It’s time for another round of First Friday Free Readings! I am excited to share these questions and answers with you all today. Let’s get started!
Our first question is from Donna L, who writes:
I have a friend who has re entered my life after a time of separation. I want so badly to trust that they just want friendship and do care for me as they say they do, but I am still unsure. Can I trust their intentions as being genuine?
For this reading, I have created a Tarot spread to highlight the following information for Donna. The Tarot cards drawn for her are also listed:
Card 1: What does Donna need to know about this sitution? 3 of Swords
Card 2: What are the positive aspects or benefits of renewing this friendship? Major Arcana The High Priestess
Card 3: What challenges does Donna face in renewing this friendship? 9 of Wands
Card 4: What is hidden from Donna about this situation that she needs to know? 8 of Cups
Card 5: What is the general outcome energy of this renewed friendship? Major Arcana The Chariot
Donna, two Major Arcana cards appear in your reading, indicating a higher message from the Universe concerning this situation. My sense in looking at these cards and where they appear is that your hesitation to renew this friendship and to guard your heart is grounded in a true intuitive understanding of your “friend’s” energy. The 3 of Swords indicates that you were deeply wounded when this relationship ended the first time, and it still hurts you to this day. Even if you and your friend have talked about this, you still carry emotional wounds, and healing is hard for you. The next card, the Major Arcana High Priestess, seems to indicate that there are higher lessons here for you to learn from this experience, and some of it has to do with trusting your own intuition and knowing that deception is part of human nature. The High Priestess often symbolizes hidden things, mysteries, and you may never understand how this other person operates or what motivates her. The lesson for you, however, is to listen to your inner voices, which will not steer you wrong. You are holding back for a reason, and you need to give yourself permission to limit this person’s access to you. There may be a hidden agenda here. The 9 of Wands represents challenges that you face if you decide to continue on a road to mending fences, and as a challenge card, I feel this is talking about your tendency to make things too easy for someone who has hurt you in the past. You can forgive them, but that doesn’t mean that you forget what has happened and let it happen again. The 8 of Cups indicates things that may be hidden from you, and this card often symbolizes someone walking away from a situation or leaving behind emotional turmoil. My feeling here is that you may end up with another broken heart if you allow this person to get too close–she may end up leaving again. The last card, Major Arcana The Chariot, indicates the general outcome energy of this situation. The Chariot is generally a positive card, so it may be that moving on will be beneficial for both of you if you can bring yourself to face the situation and to bless the other person while releasing her. This may not be easy, but you are learning an important lesson essential to your spiritual growth–and so is she.
Donna, I hope this reading helps you in some way. Thank you for submitting your question! Blessings to you.
Our second question today is from Jennifer H, who writes:
What do I need to do to have a successful writing career?
For this question, I created the following 4-card spread for Jennifer. The cards pulled are listed next to their placement in the spread:
Card 1: What is the current energy surrounding Jennifer and her writing? 7 of Pentacles
Card 2: What challenges to writing success face Jennifer? Ace of Cups
Card 3: How can she best overcome these challenges? Major Arcana Temperance
Card 4: What is the overall energy concerning Jennifer’s writing career in 2013? Four of Wands
Jennifer, there is a very promising energy surrounding you as far as your writing career goes–you just need a little patience. I know, I know–I hate when people tell me that! And don’t ask the Universe for patience, because it will teach you patience by making you wait even more! Having said that, let’s look at your cards. The 7 of Pentacles is a card that represents growing resources. Right now, you may not feel like you’re rich (one of the ways we measure success), but your resources are growing, even if you can’t always see the growth that is happening. It’s OK to rest and not push yourself all the time to produce something. Everything in nature is cyclical, and when we have fallow times, it’s the Universe’s way of saying, “This is a time for thinking, for dreaming, for resting, for inner work. It’s not a time for activity.” This is where you are right now. Enjoy this energy–it won’t last forever! The Ace of Cups echoes this in your challenge card. Aces always represent new beginnings, and Cups are the suit of emotions and creative efforts. Your challenge right now is finding a project that captures your heart and your imagination. If you haven’t found it yet, don’t give up–it will come! The inspiration is right around the corner. You WILL have more ideas. Until something begins to gel, do other creative things to help yourself stay positive and upbeat. The Temperance card further counsels you to remain balanced in your life in order to face your writing career challenges. Trying to force yourself to do something that you’re not feeling strongly about will not help the situation. Allowing time for play, for other work, for family and friends–these things keep us balanced and happy, so allow time for this as well. This is the “right mix” that Temperance counsels you to find. This is the best way to achieve peace, and thus to spur the flow! Finally, 2013 looks very promising for you in your writing career. The 4 of Wands indicates celebrations, a happy family time, and perhaps a move of house or office that will benefit you. Four is a stable and reliable number, so you should see a steady flow of energy around your writing as the New Year starts.
Jennifer, I hope this reading gives you some insight. Thank you so much for submitting your question! Blessings!
Folks, that’s all I have time for this week. Don’t forget–YOU can submit a question for next month’s First Friday Free Readings feature. Just email your question to firstname.lastname@example.org and look for your answer to be posted here on Friday, November 2. Until then, I send you all peace, love, and infinite light! Happy Autumn! xo