August 7, 2013 2 Comments
I found this very good article on the history of Tarot cards.
As someone who has used them, you would be surprised just how much they really can denote certain situations. Granted, it’s all in the way the reader interprets the cards, but I’ve found that by just explaining what each card in the spread means, connects to the situation the reader is asking about.
The spread I generally use is called The Celtic Cross, but after finding the above link, I think I’ll try a few of them. Some of the pictures are blurry. Sorry.
The Six of Swords-Moving away from trouble, finding balance.
The Emperor – Authority and control
The Fool – New developments, fresh starts, taking risks.
The Three of Wands (blurry, sorry) – Business success, leading a group.
Eight of Pentacles (blurry, sorry) New job, studies, working with a hobby.
Page of Swords – Reflects an abundance of energy, passion and enthusiasm.
Six of Wands – Public success or recognition.
Three of Swords – Anxiety, unhappiness, separation.
Page of Pentacles (blurry, sorry) News about money or a job. Study for a job.
The High Priestess – Hidden motives, intuitions, inner wisdom.
So, with all this information here’s what I read.
I’m coming out of a period of tight self-imposed restrictions and into some place where I can relax. True. Husband and I have been watching our budget for quite a while and Husband has been working side jobs like crazy for the last few months, and we’re looking at some ‘mad’ money near the end of the this month. We want to put a deck on our house so we can enjoy the backyard more, not to mention doing a few more renovations to the house before cold weather sets in. It could also mean that I’ll be getting enough money from book sales to put out two more books this year, as I hoped.
Each and every one of these cards can relate to those two situations in my life. Now granted there will be some who say I ‘read’ what I wanted too, but I think the Tarot is pretty specific about what it wants to say.
What do you think? Do you believe the Tarot can help guide, or is it just for fun?