By Faith, 2020-06-15
Today I am thinking about how privileged I am to be able to interpret Tarot cards, during all these years (46) I have been able to understand the language that Tarot has through its symbolism, then not only in understanding the cards but also using that knowledge which comes through an interpretation.
To read Tarot is not just predicting the future; it sees patterns and, in it, more possibilities. Not to let, for example, performance anxiety, as seen in card 8 of Swords, be a part of life. Instead, be able to see when that card shows that it's time to grab that pattern, change it.
Once upon a time, that card was a part of my life, no matter what I did, I was left wondering if others were happy with my role. The number eight in the Tarot cards is about reflections, karma, meetings, which in Swords becomes a thought limitation, uncertainty, the fear of not being enough. Sure, the card can show up quickly over a shorter period than today, but then I see it more that I need to shape up. Once, it was the card that marked a whole year. It's no coincidence which cards are coming, that was the year I committed to analyzing what guided my thoughts, where my fears were not enough.
The cards can confirm something, but they can also be a smash in the face, something that we would prefer to close our eyes for, sometimes the truth hurts, to see our limitation is still a way to release 8 in Svärd.
I guess many are in the energy of that card when it comes to all areas of life.
Like the insight to not eat right, move to feel good, get stuck in negative thoughts, apologies instead of acting, like many who would need to exercise but dare not go to a gym because they are overweight. It becomes a limitation, a pattern that sticks as long as the change does not exist.
When it comes to spirituality, the card can be a lesson in not comparing oneself to others, but being in one's spiritual truth. Still, the eight are also about affirmation, which is difficult to accept in the case of spirituality when there is no manual or scientific evidence that it is so. For the left hemisphere, want to know science or not. Some limit themselves by that card in, among other things, learning the Tarot, because they do not think they will be able to. There are a total of 78 cards that can also be interpreted inversely, should I be scratchy. Each card can be interpreted with each of the other cards (78 x 78 = 6084 interpretation possibilities rightly, as many conversely, and if it should be interpreted together with more than a card, the number becomes higher). The cool thing is that in each of these interpretations, there is a pattern that is shared with everyone else since we are not always in life in all these combinations can facilitate.
Have you ever wondered why a pattern affects you, what you gain from it? Why, for example, do you create performance anxiety? For me, based on your memories of past lives that you activate in this, patterns that your self wants to break, you get an opportunity, but often we see it as a limitation rather than a kick in the back. The smartest thing is when a card comes like 8 of Swords to see that now is the opportunity, the energy to grab this energy, break the pattern, once and for all.
The Tarot cards have helped me to understand myself better, why some patterns exist, an uncertainty that limits me instead of acting, reworking them, using experience to an opportunity. Actually, we should be grateful every time a "negative" card comes, like a slap in the face - Watch what you do!
That idea reinforces that I think there are no negative cards, but there are cards that show negative patterns when they come, that's when the opportunity exists to change. But to change is not easy, then it is easier to end up in 8 of Swords, even more, the knowledge that there is something else, something that we need to take responsibility for, to stop being pathetic, to act, to improve, to release the negativity that so quickly becomes the security of experience in being in that pattern.
8 of Swords is a scourge when it comes to working, the feeling of not having enough, not understanding that others can certainly do better without a thought that they too can feel insecure. Because it is not so that in everything new, in everything we do not master, there is uncertainty, then when we have done it for a while, it is like cycling, it rolls on.
8 of Swords can be an interesting scourge when it comes to finances, our security, usually not because we do not have money, but because we want more, compared to others, why others earn more, why others can buy that, and that. But maybe they are more in 8 of Swords with the idea that they will not be enough if they have nothing to show?
8 of Swords can end many relationships, such as the classic example: the woman who complains to her partner that she is fat, ugly, and useless, a pattern that repeated until it has become real. Because it is not so that we are fed with it gets a hold, one day, he sees her as fat, ugly and useless because she has created that pattern. But it can just as well be the feeling of not being loved for who we are, to continually come up with something negative in the hope that someone else will say that it is not, but even if it does, there is no conviction, because we think we know what others are thinking.
