3-Card Reading for C.Y.

                             

C.Y. 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 appears that we have two-or-more of the same suit (wands), number, or Major Arcana, so it appears that this reading addresses C.Y.’s everyday life and has some connection to her/his skills and talents.

The spotlight has been on the Hermit, a card of wisdom and higher understanding.  C.Y., you have spent a fair amount of time and effort in the pursuit of these qualities, and you have reached the top of the mountain.  Best of all, you have done it carrying the light, so that if others wish to follow in your footsteps, you have shown them the way.  The only drawback to this position is that it is sometimes lonely at the top because you march to a different drummer than the rest.

The spotlight now is on the three of wands, your having recently finished a project and/or launched an endeavor.  You have hopes and wishes for her/his/its success but no longer have direct control over it.  The message of the card is NOT to automatically reach for the same old thing(s) that you used to connect with but to realize that you have gained new skills and talents in the process of completing what has now sailed off on its own.  Wisdom dictates that you employ one or more of those new skills now and engage with it/them on the next logical step of the journey.

The spotlight is moving toward the page of swords, the testing card.  Like the young man pictured, you have set yourself a goal by deciding who you want to become, and whatever happens next to challenge that choice and test the strength of your resolve is just something you need to experience.  There is no way around, over, or under it; you just need to go through it.

The summary card is the six of wands, the lesson of the good leader.  This card appears when the achievements, glories, accolades, and winnings are the result of a group effort.  It is essential to acknowledge and share the laurels, to give credit where credit is due, and to enable all the participants to feel valued and appreciated.

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 V.P.

                          

V.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 a clarifier.  Since two out of the first three are members of the Major Arcana (as is the summary card), it is safe to say that this reading addresses V.P.’s soul’s agenda for this lifetime.

The spotlight has been on the Wheel of Fortune, using the repetitive patterns of life experiences to identify, understand, and conquer the challenges V.P. chose to set up for this lifetime.  Before (s)he began this incarnation, V.P. selected certain accomplishments (s)he wanted to achieve this time around and left this “list” with her/his Higher Self, who, in turn, placed them on the spinning wheel of life so that V.P. would encounter opportunities to master them.  Every time V.P. found her/himself in a challenging situation was evidence of one of the chances to overcome one or more of those very obstacles (s)he had selected.  If (s)he didn’t quite “get it,”  that item stayed on the wheel and came around again and again.  Once the agenda item is experienced, understood, and surmounted, it is removed from the wheel and marked “complete.”  When this card appears, it alerts the seeker to a pattern of unresolved challenges so that (s)he can identify the specific lesson (s)he wanted to learn, take care of it, and get it off the wheel.

The spotlight is now on the four of cups, ignoring or not being aware of an opportunity that is being offered.  Please see the strong connection to the first card in the reading.  V.P. is seated with her/his hands crossed over her/his heart and eyes downcast. (S)he doesn’t want to get hurt, but not accepting the fourth cup means (s)he does not feel safe, sure, and steady and remains stuck, not moving forward.  V.P., you have the right to change your mind, but passing up this opportunity guarantees your staying stuck, so go for it.

The  spotlight is moving toward the Star, being part of the larger picture.  This card comes up when there is an opportunity to be part of the solution instead of part of the problem.  V.P., you are in a position to become an enhancer and and an enabler of the flow instead of an obstacle to it.  This is your moment to shine, to have enough self-confidence, self-love, and self-respect to be an outstanding example to others.

The summary card is the World, the graduation card.  That’s you, V.P., with a diploma in both hands.  You’ve got what it takes; now, you only have to decide where you are going to take 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   Thank you.

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3-Card Reading for F.W.

                      

F.W. has requested an interpretation of the above cards.  The fact that there are both two cups and two fives (kings=14=1+4=5) indicates that this reading focuses on feelings, emotions, relationships, and psychic abilities as well as on freedom and choosing.  The presence of a member of the Major Arcana in the summary card means that there is also some connection to F.W.’s soul’s agenda.

The spotlight has been on the eight of cups, dissatisfaction with “what is.”  The person who draws this card usually tends to take things too personally and has a habit of rejecting her/his stockpile of feelings, emotions, relationships, and psychic abilities in favor of going in search of more and/or different cups to fill in the second layer of those already in place.  The message of the card is NOT to turn your back on what you have, which energizes the perception of lack, but to make peace with and value what is, which attracts more of the same.  All the eights speak of balance, harmony, and flow.  This card invites F.W. to be a part of that alignment.

