3-Card Reading for S. S.

                                       

S.S. has submitted the above cards for interpretation.  The first three cards are the “heart” of the reading and are read as a unit.  Then, the fourth card is drawn and read as a summary or clarifier.  Since there are no two-or-more-of-a-kind in either suit or number, there is no distinct “theme” here, but the fourth card’s being a member of the Major Arcana does indicate a connection to S.S.’s  soul’s purpose for this lifetime.

The spotlight has been on the seven of swords, the need to de-escalate the level of perceived conflict.  By removing some of the enemy’s weapons, the level of intensity is lowered.  This is done by figuring out what needs to be taken care of immediately, what can wait until later, and what, even if by definition is part of the problem, can be ignored because it cannot hurt you.  It is important, S.S., to know that you are perfectly capable of doing this, and deciding what is and what is not part of the conflict is critical to the appropriate and efficient use of your resources.

The spotlight is now on the king of pentacles, master of the earthly realm.  You are the embodiment of integrity allowing you to be “in the world but not of it.” You are known for your fair and just treatment of all matters brought before you and are much admired for “walking your talk.”

The spotlight is moving toward the two of wands, a choice between two future directions.  How wonderful that this card follows the king in this reading.  You are being encouraged, S.S., to invest your energies in the skills and talents you have developed rather than stick to the safe, sure, and practical position you have already mastered.  Activate some of these wand-like abilities you have been keeping in reserve and risk/dare to expand your boundaries.

The summary card is the Star, a statement of your abilities to see the larger picture and aid the flow of energies.  As an eight (17=1+7=8), this card speaks to the ability to align and attune to the expansion of the universe.  By allowing yourself to balance in both the earth and water, you return source to source and turn source to resource.  Aligning your inner consciousness and your outer expression makes you a star, rising above the status quo, a gentle merging of self-love, self-respect, and self-confidence.  Well done, S.S.!

Does this make sense?  I hope it was helpful.  For more information on using tarot cards for insight and guidance and a fuller explanation of each of the 78 cards in the Rider-Waite deck, please see http://www.tarotforalltime.com 

Thank you.

 

 

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3-Card Reading for H.W.

Just a brief reminder–these are “mini-readings” and are offered for free to one person each week who sends me the four cards (s)he has drawn in response to the intention, “Please give me some insight into __________.”  The blank can be filled in with whatever the seeker wishes as long as the question is hers/his (not info about someone else’s life).  I ask that the seeker NOT tell me the topic of interest and understand that all readings are for NOW–they are not intended as predictions and are totally subject to free will.  Even a one-card-draw is valid, and a three-card reading just as well; a full reading consists of eleven cards with a twelfth drawn as a summary.  Fuller explanations of each of the cards can be found in the book Tarot for All Time, available in paperback, ebook, and downloadable PDF at  http://www.tarotforalltime.com

                                 

H.W. has submitted the cards above for interpretation.  The first three cards are the “heart” of the reading and are read as a unit.  Then, the fourth card is drawn and read as a summary or clarifier.  It is only when we reach the fourth card that we have two-or-more-of-a-kind in number and/or suit, so it is safe to say that this reading focuses on swords, overcoming conflict.

The spotlight has been on the ace of swords, a triumph of rising above conflict.  This card speaks of the single-pointed determination necessary to cut through all the ancillary issues.  H.W. triumphs when (s)he figures out what (s)he wants and puts all her/his efforts into getting it, temporarily ignoring everything and everyone else.  Any hurt feelings and misunderstandings can be addressed AFTER the goal is secured.

The spotlight is now on the four of cups, failure to acknowledge an opportunity in the area of feelings, emotions, and psychic abilities in an effort to feel safe and grounded.   H.W. is reluctant to allow the possibility of expanding her/his emotional boundaries because (s)he doesn’t want to get hurt again.  There are no guarantees except for the fact that sitting under the tree with her/his heart protected keeps her/him stuck.  It’s time to add a fourth cup to the foundation to make it stronger and better balanced.  Even if this fourth cup does not bring all that is desired, H.W. has the right to change her/his mind; it’s worth trying.

