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Recent events, daily card reflections, and selection of Facebook exercises set by Alex McCullie for Tarot readers and enthusiasts.

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How is my work life going?

Posted on 27 September, 2019 at 3:05 Comments comments (0)


Disclaimer

Treat this reading as worthwhile and useful Entertainment Only and seek local professional advice for legal, financial, psychological, medical, and relationship issues. While reading the interpretation and advice, please remember you have control of and responsibility for your actions.


Purpose of the Reading

This reading is to encourage insightful reflection on your situation. Hopefully you ‘see’ things that otherwise would be hidden. The reading makes no special attempt to predict future events, as you are the one to take charge of life.

Your journey is completely yours. It is unique. Others may try to steal part of it, tell it in their words or shape it to suit them. Reality is no one can live it or own it but you. Take charge of your journey, it's yours and yours alone!” Kemi Sogunle


My Evaluation - Work

The cards, randomly selected, are from the Major Arcana, which usually refer to larger forces affecting our lives rather specific day-to-day events.


I read the cards as emphasising the spiritual side of your life even in a work environment, in particular spiritual growth and exploration. The card, The Fool, brings with it a sense of open-minded adventure with some risk-taking (need to move out of our comfort zones). The dog in the image reminds though to set limits as we are still part of a physical world with needs and responsibilities. A warning though is to stay grounded with your work needs. However overall you need to see work life as growth opportunities rather than just a series of tasks.


The Sun adds and exciting element of success as you embark on the journey. It suggests a real joy in extending yourself spiritually. Therefore activities such as mindfulness, meditation, quiet reflection, walking (unwired) in the country would all contribute to a joyous expansion of your being.


Finally the World suggests evry chance to completing this cycle of your life successfully for the next cycle.


I'm not underestimating the commitment required to make significant life changes. It requires time and energy, which often feel that we do not have. This is where a trusted friend or companion can help to support your quest.


(Fool - Ecstasy; Sun - Well-being; World - Fulfillment)

By Alex McCullie


Useful Background Information

Reading Theme

Engage in activites to enhance the spiritual side of your life. Seek awareness of higher values. And expect a joyous juorney of exploration.


Moral Message

See more to life than physical existence.


Useful Questions for Reflection

What would I do if I felt free to take a leap?

How willing am I to be vulnerable and open?

How might past experiences help in this new situation?

How can I take best advantage of the attention coming my way?

What are my highest spiritual goals?

How can I avoid being bedazzled by the energy swirling around me?

* How aware am I of my own connectedness to the world around me?

* What keeps me from having it all right now, today?




Useful Sources

Huson, P. (2004) Mystical Origins of the Tarot, Rochester, Vermont, Destiny Books

Waite, A. E. (1971) The Pictorial Key of the Tarot, Stamford, CT US Games System Inc

MacGregor Mathers, S.L. (1969) The Tarot, York Beach, Maine, Samuel Weiser, Inc

Cicero, C. and Cicero, S. T. (2003) The Essential Golden Dawn,T. Paul, Minnesota

McElroy, M. A. (2014) Guide to Tarot Card Meanings, TarotTools.com Publishing

Lerrner, I. and Lerner, M. (2002) Inner Child Cards, Rochester, Vermont, Bear & Company

Tyson, D. (2004) 1-2-3 Tarot, St. Paul, Minnesota, Llewellyn Publications

 

 

 



Should they marry now?

Posted on 26 September, 2019 at 22:35 Comments comments (0)

The seeker question is: "despite my parents concern, should I marry my boyfriend now?" He has just proposed.


'Yes' is suggested from the count of uprights versus reversals. However I read the cards as saying: "your impulsiveness to get your way (Devil - Reversed) will overwhelm your happy relationship to one of sorrow and resentment (5 of Cups) with surprising speed and force (Ace of Swords)". Be careful that you are marrying for the right reasons and not as a reaction to your parents' objections.


Will the relationship continue?

