I am and have been living in the eternal now moment more these days. Life has been feeling more and more timeless the more I let go of certain concepts, like birthdays.
Like today is supposed to be my “40th” birthday but what does that really mean? It’s a construct, created by humans to measure time.
Anyways, before I ramble on about esoteric things – the whole purpose of this blog post was to post my first Celtic Cross reading I did for myself today. For the longest time, I feel as if I have been intimidated by this spread and was actually looking for someone to read my cards for me; but through the process of searching for someone I realized that I ‘could’ just read for myself (even though I still need help from a book). To anyone who is reading this, I’m not a professional tarot reader at all – I just read for myself.
So here is a photo of my reading using my favorite deck the HK Tarot with the card and card position meanings:
Position 1 / Heart of the Matter: IV of Pentacles
Position 2 / Opposing Factor: I The Magician
Position 3 / Root Cause or Unconscious Influence: XV The Devil
Position 4 / The Past: Page of Cups
Position 5 / Attitudes and Beliefs or Conscious Influence: IV The Emperor
Position 6 / Future or Approaching Influence: Ace of Wands
Position 7 / You as Your Present Self: II of Pentacles
Position 8 / You as Others See You: IX The Hermit
Position 9 / Guidance: III of Pentacles
Position 10 / Outcome: X of Pentacles
I’ve definitely been focused on business stuff lately so of course it makes total sense that a lot of pentacles are present in my reading. I’ve had money on my mind a lot – how to make it, how to keep it, how to make more of it in a way that’s enjoyable to me. The devil is ever present, reminding me of my strong attachments to material wealth (money).
I used Joan Bunning’s Learning The Tarot as my guide; it was one of the first tarot books I got for myself and seems to be the book I still go back to often.
Do you have a tarot book that you really like? I’d love to know what books you read.