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Your Self Overall

The Page of Swords

Aphrodite had promised Paris that Helen of Sparta would be his bride, but how to get them together? She solved the problem by sending Paris to Sparta as an envoy, at a time when Helens husband was away. And then sent Himeros (god of desire) to seal the deal. Likewise, you can reach a desired end more easily through diplomacy than force today.

Your Ambitions, Desires and Primal Urges

Four of Cups

The sea nymph Galatea was in love with Acis, a handsome Sicilian shepherd boy. Until the cyclops Polyphemus murdered Acis in a fit of jealousy, that is. Which got him exactly nothing, because Galatea turned her lover into a river and went off with him anyway. The Four of Cups warns of an inability to enjoy what you have/can have, and a destructive focus on what you dont.

Your Ideals, Goals, Path to Spiritual Contentment

Ace of Pentacles Reversed

Artemis was the goddess of childbirth, of all animals, of the hunt, of agriculture, of death and rebirth, and of the Moon. These traits are identical to those of the great Mother Goddess of the Neolithic. But an all-powerful female deity didnít fit ancient Greek ideals, so she was demoted. Likewise, the reversed Ace warns that your success may have obstacles.

Your Real Accomplishments and True Path

Eight of Pentacles Reversed

Erichthonius, king of Athens, established the Panathenanic games (precursor to the Olympics) to honor his adopted mother, Athena. He was himself lame, but didnít let that stop him from competing. He just invented a four wheeled chariot, and used it to beat out many more mobile competitors! Learn from Erichthonius, and donít let obstacles hinder your success.

Your Dependencies, Addictions and Erroneous Values


Athena, Goddess of Justice, famously let Orestes off the hook for killing his mother. He was guilty as hell and everybody knew it, but punishing him was likely to cause a major feud and many more deaths. Likewise, the Justice card signifies that the outcome of a matter will be fair in the universal sense of the word (best for the most in the long run).

Your Strengths and Positive Personality Traits

Page of Cups

Despite his wings, Eros was born of the sea, along with Aphrodite, and is often depicted in watery pastimes. He is also, of course, known for inspiring emotion, and therefore goes brilliantly in Cups, the suite of the emotions. Our Page is bringing you fresh passions, childlike wonder and great communication between lovers or partners.

Your Faults and Weaknesses

Three of Pentacles

The horai were the goddesses of the three seasons the Greeks recognized: spring, summer and autumn. Together, they formed the team that saw crops from their start as tiny seedlings through to their culmination as bountiful harvests. Likewise, teaming up could bring you rich rewards now.

Your Self Awareness and Self-Image

The Wheel of Fortune Reversed

The Wheel of Fortune reversed reminds us that luck often needs a helping hand. If you want to win that poker game, it might be a good idea to take a few lessons before challenging a master.

Your Desires, and Higher Purpose

Six of Swords Reversed

In the middle of the Trojan War, Achilles got into a quarrel with his ally Agamemnon, who had stolen a beautiful slave that Achilles had wanted for himself. So Achilles refused to fight. Likewise, theres something you need to do, but youre resisting. If you wait until youíre forced into it, your options will be fewer than if you make the decision yourself.

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