Posted on 26 September, 2019 at 22:30 Comments comments (0)

I read the cards as suggesting that "you see everything in terms of affection and mutual attraction (Lovers) while ignoring the seriousness of the arguments (3 of Wands-Reversed) until one of you will give up and leave (7 of Swords)". So, unfortunately, it may not last longer-term.

General look at love aspects of the seeker's life

Posted on 26 September, 2019 at 22:20 Comments comments (0)

Disclaimer

Treat this reading as worthwhile and useful Entertainment Only and seek local professional advice for legal, financial, psychological, medical, and relationship issues. While reading the interpretation and advice, please remember you have control of and responsibility for your actions.


Purpose of the Reading

This reading is to encourage insightful reflection on your situation. Hopefully you ‘see’ things that otherwise would be hidden. The reading makes no special attempt to predict future events, as you are the one to take charge of life.

Your journey is completely yours. It is unique. Others may try to steal part of it, tell it in their words or shape it to suit them. Reality is no one can live it or own it but you. Take charge of your journey, it's yours and yours alone!” Kemi Sogunle


My Evaluation

This reading focuses on suffering and confusion caused by martyrdom and selfishness (Hanged Man - Reversed). Quite commonly this can be unintentional to the extent a person is unaware of the true motivations. In most situations I see this as a warning from the Tarot to be alert to this and avoid as it can be very destructive to any relationship. The Fool continues the theme with a sense of progressing heedlessly and full of self-absorption.


Again this is likely to be something that the person is unaware that this is happening and others are seeing this behaviour. This behaviour may be something you are falling into or it could be reflecting someone you know. Finally, the Page of Pentacles brings in a sense of diligence and benevolence. This suggests strong that these behaviours are unintentional.


If this 'tough-love' reading resonates with you and your partner, then I would suggest seeking professional advice just to talk through your feelings with a neutral person. If this is also affecting a relationship then there is real value in having joined counceling sessions as well.


(Hanged Man-Reversal - Martyrdom; Page of Pentacles - Generous; Fool - Ecstasy and Self-absorption)


By Alex McCullie


Useful Background Information

Reading Theme

Seeking more authentic engagements in relationships by being aware of true motivations.


Moral Message

Critically look at personal motivations and ambitions in relationships.


Useful Questions for Reflection

How can I radically alter my perspective?

How might being stuck actually be a blessing in disguise?

How can I help myself see the glass as half full?

What would I do if I felt free to take a leap?

How willing am I to be vulnerable and open?

How might past experiences help in this new situation?





Useful Sources

Huson, P. (2004) Mystical Origins of the Tarot, Rochester, Vermont, Destiny Books

Waite, A. E. (1971) The Pictorial Key of the Tarot, Stamford, CT US Games System Inc

MacGregor Mathers, S.L. (1969) The Tarot, York Beach, Maine, Samuel Weiser, Inc

Cicero, C. and Cicero, S. T. (2003) The Essential Golden Dawn,T. Paul, Minnesota

McElroy, M. A. (2014) Guide to Tarot Card Meanings, TarotTools.com Publishing

Lerrner, I. and Lerner, M. (2002) Inner Child Cards, Rochester, Vermont, Bear & Company

Tyson, D. (2004) 1-2-3 Tarot, St. Paul, Minnesota, Llewellyn Publications

 



Should I give a relationship another chance?

Posted on 19 September, 2019 at 1:15 Comments comments (0)

 

Disclaimer

Treat this reading as worthwhile and useful Entertainment Only and seek local professional advice for legal, financial, psychological, medical, and relationship issues. While reading the interpretation and advice, please remember you have control of and responsibility for your actions.


Purpose of the Reading

This reading is to encourage insightful reflection on your situation. Hopefully you ‘see’ things that otherwise would be hidden. The reading makes no special attempt to predict future events, as you are the one to take charge of life.

