What to do about it — if anything

So, did anyone connect with one or more than one of the scenarios that came up in this reading… 

  • the issue of secrets and deception;
  • a lack of progress in a situation;
  • a new love interest coming in;
  • someone in your circle who is not willing to negotiate or compromise;
  • the individual that’s taking off on an unwise journey back to their past;
  • and then, the issue of financial matters that are not being wisely handled.

Today’s spread is called the “Crazy Brain Spread”. There’s a total of three questions/positions for this spread, and there’s a number of cards pulled for each. In today’s reading you’ll find six different scenarios. For some of you, more than one scenario may resonate.


Tarot Spread ~ The Road to Closure

When this spread was randomly brought up — I didn’t want to do it! I had a weird feeling about it right off the bat. At first I thought it might be because I have no connection with it, but once I started the reading I realized that the opposite was true, there was too much of a connection. So, for all of you out there that are looking for “closure”, let’s figure this out together.

*EDIT: after watching this video, I had a thought… Is the “negative pattern of repetitive behavior” our own, is this someone else’s negative pattern of repetitive behavior IMPOSED upon us?

Tarot Spread ~ A Snapshot of Your Life

Happy New Year! We’ve enjoyed this Sunday, January 2nd curled up on a cold winter day — yes, cold in Arizona! — with a hot cup of coffee and Netflix. Thank you all for watching my videos, liking, and subscribing. These are so much fun to do, though today’s reading was a very chilly one with the sun moving into the western sky and the temps dropping.

Stay warm, stay safe, and be well. If anyone has suggestions for a question or focus for future readings, leave your ideas in the comments.

Two Truths… and a Lie

What a provocative tarot spread! I hesitated to do a reading with this spread, afraid that it might make some people uncomfortable. But then I thought, wait a minute. If someone is uncomfortable, or feels cringey, it’s going to be because they *Recognize* or *Identify* with what they are hearing. Holy Buckets!

So, did I crawl inside anyone’s head with this reading?

What guidance does my inner voice have for me?

This is our tarot spread for today. The three positions are:

1) Reminder from the past

2) Message from the present

3) Guidance for the future

I pulled several sets of cards for this spread to cover a variety of circumstances and situations for this general reading. I hope that you find something here that connects with you, and that you receive the message Spirit intends for you to hear.

A Desert Reading ~ Mercury Retrograde

What should I rethink?

Who’s in charge? Do you think it’s you? This might not be the case. Some of you may have handed over the reins, even sub-consciously, to another individual or entity (as in company, or group, who can use this place of power). So let me ask you again… Who’s in charge? If you’re not sure at this point, you’d better get a grip on it.

What should I redo?

If you’ve done something really stupid to endanger a relationship, whether it’s a romantic relationship, friendship, or other partnership, you might want to redo (or undo) what it is that may cause damage. And then, cross your fingers that it’s not too late. Actions might be easier to eradicate, maybe, depending upon what it was; but remember that words once spoken can never be taken back. Once spoken, once heard… too late for some to do any back-tracking.

What should you reconnect with?

Everything. Life. Slow down. Some of you have been burning the stick at both ends; some of you have been on such a forward roll, whether with your career and work, or any number of personal things, that you have neglected other aspects of your life. I think it’s time to stop and smell the roses. If you don’t do it now, the garden may dry up and you might be surprised at what’s left.

What needs to be re-evaluated?

Relationships. Who’s your friend and who’s not? It’s time to take the blinders off and leave the naivete behind. If you’re going to make an honest assessment of who you can trust in your life and who you can’t, you’re going to have to take a good hard look at your connections… Who has your back? Who waffles? Who caters to your ideas with a steady stream of “yes”; and who gives you honest opinions that contain some depth to them, though it might not always be what you want to hear? Is there anyone in your circle that’s causes problems in your life in any way? Decisions may have to be made. Think of it like Facebook, there’s a delete button for a reason, though real-life face to face closet cleaning might be more difficult and emotional.

