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  • A New Routine Is Imposed

    VIII de Deniers : V de Coupe : Roy de Deniers

    The Roy de Deniers is back again today and I still see him as me thinking about the things I may well have to sacrifice while my daughter is in residence. The VIII de Deniers is all about organisation and routine with those coins arranged in a regimented and orderly stack. This 'straightened' situation prevents freedom and means that some things (like that guarded and enclosed cup on the V de Coupe) are not attainable. I already feel somewhat restricted in terms of the freedom I have come to enjoy while living for the most part on my own and it will take some getting used to having someone else around almost constantly.

    Le Tarot Noir
    By Justine Ternel and Matthieu Hackiere
    Copyright © 2013 Editions Vega
    ISBN: 978-2-85829-618-7

  • Making Cuts

    Roy de Deniers : VII de Baton : IX de Baton

    I see myself here as the Roy de Deniers considering my position and my resources, reflecting upon what I have (and what I would like). The central card (VII de Baton)shows vines sprouting from the centre of the interlocking rods. In the IX de Baton the weave is tighter but the vines have been cut away. I am inclined to interpret this spread visually as a message about the need to 'make cuts' in my lifestyle. This is in response to my changed circumstances with my daughter having taken up residence with me again ...and although I may have to sacrifice one or two things, our relationship (like those rods on the IX) will be more closely 'woven' - so there will be some benefit.

    Le Tarot Noir
    By Justine Ternel and Matthieu Hackiere
    Copyright © 2013 Editions Vega
    ISBN: 978-2-85829-618-7

  • Disruption

    II de Coupe : IV de Baton : X d'Epee

    An ill-dignified II de Coupe in an elemental sequence here of WATER v FIRE + AIR suggests conflict between two people. This is right 'on the button' today as my daughter has had a huge argument with her mother. She has said that she wants to come and live with me so it looks as though there is imminent household disruption (signified by the IV de Baton - which can sometimes refer to home matters) and the X d'Epee which (in RWS tradition) represents reaching 'rock bottom' and suggests upset and difficulties. My daughter is out for the day at the moment...Nothing has been decided… but the situation looks like it will be somewhat fraught to say the least.

    Le Tarot Noir
    By Justine Ternel and Matthieu Hackiere
    Copyright © 2013 Editions Vega
    ISBN: 978-2-85829-618-7

  • Pay Off

    Nine of Pentacles : Eight of Pentacles : Ace of Cups

    The Eight of Pentacles makes a third appearance this week. The focus has been very much on getting things done over the last seven days - and I HAVE achieved a good measure of what needed doing. Today it looks like my efforts will see a pay off. The Nine of Pentacles suggests physical (and material) well-being and the Ace of Cups suggests pleasure and joy and harmony. It is about time!

    The Spiral Tarot
    By Kay Steventon
    Copyright © 1997 U.S. Games Systems, Inc.
    ISBN: 978-1-57281-097-6

  • Forwards and Onwards

    The Chariot : Seven of Cups : Eight of Cups

    If I can gain focus I can start to move forward again. The Seven of Cups tends to signify lack of clarity and being lost in a state of wondering what to do for the best. The Eight of Cups is a card of new beginnings - turning one's back on the past and seeking fulfilment elsewhere. I have reached the end of an era in my life. Many of my responsibilities (particularly as a father) have now been removed. I need to accept this and find some sort of positive 'closure'. Things are not bleak, even if I do not know what will occur to me on the road ahead. The Chariot is a card of victory and success...if I can maintain the balance and control that I need to steer myself forwards and onwards.

    The Spiral Tarot
    By Kay Steventon
    Copyright © 1997 U.S. Games Systems, Inc.
    ISBN: 978-1-57281-097-6

  • Opportunity

    Ten of Pentacles : Ace of Wands : Ace of Cups

    I am in a bit of a mess emotionally at the moment since, as of Sunday last, both of my children have now left home so I 'get' the Ten of Pentacles (the family card) and the Ace of Cups (high emotion) which have appeared in today's draw. They make perfect sense. What I seem to be missing, however, is the opportunity represented by the Ace of Wands. This might well be the end of an era...but it is also time for a new beginning.

    The Spiral Tarot
    By Kay Steventon
    Copyright © 1997 U.S. Games Systems, Inc.
    ISBN: 978-1-57281-097-6

  • Getting Things Done

    Eight of Swords : Six of Wands : Seven of Pentacles

    The Six of Wands is a card which represents success and achievement. In this deck this is shown by using an image of a victorious jockey. There is a lot of positivity about this card and it is very welcome in my daily draw. Feeling hemmed in and hampered by the pressing demands upon my time (a feeling which the bound figure trapped amidst the swords on the Eight of Swords card encapsulates) I need to know that I can actually come out 'on top' by getting things done. Yes...it requires a lot of hard work before I can 'harvest' the results (Seven of Pentacles) but I CAN do it.

    The Spiral Tarot
    By Kay Steventon
    Copyright © 1997 U.S. Games Systems, Inc.
    ISBN: 978-1-57281-097-6

  • In the Spotlight

    Seven of Wands : Three of Pentacles : Queen of Swords

    The Three of Pentacles in this particular deck seems to suggest being in the spotlight and depicts a ballerina on stage with roses thrown at her feet. I guess there is as much in this image about expectation as there is about performance. Sitting in judgement is the rather cold and emotionally disengaged Queen of Swords. Whatever is expected of me I will rise to the challenge just like the guy in the Seven of Wands who fights off his adversaries. I think I know what it is that I am being asked to do...and I really have no inclination to do it...but it WILL have to be done.

    The Spiral Tarot
    By Kay Steventon
    Copyright © 1997 U.S. Games Systems, Inc.
    ISBN: 978-1-57281-097-6

  • Too Much On My Plate

    Ten of Wands : Eight of Pentacles : The Empress

    Although the focus is on work today (Eight of Pentacles)- and there are a couple of things that need doing, I have too much on my plate right now - (Ten of Wands)) especially as I have just got back from a ten hour drive (round trip) to Exeter to take my son to University. I need to spend the rest of the evening having some me time (which the Empress recommends) so that I can avoid physical burnout...

    The Spiral Tarot
    By Kay Steventon
    Copyright © 1997 U.S. Games Systems, Inc.
    ISBN: 978-1-57281-097-6

  • It WILL Be Worth The Effort

    Eight of Pentacles : Three of Wands : Nine of Wands

    The sum of the value of these three cards is 20 'Judgment' : a fresh start. I am heartened by this.

    There is potential in the Three of Wands and it is a positive card here since it suggests that things can be achieved in time. The Nine of Wands represents perseverance in adversity and defiance against the odds. I have felt under attack (metaphorically at least) for a while now - but I am determined to endure. I need to keep on keeping on. The hardworking image of the craftsman in the Eight of Pentacles comes as a reminder that efforts pay off and are worth it in the end...so I am uplifted by today's cards...for a change!

    The Spiral Tarot
    By Kay Steventon
    Copyright © 1997 U.S. Games Systems, Inc.
    ISBN: 978-1-57281-097-6

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