Tarot

  • Connection to Source/My Business Diva Tarot Spread

    Use this spread to connect with the Universe for messages on how to move forward

    I love trying out new tarot spreads. Every new spread I work with gives me a way of connecting ideas and advice from the tarot cards that I might not yet have discovered on my own.

    The spread I am doing today came from Joy Bott and was posted in the Tarot Travellors Facebook group.

    Personally, I’ve been wanting to connect with my Business Diva lately. My Business Diva would be the spirit or personification of my business – or how the Universe would advise me about my business.

    I loved how this spread came to life for me! I used the Rider-Waite tarot deck; it’s my workhorse right now, so it is sitting right in front of me most times.

    Here’s the original reading image from the Tarot Travellors group:

    Here is my spread and how I would interpret the cards.

     

    1) Me or the potential I can reach should I apply myself. That last part is important – the King of Pentacles. I have everything with me that I need in order to be successful.

    2) My Business Diva or the Spirit of my business. Judgment reversed. Loss of momentum and lack of follow through. Need to take steps toward finishing things. Could be moving on to the next level, but stuck in (my own self-doubts).

    3) My relationship with my Business Diva. Page of Wands. Of course – the well-spring of creative ideas and motivation. I must embrace this in order to move forward or to right the Judgment card so that I can move through the journey toward success.

    4) What do I want from my Business Diva? The World reversed. That it ISN’T done or completed. That there is still a chance that we can work together.

    5) What does my Business Diva want from me? The Hanged Man. To stop and connect with my own divine guidance and support. That I look inward for answers instead of always looking around. Contemplation instead of moving in the wrong direction.

    6) What blocks my connection to my Business Diva? The Three of Wands. When I only look to the future, I am not connecting with where I am now. While planning and goal setting can be good, it can also keep me from working in the now.

    7) What removes this blockage? Ace of Cups. Falling back in love with what I do. Focusing on the root of doing what I love. Creativity and new enthusiasm toward my work.

    8) Advice? The Empress reversed. Honestly, I see this as getting off of my butt and finally letting this baby grow outside my mind. I have to also quit being so gentle with myself and start doing the work.

    9) Optional additional clarification. The King of Cups, or moving in a direction that allows me to care for other people or uses my love of working with and helping others as the basis for my work.

    So, what do you think?

    Do you see the same thing(s) in my reading? How about trying this spread for yourself? Feel free to share your outcome or questions about the reading in the comments below!

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  • Ten Questions Every Tarot Reader (Except Me) Fears

     

    Last year, I shared a post from James Bulls about the Ten Questions Every Tarot Reader Fears. The list James posted gives us all a fabulous way to look inside of the way we read tarot for others.

    Today, I will be answering the questions for you so that you can get a feel for my readings. Heck, I am even using the same images in this article, because I liked them so well! LOL!

    Blessed be!

    #1) How did you become a Tarot reader? Did you have a teacher, or did you teach yourself?
    Initially, when I started reading tarot in the late 80s/early 90s, I didn’t have a teacher. I picked up the Thoth, Mirror Of Your Relationships deck and started working with the cards and the guidebook that came with it. I have to say, working with that deck and those concepts really opened my perception of life up and gave me LOADS of inspiration.

    When I started reading tarot, it wasn’t as common and out in the open as it is today – we didn’t have the internet and teachers and classes were few, far between, and out of my budget. So, I read and read and read the tarot. I learned by doing.

    When Doreen Virtue released her Certified Angel Card Reader course in 2012, I signed up right away and took the course. The concepts Doreen introduced about a more intuitive and free-flowing approach to tarot really helped me to expand my readings and combine the classic meanings of the cards with the intuitive messages I receive.

    Since then, I have done a combination of reading books, watching YouTube videos, chatting with other tarot junkies, and exploring other decks and reading styles. It has expanded my knowledge of the tarot and the concepts surrounding giving readings immensely.