Your journey is completely yours. It is unique. Others may try to steal part of it, tell it in their words or shape it to suit them. Reality is no one can live it or own it but you. Take charge of your journey, it's yours and yours alone!” Kemi Sogunle


My Evaluation

The reading suggests that wishing for another chance contain some many illusions and empty hopes (The Fool - Reversed) that you need to be careful of trusting (Seven of Swords - Reversed) your own judgments and evaluations (Judgement - Reversed).


This is a tough reading that suggests you need to be very careful in wishing for something that rationally will not happen and likely create more pain. The Fool - Reversed sets the tone for the reading with a sense of rashness and carelessness and even vanity. Given the significance of your decision and the nature of this reading I would advice from trusted friends or even some professional counseling.


(The Fool - Reversed Carelessness, rashness; Seven of Swords - Reversed unreliable ally, denial; Judgement - Reversal rejection, failed evaluation)


By Alex McCullie


Useful Background Information

Reading Theme

Desire for reconnection may be affecting your judgements to assess likelihood of success.


Moral Message

Be careful that your wishes are not clouding your judgements.


Useful Questions for Reflection

Is your wish winning over good judgement?

What would I do if I felt free to take a leap?

How willing am I to be vulnerable and open?

How might past experiences help in this new situation?




Useful Sources

Huson, P. (2004) Mystical Origins of the Tarot, Rochester, Vermont, Destiny Books

Waite, A. E. (1971) The Pictorial Key of the Tarot, Stamford, CT US Games System Inc

MacGregor Mathers, S.L. (1969) The Tarot, York Beach, Maine, Samuel Weiser, Inc

Cicero, C. and Cicero, S. T. (2003) The Essential Golden Dawn,T. Paul, Minnesota

McElroy, M. A. (2014) Guide to Tarot Card Meanings, TarotTools.com Publishing

Lerrner, I. and Lerner, M. (2002) Inner Child Cards, Rochester, Vermont, Bear & Company

Tyson, D. (2004) 1-2-3 Tarot, St. Paul, Minnesota, Llewellyn Publications



How do I handle a diffcult relationship with my mother?

Posted on 12 September, 2019 at 0:50 Comments comments (0)


Disclaimer

Treat this reading as worthwhile and useful Entertainment Only and seek local professional advice for legal, financial, psychological, medical, and relationship issues. While reading the interpretation and advice, please remember you have control of and responsibility for your actions.


Purpose of the Reading

This reading is to encourage insightful reflection on your situation. Hopefully you ‘see’ things that otherwise would be hidden. The reading makes no special attempt to predict future events, as you are the one to take charge of life.

Your journey is completely yours. It is unique. Others may try to steal part of it, tell it in their words or shape it to suit them. Reality is no one can live it or own it but you. Take charge of your journey, it's yours and yours alone!” Kemi Sogunle


My Interpretation

This reading is about your desires for a 'perfect' relationship with your mother (Sun). This card is about joy, health and attainment of your desires. It's a normal expectation of a loving daughter to seek a strong loving relationship with her mother.


Unfortunately you are unable to achieve that loving relationship despite your best efforts and hopes. In these circumstances your desires seem frustrated as false and disappointed hopes and wishes (Seven of Cups). This false hopes occur despite the constancy of your best efforts to build a strong relationship with her (Three of Wands). This is very sad and, worres, you run the risk of wrongly blaming yourself rather than looking objectively at the causes of the relationship problems.


For your health, your mother's, and your daughter's in the future you probably need to seek professional relationship advice. Unfortunately the cards suggest that circumstances will not improve with even more effort. Your relationship with your mother is too important to let slip as hopeless. So it seems at this time that your objectives and expectations may be misaligned with the reality of the situation (Seven of Cups). Below I have listed some questions to pose for reflection that may help.


Sun - well-being; Seven of Cups - empty or false hopes;Three of Wands - nobility, constancy)


By Alex McCullie


Useful Background Information

Reading Theme(s)

Use your self-awareness to seek a new way of building a relationship with your mother. Consider professional assistance.



Moral Message

Be positive that you can build a life in harmony with assistance and a new way.



Useful Questions for Reflection

How can I take best advantage of the attention coming my way?

