King of Pentacles

Interpretation

You have positive control over your life and have found a sense of peace. This disciplined exisence has resulted in your material comfort. Ambition and drive propel you to seek material and spiritual richness. Sharing your wisdom with others crowns your achievements and gives you a sense of purpose. 

Your Card is upright:

  • You may need to take a look at your financial situation and consider how to do things differently. Is it time for a career change, or managing your money in a different way?
  • Have you found yourself being stingy with others? An upright King of Pentacles denotes a giving spirit that is willing to help those in need.
  • Is your self-esteem embroiled in what you possess? Your talents exist outside the material sphere, as well.

Symbols

  • The Throne : The king has inhabited a secure position and is able to rest in his material satisfaction.
  • The Bulls : Representing Taurus slow growth and stubbornness, brute strength, aggression and healthy virility.
  • Vines, Plants and Flowers : These symbolize abundance and obtaining material gratification; enjoyment of life and sensuality; celebration and enjoyment of material existence; hedonism.
  • The Golden Coin : Representative of wealth at hand. The coin is held loosely and could easily slip relating that without prudence, imbalance results.
  • The Castle : What you have been able to build that cannot easily be torn down.
  • Robe : Commitment to the enjoyment of life; potential for overindulgence.

The Lovers

Interpretation

Your passionate energy is high, but for now it is most useful when restrained or let loose in a metered way. You work in tandem with someone, and you each have a specific and different role; this could be a lover, friend, or coworker. Together, you face the difficult journey ahead. Your partnership is imporant and creative. Sexual feelings need not dictate your actions.

Your Card is reversed:

  • Are you wandering earth naked, overly focused on love in order to avoid responsibilities?
  • Do you assume that conflicts will be taken care of rather than dealing with them yourself?
  • Do you and your lover/partner look past one another, unable to connect or communicate? Consider working independently to gather necessary information and achieve your goals.

Symbols

  • Tree : The fruit of knowledge; life and responsibility.
  • Angel : A guardian or spirit watches over you, urging you to be open and make connections.
  • Figures : Naked vulnerability and openness; truthfulness and fearlessness. Sexuality or sexual urges.
  • Cloud : The cloud casts a shadow – being open can lead to unforeseen consequences.
  • Sun : Go through the unknown or temporary turmoil (clouds/grayness) to reach an epiphany of togetherness (sun).
  • Mountain : The highs and lows of love, eroticism, and collaborations.
  • Snake : Temptation, lust, conniving and manipulation as well as charm and seduction.

Knight of Swords

Past

In the past you charged forward without taking stock of the entire situation. This rapid and drastic action resulted in catastrophic change. Your decisive action may have been wise and may have resulted in success. On the other hand, it may just have been an extravagant display. Either way, you successfully intimidated your enemies and paved the way for yourself.

Present

You are charging forward without taking stock of the entire situation. This rapid and drastic action results in catastrophic change. Your decisive action may have been wise and may result in success. On the other hand, it may just be an extravagant display. Either way, your enemies have been intimidated and are backing down.

Future

In the future you will charge forth, dispersing your enemies. However, you may move quickly without taking stock of the entire situation. This rapid and drastic action could result in catastrophic change. By the time you slow down, you will be in a completely different place and perhaps surrounded by strangers. When it is all over, you may not even be the same person you recognize from before.

Your Card is reversed:

  • The core value of the reversed Knight of Swords is imprudence. What actions have you recently taken without regard for the consequences, and what might that lead to?
  • In what ways might you have overindulged or indulged without an eye toward the resources you would need in the immediate future? How are the consequences of your extravagant behavior?
  • Sometimes this kind of imprudent action can be the result of incapacity. When considering what it might pertain to, it is worth asking if there are any recent projects that you attempted without proper knowledge or preparation?

Symbols

  • Knight : Mounted, riding forward, with sword raised in action, the figure here represents the moment of action itself and the decisive change it can bring.
  • Sword : Raised and ready for battle as it is, the sword in this case symbolizes strength and action, as it does throughout the suit.
  • Mount : Swiftness, action, and the resources needed to carry the battle forward decisively.
  • Armor : Prepared to handle mental challenges; callous; focused.
  • Horse : Mental strength and impulse.
  • Birds : A whirlwind of mental energy but potentially disorganized in nature.

Queen of Wands

Past

In the past, your happiness and positivity were tinged with feelings of jealousy and resentment. Although you were able to nurture your own passions to a certain extent, you felt that someone else overshadowed your achievements. It was difficult to focus on your own progress, but eventually you met a mentor worth your admiration. This new individual helped on your path toward spiritual fulfillment.

