The Birth Path Number is the last of the core numbers in a Numerology birth chart- and the easiest to calculate! Just look at the day you were born- if you were born on the 1st-9th day of the month, no further work is needed. That's your Birth Path. If you were born on a double digit day, just add together the two digits and you will get your single digit or master number Birth Path. Simple, right?
Now that you've identified your Birth Path Number, what can it tell you? I look at the Birth Path Number in two different ways. First, I consider the Birth Path to be a means of narrowing down the focus on the Life Path. The Life Path gives us a broad sense of what we are meant to accomplish in the course of a lifetime and what specific lessons our soul will learn during this incarnation. If the Life Path tells us WHAT we are supposed to be doing with our lives, the Birth Path tells us HOW to accomplish it. The Life Path is the road we travel, and the Birth Path is the vehicle that moves us forward along our journey. Make sense?
How the Birth Path Number narrows the focus of your Life Path lesson...
I have to be honest- it's hard to say exactly how the Birth Path narrows the scope of the Life Path and colors your individual journey without looking at your full birth chart. However, I have listed some possibilities below. (If your Birth Path Number is 11 or 22, please also read the descriptions for the 2 or 4).
Birth Path 1- You will master your Life Path by maintaining your independence and staying focused on your personal goals.
Birth Path 2- You will master your Life Path by working in cooperation with others.
Birth Path 3- Your vehicle is your voice. You will master your Life Path by speaking your truth and inspiring others.
Birth Path 4- Your vehicle is hard work and dedication. You will master your Life Path through order and structure.
Birth Path 5- You will master the lessons of your Life Path by being flexible and open-minded.
Birth Path 6- Your vehicle to mastering your Life Path is through service to others, specifically your family and/or community.
Birth Path 7- You will master the lessons of your Life Path through reflection and by building self-awareness.
Birth Path 8- You will accomplish the objectives of your Life Path using your personal power and manifestation abilities.
Birth Path 9- You will master your Life Path by focusing on the big picture and maintaining a broad world view.
Birth Path 11- You will master the lessons of your Life Path by teaching and inspiring others.
Birth Path 22- You can move forward on your Life Path by putting spiritual principles to practice and applying them to real life.
What's your super power? Uncover the gifts of your Birth Path...
Generally speaking, numbers in the birth date tell us about energy that is outside of us (e.g. the types of experiences, opportunities and challenges we will face during our lives). But the Birth Path is unique in that it also speaks to some special super power the universe has granted us just for being born on that particular day- a birthday gift if you will! These super talents and characteristics tie directly into the sub-focus of the Birth Path since they come from the same number vibration. Basically, this is the universe's way of making sure we have the tools we need to achieve our life purpose (we would never be asked to tackle something we couldn't handle!). That doesn't mean it will always be easy, as the impact of the Birth Path gift can be weakened by other numbers in the chart. But nonetheless, it's energy is always there and available to us. (See, the universe really does have your back!!!)
The graphics below illustrate the gifts associated with each Birth Path Number. With a Birth Chart Reading, we can get even more insight and detail into your super powers by looking at your exact date of birth (e.g. the full double-digit number will have a slightly different vibe than its single-digit counterpart)- but this is a great starting point. Enjoy!
His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama was born Lhasa Dondrub in a small village in China, northeast of Tibet on July 6, 1935. Born to peasants, he was identified by a group of religious leaders at the age of two as the fourteenth incarnation of the Dalai Lama and assumed his position as spiritual and political leader of Tibet at the age of fifteen. He has fought for his people's independence from China and earned a Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 for his nonviolent efforts towards their liberation. What does Numerology reveal about this man who was born a peasant and became known all over the world for his messages of compassion and peace? Below is a detailed analysis of his numbers, as well as his complete birth chart for downloading.
I had a client reading this weekend where she would not tell me the nature of her inquiry- which led to a very disappointing and confusing session for both she and I. The experience brought me back to my beginning days as a tarot reader, when I learned that the most important element of a reading is the question (and how it is framed). While tarot is a very powerful tool- and I can sometimes use it to get to the heart of the issue even when that issue remains unspoken- it is BEST USED and MOST EFFECTIVE when it is a part of an open, honest and INTERACTIVE reading. And that starts with the question and some discussion prior to the reading about the client's purpose. I've cut that out too often in an attempt to please folks who just want to "hear what the cards have to say" without disclosing their purpose for the reading. And I won't be doing that any longer. If that makes someone uncomfortable, then I am simply not the right reader for him/her. This is a great blog post from Biddy Tarot on the art of asking questions during a tarot reading. Enjoy!
The Soul Urge is one of the Core Elements in a person’s Numerology Birth Chart. Although it does not impact an individual’s life as significantly as the Life Path Number or Expression Number, I believe it reveals the most intimate information about them.
The Soul Urge is a component of the Expression number and is calculated by adding the number correspondences for each of the vowels in the full birth name and reducing the sum to a master or single-digit number. Like all numbers derived from the birth name, the Soul Urge number provides information about an individual’s intrinsic nature. More specifically, the Soul Urge tells us what a person values. It reveals what he desires above all else and provides insight into what motivates him at the deepest level.
The Soul Urge is a deeply personal number. While the Personality Number explains how a person presents himself in everyday situations, the Soul Urge number reveals his innermost nature. In many cases, the qualities represented by the Soul Urge remain hidden or are only revealed to the most intimate associates. We may make false assumptions about others based on the way they present themselves to the external world and may be surprised to find the Soul Urge Number paints a very different internal portrait. For this reason, I would argue the Soul Urge Number is the most important aspect of a Compatibility Reading in Numerology.
Understanding a person’s Soul Urge can be enormously helpful when trying to understand what is driving a person’s behavior. When compared to the Life Path and Expression Numbers, it can also provide deep insight into a person’s internal conflicts and struggles.
A Soul Urge Number that is at odd’s with a person’s Life Path and/or Expression Number can result in feelings of frustration and even depression. Consider a person with a Soul Urge of 6 and a Life Path of 1. He would value family and service to others above all else, but his Life Path number would force him to walk a fairly solitary path. Conversely, a person with a Soul Urge of 1 and a Life Path of 6 would struggle to garner sufficient motivation to achieve the goals related to his Life Path. When the Expression number and Soul Urge are at odds, a person would have to work extra hard to live in accordance with his values. For example, a person with an Expression Number of 5 and a Soul Urge of 2 would long for fulfilling relationships with others. But his need for freedom and unconventional nature might make maintaining interpersonal connections difficult.
