I do readings for myself and for others, professionally.
I do this daily.
don’t over think your Tarot. Figure out a system for yourself. Are the good cards good cards? Are the bad cards bad cards? What are the bad cards’ silver linings? What are the good cards’ shadows?
Example: I did a Celtic Cross for myself this morning. Yes, I decided to go for it. On a sensitive topic, meaning I care about the outcome.
The outcome was a GOOD CARD.
Or was it? WAS IT? Was I over thinking? And what did my gut say? And what did the clarifying card say?
Beware of Tarot second guessing. Go with your gut. You want to have some rules. You want to at least establish, to yourself, okay such and such is GOOD or such is such is good but with shadow.
I’m not going to tell you the card in question 🙂
But here is an example — for the sake of elucidation:
Say you are hoping for a positive outcome card and you get the Ten of Pentacles. THE TEN OF PENTACLES. Wealth. Security. Family.
The Ten is NOT the Five. The Ten is NOT the Four. The Ten is not… ANY of the others. The Ten is not even the Nine. The Ten is the TOP of the Minor cards. It is real and stable and wealthy. How can we complain?
Well, perhaps you have encountered a reader who saw something “wrong” with this card — not as happy as the Ten of Cups or… any number of shadows but my point is this:
establish the good and the good with shadow from the bad or bad with silver lining or neutral etc etc be VIRGO about it and then of course be Pisces during the actual reading i.e. let your intuition in.
Example: let’s say my final Celtic Cross outcome for a LOVE READING is the Ten of Pentacles, am I going to sit there and muck around in the possible shadow interpretations OR am I willing to take a good card at face value.
I think this is an issue of readers i.e. some readers don’t want others to be happy. Some readers don’t want to be happy themselves. Some readers want to turn all the good cards into the Five of Pentacles. And some readers don’t genuinely see the Ten of Pentacles as good but as problematic. They may read it more like a Six than a Ten. That’s okay!
And of course, as always, context matters! But at least have an idea of what this card means for you, before you sit down to read for yourself or someone else.
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