Queen of Tarot

The ancient wisdom of the cards

Tarot Reading seeking direction in my life

Reading Performed 09/16/2023 at 1:13 PM

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

The Empress

Card Meaning When Upright

Fruitfulness, action, initiative, length of days; the unknown, clandestine; also difficulty, doubt, ignorance.

Card Description

A stately seated figure, having rich clothing and royal appearance, a daughter of heaven and earth. Her circlet holds twelve stars gathered in a cluster. The symbol of Venus is on the shield, which rests near her. A field of corn is ripening in front of her, and beyond there is a waterfall. The scepter she bears is topped by the globe of this world.

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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.

Four of Swords from the Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Card Meaning When Upright

Vigilance, retreat, solitude, isolation, exile, tomb and coffin.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

A bad card, but if reversed a qualified success may be expected by wise administration of affairs.

Card Description

The corpse of a knight in a position of prayer, laid out upon his tomb.

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.

Page of Pentacles from the Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Card Meaning When Upright

Application, study, scholarship, reflection; also command, management.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

A dark youth; a young officer or soldier; a child.

Card Description

A youthful figure looks intently at the pentacle that hovers over his raised hands. He moves slowly, ignoring what is around him.

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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 Wands from the Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Card Meaning When Reversed

Opposition, difficulties, conspiracies.

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

Difficulties and contradictions, if near a good card.

Card Description

A man carries ten staves, burdened down by their weight. It represents the burden of material wealth. It may also represent false-seeming, disguise, corruption, as if the place the man approaches will suffer beatings from the rods he carries.

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.

Wheel of Fortune from the Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Card Meaning When Reversed

Growth, abundance, surplus.

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

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.

This is Behind You

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

Ten of Pentacles from the Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Card Meaning When Reversed

Chance, fatality, loss, robbery, dangerous games; sometimes gifts, dowry, pension.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

An occasion which may be fortunate or otherwise.

Card Description

A man and woman beneath an archway that leads to a house and domain. They are accompanied by a child, who looks curiously at two dogs greeting an old man in the foreground. The child's hand rests on one of the dogs.

This is Before You

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

Two of Wands from the Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Card Meaning When Reversed

Surprise, wonder, enchantment, emotion; trouble, fear.

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

A young lady may expect trivial disappointments.

Card Description

A tall man looks from a roof with battlements, overlooking sea and shore. He holds a globe in his right hand, and a staff in his left hand rests on the battlement. Another staff is fixed in a ring. The Rose and Cross and Lily appears on the left side.

Your Self

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

Three of Swords from the Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Card Meaning When Reversed

Mental illness, error, loss, distraction, disorder, confusion.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

A meeting with one whom the Querent has compromised; also a nun.

Card Description

Three swords pierce a heart; there are clouds and rain behind.

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.

Death from the Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Card Meaning When Reversed

Inertia, sleep, lethargy, petrification, sleepwalking; hope destroyed.

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

Death. The method of presentation is almost invariable, and embodies a bourgeois form of symbolism. The scene is the field of life, and amidst ordinary rank vegetation there are living arms and heads protruding from the ground. One of the heads is crowned, and a skeleton with a great scythe is in the act of mowing it. The transparent and unescapable meaning is death, but the alternatives allocated to the symbol are change and transformation. Other heads have been swept from their place previously, but it is, in its current and patent meaning, more especially a card of the death of Kings. In the exotic sense it has been said to signify the ascent of the spirit in the divine spheres, creation and destruction, perpetual movement, and so forth.

Card Description

Death appears here as one of the apocalyptic visions rather than a grim reaper—to show change, transformation, and a passage from lower to higher. In the background lies the whole world of ascent in the spirit. In the foreground, the mysterious horseman moves slowly, bearing a black banner emblazoned with the Mystic Rose, which signifies life. Between two pillars on the horizon shines the sun of immortality. The horseman carries no visible weapon, but king and child and maiden fall before him, while a bishop with clasped hands awaits his end. The natural transition of man to the next stage of his being is one form of his progress. While still in this life, the exotic and almost unknown entrance into the state of mystical death is a change in the form of consciousness. It is the passage into a state to which ordinary death is neither the path nor the gate.

Your Hopes and Fears

Knight of Swords from the Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Card Meaning When Reversed

Recklessness, disability, wastefulness.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Dispute with an imbecile person; for a woman, struggle with a rival, who will be conquered.

Card Description

A knight rides at full speed, as if scattering his enemies. He is the prototypical hero of romantic chivalry. He might almost be Galahad, whose sword is swift and sure because he is clean of heart.

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.

Ace of Swords from the Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Card Meaning When Reversed

The same, but the results are disastrous; also conception, childbirth, development, plurality.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Marriage broken off, for a woman, through her own imprudence.

Card Description

A hand extends from a cloud, grasping a sword, the point of which is encircled by a crown.

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