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Tarot Tuesday: Nothing Ventured…

Posted in Tarot on April 13, 2021 by Occult Detective

For today’s reading I pulled my Robin Wood Tarot, the deck I keep in my messenger bag for general purposes. I purchased it in 1991 from a little shop where a few years earlier I used to earn drinking money doing readings by appointment. My how times have changed…

I really like Robin Wood’s art, and the prismacolor pencil color really pops.

Today I thought I would do another three-card-draw, reflecting on a new business venture I’ve undertaken. Let’s see how things shake out.

The first card drawn is the 5 of Wands. The Past Position represents recent events that have transpired leading up to the present situation, relating to your question. In this case, the 5 of Wands represents disharmony, discord, and chaos. People are not on the same page are are working against one another.

The second card is the 7 of Wands. Hm, another Wand in the draw. Curious. This is the Present Position and reflects our current state of affairs as related to the question at hand. The 7 of Wands represents confronting conflict and the defense of one’s territory. Typically the card also can maintain that the defender is unsure of their position, even while defending it.

The third card drawn is from the Major Arcana — The World. Found in the Future Position, this card shows the probable outcome. It is a card about success and fulfillment, the culmination of a long journey. You really couldn’t ask for a better signifier for what’s to come.

If I were reading this for someone else, my advice would be to stay the course, believe in the work they are doing and set aside self-doubt. In the end, it’s all sunshine and rainbows.

But then, your mileage might vary.

If you’d be interested in a reading, I am willing to do so for a nominal donation via paypal. I carry out readings via email regularly, and I have been known to do so via twitter DM and Facebook Messenger apps.

Tarot Tuesday Three-Card Reading

Posted in Tarot on April 6, 2021 by Occult Detective

Welcome to the rebirth of Tarot Tuesdays. I thought I would start things off with a reading — a simple three card draw. For those unfamiliar, three card readings are often done for quick answers to pertinent questions. They represent the past, present, and future.

Today I’ll be using a deck of my own design — The Occult Detective Tarot. Let’s see what the Fates have in store for us.

We’ll start this off with a not so simple question, “How will we fare as we come out of the pandemic?”

The first card drawn is from the Major Arcana — The Devil. The Past Position represents recent events that have transpired leading up to the present situation, relating to your question. In this case, The Devil represents a seduction by the material world, but can also depict fear or bondage. I guess this is fitting as we see many of our COVID restrictions being lifted. We are moving away from the fear and lockdown protocols.

The second card is the 7 of Water, the card of Shamanism. This is the Present Position and reflects our current state of affairs as related to the question at hand. The 7 of Water represents the ability to see through illusion. I have my own thoughts on why this card found its way into this draw, I’ll let you make your own conclusions.

The third card drawn is the 8 of Air, the Private Eye. This is the Future Position and typically shows the probable outcome. The Private Eye is hard-nosed and down-on-his (or her) luck, trapped by circumstance, but dogged and persevering. They tend toward having a victim mentality. Everyone’s out to get ’em. Is this saying that, as we (meaning the majority) slide back into our day to day lives, that we will feel set upon, that we will be working to persevere against an oppression brought on by pandemic response?

Can you see another interpretation?

Food for thought. And that’s why tarot is an invaluable tool…

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