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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3-Card Reading for F.G.

                       

F.G. 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 10’s, which reduces to a one (1+0=1), and the summary card is also a one, the focus of this reading is on F.G.’s leading, controlling, and directing her/his life.

The spotlight has been on the knight of swords, scattering one’s energies.  F.G. has taken on the responsibility of protecting the castle, so when (s)he hears there might be a threat outside, (s)he responds in haste and puts all her/his energies into patrolling the grounds at full speed.  This effort will soon exhaust both the horse and rider.  It would behoove her/him to find out if the threat is real and, if so, how best to respond.  Also, to scrutinize whether protecting the castle is her/his responsibility alone or even if this job belongs to her/him.  Focus and perspective are needed so the energy expenditure will be appropriate and productive.

The spotlight is now on the ten of cups, using discernment in selecting those who will be treated as “family,”  specifically those who will be invited to share in the blessings, profits, accomplishments, and benefits held by one or more of its members.  Sharing secrets and intimacy is another area that requires discernment.  There are things about you, F.G., that nobody else needs to know, information that is to remain private.

The spotlight is moving toward the ten of wands, another card that speaks of discernment.  You are a multi-talented individual, F.G., and you need to guard against trying to present ALL your skills and talents at one time.  As you can see from the picture, trying to do this slows you down, feels like a burden, and focuses your attention only on the immediate path before you.  The advice of the card is to pick one or two of your skills and talents to lead with, bundle the rest (they will always be available to you), tuck the bundle under your arm, and proceed at a faster pace with greater balance and control.

The summary card is the ace of pentacles, a triumph of integrity, the ability to “walk your talk,” and serve as a shining example to others if they are willing to look up.  This is what it means to be an uplifter, and the reading emphasizes some necessary steps toward that goal.  Focus and discernment are key at this time, F.G..  Good luck; you have much to offer.

Does this make sense?  I hope it was helpful.  For more information about using tarot cards for insight and guidance,  please see http://www.tarotforalltime.com and consider purchasing the book Tarot for All Time, which is 25% off at Lulu.com http://www.lulu.com/shop/sue-ellen-kolman/tarot-for-all-time-an-intuitive-guide/paperback/product-21349858.html   Thank you.

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3-Card Reading for A.K.

                                             

A.K. 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 nines, this reading focuses on wisdom and higher understanding.  Also, two out of the first three are pentacles, so the area of A.K.’s life that the reading addresses are her/his values and priorities, which includes job, money, and status.

The spotlight has been on the nine of pentacles, the limits and restraints imposed on one in a position of authority.  Although there has recently been a strong temptation for you to free the falcon, let it fly, and let the result manifest to its full extent, you have exercised discrimination and control over your actions and responses because of the position you hold.  It behooves you to demonstrate appropriate moderated behavior.  As Michelle Obama once said, “When they go low, we go high.”  This enables you to operate from a higher perspective, rather than sinking to the lowest common denominator.

The spotlight is now on the nine of wands, another plea not to put all your eggs in one basket.  A.K., you are clearly a multi-skilled individual, but you are leaning heavily on one particular set of skills and talents while standing guard over the rest and have suffered from doing so.  You are being urged to bring one or more of the others into play to bolster your main choice and give yourself more tools and more options.  There is wisdom in minimizing your risk at this time.

The spotlight is moving toward the two of pentacles, the mistaken perception that there is a choice to be made between two seemingly mutually exclusive options.  The lesson here is to stop dancing between two desired outcomes and embrace a reality where both choices can co-exist.  This is accomplished by changing “but” to “and.”  Try saying, “I like my job, AND I’d like to earn more money,” instead of contemplating getting rid of or letting go of one in order to have the other.

The summary card is the Star, the self-confidence, self-respect, and self-love that allows you the acknowledgment that what you do, you do well and allows you to be part of the flow that expands the universe.  A.K., you are in a position to see the larger picture and/or pattern and have the alignment to connect with more than one level of consciousness.  You are a guide and an inspiration for others.

Does this make sense?  I hope it was helpful.  For more information about using tarot cards for insight and guidance,  please see http://www.tarotforalltime.com and consider purchasing the book Tarot for All Time, which is 25% off at Lulu.com http://www.lulu.com/shop/sue-ellen-kolman/tarot-for-all-time-an-intuitive-guide/paperback/product-21349858.html   Thank you.

