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  • Well, I was reluctant to say much about last week’s cards since I didn’t have a good feel about where they were going and now it appears that we have arrived. Just to show I know nothing about this kind of stuff I’ll suggest this set be read backwards, from right to left. This is not as strange as you think as a great many civilizations have historically written that way.

    Rather smug and yet at the same time perhaps looking a little constipated, our nine card shows a life of many blessings apparently going on and yet this is still the card indicative of being incomplete whether or not the person realizes or accepts this. This seems to fit withing the earlier readings.

    Moving left we see our old friend the Devil happily working his charms while actively blocking the way to the next represented entity as perhaps only he can.

    This leads us to a resultingly very unhappy (reversed) aspect of the same feminine divine seen earlier who perhaps awaits at least some recognition of previous favors and blessings even if not yet expecting any degree of real fealty (what’s a girl gotta do?). Distractions from others are one thing but ignoring her is quite unforgivable. What’s that said about a woman scorned… Hell/the Devil has no fury like…? Very scary at least to me.

    Progressing right along, the final (pun alert) and in this way of reading reading future card shows a rather self-explanatory situation regarding at least one’s spiritual condition being in a “10” (complete) dead mode. Better get on track and perhaps bring some roses to the lady or some sad times may ensue.

    September 08, 2012
    • Pun alert? 😉 Why would you choose to read these in reverse? I’m curious.

      September 14, 2012
  • “final” (pun alert). The guy depicted in the “final” card finds himself in a quite “final” condition what with 10 swords stuck in him from head to toe. Kind of a human pin cushon deal. Of course I moved that card into the final position by reading them right to left, because for one thing that is no way to start out any kind of reading but it could be quite indicative of an end if the signs persist. There are many civilizations which write and read from right to left as you know so this is not to be unexpected from time to time.

    It would also seem unlikely to go from this ten on to the reversed lady, the devil and so on to a smug looking not so complete guy. Things just don’t happen that way very often. As below, so above, and as above, so below.

    September 15, 2012
    • Understandable, but the spread is laid out left to right and one cannot so choose their recent past even if they have been stuck with ten swords. Heh. I enjoyed this spread because of how it referenced some of the recent cards like I mentioned and I shuffled really good. I combine cutting with re cutting and shuffling so when these cards came up I was rather perplexed to see how much they fit in with the some of previous weeks.

      The spread that came after this one, the spread with all the watter, really shocked me by its continuity. More and more I am appreciating using the direct imagery from the cards rather than using a book based interpretation. It’s definitely making me more of a fan of the Rider Waite Deck.

      September 15, 2012
  • Lloyd Hargrove

    Nice to see you happy with the way things are working out so smoothly for the good Mr. Tyson. The imagery of the cards was designed to fit the given situations just so. It’s a definitive deck for the purpose you are using it for. I told you I know nothing, but I do know what I like.

    September 15, 2012
  • “Please also note that, when spreading the cards Egyptian-style, the cards are read from right to left. In other words, the cards will read: FUTURE, PRESENT, PAST. This is because Hebrew and Egyptian are read from right to left.” (http://letstalktarot.wordpress.com/)

    Ok, so you didn’t spread them this way but I did read them this way. Egypt on my mind with all the huff in the news? Shame, might have liked to see Luxor some day. The cited web page also has some tips on reading for the public and a code of ethics.

    September 16, 2012
    • Thanks for the link Lloyd. A lot of the code of ethics they list are covered in my disclaimer and they are a good idea. Thanks for mentioning them.

      Yea, visiting Egypt would have been nice. Would have liked to have seen the pyramids. A friend of mine was saying the same thing the other day. It’s a shame.

      September 16, 2012

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