    #2) Do you really have psychic abilities?
    I kind of cringe when I say a hearty YES to this question. As I mentioned above, I went from reading by strict adherence to the book meanings of the cards to a style that incorporates more of the clairsentient, claircognizant, and clairaudient messages I receive. Sometimes, these messages are directed by a particular image on the card (that is why I like rich imagery, like that found on the Tarot Illuminati deck), and other times, the messages or information is just there.

     

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    #3) Do you get the answer from your cards or from your head?
    The answers I get are from a mix of looking at the cards and understanding their meanings and seeing how the cards interact with one another, coupled with the information that comes to me. I will say, too, that I do read in an empowering way, so I do like to have information from the person I am reading for before I look at the cards (I don’t NEED it, but I do like to have it). I also like to have an open conversation when reading because I feel like input from the client is essential to fine-tuning a reading.

    #4) Are your predictions 100% accurate?
    LOL! I prefer NOT to make predictions, but will either look at the cards or go with intuitive guidance or what my Spirit Guides give me.

    You see, I feel like a person has a LOT more power in his or her own life than my reading. Readings tell a story of potential if the course the person has in mind is followed. BUT, there is always the possibility of a person changing his/her mind or completely changing direction – and the cards might not pick that up. They might, though.

    Also, I have had experiences where my client has totally lied to me about his/her situation or role in a predicament. The cards continued to show me that – they didn’t add up to what the querent was saying and the person wanted me to predict an outcome. If a client is not honest with me, I see the most likely outcome, but the client might not accept the accuracy of it – especially if they cannot be honest with me about their place in the story.

     

    won'tpredict#5) Is there anything you won’t predict?
    Absolutely! I always get asked for lotto numbers. (Does someone think I would be charging $20 a reading if I had the lotto numbers?) Also, outcome of medical procedures, death, legal stuff, etc.

    I also strongly advise people to take real action in their lives, especially regarding their studies or jobs they have applied for. If a person works hard and follows up, it substantially increases the likelihood of success. If, however, I say, “You will pass this test,” and the person puts the books away and parties all night before the test – and then fails – it seems kind of silly to bring the responsibility back to me for the prediction instead of on the client for actually trying to succeed.

    #6) Is there anything you can’t predict?
    When a client might conceive or have a baby. When a client will get married. Should I get an operation or not? Should I invest? Should I sell? We can explore some of the surrounding information about these topics, but I won’t say that this or that will happen. Generally, I explain my stance and redirect when asked these questions.

     

    #7) Are you a Tarot specialist, or do you use other tools?
    I love tarot – ADORE IT!!! But I do bring a LOT of other tools to the table with me when entering a reading. First and foremost, I listen to the client deeply, and I use my intuition to make some connections and see what issues might be influencing the client and his/her life. I also work with energy, so I can sometimes pick up clairsentient impressions about what the client is experiencing. Then there is life coaching, which totally influences my reading style and the way I give advice. Last, but not least is making recommendations for crystals and essential oils that a client can use to help herself.

    #8) Are you a priest or a fortune-teller?
    I am a person with life experience and a bit of ESP. I am a helper: a shoulder to lean on and an ear to bend. I can see potential and express what comes up to me. A priest or fortune-teller? A little of both, perhaps, but neither, ultimately.

    #9) Am I on my own, or do you give advice?
    I totally give advice. LOL! Of course, email readings are mostly ‘on your own’ area, as there isn’t that running conversation or opportunity to ask questions. When we chat on the phone or text or via Skype or video, there is time for my clients to explore different options and ask for advice. You can book a reading with me here: Book now

    charge?#10) Do you read for free, or for a fee?
    I read for a fee. When I log in or do a reading, I bring a lot of experience to the table – I am a learned professional, and I give my all to my clients. I take time away from my family, and I do feel that there needs to be a trade for that time, energy, effort, and knowledge.

