Monday night, I decided to do a tarot reading to look into my love life. Not to find someone new or to get back with my ex or anything like that. I just wanted a little clarity about the energies in that aspect of my life.
To give a little methodology, I decided to do a five-card spread (past, current situation, internal factors, external factors, possible near future) with a Waite deck. I also designed a sixth and seventh card for exploring future partners, if I felt that would be necessary. The first five were a good picture of my situation: Ten of Swords, Queen of Pentacles, Eight of Swords, Knight of Pentacles, and the Hanged-Man. I have been recently betrayed and feel bound by it, so i have been looking inward to deal with myself and my pain to try and heal. Alright, my thought-process about this part of my life is on the nose. But it was that stupid Knight of Pentacles that had me thinking there may be more to this issue. So I drew two clarity cards.
And then things got weird. I got the Nine of Swords and the Five of Pentacles. Not great cards to see as a recently dumped person looking into the future of my love life.
Bad readings happen. Life is not always rainbows, so your runes and cards sometimes reflect that aspect. This possibility should never turn away any aspiring readers or any patron. It is the advice you need, so it is the advice you are going to get. The best thing you can do is to acknowledge it, accept it, and apply the advice as you see fit.
© Ariadne Woods