Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween Reading by Zanna


My Halloween Reading using Helen's spread - Tales from the Graveyard
Deck: Elemental Tarot
(artwork by Marco Turini, published by Lo Scarabeo)




1: Grave Stone ~ What do you keep buried?
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.

2: Lighted candle: How can you bring it to light?
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.

3: In The Beat of a Heart: How do you get to the heart of the matter?
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.

4: Graveyard Shadows: How do you stop this casting a shadow on you?
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.

5: The skeleton is out of the closet: How can you finally lay this skeleton to rest?
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.

2 comments:

  1. What an interesting reading Zanna. I loved how those cards worked together and how the 10 wands light and the Empress connected. It was like the bringing to light handed it over to the Empress. The 10 saying " You have access to all that you will ever need," and the Empress saying " get to the heart of the matter with compassion and kindness." Appreared to me to be saying you're not alone and to realise this you must first be kind to yourself.

    I love the last card because it's saying it's the way you think about things not the way they are. Recognise this and you can lay that skeleton to rest in the right way.

    I'm very happy to see the spread working with someone elses reading.
    Thanks for trying it out!

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  2. The spread worked very well, Helen. You did a great job with it!

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