The October tarot reading is mostly encouraging. I think I’d feel more excited about it if I didn’t feel so absolutely miserable today. Upon waking I thought that I had recovered from yesterday’s severe migraine (the worst I had in a long time), but of course shortly after getting to work I started feeling like I’d rather die. At this stage returning home isn’t an option – not sure if I’ll make it, the way I’m feeling right now. There is the option of getting on the Gautrain, but don’t know how I’d get home from the station, or back to work tomorrow, if my car remains here. I’d really like to go to my GP and have a few things checked out also. Oh well. On to the reading.
Card 1 (The Magician) : How you feel about yourself now »
You feel a sense of purpose and the willpower to get things done. Self-empowerment is the key word here. Any new enterprises in love or career show great potential. You feel that you have the ability to think on your feet and, faced with opposition, the appearance of The Magician is an excellent omen of success. Time to believe in your self and go for it!
Card 2 (The Hanged Man) : What you most want at this moment »
The cards suggest that what you most want at this time is to have it all, why should you have to give something or someone up? Perhaps you feel a victim and that events are not going as planned. Trust that this is a passage from one phase of your life to another. If you are not sure what or who you need to give up, trust that what will be will be, and will ultimately be to your benefit.
Are you really your best counsel? Probably not at this moment in time. You are worried that you will sell yourself short and agree to something that you don’t feel morally comfortable with. For example you may really desire marriage but the offer has been ‘let’s live together’. You may be looking at a job or business opportunity but you question how ethical it is. Seek out an advisor you can trust such as a teacher, priest, parent or anyone you have respect for. They will be happy to help.
Card 4 (The Devil) : What is going for you »
There’s a possibility of permanence here. If you’re considering a commitment in a relationship or marriage this is a good sign. However question your motives because here we have temptation and addiction, and a desire to be controlled or controlling. So use your intuition and if you recognise what you feel as sincere, great, if not you still have a chance to change direction. If considering giving up a bad habit, such as smoking or drinking for example, now is a good time to start.
Card 5 (The Empress) : What is going against you »
There are conflicts around you, frustrations and possibly a break up in a relationship. Be careful not to over-react and be too protective or dictatorial about your needs, and whatever you do, do not resort to emotional blackmail, it won’t do you any favours. You may be experiencing infertility problems or an unplanned pregnancy, if so just know that there are people around you who love and care for you and will provide support.
Card 6 (The Fool) : Outcome »
Open your mind and soul to new possibilities this is a time to realise your full potential, follow your instincts and act on your hunches. A time for spontaneity, fun and surprises. However, be mindful of being too impulsive – your decisions should be based on experience and knowledge of self.
- Women and Migraines (everydayhealth.com)
So far 2011 has sucked great big… well, you get the idea. It has not been a good year for me. Then again, it’s been almost a decade since I did have a good year. But there are changes afoot, and maybe things will improve from tomorrow (today being April Fool’s Day and all). Let’s see what the cards say.
The Tower : How you feel about yourself now »
You feel that the disruption and sweeping change you are going through, or fear you are about to go through, will be catastrophic. You need to recognise that such upheaval can force new directions that you never dreamed possible. Subconsciously you may have wanted change, but as is often the case, the solution isn’t always as we expect. There could be problems relating to your property, or if considering a new property or move, progress will be thwarted.
The Emperor : What you most want at this moment »
The cards suggest that what you most want at this time is success and achievement, and the support and influence of perhaps your father, husband/partner or a man of significance in your life who you believe could help.
Justice : Your fears »
There could be agreements or legal affairs that concern you and you certainly don’t want to lose – you feel quite strongly that you are in the right. Stay calm and level headed and seek sound counsel if you need to.
Death : What is going for you »
A time of absolute endings and brand new beginnings, your life is going through a period of great transformation. Whilst it may be difficult or even painful you will pull through. You will be free for a brand new phase in your life.
The Hanged Man : What is going against you »
You are allowing yourself to be victimised and emotionally blackmailed by others or you’re playing the martyr or victim to try and manipulate others. Don’t be too materialistic or try and hang onto someone or something for all the wrong reasons. Someone or something has to go, you must find the ability to let go and give this up – don’t worry it will turn out for the better for you.
The Hermit : Outcome »
This is a time for you to be alone or may herald a time of loneliness. Take this time for quiet introspection and rest. Don’t worry you will find the answers, but the Hermit signals a warning not to make hasty decisions. If you have been unwell this is a time for rest and recuperation.
This is the most meaningful reading I’ve had, considering all the changes, my doubts about that, about my ability to do my job well, and also with me feeling a little under the weather – physically and emotionally.
I love Thursdays; this gives me something to do while avoiding things I should do (in a personal capacity) while waiting for the next project to arrive in my inbox; which probably won’t happen soon. If you also want to waste a couple of minutes and be amused in the process, head here.
Card 1 (The Hermit) : How you feel about yourself now »
You may be feeling lonely at this time or going through a period of introspection. If you are struggling to find answers to your questions give it time, they will come. This is a time for prudence and patience. If you have been unwell this is a time for rest and recuperation.
Card 2 (The Moon) : What you most want at this moment »
The cards suggest that what you most want at this time is some clarity and less of these confused emotions that leave you fearful and vulnerable. You want to know the outcome, because you are so unsure about how you feel. Use your intuition to guide you away from any deception and ride this out – it will turn out alright in the end. The Moon is a good omen if you are in a clandestine affair.
Card 3 (The Chariot) : Your fears »
The word failure isn’t in your vocabulary. You are worried things are more of a struggle than you expected, with more delays and frustrations. Things aren’t going to plan at all, just chill out, calm that mind of yours and you’ll find the strength to battle on until you succeed. This is a period of movement and change and conflicts ending in victory.
Card 4 (The Magician) : What is going for you »
If considering any new enterprise or relationship you will find the self-belief, confidence and ingenuity to make it a success. Perhaps a promotion or pay increase at work, or a strong feeling that if you were to choose to work for yourself, you truly believe you can make it work. Go for it!
Card 5 (The High Priestess) : What is going against you »
Insecurity is a devil that taunts us but only if we listen to that ‘doubting Thomas’ we all have in our heads. Ignore it. What do your instincts tell you? Perhaps you don’t like what they say? Well you could always go against your instincts, but we all know what that leads to don’t we!
Card 6 (The Hanged Man) : Outcome »
You will in time know what decision to make about who or what must be given up. This is a time of passage from one phase of your life to another. It may be a difficult choice, and self-sacrifice is never easy, but if you look for truth and integrity and don’t be too materialistic or hang onto things or people for all the wrong reasons, everything will turn out in your favour.