Oracle Outlook: Playing Card Oracle Reading for November 20-26, 2017

If you’ve been following the blog for a length of time, you may have noticed that there wasn’t an Oracle Outlook posting last week.

I typically work on the video and transcription of the readings for this space over the weekend for that upcoming Monday, but last weekend my schedule got filled with some atypical events, one of which was reading Tarot at a shop in my downtown Charleston area all day Saturday.

By the time the new week started, I still hadn’t been able to get the video transcribed, and when Tuesday came and went, I gave myself permission to skip a week.

That was huge for me, considering the fact that I’ve been posting weekly readings in this space since January of 2015 faithfully.

I could’ve simply posted the video (which did get done in time, and you can check it out here), but I know that many of my readers actually like reading the text version (thank you, dear readers, for being people after my own heart).

Not wanting that to become a habit, I’m back in the saddle with this week’s reading, both in video and written form.

This week I wanted to work with a playing card deck. I had the intention of working with a deck I backed on Kickstarter, which recently came in the mail.

But another deck began calling out to me, subtly, ever so subtly. The deck?  The Hermes Playing Card Oracle by Robert M. Place (published by Hermes Publications).

What I like about the deck is that Place has made the playing card aspect of the deck prominent—and included symbols on the cards to add additional layers of meaning; most are from the Lenormand system, with some also being from other cartomancy systems like the Gypsy Witch Cards and the Old Whitman Fortune-Telling Cards.

Taking the deck in hand and shuffling the cards, I asked the general question, “What do we need to know about the possibilities for the week ahead?”

This week’s video reveals the cards for our reading:

If you prefer to read the post, here it is:

The cards for the week are: Ace of Diamonds, 7 of Diamonds, 9 of Hearts, 6 of Clubs, and 10 of Spades.

Focus of the Reading

The focus card this week, which is in the middle of the line, is the 9 of Hearts.

The 9 of Hearts is known as “the wish card,” so at the center of the reading, it can suggest the focus of our attention this week might be on a particular wish being fulfilled.

The suit of Hearts is about our feelings and emotions, and the 9 is a number of gain and attainment; the combination of these elements can suggest an emotional gain, something being attained that leaves us feeling happy, satisfied, and fulfilled.

The card has the inset of Rider, a symbol of news and messages; this adds the possibility of news or messages playing a part in that wish being fulfilled or that emotional gain.

This being the week of the Thanksgiving, Rider can also be referring to visits and arrivals; in that vein, the suit of Hearts is associated with home and family issues, so Rider can suggest a visit by—or going to visit—those we love for the holiday.

Looking at the Line

Starting off the line, we have the Ace of Diamonds.

Aces suggest a situation that’s in its beginning stages, suggesting potential for the future; Diamonds, as a suit, points to material concerns, and having the energy to become successful in our endeavors.

With that, the Ace of Diamonds can suggest a new material phase or experience. It’s also a card of news and messages, so we have that element being repeated (remember Rider). The Ace of Diamonds can also suggest something engaging and potentially rewarding.

If Rider is about visits and arrivals, then the Ace of Diamonds might suggest an invitation in some form; I tend to look at Ace of Diamonds as a letter, suggesting something in writing, so the invitation may come in the form of an e-mail or text message.

Here we have the inset of Sun, a symbol that speaks of success (like Diamonds) and confidence. I also read Sun as day and daytime, so the pairing of Ace of Diamonds and Sun might suggest an invitation (Ace of Diamonds) for a particular day (Sun).

Next to Ace of Diamonds, we have another card from the same suit, the 7 of Diamonds.

The interesting thing to point out with the 7 of Diamonds following the Ace of Diamonds is that the 7 refers to growth and development that takes place over time—after the seed (Ace) has been planted.

The 7 of Diamonds is a card of investment for me. In the material sense, it can refer to stocks and dividends, the idea of having your money “work” for you, and growing as a result; in the metaphorical sense, this card can turn up when it’s time to evaluate a situation, considering the investment of your time, energy, and resources into it—and assessing the return you’ve gained on your investment.

Basically you’re asking, “Was it worth it?”

Now, the 9 of Hearts, being next to the 7 of Diamonds, influences it, and can suggest again the idea of a gain that’s emotionally rewarding.

