Back in the Saddle Again…..(I hope!)

 

 

 

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I remember having these cards in a bigger reading a week or so ago. I offhandedly said that a Queen of Hearts friend of mine was ill. I thought she’d be traveling soon. I dismissed it, mainly because I’ve lost touch with many of my old friends and thought I wouldn’t know. And secondly it didn’t seem of much importance! 😦 Why is it that it’s the card spreads you dismiss that come back in your face??

I was totally surprised to find that a dear friend who lives locally, and who I know has had some difficulties, announced she was going to Vancouver for 2 weeks to seek some alternative healing there. She’s at the end of her tether and can’t get any relief.

The Image usually refers to illness, but also can denote difficulties, worries, depression, trouble sleeping. It’s not a nice card to see. All of the above I can relate to this friend.

In the past, my husband and I would give her Reiki every week, and it helped immensely; but now we don’t live as near.

This morning in my cards, I had these cards:

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As my friend, Kapherus pointed out, (where have you gone dear teacher?? no forum…:( )

the Image traditionally is the card of disappointment, illness and restriction. The Image refers to any situation that is out of balance. (Interestingly this is literally one of her issues.) It also can denote a visit to the doctor or a health professional.

Now for me, the Image is about getting one’s fondest wish, similar to the 9 Hearts/Cups or showing the thoughts of the Image, positive, happy thoughts… I deducted from this that my friend, the Queen of Hearts, was going to be pleased with some healing modality she experienced while in Vancouver.

It traditionally denotes a young man, who is beloved. He could be the person’s son, or a person of either sex that the person has a close bond with. If it’s not a relative, then it might be referring to a young man that she meets who gives her some kind of treatment.

My intuition tells me she’s going to be satisfied with some healing experience she has over there.

I have 2 weeks to hear the outcome! I will definitely update once I know more.

I am always humbled how the cards show things very precisely whether I “get it” or not! This is why keeping a journal on your card spreads is so helpful in expanding your understanding of what the cards are telling you. You can go back and see with hindsight, what the message was.

It feels so good to write about the cards again!!!!!

Cartomancy is so much a part of who I am, that I felt like there has been a major hole in my life not writing on my blogs this past year or so. I’ve been on an incredible roller coaster ride, but somehow, I will get back to writing.

WordPress has changed in my absence, so bear with me as I learn the ropes all over again 🙂

Spiritsong

 

 

 

 

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Goethe Playing cards~

These are images from the GOETHE playing card deck. I did a search to see where they might be ordered, and I found them at Amazon.co.uk. I’d love to have a physical set of these one day! 🙂  (You can click on each image to see them in better detail).

3 of Hearts – Queen of Hearts – Ace of Diamonds

I drew these on Monday, while I was still in quite a bit of turmoil with my significant other. I felt really low, and was surprised to see this draw. (I didn’t explain it to him either! lol some things are better left unsaid!)

The 3 of Hearts shows expanding love, things growing emotionally, or a celebration.

The Queen of Hearts represents me 🙂

And the Ace of Diamonds has a few meanings: it could refer to a gift, a ring, or a message of some sort. Now I also connect it to the Ace of Pentacles in the tarot; so I could also guess the beginning of a financial venture, or money being offered etc.

At the time of the draw, we were hardly acknowledging each other, the anger was so great; and in a fit we had taken our rings off! talk about tumultous! I had quickly put mine back on the next morning, having pivoted in my perspective, but he hadn’t…….and it hurt to see the bare finger!

I smiled when I saw this draw, as I immediately got the message that love would return and expand, and the wedding ring would be back 🙂

Sure enough, this morning all is well – we made up, and the ring re-appeared. So the cards were a reassurance that all would get better:)

(we aren’t normally so intense!! thank goodness)

Now on another level this could be saying that we’ll be celebrating shortly because of a financial counter-offer from the defendant in my husband’s court case. That would fit too – but my immediate thought was of a personal one, and it happened within 24 hours, so that’s definitely a match…

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I drew these earlier this week. I thought they were referring to my female cousin that I had been in contact with. I couldn’t see how they might relate to me, to be honest, not then.

The 8 of Hearts usually refers to a relationship; not necessarily a romantic one.

