Tarot Readings for You for November 18, 2013 Monday©

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Guidance      You stand up to the dark side inside or outside yourself, you win.  The big announcement is:  Whatever the biggest problem is, this is where your luck is:  Push hard there and the cosmic vending machine will send what you select down the chute.  The same messages produce the idea of enjoying the challenge, the fight, with the dark side, with bullies of all stripes.  “Aren’t you pleased that you are standing up to the downside?” is my favorite.  Enjoy resisting cravings and addictions. Cowardly lion no more. Today is adventure, troops!


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Nine of Cups – Seven of Pentacles – Seven of Wands



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Tarot Readings: Satisfaction About the Problem (Nine of Cups and Devil)

Tarot Readings: The Joy of Combat (Nine of Cups and Seven of Wands)

Tarot Readings: Pondering the Problems (Seven of Pentacles and Devil)


Tarot Readings: Satisfaction About the Problem (Nine of Cups and Devil)

Whatever difficulty you are struggling with now, all of it goes your way.


I thought it was such a big problem, but when I raised hell, I got satisfaction.


Yes, the showdown was stressful, but you got your way, didn’t you?


Is it a problem for you to fight to get what you want?


If I could fight this craving, I would have the life I want.


I seem to get exactly what I want when I resist my dark side.


I guess I’m satisfied; I fought my devil and I won.



Tarot Readings: The Joy of Combat (Nine of Cups and Seven of Wands)

I seem to be struggling against what I really want like it’s the enemy.


Aren’t you pleased that you are standing up to the downside?


I thought I was defending myself, but now I want to get really vicious.


I think the worst part of the abuse I face is: I enjoy the challenge.


Do you really want to be in this nasty fight? You will win it.


What is this joy of battle I am feeling? – It’s addicting.


Maybe I really want to do some harm in this battle I find myself in.


Is he demanding his space like you’re his enemy? – let him have it, grant his wish.


I seem to enjoy getting in the bad guys’ face.


Why am I feeling so mean? – because I want to defend myself.


I will get what I want if I go face to face with the opponent. Am pondering this.


I think the worst that can happen would be:  I get to scream and holler.


Why do I consider getting in his ugly face with such satisfaction?


Does he really want to fight me when I’m PMSing … goood!


They won’t be so sure they want to fight when you fight dirty.


If it is evil we are fighting against, bring it on.



Tarot Readings: Pondering the Problems (Seven of Pentacles and Devil)

Is the worst part when I enjoyed his hissyfit?


I wished a bad thing on someone who seems to be confronted with it now.


Sooo, does he enjoy being an obnoxious deviate?


Does he really get satisfaction out of being aggressively rude?


He is such a pushy mouthy low-rent dude: Why do I want him?


Why does he enjoy harassing people when he is drunk/high?


So, am I ugly? – that is the last thing I want or will let happen.


I guess he wants it all and will do any lowdown thing to get it.


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Nine of Cups – Seven of Pentacles – Seven of Wands




Here we describe the awakening to the joy of combat of a soul who perhaps enjoys peace to the point of compromising. The joy of combat is Nine of Cups and Seven of Wands – Nine of Cups (enjoy, satisfaction) and Seven of Wands (to stand up for yourself).

Seven of Pentacles and Devil: The awakening is pondering (Seven of Pentacles) a bad situation or a problem person … or evil person, or an evil situation (Devil) …

Seven of Wands and Seven of Pentacles: … that is aggressively in your face (Seven of Wands), and asking yourself if (Seven of Pentacles) …

Nine of Cups and Seven of Wands: … you want to fight this (Seven of Wands). Notice that a sentence can use two different meanings of the same card sometimes: Seven of Wands is ‘in your face’ and is ‘fight this.’ That’s because Seven of Wands means both to be interfered with or invaded and to defend yourself against same.

Seven of Wands and Devil: Fighting your devil, you win. (Seven of Wands, fighting; Devil, your devil; Nine of Cups, you win.)

Seven of Pentacles and Nine of Cups: Then we describe the aftermath of the battle, the plaintive questioning and pondering (Seven of Pentacles) of ‘Did I really enjoy that fight?’ (Seven of Pentacles, ‘Did I,’ Nine of Cups, ‘really enjoy’ and Seven of Wands, that fight. Note that ‘Did I really enjoy that fight?’ uses the same two cards that mean the joy of combat, Nine of Cups and Seven of Wands.

