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Here is my three-card reading for Tuesday the Ninth of May, Year 17 Aq. I am using the Tarot of Hekate. The three cards I have drawn are the High Priestess, the Three of Cups, and the Ace of Pentacles.
The High Priestess represents the spiritual and psychic aspects of a person –the soul, the Higher Self, the ability to commune with Deity. The High Priestess also represents the unconscious, the unseen, and the unrealized. Often our unconscious beliefs and expectations do more to shape our lives than our conscious hopes and dreams –the unconscious can in fact be in opposition to the conscious and can cause “crossed wires” which trip us up when we try to create the life we think we want, not realizing we are unconsciously working against it. In both cases –whether to commune with Spirit or to work with our subconscious- we must turn inward and look within ourselves. In a reading the High Priestess card means that we should seek spiritual guidance. The needed answers will come when sought in this manner, but we must look away from the physical situation –preoccupation with which may in fact be obscuring their judgment- to see what is going on underneath. The needed answers or advice can only be found within, so we must look inward, whether through prayer to Deity or to Higher Self, meditation, or psychic messages.
THREE OF CUPS
Ruled by the Number Three, this card represents the element of Water expressed in public relationships with others. The fluidity of Water here shapes itself not to one other, but to many. This card represents platonic love, friendship, and social intercourse. Happiness shared with others, a joyful group or environment that increases our own happiness: celebration, enjoyment, festivity.
ACE OF PENTACLES
Ruled by the Number One, this card represents the essential nature of Earth. Earth represents physical manifestation, and its essential nature is abundance and prosperity. It is the produce of the Earth that sustains all life, and allows for all physical well-being. So too this card represents well-being, sustenance, and prosperity. Money, prosperity, stability. The Ace of Pentacles represents a strong, stable situation in which one has all that one needs. It can also sometimes represent the achievement of a goal.