The spotlight is now on the king of swords, a card of mastery over conflict. This card tells F.W. that (s)he has earned the right to make the final decision, cast the deciding vote, and proclaim what will be done next to end the conflict. (S)he wields the sword that cuts through all the confusion and debate, and her/his decision will be heard and honored.

The spotlight is moving toward the five of cups, the perception that someone and/or something is “missing” in F.W.’s life.  It is imperative that (s)he give her/himself time to mourn, refrain from self-judgment, and also realize that resource is always at hand.  Just like the first card in this reading, this card highlights not turning your back on what resources you still have.

The summary card is the Wheel of Fortune.  This is a visual representation of the agenda F.W. created for this lifetime and left in the hands of her/his Higher Self.  It represents all the items F.W. wished to master.  Her/his Higher Self keeps bringing opportunities into F.W.’s life as the wheel spins, but until F.W. figures out the “lesson” (s)he said (s)he wanted to learn, they will continue to come around again and again.  Identifying and resolving the issues on the wheel removes them from play.

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 H.E.

                                 

H.E. has requested an interpretation of the above cards.  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 cards are pentacles (the fourth card is also a pentacle), and two out of the first three are sevens, it is safe to say that this reading focuses on H.E.’s values and priorities, what (s)he can always count on, especially in the unknown future.

The spotlight has been on the seven of swords, disarming the enemy.  This process is accomplished by “chunking down” the conflict and systematically prioritizing what must be taken care of immediately, what can be taken care of later, and what, even though it is part of the problem, can be ignored because it cannot hurt you. This de-escalates the level of conflict and makes it much more manageable.

The spotlight is now on the seven of pentacles, looking back fondly on past efforts.  This gardener is filled with nostalgia for the “good old days,” when things were easier, simpler, gentler, etc. (if they really ever existed).  When this card appears in a reading, it is to tell the seeker to “Be here now.”  Whatever (s)he did to help the plant on the left to thrive and grow so beautifully, (s)he is more than capable of doing with the new growth that lies at her/his feet.  Wisdom dictates that one be fully present in order to take the next steps on the journey.

The spotlight is moving toward the eight of pentacles, the card of the sole practitioner. The quality of what H.E. produces is very high, and her/his work speaks for itself.  This card asks her/him to “do your own thing” and not rely/depend on others.  It may be time for H.E. to go into business for her/himself rather than work for someone else.

The summary card is the page of pentacles who has started to follow her/his dream.  (S)he is allowing the light of her/his values to lead the way along the path to mastery.  H.E. has begun the follow her/his dream.  The only caution that lies in this card is to not get lost in the dream, to make sure you are aware of your surroundings at all times.  This card shows up to encourage you to keep going.

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 J.H.

                                   

J.H. 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 pentacles, it is safe to say that this reading focuses on J.H.’s values and priorities, her/his resources, what (s)he can count on.

The spotlight has been on the six of pentacles, a card that talks about giving. You, J.H., have always tried to be fair and just in deciding to whom and how much to give, looking beneath the surface for guidance.  The advice of the card, however, lies in the one pentacle above your head.  You MUST take care of yourself  first, or you will have nothing to give anyone else.  Also, giving when you yourself are needful is resentment-producing, and the receivers can pick up that you are doing it because you think you should, not because you really want to.

The spotlight is now on the ten of pentacles, a card of discernment.  As the second pentacle in the reading, this card speaks of the need for discernment in choosing the parameters of your reality, your point of attraction, the lens through which you perceive, process, and participate in your own existence.  There are five perspectives given here:  the young man’s, the young woman’s, the child’s, the old man’s, and the dogs’.  Do you see what a wonderful follow-up to the first card this is?  How many factors are in your best and highest interests to be considered in guiding your next steps?

The spotlight is moving toward the five of cups, the sorrow that someone and/or something is missing from your life.  It is absolutely crucial that you be gentle with yourself and withhold judgment.  All the fives speak of choosing.  Once you have given yourself time to mourn and/or feel sorry for yourself, it is imperative that you realize resource is always close at hand.  You can refill the cups whose content has been spilled, and it is even more important to appreciate the cups which are still standing.  If you energize what you do have, you will attract more, whereas energizing what you do NOT have, will likewise attract more of that.

The summary card is the page of wands, dedicating one’s skills and talents to the journey toward mastery.  You have chosen a path, J.H., and have already taken the beginning steps.  The other cards in the reading support your wise use and choices of values, priorities, and perspective to aid you on your way.

