Looking at the Spread as a WholeBefore I start getting into the individual Tarot cards, let’s look at the overall spread. There will be a definite feeling to the spread and some things will immediately pop out. The first thing I notice is that all but the suit of cups are represented. This feels like emotions or creativity is not an issue here. Next, I see there are two fives. Fives indicate imbalance and disharmony. The five Tarot cards are uneasy ones, caught between two very stable numbers, fours and sixes. They are somewhat transitional. While the positions of the figures, with the first two cards facing left and the last one facing right might be significant, I feel in this reading they aren’t. This is where my intuition comes into play. There isn’t a past/future issue in this reading.
Reading Each Card IndividuallyHere I look at each Tarot card and interpret it according to its “classical” meaning. Since each card has a multitude of meanings, I pick the meaning that feels right to me for this particular question. The Knight of Wands Tarot card is someone who rushes in with much enthusiasm, but little pre-planning or care. This is the part of me that jumps into something new without a clear goal or end-point in mind. The Five of Swords always reminds me of the phrase “Pyrrhic Victory“. Wikipedia defines it as “a victory that inflicts such a devastating toll on the victor that it is tantamount to defeat.” Finally, the Five of Pentacles is all about ignoring existing resources or assistance. This might be because of pride, or just not realizing those resources are there. You’re ignoring what is right there and can help you.
Reading With IntuitionThis is where I pull things together to tell the story that addresses the question or issue at hand. I’d asked, “What should I write about today?” Now I take a moment and dive deep into the cards and let my own intuition speak. The Knight is telling me to just jump in without thinking too much about it. Sometimes the momentum will just carry us through. Be aware, however, that the result might be a jumble of words, something that doesn’t make much sense. I may have the blog post complete, but it won’t add value to my site or brand. So, look around for inspiration, what around me will generate momentum?
Summing UpI always like to return to the question being asked to make sure I actually answered it. At times, my intuition will go off on a tangent and I need to pull focus back to what the client really wants to know. My question was, “What should I write about today?” The short summary is:
- Just start writing
- Look around my immediate vicinity for inspiration
- Make sure the result is coherent and fits in with my brand and blog.
My Tarot Reading Process for Clients is the SameI go through the exact same steps for client readings, whether live readings or by email. Of course, more Tarot cards are usually involved and I do add some extras, including an affirmation and sometimes Oracle card pulls if I feel it would clarify things or be beneficial. If you’d like to see an actual reading, one that is in the format you will receive, just submit your email address below and it will be emailed to you.
What Clients are Saying about Sophrosyne Tarot
I was advised to ask open-ended questions instead of predictive questions which I thought was helpful because I never would have known if it weren’t for the reader. The reader provided the reading along with some advice too so the entire reading was very thorough and explained in an understandable manner.
Everything said was accurate and helpful for me to identify my flaws in order to grow as a person. I have learned a lot about tarot and what it does to help me.