Do you remember I posted recently that I was reading a spread for myself in anticipation of visiting a professional tarot reader? What reader isn’t tempted to compare her interpretation with the interpretation of another? In this case, not only did she and I use different decks, but also we used different lay-outs, and I had different matters on my mind.
Mari’s reading and my interpretation gelled, none the less. A question about instinct surfaced in both readings. Because I wrote about my reading in a previous post (and yes, the matter of new beginnings did materialize, but I’ll talk about that in a future post), I’ll narrow this post to Mari’s reading.
According to Mari, 6 of Wands reflected the root cause of the situation in which I now find myself. Creativity, will, and passion ruled the day. In the revealed position, the water warrior insinuated I needed to embrace and then release my misgivings. Once I learned to trust myself, I had a greater chance of becoming more perceptive of my surroundings, as worthy of the Queen of Cups. The Devil brought up the rear in the Spirit Guide position. It seems if I found myself in a corner, then my mind fashioned the corner. My judgement fashioned the hammer and nails for the shackles. The card immediately reminded me of The Fool, the last card I pulled when I performed a self-reading. Thanks to his pre-occupation with himself, The Fool blunders into lucky and unlucky situations. Lucky for us Fools, there are always spirit guides (or do you call say “gut instinct”?) to warn us sometimes, there is more to a situation than meets the eye.