The spotlight is moving toward the five of cups, an indication that something is perceived of as missing and/or absent.  The message of this card is that resource is always at hand.  H.W. is being asked to move her/his attention away from what ISN’T there onto appreciation for what IS there.  It is important to be gentle and patient with oneself at this time and refrain from judgment, self-pity, and depression.  This is a time of choosing, as are all the 5’s,  and of knowing there is support and encouragement to continue  the journey.

The summary card is the six of swords, which speaks of trying to be of service and healing in a conflict situation.  H.W. is encouraged to keep the situation as light as possible in order to move the situation from the rough waters into the smooth.  It is important to speak words of hope and progress and maintain a sense of humor.  When the reading is taken as a whole, it looks as if H.W. is looking at redefining a relationship in order to be consistent with current  reality.  Even if it were possible to turn back time and return all parties to their former selves, it would not significantly influence the current situation.  H.W. is advised to be grateful for what WAS and to deal with what IS in as light a manner as possible.  There must be a commitment to investing in the positive and moving beyond the negative.

Does this make sense?  I hope it was helpful.  For more information on using tarot cards for insight and guidance, see  http://www.tarotforalltime.com 

Thank you.

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3-Card Reading for H.J.

                     

H.J. has submitted these cards for interpretation. the first three cards are the “heart” of the reading and are read as a unit. Then, the fourth card is drawn and read as a summary or clarifier. Since there are both two swords and two nines in the first group, it is safe to say that this reading focuses on wisdom and higher understanding of resolving conflict. It isn’t until we get to the summary card that we have two members of the Major Arcana and a connection to H.J.’s soul’s agenda for this lifetime.

The spotlight has been on the nine of swords, the nightmare card. It looks like H.J. has been losing sleep worrying about a matter that (s)he cannot influence and/or resolve at this time. The advice of the card is to get some rest and wait until the break of day to see the situation in a clear light. The timing involved in the situation is not conducive to resolving it.

The spotlight is now on the ace of swords, a triumph of cutting through all the nonsense and using single-pointed determination to get what you want. This action frequently involves ignoring everything and everyone else for the time being and soothing any hurt feelings and/or resentments about being left out of the final decision later.

The spotlight is moving toward recognizing that the situation is really just a repeat of an issue you thought you had handled a long time ago. This card appears to inform you that you are not the same person you were the last time this happened. You are older and wiser and may be able, finally, to cross this item off your to-do list once and for all.

The summary card is Death, which does not mean your demise or that of anyone near and dear to you. It simply asks you to let go of that which no longer serves you and let it die. Only the form changes, not the function. A new day has begun, and you would best be served by embracing the new form that has already appeared to take the place of the old one.

Does this make sense? I hope it was helpful. For more information on using tarot cards for insight and guidance, please see www.tarotforalltime.com and consider purchasing the book that is available in paperback, e-book, and full-color PDF format. Thank you.

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3-Card Reading for F.F.

                                 

F.F. has submitted the above cards for interpretation.  The first three cards are the “heart” of the reading and are read as a unit.  Then, the fourth card is drawn and read as a summary or clarifier.  Since the first three contain two sets of two-or-more-of-a-kind (queens[13=1+3=4] + pentacles), it is reasonable to say that this reading focuses on the hesitation of full expression based on the need to feel safe, values, priorities, and practical matters.

The spotlight has been on the queen of cups, blocked and/or repressed emotions.  When this card appears, it signals that the seeker is very much in touch with most of her/his feelings, emotions, and relationships but is spending a lot of energy keeping the “negative” emotions of fear, envy, anger, and/or grief covered and contained because of a hesitancy to express it/them. This has been going on for a while, and the cup is so heavy it requires both hands to hold and balance it.  It’s time to lift the lid and let go of its contents.  I recommend Dr. Bradley Nelson’s Emotion Code (TM) as a highly effective way of pinpointing what it is that is holding the queen back.  I also use Theta Healing(TM) as a method for changing the limiting beliefs that are keeping the seeker stuck.

The spotlight is now on the queen of pentacles, more hesitation to express the values and gifts that the seeker possesses.  This card, again, says the time for sitting and contemplating (worrying) about the full expression of the gift(s) (s)he holds is over and finished.  The world needs what (s)he has to offer, and the timing is right to carry it/them into the active living environment.

