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Tarot Reading What lies in my future?

Reading Performed 04/21/2023 at 10:09 PM

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

King of Cups

Card Meaning When Upright

Man of fair appearance; man of business, law, or divinity; responsible man, amenable to helping the Querent; also fairness, art and science, including those who profess science, law and art; creative intelligence.

Card Description

He holds a short scepter in his left hand and a cup in his right. His throne is set upon the sea. On one side a ship sails, and on the other a fish leaps.

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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.

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 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.

The Star from the Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Card Meaning When Reversed

Arrogance, haughtiness, impotence.

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

The Star, Dog-Star, or Sirius, also called fantastically the Star of the Magi. Grouped about it are seven minor luminaries, and beneath it is a naked female figure, with her left knee upon the earth and her right foot upon the water. She is in the act of pouring fluids from two vessels. A bird is perched on a tree near her; for this a butterfly on a rose has been substituted in some later cards. So also the Star has been called that of Hope. This is one of the cards which Court de Gebelin describes as wholly Egyptian-that is to say, in his own reverie.

Card Description

A large, radiant star of eight points, surrounded by seven lesser stars—also of eight points. The female figure in the foreground is entirely naked. Her left knee is on the land and her right foot on the water. She pours the Water of Life from two great pitchers, irrigating sea and land. Behind her is rising ground, and on the right a shrub on which a bird perches. The figure expresses eternal youth and beauty. The star is l'etoile flamboyante, a symbol of Freemasonry. The figure communicates to the earth around her the substance of the heavens and the elements.

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.

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.

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.

Four of Cups from the Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Card Meaning When Upright

Weariness, disgust, aversion, imaginary annoyances; also mixed pleasure.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings


Card Description

A young man sits under a tree, contemplating three cups on the grass before him. An arm extends from a cloud to offer him another cup. His appears discontent, as if the wine of this world had barely satisfied him. Another wine—a fairy gift—is now offered to the vagabond, but he sees no consolation in it, either.

This is Behind You

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

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 Before You

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

The Hanged Man from the Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Card Meaning When Reversed

Selfishness, the crowd, the citizenship.

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

The Hanged Man. This is the symbol which is supposed to represent Prudence, and Eliphas Levi says, in his most shallow and plausible manner, that it is the adept bound by his engagements. The figure of a man is suspended head-downwards from a gibbet, to which he is attached by a rope about one of his ankles. The arms are bound behind him, and one leg is crossed over the other. According to another, and indeed the prevailing interpretation, he signifies sacrifice, but all current meanings attributed to this card are cartomancists' intuitions, apart from any real value on the symbolical side. The fortune-tellers of the eighteenth century who circulated Tarots, depict a semi-feminine youth in jerkin, poised erect on one foot and loosely attached to a short stake driven into the ground.

Card Description

The figure of a man hangs head down from a gallows, to which he is attached by a rope around one of his ankles. His arms are bound behind him, and one leg is crossed over the other. The gallows from which he hangs forms a Tau cross, while the figure—from the position of the legs--forms a cross. There is a halo around the head of the apparent martyr. It should be noted (1) that the tree of sacrifice is living wood, with leaves on it; (2) that the face expresses deep entrancement, not suffering; (3) that the figure, as a whole, suggests life in suspension, not death.

Your Self

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

Wheel of Fortune from the Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Card Meaning When Upright

Destiny, fortune, success, advancement, luck, delight.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

The Wheel of Fortune. There is a current Manual of Cartomancy which has obtained a considerable vogue in England, and amidst a great scattermeal of curious things to no purpose has intersected a few serious subjects. In its last and largest edition it treats in one section of the Tarot; which--if I interpret the author rightly--it regards from beginning to end as the Wheel of Fortune, this expression being understood in my own sense. I have no objection to such an inclusive though conventional description; it obtains in all the worlds, and I wonder that it has not been adopted previously as the most appropriate name on the side of common fortune-telling. It is also the title of one of the Trumps Major--that indeed of our concern at the moment, as my sub-title shews. Of recent years this has suffered many fantastic presentations and one hypothetical reconstruction which is suggestive in its symbolism. The wheel has seven radii; in the eighteenth century the ascending and descending animals were really of nondescript character, one of them having a human head. At the summit was another monster with the body of an indeterminate beast, wings on shoulders and a crown on head. It carried two wands in its claws. These are replaced in the reconstruction by a Hermanubis rising with the wheel, a Sphinx couchant at the summit and a Typhon on the descending side. Here is another instance of an invention in support of a hypothesis; but if the latter be set aside the grouping is symbolically correct and can pass as such.

Card Description

The four Living Creatures of Ezekiel occupy the corners of the card. The symbols on the disc in the center stand for the perpetual motion of an ever-changing universe and for the flux of human life. The Sphinx is equilibrium within that state of change. The letters of Taro or Rota are inscribed on the wheel, interspersed with the Hebrew letters of the Divine Name—to show that Providence is implied through all existence. However, this is the Divine intention within, and the similar intention on the surface is represented by the four Living Creatures.

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.

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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Seven of Wands from the Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Card Meaning When Upright

This is a card of valor—six are attacking one, but he has the upper hand. On the intellectual plane, it signifies discussion and debate; in business negotiations, trade wars, barter, competition. It is also a card of success—the combatant is on top and his enemies are unable to reach him.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

A dark child.

Card Description

A young man on a rocky hill brandishes a staff; six other staves are raised toward him from below.

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 Lovers from the Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Card Meaning When Reversed

Failure, foolish designs, prevented marriage, and opposition of all kinds.

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

The Lovers or Marriage. This symbol has undergone many variations, as might be expected from its subject. In the eighteenth century form, by which it first became known to the world of archaeological research, it is really a card of married life, shewing father and mother, with their child placed between them; and the pagan Cupid above, in the act of flying his shaft, is, of course, a misapplied emblem. The Cupid is of love beginning rather than of love in its fulness, guarding the fruit thereof. The card is said to have been entitled Simulacyum fidei, the symbol of conjugal faith, for which the rainbow as a sign of the covenant would have been a more appropriate concomitant. The figures are also held to have signified Truth, Honour and Love, but I suspect that this was, so to speak, the gloss of a commentator moralizing. It has these, but it has other and higher aspects.

Card Description

The sun shines above, and beneath is a great winged figure with arms extended, pouring down mystical influences. In the foreground are two human figures, male and female. They are naked before each other, like Adam and Eve when they first occupied Paradise. Behind the man is the Tree of Life, bearing twelve fruits. The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil is behind the woman, with the serpent wrapped around it. The figures suggest youth, virginity, innocence, and love before it is contaminated by gross material desire. This is the card of human love; part of the Way, the Truth and the Life. In a very high sense, the card is a depiction of the Covenant and the Sabbath.

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