First, I love your blog, and am learning so much about cartomancy there. Thank you for your wonderful service!
My first question is about reading forecasts with the answer spread. My question was “What to expect from M towards me this new moon cycle”
QD 10C 9D
7H 9C 3C
I read this as M wanting a second chance with me (7H, QD) but he’s traveling a lot right now, possibly for a new job. (10C 9C) He’s thinking about it, and is still attracted to me, but is starting a new business partnership and doesn’t have the time or energy right now. (9D, 3C)
First, I appreciate your kind words. Thank you.
Now for a technical suggestion…
The way you phrased your question for this reading strikes me as a bit indirect, and slightly vague. I suspect that this kind of question might work better for Tarot than for playing cards. The playing cards tend to respond better to direct questions, such as will he contact me? or does he still love me? or will we reconcile?
According to the way you phrased the question, I see this reading as responding to your expectations rather than to M’s intentions or actions.
Should I read myself as QD, as that is the card in the querent position, the Querent being me? Also, does my interpretation of 9D sound accurate to you? I don’t see him being in another romantic relationship in this spread, but maybe that is wishful thinking on my part? Hard to read matters of the heart for oneself, I find.
Yes, I would also read the queen of diamonds as representing you in the spread. The first column reveals what is already in existence– in other words, the basis of the question. So my interpretation of the first column would be that you (QD) are expecting a second chance with M.
You set your timing as a moon cycle, and it’s interesting to note that in the answer position we find the 10 of clubs which represents a cycle. Symbolically the 10C represents a wheel. The 9 of Clubs shows travel, but it can also indicate a sense of distance– physical and/or emotional.
Keeping in mind that your question makes you the focus of the reading, I would interpret the 9 of diamonds to represent M. Despite the current sense of distance, there is still interest. The 3 of clubs is a good luck card that carries a fast time frame. These cards suggest a desire to make time for you. So with the 3 of Clubs as the pivot of the reading, I agree that you can expect contact before the end of the new moon cycle.
My second question is about multiple court cards. I did some financial spell work this New Moon, and before I did, I asked the cards if doing this magick would be beneficial to my overall financial situation. I did a 5 card spread,
QH QD 4C KD QC
So it seemed to me that the short answer was yes, definitely, but was not sure how to interpret all those court cards. None of them are facing each other directly, but they are all facing to the left, which I think would indicate all of them being interested in me, the Querent. QD is looking towards QH, KD is looking towards both of them, and QC is looking towards all the others, at the end of the line.
So could this be multiple business/job offers? Lots of people wanting to help me? A class or workshop or business gathering of some kind?
Yes, your interpretations make good sense. The 4 of Clubs is about personal contacts, but also about teaching. In a general sense we could say that the right people and the right circumstances are being brought into perfect alignment in order to positively influence your financial situation.
I see a beautiful symmetry in the this layout that prompts to dig deeper for a more spiritually symbolic meaning. Very often when we ask a spiritual question, the cards will respond with a spiritual message. Of course that doesn’t mean that our more mundane interpretations are any less valid. There is almost always more than one possible interpretation for a grouping of cards, and each message will be equally accurate and meaningful.
The middle card in the Line of 5 Spread will usually anchor the reading. I see the 4 of clubs as the physical/ritual call to the higher power/god/goddess/universe that puts into motion a powerful energy of attraction. The suit of diamonds symbolizes power/energy/electricity/magnetism/attraction. I see the Queen of diamonds and king of diamonds as the divine feminine and masculine principles that unite to create new life/manifestation. The diamonds represent the intellect and imagination. I see the queens as symbolizing motherhood and the raw creative power of the consciousness/universe. The Heart represents the emotional component, and the Club represents the physical result.
I get a resounding YES here. As the outcome of your magickal work, you can expect a positive change in your financial situation (KD + QC), which is the result of an emotional breakthrough regarding your prosperity consciousness (QH + QD).
Sorry this is so very long, and perhaps two questions that are so different is a bit much. I do appreciate your wisdom and skill, so any light you can throw on either/both of these readings is greatly appreciated.
No problem at all. I hope my comments are insightful.