Don't skip 8 of Swods, instead, take the lesson, look at why you make yourself worthless, are you seeking false confirmation? That someone time after time should confirm that it's not as you think, you're worth so much more. Unfortunately, you will not be there until the day you understand the lesson in the card, realize that you do, that you are unique, just like who you are.
What would life be without challenges? Quite sad, but then you may not need to get stuck in the performance anxiety that you continuously need to develop, you might just have to put down the Swords, take up one (Ace in Swords) change your thoughts, see these challenges about your value as a fantastic experience?.
Love is perhaps what most people are most involved in, without really daring to be in the experience, see their patterns, take responsibility for their feelings.
Maybe it's time to take off the blindfold?
By Faith, 2020-06-10
The most common question I think everyone who interprets Tarot gets is about love, will I get the one I love?
In most people's lives, love seems to be the most important thing, sometimes I wonder why? Guess it's easier to have someone who loves one without having to do it themselves! I am wondering if, in the past, that question was just as important? At that time when marriage often was more planned than someone to fell in love.
You've probably seen the picture of a man from Stone Age dragging home his woman by her hair. What was it like at that time, an inner force of wanting to "mate," aware of the consequences, or a longing to strengthen their tribe, so then it was just grabbing the first woman. How was the attraction? Were there many to choose from, or did a man choose only the available one? Did the woman have anything to say about it? What did her dad think of it all? Was it then the consciousness of land, possessions began to take shape, was "love" the basis of values? Kind of like you get my daughter if I get meat or we share hunting ground that founded relationships.
In the Tarot deck, there is the card 4 of Wands, a card that indicates, among other things, betrothal, that is, an engagement. When the symbolism of the cards created, it was about two men with land making a deal; they would marry their children together, then they get more land and offspring for the family's estate to grow further. It was not about love if their children fell in love without each other instead of means of securing assets. In some countries, it is still customary today, cousins who married together to ensure the family's assets. It is not something about love between couples, but more love for ownership.
Was it a bond, a feeling that may have started with togetherness, a sense of security that created the first consciousness of love? When someone sacrificed for someone else for an inner feeling, they had toke over? Or was there passion already in the Stone Age, or was it just an eager? When did consciousness come about the love of another individual? When did anyone feel that they could not be without the other, that they could go through fire and water, that they belonged?
When did jealousy start? When did someone felt their security threatened, or did not feel confirmed? For me, there are so many questions about what love is, how it began, what has created, and created certain emotions, experiences. Those who died for love like Romeo and Julia. The love of the 13th century that surprised me when I read "Kristin Lavransdotter," or all of us who followed "The Legend of the Ice People," what creates attraction, is it the basis of love? Needed people in the 16th century to love themselves to live in the perfect relationship because today, it is common for us to say that we cannot love someone else if we do not love ourselves. But at that time, I have the opinion that some were self-absorbed, at least among those who had security, is security then, the material a basis for creating a perfect relationship?
There are many question marks when it comes to love; these are the ones I try to find out; for me, love is so simple, either I love it or not? If I love then I give everything at risk of losing everything or else it may be. If the person does not love me, I will let go. Love should always be answered, not something to hope for the person to change, realize something, to me based on a feeling, chemistry, a love that is similar to the button we previously pressed when we were starting a diesel engine.
But love can also grow; I like programs like "Married at first sight." It is so cool that two people matched up, then whether it works or not. In the first season of the program in the US, I was fully engaged in a couple. We could follow them separately until the wedding, a man who was so charming, perhaps not the world's most handsome or beautiful, as his bride was. But all his qualities, as well as humor and patience, were amazing. She cried after she had said yes, I had a hard time liking her, even harder when I found out that she had also been on The Bachelor. But I learned to turn my prejudice upside down, understand her fear. He won her love, and I breathed out as they chose to continue. Even today, I follow them, through FB, Instagram, now they have just had their second child, a charming couple. They are a picture for me of love that it can overcome everything, only we dare, dare to be open.
