GoetSorceror - Tuesday, December 14th, 2010 - 6:29 PM
The premise is simple: comment here if you want a Tarot reading done. Please indicate whether you want a) a general overall life reading, b) a general reading about a certain life area (eg romance, academia, career stuff, magickal path, etc), or c) a reading about a specific scenario/answer to a specific question (in which case, mention said scenario or ask said question, please).
My purpose is a tad bit more complex, though. I'm going to be testing out my ability to read the Tarot accurately, as well as reading it accurately with the three decks I'm going to be using (Rider-Waite, Thoth, and Archetype decks). If you like, you can specify which deck I'll use, but if you don't, I'll pick one meself.
If I do a reading for you, I'd greatly appreciate some feedback on how accurate you felt it was; just post another comment here in the thread.
No. 17527 - GoetSorceror - December 16th, 2010 - 4:58 AM
Hermit: General Reading (Archetype Deck) Where You Are: Addict Where You've Been: Teacher How You Got There: Rescuer (Shadow) Where You're Going: Mystic How To Get There: Liberator (Shadow)
Just now you've got something going for you that's slowly been working its way into many different corners in your life - it's probably something you appreciate, too, something you feel you can't live without. I wouldn't say it's a negative thing, either - something that you can give in to because it's working for you. Recently, you've been communicating ideas with folk, helping people discover - in some way or another - the skills they have, and complementing it with your experience. However, you should be wary of developing an attitude of dependency on the person or people you've helped. You can look forward to developing a more "spiritual" side soon - uncovering something new, something that felt "esoteric" before - and to get there, you might want to look at being a little more forceful with your own ideologies, rather than relying on others' to guide you. Proscribe a little.
Hermit: Specific Reading - Moving Into Own Home In July (Rider-Waite Deck) Who: Reversed Ace of Wands What: Revered Four of Swords Where: Ten of Pentacles Why: Seven of Swords When: Reversed Two of Wands How: Reversed Two of Swords
(Interesting - no Major Arcana.) You can definitely find a place that you're going to love, but there will be issues. There could well be someone in your plan who is going to need support - it might be you, in fact, or it might be someone heavily involved in the situation (I get the impression that you want to get a flatmate, rather than a place to yourself). This is a big new venture for you, but the problems you'll have will be primarily to do with your own motivation and discriminative abilities (in the sense of having your wits about you). You may get bogged down under a lot of details that sap away at your motivation to the point that you feel exhausted, and it may well happen because you're planning ahead so much and worrying about everything - do take as much into consideration as possible, but don't put off making a decision by constantly going over details and minutiae. You will succeed, I think, but I also think you'll be uncontent with how the scenario played out - and honestly, I reckon that's down to you overthinking, overplanning, and overanalysing what would otherwise be a great situation.
No. 17528 - GoetSorceror - December 16th, 2010 - 5:17 AM
Luinbariel - General Reading (Rider Waite Deck) Querent's Significator: Queen of Cups Situation: Hierophant Foundation: Reverse King of Wands Past: Reverse Knight of Cups Best Outcome: Six of Wands Immediate Future: Chariot Approach: Six of Swords Environment: Three of Swords Hopes/Dreams/Fears: High Priestess Final Outcome: Page of Swords
At present there's some kind of strong presence in terms of an idea that you feel you "should" be pursuing, or a something that "must" be done - perhaps an attitude you should be adopting, work that must be done, a goal that should be achieved, and so on, and I reckon it's been pushed (if not generated by) a man with a pretty forceful will, such as a father-figure. Perhaps the force of that man has caused you to become a little lax in your attitudes towards it, to the extent that you feel you should now start picking up the slack, or else, there's another, contrary influence that says "Don't listen to him". You certainly could fix whatever the situation is, if you wanted to - it's definitely something within your reach, and if you strive for it, you'll most likely get it, but it would require putting a strong and confident effort towards it, and I get the impression that you don't want to face up to it, and would rather let it sit by the wayside, or not address it at all. There's a tripartite of motives going around here - you, stuck in the middle; this idea of "should", "must" or "need to", and a contrary, opposing idea of "you don't *need* to do anything". You may feel like you're sitting between two extremes and wondering which is the right way to go - however, I think that, at the end of the day, it doesn't matter /which/ decision you make - you're bound to make mistakes with either approach here. What's important is that you think about both approaches and finally actually decide on one of them.