The 7 of Diamonds has Birds on it, a symbol of communication, so there may be conversation (Birds) that takes place between the time of an invitation (Ace of Diamonds) and the arrival or visit (Rider).

Moving to the other side of the 9 of Hearts, we have the 6 of Clubs.

The suit of Clubs refers to work and business, but it can also suggest being social and making progress, so this card can suggest working out a situation so that things can progress and move forward.

This would make sense, given that we have the first appearance of a “black” card, after having a string of “red” cards; coming after a Hearts card, Clubs can suggest feelings of frustration and impatience.

The 6 of Clubs, coming on the heels of what I said about Birds, is also a card of communication and can suggest something being negotiated (communication to work something out). The 6 of Clubs stresses the importance of listening and paying attention during these conversations.

The 6 is a number that, for me, comes up to point to an issue of responsibility versus reward (another word being repeated), so the conversation may be about assuming responsibility so an experience can be rewarding.

Birds has two of them in its symbolism, and this can suggest two parties; adding this to the 6 of Clubs, it can suggest everyone involved sharing the responsibility—meaning doing their part to make it a success.

And this is reinforced by Cross being on the card; Cross is a symbol of responsibility, but it can also suggest difficulty and something becoming burdensome. If one person takes all the responsibility for making a situation a success, it could very well indeed become a burden.

And Rider + Cross could be read as the arrival (Rider) of difficulty (Cross).

And that brings us to the final card in the line, the 10 of Spades.

The suit of Spades can suggest problems and challenges, and when I see it as the last card in a line, it can suggest a block of some kind. Coming after a Clubs card, a Spades card can suggest increased difficulties.

This is also highlighted by the fact that the line started off with the “red” cards and shifts with two “black” cards finishing the line out.

The 10 is a number of transition, suggest something that needs to be completed, which sets the stage for something new to get started. The 10 of Spades can suggest a “hang up” rearing its head (Spades is connected to mental activity, which takes place in the head), or that a decision will need to be made to end a particular situation or experience once and for all (Spades representing problem-solving and decision-making).

The 10 of Spades can also point to a large body of water, which brings in the symbol on the card, Ship. Ship is a symbol of travel, and one of its aspects is foreign or overseas travel. My first impression when considering this card was that there might be a problem with regard to travel—and especially for someone traveling a long distance (if not coming in from another country).

I find this reading very interesting, given that this is the week of a holiday, and the possibility of many people traveling. There’s already been unusual weather activity this weekend as I write this post, so it’s my sincere wish (9 of Hearts) that those traveling don’t have any unexpected delays—after all, the 10 of Spades is giving us a heads up.

And, with that, I’ll wrap up this week’s reading. If you’re observing the Thanksgiving holiday, I hope it’s a happy one.

 

 

 

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Oracle Outlook: Lenormand Reading for November 6 – 12, 2017

Last week I shared that I’m continuing to receive requests to share more content on the Kipper cards, which I’m pleasantly surprised about, given that I don’t consider myself as proficient with them as Lenormand or Tarot.

In an effort to continue to honor those requests, in addition to last week’s Kipper reading posted in this space, I posted the first installment of a (viewer-requested) video series where I’m sharing the meanings I use when I read with Kipper.

And because of that, I wanted to turn to another system for this week’s reading, and I decided on Lenormand, specifically choosing to work with one of my favorite decks, Le Fanu’s Lilac Dondorf.  

As I do every week, I took the deck in hand, shuffled the cards, and I asked what we might expect for the week ahead.

The video below reveals the cards in the reading:

If you prefer to read the post, here it is:

The cards for the week are: Clouds, Lady, Gentleman, Mountain, and Tree.

The first thing that strikes me with the line this week is that Lady and Gentleman are facing each other directly, suggesting a situation surrounding a relationship with a woman and a man.

The typical love and romance cards, Heart and Ring, aren’t present here, so this relationship doesn’t have to necessarily be of a romantic nature (it could, though).

Regardless of the actual nature or dynamic of the relationship, just the fact that both significator cards have turned up highlights the “significance” (I couldn’t help myself) of the situation.

Surrounding cards will tell us more about the participants and what each of them might experience.

Behind Lady we have Clouds, opening up the line this week. Clouds is the most challenging card in the deck, and it can turn up to signal an air of confusion, of being unsure and uncertain, and having doubt.

