Okay, thank you.
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RE: Taking a Reading Request
I've recently applied for a new job, so some of that does make sense. I love where I work now -- it's challenging and rewarding, and the folks I work with are great -- but another opportunity has opened up with a different state agency for double my current salary (plus, I would get to keep my seniority), so I applied. I expect a lot of competition from better-qualified folks for this slot, though.
Not sure about the love interest. Honestly, I'm not even sure what I'd do with a romance if it materialized. I'm pretty satisfied on my own, and I'm gearing up for my mother to move in with me once my current lease is up. On that note, I'm looking at a condos in the area. Do the cards have an opinion on my chance of getting financing, even though things are a bit shaky?
RE: Financial reading, please?
Thanks, Captain. This nicely confirms what I've been getting doing my own tarot readings -- basically a statement that, yes, right now things are pretty bleak, but good things are coming soon. I've been going back and forth between feeling very stressed and down about the situation, and staying calm, enjoying the little things and trusting in serendipity. I keep having to remind myself -- there's food in the pantry, gas in the car, books at the library; there's no reason to panic simply because I don't have cash available. Every now and then, though, I start to worry, so it's nice to see a confirmation of what I've been getting.
Financial reading, please?
In December, I made a move that seemed favorable -- lower rent, closer to work, lower utilities, etc. I'm very satisfied with the move on a personal level. I like my new apartment and neighbors, and I unloaded a massive amount of stuff and greatly simplified my life. Since making the move, though, my financial hole just seems to get deeper and deeper. Could someone please do a tarot reading to clarify my financial situation?
RE: Would appreciate a reading if someone would be so kind.
The Hanged Man generally indicates a need for a new perspective. That's why I interpreted it as needing to be read in conjunction with the other cards in the staff.
Best of luck.
RE: Would appreciate a reading if someone would be so kind.
Celtic Cross Layout, Arthurian Tarot (I'm going to use the more common suits in the following rather than Ferguson's). Also, I only read cards in the upright position, and take the interpretations from their relationships to the other cards in the spread. I hope you find it helpful in some way.
1. Cover Card - Strength
2. Cross Card - 4 of Cups
3. Beneath - 4 of Wands
4. Behind - The Sun
5. Above - Knight of Wands
6. Before - Three of Wands
7. Self - Three of Pentacles
8. Others - Lovers
9. Advice/ Hopes/ Fears - King of Wands
10. Outcome - Hanged Man
First off, I'd say you're in good health, generally. Strength is literally covering your situation. Your challenge may be a tendency to over-indulge from time to time, but you're the one who will have to decide what that means. It could be anything from overeating, to over-exercising, to a self-indulgent mindset that keeps your thoughts running in depressing circles. It's natural to be a bit down in your situation. Not only have you had two crushing disappointments within a single year, but your body has not had time to recover from either of them and your hormones have been out of whack for a while now. Post-partum depression is a real thing caused by a chemical imbalance following pregnancy, and should be treated quickly and professionally if it is a problem for you. A counselor could also help you address any anxiety you may feel regarding future pregnancies.
At root (Four of Wands), you are a healthy, active and generally happy person. You may have recently married or moved to a new home in anticipation of starting a family. Ironically, this positive base can be adding to some of the stress you're currently feeling, since you may be seeing the people around you happily and seemingly effortlessly welcoming new additions to their own families. I remember reading somewhere that as many as 50% of all possible pregnancies may actually end in miscarriages. Isn't that amazing? Most of the time, they are related to abnormalities in the fetuses that cause them to be inviable and happen so early in the pregnancy that the mother never has a chance to know that she is pregnant at all. I don't know if that statistic is comforting at all, but it is a reminder that the process isn't effortless at all, for anyone.
This brings me to the next card, what is behind you. This is your very recent past, and it's The Sun. You didn't mention how recently your last miscarriage was, but is it possible that you are once again expecting? If not, I'd say this is a clear green light for your body's general ability to bring a baby to term.
Your Crown card is the Knight of Wands. You're a trooper, hon. You've got the confidence and the courage to keep trying. This combined with the next card, the Three of Wands in your immediate future, suggests to me that the third time might be the charm. It also suggests that if you've been trying to be superwoman and do everything yourself, it's time to release that mind-set and accept some help. Let your friends, family and partner take some of the burden for a while.
As a general overview at this point, I'm looking at the three verticals in this group: 4 of Wands, Strength, Knight of Wands. These cards together reiterate a picture of someone in robust health. Looking again at the three horizontals: Sun, Four of Cups, Three of Wands - I see a naturally warm personality moving through the current period of ennui, to emerge into an attitude of partnership and forward movement, again, a good healthy mental outlook to go with the physical.
The four staff cards I want to take together, because they seem to me to be related:
Three of Pentacles in the Self position -- You're generally a down-to-earth person, but I'm concerned that because of your recent difficulties you may be tending to see yourself purely as a producer. Having a baby is in danger of becoming more about proving yourself than about creating a new life. Again, you are the only one who can be the judge of this. Others/ Environmental forces are represented by the Lovers. The Lovers represent choices that need to be made, sometimes difficult ones. Hopes/ Fears/ Advice are all bound up in the King of Wands, followed by the Hanged Man as Outcome. Have you considered changing Ob/Gyns? A new doctor, even as a second opinion, could offer you some insight and a new perspective on the issue. You're physically in good health, mentally in a reasonably good place considering the circumstances, but whether or not having a baby is in your future is a question only you can really answer. Are your reasons for wanting a baby sound? Is it worth the risk to try again soon, or would it be better to wait a year for your body to recover, even though another year may reduce your chances of conceiving? Do you want to take another route entirely, like adoption?
RE: Childish crush
I see what you mean about creativity. I am already a very creative person, in my own right, though I don't harbor any illusions about my singing, LOL. I do admire what he's doing, but my own talents run to the plastic arts and to prose writing rather than to music. Creative self-expression and intellectual exercise comprise a large part of what I do for a living, as well as painting and gardening at home for my own enjoyment.
In at least one way, we are a lot alike. Both of us are starting over in new careers at mid-life, returning to our dreams from when we were young, trying to follow our hearts. I'm at a point where I'm able to support myself 100% doing what I love. I suppose I am a little frustrated with him, since I know it can be done and, through things our mutual friend has said and not said, I suspect that he's become discouraged.
Eh, I don't know. It's none of my business, anyway. I just wish I could get him off my mind. Thanks, Captain.