No. 17530 - GoetSorceror - December 16th, 2010 - 5:29 AM
Admiral Jowlins - General Reading (Windrow-Ravenswood Playing Cards) Past: Ten of Bones Present: Queen of the Sea Future: Seven of Cogs
Something in your past has recently cropped up - something bad, or shameful, or something you wanted to keep secret. You are accused by the bones of animals, picked clean by a monster, and the monster is you. Nonetheless, there's a strong feminine presence in your life (or a particularly strong alcohol!) that's just come into play who's helping to take away that pain, helping you hide it away again. Your future holds a lot of critical thinking, careful consideration, defying what people may think of you - and more than a little lies and backstabbing.
(That reading there was my first playing-card read with this deck, dude, so I'm particularly interested in if you feel it's relevant or not).
No. 17531 - GoetSorceror - December 16th, 2010 - 5:46 AM
Blackblade - General Romance Reading (Windrow-Ravenswood Deck) What You Want: Ace of Circles What You Need: King of Bones
Just now, you want someone who you can keep safe, or who will be happy to keep your life largely the same as it's been - but what you really need is someone who'll move you out of your safety zone. There's a bit of a disparity here, so...
Bridge: Three of Circles
...you're going to have to make the first step in bringing those two things together. You need to move out of your comfort zone and into that raw space between yours and another's personal lives. It's a scary prospect, sure, but if you want to get what would suit you best, that's the way to go.
Final Outcome: Ten of Sea
If you go through with all this, you're going to getchaself someone pretty damn good, son - the person you really hoped for. By daring to take a step out of the circle of your own personal boundaries, you can find someone who will, from thence forward, let you stick within those boundaries, if you so choose.
No. 17533 - GoetSorceror - December 16th, 2010 - 6:03 AM
Cain Buhner - General Reading (Thoth Deck) Past: Reverse Two of Wands Present: Hanged Man Obstacles: The Sun Influences: Reverse Three of Swords Short-Term Future: Reverse Three of Pentacles Long-Term Future: Reverse Aeon
In the past, you were caught on the wrong side of a battle of wills - perhaps someone had enforced their own motivations upon you, or you had done the same to someone else: either way, you came out the worse for it. However, due to this, you've been undergoing some much-needed catharsis for your actions - because of the fact you came out of the past situation worse off, you've learned something. Unfortunately, whatever it was you've learned has closed off or blocked something from you - by having the truth and reality of a situation shown to you, you've realised a limitation that has been imposed on your life. That said, this limitation is only an obstacle, not necessarily an enforced constraint - there's a situation that you can take advantage of that will let you grow past this, and though it might require a little metaphorical "bloodshed" (huring someone's feelings, eliminating the thing that limits you, changing an attitude you've defended fiercely, etc), you can definitely do it. Removing this limitation and "spilling" this "blood" will make you feel like a cripple, having lost something that's dear to you, and you'll feel as though you're only wasting your time and effort - that feeling will continue for some time, but it will nonetheless become an important milestone in your development, if only to spur you on in the future, when you look back and realise that you don't want to be like that anymore.
No. 17535 - GoetSorceror - December 16th, 2010 - 6:15 AM
Zebus - General Romance + Specific Reading (Will I Gain Peace And Vindication?) (Windrow-Ravenswood) What You Want: Knight of Circles What You Need: Ace of Circles
Contrary to Blackblade's reading, what you want is someone who will act the knight for you - someone to be solid, sure, and certain, someone you can rely on. However, what you need is to gain your own sense of "self", being centered in your own life, having your own personal space, and so on.
Bridge: Seven of Circles
Unfortunately, that may well be difficult - you'll most likely feel like you're trapped in a maze, trying to find yourself in the middle. But nonetheless, like Theseus, you're going to have to venture into the center of the labyrinth to find the center of yourself. There's a minotaur hiding around there, somewhere deep inside yourself, and you may well have to find it - through some analytical "soul-searching") slay it - tearing apart the "inner demons" you have in order to proceed. Just remember that there's always a trick to this kind of thing - in the same way that you can always find your way to the center of a labyrinth by keeping one hand on the left wall, there's a truth that you know that will help you recover who you are.
