Our Daily Spread for January 9, 2012 Monday©

Jan 9, 2012 by

Advice is about doing something about where you find yourself and with whom, because it affects who you are: Get out of that bad home life to be who you can be. Just getting away from the people who cause me to feel bad makes me a better person. Proud not to be one of the people who are the problem. My good looking guy turns out to be one of those criminal types. He goes away to better himself and falls in with the wrong fraternity.  Bad combinations of people bring out the worst in one another:  Each could be somebody else somewhere else.  Who could I be where?

Is this the first time you come here? Well … what to do:

*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?”)

Did you come here for your predictions? –  You are done now –  See you tomorrow.

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!

Eight of Cups
Ten of Pentacles – Devil – Page of Wands


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


Am Better Off for Having Left There (Page of Wands + Eight of Cups)


Get out of that bad home life to be who you can be.
Turned honest as he left his affiliation with that toxic culture and its people behind.
He turned honest when he abruptly left his criminal family.
Isn’t nasty anymore since he got out of that bad company.
These people make me sick, I feel better when I am not around them.
The creep turned into someone we would like to know when (he) left (his) lowlife family.
Just getting away from the people who cause me to feel bad makes me a better person.
Hates his/her family and does not identify him/herself with them.
Had horrible experience being one of them, and he/she did not reenlist.
Separate myself from the vices of the ghetto.
Separate myself from the vices of my culture.
Separate myself from the vices of other people like me.
Not one of them anymore; I hate being one of those people.
Gets out of Rehab (place where sick people are housed) clean.
Leaves the hospital (place sick people are) a well person.
My walk on the wild side was very short-lived, I am being good now.
Quits being a drunk, cleans up, and isn’t one of those lowlifes anymore.


The Good Apple in the Rotten Barrel (Ten of Pentacles + Page of Wands)


He isn’t objectionable like all the other people in his class
All the members of That Group are Bad People but he is a sterling exception.
I look like I’m a ghettoite, but I departed from that bad life.
Some of my best friends are jailbirds, but it’s not something I want to talk about.


Isn’t the Good Person Anymore (Page of Wands + Eight of Cups)


He isn’t our son anymore, he has gone bad.
My good looking guy turns out to be one of those criminal types.
He goes away to better himself and falls in with the wrong fraternity.
He turns from being clean and well-dressed to a dirty slob like his buddies.
Isn’t (his) best self anymore since (he) is stuck in that dysfunctional relationship.


Physical Ailments and Handicaps (Devil +Page of Wands)


The family disease skipped over him, he is healthy.
I look so good since I got over the illness that caused so much trouble.
He doesn’t look good anymore since he is one of those people with that disease.
Doesn’t talk about his handicap to people who make it a problem.
His/Her speech is a handicap; people just walk away.
Speaks with a horrible regional accent that puts people off.


Speech Impediment (Devil + Page of Wands)


His/Her speech is a handicap; people just walk away.
Speaks with a horrible regional accent that puts people off.
I got out of prison talking like those people.


Proud Not to be One of Them (Page of Wands + Eight of Cups + Ten of Pentacles)


Is proud not to be a member of the corrupt ruling class.
Speaks up against the abuses of the people in power and isn’t one of them.
I hate those people and am nothing like them.
Proud not to be one of the people who are the problem.




They plague you here if you are not one of them.
Hates changing her name when she marries into his family.
Quit calling my relatives those bad words.
Telling sinners to abandon their evil ways.
My whole family is ugly, and I am not good-looking myself.

Now,  Part Two,

Do you want to know a little, or a lot, about how this Tarot Verbatim ™ thing works? If so,

*Go to Learn Tarot by Observing section below. This tells about the combined four pictures in the Daily Spread –  the pictures above here.  It explains how these four cards get together in your mind to make the message.

*Go to Learn Tarot by the Pictures.  It is what each of the four cards,  by itself,  has to say.  It shows you how that illustration makes that card’s meanings in this Spread.

You can put all this together and intuitively see yourself how Tarot Verbatim ™ works.

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Eight of Cups
Ten of Pentacles – Devil – Page of Wands




One glance and you know this will be a moralistic session. We begin with the dysfunctional people (those people) Ten of Pentacles followed by the Devil (bad, wrong, vice, evil, ugly, nasty, hate, brutish or brutal … anything awful. These cards are like bad company (and they mean that): The good in them is canceled out by each other’s presence, kind of like a juvenile gang or police backup or the ghetto. This walk on the wild side can vary, can be heavy or factual or somewhat lighthearted. It can also refer to physical rather than social dysfunctionalities.


Then we have the clean-cut honest and earnest young man, dressed and speaking well, Page of Wands. Our boy, we are proud of our son. The ‘fair-haired boy’ of legend.


So it’s a relief that the final card means an abrupt detour, going in another direction unexpectedly, not finishing the course and dropping out.


Our story is of changing one’s ways … either way. The nice boy can go to college and become a drunk in a fraternity; or the patient can get out of the treatment center a well person, or the criminal can clean up his/her act.


Speaking of that: Just because Page of Wands is usually a fellow doesn’t mean this can’t be about a female person. Pages are flexible.




Ten of Pentacles Bad company, dysfunctional relationships making dysfunctional families, people bringing out the worst in one another because they are bad combinations. Shared human vices suppurating into neighborhoods, cities, counties, states, nations that reflect those particular vices. Just try being a hippie in one of those Puritan colonies. (Today we look at the darker spectrum of Ten of Pentacles because it sits next to Devil.)


The illustration here shows the Elder on his throne, gloating as the couple who produce his grandchild have a ‘discussion’ in which Husband stares off while Wife earnestly beseeches him, the aforesaid progeny squalling and pulling on her clothes. (The kid senses the toxic tradition of the family culture?)

This illustration brings up the wealthy and the ghetto, politicians and criminal groups. If the question is about the middle class cultures, this Ten of Pentacles in Rider Waite does refer to same.


Devil Bad anything, in Rider Waite. The Marseilles deck has a different take, but here we look, obviously, at the Christian concept of hell’s CEO: The unwashed brute reptile with horns. And today Devil applies to the dysfunctional ‘bad people,’ so we bring out the darker parts of the two darker cards here. Devil often means ‘horrible.’

Its focus is on being bound (or obligated, even, as in a contract), being limited; but you can see the loose chains that humans can remove. That is the main point of Devil, philosophically.


Here is a list of the words it contributes today: bad, toxic, criminal, nasty, sick, the creep, feel bad, hates, horrible, vices, drunk, objectionable, bad life, jailbirds, gone bad, criminal types, wrong, dirty slob, stuck, disease, illness, handicap, problem, prison, corrupt, abuses, plague you, sinners.


Page of Wands There’s our clean cut boy, the son we are so proud of, the fine young man or ‘fair-haired boy’ of lore. Appearing after Ten of Pentacles and Devil, of a cleaned-up act (or a corrupted youth). He is well-dressed and well spoken.


Eight of Cups Short-lived, we are outa there, going off in another direction entirely, abandoning ship, dropping out, onto something else, and it’s over with before it begins. Here it refers to the change – the bad way of life and the good way of life – because that is obviously what these four Rider Waite Tarot citizens are about.


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  1. Anna

    Yep, the weekend was short lived, back to being a respectable, working citizen again.

  2. jules

    wow… Can’t say enough about how much this one hits home.

  3. Lori

    I think leaving my old home and life (which made me feel horrible) is enough to lift my spirit and make me more pleasant to be around.

    • As I typed this one, I realized how much it was talking to you, Lori.
      You make me remember moving out of a city I was stymied in, just got another job over the phone and was gone from there.

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