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Tarot de Marseille

Happy New Year 2011. I wish you all the best in the world, happiness, health, prosperity throughout the year.

In the next few weeks, I will probably post about the Tarot de Marseille since it is the tarot that I use the most, and that I have studied throughout the years. So, this means, readings will be posted, theory about the cards as well, lots of stuff on the way. I am definitely happy about this. I will also post readings done with the little Lenormand.

cheers

Jayce

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coming love interest spread : update

hi there,

this is the original post, where I tried to know about my coming love interest …. and below you have the feedback !

I copy/paste the original comments and in bold dark green is what is correct about the reading

Seriously, I am amazed by the accuracy …

this is the orignial post :

https://jaycetravel.wordpress.com/2009/03/10/coming-love-interest-spread/

9 of pentacles
Independant and single : absolutely right !
He is very independant and definitely was single for quite a while.

Also, in this deck this lady is the only character dark skinned :
I always thought of her as standing out from the rest of the crowd.
Matter of factly, I was reading his posts on a forum, and his avatar and his posts were standing out.
So much that, for weeks, I used to come home, log myself to the site, and read his posts …. It was my pleasure of the day !

original post

9 of pentacles is a man who is independent and single.
He might be financially well off and knows how to enjoy the finest things in life. He worked in order to have what he has now in life.


Knight of cups. (his job)
Well interestingly enough, on this deck there is a river on this card.
And he works on a boat so he is on a river ….
So, not a musician, as I first thought, not an actor, even though he likes music but then, the card should have been read quite literally here

original post :

a work related to art ( such as acting, music …); my guess is he has to deal with a public. This knight is like a troubadour, his job requires him to be a little bit bohemian. His job require to be in tune with other people’s feelings and to understand them and to respond to them.

emperor /his quality :
definitely. this one was totally right.

He is stable and is offering security, could be someone protective of me.
He has no problem assuming responsibility. He is practical and strong.


the sun /his flaw :
well I think his problem, here is related to health (the heart).
now everything got back to fine. he is also is stubborn and won’t mince his words … so not exactly an ego problem, pers se, but he is someone who will fight to make his opinion heard or something ….

original post :

at first I thought “his ego” ? If indeed he has a job dealing with a public of some sort, he enjoys being in the spotlight.
Or he is over ambitious and hates second best. If he is very involved with his work he might be burn out. Other idea that came then to my mind : he might lack of optimism or fun in his life.


2 of swords / his looks
completely right.

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Something about the eyes : deep set and moody.(don’t know why but this is exactly what came to my mind, also almond shape). He may look shy and reserved, somewhat lonely and sad. Always thinking about something.
I would also add : dark eyes and hair. Maybe people find him a little bit of a mystery, hard to decipher.


7 of cups / what he’ll think of me
well, when we met in person, he was actually pleased and certainly not disappointed.
he only had seen a couple of pictures of me, as we met online (but not on a dating site at all)

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He will be tempted like a kid in a candy store ? Apparently I might look like an illusion to him.
(this card is lovely by the way in the morgan greer deck). I hope I will look like a dream come true to him and not like an illusion or worse high on something given the meaning of this card lol. Also, he will notice a lot of details about me.


3 of pentacles / what I will think of him
just right, he was my favorite person on the forum where we met  : dedicated and someone to learn from.

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That he is good at what he does, committed and an avid learner. Aesthetics is also a theme for the 3 of pentacles, so I’ll say I will like the way he looks. The worker on the card is dressed up in a very casual way, working clothes; so I might actually think that he is a very cool and relaxed type of guy.


knight of pentacles
well, yes he is quite serious and is not the type of guy to have flings.
we are about to move in together at the end of the month so ….

original post :

Apparently he will think about being serious and long commitment will be on his mind. He’ll wish for something solid to built upon.


the world
well definitely.
funnily enough, I was reading his posts online and just knew I would meet him someday.
I didn’t hit me then, that he was the one I was looking for.
I just was interested by his views, and loved his way with words.