Behind Lady, this might suggest a woman unsure of herself; with Gentleman facing Lady, and therefore facing Clouds, the cards might be suggesting a man is facing uncertainty about his future with a woman.

Behind Gentleman we have Mountain, another challenging card. Mountain is a card that speaks of challenges, obstacles, and blocks. I also tend to read this card as a setback, a delay, or a postponement.

Gentleman + Mountain might be telling us the man has had a recent challenge or setback, with Mountain behind him.

In his relationship with a woman (Lady), she might find him to be distant (Mountain), and going forward with him (Lady facing Gentleman) might prove to be challenging.

Lady facing Mountain implies facing some type of setback in the future, and it may center on her relationship with a man (Gentleman as the middle card in the line).

Whatever the specifics of the situation, Clouds + Mountain tells us that doubt and uncertainty (Clouds) will become challenging (Mountain), possibly resulting in some type of setback or delay (Mountain).

And that leads to Tree, the final card in this week’s line. Tree is a card of health and healing, so there may be some healing to be done with regard to this relationship.

With Mountain + Tree behind Gentleman, the cards may be telling us of a possible health challenge the man experienced in the past, which may play a part in his uncertainty about the future of a relationship with a woman (Gentleman facing Lady and Clouds).

With Lady facing Tree, the cards suggest the woman be patient (Tree is a card of patience) with the man, especially when the challenges and setbacks appear on the scene.

Tree is a card that can suggest a time of growth and development, because trees take time to grow (and that’s why patience is needed!). Tree is also telling us that the “roots” are there for that growth and development to take place.

In the end, Mountain + Tree reminds the couple that life has its challenges, and it’s a matter of working through them, as Mountain suggests that things are not insurmountable, they can be overcome; it’s just a matter of time.

And Clouds adds these words of wisdom: “And this too shall pass” (clouds being fleeting).

And, with that, I’ll bring the reading to a close.

Hope you have a week of growth and development,

 

 

 

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Oracle Outlook: Kipper Card Reading for October 30 – November 5, 2017

A couple weeks back, when I last did a Kipper card reading in this space, I shared that I had received requests for more Kipper-related content. And during the time I posted that reading, as well as a video demonstration of a Cross Spread using Kipper cards, more requests came in (definite proof of the Law of Attraction at work, I’d say).

So I thought I’d do another Kipper card reading this week, and I’ll be working with the Fin de Siècle Kipper Cards by Ciro Marchetti (and published by U. S. Games Systems Inc.) once again.

Taking the deck in hand, I’m shuffling the cards, asking what we might expect for the week ahead.

The video below reveals the cards in the reading:

If you prefer to read the post, here it is:

Just like I do when I read with Lenormand in this space, I’ll be working with a Line of 5 layout.

The cards I’ve pulled for the week are: Main Male, Imprisonment, Child, Court House, and Expectation.

Focus of the Reading

The focus card this week, which is in the middle of the line, is Child.

Child is a card that can refer to an actual child, so there may be a focus on a child or children for parents this week. That makes sense considering Halloween is this week (at least here in the States); even more local to me is the Coastal Carolina Fair, an annual event that takes place this time of the year.

If you’re like me, and you don’t happen to have any children, then I read Child as the start of something, or something in its beginning stages.

The surrounding cards will tell us more about what could be starting up or beginning, so let’s take a look at them now.

Looking at the Line

Looking at the cards immediately flanking Child, we have Imprisonment and Court House.

Imprisonment is a card that can refer to limitation and restriction (if you consider the size of a prison cell), so Imprisonment + Child can suggest the beginning stage of some form of limitation or restriction.

If we consider Child to be an actual child, then the pairing might be talking about limitation or restriction that centers on a Child (Child as center card), or that a child is on “restriction,” which might suggest a form of punishment.

Imprisonment, traditionally titled “Prison,” can also refer to a tall building, and in that context, reminds me of Tower in Lenormand; in that case, Imprisonment can also suggest separation, isolation, withdrawal, and being alone (like solitary confinement).

Imprisonment + Child could then be read as a state of isolation is new or about to begin.

Court House, on the opposite side of Child, can suggest a possible legal matter, or that a decision needs to be made; it’s a card that speaks to administrative procedures, legal disputes, court cases, the law, justice, and verdicts being rendered.

Child + Court House could be read as the beginning of a legal matter or dispute, or a legal matter that involves a child.

