Taking a Break

Some might have noticed that it has been a while since I last posted. I have been busy with other work, and then I was sick for two weeks with a nasty flu. I have recovered nicely, but my time is still extremely limited, and I don’t have the energy to post here daily right now. I have decided to put the blog on hold temporarily. The posts will remain as samples of past readings, and I am still reading for clients, so if you are interested, please contact me.

Blessings to you all!

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Published in: on December 23, 2009 at 2:52 pm  Leave a Comment  

Compass Spread with the Quantum Tarot

This copy of the Quantum Tarot is special in that I have blacked out the card names at the bottom. The colorful oval in the middle of that strip still indicates which card each is, but the black space (instead of the name of the card) gives you time to think about the new implications of the card with the Quantum images before you get bogged down in RWS meanings. Click on either photo for a larger scan. The spread is the Compass Spread by my friend Sherry at Green Trinity.

2009 11-03 Quantum Compass Spread 2The “center” card, which represents where I am at now, is Jupiter (King of Wands). Jupiter was the ultimate father figure in Roman times, and is very self controlled. I’ve been controlling myself almost to the point of stifling lately, so it makes sense.

The North position of my compass is the Solar System (Ten of Pentacles), representing what leaves me cold. I think right now I just feel like security is so far away as to be a joke, and without security, how can we have that sense of completion that comes with the tens?

What warms me is Particle Decay (Five of Cups). I’m starting to feel good about getting past what I have lost and working the new, different situation into my life. It’s a challenge, not a painful situation. Or at least that is how I am trying to see it.

2009 11-03 Quantum Compass SpreadI am set back by Mars (Knight of Wands). He is passion and fiery energy. I want to go to war with my problems. I want to fix them, and I mean yesterday, but my largest problem right now can only be solved by patience, persistence, and time. It’s getting me pretty riled up, and I have not been feeling my best because of the impotent feelings of it.

What moves me forward is Neptume (King of Cups). Looks like my husband is the driving force pulling me forward. Makes sense to me. There were a lot of court cards today!

Daily Draw for Thrusday

Sorry that I have not been posting all week. I gave myself food poisoning on Monday and have been slowly trying to get back into the swing of things all week. The good news: no one else in my family ate the bad food. So, without further ado, the Bohemian Gothic Tarot for Hallowe’en week! I drew the nine of Pentacles, Temperance, and the six of Cups. Click on the cards for the detailed scan.

2009 10-29 DailyI asked the cards to show me what would happen today, and it was spot on. The nine of Pentacles traditionally shows a person enjoying a garden that they have built for themselves, independent, confident and sure. My husband and I are pretty broke, but we have set aside a little money so that I can build a couple of raised planters (our soil sucks) and grow vegetables for next year. We would like to be independent of our current vegetable supply, since we hate it. Step one, build the beds and buy the winter vegetable seeds. I’m shopping for seeds and lumber today!

Temperance shows my reluctance to overspend. A high bed would be nice to keep from stooping (and to keep the baby from meddling too much), but it requires more wood and therefore more money. I have a way limited budget, so this is me trying to balance “good beds” with “don’t overspend”.

The six of Cups shows children with flowers all around them, including a pot in the girl’s hand. I am totally dreaming about how this will look when it is done, and I am very excited about it. I guess I will spend a lot of today with my head in the clouds, which is fine as long as I get some work done, too! 🙂

Daily Draw for Tuesday

Today’s deck is less widely available in the States than most of the others that I have used. It is called the Lunatic Tarot, and it is from a Chinese artist. It has very nice cardstock and some images that are not for the faint of heart. Today’s draw is the ten of Pentacles, the seven of Cups, and the High Priestess. Click on the cards for a larger image.

2009 10-20 DailyThe ten of Pentacles immediately catches my eye because it is so different from the other two. It is rough and hard to read compared to the elegantly drawn cards from the rest of the reading. It makes me think that my ten of Pentacles state is sort of in a rough draft phase right now as well. I have this image in my head, but we’re not there yet.

The seven of Cups plays into this a little bit. The woman is standing among some huge cups. They seem to be almost crushing her, and she looks worried. Are they growing? Perhaps her dreams and fantasies are taking over much more of her life than she is comfortable with. If I want to get to my completed ten of Pentacles, I will probably have to stop the daydreaming and take a solid action.

The High Priestess looks rather rich herself, surrounded by the Pentacles on her mantle, there. She is femininity, self control, and wisdom embodied. As a majors card, she is also trying to show me something very important. Perhaps that I need to use my wisdom to choose my path to the ten?

Daily Draw for Thursday

Today I drew the two of Wands, the Queen of Cups, and the ten of Cups. Please click on the cards for a larger scan.

2009 10-15 DailyI was particularly surprised to note the return of the Queen of Cups today. She popped up just two days ago. In fact, I seem to be seeing a lot of cups cards lately.

