Tarot Readings for You for February 24, 2014 Monday©
Guidance Turning points happen – often – without being identified until hindsight. Here we contrast opposite directions in life. Dropping out of active life for cocooning (That’s keeping to yourself and minding your own business.), or for the contemplative or spiritual path, or even to attend to your health. That’s the first change of direction. The second is: Quietly, a person can determine to no longer take the more comfortable way but be energetically involved in some very challenging project – an internal or an external one. We talk as well about no longer being competitive or combative but going with the flow instead. So what we are talking about is turning points.
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Eight of Cups
Ace of Cups – Six of Swords – Five of Wands
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Tarot Readings: Quit Fighting Love (Ace of Cups and Five of Wands and Eight of Cups)
Tarot Readings: Spiritual Path (Ace of Cups and Eight of Cups)
Tarot Readings: Quit Trying so Hard (Five of Wands and Eight of Cups)
Tarot Readings: Difficult When You First Start (Five of Wands and Eight of Cups)
Tarot Readings: Changes for My Health (Ace of Cups and Eight of Cups)
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Eight of Cups
Ace of Cups – Six of Swords – Five of Wands
So what do our other two representatives have to say? Ace of Cups has several chapters to its dictionary: Mainly ‘all good and no harm.’ It is one of the Christian-based cards from the Middle Ages: See the wafer and the dove? The flow of divine spirit enlivening one’s five senses is less obvious, but that is what that is all about. This fount you see there is probably from Ste. Teresa d’Avila’s ‘Interior Castle,’ the premiere tome of Western mysticism according to most university textbooks. So Ace of Cups brings up God, spiritual life, godliness, health, goodness, cooperation, a flow, love and unconditional love, religious path, contemplative life, peace and ease. By extension, Ace of Cups also stands for relaxation, going along with, for the best, easy.
The other representative on our panel, Five of Wands, is putting energy and effort into activity. Up comes, by extension, trying hard, fighting, struggling, battle, competing or competitive or competition. Sports come up right here, don’t they? Something is hard to do, as well. Since they are opposing or fighting or struggling, Five of Wands extends into being against, countering or being counter to, and other such phrases.
Together, they say things like ‘Tries hard to be loving.’
There is a lot of contrast in the meanings of today’s spread:
HERE ARE PHRASES FOR ALL SIX 2-CARD COMBINATIONS
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Ace of Cups and Six of Swords **Better days ahead for love. Love is getting to be unconditional. … to escape, and lets love be. Being in love means you’re out of …. __leave but … be loving. He is going to be a man of peace. The path of goodness is a gradual …. No longer am I … the good __. … I am going on a religious __. Won’t be … anymore due to a spiritual __. Head for the simple life. … get away from it all … easily. Leaves for a spiritual place. … is behind you … take it easy. … is making a change for the better. … for the best … to put the past behind. **Get out, and you’ll be fine. It’s so easy, it’s over with …. **Things will be much easier from then on. Cooperating anymore. **It isn’t easy anymore. Easing into better times. Drifts into going with the flow. **Gave up being good. **It gets easier as you go along. Do something easier from now on. **So easy to put this behind. Won’t be … anymore … for my health. … for healthier times. … being relaxed, and out of ….**Health is going to be better. Health isn’t as bad as it was. x
Ace of Cups and Five of Wands FIGHTING LOVE … for love; … wrangling. Love is unconditional, it’s __ an effort _. … all effort to __ and lets love be. … fighting that loving feeling …. Being in love … the action. **Tries hard to be loving. The fight is … a man of peace. The path of goodness is a big difficult …. **The good fight. It is difficult but I am __ a religious __. … some activities due to a spiritual __. … rat race … the simple life. Trying to … easily. Struggling … for a spiritual place. The hard part … take it easy. **Making an effort to be good. … for the best in my struggle to …. … the fighting … and you’ll be fine. … try: It’s so easy …. __ trying so hard … much easier …. … cooperating … trying …. It is easy, so I try. Easing into … fighting it. … the flow … counter to it. … being good … to fight with the boys. It’s hard … but gets easier …. … the competition, and do something easier …. So easy … the fight …. So easy … the hard part. … some activities … for my health. Exercising for healthier times. … being relaxed … being combative. Health … the struggle. Health … am making a huge effort …. x
Ace of Cups and Eight of Cups QUIT LOVING … for love; no more …. Love is unconditional; it’s not …. Abandons … and lets love be. … quit … that loving feeling …. Being in love means all of a sudden you’re ….At the last minute doesn’t __ after all but … be loving. SPIRITUAL PATH … is out of him … a man of peace. The path of goodness is a turning point. … avoiding the good __. **Religious pilgrimage. Won’t be … due to a spiritual __. Drop out of … the simple life. I drop out easily. Quits … a spiritual place. You get a break and take it easy. … to be good is making a change … **A sudden change for the best. Get out before _ starts, and you’ll be fine. It’s so easy it’s over with before it begins. Quit __ and things will be much easier. Isn’t cooperating, he just quit …. It is _ easy so I don’t …. Easing into … and not …. … going with the flow, and no longer …. … being good; dropped out …. When you go ‘cold turkey,’ but gets easier …. Drop out and … easier …. So easy now that __ is over. So easy: __ is over. CHANGES FOR MY HEALTH … gave them up for my health. Start __ for healthier times. *Getting into being relaxed. Health … is over. Health … change my ways. x
