Weekend Spread for September 26, 2014

Greetings all! Sorry I missed last week. Just one of those days!

I have two great pieces of news!

  1. I have a brand new deck to explore. So new in fact, that it was just published and I got one of the very first copies! It’s the Oracle of Delphi deck based on great works of art from classical painters (one of whom I am proud to say is an ancestor!)
  2. I will soon be in a position in which I can resume daily posts! Yea!


So,  this is a new deck, which means there are no photos available on the internet and I am taking photos and uploading them and cropping and all of that stuff. It’s quite time consuming so honestly, they will not be perfect, but hopefully, they will be good enough that you will see their beauty. This deck is a little bit different than traditional decks. I believe this is in an effort to make it more balanced in the masculine and feminine energies of the Major Arcana and the Royal Families.


In the top row we have the Hero of Swords, the Two of Swords and the Nine of Coins,


In the center row, we have the Nine of Cups and the Enchantress of Cups


On the bottom we have the Five of Wands.

Five of Wands

I’m under the impression that this is a reading for an accomplished person facing a decision. She/he has worked hard for success and accomplished her goals, and is now in a position in her life that she wants to share that accomplishment with someone. The Hero of Swords (Knight of Swords) says there is a need for clear thinking. He is intelligent and quick. It is interesting that this is beside the Two of Swords however because sometimes this Hero (Knight) can indicate chaotic energy as well. (In one of my decks it is symbolized by the Gemini Twins… chaotic energy.)  This is a reminder to slow down and think. The Two of Swords symbolizes being stuck in the middle. It may be a decision that has to be made and you are at a stalemate. In this deck, the Two of Swords is The Tragic Poetess… she contemplates her situation and her choices as the clouds gather behind her. Where the Knight of Swords is about taking fast action, you need to consider the consequences of those  actions.

With that, we will move down to the Enchantress of Cups. She may symbolize also a warning about consequences of action. This is Circe. In her anger, and loss of control of her emotions she is overwhelmed by them, and without thinking of the consequences of her actions, she poisons the sea to get revenge on her enemies. Don’t do something that you might regret later.

The Five of Wands often symbolizes conflict, and squabbles, confusion and misunderstandings. What I like about this deck is that it’s symbolized by the “Battledore”. A painting of a girl with a racquet and shuttlecock, preparing to play Battledore, the original badminton. The trick here to not be overwhelmed by the emotional element is to think of this challenge as a game. It is a battle of wits, and strength and speed. Keep a cool head and you will play it well. Let the whole situation overwhelm you and you won’t.

Let the games begin!


Weekend Spread for September 12, 2014

Greetings all! Busy morning this morning so I’m just grateful to have a moment to sit down and do a reading for this week!


Today we have a reading for someone who is trying to start fresh.

In the top row we have Judgement, the Seven of Cups and Strength.


In the middle, we have the Three of Coins, and the Tower,


and on the bottom we have the star.


There is a feeling here, of wanting to start new, and you are trying to leave the past in the past, but you find yourself faced with multiple choices. You may feel confused and not exactly certain which is the right choice for you. This is challenging your inner strength. You continue to work hard to create this new and fresh start, but you can’t help feeling like the rug has been pulled completely out from under you. This is a big change, sudden and not foreseen but it will give you new insights and there is a light at the end of the tunnel as we see in the Star, hope is not lost!

Just for extra measure I pulled another card and we see we are getting a visit from our old friend the Magician, just like we did last week!



In some decks, the Magician is pictured standing at a crossroads, and in front of him are his tools of the trade… which just happen to be the aces of the suits. The decision you make, is not a small one. It is one of those decisions that once made, it takes you down a whole different life path. It’s one of those decisions you see in sci fi movies where in another dimension perhaps you chose the other way and live a whole different life!

The Magician also reminds you that you have the tools you need to create the life you want. Now you just need to decide….





Weekend Spread for September 5, 2014


Greetings all! I hope you all had a nice Labour Day weekend! One last summer Hurrah!


Today we have a reading for someone who is starting on a new path (appropriate for the beginning the cycle of the new school year!). In the top row we have the Knight of Coins, the Ten of Cups, and the Fool.


The Knight of Coins is a very stable and practical fellow. Right beside the Ten of Cups, it looks like things at home are relatively stable and content. These two cards together along with the Fool says maybe now that things have settled, it’s time to start looking at doing something new. Particularly if you are looking towards the future. The Ten of Cups often indicates long term happiness. As I’ve stated before. Knights indicate movement one way or the other. This Knight is all about stability but sometimes he can be stuck in a rut as well. The Fool says it’s time to start something new, and if you want that long term contentedness in the Ten, you will probably choose the practical path of the Knight of Coins… cause that’s just who you are!


In the middle row we have the Nine of Wands and the Four of Swords. No one said it was going to be easy. This new direction will be exhausting. Throwing another card on top of these, we have the Strength card. You have the inner strength and determination to get through.


On the bottom we see the Magician. The Magician symbolizes inner power, the power of choice to make things happen in your life. Power is having the knowledge you require, and also being able to obtain more (see all the books in the background) in order to actively determine which direction your life will take. The magician is about having the tools you need and having the knowledge and wisdom about how to apply those tools.


Throwing more cards we have the Nine of Swords, the Queen of Swords, and the Sun.


The Nine is often a card about taking a journey. This can by physical or symbolic. The journey is made with the hopes of moving towards something better. This journey is moving you towards the Queen of Swords. When you are finished this journey you will embody those qualities that the Queen embodies. She is educated, wise, knowledgeable, smart and not without a little bit of sass! She’s been around the block and doesn’t let life kick her around! The Sun is the ultimate card of success! This journey is an undertaking that will test you to your limits but you’re strong and powerful and smart! (Strength, Magician, Queen of Swords.) You will succeed at obtaining your goal!