INNER JOURNEY ORACLE Minor Arcana
Inner Journey Oracle Minor Arcana Discs: this was a project that I spent more than six years creating. Each card was created by cutting out pictures from magazines, assembled to portray the meanings of the Rider tarot deck and glued onto backgrounds. Next I scanned each image and wrote my interpretation of the meanings of the cards. This is strictly an art project and will not be reproduced. Please click here to view image galleries and click on thumbnails.
Material, Financial, Work, Physical Discs correspond to the earth signs (Capricorn, Virgo, Taurus). People represented by Discs value the traits of hard work and productivity. They represent the grounding in material matters that allow us to feel comfortable and secure enough to proceed with our spiritual growth. They may display stubborn tendencies, desire for status and a materialistic outlook. They are practical, sensible and traditional. Discs are the suit of possessions and financial matters. Also known as Discs, Disks, Stones, or Crystals, this suit is usually associated with the material world, including the body, health, practical matters, work, and money. This suit is associated with the element Earth. The astrological correlations are Taurus, Capricorn, and Virgo.
|Child||Element of Earth||Unconventional|
|Ace||Element of Earth||Possibilities|
|2||Saturn in Capricorn||Duality|
|3||Venus in Capricorn||Cooperation|
|4||Mercury in Capricorn||Materialism|
|5||Venus in Taurus||Simplicity|
|6||Mercury in Taurus||Kindness|
|7||Saturn in Taurus||Patience|
|8||Mercury in Virgo||Enthusiasm|
|9||Saturn in Virgo||Comfort|
|10||Venus in Virgo||Abundance|
Ace of Discs
The Ace of Discs indicates new possibilities either in the form of a new job or career, a new way of living, lifestyle or diet. Expect a promotion, wage increase or chance to move to a more prestigious job or career. There is a new opportunity coming up, a path leading to new expression and new fulfilment. You will gain greater control over the material resources of the earth and prosper to your fullest potential. Anything connected to financial or material circumstances is brought about by the Ace of Discs.
Expressive and powerful, the new energy of the Ace of Discs signifies a lasting change for the better after a challenging period. This is a good money card, especially for those who speculate or take risks. Success is certain and riches will come, but you must be patient. You will be blessed with an abundance of energy and the drive and determination to work for your goals.
This is not only the card of material riches but of spiritual riches as well and you may meet someone whose effect upon your life will be profound. Remember, however, security and contentment are not connected to finances alone, they are also a state of mind.
When reversed, the Ace of Discs can suggest troubles or issues with money. Sometimes, these are emotional problems related to greed or hoarding and it relates to a general belief in scarcity no matter what the circumstances. This card may also indicate that a new source of income can provide you with more money but not necessarily more happiness.
Two of Discs
The Two of Discs indicates that what has begun is slowly being built. You are putting your resources to work for you and learning to juggle and make do as you develop what you have started. You must recognize the importance of flexibility and also that it is possible to recognize, even enjoy the dualities of life.
Dualities exist and interact within a higher principle so don’t decide that you must take just one position. Consider alternatives and achieve a balance in situations. One day you may be extremely busy and the next day you may be bored. Likewise, you may experience financial fluctuations where one month you are scrambling for spare change and then next month you have an abundant cash flow.
You are being given the opportunity to develop additional skills to open your own business or a new partnership. Even though you may have to perform extra work to get something you want, it's important to seek help when required. Take care to budget as this is not a time of large cash flow; however, circumstances will improve if you are clever in using your funds to their best advantage. Working and social situations are happy at this time.
When reversed, the Two of Discs indicates that everything seems out of balance. Money seems to go out faster than it comes in and looming debts can seem impossible. At first, it is easy to blame your fluctuating moods on your job and money chaos. Really though, it is important to realize that the common denominator is you. Once you apply yourself, everything will gain direction and purpose.
Three of Discs
The Three of Discs implies success through cooperation, hard work and effort. It is the card of the tradesman, artist or builder. The initial completion of your first goal of many is indicated in the fulfilment and manifestation of a creative venture, business, or building project. Satisfaction is being enjoyed and the project is well underway. However, this card does not indicate the completion of any project, simply the first phase as you have built the foundation and the structure and now you must prepare to move on to the next level.
Much time has been invested in learning the new skills required to become a master, especially in the field of arts or craft including woodworking and construction. The tests have been successfully passed and the effort invested is about to pay off. You have reached the height of your profession and are now regarded with respect.