The spotlight is moving toward the ten of pentacles, discerning which values and priorities will best serve as a point of expression at this time.  Will the seeker choose to take the perspective of the young man in the picture and see only the safe, sure, practical picture, or will (s)he choose the view of the woman and/or that of the child who see all the values in play?  The woman is ready to act; the child is not.  Is it in the seeker’s best and highest interest for her/him to adopt the position of the old man, who is in touch with both the earth and animal kingdoms?  This still requires some contemplation before a choice is made.

The summary card is the knight of cups who is proceeding at a snail’s pace because (s)he doesn’t want to make a mistake.  Being human necessitates the risk of failure, and wisdom dictates that we grow by learning from each and every one of our failures and/or mistakes.  This card appears to reassure the seeker that resource is always at hand, and this degree of caution is unwarranted and non-productive.  Taken as a whole, F.F., it looks like once you have pinpointed and released the emotions that you are reluctant to process, you are reassured that it is your time to act, and all you need to do is choose the level from and on which your gift(s) will be manifested.  Please buy into the thrill and excitement of taking the risk to be more of who you truly are.  Does this make sense?  I hope it was helpful.  For more information on using tarot cards for insight and guidance, please see  http://www.tarotforalltime.com

and consider purchasing the book Tarot for All Time, available in paperback, e-book, and downloadable PDF format. Thank you.

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3-Card Reading for W.I.

                                                  

W.I. has submitted the above cards for interpretation.  The first three cards are the “heart” of the reading and are read as a unit.  Then, the fourth card is drawn and read as a summary or clarifier.  It isn’t until we get to the fourth card that we find two-or-more-of-a-kind in both suit and number.  It is the summary card that gives us a total of two sevens and also two swords, so this reading is definitely focused on reducing conflict in the future.

The spotlight has been on the ten of cups, using discernment to decide whom you wish to treat like “family” and include in the benefits that you have earned.  Most of us have friends whom we view as “family,” privy to intimate details of our lives and given access to the resources and benefits we have accrued.  This card appears when wisdom dictates that we examine the status of others in our lives.  It also emphasizes the difference between judgment and discernment.  Judgment is a level of name-calling and labeling whereas discernment is clarifying what’s best for you in the given circumstances.

The spotlight is now on the three of hearts, heartaches from the past.  This card represents hurts that you have suffered a long time ago.  It appears when it is time to release them and move on.  It is important to acknowledge each of them, ask to keep only the wisdom gained by experiencing it/them, remove them one at a time, and allow the heart to heal.  This card comes up when the timing is right to do this.  To ignore its message is to remain stuck.

The spotlight is moving toward the seven of pentacles, the nostalgia card.  Please know, W.I., that whatever you did in the past to make the plant on your right grow so beautifully and thrive, you are more than capable of doing with the new growth at your feet.  This card urges you to be here now and not get lost in the fond memories and/or regrets of the past when life seemed simpler and easier.

The summary card is the seven of swords, disarming the enemy and moving whatever conflict is left to a lower and less threatening level.  You must decide, W.I., what needs to be done immediately, what can wait until later, and what can basically be ignored because it cannot hurt you.  Taken as a whole, this reading seems to be telling you to re-evaluate a current relationship that caused heartache in the past and focus, instead, on the present reality, so you can develop healthy boundaries and priorities.  Does this make sense?  I hope it was helpful.  For more information on using tarot cards for insight and guidance, please see http://www.tarotforalltime.com and consider purchasing the book Tarot for All Time, available in paperback, e-book, and downloadable PDF format.  Thank you.

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3-Card Reading for P.P.

Two of Pentacles   Ten of Swords   Death                        The Tower

P.P. has submitted the above cards for interpretation.  The first three cards are the “heart” of the reading and are read as a unit.  Then, the fourth card is drawn and read as a summary or clarifier.  It is not until we draw the fourth card that we have two-or-more of a suit, number, or major arcana, so this reading does tie in with P.P.’s soul’s agenda for this lifetime.