Present

This card is a sign of happiness and positivity, but be wary of jealousy and resentment. You are happiest when you are able to nurture your passions, and have been doing so successfully. Being too clingy to your successes could bring a fall from grace. Additionally, someone in your life may represent the Queen of Wands for you by helping you realize spiritual fulfillment.

Future

In the future, you will encounter two people. The first person will tempt you to feel jealous and envious of their achievements. You will compare yourself to them and consider following a new path. However, you will soon meet a second person. This person represents genuine achievement and will help you on your path toward spiritual realization. Instead of envy, they will inspire your true ambition and respect.

Your Card is reversed:

  • Has your self-confidence recently faltered and you’re struggling to find faith in yourself again? This could be a good time to draw on your own positive energy from deep inside yourself.
  • Are you finding yourself at the center of attacks by another person? This could be an indication of jealousy and misleading information.
  • Have you suffered a blow to your reputation? You might benefit from knowing that you have the power to guide things in a positive direction, if you’re willing to put your mind to it.

Symbols

  • The Queen : She represents femininity, power and independence.
  • Sunflower : This symbolizes happiness, satisfaction, fertility and life.
  • Lion : A symbol of fire, strength and courage.
  • Blossoming Wand : This represents life and creation.
  • Blossoming Crown : Another symbol of life, creation and fertility.
  • Black Cat : A black cat may symbolize many different things depending on the interpreter. Many associate it with an interest in magic and the occult

The Devil

Interpretation

Trying to fly in foul weather is not only dangerous but also a waste of energy. Similarly, don’t head up stream if you aren’t a trout. What this card means is, sometimes there is nothing wrong with eschewing your higher goals for more immediate satisfaction. So, hunker down and throw yourself a party even if you are stuck in a bleak situation. Make the best of it.

Your Card is upright:

  • There is no going back. How can you accept this and move on? You are a bigger person for it.
  • How can you integrate a life-changing experience you had that others may judge negatively? Unnecessary shame may be holding you back.
  • What can you do to purge yourself of your demons to free up your spirit and lighten the load of emotional baggage?

Symbols

  • Horns : Animal nature and also stubbornness.
  • Wings : These are bat wings representing feasting on darkness, taking cover, or hibernation.
  • Goat Legs : Animal nature, inclination toward nonjudgement and pure enjoyment of life’s thrills.
  • Black Box : Repressed memories or a lock box of opportunities you cannot grasp due to self-sabotage.
  • Chains : Mortality, duty, loyalty and self-limitation as well making the best of these limitations through celebration.
  • Torch : Seeing man’s capability for destruction and depravity; understanding the seven deadly sins – pride, covetousness, lust, anger, gluttony, envy, and sloth.

The Hanged Man

Interpretation

Recently, you may have been wrongly accused. Despite being in a precarious situation, you feel at ease and unapologetic. Avoid trying too hard to convince anyone of your innocence, and instead see what you can learn from this surprising turn of events. You have nothing to lose and, if you act with integrity, hidden insights will come to you. You are full of life.

Your Card is reversed:

  • By any account, are you in a precarious situation of sorts?
  • Do you often feel that you are on the brink of death or devastation? Are you quick to give up?
  • How can you be accepting your situation instead of trying to change it? Make decisions that engender the least resistance.

Symbols

  • Hanging Man : This is a spiritual position repeated in the myth of Odin and Merlin suggesting a shift in perspective. World turned upside down.
  • Crown : Enlightenment or holy endeavors.
  • Rope : Putting your life on the line for a holy cause.
  • The Lake : The water at the bottom of the card is depicted as a calm surface with water-lilies growing on it, suggestive of calm and peace.
  • Red Pants : Passion, aggression, and the ability to act swiftly despite gross setbacks.

King of Swords

Past

In the past, you detached yourself emotionally when trying to untangle any ethical or logistical problems you faced. You used impartiality in examining the potential consequences of a situation, and this always helped you arrive at the right solution. At the same time, there was also an authority figure who controled an aspect of your life. At times, you were the victim of his coldness or tyranny.

Present

Detach yourself emotionally when trying to untangle the ethical or logistical problem at hand. Impartiality in examining the potential consequences will help you arrive at the right solution. There may be an authority figure who controls an aspect of your life. Make sure you are being treated fairly; do not allow yourself to be the victim of coldness or tyranny.