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He will mean the world to me. I’ll feel like he is “the one” I have been looking for. (needless to say, I was happy to see this card coming up).


the 6 of swords
we both have a tough past, and we are so leaving that behind.
we take the opportunity to leave that sadness behind and move on with our lives together.

original post :

This relationship will help to put the past behind and move from a trouble past.
What we both have been through will help to understand each other and cement the relationship.


kind of rod
well …. yeah! he doesn’t mince his words. Neither do I.

original post :

We will fight for authority.


8 of wands
we met online, didn’t live in the same country, met in real life, and for several months
it’s been moving a lot , travelling in order to meet and spent some quality time together while still being people who have a day job …. and now we are moving together.

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I have read that traditionally the 8 of wands was the falling in love card ! The 8 of wands is sometimes showing a fling when it come to relationship. But as this card come for the long term potential and the rest of the spread is positive, I won’t read it as such.

So, the 8 of wands will take us far. We will be great “traveling” partners
looks like this relationship won’t be the boring kind with the 8 of wands. It will keep us up and going … Life will take on a different speed, a lot of intensity. More than welcome, really !

so what do you think ?

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Follow up on readings

I am going to open a new section on this blog very soon concerning the follow up on the readings I have done so far as there are many updates …. and maybe on this one who knows ? I am so curious right now ! I am intrigued … https://jaycetravel.wordpress.com/2009/03/10/coming-love-interest-spread/

 

 

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Tarot class

It’s been a little while, right ? Well, I have been busy writing my book about tarot. The thing is I am going to follow a class about tarot in Paris the next week end; and I wanted to put all my knowledge in a document before attending that class. This class is going to be the opportunity for me to meet people in the field and such … And I can’t wait … More on that very soon as I will tell how I felt about the class. I am considering giving classes myself, I am already a teacher and I’d love to extend my activities to teach about tarot and astrology ! So I am planning this step by step. As you may guess, this takes quite some time but I managed to make some readings, so I will be posting very soon, I hope !

Cheers,
Jayce

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Coming Love Interest Spread

I tried this spread : “Coming Love Interest Spread” using the Morgan Greer deck (no reversal). I have seen some readings done with that spread on Aeclectic tarot.

1. who is he ? 9 of pentacles
mg-minor-discs-09 9 of pentacles is a man who is independent and single.
He might be financially well off and knows how to enjoy the finest things in life. He worked in order to have what he has now in life.

2. what’s his job ? knight of cups.
mg-minor-cups-knight a work related to art ( such as acting, music …); my guess is he has to deal with a public. This knight is like a troubadour, his job requires him to be a little bit bohemian. His job require to be in tune with other people’s feelings and to understand them and to respond to them.

3. his quality : the emperor
mg-04-major-emperor He is stable and is offering security, could be someone protective of me.
He has no problem assuming responsibility. He is practical and strong.

4. his flaw : the sun
mg-19-major-sun at first I thought “his ego” ? If indeed he has a job dealing with a public of some sort, he enjoys being in the spotlight.
Or he is over ambitious and hates second best. If he is very involved with his work he might be burn out. Other idea that came then to my mind : he might lack of optimism or fun in his life.

5. his look : 2 of swords
mg-minor-swords-02 Something about the eyes : deep set and moody.(don’t know why but this is exactly what came to my mind, also almond shape). He may look shy and reserved, somewhat lonely and sad. Always thinking about something.
I would also add : dark eyes and hair. Maybe people find him a little bit of a mystery, hard to decipher.

6. what he will think the first time : 7 of cups
mg-minor-cups-07 He will be tempted like a kid in a candy store ? Apparently I might look like an illusion to him.
(this card is lovely by the way in the morgan greer deck). I hope I will look like a dream come true to him and not like an illusion or worse high on something given the meaning of this card lol. Also, he will notice a lot of details about me.

7. what I’ll think of him : 3 of pentacles
mg-minor-discs-03 That he is good at what he does, committed and an avid learner. Aesthetics is also a theme for the 3 of pentacles, so I’ll say I will like the way he looks. The worker on the card is dressed up in a very casual way, working clothes; so I might actually think that he is a very cool and relaxed type of guy.

