Monthly Archives: February 2013

Practice Reading – Improving Relationships Spread

 Improving Relationships Spread

(Please note, I am not the designer of this Spread)

This Spread examines how you can set about improving relationships in your life be it with your partner, a family member, your children, friends at work etc. You will need Seven Cards for this Spread.

Below is a Spread that was drawn by a young woman of 29 years. It is an actual Reading.  Her Cards are very specific and to be honest, very straight to the point.  It is nice to get a Reading that does not require mental acrobatics to interpret. This woman’s issues were weighing heavily on her when she came to see me.  Therefore, she was very focused when shuffling and drawing.  Her Cards as a result were very focussed too.

Out of the Seven Cards drawn, three are Reversed.  We seem to have an equal number of Wands, Cups and Pentacles which is interesting. Power, Emotions, Finances or Personal Security seem to be heavily involved.  We have one Sword which is Reversed.  Be careful when interpreting the Reversed Cards and do not immediately assume that they are all negative.  Remember, to look at the number of the Card and determine if the energy of the Card is helping or hurting.  Also ask if it is advising you not to act like its Upright version. Reversed Cards can be tricky but do have a go at this and see if you can make them fit. There are three Sixes with two reversed and one upright. Think of your numerology and what Sixes mean upright to determine their Reversed meanings as they have great relevance in this Reading.  The one Upright Six is very significant. Do you think it compensates for the other two Reversed? Two Fives as well, one Upright and one Reversed. We have one Two. The Central Cards really do tell their own story.

Take it all in before you start to interpret and take a note of your initial reaction to the spread.  It will give you a feel for the Reading. Try to interpret the Reading out loud if you can and pretend that you actually have someone sitting in front of you.

The Q stands for Qerant.  My interpretation will be posted at the end of next week. Please don’t think your Reading should mirror mine but you are bound to find some similarities.

Best of Luck,

Vivien (Your Tarot Teacher)

Improving Relationships Spread

Q. I have a very difficult relationship with my mother. I am the eldest of 6 children. My father left home when I was 11yrs old which meant my mother had to go out to work to support the family. We just don’t seem to get on and in fact it feels like we never did. I am going to have my first child in 6 months and I don’t know if it is the pregnancy and becoming a mother myself that is making me feel that I need to resolve matters with my own mother.  How can I go about improving my relationship with my Mother?

You Can Click on The Card Images or Links to go directly to Individual Detailed Card Page. Alternatively you can go to The 78 Cards – Brief Page for just the Keywords and Meanings.

Card 5                         Card 6                        Card 7

5 of Cups Reversed           6 of Swords Reversed               6 of Cups Upright

5 of Cups  Rx       6 of Swords Rx          6 of Cups

                        Card 3               Card 4

                 5 of Wands Upright     7 of Wands Upright

                  5 of Wands        7 of Wands

Card 1                                                          Card 2

6 of Pentacles Reversed                                              2 of Pentacles Upright

6 of Pentacles Rx                                   2 of Pentacles

 

Card 1 represents the root or cause of the problem or issue from your point of view.

Card 2 represents the root or cause of the problem or issue from the other party’s point of view.

Card 3 represents your behaviour as a result

Card 4 represents the other party’s behaviour as a result.

Card 5 represents how your thoughts are affecting the situation and how you can change your outlook or attitude.

Card 6 represents ideas on how you might best communicate with the other party

Card 7 represents what action you could take to improve matters all round.

Practice Readings

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The Four Sevens of The Minor Arcana – Reworked

Hail all Tarot Students & Enthusiasts,

7 of Wands Upright 7 of Cups Upright 7 of Swords Upright 7 of Pentacles Upright

Well, here I am again and this time to announce that I have completed the re-working of The Four Sevens of The Minor Arcana.

The Story of each Suit as they Journey through from Ace to Ten is building nicely now and beginning to sound and look like a regular Soap OperaSoap Operas are of course based on archetypal character and situations just like the Cards are. You will notice that I have been using an ongoing Storyline for some of the Cards other than the description of Imagery and Symbolism.  The idea behind it is to make you more comfortable or au fait with creative Story-telling, visualisation and imagination when interpreting the Cards in a spread or individually.  Of Course, the Stories are just my Stories and do not come as an absolute interpretation or version.  The Stories have come from my imagination and help set the relevant mood or atmosphere.  Stories are easier to remember than a list of Keywords or PhrasesStories are also easier to tell and make more sense than a handful of disjointed sentences. You just need to build on your experience of relating them to your life or the life of your Querant.

My Stories should be used only as a guideline and not literally interpreted. You may see a completely different storyline building in the Cards which is absolutely fine as we all see and analyse things in a different manner. We describe them in a way that makes sense to us.  Some of us use Flowery Language, Mystical Musings or Freudian Terminology to verbalise our understanding of a Card or Spread while others use plain old Matter-Of-Fact, Down-To-Earth, Simple Words to get their point across.  Some of us waffle on forever (like me), while some are brisk and brief.  It really depends on the individual personality of the Reader and all have a place in Tarot Reading.

So, when you have time, check-in with the Seven (VII) of Wands, Seven (VII) of Cups, Seven (VII) of Swords and Seven (VII)of Pentacles to see how all the characters have been getting on as they approach the final stages of their Journey.

Just Click on The Individual Images below to go directly to Card Page.  Before Reading the Individual Card Interpretation please go to the Four Sevens Intro Page for background information on the Sevens in the Tarot.

Should you only require the Keywords and Meanings, then they can be found in the Section, The 78 Cards -Brief which is being created as I finish re-working each Card. There is still a great wealth of information available in this section and is probably most suited to those who just want to find out what their Cards mean rather than an in-depth study.

The Four Sevens Intro

7 of Wands Upright 7 of Cups Upright 7 of Swords Upright 7 of Pentacles Upright

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The Practice Reading for Sixes and Sevens will be posted by the end of the week along with some interpretation exercises to flex your creative imagination and adaptability.  Questionnaires will follow. So in the meantime, I will get cracking on re-working the Four Eights. Lesson Content will be added on an ongoing basis but the priority at present is to get all the Cards up and running.  Thank you for your patience.

Enjoy!

Vivien (Your Tarot Teacher)

The Four Sixes of The Minor Arcana – The Story Continues

Hail all Tarot Students,

The Sixes Intro

The Four Sixes – Wands, Cups, Swords and Pentacles

(Just Click on The Individual Card Images below to go Directly to Card Page)

6 of Wands Upright6 of Cups Upright 6 of Swords Upright6 of Pentacles Upright

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I am delighted to announce that I have completed re-working of The Four Sixes in the Minor ArcanaThe Six (VI) of Wands,  Six (VI) of Cups, Six (VI) of Swords and Six (VI) of Pentacles.  These Cards will also be found in Lesson 7 of Part I of Course. They are also listed in the Section The 78 Cards – Detailed.  Don’t forget to read The Sixes Introduction Page first before moving on to the individual Cards.

As with all the other Cards, there is detailed information on the Card Imagery and Description along with the Keywords and Meanings for both the Upright and Reversed versions.  Should you only require the Keywords and Meanings, then they can be found in the Section, The 78 Cards -Brief which is being created as I finish re-working each Card. There is still a great wealth of information available in this section and is probably most suited to those who just want to find out what their Cards mean rather than an in-depth study.

Homework and Practice Readings will follow next week before I move on to re-working the Four Sevens and Eights in Lesson 8.

Enjoy and Happy Reading,

Vivien (Your Tarot Teacher)

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