Life Review Reading

Personal Life Analysis Reading – Charting Your Progress Through Life

(Please Note That The Full Minor Arcana Images Are At End of Page.  You Will Need To Scroll Down To Access Them)

To Do These Exercise Readings, it is best to have a basic understanding of The Personalities of The Minor Arcana Court Cards  along with the Stories of The Four Suits.  However, anyone can try this.  If you have no knowledge of Tarot and want to do the excercise anyway, just go through the separate sections and you can choose cards by two different methods:

Method 1 – Place the Cursor in the Middle of the Card Sections at each Stage and then close your eyes.  Move the Cursor around, remembering to keep your eyes closed while you ask you subconscious to select the correct cards for you. Then when you feel it is the right time, stop moving the Cursor and Open your Eyes.  The Cursor should be resting on one of the cards.  You can then Click on the Image and Read the Card Description.  Record any aspect of the Card Meaning that is relevant.

Method 2 – Intuitively.  Be Guided by the Imagery and Symbolism of the Card.  Spend some time looking at the Cards in each Section or Stage and go with the Cards that you feel drawn to.  Then Click on the Card to go directly to the Card Meaning.  Record any aspect of the Card Meaning that is relevant.

Please take your time with this Reading Exercise as you will lose the  importance of it if rushed through.

CLICKING ON ANY OF THE IMAGES WILL BRING YOU DIRECTLY TO CARD PAGE. To Find The Reversed Interpretations just Scroll Down the Page of The Upright Interpretations.  It will be Directly Under it.

Stage I – The Early or Formative Years – Childhood & Adolescence

The Four Pages of Wands, Cups, Swords and Pentacles

(If you Click Reversed Pages you Will Find the Reversed Meanings When you Scroll Down Past Their Upright Interpretation)

Page of Wands Upright Page of Cups Upright Page of Swords Upright Page of Pentacles Upright

Page of Wands Reversed  Page of Cups Reversed  Page of Swords Reversed Page of Pentacles Reversed

  1. Which Page  Best Represents you as a Child?
  2. Which Page best Represents your Partner as a Child?
  3. Which Page/s best Represent your Siblings?
  4. Which Page/s best Represent your Friends?
  5. Which Page/s  best Represent your Best Friend?
  6. If you Have Chosen a Reversed Page to Represent any , Where They Born Reversed or Did Something Happen to Make them Reverse?

Using the Four Suits of the Minor Arcana (Scroll to End of Page), both Upright and Reversed, select the Card or Cards that tell the story as per the questions above in relation to your childhood and child personality.   If you have chosen any Reversed Pages, again use the Four Suits both Upright and Reversed to explain what happened or your theory on why the Page Reversed.  You may also use The Court Cards to represent the People and Personalities who influenced these years.

Put the pieces of your childhood  together and bring it to life through the Cards. Record your findings in Your Tarot Journal before moving on. 

Stage 2 – The Young Adult Years 22 – 30 years

The Four Knight of Wands, Cups, Swords and Pentacles

(Click on any of the Card Images Below to go Directly to Page)

Knight of Wands Upright Knight of Cups Upright Knight of Swords Upright Knight of Pentacles Upright

Knight of Wands Reversed Knight of Cups Reversed  Knight of Swords Reversed  Knight of Pentacles Reversed

Now that you have recorded the story of your childhood to adolescent years we now move on to the next stage of your maturity.  Using the Knights below or if the Pages are still relevant (to represent a Female or immaturity in a male) answer the following questions:

  1. Which Knight best Represents you as a Young Adult?
  2. Which Knight best Represents your Partner as a Young Adult?
  3. Which Knight/s best Represent your Siblings?
  4. Which Knight/s best Represent your Friends?
  5. Which Knight/s best Represent your Best Friend?
  6. Looking Back on The Chosen Pages and now Selected Knights, have the Suits or Elements Changed?  If so why?
  7. Which Knight Would You Consider the Most Eligible or Your Perfect Match? Why
  8. Which Knight Would You least like to Encounter or be in a Relationship with?  Why
  9. Which Knight would You Like to Invite Into the Family?
  10. If you chose an Upright for Stage 1 but have now selected a Reversed for this Stage what has caused this reversal?
  11. If you Chose a Reverse for Stage 1 and now Choose a Reverse for Stage 2 why is the Reversed Personality remaining Fixed? What attempts have been made to sort it out?
  12. In your point of view, Who is Responsible for The Reversals?
  13. If you have Chosen Reversed Cards for both Stage 1 and Stage 2 are you happy with this?

