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Tarot Reading What is the next best step for me to take to feel fulfilled?

Reading Performed 12/15/2022 at 8:34 PM

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The Meanings of these Tarot Cards

This Covers You

This card gives the influence which is affecting the person or matter of inquiry generally, the atmosphere of it in which the other currents work.

Page of Swords from the Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Card Meaning When Reversed

The more evil side of these qualities; surprises, being an unprepared state; sickness is also hinted at.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Astonishing news.

Card Description

An agile, active figure holds a sword upright in both hands. He walks swiftly over rugged land, and around him the clouds are moving wildly. He is alert and watchful, looking this way and that, as if an expected enemy might appear at any moment.

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This Crosses You

It shows the nature of the obstacles in the matter. If it is a favourable card, the opposing forces will not be serious, or it may indicate that something good in itself will not be productive of good in the particular connexion.

Eight of Swords from the Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Card Meaning When Reversed

Anxiety, difficulty, opposition, accident, treachery; surprises; fatality.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Departure of a relative.

Card Description

A woman stands bound and blindfolded, with the swords of the card around her. It is a card of temporary imprisonment rather than permanent bondage.

This Crowns You

It represents (a) the Querent's aim or ideal in the matter; (b) the best that can be achieved under the circumstances, but that which has not yet been made actual.

Ten of Cups from the Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Card Meaning When Upright

Whole-hearted peace and contentment; also perfection of human love and friendship; a person who is taking charge of the Querent's interests; also the town, village or country inhabited by the Querent.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

For a male Querent, a good marriage and one beyond his expectations.

Card Description

Above are ten cups in a rainbow. This vision is contemplated in wonder and awe by a husband and wife below. His right arm is around her, his left raised upward. She raises her right arm. Two children dancing near them have not observed the miracle, but are happy in their own play. There is a home on the horizon.

This is Beneath You

It shows the foundation or basis of the matter, that which has already passed into actuality and which the Significator has made his own.

Seven of Swords from the Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Card Meaning When Reversed

Counsel, instruction, slander, babbling.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Good advice, probably neglected.

Card Description

A man quickly carries away five swords. Two others remain stuck in the ground. A camp is close at hand.

This is Behind You

It gives the influence that is just passed, or is now passing away.

Eight of Pentacles from the Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Card Meaning When Upright

Work, employment, jobs, craftsmanship; skill in craft and business, perhaps at an entry level.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

A young man in business who has relations with the Querent; a dark girl.

Card Description

An artist at his work in stone, which he exhibits in the form of trophies.

This is Before You

It shows the influence that is coming into action and will operate in the near future.

The High Priestess from the Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Card Meaning When Upright

Secrets, mystery, the future as yet unrevealed; the woman who interests the Querent, if male; the Querent herself, if female; silence, tenacity, wisdom, science.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

The High Priestess, the Pope Joan, or Female Pontiff; early expositors have sought to term this card the Mother, or Pope's Wife, which is opposed to the symbolism. It is sometimes held to represent the Divine Law and the Gnosis, in which case the Priestess corresponds to the idea of the Shekinah. She is the Secret Tradition and the higher sense of the instituted Mysteries.

Card Description

She has the lunar crescent at her feet, a horned circlet on her head with a globe at its center, and a large solar cross on her chest. The scroll in her hands is inscribed with the word Torah, signifying the Greater Law, the Secret Law, and the second sense of the Word. It is partly covered by her mantle, to show that some things are implied and some spoken. She is seated between the black and white pillars—labeled B. and J.—of the mystic Temple. The veil of the Temple is behind her, embroidered with palms and pomegranates. Her clothing is flowing and gauzy, and her mantle suggests light—a shimmering radiance. She is the Secret Church, the House of God and man. She is the spiritual Bride and Mother, the daughter of the stars and the Higher Garden of Eden. She is the Queen of the borrowed light, which is the light of all. She is the Moon nourished by the milk of the Celestial Mother. In a way, she is also the Celestial Mother herself—the bright reflection of the moon. She is the Spiritual Bride of the Just Man. When the Just Man reads the Law (Torah), she gives the Divine meaning. There are some respects in which this card is the highest and holiest of the Major Arcana.

Your Self

Signifies the person or thing about which the question has been asked, and shows its position or attitude in the circumstances.

Two of Pentacles from the Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Card Meaning When Upright

Elation and recreation; also news and messages in writing, as obstacles; agitation, trouble, entanglement.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Troubles are more imaginary than real.

Card Description

A young man dances with a pentacle in either hand. They are joined by an endless cord: the number 8 on its side.

Your House

Your environment and the tendencies at work therein which have an effect on the matter €”for instance, your position in life, the influence of immediate friends, and so forth.

King of Pentacles from the Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Card Meaning When Reversed

Vice, weakness, ugliness, perversity, corruption, peril.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

An old and vicious man.

Card Description

The face is rather grim, suggesting courage, but is also somewhat lethargic. The bull's head should be noted as a recurrent symbol on the throne.

Your Hopes and Fears

Nine of Pentacles from the Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Card Meaning When Reversed

Mischief, deception, failed project, bad faith.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings (When Upright)

Prompt fulfillment of what is presaged by neighbouring cards. Reversed:Vain hopes.

Card Description

A woman with a bird on her wrist stands among an abundance of grapevines in the garden of a mansion. Behind her is a wide landscape, suggesting plenty in all things. Possibly, the land is her own possession, and testifies to material well-being.

The Final Result

The culmination which is brought about by the influences shewn by the other cards that have been turned up in the divination.

The Magician from the Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Card Meaning When Reversed

Physician, Magus, mental disease, disgrace, anxiety.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings (When Upright)

The Magus, Magician, or juggler, the caster of the dice and mountebank, in the world of vulgar trickery. This is the colportage interpretation, and it has the same correspondence with the real symbolical meaning that the use of the Tarot in fortune-telling has with its mystic construction according to the secret science of symbolism. I should add that many independent students of the subject, following their own lights, have produced individual sequences of meaning in respect of the Trumps Major, and their lights are sometimes suggestive, but they are not the true lights. For example, Eliphas Levi says that the Magus signifies that unity which is the mother of numbers; others say that it is the Divine Unity; and one of the latest French commentators considers that in its general sense it is the will.

Card Description

A youthful figure in the robe of a magician, having the appearance of divine Apollo, with a smile of confidence and shining eyes. Above his head is the mysterious sign of the Holy Spirit, the sign of life, like an endless cord, forming the figure 8 in a horizontal position. About his waist is a serpent-sash, the serpent appearing to devour its own tail. This is familiar to most as a symbol of eternity, but here it indicates the eternity of attainment in the Spirit. In the Magician's right hand is a wand raised toward heaven, while the left hand is pointing to the earth. This dual sign indicates the descent of grace, virtue and light, drawn from things above and passed to things below. The suggestion throughout is therefore the possession and communication of the Powers and Gifts of the Spirit. On the table in front of the Magician are the symbols of the four Tarot suits, signifying the elements of natural life, which lie like tools before the adept, and he uses them as he wills. Beneath the Rose of Sharon and the Lily of the Valley (see Song of Solomon 2:1), changed into garden flowers, depicting the culture of self-improvement. This card signifies the divine motive in man, reflecting God.

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