What are my highest spiritual goals?

What do you want most? What do you fear most? How are these related?

How is your imagination working for you? Against you?

How might a clearer personal vision help you choose a single cup from the many available?




Useful Sources

Huson, P. (2004) Mystical Origins of the Tarot, Rochester, Vermont, Destiny Books

Waite, A. E. (1971) The Pictorial Key of the Tarot, Stamford, CT US Games System Inc

MacGregor Mathers, S.L. (1969) The Tarot, York Beach, Maine, Samuel Weiser, Inc

Cicero, C. and Cicero, S. T. (2003) The Essential Golden Dawn,T. Paul, Minnesota

McElroy, M. A. (2014) Guide to Tarot Card Meanings, TarotTools.com Publishing

Lerrner, I. and Lerner, M. (2002) Inner Child Cards, Rochester, Vermont, Bear & Company

Tyson, D. (2004) 1-2-3 Tarot, St. Paul, Minnesota, Llewellyn Publications


What is my general reading?

Posted on 31 August, 2019 at 17:05 Comments comments (0)

Disclaimer

Treat this reading as worthwhile and useful Entertainment Only and seek local professional advice for legal, financial, psychological, medical, and relationship issues. While reading the interpretation and advice, please remember you have control of and responsibility for your actions.


Purpose of the Reading

This reading is to encourage insightful reflection on your situation. Hopefully you ‘see’ things that otherwise would be hidden. The reading makes no special attempt to predict future events, as you are the one to take charge of life.

Your journey is completely yours. It is unique. Others may try to steal part of it, tell it in their words or shape it to suit them. Reality is no one can live it or own it but you. Take charge of your journey, it's yours and yours alone!” Kemi Sogunle


Interpretation of the Tarot cards

This reading is about your optimism and hope from seeing the promise of a better future (Star). This card not only incorporates the idea of hope but suggests a renewal and attainment of a higher truth. It is card of driving towards a purposeful life.


This hope is achieved through the balancing of opposite, often contradictory forces, to achieve harmony and accord. You capacity to overcome obstacles and outpace rivals may bring on your wish fulfillment sooner than my have thought possible.


A next important stage is to visualise your hopes and dreams into concrete goals that give your striving focus. Sharing your desires with client friends will strengthen them in your mind as well place a public obligation not to falter. This is a powerful reading of moving forward - at work or family, or in your love life. The crical part is to make your dreams a reality.


(Star - bright expectations and hope; Two of Swords - harmony restored; Eight of Wands - swift communication)


By Alex McCullie


Useful Background Information

Reading Theme

Use your hope and optimisim to turn opposing and often contradictory forces into a new harmony.


Moral Message

Be enthusiastic about future opportunities and your ability to love a life in harmony.


Useful Questions for Reflection

What are things flowing?

What hopeful shoots are sprouting in this manner?

What would my higher power direct me to do?

How can I be less self-conscious and guarded?

How can I better attune myself to the abundance of life's blessings?




Useful Sources

Huson, P. (2004) Mystical Origins of the Tarot, Rochester, Vermont, Destiny Books

Waite, A. E. (1971) The Pictorial Key of the Tarot, Stamford, CT US Games System Inc

MacGregor Mathers, S.L. (1969) The Tarot, York Beach, Maine, Samuel Weiser, Inc

Cicero, C. and Cicero, S. T. (2003) The Essential Golden Dawn,T. Paul, Minnesota

McElroy, M. A. (2014) Guide to Tarot Card Meanings, TarotTools.com Publishing

Lerrner, I. and Lerner, M. (2002) Inner Child Cards, Rochester, Vermont, Bear & Company

Tyson, D. (2004) 1-2-3 Tarot, St. Paul, Minnesota, Llewellyn Publications

What do I need to know about work?

Posted on 23 August, 2019 at 3:35 Comments comments (0)

Disclaimer

Treat this reading as worthwhile and useful Entertainment Only and seek local professional advice for legal, financial, psychological, medical, and relationship issues. While reading the interpretation and advice, please remember you have control of and responsibility for your actions.


