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The Three of Swords doesn’t always play out as you’d expect

My American friend Kathryn is scared of the doctor!  It’s strange, as she comes from a family of medics, but nevertheless, she doesn’t like visiting the surgery. In the town where she lives, doctors are proactive in encouraging patients to get tested for various things, such as diabetes and kidney function.  So, the medical receptionist called Kathryn to book a blood test, but Kathryn didn’t want to go and politely refused.  The receptionist called again. And again.  After several calls, Kathryn still downright refused to go. She’s healthy, feels great and absolutely did not want a needle poked in her arm without specific good reason.

tarot | tarotbyemail | emailtarot | tarot readings | tarot reader | Tarot London | corporate tarot | business tarotHowever, the receptionist was – without exaggeration – a bully, who wouldn’t stop calling – she even called Kathryn’s best friend to tell her to send Kathryn to the surgery! That wouldn’t be allowed in England as it would be seen as a breach of patient confidentiality.

Anyway, Kathryn got really upset with the receptionist, who was continuing to call and scaremonger her into having blood taken. Eventually started to panic, Kathryn drew herself a Tarot card – and was horrified to pull the Three of Swords. This card can be particularly upsetting as its imagery – especially in the Rider Waite deck, is of a floating heart being pierced by three sharp swords. It signifies a breakup and loss, usually accompanied by intense sadness, emotional suffering and great disappointment.

Kathryn viewed the card as sign of doom and gloom, heartbreak on the horizon and reason to be worried. But actually, the image couldn’t be more appropriate for a simple blood test! A heart – the supplier of blood, and three sharp stabbing implements!! (Needles in arms…) It didn’t automatically mean heartbreak.

Still, whatever the pictoral and emotional connotation of the card, the fact that it appeared alongside a dispute over a blood test meant there would be no harm in getting the test to make sure there were no physical problems with her heart.

And, thankfully, the bottom line here is that Kathryn is absolutely fine. She had the test and now she can relax in the knowledge that everything is functioning as it should. But here’s what’s interesting…

The bullying receptionist got fired!!  The doctor had overheard her being nasty to Kathryn on the phone, and it turned out that she had a history of being overly forceful to the point of upsetting patients.  Feedback to the surgery frequently stated that the medical care was great but the admin woman was offensive.

So Kathryn’s negative and distressing relationship with the receptionist came to an abrupt end as the woman lost her job due to her unacceptable behaviour. The Tarot card’s message was fulfilled twofold.

Have you ever been faced with a card that you didn’t like, couldn’t interpret or provided a mixed message?  If you’re stuck at a crossroads of have a difficult decision to make, I’ll be happy to show you the way. You can get in touch here.

I am the Weekend Witch, and I can’t wait to help you meet your destiny!

 

(Just to mention, the photo is a stock image – the lovely nurse is probably a model; she’s certainly not the battleaxe doctor’s receptionist described in this blog!)


Two of Pentacles, staying balanced or constant juggling?

The suit of Pentacles (also known as “Coins” or “Discs”) addresses the material side of life: possessions, finance and money.

tarot | tarotbyemail | emailtarot | tarot readings | tarot reader | Tarot London | corporate tarot | business tarotIn the Angel Tarot, which features pictures of shrubs and blossoms, the Two of Pentacles depicts a pair of coins surrounded by flowering vines.

The classic Rider Waite deck shows two ships tossed on the sea, while in the foreground a medieval juggler balances two enormous golden coins encircled by an infinity sign.

It’s not surprising to see this juggler’s balancing act, for Twos in the Tarot typically point towards balance, harmony and partnerships.

Therefore, this card can be about the need to reconcile or balance extremes in your life, especially where money is concerned. Do you overspend one week and compensate by becoming a miser the next? The Two of Pentacles recommends moderation between these extremes.

This card also counsels patience and flexibility. Are you about to abandon all hope of ever getting that high-paying job inheritance, or promotion you’ve been expecting? Don’t give up yet. Be patient.

The card may suggest you have taken on too much and are therefore forced into juggling things, especially in the material realm. Are you spending too much time working to earn money, and neglecting your loved ones, for example? The Two of Pentacles cautions against this, advising that balance is essential for a happy, successful life.

Speaking of happiness, Twos are often lucky (hence the beautiful flowering vines on the Angel Tarot card), and the Two of Pentacles can mean financial good luck is on your horizon – but only if you’re patient, flexible, and sensible when it comes to material things. This card also points to your innate ability to weather life’s storms. You may be tossed in one direction and then in another like a ship on the ocean – yet you maintain your good nature and optimism, perhaps even having managing to have fun during these experiences.

The final verdict from the Two of Pentacles? With a commitment to success, a positive outlook, patience, flexibility, and a determination to maintain balance in your life, you’ll prevail and come out on top!