Six of Swords and Five of Wands Better days ahead … wrangling. __ is getting to be … an effort anymore. __ all effort to escape …. … fighting … life gets better. **You’re out of the action. … leave, but tries hard …. The fight is … going to be a …. … a big difficult gradual …. **No longer … the __ fight. It is difficult but I’m going …. Won’t be doing some activities anymore. … the rat race and head for …. **Trying to get away from it all. … struggling and leaves for … **The hard part is behind you. Making an effort is … for the better. **My struggle to put the past behind. … the fighting __, and you’ll be fine. … try: It’s over with …. _ trying so hard … from then on. … isn’t _ anymore … trying …. (*Isn’t trying anymore.) **I don’t try anymore. **Not fighting it anymore. Drifts into … counter to it. Gave up … to fight with the boys. It’s hard when … but ___ as you go along. … the competition and … from now on. … to put this behind now that the fight …. … to put this behind: The hard part ___. **Won’t be doing some activities anymore. Exercising for __ier times. Getting out of being combative. … is going to be better; the struggle …. … isn’t as bad as it was – am making a huge effort …. x
Six of Swords and Eight of Cups Better days ahead …; no more __. … is getting to be … it’s not anymore. Abandons … to escape … When you quit … life gets better. **All of a sudden, you’re out of …. **At the last minute, __ leave. … is out of him … going to be …. **A gradual turning point. **No longer am I avoiding. **Going on a pilgrimage. Won’t be __ anymore due to a __ turning point. Drop out … and head for …. **To get away from it all, I drop out. Quits __ and leaves for a …. … is behind you: You get a break. **Making a change for the better. A sudden change … to put the past behind. Get out before __ starts …. Don’t even … it’s over with before it begins. Quit, and things will be __ from then on. .. isn’t _ anymore; he just quit __. It isn’t __ anymore, so I don’t __. … better times and not __ anymore. Drifts into going __ and no longer …. Gave up … dropped out …. … when you go ‘cold turkey,’ but gets __ as you go along. Drop out and __ from now on. … to put this behind now that __ is over. Won’t be __ anymore; gave them up ….Start __ for __ier times. Getting into __ and getting out of __. … is going to be better; the __ is over. … isn’t as bad as it was … to change my ways. x
Five of Wands and Eight of Cups quit fighting **no more wrangling. It’s not an effort anymore. **Abandons all effort. **Quit fighting. … all of a sudden … the action. At the last minute … tries had …. **The fight is out of him. **A difficult turning point. **Avoiding the fight. It is difficult but I’m … pilgrimage. **Won’t be doing some activities. **Drop out of the rat race. Trying to … I drop out. **Quits struggling. The hard part … you get a break. Making an effort is making a change. A sudden change … in my struggle. QUIT TRYING SO HARD Get out before the fighting starts …. ***Don’t even try. Quit trying so hard. He just quit trying. **So I don’t try. Not fighting it. **No longer goes counter to it. Dropped out to fight with the boys. DIFFICULT WHEN YOU FIRST START It’s hard when you go ‘cold turkey’ …. **Drop out of the competition. **Now that the fight is over. **The hard part is over. … some activities … gave them up …. **Start exercising. Getting into … being combative. **The struggle is over. **Making a huge effort to change my ways. x
Ace of Cups has several chapters to its dictionary: Mainly ‘all good and no harm.’ It is one of the Christian-based cards from the Middle Ages: See the wafer and the dove? The flow of divine spirit enlivening one’s five senses is less obvious, but that is what that is all about. This fount you see there is probably from Ste. Teresa d’Avila’s ‘Interior Castle,’ the premiere tome of Western mysticism according to most university textbooks. So Ace of Cups brings up God, spiritual life, godliness, health, goodness, cooperation, a flow, love and unconditional love, religious path, contemplative life, peace and ease. By extension, relaxation, going along with, for the best, easy.
Six of Swords Phasing out of a difficult situation in the process of putting it behind is easing into better times. Is that a widow and her child leaving some conflict in the boat paddled away by a kind stranger, or is it a refugee family escaping? The worst is over, the future will be better but will be better because the past was sooo bad. The word ‘anymore’ comes up a lot for this Rider Waite Tarot card in the Tarot Verbatim ™ system. It reminds me of an old old country song that howls ‘It don’t hurt anymore.’
Five of Wands throws energy and effort into an activity. Trying hard, struggling for or against, fighting for or against, a battle. Those five guys whacking one another with boards could be doing it for sport or competition. Something is hard (difficult) to do (effort). Trying and trying hard. ‘Action,’ including its slang. The rat race, being combative, being against.
Eight of Cups makes an abrupt change of course and drops one direction for another. Drops out, gives up. In the illustration, the change is due to external circumstances: The road doesn’t go that way right now. So this change can be temporary. The change is abrupt and defined: It is not a gradual phasing out or a considered option but is a sudden change. Something is over, and we are getting into something else – out of one thing and into another. An end and a beginning: See the two phases of the moon conjoined there?
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