    Also, I think that a person values the information in a paid reading more and doesn’t just hop from free reading to free reading, without bothering to look at his or her place in life and make the necessary changes to better her situation.

    What do you think? Did this list force you to explore your views about how your read, or to think about a reading you’ve had before? Feel free to discuss your position in the comments below.

     

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  • How Do You Read Tarot Reversals?

    Reading tarot reversals. Such an interesting and diverse topic to discuss.

    I do work with tarot reversals, leaving the cards laying upside-down and examining them as being blockages, stagnation, lack of motion, the need to go back to the meaning of the card before.

    Today, I did a three card reading for my reading for the MoonCoaching assignment in Silvia “Moon Coach” Pancaro’s Facebook group for this month’s New Moon in Aries group.

    If you’ve never heard of Silvia Pancaro or Moon~Coaching ™, let me tell you a little bit about it. Basically put, each month (Silvia calls them moonths, as the months are based on the moon cycle), Silvia creates a Facebook group dedicated to harnessing the power of the sign the moon is in along with using tarot readings as a point of reflection for how to best use that power.

    This month, moonth, the New Moon was in Aries, which signals the beginning of the Zodiac Year. Aries is a fire sign, a sign of new beginnings, forging ahead, breaking out of the mold, creating change that you are excited about and motivated toward.

    I chose a couple of cards to set my intention for the month and year, to be honest. This month, I purposely chose the Queen of Fire and the Queen of Earth. Basically put, I want to reclaim my fire, my personal power, my passion, my self-confidence, my sexuality. All of those are associated with the Queen of Fire. I also want to create a positive home environment and be in better charge of my material ‘world’ – aspects associated with the Queen of Earth. I want my home to be a sacred place for my family and friends: comfy, inviting, secure, just nice. Finance is also a part of my issue right now. I want to also be prosperous and financially secure and stable – myself. Not relying on my husband, but making my own way in life.

     

    Queen of Fire and Queen of Earth from Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine’s Angel Tarot

    Those desires, the ones represented by the Queen of Fire and the Queen of Earth, fueled my I AM statements/affirmations for the month:

    I am driven by my passions.
    I am powerful.
    I am self-confident.
    I am sexy. (I allow myself to be sexy)
    I am the creatrix of my life.
    I am creating wealth easily.
    I am in charge of my finances.
    I am independently wealthy.
    I am the head of a comfortable and well-run home.

    Now, today was the Crescent Moon, and that meant that I should choose a card (randomly, from a well-shuffled deck), and I chose to explore the question: What concrete efforts do I need to do in order to achieve my goals for the year.

    Here’s where the question of reversals comes up that I am pondering right now.

    So, I pulled Strength, reversed; the Devil, reversed; and the Chariot, also reversed.

    Now, this reading is supposed to give me a snapshot of what I should doWhen I think about that concept, I see that reversals, in this reading and for this question, might indicate that I should be creating blocks or going against the meaning of the upright card.

    Sometimes, you have to destroy instead of creating. Sometimes, you have to hold back instead of running forward. Sometimes, you have to take a step backward in order to go forward. Sometimes, you have to backtrack to the fork in the road and take the other path.

     

    Honestly, I was kind of expecting the message to be what it would have been if the cards were upright. Be strong. Find strength in yourself right now. Grit through things and find your internal power (Strength). The Devil might, in this instance, be something about accepting relationships or bad habits. Then, the Chariot would show that I need to take the reins, focus, and drive myself toward my destination.

    But, considering the reversed cards, I kind of got a different take on the reading. You see, I wasn’t reading these tarot card reversals as negative at all, but reminders of where I am and concepts to consider in order to move forward.

     

    Strength, the Devil, and the Chariot cards from the Wild Unknown Tarot.