Purpose of the Reading

This reading is to encourage insightful reflection on your situation. Hopefully you ‘see’ things that otherwise would be hidden. The reading makes no special attempt to predict future events, as you are the one to take charge of life.

Your journey is completely yours. It is unique. Others may try to steal part of it, tell it in their words or shape it to suit them. Reality is no one can live it or own it but you. Take charge of your journey, it's yours and yours alone!” Kemi Sogunle


Interpretation of the Tarot cards

This reading is about your courage and inner strength and your capacity to control unwanted emotions and maintaining a purity of purpose. The Strength card is a powerful and welcomed card in any reading, as it shows the true nature of courage as coming from within rather than focusing on acts of bravery. With this courage you can critically assess your attainments at work that may have lead to earlier feelings of unsatisfied ambitions. Even though dissatisfaction that more could be achieved is common for many folks, the cards suggest you have the strength of character to look at these head-on and decide the best way forward to achieve your goals. The Six of Pentacles brings the idea of selectivity to this reading.


I interpret that to mean that you should narrow down the 'work to be done' to those work areas that give you the biggest return for effort - the so-called 'low hanging fruit'. So, in summary, critically review your work performance to date; identify those aspects you are not happy with; and, finally, work on 'what should I do' where you'll make the most impact. Others will notice your improvements and you’ll find that subsequent changes will become much easier. Those initial steps are very difficult and will call upon the courage shown in this reading.


This is a very powerful and positive reading.


(Strength - courage; Two of Wands - boldness; Six of Pentacles - authority and selectivity)


By Alex McCullie


Useful Background Information

Reading Theme(s)

Use your courage and inner strength to critically examine your work to make worthwhile improvements. These will build your success.


Moral Message(s)

Be strong in building momentum at work from previous lessons. Do not be dissuaded from your mission.


Useful Questions for Reflection

How can I enhance my self-discipline?

What behaviors tempt me? How can I resist?

What instincts do I continue to struggle with today?




Useful Sources

Huson, P. (2004) Mystical Origins of the Tarot, Rochester, Vermont, Destiny Books

Waite, A. E. (1971) The Pictorial Key of the Tarot, Stamford, CT US Games System Inc

MacGregor Mathers, S.L. (1969) The Tarot, York Beach, Maine, Samuel Weiser, Inc

Cicero, C. and Cicero, S. T. (2003) The Essential Golden Dawn,T. Paul, Minnesota

McElroy, M. A. (2014) Guide to Tarot Card Meanings, TarotTools.com Publishing

Lerrner, I. and Lerner, M. (2002) Inner Child Cards, Rochester, Vermont, Bear & Company

Tyson, D. (2004) 1-2-3 Tarot, St. Paul, Minnesota, Llewellyn Publications

What do I need to know about my love life?

Posted on 21 August, 2019 at 17:40 Comments comments (0)


Disclaimer

Treat this reading as worthwhile and useful Entertainment Only and seek local professional advice for legal, financial, psychological, medical, and relationship issues. While reading the interpretation and advice, please remember you have control of and responsibility for your actions.


Purpose of the Reading

This reading is to encourage insightful reflection on your situation. Hopefully you ‘see’ things that otherwise would be hidden. The reading makes no special attempt to predict future events, as you are the one to take charge of life.

Your journey is completely yours. It is unique. Others may try to steal part of it, tell it in their words or shape it to suit them. Reality is no one can live it or own it but you. Take charge of your journey, it's yours and yours alone!” Kemi Sogunle


Interpretation of the Tarot cards

I read the cards as highlighting dominance and forceful control as the theme of this reading. The Chariot suggests progress by controlling opposing forces or desires with a firm purpose. Knowing what you want to achieve means not being distracted by shorter-term distractions for immediate pleasures. The cards further suggest that taking this approach with a sense of empathy for a partner will lead to harmony and joy. THis is a very positive reading of taking charge of your love life and pursuing longer-term goals of genuine happiness rather than short-term satisfactions.

