3-Card Reading for F.J.

                                 

F.J. 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 our of the first three are members of the Major Arcana, it is safe to say that this reading focuses on F.J.’s soul’s agenda for this lifetime.  It isn’t until the fourth card is drawn that we have two cups as well; this is also evidence that this reading concerns feelings, emotions, relationships, and psychic abilities.

The spotlight has been on Temperance, the affirmation that the worst is behind you.  This card refers to tempering, the process by which steel is made.  Iron for strength and tin for flexibility are blended together in extreme heat to form a metal that contains both qualities.  Your Higher Self, F.J., has put you through some mighty hot fires in order to make you both strong and flexible, and you have survived.  The good news is that it will never be “that bad” again.

The spotlight is now on the Chariot, the need to abandon the vehicle that has brought you to this point.  In other words, it’s time to change the way you approach your future.  That which you used to rely on has stopped working, and you are feeling stuck.  It is time to acknowledge and thank whomever and whatever has carried you so far and find a new method, process, and/or paradigm for the next phase of the journey.

The spotlight is moving toward the nine of cups, wisdom and higher understanding of your feelings, relationships, and psychic abilities.  You have accumulated a veritable treasure of cups and their contents, but they are sitting on the shelf at this time.  It is time to activate one or more of them and allow it/them to lead you.  This usually involves giving of yourself and your gifts in a new way.

The summary card is the knight of cups, and because of its position in this reading, it becomes the challenge for you at this time.  You have an extremely intense fear of making a mistake and are, therefore, proceeding at a snail’s pace to keep the contents of the cup intact.  Your progress has been impeded (emphasized by the Chariot and the nine of cups) and it’s time to switch gears and step up the pace.  Remember that resource is always at hand, and there is truth is the old saying, “Nothing ventured, nothing gained.”  Go for it, F.J..

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 for those of you in the Eugene, OR, area, please come visit me at the Metaphysical Healing Fair on September 16 at Unity of the Valley  from 1-9 P.M.  Thank you

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3-Card Reading for A.E.

                            

A.E. 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 the fourth card is drawn that we have two-or-more-of-a-kind in both swords and ones.  This indicates that the focus of the reading is in the triumph of overcoming conflict.

The spotlight has been on the knight of swords, the scattering of one’s energies.  It seems, A.E., that you have been putting forth all your energies in non-productive ways, investing your time in trying to cover too many bases at once.  Feeling responsible for guarding against conflict has an unfortunate by-product, adding to the conflict.  There is a truism that states, “That which is exercised will grow.”  This means that focusing on the conflict actually feeds it and compounds it.  The resolution of this situation lies in stopping the behavior by focusing on something else and no longer feeling solely responsible for anything or anyone else’s perceived conflict.

The spotlight is now on the ace of pentacles, a triumph of integrity.  In this reading, the reminder of who you really are lights your path as well as inspires others.  A.E., you are absolutely true to the values you profess, your word is your bond, and you shine a bright light that is capable of guiding others’ behavior if they choose to connect with it.  Unlike the other aces, this card does not automatically shower blessings into others’ lives; they must make a conscious decision to align with it.

The spotlight is moving toward the four of cups, ignoring an opportunity to expand and solidify one’s feelings, relationships, and psychic abilities.  A.E., I understand that you are hesitant to open yourself to receive what is being offered; you do not wish to be hurt.  Please understand that this card appears when it is time to expand, take a chance, and move on.  Remember that you always have the right to change your mind, and passing up this opportunity is not in your best and highest interests.

The summary card is the ace of swords, triumphing over conflict.  The glowing hand does cast blessings into the lives of others, and the crown has both the laurel leaves of victory and the olive branch of peace.  You are being  encouraged to figure out what you want and go for it, ignoring everything and everyone else for the time-being, knowing that achieving the crown will carry the responsibilities of the victor to establish peace.  Good luck.

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  Thank you.

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3-Card Reading for S.E.

                              

S.E. has submitted the above cards for interpretation.  The first three 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.  Although we do not find any two-of-a-kind suit or number until we get to the fourth card, it is at that point that there are both two fours and two members of the Major Arcana, indicating that this reading focuses on S.E.’s soul’s agenda in this lifetime and the foundations (s)he can rely on to feel safe and grounded.

The spotlight has been on the page of wands, dedicating one’s skills and talents at the beginning of the journey to mastery.  This serves as a reminder that S.E. has consciously chosen what (s)he wants to do with her/his life, has set a goal, and is on her/her way to getting there.  Pages also serve as messengers, so there may have recently been one or more “signs” that this commitment has been made.

The spotlight is now on the queen of swords, the Butterfly Queen.  This may very well have been the impetus for this reading because the queens represent the moment of hesitation and/or doubt right before the full-blown manifestation of mastery.  In this instance, the  queen is in the midst of a huge metamorphosis like turning from a caterpillar into a butterfly.  This is often a crazy-making environment where the seeker questions her/his identity, purpose, and basic survival.  This card appears when the process is more than half-way finished and contains the promise that the cocoon will open with the sun’s warmth, and the seeker will emerge a butterfly.

The spotlight is moving toward the Lovers, the gift of healing.  This is, indeed, the goal of S.E.’s journey, to be able to hold the space and supply the support and permission for others to heal themselves if that is what they choose.  It is highly significant that the lovers pictured in this card are not in physical contact with each other; they are united and blessed by the angel above them.  They serve a greater purpose.  This card shows up in a reading when the seeker has been granted the aforementioned gift/abilities.

The summary card is the Emperor, another gift, the embodiment of wisdom.  This ruler has the ability to let the truth speak for itself and is often compared to the wisdom of King Solomon in the Bible.  When two women appeared before him, each claiming to be the mother of a particular infant, Solomon suggested, “Cut the child in two” to settle the dispute.  Only the true mother chose to drop her plea and let the child live.  The truth of the matter was easily observable to all present.  S.E., the appearance of this card as a summary to your reading attests to the wise use of your gifts.  You may, from time to time, say and/or do something outrageous so that the truth can reveal itself, yet you are clearly aligned to upholding the highest standards so that the consciousness can expand according to the best and highest.

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  Thank you.

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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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