In continuation of the last post which involves an elderly lady I have uploaded an image from the Hanson-Roberts deck to illustrate this post. My deck is from the original printing. The card stock is thick and has lasted many shuffles. I had a habit of writing 1 or 2 keywords on some of my decks.
Card 1- current situation. This spot tells me what frame of mind or heart the person is in at the time of the shuffle. When I saw this card I had an unsettled feeling. Lady E. gave no indication she was enduring any type of emotional disappointment or betrayal of trust. She was happy or so it seems.
I asked her if anything happened just recently which could be weighing down on her and she said no. When I turned the next card over I almost did not want to continue with the reading.
In all my many years of practical experience the 3 of swords has always pointed to some sort of challenge. The pain associated with this card is more intellectual as depicted by the swords. I think that much of our pain is from an intellectual level because we feel what we think.
The only time it becomes a physical pain is if we get ill through some situation and more often than not, it usually stems from some thinking process. The only other thing I can think of in Lady E’s case is that she has not recognized or come to any understanding of the representation of this card.
Card 2 – crossing influences. This card reveals challenges or opportunities surrounding the person. We all know the Death card does not necessarily mean a physical passing over but as I have said in other posts- sometimes it is a death.
The way I want to read the Death card in this reading is that there will be a stop to any kind of discomfort she is feeling whether she admits it or not. Within the time frame of this reading she will experience a profound change which will end any emotional pain.
Card 10- the outcome. The final card was the 10 of swords. Ok so which is worse, the Death card or this one? Something is very wrong.
Whatever changes are facing Lady E. they will not be in her favor. Is it a change of residence? A new way of thinking? A health problem?
10 of swords clearly says, there will be no more progress in the direction of this change. I wondered for a moment if she was going to die? I don’t like to think about that when I read for someone & I don’t know about you, but I would rather not see any cards which lead to that kind of analysis.