Curious to find out your Soul Urge Number? Use this chart to convert the vowels in your full birth name to numbers. Calculate the sum for each part of your name individually. Then add them up and reduce the sum to a single-digit (1-9) or Master Number (11 or 22).
For example, my Soul Urge Number (a 9) is calculated below.
Christine (9+9+5)= 23=5
Marie (1+9+5)= 15=6
Talbot (1+6)= 7
What does your Soul Urge reveal about you?
Soul Urge 1 values...
independence, self-sufficiency, and personal success. achievement of individual goals and ambitions.
Soul Urge 2 values...
relationships, emotions, peace and harmony with others. prefers to play a supportive role rather than taking center stage.
Soul Urge 3 values...
self-expression, creativity, friendship and activity. likes to look on the bright side and strives to maintain a positive outlook.
Soul Urge 4 values...
hard work, structure, stability safety and family. takes personal responsibilities very seriously.
Soul Urge 5 values...
freedom, new experiences, exploration and travel. likes to have fun. progressive values, maintains an open-mind and prefers the unconventional.
Soul Urge 6 values...
unconditional love, family, service to others. strives to maintain balance. enjoys art, design and things that are aesthetically pleasing.
Soul Urge 7 values...
analysis, reflection, facts and figures, education, and intelligence. philosophy and spirituality. enjoys time alone.
Soul Urge 8 values...
productivity and hard work. accomplishment, power, money and material success are important.
Soul Urge 9 values...
compassion, humanity, philanthropy and activism, wisdom, big-picture thinking and a broad world view. wants to make the world a better place.
Soul Urge 11 values...
intuition, empathy, spirituality and helping others. strives to be a role model and inspiration to others. (plus all of the qualities of a Soul Urge 2)
Soul Urge 22 values...
production, leadership, and diplomacy, and practicality. likes to solve problems. (plus all of the qualities of a Soul Urge 4)
Numerology: The Expression Number
What is it?
In Numerology, the Expression Number is the second most important of the four core components of a person's birth chart. And it is the most significant number that is derived from the letters (and corresponding numbers) of the full birth name.
What does it tell us?
The Expression Number identifies an individual's inherent qualities. From a Numerologist's perspective, these are the tools he/she was born with and will use as he/she attempts to master the life lesson associate with his/her Life Path.
The Expression number provides insight into a person's overall character, personality traits, desires, strengths and weaknesses.
There are light and dark aspects to every Expression Number. And how a number is expressed (positively or negatively) depends on how the Expression Number interacts with other numbers in the birth chart.
You may find that the negative characteristics of a particular Expression Number are contradictory. For example, a positive trait associated with Expression Number Five is an adventurous spirit. When negatively aspected, this same characteristic will express as either extreme risk-taking behavior or risk-aversion/fear of change. The negative aspects of an Expression Number tend to demonstrate two extremes of a particular trait. While the positive is a balanced expression of the same characteristic.
How do you find the Expression Number?
To calculate the Expression Number, use the full name as written on the birth certificate. For example, my name on my birth certificate is Christine Marie Talbot.
Once the full birth name has been established, translate each letter in each name to its corresponding number. See chart below for letter/number correspondences.
So my name written numerically is as follows:
We then add up the numbers of each name (3 in my case) and reduce until we reach a single digit or Master Number (11 or 22).
Marie=4+1+9+9+5= 28. 2+8=10. 1+0=1.
Finally, add the reduced value of each name together. Then reduce until you reach a single digit or Master Number.
6+1+7=14. 1+4=5. My Expression Number is 5.
Calculate your Expression Number and then check out the gallery below to get a sense of its positive and challenging attributes.
Feel free to ask me any questions in the comments- or give your thoughts on your results. I'd love to hear from you!!
Numerology uses the numbers of your birthdate and the letters of your full birth name to gain insight into your life purpose, the opportunities and challenges you are likely to encounter on your life journey, your personal strengths and weaknesses, and your deepest desires.
There are literally dozens and dozens of ways to look at your number/letters (and various combinations of them) to uncover all sorts of things about your life journey and personal evolution. And it's really in the nuances and subtle aspects of a person’s chart where Numerology shines- providing amazingly detailed and accurate information. But it can be very confusing to figure out where to start. Which aspects of a numerology birth chart are critical? And which aspects have a more minor influence on a person’s chart?
I will be posting articles later on that highlight some of the detail aspects of Numerology. But for today, my goal is to familiarize you with the essential components, called the Core Elements of a numerological birth chart. In order of importance, these are the:
Life Path Number- Calculated using the full birth date (month/day/year), this is the most important number in the birth profile. It gives detailed information about a person’s life purpose and the related lessons they are to learn during this lifetime. The Life Path speaks to an individual’s external environment and the types of opportunities and challenges they are likely to encounter on their life journey. These experiences are designed to help the individual to work through the lessons of his/her Life Path.
Expression Number- Calculated using all the letters of the full name given at birth, the Expression number focuses on our inherent characteristics. These include talents and abilities, weaknesses and challenges, and personality traits. While the Life Path describes the journey, the Expression Number tells us about the person embarking on the trip.
Soul Urge Number- Derived from the vowels of the full birth name, the Soul Urge number tells us who a person is at the deepest level. It provides insight into what motivates and drives a person, as well as information about his greatest hopes and desires.
Birthday Number- The date of birth reduced to a single digit or Master Number (11 or 22), the Birthday Number is a component or sub-aspect of the Life Path. If the Life Path describes the highway a person travels on, the Birthday Number is a specific lane they will ride in for the most important part of the journey. It provides more detail and specificity about an individual’s life experiences and lessons- and is felt most significantly during a person’s “productive years” (age 30-55).
Although there are many other possible components to a Numerological Birth chart, these four Core Elements are the critical ones. With this information alone, we can get a very good idea about what we are here to do-our character- and our inherent strengths and weaknesses.
When looking at the Core Elements, it's important to consider not just the individual numbers but also the numbers as they relate to one another. This is something I will be discussing in detail in a future blog post. So stay tuned!
Among Numerology's Core Elements, the Life Path is the most influential number in an individual's birth chart.
The Life Path number describes the landscape on an individual's life journey. It describes the key lessons he/she will have the opportunity to learn in this lifetime and can be very helpful in terms of identifying his/her larger life purpose.
The universe will provide us each with experiences specifically designed so that we will have to address the key issue and related lessons inherent to our Life Path Number. And although the energy of our Life Path Number is mostly external to us, the universe also ensures that we don't embark upon our Life Path mission without sufficient tools to accomplish it. So in that way, some aspects of character are influenced by the Life Path Number.
