Today is filled with Tarot for me! I’m excited to begin teaching my Tarot for Everyone class tonight at my office, and I’m happy to be here to do another Tarot Tuesday post.
I thought it would be interesting today to explore the possibilities of using just one card to answer questions. Many people believe that you have to throw a lot of cards in Tarot to get a deeper answer to a question, but I’ve found that if you really tune into your intuition while examining the card the Universe brings to you, you’ll get a great deal of information from that single source. Let’s take a look at this today while answering some questions from readers. I’ll be using the Rider-Waite deck again (mostly because I’m hoping I can find pictures of the individual cards on the Web to post here so you can look at them, too–we’ll find out!)
Our first question today is from Tracy, who asks,”I’m interested in dating someone. They are recently out of a relationship, I’m friends with both parties. Should I pursue it?”
I set my intention to get a clear and precise answer for Tracy to this question using only one card, and that this be for her highest and best good. The card I pulled after shuffling and cutting the deck was the 7 of Swords, reversed (or upside down). Here’s the card in the upright position:
Right side up, this card just screams deception to me. Look at how the figure is sneaking off with some of the swords, looking back over his shoulder with a smug smirk that indicates he thinks he’s getting away with something. Coupled with the reversed position of this card, which I feel indicates timing and delays, I think Tracy would be better off to re-think the pursuit of this particular person at this time. Putting it off until later may change the energy of the situation, but my feeling with this card is that one of the friends will feel betrayed by Tracy’s interest in the other party. Swords often depict our thought patterns, and whoever is thinking this may not harbor pleasant wishes towards Tracy if she decides to pursue this. It may be better to wait and see how the energies change, but even with a delay, the outcome may be the same.
Tracy, I hope this helps you. Thank you for your question!
The next question comes from Maria, who writes, “Rose, my question for the Standing Between 2 Worlds Tarot Pool is about my career/job. It has been more down than up, and I am wondering if it’s time to move on, or should I stick it out. I am really worried about my finances.”
The card drawn for Maria was the 10 of Cups, reversed. Here is an image of the card in its upright position:
In its upright position, this card is such a positive, happy one that it’s hard to see anything negative about it at all. Still, Maria drew it reversed, which to me indicates that delays in her happiness are prevalent, and since she asked specifically about her job, this feeling must fall into the realm of her career path. It does seem that a new job would make Maria happier, but the reversed appearance of the card makes me believe that a pursuit of a new job now would not bring happiness. The timing doesn’t feel right. Happiness is possible, but it seems to be further in the future, at least where a job is concerned. I would advise that Maria begin searching her heart to discover what sort of career move would make her happy, but that she delay the actual job search until the timing is better, probably within the next few months. It is important now to focus on family and love, which will bring to her the joy that she craves.
Thank you, Maria, for submitting your question!
Our final reading today will be for Jess, who asks, “What do I need to be doing now? Will I sort things out? What can I do to ensure the best possible success?”
That seems like a lot of questions for one card to answer, but it is possible in the Tarot! The card pulled for Jess was the 10 of Wands, which looks like this:
Boy, Jess has been working hard! She may feel sometimes as if all she does is work and work, and she never gets anywhere. However, in the card, we can see the house on the horizon that this exhausted laborer is trying to reach. This card indicates that even if Jess feels confused, she actually knows exactly where she wants to go and what she needs to do to get there. Hard work, perseverance, and tenacity will ensure success. The 10 is the culmination of the suit of Wands, so success will come–but not without expending a lot of energy. This is part of the lesson, so don’t give up–Jess is growing spiritually as she pursues this dream, which is important and not to be discounted. Keep going, Jess–you’ll get there! I hope this reading helps you!
So with just one card, you can do a quick reading for yourself or a friend to answer any question. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking you need lots of cards for a good reading. Set your intention to only use one card to reveal the information you need, and the Universe will comply!
I hope you all have a lovely Tuesday. Thanks so much for stopping by!
Blessings and love to all. xo