Thursday, January 29, 2015

Tarot: Death

Don't let the DEATH CARD!! scare you.
This can herald a very welcome change of events.
I pulled this card along with the 8 of Pentacles.  Within a day or two, I lost my job.  The place sucked balls so I was pretty happy to see the cards *and* leaving that job for the last time!

Yes, it can also mean a person dying.  I've never had this come up as such but know people who have.

  • complete, sometimes sudden endings
  • dying or actual death
  • plans falling through, having to make changes yourself
Look at the cards next to it.  Do they talk about relationships, jobs, living situation, agreements?

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Tarotverse: Court Cards in Tarot

This is all about court cards as I know them.  The "people cards" show a few things:
  • gender
  • place or hierarchy in a situation
  • their reaction to a situation
  • experience in life or general age

The few times a card's gender hasn't matched the querent is when I knew their gender already.  All these had the added benefit of showing us more about the person.

In one case, the man I read for came up as the Queen of Wands- very capable at his engineering design work but in talks with others about new employment.

So as the Queen, he had lots of great experience and success in his field.  But he appealed to his social skills doing interviews.  He wasn't the novice page, the moving around Knight or the business owner King. 

The Queen of Wands in my Russian deck actually showed his design field- the Queen has a needlework picture in front of her.

A persons's hierarchy is their status, leverage or point of view.  A part time employee in high school could be the Page of Coins.  A self-employed entrepreneur is the Queen of Cups.  A truck driver, the Knight of Wands.

Does the card feel like it talks about what the person is doing rather than who they are?

Court cards can tell you about character or further, their reaction to a situation. 

A young man came up in a woman's reading as the Knight of Swords.  She asked about travel.  I took this as her travel companion.  Turned out, yes, he was a young man with a "Go, go, go" attitude.  His urging was a good thing but a reminder to the woman to relax.  And take time to go over belongings and not ignore her own needs for the trip.

can be logical, swift to decisions and unswayed by others, relies on facts and experience

good at starting things or getting momentum going, all about excitement, may have trouble completing plans

can put others' needs first, kind hearted, share kind words

practical minded, may be a business owner or involved in financial pursuits

So- gender, character and point of view.  These are the main pieces of information you can find out.  You can feel when you're looking at your querent or someone else involved.

Matching Court Cards

When I see matching courts (Queen and King of Wands), I take them as being related in real life.  Especially as husband/wife, parent/child or siblings.  Gender almost always matches as well.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Possible Blizzard

Just a heads up on the weather here in Jersey.  There's a snow storm heading for the area.  Snow amounts are still unsure but it could reach 2 feet.  Dammit! 

I'm sending out the latest orders today.  Any replies and shipping may be delayed.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Tarot: The Hierophant

from the Russian Tarot of St Petersburg
marriage, the decision to stay married
higher learning, continuing education
intense learning about yourself and others
some things are set as they are, your own intentions be damned
staying a certain course because it's expected/traditional

Tarot: The Fool

unabashed honesty
bewildered; stranger in a strange place
a new start, starting over

beginning somewhere as a novice or entry level

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