Six of Shields – A Music and Tarot Discussion

MUSIC AND TAROT BACKGROUND

One of the best ways to learn something is through making a personal connection to it. Being that Tarot speaks to so many facets of life, lyrics lend themselves well to the cards. Music has power and we make connections to it on a regular basis. In a way, it’s magic because it can transport us back to moment frozen in time as the music and lyrics pluck memories from our minds.

SIX OF SHIELDS

Six of Shields is often a welcome card as we are beginning to see the fruits of our labors! At this point, we may be feeling more generous with our time, money, and effort, so we are sharing these things with those who need them. Mutually beneficial action!

KEYWORDS

  • Generosity
  • Kindness
  • Wealth
  • Charity
  • Windfall
  • Improving Circumstances
  • Prosperity
  • Growth
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Give and Take
  • Win-Win

MY SONG CHOICE

Hunger Strike – Temple of The Dog

You might not think this songs suits all the keywords noted here, but I feel it does. Though, possibly in a roundabout way. Hunger Strike is about spreading the wealth because some people have so much and others don’t have what they need.  When Chris Cornell and Eddie Vedder sing this powerful anthem, it makes you want to share what you have. To spread your wealth. For once you recognize that you have much, its much easier to share it.

In addition, this song invites you to raise your voice and join the melody. I remember being 22 and working in a shop when one of my co-workers started singing along with Chris and Eddie. Once he started well the rest of us did too. I think that is actually the highlight of working there. We didn’t have much back then, but we sure recognized the need to share.

I don’t mind stealin’ bread from the mouths of decadence
But I can’t feed on the powerless when my cup’s already overfilled, yeah
But it’s on the table, the fire’s cookin’
And they’re farmin’ babies, while the slaves are all workin’
Blood is on the table and the mouths are all chokin’
But I’m goin’ hungry, yeah

Temple of The Dog

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MAJOR ARCANA

The Fool The Magician The Chariot Strength The Horned One The Star Judgement

SWORDS (ATHAMES)

Four
Five
Six
Ten
Knight

 SHIELDS (COINS/PENTACLES)

Three Six Eight Ten Queen King

CUPS (CHALICES/VESSELS)

Ace Five Ten Page Knight Queen

SPEARS (WANDS/STAVES)

Four Eight Page Queen