Managing Difficult Times using the Tarot.

Tarot can be used in a vast variety of ways to guide you through life’s challenges.

Over the past few days, I have talked about how the Tarot helped me make it through the most challenging time of my life.

My marriage was dissolving, my family was being separated and my home displaced. Everything in my world was crumbling and I found peace through my faith in God and His divine guidance through the Tarot.

Tarot 101

The Tarot consists of 78 cards. These cards depict ancient archetypes that are prevalent throughout the human experience. A tarot reader channels messages from the cards, then “reads” the cards to determine their meaning. This is also referred to as the Interpretation.

Where is the Tarot reader channeling the message from?

This is a good question and I think it varies from reader to reader.

Personally, I pray to God during each draw and ask God to guide my hand. I pray to God for guidance and truly believe that I am channeling God’s will. I ask God to guide my Querent to their highest good. As I mentioned in my previous post, God has sent messengers to me so I believe that the Highest Power is with me.

Different issues require different solutions.

When using the Tarot, there are endless spreads and draws you can conduct. Before doing a draw, I ask myself what it is I want to know.

It would be silly to do a 10 card draw when what I wish to know is something as simple as: Should I go on vacation this weekend?

Below I will go over some standard techniques and procedures for receiving accurate messages from the Tarot.

The Daily Draw

Can you do a Tarot draw everyday? Yes! If you’re new to Tarot reading, I would even recommend that you do a Daily Draw to learn the cards.

The Daily Draw is an excellent tool when dealing with a lot of uncertainty. The draw serves as a reminder that each day is a new beginning. Doing a daily draw can help prepare you for the individual challenges each day brings.

When I started reading Tarot, I would draw one card every morning. As I shuffled the cards, I would ask what the theme for the day would be.

Over on my Instagram, I do an Energy Read of the Day drawing one card for each day of the month. Follow me to see what energy each day hold.

The question for the daily draw can be tailored to suit your needs. If you are feeling uneasy, you can ask for advice on how to overcome your day. If you want to know what to expect at work, you can ask about the environment at work. The Daily Draw is a great way to become familiar with the meaning of the Tarot cards and to gain insight on how your day will unfold.

Specific Questions

We’ve all been there, waiting on an answer from someone else. The minutes become hours, the hours turn into days. All the while, we think on the possible outcomes of each decision as we check our phone for a message, just one more time. We go over in detail each life that will be lived depending on the answer. Our lives at a standstill.

Perhaps you are waiting to hear back from a client? Or you are wondering if that date you went on will materialize into something more? Or you are curious if you should sign up for summer classes or wait until fall semester? These questions all have answers that can change your life in varying degrees. What if the agony of waiting for a response could be side stepped?

Whatever the question, the Tarot can help give you some peace of mind. Because waiting for an answer can really drive a person mad.

Past, Present, Future (PPF)

This classic draw covers the past, present and future of a situation. Let’s say you keep having issues at work with your manager. Every time you work with them, some drama happens. You have had enough of the abuse and are exploring your options. In this scenario, you could employ a PPF to see where you stand in your work life.

I like to interpret the cards as: Past (where you are coming from), Present (where you are at) and Future (where you are going). With these three dimensions, the Querent can get a solid idea of what needs to be done.

Monthly Outlooks

Personally, I like to know what is coming. I used to live with surprises, now I prepare for them. Doing a monthly outlook 5 card draw is a great way to see what kind of challenges you will face in the month to come.

Think back on a challenging time in your life. Did you notice that sometimes the same things would keep coming up? Almost as if the Universe was trying to tell you something. Well, it was.

Now you don’t have to be uncertain. You can consult the Tarot and know for sure what issues you need to focus on. Personal growth is an everlasting endeavor comprised of ups and downs. Give yourself a hand up during the tough times by staying alert to upcoming challenges.

Deep Dives

Finding out your boyfriend got a new job in a new city, when you just got accepted to the local University. Contemplating starting your dream business. Discovering suppressed trauma. These are all situations that require deep analysis.

The Celtic Cross is an ancient and powerful 10 card spread that will leave no area of the issue hidden.

I absolutely love the Celtic Cross. When I started out reading Tarot, I could only perform a Celtic Cross draw once every 3 months due to my inexperience with interpretation of the cards. Now, I pull this spread out whenever I encounter a challenge that is unfamiliar.

This spread goes over the issue, the reason why it’s happening, how you feel about it, what the future holds and the outcome of the whole thing just to name a few aspects.

If you have to absolutely know everything about a particular issue, this is the spread for you.

Forewarned is…

Forearmed.

There are times when the cards haven’t said what I wanted to hear. It happened today actually.

No, that job is not right for you.

No, that relationship is not right for you.

No, that career is not right for you.

Although it wasn’t what I wanted to hear, these honest answers allowed me to move on. The foreknowledge allowed me to accept the possibility of not having what I wanted, then make changes accordingly. The disappointment was softened by a refocus of direction.

Disclaimer

The Tarot predicts the future as it stands if we change nothing. We are creatures of free will and in charge of our destinies. If we change one small thing, the future changes. When the Tarot is read, nothing is written in stone.

