This week, Essie from Belgium has sent in her Celtic Cross reading for our Tarot Circle interpretation.
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.
Essie writes, “Will he ever think about me? I mean like having second thoughts or being regretful.”
Typically, if Essie had come to me as a client, I would suggest we rephrase or refocus the question before we did the reading. We can’t ask the cards exactly what someone else thinks because this creates an issue around privacy and may also lead to an inaccurate reading. So, I would suggest asking the Tarot, “What do I need to know about the future of this relationship?” or something similar that Essie would agree to.
I would also encourage Essie to choose a question that was more specific. Asking whether someone will think about you is a moot point. He might think about her, but is it in the way that you want?
Rephrasing is all very well and good IF the actual reading has not yet been conducted. However, given Essie has already laid out her Tarot spread, it is important we work with her initial question as she has channelled this intent through to her cards. Of course, we still need to be mindful of the ethical boundaries of a third party reading.
The Tarot Spread
Essie used the Celtic Cross spread (seems to be a very popular spread!!) and drew the following cards:
Significator – Tower
Crossing Card – Ace of Swords
Above – 4 of Swords
Below – 10 of Swords
Recent Past – 2 of Swords
Near Future – Ace of Pentacles
Advice – 7 of Wands
External Influences – 9 of Swords
Hopes and Fears – Wheel of Fortune
Outcome – Lovers
My Interpretation of Essie’s Tarot Reading
The first thing I notice is that there are a lot of Swords cards here. Swords are representative of the intellect, the mind and communication. Here, I get the feeling that the presence of Swords indicates that there are a lot of ‘cutting’ words that have been exchanged and a lot of pain inflicted. Emotions have been put to the side and Essie’s relationship with this man has become cold and insensitive.
The Tower reflects the significant impact that this situation has had on Essie. She is reeling from the sudden and abrupt ending or change that occurred. The crossing of the Ace of Swords indicates that she is struggling to see the truth of the matter or to gain clarity of what has happened. She wants the truth, but perhaps she is not getting it, causing even greater inner turmoil.
The Two of Swords reflects a recent impasse or stalemate, but with the Tower in the present, this has clearly passed, but much to Essie’s disappointment – not the result she wanted. In the near future though, the Ace of Pentacles highlights a new opportunity that has financial implications. Perhaps she will receive a sum of money or a gift as a result of what has happened (compensation?).
In her everyday life, she is trying to remain calm and at peace (Four of Swords) but beneath she is feeling incredibly betrayed and hurt (Ten of Swords). I also see the Four of Swords as an indication that there is little mental activity or communication occurring – i.e. he is not thinking of her.
The Seven of Wands indicates competition and standing up for herself in the face of adversity. She needs to be strong and protect herself from further hurt.
The Nine of Swords indicates others are hurting too and a lot of damage has been done. Perhaps this is also a sign that the man in question is regretful for what has happened, even if he is not willing to communicate it with Essie.
Essie has faith in the Universe and hopes that karma will deal with the betrayal that has occurred (Wheel of Fortune).
And, at the end of the day, the Lovers indicates that she will eventually be at peace with what has happened and will restore her faith in love. I am curious to know, though, if anyone sees this as a positive sign for the relationship with this man? What do you think?
Overall, I can feel the pain and hurt that Essie is feeling and can see how troubling this situation is for her. She is not alone, though, as the Nine of Swords reflects that others are hurting too. With the Wheel of Fortune, it is likely that karma will play its role and will help Essie to feel more at peace with the situation (Lovers).
I also feel that it is best for Essie to focus her energy and attention on new opportunities rather than getting stuck in the past or with things that she cannot control. This will help her to feel more at peace and renew her faith in others.
Now, if we return to Essie’s question, it was “Will he ever think about me?” My feeling is that he is upset and concerned about what has happened, but he may be lying low for now and won’t be in touch. What is more important is that Essie focuses in on her own healing process, rather than worrying about what he is thinking.
What’s Your Read?
Over to you! How would you interpret these cards and the spread overall? What is your advice to Essie?
Post your response in the comments below. Use this as an opportunity to hone your Tarot reading skills or to get your opinion out there!
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