I often receive emails from people who are looking for quick answers to provide unique insight to a single question. Although I’m not able to respond to every email that comes my way, I’ve chosen a few questions to answer here using a two-card draw.
Marcie: “Will my boyfriend & I get married this year?”
Yes, Marcie, and it’s going to happen faster than you think. This year will find you blessed with a celebration.
Tammy: “Will I get pregnant this year?”
Knight/wands Ace/cups (R)
No, Tammy, not this year; and even if you did, you most likely would not be able to carry this pregnancy through. When the time is right, nature will take its course.
Allan: “Will my mother & I ever reconcile?”
2/pentacles The Empress (R)
Not in this lifetime. There appears to be such an imbalance within the dynamics of this relationship that by the time it’s straightened out, it most likely will be too late. On the other hand, if you feel an urgent overwhelming need to reconcile, drop everything and do so now– quickly. Time is running out.
Jake: “Will my current health problems stabilize?”
No, your health issues, if anything, will be more tumultuous this year. The fallout from these new developments will be an issue with medical bills and your insurance company.
Bea: “Will my husband & I resolve our issues?”
It looks like your marital issues may be resolved permanently, through legal action. It also appears that someone is up to some sneaky behavior, best lay things out on the table right now. It’s time to divy up property and belongings and move on.
The following is an excerpt from an actual online (emailed) tarot reading. Names have been changed to protect my client’s anonymity.
What do the cards hold for *Stacy*?
This is the card of fertility, femininity, female issues, feminine power, the maternal– It’s the Virgin Mary standing on a crescent moon, which in essence is the Goddess, though most people don’t realize this. The image of a spiral comes to mind again– in the first group of cards, this is how I viewed the two diverging paths, but this is a single spiral, a solitary path, your path, one you need to explore to discover the next phase of your life. I’m also picking up from this card: a spirit that stays close to you, perhaps subtly influencing some of your decisions; you’re psychic, or you dream dreams with a psychic bent to them– and this can be how the spirit influences you. I feel that it’s either a loved one who’s passed or a spirit guide. You may have a spirituality about you, or deep thoughts on the subject, that you haven’t shared yet with anyone.
2/swords ® Queen/swords ® 7/swords ®
On my…so many swords and all of them reversed.
Let’s start off:
First, the two of swords…you’re at a crossroads in your life, and just like the blind-folded figure on this card, you can’t decide which way you want to go. You’re also walking a tight-rope, meaning you’re going to have to ditch the blind-fold in order to take a good look at all your options. You can’t afford to step into a situation without being prepared to face all the consequences. And you can’t hold this position forever, you have to make a decision when it’s put before you, and it may not be an easy decision to make– the important ones rarely are.
This Queen traditionally represents a solitary female figure– the widow, the divorcee, the independent woman, an intelligent woman, often a professional woman. This Queen puts on a stronger front than the other Queens. She hesitates to show any sign of weakness and sometimes comes across as a much cooler and more aloof person than she actually is. This Queen feels deeply and can be wounded much more easily than anyone would ever guess.
In order to discover love, you have to be willing to open yourself up, and this is very tricky, because in doing so, you are also opening yourself up to the possibility of being hurt. It’s an unusual balance between being strong and protecting yourself, and being pliable enough to allow someone into your heart. The older a woman gets, the less willing she is to do this.
If this Queen is not you, but a woman in your life– she is a woman who has the capability to make your life a living hell.
The bickering, confrontations, victory at a price– all traditional meanings of this card. I always tell people, when this card comes up, to choose your battles wisely in order to conserve your strength. You can’t take on the entire world, just take on enough of it to make your own little corner cozy and livable.
I also see in this card: a sly fox, someone you shouldn’t necessarily trust– kind of like a weasel in the hen house; distance– distance between you and a group of people…emotional distance, an inability to agree, a distrust (rightfully so), plotting, backstabbing. If you’ve been in an active argument or disagreeable situation with a group of people, and you feel you’ve resolved the issue– don’t think it’s over yet. Awareness is a great advantage.
I wish I could have said, “I see a tall, dark, handsome stranger.”; but I don’t. I see personal issues for you to work through, which come first, and are so much more important to your well-being. Also, when The Empress comes up, and with it all these swords, I advise my female clients to watch their health closely in regards to feminine issues– don’t cancel your mammogram or put off your yearly pap test. This is not something to be alarmed by, just the powers that be tapping you on the shoulder so that you don’t forget to take care of yourself.
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I’ll be giving live readings December 31, 6:30pm-12:30am, at Ameristar Casino in Council Bluffs IA