Conclusion

There you have it! Lots of ways to utilize the Tarot to navigate your life into prosperity and happiness. Stop living in confusion and dread book your reading today!

If you have any questions, please comment below!

June Tarotscopes

June Tarotscopes
What’s to come & How do I deal?

Hi everyone! Thank you for your patience!

Here are your June Tarotscopes with Interpretations:

If you feel they helped you please comment and share!

Gemini: 

To Come: Queen Wands R- Fertility and feminine support. Extending and asking for help.   

To Deal: 5 Swords R- No need to prove you’re right, when you are right. Pick your battles. 

Cancer: 

To Come: 5 Pentacles R- Moving away from hard times. 

To Deal: Chariot- Get clear on your goals and focus forward. 

Leo:

To Come: 2 Wands- Needing to maintain balance. 

To Deal: King Swords- Think of how others may be feeling before acting. 

Virgo: 

To Come: King Cups R- Necessary risks

To Deal: Moon R- Trust yourself deeply. 

Libra: 

To Come: 6 Pentacles- An upswing in finances. 

To Deal: The World R- If you feel stuck, ask for help.

Scorpio: 

To Come: 5 Swords- Mixed feelings about usual surroundings. 

To Deal: 8 Cups- Leave the things that do not work for you. 

Sagittarius: 

To Come: The Emperor- Giving the mind control over the heart.  

To Deal: 2 Swords R: Finding balance in all partnerships. 

Capricorn: 

To Come: 6 Wands- Overcoming challenges.

To Deal: High Priestess R- Tap into your intuition and sexual energy. 

Aquarius: 

To Come: Tower R- Losing some stability.

To Deal: Death R- Know that endings spawn beginnings. 

Pisces: 

To Come: Queen Wands- Accomplishing a lot with positivity. 

To Deal: Justice R- Differentiate between your Karma and someone else’s. 

Aries:

To Come: King Cups- The Universe supports you. 

To Deal: 6 Wands- Overcoming challenges and winning. 

Taurus:

To Come: The Star- Inspiration and Hopefulness

To Deal: 9 Cups- Lot’s of prosperity and happiness. This is the “wish” card. 

New Moon Tarot Guidance for the Signs

New Moon Tarot Guidance to help the signs of the zodiac set intentions for the new moon.

Here is some Tarot guidance for the signs and where they should place their New Moon Intentions this evening.

Aries: Page Swords 

Managing expectations. Do you receive feedback well? 

Taurus: The Moon

Do not try to force things. Can you become comfortable with uncertainty? 

Gemini: 4 Pentacles

It’s time to let go. Examine what you are clinging to. Does it serve you? 

Cancer: Temperance R

Experiment with balance.How will you nourish and maintain all the relationships in your life?

Leo: 5 Wands R

Conflict & Competition. How well are you at asking for help? 

Virgo: 3 Cups

Reunions and celebrations. Who are you missing? 

Libra: The Fool R

New energy flowing. How will you make sure to stay alert? 

Scorpio: Queen of Swords R

Blocks created by other people. How will you communicate softly?

Sagittarius: Ace of Swords

New beginnings from endings. Will you be brave enough to start?

Capricorn: Judgement R

Slow down & think things through. Is jumping to conclusions good?

Aquarius: The High Priestess R

The energy you want is there. How will you listen to your intuition? 

Pisces: 6 Wands R 

Despite everything, you are getting what you want. How will you move forward without fear? 

Celtic Cross Outlook: Remainder of 2020

An in depth 10 tarot card look at what to expect for the rest of 2020!

The Celtic Cross is one of the most in-depth draws a reader can use. For the querent (the person asking the question), it can be most illuminating!

This has been a crazy year. It doesn’t matter that astrologists knew something would be going down. There is no way we could have been prepared for a worldwide shutdown. As the days get further from Day Zero of the Shutdown, it’s only natural to wonder where we are headed.

I have been using the Tarot along with my Faith in God, to guide my life for the last 5 years. Why should today be any different?

Here is Eternal Tarot’s Celtic Cross Outlook for the remainder of 2020:

Full Reading:

Celtic Cross Outlook Rest of Year 

  • Heart: 8 Swords Reversed
    • Preparing for change and the actions followed by big decisions. Using courage to move past fears. It is time to move forward even if you are unsure about the future. Certainty is an illusion as we can never be prepared for everything that can happen. Know that when we need help, help is available. All you have to do is ask.
  • Cross: Ace of Cups
    • New beginnings, usually within the realm of love. Great time to make friends. General goodwill in the air. Feeling good about life!
  • Root: Knight Swords
    • Physical, spiritual and emotional energy at a peak. Positive news on the way. Feelings of accomplishment. The right person coming along. Felling swept of your feet with good news.
  • Past: Queen Pentacles R
    • Finding joy in the everyday and beauty in the simplicity of life. The extra time we have had to appreciate the world around us. In reverse, we are asked to pay attention to our home lives.
  • Attitudes & Beliefs: Queen of Cups
    • Love compassion and concern fro ourselves and our fellow man. Representing a female with lighter hair. The women in your life fully support you. There is a lot of female energy on your side. Treat yourself with love and compassion, you’re worthy of it.
  • Future: 8 Wands R
    • Patience. Are you using your personal energy efficiently? Are you making forward movement? If you’re feeling guilty about the past: what good can that do? Will it change it? Forgive yourself and maintain connection to your conscience.
  • You: Knight Pentacles
    • Good news in regards to money will be arriving! This good news is the result of hard work and laborious efforts. In other words: you earned it bayby! Make sure that you are taking care of the details in your work.
  • Environment: Hierophant R
    • Confusion about the right thing to do. This indicates needing to do more research and find out more information before making a decision. This card can also indicate being misunderstood. If you’re just a soul whose intentions are good….then so what.
  • Hopes & Fears: 10 Swords
    • Being wary of who and what to trust. When this is the case, rely on someone you care about: you. Trust yourself when you have no one to trust.
  • Outcome: 5 Pentacles R
    • The appearance of concrete new prospects. Moving away from fear and insecurity with renewed confidence. Trust all good feelings at this time. The time has come to rejoice.

