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Tarot History and Lore!
These are some of the tarot spreads that I use. Please feel free to use these, or try to make one up yourself! Use your intuition!
This is the easiest means of divining for an answer; you have only to look at a single card. Shuffle the cards while thinking of your question, then intuitively pick out one card and turn it over.
Start by thinking of your question while you shuffle the deck, then with your left hand, cut the deck into three piles moving in a leftward direction. Still using your left hand, pick up the pile on your right and place it on the center pile. Pick up this combined pile, and place it on the last. Turn over the first card and place it to the far left. This card represents the past or the basis of the matter. It explains the events, circumstances or conditions that have led up to where you are now. Turn over the next card and place it to the right of the first. This card represents the present. It reveals a new direction or condition that is coming into your being. Repeat this step again with the third card. This card represents your future and shows the end result or the outcome of the second card.
The 3 card spreadcan also be used in many different ways! 3 months advice, 3 weeks, a quick reading on 3 ppl, love-dreams-career, etc!
THE CELTIC CROSS
LAYOUT and PROCEDURE
- Shuffle the cards while thinking of your question.
- With your left hand, cut the deck into three piles moving in a leftward direction.
- Still using your left hand, pick up the pile on your right and place it on the center pile.
- Pick up this combined pile, and place it on the last.
- With your left hand, lay ten cards face up in the positions shown in the diagram.
- Each position has a particular significance as explained below.
- This is what covers you. It represents the general atmosphere and the client's main concern.
- This is what crosses you for the good or ill. A card is placed sideways over #1. This represents opposing forces. If it is a good card, it will help the present situation.
- This is what is beneath you. This card represents what brought the situation about, the foundation.
- This is what's behind you. This represents what has just happened, or the influences that are passing away.
- This is what crowns you. The current situation and influences.
- This is what is before you. This card represents what will happen in the very near future if the querent continues on their current path.
- What the querent fears. Negative feelings about the question asked.
- The thoughts of those around you. Depicts the opinions and influences of friends and family about the matter in question.
- The querent's hopes. Reveals the client's own hopes and ideals on the matter involved.
- OUTCOME: This card tells what the overall final outcome will be if the querent continues on their current path. Please consider the influence of all previous cards, particularly the 6th (what is before you) card, which is a more short term representation of the final outcome.
Is it bad luck to buy your own Tarot cards?
No. It's an old myth.. There is nothing wrong with obtaining your own set of Tarot cards -- and that way you can choose a deck that appeals to you!
How do I choose a Tarot deck for myself?
It's best to look at a bunch of decks before you decide which on suits you. Usually it's the symbolism or the artwork that will appeal to you.
If you're a beginner to the Tarot, you may also prefer a "beginner" deck like the Universal Waite, Hanson-Roberts, The Universal waite , as the more standard Rider-Waite-based meanings and symbolism can be easier to learn.
What's the difference between a Tarot and an oracle deck?
A Tarot deck is based on the 78 card structure of 56 minor cards and 22 major cards. An oracle deck is any other deck of cards used for similar purposes to a deck of Tarot cards, and may also be called a divination deck or cartomantic deck.
Basic Tarot Card Meanings
IThis is just a brief description of the tarot and by no means complete! I included reversals here. I view any card that is reversed as a lack of confidence in dealing with a situation, a hesitancy or a lack of clear insight. My study of the tarot deals with a lot of Carl Jung's great works.