Future

In the future, you will learn to detach yourself emotionally in order to untangle ethical and logistical problems you face. You will also find a way to free yourself of unfair treatment by authority figures in your life. You will no longer submit to coldness or tyranny. You will be your own ruler, and you will rule with fairness and impartiality.

Your Card is reversed:

  • Do you feel that you are being treated unfairly? Possibly you are; you will need to take strong action if you want to set things right.
  • Are you about to make a major decision? Slow down and think about it, or you run the risk of overlooking consequences.
  • Is there someone in your life who can significantly affect your wellbeing? He does not necessarily have your best interests at heart, so you may want to check up on him.

Symbols

  • King : The King sits on a throne and holds a sword, representing authority and strength.
  • Throne : The Throne rises so high that we cannot see its top and is decorated with butterflies and sylphs, depicting a connection to the element of the air.
  • Sword : The Sword represents the instrument of justice.It portrays physical force as well as intellectual and moral rigor.
  • Mountain : The throne is placed on a mountaintop, allowing the King to see everything around him, symbolizing his objective, detached point of view.
  • Robe : Light blue connotes an ethereal quality, pining, and spiritual intensity. 
  • Butterflies : Transformation to a higher state of being; full and direct expression of your mental capabilities.
  • Birds : The ability to discern the correct option among many; farsightedness; creative thinking that benefits others in the long term.

Four of Swords

Past

You were at a point in your life where you had run yourself ragged. What you really needed was to slow down and rest. You were feeling trapped or stagnant in a relationship. This emotional burden may even have been affecting you physically. So, you decided to take a sabbatical and to get some rest. A simple trip by yourself helped you gain insight into your life and about what you needed to do to get healthy again.

Present

If you are at a point in your life where you’ve been running yourself ragged, this may be a sign that you need to slow down and rest. You may be feeling trapped or stagnant in a relationship. To avoid illness, take a sabbatical and get some rest. A simple trip by yourself will help you get back in touch with yourself and revify you.

Future

In the future, you will need to slow down and take a break. If you do not, you may even come down with physical ailments. It may be best to take a trip by yourself to gain perspective concerning which elements in your life are causing you to stagnate and bringing you anxiety. It will be important that you take direct actions to get back in touch with yourself. If you are trapped in a relationship, it will be time to make a change.

Your Card is reversed:

  • On the other side of the spectrum with this card is the feeling of restlessness. Are you feeling like life is going too slow, and you need something to start happening?
  • Maybe you’re feeling like your life is going nowhere. Do you look around you and see others like you going into some sort of positive direction while you’re standing still?
  • For a long-term relationship, this card in reverse could signify that something needs to change. Are you frustrated by the stagnant state of your relationship?

Symbols

  • Tomb : The person resting in the tomb is a symbol for taking a break from something.
  • Stained Glass Window : The window in the corner of the card represents realization and illumination and coherence of previously fragmented memories and events.
  • Swords : The swords hanging up on the wall could indicate some sort of pain, either physical or mental.
  • The Color Gold : The tomb that is lit up in a golden color could represent a time of healing. Other interpretations site this color as yellow and could imply feverishness or realization that comes on the heels of insanity.
  • PAX : Peace in Latin; forced tranquility; tranquilization; temporary contentment.

The Sun

Interpretation

You are about to embark on a quest that has you leaving your comfort zone for the first time in quite awhile. You are full of vital, radiant energy and have not yet felt nostalgic for what you are leaving behind. Home will not be the same when or if you return, but your quest will test you, helping you to expand in ways that are essential to your growth. Bon voyage!

Your Card is reversed:

  • Do you ever feel or do people call you ignorant or naive? Do not pretend that the whole world is the safe, familiar garden from whence you came.
  • Do people take advantage of your “newness”? Open your eyes to even the unsightly and protect yourself when necessary.
  • Have you felt stagnant lately? Are you regressing into old habits? Be open and accepting but also brave, powerful, and courageous; do not settle for outdate modes.

Symbols

  • Sun : Seeing in the light of day what before was unconscious or denied.
  • Feather : Mortality and vitality; flamboyant pursuance of truth.
  • Horse : The grace with which you approach all walks of life; nonjudgement and acceptance.
  • Wall : You must leave paradise to truly come alive, but once you have left, you will be irrevocably changed.
  • Child : Curiousity and willingness to partake in the adult world.
  • Flowers : Temptation but also possibility; seeing in the outside world the possibilities for oneself and feeling encouraged.

