On the first Wednesday of the month, I offer a tarot playshop/workshop. We play with our intuitive sides, using various exercises. The idea is to become a better reader (even if you don’t even think of yourself as a reader) by developing a visual language with your cards. One of the exercises we do is answer a question, usually from a previous student. Since they are all submitted to me anonymously, I have no idea what class they even came from. I am trying to remember to post the readings, so that, if someone still needs an answer to the question, they will see it. Plus it’s fun looking at the different readings. Please note that the focus is more about what comes to mind when the individual reader sees the cards, rather than on traditional interpretations of tarot cards.
This month’s question
We were practicing a specific spread I call the Astrological Spread. At the center is clarification on the querant, and then it goes through the flavor of the zodiac to develop a clear picture of the answer. I like patterns, so I may point out some of the patterns in the cards, but the readings belong to the readers.
You can see that the querant is represented by two reversed cards, both Major Arcana. The Scorpio position, here represented by the 6 of Cups reversed, was of particular interest to most of the readers across the board.
Seeker: Magician(r) & Justice(r) | Aries: AceW | Taurus: 9P | Gemini: 6W(r) | Cancer: 7P(r) | Leo: kP | Virgo: 5P | Libra: Chariot(r) | Scorpio: 6C(r) | Sagittarius: Star(r) | Capricorn: 10S(r) | Aquarius: 9C(r) | Pisces: 4W(r)
Notice that there are 4 Major Arcana cards in this reading, two Queens, and two face cards in the suit of Swords, one of which is in the Scorpio position.
Seeker: 2C | Aries: Judgment | Taurus: 5S | Gemini: 5C | Cancer: 10P | Leo: Emperor | Virgo: kP | Libra: QS | Scorpio: pS | Sagittarius: Death | Capricorn: QC | Aquarius: 6P | Pisces: Sun
I love this deck, by the way. It has fascinating imagery. If you’re looking for a deck to use, always make sure that the visual language speaks to you, otherwise you will have problems working with it.
The Chariot, which made an appearance (reversed) in the Libra position in Reading #1, shows up here as well, in the Gemini position.
Seeker: 7C | Aries: 8C | Taurus: 4P | Gemini: Chariot | Cancer: 3C | Leo: 7P | Virgo: Temperance | Libra: 10S | Scorpio: 3S | Sagittarius: 10P | Capricorn: 3P | Aquarius: 5S | Pisces: kS
Notice that, in a tarot reading about a job, there are no pentacles.
The Fool sits in the Scorpio position.
Seeker: 5W | Aries: 9W | Taurus: Wheel of Fortune | Gemini: 6C | Cancer: 9S | Leo: 2S | Virgo: kC | Libra: 5C | Scorpio: Fool | Sagittarius: 4W | Capricorn: AceS | Aquarius: Heirophant | Pisces: AceC