Want more information about Tarot cards and readings? I offer you single-card, three-card, and Celtic Cross nine-card readings at various price ranges, all via email. You’ll get a written overview of your personalised reading, plus a detailed explanation of each expressive card. You’ll also receive a photo of your card layout. Click here to receive your Email Tarot reading within the next few days.

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Nine of Wands, the perfect card for new year resolutions

The Nine of Wands is sometimes called the “Stamina” card, and it’s all about daily perseverance – something we need if we’re going to really make a go of it with our new year’s resolutions!

tarot | tarotbyemail | emailtarot | tarot readings | tarot reader | Tarot London | corporate tarot | business tarotOn the Rider-Waite Tarot card, a male figure leans upon one staff and is surrounded by eight others arranged like a defensive fence. In the English Magic deck the figure, dressed in Cavalier garb, is flanked by two stags, sacred animals that symbolise protection.

The Suit of Wands is associated with primal energy, spirituality, and inspiration, as well as with determination and strength, like the power that causes seeds to spring forth into life. Wands are generally positive cards related to things important to you at the core of your being.

Nines, meanwhile, can herald the beginning of the end of something, a natural winding down or closing. This doesn’t necessarily mean the thing in question is finished forever. Instead, it indicates that a new phase will soon be at hand.

In terms of astrology, the Nine of Wands represents the winter sign of Sagittarius. The year is nearly over, but there’s one more astrological sign — Capricorn — before the New Year.

If you’ve been worried or struggling with something, this card says it’s time to calm yourself. Don’t allow yourself to become worn out or overwhelmed. You very likely need to rest, so take time to mend your wounds or, alternatively, to savour your victories.

When this Nine appears in your reading, it suggests your innate capacity to persevere, to protect yourself, and to succeed.

You know in your heart you have the strength and stamina to deal effectively with your current situation. The Nine of Wands confirms this. You’re divinely protected, and you’re poised to triumph. So relax and know that a new beginning lies ahead!

Want more information about Tarot cards and readings? I offer you single-card, three-card, and Celtic Cross nine-card readings at various price ranges, all via email. You’ll get a written overview of your personalised reading, plus a detailed explanation of each expressive card. You’ll also receive a photo of your card layout. Click here to receive your Email Tarot reading within the next few days.

And if you’re organising an intimate get-together or a large-scale event, consider adding the excitement of Tarot readings. I’d love to chat with you, so to find out more, please email info@tarotbyemail.com.

I am the Weekend Witch, and I can’t wait to help you meet your destiny!


The Hermit – could this be the real Santa?

Some people proudly claim to be in their hermitage perhaps 70 to 80 percent of the time. As we only see Santa Claus for a brief few weeks – in  shopping centres, visiting schools, hospitals and charity centres – and then a quick jaunt around the world on Christmas Eve, it’s quite likely that he epitomises the Hermit!

tarot | tarotbyemail | emailtarot | tarot readings | tarot reader | Tarot London | corporate tarot | business tarotThe percentages may change, but most of us like to have our “hermitage time” or quiet period. The Hermit tells you this is necessary for a happy, healthy life.

A Major Arcana card, the Hermit represents solitude and contemplation. It advises you to take time for yourself, and to retreat into your own private world. Once there, you can quietly assess your life, make vital decisions, and prepare to take important steps forward.

Many Tarot decks, such as the Rider Waite deck or the Old English Tarot, show the Hermit as an elderly man carrying a lantern. He’s not hiding in a cave. Instead, he’s out walking.

If the Hermit steps into your reading, know that it’s a card of introspection. His lantern symbolises the shining light of your own inner wisdom. You have the ability to sort things out once you’re free from worldly distractions. But don’t withdraw permanently and become a true hermit, even though you may find others to be irritating.

This card is also about putting on the brakes. It’s time to call a halt to frantic activities, and look within. Or perhaps a relationship is moving too quickly.

The Hermit recommends backing away from those pressuring you. Go off on your own to deliberate. Make the decision that you know is best.

Finally, the card may counsel guidance from wise teachers, whether in person or through their writings. They who are older and more experienced can help you move forward on your life’s path. Seek them out and be comforted. The Hermit’s lantern lights the way!

This is a brilliant time of the year to take a step back and quietly evaluate what’s gone before and what lies ahead. If you’d like help to plan your future in an informed way, please do get in touch.  I offer you single-card, three-card, and Celtic Cross ten-card readings at various price ranges, all via email. You’ll get a written overview of your personalised reading, plus a detailed explanation of each expressive card. You’ll also receive a photo of your card layout. Click here to receive your Email Tarot reading within the next few days.

And if you’re organising an intimate get-together or a large-scale event, consider adding the excitement of Tarot readings. I’d love to chat with you, so to find out more, please email info@tarotbyemail.com.

I am the Weekend Witch, and I can’t wait to help you meet your destiny!