Valentine’s Love & Relationship reading

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Just in time for Valentines 2017 – my Valentines relationship Tarot reading. A heart-shaped, 16 card spread to give you a better understanding of your relationship and its potential.

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Why are we together?
Why do certain issues keep coming up?
What makes us stronger together?
What are the lessons to learn?

This spread is divided in 3 parts: You; your partner; the relationship you create together.

CARD POSITIONS:

The Querent:

1 – the Querent at this moment in time.
2 – Issues that affect the Q.
3 – The Q’s gift from the Other
4 – The Q’s gift to the Other
5 – Personal growth necessary for the Querent

The Other: the Querent’s love interest:

6 – The Love Interest at this moment in time.
7 – Issues that affect the Love Interest.
8 – Their gift to the Querent
9 – Their gift from the Querent
10 – Personal growth necessary for the love interest)

The Relationship:

11 – Rewind: the birth of the relationship, why it started.
12 – Karma: the unfinished business/baggage that you bring from past experiences and relationships.
13 – How to grow this relationship.
14 – How to grow this relationship.
15 – How to grow this relationship.
16 – The lessons the relationship will bring – this could be negative or positive, but ultimately, of benefit and growing for the people involved.

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AM I ON THE RIGHT PATH? – TAROT SPREAD

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I get so many inquiries for spreads that ask: “am I on the right career/relationship/life path? What do I need to leave behind? How would changing career/relationship/circumstances impact my life?

I used the traditional Bridge Spread and gave it the meanings that tend to come to me when I interpret a reading. I use my London underground map cloth, because it’s about giving directions, isn’t it?

The Tarot give us tools and tips to improve our lives, and these are to be found on the cards that show were we are going. I don’t believe, however, in destiny or that the cards show inevitable future events, only where our present and past actions could take us.

So on the left side:

I see forces or attitudes that are being left behind, but that still have an influence on our present; on the right side, how the past and present is weaving a future and the Querent’s power to take the future in the right direction.

Card no. 1 shows me the Querent’s present circumstances.

Card no 2. shows what the Querent has been doing;

Card no 3 shows the Change or Plan that the Querent is already working on it; In the middle.

On the right side of the spread:

I see future trends and developments.

Card no 5 shows how the Querent thinks their decisions or plans could change or improve their circumstances.

Card no. 6: how their actual circumstances and environment accept or reject their efforts;.

Card no. 7: What could come to them.

Card no. 8 is a little bonus card, revealing unseen things or giving one last bit of advice.

If you think that this spread is useful, let me know. Constructive criticism and suggestions are also welcome.

LA RUEDA DE LA VIDA – A TAROT SPREAD

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I found this on a facebook group I belong to. I found it intriguing because you had to use a dinner dish and rotate it anti-clockwise to do your interpretation: hence the name, la Rueda De La Vida – The Wheel Of Life.

I am planning to find a more inspiring plate on my next outing to a flea market, but for now, I used one of my dinner plates.

HOW? Ask your Querent to shuffle the deck. When done, place the deck in the middle of the plate and draw six cards, placing them around the sides of the plate, anti-clockwise.

Start by the card on top, then spin the plate anti-clockwise, one card at a time, so each card you read is always at the top. You may want to draw more cards for further information.

The six cards represent (from the top, anti-clockwise):

1. Home, family, the Querent’s immediate surrounding.
2. Work and career.
3. Love and relationships.
4. Friends, friendship.
5. Health.
6. Advice for the future.

It’s quite a unique, old fashioned way of reading the cards, and I’m thinking on designing other spreads, based on the idea of rotating or spinning the cards on a plate. It reminds me of women of other eras, getting together by the kitchen hearth and practising traditional forms of divination that involved household objects. It’s very witchy!