How do we calculate the Life Path Number? It's simple. Start with your full birthdate (month/day/year). Add and reduce all numbers in your birth month until you get a single-digit (1-9) or a Master Number 11 or 22). Do the same thing for your birth day and finally for the birth year. You will then have three separate single-digit or Master numbers. Add these three numbers together. If the result is not a single-digit or Master Number, reduce by adding the digits together until you get one.
Example Life Path Calculation:
October 21, 1990.
October=10 (not a single-digit). Add 1+0= 1 (a single digit number).
21 (not a single-digit). Add 2+1=3 (a single digit number).
1990 (not a single-digit). Add 1+9+9+0= 19 (still not a single-digit!), Add 1+9=10 (keep going!). Add 1+0=1.
Add the three reduced numbers together. 1+3+1= 5.
A person born on October 21, 1990 has a Life Path Number 5.
Here's another one. Try November 29, 1979.
November=11. Not a single-digit number, but it is a Master Number. So we keep it.
29 (not a single-digit or Master Number). Add 2+9=11 (yes, another Master Number 11- it stays!).
1979 (not a single-digit or Master Number). Add 1+9+7+9=26 (keep reducing!!). Add 2+6=8 (a single-digit!).
Add the three components. 11+11+8=30. Add 3+0=3.
A person born on November 29, 1979 has a Life Path 3.
Try yours out! What do you get? Once you've calculated your number, check out the gallery below to find out what the key lessons and opportunities are for your Life Path. Each number has an overarching lesson included at the top, as well as bulleted details describing how an individual would master it.
Please note, the higher the Life Path Number, the more difficult its lesson. Many times people will have to attempt the same Life Path for several incarnations before its lesson is mastered. The Master Numbers represent a higher spiritual calling than the single-digit number and are extremely difficult to achieve.
I should also note that we do not neccesarily work through the Life Path lessons in order. In a person's first incarnation, he may have attempted a 4 Life Path. In his next life, he had a 7 Life Path and so on. The ultimate goal for a soul is to eventually master all of them- the order isn't so important. In another post, I will share with you some ways we can explore past lives and the lessons we've already learned using Numerology. Good stuff- stay tuned!
Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below!
Numerology- what is it?
Numerology is the study of the symbolic language of numbers. It is used to increase our spiritual awareness and enhance understanding of our role in the larger universe.
Like other metaphysical sciences, Numerology provides us with a key to decode human behavior and life experiences.
Where Astrology uses the positions of the planets at the time of birth to unlock aspects of an individual’s personality and projected life path, Numerology uses a person’s birth date (including month, day and year) and birth name to uncover aspects of her character, talents, weaknesses, life opportunities and challenges.
How does Numerology work?
Every number has its own unique energy pattern. (This is true for all numbers; however, Numerology uses only single digit numbers and master numbers 11 and 22.)
Each number’s special vibration is part of a symbolic language recognized by all mankind. The number one’s correspondence to concepts such as independence and solitude, for example, is universal across time and culture.
Similarly, each of the remaining single digit and master numbers pulls together a group of inherently related qualities to form an energetic archetype representing a universally-recognized aspect of human experience. And when we combine the archetypal energy of each of the single digit and master numbers, we find the full spectrum of possible human characteristics and life experiences.
What does Numerology tell us?
Numerologists believe that nothing is random.
We are each born at a very specific time in order to learn the life lessons and fulfill the life purpose associated with our birthday numbers.
And we are born into this life with certain inherent characteristics- qualities that are reflected in the numbers associated with the name we are given at birth. (Although it may seem arbitrary, parents seem to have an intuitive connection to their unborn children. And by subconsciously picking up on the child’s vibration, they select a name that is an energetic match to his/her personality.)
By analyzing the numbers that make up your birthdate and correspond to the letters of your name, you get a sense of your own unique, energetic blueprint. From this, you can gather insights into your personal strengths, weaknesses, needs and motivations- as well as the energies external to you and how they will cycle and change over the course of your life.
Numerology provides insight into the universe’s master plan, as well as the very specific role we each were born to play within it. Your personal set of numbers represents your unique vibration- the special energy that only you can bring into the universe.
Tarot Card of the Week
Nine of Cups
"All of our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them."
In the Nine of Cups, we see a man who is smiling contently and appears robust, healthy and successful. Behind him on a table or shelf, nine gold cups are laid out in a horseshoe, representing emotional and spiritual fulfillment.
In tarot, the Nine of Cups is often referred to as the "wish fulfilled" card, indicating that events have (or will) unfold in the querent's favor or as he/she wishes.
The nines in tarot represent completion, and the Suit of Cups rules over our relationships, and emotional and spiritual lives. Thus, the Nine of Cups often appears when we feel fulfilled and able to meet our own emotional and spiritual needs.
As a person, the Nine of Cups represents someone who is self-sufficient emotionally and spiritually. They are able to find peace and contentment within- and no longer seek outside sources of validation. This is someone who is happy and satisfied with his/her lot in life and likely has achieved great success in terms of pursuing his/her authentic desires. Reversed, the Nine of Cups can represent someone who is over-indulgent, spoiled and only concerned with making him/herself happy.
In a love and relationship reading, the Nine of Cups is an ideal card to pull for someone who is looking for love- as it suggests that he/she is in a healthy and fulfilled place emotionally- which is the optimal place to be when entering into a new relationship. It can also represent someone who is happily single. When the card appears reversed in a relationship reading, it often suggests that one (or both) partners are behaving selfishly and having difficulty seeing beyond his/her own needs. This person may be narcissistic and can have difficulty understanding a situation from a partner's perspective.
In a career reading, the Nine of Cups often appears to represent a querent's dream job. It represents work we love, something that fulfills us on a personal or even spiritual level. It can also suggests a stellar review or reputation among one's colleagues (someone who is well-liked).
Pertaining to finances, the Nine of Cups suggests contentment- having enough material wealth to maintain a comfortable, happy lifestyle. I've had the Nine of Cups come up reversed on several occasions where a client was overspending as a way to fill themselves up emotionally- so watch out for that. In these cases, there is a need to look at what is missing, what void they are filling by spending beyond their means.
