3-Card Reading for S.V.

                        

S.V. 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 draw the fourth card that we have two-or-more-of-the-same suit/number/arcana.  The fact that the summary card is a member of the Major Arcana adds more strength to the status of the Hermit and suggests that this reading focuses on S.V.’s soul’s agenda for this lifetime.

The spotlight has been on the two of pentacles, the endless dance of yes/but.  S.V. has been holding the erroneous belief that two things (s)he wants are mutually exclusive.  When (s)he focuses on one, the other seems devalued because (s)he is using the word “but” in her/his internal dialogue.  “I want this, BUT I also want this.”  (S)he has been dancing around this issue for some time.  The advice of the card is to stop dancing and move the two choices gently into balance, changing the internal dialogue to “I want this AND I also want this.”  By creating a reality where both can exist simultaneously, S.V. can have it all.

The spotlight is now on the queen of swords, the Butterfly Queen.  This is a card of major metamorphosis, the process by which a caterpillar turns into a butterfly.  No wonder S.V. has asked for a reading!  Life/reality, as (s)he has known it, has disappeared, and this is crazy-making.  The questions of  “Who am I? Where am I? What’s happening? Why?” are almost overwhelming.  The good news is that this process is more than halfway finished, the sun will come out, and (s)he will emerge a butterfly.

The spotlight is moving toward the Hermit, a card of wisdom and higher understanding.  S.V. has invested time and energy in reaching the top of the mountain, and (s)he has done it carrying the light, so others can see that it is possible and can follow in her/his footsteps if that’s what they choose.  The perspective offered from this position is, indeeed, enlightened.  The only drawback to this position is a possible feeling of isolation and/or loneliness because the hermit marches to a different drummer than most.

The summary card is the Lovers, the Gift of Healing.  S.V., you came into this lifetime with the ability to give others the support and permission to heal themselves.  Because this card is in the summary position, it looks like your gift is about to blossom since you have expanded both your reality and your perspective.  Good luck.

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, which explores all 78 of the cards in the deck and several ways to use and interpret them.  Thank you.

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3-Card Reading for C.F.

                               

C.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 a clarifier.  Since two out of the first three are 5’s (the king counts as a five, 14=1+4=5), this reading is focused on choosing and freedom.

The spotlight has been on C.F.’s moving very slowly and carefully so as not to make a mistake.  This degree of caution is excessive and is an impediment to progress.  The advice of the card is, “Resource is always at hand.”  If the contents of the cup are spilled, the nearby stream is available to refill it.  The larger message is that to be human is to make mistakes and, hopefully, to learn from them.  It’s time to lighten up, C.F., and give yourself some slack to move gracefully and easily ahead.  The knights represent the full-blown expression of the seeker’s journey toward mastery.  You’re on your way to becoming an expert, a master, of feelings, emotions, relationships, and psychic abilities.  Stop worrying and keep going.

The spotlight is now on the king of wands, having achieved mastery in the area of your skills and talents.  You are at the top of your game, C.F., and others are aware of your abilities.  The only downside to this is that there are those who will always be motivated to challenge your position and be jealous of your accomplishments.  You can rise above any temptation to engage with them.

The spotlight is moving toward the Hierophant, sometimes called the High Priest, who represents the Gift of Intuition.  You have access to the secrets of the universe, and sometimes, in an effort to be of service and healing, you tell too much.  This card appears in your reading to tell you to guard your words.  Your intuition is strong and true, and the more you learn to rely on it, the stronger it will become.  Please remember that nobody else needs or deserves to know everything that you know.  Choose your words carefully and limit them to those that will best benefit your audience.  Then, when you speak, your words will be a blessing to those who hear them.

The summary card is the two of swords, guarding against being hurt the way you were a long time ago.  Once again, this level of defensiveness is excessive and has hijacked your energy.  Put down at least one of the swords, remove the blindfold, and see the situation for what it really is.  Then, you can move with confidence in the direction you choose.  I feel this reading has come to you, C.F., at a moment when you are assessing what the next logical step is in a particular relationship where you may have experienced hurt in the past.  All indications are positive if you will heed the advice of the cards.

