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reading about love for K.

hi there,

I am back … it’s been a while. I just needed some time off from blogging, though I have been using cards a lot … and took a lot of notes … It was just one of this period during which I needed only the contact of paper/pen and nothing else 😀 I have been writing a couple of chapters, done quite a few readings. I didn’t expect to be away for so long though. But sometimes, the writing would take the whole evening so … time flew by. With no further do : here is below a case analysis for you to enjoy.

Here is a reading I did about love for a person (woman). I used the Morgan Greer deck and no reversal. She is single and is asking about what she can expect in the next future regarding relationships.

The situation (3 cards)


8 of pentacles / Queen of Cups / 5 of Cups

How the situation evolves (2 cards)


the Tower / the 10 of Swords

the Outcome (1 cards)


The 10 of Wands

the Queen of Cups is of course representing her with her hope for love. As this is the central card, it is standing strong and is important I feel for the “translation”. Right now though it seems all her dedication is in her work. That is indicated by the 8 of Pentacles. She’d be in a relationship, I would read this as her doing all her best in order to make this relationship work. As she is single it shows her putting all of her energy in her work and diligently so. She is keeping herself very busy. The 5 of Pentacles shows that she feels miserable and also might be a hint that she doesn’t feel like this is rewarding. Her effort are bigger than what she receives. She is good at covering it with the 8 of pentacles and the Queen of cups. The Queen is actually looking at the 8 of pentacles. And the character in the 8 pentacles is looking on his work. The Queen seems to ignore the card behind her. Well, maybe “ignore” is not the right word … She is actually presenting her face to the world as the Queen and is somewhat hiding the truth which is the 5 of pentacles. To me, it looks like she is good at putting things in perpective and not spend all of her time dwelling on what could have been and what should have been and so and so … At least not in public. Knowing her love life is a desert right now, she gives the priority to work. This is bordering on workaholism maybe, but it is better than crying all day long, and she has the opportunity to put some money on the side which could be useful in the future …

The Tower and the 10 of Swords are striking next to another. Not the prettiest sight ! But let’s remember that The tower is not always negative. Actually, one sometimes need a shock to come alive. (remember the needle thing through the heart in Pulp Fiction ? ). Well, who wants to go through that ? But if it is the only way to come back from the dead … one takes the option right ? The 10 of Swords is clearly the victim or someone who feels that way, defeated. So to me this looks like she is going to acknowledge her hurt in a very sudden way or she is going to go through a tough experience which is going to be painful. To the very least it is going to rock her foundation. I would advice her to enjoy some time out of her work, go out a little bit more, or she is going to end up in total burn out. In an health reading, that tower and the 10 of swords speaks of a surgery, a hospitalization. Also, some other issues were addressed here : the Tower also represents our ego and the 10 of Swords doesn’t look like a winner here right ? So the 2 of them, I feel here, are related to low self esteem. And that may actually be the energy around the situation : because she doesn’t feel right with herself, she doesn’t allow herself to open up to someone and only dedicate herself to work. My intuition tells me that THIS is spot on, THIS is the core problem and solution.

Okay, while the party is not around the corner with that combo. there is still something positive in every situation. The character in the 10 of Swords seems to be a person who is jumping out of the Tower card and who hit the ground after a long fall. So it can’t go further down from there. It is as down as can be. The positive ? The only way is up then !

The 10 of Wands shows that exactly. In a very realistic way: “No one said it was going to be easy”. The 10 of wands speaks of courage, not giving up, keep on keeping. Having heavy stuff to carry on. It doesn’t mean you are going to end up alone; but there is quite a way to go. Don’t loose your courage : and it is up to you to make that journey interesting. Everything you learn in the process, will make you wiser and more interesting too. The distance the character has to go, might imply that there might a geographic distance between her and the person she is going to be with. My intuition tell me so anyway.

So, let’s look at the 2 ten in this draw : 10 of Swords and 10 of Wands

The outcome shows the character who picked the swords out of his own body and only carries the lessons learned from the bad experience as wands . The Swords changed into Wands if you prefer. But not by sheer magic, only because the character from the 10 of swords got back on his feet and decided to walk again. It shows that we can take from very painful experience, and even if we suffer from it, we can take the lesson and move forward.
the last 3 cards seems to say : “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger …” (Honestly, I don’t know how many times I have been told about that one … I guess it is true, but when you are bleeding it is tough to take … )

well, I hope you enjoyed this little analysis of the reading. As you may notice, even if some cards are not speaking about total bliss I try to put a message that can be useful for the querent … I think there was a saying that said something like there is no problem only solutions …
Good to be back ^^


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Case analysis : a 3 card draw around a problem

Root of the problem : Queen of Cups

The way to manage the problem : 7 of Swords

The resolution of the problem : Ace of Swords

What I noticed immediately here is that the problem is a card of the water/cups suit. Cups represents emotions. And both of the cards that speak about how to deal with the problem are Swords. Swords represents the way we think, our intellect. It stands for mental energy. It basically says cut the emotional crap, now it is about time to use strategy !