The 8 of Swords describes this relationship as being one-sided, out of balance somehow. It also has the meaning of feeling trapped.

I knew this all pertained to the Queen of Hearts, (which is also me) but at the time of the draw I was happy and looking forward to my husband returning.

He wasn’t home 24 hours before there was a blow up over our dog. It quickly escalated, sadly; and the happy, loving feelings I had felt earlier, were replaced with feeling absolutely trapped in a relationship that is all about ‘him’. Had I had the funds to leave, I think I would have! This connects to the Lenormand draw that I did a day later, which I’ve written about here.

So here’s a draw that I totally didn’t see for me, thinking I would hear about another Queen of Hearts with a relationship issue, never for once thinking that I would feel so awful, so quickly! sigh*  The cards are something else!

Now if only the great draws that I have also had this week would manifest so quickly!!!!!

Playing card Line of 5 Spread

I decided to try a spread that I’ve been introduced to by Chanah for Lenormand; The Line of 5. Many times she uses 7, but I thought 5 would be enough this time! It works really well!

is talking about legal matters (which we are in the midst of)

can mean an opportunity to resolve problems, of moving forward & progress. It’s also the card of negotiations, and that’s what I think it’s referring to.

5+ 6 – Legal negotiations

– Now for me, the Jacks tend to represent action and events more than young people; much like the pages in the Tarot. Like the Page of Swords, there is sudden news, something that requires immediate attention.

– shows a financial windfall, and success monetarily.

– Ironically I drew this card- as we were just discussing it’s meaning in a post on the Art of cartomancy formum. So I think it is saying a need for careful consideration during these negotiations. We need to carefully weigh our position in this matter, and look for any “thorns” !

The 5 – 8 probably means caution with legal, weighing our options.

The 6 – 10 probably means moving towards a successful completion in this matter, ending in a payout (which is owed)

I was tickled pink to see how well this spread works with the playing cards! I did a Lenormand version, that ended up reflecting the same situation, which I will post elsewhere.

Spirity

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The above cards were a part of a larger reading that I did with the Playing cards. Normally I do readings with fans of 3 cards, but there is one spread that I learnt from a real Gypsy reader, in which she always uses 4 card fans. Sometimes this is very tricky, but in this case, it came around quickly and I had been right! so I thought I would share it.

This fan, fell into the position of “what you don’t know“.

I looked at the Queen , and the Jack first. I knew this was describing one person. The Queen  represents a female loved one. It could be a sister, a daughter, a close friend, a mother etc. The Jack is a younger person, who is very practical & intelligent. The Jack  can be a young relative by marriage, and that is the case. This card almost always represents one of my step daughters who I’m close to. When I saw the Queen next to it, the words “adult child” popped into my head- so I combined the 2, much like I would combine the Woman and Child cards in the Lenormand to mean the same thing.

The 9  next to her (9  + face card) decribes someone at a distance; which she is. She’s on the other side of the country.

Now the 10  was showing that there would be some upset, grief, worry around her. I wondered if there would be aggravation or trouble while travelling (9) or if there woud be lies, deceit…something not right around business (10+ ).

We didn’t have long to wait! later that night, we webcamed with this daughter and discovered that she had had “the shock of her life”- when she discovered that a furniture business from where she had formerly lived, had screwed up on her mailing address and never had sent her any bills for an additional piece of furniture she had bought. Because there had been many purchases there at the time, she didn’t catch that she hadn’t received a statement on the one item.

Now that she was going for a loan, she discovered that her credit rating had plumetted because of the error the furniture store had made, by not sending her the invoices! This, happening to someone very well positioned in the banking field, and a stickler for paying her bills on time!!

So now, long distance, she’s trying to expose the mistake made by the furniture store, and restore her credit rating! (a real 10   for my step-daughter)

I am continually amazed at how much I glean from reading the playing cards. It is the one system I really want to become an expert on. They are really all you need! lol and it’s so subtle as well 🙂  You can give a reading on the airplane and they’ll just think you’re playing a card game!

If you’d like to learn more about reading playing cards, be sure to check out The Art of Cartomancy Forum, run by a talented reader and teacher, Kapherus. You’ll be learning how to read in no time.

Best Wishes,

Spirity