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!