In a health reading, the Nine of Cups colors the reading with positive energy, but the specific answer will depend on the other cards surrounding it- particularly when the question pertains to physical health. In terms of mental health, the Nine of Cups represents someone who is emotionally healthy. Reversed, it suggests some dissatisfaction with one's circumstances at present. Sometime the Nine of Cups reversed can also suggest someone who lives an unhealthy lifestyle of overindulgence- eating too much and exercising too seldom.
When it comes to spirituality, the Nine of Cups represents someone who is on a self-directed spiritual path. This is someone who is deeply spiritual and who has found a way of connecting to spirit that works very well. The card can also represent a spiritual leader or guru. Reversed, it can represent a fraud or someone who appears spiritual on the surface, but does not actually live a life that his true to his/her professed values.
When the question pertains to luck or the likelihood that the desired outcome will come to be- the Nine of Cups is a very positive sign. It represents dreams come true and just lucky, positive energy overall.
What do you think?? How do you read the Nine of Cups? Any unique interpretations out there? I'd love to hear from you!
As a person
The Magician typically represents someone with strong energy who is able to manifest anything to which he sets his mind. He is charming, outgoing and confident- and that's because he has been blessed in many areas of his life- possessing the intelligence, skills, experience and resources to make things happen. The card sometimes warns of a manipulator or con artist who will go to any means to get what he wants- particularly if it appears reversed. But I find that to be the exception rather than the rule.
When the Magician appears in a reading around a particular goal (say weight loss, for example), it suggests that the querent has everything he/she needs in terms of resources, knowledge, and skills to achieve the goal at hand. It's a strong indicator of success. In terms of finances, it's also a good sign that one has the means by which to achieve his/her financial goals.
The Magician is a great card to pull for job seekers, as it suggests that a querent has many desirable skills, traits and educational experiences- making him/her highly attractive to potential employers. If inquiring about job prospects, it should not take the querent very long to find something new. If the Magician comes up in relation to a querent's current job, it's also a good sign. It would point to someone who has all the raw talent and skills to achieve great things career-wise, and he/she will likely climb the ladder fairly quickly. In terms of specific fields of work, the Magician can point towards Marketing, Sales, PR (the Magician would be the ultimate "spin doctor"), or an actor/performer/entertainer.
If the Magician is pulled to represent a couple or a romantic relationship, it suggests a strong attraction between the pair and an extremely powerful union. That said, the energy here is young and thus, a bit hard to predict in terms of the relationship's ultimate outcome. If both partners are on the same page and channel that energy toward shared goals and values, they will achieve great things together. If the Magician is pulled to represent one partner's energy, it usually indicates the person has the upper hand in the relationship and has a way of getting what he/she wants in most situations. If it comes up reversed, I'd take that a step further and say that this person will sometimes resort to trickery or deception to get what he/she wants. So, that would be a bit of a red flag for me in a relationship reading.
I've found that the Magician sometimes appears when a querent comes to me seeking clarity about his/her life purpose. Pull a clarifying card or look to the cards immediately surrounding the Magician to get a sense of what that purpose is.
The Magician would suggest someone at his/her prime- physically healthy, mentally sharp and energetic- definitely a positive card here. I've also pulled the Magician to represent an actual doctor or health practitioner who is very skilled- so depending on where the card falls in the spread that may also be relevant to a health reading.
Anything to add? Let me know in the comments below- or email me at email@example.com.
In a tarot reading, the Ten of Pentacles represents wealth, security, legacy and inheritance.
In a career reading...
Depending on the spread and the context of the question, there are several different ways I interpret the Ten of Pentacles in a career reading. If pulled to represent a job, it is one that is very secure and likely pays very well. This is a job where the querent is likely to stay for a long time, perhaps even through to retirement. It can also represent a family-owned business that has been operating through several generations. If pulled to represent one's employer, the Ten of Pentacles suggests that the organization is in good financial health and there is a great deal of job stability here for the foreseeable future.
Related to finances....
The Ten of Pentacles suggests wealth, prosperity and financial security. This can be an actual family inheritance or something that is accumulated over a long period of time through hard work and effort. It can be an investment, nest egg or one's retirement. Because the Ten of Pentacles sometimes represents a querent's home, when it pertains to finances, it can also suggest that a good deal of one's income and/or wealth is going toward/or invested in one's home.
I see the Ten of Pentacles as representing a person's relationship with his/her family as a collective whole. There are very strong ties here- and as a unit, this is a family that supports and takes care of one another- particularly in a material sense. When the Ten of Pentacles is pulled in the context of a romantic relationship, it can represent the fruits of their partnership- both in terms of material wealth, children and a family legacy. If the card appears in a reading about a budding romance, it suggests the possibility that the couple could achieve that picture perfect lifestyle- the love, the jobs, the house, dog and white picket fence.
As a person...
The Ten of Pentacles represents someone who is secure and grounded. This is a person who has likely achieved a good deal, is well-off financially, and is now enjoying the fruits of his/her labor. Depending on the other cards in the spread, it can also suggest that a person in question is married with a family. The Ten of Pentacles is often someone older in age and can represent those "golden years" of retirement.
On several occasions, I've also pulled this card to represent someone who has passed on as a sign to the querent that his/her loved one may have departed physically but is still with them spiritually. It validates any signs or signals that this person may have felt and wondered whether they were connected to their loved one. When it represents a departed loved one, the Ten of Pentacles suggests that he/she continues to watch over us. The card can also represent a congregation or place of worship- a spiritual community that is rich in resources.
Related to health...
I find that the Ten of Pentacles is good news when it comes up in a health reading, suggesting that the querent is physically strong/solid and is likely quite healthy. Because of the card's ties to family and inheritance, if other cards in the spread suggest health problems, the Ten of Pentacles tells us that they are genetic in nature- passed down through generations.
"Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom."
The Three of Cups represents friendship and joyful celebration.
And indeed, the card depicts three women who have come together to raise a glass and celebrate the blessings in their lives (represented by the pumpkin in front of them and the flowers and plants in the background). Among those blessings are their friendship and the emotional connection they share (indicated by the cups they hold).
In a tarot reading, the Three of Cups often indicates a happy, light-hearted get-together with friends. For me personally, it's a call to happy hour! But the Three of Cups can also represent more formal celebrations such as a birthday party or wedding.
On its own, the Three of Cups indicates a friendship. And when it comes up to represent how a crush or love interest feels about us- I'm sorry to say that it's likely platonic.
But once we have established a romantic/physical attraction, the Three of Cups can get a bit more complicated when it appears in a love/relationship reading. So, let me break it down.
