NOTE: Marlana does not personally interpret your reading, but DOES personally pull your cards specifically for YOUR question. You will receive a beautiful color interpretation by Tarot Magic, that we think is very informative and full of information. Remember Tarot is just for fun. To really understand you and your situation better, sessions with Marlana are much more productive.
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This is an interpretative of each of your cards in context with its position in your chosen spread.
This is the meaning of each card, in your reading, independent of its position.
These notes are about what each position within your chosen spread is all about.
- These are the brief definitions written by the publisher of each deck for each card in your reading.
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Make your Question as clear, to the point and as brief as possible. Here are some ideas on how to word your question:
Please give me advice about...
- I want a greater understanding of...
- A friend or family member especially..
- My long term goals such as...
- The situation regarding..
- What is likely to happen if...
- I change or quite my current job in...
- I make the decision to...
- I reveal my feelings about...
We offer 11 different spreads! The price is the same for all of them, regardless of how many cards are in each spread.
(3 cards) is a subset of the Celtic Cross that is focused on resolving a problem, dilemma or issue about which you could use some wise counsel. The kinds of problems that logic can't handle like, "How do I relate to my partner who just hung up on me?" or "What is the best approach to take in this (confusing) situation now?"
It is a fast way to use the cards to derive insight into your situation with an emphasis on what is happening now, what kind of possibilities are inherent in the situation and what you should do... or not do next. This is an action oriented spread that helps you focus on the next steps to be taken.
(11 cards) The Celtic Cross Spread is a true emblem of Tarot. It is generally regarded as a standard "consultation" spread. This spread can give you valuable insight into several areas of your life, and how those parts interact within you. Because there are 11 positions in this spread, it offers enough positions to represent relatively complex situations.
Within the wheel-shaped part of the spread, is a horizontal axis which represents the flow of outer events from recent past, through the present, to the near future. The other central axis arises out of one's personal history, through the present moment, to focus on one's mission or higher power. The self and the issues of the moment are at the center of the spread. The column to the right of the wheel is called the staff which can also be thought of as a ladder. The ideas and advice in this part lift one from the plane of dilemma to a higher plane of resolution. Don't make the mistake of viewing the past cards as irrelevant to the present or future. These cards are there to remind you of things on which you may be only now gaining some perspective.
(7 cards) The Septogram, or Days of the Week Spread features a seven-pointed star that revolves around the days of the week with Sunday at the top. The positions are defined by the ancient system where the days of the week are named after the sun, moon, and the five visible planets of the solar system. From antiquity all western societies have observed these correspondences with people tailoring their activities to be compatible with their "ruler of the day". You can align yourself with this unbroken tradition by being mindful of each day's special qualities.
Throwing this spread as a weekly ritual can provide you with a seven-day calendar of advice on handling each day's challenges. It's a hundred times more practical and customized than the version we see in the daily newspaper.
(12 cards) This one takes its form from the natal chart of astrology with one card for each "house" or department of life. In its pure form, astrology aims to illuminate your original or true nature with respect to these 12 archetypal areas of human life. In the process of adapting this spread for Tarot, emphasis is usually placed upon the changes taking places in these different departments, in contrast to natal astrology, each card must be examined in the light of the process going on in that "house" or department, implying change, emotion, action, and discovery. So references to past, future, and other people must be interpreted in the light of how these energies are affecting the department of your life right now. All departments are considered equally important to begin with, emphasis is added by the presence of major arcana in your spread or your own special interests at that moment.
You can subdivide this spread into groups depending upon the line of inquiry you are following.
- Houses 1, 5, 9, represent Fire: reflecting your desires, ambitions, goals, willful passions.
- Houses 2, 6, 10, represent Earth: tangible realities like your body, cash flow, results of effort and time, the THINGS in your world.
- House 3, 7, 11, illuminate the realm of Air: communications, the word (sword) of truth and the relationships in which you unsheathe it.
- Houses 4, 8, 12, are Water Houses: feelings, intuitions, sensibilities and emotions.
- Houses 1,4,7,10 describe your innovation, self starting pioneering energy which have the courage to press for change.
- Houses 2,5,8,11 together illustrate powers of stubbornness, fidelity, endurance and farsightedness.
- Houses 3,6,9,12 point to areas in your life where you are the most flexible, responsive and adaptive to outer forces.