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The Week Ahead Tarot Spread ~ Interpretations

It’s time for me to take a break from book writing and spend some quality time creating a blog post (much more fun and relaxing than book writing, no pressure).  This week at my Facebook page, The Tarot Parlour, I posted a tarot spread titled “The Week Ahead”, and I drew three cards for this reading.  Below is the spread, the cards, and my interpretation.  I drew these cards randomly, with no one in particular in mind; however, I wouldn’t be surprised if these cards wind up resonating with me, or with some of my readers.  That’s just how the tarot rolls.


The Cards ~


1.  What you need to think about ~

For some of us, it’s actually time to put ourselves first.  A  little narcissism, at the right time and for the right reasons, is actually a good thing.  Whether you are having questions or doubts about a relationship, or a career change, or something else uniquely personal to you.  It’ about time you stop going over in your mind the repercussions your decision will make on every single person remotely connected to this situation and start thinking about the repercussions it’s having on YOU.

2.  What you need to do ~

You need to kick to the curb all of those things that are standing in your way.  There’s something you need to do, and there might be something you need to eliminate from your life in order to accomplish this… addictive behavior; codependent behavior, an individual or individuals who don’t have your best interest at heart, and maybe even if they do; your own fears and doubts and insecurities.  The list could go on.  What is it that you’re thinking about doing?  What’s holding you back?  How driven are you to reach this goal?  What are the repercussions for you if you don’t?  Is there a time frame to all of this?

3.  The challenge ~

The biggest challenge for you is taking that first step.  The unknown is scary; doing something big on your own is scary; taking a new path, beginning a new journey, turning a new page… they’re all scary.  It takes a great deal of courage, and a nice chunk of self-confidence to turn your back on the familiar and start off down the universal road to the Future looking the Unknown directly in the eye the whole time.  Conquering your own fears and doubts is part of the challenge.  Identify them, get acquainted with them, embrace them, laugh at them, and discard them.  Your journey awaits.


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Tarot Tutorial: A 3 Card Spread (video)

Today we’re going to learn how to connect the traditional meanings for three cards with our intuitive interpretations in order to do a Three Card Spread.  You’ll be amazed at how much information can be found in just three cards, how much can be revealed, especially when read intuitively.

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1.  this is you
2.  this is your defense
3.  this is what you are afraid of
4.  this is what drives you
5.  this is what you are left with
6.  this is what the future will bring
7.  this is what brings you back down to earth

Tarot Readings with Amythyst

The Year in Advance (a 36 card tarot reading)

The following is an actual tarot reading done for a client (published anonymously, of course).  This is an example of ‘The Horoscope Spread’ (nontraditional), offered at my website: 


This spread covers a 12 month period.

Tarot Reading
Deck:  The Goddess Tarot
(Horoscope Spread)

6/swords ®, Balance ® (the goddess, Yemana), 2/pentacles ®

It appears that you are trying to find balance, perhaps after the end of a relationship.  Not only is your emotions, mentality, your whole psyche, being thrown off by this imbalance, but your finances as well.

The goddess found on the card of Balance in this deck, Yemana, is the patron goddess of women, especially pregnant women, and children.  Offer this goddess sweet liquids, blue candles, and incense so she will bestow upon you good health and healing of the body, mind, and spirit.

Other insights…uncertain movement, or uncertainty about moving; “the worst is behind you”; changing direction; strength from the hands (perhaps creativity); hidden agendas; “rising above it all”; duality; multi-tasking; two of something, as in a hand in each; a flock of white birds, perhaps symbolizing freedom, or freedom of thought.

Magic ® (the goddess, Isis), 9/cups, Wisdom ® (the goddess, Sarasvati)

This month is characterized by a temporary loss of power or direction, but it swings around to your favor mid-way through and you will wind up with what you wished for, or what you thought you wanted.  With this comes wisdom, a new insight into what direction you’re headed, what path you have decided to embark upon.  Perhaps the biggest surprise will be that once you’ve gotten what you wished for, you’ll decide that maybe this wasn’t what you wanted after all.

Two goddess are highlighted for the month of May:  Isis, the Egyptian goddess considered a patron goddess of nature and magic; and Sarasvati, the Hindu goddess of knowledge, music, the arts, and science.