If the querent is in the early stages of a dating relationship, it suggests a strong connection where both parties enjoy spending time with one another. The energy here is light and carefree. So while the connection is strong, if the question is about commitment or exclusivity, the answer is likely no. The Three of Cups is a causal dating relationship with no strings attached- and more than likely, it's not exclusive.
In a more established relationship, the card suggests the couple has recently spent time socializing with friends, and they may want to set aside some time to reconnect as a couple. Sometimes the Three of Cups can also suggest the involvement of a third party- possibly an affair- but it very much depends on the other cards in the spread and where the Three of Cups falls among them. (Personally, I use reversals and read the Three of Cups reversed as infidelity).
The Three of Cups suggests a collegial and positive work environment. It can also represent networking- and when a querent is looking for a job, it suggests that a new lead will come through a personal connection (friends or co-workers).
The Three of Cups is generally positive and suggests that there is little to worry about health wise. Depending on the other cards in the spread, it may caution against overindulgence- in alcohol, food, and partying- suggesting the possibility of future problems if the querent does not begin to take his/her health more seriously.
When the Three of Cups appears as a response to a housing question, it usually represents roommates or neighbors.
The Three of Cups speaks to the importance of a spiritual community and the love and support we receive from our nearest and dearest.
What do you think? Anything you would add?o edit.
In addition to readings I do as Tarot Girl Next Door, I am also working for a psychic network that enables me to do hundreds of readings each week for wonderful people across the globe.
In my line of work, you learn a lot about people, relationships and life in general- not the pretty, sugarcoated version that most of us share with the outside world- but the real stuff- the things folks go through behind closed doors.
My work as a psychic has given me some incredible insights into human nature. And I'd like to share some of these life lessons and bits of wisdom with you from time to time.
So, here it is, Psychic Life Lesson #1.
"It's very important that we re-learn the art of resting and relaxing. Not only does it help prevent the onset of many illnesses that develop through chronic tension and worrying; it allows us to clear our minds, focus, and find creative solutions to problems."
Thich Nhat Hanh
The Four of Swords depicts a man, a soldier, lying peacefully in effigy beneath a stained glass window. Three swords hang above and point down towards the tomb, while one additional sword lays flat on its side below.
The Four of Swords is a card of stillness, quiet contemplation, rest and recovery. It often appears in a reading following a challenging time and offers a brief reprieve in activity before life throws us its next curve ball.
The Four of Swords...
The Four of Swords asks us to take it easy, sit back and relax. When it comes up as advice in a reading, we are often pushing too hard and need a time out or a break in order to return to full capacity. The Four of Swords also challenges us to be quiet and reflect. The card sometimes appears after a conflict and encourages us to choose our words more carefully moving forward.
related to physical health
The Four of Swords often appears when there is a need for bed rest following a physical illness/surgery or even during pregnancy. It can also represent a hospital stay.
related to mental health
The Four of Swords appears when there is a need to remove oneself from a situation in order to get some clear head space. Take a time out to decompress and get your thoughts in order. It may be beneficial to see a therapist or a counselor.
The Four of Swords sometimes appears in readings when work is slow for a querent. The suggestion here is to use this time wisely to get organized and prepare for upcoming projects- as the card also promises that there is another challenge on the horizon.
I've found that the Four of Swords appears when a querent is out of work and money is not flowing in as a result. The recommendation here is also to keep spending to a minimum until more money is coming in.
in relationship readings
The Four of Swords often appears in readings when a couple needs to take a break. This is not necessarily indicative of a permanent break-up, but rather a time-out where each partner spends time alone to reflect and make sense of his/her thoughts/feelings about the partnership and its future.
pertaining to spirituality
The Four of Swords can indicate a need to disconnect and unplug from the modern world and spend time in quiet contemplation. Spiritually, the Four of Swords can represent time spent on retreat, in meditation or in prayer.
What does the Four of Swords represent for you? I'd love to hear your thoughts/comments!
"The price of greatness is responsibility."
The Ten of Wands depicts a man pushing along a load of ten wands- his shoulders are hunched, giving the impression that he is struggling to continue moving forward.
It is said that he is carrying his harvest, which he plans to sell in the town ahead of him. And in fact, the Ten of Wands represents the burdens, responsibilities and obligations that often come along with success.
The Ten of Wands
pertaining to a project...
If the Ace of Wands (last week's card) was the creative spark or inspiration for a new project, the Ten of Wands represents the results of that idea manifested. While the Ten of Wands indicates great success, there is also great struggle- as the rewards of our efforts also bring along new responsibilities- and yes- work. And much of the positive energy and excitement that surrounded the venture at the start has now dissipated and has been replaced with duty and obligation.
I do a daily tarot reading for myself and recently pulled this card when I planned to spend several hours on paperwork related to my tarot business. Yuck! Fortunately, this was passing energy, as I enjoy managing my business most of the time. But this is a good example of the Ten of Wands in real life.
The Ten of Wands suggests work is piling up and pressure is building. It's time to ask for help or to delegate to others. This could prove to be difficult, as the Ten of Wands frequently appears in work-related readings for micro-managers (and martyrs).
in a career reading:
The Ten of Wands often involves physical labor and heavy lifting- think construction work, movers, firefighters, and the like.
as a person..
The Ten of Wands is someone who is overworked and over-committed in all areas of his/her life. Although there is pressure and stress as a result, most of the time the predicament is self-imposed. Yes, the Ten of Wands is good at "outing" folks with a bit of a martyr complex!
in questions about dating and relationships...
as a potential suitor...
The Ten of Wands often appears when someone is just too busy with life responsibilities or work to give a budding relationship the time it needs to grow and develop. In that case, the timing is just not right- even when there is good compatibility otherwise.
in a long-standing relationship...
The Ten of Wands can represent a relationship weighed down by responsibility and stress. It could be a married couple with kids and career- who just don't get to spend much time together. It can also represent a relationship in crisis- a situation where the partners have tried to fix things, but the baggage is just more than they can carry. In this case, outside help (e.g.counseling) is necessary to give the relationship a fighting chance.
The Ten of Wands represents physical exhaustion and carries with it an urgent message from the universe to slow down and take a break.
pertaining to finances...
The Ten of Wands suggests the querent is financially strapped as a result of overspending. It is time to examine one's lifestyle and cut back expenditures. Simplify, buy only the things you truly need, and reduce the financial burdens you carry.
You are way over-committed. The Ten of Wands ask you to identify your priorities and scale-back to a few activities that mean the most to you. You cannot do everything- or be there for everyone. Reduce your obligations so that you are able to bring more focused and dedicated energy to those commitments you do make.
"Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you."
"There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost."
What We See: Like each of the four Aces in tarot, a hand reaches out from a cloud, presenting a gift to the querent. In this case, it is a single wand or rod. While the rod is significant in size, the sprouts along its edges suggest that further growth and development are possible.
Off in the background we see a stream, trees and a hill leading up to a tall white building, perhaps a castle.
The Ace of Wand represents an initial spark or burst of energy, interest or creativity- which has the potential to build and grow into something tangible (remember that castle off in the distance?). It all depends on what the querent decides to do with this "gift," the single rod the Universe has bestowed upon him.
The Ace of Wands in a tarot reading...
as a response to a Yes/No question:
Yes! Without a doubt, the Ace of Wands is an affirmative to the querent's question. When asking about a potential path forward and whether or not one should pursue it, the Ace of Wands is a green light to take action!
about a project or creative endeavor:
The Ace of Wands often represents one's muse or creative inspiration. Any project represented by the Ace of Wands is likely to be a pet project or labor of love, something to which the querent devotes his time, energy, heart and soul.
in a career reading:
The Ace of Wands represents a new job opportunity or new project, most likely in a creative field. Whatever it is, the Ace of Wands promises that it will be very interesting to the person in question- an opportunity that he/she will be very enthusiastic and excited to be a part of- and into which he/she will channel much positive energy.
in a relationship/love reading:
The Ace of Wands represent chemistry and sexual attraction- that initial spark of attraction between two people who have just met. It can add a spicy component to a relationship- but on it's own it isn't always enough to sustain things. Other cards in the reading will help us to determine whether things will smolder or quickly burn out!
as a person:
The Ace of Wands represents someone with high energy and enthusiasm- who has a strong and positive life force. This person will likely have a wide variety of interests and passions and may be good at starting a project, but may not always finish them! A big picture/idea person, the Ace of Wands represents someone you will want to bring along to a brainstorming session, a pitch meeting or sales call. But look elsewhere if you need someone to get in the weeds and take care of the nitty-gritty details!
in health questions:
The Ace of Wands represents energy, health and vitality. If someone has been ill, this card indicates that good health and spirits will return shortly. The Ace of Wands can also represent physical activity and exercise.
The Ace of Wands could not be more clear- go for it!!
“If people knew how hard I worked to achieve my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful after all.”
The Eight of Pentacles depicts a man hammering away at his workbench. He is focused on the project at hand, etching a pentacle into each of the eight coins that surround him. We see he has completed five and is in the process of finishing the final two. As he labors at each one, he strengthens his skills as a craftsman. In the background, we see a village where we imagine he will take the finished product to market, hoping to reap the rewards of his diligence and effort.
In tarot, the Eight of Pentacles represents apprenticeship and hard work.
When it comes up in a reading, it is time to learn new skills and hone existing ones- start a new project or complete one that is in progress- and promises a pay off on the other side after the hard work is done.
As a person, the Eight of Pentacles represents someone who is extremely diligent, meticulous and focused. If it were to come up in a reading about a potential employee, this is someone who you want to hire!
For a career reading, the Eight of Pentacles often means that the querent is putting in a lot of hours on the job. It can also represent a new position or an actual apprenticeship/internship- where there is much to be learned. The vibe here is positive, and the investment of time/energy is likely to pay off in terms of strengthening ones skills/talents. Ultimately, this is likely to be recognized in terms of career advancement as well.
When the question is about finances, I find the Eight of Pentacles suggests fair compensation for one’s efforts. Although there are no lotto winnings or easy money here- the Eight of Pentacles indicates that hard work will result in a financial reward. Think good pay for good work.
Outside of the job, I've found the card can represent a special hobby to which the querent dedicates much of his/her time and focus- sometimes to the point that he may even neglect other responsibilities or areas of his life- something to look out for when this card pops up.
In a love/relationship reading, the Eight of Pentacles tells us both partners are working very hard to make the relationship work. There may be problems, but this card tells us that the relationship is valued- as the partners are likely investing a lot of themselves into learning and understanding one another to make things better- and the end result is likely to be a stronger union. I see this a lot when folks are in counseling or trying to patch things up after a fight or split.
As advice, the Eight of Pentacles suggests there is no short cut when it comes to our goals/ambitions. Roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty- hard work and attention to detail will pay off in the end and bring us forward to where we want to be. Example? The Eight of Pentacles comes up a lot when I do readings for myself regarding my tarot business and what I need to do to make it successful. :-)
So, what do you think? How do you interpret the Eight of Pentacles?
Anything you would add? Let me know in the comments below.
As a tarot reader, I get many questions from folks in relationships- wanting to know where their partner stands with them- and where their relationship is headed.
In such a scenario, there is a part of me that wants to say, "Ask them yourself!", but sometimes that's easier said than done.
Good communication is critical to strong relationships of any kind, but particularly to a healthy romantic connection.
The tarot spread I am sharing with you today is designed for couples. While it can certainly be used to read for others, my hope is that couples might use the spread and pull cards together- using the results as a springboard for open and honest communication about their feelings for one another- and their thoughts about the relationship and where it is headed.
I think the spread should work for any couple, regardless of how long they have been together- but feel it will be particularly helpful to those at a crossroads, determining what the next step is and where they see the relationship heading in the short- and long-term future.
I'd love to hear from any couples willing to try it out and share their results!
Today, I am sharing a special tarot spread I designed for my single and unattached peers out there called the "Single and Looking Spread."
The purpose of the Single & Looking Spread is to help us to identify past relationship patterns that may be holding us back in terms of our search for love, as well as to clarify what we want and need out of a partner (and a romantic relationship) moving forward.
The Single & Looking Spread also offers concrete advice, tips and suggestions for increasing our odds of finding someone special this year!
Try it yourself and let me know what you think!
Much love, Christy xoxo
Sample Single & Looking Tarot Reading
Reading for Linda (posted with permission)
Question- You requested a Single & Looking Reading- looking at where you have been in terms of romantic relationships, what you want moving forward, what you really need, where you actually are, and advice as to how to maximize your
opportunities for finding love this year. You also specifically mentioned that there is someone from your past whom you dream about on occasion- and wonder whether or not he or anyone from your past is your “soulmate” or ideal partner-
or if that is more likely someone you have not yet met.
Spread and Cards- I used the Single & Looking spread for your reading, pulling the following cards from the Efflorescent Tarot Deck:
History- Four of Cups (you in past relationships); Nine of Pentacles (past partners); and Ace of Cups reversed (past relationships).