Does this make sense?  I hope it was helpful.  For more information on using tarot cards for guidance and insight, 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 A.R.

                                          

A.R. 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 a clarifier.  Since two out of the first three are wands, it is safe to say that this reading focuses on A.R.’s skills and talents.  It is only when we draw the fourth card that we have two 5’s, so there is also a connection to the qualities of the 5, freedom and choosing.

The spotlight has been on the ace of wands, the triumph of taking hold of the power to lead your own life.  A.R., it feels as if you have been working on accomplishing this for some time.  Congratulations, you’ve done it.  This means moving beyond the limits, expectations, and demands of others as well as no longer attempting to please everyone else.  You have become proactive rather than reactive.  You have given yourself permission to use your skills and talents to their fullest.  Congratulations.

The spotlight is now on the five of wands, maintaining your uniqueness.  You are surrounded by a group of playmates, colleagues, associates, and/or peers. and it looks like you are being “picked on” because you’re different.  You are the figure in red wearing the hat.  Even though you may be questioning your decision to join this group, please understand you have something valuable to offer, and there are those in the group who are inspired and admire you even though they may not yet show it.  The message of the card is, “Hang in there.”  You need merely to continue to participate to have a positive influence on those around you.

The spotlight is moving toward the four of cups, a tendency to pass up an opportunity that is being offered.  Please notice the central figure has her/his heart protected with crossed arms.  You need and want to feel safe and not get hurt, but ignoring or turning down this chance to expand your feelings, emotions, relationships, and psychic abilities is not in your best and highest interests at this time.  Remember that you always have the right to change your opinion and/or your mind.  This is not the time to bow out of the growth and development to which you are committed.  Take a chance, try it, test it out, and you will be glad you did.

The summary card is Temperance, the promise that the worst is behind you.  This is a card that talks about tempering, the process by which steel is made.  The strength of iron and the flexibility of tin are merged by melting them together in very high heat so that the positive qualities of both are joined.  Your higher self (the angel) has put you through some very hot fires so that you can emerge both strong and flexible, and you’ve made it.  The irises in the picture hold the promise that it will never be “that bad” again.  What wonderful motivation to listen to the advice of the first three cards and “go for it.”

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 from one of the listed sources.  Thank you.

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3-Car Reading for N.S.

                               

N.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 a clarifier.  Since there are no two-or-more-of-a-kind suit or number, it is safe to say that this reading focuses on N.S.’s everyday life even though the presence of the High Priestess hints at a connection to her/his soul’s agenda.

The spotlight has been on the eight of pentacles, the sole practitioner.  When this card appears, it signals a time for the seeker to do her/his own thing rather than participate in a group effort.  N.S., if you have been debating going into business for yourself or even veering away from a prescribed path of participation, this card encourages you to stretch the limits/definitions of what has gone before and offer a unique product/service that fills a need/desire in a new and different way.  The quality of your work is high and speaks for itself; however, if there is a part of it with which you are not 100% pleased (the pentacle under the bench), you are simply instructed not to feature it or put it on display.  There will be time and opportunity to further refine it later.

The spotlight in now on the High Priestess, the Gift of Knowledge.  As a member of the Major Arcana, this card addresses both the items on your soul’s agenda for this lifetime as well as the gifts you have earned/accessed from Spirit to help you along your path.  You have all the knowledge you need and want, N.S.; all you have to do is get yourself to a quiet, calm, steady place where you can remind yourself of what you already know and use it.

The spotlight is moving toward the page of wands, dedicating your skills and talents to the goal of mastery in your chosen field.  You are on your way, N.S., and have taken the beginning steps on the journey.  Keep going.

