Tarot Readings for You for December 3, 2013 Tuesday©

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Guidance     Advice We feel a natural sadness and regret when one chapter or phase of our existence ends and another is upon us. It could be going to college or the ’empty nest’ or divorce or moving to another love relationship or the death of a spouse, or even moving away from the neighborhood or selling a house. Any old end of any old phase may evoke a primordial sadness that things do not go on, they shift and change, so we cannot stay the same person we are either.


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Two of Pentacles – Four of Wands – Five of Cups



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Headings [So you can choose which belongs to you]

Tarot Readings: Marriage (Four of Wands and Death)

Mourning Family/Marriage/Community Loss (Four of Wands and Five of Cups)

Tarot Readings: Losing the House (Four of Wands and Five of Cups)

Tarot Readings: Shameful Organization (Four of Wands and Five of Cups)

Miscellaneous Tarot Readings


Tarot Readings: Marriage (Four of Wands and Death)

I won’t regret marrying you no matter what happens.


Not moping anymore since there could be a marriage.


There isn’t any more family. What am I going to do? I miss being family.


I just wish the family were not coming to an end like this.


What a loss if they do not go through with the wedding.


Will not fail to go through with the big wedding.


Ending one marriage after another, you feel like a failure.


Sorry the marriage ended that way, but life goes on.


Mourning Family/Marriage/Community Loss (Four of Wands and Five of Cups)

Going through mourning a death in the family.


This death is one more loss for the community.


The phases of grief when you’re not a family anymore.


Working through grief when death ends a marriage.


Feeling bad that there doesn’t seem to be a family anymore.


This kind of shameful family life is not going to continue.


Family woes do not go on indefinitely.


Not letting the past haunt me, but going on with a respectable family life.


The past is over, and I am going on with my life with the people I am part of.


Tarot Readings: Losing the House (Four of Wands and Five of Cups)

In the process of losing the house; it’s not over yet.


Sorry I can’t continue living in that house.


The building is not quite a total loss.


It’s not a good neighborhood, it keeps going downhill.


You can’t lose, there are no down cycles in high end estates.


Tarot Readings: Shameful Organization (Four of Wands and Five of Cups)

The organization has no shame about continuing.


Ashamed this agency causes one death after another.


Regrets not continuing to be a member of the (club/church/board, etc.).


I am ashamed the organization no longer does (that) regularly.


I ended it with those people, it’s one thing after another that I am ashamed of.


Miscellaneous Tarot Readings

Everybody is sad it’s not going to be this way anymore.


You can’t fail if you keep trying to be one of the good people of the town.


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This is a group reading, with no Questioner and no Question to limit what the cards say, so there’s more variety – even contradictions – and also the pronouns are more flexible. If it feels like it’s yours, and it says ‘he,’ and you’re a ‘she,’ feel free to adopt it anyway.




Two of Pentacles – Four of Wands – Five of Cups






Tarot Verbatim™ uses Death as any negative modifier: It makes a card it pairs with say the opposite. Since Five of Cups means: failing, loss, shame or ashamed, depressing, failure or fails, being sad, among other things, when Death modifies it, you have ‘not sorry’ instead. So here are what these two are saying today:

Five of Cups and Death. Mourning a death. Not mourning. The bad past is over. To lose, in the end. Not letting the past haunt me. Won’t regret. Sad ending. Not moping around anymore. Will not fail. Fail, in the end. No shame. Can’t fail.

Two of Pentacles and Death The same potential for a slew of contradictory meanings is Two of Pentacles’ ‘ongoing’ and ‘continuing’ category of phrases. When Death comes to modify these, here’s what we get.

Two of Pentacles and Death Ending one after another. Not ongoing or not continually. Does not go on indefinitely. Do/Does not go through with. Not going to be this way anymore. No longer (does that) regularly. (Cause of) one death after another. No __ cycles. Not going through a phase.

Two of Pentacles and Five of Cups The same potential for a slew of contradictory meanings is Two of Pentacles’ ‘ongoing’ and ‘continuing’ category of phrases, when the ‘ongoing’ or ‘continuing’ is applied to a group of cards. Here are what Two of Pentacles and Five of Cups mean together, and the negative modifier of Death is sitting alongside them with its trigger finger itching:

Two of Pentacles and Five of Cups Continually sorry. Going through mourning. Working through grief. Phases or cycles of grief. In the process of failing. Continuing loss, or one loss after the other. One thing after another that I am ashamed of. Shame about continuing. Down cycles. Here is what Death does to Five of Cups’ phrases:

Five of Cups and Death Not sorry. Mourning a death. The past is over. To lose, in the end. Not letting the past haunt me. Won’t regret. Sad ending. Not moping around anymore. Will not fail. No shame. Can’t fail.

So you can be sorry continually, not sorry, not continually sorry or continually not sorry in this four-Tarot-spread … and that list causes cross-eyedness of the mind.

Two of Pentacles and Four of Wands We are putting the ‘ongoing’ feeling with family, respectable people, the people I am part of, or places I am a member of. Marriage, being a married person. Here are the phrases we get:

Two of Pentacles and Four of Wands May be family. Going on with respectable family life. Going on with my life with the people I am part of. Go through with the big wedding. Could be a marriage. Keep trying to be one of the good people of the town. Continuing to be a member. Cycles in high end estates.

