*snowstorm, 4 hours of shoveling, appointments and other delays… 😯
Recently I listened to three tarot readers on YouTube on the same day. I typically do this while designing beaded jewelry, but I keep a notepad handy to take notes when they remark on something that increases my knowledge on tarot cards and their interpretations.
Two of the readers were addressing the zodiac sign of Libra (me), and one of them was addressing all air signs (Libra, Aquarius and Gemini). All of them were reading for the same upcoming week.
One of them had a spread of cards already laid out, the other two shuffled and laid out their cards while online.
The Fool is the first card in the tarot deck, marked by the number zero. I have two decks, the classic Rider-Waite Tarot* and the Shadowscapes Tarot*, the second which was gifted to me by my beautiful friend Gabrielle.
The Fool is, for all intents and purposes, a carefree, unencumbered individual beginning his journey through the Major Arcana.
The Death card is often misunderstood in tarot readings. People think, oh now, someone is going to die!
In fact, the Death card is a positive, and often essential card for people who feel stuck or trapped in certain life situations. Think of a job you don’t like, a relationship that no longer serves you, or some other circumstance that makes you feel hopeless, unmotivated or stale.
When the Death card shows up in a reading, the most significant and powerful message it conveys is that of transformation.
I drew the Star card for the first time last weekend while making plans for the next chapter in my life.
Naturally, I was intrigued. I pulled this card in a sequence of three cards, like I usually draw, but like the last time, one card jumped the deck. This is the spread:
The King of Swords was the card that jumped the deck. It means something (but what?). I’ll go investigate this in a minute.
The Two of Cups and the Ace of Swords I placed on my past and future spot on my paper, and will look at later.
For now, I’m interested in the present. As you know from this post, my present has a bit of upheaval in it, but in a good way. I’m interested in seeing what this Major Arcana card, the Star, has to tell me.
A funny thing happened while I was shuffling. One card flew out! My instinct was to pick it up and shove it back into the deck, but every professional tarot reader would have my head if I did that. They say the universe, or spirit, are communicating with me and that the wayward card fell out for a reason.
I picked it up and saw it was the Four of Swords. The other cards behaved themselves, so I pulled them from the deck myself.
If you want to see or hear me talk about the cards, click on this post which has a 5-minutes youtube video of me talking about these cards briefly.
Disclaimer: I am not religious, and my observations and interpretations of this somewhat religious tarot card may sound a little crass to those of you who follow a deeply Christian worldview. Comments are welcome but will be blocked if they attack or otherwise offend me or my readers.
The Lovers card in upright position in the classic tarot deck irritates me. At least at first glance.
Today’s Tarot Supplement title is courtesy of Deb who suggested it in this post. Read about the launch of Tarot Tuesdays here.
As you will find out on the upcoming Tarot Tuesday, I did not study anything about tarot cards prior to choosing some and reading them. I simply dove in and dabbled around the internet to make sense of the cards.