The Cosmic deck is illustrated in appreciation of it’s beautiful images and to demonstrate the study case of this Celtic cross reading.
7. MY ROLE in this reading. 5 of Clubs.
The image is playful. Great precision and focus is required when playing any sports just for fun so that you do not hurt anyone. Within this card I see a Chess Game between two people of similar strength. Known as a card of competition it suggest the use of assertive efforts to maintain one’s position or to get the edge on someone. There are limits as suggested by the fence.
Yes I have limits in this situation too. It is not my place to go rushing off to the hospital to see this man. He is in the Intensive Cardiac Care unit and the rules are quite strict for visitors. The 5 of Wands tells me though I could playfully fight my way through the gates of the Iron Nurse standing guard.
There is a hint of anger in this card as well. The reason I say this is because the energy is channeled into a make belief fight -it uses the same type of energy as anger which propels you into action.
8. OTHERS. This spot represents the man in question. ACE of SWORDS.
Here we have a time card. The season of Autumn (Sept 21st). Libra.
This Ace is all about courage and strength of mind.
There are many positive qualities to the Ace of Swords. I think sometimes people forget that within every Tarot card is an equally opposite energy which is not always the Reversed meaning either. Worry is another meaning of this Ace and it connects well with the ACE. Aces are the seeds of the suit. The beginning of knowledge…. the beginning of pain…the beginning of struggles…etc
The Ace is about decisions. Many decisions require a hardened heart. It can mean a knife, scalpel or other sharp instrument used for cutting when other cards suggest hospitals and medical people involved.
I have always read these two cards to mean a tragedy of some kind- in my lengthy experience of this duo. The interesting point is that here we have the beginning (Ace) of the end (Death) contained within the 10 cards used in the Celtic Cross.
[UPDATE: Dec 7th- Joe suffered a serious stroke]
Is there a hint in this duo?
9. ADVICE or HOPES/FEARS. 8 of SWORDS.
The image in the card suggests the feeling of being fenced in by the situation. The restriction is usually self imposed through our own thoughts about how we see a circumstance. There are external influences which are depicted by the dark clouds in the background. Fear and the inability to move out of a situation are suggested. Sometimes all we can do is wait because we cannot control everything that seems to happen “to us”.
The card shows the two characters standing in water which symbolizes our emotions. They are not facing each other which means that aspects of our own personalities are divided and not in balance.As an advice card it indicates that outer events will prevent any movement in the situation in a short period of time. Since the Ace represent the Autumn months…it could take up until the 1st week of Winter because the direction of this situation can be seen- right before Christmas.[UPDATE: Dec 10th- after studying the 8 of Swords tonight and what I wrote it clearly describes what happens when a blood clot hits the left side of the brain. The personality is divided & not in balance. ]
These two cards point to an aggressive outburst. A situation that looks dormant is actually in the state of eruption- breaking out.
[Dec 7th -UPDATE:- outburst- the stroke Dec 6th, please sending healing prayers to Joe]
These two cards suggest that there is nothing that can be done to avoid the transition or change that will be a result of the findings in this case study.
10. THE OUTCOME. The answer to the question. Queen of SWORDS.
I never like seeing this Queen as the outcome because it is NOT a positive outcome. Sure this Queen is very strong and a take charge kind of female but her meanings are also sadness, mourning and widowhood. Who is this Queen? Is it a person?
Does it represent the sword of separation? I see her as having strength even though she may have had her share of challenges in her life.Look at the symbol on her cape on the left side of the picture. It is the glyph for Gemini. This Queen is an air sign.She has learned to be her own best friend. She is in control of her emotions and leans towards being indifferent as a protective mechanism. Does this card answer our question? Some readers say that if a court card falls as the last card – it means that person depicted by the court card will have something to do with the outcome.
This Queen does represent a lawyer or doctor. Or an outcome that hurts.
[Dec 7th update:- 2 female doctors attended to Joe Dec 6th. “the outcome that hurts” is the new of the stroke over and above the open heart surgery which was to give him a chance for a new lifestyle]
2 Queens in a layout suggest rivals or females in competition. These two are not likely to be friends. Could it be a wife and ex wife? It’s possible. When I find out I will post it.[UPDate:- Dec 10th- Today Joe has improved significantly, there are still concerns about the side effects of the stroke ……….. Right now it is a miracle …. and the important thing is to look at each day as a bonus]