Other insights…a totem animal, the hawk; ancestral interest or knowledge; a secret to be uncovered, or a secret admirer to be unveiled; the time of the waning crescent moon is significant this month; the proverbial “pot at the end of the rainbow”; the idea of many irons in the fire, a busy month, lots going on, maybe too much at once; the serpent, representing sexuality, wisdom, the goddess.

Tradition (the goddess, Juno), 7/staves, 3/pentacles

You will find yourself immersed in conflict at work; and you will also find that the best course of action will be to stick with the tried and true way of doing things, the traditional methods.  This will not be the time to try something new, or to instigate new rules and regulations; it will not be the right time or place to change the game plan in mid-stream.

The goddess, Juno, is highlighted this month, which I thought was ironic, but that’s the way the cards so often work.  She is a Roman goddess with the touch of a warrior about her, and it’s her energy, strength, courage, and perseverance that will be needed this June.

Other insights…a struggle with vanity, which may have more to do with ego, rather than physical attributes; the full moon is a significant time for your this month; a position of leadership is highlighted; don’t back yourself into a corner with rash decisions, reprimands, or demands; confrontations; triplicates.

4/cups, 3/staves ®, Prince/cups ®

There’s an issue that has to be faced and resolved involving a partnership, most likely a relationship issue.  You have to make a decision, and until you do, you will feel as though you are stagnant.  Yes or no?  Pick one and get things moving again.

Other insights…a third party; business contracts or opportunities; this month the waning crescent moon will be a significant time for your; a knoll…take the high road; the idea that it’s always ‘the odd man out’; when making a decision, don’t go with popular opinion, you may even choose to go against it; don’t wait too long before making a decision, you might loose an opportunity; Celtic traditions; the elements of Water and Fire, pay homage to both and incorporate their energies into your daily life, especially this month– emotions and passion.

2/cups ®, 10/cups, 9/pentacles

You will discover this month that a coupling or a partnership was the correct choice, and within this decision, you’ll find the fulfillment of happiness in your home-life and within yourself.

Other insights…the full moon for this month will be an especially powerful one energy-wise for you, make your wish, fulfill your magick, whatever it is that you do (whatever divinity or spiritual path you follow), make sure that you honor it at this special time; there will be a rejoining, or reconnecting, with someone you’ve been estranged with; spiritual enlightenment and personal fulfillment are highlighted for August, it’s a month for growth on all sides; “commitment” is the key word for August; promises, binding promised; rainbows, the idea of positive energy, of attainment, something coming full circle; “mediator”.

6/pentacles ®, Prince/staves, Oppression (the goddess, The Wawalak)

The goddesses highlighted this month are the twin sister goddesses of Australian origin known as the “Wawalak”…it is their fierce determination to protect their young against the Great Serpent Goddess that inspired their worship throughout the aboriginal tribes.  It is their strength of will and courage that is honored and worshipped as a mirror of pure womanhood.

This month will be one of frenetic energy and mixed signals.  Although you will start out on a positive note, it is this troubling energy that will disrupt the month for you, and this energy could come in the guise of a young male figure, one with too much energy, bravado, and opinion.  If this is the case, you will know that you must rein him in.  To wind up the month of September, you may have to call upon the energy and courage the twin goddesses epitomize…hang on tightly to what you have, monetarily speaking, and don’t give in to someone else’s suggestion for making easy money, or taking financial shortcuts.
Other insights…a ‘sisterhood’ is highlighted in September; the Triple Goddess (if you’re Wiccan or pagan, you understand this concept); seeking approval and accolades; a feeling of dread– don’t fight it, or let it throw you off-kilter, just listen to it and be aware, it will pass; mirror images.

2/staves ®, 8/swords, Temptation ® (the goddess, Nyai Loro Kidul)

A partnership is going to leave you feeling a bit confined; either you’re going to have to shake it up a bit and roil the waters, or you’ll plug along in a semi-state of discontent, feeling rather trapped by it all.  This ‘partnership’ will be either business/work related, or it will be a personal relationship; you will be acutely aware of which it is.

The Indonesian goddess for this month is Nyai Loroo Kidul, “Queen of the Southern Sea”, often depicted as a mermaid or having a snake’s body.  Her magick lay in the power of rejuvenation and the acquisitions of spirits.  Her tonic is the violent waves of the ocean and the cleansing/healing properties of it’s waters.

