Looking for interpretation suggestions
@ghandigirl Thank you so much for the encouragement! Agree very much with your "infants" perspective, and I try to keep in mind these moments of spiritual awareness that I have experienced several times in my life in which I realized that things that I thought were major problems were actually small and didn't matter like I believed. Kind of like when you're suddenly thrown into a serious life crisis or someone you love dies and you're like man, and there I was all upset about xxx, which is nothing by comparison.
I wonder if time in a receptive/meditative space might be helpful to then allow for clarity of your feelings and vision to help you know which direction to pursue. I think of that Ace of cups & if the water was murky or clouded we wouldn't know what was inspiring us--kind of like the glitter jar meditation in which the jar is opaque while the glitter is agitated and swirling, but after time for everything to settle, it becomes clear. Believe me, I know so well how difficult it is to deal with confusion! I'm a restless mess when I don't know what I want. But I guess I've learned that it is worthwhile to practice patience and life has a way of unfolding in its time. Hope clarity and opportunity come to you soon!
I just threw a tarot card reading. I asked about George Floyd. I drew the Justice card. I also drew a lot of positive cards , the Lovers, The Empress, the King of Wands, and the King of Swords. Those cards were in reference to my life.
All upright cards. The past was represented by the King of Swords and The Moon.
The present was represented by the studious eight of pentacles, and the King of Wands, also me as the Empress. The Future represented by the Ace of Wands.
Very positive feeling cards. We are turning a corner, and if we collectively are not, then I am.
This is very interesting to me because I pulled three cards tonight asking about how our country will handle the next few months (thinking of the George Floyd situation and also still with COVID in the back of my mind.) For some background, I am new to tarot and am currently taking @jeanne-mayell Intuitive Way class where we are learning tarot. I am curious to hear what others thing of the cards I drew (this is the Thoth deck):
The Devil, Death, Swiftness (8)
Obviously, the first two cards are pretty heavy, but are reflecting the current situation. I read the description of the cards and the ideas that popped out at me were confrontation (devil), ending/transformation (death) and coming full circle (the 8)
I am interpreting this as the intense period of confrontation will continue for a bit, but will come to some sort of transformative end (so your note above about turning a corner struck me.) I am not as familiar with the pip cards, but just the term “swiftness” and the positive nature of the 8 certainly gave me hope that we will indeed be turning a corner relatively soon. Thoughts?
For Keeper of Challenges / King of Swords: Live your truth. Speak your truth. Grow/evolve into your truest self. Reach within yourself with authority and recognize your truth, then step into it and live it.
Moon: In the background, over time, you've been toiling away quietly, taking classes and studying in order to reach a specific career goal. In addition, at work, much is being kept hidden from you and your coworkers, namely, plans and ideas (largely reactionary and oriented towards self-preservation) from the higher-ups.
3 of Swords: There is heartache because the reality of what is happening is not what you've been working towards, preparing yourself for, or studying for.
Sun: Whichever direction you choose to go, you will light the way and create your happiness.
5 of Cups: Despite what you've achieved in life, you feel a sense of loss that comes from feeling that you're not living up to your potential or being involved in something that brings you a greater sense of purpose and joy.
Ace of Swords Reversed: Rethink your ideas. Reach within yourself for greater clarity.
Ace of Cups: An abundance of opportunities, options, and possibilities. These exist for you.
Page of Swords Reversed: Express yourself. Do not be afraid to communicate to yourself and to those around you what you really want out of life. Follow-up with action.
I am very much an amateur to both visioning and Tarot. So, here goes. I got a strong image during meditation of Trump seated on the ground out in the country, ropes tying him to a fence pole. He was dressed in golf attire: white shirt with red hat. A white cloth was tied around his head (reminded me of Rev. War paintings with white cloth around heads of injured soldiers). The day was sunny/clear and he sat in TOTAL isolation. I interpreted the image simply to mean that his power to do evil would be bound, and in the end he would be alone. SO, I then ask for a Tarot Card to expand on the vision and drew ART XIV (Trumps). Here's where my amateur skills really kick in because I felt I possibly was trying too hard. I would love a critique if any of you busy people have time. My reading: Different races fully integrated and working together on a solution. Two blades above ready to cut through the webs he has woven. In the pot the solution to clear the webs Trump has woven. The eagle is enraged at what he has done to our country. However, with the races coming together healing is taking place and the raven/skull suggest that rebirth emerges from death. The integration of fire and water create steam that is both energizing and cleansing. A rainbow (all races) wraps the two together suggesting that with Trump's hatred now bound, the races will come together. DuQuette's (p. 36) says: Original title of the ART card was: The Daughter of the Reconcilers and the Bringer forth of Life. I guess I'm wondering if I went too far with it based on what I would so love to see happen here. Thoughts?
I was experimenting with a Yes/No spread for Jeanne's class and wanted to get some feedback on interpreting this. I sent to Jeanne, too, but figured it might be helpful to post here as well.
I decided to use my new deck and throw a three card spread for Trump.
This deck is perfect for me as it has the meanings on the card. Helps with the ADHD.
First Card- High Priestess- Feels like prominent Democratic women , Nancy Pelosi, AOC, RBG and the women who are being considered for VP. News cycle becomes dominated by women.
Second- Wheel of Fortune-We are coming to a phase of completion, as is Trump. he is near the end.
Third: 10 of Swords- Defeat, death, end of situation or relationship. I feel that he may already have the virus or will contract it soon. I have been feeling this for a while now. I don't see him surviving but it could be metaphorical...
Alternate Interpretations welcome.
I think you nailed it.
The High Priestess can be seen as a woman who has something to reveal. A woman, perhaps Biden's VP pick, has something special to reveal about Trump.
@cc21 The likelihood of going back to school in person is low so NO is probably correct. The YES quadrant suggested to me that it would happen eventually. I felt that the idea of new solutions MAYBE as you suggested seemed right--experimental solutions might come and go "as we learn?"