Again–The idea of 1 (or 2) spreads for each major arcana card is taken (as are the spreads) from Rachel Pollack’s excellent book Tarot Wisdom. As often as possible I am using the textual definitions from Ms Pollack’s book as otherwise I could probably skew the meanings to serve my own ends rather than get any insight into what the cards are showing me. Recently I have also been taking (for the minor arcana) cards some of the textual definitions from Eileen Connolly’s Tarot: The First Handbook for the Master. Way back when I started working with the cards Ms. Connolly’s Tarot for the Apprentice was one of the first books I used.
Wheel of Fortune Reading
|1-What turns the wheel?
||VIII of Cups (rev)
|2-What outer change will come
||II of Cups
|3-What inner change is possible?
||Page of Pentacles (rev)
|4-What new situation will I face?
||III of Wands
||King of Cups
|7-What is at the center?
||Queen of Swords
What turns the wheel? VIII of Cups (rev) “Involved in material pursuit Difficult to find what you really want. This energy is diminishing. Rest is needed”
“Karmic circumstances can make a positive change in your life. Expect someone very special”
“Take control. Be honest with yourself. Stop the negativity. You are blocking opportunity, Avoid further commitment”
“A lack of connection between heart and head. Look at relationships in new ways”
So that’s what’s turning the wheel!? Lately I’ve come up with a whole bunch of new ideals that I have been programming into my reality. The MERLIN, Morning has Broken, & Elwood P Dowd but am still bouncing back into old familiar patterns (tho less and less. Plus there has been a drift lately, a strong desire in me to shift more from head to heart consciousness so can totally get where a disconnect could be possible. So this needing to put the two together, tho judging by one of the commentaries in Connely’s Master guide good things are happening karmically which all in all is not a bad thing to have at the helm so to speak.
What outer changes will come? II of Cups
“Perfect match, Sensitivity levels in total harmony. Much to offer each other, strong karmic ties continue to bind in love, friendship and business”
“Remember that you are also two separate people — respect that”
“You have created the right impression, follow through”
“Someone from the past is thinking about you. Your paths will cross again”
“Your present cycle attracts the unusual. Surprise is in the offering, be responsive”
“A relationship especially a new one that becomes meaningful, a flow of energy, the possibility to heal old wounds from past relationships”
For outer changes that’s quite intriguing– good things in relationship–and new things happening—deepening of relationships–OK,
What inner changes are possible? Page of Pentacles (rev)
“relaxation after intense study or work”
“All his dedication and insight fail to reach the proper audience. unable to inspire others or communicate his knowledge, filled with frustration or full of doubt”
“may slide into fanaticism”
“it might help to find a different situation or a different group of people”
Hmmm I keep thinking this has more to do with finding a balance; not caring so much about what people may think about my thoughts or ideas; it could also mean spreading out and working with different groups of people. This is referring to inner change where the outer changes seem to be more people not less. My focus lately has been about shining out who I am more than it has been about caring who sees / hears it. It is the story itself that matters not the writer or the reader.
What new situations will I face? III of Wands
“Remove karmic block. There is help available It will work You have so much to offer”
“You have been down this road before. This time you can remove block. Negotiate”
“Think and discuss another way to achieve what you need. You are being noticed”
“You are giving a good impression. Surprise interest from an unexpected source.”
“older person can save the day-has unique point of view-can be of great help”
“Energy manifested coming to an understanding of what creative energy has meant in your life”
“exciting group actions”
Looks like the beginning of a new cycle of learning–echoes of what’s come before.
Plus finding the right avenue of expression sounds necessary–not so much where can i fit in (seems that there are many places) but what part expresses the emerging me the best. So also sounds a lot like the last two months–so what i’ve been going through but newer and more exciting.
What rises? King of Cups
“very creative sensitive person like the knight who has channeled all the sensitivity into business or professional life–say a poet who has become a professional lawyer”
“teacher and storyteller”
“Fire of water-suggests alchemical power to transform or channel emotional energy” “a card of achievement in the arts”
So a tendency towards over-indulgence and talented artistic expression–this whole reading seems to be telling me that my creative mojo is starting to flow–where will it take me? not sure. Is this card me? or does it refer to someone coming in? Stay tuned. I choose this to represent an aspect of myself coming to the fore.
What falls? Strength (rev)
“weakness of a person who doubts his/her own strength”
Wow that’s what’s (finally) passing away. So mote it be” 😉 !!!!!!
What is at the center? Queen of Swords
ah my Libra card
“Butterflies form her crown in the Smith drawing. They can symbolize the transformation of the soul from matter to spirit, through the purity of mind”
“She does not tilt the sword as if to fight but holds it straight up, like the swords on Justice and the Ace”
“associated with Athena Goddess of Wisdom”
“befriended and protected heroes”
“Commitment to truth both in thought and speech”
“someone who has faced sorrow and learned wisdom”
“remote yet brave and extremely loyal to friends”
“Some people see her as the image of the intellectual or writer”
The Queen of Swords has seemed to be a large part of my psyche. Again ideas of transformation that keep coming up in this reading. A lot about creativity and now writing. Lately I feel like the character of Richard Murdoc from the issue of Sandman with the muse Calliope. At the end of the story, Morpheus punishes him by making ideas flow faster in his head than he could possibly get them out on keyboard or paper. Ideas are flowing through me lately so fast. I don’t know where its going but the ride is sure fantastic