As I consider Imprisonment, the legal dispute may concern limitation or restriction with a child, perhaps a case of being separated from a child or limited visitation with a child.

And that leads to Main Male, the first of the two outer cards in the line.

Main Male is a significator card, and therefore refers to a man playing a significant role (playing on the word “significator”) in the situation.

Starting off the line, this could literally be read as the situation starts with him. Kipper focuses heavily on directional cues, and in this case, Main Male has his back to the other cards in the line, suggesting things in his past.

Main Male in front of Imprisonment can suggest a man having to deal with a limitation or restriction from his past, or that the situation has already begun (Child being beginning).

Main Male + Child could refer to a man and his child, and with Imprisonment being between the two, can suggest he’s separated from his child.

As a result, he may have begun (Child) legal proceedings (Court House) to see his child (Main Male not facing Child) in the future (Main Male having no cards in front of him).

Expectation, rounding out the line this week, can indicate a waiting period, a sense of anticipation and expectancy, and a need for patience.

Keeping with the directional cue in the card, the woman in the image is facing left, looking out the window at Court House. This would imply waiting for a decision to be made involving a dispute, one possibly legal in nature.

And with that, the cards point this out: If there is a legal matter just getting started (Child + Court House), there won’t be an immediate verdict; Expectation, as the final card, can suggest a possible wait time of up to three months.

Can Main Male wait that long (Main Male + Expectation)? Perhaps—or perhaps he’s waited long enough already (Expectation behind him in the line, and on the other side)…

Only time will tell.

And on that note, I’ll bring this week’s reading to a close.

Hope you have a great week,

 

 

 

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Oracle Outlook: Lenormand Reading for October 23 – 29, 2017

For the reading last week, I worked with Kipper cards. And an interesting thing has happened after posting that reading.

If you checked out that reading, you might remember that I shared people were asking me for more Kipper-related content. Well that interest seems to have increased over the past week.

So, before immersing myself into the Kipper waters a bit more than usual, I thought I’d work with Lenormand for this week’s reading.

The deck that will be assisting me this week is the Ensslin & Laiblin Wahrsage Karten, a reproduction of a Lenormand deck that was originally published in 1880.

The deck is different in that it has a couple of cards (Clasped Hands and Cat) replacing ones that appear in the more standard or traditional pack (Heart and Cross).

And instead of playing card inserts, the cards have these images that look like sigils (to me, anyway), which actually prompted me to get the deck.

As I do every week, I took the deck in hand, shuffled the cards, and I asked what we might expect for the week ahead.

The video below reveals the cards in the reading:

If you prefer to read the post, here it is:

The cards for the week are: Letter, Star, Ship, Lady, and Rider.

Focus of the Reading

The focus card this week, which is in the middle of the line, is Ship.

Ship is a card of travel, so we might be focusing on both the actual and the metaphorical journeys through life this week.

In the case of actual travel, Ship is a card of going abroad and overseas; in the case of the metaphorical, Ship can suggest a more spiritual type of journey.

I also tend to look at Ship as a card that talks about progression, advancement, and moving forward. In that case, this might be the week where we contemplate where we’re going and how we’re going to get there.

Looking at the Line

The cards immediately flanking Ship, Star and Lady, form a pair that I read in a line as something more in-depth about the focus (Ship).

Star, keeping with the context of Ship being travel, can talk about direction and navigation, as I sometimes read Star as GPS. This aspect of the card reinforces the idea of contemplating where we’re going and how we’re going to get there.

In another light, Star can also be asking us to consider what inspires us and what we aspire to, as I read Star as ideals and goals. It’s those inspirations and aspirations that will serve as fuel to keep us going on our journeys toward achieving those goals.

If Ship is read as a venture (possibly a commercial venture), Star could then be talking about venturing out as a life coach; along those lines, Star and Ship could suggest exploring (Ship) the internet (Star) to reach an international or foreign market (Ship).

If the venture is more spiritually-oriented, Star could then be offering to explore topics of a metaphysical or new age nature.

Lady, on the right side of Ship, is a significator card, and refers to a woman. Surrounding cards will describe either more about her or about what she’ll experience.

Facing Ship, she may be a foreign woman, or it could be that she’s looking forward to traveling (and perhaps going abroad), as well as making some progress with a venture in the near future.

