Tarot Readings for You for August 8, 2013 Thursday(c)

Aug 7, 2013 by

Guidance    Advice is when it’s impossible you try harder, you use all your skill, you manage. It’s all about the willpower and the effort that one must exert when one runs out of road, or when there’s oncoming traffic. When there is no way, you make a way or find a way. When you can’t, you get mad enough to overcome that can’t.


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Eight of Cups

Chariot – Seven of Wands – Eight of Swords



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Headings [So you can choose which belongs to you]

Tarot Readings: Accomplishing the Impossible (Chariot and Eight of Swords)

Tarot Readings: Ruthless Ambition (Chariot and Seven of Wands)

Tarot Readings: About a Project Getting Through (Chariot and Eight of Cups)


Tarot Readings: Accomplishing the Impossible (Chariot and Eight of Swords)

Nothing can block your way; you have a strategy, a way around it.


You decide to defend yourself against what could have killed you.


A near-death experience forces you to take charge.


By avoiding direct confrontation, you succeed at something impossible.


Don’t be forced into a defensive stance like you have no choice: You are in control here.


Yes, you have the skill to go out of your way and face impossible odds.


Don’t let them stop you: Find another way around.


Goes out of the way to handle all the objections about how it can’t be done.


There’s no way anyone keeps me from where I am going.


Don’t tell me I can’t! I find another way to get it done.


Don’t tell me it can’t be done; there’s always another way.



Tarot Readings: Ruthless Ambition (Chariot and Seven of Wands)

If your willpower is shut down, you won’t be on time for the showdown.


You can’t just walk away from this accusation: Take charge.


Pushing people aside who gum up the works is a success skill.


Getting people out of your way who hold you back, you get ahead.


How to handle when you are stuck: you push hard until if shifts.


Chooses to do it another way when he can’t push it through.


Choose to do it another way when you can’t push it through.



Tarot Readings: About a Project Getting Through (Chariot and Eight of Cups)

Progress is impeded and/or halted when unexpected derailments have to be handled.


This project is a rush; it cannot be disrupted.


He went out of his way to keep this project from getting through.



Tarot Readings: Vehicle Diverted (Chariot and Eight of Cups)

He chose to get in the way and nearly died.


A vehicle leaves the road because of oncoming traffic: no choice.


Driver has no choice but to run off the road: something is in the way.


Forced off course; cannot make headway. (Airplane?)


Narrowly averted death by an oncoming vehicle.


The odds are against you getting there early when your vehicle breaks down.



Eight of Cups

Chariot – Seven of Wands – Eight of Swords






This spread gets the blood moving! We start with Chariot, ambition and getting the project accomplished. Next comes: Said project is against the odds, it will be a struggle, you will have to push it through, Seven of Wands.


Then that this is impossible, you will be prevented, you can’t, you are stuck, etc., Eight of Swords, which is also the actual lead card for the meaning of death.


Then, just to make things interesting, Eight of Cups speaks of a detour, a near-miss, being off course, being diverted, or even dropping out. Eight of Swords gets together with Eight of Cups as a near-death experience.


This saga is about something that has to get there, that faces major obstacles and impediments to its progress. Sounds like life on earth to me! Or a next-day package that has to be delivered in a blizzard.






Chariot is the skill and the ambition, the knowhow and the ability, to accomplish the purpose. It is success and being successful. Our charioteer in this Rider Waite Tarot card, in the Tarot Verbatim ™ system, means tacking against the wind, means finding a way, means using what is against this project for its furtherance. He is actually controlling sphinxes with his wand instead of horses with reins.



Seven of Wands is pushing people out of his way, pushing something through, facing some against-him odds. He too has the ambition to accomplish his purpose. In his case, he faces people who want him out of the way, and he wants them out of his way, and is shoving them. He is defending his rightful turf that they are invading.



Eight of Swords is sooo stuck. Tied up, prevented, unable, impossible, dead, no wiggle room. Tied up blindfolded in a swamp far away from home. It mainly means ‘impossible’ today. Although this is the actual death card in Rider Waite and Tarot Verbatim™, notice that the binding is loose.



Eight of Cups has been diverted from course, has had to make a turn, something nearly happened – a ‘near miss’ type thing. A pilgrim has to turn off course because there is no other direction in the road he walks upon.


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.


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  1. Jaclyn

    This is exactly the encouragement I need to face things at my workplace tomorrow. Brilliant . . . thank you Emily.

    • This is one of those Guidances that is fit to copy and be put into one’s wallet. And on the bathroom mirror.
      You are welcome.

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