Extract of Reading

aka What does this all mean?

Knowing it’s time to move on. 

New beginnings and feeling good about life!

But having a hard time acknowledging blessings due to worry and fear of the unknown. 

Positive news and fortunate meetings have given us reason to celebrate the things we are presently overlooking. 

We have recently learned how to appreciate the small lovely details of life during our time at home due to the coronavirus. 

We are feeling more love towards ourselves and towards our community. Surrounded by loving feminine energy. 

We will need to take note of how efficient we are being with our energy. Self-forgiveness with lots of patience will be important in order to heal. 

The hard work you have been putting in will soon bear fruit. 

There may be some confusion and misunderstandings in your life about what is the right thing to do. Ask more questions. 

All in all: the outlook is good! Things will be looking up! Keep counting your blessings and focus on the good!

Love,

Eternal Tarot

The Celtic Cross

What is The Celtic Cross Spread?

As a practitioner of cartomancy and energy work; I believe in individualism. I will explain what the Celtic Cross Spread is, what it means to me, and the method that I employ when doing this reading. If you are familiar with a different way, that’s groovy too. Life is so vast, not one path is the path for all. 

The Celtic Cross is seen in A. E. Waite’s “The Pictorial Key to the Tarot” published in 1910. Mr. Waite claims to have learned about the spread from private individuals throughout England, Scotland and Ireland according to Juliette Wood in her essay “Secret Traditions in the Modern Tarot: Folklore and the Occult Revival.” 

What I certainly know, is that this spread is popular! It has some variations here and there but mostly sticks to the same components. Such as: 

  1. Heart of the Matter.
  2. Cross or Blockage
  3. Root
  4. Recent Past
  5. Attitudes and Beliefs
  6. Future
  7. You
  8. Your Environment
  9. Hopes and Fears
  10. Outcome

10 cards to really see every aspect of a question. Nothing left hidden.

This spread is excellent when you want to know how something started, why it started, what will happen, what you can do and how it will end. In other words, when you want to know everything. 

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10 Questions To Ask The Tarot

10 Questions To Ask The Tarot

You want to get a reading. But what should you ask?

When I started reading Tarot, I would come across the same decision. Usually. I would do a General Past, Present, Future (PPF). Anyways, let’s say there are a few things you really want to know about.

The Tarot will give you an answer. That’s a given. So you can ask anything really.

But! Will the interpretation make sense? Will it help guide you to your highest potential? That’s a whole other blog post.

10 questions you can ask the Tarot:

  • Will you ever see them again.
  • Should you go in to work today?
  • Are right for you?
  • Is this the time to start my business?
  • Should I go on this vacation or not?
  • What should I look out for?
  • Should I trust them?
  • How is my mom/dad/friend doing? (general wellness checks ONLY)
  • Should I get a pet?
  • Is that person interested in me?

Remember, you can always do a general reading for guidance too.

Draws: Past, Present, Future

Learn Tarot: Past Present Future Draws with a Free PPF for the week of May 11th, 2020.

The Past, Present, Future (PPF) Draw is one of the simplest and most effective draws. As the name states: it speaks on the past, the present, and the future (if nothing is changed).

Right? You get it. But what does that mean?

I like to look at it as

  • Past= Where you are coming from.
  • Present= Where you are at?
  • Future= Where you are going?

What I love about the PPF is that it gives you a great temperature check and shows you were you need to place your focus.

The idea of the future being set in stone is scary and not true. You are blessed with Free Will. The smallest well intentioned change will have a big effect. Believe.

The drawing pictured is for my followers and my readers for the week of May 11th, 2020.

Past: 8 Pentacles Reversed

Feeling unmotivated to make money. Losing sight of long term goals. This also indicates a time of asking for help and guidance. Take your time while working on your goals, no need to rush.

Present: 2 Swords Reversed

Feeling out of touch with your emotions. Be alert; there are untrustworthy characters around. Double think commitments. This energy is precarious. People who make promises and do not keep them are not to be trusted.

Future: 3 Cups Reversed

Pleasant reunions. Enjoying community and friendship. A great time to work on our bonds so we do not go on “alone”. Reach out to the important people of your life in the best way you can.