First, let me say I am behind schedule. Well, the best intentions were there, yet tempus fugit 🙂 My apologies, I am doing my best to get through the last case studies. I have four more to post, after which I am putting these on hold for a few reasons – one being lack of time, another being my desire to do some tarot deck reviews and go back to posting about daily draws and tea savouring :), and yet another being the challenge of not having an active communication with a querent in an online reading, which I think is important. Nonetheless, I have really enjoyed doing these case studies – and I hope readers of this blog have enjoyed reading about them too?
So, onto tarot reading number 7….
Question: For a lengthy period of some years, I have been in a huge psychological transition, letting go of unnecessary clutter, on many levels, though predominantly on a mental level….and learning how to relate from a very new place in myself. And also learning about how to communicate in a whole new way, more honest and truthful, so there has been lots of relationship changes. I am seeking real clarity on my direction and where to focus my energies now, at this time.
I drew 3 cards to offer guidance on your life direction, and where to focus your energies, using the Wheel of the Year tarot deck. I received the following:
The Tower, 5 of Pentacles, and 4 of Cups.
I admit that upon drawing these three, I really wanted to put them back into the deck and do the whole thing again. I really did. I thought, what do they have in common, and how can this possibly be guidance for your on your life direction?! And then I realised these cards told a story, in a succinct order, from left to right, and I must be true and honour this message, regardless of how I feel about it.
The first thing I noticed, was that they all showed rainy weather. It rains in each of these three cards. So I took the whole deck out, and went through it all, and out of the whole deck, out of 78 cards, these are the only 3 where it’s raining. There are other cards that show snow, sun, winds, dark clouds etc, but these are the only three with rain. Sometimes it rains in life, and that is necessary, and we may not like it, but acceptance is the way forward.
The next thing that jumped out, was the sequence of events: we have a sudden, abrupt change: this is the Tower. In this deck, it shows a tree hit by lightning, breaking from the impact. A rupture, a breakthrough, breaking away from the past quite possibly. This is quite the storm, literally and metaphorically. This may not be a happy event in itself, as the next card shows a person looking rather sad, morose, sheltering from the storm which is still raging on – note the lightning is still present in this card. This is the 5 of Pentacles, traditionally a card of hardship and trials. After the breaking away, you are able to find shelter, although it’s not looking like a comforting situation, and you are still out in the open, and unhappy with the situation of events. The final card offers hope and comfort – in the 4 of Cups, despite the ongoing rain, the woman is inside a home, with her cat by her side, looking out the window and waiting for the rain to pass. There is a feeling of contemplation and pondering going on, as if, having been through the fire and the trials, you look back with a sense of detachment at what has been, before starting again. But you do so from a safe place, a place where you are safe from the storm, a place of comfort. Also, in this deck, the 5 of Pentacles is associated with late summer / autumn (note the acorns on the 5 coins on the ground), where as the 4 of Cups is associated with spring – note the daffodils in the foreground.
So the above tells me that, you will be faced with a big change that may well be disruptive and destructive – but with the Tower, this is often necessary. This is where you leave behind that which no longer serve a purpose. Note those apples on the ground in the Tower card – past events and situations have come to fruition, to completion, and it’s time to move on. After this, you will go through a transition phase, the phase of adjusting to loss, the phase of grief over what is no longer in your life. And finally, you will be able to come out of this, and look back at the lessons it has offered you, from a place of safety and calm. I hope this reading offers you guidance, and I wish you all the very best on your path. Many blessings to you, and thank you for your request.