Four of Wands

Past

There was a time in the past when you were able to celebrate almost constantly. You spent your days with people you cared about. You felt like life was one long break. At the same time, you knew that this experience would not last forever, and that when it ended, you might learn something about yourself you had been avoiding. This knowledge, however, would eventually help you mature.

Present

It is time to celebrate! Enjoy yourself, take a break, and spend time with your intimate friends and family. These interludes let you mentally digest past experiences and prepare for upcoming challenges. At the same time, do not use these celebrations as a way to permanently distract from your resonsibilties. Revel in the moment, but do not sour within.

Future

In the future there will come a time for you to celebrate! At long last, you will be able to enjoy yourself, take a break, and spend time with your intimate friends and family. This upcoming interlude will let you mentally digest past experiences and prepare for upcoming challenges. You will be able to revel in the moment, but do not lose track of your responsibilities, or you could find yourself in a bind.

Your Card is reversed:

  • Is this celebration appropriately motivated? Is someone’s pain being mocked or not taken seriously?
  • Who has been invited to the important celebrations in your life? Has someone been left out?
  • Have you ever failed to celebrate someone’s success in a generous manner? How do you feel about that incident?

Symbols

  • Four : The number four is associated with stability, order, regularity, and predictability. This number is also closely associated with the material world and its four primary elements (fire, earth, water, and air).
  • Yellow sky : This color suggests newness and light; it might lead us to think that this celebration is taking place at dawn or sunset.
  • Two figures : Friendship, relationship, convivial company, perhaps a new acquaintance of love interest; an ally and support; trust and hospitality..
  • Flower bouquets : Beauty for beauty’s sake, pleasure for pleasure’s sake; abundant good things, material well-being and good fortune.
  • Flower garlands : Celebration, renewal; change of seasons.
  • Castle : Security, success, material prosperity, wealth, personal legacy; social success and improved status is also implied.

King of Cups

Past

In the past, you felt isolated with your own emotions. Despite the emotional intensity of a situation, you were able to see clearly. Additionally, you were called to make decisions by yourself with which others disagreed. However, your decisions were for the good of all. You used your intellect wisely and knew in your heart that your actions were good.

Present

This card speaks of communication, intuition, and meaningful vision. At this time, you are open-minded, and your emotional intelligence can be harnessed for the greater good. However, you may be compelled to make emotionally driven decisions. Instead, focus on your intellect. This may mean that sometimes you stand alone, but that is what all leaders do. 

Future

Can you believe that in the future you wil have a strong hold on an emotionally-driven situation that has been throwing you for a loop? Well, you will. In the future, you will be able to use your intellect to make wise decisions regarding a tumultuous arena of your life. Though others may not agree with you, you will use restraint and see unclouded.

Your Card is upright:

  • The King of Cups promotes open minds and constant learning, most notably in the arts, science and religion. Is it time for you to continue your education, especially in the classics?
  • The King of Cups is a natural diplomat and negotiator, with finessed communication abilities and an innate ability to observe the smallest nuance of his opponent. Do you need to refine and improve your negotiation skills?
  • There are many roles in which to lead—father, mother, prime minister or president, spiritual leader, and much to consider in achieving sound leadership, especially the qualities of compassion and faith. What leadership roles do you currently have, and how can you improve the quality of your leadership?

Symbols

  • The King : Just and compassionate leader, honest, open-minded, intelligent, gifted in communication.
  • Fish : Emotion, creativity, intuition. Abundance if we guide our passions.
  • Ocean : The figure floats on the waves, in touch and unswayed by his emotions. He is goverened by restraint and wisdom.
  • Ship : Travel, especially of the psyche. Charting a responsible course for thoughts and emotions.
  • Throne : Prudence and stoicism. Fair judgement and equality with a tendency to be harsh.
  • Aquatic Creature : Delving into his emotions without fear, the King reveals his inner spiritual nature. He is not frightened by its strange qualities.

Seven of Swords

Past

A sneaky act once helped you get ahead, but greediness caused you to get caught. Benefits reaped from your sly action brought negative consequences upon you at an unexpected time. Luckily, you did have time to reverse some of the consequences of your action. This experience taught you that you wanted to get ahead in a more honest way, and may have caused you to reasses your values.

Present

A sneaky act will help you get ahead but greediness will cause you to get caught. Benefits reaped from your sly action may bring negative consequences later on down the road. You may have time to reverse your action, but it could be best to just move forward and commit to more honorable ways of progress in the future.