The Major Arcana
||Upright: New beginnings, new adventures, new opportunities, unlimited possibilities, pleasure, passion, thoughtlessness, rashness
Reverse: A bad decision, indecision, apathy, hesitation, a faulty choice
||Upright: Originality, creativity, skill, will-power, self confidence, dexterity, sleight of hand
Reverse: Weakness in will, insecurity, delay, no imagination
|The High Priestess
||Upright: Wisdom, knowledge, learning, intuition, purity, virtue, a lack of patience, a teacher
Reverse: Ignorance, lack of understanding, selfishness, shallowness
||Upright: Action, development, accomplishment, mother/sister/wife, evolution
Reverse: Vacillation, inaction, lack on concentration, indecision, anxiety, infidelity
||Upright: Accomplishment, confidence, wealth, stability, leadership, father/brother/husband, achievement, a capable person
Reverse: Immaturity, indecision, feebleness, petty emotions, lack of strength
||Upright: A need to conform, social approval, bonded to the conventions of society
Reverse: Unconventionality, unorthodoxy, an inventor
or-Upright: Mercy, kindness, forgiveness, compassion, conformity, a sense of historical importance, inspiration
Reverse: Foolish generosity, errors are repeated, impotence, vulnerability, frailty, unorthodoxy
||Upright: Love, harmony, trust, honor, the beginning of a romance, optimism, a meaningful relationship/affair
Reverse: Unreliability, separation, frustration in love, fickleness, untrustworthy
||Upright: Perseverance, a journey, a rushed decision, adversity, turmoil, vengeance
Reverse: Unsuccessful, defeat, failure, last minute loss, vanquishment
||Upright: Strength, courage, conviction, energy, determination, action, heroism, virility
Reverse: Weakness, pettiness, sickness, tyranny, lack of faith, abuse of power
||Upright: Counsel, inner strength, prudence, caution, vigilance, patience, withdrawal, annulment, a loner
Reverse: Imprudence, hastiness, rashness, foolish acts, immaturity
|The Wheel of Fortune
||Upright: Destiny, fortune, a special gain, an unusual loss, end of a problem, unexpected events, advancement, progress
Reverse: Failure, bad luck, interruption, outside influences, bad fate, unexpected events
||Upright: Harmony, balance, equality, righteousness, virtue, honor, advice, a considerate person
Reverse: Bias, false accusations, intolerance, unfairness, abuse
|The Hanged Man
||Upright: Suspension, change, reversal, boredom, abandonment, sacrifice, readjustment, improvement, rebirth
Reverse: Unwillingness to make an effort, false prophecy, useless sacrifice
||Upright: Transformation, making way for the new, unexpected change, loss, failure, illness or death, bad luck
Reverse: Stagnation, immobility, slow changes, a narrow escape, cheating death
||Upright: Moderation, temperance, patience, harmony, fusion, good influence, confidence
Reverse: Discord, conflict, disunion, hostility, frustration, impatience
||Upright: Ravage, weird or strange experience, downfall, unexpected failure, controversy, violence, disaster, an ill-tempered person
Reverse: Divorce, release, handicaps are overcome, enlightenment
||Upright: A sudden change, abandonment of past, ending a friendship, unexpected events, disruption, bankruptcy, downfall, loss of money or security
Reverse: Following old ways, a rut, entrapment, caught in a bad situation, imprisonment
||Upright: Hope, faith, inspiration, optimism, insight, spiritual love, pleasure, balance
Reverse: Unfulfilled hopes, disappointment, dreams are crushed, bad luck, imbalance
||Upright: Deception, trickery, disillusionment, error, danger, disgrace, double-dealing
Reverse: Deception is discovered before damage can be done, trifling mistakes, taking advantage of someone
||Upright: Satisfaction, accomplishment, success, love, joy, engagement or a happy marriage
Reverse: Unhappiness, loneliness, canceled plans, broken engagement or marriage, a clouded future, a lack of friends
|Upright: Awakening, renewal, a well lived life, better health, a quickened mind
Reverse: Fear of death, failure, possible loss, ill health
or-Upright: Atonement, judgment, the need to forgive, rejuvenation, rebirth, improvement, development, promotion, efforts are rewarded
Reverse: Delay, disappointment, indecision, procrastination, theft, worry
||Upright: Completion, perfection, recognition, honors, the end result, success, fulfillment, triumph, eternal life
Reverse: Imperfection, lack of vision, disappointment
The Minor Arcana
|Usually predict energy, growth, enterprise, animation, and glory.
|Ace of wands
||Upright: A creative beginning, a new business venture, a profitable journey, an inheritance, a new career, a birth in the family
Reversed: Selfishness may spoil the venture, setbacks for a new enterprise, a journey may be put off, a lack of determination
|Two of Wands
||Upright: A kind and generous person, an interest in science, patience, creative ability, courage, good things to come
Reversed: Caution is advised against impatience, a possible domination by others
|Three of Wands
||Upright: A cooperation in business affairs, trade and commerce, success brought by a good partnership, practical help may come from a successful person
Reversed: A tendency to scatter energies, mistakes are made through carelessness, disappointment, caution against pride and arrogance
|Four of Wands
