I’ve been learning cartomancy for a while now and your blog is the
best and the most informative
I have so many questions I don’t know where to start.
I’ve found the star spread very accurate but I have problems choosing
the significator. You said it can be a card describing a querent or a
matter. What if I ask: Will I get this job? Shall I choose a card
representing me or a new job? What if I ask about other people for
instance “Will I get a message from X?” or “Will he send me a
message?”. Shall I then choose a significator representing, me, him or
a message? What if I choose wrong? Will the answer be incorrect?
Yes, the cards can read a clear intention even if you do not choose the most appropriate significator. In fact, I find that a clear focus is more conducive to a clear reading than a well-chosen significator. The significator is meant to augment the reader’s focus on the question. In my experience, you’ll get a more accurate reading with a clear focus and the wrong significator, than with a weak focus and the right significator.
When asking about a job, I would choose a signficator to represent the job. When asking about another person’s thoughts and intentions, I would choose a court card to represent that person. In truth, with the Star Spread I rarely use a significator because I like to see my question mirrored in the layout. I leave the significator in the deck so that it can appear randomly in the reading.
Also I’m struggling with court cards, especially in the answer spread
since none of your tips on reading them are not applying to this
particular spread. They are not looking at each other, there are no
cards in between them, etc. Just today I asked: “Will company X
recruit in my country?” I got
3D JS JH
6D KS 3C
I would read it as:
3D+6D a new job offer sent electronically, a job ad?
JS+KS this one is tough. You said to you Jack+King usually indicates a
child but that doesn’t match the question. I would say they are
foreigners as the company is from the Middle East but how to interpret
it in this spread? That they are thinking about it? That it hasn’t
been yet decided? Or since they are spades the answer would be “no”?
Let’s keep it simple. First we focus on the suit symbolism. Even without acknowledging the fact that we are dealing with court cards, we can see that the double spades suggest problems and delays in the situation. Then we can look at the Jack and King in a general way to get more of a sense of what the cards are trying to convey. The Jack represents thoughts and/or movement. The King represents mastery, authority, control and leadership. When the cards don’t make sense in combination, I will read them individually, and I always fall back on the basic meanings of the court cards when reading them as people does not seem to make sense.
So it seems that there could be some obstacles or delays on a higher level which are preventing the company from moving forward with recruiting in your area at this time. But the Jack of Spades does suggest that the matter is under consideration.
JH+3C Yet another card I don’t understand JH will bring me good luck
or some fortunate circumstances and I will get a job in the Middle
East but not necessarily with this company?
The focus of the question is about whether or not company “X” will recruit in your country. Although you may very well secure a job in some other Middle Eastern company, I would not expect to see that predicted in these cards. It’s important to keep in mind that you are not asking if YOU will be recruited. You are asking if the company will be recruiting in your country.
The Jack of Hearts is a card of good news and happy opportunities. The 3 of Clubs represents growth and expansion. So these cards suggest to me that the company is looking to expand its influence in your area in the future.
Thank you for your help.
You’re welcome. And I hope my comments are helpful.