Moving to the outer cards in the line, we have Letter and Rider.

Letter, opening up the line this week, is a card that represents written forms of communication and correspondences; with Star as the internet, Letter + Star can suggest e-mails and texts.

Star can also be about documentation, and with Ship, this could refer to travel papers and documents, like a passport or a visa.

And Lady is facing in the direction of Letter, suggesting that a woman may be on the receiving end of some news, again in written form.

And, on the other end of the line, we have Rideranother card that can represent news and messages. The difference with Rider is that it talks about the delivery of news and messages.

In that vein, Letter + Rider can refer to a postal worker delivering mail, or an electronic delivery service (remember Star?) sending a message along.

With Lady standing before Rider, and not facing in its direction, the cards can be suggesting that she may have sent a message (Rider), and waiting for a response to come her way (Letter).

And on that note (see what I did there?), I’ll wrap up this week’s reading.

Here’s hoping you enjoy where life takes you…

 

 

 

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Oracle Outlook: Kipper Card Reading for October 16 – 22, 2017

Recently, I’ve received a few requests from viewers over on my YouTube channel to present some more Kipper-related content, so I thought I’d start off by using Kipper cards for the reading this week.

For this week’s reading, I’ll be working with the Fin de Siècle Kipper Cards by Ciro Marchetti (while there’s now a mass-market edition of the deck by U. S. Games, I’m using my personally monogrammed copy of the first, self-published edition).

Taking the deck in hand, I’m shuffling the cards, asking what we might expect for the week ahead.

The video below reveals the cards in the reading:

If you prefer to read the post, here it is:

Just like I do when I read with Lenormand in this space, I’ll be working with a Line of 5 layout.

The cards I’ve pulled for the week are: Judication, Despair, Coffin, Child, and Thoughts.

Focus of the Reading

The focus card this week, which is in the middle of the line, is Coffin.

Coffin can refer to things coming to an end, that something is being completed. I also read Coffin as closure and something being finalized or becoming final.

Another association I have for Coffin is limitation and restriction, and along that line, confinement, if you consider a coffin to be a space that’s limited, restricted, and confining. Coffin can also be a “box,” so it can imply a container or some form of storage.

Coffin can also be a “resting place,” so other associations are illness, sleep, and rest—and with that, a bed.

Looking at the Line

Looking at the cards immediately flanking Coffin, we have Despair and Child.

Despair is traditionally known as “Grief and Adversity,” and either title suggests challenges and adverse conditions.

With Coffin following Despair, the pair could be read as “an adverse situation is coming to its end.”

Or, Despair + Coffin could talk about a possible adverse situation (Despair) leading to a state of limitation and restriction (Coffin).

Child, on the other side of Coffin, can refer to an actual child, so Despair + Child may talk about an adverse situation involving a child.

When not about an actual child, the card can then indicate a beginning, something new, or the start of something. In this sense, Despair + Child could then suggest that despair is starting or beginning.

We have an interesting dichotomy with Child following Coffin. Coffin suggests an ending, and coming before Child, alludes to an ending that sets the stage for a beginning (Child). Coffin + Child could be read as “an ending that leads to a beginning.”

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if this was in reference to Despair?

Moving to the outer cards, we have Judication and Thoughts.

Judication is a card that talks about reaching a decision. In the image on the card, we see a judge presiding over a case between two parties, and this reminds me of some points I shared in last week’s reading pertaining to a possible legal matter.

With that in mind, there may be some resolution (Coffin being about endings and something being finalized) to some sort of legality.

With Despair being between Judication and Coffin, the case may have been difficult as it moved toward its conclusion.

If we consider Judication to refer to making a decision generally speaking, the card can suggest an approach that might be like a judge, meaning to weigh the facts in “evidence,” to consider all possible perspectives, and, if other parties are involved, to reach a decision that’s in the best and highest good for all concerned.

And that brings us to Thoughts (known traditionally as “His Thoughts”), a card that refers to mental activity (thought processes).

Thoughts can also point toward our thoughts about a decision being made (Judication).

Thoughts, in its challenging sense, can represent over-thinking and over-analyzing a situation, so Judication + Thoughts could be read as a decision is being over-analyzed (in an effort to reach a decision), or that there’s preoccupation with a decision that’s been made (after the fact).

