My Halloween Reading using Helen's spread - Tales from the Graveyard
Deck: Elemental Tarot
FIVE OF PENTACLES
I agree with Babs -- when I saw this positional definition, my first thought was, "I don't want to know." But I shall take a deep breath and bravely proceed. The suit of Pentacles is the suit of Earth (appropriate for being BURIED in...) The 5 of Pentacles in this deck shows water washing seeds away, suggesting erosion that occurs little by little. There is a sense of loss and of losing here, even if I can't quite define or explain what has been lost. Perhaps what I keep buried is that, in fact, I feel lost or alone or displaced -- cast adrift and abandoned.
TEN OF WANDS
Lots of light on this card! That will help bring things to light, I guess. Linked with the element Fire, the suit of Wands is usually about passion, inspiration, and creativity. The LWB for this deck says of the 10 of Wands: "Inspiration understood. The energy of everything in the Universe is connected. You have access to all that you will ever need." It is this connection, then, that can help bring to light the feelings of loss or being lost that I keep buried.
THE EMPRESS (Trump 3)
The Empress is a fine candidate for this job. She typically represents Creativity, giving birth to one's own creations. On this card she is bathed in gold, her hands transect what seem to be beams of light. The light of the Universe illuminates the right path. She can get to the heart of the matter with compassion and kindness.
KING OF CHALICES
Associated with the element Water, the suit of Chalices relates to love and relationships. Its energy connects and binds. The LWB states that the King of Chalices in this deck represents a blending of love and independence that creates a unique strength. The key here is to love myself and to encourage myself to set forth to find the answers to my questions, to seek illumination and connectivity with the Universe. My relationship with myself and relationships with others can help hold back the shadows.
THREE OF SWORDS
The suit of Swords is the suit of Air, representing communication, understanding, and truth. What better tools to use in laying this skeleton to rest? With the 3 of Swords, there is a sense that perhaps this is not something to accomplish "on my own" but with assistance or external guidance. Internal confusion and distraction may interfere with my ability to analyze and understand everything necessary to achieve my goal. I may need a more objective perspective.