If Pages still best Represent You then Use them instead of the Knights.

Now, go to The Minor Arcana both Upright and Reversed  (Scroll to End of Page) and spend some time going through them before selecting enough Cards to tell the story of how your life has progressed since Stage 1.  You may also use The Court Cards to represent the People and Personalities that influenced these years.  When you have enough Cards to tell your story, Record it in your Tarot Journal.

Stage 3 – The Mature Adult Years 30 Upwards – Male & Female

The Four Queen of Wands, Cups, Swords & Pentacles

(Click on any of the Card Images Below to go Directly to Page)

Queen of Wands Upright Queen of Cups Upright Queen of Swords Upright Queen of Pentacles

Queen of Wands Reversed  Queen of Cups Reversed  Queen of Swords Reversed  Queen of Pentacles Reversed

Once you have your story recorded for Stage 1 & 2 you can now move onto the Mature Adult years which are represented by the Queens and Kings.  We can look at both from many perspectives to analyse our progress in life to date.  When you are ready please go through the questions below and answer those which are relevant to you.

  1. Which Queen best Represents you as a Mature Adult?
  2. Which Queen Least Represents You?
  3. Which Queen best Represents Your Partner?
  4. Which Queen Least Represents your Partner?
  5. Which Queen/Queens best Represent Yours Sisters?
  6. Which Queen/Queens best Represent Yours Friends?
  7. Which Queen best Represents your Best Friend?
  8. If you are still at Stage 1 or 2 in your life, Which Queen Would You Aspire to Be?
  9. Which  Queen Would You Least Like to Be?
  10. From Stage 1 & 2 are your selections remaining in the Same Suit and Element or have they Changed? If they have changed, why is it so?
  11. If Your Previous Selections have all been Upright but now Your Selection is Reversed, what has caused this? Who is to blame?
  12. If all your Selections have been Reversed so far do you see any Patterns Forming?
  13. Has Your Partner Upright or Reversal stayed Consistent throughout the 3 stages?
  14. Which Queen best Represents Your Mother
  15. Which Queen best Represents You as a Mother
  16. Which Queen would you Not Like to Have as  Mother
  17. Are you Happy to be the Queen You Are?
  18. If Pages and Knights  still best Represent You then Use them instead of the Queens but ask yourself why.

Now, go to The Minor Arcana both Upright and Reversed (Scroll to End of Page)  and spend some time going through them before selecting enough Cards to tell your story of how your life has progressed since Stage 2.  You may also use The Court Cards to represent the People and Personalities that influenced these years.  When you have enough Cards to tell your story, Record it in your Tarot Journal. 

The Four Kings of Wands, Cups, Swords and Pentacles

(Click on any of the Card Images Below to go Directly to Page)

King of Wands Upright King of Cups Upright King of Swords Upright King of Pentacles Upright

King of Wands Reversed  King of Cups Reversed  King of Swords Reversed  King of Pentacles Reversed

  1. Which King best Represents you as a Mature Adult?
  2. Which King Least Represents You?
  3. Which King best Represents Your Partner?
  4. Which King least Represents your Partner?
  5. Which King/s best Represent Yours Sisters?
  6. Which King/s best Represent Yours Friends?
  7. Which King best Represents your Best Friend?
  8. If you are still at Stage 1 or 2 in your life, Which King Would You Aspire to Be?
  9. Which  King Would You Least Like to Be?
  10. From Stage 1 & 2 are your selections remaining in the Same Suit and Element or have they Changed? If they have changed, why is it so?
  11. If Your Previous Selections have all been Upright but now Your Selection is Reversed, what has caused this? Who is to blame?
  12. If all your Selections have been Reversed so far do you see any Patterns Forming?
  13. Has Your Partner Upright or Reversal stayed Consistent throughout the 3 stages?
  14. Which King best Represents Your Father?
  15. Which King best Represents You as a Father?
  16. Which King would you Not Like to Have as a Father?
  17. Are you Happy to be the King You Are?
  18. If Pages and Knights  still best Represent You then Use them instead of the Kings but ask yourself why?

