The Saga of “Evil Gloria”

I’m in the type of business where I often do telephone consultations with clients, doing intutive psychic tarot readings.  Usually these sessions go remarkably well and everyone comes away with a warm and fuzzy feeling and hopefully a few answers, if not a solution, to their issues.  Usually this is the way it goes.

Then one day I had a telephone consultation with “Lilly”. I knew which direction this was going to go the moment that I answered the phone, because she started talking and she didn’t stop.  Lilly spent the better part of a half hour trying to convince me that she was completely, totally, so over her ex-boyfriend, “John”, who was stolen from her by Evil Gloria– a woman whom Lilly claimed used black magic to wrench John from her.  Damn Gloria.

Here is where I tried to interrupt Lilly so that I could begin the reading.  I was abruptly cut off by Lilly’s voice saying, with only slightly veiled disdain:  “I’m paying you to listen to me.”

“Well, no”, I replied, “You’re paying me to read for you, and without some quiet, I can’t do this.” I thought this was a remarkably diplomatic way of telling Lilly to shut up.

Anyway, it didn’t matter.  Lilly started off on another ten minute tangent of how Evil Gloria stole John with her tremendous powerful utterly awful black magic.  About this time, she also started listing off all the psychics that she’s went to and how they’ve all told her that she would be happily reunited with John and Evil Gloria would meet a guy named Karma.  Lilly went on to talk about all the money that she’s spent on magic spells that she paid other people to do for her regarding this situation.  Her speech was interspersed for some reason with lot’s of “I would never try to convert you…” and “I don’t mean to be rude– but…” .  Lilly also kept referring to John as her ‘twin soul’, but from the look of the tarot cards that I kept laying, I’d say that John was getting comfortable with Evil Gloria, and maybe he was seriously considering a restraining order against Chatterbox Lilly– and I thought to myself, if he wasn’t, he should be.

 Time was passing, the clock was ticking, and this conversation was going no where fast.
 
I tried interrupting Lilly once more, just barging in and beginning the reading by identifying the cards I laid and touching base with them before jumping through the intuitive hoop.  I no more than said one sentence when Lilly’s by now very irritating voice cut in saying, “I don’t want to hear the book meanings of the cards, I can look that up myself.”  Well, that’s true, but this is the base that I begin with before I let it rip and say what I see.  That’s the way it works; that’s how I center myself.  It’s always worked that way, and as I’m touching base with the cards in this manner, it is providing a connection for me to expand my sight.
 
By now, I’m fed up.  I’d rather refund Lilly for the reading and hang up on her.
 
I begin talking over her, telling her what I see– John is happy, John and Evil Gloria are established in a relationship– it doesn’t matter how she got him, the fact is that they are together now.  But Lilly is just not ready to let it go, and the energy from this entire situation is so toxic that I suggested she back away and have no contact with either of these people.  I also advised her to smudge her living space of negative energy and to take a cleansing bath.
 
There was a very small and surprised, “Oh” from Lilly.  A period of about three seconds of blessed silence was suddenly broken by a new barrage from her.  Lilly began to indignantly point out that all these pyschics she’s been going to have all told her that she will get back with John.  I cut her off saying, “I don’t care about the psychics that you’ve seen.  There’s no way for me to know if they are legitimate, or if they are just telling you what you want to hear.”
 
Once more I told her what the cards were telling me, emphasizing the fact that no, she is not over losing John, far from over it, that there were issues she was going to have to deal with, negative energy she was going to have to clear, and ways to move on that were going to have to be found…and that was the end of the consultation.
 
It literally took me the rest of the day to rid myself of Lilly’s intense overbearing disturbing energy.
 
As for Evil Gloria…I don’t believe that Evil Gloria stole John with witchcraft.  I have a feeling that Evil Gloria doesn’t talk much.
 
 

Tarot Tips: A Look at the Fives

The 5’s in general are cards of conflict, chaos, and disruption.  They may seem ominous at first glance, standing on their own, but within a reading their meanings may be tempered, expanded, and further explained by the cards around them.  The 5’s may be the culmination of past events or the future stormy sky that’s going to descend upon you.  In any case, they are situations and conflicts to be worked through, perhaps making you stronger in the end, tempered from facing and solving the crises these cards herald.

Five of Cups

This is the card of mourning, loss, and grief.

It’s pointed out in almost every tarot book I’ve ever read to ‘look at the bright side, there are two cups still standing’, and while this cheery observation is correct, it skims over the feelings of grief this card inspires and this emotion, which must be faced on its many levels.  Yes, you will recover from this period of mourning and loss; your life will go on with some semblance of normalcy at some point.  But that is not to say that you will not be left without scars from this experience, or that you will not be a changed person from having come through an intense period of grief.

The brightest meanings these two standing cups could bring to a reading may indicate the newfound strength, wisdom, and inner initiation this period of mourning, loss and grief may bring to you.

 

Five of Swords

This is the card of conflict and battle.

This card smacks of aggression, unfair advantage, insecurity, and petty battles with arrogant victors.  It speaks of “winning the battle but losing the war”—at the cost of irreparably damaged relationships, shattered self-esteem, and ruined reputations.  The victory, if that’s what you want to call it, is short-lived; and the participants in this debacle will have to live with the results…shattered lives and regret.

This card often warns of an individual who will put their own needs, desires, and goals ahead of everything and everyone.  They will attain their desired outcome at the expense of everyone involved.

Five of Wands

This is the card of quarrels and bickering.

The five of wands has always reminded me of a group of unruly children.  And this is the essence of the five of wands—bickering, nitpicking, childish behavior, chaos, everyone talking at the once, “his share his bigger than mine”. 