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3-Card Reading for J.C.

                                

J.C. 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 members of the Major Arcana, it is safe to say that this reading focuses on J.C.’s soul’s agenda for this lifetime rather than on her/his everyday life.

The spotlight has been on the two of cups, sometimes called the Friendship Card.  This card holds the promise that the full cup offered in relationships will be met with an equal and full cup by its recipient.  This may be anyone, regardless of age, sex, position, etc..  J.C., this card says that because you invest all of who you are in the partnerships in which you participate, you are entitled to expect a similar, full commitment from others.  Here, the ultimate definition of a healthy relationship is 100/100, not 50/50.  This card is in your reading to assure you that these conditions exist and flourish in your life right now.

The spotlight is moving toward the Star, your ability to be aware of and part of the bigger picture.  This card speaks of your self-confidence, self-love, and self-respect as well as your alignment with the different realms of existence.  You are a guide to others as well as an enabler of the life-giving energy flows.

The spotlight is moving toward the Tower, a moment of enlightenment that completely knocks down what has been built up so that building may begin anew in a stronger, healthier direction.  This is often a dramatic event, experienced as a loss and/or destruction of a position that held some power and/or status.  As always, J.C., you have the choice to dwell on the loss or hold onto the wisdom gained from this experience and recognize the opportunity for new growth while letting go of the rest.  Certainly, we vote for the latter.

The summary card is the Hermit, a card of wisdom and higher understanding.  You have climbed the mountain, J.C., and have done so carrying the light so that others may follow in your footsteps if they so choose.  The only drawback to this position is that it sometimes feels a little lonely and isolated at the top.  When you look at the reading as a whole, you see reassurances that you are not alone even when you reach your goal.  There is going to be a course-correction, which will put you even more solidly on the path.  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 and consider the book, Tarot for All Time, on sale for 25% off at http://www.lulu.com/shop/sue-ellen-kolman/tarot-for-all-time-an-intuitive-guide/paperback/product-21349858.html  Thank you.

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3-Card Reading for U.R.

                                      

U.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 two out of the first three are cups, it is safe to say this reading focuses on feelings, emotions, relationships, and psychic abilities.  It isn’t until we get to the summary card that we have two fives (Kings are fives; 14=1+4=5), but there is a distinctive “five” flavor to this reading as well.  Five is the number of freedom and choosing, so this reading also reminds us that we always have choices and more than one way to go.

The spotlight has been on the ace of cups, a triumph of being.  U.R., you are someone with whom people like to spend time, not because of anything in particular that you say and/or do but because you make people feel better about being who they are; you are an uplifter.  You shower blessings on your environment and those who are in it.

The spotlight is now on the king of cups, master of the realm containing everything related to the suit of cups.  U.R., you are perfectly balanced and ride the ups and downs of this watery kingdom and never even get your foot wet.  Sometimes the drama queens and kings accuse you of not caring because you tend not to take sides, but you are calm and competent, strong and gentle.

The spotlight is moving toward the Hanged Man, the suspension of action.  Even though there seems to be nothing happening in large quantities, there is a great deal going on at the internal level.  You will be taking a “time out” to readjust and refresh your perspective, and when you are ready, you will right yourself and continue on your journey.

The summary card is the five of cups, mourning a loss.  This card contains a major theme of the tarot, resource is always at hand.  The spilled cups look like they used to hold water and/or wine; both of these may be had again by using nearby sources.  This loss can be anything from missing something/someone who used to be there all the way up to the death of a loved one.  Wisdom dictates being gentle with yourself, acknowledging the reality of what is, and allowing enough time to grieve.  The most important next step, however, is to turn and appreciate the two cups that are still standing.  Being grateful for what you have establishes the vibration that invites even more to flow into your life.  Just as your initials, U.R., make a statement, so this reading reassures you of the high quality of your influence that will allow you to grow and thrive and overcome any temporary losses.  Blessings to you, U.R..

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3-Card Reading for R.W.

                                         

R.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.  since two out of the first three are swords, it is safe to say that this is a reading that focuses on resolving conflict.  Also, there are two tens, so this is a reading that strongly recommends using discernment in the situation that the reading addresses.

