Continuing with my tarot series and posting more readings…
Every tarot reader shuffles and lays out their cards in different manners—there’s no right or wrong way to do it. Remember, this process is all about intuition, so try different styles and do what feels best for you.
Our society is currently submerged in alarming false news, triggering traumatic occurrences and a reigning political system that thrives off injustice. How do we best train our discernment in such troubling times? How can we trust our judgment and best guide ourselves through these conflicting and anxious moments?
As women, we’re often taught at an early age to ignore our intuition and to trust the wisdom of others. We’re told that we’re being too sensitive, emotional, illogical or dramatic when we operate off our intuition.
But intuition is an innate skill that’s accessible to everyone. Like a muscle, it can only be strengthened when used, but never lost. It’s the art of gaining knowledge without using any conscious understanding on how you got that information.
The issue card: Wheel of Fortune
1 – the Sun
2 – Page of Cups
3 – 4 of Swords
4 – Queen of Swords
5 -king of cups
6- 10 of wands
7- The Moon
8- 3 of cups
When I drew these cards I was in a place of stress, not to say I still am.
Drawing the Wheel of fortune at first as the card in the center of it all did take me back a little bit.
I struggled with this card when I created this deck, its so deeply detailed with SO MUCH symbolism. It feels heavy and important.
Whenever you draw the Wheel of fortune it is important to remember that, You can’t control the powers of the universe, but you can definitely grow your understanding of your role in this life and the universe. Just remember that there is nothing to fear. Everything will work out according to divine intervention and timing. The Wheel of Fortune card is all about change and cycles. It symbolizes the inevitability of change, beginnings, and, of course, endings. It’s related to what happens at the crossroads of fate and choice, where we break old patterns through choice. This card calls on the subject to be adaptable as they navigate these changes, and stay centered all the while. When this card comes up, it’s a good time to ask yourself: How do you want to respond (to the good, bad, and everything in between)? It’s also a very expansive card, and it reminds us that our thoughts and actions can reverberate. How we harness the energy of the Wheel through our choices and mindset makes all the difference, If you can stay at the center of your own wheel—i.e., stay in alignment with who you are and what you want for your love life—you’re much less likely to be rattled around by the ever-shifting state of outside circumstances.
The more I learn about this card I actually think its more of a good thing, at first I thought it was like a roll of a dice, like surprise, who knows what you will get.
Get ready, honey! Change is coming for you, and it’s bringing an abundance of luck and good fortune your way! You are truly blessed by the universe. If you’ve been hoping for a shift in your favor, this is your sign that the tides are turning. A reminder of the inevitability of change and that nothing lasts forever, this powerful card pulls us firmly into the present moment to enjoy the people we love, our surroundings, and the multitudes of blessings we possess. Cherish this time and make the most of the opportunities being presented, because you never know what fortune tomorrow holds.
The next card I drew was my favorite card, The Sun Card.
The Sun, which depicts the luminary beaming down on a smiling child sitting on top of a triumphant horse, is generally a harbinger of positive updates and encourages childlike wonder. It’s associated with triumph, as symbolized by the white horse, with the sun representing life’s exuberance. “While every tarot card embodies both light and shadow, the Sun is an overarchingly positive omen,” Erin River Sunday, tarot practitioner and astrologer for Birthdate Co., tells Bustle. “Its energy radiates proudly, like Leo — the zodiac sign it’s associated with — and can be read as a big thumbs up from the universe.”
If the Sun card came up in your reading, not only are you due for good things, but you’re being encouraged to revel in pleasure and play. Keep reading to learn how what this positive message means for you.
The next card in this ready was the Page of Cups, which symbolizes the creative inner-child. This is the part of you that can still be amazed with wonder and curiosity at the world around you. Everybody has creative energy, and it is expressed differently by every individual. The Page of Cups invites you to play, be inspired, and create something beautiful. The Page of Cups follows his heart. He is the sensitive poet of the tarot. He also adores “imp-like” pranks.
Do you avoid your creativity because you feel you aren’t an artist? Do you remember the joy of being creative as a child? Do you ever just let loose and allow yourself to play?
I must remind myself my duty as an artist to share my love.
The next card I drew… the Four of Swords represents fear, anxiety and stress. You will be feeling overwhelmed and mentally overloaded when it appears. This Minor Arcana tells you that the issues you are facing are actually not as bad as you believe them to be and there are solutions available. However, it suggest that you are allowing negativity to set in and becoming so overwhelmed that you cannot see the woods for the trees. This card is more to do with your mental state than any problems you are facing. Relax, regroup and contemplate your situation in a calm rational way. If you leave aside your fears and logically plan for the future, you will find a way forward. The Four of Swords Tarot card also indicates that you are in need of peace and quiet, introspection, rest, relaxation and sanctuary. It is a card of recuperation and hospitalization. And it signifies having faith or receiving spiritual counselling or support.
