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Tarot Reading How much longer will this need to be walked through, and will my selfish desire come to a reality before life's fork in the path is the only choice

Reading Performed 04/21/2023 at 9:26 PM

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The querent is the card that this user felt represented them or their situation best.

The Fool

Card Meaning When Upright

Folly, mania, extravagance, intoxication, delirium, frenzy, betrayal.

Card Description

With light step, as if earth and its obstacles had little power to restrain him, a young man in gorgeous clothing pauses at the brink of a precipice among the great heights of the world; he surveys the blue distance before him—its expanse of sky rather than the landscape below. He seems to still be walking, though he is stationary at the given moment; his dog is still bounding. The edge that opens on the depth holds no terror for him, as if angels were waiting to uphold him, should he leap from that height. His face is full of intelligence and expectant wonder. He has a rose in one hand and in the other an expensive cane, which hangs over his right shoulder, dangling a curiously embroidered pouch. He is a prince of the other world, traveling through this one—all in the glory of the crisp morning air. The sun, which shines behind him, knows where he came from, where he is going, and how he will return: by another path, after many days. He is the Spirit in search of experience.

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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.

Six of Wands from the Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Card Meaning When Reversed

Fear, as if a powerful enemy is at the gate; treachery, disloyalty, as if the gates are being opened to the enemy; also extended delay.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Fulfillment of deferred hope.

Card Description

A horseman wearing a laurel crown holds a staff adorned with another laurel crown. Footmen with more staves are at his side.

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.

Knight of Wands from the Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Card Meaning When Reversed

Parting, division, interruption, discord.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

For a woman, marriage, but probably frustrated.

Card Description

A knight rides on a journey, armed with a short wand. Although wearing armor, he is not on a warlike errand. He passes pyramids on the horizon. The rearing of the horse is a hint at the character of its rider, and suggests an expectant mood or things connected with expectation.

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.

The Emperor from the Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Card Meaning When Reversed

Benevolence, compassion, recognition; also confusion to enemies, obstruction, immaturity.

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

The Emperor, by imputation the spouse of the former. He is occasionally represented as wearing, in addition to his personal insignia, the stars or ribbons of some order of chivalry. I mention this to shew that the cards are a medley of old and new emblems. Those who insist upon the evidence of the one may deal, if they can, with the other. No effectual argument for the antiquity of a particular design can be drawn from the fact that it incorporates old material; but there is also none which can be based on sporadic novelties, the intervention of which may signify only the unintelligent hand of an editor or of a late draughtsman.

Card Description

He has a form of the Crux ansata (like an Ankh) for his scepter and a globe in his left hand. He is a crowned monarch—commanding, stately, seated on a throne. The arms of his throne have rams' heads on the front. He is execution and realization, the power of this world, clothed with the highest of its natural attributes. He is the virile power to which the Empress responds, and in this sense, he is the one who seeks to remove the Veil of Isis; yet she remains a virgin.

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.

Ace of Pentacles from the Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Card Meaning When Upright

Perfect contentment, cheerfulness, ecstasy; also quick intelligence; gold.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

The most favourable of all cards.

Card Description

A hand extending from a cloud holds up a pentacle.

This is Behind You

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

The Heirophant from the Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Card Meaning When Upright

Marriage, alliance, captivity, servitude; also mercy and goodness; inspiration; the man to whom the Querent has recourse.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

The High Priest or Hierophant, called also Spiritual Father, and more commonly and obviously the Pope. It seems even to have been named the Abbot, and then its correspondence, the High Priestess, was the Abbess or Mother of the Convent. Both are arbitrary names. The insignia of the figures are papal, and in such case the High Priestess is and can be only the Church, to whom Pope and priests are married by the spiritual rite of ordination. I think, however, that in its primitive form this card did not represent the Roman Pontiff.

Card Description

He wears the triple crown and is seated between two pillars, but not those of the Temple guarded by the High Priestess. In his left hand he holds a scepter ending with the triple cross. With his right hand he gives the well-known ecclesiastical sign of esotericism, distinguishing between the surface and concealed parts of doctrine. At his feet are the crossed keys, and two priestly ministers in albs (priestly robes) kneel before him. He is the ruling power of external religion, as the High Priestess is the prevailing force of the esoteric power.

This is Before You

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

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.

Your Self

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

Queen of Wands from the Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Card Meaning When Reversed

Good, economical, obliging, serviceable; depending on other cards, may also indicate opposition, jealousy, even deceit and infidelity.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Goodwill towards the Querent, but without the opportunity to exercise it.

Card Description

Emotionally and otherwise, the Queen's personality is dark, charismatic, magnetic.

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.

Knight of Pentacles from the Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Card Meaning When Reversed

Inertia, idleness, inactivity, stagnation; also stillness, discouragement, carelessness.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

A brave man out of employment.

Card Description

A knight rides a slow, heavy horse, similar in appearance to himself. He displays his symbol, but does not look at it.

Your Hopes and Fears

Nine of Cups from the Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Card Meaning When Reversed

Truth, loyalty, liberty; good business.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Good business.

Card Description

A stout man has feasted to his heart's content. An abundant supply of wine is behind him, as if to show that the future is also assured. The picture offers the material side of assurance only: it does not reflect the spiritual.

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.

Page of Wands from the Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Card Meaning When Reversed

Stories, announcements, evil news. Also indecision and the instability that accompanies it.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Bad news.

Card Description

A young man stands as if making a proclamation. He is unknown but faithful, and his tidings are strange.

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