||Upright: The beauty of the harvest home, perfected work, prosperity, peace, celebration after labor, end of romance in marriage, happy holidays to come
Reversed: Learning to appreciate the little things in life, beauty of nature, peace, harmony
|Five of Wands
||Upright: Competition, possibility of a lawsuit or quarrel, obstacles, courage
Reversed: Harmony, new opportunities, generosity
|Six of Wands
||Upright: Good news, victory, success after labor, helpful friends, leadership during journey
Reversed: Rewards are delayed, postponed trip, bad news, an insolent winner, pride in riches/success
|Seven of Wands
||Upright: The ability to "hold one's own" against adversaries, stiff competition in business, a fight won, a fight one may have to face soon, victory, energy, courage
Reversed: The threat will pass by, don't let others take advantage, caution against indecision, patience
|Eight of Wands
||Upright: A Goal is approaching, new ideas, a journey by air, love will find its mark, love of open air, gardens, meadows
Reversed: Jealousy, violence, quarrels, domestic disputes, a force of courage or boldness is applied to suddenly
|Nine of Wands
||Upright: Preparedness, eventual victory, good health, strength in reserve, tendency to obstinacy
Reversed: Unpreparedness, refusal to fight, weakness in character, ill health, bending over adversity
|Ten of Wands
||Upright: An oppressive load, pain, all plans or projects ruined, complete failure
Reversed: Strength, energy, a desire to ruin the happiness of others, a clever person
|Page of Wands
||Upright: Brilliance, courage, beauty, sudden anger or love, great enthusiasm, a messenger
Reversed: Superficial, theatrical, unstable, a broken heart, bad news to come
|Knight of Wands
||Upright: An impetuous nature, generous friend, a lover, haste, a journey, the coming or going of a matter is of much concern
Reversed: Discord, work interrupted, jealousy, narrow-mindedness, suspicion, the journey is delayed
|Queen of Wands
||Upright: A woman, fondness of nature or of the home, attraction, command, someone who is well liked or honorable
Reversed: Strict, domineering, a jealous and revengeful nature, deceit, infidelity
|King of Wands
||Upright: A gentlemen, father, passionate, generous, noble, a good leader
Reversed: Severe, unyielding, strict, intolerance, prejudice, quarrels
|Usually predict love, happiness, fertility, and beauty.
|Ace of Cups
||Upright: The beginning of love, joy, beauty, or good health
Reverse: Hesitancy to accept the things that come from the heart, love under a selfish grasp, egotism
|Two of Cups
||Upright: A new romance, a well balanced friendship is beginning, harmony, cooperation
Reverse: A loss of balance in a relationship, a violent passion, love turning bad, a misunderstanding
|Three of Cups
||Upright: A good fortune in love, a happy conclusion, unknown talents are discovered, a sensitive and sympathetic person, hospitality
Reverse: Pain, gossip, unknown talents remain hidden, overindulgence
|Four of Cups
||Upright: Reevaluation, a dissatisfaction with success, kindness may come from others
Reverse: New relationships possible, new goals, new ambitions, action
|Five of Cups
||Upright: Sorrow, loss of a loved one, a broken marriage, disillusionment, vain regret
Reversed: Return of hope, new relationships are beginning, return of a loved one, courage is summoned from within
|Six of Cups
||Upright: A gift from a childhood acquaintance, happiness and pleasure brought from the past, good memories, a new friendship, a gift from an admirer, new opportunities
Reverse: Living in the past, outworn friendships, disappointment
|Seven of Cups
||Upright: A long-worked imagination, unable to choose one's direction in life, illusory success
Reverse: A good use of determination, will-power, a definite path will be chosen
|Eight of Cups
||Upright: An abandonment of one's current path in life, disappointment in love, misery and repining without cause, desire to leave on'e success for something higher
Reverse: Search for pleasure, seeking joy or success, a new love interest
|Nine of Cups
||Upright: An assured future, physical well-being, a wish may come true
Reverse: A lack in money, overindulgence, illness, a wish may not come true
|Ten of Cups
||Upright: A happy family life, true friendships, lasting happiness
Reverse: A family quarrel, loss of a friendship, children may turn against their parents, waste
|Page of Cups
||Upright: Gentleness, sweetness, kindness, an interest in poetry or art, news
Reverse: Selfishness, little desire to create, a poor imagination
|Knight of Cups
||Upright: Intelligence, romantic dreamer, the coming or going of an emotional matter
Reverse: Trickery, fraud, sensuality, idleness, an untruthful person
|Queen of Cups
||Upright: Imagination out-ways one's common sense, a good wife or loving mother, happiness, gentle, a good natured person
Reverse: An over-active imagination, perverse, pleasure and happiness may turn bitter
|King of Cups
||Upright: A business man, a man of law, kindness, a considerate person, a willingness to take on responsibility, and enjoyment of the arts or sciences
Reverse: A powerful man but a double-dealer, crafty, violent, scandal
|Usually predict aggression, force, ambition, courage, strife, misfortune
|Ace of Swords
||Upright: Beginning of a victory, ability to love and hate with ardor, a valiant leader may be born
