Tarot Readings for You for August 16, 2013 Friday(c)

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Guidance     is about avoiding open confrontation and instead winning over the opposition, finessing the situation, using strategies more native to females.  A deft touch, a soothing sentence or two, staying silent in the background: These are ways to win this particular conflict, we are saying.   The strategy is also described in its romantic application: She’s got control of the big ole lion when he was purring and is wise to his deceits.


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Eight of Wands

High Priestess – Six of Wands – Strength




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Headings [So you can choose which belongs to you]

Tarot Readings: All the Tricks (Six of Wands and Eight of Wands)

Tarot Readings: Knows How to Handle (High Priestess and Strength)

Tarot Readings: Theory and Practice (Six of Wands and Strength)


Tarot Readings: All the Tricks (Six of Wands and Eight of Wands)

When you know all the tricks, you nip opposition in the bud.


Know a lot of tricks to getting it done without overt opposition.


She knows advanced martial arts moves, quick moves you don’t see coming.


She has finessed many tricky situations by just knowing and observing.


She has stayed there and mastered all the tricks, all the effective pretenses: She is the resident expert.


She knows all the ways to touch you to get you to do what she wants you to.


She is wise to all his deceits and betrayals but she does not oppose him openly.


She has dealt with so many charlatans (tricksters), she knows all about them.



Tarot Readings: Knows How to Handle (High Priestess and Strength)

When you handle a situation over and over, you know the ins and outs of it.


She knows how to handle herself in situations that are not what they seem.


She sees sneak attacks coming and handles them without confrontation.


Appearances are deceiving but a person who is wise to this finesses a situation.


She is expert in ways to defend against false friends.


A lot of b.s. you best handle by not doing anything.



Tarot Readings: Theory and Practice (Six of Wands and Strength)

You make adjustments, interpretations and adaptations in the hands-on application of a theory.


There are tricks to converting the practical ways of solving problems into theory form.


There are so many theories to know, so many practical applications that contradict the theories.


When you know all about a subject, you are able to handle its self-contradictions.


Eight of Wands

High Priestess – Six of Wands – Strength





High Priestess and Strength together in a four-Tarot card spread says this is about feminine wiles.  High Priestess is She Who Knows All and Strength is the woman who finesses the situation without confronting, who tames her opposition with deft strokes.



Well – as if that were not enough emphasis on a theme – Six of Wands shows up, a third ‘pull it off without seeming to, by strategy’ factor.



Eight of Wands today mainly makes plurals.  It means ‘quickly’ and it means ‘talk,’ but only once each in today’s messages.



Six of Wands and Strength are both about winning a battle without overt confrontation.



So this has to be about a woman who knows many ways to get her agenda accomplished without making waves.







High Priestess is She Who Knows.  It refers to the Feminine Principle of being receptive rather than active, being in Theory Mode.  She stays put, she is the lady, is quietly in the background.   Those are its meanings we use today.  The concept is illustrated by a seated woman with all sorts of Kabbalah symbols behind her, wearing an occult crown of some sort and having a spiritual book in her lap.



Six of Wands is sneaky, has an agenda or is an agenda.   Betrayal of others, getting others to serve your interests, the false victory or false flag operation.   Illustrated is a battle in which King Richard III was kidnapped by Arabs and held captive forever while some imposter who arranged the Pyrrhic victory sat upon his throne.


Strength is about winning without the battle, just getting the opposition to go along with your program … about finessing a situation.  Pictured in Rider Waite Tarot is a lady who is petting the lion that intends to attack but feels so good right now.  ‘She can handle’ is a frequent phrase for this Tarot citizen in Tarot Verbatim™.



Eight of Wands is being a pluralizer in almost every sentence here today.  I deliberately inserted one that referred to talking when I noticed that. Its illustration shows sticks flying through the air, which expresses its meaning of ‘quickly.’  Bad illustration, I say.



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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!)


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  1. cat

    Went to court yesterday. It went well. Today’s reading described my lawyer. She was awesome. RPR tomorrow. It’s the 2-voice I have to pass. Have been paying more attention to the kid front, so we’ll just see how it goes. If I get myself out of this mess and have the ability to help, I will.

    • It well well, as it should have. Awesome lawyers are hard to come by. Send her a card. The RPR right after such a happy victory is a good omen: Have two good days in a row. Thank you for your intention.

  2. Jaclyn

    Fantastic reading for me today. Nasty lady really trying to pick a fight with me . . . not going to work the cards say. Thanks so much.

    • I just love to be ever so understanding to someone who wants to fight; it’s my sadistic streak, I guess. In the workplace, giving a bully rope to hang him- or her- self usually eventually gets rid of the bully.

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