What You Want- Seven of Swords (your role); Chariot (partner’s role); and Five of Swords (relationship outcome).
What You Need- Ten of Wands (your role); King of Cups (your partner’s role); and Ace of Pentacles (relationship).
Reality Check- Strength reversed (how you are perceived); Moon reversed (partners you attract); and Three of Swords (most likely relationship outcome).
Advice- Three of Pentacles (working for you); Four of Swords (working against you); and Sun (advice).
Additional advice- Six of Pentacles, Five of Pentacles and Death.
The Past- From the three cards I pulled to represent your romantic past, I do see that there was a relationship that may have felt like there was great potential for love and something very beautiful to develop (the Ace of Cups reversed), but that something prevented that from growing and developing. (Perhaps this is the person who has been occupying your dreams of late?). My sense (from the two cards I pulled to represent you and your partner) is that both of you were likely not in the right place as individuals at that time to allow that to happen. For you, I pulled the Four of Cups- which suggests a degree of disinterest or distraction. Perhaps there were other things going on for you emotionally at that time that did not allow you to really invest yourself much into the relationship. And at the same time, the Nine of Pentacles for your partner suggests a very grounded person- but in a relationship- a person who is quite independent- and may be just as happy to remain at a distance from you. Overall, I just get the sense that you were both focused on other things (you-on your feelings or emotions- and your partner- on his individual success/security). And so it seems understandable that the relationship is unresolved in your mind- and therefore, you are continuing to dream about this person. I’m not sure this is an indicator that this person is your “soul mate” or the right one for you moving forward- as I think that would really depend on how you have developed as a person since that time- and whether or not he has changed or grown since then.
What You Want- I pulled the Seven of Swords to represent what you want your input to be in terms of a future relationship. This suggests that you may be wanting a bit of a quick fix- which is understandable. When we are single, sometimes we just want things to fall into place without having to put much effort into finding someone or building the relationship. But the reality is that it doesn’t usually work that way. This is further reinforced by the Chariot here, which was pulled to represent the energy of the partner you are
hoping to find. This is someone who is very together- likely someone who will take charge or the courtship, the direction of your relationship, and your lives together. I sort of get the sense that you want to jump onto somebody else’s bus- that perhaps you may be feeling a bit lost or directionless on your own- and so, perhaps there is some part of you that hopes you will find a partner who has a clear direction- and you can sort of adopt that as your own. Unfortunately, while that may seem ideal at the moment, it doesn’t seem that
this sort of arrangement would bring you long-term happiness. In fact, the Five of Swords suggests some resentment on both sides- that you may resent your partner for being in charge- and your partner may resent you if he felt you weren’t carrying your weight.
What You Need- The Ten of Wands was pulled to represent what you really need- in terms of your role in a relationship- at your best, what do you bring to the table? Given some of the other cards in the spread, I interpret this card as somewhat of a reminder- that with all good things, all blessings, come responsibility. And so, tying back to the Seven of Swords, to get the relationship and partner that you need and deserve- you will have to invest some of yourself into the process. And this can be scary- especially if we have lost in love in the past. But the best partnership for you is an equal one, where you are both investing (and risking) equal parts of yourselves. In terms of the best partner for you, I pulled the King of Cups. This is an emotionally mature man- emotionally accessible- but in a controlled way- someone who knows how to connect without getting swept away by his emotions. My sense is that he would be gentle and patient with you- and would support you in terms of developing the trust that would be required for you to make that investment into him, and into the relationship.
Reality Check- In terms of where you actually are right now, I do get a sense that there is some personal development and work that needs to be done (focusing on the advice above) before you are attracting the best sort of person (and relationship) for you. Strength reversed suggests a bit of insecurity- that perhaps your fears about truly opening up and investing in something (before it is certain) are getting the best of you at the moment- and this may be more apparent to others than you may realize. Similarly, I think you are also attracting partners who are themselves a bit lost and confused about what they are looking for- as suggested by the Moon reversed. It’s sort of like the blind leading the blind- and it is likely to end up in disappointment- as suggested by the Three of Swords.
Advice- The good news is that I do see that you are beginning to see things differently- and are beginning to make the changes in your perspective that will set the foundation for a solid partnership- as suggested by the Three of Pentacles. This is the card that is working for you- and it may even suggest that there is indeed someone in your life at present who is good for you in terms of helping you reach solid ground- and is the type of person with whom you could build a partnership as equals.
The Four of Swords is interesting here as the card working against you- as in certain ways it echoes some of the energy in the Four of Cups and the Seven of Swords- just in terms of a tendency to check out or to remove yourself mentally or emotionally (perhaps to avoid investing too much and getting hurt). This is
something that you may want to think about- and be mindful of as you date and move forward in your search for love. It will be very important for you to be fully present- and an equal contributing partner in order to get the love and the relationship you deserve. I pulled some clarifying cards here to go a little deeper and offer advice to help you work through this a bit- and go the Six of Pentacles, the Five of Pentacles and Death. This suggests that you may need to work through your feelings about giving and receiving- and reciprocity.
It could be that you have given in the past and not gotten your fair share in return. And perhaps there is a fear of poverty- or being abandoned- left out in the cold. These are fears that you may want to put to bed- work through- and find a way to restore your trust in the possibility of a reciprocal relationship- where you can give without fear- and know that you will receive in return.
Finally, I pulled the Sun card to offer you some closing advice. While there are some personal challenges that you will need to overcome in order to find love- the Sun is a clear indicator that you will indeed overcome. That you can be positive and trust in your inner strength and fire to work through some of the issues we discussed- and when you do, my sense is that there is love on the other side. The Sun tells you to have faith- do the hard work, knowing that your reward is waiting for you.
Whether you are single and looking, or in a relationship, there are many ways you can use the tarot cards to help improve your love life. Over the next two weeks leading up to Valentine's Day, I will be sharing several tarot spreads and tarot activities with this purpose in mind.
I'd like to kick this off today by introducing you to the Tarot Girl Next Door Love Profile, a simple two-card reading I designed to help us all get a better understanding of our own personal "love style." Because before we can attract a healthy relationship - and/or before we can be the best possible partner to our beloved- we need to have some self-awareness about what we need from a relationship- and what we bring to the table.
I've described the structure of the reading/spread below. Try it for yourself- or order a Tarot Girl Next Door Love Profile (online reading only) for a special price of $20- now through February 14, 2014.
And if you do happen to do a profile for yourself- I'd love to hear your thoughts/comments below! Happy Monday!