Going back to Seven of Wands and Devil, these two cards can describe a knock-down drag-out fight involving defense against someone or something extreme, ugly, vicious or evil – including a bad habit or addiction.

= Did you notice that Devil and Seven of Wands both mean ‘obnoxious’? Devil means that directly and Seven of Wands is acting obnoxiously.



Other meanings of Nine of Cups and Seven of Pentacles are: Is this really what you want? Enjoy speculating about something. What if I got what I am wishing for?

Seven of Wands and Seven of Pentacles also mean: Maybe I should stand up for myself. Is he really going to get in my face? Why is (he) so obnoxious?

Nine of Cups and Seven of Wands also mean: get between you and what you really want, want to fight or enjoy the fight, and fight for what you want. I enjoyed his hissyfit.

Seven of Pentacles and Devil also mean: Is it really that bad? Why is (he) so nasty? Am I ugly? Is that the worst part?

Seven of Wands and Devil also mean: confronted with a bad situation, fight my devil, defend myself against the bad guy(s), rude and obnoxious, a dirty fight, and get in my face when I’m PMSing.




Nine of Cups “Your wish is granted” is Nine of Cups in just about any self-respecting Tarot deck.  The illustration evokes that Thanksgiving ‘I et the whole thing’ feeling.  It shows a chubby fella with a big grin, the nine empty cups he drained on display. Nine of Cups also means greed, excess, consumerism, satiety, gluttony, pigging out … but not today. Today it speaks of enjoyment, of winning, and of wanting to.


Seven of Pentacles Hmmm.  That’s what it means, you know, ‘Hmmm.’  He is pondering and wondering whether his cucumbers will produce a crop, whether both genders of plant are present. Today it’s about ‘Did I really?’


Seven of Wands Mad as hell, he is, and in someone’s face demanding his space.  The mouthy pushy adolescent of any age and gender, obstreperous and obnoxious, intrusive and loud. But this Rider Waite Tarot card also embraces defending yourself, defending your position, defending a cause, as well as defending your space or turf.  So the ‘mad as hell and won’t take it anymore’ can be justified or not justified.  Illustration shows just that: someone defending his place from a number of intruders who intend to make it theirs.


Devil represents the concept that being attached to dark-side anything (things, people, substances, concepts, attitudes, feelings) is voluntary;  your chains are loose.  Devil also refers to fear, the enemy, the problem, nasty, ugly, rage, killing, hate, perversions, lust and the word ‘hideous.’ but it doesn’t have to be a ‘bad card’; it also can be about physical and about an attachment of one thing to another, like papers clipped together.


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  1. Rowdy

    Emily, thanks for the good info today. It was yummy! as I promised I have taken a minute to comment. Always enjoy your site. May read but dont feel knowledgeable enough to offer my take on things.
    Keep up the good work. I will refer others to read.

    • Thanks for referring. You don’t have to be knowledgeable, just report on whether and how the information is useful to you.
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  2. Anonymous

    Very interesting! Here’s my personal take on today’s reading, taking into consideration the number of 3 of Pentacles that had been coming up recently: “Is he demanding his space like you’re his enemy? – let him have it, grant his wish.”

  3. Sushi

    Found out about some seriously nasty rumors that have been floating around about me for quite some time now. Going to be doing some serious smiting as soon as I find their source.

    • Investigation is a specialty of mine. Motive of culprit (with no info at all except what the violation is) usually tells the client who, or at least puts client on the right track to find same. I have worked for people who are investigators that way. I identify the motive, and they just know. Interesting.

  4. Jaclyn

    Love this reading. Yes fighting the dark-side and winning is empowering. And spent yesterday planning a very big adventure . . Thanks Emily.

  5. Anna

    We’ve seen Seven of Wands a lot lately, haven’t seen the devil in quite awhile

    • not seeing the Devil is a good thing, usually.
      For a while, Three of Pentacles was here once a week or more (relationship and deals, meetings and doing your part). The same violation of laws of random distribution occurs in people’s readings too.

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