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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The Bookcase – A Reading

I had an idea for a reading and thought I would share it here at Tarot Notes. (Knowing that there is almost NEVER anything “new under the sun,” I hasten to add that it’s very possible someone else has already come up with this idea.)

This spread can be done with any number of cards you like. The layout is designed to resemble books on a shelf. I am using a 5-card spread, therefore, five books are shown.

The title of each book will be the title of a card drawn to represent that book. I will then do a brief description of what that book is about, followed by the “moral of the story” or the message it has for me.

I am using the Wizards Tarot by Corrine Kenner, illustrated by John J. Blumen (Llewellyn Worldwide).

Let’s put the books on the shelf!


In this rags-to-riches story, a young man achieves success through hard work and a willingness to learn from the experts in his field.

Moral: Keep making, creating, working, learning, and refining what you love to do.

(2) Book TitleSEVEN OF WANDS

A young man rises to a position of power, meeting challenges and challengers with courage and determination, standing his ground in the face of overwhelming odds.

Moral: Take the high ground, keep both feet firmly on the ground, and defend your position.


A keenly intelligent, charming woman of royal birth learns from her troubles and pain, emerging from them with grace and wit intact. For her, understanding the difference between and importance of balancing reason and emotion helps her protect and defend her domain.

Moral: Rule your kingdom with both head and heart.

(4) Book TitleSIX OF SWORDS

In their search for calm and safety, two young people book passage on a mysterious boat piloted by a ghostly figure. Although thoughtful and quick of mind, they fail to notice the swords piercing the bottom of the boat and how their placement might affect their journey.

Moral: When voyaging across troubled emotional waters, keep your wits about you.


In the mountains in the dead of winter, a man of Gnome descent embarks on a mission, his objective clearly in his sights. Hands and face red and raw from the cold, he doggedly pursues his goal without theatrics or show of force, determined to finish no matter how long it takes.

Moral: Slow and steady may not always win the race, but it will always reach the finish line.

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