On the card is an artist, and this has become one of my personal meanings for this card, so there’s the possibility of needing to think (Thoughts) creatively (art/artist) with regard to a project (canvas on easel).

With Coffin centering on something coming to an end or being finalized, Thoughts could possibly suggest the completion of a creative project is being thought about. Coffin might further add that there may be a “deadline” that needs to be considered.

And, with that, I’ll bring this week’s reading to a close.

Hope you have a great week,

 

 

 

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Oracle Outlook: Tarot Reading for October 9 – 15, 2017

Just as I had settled on using a playing card deck for this week’s Oracle Outlook, an interesting thing happened. A regular client, who came for her weekly coaching session, brought me a gift: a new Tarot deck.

The deck is part of a set titled “The Art of Tarot,” by Liz Dean and Emma Garner (published by Barnes & Noble Books).

Here’s the interesting part: The deck is a pip deck, which means that the cards of the Minor Arcana are non-scenic, and in that sense, they can resemble a deck of playing cards in appearance.

It’s like the Universe gave me a wink and a nod, suggesting I use this deck for the reading. So I will.

As I do every week for these general readings, I’m taking the deck in hand, shuffling the cards, and asking this question: “What do we need to know about the possibilities for the week ahead?”

This week’s video reveals the cards for our reading:

If you prefer to read the post, here it is:

After shuffling the deck, I pulled three cards for this reading.

Cards for the Week

Starting off this week’s reading, we have the Ace of Wands, a card that appeared in last week’s reading, making a return.

As I shared last week, when the Ace of Wands turns up, it can suggest that a new cycle, phase, or situation is beginning. Aces suggest the promise and potential for the future, so consider this period of time the starting point for new thought-seeds to be planted now that will develop and manifest at a later time.

The Ace of Wands encourages you to look for anything that comes your way as a potential source of inspiration, motivation, and passion; something that sparks your interest.

This incoming source could be the thing that gets you started on a new business or creative endeavor, as the Ace of Wands helps to reveal the creative path or the career path you’re on. You may be considering a new job or up for a promotion on your existing job.

When the Ace of Wands appears, consider it a supercharged energy boost. As with all the Aces in Tarot, it’s a gift to do with as you like. If you choose to accept it, be clear on your intent (Wands being the suit of intention and action)–for your actions follow your intentions.

Moving on the next card, we have the Page of Swords.

Pages in Tarot, for me, can represent a learning stage of development. This particular Page embraces a new idea or concept. With the Page of Swords turning up this week, this could be a time when new information may be gained. Swords, being a suit of communication, can suggest this information could be written, spoken, or both.

The Page of Swords is considered the inquisitive or curious type, and likes asking the question, “Why?” Seeing this card come up could suggest that you get to the “why” of a certain experience or situation.

Sometimes, when this Page appears, it can suggest that the information received might be difficult to hear. It reminds me of the moment in the film “A Few Good Men,” when Jack Nicholson’s character, being pressed for the truth of a situation in a courtroom by Tom Cruise’s character, exclaims, “You can’t handle the truth!”

So, be sure, that if you’re seeking the truth of a situation or experience, you’re really ready to handle any and all answers you might receive.

And that brings us to our final card for the week, the 8 of Cups.

The 8 of Cups can suggest going on a spiritual quest, a search for meaning in one’s life. This can mean literal travel, but most often, spiritual quests are taken by going within. Either way, this means that you’ll be “going it alone,” that it’s a trek for you and you alone. You may be moving into unfamiliar territory, into spaces and places you have never gone before.

This journey will require you to leave the past behind–and with that, some people, places, circumstances, and conditions that no longer serve and support you–in fact, those very things may now be draining you (the 8 of Cups warns of “toxic” people, environments, and circumstances that may be having an effect on your spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical well-being).

The 8 of Cups is known as an emotional choice card, sometimes called “a change of heart” card. We sometimes have to get to a point where we think, feel, and say that we’ve had enough and that it’s time to move on—even if we don’t know where we’re going or what lies ahead, because what’s familiar is no longer working for us.

When we can do this for ourselves, we’re taking the steps to reclaim our personal power (the number 8 is a number of power). When we stand in the power of who we are, we’re standing in, what spiritual teacher Gary Zukav calls, our “authentic power.”

