Our Daily Spread February 5, 2012 Sunday©

Feb 5, 2012 by


ADVICE  Adversity can be a shortcut to personal success. Looking objectively at a painful situation, you decide to leave and do so.  Suddenly you are calm and things are under control when you break up.  Finding a way to bypass all those difficulties is quite an achievement and so is understanding how to handle hostility without engaging in it.  Today we find parallels in achieving business success by changing course, achieving personal success by getting along with folks, and turning off the road in traffic to avoid some hazards.  It’s about looking ahead, it is!



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
Hermit – Three of Swords – Chariot


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Breaking up/Leaving (Three of Swords + Eight of Cups)


Observing how breaking up has put you on a course of being in charge.


Looking objectively at a painful situation, you decide to leave and do so.


Suddenly you are calm and things are under control when you break up.


Adversity creates patience and thus is a shortcut to personal success.


As soon as you decide to leave, a friend helps you with the heartache.


Decides to be more patient to avoid a breakup.


It doesn’t hurt anymore, you are calm and getting things done.


Decides to divorce and drops out of sight.


Can’t find him when he makes up his mind and gets a divorce.


The old man quits, gets in his truck and disappears.



Vehicle Damage and Hazards (Three of Swords + Chariot)


Search for a damaged vehicle that is off the road.


Cursory inspection of damage to the vehicle.


Driving at night detouring around a road hazard.


Doctor was leaving just as the heart attack arrived in the ambulance.


Paramedics dropped everything to treat the stroke.


Driving at night in such a storm he decides to get off the road.


To avoid hazards, get off the road at night.




Avoids/Quits a Nasty/Hostile (Three of Swords + Eight of Cups)


Observe how (he) becomes hostile when (he) doesn’t get his way.


(He) is calm and responsible, (he) quit being snarly.


Chooses to avoid an/his abrasive friend.


(He) sees being nasty got (him) nowhere, and he becomes responsible.


Take all the ill will into account and decide to avoid it.


Choosing to be a sane person, I leave when they fight.


All of a sudden he is mature and can handle opposition.


Understanding how to handle hostility without engaging in it.



Adverse Factors to Success/Achievement (Three of Swords + Chariot)


Finding a way to bypass all those difficulties is quite an achievement.


So much is against getting this done that I give up for now, but I am still looking for a way to.


Being an overnight success takes patience and suffering.


Reject this way and find another way to succeed.


Sees he fell short of achieving his goal because of adverse conditions.


Adversity creates patience and thus is a shortcut to personal success.


Looking for another way to get it done, this one is a reject.


The decision-maker has not quite eliminated it from consideration.


Can see why this way was not liked and not implemented in the project.


He came to help you succeed but he suddenly turned against you.



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
Hermit – Three of Swords – Chariot





Hermit and Chariot are mature men or individuals who accomplish a purpose by their own actions; both are out on the road. Hermit emphasizes understanding, observing, looking for, helping and calmness. Chariot emphasizes success, achievement, drive, getting the project done, having things under control; he is also a vehicle of any kind.


Both Three of Swords and Eight of Cups involve leaving. Three of Swords is animosity in a breakup, is rejecting (anything), is nastiness or hostility both to (anything) and as a personality trait. It can also be a storm or damage or a heart attack/stroke. Eight of Cups is to detour abruptly from one (anything) to another (anything) – from a direction of any kind. It also involves timing, as in aborted or premature or disrupted or intercepted anythings.


Hermit, Chariot and Eight of Cups are all on the road. Hermit is looking where he is going and knows; Chariot arrives successfully; Eight of Cups makes an unscheduled turn.


So we have an echo of the thought of it being wise to leave. That is our main message in today’s sentences.






Hermit Mature enough to be offering practical help to travelers in distress, confident enough to be on the road at night, Hermit emphasizes understanding, observing, looking for, knowing and calmness. We aren’t using his other meanings today.

Three of Swords Schism, breaking up, animosity and hostility, being against, opposing, being nasty – any kind of divorce, including rejecting one or another choice. Three of swords also refers to heart trouble, surgery, storm and heartache. One of those Rider Waite Tarot cards whose meanings you can guess: A heart with knives piercing it, and gray clouds and rain behind it.
Chariot You can guess its vehicle meanings. This brings up ‘drive’ which suggests ambition. That is further extended to success and accomplishment: This is the decision-maker whose project succeeds. Not obvious is that Chariot succeeds deliberately through strategy. This is an esoteric Rider Waite Tarot citizen: The reversed colors on the sphinxes indicate their different natures, and Chariot (with his magic wand) is getting them going in the same direction, the direction he wills them to.


Eight of Cups takes a quick right turn here because the terrain forces him to. He too is on the road, but he gets off of it at least for now and heads in a different direction. The end of one thing begins another or vice versa. Continues on despite a disruption. It’s just another phase, but I’m out here.



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  1. jules

    Wow – the advice portion is a summary of this stage of my life.
    Thanks, this is reassuring that my recent decisions are purposeful
    and powerful. Sunny Sunday here.

    • Wow, it does?! Thank you for telling me. I have sunshine too, at 20 degrees. Your message is that you are on the right track. I think the blog of the 7th will be apropos to you as well.

  2. Win

    oh my Emily!! How real do you get? Friday.. saw blatant road signs screaming heart trouble, stop that smoking (again), Sat… stopped the self sabitoge of smoking, its amazing how tied we are to the habits and chemicals we injest( how weak (how strong) we are) still hearing whispers of heart trama…. Sun… As usual, you clearify the day’s landscape with your working cards, oh so busy and alive, thank you so very much for you sharing!!! Your “experiment” with your cards may have not intended to produce a clear divination, but the proof is always in the pudding, and you mixed up a mighty tasty batch!

    • The Tarot Verbatim (TM) system frequently reports actual language. Many times, Rider Waite Tarot has reported ‘He will say’ whatever; and he says it word for word. One Hispanic lady asked what the doctor would say was wrong with her friend in the hospital, and I told her in medical terms because, having been a medical court reporter, I ‘heard it that way’ in Tarot.

      When the doctor said word for word what I said, she was overcome. She had to have him repeat it, she was so overwhelmed.

      People who study Kaballah go around looking for these serendipitous messages. (They get messages in car tag numbers!)

      I would say, pay attention, the universe is whispering in your ear. And I am gratified to be one of the whispers!

      On the 7th, there is a really good blog message barrage coming up. I am going to start Tarot Talks with some of its sentences. Tarot Talks deconstructs a spread by taking each two-card combination and reporting what that says standing alone.

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