Future

In the future, you may be tempted to do something sneaky in order to get ahead. People around you may be acting out of greed, and you may feel this greed building within, as well. However, if you act suspiciously, it will bring negative consequences. This experience may make you question your line of work and the people you surround yourself with. You end up recommitting to your values.

Your Card is reversed:

  • Could it be time to implement new methods despite your reluctance to do so?
  • Are learning a new craft or skill? The Seven of Swords may indicate that what has worked up until now will no longer suffice.
  • Is it possible that the person bothering you is actually saying something of value? If their exact words feel false, perhaps what they are pointing at is a helpful clue for you.

Symbols

  • The Thief : The man depicted is stealing five swords while leaving two behind, which can represent either hasty behavior or physical gains; awareness.
  • Swords : Uncertainty about the conclusions you have drawn; second-guessing oneself; doubt; new information that could change the way you think about something.
  • The Camp : Restlessness; lack of foundation; mobility; imperviousness and having an edge.
  • Red : Active physical and mental movement; aggressive behavior and desires that may be self-centered; asserting one's desires in face of obstacles; actualizing with strength and devisiveness.
  • Yellow : Heat of working hard; taking real steps in the daylight toward your goals; taking risks that make you vulnerable; being seen for your good work and also failures.

The Magician

Interpretation

You are a radiant and magical being, and you have the power to manifest the life you seek. The tools you need to make changes are at the ready, and you know how to use them, so what are you waiting for? All you need now is inner-strength to compel you forward. If you are frightened of change, don’t be. Now is the time for you to act expansively.

Your Card is reversed:

  • Do you use your magic abilities, such as your charm or material wealth, to manipulate others?
  • Are you careless with any of the elements on the magician’s table: earth, air, water, or fire? If so, consider relinquishing your power for a bit.
  • Do you feel intimidated by an up-and-coming person at your job or in your field? How might you instead become their mentor, helping them to cultivate inner-strength in a selfless and generous manner, and by listening to them earnestly?

Symbols

  • Magic Wand : The ability to alter what seems unalterable; magic.
  • Red Robe : Radiance and passion or vampirism, the desire to steal another’s life-force.
  • White Tunic : Minimalism, purity and simplicity or ignorance and innocence.
  • Tools : Resourcefulness and creativity; using all parts of the brain to solve a problem.
  • Flowers : Roses mean royalty and sharpness of mind. Lilies represent purity and sanctity.
  • Infinity Sign : A cyclical balance of cosmic powers hovers over you and gives you power.

Page of Pentacles

Interpretation

Full of energy and passion, you are ready to make the next move in your career. Not only that, you want to solve the world’s problems, too, discovering solutions that no one else has considered. However, past successes may have left you unprepared for inevitable experiences of failure and disappointment which are only natural when engaging such grand tasks.

Your Card is reversed:

  • What do you expect to experience upon reaching a specific goal? Have there ever been times that you felt disappointed at the outcome?
  • Have you ever felt that your pursuit of a particular goal ended up frustrated or derailed entirely? How did you cope with this?
  • At what point do you decide to abandon a course of action? Do you give up at the first sign of difficulty or do you persist long past the point of wisdom?

Symbols

  • Youth : This young person represents vigor, ambition, and passionate energy. Young men and women in tarot typically symbolize the enthusiasm of youth as well as naiveté, foolhardiness, and recklessness.
  • Clothing : The rich, elegant clothing worn by the youth shows that considerable success has already been enjoyed. Confidence, perhaps even overconfidence, is also symbolized.
  • The Landscape : This beautiful natural environment is perfect for relaxing in and exploring; it provides much territory for discovery. The calmness of the day indicates that this is a good time to begin a new project.
  • Page : The first member of the Court quartet, Pages symbolize untried skill, a desire for achievement, and potentially chaotic attempts at reaching intended goals.
  • Yellow : Longing for material success; losing the self in pursuit of the material; differentiating the superficial from essential nature.
  • Mountains : Distant obstacles and successes that are more spiritual in nature yet borne of a material nature.
  • Land : A building sense of what to make of life and where to focus life-efforts.
  • Clothes : The green clothes represent a fresh, natural exploration of the material world but also an over-fixation on it.

Knight of Pentacles

Interpretation

You are taking part in an important mission and on the road to glory. As you get further along in your quest, know that you are protected against injury. You are courageous and contemplative. Now is a good time to get rid of unnecessary material burdens. Clean house and unearth your most valuable possessions; they bring good omens.

