Greetings all! I’m back and feeling human again. Anyone else notice that the older you get, the more a little cold can knock you off your feet?
Anyway, I’m having an interesting Tarot morning. I began thinking I would explore another of my decks which I have had for many years but never used, The Da Vinci Enigma Tarot by Caitlin Matthews. I put the spread down and although I love the art work of the master, I found I just could not connect with the illustrations she chose to represent the cards and she’d changed many names of the Major Arcana without real apparent reason. I decided to go back to further exploration of the Glastonbury Tarot so I packed up the DaVinci cards and spread out the Glastonbury what happened was I ended up with many of the same cards as I had in the first spread!
We have a very strong reading today, lots of Major Arcana and Two Aces. This is an important message for someone. I hope they receive it.
On the top row we have The Devil, The Ace of Staffs, and the Magician. The Devil can represent many things, obsession, attachment, fear, depression, ignorance, hopelessness… in this particular reading because it is adjacent to the Ace of Staffs I’d say this is an issue of having a lack of zest in life, a loss of that creative spark that makes life exciting. This could be related also to a lack of confidence as well. The Magician is a reminder to you that you do indeed have the power to make things happen. This is a reading that has many opposing cards and the Devil along with the Ace of Staffs and the Magician are definitely opposing cards. What I find interesting about this Devil Card is the symbolism of the spiral. When we spiral within we meet our shadow selves at the center of the spiral and confront our own demons. Most often we find our demons are of our own making. Facing those demons at the center is a transforming experience and once we make our way back out again we emerge more powerful than we were before.
The Wheel of Fortune in the second row signals that you are about to turn this corner. Nothing stays the same forever. What goes up, must come down and visaversa. Things are about to change and the Ace of Vesicas symbolizes new growth and prosperity that will come with this change! The Ace of Staffs and the Ace of Vesicas are both about creativity, one is masculine and the other is feminine.
The High Priestess at the bottom represents this new powerful you that emerges from the underworld that I spoke of above. You have faced your fears, and emerged with greater wisdom and understanding. The Magician and the High Priestess are another set of those opposing cards I mentioned, (again one is masculine and one is feminine). The Magician is about taking action, while the Priestess is about mystery and the wisdom in patient waiting. The master knows when to do both. The Wheel turns when it turns, there are some things we have no control over, but when the time is right, you will know when to act.
Looking at the placement of the cards is interesting too. See how the masculine cards and the feminine cards are grouped together and separated by the Wheel of Fortune.
It is a precarious balance and one that you struggle with, perhaps making you feel powerless, angry or depressed. I believe the key to all of this is in that Wheel of Fortune. Just remember that things are always in a state of change. There is power in both action and in inaction. Knowing yourself and understanding your own rhythms by making this journey to the center of the spiral is where your empowerment lies.
This is a reading with multiple layers. I will probably think about it for days.