    There are things in my life that aren’t positively contributing to what I want my life to be like. I must admit that. I work like a horse – or so I feel – yet I am not earning half of what I would like to. Our house needs to be cleaned and sorted and aired out, painted, redecorated, etc. I want a fish tank. I want the garden to be finished. I want to have friends over more often. I wouldn’t mind to have an office in Vienna to do readings from. I have financial desires, job desires, etc. I’d love to spend as much time painting or playing with my kids as I do working. I want my self-confidence back.

    So, yeah. OK. Strength, reversed, might mean to look at things I am powering through (and the Chariot, reversed, too). Instead of just accepting or being docile or exerting control over others (or feeling the need to do so), I need to back off a little. (A-HA moment writing this). Of course, the Devil means that I am ready to give up those addictive behaviors and co-dependent relationships.

    Instead of looking to right those cards, or consider the messages that I have to fix that idea in my life or remove a blockage, I am thinking that I should create brakes, boundaries, and even block some behaviors in my life. Some of it might do with giving up on controlling things, to reset my priorities, to see what I am doing and how it makes me feel weak and powerless. To use those feelings of discontent and weakness as catalysts for change. To examine them and accept them and see them for what they are.

    Is that the same thing, though? Trying to right them? Using their concepts, reversed, as catalysts for change?

    I KNOW that I need to change certain behaviors in order to find more happiness, satisfaction, stability, and self-confidence. Continuing to do what I am doing now isn’t going to get me where I want to be. So, continuing on the path I am on right now just isn’t it for me. Gritting through it won’t bring the changes I need to see in order to embody the principles of the Queen of Fire and the Queen of Earth.

    Had the cards been upright, I would have thought ‘stay the course’ was the message that I needed to take from them. Seeing these tarot cards reversed in my reading made me want to pause and examine my priorities, how I spend my time, and what addictions are ready to be released.

    To me, either message is good.

    I guess this is one of those cases of going with intuition, knowing the totality of the situation, and viewing the tarot from an entirely personal perspective. <—this is one of the reasons you want to tell your tarot reader the truth and give details, in my opinion. It helps to fine-tune the reading.

    Anyhow. To me, the message of the cards addressed the question, What do I need to do to achieve my goals this year. It isn’t about forward motion or grinning and bearing it, it is about accepting where I am right now and looking at what I need to change. Some of this might be divinely guided.

    Ultimately, I know that the meanings assigned to tarot readings are 70% cards and layout and 30% intuition. Or 50/50. Either way.

    I’m always curious to see what others say about the meanings and messages that come up. Others interpretations give me a different way of looking at the cards; they give new insight and possibilities.

    What do you think about these readings? How would you interpret the spreads?

    Looking forward to hearing your responses!

    Blessings,
    Sue Ellis-Saller

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  • Weekly Tarot Reading December 19th, 2016

    Ahhh… It is so easy to want to just settle down in the evening and watch some Desperate Housewives on Amazon. But NO! I didn’t post this week’s weekly tarot reading yet, and that is more important to me!

    And the message is so fitting for me right now.

    Cards from Erik C. Dunne's Tarot Illuminati
    Cards from Erik C. Dunne’s Tarot Illuminati

    You see, I’ve been wanting to embody more of the energy of the Queen of Pentacles lately – her warm and comfy home, her relationships with those around her, her way with money and creating security for herself and her family. She’s grounded and focused – her home is well cared for.

    I know that I’ve been more ‘in my head’ than ‘in my home’ recently, even to the point where I feel like my body is here, but my energy is missing from my home and family life. It might be focused on money – but it feels more like I am spinning my wheels than making any real headway. And I’d rather redirect the focus of my energy toward the things that matter most to me, like my family, friends, and home, than I do on chasing wealth. 

    And honestly, central to achieving what I want lies nurturing the seeds I have planted, continuing to care for them and have faith they will flourish. (Seven of Pentacles) I feel like I run to plant more seeds and til more soil while ignoring what’s already been sown. It’s time to pause and evaluate what I have already done – what needs nurturing – and returning my energy to harvesting those things when they are ready.

