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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

What do the Tarot Cards reveal?

When I was younger my mother experienced what she believed to be a few psychic occurrences. As a birthday present, my aunt bought her tarot reading classes from a psychic. In one of those rare coincidences, one of our neighbors bought her a deck of tarot cards thinking that my mother should use them. The neighbor didn't know that my mother had just received classes. Tarot cards were pretty cool and my mom bought me my own deck. I found them today (they live in a handy dandy Crown Royal pouch). I thought I would perform a Thursday reading for all the Thursday Thirteeners. So, using the Celtic Cross Spread (or ten card), here's how Thursday shapes up for us.

1st Position represents our atmosphere, our question, or us: Six of wands. It means we are on a conquest, a conquest of the blogosphere! Good news for us. Our desires are achieved through our activities and the activities of others!

2nd Position represents our immediate influences or obstacles: The World. Rewards received from hard work. I take this to reflect our desires and influences; we seek success, fulfillment, and attachment. Truly the blogosphere brings us together and Thursday will be another day when we come together and we will be influenced by each other.

3rd Position represents our goal or destiny (or aim or ideal): Nine of Cups. It means success, well-being, good health, and difficulties surmounted. We aim to have balanced, happy lives with fulfillment.

4th Position our past influences/foundation: The Emperor. One of the "masculine" cards shows us a history of stability, spirit, domination of reason, and overcoming emotional situations. I believe it shows how we confront what faces us and have achieved victory of them. (I'm reading, so I get to interpret and put my spin on it).

5th Position to reflect recent past events: The Lovers. (We have a great reading so far! So many major arcana!) Reflects our passions, our relationships, it appears many of us focus on our relationships and it is those relationships of those we like, love, and trust that are most recent in our memories... or rather, they are the things of most interest to us at this moment. It reflects the power of our feelings and how our feelings have driven our actions.

6th Position a broad sense of future influences: Page of Wands. Friends and associates with good intentions. We will all be touched by someone who cares for us and hopes to help us. The blogosphere is truly a place where we can support each other and create stronger bonds of friendship!

7th Position reflects our attitude or present position: Judgment. To accent and forgive, to rejuvenate, to promote, thinking and consideration, desire to immortalize ourselves... Seems like we've got a mixing pot here and too many of us are bringing together our present attitudes!

8th Position reflects how we influence each other (our environment) and the tendencies that we have when interacting with each other: Six of Pentacles. We act with generosity and sincerity! We lend an ear or a shoulder when we are needed.

9th Position our inner self... hopes, hidden emotions, secret desires: Seven of Wands. We all want victory, now, what victory is may differ for each of us. We want to win. We want the promotion. We want the biggest hits for the Thursday Thirteen.

10th Position is the final outcome of the reading, the overall result. Ten of Pentacles. A good reading, we are individuals focused on family and the importance of a happy home. We all have our own riches, sometimes we may have to remind ourselves of what they are - but we are all blessed in some way and we know it. Good things will come to each and every one of us.

Now then, at the conclusion of the 10 card reading my mother allowed 3 questions that were yes/no questions or to ask about something specific on the reading. I will think of three questions for all of us.

1. Will one of us win the lottery this weekend?
Alas, the cards say no. Sorry guys and gals. No winning this weekend.

2. Will Sanjaya ever get voted off American Idol?
YES!! The cards say goodbye to Sanjaya. - They just don't say when.

3. Will I ever finish my current WIP? (Ok, so this one's just for me)
Ace of Cups... That's a definite "YES" wipppppieeeeee!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've always wanted to buy a deck of tarot cards, I think they are facsinating. :) Happy TT! Hopefully Sanjaya will get voted off sooner rather than later! :)

7:39 PM  
Blogger Joan said...

this is all news to me - I know nothing at all about tarot cards. My TT is also posted.

8:08 PM  
Anonymous she said...

I take it this is where I sheepishly admit to having the 'as des epees' on my ankle?

I have such small hands, I'm still trying to find a deck I'm really comfortable with.

8:26 PM  
Anonymous Janet said...

I flew to MD a couple weekends ago, and as I was going thru security my luggage got flagged. The guy opens it, pulls out my pack of tarot cards and yells to the other security guy, "It's ok, Ernie, it's just a pack of tarot cards!" ROFLMAO!

8:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What an interesting TT! I used to do some tarot card some years back. I found them to be great for creative visualization and for giving one a new perspective on life situations.

Happy TT, and thanks for visiting my blog -- appreciate your kind words about the new look! :)

8:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oops, meant to say above "I used to do some tarot card READING." Ha, I left out a whole word! ;)

8:35 PM  
Blogger Rashenbo said...

Hehehe, Thomma, I knew what you meant. I actually didn't even notice the word wasn't there. My brain just filled it in as if it was!

That's too funny, Janet.
"What is it? A block of C4?"... "

Noooooo just some tarot cards, she's clean! Let her through!"

I've not looked at these cards in probably 3 years! But they can be fun to play with.

8:42 PM  
Blogger Rashenbo said...

YES! Sanjaya is OFF American Idol. Let the heavens rejoice in glee!

8:58 PM  
Blogger Rene said...

I'm trying to learn to read tarot cards, but I have a hard time remembering them. Very cool reading.

9:02 PM  
Blogger Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Rash, woman, you continue to dazzle and impress. What a fantastic idea -- and a fantastic read!

(Add me to the list of "I ought to pull out my deck" people...)

