The first time I sat down and did a reading,
I fell instantly in love. My first reading was
on myself.It was a simple reading, but it was a surprisingly accurate reading. I'm not sure
what I had expected to happen, but after that
first reading I was a firm believer in the
tarot. Thus began my quest to learn all I could
about how and why the tarot worked. I never did
figure it out. *L* I guess that is part of the
magic of the tarot.
Shortly after the first reading, I went looking
for tarot books. The more books I bought, the
more confused I got. Of course, this is before
I learned that the meaning of the different
cards comes, not from a book, but from the inside.
Tarot books should only be used as a guideline
since the meanings for each card will change
depending on the placement of the card in a
spread and the person with whom you are doing
the reading. The different books gave me different information. For example, one book stated that
the Queen of Swords was associated with the sun
sign, Gemini, while another book associated it
with the sign Virgo and yet another with Libra.
I love astrology and loved the idea of mixing astrology with the tarot, but the conflicting
information made mixing my two loves very
difficult. In the end, I listened to my little
inner voice and used the information I felt was
right for me.
There is one more thing, I think I should add.
The predictions that the tarot give are predictions
of what will happen if you stay on your present
course. No ones future is set in stone. You have
the power to change what you don't like. I did.
Last June, I started pulling the King of Swords
constantly. In this instance, I felt it was a
time card. For me, the King of Swords represented
the sign Libra. I couldn't get it out of my head
that something bad was going to happen. It did.
But I strayed off my usual path and the outcome
wasn't nearly as bad as it could have been.
As you go over the suit sections, remember that
this is my interpretation and only you can choose
your own interpretation.