Some go astray in love because there is an attraction, often it is the women who carry away, she knows that he is the one, they are twin souls, then that he may not be interested or carry on like an asshole she will find explanations to, just if...
Is it that the romanticized Hollywood films create misfortune for most women? I can sigh, engage myself, breathe out or be sad about a movie about love; at the moment, I am emotionally affected, but thankfully I am analytical, which makes me think about how the person thought that created the movie. But for many people, it becomes a romantic template that love should be that way. How many books aren't there about a woman who falls in love with a man, then it turns right and left before they get each other in the end. Although everyone knows that it will end that way, the tension is mostly unbearable until it ends with that the two become one. Often it is another woman who is the reason why it will not be the two at once, but if it not, it would not have become a book. Many need excitement, suffering to take love seriously.
We sometimes say we love things like I love my computer because I can write, but what does the word love mean? Sometimes I think the word love used too much, that we love here and there, sometimes even that and that. An expression probably to show that this is something that gives us some form of happiness.
Yes, I have many thoughts, many words written down, interpreted to the Tarot card, in my mind I wish everyone to live happily, first with themselves, then share the love with someone else. There are keys in the Tarot deck, the 78 cards that show everything in life, then also the love, it is not just the 14 cards of the Cups, they only show the emotions, the Wands they show the passion, sex. The Pentacles show security but also control, and Swords shows thoughts, fantasies, desires. Unfortunately, it is not just "The Lovers" card that is about love or showing that love is perfect now. There is so much else around; to me, there is only masculine and feminine energy, then whether it is a man or a woman who is in one of those energies has less significance. But they are expressed differently, in the deck, there are two feminine suites, two masculine suites, all landing in the symbol of Yin and Yang to achieve the ultimate energy.
But regardless of my thoughts, I am convinced that in the evolution that is about love, it is essential that you love yourself. Isn't it amazing that there is no one else like you on earth, that you are unique, worthy of love but also to love?
By Faith, 2020-03-03
After two and a half months, I had the feeling yesterday that now I will get a structure in my daily life after all that happen since I moved to Spain and the last week of a Tarot workshop. Hm, then it started to get windy, a lot, and my wifi just went gone. I do see that also as a metaphor, this time as old air needs to blow away, and new fresh air will provide.
I haven't been active on my English page, too much to handle with the house, guest and to unpack my things. But now I've got my office, a lovely place, windows all around, I can see the whole village, and my dining room and also one of the rooms to have lectures are done. I love it. Don't you think its nice? (image in the blog).
I have finished one week with lovely women with Tarot, we have done spreads, gone through the cards each of them. Its always developing for me to have a workshop, even if I believe that I'm the best at Tarot, I learn from questions. One of the participants had a vivid meaning of each card of the court cards, it was a joy to listen to her. I've started to tell about how all the Queens made dishes, and she got it; she described actions as she has never done anything else before. And one of them understood the cards from Minor Arcana correctly and went home to start doing spreads for others. That makes me feel good.
Today, sitting in my office in my home, looking out, listen to the wind, I decided to look for a date to have a workshop about Tarot in English. Now its created, and you're welcome to Spain, to my home in august to participate. I have some of a unique system to read the card; after a week, you will be able to do a spread for any question, understand the cards, and guide yourself or somebody else.
Tomorrow I will have a friend from Sweden visiting; I already have a lovely friend that is originally from Spain, its great, she has helped me a lot, for its when I say that learning Tarot is like learning a new language, it's like that for me with Spanish. I master about 200 words, but I can't combine them yet. But people understand what I try to express. That's a good start; I also understand how difficult it can be to understand the Tarot since I can hear my friend speak Spanish, I get some words, others are a mystery. But I listen, I will learn.
I feel like the card – The Fool, moving to Spain because my soul thought it was an excellent idea, everything got windy, but I'm still happy, looking forward to this adventure openminded.