Reverse: Caution when trying to use power to gain an ending, obstacles, tyranny
|Two of Swords
||Upright: Well balanced emotions are needed, indecision, trouble ahead, in need of direction
Reverse: Release, beware when dealing with the unscrupulous
|Three of Swords
||Upright: Affections may experience "stormy weather", lovers separated, possible civil war
Reverse: Disorder, confusion, loss, sorrow due to loss
|Four of Swords
||Upright: Rest after strife, retreat, temporary exile, a change back to the "active life"
Reverse: Renewed activity, social unrest, labor strikes
|Five of Swords
||Upright: Failure, defeat, cowardliness, cruelty, an empty victory
Reverse: A lesser chance of loss or defeat, an empty victory, unfairness in dealings
|Six of Swords
||Upright: A journey, passage away from sorrow, harmony will prevail
Reverse: Journey will be postponed, no way out of present obstacles or difficulties
|Seven of Swords
||Upright: An unwise attempt, unreliability, betrayal, insolence, spying, possible failure
Reverse: Excessive help is given, good advice, counsel, stolen items are returned
|Eight of Swords
||Upright: Restricted action, indecision, censure, temporary illness, weakness, a prisoner
Reverse: Relaxation, new beginnings possible, freedom
|Nine of Swords
||Upright: Suffering, doubt, desolation, illness, injury, death of a loved one, suspicion, cruelty, misery, loss, dishonesty, pitilessness, slander
Reverse: Healing over time, unselfishness, patience, good news of a loved one
|Ten of Swords
||Upright: Sudden misfortune, ruin of plans, defeat, failure, pain and tears
Reverse: Evil forces are overthrown, courage, some success, better health
|Page of Swords
||Upright: Dexterity, grace, diplomacy, understanding, an upsetting message
Reverse: A cunning person, an imposture, ill health, unexpected events
|Knight of Swords
||Upright: A headlong rush into life, a strong man, bravery, a skillful and clever person, an unexpected coming or going of a matter
Reverse: Tyranny, a troublemaker, a crafty and secretive person
|Queen of Swords
||Upright: A quick and confident decision, a widow, one who can bear their sorrow
Reverse: Cruelty due to keen observations, a sly and deceitful person, narrowmindedness, a gossip
|King of Swords
||Upright: A judge, a powerful commander, a firm friendship holder but often overcautious, a wise counselor
Reverse: Evil intentions, an obstinate person, decisions or judgments may seem unfair
|Usually predict money, industry, and material gain
|Ace of Pentacles
||Upright: A new business venture, the beginning of prosperity, beginning of happiness or pleasure
Reverse: Possible greed or misery, money may not be everything
|Two of Pentacles
||Upright: The ability to handle multiple situations, harmony is maintained during change, new projects may be difficult, expect a helpful message
Reverse: Difficulty with handling problems, expect a discouraging message
|Three of Pentacles
||Upright: Reward for skills or abilities, approval, success through effort
Reverse: Quality in workmanship is neglected, good work is expended due to a preoccupation with money, common place ideals or ambitions
|Four of Pentacles
||Upright: Love of power or money, a lack of give-and-take, miserly or ungenerous nature
Reverse: Some earthly possessions may be lost, obstacles or delays in business affairs, a spendthrift.
|Five of Pentacles
||Upright: Loneliness, destitution, loss of possessions, poor health, despair due to spiritual impoverishment
Reverse: New employment, revived courage, a new interest
|Six of Pentacles
||Upright: Sharing of prosperity, one will soon receive what is rightfully theirs, charity, gifts, philanthropy, three-fold
Reverse: Bribes, unfairness, prosperity is threatened, jealousy, miserliness
|Seven of Pentacles
||Upright: Effort and hard work will cause growth, a pause during development, reevaluations
Reverse: Little progress, impatience, anxiety, investments may be unprofitable
|Eight of Pentacles
||Upright: Learning a trade or profession, employment is coming soon, skill, handiwork, small money gain
Reverse: Skills are not being used properly, a dislike of hard work, ambition is void
|Nine of Pentacles
||Upright: Well-being, things in life are enjoyed alone, solitude, a green thumb
Reverse: Loss is possible, danger from thieves, caution
|Ten of Pentacles
||Upright: Stable family, gain in wealth, property is acquired
Reverse: Family misfortune, caution, mind is dull, slothfulness
|Page of Pentacles
||Upright: Scholar, generosity, kindness, a careful person, learning new ideas/opinions
Reverse: Wastefulness, luxury, rebellious, opposing ideas/opinions, bad news
|Knight of Pentacles
||Upright: Trustworthy, a heavy and dull outlook, patience, accepting of responsibilities, an animal lover, a nature lover, the coming/going of a matter
Reverse: Irresponsible, impatience, timidness, carelessness, a standstill in affairs
|Queen of Pentacles
||Upright: Intelligence, thoughtfulness, a creative person, talents are used well, melancholy
Reverse: Too much dependence, neglected duties, mistrust, suspicion, not a very creative person
|King of Pentacles
||Upright: A chief of industry or a banker, a reliable person, a married man, solid, steadiness
Reverse: Materialistic, slow to anger, 'head is on the ground", bribes