    That means that I have to make sure that I continue to put effort toward what I want to accomplish without getting frustrated or giving up. (Eight of Pentacles Reversed) It means that I shouldn’t start new projects right now, but that I should mind the work that I do, instead of binge watching Netflix, I should be doing things like posting regularly and making new content for my blog.

    How do you feel? Does that reading fit with what’s going on in your world lately? Do you have different insight about what the cards mean to you? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below!

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  • Tarot Spread for Trump Presidency – What’s Going To Happen In The Next 4 Years

    Yesterday (November 9, 2016, the day Trump got elected) was a hard day for many of Light Workers and Healers. It felt like a blow to the Earth, to the Universe, to the Light itself to see a man of Trump’s nature get elected for what could be considered to be the most powerful position in the world.

    I, myself, was having a hard time processing Trump’s victory. There are a thousand reasons I fear what might become of the United States – the world – with him as the POTUS.

    Ultimately, though, I am a light worker, a tarot reader, and an energy alchemist who figures out how to take negative energy and turn it into positive energy. That’s the task I’ve been assigned to and the one that I embrace. Well, Trump’s victory definitely gives me something to work with – that’s for sure!

    I decided to get my Angel Tarot deck out and do a reading to see what I might expect from a Trump presidency.

    The results were kind of unexpected and helped to put me at ease. It was actually GOOD – better than I hoped!

    Angel Tarot Cards from Doreen Virtue published by HayHouse
    Angel Tarot Cards from Doreen Virtue published by HayHouse

    Temperance came up right in the center of the reading (bottom row). Patience, moderation – the cup being poured from the lower cup to the higher cup shows something impossible being done. We need to react with constraint and self-control. We need to use this total upheaval of what we hoped the US was to feed into creating what we want America to be.

    On the left, the Nine of Cups – dreams come true! Satisfaction and satiety are the themes associated with this card. It’s a good one, folks! Remember to keep your dreams close to your heart – work toward them instead of giving them up (like I almost did).

    On the right, we have the Seven of Earth. This card says, seeds well planted, and is associated with nurturing what you’ve sown. It also indicates that one might be consumed with unnecessary worry – and also reminds me of the time when the seed is germinating in the soil and you are waiting for the new, infantile and fragile plant to finally emerge from the soil. You don’t know what’s going to happen, so all you can do is continue to nourish the soil, provide adequate sunlight and hope that what you planted will grow. And don’t forget, once that seedling turns into that small, fragile plant, your work has only just begun. You still need to water and care for it in order to grow a hearty, healthy plant that will have the strength to yield a crop.

    Above or as the influence, we have such a fitting card, the Ace of Air. Um. Yeah. Totally. New ideas that might not be easy to deal with initially. A new way of seeing and thinking about things. Seeing the truth of a situation. A rough start that turns into something brilliant. OK. I can dig that.

    The Outcome for me was the Queen of Earth – and I couldn’t ask for a better one, to tell the truth. Well, maybe the Nine of Cups, but that came up in a different place in the reading! So, basically put, the Queen of Earth means stability, happiness, abundance in the home. Dealing with things from a calm and settled perspective. I associate her not with the chaos I was fearing, but with having enough and feeling good about what I’ve created and done.

    Ultimately, this reading didn’t turn up cards like the Tower and the Devil – or the Nine of Swords (self-fulfilling prophecies and worry) or even the Ten of Swords. No defeat. No cheating. Just patience, perseverance, seeing things from a new perspective, planting seeds and allowing them to grow. It gave me hope. It made me realize that what I do matters more than who is president of the United States.

    I hesitantly say that this reading made me look forward to what might come in the next four years. Fingers crossed, right!?

     

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    Also, if you feel like you need a little recharge because the energy was so dense and draining the last few days, please go to my Facebook page and put your name under the Reiki Recharge post. I’ll be taking some time to send a little extra to those who need it most now.

     

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