Three of Cups

My thoughts-  There are three people holding up three cups. They seem to be toasting something. I have always found it slightly unsettling that I cant really see the third persons face. They are each crossing the other’s arms with theirs. If you got an aerial view you would see a triangle.

The Book- This card represents those moments or feelings of general goodwill, contentment, and the sense that everything is okay with the world… even if only for that moment. It is usually a shared experience, resulting from the synergy of the group, but it can be felt along, when happiness fills the heart for no apparent reason.

The Universal Waite Card- features abundance and simple pleasures, with its pumpkin and grapes. It looks like a feast or a party. The three women with their unlifted cups represent the social aspect and mutual affection. Fun frivolity, and overflowing happiness abound.

Core Meaning-  A spontaneous, unexpected joy or pleasure.

Fair Lights Tarot (Getting to know the new deck)

Omgosh, the pictures in this deck are so pretty. The contrast of light and dark cards are just amazing in this deck.

How I ask questions and get set up- I start by taking three deep breathes, in through my nose, out through my mouth. I take the deck out of the box and begin to shuffle. I pick up the deck with my right hand and drop them into my left hand, so that they don’t get bent by shuffling. I ask the question as I am shuffling and the card that falls out is the one that I’m supposed to read. I feel like it is the deck throwing the card in my face.

 

Questions

 

1. What kind of deck are you?

10 of Swords- The path you are considering is to fraught with challenges. Accept defeat and find another solution. Well this is awkward ( it was a birthday present and not something I would have normally picked for myself). Is he (the deck) saying that I need to give up on him or that he is the other solution. 

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2. What card sums up your personality?

King of Swords- One who may seem stern and forbidding but whose judgement is always fair and whose authority benefits his community. Hmm, not quite sure what to think of this card most of the kings actually kinda scare me in this deck.

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3. In what issues do you specialize?

9 of wands- Working with others will allow you to accomplish much more than you would on your own but at some sacrifice to your autonomy and control.  I came to the realization the other day, I don’t always work well with others, its not that we don’t get along is just that I don’t like having someone telling me that I’m wrong just because its not how they would do it.
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4. How can you best help me?

Queen of Swords- One who shares the brilliant clarity of her mind but protects her heart with a certain reserve and caution. I am usually someone who guards their heart, that was, until I met my husband, since then it has been all out there in the open. Maybe I should start to do that again.

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5. What quality is best in a reader?

King of Wands- One who inspires loyalty through his fair-mindedness and his willingness to adapt to the changing times. So, someone who is flexible, not totally set in their ways.

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6. How do you see our relationship?

5 of wands- Your wild nature longs for release. Honor your instincts and trust their guidance. My wild nature… hmmm. I know I can be a little crazy sometimes but wild… 

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8 of Disks- Get ready for your future by throwing away regrets, blame and disappointment. Surround yourself with positive expectations. I’m excited for my future. I don’t know what it holds but it is probably somewhere I haven’t been before. 

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8. (I normally just do seven questions but with this deck I decided to try an eight, to just see its point of view.) How do you see me?

4 of Wands- Pay attention to your ethical choices, do not take credit for someone elses achievements or try to pass off their work as your own.  So, it sees me as a credit stealer… how nice for me. hmmm.

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What do you think of this deck and its cards for me? Mistress Morrigan1? Hipster chic?

I personally feel that this is a deck of action. All the swords and the wands!

 

 

 

 

Two of Cups

download (2)My thoughts- I honestly don’t have many thoughts about this card. I see the medical symbol (I think) connected to a red lion’s head with wings. In the distance is a white house with a red roof, I don’t know that that means anything. There is a man and a woman, the man seems to be reaching for the woman’s cup. His wreath is red, her shoes are red, the lion with wings and the roof are red. I honestly feel kinda bland about this card. I have no strong emotions one way or the other towards this card.

The book- The two of Cups is a welcome card for those interested in a new relationship, for it is about that exciting time when people first meet and acknowledge their attraction. The card doesn’t necessarily say if the connection will be long lasting or whether it will be entirely good; it simply says that it exists.