I just got over covid and if that isnt the Four of swords card I don’t know what is….
Next a more frightening car. I don’t know why but I know for sure the queen of swords can kick my ass. the Queen of Swords can represent an older woman in your life who will step in when you are vulnerable and protect you or help you to overcome a problem. It represents being intelligent, sharp witted, witty, honest, truthful and candid. This Minor Arcana card signifies being realistic, discerning or sceptical and it can signify that you will receive constructive criticism from someone and you would do well to listen to it. It can also represent open-mindedness and self-reliance. However, this card can also indicate that you may be suppressing some pain or sadness from past events. As a person, the Queen of Swords represents a mature female or feminine person who is chatty, quirky, forthright and supportive. She may be an air sign such as Aquarius, Gemini or Libra. She is a woman who may have known loss or suffering herself and has gained much inner strength and wisdom from her experiences. She is someone who will always defend those who cannot defend themselves. She has strong empathy and is a great person to have in your corner if you are vulnerable as she will defend you. However, she will not suffer fools gladly and if you are in the wrong, you can expect her to call you out on it without mincing her words! She can have quite a sharp tongue on her at times. She is strong, quick-witted, principled, fair, funny, sophisticated, independent and capable and will not be clingy or needy.
Then we drew my father. No joke the next card I painted on it is my father…., the King of Cups Tarot card represents kindness, compassion and wisdom. This Minor Arcana card can indicate that you will be finding the balance between your mind and your heart. You will learn to control your emotions and find the wisdom to accept that which you cannot change. You should be gaining a deeper level of emotional maturity when this card appears. You will become calmer, more sympathetic to others and tolerant. Like all the cups court cards, the King of Cups signifies emotion, creativity, artistic ability and intuition but in a more balanced form. As a person, the King of Cups is caring, affectionate and empathetic. He is a good listener, diplomatic and easy going. He is the type of older male who will give you sound advice and act as a calming influence in your life. He usually has light hair and has few if any enemies as he is well liked and gets along with the majority of people. He may lack the drive to pursue material wealth as he is more focused on the emotional side of life. He is very family orientated. He may be a water sign such as Cancer, Scorpio or Pisces.
Then the Ten of Wands, which is a card of success in all things. While that’s all fine and dandy, when the Ten of Wands tarot card appears upright in a reading, it’s a reminder that there is more to life than work – and that success is not always about you. If you’ve been wanting those overtime hours so you can buy that mega-screen plasma TV, start cancelling those volunteer activities you committed to. It’ll be quite some time before you can even think about coaching softball again. The ten of wands really means put something down.
he Ten of Wands notes that you are taking on an extra burden, a heavier workload, or greater responsibility. Even though it is weighing you down and making things tougher for you, you understand it is only temporary, so you are willing to put in the hard work now to accomplish your goal and reap the rewards later. For example, you may work extra hours to save up for a family holiday. Or you may help out a friend with moving house, knowing they will return the favour when you move later in the year. Or you may care for a sick family member, adding to your responsibilities at home but knowing your loved one deeply appreciates it.
Sometimes, the Ten of Wands appears when you are unconsciously taking on extra responsibility and finding yourself feeling weighed down, exhausted and burnt out. You may try to do everything at once, even though you know it is adding extra pressure to your daily life. The Ten of Wands asks you to stop and examine your current lifestyle or work. Assess which activities or tasks are urgent or important, particularly concerning your broader goals. You may need to use various time management or prioritization methods to determine where best to spend your time and which tasks you can drop. Your goal needs to be higher efficiency while also freeing yourself up for rest and relaxation when you need it.
Then the elusive card… The Moon Tarot card in an upright position is that everything is not as it seems. It is also the Major Arcana Tarot card of intuition. The Moons tells you that something about a situation or person in your life is not what it appears to be and you need to trust what your instincts are telling you in order to see past this illusion. The Moon also indicates that you should pay attention to your dreams as your subconscious may be bringing your attention to some information you’ve missed. The Moon can also signify that you are letting your anxiety or fear overwhelm you which may be having a negative effect on your outlook and causing you to suffer from mood swings, instability or insecurity. It can also represent a woman’s menstrual cycle. The Moon can also signify dormant insecurities or repressed issues resurfacing. The Moon Tarot card can represent underhanded or dodgy deals or illegal behaviour. If it appears in this context it is a warning to clean your act up before your behaviour is exposed. If you are awaiting a decision on something, The Moon indicates that the answer will either be delayed or be so vague it will add to your confusion rather than clarify matters
Finally I ended on a super happy note, Three of cups is the tarot card for celebration, going out with friends, having a good time, and being part of a community. This card often shows up when someone is getting engaged or married. This card is also about happiness and abundance. There is enough for everyone. Sometimes this card shows up in a reading when you are starting to really love and appreciate the beauty of life, and the people in your life.
What do you think of these more complicated reading. I feel called out my cards, but I also feel like they were showing me things I already know.
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