I know that some of my friends are interested in/practitioners of things other than mainstreem philosophy or religion. It’s alright, I have esoteric interests myself. Since I’m not feeling very good today (still dealing with the migraine) I did some browsing of friends sites, and found a link to a free Tarot reading.
I chose a 10-card layout called the Celtic Cross. These are the cards I pulled, in the order I pulled them. Can anyone give me a good interpretation?
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Ten of Staffs
Your present position.
TEN OF STAFFS – Responsibility
The ten of staffs shows that it would be helpful at this time to examine your attitudes towards responsibility. Do you see it as a burden or a gift? This card reminds you of the necessity to take full responsibility for what you bring into your life, with the knowledge that you always have a choice in how you view it or deal with it. Responsibility usually means hard work, but it also means that you are now mature enough to deal with it.
If life feels a burden at the moment, look at how you can ease this and make it more comfortable for yourself. Try taking a new perspective. Responsibility is a great teacher. Its lessons are the ability to celebrate who and what you are, and a willingness to embrace all aspects of life. You are capable of achieving more than you think you are!
Question to ponder: Is your attitude towards responsibilities helping you or holding you back?
Ace of Staffs
What crosses you.
ACE OF STAFFS
The Ace Of Staffs indicates new and exciting beginnings. It is a seed card, showing that the energy is now available for you to accomplish whatever you set out to do.
All blockages to your success have now been removed, and you can move swiftly forward with confidence. This is a time of renewal and transformation. New opportunities are about to be offered, filling you with a sense of eagerness and optimism. You now have the inner strength to step forward and put your ideas into action, with the knowledge that success is waiting for you.
Question to ponder: Are you now ready to direct your energy forcefully to accomplish your goal?
What is above you
– The Future.
The Tower is the great awakener. It tears away the veils which, until now, have prevented clear sight. This can be painful, because sometimes it is easier to hold on to illusions than face a difficult truth. The Tower indicates a time of transformation at a very deep level, often brought about through external circumstances, in order to create the space in your life for a new form of energy and experience.
This card advises that it is time to let go, to allow things to take their course, to resist the urge to fight or deny the experience. The right action is to wait for the storm to blow over – and it will. You may feel that you have been washed up on a foreign shore with no map, but this is actually a time when you can experience yourself as a strong, empowered being, programmed for survival.
The Tower can also signify a sudden flash of insight, a realisation that can bring forth a state of ecstasy and which can change your life in an instant – the inexplicable feeling of ‘Eureka!’ that has given rise to some of the most important scientific discoveries. But in this case, the discovery is about yourself, about who and what you are. The gifts of the Tower, though they may seem harsh, open the way to a powerful, true sense of self.
Question to ponder: Are you now ready to let go of the masks which hide the true self?
Maid of Chalices
What is beneath you
– Passing out of your life.
MAID OF CHALICES
The Maid of Chalices represents the ability to give freely of yourself. There is a kind of innocence and purity in this card, and an openness to what feels fresh and new. You can now be receptive to the ideas, energies, and feelings of others, and can rely on your intuition to know who you can or cannot trust.
Your sensitivity is heightened. This is a time of hope, where you can afford to be flexible and open-hearted. This card can signify a new and tender beginning to a relationship, and the ability to put your trust in another.
Question to ponder: What are your feelings about trust?
Four of Vesicas
What is behind you
– The Past.
FOUR OF VESICAS – Integrity
The Four of Vesicas indicates the need to deal with power issues in a constructive way. There is stability and deep integrity in your dealings with others. You expect people to be as you are yourself, and are disappointed if they let you down. Either there is a need for more boundaries, or you are putting up too many barriers between yourself and others.
The position of the vesica symbols on the figure in the card reveal the way forward. The first vesica is on the solar plexus chakra, the seat of the will, indicating the need to push for what you want. The next vesica is positioned at the heart chakra, signalling you to follow your feelings. The last two vesicas are on the shoulders, the area where you carry responsibility, and remind you to be willing to take responsibility for your actions.
Question to ponder: Are you aware of whether your boundaries are too loose or too tight around you?
Nine of Staffs
What is before you
– The Future
NINE OF STAFFS – Strength
This card represents your inner strength, the aspect of you which knows what you truly are, and are not, capable of. Guard against over-reaching yourself at this time, as there is a need to protect and nurture what you have gained. You are now becoming aware of your inner strength and your potential. With the achievements that you have experienced so far, you may be feeling frightened of losing, or having taken from you, what you have gained.
Relax. You are now more able to use your keen perception to recognise those who may be envious of your success, and you know how to intuit whether or not you can trust someone enough to allow them to get close to you. By setting safe boundaries for yourself to work within at this time, you can rely on your inner strength to act as your guardian.
Question to ponder: What do you need to keep to yourself at this time?
Eight of Vesicas
Where you will find yourself.
EIGHT OF VESICAS – Patience
This card indicates that you are now able to use your creative energy to accomplish something that will be appreciated by others. It is important not to try to rush things in this process; you need to be prepared to allow things to take shape and come to fruition in their own time.
By tapping into your ability to think creativity, you can bring a feeling of inspiration and private happiness to all that you do. Know that what you are working at now will bring its own rewards in the future, along with an inner sense of achievement.
Question to ponder: Can you see your goal clearly within your reach?
Six of Vesicas
Your surroundings and
– or how others see you.
SIX OF VESICAS – Manifestation
This card indicates a time of great expansion that is the result of focusing on your goal. There is an influx of positive energy, and you are now able to see the results of patience and hard work. There is a feeling of optimism, you can be attuned to your heart energy, and are now willing and able to give a great deal more of yourself.
Something new is about to enter your life. A dream could be about to come to fruition, and this is a good time to think about what you really wish for in your life, and how you can bring this into reality.
Question to ponder: What is it that you truly wish for?
Queen of Vesicas
Your hopes – or fears
QUEEN OF VESICAS
The Queen of Vesicas indicates the overcoming of past obstacles and difficulties. You are now grounded and centred within yourself, which gives you a sense of wholeness. This card indicates the need to be uncompromising about your goals and needs, but you can also see the humour in situations.
This is a time to take a straightforward approach, and to take pleasure in what is going on around you. Your unerring sense of what is right will lead you to your goal. Go with the flow, and try not to push events before they are ready to move forward. By being patient, and making the necessary preparations, you can fulfil your aims.
Question to ponder: Are you aware of, and willing to embrace, your inner strength?
The Magician represents the power of the will to manifest the energy needed for your purposes. It shows that you have all the tools you need at your disposal, and that you only need to have confidence in order to attain what you desire. The Magician shows that you have a particular direction that you need to follow, and that this has deep meaning for you. It can be accomplished, with the correct focus.
In the image, Merlin does not need to do anything – he simply is himself, with a strong awareness of his ability to manifest his wants and ideas. He receives the power needed through the chalice and vesica, and directs it through the staff and the sword. Whereas the Fool card is the beginning, the Magician represents the first steps actually taken to begin a new and exciting phase of your life. It is the sense of empowerment that you feel when you realise that you are in control of your life.
The Magician shows that you are able to accomplish what you want through being focused on your goal. It shows strength of will and determination, and reminds you that you have all you need at your disposal. It can also indicate someone in your life who bears these qualities.
Question to ponder: In what area of your life do you need to focus, in order to achieve your desires?