Final Outcome: Four of Cogs
If you do end up going through the labyrinth of soul-searching and analysing what's been going on, I really think you will reach the "peace and vindication" you mentioned - or, if not that, you'll certainly reach a kind of equilibrium that provides some measure of placidity and contentment, for at least a little period of time before you decide to move on to bigger and better things.
No. 17538 - Luinbariel - December 16th, 2010 - 7:44 AM
Hm. Interestingly enough, that situation doesn't fit me or my life. At the moment there is nothing going on that would really ... fit. I have nothing I feel I should do, need to do, nothing like that. I am not avoiding doing anything, and there is no strong male presence in my life that would be pushing me to do anything. The strongest ones would be my boyfriend or my father and neither are pushing me to do anything.
The same is true in my spiritual life/path; nobody expecting me to do anything, not even myself.
Thank you though, I appreciate the reading.
No. 17540 - GoetSorceror - December 16th, 2010 - 8:45 AM
No worries, chica, thanks very much for the feedback! Evidently either my arcane magicks are weak today, or my arcana were cut with something that wasn't pure Rider-Waite. That, or divining the future using seventy-eight bits of card isn't possible, lawl.
In any case, cheers for the feedback, I appreciate it.
No. 17541 - Anonymous - December 16th, 2010 - 8:46 AM
Wow... Simply wow. I can't even begin how to describe how accurate that is.
Thank you Goet, I appreciate it greatly.
No. 17544 - GoetSorceror - December 16th, 2010 - 10:24 AM
Glad it's of some use to you, man, and cheers for giving me some feedback. Hopefully things'll get better soon, eh? Chin up, stiff upper lip, and all that other British stuff.
No. 17547 - Lucida - December 16th, 2010 - 10:51 AM
Oooh do me! I'd like a reading on my creative pursuits in the near future (during the next month)
What would bring me most inspiration, or what would be the most productive thing to focus on making? I prefer Rider-Waite, thanks! :)
No. 17549 - Anonymous - December 16th, 2010 - 11:42 AM
i would be mucho grateful if you could do a reading for me. i very much like tarot but right now i find it hard to separate myself from the answers i receive. i feel like many complex forces in my life are pulling on me and it's making me frustrated and stagnated. i would just like some guidance from somebody who doesn't know me so i can't twist the answers around. i would be more than happy to provide feedback in return for your time.
Guilty on the overthinking, overplanning, and overanalysing. That pretty much nails much of what I do.
Overall good readings, applicable to my situations in many points... I'm curious about the archetype deck.. could you tell me more about it? (In the "Introduction" thread, perhaps, not to derail this one)
No. 17565 - Majestica - December 17th, 2010 - 11:43 AM
If you are still doing these, kind sir, I would be eternally grateful to possibly receive a reading from you. All of my readings as of late have been either completely off the mark (or just reaching further into a level of my subconscious that I can't/won't look into), or I have twisted and molded them into the results I wanted. I've had so much happening to me over the past few weeks that I just can't help but feel absolutely smothered. For certain, I know a clear head could give me insight that I myself cannot provide at the time.
As I said before, I would be eternally grateful on any insight you can glean, and I will gladly provide feedback if you desire.
Awrighty, I'll whip up a fresh batch of Tarot readings for those of you who've come looking for'em - if I ever do decide to stop doing these, I'll post here and inform you, so until then, everyone's welcome to request one. I'd also heartily recommend Luin's readings as well though, so you can compare and contrast the readings we give you (plus, she's pretty in-depth about the cards that get drawn, and she was scary-accurate in the reading she did for me, too.) You can request a reading here: http://sanctuary.prelucid.com/?no=17519
I'm also still looking for feedback from any folks who've had a reading - entirely optional, of course, but it'd help me out a lot.
