Our Daily Spread for January 21, 2011 Saturday©

Jan 21, 2012 by

Advice  Attachment to our foundation (be it ever so despised, even) is fundamental.  When we leave a place we have lived, worked, loved or even been sentenced to, emotions take over.  Anticipation of progress in the place we are rushing into is exciting, especially when the impetus of getting out of a sad scene fuels the anticipation.  New life and old life occupy the same space for a while.

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*Go to Advice (above ) which is a summary of the Messages. (Advice is everyone’s favorite part.)

*Go to Group Analytical Tarot Reading below.  One or more of those sentences has something to say to you.  Intuitively pick those out and decide whether to encourage or suppress them.  They are about you and the people around you.  They are about today and the days around it.  (It is a group message like a horoscope,  except Tarot isn’t based on someone else’s birth data,  so it can be specific,  accurate,  detailed and direct.  Our experiment here is  “How much more accurate is it?”)

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Without a question to focus the answer,  four cards can mean contradictory things,  especially when the Spread has a card that negates other cards.  Without a question also the pronouns in a group reading are more flexible,  especially in some of these Rider Waite Tarot spreads.  When a pronoun is in parentheses,  feel very free to substitute.  The question in a  ‘real’  individual reading supplies at least half the information!



Four of Wands
Page of Swords – Knight of Wands – Five of Cups



GROUP ANALYTICAL TAROT READING  Tell the visitors here something useful and meaningful to them.



Marriage (Four of Wands)


Upset leaving a failed marriage.

Getting married is him losing so he is very anxious about pursuing you.

Anxious to get out of this depressing marriage as soon as possible.

Depressed about his home life but is afraid to leave.

Sorry I got all excited and married in such a hurry.

After a nervewracking heartache back there, (he) pursues a solid marriage.

Wish I had left the marriage when I had the urge to.

Heartsick and anxious as I get on with life in the family I do belong in.

In a hurry to get married but afraid I will fail.



Exciting Progress (Page of Swords + Knight of Wands)



Exciting progress for someone from a family of losers.

Zooming ahead to a new house/neighborhood while still upset about the past.

Making a beeline out of that scene of defeat and upset to a stable environment.

Exciting to be moving on up so fast in the Company after what happened.

Moving to a new neighborhood is exciting after losing my home.

On my way to being somebody is thrilling to me, spurred by past failure.

Leaving an exciting past behind for a nice respectable life.

Got over that sadness in a hurry, am anxious to be with my people.



Home (Four of Wands)



Losing the home and very upset about moving.

Sorry he got mad and stormed out of the house.

Leaving the house I miss is what upsets me.

Hurrying home after a nervewracking disappointment.

Moving to a new neighborhood is exciting after losing my home.

He’s loser and I left him, threatened in my own home.

I left the place too fast; now I’m homesick and on edge.

Fired up to get out of this depressing country.

Sorry I left my country for this aggravating situation.

That motor home has been aggravating in the past.

Business, Company (Four of Wands)

The Company has to get out of this loss fast, it’s an emergency.

Wish I had left the Company/Family when I had the urge to.

Sorry I left that Company for this aggravating situation.

Fired up to get out of this depressing Company culture.

This is an exciting time to be in this Company; it is taking off after a down time.





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Four of Wands
Page of Swords – Knight of Wands – Five of Cups







The story of leaving a place (home, marriage, business, house, company) in a hurry, upset by a loss hits you in the face in this spread:

Page of Swords … Upset …
Knight of Swords … leaving …
Five of Cups … a failed …
Four of Wands … marriage.

Page of Swords, upset, jittery, nervous, threatened … and excited. Knight of Wands, fast progress, moving out of town, being in a rush, pursuing or leaving.  Five of Cups, sadness, loss, wishing I hadn’t. Four of Wands, home, marriage, business, house, company.


But then you see ‘excited to move’ and ‘exciting progress’ – Page of Swords + Knight of Wands.  And ‘pursuing marriage,’ Page of Wands + Four of Wands.  So we are talking about a transition – about going either way, (depressed to leave, excited to pursue).  (Have you noticed we often do that? – things go either way?)


The star card here is Four of Wands as the home, marriage, business, house or company our lead character (you?) is either chasing after or running away from.






Page of Swords Beset by paranoia is he: There he stands on a grassy knoll, whirling around with sword in air and hair flying and nothing is seen for a mile in a circle. Upset, jealous, jittery, afraid, wrought up and excited.



Knight of Wands shares this hyper-alertness. He is fleeing or pursuing full speed ahead, his club brandished and his clothes flying. He is moving, making fast progress.



Five of Cups wishes he had … or hadn’t. The past is haunting us here, and we have experienced a loss that hangs over us like a fog. Spilled wine, and our back is to wine that is left. Mourning and grief.



Four of Wands Our foundation – home, marriage, business, house or company – is an attachment even if we leave it in disgust. We tend to run back there, especially during or after a loss. Illustration here shows a society wedding which is foundational to a community.


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  1. Me

    “New life and old life occupy the same space for a while.” Very interesting!

  2. Me

    Sorry about my spelling!

  3. Me

    Wow this is a very pointed reading or interpretation.

    However I don’t think anxiety and excitement are the same emotions. I get excited to be able to go do something fun or here from someone things like that.

    Anxiety is excessive stress chemicals that heightens the flight or fight response and in extreme cases causes a type of paralysis.
    However the reading is so interesting as it is so pointed. I however don’t relate to it today…but maybe I do in my semiconscious 🙂

    • semantics. Anxiety is the life draining downer, but we anxiously look forward to something too. The body seems to be in a similar state, to me.

      Your spelling is fine. If you want to rewrite, there’s the ‘edit’ box up there. I like the thought of the old phase and the new phase sharing the space for a while. It really is like that, but I never thought of it that way.

  4. Anna

    Can this spread apply to a female even if it is the male page and male knight? I know a male and female who are both in transition and I’m wondering who the cards are referring to.

    • They refer to whoever is in the mode described. Pages can be either gender but tend to represent males. In a group reading like we do here, gender is flexible.
      Today’s messages refer to a stage in a situation or in our lives.

    • Gbb

      Anxious to get out of this depressing marriage as soon as possible.

      Boy ain’t hat the truth! That sentence was written for me.

      • I think in America it usually comes down to that. Sorry you are in that fix. Call me if you think an analysis of the situation can help you deal with it. Motives of the people you deal with are my specialty – from their internal viewpoint. If knowing what his view of the situation is … which is often a surprise because men don’t think with the same motives or perspectives as women do … give me a call.

  5. Lori

    Wow Emily, this is dead on for me today! Today I get the last remaining things out of my old life and house and finally move forward with my new life. Anxiety and Excitement are just different perspectives of the same emotion. I need to focus on the positive.
    Have a wonderful day Emily!

    • Anxiety and Excitement are definitely just different perspectives of the same emotion. Which is why the card Page of Swords represents both.
      Tomorrow’s massage I feel is very superior. I kept spending more and more time on it.
      Good to see you in launching mode: have a blast.

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