Now watch what Death does when it joins Four of Wands:

Four of Wands and Death No more family. The family doesn’t or isn’t. Not one of those people. Isn’t a member. I ended it with those people. Not being a member.




BUT don’t think of Death as a negative (bad) card because it negatively modifies. Would you rather be miserable or not miserable? – the ‘not miserable’ is two negative cards; ‘miserable’ is only one.

Five of Cups and Death Not miserable. Mourning a death. Not mourning. The past is over. To lose, in the end. To not lose. Not letting the past haunt me. Won’t regret. Sad ending. Not sad. Not moping around anymore. Will not fail. No shame. Can’t fail.

The next point about the card labeled ‘Death’ is: It does not have that primary meaning but is a support card for the subject of death. And here in our spread it is right next to Four of Wands, family, and right next to Five of Cups, mourning. So mourning a death in the family, very clearly. Two of Pentacles can add ‘it’s that time,’ meaning an anniversary to mourn. It can also add a ‘maybe,’ which is good.

‘A death in the family’ can include the demise of a pet to people who consider their companion animals family. (I have mourned elk and deer and horses and birds, not to mention some ducks and geese friends.)




Two of Pentacles depicts a juggler in a silly costume dancing while he juggles two balls (pentacles) that are connected by the sign, in math, for repeating numbers, like fractions make, while ships are tossed on big waves behind him. Here we have all kinds of movement: up and down, ’round and ’round, back and forth and wobbly. Two of Pentacles’ most common meaning is continuing, keeping up something, ongoing. Next is unstable and silly. Then the movements.


Four of Wands The society wedding is a community event. Leading houses are united in marriage. Family, respectable family, moneyed families. Headquarters, organizations of any type: club, university, board, governmental agencies. It means neighborhood and even country.


Five of Cups “I wish to God I’d never …” Regret, sorry, failure, melancholy, haunted by the past. Loss, and being the loser. Ignoring the full cups and being haunted by the ones you spilled. A black robed figure mourns the past and feels the failure.


Death The Great Negator, I call it. It seldom introduces the idea of death but is a support card for it if another Rider Waite Tarot card that refers to the topic appears or if that is the subject of the question. Five of Cups is mourning, so now Death can refer to a death. Illustration shows the passing of the crown when the king dies. It’s the ‘The king is dead, long live the king’ thing. Other Tarot systems have that ‘end of one thing and beginning of another’ as its main meaning. Not in Tarot Verbatim. In Tarot Verbatim, this card most often puts a negative modifier on a surrounding card.


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  1. Samone

    I have never had my cards read before & these seemed pretty spot on (I think). I had a reading done with a highly regarded medium & he informed me that I have big endings happening next year. Now looking back at my reading & what was said, I am now living in fear that he was talking about my marriage. To the point I am now having anxiety attacks & feeling a bit depressed & is consuming me. Could you tell me a bit more about the cards & maybe what you see they read.

    • Well, you could call the medium dude and ask – if he can reconstruct, to answer your angst.
      Rhodiola rosea is powerful against anxiety attacks. B12, and many other natural substances soothe one’s nerves.
      When a reader says ‘big endings,’ he or she ought to say OF WHAT, in my opinion. Every client I have would ask that, and even if they did not, I would fill in that blank.
      The main question here is: How does Husband view me: motives, intentions and attitude? That, in an email reading (See the tab above) is less than twenty bucks. If this is consuming you,an email reading is illustrated and is something you can reread forever. You pay by PayPal: I won’t know your credit card number. (And I don’t need yours or anyone’s birth data, or any information other than a specific question.
      “Could you tell me a bit more about the cards & maybe what you see they read” is too vague for me to reply to.
      I am thinking of Ann Landers’ famous query: “Are you better off with him or without him?” as a place to begin re your angst. If you are better off without him, well, there’s fifty ways to leave your lover. If you’re better off with him, a reading about ‘How to do the Dude,’ Question 3 up there, is very useful. (It doesn’t take long at all to answer these: They are standard fare around here.
      Wish you the very best in your ‘rock and a hard place,’ Samone.

  2. Kathy

    I love reading your wonderful blog and personal guidance. It opens me up to see other perspectives of a situation. Thank you.

    • You are welcome, and thank you for speaking up. It opens me up to see other perspectives too; that is why I love Tarot. “Tarot says the darnedest things.” I am about to post tomorrow’s, which is about official reality, about being a conformist or nonconformist.

  3. Jaclyn

    Yes Emily I am feeling sad today . . I have to put something behind me . . . and I’m so unsure of what’s next . . .

    • Like when my house and business burned down, and I knew it was arson … and there’s a lot more to the story. It’s a forced beginning.
      The good news is the clean slate, the beginning, with nothing to carry on or carry out with you.
      So it’s a rebirth. Birth is never any fun, you know ….

  4. Lori

    perfectly sums me up at the moment. Sad that one “life” has ended but the new one has yet to start, just sort of living in limbo.

    • This is the time of year to be sad. Things are cold and dead outside (my view). There are some things you can do, health things, that help. Call me and I will tell you. But there’s nothing wrong with being said when you’re in a not-so-good spot, you know. Sad songs are the best songs.

  5. Anna

    Five of cups is the right card, I failed to do something at work today and it was a big ooops

    • Yes, that is a Five of Cups moment. Sorry (Five of Cups too) to hear of it, Anna. There will be better days.

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