T4T – Old Cards & New Tricks
This week in Tarot 4 Tyson… Old cards from the past several weeks rear their faces again.
- The Past – Ten of Swords
- The Present – Queen of Wands (reversed)
- The Future – The Devil
- The Outcome- Nine of Cups
The Reading: The conflict discussed back on August 19th seems to have resulted in desolation instead of sanctuary as was alluded to by the Four of Swords in that reading. Here we see the Ten of Swords indicating a tragic defeat in the realm of the mind and body, ironically laying next to another card from the previous reading, the Queen of Wands, who is shown here (2) in reverse. Being reversed tells us that she is not a helper card, but is instead one which denotes a withdrawing of energies and a harbinger of deceit, opposition, jealousy, and infidelity. We see this reality even supported by The Devil card, which can be viewed as a corruption or twisting of a union or relationship. The fourth and final card is the Nine of Cups who paid Mr. Tyson a visit in last week’s spread. Here this card (4) plays an interesting role given the context of the reading, because the Nine of Cups is in many ways a happy card. We see a man seated patiently, surrounded by golden chalices. In the previous spread he seemed like a resource, but now he appears to be a person counting their blessings. The cups act as emotional chalices, collecting and containing good fortunes. It would seem that, despite the heartache and frustration that the early cards in this spread reveal, there may be a time for joy and merriment waiting just around the corner. Whether this pertains to a solution or a bitter end is unknown. However whatever the case may be the Nine of Cups infers that the final scenario will be emotionally satisfying. Cheers Mr. Tyson!
Neil DeGrasse Tyson, is an American astrophysicist and science communicator. He is currently the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space and a research associate in the department of astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History. – (Wikipedia)
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