Things have been crazy-busy in my life and work in the last few days, so I haven’t had too much time to devote to the blog. I’m so glad you all stopped by, though, for Tarot Tuesday!
Today I’ll be reading with one of my favorite decks, the Gendron Tarot. Here is an image of the cards:
As you can see in this image, the deck incorporates a lot of color and assembled pictures to create a world of symbolism that draws the reader right in.
Our Tarot Tuesday question today comes from Julie. She writes:
“I recently took a leap and stepped outside of my comfort zone by trying something new. The immediate impact has been fairly positive. I’m just wondering if it will remain positive in the long term?”
For this question, I concentrated on Julie’s inquiry as I shuffled the cards. I then divided them into 3 piles and then stacked them back up, with one card “jumping” out of the deck to be placed on top. I thought a 3 card, Past-Present-Future spread would be a good one to use for Julie’s question. That “jumping” card came first, followed by 2 more cards. Here they are:
Card 1 (Past): King of Pentacles
Card 2 (Present): 4 of Cups
Card 3 (Future): 2 of Pentacles
Because of the meaning of the 2 of Pentacles (which we’ll cover in a moment), I threw one additional card for Julie to gain a litle more clarity:
Card 4 (Clarifier): 6 of Wands
There is an interesting mix of suits in this reading for Julie: 2 Pentacles, cards usually associated with career and money; 1 Cup, connected to emotions, feelings, and personal issues; and 1 Wand, denoting projects and energy. The King of Pentacles appearing as the Past card seems to indicate a change in finances or a work situation. The King is a strong, vital card symbolizing a solid foundation and, in this case, a good decision. In this deck, I’m especially drawn to the gridwork depicted underneath the King and in his background, which reminds me of precision and calculation. There is a message here for Julie about planning ahead and looking out into the future where her money and her career are concerned, and I also feel that if more changes are planned, she needs to know that the money will be there for whatever ventures she undertakes. That’s always a nice message!
The Present energy card, the 4 of Cups, denotes Julie’s feelings about where she currently is in her life. 4 is a very stable number, indicating steady progress forward, so Julie feels satisfied with her progress and her place. The 4 can also symbolize putting down roots and building stability for oneself, so a move of house that’s happened would be a favorable and satisfying event. There is a magical quality to this particular 4 of Cups, too, in the imagery of this deck. The woman in the card gazes at the goblet before her with her hands upraised around it, almost as if she’s conjured it from thin air. I feel that Spirit is giving Julie a message here about keeping her attitude positive and her emotions happy, for this will help her to manifest the dreams that she has.
The Future card, the 2 of Pentacles, indicates a weighing of options that will be happening, probably within the next 3 months or so. Julie asked if her choice will continue to bring her happiness; this card, and the one before it, really indicate that the choice for happiness lies with her. However, this card can often mean balancing monetary funds, or a choice in forward progress in career. Julie may have an opportunity to choose another path in her career, and she needs to weigh the options carefully before making a decision. She also needs to be conscientious in how she spends her money because there may be a need to save instead.
The final card, thrown for more clarity about the 2 of Pentacles, indicates victory and vision. This lovely card depicts someone holding a laurel wreath, a symbol of achievement, and although he’s happy to receive this honor, he still looks further into the distance, where eagles soar above a mountain peak. Julie has much more to look forward to that will thrill her and bring her happiness, especially with projects that truly speak to her heart. The decision hinted at in the 2 of Pentacles may point to a new job or project that will bring her accolades and put her on a path that is fulfilling in every way.
Julie, I hope this helps to shed some light on the coming energies! Thank you so much for your question, and for allowing me to serve between the worlds!
I hope to update the blog again toward the end of this week. Until then, good friends, thank you for being here, and may your day be blessed and bright!