I mix Swedish with English and some Spanish words in my communication, but I need to practice more, that meaning you will read more from me from now on. Even if its windy (outside and all around, in metaphor) I've found my place, my spiritual goal, and soon I will start repainting my deck "Prisma Tarot" and translate some of my text. And I will continue to make English updates on YouTube. Life is good, it's like The Sun, The Moon and The Star with me being The Fool.
By Faith, 2020-02-10
All the fives in a Tarot deck are about some kind of stress. Stress is found in various expressions, such as frustration which is more the energy of the Wands. It's also the card I posted on Youtube today (in Swedish) Thought it could fit well on a Monday, for some energies should be experienced in full and then be released.
Most people sigh over Mondays, as they were the worst day of the whole week, a new work week, several days left until Friday, to a few days off. I have never felt that myself, Mondays have been my luxury day, often because I have worked on the weekends. Mondays were the day I had gray clothes, played poker, gave myself a day of just being. So far from 5 in Wands. More like the Sun with 9 or 10 in Pentacles.
Now I have other Mondays, today it feels like the Sun (sunny here in Spain + 19), slept out, had a cup of coffee, I see that as 6 of Cups, now I'm done with 8 in Wands (answered 10 dollar question). Soon 7 in Pentacles, when I will continue to pull up weeds in the garden. Then I will probably be in 5 of Pentacles for a while when I should go the village down and up, up and down, this hill will make me come into shape (the Magician), then Page of Cups will be when I will sit in the cozy room to do psychic readings. 10 in Coins tonight when we plan to barbecue.
What does your day look like in the cards? Ever thought before putting a spread on what to expect from the day? I have done spreads both for the week (always on a Monday) and the spread of the day so I have a look.
Refuse to get stuck in 5 of Wands, that's my tip. But a little frustration now and then is useful for developing, but it should not be because you sigh that you need work, I think. There are many lessons learned with Tarot, why do you end up in 5 of Wands? Because if you loved your employment (your job) then Mondays would be more than a day of the Wheel of Fortune, full roll ahead.
With the cards there is more than just divination, there are keys to development, an increased consciousness, a spiritual personal growth. After all these years, the knowledge contained in the cards never ceases to amaze me, to gain a chorus of new insight.
Now create a Monday with positive aspects, what are you grateful for today? Then you can think about which card it is, also a way to learn more about each card.
Now I will be in more of 6 of Cups that is, coffee, yes, we all have different experiences of all cards, the small family card that is 6 of Cups, is also a symbol for liquid (Cups = water) and the number 6 for harmony.
By Faith, 2020-01-07
Since the last blog I have moved, it happened quickly, I went to Spain at the end of November and found a house I fell in love with. Then I had full-time arranging since I had my 60th birthday on the 19th of December and friends from Sweden were arriving.
I decided to go by car, since I love my car, or loved (R.I.P) and didn't want to leave it behind, and it was also practical to fill the car with the things I needed the most before my other things would arrive with the moving firm.
My adventure started on Sunday the 15th of December, I got one friend to follow me, picked her up in the south of Sweden, had a stormy and wavy trip by ferry from Denmark to Germany. we had a nice journey for 1800 kilometers, we had stopped for a break and when I turned the key to start the car it was a heavy noise. Then we had to call the wrecker, and the car went into a garage in Louhans, France.
Then everything started to be a challenge. We had to sleep over, but a nice town, lovely three-course french dinner and rest over the night, until this we had taken short stops to close our eyes for some hours. The next day I learned that they needed some days to fix the car, I got a rental car, and we continued our journey, but most of my things were left behind in the car, but it would only be for some days. With this happened I had to be in the rental by myself on my birthday for 1200 kilometers. I would have preferred that but not happening.
I can't speak french, didn't get any answers and I don't even want to talk about the insurance company, such a dissapointment, now 4 weeks after the rental is still with me, getting no answer on where or when to return it. They call me every three days to ask how its going and I ask about the rental and they will call back, and they do, three days later to ask the same stupid question again.