8. His feeling for me : knight of pentacles
mg-minor-discs-knight Apparently he will think about being serious and long commitment will be on his mind. He’ll wish for something solid to built upon.

9. my feeling for him : the world.
mg-21-major-world He will mean the world to me. I’ll feel like he is “the one” I have been looking for. (needless to say, I was happy to see this card coming up).

10. the strenght of the relationship : 6 of swords.
mg-minor-swords-06 This relationship will help to put the past behind and move from a trouble past.
What we both have been through will help to understand each other and cement the relationship.

11. the weakness of the relationship : king of rod
mg-minor-wands-king We will fight for authority.

12. long term potential : the 8 of wands
mg-minor-wands-08 I have read that traditionally the 8 of wands was the falling in love card ! The 8 of wands is sometimes showing a fling when it come to relationship. But as this card come for the long term potential and the rest of the spread is positive, I won’t read it as such.

So, the 8 of wands will take us far. We will be great “traveling” partners
looks like this relationship won’t be the boring kind with the 8 of wands. It will keep us up and going … Life will take on a different speed, a lot of intensity. More than welcome, really !

cheers
Jayce

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Main priority spread (5 cards)

Here is a spread that I love to use every once in a while. It is called the “priorities of the moment” and uses 5 cards. I personally used the Morgan Greer Deck no reversals. I find this very helpful in order to look at the bigger picture, and underlying theme of a given situation.

1. Main priority / The ace of swords
2. What is blocking / The 9 of swords
3. what I can change / 7 of wands
4. what I must accept / 5 of wands
5. How things will turn out / The devil

First observations : only swords and wands, and the outcome is a major arcana. The whole spread seems to speak about courage and taking a stand. Also, the swords are related to the air element, the wands are related to the fire element. And I usually associate the devil with the Capricorn sign.

mg-minor-swords-ace1mg-minor-swords-09

Main priority : the ace of swords

Right now, I may consider starting something new. A new challenge is at hand, and has to be addressed with logic and firmness. Objectivity might be hard at this point to obtain because of the 9 of swords which represent the blockage. The ace is about rising above all things, suggesting power and mental strength. The 9 is actually more like the opposite, being stuck not being able to rise above things and being tied, not being able to use the swords at disposal. So the 9 here represents the holding back factor before being completely at ease with the new plan. Said simply, my thinking is somewhat muddled right now, I should cut the crap and move on. Or it is having a few butterflies before accepting my new responsibility and taking the challenge.

The two together suggest to go forward with new ideas, ideals and planning, and not let the bitterness and the deception of the past take the upper hand.

mg-minor-wands-07mg-minor-wands-05

Funnily enough the two next cards are both wands : active, energy, passion, movement. There is an opposition and a complementary side to this draw the swords on one side that represent the mental side, the planning of things and on the other hand, the wands which are the getting in action side to the story.

What has to be accepted with the 5 of wands : the competition ! Acceptance will have to be fought for. Also, a lot of scattered energy. I will have to be prepared to work on it quite a lot. This won’t come easy. It won’t fell in my lap. One has to reach out to catch.

What one can change with the 7 of wands : by standing your ground actively, not backing down, trusting your instinct, voicing your opinion. Also on the 7 of wands, the character is on a higher ground than the opponent. In the 5, the characters are all on the same level.
Beating out the competition, implies to present something different than the rest.

The underlying theme all around this spread seems to be fighting for an ideal, or a new project. it seems also pretty active too.

mg-15-major-devil

The outcome is a Major Arcana : the devil. I personnaly don’t read the devil as a bad card, especially in this type of spread where it is supposed to give you advice ! The devil here is an interesting outcome because it is related to power that is mental and also physical. And there were 2 cards for the mental and 2 cards for the physical side. It acts as a focal point within the spread, a card that merges all the sides of it. The devil here is a better control of yourself and your environment ( by that I mean , how you represent yourself to others, and how you persuade them). It is also a card for passion and control. Taking the power. How you gather your energy, focus on the goal and address all of your energy in the right direction. The endeavor is triggered initially by the ace of swords.

This draw is interesting ! Cheers,
Jayce

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