The message of this card is one of encouragement as you continue to work toward the completion of your goals. You have gained the self confidence you need to feel competent in all that you set out to accomplish. Set your goals high and know that you can do anything you set your mind to. Ultimately you will experience prosperity and success as long as you do not allow disillusionment to dampen your spirits.
When reversed, the Three of Discs often indicates delays in success where you are generally the cause of the delay. Either fear of failure or unwillingness to commit to the path of learning are the usual culprits. It is necessary to remember why and if gaining these skills are important to you and to realize that most good things require discipline and hard work.
Four of Discs
The Four of Discs often shows an exaggerated need for security in the form of materialism or love of wealth and luxury. Fearful of loss, you may be hanging on to either resources or your identity. You may think you have to protect your money from others who might try to take what is yours. If you've been through a period of trying to stretch every dollar, things will be easier for you now. This card doesn't represent a period of extreme riches, it more about financial stability.
More money will be coming in than going out and with careful planning there will even be some left over. This is the time to look into saving and learning to use your resources wisely rather than just spending it. Take care of your money and it will take care of you.
Be careful that you haven't fallen into the trap of judging people by what they have rather than who they are. Money is not everything and, while you need financial security, there are other matters of equal or greater importance which must be addressed. What you have or do is not who you are. Be sure to be a little generous to those around you and to yourself.
When reversed, the Four of Discs suggests your mind is consumed by thoughts of money. Whether financially worried, strapped for cash, or guilty of hoarding, greed or being miserly, you can't think beyond cash. It may be that your are the responsible one in your household and, while others are spending up a storm, you are the one worrying about the bills.
Five of Discs
The Five of Discs suggests a period of forced simplicity has entered your life at this time. While your current lack of resources may be related to previous over-spending, lack of confidence and a low self-worth are also indicated. There is no easy solution but it is crucial to have faith that your circumstances will change.
Endings such as leaving a job or career or a way of living are indicated. You are going into the unknown feeling some loss and sadness. This card may also indicate detachment from the spiritual side of life. Perhaps you have become so attached to material wealth and gain that you’ve become spiritually desolate. This is a reminder that money isn't everything and you must also maintain a proper perspective on the spiritual and emotional side of life.
Family and friends will be helpful and offer badly needed emotional support while you are feeling a sense of loss of faith in your abilities. Try to rise to the challenge and draw on your inner strength. You cannot live in the past so try to be realistic and regard your crisis as an opportunity to look within yourself to see what you need to do. Once you take the first step, you will feel more hopeful.
When reversed, the Five of Discs suggests a period of insecurity and lack has ended. You have worked hard to change your situation and things are looking up. Other forms of help appear, possibly in the form of a grant or gift. While you won't forget the troubles you’ve experienced, you realize that you’ve become a stronger person for it.
Six of Discs
The Six of Discs suggests the showing of great kindness, generosity and the sharing of resources which may be either given or received. This is also a card of charity work and donations. If you are currently struggling, you may receive a donation or a grant which will help you forge ahead in school or business or other venture with which you need financial support.
If this is a period of good fortune for you, and you have an abundance of resources, remembering to give for the benefit of those who are not so fortunate. Use the abundance that comes to you and be generous and ensure that others benefit appropriately from your abundance. That's the best way that you can thank the Universe for flowing with you; what goes around comes around.
Any purchases made now are likely to be good and sound and business transactions will likely be quite favourable. You may meet someone who offers you a new job or financial support for a new venture or you may offer a job to someone else. Your faith in human nature will be restored.
When reversed, the Six of Discs may show someone who has made it and enjoys the attention of being in a dominant position and attempts to control others by offering monetary support. Money may need to be shared through separation or divorce. As a caution to take care, remember to treat your money with respect and use it wisely. A fool and his money are soon parted.
Seven of Discs
The Seven of Discs implies patience and slow growth and indicates that you are at a crossroads, a decision must be made. A positive result is certain if you regard the matter with composure and allow some time to think it over before making a decision. You can either remain where it is safe and familiar or take a risk to go for something new. Safety and security versus the unknown.
Satisfied with your progress thus far, you realize there is still much to do. A good foundation has been laid with much effort and hard work. When you see the potential in a new project and get busy, you put energy into motion. Working on a new project can be as fulfilling as gazing in satisfaction a the finished product. The reward is in the journey toward the completion as well as the completion itself.
