READING # 2
reply to post by feelingconnected
You approached me for this reading with a handful of questions in mind:
1) Education & Career goals
2) Marriage possibilities
3) Financial security
Again, as with the primary reading, I did not know enough physical qualities to utilize the traditional Significator options. In this instance, I have
selected The Chariot to represent you. This card implies questing, taking journeys, and advancing through life in a practical sense. I deemed
inquiries about careers, education, and marriage to all be applicable to this card's interpretation.
The Covering Card
Indolence, as a word, implies a lack of effort, or interest. The messages of Indolence, then, is "ignored potential," usually due to a lack of
The imagery of the card demonstrates this very well: the cups represent your opportunities, financial well-being, education, marriage. The figure
represents you, right now, as you are. The figure is moving, but the motion is not to cross the shore and accept the cups. As a covering card, this
implies that you are thinking, and wanting to act, but have not taken the first steps required yet to achieve your dreams.
As a cup card, it also relies heavily on your personal feelings toward the situation. This card, to me, suggests less of a laziness, and more of an
uncertainty. The lethargy has less to do with how you pursue these options, and more to do with whether or not you think you'll succeed at them right
The Sun is one of the most beneficial, and benevolent cards which can be drawn during a spread. In Tarot, nudity symbolizes purity and honesty;
youthfulness, likewise, represents innocence and ability. The primary figure of The Sun is a naked child, which embodies all of those qualities. The
message of the sun is that of new beginnings, and abundant opportunities.
As an Ascendant, this card implies a rapid expansion, and very fortunate growth in your immediate future. In order to hone in on where to expect this
growth, we need only look at the traditional associations of the Sun in mythology and religion:
The Sun is the central luminary in our solar system, through which all of the faculties of Mars (courage and strength); Jupiter (fortune and
leadership); Venus (passion and growth); and Mercury (wisdom and intelligence) are siphoned. What The Sun card suggests then, is to draw those
qualities in parentheses into yourself, and combine them to achieve your goals. For example:
Mercury, Mars, and Jupiter meet through the Sun. This means that it is a good idea to pursue wisdom and intelligence to any end which inspires you,
such as going back to school.
Venus and Mercury also meet, which suggests that you have a very beneficial vantage point from which to study marriage and relationships. Use this to
analyze your own.
The overall implication of The Sun is that your goals are within reach, all you need to do is move to collect them. There is also the implication of
pregnancy and birth in The Sun, represented by the infant upon the white horse. I cannot be sure if this applies to you at all, but, as a Tarot card
reader, I felt it was necessary to point it out.
The External World
This is very interesting. Both you, and Jessemole, had questions concerning marriage. And for both of you, the External World card, which related to
family, friends, and co-workers, is the same.
The Hierophant is a discourse on earthly law, earthly wisdom, and earthly ethics. The figure seated upon the throne is the Pope, and since this deck
of Tarot is very heavily based on Christian symbolism, you can bet that the Pope is considered the authority over marriage, since Christians consider
marriage an act which God ordains. I don't know whether you are Christian or not, but, the deck symbolism definitely implies such an
Now, combined with The Sun, this card becomes very beneficial. It indicates a good, strong marriage, with a healthy amount of affection, but not an
overbearing attraction. I do not know if you are married, or not (although, judging by the cards right now, I would guess that you are), so I must
present the following information both ways:
There is/can be love, but it is not/will not escalate into obsession, a risk which is only all too common these days.
If you are married, expect much happiness, and joy, between you and your family for a long time yet. If you are not married, then keep your eyes on
the horizon, because somebody worthwhile is on their way.