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huh, for want of a better description

Tarot.com sent out junk email again today (I know you're shocked). Since this one was about romance, and it has been a big thought on my mind lately, I figured I'd throw a few Karma Coins at it, see what turned up. I usually makes tarot reading posts private, but this one is kind of strange, and some feedback might be nice.


Cards: Art Nouveau

Spread: Tarot.com Love Celtic Cross

Question: How do I bring a lover into my life?

Shuffle: online reading, no manual shuffling

Layout:
1 (Love & Me) - 6 of coins
2 (situation) - 10 of coins
3 (challenges) - 10 of swords (eek!)
4 (background) - 3 of coins
5 (recent past) - The Tower
6 (higher power) - Strength (This deck places Strength as trump 11)
7 (near future) - king of swords
8 (issues) - king of coins
9 (the loved one) - Judgement
10 (love advice) - six of swords
11 (long term potential) - page of wands


I have a reading about romance with NO CUPS.  Hell, I only have 1 wand (my suit/element).  I realize that these things aren't completely freak show issues, but what's up with four coins and three swords, including both 6s and 10s?

I'm tired, so I'm going to have to really dig into this in the morning. My current thoughts about this-
- As I was reading some of t.c's interpretations, my mind kept wandering back to my problems I had at work today. Suggests I might have some of that crap bleeding through.  Cards 1 and 3 seem most effected by this, but since card three is one of the 10s, I may have to consider effects on card 2 also. 

- The heavy (no pun intended) coin presence suggests a need to be more grounded.  Since this idea is also supported by cards 6 and 8, it bears reflection.

- I need to read other interpretations of these cards tomorrow, possibly lay the spread out with a deck so I can sit with it a while.  Might want to also consider Justice in place of Strength. 

Okay, I have nothing left, I'm nodding out sitting here.  Will look at this again after some sleep.

Comments

tarotbyhic
Aug. 16th, 2006 07:15 pm (UTC)
Here's a quick take on what I get from these cards:

1 (Love & Me) - 6 of coins

You tend to always be the giver, always doing, providing, bailing out, give give give...and perhaps you need to learn to be more of a receiver, allowing someone else to do for you, to provide for you, to stop getting involved with "charity cases" either initially, or as the relationship develops. This can also suggest that you have a lot to give in terms of love and relationships, but again, not being able to receive (sometimes without giving) may be something that needs to be learned and is difficult to do for you.

2 (situation) - 10 of coins

The search for the ideal, for the perfect person, the perfect relationship, perhaps holding what others have (partners, relationships) up on a pedestal as the perfect thing to achieve. But the expectation or hope for perfection merely sets us up for disappointment because we pin all our hopes, dreams and desires on that perfection that invariably can never be attained by someone or something. May also indicate a tendency to want it all rather than being able to accept what comes and how it evolves. Additionally, this can be a card of the windfall, so there may be a desire or tendency to want the perfect person/relationship to just fall in your lap (uh, so to speak 8). But it's also a very lucky card, so it can also indicate that the situation for you regarding love/relationships is one that asks you to recognise what you have and that you are likely to get lucky in love.

3 (challenges) - 10 of swords (eek!)

Get out of your head and stop thinking about this so much! You're killing yourself (self-sabotage in relationships?) by creating all of the what if scenarios based on previous problems and hurts, convincing yourself that every person/relationship will go the same was as before. The 10 of Swords is also a card representing the ending of a longstanding period of pain, difficulty, sorrow. So perhaps the challenge is for you to be able to put past experiences behind you and stop letting them inform and affect your perspective and approach toward future partners and relationships.

4 (background) - 3 of coins

Have you found yourself in the past as feeling like the third wheel, as if everyone you know is in a relationship and you're always the odd man out? Have you found yourself in the past as getting caught up in a situation that became three instead of two? And perhaps you approach people and relationships as work to the point where you are unable to just relax into them and accept what they have to offer (going back to that difficulty in receiving from the 6 of Coins). Of course, this could also be literal in the sense that it could suggest work has been a greater/higher priority for you, to the detriment of being able to fully and completely engage in and develop a relationship.

5 (recent past) - The Tower

Did something blow up in your face recently? Did you find a person or relationship suddenly exploding or falling apart? This might also represent a recent epiphany that you have had regarding yourself and relationships that needs to be heeded and learned from in order to start over or enter into relationships in a completely new way or the type of person you allow yourself to get involved with needs to radically shift.

6 (higher power) - Strength (This deck places Strength as trump 11)

You underestimate your own confidence, courage and strength. Instead of thinking you always have to "do" in order to get someone to fall in love with you or stay with you in a relationship, this is the reminder that who you are is enough, and it's you that needs to acknowledge and accept that rather than looking for that validation from someone/something external to you.