Tarot Readings for You for June 24, 2013 Monday(c)

Jun 23, 2013 by

Guidance     The worst does not happen. The person in question pulls out of a potential disaster beforehand, whether the pulling out is gradual or like the gunning of an engine. The feeling of narrow escape is here, though: no rejoicing is mentioned. We have two pairs of cards that say exactly the same thing very clearly: a close call.



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Ten of Swords

Five of Pentacles – Knight of Wands – Six of Swords




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Headings [So you can choose which belongs to you]

Tarot Readings: Getting Past, Getting Over and Putting Behind the Bad Scene that Could Have Been (Five of Pentacles and Knight of Wands or Six of Swords and Ten of Swords)

Miscellaneous Tarot Readings


Tarot Readings: Getting Past, Getting Over and Putting Behind the Bad Scene that Could Have Been (Five of Pentacles and Knight of Wands or Six of Swords and Ten of Swords)

Getting past dark night of the soul and getting over the suffering.


Bankruptcy is failure, but it’s putting bad times behind fast.


Got out before being desperate, avoided a total loss.


Narrowly avoided the illness, avoided being prostrate.


Depleted of energy but recovering before total exhaustion.


I’m not dead broke anymore; I drive past that bad neighborhood now.


Refugees are evacuated in a hurry from the scene of a disaster.


The fast pace is exhausting and drains you, but at least you’re putting the worst time of your life behind now.


We leave town broke, but we avoid leaving in disgrace.


You get over the loss fast, you escape the worst.


Evading eviction, putting the disaster behind.



Miscellaneous Tarot Readings

Someone is moving out of town to put something disgraceful that (he) is ashamed of behind him fast.


Avoid the disastrous poor times that will happen when (he) leaves.


You can get over losing the money, but speed kills.


Avoid the embarrassment of being on the road without money.


In a hurry to get over depression and exhaustion.


In a hurry to get past the self-pity and put the hurt behind.



Ten of Swords

Five of Pentacles – Knight of Wands – Six of Swords





This is a rare spread; it grips one’s attention right away. We have a pair of cards that mean very much the same thing paired with yet another pair that means pretty much the same thing. This is emphasis, usually – saying the same thing twice.



Another thing that is attention-getting: This spread is a great example of how an abundance of ‘bad’ cards don’t have to mean bad things. Especially when the cards that pair the baddies both mean escaping, putting something behind, getting over, and avoiding – and those would of course be Knight of Wands and Six of Swords.



Knight of Wands is getting out in a hurry. (Yes, it can also be pursuing, but not today, obviously.) Six of Swords is leaving a bad scene like a refugee, putting it behind you, and tomorrow’s another day that will be better because it could not be worse. So you can see they are not usually such welcome cards as they are today.



Five of Pentacles and Ten of Swords both mean suffering, sickness, losing, humiliation, bankruptcy, disaster. Ten of Swords means ‘the worst’ and betrayal or double-cross. Five of Pentacles is being so numb with despair and misery, like bums on the street in the freezing weather who are also injured, that you do not see relief in front of your face.



So Five of Pentacles and Ten of Swords are very similar cards. Seeing them together in a four-card spread, you are happy that they are paired with cards that mean escape and avoid.





Five of Pentacles is ‘dark night of the soul,’ a spiritual term, and ‘bums on the street,’ a literal interpretation of the illustration. The freezing and injured mother and son are sick and destitute, numb with despair and in rags as they pass by without noticing a warm place that would feed them (back then): a cathedral.


Knight of Wands calls to mind ‘get out of Dodge.’ It can mean to pursue or to flee, depending on the question or issue. The illustration shows fleeing, more. He is sitting back in the saddle, not poking his weapon out.


Six of Swords is putting the bad experience or the bad place behind. It says the future will be better, you will get over this. Refugees are escaping with the help of a friend who has transportation.


Ten of Swords Lying on the ground with ten swords in the back means, of course, disaster, loss, suffering, sickness, hurting, being double-crossed and betrayed, humiliation – being a victim of some horrible act.



EXPLANATIONS: [Use the arrow at lower right to skip this and go to Comments.]


All the words of each Tarot card reading you see here are a phrase-by-phrase translation of the scene pictured on those cards: no filler, no psychic impressions, no spirit guide. Word-for-word Tarot Verbatim(TM).


In these group readings, there’s no question (and no Questioner) to limit what the four cards can mean, so they can mean opposite things.


When there is a negative-meaning card (a ‘negator,’ I call them), the readings contradict one another because that card can make any of the other cards in the spread negative. Negator cards mean things like: no, never, not, end, can’t, etc. Never be queasy about the number of ‘bad’ card because it takes two bad cards to say ‘not dead’ and only one to say ‘dead.’


Without a question or a Questioner, pronouns (I, you, he, she, we, they, etc.) are very flexible. I leave out pronouns in writing this as much as possible – awkward to do that sometimes. When I put them in parentheses, feel very free to change them around to suit yourself.


Now in a ‘real’ individual reading, the questioner asks a specific question which provides at least half the information! In an individual’s reading, the parties are identified and sometimes a time frame is too. Here, in a group reading, we cannot do that and so we get more variety of sentences.

Horoscopes are group readings, too. Astrology is based on someone else’s birth data, though, so a ‘solar’ group horoscope never really solidly applies to you! (Astrologers want you to know this!)


Tarot successfully addresses the group of visitors, whoever they are. It provides useful information that applies to their daily lives: They tell you this in the comments, for three years now. Tarot can tell you things about people you don’t know personally – such as whoever on your job has a say in your raise or continued employment there, whether that is one person or many. Visitors report that the information is equally accurate for new visitors as it is for the family of regular visitors.


Do you want to read Rider Waite Tarot, yourself? Start with Learn Tarot by Pictures to get the day’s cards’ individual meanings; then read Learn Tarot by Observation, which gives you the thinking those four cards inspire in a qualified reader. Next, Group Analytical Tarot Cards Reading is the various things those four cards can say (without a question to guide them). Then, Guidance is a summary.


In this way, your intuition allows you to learn to read the cards without much effort if you come often enough. Regular visitors can just put it together.


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  1. http://pinterest.com/emilysandstrom/meet-people-in-tarotland/

    SAVE this. This is a Pinterest page upon which I post individual cards and their meanings. Sometime you may want to know a meaning for a particular card that isn’t on the current spreads.
    Remember, these meanings are not all-encompassing; they are influenced by the company they share the day’s spread with.

  2. Jaclyn

    What amazing imagery . . . 10 swords in the back … all too real . . . my worst fears at work, which have been manifest many times over the years, and you’ve helped me through. Great to to have that behind me, so to speak. Thank you ever so much Emily.

    • You are welcome ever so much, Jaclyn.

      One of those unappetizing facts of life is that, in order to both ‘get ahead’ and ‘be nice,’ others must understand you as a potential threat. Humans are mammals, and in mammal culture, it’s the weak ones that are submissive and meant to be picked on and taken advantage of. (Everything I know about human psychology, I learned from elk.) If you are no potential threat, your kindness is misinterpreted as weakness, but if your teeth show when you smile, people love and make way for you. (Sigh.)

  3. Anna

    Yes, had a disastrous weekend

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