The spotlight has been on the three of swords, heartache from the past.  This card can manifest on all levels from the unconscious to the in-your-face ever-present challenge.  The discomfort that R.W. is experiencing is based on hurtful things that happened in the distant past.  We know this because the heart has absorbed much of the pain, the ends of the swords are blunted, and the heart is no longer bleeding.  These swords must be removed carefully and they must be removed at this time so R.W. is not living as one of the walking wounded.  The ideal way to do this is to address each one individually, ask Creator and/or Source to acknowledge each one, clear any misunderstandings as to how and/or why it/they happened, keep any wisdom gained from the experience(s), and let go of the rest.  Ask Creator to heal any space(s) created by the wounds.

The spotlight is now on the ten of wands, the need to use discernment and prioritize the skills and talents that R.W. will present in the current situation.  (S)he is a multi-talented individual, and at this moment in time, (s)he is attempting to move forward, almost hiding behind all the things (s)he does well.  It would be a far better plan to choose one or two of these wands to present up front and bundle the rest to be used in reserve, so that progress is not impeded.

The spotlight is moving toward the ten of swords.  This is another card of discernment.  Notice the position of the central figure’s right hand.  (S)he walked into a situation to bring it a blessing; however, (s)he neglected to discern whether the situation needed and/or wanted the blessing that was brought.  The swords are the conflict (s)he encountered, and although the red color in the card is not blood (it’s her/his cloak), (s)he is stunned and temporarily laid low.  R.W. is being cautioned that BEFORE (s)he gives of her/his time, money, advice, etc., (s)he is to make sure that this gift will be received in the spirit with which it is offered, or (s)he is to pick up her/his toys and go play somewhere else.  The wisdom of not casting pearls before swine has nothing to do with the swine being dirty animals; swine can’t use pearls.

The summary card is the Fool, a leap of faith.  R.W. is being asked to take the next step forward, even though it means going over the cliff.  It is only when the Fool steps off the edge, off the beaten path, that the sleeves of her/his garment turn into wings and (s)he soars.  When this card appears, it means that all the internal and external conditions have been met that support success; all that is required is for the seeker to consciously commit to that first step.  The first three cards in the reading point out possible glitches that need to be addressed and overcome so that this glorious summary can become reality.  Good luck, R.W..

Dos 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 complete guide, now on sale at 25% off at Lulu.com http://www.lulu.com/shop/sue-ellen-kolman/tarot-for-all-time-an-intuitive-guide/paperback/product-21349858.html                                                              Thank you.

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3-Card Reading for R.G.

                                     

R.G. 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 as a summary or clarifier.  Since two out of the first three are knights, it is safe to say that this reading focuses on the 12=1+2=3 quality of the knights where the action taken rests solidly on the choices already made and results in an expression of how the knight views her/his role.

The spotlight has been on the knight of swords, a scattering of one’s energies.  R.G., you have heard that the castle is under attack and have raced to its defense before making sure the rumors are true and without a sound strategy for meeting the challenge if it does exist.  First, defending the castle does not rest solely on your shoulders, so before heading out, it would be a wise plan to assess both the threat and the resources available to meet it.  Also, ask yourself if your life needs a new and more meaningful focus before you exhaust yourself expending all your energy in this way on this mission.

The spotlight is now on the knight of pentacles, even further clarification that there is much more to the journey than you had previously thought.  By allowing the light of your values to lead you, R.G., you realize that you have only reached a temporary stop.  You have the ability to effect a positive outcome on the present situation and then ride on to follow your own path.

The spotlight is moving toward Death, the need to let die that which has outlived its purpose in order to make room for the new. This is a necessary step on your journey.  It is appropriate to express gratitude to whomever or whatever has enabled you to reach this point in your journey, to bless it, and release it.  The sun is already rising on the new day which will see your role altered.

The summary card is the ace of wands, the triumph of taking back the power to lead your own life.  This card shows up when you have “paid your dues” and are now free to do what you think is best for yourself.  The good news is that your taking charge of your own life enables blessings to fall into many others’ lives as well.  Good luck, R.G..

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/or purchasing the book Tarot for All Time, which is now 25% off at Lulu.com  http://www.lulu.com/shop/sue-ellen-kolman/tarot-for-all-time-an-intuitive-guide/paperback/product-21349858.html  Thank you.

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