This card suggests steady progress and gain rather than a quick rise to the top. You may have sleepless nights and worry about whether or not you did the right thing or whether you are wasting time but these fears are groundless. What is being built is an enterprise that will satisfy your soul and eventually will fill your pockets.
When reversed, the Seven of Discs indicates physical exhaustion. You've been working hard for little reward but in this case, there is no joy and you feel unable to continue. This is a time to take a break and reassess the situation. Once you have recuperated, you will find that your attitude will change and you'll be able to move in a different, more productive direction.
Eight of Discs
The Eight of Discs shows the beginning of promising plans and suggests observing all that you have accomplished so your enthusiasm is endless as you improve with each new project; the more you do the better you feel. Any activity you choose has its own challenges and rewards.
New skills and expanding career horizons are indicated with this card. The opportunity to return to school to further your education to apply to your previous knowledge is indicated.
This card doesn't really indicate starting something new but rather building upon previous skills. In terms of money, small savings and gifts should be carefully invested to increase your worth. Development of potential is indicated, a hobby or creative talent might be turned into a profitable business, and you will find yourself picking up new talents and skills which will help your career advancement.
Focus on doing your best and you will experience an increased sense of satisfaction and inner worth. You may win some money and friendships will be good. You may wish to help or train others with skills you have developed.
When reversed, the Eight of Discs implies hard work without pleasure. You may have outgrown your job or feel limited at work. There seems to be nothing new to learn and nowhere to grow. Try to reconnect to your real talents and consider starting your own business or exploring another line of work. Staying where you are is an exercise in self-defeat.
Nine of Discs
The Nine of Discs is the lucky card in this suit and implies comfort, profit, and satisfaction. You have worked hard and are now able to reap the benefits of all that hard work. Money and success are at your feet, negotiations will be profitable and long-term prospects look good.
Proud of your achievements, you have attained success at last and you deserve this good life. Pleasure and financial comfort are your reward, and it is time for you to enjoy the finer things in life. Now is a good time to travel and look outside your immediate environment at other cultures and settings.
Spending money on your home, clothing, and yourself is part of treating yourself well and isn't self indulgent. Money flows easily and is not a source of worry to you right now. Love of nature and spending time outdoors and nurturing a garden can also be indicated. Indulge in the things that give you pleasure, you deserve it, you’ve paid your dues and had the patience and perseverance to see your efforts through to their successful conclusion. This card may also suggest a period of sound intuition. You have become all that you can be at this time.
When reversed, the Nine of Discs implies scarcity. This is a good time to examine the lifestyle you've been maintaining and be prepared to cut things back. Unexpected expenses may have drained your resources and you may have made bad or risky investments that are coming back to haunt you now. It is time to live within your means and pay off those debts you have incurred.
Ten of Discs
The Ten of Discs suggests a period of prosperity, contentment and comfort. This is a family card and indicates something solid and secure in your life. There may be inheritances as well as family get reunions or family gatherings.
This card indicates security from money invested and saved and allows you to look at the long term growth of your wealth. It represents a phase in your life where there is effortless abundance, wealth and stability.
Money and family are intertwined with the Ten of Discs such as in family businesses, inheritance, loans, or other financial help. A home may be shared with extended family members and in this way the resources are shared. The need to make provisions for family members is suggested either by making a will or taking out an insurance policy.
With the Ten of Discs, it can also be important to show your family that you are successful and desire their approval for how you make money and live you life. You want to share your experience with all those members of your family who are interested. You pass on a rich legacy of insight and wisdom to those who seek your company and guidance.
When reversed, the Ten of Discs suggests that the family can seem like a burden rather than a blessing. Perhaps you support relatives or are seeking support that isn't forthcoming. Money matters may be complicated and there are unexpected drains on your resources. Just when you thought you were getting ahead, the extra money seems to vanish.
Child of Discs
The Child of Discs is an unconventional youthful person who eagerly takes on new challenges and is always eager to learn new things. Steady growth and development are suggested, and an unexpected good turn regarding health.
The Child has a sparkling personality, but can, however, be quite introspective from time to time. Never distracted from the task at hand, they take any commitment to a project extremely seriously. They love fixing things, creative projects, and making handmade gifts.
