Tuesday, 29 March 2011

The Meaning of Each Tarot Card - The Two of Cups

You've only got to look at the two of cups to know it's a lovely card. It warms the cockles of your heart! It is also a fairly straight-forward tarot card to interpret too as it is about love and bonding, of either new romance of a deepening of existing connections. If you are unsure of someone's feelings and this card comes up, be unsure no more!

Very often, I see trust in this card too and it can indicate that you can put your faith in someone and know that they won't hurt you. This can apply to romantic relationships but also friendships and business dealings.

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Tarot reading for the day

It's a lovely calm, warm Sunday afternoon and I have just done a lovely reading for a lovely lady. It was an absolute pleasure to talk to such a kind and open soul, it really was.

The reason that I enjoyed it so much is because she was so willing to take every opportunity that the cards were offering her and to apply their wisdom as much as she could. This may sound obvious but sometimes it can be hard to be that open-minded, particularly when you feel like the tarot is criticising you! But, often without telling me what the details were (which is perfect), she would acknowledge what the cards were showing her and got busy thinking of the changes she could make.

For this beautiful lady, it happened to be about money. But this approach can apply to any tarot reading at all - it's about about stretching yourself, allowing the tarot to guide you towards what you are capable of doing. This will take knowing yourself well or having the courage to start this journey. But remember, you always have somewhere to turn if you wobble from time to time, the tarot will help you get back on course. And also, the tarot would not recommend you do something that was not truly right for you.

This is what my lady this morning was so open to. I thought her very wise and brave!

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

The meaning of each tarot card - The ace of cups

The ace of cups is an absolutely lovely card and the meaning of this card is almost always pretty pure in my experience. It's a card of inspiration and of abundance, never ending possibilities and also for some, fertility. So whatever you are focused on, when you see this card there are going to be some pretty good outcomes!

It's worth bearing in mind that it's a card of emotions and so that a positive frame of mind is always a good starting point. If you believe, you will see the possibilities so much more easily so don't be afraid to have a little faith.

Monday, 7 March 2011

The meaning of each tarot card - The king of Wands

I love seeing the King of Wands come up in a tarot reading! It particularly cheers me when I see it relating to someone looking for love as this card represents a good, kind man who values the home and his family. So stability and the pleasures of love that you can rely on show very strongly here.

Sometimes though, this card can mean that you need to be a little more open-minded and to see things from a much wider perspective so just bear this in mind if you feel it's appropriate.

Monday, 28 February 2011

Today's tarot reading

My reading this morning brought forward some interesting issues and they're ones that I have seen often enough to warrant it being a more general point! So reading of the day it is :)

The lady I read for this morning had met someone recently, spoken to him a few times and decided that she really liked him. She felt that he might be the one for her. And being the soppy romantic that I am I thought, "hooray"! The cards were very positive around this man and I think there is a going to be something really good between them. So what could possibly be the problem, you ask?

The problem really came about in the questions that the querant started to ask me and the expectations that seemed to rise within her throughout the reading. She was so excited about what was showing to be happening that it seemed to unlock many of her unspoken dreams and desires. Nothing wrong with that. But it did quickly become obvious that she craved this man being the answer to her prayers and her dreams and this can obviously lead to disappointment - which was my major concern. He seemed a good man, a sensitive man, a caring man. But can he be her version of perfection? No.

Wishful thinking is such a double edged issue. It's good to have something to hope for, it gives you your spark and keeps you motivated when life is hard. It would be a terrible world if we all lost this ability. But it should never get in the way of being realistic. And actually, sometimes (in ways we don't always realise) reality is good enough!

Thursday, 24 February 2011

The meaning of each tarot card - The Queen of Wands

The Queen of Wands is a very noble, powerful figure but one who appreciates what's truly important in life. There is a wonderful energy of people around her - friends or family. So when you see this card, it's important to consider who you have around you and to try to build connections or work on strengthening them. It may even be a kick up the backside to get you making new friends if this would help your current situation!

Also consider communication and whether you are talking enough about your true feelings. The Queen of Wands is confident in how she deals with those around her and does not let fear get in the way of saying what's what.