The spotlight has been on the two of pentacles, the “yes, but” card.  P.P. has defined what (s)he wants and has focused on two things.  The challenge here is that the two are currently perceived as being mutually exclusive.  P.P. uses the word “but” when verbalizing what (s)he perceives as a dilemma.   “I want this (holds up one pentacle), BUT I also want this (lowers the first pentacle and raises the second one).”  This apparent conflict has had P.P. dancing around this issue for some time.  The advice of the card is to stop dancing, lower both hands to rest comfortably at waist level, and announce, “I want this, AND I also want this.”  Create a reality where both can exist simultaneously by replacing the “but” with an “and” and the conflict disappears.

The spotlight is now on the ten of swords, a card urging P.P. to use discernment.  The key to this card lies in the central figure’s right hand.  (S)he entered a situation in order to bring it a blessing without checking first to make sure the situation needed and wanted that particular offering, got stabbed in the back (psychological swords), and temporarily disabled.  A new day is dawning.  P.P. can save her/himself a whole mess of grief if (s)he will pause briefly before (s)he gives of her/his time, money, energy, advice, opinion, and/or gifts and make sure the offering will be received in the spirit with which it is given.  If it does NOT look like this is the case, P.P. would be well-advised to keep hold of that “blessing” and save it for a more appropriate time/place/audience.

The spotlight is moving toward Death, the need to let go of that which no longer serves. This is not a card of physical death; it speaks of allowing the old FORM to die so that the function can take on a new form, a new embodiment, a new foundation.  Once again, the background is the beginning of a new day.  A wise friend once said, “Letting go is easy; it’s trying to hold on that hurts so much.”

The summary card is the Tower, a sudden event that erases all that has been built so that building can begin again in a new direction.  This can manifest on many different levels but is usually experienced as a dramatic moment of clarity that causes one to abandon earlier efforts toward a particular goal.  The fact that the lightning knocks the crown off the tower may be seen as removing the ego-based desire to rule and/or control forces of nature.

It would seem, P.P., that you are being asked to expand your reality and find an environment where your gifts can be appreciated by those who can benefit from them.  Does this make sense?  I hope it was helpful.  For more information on using tarot cards for insight and guidance, please see http://www.tarotforalltime.com  Thank you.

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3-Card Reading for C.W.

Queen of Cups  King of Pentacles  The Fool                                  Page of Pentacles

C.W. has submitted the above cards for interpretation.  The first three cards are the “heart” of the reading and are read as a unit.  Then, the fourth card is drawn and read as a summary or clarifier.  It is not until the fourth card is drawn that we have two-or-more-of-a-kind in suit and/or number.  The fact that the fourth card is also a pentacle means that the focus of this reading is on values, priorities, and all the “earthly” practical expressions that pentacles represent.

The spotlight has been on the queen of cups, the need to resolve repressed emotions.  C.W., you have spent a lot of time getting in touch with your feelings and handling them in a healthy way, but there is a group of them (the so-called “negative emotions,” the angers, resentments, envies, and griefs) that you have kept covered and have not processed because you are concerned about what might happen if you let them out.  This card shows up when it is time to lift the lid, acknowledge and process them, and move on.  The cost of not doing this is keeping you stuck and frustrated.  There are many safe and effective ways to deal with this; the one I recommend is using Dr. Bradley Nelson’s Emotion Code in conjunction with Theta Healing.  Use his very detailed information to pinpoint what you’re holding back, and then resolve it/them using Theta.

The spotlight is now on the king of pentacles, mastery of integrity.  You are an inspiring example, C.W., of what it means to live your values and walk your talk.  Although there are many temptations along the way, you always opt for the best and highest, and you are known for being fair and generous.

The spotlight is moving toward the Fool, a leap of faith.  All the conditions are fulfilled for you to be supported when you take that first dramatic step off the cliff, the sleeves of your garment turn into wings, and you soar.  Even though others around you may discourage you and emphasize the risky nature of such an action, the timing is right for this to be the next logical step for you to take.

The summary card is the page of pentacles, having dedicated your journey to allowing the light of your values to lead and guide you.  This time of your life and the advice from this reading are meant to reassure and strengthen your commitment to the path you have chosen.  If you will resolve the issue the queen of cups has brought you, and continue to follow your dream, you will be successful.  You are on your way; keep going.  Good luck.

Does this make sense?  I hope it was helpful.  For more information on using tarot cards for insight and guidance, please see http://www.tarotforalltime.com   Thank you.

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