(I totally just recycle the tarot pictures I take, no shame)
So in celebration of reaching four hundred followers I wanted to do a giveaway thing, but I’m broke as fuck. So I’m gonna do five free chakra tarot readings, a favorite spread of mine. It covers the…
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The Tarot Project- Project 3- Interview Spread
(Feel free to help me expand on these card meanings, my source is very basic)
1. Tell me about yourself. What is your most important characteristic?
The World- Completion, success, achievement
2. What are your strengths as a deck?
Queen of Pentacles- Generous, patient, practical
3. What are your limits as a deck?
3 of Cups, reversed- Prone to excess
4. What do you bring to the table- What are you here to teach me?
Judgement, reversed- Need to make changes, take action
5. How can I best learn from and collaborate with you?
10 of Swords- New beginning from unpleasant circumstances
6. What is one thing you want to ask of me?
The Hanged Man, reversed- Selfish, sacrifice, indecisive
(Change the situation, sacrifice for a greater goal)
7. What do you expect me to bring to the table- What can I teach you?
6 of Swords, reversed- Stuck, stagnant, conflicted
(Transition from past experiences, move forward)
8. What do you enjoy?
Temperance- Balance, harmony, creativity
9. What is the potential outcome of our working relationship?
3 of Pentacles, reversed- Delay, inaction
(Don’t rely too much on outcomes or nothing will get done)
Fun little trick I learned in therapy: validation. When someone is upset, don’t try to fix the problem, point out the cause, or tell them it could be worse. Just validate their emotions. Be like, ‘shit yeah man, that sucks. I’m sorry you’re going through that. I’m here for you.’ That’s literally all you have to do to make them feel better. Thank you and goodnight.
this is an important thing to know for tarot readinigs, too!
no that is not important for Tarot readings, unless you are trying to fake your way through… but yes it’s important for helping peple by talking to them. Validation is important.
for tarot readings, I have 2 rules. ”sit down, shut up” tell me nothing, just smile, say hello, and let me do my thing. I’m never wrong. It’s not a bad rule. The more people talk, the more they muck me up. No one is allowed to talk when I read them lol.
'no it's not important for tarot readings, unless you are trying to fake your way through' - false. It depends on the type of reading you are receiving. Validating someone in a reading does not mean someone is faking their way through a reading.
Just to clarify, I am a trained spiritual counselor. My readings are thus done in a spiritually counseling way. Many of my clients seek out readings when they are lost, confused, doubt themselves, doubt everything, etc. Ergo, the validation is an important thing in at least 50% of my readings. It’s not usually the focus of the reading, although again, it depends on the type of reading.
Everyone is entiteld to their own opinion but be careful of making blanket statements. It’s hard to fit all tarot readings in a box.
I forgot to do this until tonight, so oops, but better almost late than never.
I chose to do the interview spread with my Secret Forest deck, the first deck I got and I never really did a proper interview for.
1. What is the deck’s most important characteristic?
2 of Pentacles (black and white side)
So first off it’s super interesting that this is the only card of my totally shuffled deck that landed on the b&w side instead of color. That’s telling me that this is a part I really need to pay attention to and it isn’t budging ont his matter.
How I read this is that I get what I give when it comes to this deck, and it will always be fair to me. It’s not a deck to speak pretty lies or to give cruel truths, it just says it as it is in a kind way. However it’s not a deck that will respond to me if I don’t give it the proper respect and take the readings seriously, it only gives me the sort of energy that I bring to the table when I work with it.
2. Strengths of the deck
3 of Swords
This deck is good dealing with painful situations, really it’s as simple as that for me.
3. Limits as a deck
It’s not a deck for beginnings and doesn’t lend itself to being clear or easy to read with someone who isn’t equipped to handle it. Did I mention this was my first deck? There’s a reason I so quickly bought wild unknown, I’m in love with the secret forest tarot, but it was not easy to learn with and even know I know I don’t take as much from some cards as I should.
4.What are you here to teach me?
6 of Swords
This is interesting in that I have an interpretation of it a bit off the map, but I’m just following my instinct and running with it. The six of swords here is saying that the deck will teach and guide me through my tarot journey, it’s one I can fall back on time and time again as I grow as a tarot reader and still be able to learn new things from this deck. Honestly, I think it’s true too, the secret forest is a deck that will stick with me for a long time. I know there’s cards I still struggle with it, hell most of the court cards in it, but it’s a deck I cannot learn in a days, weeks, months of obsessing over, it’s a deck where it’s wisdom is gradually revealed to me as I’m ready for it.
5.How can I best learn and collaborate with you?
Page of Wands
I can’t be hesitant of the cards or how I read them. I need to trust that tarot is a skill I’m adept at and know that even if I blunder about that blundering teaches me more than hesitation. I just need to dive into tarot and working with this deck in each reading as if the cards are a second skin to me I know oh so well.
6. What is one thing you ask of me?
2 of Wands
I have to be ready to step up and dive into each reading that I give, I need to make the most of each card I pull and treat the readings I do with this deck almost reverently, it’s not a deck of silly fancies and readings I can ignore when I dislike the answer.
7. What can I teach you?
That sometime’s it’s okay to take a break and let these cards rest, they don’t need to be in constant use to stay true. And sometimes it’s better to take a break from the deck, learn and grow with other divination and come back to it with a new knowledge base.
8. What do you enjoy?
10 of Cups
Peace and happiness, this isn’t a deck that feeds off negative vibes in the slightest, it wants to create a positive energy and outcome from the advice it gives with each reading
9. What is the potential in working with this deck?
I can grow as a tarot reader and become more confident in divination and my own intuition (when I saw the imagery those popped in my head as the two winged creatures beneath the fairy rider who represents myself, take that as you will)
I’m really proud of how I interpreted this spread, I think working with the deck for the last six months made it very easy to tell how to interpret the cards. Overall it felt very positive, the deck is a nurturing and honest one, but some of the fine points of the deck remain elusive to me, I think that will change as I grow as a reader though.
Mercury goes retrograde on Friday. Back up your computers. Slow down. Plan for delays. Speak with kindness.
Read this for more tips: How to have a happy and productive Mercury retrograde.
this is the new age version of the chain letter, we pass it around not to break bad luck but to let everyone know it’s coming in a fucking tidal wave and how to maybe not drown
Reblog if you are a Tarot Reader with a nice ass.