Lucida - Where to Focus Creativity/Find Inspiration (Rider-Waite) The Good: Four of Wands The Bad: Five of Pentacles The Ugly: Page of Pentacles
Look back towards projects you've already completed - there's something there that you can definitely take and expand upon, something that's already familiar to you that can be used as a framework for something fantastic just now. Don't be afraid of splashing a bit of whatever resources you need to get a really great project off the ground, whether that's in terms of money, time or effort - in this project, you'll get out of it exactly what you put into it. If you put in nothing, you'll get nothing out. It's a harvest, so make sure you plant enough in it to get back a lot when it comes to fruition. Unfortunately, your project might end up attracting the attentions of someone who's keen to profit off of it somehow, or someone who wants to scrounge off of your ideas. Be wary of'em.
Anon - General Reading (Windrow-Ravenswood) Past: Nine of Cogs Present: Five of Bones Obstacles: Ten of Cogs Good Influences: Ten of Circles Short Term Future: Six of Cogs Long Term Future: Three of Sea
In the past, there's been a strong sense of incompletion - things that didn't come to the fruition you thought they would, something that just missed what you were shooting for: the feeling of ejaculating before orgasm, if you will. And now, there's a multiplicity of individual forces each trying to get you to grab their withered hands. You're at a place where you've been given options, sure, but you're not entirely sure if you're being given a real choice. I reckon perhaps there's a feeling that you've been forced into this position by some outside force (societal expectation, perhaps?), as it's definitely an obstacle that's placed in your way. However, you can fish yourself out of this situation - if not in a physical sense, then in a spiritual one. You may not be seeing these choices for what they really are - and that is that each and every one of them offers you some kind of development. Each can put you on a path where you improve yourself, gain valuable experience, and ultimately teach you something. In the future, it seems there might be a new option added that you might make a grab for, if only because of its novelty value (though it may seem like just like any of the others, in some respect). In taking that path, I think it'll lead you to a fertile ground, where you actually get to take control and make /real/ choices, and not the options given to you by someone else.
Majestica - General Life Reading (Archetype Deck) Behind: The Mystic Before: The Samaritan Above: The Warrior Below: The Visionary (Shadow) Path: The Miser/Midas (Shadow)
Some spiritual or mystical element strongly rooted in your past - probably something you yourself believe or practice - has come to the fore in the present. Unfortunately, whatever this element is is being compromised or abused in some way - there's a negative attitude towards it, possibly from you having to dumb it down, pimp it out, become defined by it, or something similar. Whatever the case, this element isn't getting the attention that it really requires. As such, you're going to have to fight to keep it pure, to stop outside influence from interfering with it, and to prevent it being compromised any further. You're going to have to be a little more restrictive with this element - keep it to yourself, prevent others from tampering with it, stop whoring it out, or whatever's being done to it. Doing so will put you in a better position to actually help others -- you have to help yourself first. Take care of whatever that little element is, and you'll be golden.
No. 17593 - Anonymous - December 18th, 2010 - 7:40 AM
the terms withered hands and ejaculation before orgasm were especially apt and grotesquely vivid. i'm really unhappy but i don't face it because there's not an obvious way out of where i am right now. but i like the idea that i am not seeing the choices for what they could be. after all, perception is reality.
i believe what you said was creepy accurate and you did an excellent job writing it out. i had a bad feeling in the pit of my stomach and i woke up with it but it's gone now. i'm very susceptible to negativity but also good vibes too, wherever it comes from. i feel more hopeful. it's weird. but neat. thanks goet.
No. 17595 - Saberhagen - December 18th, 2010 - 8:18 AM
Can I have a general romance reading please?
I don't really understand the different kinds of deck so you choose.
No. 17598 - PencilFace - December 18th, 2010 - 10:50 AM
Thank you for this insight. It's surprisingly accurate for what I've been going through, as I have some inkling of knowledge as to the element you are referring to. I know now that I will have to figure out some kind of way to keep others from corrupting it even further. I do believe your reading is very accurate, and I'm grateful for the light you've shed on my situation for me.
You know, I've never been big on tarot, but this is somewhat accurate. There is a young lady involved, along with some shame. I'd like to keep some secrecy about my future as I do have plans regarding lies and backstabbing unfortunately.