So, I got into my new lovely home, friends arriving, but not my family and my dogs, waiting for everything to be clear and also permission to have my dogs here, in Spain they have restrictions about my breeds, mix from Amstaff and Dogo Argentino.
I have spent Christmas, New Year and Twelfth Day here alone, without my things and my computer.
Hopefully, my things will arrive on Friday and family shortly after that.
Shouldn't I have seen this in my cards?
Probably if I did care, but I have this faith that everything will turn out fine (the last day my faith has been under doubts, and that ok). My new year's promise this year is to more reflect on the cards that show on obstacles instead of just accept it. I do believe that everything has a meaning, it must have with all of this adventure or else I will be dissapointed. The result is a new home (in the picture), no car but a lot of experience.
I couldnt do the horoscope for this period without a computer, but I have done a lot of Youtube, unfortunally in Swedish. But soon I will make it English, Spanish have to wait for that is a challenge I'm working on now, I have decided to live in a village where they speak Spanish, more south there are a lot of Swedish, Norweigan and English people and most any speak english. But I have a goal to be able to speak Spanish in some months, not fluid but understandable, just like my English.
I found out today that I have sold my first book in Japan! wow!
And with that before bringing in any other countries or language this blog will end. I do hope that you have had a wonderful Holliday and a great start of the new year.
By Faith, 2019-11-28
Today it is Thanksgiving; probably not many in Sweden celebrate it, but I do. Just had dinner, turkey, mashed potatoes on sweet potato, gravy. I have also spent many moments today, being grateful, which I do every day. But it feels a little special on this day. Some years ago, I was in the US on Thanksgiving; it was a little special. But everything becomes what we make it. I could have also chosen not to make it unique.
Tomorrow is Black Friday. I've already set my black prices in red. Because I try to get Christmas mood on the website, as I still have the Easter curtains up * shaking my head *.I will be in Spain in some weeks, I don't feel the need to set up Christmas gadgets, but I will bake traditional Swedish "Lussebulle" on Sunday, I didn't do it last year. But this year I'll be eating unhealthy just because. I will try to spice food with saffron this Christmas, which is a spice I like.
But gratitude! I am so convinced that it is one of the essential energy situations to be in, to reflect, to stop, to thank for what is, whether it may be chaos, for I have believe, I am so convinced that my soul has chosen all events, they are experiences that I need. Today I put together about a one minute film about when I became the best medium the first week in Ukraine. It was cool to see it again, all the memories, all the gratitude about new friends, the experiences since I did not stop until the end and won it all, it is also gratitude. Still, I feel that I have won the highest gain, namely myself, for whatever others may think of me, I love myself, I love my life, in that I am incredibly grateful for life, even those moments when I sigh deeply.
I try to be grateful for the raining outside, thinking that it makes me appreciate the sunshine and gratitude that it doesn't snow because I probably have to practice lots of being grateful for it. Sometimes I think I make life too simple by thinking that my soul has chosen this life, that everything has a meaning, that everything becomes as well as is perfect just as it is. But I'm happy with my thoughts.
I am most grateful for my family, my animals, my friends, my home, car, computer, mobile, yes, all the gadgets, but maybe I am most grateful for my ability to be grateful.
Wishing you a lovely Thanksgiving <3
By Faith, 2019-11-26
As you might know, it's late November, here in Sweden it's gray outside, some rain in the air (or maybe snow where you are?). Although I personally prefer the gray weather rather than the snow because if it is something that can make me depressed, it is snow. Although according to my forecast it will not come until Christmas, then I am on warmer latitudes where I coldly expect that there will be no snow
Today it is 23 days left until my 60th birthday. This is when I will make a fresh start in life. Celebrate it with good friends, really celebrate, be free from work someday before my birthday and over Christmas. One of the reasons I have a lower price for interpretations until December 1, planning to get as much as possible before then.
It is planned that I will spend most of my time in Spain from this winter, partly with the filming of my "everyday life", will certainly be entertaining, some of my friends think, for me, it is everyday life. But my everyday life will look a little different in the future. It feels almost like a replay of time in Ukraine. I like adventures also other cultures., as I am a Sagittarius.
