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 there exists a possibility of skewing 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.
Lately tho, I have had a new insight. That if the goal of these readings is a greater internal knowledge and understanding these forces then subjectivity may just be the way to go. Still I will give Ms Pollack’s and Ms. Connolly’s definitions because I feel it may be useful for anyone reading this to follow along. By all means feel free to comment.
Note: This week seems to be the week of the moon for me–lots of interesting moon stuff.
Where the Star reading was all majors this one is all minors
|1)What lies in the deep?||VI of Pentacles|
|2) What stirs it awake?||III of Cups (Rev)|
|3) What will it reveal?||X of Pentacles|
|4) What will be the effect?||Knight of Swords|
|5) How can we use this energy?||King of Wands|
|6) What will calm it?||IX of Wands|
|7) What light does the moon reflect?||X of Cups|
1) What lies in the deep? VI of Pentacles
“Now it is your turn to enjoy the fruits of your karma. So mny ways in which life repays and rewards for things well done.” “A step up in life. continue with the same energy that brought you here.” “This combination of symbols shows a shifting in your work/thought process. A new responsibility which is focused and concentrated. You may get what you want”
“Spirituality in daily life”
I have read other descriptions referring to the whole idea of giving and receiving and finding one’s place in that on every level. I have always felt in my life that I have been given a lot (and truly I have been blessed ) so have always tried to put things out, to be there for people and to seldom refuse calls for assistance. In terms of work on spiritual levels, it seems interesting, I have been opening myself up to new paths and new opportunities to receive more training to help others. This seems to be materializing in some very interesting ways of late.
2) What stirs it awake? III of Cups (Rev)
“Undercurrents, changes. It would be foolish to continue. Unwise to re-hash. Situation calls for complete new plan. Don’t react personally”
“Avoid showing reluctance in regard to accepting advice. Prompt action can alleviate obvious pressures.”
“The secret is to sever the connection. Need new contact”
“Take a chance and try something new. Looks promising”
I’ meditate more and more, I study, I walk in nature. My happiness in life has increased and I’ve been looking for a message as far as where to go with it all. This blog has been great. Should I start doing readings again? Should I take some workshops? Keep on bloging and writing? Start a night school course? More and more continuing my education in a new direction has seemed like the answer…. I feel like I put out there my need….. hmmmm
3) What will it reveal? X of Pentacles
“A feeling of security. Now you have a solid base. To reach your point of destiny you must go through the portal of satisfaction.”
“Must content with changing cycles. Disciplined order of solidification. Produce growth of oritnal seeds. 9 week activity duration.”
“Don’t wait for something to happen. Continue with plans. Future prosperity developing. Confirmation, assurance, comes with communication/ravel.”
“If you believe what you say it is no longer a gamble”
hmmm part of me just wants to say “YES!!!!” OK seriously, seems like something is going on, If it refers to what I want to think it does. Tho I feel a sense of caution and an awareness that if your only tool is a hammer, everything starts to look like a nail…..”
4) What will be the effect? Knight of Swords
“Courage, swiftness, daring. Battle can be suggested and whoever takes up this sword needs to make sure he or she fights for justice”
“The intellect at a pure level, ideas and principles. A swift mind. Brilliant”…
…but does a strong heart go with it. I enjoy my intellect but so much of my identity has been wrapped up in it. I want to live in the heart and know, tho at the same time, if studying shamanic healing would be the direction my path takes then that readiness for battle makes a certain amount of sense given what I’ve been learning. Battling for the people I would help? hmmm
5) How can we use this energy? King of Wands
“A very confident figure…””He may be impatient with those who act or think too slowly, who cannot keep up with him, or face his tendency to take charge. He has no guile, however, or ill will, just a powerful energy.”
The way to use it then is to harness it and use it, to become that figure I’ve admired the King of Wand, to finally grow myself up so I can do for others and realize myself. hmmm the knight of swords is swift and purposeful and the King of Wands is fierce and knows…. Air of Air and Fire of Fire
6.) What will calm it? IX of Wands
“Now you are in the position to handle your affairs. Use Good, Fair Judgment. Don’t Invite Criticism. Stand Tall”
“If plans are not convincing. Don’t wait for someone to tell you! Check things over”
“Take a broader view, encompass the problems. Magnify. See it as others might. Then erase”
Ah awareness of what is going on and possible pitfalls 🙂 If I had been unwilling to risk money, time, my heart and self I would have missed so many opportunities in my life. If I had gone into things blindly, unaware of the risks, things that were pretty devastating might have been oh so much worse. I have always tried to walk into things, aware of what could (and in some cases probably would ) go wrong. In some cases, I felt the situations gift was enough to risk it. Other times…
Something new seems to be awakening. I can kill it with caution or I can harm myself with naiveté . Like everything else, the trick would be to find a balance.
7.) What light does the Moon reflect? X of Cups
“Hard to believe! Wonderful and exciting changes. You are truly loved. Enjoy your new sense of security.”
“Don’t forget anyone when you hear the news. Write every detail you want to remember”
“Expect a break in routine. Exciting vibrations. A secret won’t be a secret much longer. Good news travels fast. Reunion with someone from your past will change your future plans”
:). Ok. Have been happy of late with things going well. I feel like something great will happen. Almost like a shower of love and sunshine on the horizon.The roller coaster has been climbing, has the ceiling been reached? Seems not.
All comments and observations welcomed, cherished and appreciated