I’m in my final week of rehearsal for THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES, so I haven’t had very much time to devote to the blog. I cannot, however, neglect a Tarot Tuesday post! Let’s get right into our featured readings for today. I’m using the Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti. The more often I use this deck, the more I like it. It’s colorful and vibrant, and I feel very uplifted and inspired by the deck’s images.
Our first question today comes from Jane, who asks, “Am I to keep with the readings, or get a 9 to 5 job to bring in more money?”
After concentrating on Jane’s question and asking for the highest and best possible answers for her while shuffling the cards, I received the following:
Major Arcana card The Hierophant
Major Arcana card The Sun
5 of Pentacles
Ace of Cups
Major Arcana card The Chariot
Wow! In a 5-card spread about her question, Jane has received 3 Major Arcana cards! This tells me that, although the answers to this question will have repercussions in the mundane, everyday aspects of Jane’s life, the Universe is revealing for Jane larger energies and life path choices. What she decides concerning these questions will impact her not just on a physical level, but on an emotional and spiritual level as well. Let’s take a closer look at the energies the cards represent.
The Hierophant tells me that Jane has ties to the more “traditional” world of work, and she may be tempted by circumstances (especially the 5 of Pentacles, denoting limited financial resources at this time) to use her old skills to find a position in the traditional job market. The Sun forecasts success with this if Jane decides to pursue a traditional job. The position of the 5 of Pentacles as the center card, however, seems to indicate that the traditional job won’t help her financial situation all that much. I am impressed by the idea, present in the Hierophant and his position in the reading, that Spirit is aware of Jane trying to match her life to what others believe she “should” be doing–following a traditional path of working to earn money and pay bills, instead of working to honor her beliefs and her deeper, spiritual connections. The Ace of Cups in this deck has a lovely picture of an eye with a beam of light emanating from it. To me, this represents the incredible insight and psychic knowledge that Jane possesses, which can be immensely helpful to people if she chooses to continue doing readings. The Ace of Cups itself is a card symbolizing new opportunities for love and emotional connection, so there will be an opportunity for Jane to do what she loves (the readings) and to utilize her skills. This will be emotionally satisfying and will help her to honor her own mystical side.
The Chariot, here, is really the most important card of the reading. It signifies that Jane is in the driver’s seat in this situation. She has all the skills she needs to continue doing her reading work and making it profitable for herself as well as supporting her desire to be of service to others. She could go back to a mundane job, but it probably wouldn’t be as satisfying as her reading work. Spirit leaves the choice, however, up to Jane. There is a feeling here of manifestation, that if Jane works diligently to make her reading practice a success, she can–but it will take hard work and dedication. The Chariot indicates that success in whatever Jane infuses with her energy is inevitable. It is up to Jane, however, to decide what she wants from life right now. Spirit will support her, no matter what. The Universe asks Jane, I believe, to put into practice her beliefs in manifestation and Natural Law. This is the larger spiritual issue at hand in this question. Some meditation and prayer time for Jane will most likely open up new ideas and possibilities that Spirit will reveal to her there.
Jane, I hope this helps a bit. Remember: Spirit will never tell you what to do, but Spirit will force you to ask questions that will lead you to the clearest answer for yourself. Blessings to you!
Our second reading today is for Wade, who writes: “Should I remain in my present relationship or break free and follow the real love of my life?”
After concentrating on this question, the following cards came forth for Wade:
Major Arcana card The Devil
Ace of Swords
8 of Pentacles
2 of Cups
Ace of Wands
Major Arcana The Tower
I drew the last (6th) card, The Tower, for more clarity regarding Wade’s movement forward. There seems to be a lot in this reading for Wade to consider in this decision.
The first card, The Devil, indicates bondage to the past that really needs to be addressed. In this deck, the man in this card is wearing a horned helmet that completely covers his eyes. This seems to symbolize blindness or an inability to see the situation clearly. An opportunity is being offered, yes, depicted by the Ace of Swords, most likely as a new idea or thought that has occurred to Wade, and this could cut his ties for good to this past issue that continues to haunt him. The 8 of Pentacles symbolizes good work, most likely of a creative type, and this would be something financially rewarding to Wade that might bring him recognition as well. With this comes the possibility of a new relationship, depicted by the 2 of Cups, symbolizing a good, emotionally-satisfying connection with someone else. The Ace of Wands indicates that a new project will follow as well–possibly in a partnership with the person predicted by the 2 of Cups, but it could simply be a wholly new work or career project that would require Wade’s attention and energy for a period of time. All of these messages seem to indicate positive new energies and circumstances. The Tower card, however, drawn at the end to clarify Wade’s direction, indicates chaos and a major shift in the energy. If Wade decides it’s time to move forward, he will meet with some successes: new ideas, a good financial outlook, a new person who may bring even more happiness and work satisfaction. But the appearance of the Tower seems to indicate that this could be short-lived. There is a caution here to understand that, in choosing to move out of the past and forward into the future, Wade is also choosing to shake up the basic foundation of his current life–and there may be some fall-out and some chaotic energy from this choice that cause the need for restructure. Once the decision is made, there’s no turning back. Wade can always choose other things after that, but the Universe is reminding Wade that there are karmic repercussions and balancing that must be served in any decision he makes. Again, the choice always lies with Wade, and there will be positive outcomes if he decides to move on. Spirit simply wishes him to know that none of this should be entered into lightly and wants to prepare him for rough seas ahead as his life restructures.
Wade, good luck with your decision. I hope the reading helps a bit! Blessings!
Well, folks, I’d love to continue on, but I have so many other things I must attend to. I hope to get in another blog post this week sometime, so look for that soon.
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Much love to you all on this bright Tuesday! xo