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.  For those of you in the Eugene, OR area, please come visit me at the Eugene Health and Wellness Expo next weekend at the Lane County Fairgrounds, Wheeler Pavillion, October 7 and 8.  Admission is free.  Thank you.

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3-Card Reading for B.Y.

                                 

B.Y. 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, it is safe to say that this reading concerns B.Y.’s skills and talents. It isn’t until we get to the fourth card that there are two fives (14=1+4=5) in this mini-reading, and this does mean that there is a focus on the freedom to choose. This is what we know as we begin.

The spotlight has been on the ten of wands, a card of discernment in the area of skills and talents.  B.Y., you are clearly a multi-talented individual, and in the present circumstances, this has proved to be more of a burden than a gift. You are attempting to move ahead presenting EVERYTHING you can do well at the same time.  This has seriously impeded your progress and has the potential of alienating others and triggering their resentments because they see you as a braggart.  The advice of the card is to choose one or two of the wands with which to lead and to bundle the rest, tucking the bundle under your arm so that they will be available to you when and if you find a time and place to incorporate them into your work in the future.

The spotlight is now on the four of swords, avoiding conflict by withdrawing from it in order to feel safe. The root of the conflict lies in a judgment on your part of labeling yourself and others as either “givers” or “takers.”  Even though most of us were taught that it is more blessed to give than to receive, both parts are necessary for the flow of energy to exist.  This card also asks you to opt out of the perceived competition for the “Good Person of the Year” award and align with what a wise teacher of mine once stated, “What somebody else thinks of me is none of my business.”

The spotlight is moving toward the five of wands, a should-I-stay-or-should-I-go?  You, B.Y., are the figure in red, the only one wearing a hat.  Although this is a playful battle, you feel picked-on and are wondering whether you should have chosen to participate in this game.  You stand out; you are unique, and you wonder if your participation is making a difference.  The message of the card is “hang in there.”  You are having an impact, and there are others who are part of the picture who envy and admire you.  If you stay, you have shown them that you can take it as well as dish it out, and your behavior may be emulated.

The summary card is Temperance, the process of blending two elements to merge the positive attributes of both into one.  Steel is made by blending iron for strength with tin for flexibility and putting them through very high temperatures to form a substance that is both strong and flexible with any non-essential qualities burned away in the process.  B.Y., your Higher Self has put you through some very hot fires to make you both strong and flexible.  This card appears as a promise that it will never be “that bad” again.

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 that addresses all 78 cards in the Rider-Waite deck.  For those of you in the Eugene, Oregon area, please come visit me at the Eugene Health and Wellness Expo at the Lane County Fairgrounds, Wheeler Pavilion, on October 7 and 8, 2017.  Thank you.

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3-Card Reading for C.R.

                                

C.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 the first group contains both two members of the Major Arcana and two fours (queen=13=1+3=4), it is safe to say that this reading focuses on C.R.’s soul’s agenda for this lifetime as well as on her/his foundation/basis/resources and what (s)he needs in order to feel safe.

The spotlight has been on Death, letting the old form die.  This card does not indicate the death of the seeker or any other individual but rather an acknowledgement that the old way of doing things has outlived its usefulness.  It is time to let it die since the new day (new way) has already begun.

The spotlight is now on the Sun, a whole new beginning.  C.R. has had enough life experience to know what to expect and has chosen to remain open to this next phase of life’s journey.  This may, in fact, be the sun we saw rising in the first card, and it is a glorious full-blown manifestation of starting the next stage of life.

The spotlight is moving toward the queen of pentacles, which reassures C.R. of the immense value (s)he holds.  The time of contemplation and hesitation is over; the world needs what C.R. has to offer.  It’s time to get out there and do it.

The summary card is the five of cups, sorrow that someone and/or something is absent or missing in the seeker’s life.  This is a card of sadness and mourning that validates those feelings but urges C.R. to understand that resource is always at hand.  It is important to allow time to mourn and heal and to be gentle and compassionate with oneself.  It is even more important to then turn and recognize the two cups that are still standing.  It is far more beneficial to invest energy into what is than to energize what is not.  That which is fed will grow.  The reading as a whole encourages C.R. to let go of the old and embrace the new, knowing (s)he is safe and carrying immeasurable value out into the world.

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 that addresses all 78 cards  in the Rider-Waite deck.  Thank you.

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