Okay everyone, I am alive, I have been writing in my journal all the things I want to post. Yesterday was my 21st birthday, my mom almost died, my family is here and my life is going crazy right now. I will resume my postings after september starts. Sorry for not posting anything, but I have quite a few posts ready but no time. I’m sorry.
My thoughts- Male and female, Eden, creation, affection but not just for the other person, but also for a higher being and his love for us.
Book- This card is about the union of opposites, communion with the Divine, and completion, but at the end of the day it is really about making a choice. It is about making a decision that makes you feel as good, as certain, as strong as being in love makes us feel. The decision can be about any aspect of our lives. Choices can be many or few. Picking the option that resonates with your heart, makes you feel good about yourself, and creates the sense that all is right with the world.
The Universal Waite card – Shows the idea of opposites mentioned earlier: man and woman, earth and fire, human and angel, obedience and temptation. There are choices to be made here The angel represents the all consuming love for and guidance of the Divine that dwells in our hearts The angel is huge and the sun is shining brightly on it, indicating that this really is an obvious decision.
core meaning- Making a decision that makes your heart glad.
I wasn’t to far off.
My thoughts- Dressed like a present day pope. The papal seal is under him which could suggest that he is the pope or maybe pope like, Other wise he may be higher than the pope, above him. He could be wise considering people are watching/ listening to him.
Book- Its original name was the Pope. The Golden Dawn changed the card to the Hierophant, which most people assume is an esoteric name for the Pope. Hierophany, meaning the manifestation of the sacred. A hierophant, is one who teaches, who shows us how to live by our beliefs Still the element of teaching and instruction, but there is a difference in focus. This is not following the rules of a demanding and illogical deity. This is about how we can live our lives in a way that brings our faith or beliefs to life.
The Universal Waite Card- It is easy to focus on the formal and ritualistic nature of the card as well as the implied hierarchy More to the point, here is the idea that the Hierophant has the formal training, personal experience, and required accountability to make him an appropriate teacher. His upraised hand has two fingers up and two down, representing the connection of higher ideals and earthly experience. His wand is topped with crosses, which symbolize the intersection between the spiritual (vertical lines) and earthly (horizontal lines).
Core meaning – Living faith in everyday life.
My thoughts – He looks battle ready Noble, the rams head means that he is stubborn possible. Red for royalty. He is old so maybe his wisdom comes with age.
I didn’t to to well on this one, but I can do this.
Book- The Emperor is a creator but of a different sort, he creates order, efficiency, prosperity, and stability. He surveys the entire situation and makes decisions accordingly. His position is one of power, more specifically focused on authority and responsibility. He is here to create order that benefits the larger picture not to impose his will.
The Ultimate Waite Card- He is pictured in the desert. This symbolizes two things. First, that he makes limited resources stretch as far as possible. Second, it suggests the sun, representing solar or male thinking- that is, logic and rationality. His decisions are practical, not emotional. He chooses as his throne a cube like structure, indicating the importance of a stable foundation.
So, I wasn’t really that close, maybe I will be better next time.
My thoughts- I look at this card and see fertility. The grain and the trees are in abundance. The heartJenna’s love for all that she creates because in essense she is mother nature. Since she is young she represents the beginning of new life.
The book- sometimes associated with mother nature. She does represent nature life and growth. However, she represents birth andripening, the beginning and peak of the cycle, more than death which is the end of the cycle. This card symbolizes abundance. Having more than enough. We also have the ability to create in this way. We reap what we sow. This card is about allthe food thingsthat we sow and reap. It is about creating and enjoying the good things in life.
So I was close. That’s awesome.
The universal Waite card- reigns over nature, a true empress, in complete control over her creation. Her elaborate pillows and blankets show comfort and luxury. The pomegranates show abundance as dies the wheat, which is practical and nourishing. The stars on her crown represent time in general, and specifically the role of time and cycles in the circle of life, as well as the idea that creation takes place in the mind as well in the world.
Core meaning – abundance and creation
Hiw well did you do?
Okay, so we have learned about three different cards; The Fool, The Magician, and The High Priestess. So, why don’t we try a simple three card reading… they out come won’t be great, possibly, but lets try it so we can start to see how it works. Its gonna be hard but lets only use the three cards. Shuffle the cards and then lay them out after asking a question.
My first question: What can I do to bring more happiness into my life today?
Card one: The Magician
Card two: The Fool
Card three: The High Priestess
Okay so what do the cards say?
I like using the cards with the positions of The situation, what to do, what not to do. But you can also do The situation, what to do option one and two. The past the present and the future. The situation, the problem, the solution. or The situation, the Challenge, the advice.
The situation- The Magician
This is telling me that I am in the mood of As above , so Below. Also that I feel that if all is harmonious that I will finally be happy, that I can change the world or situation.
What to do- The fool
The fool card is telling me that I should take a leap of faith but remember the pack shows a little forethought. I know what or where I’m going for (happiness). I just don’t know how I’m going to get there.
What not to do- The High Priestess
I don’t have to go through some process or initiation to learn how to be happy. It isn’t some secret society. I can do this.
So the cards are right… even though I wouldn’t consider this a real reading considering there were only three cards.
What did your cards say? Were they right?
Tarot For Beginners: A Practical Guide to Reading the Cards
By Barbara Moore
That’s the book I use.
I’ll update this as I add to my resources.