Other insights…the idea of ‘co-dependence’; deep sleep; this month may find you dealing with a slight malady, perhaps a bug or something that will lay you up for a few days; emotional turmoil or indecision; shapeshifting– ‘be what you need to be, or be what they need to see’; the element of Water– dreams (pay special attention to them this month), visions, intuition, deep emotions, relationships; water– as in waterways, rivers, streams, oceans…there seems to be some link between you and a body of water this month, I’m not sure how or why this connection comes up, but I’m sure you’ll figure it out.

7/cups, Prince/pentacles, 5/pentacles ®

Decisions dealing with a financial issue or question are highlighted this month, and the decision that you come to will result in a sort of ‘digging-out’ from some negative financial goings on, it will, in effect, turn things around for you.  Take your time, think wisely, and go with your first instinct.

Other insights…skeletons in your closet, if you’ve got any, now would be the time to clear them out or expose them, they’ll do less damage this way; write down any dreams you might have this month, chances are they won’t just be regular old dreams, but instead will be prophetic or messages from the dead; you might be in for a pleasant surprise this month, not necessarily earth-shaking, but nice none-the-less; either there is a young man around you who is stable, responsible, and good with money and material issues, or this is your energy reverberating throughout the cards for this month; ‘get your ducks in a row’; the idea of not going it alone is strong with these cards, you’ll have a partner/friend/mate, someone whom can share some of the burden with you.

8/pentacles ®, Ace/staves, 10/pentacles

Work– it’s a bit foggy, but it looks as though you will either 1) lose the job you have now, which will turn out to be a good thing, as other opportunities for new financial ventures will be knocking at your door, 2) you will be put to the test with some rigorous new training or schooling in order to advance your position in your current job– either way, it’s a plus.

Other insights…creativity, an art form that is a pastime or hobby for you; a rainbow and all the cliques that go with it, including the one about the pot of gold; paint or painting; money made through artsy adventures; planet– the Sun, with all the intensity, masculine energy, and light that goes into it, including the energy of the god, the ‘he-man’; there is the idea of new money coming in from an unexpected source; there is also the idea of a doorway or a threshold, implying new opportunities, new pathways, or a rite-of-passage.

January (2014):
Princess/staves ®, Transformation (the goddess, Ukemochi), Queen/cups ®

The goddess highlighted this month is Ukemochi, a Japanese goddess of the Shinto religion known as “The Goddess of Food”.  She was killed because her gift of producing food with her body disgusted the recipient, but even in death she continued to provide sustenance.  She is the goddess of abundance.

Expect a final decision or unexpected news concerning business and finance.  The positive outcome from this will be a new age of prosperity for you.  Also, throughout this time, you will learn how to assert yourself in ways that you haven’t tried before, and with the knowledge that it’s okay to stand up for yourself, to stand your ground, you’ll feel a renewed sense of power and energy. Don’t hold back.

Other insights…dignity, grace, and beauty; quiet solitude; there is the idea of exploring your physical side, perhaps your sexual side, and shedding old inhibitions; shared intimacy; a double full moon; I’m also getting the feeling of two other very definite personality types, I’m not sure if this is 1) two very different people who share your circle as friends, or 2) two very different sides to your personality, almost like split personalities; the element of Water– great significance in dreams always comes up with this element, as well as a sharpening of the intuition, the idea of serene contemplation, gentleness and composure, the sign of Libra, early autumn– that time of transition at the end of summer, this time could prove significant for you.

February (2014):
Ace/pentacles ®; Contemplation (the goddess, Chang O), Judgment (Gwenhwyfar)

Money issues could take a bit of a dip this February, as someone either didn’t think things through thoroughly, or someone tried to take shortcuts that didn’t work or were frowned upon by other participants in the venture.

The goddess for this month is Chang O, a Chinese goddess of the Moon.  This goddess wound up on the Moon through a series of unfortunate events– she began her existence as an immortal, later having this position taken away from her through a series of mistakes by her husband who angered the higher-ups, but then back she went to being immortal by being the naughty little wife who didn’t trust her husband and who discovered his magic pill stash– she overdosed and floated to the Moon.  I’m sure there’s a lesson here somewhere, and I’m willing to bet, with it’s Asian origin, the ‘magic pill stash’ was most likely Opium.