The summary card is the seven of swords, de-escalating the conflict.  From the first three cards, it looks as if you are setting out on a journey that funnels your knowledge into new and exciting places.  Those who forge new boundaries or create new products/services are always met with a certain amount of resistance.  This summary card urges you to actively lower the threat level of any opposition by removing potential weapons from “the enemy.”  It also feels as if you may be your own worst “enemy” here, and some work is needed to clarify what issues must be handled immediately, which ones can wait until later, and which (if any) can be ignored because they cannot hurt you.

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  Also, for those of you in the Eugene, Oregon, area, please stop by to see me at the Joyful Heart Psychic Fair on June 4, 2017, at the Lane County Fairgrounds from 11 A.M.-6 P.M.  Admission is free.  Thank you.

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3-Card Reading for R.R.

                              

R.R. 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 we do not find two-or-more of a kind and/or number until we get to the second wand in the summary card, it is safe to say that this reading is general in nature rather than specifically focused.

The spotlight has been on the Empress, a card of unlimited creativity.  R.R., you have been given this gift, which usually includes a robust sense of humor.  You have the ability to put things together in new and exciting ways, see potentials that others miss, and express yourself in ways that appeal to many levels of understanding and appreciation.  You sometimes behave in ways that others label “outrageous,” while at the same time, they admire your abilities.  You give birth to many new ideas, yet you do not usually stick around to nurture them and watch them grow.  When this card appears, it signals a fun and exciting time in your life.

The spotlight is now on the queen of wands, the cautious side of your existence.  Even though your skills and talents are recognized, R.R., and others gather around you to share your expertise, you have that cat sitting in front of you.  The cat demands that others keep their distance, and it guards your space like an insurance policy, just in case things don’t turn out as expected.  All the queens are fours (13=1+3=4), and they address what you need and want in order to feel safe.  The cat is your “hold harmless” clause that precedes any involvement on your part.  It’s a warning to others that there are no guarantees and allows a “Well, I did tell you that at the outset,” that redirects blame and responsibility should they enter the picture.  It’s time to let go of the cat.

The spotlight is moving toward the page of swords, the testing card.  This card affirms the position/choice you made a while ago, R.R., regarding the path you wish to pursue.  No sooner have you made the commitment to steer your efforts in a particular direction than a challenge and/or temptation appears to test the strength of that decision.  Only by sticking with your plan and strengthening your resolve can you make it to the next level.  The advice of the card is, “If you wish to be who you say you are and do what you say you want to do,  this is just something you’re going to have to get through in order to arrive at your destination.”  Keep going.

The summary card is the seven of wands, defensiveness.  Old habits are hard to break, and the first three cards have shown you, R.R., your default perspective from which you have been operating.  When you fear getting attacked and feel the need to defend who you are and what you’re doing, you will attract challenges to both of these, or certainly what you PERCEIVE as challenges.  This reading is asking you to take back your power and remove yourself from hiding behind any and all excuses.  It is encouraging you to have faith in yourself and to remove the perception of “threat” from the presence of any other people or circumstances involved.  Be true to who you really are and persist on the higher path.  Good luck.

Does this make sense?  I hope it was helpful.  For more information on using tarot for insight and guidance, please see http://www.tarotforalltime.com  Those of you in the Eugene, OR area, please come visit me at the Joyful Heart Psychic Fair on June 4, 2017, at the Lane County Fairgrounds http://www.joyfulheartpsychicfair.com  Thank you.

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3-Card Reading for G.F.

                               

G.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 there are two wands in the first group of three, it is safe to say that this reading focuses on G.F.’s skills and talents.  It isn’t until we get to the summary card that we have two 4’s when the influence of the basis and/or foundation of the situation becomes apparent in G.F.’s desire to remain safe.

The spotlight has been on the ace of wands, the triumph of taking hold of the power to lead your own life.  Congratulations, G.F., this is quite an accomplishment.  It means you have risen above outside influences, other people’s opinions and/or judgments, all the reasons why not, and even your own fears of both failure and success.  You have expanded your definition of reality, and your doing this has precipitated blessings that fall all around you.