Is there an adult in the house?

This card naturally comes up when there is a problem with a group of people, whether it be siblings, employees, neighbors, or any other group who cannot come to a satisfactory agreement.  No one may be physically hurt from these encounters—unless surrounding cards suggest otherwise, but the mutual anguish, anger, frustration and upheaval can have prolonged and lasting affects.  This card often tells you that a mediator may be needed, someone who can look at the situation objectively and find common ground between the parties involved.

 

Five of Pentacles

This is the card of poverty and hard times.

The dire effects of this card are shown by the dejected couple slogging through the snow in their tattered clothing and bare feet.  And that’s generally what this card points to—financial crisis.  The severity and duration of this state of affairs can usually be gleaned by the cards surrounding it.  What led up to this predicament may also be revealed in the same way.

The hard times the five of coins represents isn’t meant to last forever, almost nothing in life is.  This couple is not standing still, hovering in hopelessness or self pity; they’re putting one foot ahead of the other, to be able to move ahead.  And that’s what you must be determined to do when this card pops up in your readings.

© Amythyst Raine 2009

 

A Tarot Reading

Tarot Reading
(reposted)

1. Your husband’s job…

The Wheel of Fortune

The Fool ® 2/pentacles King/swords ®

It looks as though a change is coming, and it could be a change that turns things topsy turvy, at least for a while. (Note: spinning and cutting come to mind, weaving, as well as objects of a circular nature.)

The Fool generally sees us on a journey, whether a physical journey, or something new which we’re beginning…a new path, which reinforces our first card. This man either has an angel on his shoulder, or he has someone behind him from whom he draws support. It also appears that with this change will come greater financial balance. Also, the idea of “killing two birds with one stone” and “a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush”, comes to mind– this seems strange, even to me. I don’t know if there is a literal connection somehow to birds, or these cliques will have something to do with your husband’s employment in a figurative way.

The King of swords is a proud man who sometimes tends to take life too seriously. It would be to his benefit to look at the lighter side from time to time. Laughter reduces stress. (Note: I got the impression that this King needs some down time and that stress might be a factor in his future in some way.)

2. Your third grandchild…

Temperance ®

The Hermit 8/wands ® 8/pentacles

This will be a child of balance, patience, and determination; someone with fortitude who doesn’t give up easily, but keeps plugging away until the desired goal is reached.

This is also a solitary child, someone who isn’t afraid of being alone, but rather, gathers strength and maintains serenity by actively seeking ‘quiet time’. She (or he) will not act swiftly, will not in fact do much of anything quickly, but will have more of a slow and plodding nature about them.. They will certainly not be impulsive. Don’t become frustrated when you want something done quickly and it isn’t, ‘cause this child is going to do things in their own good time on their terms.

This individual will know, from a very early age, what their lifework is, and may begin an apprenticeship/training in this field at a very early age, possibly in the late teens/early twenties.

(Note: I don’t know where I get the ‘they’ from, but since it came on its own accord, I’ll leave it as is.)

3. General Reading

The Chariot

Princess/cups 3/cups Knight/cups

First, is someone getting married? If the aren’t right now, they will be in the future.

I felt, with the first group of cards that your husband’s change of employment would involve: 1) a move, 2) travel, 3) a long commute; and this concept is enforced here with The Chariot. Someone is going somewhere.

The Knight of cups brings to mind the story of the frog and the princess, Sir Lancelot, and the idea of dark water, totally disconnected thoughts…this is what happens when you use the intuitive method of reading the cards. If any of this doesn’t make sense to you now, it probably will in the future.

Also, autumn comes to mind, perhaps in relation to a time element for some of these events to play out. Actually, I feel that autumn is going to be very significant to you in some way. And I also feel as though water plays some significant role here as well– this could be actual physical water; such as a lake, river, creek, pond, etc.; or it could involve the element of water; which includes such things as emotions, dreams, intuition, the west, the color blue, and Mondays. It looks as though everyone is going to have their hands full, when it rains, it pours, as the old saying goes.

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*About the reading: The ‘they’ in this particular reading came from the fact that I was not only picking up the unborn child, I was picking up a parent as well. As the mother told me, it was ‘freaky’, and I had it down pat, even to the apprenticeship.

The bond and connection between parent & child is the strongest of all human bonds. Remember this when you’re doing readings, just as in this case– when reading for one, you very likely will pick up the nuance of both.  This is why I don’t do readings for children.  It’s generally their parents who will come through.

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The Psychic Tarot Oracle Deck by John Holland

I collect tarot decks, and I have about fifty as I write this. Of all the tarot decks I collect, I only have a handful of oracle decks, and these are purchased because I love the artwork or the intuitive inspiration and intentions behind them; but I never use them for readings. This deck, The Psychic Tarot Oracle Deck, is different.

This deck is divided into six sections, and one reason it’s so desirable and easy to use for readings is that the creator kept the essence of the twenty-two major arcana cards found in a traditional tarot deck.

There is a color-coding to the six sections of this deck. The colored borders include: black, for the major arcana and the seven chakra cards. The thirty-six minor arcana cards include: red for the physical aspect of life; green for emotions; indigo to clarify the mental aspects; and violet for the spiritual side of life.

The artwork is brilliant, bold, and beautiful; and it lends itself extraordinarily well to the energy of each card. The book which accompanies this deck is very thorough. There’s much more to it than those small white pamphlets included with most decks; this is more like a mini-book. It not only covers an in-depth look at each card, but also covers numerology; color interpretation; a section on psychic development, including clairsentience, clairaudience, and clairvoyance; tarot spreads; and symbols & images.

To purchase The Psychic Tarot Oracle Deck, click Here