Below you will see part of a Tarot reading from the February 10/08 entry involving Veronica.
This post is a follow up to the original question, “will Veronica go back to her previous work environment?”. I can do this today because I have received confirmation as to the unfolding of this reading. It is now approaching 3 months since this Tarot reading was done. Today’s analysis of this reading is done in yellow. —————–>
card 9. – 5 of Cups. Many authors say that this position is also an influence closely connected the final card. Some read this card as Hopes & Fears. It really depends on how you feel like reading it. If you have a more uniformed technique when you read cards then stick to it. Without any doubt in my mind, I read card 9 as the outcome of the influence of card 8 – 7 of Wands* reversed.
Initially I feel that things will not work out [this was true] as originally planned but the river does flow in a continuous manner.[an opportunity did manifest connected with the original hope] How is that connected to the obvious traditional meaning of regret or missed opportunity within this card? I choose not to read the overturned cups because I am drawn to the 2 individuals that are walking away towards the river which is in the background of the image. [as I think about what I wrote here and knowing what I know now- it is a by default situation]
As a fear card- Veronica is afraid things will not work out and she will regret her decision.
As a hope card- Veronica is hoping that she will not have any regrets leaving her current “secure” job.
card 8. -7 of Wands* REVERSED. The spot of what others think or will do. The external influences related to the question. Reversed energy in this spot would typically suggest a delay or problem. [there was a long delay for sure]This card is generally positive in it’s upright position. Everyone reads reversals differently. The core meaning is still there and it is the energy that needs to be released constructively if that meaning is positive. If the reversed card is negative in nature to begin with, then the reversal might be a relief…………..The arrow that the angel is aiming is headed right for the male standing on the mound. He had a slight advantage.It seems to me the Angel’s arrow will throw him off that mound into the reversal position & in that process he will lose the only weapon he had in his hands. [what this means is that Veronica did not get the position she originally applied for]
What this insight could mean is that the opportunity [it was a related-opportunity] has no other competition, meaning no one else would apply for it. [double ditto] There is no need to fight for it.Has the threat of the 6 other wands been removed? Veronica should not let anyone take advantage of her. I want to read the reversal of the 7 of Wands* to indicate that Veronica’s position is strong and she will have to act quick.
card 10. – The Knight of Wands. As the answer or outcome, here we have a feeling of speed again. [speed in the Tarot ended up being a "sudden" opportunity at a moments notice but about 10 weeks later ] Change is imminent. Whatever the outcome of this situation around Veronica is – it will be resolved abruptly. [ditto] Will she return to her previous work environment? The final card strongly suggests a shift in the wind.[the shift was another opportunity]
News is coming that will require some fast thinking. [fast thinking was the answer Veronica had to give on the spot] I did not find a yes or a no answer within the Knight of Wands. [there was no yes or no answer because the Tarot could not give specific details around the way the situation would manifest. The Knight of Wands as the answer card states a positive direction connected to the original question, however, there was a twist.] (see Shustah foxes post).
Additional Information: Many readers draw a clarification card when a Court appears as the outcome card. Some readers take the last card and do another Celtic cross to gain more information around the person represented by this card. Is it a person, though?I think I will draw one more card, even though I have already put the cards away. The card I chose is The SUN.
A wonderful clarification card. Key #19 is definitely a YES. This card also symbolizes studies, books and learning and ties in very nicely with card #2 – 8 of Pentacles. The SUN is the only Major Arcana and the best one at that. [the studies, books and learning involves the training which includes a substantial amount of paperwork. ]
A few combinations
7 of Wands Reversed + SUN = the advantage or opportunity is larger than you can imagine- [ditto]
8 of Wands + SUN = very very good news [ditto]
5 of Cups + SUN = despite any regrets or disappointments the rays of the Sun will bring you happiness [ditto]
7 of Cups + SUN = the right choice is made [it wasn't really a choice made by Veronica, it was made for her, but she still had to agree]
2 of Pentacles + SUN = an increase in finances [anything is an increase when the flow is minimal]
8 of Pentacles + SUN = being happy with what is studied or learned [hasn't happened yet as I write this]