The problem here is too much emotions. Emotionnal balance is lacking, and the way to feel better here is by using what the Swords are about. So to speak, don’t allow yourself to “feel” too much, because at this point you are just drawning and dwelling too much. Allow yourself to “think”, the solution will come from there. Clarity of the mind will bring you your balance back.

The 7 of swords is a card that I had to have in several readings in order to fully understand what it meant. Enigmatic it is ….

Have you seen that there are 2 groups of Swords ? The ones carried by the person are completely differently designed, than the 2 others that are put into the ground on the right side of the card. Here it seems to say, “face the facts”. You might not know the whole problem now, some stuff are still in the shadow and you don’t know what to make of it. But you have to face reality.

The 5 swords that are all in black represents what is heavy to carry on, and what we don’t know yet. when we will know about it, then we will be able to put them in the right place in our mind or in our lives. Because we don’t know about those yet, we have to carry them around. Until we got them figured out.

The things that are already figured out are the 2 swords in the ground. They are not just a simple black drawing, some sort of shadowy stuff. They have all the details designed.

Prepare yourself, it seems to say. Don’t give up, but know that you don’t possess every detail about the situation. Some stuff has to be discovered on the way and require more analysis, more research and more preparation. The resolution of the problem will come from analysis not from the heart.

Also, because the person in the card seems to have taken the swords and is getting away with them, like he stole them, maybe. It seems to say that learning the strategy “of the enemy”, and using their strategy, their solution for your own problems might be beneficial. Ideas may come from an unexpected source than usual.

The ace of swords in here very clear to me !

We will be able to cut to the problem. We will be able to phrase it. And understand clearly what is going on here …. It might also indicate surgery. But a new direction and specific action towards the problem will take place.

Ah well, this makes sense to me. Someone very close to me in undergoing a lot of medical exams. We already know that it is serious matter. There are still some medical stuff that have to be figured out. And I am definitely that Queen of cups right at the moment, who doesn’t know how to deal with all of those feelings. Indeed, here feelings won’t help, searching for the right help, the right surgeon etc… is the only way to go …..

I will be around,


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Reading about love

Question : What does the future hold for me in the next future regarding a love relationship ?

Layout used : the horseshoe spread (a 7 cards layout)
This should reflect what is going to happen in the next 3 months or so.

10 of cupsQueen of Cupsthe judgement7 of wands3 of pentacles7 of pentaclesthe world

The past : the 10 of Cups
The present : the Queen of Cups
The next future : the Judgment
The answer : 7 of Wands
The surrounding energies : the 3 of Pentacles
The attitude : 7 of Pentacles
The outcome : the World

First of all, I was mostly surprised I had no reversed cards. I mean, the last times I did phrase that question for relationship readings I had mostly “negative” cards, and some of them reversed, and yes, it was accurate. Right on target.

Like, I always had the 9 of wands, which really reflected on my situation : being on my guard, or being afraid to be caught off guard, to the very least a state of caution regarding relationships, due to my past experience. This card was a recurrent one, and I don’t do readings for myself every week, most of the time I leave several months in between. I do think it is quite useless to ask the same question every week when it is about such an important matter. You have to leave some time in between readings in order to let your life evolves. The cards answers just won’t be relevant, if one ask the same question every 2 days or so.

The past with the 10 of cups is reflecting my parents, the family unit. I’m not in a relationship and the last one I had was surely not in the same spirit of that 10 of cups. So the past cards which refers to the last 2 years or so, means that love received was coming from my own family. (Maybe it shows what I hope for.)

The present :The Queen of Cups
It is the first time I’m represented by this Queen. This Queen is intuitive, emotional, sensitive, caring. More the kind to base her judgments on how she feels. I guess here it shows that I now center my life around the emotional quality which I try to achieve.
Even though I have my bills to pay just like anyone, the quality of my life is not based on the material aspect of it.

The fact that I’m now involved in the making of this blog may also be the creativity and the intuition side of this Queen. Indeed, I look at symbolism a lot right now, in paintings, sculptures or photographies, I’ve always been a very visual kind of person, but I felt it went to another degree recently. My imagination is going to another level, may I say.

Unlike in my 9 of wands period, I’m able to face the emotional pain in a different way. My emotional strength is in full swing now. I’m waiting patiently for an opportunity.

The next future : The Judgment
Self knowledge again here. This Major Arcana may also speak of spirituality.
Could it be that I’m actually cleansing from the hurt. Seems to me. I may have the opportunity to close this chapter for good and move on. Whether I’ll meet someone or not is unclear to me, but nevertheless this will be an important chapter in my life and a beneficial one. I’m going to feel “alive” again.

The surrounding energies : the 3 of pentacles
Studying, attending a course … Well, here it is related to my work, and also my daily process of learning the tarot. Solid foundations. I focus on what is going to be important in my life.