(Chariot - Victory; triumph; 10 of Cups - Abundance; Two of Cups - Marriage, long-term relationship)

By Alex McCullie


Useful Background Information

Reading Theme(s)

Pursuing long-term love relationship goals with strength and determination.


Moral Message(s)

Be strong in seeking a long-term relationship


Useful Questions for Reflection

Where are you bound or going?

What helps bring you through?




Useful Sources

Huson, P. (2004) Mystical Origins of the Tarot, Rochester, Vermont, Destiny Books

Waite, A. E. (1971) The Pictorial Key of the Tarot, Stamford, CT US Games System Inc

MacGregor Mathers, S.L. (1969) The Tarot, York Beach, Maine, Samuel Weiser, Inc

Cicero, C. and Cicero, S. T. (2003) The Essential Golden Dawn,T. Paul, Minnesota

McElroy, M. A. (2014) Guide to Tarot Card Meanings, TarotTools.com Publishing

Lerrner, I. and Lerner, M. (2002) Inner Child Cards, Rochester, Vermont, Bear & Company

Tyson, D. (2004) 1-2-3 Tarot, St. Paul, Minnesota, Llewellyn Publications




How does my life looking when moving to help my father?

Posted on 14 August, 2019 at 1:30 Comments comments (0)

Disclaimer

Treat this reading as worthwhile and useful Entertainment Only and seek local professional advice for legal, financial, psychological, medical, and relationship issues. While reading the interpretation and advice, please remember you have control of and responsibility for your actions.


Purpose of the Reading

This reading is to encourage insightful reflection on your situation. Hopefully you ‘see’ things that otherwise would be hidden. The reading makes no special attempt to predict future events, as you are the one to take charge of life.

Your journey is completely yours. It is unique. Others may try to steal part of it, tell it in their words or shape it to suit them. Reality is no one can live it or own it but you. Take charge of your journey, it's yours and yours alone!” Kemi Sogunle


Interpretation of the Tarot cards

I read the cards as saying that you have learnt (past) the value of applying skills with hardwork to do what was necessary. But this hasn't been erratic but carefully able to harmonise completing needs.

(Magician - skill; King of Pentacles - perseverance; Temperance - moderation, blending)

Currently (present) you are driven to achieve a real sense of well-being, financial success, and happiness through great hope fueled by strong determination. THis is a reading of real strength to succeed to make life better for yourself and other around you.

(Sun - Well-being; Star - Bright expectations; Nine of Wands - Tremendous power)

Looking forward (future) you are seeking the abiility and time to achieve better understanding and balance between practical concerns and matters of the spirit. You are prepared for the necessary changes or transformations with your usual sense of git and determination.

(Hanged Man - Delay and reflection; Death - Change and transformation; Queen of Wands - Courageous)

By Alex McCullie


Useful Background Information

Reading Theme(s)

Continued determination to be successful but making more time for personal growth - financially and spiritually.


Moral Message(s)

Continue striving for happiness and spiritual well-being


Useful Questions for Reflection

What light is shining for you?

What are the demands of your destiny? What is being asked of you?



Useful Sources

Huson, P. (2004) Mystical Origins of the Tarot, Rochester, Vermont, Destiny Books

Waite, A. E. (1971) The Pictorial Key of the Tarot, Stamford, CT US Games System Inc

MacGregor Mathers, S.L. (1969) The Tarot, York Beach, Maine, Samuel Weiser, Inc

Cicero, C. and Cicero, S. T. (2003) The Essential Golden Dawn,T. Paul, Minnesota

McElroy, M. A. (2014) Guide to Tarot Card Meanings, TarotTools.com Publishing

Lerrner, I. and Lerner, M. (2002) Inner Child Cards, Rochester, Vermont, Bear & Company

Tyson, D. (2004) 1-2-3 Tarot, St. Paul, Minnesota, Llewellyn Publications



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