Tuesday, 30 March 2010

The meaning of each tarot card - The High Priestess

The High Priestess card is number 2 in the tarot deck. It is a wonderful card of mystery, hidden depths and intrigue. When this card shows for you then you can expect to find that there is more to the situation than you thought! It is also a card of psychic abilities and instinct is strong around you at this time. If your senses are telling you something, then it is imperative that you listen to them. 

If you are feeling confused about your life and this card comes up, it is perfectly natural to want to dig deeper to find out what these secrets are. You may want to probe the people around you, or in the case of relationship problems, push your partner to find out their true feelings. Difficult though it may be, this card also shows the need for patience. Have faith in the natural order and all will be revealed to you in time. 

(For beginners or anyone looking for an easy to read tarot set, you can't beat the traditional Rider Waite Tarot Deck)

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

The meaning of each tarot card - The Magician

The second card in the tarot deck is actually card number 1 (The Fool card is considered 0) - The Magician. This is a card of action and your own internal strength & power so if this card shows then you know it’s time to get off your backside! Think of the symbolism of the magician or the conjuror - bringing things to life, creating something out of nothing, being master of his universe. The symbolism is all about creativity and confidence in one’s abilities. 

However, the magician also knows how to bide his time and wait for the right moment. Behind the scenes, he works away to perfect his craft so that he is ready to act, but this is not necessarily a card of immediate results. So learn from the discipline of the Magician card also. 

So when the Magician card shows for you, depending on its position of course, it’s time to consider whether you are giving the situation your all and to look to ways to build in strength and wisdom. 

(For a beginner, or for a simple to read tarot deck, you cannot be the traditional Rider Waite Tarot Deck)

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Today's Tarot Card Reading

I did a reading for a lovely lady earlier on today and have been feeling really uplifted ever since! What is surprising about this is that she had actually had a pretty rotten time of it with regards to love. But her attitude, strength and character shone through and she was ready to act on the guidance of the cards with relish. 

I had actually read for her a couple of months ago now and she didn't have anyone in her life then. We could see someone showing for her but there was need to take it slowly. I found out why this morning! He was unhappily married and had been drawn to my client for her vivacious and lively energy. Despite herself she'd fallen for him and he for her. But of course, there were complications and he just couldn't find the courage to give himself to her fully - to leave his wife. 

This is a heartbreaking situation that is sadly all too common. But what the cards showed this warm and loving woman this morning was that she was to recognise once again that she was lovable. When I'd met her before she was beginning to doubt she would ever meet anyone and she felt invisible to men. 

For many, a failed relationship, however brief, is a real knock to the confidence. This woman showed me the true meaning of live and learn! The cards showed her to be on a path towards love and this was enough for her - she was ready to move on and have faith and grab every chance.

The meaning of each tarot card - The Fool

I’ve been meaning to write a basic guide to tarot card meanings but haven’t found the time. However, today is the day and there couldn’t be a more relevant card to get started with than the fool card - the beginning of the tarot deck and the symbol of new beginnings. I’m always really cheered and intrigued in equal measure when I see this card come up in a reading as I know that whatever the querant has been through of late, change is on its way. 

Life is full of twists and turns; a fact we can’t do anything about. And while sadly some change is negative and brings hardship with it, there are other times when it’s just what you need. Many of us are nervous about change, associating it with the times when we’ve been hurt or damaged. There is also the element of the unknown or having to let go of what is not working for you (despite your best efforts). 

The Fool card tells you to embrace this new path with the pure joy and excitement of a child. Not easy, I know! But life is about to bring better opportunities and the chance to start afresh. Hold your head up high, put the spring back in your step and don’t fight against the tide. Very soon, you’ll have a smile back on your face. 

(For beginners or just for an easy to understand tarot pack, you can't beat the traditional Rider Waite Tarot Deck)

Monday, 1 March 2010

How Important Is Your Question In a Tarot Reading?

The answer to this is...it can be very important but it doesn't have to be!! Confused? It's actually all down to perception and expectations. So what I mean by this is, if you narrow your focus when asking your questions of the tarot, you may also be narrowing how you interpret the answers that come back. And this would be a shame.

My first example of this would be the difference between asking the tarot does John have strong feelings for me? versus Does John think of me when I'm not around? In the first question you have a wider range and if you ask this with an open mind you will not only get interesting insights but also you will get guidance on what your next steps should be. If you ask the second question you will be focusing on the one aspect. Meanwhile the cards will still continue to be looking at the bigger picture! This leads to problems as you may be too inclined to hear what you want to hear.

My second example would be asking questions that seek to get a yes or a no answer. I looked more closely at this in my last post, but I would advise against this as the tarot is so much more exploratory than just affirmatives and negatives. Allow the tarot to open your eyes!

My last example would be to be flexible with timescales, don't fence yourself in. When you are feeling vulnerable or low, it can be easy to want a resolution to your problems as soon as possible. But you must remember that free will is always critical. Actions can change or adjust outcomes. So if you are too dependant on the timescale that's showing in the cards, you may become despondant unneccessarily. Ask instead about, say, important events over the next 6 months or possibilities around certain events.

So essentially, don't try to control your reading too much. Go with the flow and you will actually get a very accurate insight into your situation. I started off by saying that the question is important but does'nt have to be and what this means is, at the end of the day there are no right or wrong question. You will always be given the divine wisdom of the tarot cards however you phrase what you need to know. But just try to be as open as you can be.