TAROT CRAFTS: CROPPING CROWLEY’S THOTH DECK

Being homebound with flu, I set to crop my very old Thoth Deck, because I’ve always found these cards huge for my hands. This was my first Tarot deck and I learned all the meanings from it, so I relate to its imagery very strongly. But they still felt physically cumbersome to shuffle. So armed with a large pair of scissors for straight edges, and a cheap 5mm corner punch from Amazon, I did the deed. I like the names given by Crowley to the Minors, so I left them untouched, but removed the unnecessary borders. Ideally, there would be no bands for words pr symbols, so, here is hope that, one day, somebody will publish a Thoth Deck without unnecessary framings or borders. The art is rich and complex enough and doesn’t need anything added to it The results are amazing: it shuffles effortlessly in my hands, and Lady Frieda Harris’ art looks fresher and sharper. This deck is 20 years old and some cards were dog-eared. Now they look as good as new again. I though of covering the backs with gold contact paper, which apparently works very well. The only reason is that I do reverse card readings, and I’d prefer not to know until I turn the card face up. But the artwork is beautiful, and it looks even better when cropped tighter, so I let them as they are. Also, being a deck I’ve been using for so long, I thought it wouldn’t be a good idea to turn it into something that might feel unfamiliar with so many changes.

THE MOUNTAIN DREAM TAROT CARDS

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I have received today my new deck, the Mountain Dream Tarot. Designed by artist Bea Nettles in the early to mid 70′s, she saw it in a dream. In it, she recreated the images in the Rider-Waite deck, with real people. Back in the so called real world, she set off to do just that, by asking friends to pose for her camera. She re-enacted all 78 cards on black & white photos, between 1970 and 1975. The result is a strange, enigmatic deck where ordinary people in ordinary clothes, or sometimes, in improvised costumes and props that use everyday objects.

The photos are not beautiful in a conventional sense, but their air of urgency and immediacy is very inspiring. The people reenacting the meaning in cards, look like a group of penniless amateur actors rehearsing for a play, or a70′s avant-garde performance or happening. Kings sit on doorsteps with a table cloth for cloak. Knights wear jeans and the Empress, a cheap flowery thrift store gown. But I love the imagery created, because it defines art and also magic: the act of turning the ordinary, into something extraordinary. Curtains become cloaks; a hilly billy in dungarees is the 9 of Cups; Pentacles are food plates with a star painted on them; the man in the 4 of Swords takes a nap on an old couch. Because the cards are not about fantasy realms, but about our current, present circumstances, for ordinary mortals.

The Mountain Dream Tarot is strangely both contemporary and timeless at the same time. It reenacts the narratives in the Tarot in your back garden. Brings the magic into the everyday, and the everyday into the magic realm of art and endless possibilities. Which, in my opinion, is what the Tarot does: offer choice and possibilities that are no airy fairy dreams, but always within your reach.

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decklove:

thecircleofmedeatarot:

decklove:

thecircleofmedeatarot:

Technology is a blessing for my Tarot readings and it’s changed radically the way I do my interpretations. I do a card spread, then take a photo and upload it onto my iPad, where I write down notes and ideas that come to me. I can go back to the photo stored for further interpretation and pondering, whenever it suits me. It works amazingly well!

Amazing idea, I do that with bigger spreads – like my NY one, I used two decks and I didn’t feel like reading everything in one sitting, so I took a picture and it’s there to read whenever I want 🙂

By the way… what is that deck’s name? 🙂 That three of swords looks dreamy!

Thank you. That deck is The Frau Grand Duchess Tarot. It’s very beautiful, but also,ironic in a retro/kitsch kinda way. I find it good for everyday, mundane dilemmas. I call it the suburban tarot cards – you’ll see what I mean when you google it up!

Ahh, thank you! It’s quite different from what I expected. I think the retro style lovers will really like it 🙂

Yes. It has a time and place, or for everyday use. That 3 of Swords is magical and glittery, isn’t it? Like a Las Vegas neon 🙂

decklove:

thecircleofmedeatarot:

Technology is a blessing for my Tarot readings and it’s changed radically the way I do my interpretations. I do a card spread, then take a photo and upload it onto my iPad, where I write down notes and ideas that come to me. I can go back to the photo stored for further interpretation and pondering, whenever it suits me. It works amazingly well!

Amazing idea, I do that with bigger spreads – like my NY one, I used two decks and I didn’t feel like reading everything in one sitting, so I took a picture and it’s there to read whenever I want 🙂

By the way… what is that deck’s name? 🙂 That three of swords looks dreamy!

Thank you. That deck is The Frau Grand Duchess Tarot. It’s very beautiful, but also,ironic in a retro/kitsch kinda way. I find it good for everyday, mundane dilemmas. I call it the suburban tarot cards – you’ll see what I mean when you google it up!