Monday, 21 February 2011

The meaning of each tarot card - The Knight of Wands

Be prepared for a bit of a whirlwind of activity when the Knight of Wands rides into town! He does like to keep active and you should too when you see this card as it means that you need to either keep up with what's going on or rise out of the doldrums. This card can also mean that you will see a time of instability too so you should be prepared to be flexible and make changes to your plans whenever necessary.

But don't worry at all when you see this card, it very often turns out that shake everything up only for it to and in the right place in the end :)

Sunday, 20 February 2011

The meaning of each tarot card - The Page of Wands

The page of wands tarot card is a good card to see if you are looking at the character of someone or wanting to know if you can trust a situation. The page is a noble type and someone that you can depend upon. But while loyal and trustworthy, there is nothing boring about him as there is always a fun and vibrant energy around him too!

Also, the page of wands can represent news or communication coming your way too and usually of a positive nature. So it's almost always a pleasure to see this chap!

Monday, 7 February 2011

Tarot and spirituality

I'm going to write a post about tarot and spirituality and hope for the best that it does not come across as in any way sanctimonious. Hope that doesn't put you off reading any further!

The reason that I am a bit nervous of writing about this however is that my beliefs on the matter can often make those who I am reading for feel a bit uncomfortable when I explain them. They feel there is a conflict, when in fact there isn't - it's just about appropriate respect.

For me the tarot is a spiritual belief. It may not be one of the most prominent and revered religions in the world but for those of us who belief in the universal powers and energies behind the tarot and the psychic realm, it is a beautiful and sacred matter. It is something that deserves our humility as well as our wonder.

Unlike many religions, the tarot and psychic realm don't really come with any strict rules. And yet there are some generally agreed concepts that bind readers and those with a gift. Generally I find that we believe in karma in various different guises and names. We believe that energy is powerful and should be used for good. Hate will come back to destroy you, love comes back to bring you happiness.

In other words, we believe in the power of the good in us all and realise that it's not to be toyed with.

So it is with some apprehension I wanted to raise the subject of reading on other people; someone not present at the reading. If you yourself are a reader than I would be very interested to hear your views. I can feel extremely uncomfortable when faced with someone wanting to know the details of another - usually wanting to know about their thoughts or feelings.

This is of course a natural curiosity and never more so when you are in love with someone but they have distanced themself from you. There is a lot of confusion that you need to work through and trying to get to the bottom of how this person can be part of your healing.

However, the issue for me is one of privacy. Where are the boundaries in a reading when someone asks to look at the personal thoughts of someone not willingly taking part? For me, I will often take a look at general energies around them - explaining along the way of course that I would really need to read for them personally to gain real insight. But I also will be upfront about what I feel are moral issues.

If someone has not given permission to give information away about themselves, what right do we have to pry? Of course, if the querant wishes to know whether this person still cares about them or would be prepared to talk or even if they are thinking of returning then I feel that this is reasonable as it is something that concerns them directly. But when it comes to trying to look at what they are doing, who might be with them, what depth of feeling they might have, what actions they will take - I explain my reservations.

I mentioned karma above and this is something that I do constantly check myself for when reading to make sure that I do not get carried away. I feel this keenly when reading for someone who is having an affair with a married man or woman. Now I must stress here that it is not my place to judge and I NEVER do. This is not my point. We are complex beings and have myriad reasons for doing what we do. So this is not the issue. But I do need to put my foot down on someone asking to look at what is happening in someone else's marriage (or relationship). I just feel that this is crossing a line and the universal wisdom that I am chanelling seems to pull me back from this. Does anyone else have the same experience? It's almost something that speaks to me, tells me that this is not right.

So this is often an awkward moment for me when reading. I would hate to make anyone feel judged at all and equally hate to leave anyone feeling they hadn't gained the insight that they hoped for. At the risk of trivialising the matter, to quote from Spiderman (!), "with great power comes great responsibility" and this is very true of the universal spirit. It is not just something we can pick up when we feel we need to know more and can't access it. It's a power to be humbled by. We must never lose sight of what's right and wrong before it.