The first card in the reading is the two of Wands, and I couldn’t help but think how sad this little fae looks. She obviously wants to jump up and fly, but she’s too scared. The Queen is looking into her cup and seeing the plight of the little fae, and you can see the concern on her face. She wants to use her magic to transform the situation on the two of wands into a situation like the one on the ten of Cups. Of course the Queen of Cups sees a Cups solution, which may not be entirely objective of her.

Am I afraid to fly? Maybe. The empathic part of myself wishes I could be happier and isn’t sure how to work that magic, at least not yet. I think now is a wonderful time to think seriously about how to transform my empty nest feelings into full cup feelings instead.

Wednesday Oracle

Today’s oracle is the Celtic Messages Oracle. I drew #20, the Hill, which says “Perspective” across the bottom. Give it a click to see a larger scan.

2009 10-14 Wednesday OracleThe card is a reminder to stand up and away from the situation that you are currently in and give yourself some bird’s eye perspective if you can. Observe things from outside of the situation, and make an unbiased and informed choice. This is something that I need reminding of now and again. I tend to compare myself to others, even if they have more experience, or expect things to happen overnight. Obviously, overnight is rarely the case. Perspective. Good.

The deck that I used today is the Celtic Messages Oracle. It is available on Amazon for a great price, and it seems to be a deck well worth the money. You may also want to consider The Book of Celtic Symbols: Symbols, Stories & Blessings for Everyday Living from the same author. Every purchase you make from Amazon after clicking a link in this blog will benefit Reading the Cards, so thank you very much.

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Daily Draw for Tuesday

Today’s reading is the Chariot, the four of Chalices, and the Queen of Chalices. Click on the cards to see a larger scan.

2009 10-13 DailyI see this reading as sort of a story. The Chariot shows how far I have come so far, and also reminds me that I am on a loooong path. It came up for me just a few days ago to show something similar. The four of Chalices is how I feel right now; I dream of something better – better finances, better skills – but dreaming won’t get me there without action. She has that wonderful big cup, and all she can do is dream of the next, better one. Better for me to be the Queen of Cups. See how she takes advantage of what she has in front of her instead of wishing for more. She looks deeply into her cups and works her magic as well as she is able to with what is right in front of her. Smart Queen.

Daily Draw for Monday

Oh, here we are on Monday again. They come around so often, don’t they? Seems like much more often than, say, Saturday. Ah, well, my cards for today are happy ones at least: the Hierophant, the three of Cups, and the Knight of Cups with my Fae Tarot.

2009 10-12 DailyVery easy reading today. The Wistest Fae is reading from a list, adding items and marking off what is done before time runs out. That is me, trying to accomplish all of the worthy goals on today’s to-do list despite time feeling short for all of it.

The three of Chalices is a celebration even in the midst of an abandoned garden, and I think it refers to the joy in this house despite the belt tightening that we have been doing. It could also refer to my hot date tonight. My dad is taking me out for dinner and a movie, and I plan to have a nice chat with him as well.

The Knight of cups makes me think of my baby. He usually comes up as the Page of Cups, but today he is doing nothing but eating and sleeping. In other words, he’s growing up into my little knight!

Simple and fun… three very basic moments from my life today laid out for you in the cards. I love it when a reading comes together this easily and I am so quick to grasp it.

Daily Draw for Thursday

Today I am using my Fey Tarot, which although it is pretty new to me is already a lot of fun. I don’t generally go for the cartoony cards, so this is a nice diversion for me and hopefully for you as well! Today’s draw was the eight of Chalices, The Chariot, and the two of Pentacles. Click on the cards for a full sized scan.

2009 10-08 DailyThe eight of Chalices in this deck seems to really specifically point to walking away from something that you may once have been attached to, but which you realize is not really for you. It isn’t about giving up or escaping, but about making the right and reasonable decision to step back. The most recent decision that I have made to that affect has been to try to do more with less. For example, yesterday I was mourning the fact that yet another pretty pair of socks had worn through the toes because they are so thin. Socks are either pretty but short lived or sturdy but plain, it seems. I wanted a new set, but didn’t really need them, especially since they don’t last long. That’s when I realized that I can crochet or knit my own colorful socks from now on. They will probably be more sturdy, and less expensive, too. Plus they will have actual meaning for me.

The Chariot reminds me that this is not just a “minors” decision but a grand one that will be a constant journey for me. I will never be done walking this path for as long as I choose to stick to it. It is a good reminder to have. The fey on the two of Pentacles are reminding me that it is possible to be happy with what is in front of you. I’ve already turned myself away from several small purchases by keeping this kind of thinking in mind.

Wednesday Oracle

Today’s oracle reading is done with the Affirmations for the Everyday Goddess deck. It is a major arcana only deck that seems like it was designed to be used like an oracle. Each card has the traditional major as well as an affirmation saying on the bottom. Today I drew The World. Click on the card for a larger scan.

2009 10-07 Wednesday OracleThe saying on the card is “I am one with God.” It seems pretty obvious to me what the deck is trying to tell me. I am having a hard time getting started on my to-do list for today. The card is simply telling me that I can handle it.

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