The attitude : 7 of pentacles
I’m thinking about where life is taking me, realizing that certain things may take time before I will enjoy the outcome. Once again here, I see it more related to my job and my tarot learning process. Might mean that this aspect will be the focus, and not a relationship. And that’s actually a bit how I feel, there’s no rush. I mean I also like the benefit one might enjoy as being single.

The outcome : the World
Becoming a whole through my past experiences. I’ll overcome the obstacles. Reaching another level of awareness.

The answer : 7 of wands
the competition card. Firstly, I had no idea. I draw a total blank. Just like this card wasn’t related to the others in the layout. I couldn’t relate it to the others in a storyline. It was a bit like watching tv and then without warning someone is changing the channel. So, I let it for a while and looked at the draw again. Some difficulties will be on the way, but with the support of the World card as the outcome, I should be able to rise above those problems gracefully.
Note: This just crossed my mind, it is also the ability to say “no”. Indeed, I didn’t respond to my ex, as he once again tried to contact me. I answered my mobile and when I figured it was him on the other side of the line, I didn’t continue the conversation. (He hid his number, so I didn’t acknowledge it was him at first, other while I wouldn’t have even bothered to respond in the first place). So a firm “No” will help me to reach what the card “World” is showing.

Conclusion : Meeting someone is not what I see in this draw, more connecting with myself and the fulfillment of that. All in all, a very good period in on the way for me.


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Reading about a love relationship

The question:
What does the future hold for me in relationships in the next future ?
The time frame chosen was: the next 3 months.

Layout : the horseshoe spread

9 of wands reversedknight of cups reversedknight of wands8 of pentacles reversed6 of swordsthe hanged man

the past : the 9 of wands reversed
the present: Knight of Cups reversed
the next future: Knight of Wands
the answer: 8 of Pentacles reversed
the surrounding energies: 6 of Swords reversed
the attitude: the Hanged Man
the outcome: The Ace of Cups
additional card for the next future: the Emperor
additional card for the outcome: Queen of Cups reversed

The 9 of wands reversed. In the past, there was a relationship that didn’t end well. As a consequence, she’s on the alert, somewhat insecure about intimacy. The present is the Knight of Cups, reversed that is : her vision of love is not realistic, it clouds what life may actually be offering to her. An immature attitude towards romantic affairs is shown here.

She might be day-dreaming at this point. This might feel like a gloomy period to her. In the next 3 months, there might be someone enthusiastic, and passionate making a move. It could also be someone who moves, who travels, someone you meet as you are travelling. (the Knight of Wands).
There, an extra card was chosen : the Emperor. The card is upright. Compared to the past, and the present card, it shows at least that energies with the Knight and the Emperor are actually more positive. Both cards are upright. Be on the look out, the Knight of Wands is not always reliable, but the Emperor balances that. He is practical and reliable. The material and practical aspects are important things to him. The Knight of wands and the Emperor have this in common : qualities of leadership, going forward, demanding on the negative side may be someone too controlling. Now, could it be qualities of the client : it may portray her as being very active in her professional field. Being on the go with her career ensuring that the material aspect of her life is under control.

The Hanged Man sees her being bound, maybe to her past. The 9 of wands and the Knight of Cups (both reversed) already tends to show that. But this one is more positive as it also denotes that she may see things under another angle, she has the ability to develop a philosophy to live by and gain inner strength from that. It doesn’t show her making a move forward, but being contemplative towards love matter. A period of Re-evaluation. When being hung up like that you’re of course going nowhere but the option of looking inside is available.

Waiting for a change can that way be fruitful, if you re-adjust what you need in life, what you expect from love. The Knight of Cups reversed shows somewhat unrealistic wishes at the present. The energy surrounding the question shows the 6 of swords reversed which re-inforce the idea of being in a state of limbo. But it also says that the stability of her life is driving her nuts at this point, something is driving her to the point of conflict. The hanged man and the 6 of swords combined suggests standstill and advice her to examine her belief. The combination of the 6 of swords reversed and the hanged man make me think about “storm under the quiet surface of the water”.

The outcome is the Ace of Cups. There, we have at least something positive ! This ace shows a new understanding of love, maybe the beginning of a relationship. An opening of the heart. An add card was pulled at this point : the queen of Cups reversed. indicating mood swings. Thus, there are still some unresolved issues from the past that might prevent her to meet someone in the next 3 months.
The 8 of Pentacles reversed as the answer tends to confirm that option as it might means “workaholic”. There is still a long memory of emotional pain that are in the way of meeting someone, she will be probably too busy with work in the next months to meet someone. Still the possibility to learn from the past is there with the ace of cups and the hanged man, and this is something she’ll use afterwards not only in relationships but in her every day life as well. And life with the Knight of Wands and the Emperor won’t be dull. Those 3 months will be over before she knows it.

Cheers, hope you enjoyed this reading and the analysis of it. Comments are welcome,


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