The spotlight is now on the seven of wands, so you must guard against falling back into old habits and allowing defensiveness to become, once again, your default behavior.  If you are defensive, it means you have given away your power again.  Overcoming this means becoming super-aware of any signals of discomfort that your body sends you, for the body will react immediately before the mind completely processes what’s going on.  As a dear friend recently remarked, “When you’re making excuses and/or protecting yourself, you are not in balance; you are not in your truth.  Ask yourself, ‘Is this true, or am I trying to make myself feel better?'”  Just a brief pause before a response can save you hours of agony, anger, guilt, and regret.

The spotlight is moving toward the Emperor, the gift of wisdom.  As in the story of King Solomon and the two women each claiming to be the mother of the same infant, when Solomon announced, “Cut the child in half,”  the reaction to that decree showed everyone present where the truth lay.  You may say and do some pretty outrageous things, G.F., and this enables you to remain in power as the truth presents itself without your taking sides.

The summary card is the four of swords, withdrawing from conflict to remain safe.  This is consistent with the rest of the reading, which encourages you, G.F.,  to rise above any conflict by seeing the unity that connects the two parts and eliminating competition.  This is certainly crucial to taking back your power and standing in your truth.  Please know that the triumph of the ace of wands will be supported by your following the suggestions in the reading and not buying into anyone else’s opinion of you.  Keep going.

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

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3-Card Reading for N.M.

                              

N.M. 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 two out of the first three are wands, the focus of this reading is on N.M.’s skills and talents.  It isn’t until we get to the summary card that there are two swords as well, and that’s when the idea of overcoming conflict emphasizes the information held in the third card and secures a place in this interpretation.

The spotlight has been on the page of wands, starting the journey toward mastery and dedicating one’s skills and talents toward reaching that goal.  Wands are linked to the element of fire, the spirit and life force we embody, and the pages carry the master number 11, the vibration of the visionary.  The page has chosen to focus her/his efforts and use the motivation of becoming a master to guide her/his steps on the path ahead.  In other words, this page has decided to put all her/his efforts into becoming one of the best there is in whatever field has been chosen.  (S)he has made a commitment of time and energy to practice and grow her/his skills and talents to the level where (s)he is acknowledged to be at the top.  Keep going.

The spotlight is now on the knight of wands, the next logical step from the first card in this reading.  You are well on your way into the chosen journey, N.M.  You have gone “all in” and are suddenly worried that there is not sufficient time and/or energy to make it to your goal.  You are looking for some sort of confirmation from Source that you are on the right path and that you’ve got what it takes.  The advice of the card is a wonderful confirmation that you have more than enough energy/spirit to reach your intended goal with some to spare.  Keep going.

The spotlight is moving onto the six of swords, a card of service and healing.  You are attempting to move yourself and others out of the rough waters and into the smooth.  The advice of the card is to keep a light touch.  If you bear down on the points of conflict, you will sink the boat.  This does not mean ignoring reality; it just means not to feed the negativity.  Focus on the goal ahead, getting into the smooth water, reassuring yourself and others that you can come out of this in good shape, gently assert that you are making progress in the right direction.  Keep going.

The summary card is the ten of swords, using discernment.  It’s all about the word “appropriate.”  Notice the position of the fingers in the figure’s right hand.  (S)he entered the situation to bring it a blessing but failed to pause on the threshold to make sure that the situation needed and wanted this blessing.  The swords are psychological; the red in the picture is the character’s cloak, not blood.  (S)he will rise again (see the light chasing away the darkness) and proceed on the journey, sadder and wiser.  This card appears to prevent your committing the same error, N.M..   Before you give of your skills and talents, your thoughts, your actions, your resources, your time, etc., make sure it will be received in the spirit with which it is offered.  If you suspect that this is not the case, pick yourself up, remove yourself from the situation, and find another environment in which your blessing will have positive effects.  Even though the first three cards are urging you to keep going, please pause before you over-commit and get trapped.

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  For those of you in the Eugene, OR area, I will be participating in the Joyful Heart Psychic Fair at the Fairgrounds  http://www.JoyfulHeartPsychicFair.com    on June 4 and invite you to stop by.  Thank you.

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