Tarot Readings for You for October 14, 2013 Monday(c)

Oct 13, 2013 by

Guidance    Change: It happens to me whether I pursue or avoid it.  And of course I sometimes do run from a chance. Sometimes it pays to wait for the best offer, and sometimes I snooze and lose.  Sometimes ‘Change happens.’  Sometimes destiny drops in on me and I am off someplace I am unprepared for. Sometimes ambition strikes a couch potato unexpectedly and changes his or her nature.  Change, yes, is afoot today, around me.


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Eight of Cups

Wheel of Fortune – Four of Swords – Knight of Wands




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Tarot Readings: Sudden Lucky Break (Wheel of Fortune and Eight of Cups)

Tarot Readings: Out of Here and On My Way (Knight of Wands and Eight of Cups)

Tarot Readings: Letting it Happen (Wheel of Fortune and Four of Swords)


Tarot Readings: Sudden Lucky Break (Wheel of Fortune and Eight of Cups)

Do not pursue that opportunity but go the other way.


There is a sudden opportunity for you to pursue if you just wait it out.


He abruptly goes from being a couch potato to pursuing his fortune.


You put a lot of energy into getting here, and suddenly it’s your lucky day.


Sleep is disrupted to get on the road the minute you get the chance.


The big opportunity involves the graveyard shift and a commute.


Over-the-road transport, you make out financially but sleep is disrupted.


He waits for the chance to start driving truck.


Asleep at the switch, or pursuing your best destiny?


Just wait.  Your time will come.  Without any notice, you will be on your way.


All of a sudden it’s full speed ahead after just waiting for something great to happen.



Tarot Readings: Out of Here and On My Way (Knight of Wands and Eight of Cups)

This miracle stuff changes the energy level from not doing anything to zooming around.


Luck will be with you, lie low and you will be out of there fast.


You were lucky to get out of there on your own steam.  Had you stayed, you would have dropped out.


He quit lying around and left town to make something good happen.


Has a choice – to stay or to transfer – and he does leave.


After waiting all that time, (he) gets out in a hurry before it happens.


Suddenly he is not indifferent any more but is out and about any chance he gets.


All of a sudden it’s full speed ahead after just waiting for your chance.



Tarot Readings: Letting it Happen (Wheel of Fortune and Four of Swords)

Lets things happen to him/her; avoids any gung-ho pursuit.


Waiting for a chance to get ahead, I miss out.


Let destiny take its course and send me wherever I end up, whenever.


After no change at all, (you are) catapulted into a whole different scene.


There’s no getting out of here until and unless a shift happens.


He is indifferent to pursuing his fortune – heck with that.


He waits for a chance to get out of the house, and ducks out.


Relax.  Your time will come.  Without any notice,  you will be on your




It happened so fast, I slept through it and missed it.



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Eight of Cups

Wheel of Fortune – Four of Swords – Knight of Wands





Both Knight of Wands and Eight of Cups are outa there and on the road.  Knight of Wands is energetically and purposefully pursuing but Eight of Cups is an accidental tourist;  his being on the road is some kind of disruption, interference or shift. Knight of Wands is pursuing a career or course of action, whereas Eight of Cups is dropping out. (However, in other spreads, you may find Knight of Wands ‘getting out of Doge,’ fleeing.)




Both Wheel of Fortune and Eight of Cups are about a change or shift.  Wheel of Fortune is the opportunity, the chance, the lucky break that gets wonderful things started, gets you on your way, so it is most likely a chance for something good to happen; but Eight of Cups is simply the change or shift: It could go either way. Both Wheel of Fortune and Eight of Cups tend to be sudden change.


And of course there’s Four of Swords asleep at the switch, or waiting, or indifferent and unresponsive. Both Four of Swords and Eight of Cups are not going to: Eight of Cups is dropping out or taking a detour, and Four of Swords just isn’t interested.



Our story today is: What do we do with chance, change, opportunity, and strokes of luck? Do we miss the bus, or do we sail to glory? The advice implies that keeping an eye out for some beautiful thing will be rewarded.





Wheel of Fortune illustrates the idea that both angels and devils meddle in our affairs, making things happen or not happen. In the center of the roulette wheel of fate or destiny is the Name of God in Hebrew, interspersed with TARO (or ROTA? Or both?), and around the wheel and in the corners are various occult critters, some with books. In practice, Wheel of Fortune is the good luck card. It means ‘It happens,’ it means opportunity. This card and Nine of Cups are the ones you hope appear if you want something.



Four of Swords lies there doing nothing, is indifferent, does not respond or participate, sleeps through it all, is a couch potato or lazy person. Four of Swords is ‘time out,’ is on vacation, is taking a nap, is in an inactive or dormant phase. A person has no energy, is prostrate, is passed out or even in a coma. This Rider Waite Tarot card can also be about meditation or vision quest: The illustration shows a candidate for knighthood lying overnight on the sarcophagus of his church’s saint or hero. There is no resistance: Four of Swords is the Beatles’ song ‘Let It Be.’ Resigned to whatever.



Knight of Wands It is opportunity Knight of Wands pursues right now, represented by the Wheel of Fortune in our spread. He is in a hurry, and the pursuit is purposeful. He makes fast progress, gets ahead on the fast track. This is an energetic person. The illustration covers fleeing as well as pursuing; Knight of Wands can be either.



Eight of Cups An abrupt change that is not voluntary – of any kind. Changing direction, aborting course, dropping out, lucking out, encountering a shift. Be forced off the road, walk off, give up, disappear, quit (anything). Disruption. Deflected. Unexpected, without notice, sudden (anything). Many variations of this them for Eight of Cups. The illustrations shows a pilgrim (who intends to resume course) having to go around a mountain because that is where the road goes.


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  1. Jaclyn

    Yes I do love this place Emily. REMARKABLE . . . unexpected change of shift at work . . . totally involuntary, disruptive. . might be just the opportunity . . road to fortune we’ve been waiting for . OK will stop fighting it . . . THANK YOU.

    • Tarot talks to you because you connect with Tarot.

      Now that I am putting pictures of the cards that make the phrases in Learn Tarot by Observation, I’ll bet you are a prime candidate for picking up the meanings, and being able to do readings for yourself, without really ‘studying’ the deck.

  2. Anna

    I am contemplating making some changes today. Tarot is correct again!

  3. Liz

    I have recently surrendered and stopped spinning my wheels because it didn’t seem to make a difference. Now I am waiting to see what happens. Bring on the change! Hope to be able to call you soon, Emily. Thanks for these daily spreads!

    • I hope you can call too, Girl.
      What you are doing … the time-out – is celebrating your own center (Four of Wands, the home, with Star, feeling sooo good and expressing it in a song.)

      As Jesus Christ, Superstar, says: Let the world turn without me tonight.

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