Thursday, August 23, 2012

21 Ways to Read a Tarot Card - Step Seven - Synthesis

21 Ways to Read a Tarot Card
Mary K. Greer
In step seven of our journey, we synthesis everything we've learned in step five and six, forming simple statements for the cards.

"This is where tarot starts becoming an art, an intuitive and creative process, rather than mere formula."

Activity 7:1 - Step One - Synthesize keywords into statements for each of these cards, using number or rank, suit, element, and mode. (Refer to Appendices B and C for suggested keywords)
  • Page of Pentacles - A student of financial or legal courses.
  • Eight of Swords - An adjustment in one's thinking.
  • Wheel of Fortune - The completion of a life cycle, with lessons learned and new beginnings.
  • Ace of Cups - The beginning of new emotions or deeper insight.

Artwork © Jennifer Galasso, 2011  
Activity 7:1 - Step Two - Do the same with your card, trying different combinations. Which statement rings true? How does it relate to your life?

The Two of Swords - a need to re-access your thoughts and find a balance, careful consideration should be made before making a choice, a re-evaluation on where you stand in a situation. Out of these three, I'd say the first fits best with my current situation and life, but really all could apply.

Activity 7:1 - Step Three - Create a further synthesis including material from your description, emotions, and fairy tale.

The Two of Swords presents a need to re-access your thoughts and find balance. Your destiny is for you to choice, but you must first make that first step. You are calm with your immobility, it's time to shake things up. Allow the blindfold to fall and make a choose, follow your path.


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