Your Card is upright:

  • How can you reorganize your financial dealings to minimize waste and get the best bang for your buck?
  • What can you focus on right now that will help you get to where you want to be in the future? What discrete steps are you already taking toward this end?
  • Have you been avoiding an inevitable conflict? You have the self-possession necessary to dive into the altercation and return improved.

Symbols

  • Knight : Unlike a page, the knight has actually taken on the responsibility to achieve a dream.
  • Horse : The muscular horse moves steadily forward on intuition. It goes bravely into the unknown. It may also represent muddled emotions and memories.
  • Coin : Learning what is for the taking; balancing self-interest with communal gain; setting and exploring boundaries.
  • Eyes : The eyes of the knight are looking out across the field, and he is in serious thought and consideration, engaging in ways to make his dreams become a reality.
  • Armor : Vision limited by reliance on others or outdated modes of being; readiness to enter conflict; strength of will.
  • Land : Working to create the ideal life with a potential for overworking it.

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About the Reading - Past, Present, and Future - 3 Card Spread

Overview

The 3-card Past, Present, and Future spread is a straightforward reading that allows you to interpret your life from three important angles.

Uses

This spread is great for everyone looking to gain insight on their life, figure out what to do next, make sense of the past, and feel more calm and assured in the present.

How it Works

First, choose your three cards. The cards represent your past, present, and future. Touch the card to flip it over, revealing your fortune. The cards may appear rightside up or upside down, which is significant to your reading.

Past - The first card represents your past. Your past can mean your childhood or a past phase of life from just a few weeks to many years ago. In this card you will unearth your innate strengths and wisdom, which will carry you through life but also your weaknesses. Some tarot readers suggest that this card can also represent a past life.

Present - The next card, the middle card, represents your present state of being. This card helps you gain perspective on where you are right at this moment, what you are up against and what you have to work with. It may reveal things you are reluctant to acknowledge. For example, you may learn that your current efforts are in vain or that someone you trusted is shifty. On the other hand, you will also learn where your powers lay which you can nourish and grow into the future.

Future - Finally, there is the future card. The future is wrought with mystery and unknowns, and this card offers a magic view of what’s next in the journey. It can reveal where you are headed or could be headed if you do not make important changes. Looking into the future card, see what strengths you continue to develop, what you master, and what falls to the wayside as you pursue more meaningful endeavors. You might also be able to see where you will live, who you will fall in love with, or what kind of good fortune comes your way.

Charmaine’s Take

This 3-card Past, Present, and Future spread is the one I learned tarot on. To this day, I do this spread when I am in need of a quick, to the point reading about a significant event or emotion I am having. I also particularly use this spread if I am feeling uneasy and want some affirmation.

Often, I will do a Skype call with my best friend in the evening, when she is off work. She lays the cards out for me on her Turkish scarves then - ta-da! - the fortune-telling happens. Because she knows me so well, since we were pip-squeaks, it is helpful to have her insight on what each card forebodes. After the reading, I get to process it all with my pal then take it with me into my dreams.

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7 Tips on How to Make the Best of Your Online Reading

1. Create a Space

Light some candles, put on some music. Do whatever you do to relax. Maybe you wear a robe. Or, maybe you’re at work. In that case, just imagine your ideal relaxation zone. Or, arrange some flowers or special tchotchkes in a way that makes you feel at home.

2. Focus

During the span of your reading, send all your focused energy into the cards. If you are distracted, you might miss deeper aspects of your fortune telling.

3. Question

Come up with a question about your life. This should be an open-ended question rather than a yes or no one. Some examples are, What can I expect in this next phase of my life?; What kind of lover is suited to me?; What should I do with my money, or how can I make more of it?

4. Openness

The cards work their magic by helping you make connections to your own life. Everything is game including your dreams, your childhood, your fears and achievements. Rather than fight the cards, get curious about what they reveal.

5. Creativity

Not only do you need to be open, but also creative. Scan your life for instances that connect to the cards. For example, is there a woman from your life who reminds you of The Empress card you drew? An old wise man who reminds you of The Hermit? Why are these connections significant to your life and the question(s) you asked in the reading?

6. Process

Readings are powerful. It is helpful to process your reading by writing down your reflections in a journal, using Voice Memo on your phone, or by talking to someone about it. You might also consider, what direct moves can you make as a result of this reading?

7. Repeat

If you start to engage in tarot readings regularly, it will change your worldview. You will become more receptive to the cards and will see intuitively their direct influence on your daily life. I invite you to take as many readings as you like! May your readings be fruitful and wise.

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