9:06 PM  
Blogger Miscellaneous-Mum said...

I haven't used my cards in SO long! I keep meaning to pull them out. I'm inspired now!

Thanks for visiting my TT!

9:33 PM  
Anonymous This Eclectic Life said...

A good tarot card reading! I like them when they are positive. I had a tarot card reading in San Francisco once that scared me out of my gourd. That was fun. Thanks for sharing it!

9:46 PM  
Blogger Joely Sue Burkhart said...

What a great idea! I find tarot so interesting, but I know nothing about it. I'm so relieved Sanjaya is gone!!!

10:13 PM  
Blogger Marilyn said...

I had a reading done once by a friend. I recall it saying something about finding joy in sweeping my kitchem, but then my brain might just be remembering the part I didn't want to hear.

10:22 PM  
Blogger Michelle Miles said...

Hey there! Saw you on my blog and thought I'd pop by and say hi! HI! ;)

10:23 PM  
Blogger L^2 said...

Wow, I know almost nothing about tarot, but this is a very neat TT.

10:24 PM  
Blogger Wylie Kinson said...

I've never had my cards read. Scared, I guess...

10:56 PM  
Anonymous colleen said...

Rarely do I get Yes or No answers. The answers are more like Moon or Sun.

11:07 PM  
Blogger Michelle Hasker said...

Great readings :)
I hope the last two definitely come true!

11:55 PM  
Anonymous Laughing Muse said...

What deck were you using? I've got three - Rider-Waite, Giger's Baphomet Tarot, and Tarot of the Cat People. I got them mostly for the differences in imagery and approach.

Tarot cards are like visual mnemonics: depending on the question we ask, they can help us think a situation through and, potentially, plan to avoid or minimize negative outcomes.

And it's so fun to tote them around at a science fiction convention and have people ask you for readings! :D (Not so fun when a very few of them then disagree with the readings...but, hey. It's a subjective science.)

11:55 PM  
Blogger Robin said...

Fun list - I'd love to get my cards read someday.

Happy TT.

3:36 AM  
Blogger Nathalie said...

I love this TT! I have tarot card for many years already, but I have know idea how to use them. I'm just learning to interpret my dreams, so maybe tarot is the next step.

PS I love your blogtemplate! Oh and thanks for visiting me :)

4:01 AM  
Blogger Tink said...

GREAT idea for a TT! Very interesting indeed. I love tarot and all kinds of divination.
Thanks for visiting my collections TT!

4:02 AM  
Anonymous Nancy said...

This is awesome and I love you! I so needed to read that this morning!

I have tons of decks, someday I will know enough to actually do a reading.

And, Sanjaya left last night. Yes!

6:29 AM  
Blogger Donna said...

I remember a time when I was fascinated by Tarot cards. Hadn't thought about them for a long time.

7:19 AM  
Blogger Mama Duck said...

LOL guess you were right about Sanjaya, eh?? Thanks for visiting us!

Lisa - Lil Duck Duck

8:37 AM  
Blogger Rashenbo said...

Heheh, yeah, Tarot cards can definitely be fun. I'm using a universal waite deck. My mom has a rune deck and an animal totem deck. It was really neat. She doesn't do readings much anymore, but she was pretty good at them!

I am SO glad Sanjaya is gone :)

8:43 AM  
Anonymous Nicole said...

GREAT idea for your TT! Tarot cards can be a lot of fun, I prefer to use my Shustah cards or my various oracle decks - I just seem to get more information from them than I did for Tarot. But it's all about what works for you! =)

Happy TT!

9:13 AM  
Blogger Christine said...

I would love to have a reading done by someone who really knows what they are doing. I've had it done once, but we were at a party and there was wine involved...

Thanks for a great TT!

9:34 AM  
Blogger Rashenbo said...

Wine can definitely.. um... "influence" a reading :)

I actually did a brief, (like one day) stint as a psychic on one of those phone psychic lines. I got two calls on that day. One of them was from a drunk lady who was looking for her car keys. Apparently she was at a party with lots of her friends (who were also drunk and laughing in the background) and couldn't find them.

9:50 AM  
Blogger Rhian / Crowwoman said...

i used to read da cards - loooonnnggg time ago.

10:12 AM  
Blogger Rhonda Stapleton said...

NICELY DONE on the Sanjaya thing!!!

But that sucks about the lottery. LOL

1:36 PM  
Blogger BecK said...

Very Interesting!

Thanks for your kind comments about the loss of my kitty on my tt

3:28 PM  
Blogger Sophisticated Writer said...

Well, I know some stuff about the tarot and I can read a little :)

Thanks for the reading :D

4:55 PM  
Blogger mar said...

Great TT, Tarot is so fascinating!
thanks for such an informative list.
happy thursday :)

4:59 PM  
Blogger Amy Ruttan said...

Cool I love tarot.

Great list. Happy TT, glad to see you're back. Haven't seen any recent posts that last time I was on.

6:48 PM  
Blogger Joy Renee said...

this was fun. some of it seemed to apply to my current situation. i know i am finding some relief in the form of diversion at least from my laptop woes.

my tt #29 is 13 things about my current situation stemming from my laptop power cord quitting on me last night.


5:57 AM  
Blogger PJ said...

I've had a few tarot readings, which have been really revealing. I have a couple of oracle card packs which I use from time to time. This was a really interesting TT, thanks for visiting mine.

3:29 PM  

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