Taking the time to investigate this spread at this level of depth will reveal amazing parallels between your inner life, the events of your outer world and astrological transits in your natal chart, giving you a great education in reading the Tarot at multiple levels.
(9 cards) This spread leverages the number 9 which has been considered lucky, blessed, or sacred in many cultures east and west. From earliest times, philosophers have been fascinated with its geometry, its internal grid. This spread takes advantage of the properties of this special number, providing you with the view of your past, present, and future at three depths. The body (unconscious), mind (personality ego), and soul (higher power). You can see the flow of your issues moving through time and moving through you. The cards are laid from top to bottom, moving from the left side (past) to the right side (the future). The card at the very center is an image of yourself as you consult the Tarot.
(7 cards) The relationship spread has three sections. The triangle on the left, represents you. The triangle on the right represents the significant relationship. The card in the middle is the advice card that forms a bridge between the two. Use this spread when you are working on issues of skillful relating.
(Finding Your Passion) (6 cards) This spread is useful for issues related to personal vocation or career. You do not have to know who you want to be when you grow up. All you need is willingness to examine the ideas this spread presents to you. To get the big picture, you could use this spread multiple times in several months and average out the results. Look for repeating cards which will provide special clues.
(3 cards) This spread represents a back bone which links you to the earth below and the sky above. It helps you be here now. This is a nice one for using with your mediation, because it is about self knowledge. Visualize the root card as being in your gut providing you with a foundation of strength and stability. The middle card symbolizes your heart, with both its compassionate nature and native intelligence. The Spirit position represents the view from your third eye; imagination and spiritual clarity.
(6 cards) This one is used to examine conflict or polarities in a situation, whether it's between two parties in a relationship, companies participating in a business deal, or an inner conflict between the two sides of your own brain. The upright triangle represents the yang; active, moving, external force in the situation, called the deciding moment, right use of will and the natural consequence of skillful decision making. The reversed triangle represents the yin; more subtle, internal elements in the situation, the subjective, emotional, psychic side, the right brain. It's sometimes referred to as the Voice of Conscience. It's the part that sponsors relationships that meet your real needs, and hints at the most appropriate solutions available.
(5 cards) This spread is designed for looking at the flow of events. With cards for the historical and more recent past, the present, and the future. In both close-focused and more extended-outlook, you can track unfolding issues and possible consequences over time. If you use this spread every few days or so and keep a record in your journal; within a few weeks, you and the Tarot will have established a communication that allows you to see significant trends entering and impacting your life. You will become more familiar with how the cards portrait forces at work in your life, and your interpretive ability will grow. Don't get too psychological with this spread. The positions are designed to signify events, not moods or motives. The future cards are conditional on your own free will. If you do nothing to change the flow, things may unfold as you see them portrayed, but remember, there is never a prediction you are helpless to influence.
(10 cards) This is another genuine artifact of Tarot, derived from the Hebrew mysteries of the Kabala These teachings are analogous to the seven chakra energy centers arranged along the spinal column coordinating the organs of the physical body to the energy body and higher frequencies. In the Hebrew version, secondary channels exist to the left and the right of the central spinal channel, made up of the left eye/hand/foot centers. Because of these "pillars" working as channels for expressing the central energy, the number of vertical centers along the spine are reduced to five.
Even if you don't feel comfortable with a certain card in a certain position, there is some way in which the divine will is working through that concept, and you need to try and understand how it could be a good thing. When you use this spread, focus on your most precious intentions, align yourself for the greater good of all involved and see each card as if it were a suggestion sent from your higher power. Also remember that every card is read as it applies in the now, even when past or future time frames are also implied. This spread is not making any attempt to be predictive, however you may be surprised at the correspondences you may discover between the archetype and your daily life.
We have many different decks to choose from. The most common 3 are shown below. The interpretations are the same no matter what deck you choose. We offer different decks simply because some people have favorite decks. If you are unfamiliar with Tarot, I suggest you choose the first one: Rider-Waite.
Rider-Waite is my favorite. I learned on this one, so it just feels good to me. The colors are bright and easy to see.
Oswald Wirth seems like another colorful deck. I'm not familiar with it, and it doesn't matter. The interpretations are the same no matter which deck you choose. It really is just a matter of personal taste.
This deck is called Gran Tarot Esoterico. A nice deck with a few variations in names to make things interesting. Again, choose a deck that makes sense to you, if you don't know, then you will receive your reading in Rider-Waite.