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Author Topic: Can You Help Me With Interpretation?  (Read 802 times)

Elizabeth

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Can You Help Me With Interpretation?
« on: October 02, 2014, 12:21:35 pm »
I am very new to Tarot.

I did a deity communication spread, and got the cards below. I will put my interpretations next to them, but feel free to add or correct if you feel there is something more.

1 - Who is the deity? - 8 of Swords
Not an actual answer to the "who," but more of a "slow down and get your sh*t together" type thing. I feel constricted and confused, and I need to get that taken care of before I can have true contact.

2 - What will the relationship be like? - 9 of Swords
Nothing at this point, because I need to work through my own issues first. Uncertainty is clouding my thought processes.

3 - What do they want from me? - 10 of Swords
Get rid of the feelings of powerlessness, and look towards the good.

4 - How can I best make this happen? - Page of Swords
Keep moving forward.

5 - What may get in my way? - Knight of Swords
Rushing to get the end results before it is my time. I am my own biggest obstacle in that I do not give myself what I need.

6 - Ultimate outcome - The Sun
The "go ahead" to finally start deity connections.

I am either horrible at shuffling, or Swords plays a large part in my life.
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Re: Can You Help Me With Interpretation?
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2014, 02:31:46 pm »
Quote from: Elizabeth;160910
I am very new to Tarot.

I did a deity communication spread, and got the cards below. I will put my interpretations next to them, but feel free to add or correct if you feel there is something more.

1 - Who is the deity? - 8 of Swords
Not an actual answer to the "who," but more of a "slow down and get your sh*t together" type thing. I feel constricted and confused, and I need to get that taken care of before I can have true contact.

2 - What will the relationship be like? - 9 of Swords
Nothing at this point, because I need to work through my own issues first. Uncertainty is clouding my thought processes.

3 - What do they want from me? - 10 of Swords
Get rid of the feelings of powerlessness, and look towards the good.

4 - How can I best make this happen? - Page of Swords
Keep moving forward.

5 - What may get in my way? - Knight of Swords
Rushing to get the end results before it is my time. I am my own biggest obstacle in that I do not give myself what I need.

6 - Ultimate outcome - The Sun
The "go ahead" to finally start deity connections.

I am either horrible at shuffling, or Swords plays a large part in my life.

 
This looks pretty accurate to me. (Me, who doesn't know your life and is reading your cards here).

You didn't say who or what deity you were trying to communicate with - I am assuming that you were open to communication from *any* deity. In that case, swords is definitely the right suit for trying to start a communication and the cards themselves are in an interesting order!


1. Like you are about to be burned at the stake and shouting "Save me, God(ess)!" Or buying a lottery ticket and praying that this is the one. Slow down and get your shit together, indeed. They are not here to be your savior.

2. Yep. I'm getting the sense that based on your own circumstances right now, you're not seeking a deity to work with as much as seeking a deity to work FOR you. They are not interested in helping you unless you help yourself but you are thinking that you aren't getting any answers and feel even more alone.

3. Going off of #2 (and #1) - stop feeling betrayed and start taking responsibility. Once you accept the worst, you can handle the good.

4. This one feels like the biggie to me. You are a Page - the student! Swords: thought, talking, communication, study...be open to learning. :)

5. Yep. Don't try to rush into things, thinking that this deity or that deity will be the sun at the end of the dark night.

6. No one said any of this would be easy - but "here comes the sun..." :)


My humble interpretation, anyways. I hope this helps.

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Re: Can You Help Me With Interpretation?
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2014, 05:57:20 pm »
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1 - Who is the deity? - 8 of Swords
Not an actual answer to the "who," but more of a "slow down and get your sh*t together" type thing. I feel constricted and confused, and I need to get that taken care of before I can have true contact.

2 - What will the relationship be like? - 9 of Swords
Nothing at this point, because I need to work through my own issues first. Uncertainty is clouding my thought processes.

3 - What do they want from me? - 10 of Swords
Get rid of the feelings of powerlessness, and look towards the good.

4 - How can I best make this happen? - Page of Swords
Keep moving forward.

5 - What may get in my way? - Knight of Swords
Rushing to get the end results before it is my time. I am my own biggest obstacle in that I do not give myself what I need.

6 - Ultimate outcome - The Sun
The "go ahead" to finally start deity connections.

I am either horrible at shuffling, or Swords plays a large part in my life.

 
Swords are about focus and how we use our mental capacity. So I see the abundance of swords here as indicating where you are in your mind frame and who is likely to come to your assistance and answer your call.

Who - 8 Of Swords

The 8 of swords is about mental restriction. Being blind to the solutions which are there because you are stuck in the role of victim. While you have interpreted it as being a sign you are unable to connect I would lean more on the side of recognising a Goddess (the image is female) of confusion and discord, Eris. If you are feeling constricted and confused then you would likely draw contact with a deity that works in that realm.

Relationship - 9 of swords

The 9 of swords is more about mental anguish that we inflict upon ourselves than it is about real problems coming from outside of us. It is how we interpret things in a negative light then get worked up about stuff that hasn't even happened yet. So this tells me that you own stance on contact with deities at the moment is conflcted and overshadowed by a larger fear, one not necessarily grounded in reality. It is your work to confront that fear before you begin working with a deity to ensure that the relationship becomes a useful one, rather than one which stirs up anxiety and causes strife.

Want - 10 of swords

I always interpret this card very simply, The End. I do not like the imagery of the card because it is fear inducing but the message is clear an end to whatever situation is present. In the light of the previous two cards I interpret this as bringing you to the end of mental confusion and unnecessary internal turmoil. A letting go of the anxiety that plagues you and pulls you off course time and time again.

Make It So - Page Of Swords

The Page is the apprenticed scholar. One who is just learning to master the mind so that power can be wielded properly. In this context it speaks as a clear indicator of the need to train the mind with meditative exercises to develop the ability to instill calm and clarity at will. Without this mental state your work will always have a taint of uncontrolled fears about it.

Obstacles - Knight Of Swords

The Knight is the journeyman, the one who has mastered the basics of mind over matter and self control. Until you reach this level of facility with your mind you will not move forward in a meaningful way. Although it might be tempting to skip over regular practice and develop the ability to clearly focus the mind doing so will only sabotage you and bring unpredictable results. Your deity is clearly asking you to take the time to develop mental control over your anxiety and fears so that you always come to the table with clear focus.

The Sun

When you lay the foundations as required success and what you desire is assured. But the most important thing for you is to clear the table of clutter first. Learn to create that clear focus as your first step into communications. Listening is always more important than speaking and your deity wishes you to hear with clarity.

I hope this helps.

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