Tarot Flower


Challenges Are the Learning Ground of the Heart

Challenges purify the will of the heart

Pluto, Jupiter, and Saturn are all retrograde in Capricorn right now begging the question and self-reflection: What is your truth, what brings you joy, and what are you willing to commit to? The answers are always inside of us when we learn to temper the voice of fear in favor of the voice of the heart. And although obstacles can be frustrating, challenges are the learning ground of the heart. It is through adversity that we grow.

The Seven of Wands stands up for what he believes in and holds his ground even if he is the last one standing. He forges his own path and defends his position. Are you willing to fight for what you love? Are you willing to stand your ground and hold out for what you deserve?

Are you really under attack? Could the threat be a product of your fears rather than reality? Are you fighting demons of the past in your present situation? Don’t allow protection to devolve into defensiveness. There may be more trust available to you than you realize.

Persevere in the pursuit of your desires. Stand your ground and uphold your standards. Challenges purify the will of the heart by teaching us what we really care about. If you are clear on your truth, it’s time to step up and represent. Embody that which you want in order to make it manifest. If you are clouded or uncertain, allow the challenge to be your teacher.

Daily Affirmation

“I embrace challenges”

The Minor Arcana



Ace of Pentacles
Two of Pentacles
Three of Pentacles
Four of Pentacles
Five of Pentacles
Six of Pentacles
Seven of Pentacles
Eight of Pentacles
Nine of Pentacles
Ten of Pentacles
Page of Pentacles
Knight of Pentacles
Queen of Pentacles
King of Pentacles


Ace of  Wands
Two of Wands
Three of Wands
Four of Wands
Five of Wands
Six of Wands
Seven of Wands
Eight of Wands
Nine of Wands
Ten of Wands
Page of Wands
Knight of Wands
Queen of Wands
King of Wands


Ace of Cups
Two of Cups
Three of Cups
Four of Cups
Five of Cups
Six of Cups
Seven of Cups
Eight of Cups
Nine of Cups
Ten of Cups
Page of Cups
Knight of Cups
Queen of Cups
King of Cups


Ace of Swords
Two of Swords
Three of Swords
Four of Swords
Five of Swords
Six of Swords
Seven of Swords
Eight of Swords
Nine of Swords
Ten of Swords
Page of Swords
Knight of Swords
Queen of Swords
King of Swords