This month’s Tarot Circle is from Richard in the US.
As with all Tarot Circle posts, I’ll provide my initial thoughts and then I’ll hand it over to you, the reader, to use the comments section to write what you see.
Remember there’s no right or wrong and you don’t have to be an experienced Tarot reader to comment.
Richard asked, “What is the present atmosphere surrounding my life?”
Ah, so simple.
Richard’s Tarot Reading
And for a simple question, Richard kept the ‘spread’ simple with a one card reading.
Wonderful! I have always been a strong believer in keeping Tarot readings simple, so this is a great opportunity to show how deep we can go with just one card.
The Tarot card that Richard drew was the Ace of Cups.
My Interpretation of Richard’s Tarot Reading
To interpret Richard’s one-card Tarot reading, I decided to use the Tarot meditation method that I outlined a few weeks ago. I’ll show you how we can turn a simple one-card reading into something more in-depth and personally relevant. And I’ll encourage you to do the same.
So here goes.
I relaxed, following the flow of my breath, and gazed down at the Ace of Cups. Bringing peace to my mind, I explored the different images in the card, noticing things I had never noticed before.
First, I noticed the disc that the dove holds in its beak which looks strangely like a button. I’m not really sure that Richard wants to know about buttons, but this seemed to grab my attention.
Next, I noticed the tears or the drops of water descending down into the wide open ocean. It made me think that we are merely drops in the ocean, and while we each have our life stories and individual emotions, we are just specks in this Universe. Our feelings make us feel special and important, but we need to also keep this in perspective as we are one of 7 billion people and countless more sentinel beings.
It also made me realise that our emotional states also have flow-on effects to other people, through the inter-connectedness of the Universe. When we bring happiness to our own lives, we bring happiness to others.
I saw the mountains in the background, but realised that they were so far away that there was nothing to worry about for now. Yes, there may be challenges ahead, but right now we need to focus on what’s in front of us.
I then held my hand out, just as it is shown on the card. It felt as if I was ready and willing to receive. And receive what exactly? Peace, opportunity, bliss, whatever the Universe has to offer. I opened myself up to what is out there to be received, and it felt good.
So what does this mean for Richard, who wants to understand more about the present atmosphere in his life?
He is open to receiving the blessings of the Universe. He is aware that his emotional well-being is important, but so too is the emotional well-being of others. He experiences happiness and joy and he allows this to flow on to others around him. He gives and he receives with an open heart.
Of course, we could have simply turned to our favourite Tarot card meanings book and looked up the meaning, but what we have done here is create something unique to the reading and unique to ourselves. We have also avoided the common associations with the Ace of Cups as a new relationship or an abundance of emotion, and have instead developed something more specific.
Having explored and experienced this card personally, I would now suggest that Richard (or the client) do the same. What’s more, I would even suggest that he physically recreate the card in some way. He could open his hand, as it is shown in the card, and place it under running water, to experience the sensation of the water and to explore the energy as the water runs down through the pipes and into the ocean.
What’s Your Read?
Try this meditation exercise yourself, and find out what you learn about this card. Leave your comments below. Use this as an opportunity to further develop your Tarot reading skills.
Want Your Tarot Reading Interpreted?
I’ll post a request for Tarot Circle submissions on my Facebook page at the end of the month. Or, I provide personal and private Tarot reading interpretations here.
PSST... Do you want to create a personal and intuitive connection with each and every Tarot card and ultimately become a better Tarot reader? In January, 2015, I'll be opening the doors to my signature program, TF1: Master the Tarot Card Meanings, and you're invited!