I have just got back home after a few days in Spain, it was interesting days, coolest was the traveling, super cheap tickets, nice travel time, the most wonderful company that I invaded. Little fun is that my first dish on Spanish soil was not tapas or paella instead a plate of an egg dish from the south of Sweden. I was in Spain on Monday afternoon and left for Sweden on Wednesday evening, had to wait 11 hours in Madrid with a new acquaintance, I spoke English with some Spanish words, she Spanish with some English words. But everything works with body language. Wonderful meeting that most people are when we stop, to be present is an art.
With the luggage home I had oranges, mandarins, and lemons which I got from a nice Spanish gentleman who also according to Spanish custom gave me a kiss on the cheeks. I flew to Stockholm where my BFF was waiting to visit me, so I got driven home. An exciting trip, when it was16 miles home, the windshield wipers decided to break down, in the rain.
But I am a little proud of the unexpected chaos because I sometimes brag that I am so good at reading houses, cars, and animals. So I read the energy of the windshield wipers and it felt like a plastic gear that dropped some spikes. Imagine it was so too But we came home, the car was fixed, had nice days with my very best friend, also by other family members who should be hardened but a little worried about the adventures I planned.
It is only today that I feel that I have landed at home, in myself, therefore I have changed to a little Christmas theme on my webpages. Although it is not visible in the picture, as my hair always lives its own life, my bad hair days are over. Because it's something that has annoyed me for many, many years, this with which hairstyle I want, not short, but not too long, a little messy but still a little well-groomed (haha), it is important that I can put it in a tassel when I write for otherwise, I think that I can't think.
Today is good, up and down day, after a few days absence from the computer (had only mobile with me to Spain), it is like a little chaos. But yesterday I went through some of my pages, and now I have some interpretations, except that I am cleaning out everything that I no longer need because for so many years I have dragged on things with affection value without reflecting. I'm more into a simpler life, fewer gadgets, less to keep track of. It is a process in itself, but absolutely fantastic.
I got a new favorite drink in Spain, do not know how it is spelled but sounds like bong bong, coffee with condensed milk in. Then I think it is pretty cool with olives, almonds, and all fruits. Sitting with such a cup of coffee now, a little pause before I should continue with everything that is on my daily schedule.
Life is just so pretty, yeah, all opportunities, but sometimes I get a little sore stomach of all the changes but then the processes are going, rather than stagnating. Emotions are important, to dare to experience, to dare to feel, to dare to be.
By Faith, 2019-10-27
Or rather, where is my Halloween? Not even Halloween is going on this house. It's my favorite time of the year, the weekend when I go all-in with decorations, black curtains, skeletons in the garden, zombies in the basement, decorations with ghosts, pumpkin soup, and not forgetting me like a pumpkin. I don't even know where my pumpkin suit is!
Today Facebook reminded me with this picture of my dog, Max; he likes pumpkins too <3
I also notice that in my living room, the Easter curtains are still in the windows. Two months left for Christmas, even that weekend is in danger zone when I lost my dedication. But yesterday I googled pictures on Tarot Games with Halloween pictures. Always something.
But no snow :D Jippie, because its something that I detest entirely, my forecast in Tarot for the weather says that it will be a white winter, that doesn't cheer me up, but I will be among palm trees to record a TV series when the snow falls here at home.
Outside its raining, the time changed when it comes to the hour (clock turned counter-clockwise one hour for wintertime last night), but otherwise, I feel entirely lost. What a year it has been, but one does not exclude the other, it has been a good year despite seven griefs and eight disappointments or something like that.
I'll go into memory lane for a while, open folders with Halloween pictures from previous years, enjoy memories while trying to get in order, structure in this new wintertime.
This is not how I will look this year, but I feel a bit like a ghost so it will be useful anyway;)
I liked this deck, assuming it will be a Tarot blog after a few cups of coffee