In some circles, this card is also known as “the Amethyst Rose.” When the 8 of Cups crosses your path in this regard, you’re going through a time of “spiritual purification.” To aid in this process, you’re encouraged to either wear or carry on your person a piece of amethyst. Doing this will cleanse your energy, and allow a spiritual awakening or enhancement to possibly occur.

This is a time of release that will help to improve your overall well-being.

And that brings our journey through the cards this week to a close.

I’m wishing you a Tarot-tastic week!

 

 

 

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Oracle Outlook: Tarot Reading for October 2 – 8, 2017

Over the past week, I experienced an up-tick in client readings (a very pleasant surprise, I might add).

And while I post a number of Lenormand, Kipper, and playing card readings in this space, in my private practice, Tarot is still the thing that my clients want to work with most.

It was during this up-tick in Tarot readings that I realized I hadn’t worked with Tarot (I have used Tarot playing cards) in quite some time, so I was feeling the urge for one this week.

With that in mind, I’m breaking in a new deck in my ever-growing collection: The Smith-Waite Tarot, Borderless Edition (published by U. S. Games Systems, Inc.).

As I do every week for these general readings, I’m taking the deck in hand, shuffling the cards, and asking this question: “What do we need to know about the possibilities for the week ahead?”

This week’s video reveals the cards for our reading:

If you prefer to read the post, here it is:

After shuffling the deck, I pulled three cards for this reading.

Cards for the Week

Starting off this week’s reading, we have the 9 of Cups. When this card appears in a reading, it’s asking you to consider the things you hope and wish for.

Traditionally, the 9 of Cups is known as the “wish card.” Tradition has held that if you have a wish, and this card appears in your reading, it means that your wish will come true.

So, along with “wish fulfillment,” the 9 of Cups can represent being happy, satisfied, content, and “fulfilled” with life.

Unlike a genie who can instantly grant a wish, though, an emotionally satisfying life takes time and effort to both create and maintain. The 9 of Cups focuses on the end result, as the 9 is a number of attainment.

So, for this week, consider the things you hope and wish for. What would it take (effort) for those hopes and wishes to come true? Are you willing to put the time and effort in to make those wishes come true? Will having those wishes fulfilled really bring you the happiness you think they will?

Remember this old adage: Be careful what you wish for—because you just might get it.

Moving on the next card, we have the Ace of Wands.

When the Ace of Wands turns up, it suggests a new cycle, phase, or situation is beginning. Aces suggest the promise and potential for the future, so consider this the starting point for new thought-seeds to be planted now that will develop and manifest at a later time. This is a time of power!

This week, look for anything that comes your way as a source of inspiration, motivation, passion, and sparks your interest.

This source could be the thing that gets you started on a new business or creative endeavor, as the Ace of Wands helps to reveal the creative path or the career path you are on. You may be considering a new job or up for a promotion on your existing job.

The Ace of Wands can also suggest a spark or passion is being re-ignited, so some of us might find ourselves returning to a former project we started that we may have sidelined and allowed to collect dust. Time to blow the dust off!

When the Ace of Wands appears, look at it as a power boost of supercharged energy. As with all the Aces, it’s a gift to do with as you like. If you accept it, be clear of your intent, as the suit of Wands can represent our intentions and the actions that result from those intentions.

And that brings us to our final card for the week, The Sun.

For me, The Sun is the best card in the deck, outshining all other cards. It’s a card of clarification, suggesting things becoming clear.

The Sun suggests that clarity comes when we choose to become more conscious about ourselves and how we move through and experience our lives. What are you willing to see clearly this week? What situations are you willing to “clear up” this week?

The Sun is also a card of personal freedom. What would you be willing to do this week, as a step toward your own sense of freedom? The Sun suggests you have the energy to take that step.

Being a card of achievement, The Sun asks you to look at all the achievements in your life—those things that have brought you moments of great (personal) happiness and satisfaction. The Sun wants you to know those were your moments of “brilliance” and “radiance.”

So, for this week, consider how—and what—you want to “radiate” out into your world because the people you interact with will both see and feel the energy you’re putting out.

Why not let it be your personal best?

And on that bright and positive note, I’ll let the sun set on this week’s reading.

Wishing you a Tarot-tastic week!

 

 

 

This reading is general in nature. If you’re interested in having your own personalized Tarot reading, please visit my Tarot Consultations page for all the details.

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