More Tarot

I am continuing with my tarot studies — to the extent that doing a daily two-card reading can be considered studies — and even after more than a year, I’m not sure what to make of the cards. Although most cards do seem to resemble my life in some way, it’s the same sort of vague way that a newspaper horoscope represents one’s life. I am not learning anything about my life that I didn’t already know, and in fact, it’s my knowledge of my life that brings sense to the cards rather than the cards bringing sense to my life.

Now that I have progressed to a two-card layout (the first year was a daily one-card pick), I am noticing that even though the cards don’t seem to relate all that much to my life, they do seem to relate to each other.

For example, the other day, the cards I dealt out were the Empress and the Queen of Pentacles. As always, the question I ask is “What do I need to know today?” The first card represents my situation, the second the challenge I face.

Some readers interpret the Empress as the female principle the positive female attributes of creativity, love, abundance, intuition, nurturing, finding balance in our lives, connecting to the world through our senses. An earth mother archetype who loves beauty.

And some readers interpret the Queen of Pentacles as nurturing, filled with feminine creative energy, compassionate, hard-working, loving, intuitive. An earth mother archetype who enjoys the comforts and luxuries of life.

Such a correlation between the two cards! And a correlation between the cards and me too, I suppose, though these cards might be said to represent any woman. What I gathered from the cards is that my life is going well, and that I should continue to focus on creating a calm and balanced life for myself.

Since that’s what I am doing anyway, this personal interpretation might have nothing to do with the cards and everything to do with my own inclination. Which leads to another possibility — instead of me reading the cards, perhaps the cards are reading me.


What if God decided S/He didn’t like how the world turned out, and turned it over to a development company from the planet Xerxes for re-creation? Would you survive? Could you survive?

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8 Responses to “More Tarot”

  1. annemariedemyen Says:

    I have never paid any attention to Tarot, but started following a Tarot reader on You Tube lately. She does weekly and monthly readings for the different horoscope signs. I am a Leo. Every weekly and monthly reading is as annoying and consistent as one situation that has been plaguing my life for two years. I find it amazing that her readings reflect my situation so perfectly but I have to wonder if all Leos are having this up and down, get nowhere situation with a loved one. Very strange.

    • Pat Bertram Says:

      That’s an interesting point. I often think of how there are twelve horoscopes, so my daily horoscope would be exactly the same as 1/12th of the population. Either those of us in a particular sign are all having the same ups and downs, or the horoscopes are so ambiguous as to be meaningless.

      • annemariedemyen Says:

        I don’t know. I know these Leo Tarot readings so match the ups and downs of this relationship situation I am going through. I am sure I am not the only one with family issues but I hope 1/12th of the population isn’t going through the same.

        • Estragon Says:

          FWIW, I’m not a Leo and also have an issue with a loved one. My guess is 1/12th of the population may be optimistic.

          I suspect Pat’s observation about ambiguity applies, and some issues affect many of us at any given time. 1/12th of the population may be born under a particular sign, but they might not all share the same horoscope. It seems various readers interpret the horoscopes differently, so mine is likely to be different than yours based as much on the reader as on the sign we’re born under.

  2. TheEmptyNestHomesteader Says:

    The thing I found that seems to be the most convincing for me so far has been using a numerology program from Decoz. I run everyone’s numbers and it’s shocking how well the reports match up. When I say everyone, I mean celebrities, friends, family, Hitler, etc. lol. The detailed reports are incredibly accurate and spooky!

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