This person may be a perfectionist and is meticulous in everything undertaken which is usually guaranteed to succeed. Hard work is welcomed and this card may appear when you are frustrated in your current job or career and are desperate to break free to seek out new challenges.
The good natured Child is blessed with a happy and balanced personality. This card signifies communication, study, research and desire for knowledge. You may meet someone who brings about the possibility of advanced study.
Take the time to discover your real dreams and desires before you make long-term commitments. Define your goals and plan how to accomplish them. You are in the right place at the right time so take the initiative.
When reversed, the Child of Discs can be immature and lack common sense. This Child may also be extremely needy for security and lack imagination. Boredom is indicated and the temptation to say or do something simply to shake things up just for a little excitement. Rethink this impulse if possible and find a better use of your energy.
Youth of Discs
The Youth of Discs implies strong determination, perseverance and a sense of purpose that has already marked him or her for success. Motivated and ambitious, this Youth is a strong worker but can be a little boring at times. The Youth is down-to-earth and comfortable but along sometimes creativity is lacking. This person can be an excellent friend or business partner who is steadfast and loyal.
Knowing the meaning of hard work, the Youth is dedicated and always see things through to completion and doesn’t give up when faced with seemingly impossible obstacles. The Youth is reliable, dedicated and ethical, and possesses much integrity even though at times appears immature and has not yet developed the strength of character needed to move up the corporate ladder.
This card also indicates simplifying life and finding contentment in simple accomplishments of every day tasks. Good suggestions and ideas are offered which you should consider. Learn, be innovative and see things through to their conclusion. This card can indicate travel associated with work and also represents structure, organization and dedication to duty. Use your talents to benefit your community. Discover your unity with others. Express your caring by sharing your know-how.
When reversed, the Youth of Discs implies that there are all sorts of little financial and career issues involved. It can also refer to diminished self-confidence that comes along with a diminished bank account. The Youth in this position may exhibit traits such as stubbornness, inflexibility, clinginess and laziness.
Woman of Discs
The Woman of Discs is a woman with ample self esteem and self confidence who values her body and herself. Generous and kind, she enjoys making life easier for others. Sincere and trustworthy, she is a good communicator and gets along with everyone.
Her appreciation for the finer things in life often connects her with art history and antiques. A practical and grounded friend, she is in her element when able to help out in any type of crisis.
The Woman’s common sense is a great help in business and her drive to create order will make her an excellent manager in any area. She is a good contact to have and you may meet a lady with her qualities who helps you find a way to increase your earnings.
Remember that in addition to bringing beauty and enjoyment to the lives of others, skillful work can raise your level of self-esteem. The beauty and creativity you recognize in the world around you is a reflection of those qualities in yourself. Use your skills and wealth to become self-sufficient and to develop a feeling of unity with the world.
When reversed, the Woman of Discs’ insecurities have led her to become selfish and hard as greed rules her life. She may spend freely upon herself with little concern for others around her or she may even stay in a poor relationship for money. In business, she is overly-ambitious and her upward climb is motivated solely by money. She only has people around her that are useful, and a solid bank-balance is more valuable than a friend would be. Ambition drives her to success but personally, she is alone.
Man of Discs
The Man of Discs is a wealthy and practical man whose conservative nature and sense of responsibility has made him successful in business. His foresight and patience allow him to plan for most practicalities and probabilities and he is rarely caught off guard.
A loyal friend and lover, the Man loves the finer things in life. Trustworthy and reliable, he prefers traditional environments and proven concepts. He may be possessive but this is partly due to his needs for security and his big heart.
Because of his need to feel secure, he is very careful with his money. He may have a legal connection and offers sound financial advice. This card implies it is time to take up the challenge of worldly things, to become comfortable with it and to learn how much is enough.
You may meet someone with the Man’s qualities or you may adopt these qualities in yourself. Pay attention to what you are doing and make good use of your intelligence. By handling your possessions in a careful, disciplined manner, you have the ability to manage any situation. Comfort and luxury are to be enjoyed, but never substituted for feelings. Relationships and friendships are your real treasure.
When reversed, the Man of Discs is usually a boring stick-in-the-mud. His stubbornness makes him a bully who won't consider anything he isn't familiar with. Tight with money, his miserly behavior could be seen as simply cheap. His conservatism limits his business opportunities. Unwilling to take any risks, big or small, good opportunities pass him by.