Last week Jeremy at the Art Guru in Gorham, Maine (www.theartguru.com) sent an email offering free tarot card readings. Never being someone to pass up free stuff and also being someone who is open to that sort of thing, I booked a reading for today during my lunch hour.
The readings were by Jennifer Moscone of Interactive Tarot (www.interactivetarot.net). Jennifer is very friendly, extremely passionate about what she does and her normal rate is quite reasonable.
What I really enjoyed about my reading was that Jennifer did not just jump right into it. She took the time to explain to me about tarot and the meanings of the cards.
Tarot is a pack of cards that has been used from the late 18th century by mystics as a map of mental and spiritual pathways. Tarot has four suits – cups (emotional/family), wands (fire/growth), pentacles (earthly/work ethic) and swords (intellect/cut and dry.) Each suit has cards numbering from ace to ten and four face cards – paige, knight, queen and king. There are two parts – the major arcana and the minor arcana. A couple of the major arcana cards are Strength or Wheel of Fortune rather than say a minor arcana which would be the four of cups or the queen of pentacles. If when you are reading the cards the card falls upside down, then you read it that way. Cards mean different things when they fall right side up versus upside down.
For my reading Jennifer said four of my cards were major arcana out of a total of twenty-two. She laid the cards down in order in a particular formation. That formation has spots for your current situation, your obstacle, your distant past, your recent past, what is likely to come to pass, what you will have to work with, hopes, the future, your fears, and the general outcome. One of the cards she pulled for me was the queen of pentacles. She said, “Wow, how weird. This card is you.” She explained that it is a grown woman with blond hair and blue eyes. The card has to do with money and security. I am not going to get into too much personal information about my reading, but I promise that a lot of what she said rang true. For example she said that my fear is to say too much. That I am often afraid to say what I am thinking or feeling because once you say it, you can not take it back. I think those who know me well would agree that is true.
Thank you to Jeremy at the Art Guru and Jennifer from Interactive Tarot. I really enjoyed and appreciated this experience.