Now, go to The Minor Arcana both Upright and Reversed (Scroll to End of Page) and spend some time going through them before selecting enough Cards to tell your story of how your life has progressed since Stage 2. You may also use The Court Cards to represent the People and Personalities that influenced these years.  When you have enough Cards to tell your story, Record it in your Tarot Journal.

Stage 4 – The Elder Years

Some of you trying out this Reading Exercise may have gone on to the next Stage of Life.  Children may be grown and left home to start their own families or careers.  Some of you may have retired or may be separated, divorced or even bereaved.  In this Light, you can look back over your life and use the Queens and Kings to ask yourself the Following:

  1. How have I changed?  Am I still the same Queen or King I was when Younger?
  2. Has my Partner remained The Same Queen or King ?
  3. Have I managed to Upright any or all of my Reversals?  What have I learned?
  4. How could I have handled things better?
  5. Do I consider myself a success or a failure?
  6. If I could go back to The Page or Knight Stage, would I do any of it differently?
  7. What were my strengths throughout life?
  8. What were my weaknesses?
  9. Am I happy with the Mother/Father I was in the early days?
  10. Can I see myself in any of my children?
  11. Did I have  a Happy Life?
  12. Am I happy Now?
  13. What Patterns do I see when I look back?
  14. Did I make my Life Easy or Hard?

Now, go to The Minor Arcana both Upright and Reversed (Scroll to End of Page) and spend some time going through them before selecting enough Cards to tell your story of how your life has progressed since Stage 2. You may also use The Court Cards to represent the People and Personalities that influenced these years.  When you have enough Cards to tell your story, Record it in your Tarot Journal.

(Use Both The Upright and Reversed Minor Arcana along With The Court Cards to Tell Your Story)

The Minor Arcana – Upright

(Just Click on Card Images)

Ace of Wands   Ace of Cups  Ace of Swords Ace of Pentacles

2 of Wands Upright  2 of Cups Upright  2 of Swords 2 of Pentacles Upright

3 of Wands Upright 3 of Cups Upright 3 of Swords Upright 3 of Pentacles Upright

4 of Wands 4 of Cups Upright 4 of Swords Upright 4 of Pentacles Upright

5 of Wands Upright  5 of Cups Upright 5 of Swords Upright  5 of Pentacles Upright

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

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

8 of Wands Upright  8 of Cups Upright  8 of Swords Upright  8 of Pentacles Upright

9 of Wands Upright  9 of Cups Upright   9 of Swords Upright 9 of Pentacles Upright

  10 of Wands Upright   10 of Cups Upright  10 of Swords Upright  10 of Pentacles Upright

The Minor Arcana Reversed

(Please Click on The Images Below to go Directly to Card Page.  To get Reversed Meanings, Scroll Down Page)

Ace if Wands Reversed  Ace of Cups Reversed  Ace of Swords Reversed  Ace of Pentacles Revesed

2 Wands Rx  2 of Cups Rx  2 of Swords Rx  2 of Pentacles Rx

3 of Wands Rx  3 of Cups Rx  3 of Swords Rx  3 of Pentacles Reversed

4 of Wands Reversed  4 of Cups Rx  4 of Swords Rx  4 of Pentacles Reversed

5 of Wands Rx  5 of Cups Reversed  5 of Swords Reversed  5 of Pentacles Reversed

6 of Wands Reversed  6 of Cups Reversed  6 of Swords Reversed  6 of Pentacles Reversed

7 of Wands Rx  7 of Cups Rx  7 of Swords Rx  7 of Pentacles Rx

8 of Wands Rx  8 of Cups Reversed  8 of Swords Reversed  8 of Pentacles Reversed

9 of Wands Reversed  9 of Cups Reversed  9 of Swords Reversed  9 of Pentacles Reversed

10 of Wands Reversed  10 of Cups Reversed  10 of Swords Reversed  10 of Pentacles Reversed

Copyright © 2006-2012 Vivien Ní Dhuinn

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