drawn immediately to the contract in the hand. Even though this is a court card and can represent the querent, someone in their life, or even a personality trait… I’m reading this card as the contractor coming in to inspect what is the focus with plans in hand. Whether the querent is leaning towards the kitchen redo or a new roof, plans are going forward.

Card 3 – Aspect // Ace of Cups

What brings the querent the most joy and happiness? When I think of our house and where love is shared the most, I think of the kitchen. This is a place where gatherings take place, people cook together and socialize. When we have family events, there is always family hanging out in the kitchen sharing stories and laughing together.

All together, I can clearly see that the kitchen redo will bring the querent the most joy and seems to be the most practical to focus on right now. Mix it with the Magician at his kitchen counter, the contractor with the kitchen plans in hand, and the overflowing cup of joy.

What do you think? Do think the reading is leaning towards the roof instead? Leave your comment below!

Week Focus: October 3-9

Week Focus: October 3-9

I’m changing things up this week! The weekly reading has been on my mind a lot lately and I have been thinking about what I really want to get out of this reading for both my readers and myself. So, I’m bringing focus to the theme for the week and what aspects surrounding it are most important. This week I’m using the Sacred Symbols Oracle and the Spirit Speak Tarot, two of my favorites! I hope you enjoy the reading this week!

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Our theme this week is “Transmute” from the Sacred Symbols Oracle. This is all about transitioning, change of thoughts, and shedding of skin. This card to me feels very connected to the Death card in tarot, it surrounds the focus of release and letting things go. As we progress this week, keep this card in mind and ask yourself “What do I want to change? What do I want to release?”Take time to reevaluate how we spend our energy and time – if something is no longer working, release it and cut it free.

Our first focus this week comes from the 4 of Wands! With the theme of transmutation in mind we can use this to our benefit with how we engage in our friendships and close knit circles. If some of our social groups are no longer bringing you joy it may be time to move on. Letting people in and out of our life is a natural cycle – some are only in our lives for a short period while others are here for what feels like a lifetime. Dragging around burned out relationships or social groups and gatherings can be a huge toll on us, not only emotionally but mentally. On another spectrum, I see this card telling us to participate more in what does bring you satisfaction and delight! If you have felt closed up lately and a bit like a hermit, this is a great time to step out of your shell and rekindle your social life.

Raising the bar in the quality of work we do and how we present ourselves in what we create is the focus of the 8 of Pentacles right now. Step it up and improve what you are working on, fine tune these things that are most important to you. We can work on transitioning our work from drafts to reality – whether this is in the field of art, writing, or even business. It’s all about going forth in the next step of the process and working on the details and labor involved. This reminds me a lot of the intentions we had set during the Black Moon – it’s time to get them into motion and work towards manifesting! 


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