The other mythical female character in this group of cards is Gwenhwyfar, who is technically not a goddess, but the unfaithful wife of King Arthur.  She was a woman tortured by the fact that she was unable to conceive, madly in love with her husband’s closest companion, and a woman driven to a convent by her guilty conscience.

I’m sure that there is a link here between these two female figures and this month.  Both of these women suffered from issues with trust, both of these women crossed boundaries that were unacceptable, and both of these women suffered unexpected and unpleasant consequences because of it.

Other insights…seedling, or a sapling; gold; eruption; fertility (or infertility)–as an issue in some form (area) of your life; the idea of a midnight sky, a star-filled sky; there’s the idea that someone here is in a dominant position and someone is submissive; nobility; the idea of raising a wall between yourself and others; totem animal: the greyhound; giving a blessing, good wishes on another– being able to graciously give a blessing, as well as to graciously receive one.

March (2014):
Princess/swords, The Star (the goddess, Inanna), Ace/cups

You will receive unexpected news or insight into a relationship, perhaps the heralding a new relationship on the horizon, or a change in the status of a present relationship (all in a positive perspective, of course).

The goddess for March is Inanna, the Sumerian goddess of sexual love, fertility, and warfare.  The energy of this goddess is unpredictable and contradictory, combining the nuances of both love and war, male and female attributes; and this goddess has a reputation for throwing hissy fits.  She’s definitely on the temperamental side.  Since ‘relationship’ appears to be the theme for this month; this goddess is either heralding the ride you’re in for, or she’s showing up to offer you her support– or both.  At any rate, she’s saying, “Use my energy”.

Other insights…the idea of the sword and the stone, and just ‘the sword’ as well; the magick circle, or any sacred space; it’s the waning crescent moon that’s highlighted this month– perhaps there’s something you need to send away?; griffons, gargoyles– protectors and defenders; masculine energy (the Sun), “my cup runneth over”; sleep, meditation, or a state of inner consciousness.

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“Tarot for Grownups”…sneak peek

(an excerpt from “Tarot for Grownups”)

4) Who’s Who?– Court Card Personality Types

Each court card represents archetypical energy. Each court card also represents a personality type, and when someone comes for a reading, it’s generally to uncover those things about other personalities that may be on the negative side. This fact might dismay some people, but it’s the truth. No one feels the need to uncover more information about an individual who is not having a negative impact on their existence. We don’t need more insight into someone who is loving, cheerful, agreeable, and sweet. We need more insight into the bastard who’s screwing up our life…


As of this posting, “Tarot for Grownups” has once again made it into the top 100 best-selling books in fortune-telling at Amazon.  Click on one of the links in this post to order your copy.  The court card personality types will continue with:  Kings: Exposing the Male Persona; Queens: The Bitch in Us All; Knights: Wild Boys; Pages: Youth is Wasted on the Young


“Tarot for Grownups” (update)

“Tarot for Grownups”…as of this moment this book is back in the top 100 Best Sellers list in Fortune-telling at Amazon. The books have arrived at warehouses in the US and UK, ready for release; it will be another month before they are available in Australia and South Africa. I’m waiting for my author copies, which are on the way…”Woot!”
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Online Tarot Readings

Online tarot readings– these readings are hand written and emailed to you. Choose the reading that’s just right for you: 12 Card Spread/Three Card Spread/The Horoscope Spread/The Traditional Horoscope Spread/Directions & Trends/Gypsy’s Magick Spell/The Pentagram/Desires & Fears/The Path of Desires/Partnership & Relationships/Past Life Reading.


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New Tarot Spreads


I’ve just added six new tarot spreads at my site:


These are unique and interesting spreads that I think will make for some great readings. They are also very reasonably priced– we may want to know what the future has in store for us, but we don’t have to go broke to find out.

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I looove this image– when my baby Salem grows up, this is what he will look like.

Have a glorious day, everyone.

Lady Amythyst Raine