Tarot Girl Next Door Love Profile
Although this spread consists of just two cards (one from the Major Arcana and one from among the Court Cards), it is incredibly insightful.
Begin the reading by separating the Major Arcana from the deck and putting them in a pile- and then pulling the Court Cards and putting them in a pile.
Pick up the Major Arcana, shuffle and draw one card. Then do the same for the Court Cards.
Card 1- (from the Major Arcana)- Card 1 provides insight into how the querent views love & romance overall, big picture, throughout his/her life. What is his/her ideal vision for a romantic relationship? Where does romantic love fit in terms of life priorities? What is the purpose of romance in this person’s life? And what related lessons are they meant to learn?
Card 2- (from among the Court Cards)- The Court Card represents more circumstantial energy- giving us information about where this person stands right now in terms of love & romance. What is he/she looking for at the moment? What does he/she have to offer a partner at present? What does he/she need out of a relationship at this point and time? And what aspects of their personality are presently most relevant to romance?
Once we look at each card individually, we can then look at the combination and get a really good sense of where someone stands at present in terms of love- their strengths/weaknesses as a partner- and the types of people and relationships that are best suited for them at present.
I will share a Sample Tarot Love Profile later today- stay tuned!
Tarot as a Tool for Cultivating Gratitude…
The Thanksgiving holiday here in the U.S. prompts us to consider and express our gratitude for the blessings in our lives. But I’ve found a daily gratitude practice to be enormously beneficial year round- not just around the holidays. And one of the primary tools I use for that practice is…you guessed it….the tarot!
Last November, I shared my Gratitude Journal on my blog, pulling a tarot card each morning and reflecting on how its energy manifests in my life in a way for which I am grateful. Although I no longer share my journal entries publicly, this is something I continue to do at the end of each week. It is a significant part of my spiritual practice and has really helped me to be more appreciate and maintain a more positive outlook overall. Some folks who follow my blog joined in the gratitude fun last year, and I encourage you all to consider starting a Gratitude practice of your own.
With this is mind, this Thanksgiving 2013, I would like to share with you some other readers’ suggestions for using the tarot to connect to your blessings and give thanks for the abundance in your life. Here are a few of my favorite tarot-related gratitude exercises:
“The Hateful to Grateful Tarot Spread” by The Tarot Lady, Theresa Reed: Life isn’t always sunshine and rainbows. And when we face hardship and serious challenges- gratitude is often the last thing we feel. I love this tarot spread because it acknowledges that we don’t always feel so blessed- and it’s designed to help us find the silver lining in the anger, sadness, resentment we sometimes experience when things don’t seem to go our way. Try it out- and let me know what you think!
“Spread- Gratitude As a Spiritual Practice” by Tarot by Arwen: This tarot spread includes a card to represent something for which we can be grateful in various areas of our life (e.g. work, home, relationships, etc). It’s great for a big picture assessment of all the good things we have going for us at a particular point in time!
“The Gratitude Tarot Deck,” Designed by Teresa Deak: This is an independently published tarot deck that is slightly modified from traditional decks, as it aligns with the four elements of gratitude: Thankfulness, Awareness, Community and Kindness. I do not have a physical copy of this deck, but have the app for my IPad. I have found that the poem paired with each card (connecting its meaning to simple life pleasures) to be a beautiful addition to my gratitude practice. (Wonderful deck- although I would not recommend for tarot newbies).
“Thanksgiving, Gratitude, and the Tarot,” by James Ricklef: In this blog post, James Ricklef shares short gratitude statements/affirmations that he developed for a selection of tarot cards. You can use his or develop your own affirmations/statements of thanks for each of the 78 cards.
I've always loved Halloween- it's so liberating to select a costume and have permission to be anyone or anything I want, even if it's just for a day!
With that in mind, I wonder if a person's Halloween costume might reveal a little bit more about them than we may initially think- e.g. in terms of who they wish they could be, their fantasies, or parts of themselves that they have repressed or kept out of public view.
So, just for fun, I put together this little tarot spread, "What Does Your Halloween Costume Reveal About You?"
Test it out and let me know what you think- and Happy Halloween!
Card 1- You- This card represents the face you show to the world day-to-day, how you see yourself, and how others perceive you in your everyday, real life.
Card 2- Your Costume- This card explores your fantasies, telling us who you would be if you could live another life just for a day.
Card 3- What Your Costume Reveals About You- This card gives deeper insight into the part of yourself represented by Card 2. Why do you think you fantasize about this? What part of yourself does this costume or character represent? Is this an aspect of yourself that you share with others? If so, how? If not, why do you think it has been repressed?
Card 4- Advice- This card suggests practical ways you may bring some aspects of this costume/character into your everyday life.
A brief sample reading using the Oracle of the Shapeshifters by Lucy Cavendish, with artwork by Jasmine Becket-Griffith) is posted below.
Card 1- Two Choices (You)- This card represents someone who is blessed with many wonderful opportunities and options. However, it also suggests that this person is fairly indecisive and has lost out of some great things in her life because she failed to decide between them.
Card 2- Elizabeth & the Lion (Your Costume)- This card represents a female who embraces her power and isn't afraid to be bold, assert herself or take a stand. (And in fact, this person will be dressing up as Cleopatra for this Halloween-seems to fit!).
Card 3- Little Red Riding Hood (What Your Costume Reveals About You)- This card is about playing the victim and taking a passive stance when it comes to our own lives. It asks us to take responsibility for our choices (or lack thereof in this case) and own our power. Make the choices that are right for you and don't let fear our outside opinions affect you. It's time to get in the driver's seat and take charge of where you go from here.
Card 4- Advice- Quetzalcoatl and the Priestess of Time- This card's message is that the time to act is now. It reinforces the messages in Card 3 with a bit more urgency. It's a reminder of the passage of time- and asks that you waste not another moment acting as though you are a passive bystander to your own life. Just like the priestess depicted on the card, you are extremely powerful- it's time to own it!
(left to right: Hannah Setu, Christy Talbot, Corrine Kenner, and Katrina Wynne)
Attended the Tarosophy TarotCon 2013 in Dallas, Texas this weekend- had the opportunity to meet and learn from some of tarot's best and brightest
Tarot Girl Next Door at The Collingswood, NJ Book Festival
I will be selling a unique collection of tarot-related books, as well as offering "mini" tarot readings at The 11th Annual Collingswood Book Festival tomorrow from 10Am-4PM along Haddon Avenue- come say hi!