Happy 4th of July!

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Happy 4th of July! Americans are celebrating their nations Independence with food family and fun. And Fireworks!

 

Fireworks explode and are exciting and beautiful but also loud and dangerous.

It got me thinking about a spread that would acknowledge both the beauty and danger of these amazing things we use to celebrate the signing of our Declaration of Independence.

Here is my 4th of July 3 Card Fireworks Spread:

 

Card 1: White Fireworks:

What are you working on? What is your focus for the next year(Month, Week< etc. You get to choose the time length!)

Card 2: Blue Fireworks:

What will help you to achieve this work? What will be a helper on your path?

Card 3: Red Fireworks:

What will be an issue for your work? What could hinder you if you don’t watch out?

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What I got when I did this spread for myself for the coming month.

Card 1: White Fireworks:

Knight of Cups: New Emotional Connections to nurture.

Card 2: Blue Fireworks:

Death: Letting go of old fears. Moving past my fears of doing things right.

Card 3: Red Fireworks:

Judgement: Yes there will be talk. You are doing unconventional things and expanding your possibilities. Don’t let that stop you from making those connections. And Remember you matter more that the negativity.

 

Well there you go. I will be doing this again with a more focused question. Give it a try and see what sparks you find that you can enjoy and share.

 

Happy Imbolc!

Hope you all are having a lovely Imbolc. I am going to be teaching/facilitating at SF Tarot Cafe tonight and talking about Couple’s readings! Join us if you can!

A Lovers’ Spread as a I recall the excitement I had when CA let all people marry.

Being that I live in California, specifically the Bay Area, it was a big deal about Same Sex Couples being able to marry. It was as exciting as it must have been in 1967 when the case of Loving v. Virginia was decided by United States Supreme Court and interracial couples were legally able to marry. I felt the excitement in the air as San Francisco got ready to have this happen in City Hall and the employees all tried to get sworn in so they could help with performing ceremonies. Many couple went to get their licenses and made plans to marry that day. Some people just wanted to show their support.

Of course there were people who feel this is wrong. They feel that marriage is between one man and one woman . Their reason is that if one wants to procreate you need this DNA to produce a child. But I think the message here isn’t about creating children, even though that is a good message. I think it is about respecting people for who they are and the choices they make that do not affect you, and not caring if they are living a different life than you. It is also about defining whether same sex couples are making a choice to be in same sex relationships or not.

In recognition and respect for this event, I would like to share a Lover’s spread I use when I have a couple or individual wanting to know more about their love life:


Layout:

1 2

3 7 4

5 6

Meanings:

1. How you see yourself in the relationship.

2. How they see themselves in the relationship.

3. How you see the relationship at that moment.

4. How they see the relationship at that moment.

5. How you see the other person in the relationship.

6. How they see you in the relationship.

7. Where you two meet/ common group.

It is a fun spread to use to gain insight on where one seems to be at in their relationship and how one can work together with their partner to build a stronger foundation. It can also point out how different the relationship may seem and where one may wish to work on things. I think it can be useful and helpful if one is trying to get a fresh perspective. Also making sure the person/persons one does a reading for interacts with the cards and reader will bring a deeper meaning to this spread.  We need to always remember that we are reading for the clients, and it’s about them, not us.

2 Card Reading at SF Tarot Cafe, April 20, 2010

We had our second SF Tarot Cafe meet up and I lead the discussion on 2 card spreads. Some folks had not used just 2 cards for spreads before so this was new way to look at a short precise read.

Some of the ideas that did come up were as follows:

What’s the Problem? What’s the solution?
Ying And Yang
What is in the dark and what is in the light? (What can you see in the reflection that you are missing in the direct view)
In a relationship reading-He said, She said
What is below the surface of the standard 3 card reading or what is below the table?
Appearance and reality
If yes than this. If no, then this.
Self and others
What you show the world and What is really going on for you.

These were all examples of ways to use the cards in a two card spread. After a bit more discussion where I shared the 2 card reading I did before the meet up about how I would do as a presenter*, we broke off into pairs and did two card readings for each other in our pairings.

I got to work with Sarah, who had brought The Inner Child Cards which were amazing. I love fairy tales so these really struck a cord with me. We did a reading for Sarah about her living situation and she seems to get a new prospective on it.(I hope!) Then she read for me. I asked about continuing with the Tarot Cafe and really making it part of my monthly routine. I give up two nights a month which I was hanging out with my friends to game and now I am choosing to do Tarot(which I love to do) with people I am getting to know.
I pulled the VI-Hansel and Gretal for what am an getting from this and XI The Midas Touch for what might I be losing.
Sarah said she saw nothing but Heart in me staying with this and it was what I need to do. It is fulling and touched my heart as well as I was going to touch others by continuing this. And while I am leaving “treasures ” by not being with the others all the time, it will make the times together just that much more special. We then pulled two more cards to get a little more depth to the reading and got 3 of Crystals and I – Aladdin and the Magic Lamp. Again she saw more heart and fulfillment by staying with what I was loving and that the magic lamp would still be there for me when I was able to rub it.

It was a really what i needed at that moment. I was able to hear it and it was just out of 2 cards.

For more on these wonderful cards,check here: Inner Child Cards review

I think we all had a good time and will probably try a 2 card spread next time we need a direct and simple reading.

~Rose
* Oh and the cards I pulled earlier in the evening were “What you show”_ King of Pentacles, and “What are you feeling” -6 of Pentacles from the Druidcraft Tarot . So what does that tell you?