The Universal Waite Card- Focuses on the powerful effects of a relationship based on such an emotional connection. The behavior of the two figures is very formal and dignified. If they touch at all, it is possible their fingertips brush as his hand reaches toward her cup. From their union healing arises, symbolized by the caduceus. In addition, this partnership elevates our base animal tendencies, as shown by the lion with wings. 

Core Meaning-  Deep emotional connection or attraction.

Ace of Cups

My thoughts- yay, my favorite suit. For some reason this suit appeals to me. The Ace of Cups seems to be overflowing or springing forth of water. There is a lot of white in this card. The hand, the dove, the coin(?). There are red roses in the water, I’m surprise there aren’t white lilies too.

The Book- Like all of the aces, the Ace of Cups is a gift or unexpected opportunity and possibility. Because this card is a cups card, it contains the watery energy of all the cups. This energy is manifested in several ways: love, affection, healing, intuition, and creativity. It is particularly suited for relationships, artistic endeavors, and spiritual journeys. The Ace of Cups invites us to drink deeply and be fulfilled- or, better yet, just jump right in.

The Universal Waite card- The proffered chalice has a distinctively Catholic look to it. This is not surprising, as Waite came from a Christian background. Rather than focus on the engulfing and sometimes overwhelming experience of human emotions, this card represents divine love, healing, and grace.

Core Meaning- An opportunity for an emotional experience or growth.

 

 

Ten of Wands

images (6)My Thoughts-  Okay, we are at the end of the wands (excluding the court cards, which will have their own section) I have to say that I’m excited to move on to the next one. OKay, on to the card. This man has gathered up all of the wands/sticks. That can’t be easy to carry. Trust me, I’ve tried, there are easier ways, but that is not one of them. Why not find an easier way to do it?

The book- Burdens come in many forms: responsibilities, the expectations of others, necessities. In and of itself, this card doesn’t tell us whether we should lay down the burden, find a better way to carry it, or just keep carrying it. It simply shows that it exists.

The Universal Waite card- shows a figure carrying a great unwieldy load while walking toward a goal. This load makes the journey harder but not impossible. The implication here is that the goals of getting to the house and carrying the wands can both be achieved. One can hardly resist asking, though, might there not be a better way to carry the wands?

Core Meaning- Carrying a large burden or many burdens.

That is just like me, trying to solve everyone’s problem, but my own. I never have any clue about how to solve mine. *sigh*

Nine of Wands

download (1)My thoughts- This guy just looks like he is done with all of it. What it is, I don’t know. There is lots of yellow in this card. He seems to be leaning on his walking stick, it is also the only one not standing up straight.

The Book-  While this card doesn’t depict the most pleasant of experiences, it does depict something powerful, beautiful, and honorable. In this card, we find the element of wands, fire, at its best, representing the strength of the human spirit. This is a card of having been tried by fire and made better for it. Reliance, strength, patience, vigilance, courage, and wisdom are hard-won virtues. But there is also a certain sadness to the card, n expectation of a renewed attack. The Nine of Wands indicates that the person in question has been through a hard time, has survived, and has become stronger. It also says that the person is expecting and ready for another challenge.

The Universal Waite Card- The wounded figure has regrouped. He watches the horizon and waits for what is to come without illusions and with the resolve to face it as best he can. The focus of this card is quiet, patient readiness and total self-reliance.

Core Meaning- Preparing for the next challenge

Eight of Wands

images (4)My thoughts- I don’t know if my anxiety is still left over from the Seven of Wands or I feel anxious to get ahead when I look at this card, as in a race, but I still feel anxious but not as much so and it is going away slowly. I feel like these wands are racing, but they are slanted down, indicating a decline. I feel like things are on the downhill slide of whatever the journey is  of the Wands.

The Book- Sometimes events move very quickly, and this card represents those moments. In the Eight of Wands, swift action is the only guarantee. It can upset the best-laid plans. It can beneficially facilitate everything. It can sweep us off our feet and carry us in another direction entirely.

The Universal Waite Card- Shows events already in motion heading toward their ultimate conclusion. In this card, the focus is on the events, their motion, and our lack of further control in the situation.

Core Meaning- Swift movement.

Eh, I wasn’t to far off. Downhill slide-> conclusion.