Wow, that got all jumbled! The spread is supposed to look like this:
As the title suggests I'd like some help interpreting a tarot spread I did last night. The spread I did was the Soulmates Spread by Mark McElroy. I can read most individual cards just fine, but as a whole and with these specific positions, I'm lost. I usually stick to the Celtic Cross and can read that spread just fine, but I thought this one would be more appropriate but I found that I need some help interpreting it.
Person A * Person B
      
1.) Person A
2.) Subconscious manifestations of linkage to Person B
3.) Past events revealing or related to Person B
4.) What is meant to be realized or learned from Person B
5.) How the relationship with Person B will ultimately change or challenge Person A.
6.) Person B
7.) Subconscious manifestations of linkage to Person A
8.) Past events revealing or related to Person A
9.) What is meant to be realized or learned from Person A
10.) How the relationship with Person A will ultimately change or challenge Person B.
11.) The essential karmic link between Persons A and B, and the main reason that they will be brought together in this lifetime.
Person A (Me)
1. Six of Swords
2. Ten of Cups
3. Two of Cups
Person B (Him)
8. Ace of Swords
9. Knight of Cups
11. Ace of Pentacles
Also, are there any specific cards or combinations that indicate a soulmate connection in a spread? My question was pretty specific, I wanted to know if a specific person was "the one", does the reading as a whole indicate that or no? If there's anything else or details that you can pull from this spread, apart from my initial question, please do so. I'd love to hear your thoughts.
I did a spread earlier tonight and I wanted to get some 'outside' thoughts. The question was regarding a career move, where I am headed over the next twelve months - give or take.
1. Reason - 9 Pentacles
2. Where you're going - King of Cups
3. The type of environment you'll be in - Fool
4. What has just passed, or has been completed - 4 Pentacles
5. What you're moving towards, and what is to be expected - Empress
6. Near Future - 10 of Cups
7. Distant Future - Tower
8. Outcome, Summary of the Spread- 9 of Cups
I've been getting the 2 of cups in every reading lately, so it's obvious that there will be some sort of relationship coming soon and the questions I asked before have been about my career, the 2C always pops up, so I'm pretty sure that I will meet this new guy at a future job. I have never had the 9 of cups and the 10 of cups in the same reading before, so it was a little strange to see them together and I really don't know what to expect. The Tower doesn't frighten me at all, I know that my career move would definitely tear down a lot of existing walls, as well as bringing a bit of chaos into my life (I've chosen acting as my career). The Fool is pretty obvious too, him being in the environment position, it would be a completely new adventure or a beginning of a new way to live. What I'm stumped on is the Empress, 9 of Pentacles and King of Cups, as well as the 9 of Cups and 10 of Cups together. I'm thinking that maybe the Empress could be me? I know that she represents family, but she also represents creativity and art. I think it makes sense considering the career I've chosen. However, could a single card have a dual meaning? Could she represent my creative side or future AND the relationship/family aspect that's coming into my life too? The King of Cups, I see just like the Empress in a way. Maybe not necessarily huge on the "family" part like the Empress, but being emotional (or having complete control over your emotions), as well as a lot of creative energy. But could the King also represent the both my creative career and the man I'm supposedly going to meet? Since it's in a 'situation' and not a 'who' position, I'm leaning more towards the creative part, but I don't know. I know the 9 and 10 of cups on their own, but together.. I don't know what to expect. The wish from the 9 and happiness and contentment from the 10, could it indicate that the 'big wish' is going to come true? If so, I only have one wish. I also know that the 9 reminds you to be careful what you wish for, but with the 10, it seems that it's just a reassurance that I don't have to watch what I wish for because I will be happy with it. The 9 of Pentacles, I see that as luxurious and successful but it's the first card and I know I'm not there yet. So would it be the drive? I don't want the luxuries or at least it's not my reason or drive, I just want the freedom to practice my creative craft and to have a successful career doing what I love, what I am passionate about. So the 9P being in the 'reason' position, doesn't really make much sense to me.
I'm also doing some research on Tarot pairs. So far, I've learned that the 10C+Fool represents the unmistakable, amplified enjoyment of life. King of Cups and Empress indicates that I should expect traditional dating, engagement and marriage. And sometimes the 2 Cups and 10 Cups could indicate a 'fated' relationship, sometimes the empress paired with the 2C or 10C could indicate it too.
Blmoon, Although my first gut reaction or my intuition is always right, there's that little bit of doubt in my head that makes me think the things I see or feel will be wrong. I've been lucky enough to have my intuition guide me, but that little seed of doubt tries to silence my gut, especially in this particular situation - since I've yet to see it come to pass.
Thank you Jazzy Other than this forum, I've never heard of a white dove symbolizing visions. The 'great' love aspect of the red rose makes sense, because I've been doing some tarot lately and every spread regarding my career or events over the next 12 months always says a 'fated' relationship too. I also did one the other night and it indicated a soulmate connection. So, I do know that somewhere along my career journey, I'll find myself a new love too.
Everything you said makes complete sense. Thank you for taking the time to respond.
I think I may have found the Texas reference. There's a lead role that I want and the girl lives in Dallas, but not Dallas, Texas. Would it make sense to see a Texas reference even if the state is different? Because when I think of 'Dallas', I must admit that automatically think of Texas, but the character lives in Dallas, Oregon. Could it work that way too?
I forgot to add! There weren't any thorns, or at least I didn't see any. There could've been some, but all I saw was just the top portion of the rose, I didn't see the stem. Not sure if that helps or makes it different at all.
Thank you for the response Blmoon! Not sure how Texas would fit, but the career is in acting In your opinion, do you think what I saw was a good thing?
I asked for a sign earlier today about my career and I immediately saw a flash of a white dove and a red rose in my head. What could they mean?
If you were to see these two things, what would you think?
I had a dream that I pulled two tarot cards out, Justice and the 2 of Pentacles.
Questions about my career choice (in acting) have been weighing heavily on me lately (not if I'll make it, but more of when and if someone will give me a chance to shine regardless of the fact that I'm not an A-list, "recognizable" name and allow me to step into a role that I'm right for - basically based on talent and being right for the part, and not focused on status or lack thereof), so I think maybe my dream is in reference to that. But what do you think the two cards are trying to tell me?