Someone is going to have a dramatic life-changing autumn (… wonder who that could be?!!) Patrick Valenza’s Deviant Moon Tarot shall reveal all (Position 1. centre left then proceed anti-clockwise)…
Position 1. The Enquirer/The Present ~ The Ten of Pentacles (inverted)
The Ten of Pentacles is the ultimate expression of practical finance and shows the cycle of wealth in its falling stage implying matters of inheritance. The inverted card suggests the severing of ties with older generations; as role-models are no longer required or have failed to supply adequate support. This lack of guidance may have led to disharmony as The Enquirer has lost a legacy but inherited a burden. This is a period of time spent alone tending to repairs and maintenance at home.
Position 2. Past Influences ~ The Eight of Pentacles.
The Enquirer has used inner-strength, persistence and knowledge gained through study to achieve a positive frame of mind. This industrious learning phase has led to better self-awareness and the chance to take a hobby to a new level. Business and friendship have been mixing well lately as enthusiasm for a new project has proved infectious. Financial rewards are likely, The Enquirer just needs to ease-up on their perfectionism!
Position 3. Subconscious Influences ~ The Page of Cups
This particular Page shows up frequently in this Enquirer’s spreads so is likely to represent a very specific person who is constantly in the back of their mind as a source of emotional strength and comfort. The Page is often a “boyish girl” or a “girlish boy”, someone young – in age or attitude – expressive, caring and likely to be pale, fair and born under a water-sign. In a less literal sense the card suggests influential social occasions and the opportunity to make important contacts.
Position 4. Secret Wishes & Desires ~ The Nine of Swords
The card shows a victim wracked by their own anxieties during another sleepless night. Here is someone with a fundamental tendency towards depression and a strong wish to be rid of its causes and symptoms. The Enquirer feels that their hands are tied and that they have been trapped in an untenable situation for too long: they wish to be left alone by those who bring conflict. This may relate to the severing of ties in Position 1 and could also be tied-up with worries for or about The Page of Cups. The Enquirer is in a positive and independent phase so is well-appointed to surmount a crisis or obstacle.
Position 5. Hidden Forces ~ THE TOWER
This Major Arcana card brings major disruption! The fall of the tower takes away options and forces outcomes which The Enquirer would never normally consider. The dramatic impact of this card can never be underestimated as comfortable illusions are shattered and value-systems destroyed, leading to bewilderment. This abrupt and sudden change may come in the form of loss, accident, upheaval, the reveal of information or betrayal yet; the lightning strike which destroys also holds the power to illuminate. The Enquirer must rely on their foundations and principles to reserve what is of true value and leave what is false in the rubble.
Position 6. Events To Come ~ The Four of Wands
The future holds a positive new mindset as consolidation follows the fall of obstacles. Here is a strong if unconventional domestic partnership creating an environment for creativity leading to tangible results. This is the perfect peaceful space where things can grow and The Enquirer can do and be their best.
Position 7. Surrounding Environment ~ THE HIGH PRIESTESS
There is a mighty clash of Major Arcana forces in the surrounding environment and The High Priestess will ascend when The Tower falls. The Priestess personifies ancient female wisdom through to modern girl power! Important mysteries and new information will be revealed to The Enquirer; making them a better judge of character and more willing to trust their inner voice and instincts. The High Priestess ushers in a fresh start, she encourages objective communication and brings harmony from diversity. The Enquirer will feel blessed and fortunate with a greater sense of self-worth and an ability to refuse whatever is counter-productive to their goals. The environment is conducive to study: The Priestess is holding a book.
Position 8. Influence of Others ~ The Nine of Cups
After the crisis of The Tower the reading has taken a most fortunate turn. The Nine shows a genie who grants The Enquirer’s wish to be free of the anxiety which kept them awake at night. The Enquirer can look forward to a moment in the spotlight; a busy and fulfilling time bringing new friends and possibilities. It seems those who now surround our Enquirer bring happiness, fun and joy.
Position 9. Spiritual Forces ~ The Queen of Swords
There’s always someone who wants to rain on your parade 😦 The Queen of Swords is usually a maternal and manipulative woman, someone strong-willed and sharp-tongued who likes to force divisions and spread bad news. They may have been born under an air sign, or share their characteristics. This card is often associated with bitter single women or widows whose spite is fuelled by isolation. The Queen’s divisive nature suggests she is connected to the split and sense of isolation indicated by Position 1.
Position 10. Final Outcome ~ The Page of Swords
It would seem that the Queen is not so alone after all! The Page represents a young spy or rival; someone sneaky and argumentative who will prove to be a false friend. The Queen and The Page seem intent on disrupting The Enquirer’s peaceful new environment by spreading negativity or even false rumours. The Enquirer must keep their wits about them and not be drawn in by negativity. The High Priestess reigns here and she advises taking no action against enemies and letting them fall by their own mistakes. That’s good advice 😉
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