Past: Ace of Bones Present: Two of Bones Obstacles: Eight of Cogs Good Influences: Knight of Bones Short Term Future: Four of Cogs Long Term Future: Seven of Circles
I imagine there's something about your current romantic situation that you think (intellectually speaking) is rooted in an issue in the past - something you can't exorcise, that you keep digging back up, something you keep coming back to in your head when you ponder romance. You may feel like even now it's holding you back, but you have to reach out with both hands to grasp something new - this issue should not be worked on until you're romantically stable. There will be obstacles - a practical upset, a reality that seems to be dripping and losing bits of the ideal image you had in your head - but provided you don't stupidly bring this deep-rooted issue into the equation, you should be all set - in the short-term, things will be stable, manageable, and hey, even pretty nice. Overall, this experience will lead you into a situation whereby you step into the labyrinth of your own self-knowledge - perhsaps when you're finally comfortable (in a relationship) you'll be able to work through it.
sacredcow - Portrait of Now/What's Following Me? (Windrow-Ravenswood)
Past: Joker of Cogs and Sea Present: Five of Cogs Future: Seven of Sea
What's Following You: Knight of Cogs What Are It's Intentions: Queen of the Sea
Ooh. Very strong Cog/Sea influences here, especially with regards to your past - everything that's happening now is as a result of a discord/discontent between how you felt things were and how you felt they should be. Presently you're in a situation where you're feeling tested - as though you've been put in your place by someone or something, a victim of circumstances, perhaps, and you feel perhaps you're not supposed to be there. I think perhaps you've got an inkling of how you're going to bust out into what you really want to do, in which case I'd suggest going for it - your idea may be a little out-there, a little dreamy, and a little weird, but I reckon you're future's gonna be a little weird anyway, so you might as well go for it, man.
As for what's following you: again, it's rooted quite firmly in your past, something that you might perceive as being "part of the system", something sinister that wants to take away your plans. I wouldn't be so sure, though - I sense that if you give it the chance, it'll really help you out with regard to this "dreamy idea" in your future.
Past: Queen of Swords Present: Princess of Wands Obstacles: The Empress Good Influences: The Sun Short-Term Future: Nine of Cups (Satiety) Long-Term Future: Princess of Swords
Over the week I was gone, I learned a fair bit of the Thoth Tarot, so here's hoping I can make my reading pretty accurate, hm?
There's a strong feminine influence running throughout this reading, so I'm thinking perhaps there's a woman involved - or perhaps multiple women who are clashing, in some respect. In the past, we have the Queen of Swords, who represents someone (a woman, most likely) who has a very sharp mind, and most likely a sharp tongue, too - someone who might be controlling, staunchy logical, and perhaps a little keen for you to do what she thinks is best. Currently, however, we have the Princess of Wands - a firey, ecstatic influence (again, probably female, but most likely younger than the person aforementioned) who would necessarily contrast with whomever the Queen of Swords represented - the queen of swords is rational, methodical, precise, and perhaps somewhat austere, but does what she does out of compassion; the princess of wands is dynamic, artistic, furious, and temperamental. The obstacle you must overcome here is that of a matronly figure - I'd say the Queen of Swords. You may have to defy whatever it is she's asking you to do. However, you do have something on your side - a method of bringing something to light. Perhaps there's a secret you know that the Queen of Swords hasn't anticipated you using to your advantage, or perhaps you know something she doesn't. In any case, exposing the truth may well help you out. In the short term future, you'll find that this Princess of Wands character is going to fulfil you quite readily. But remember always that inside this Princess may well be someone with echoes of the Queen of Swords - someone every bit as keen to bend you to see her reasoning, but where the queen of swords was compassionate, she is cunning, precise - and may not have your best interests at heart.
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Glad it helped you guys out. I seem to be getting a lot of good results with the Windrow-Ravenswood. How interesting~
While I was away over the Christmas holidays, I ended up studying up on the Thoth Tarot, alongside the Book of Thoth and Lon Milo DuQuette's book on understanding the thoth tarot. I was never really into Thoth very much, but after taking the week (only a week!) to study it, I've become much, much closer to it. There's so much more to it that simply being graphically and cardinally different to the Rider-Waite deck - it's utterly amazing the depth that Crowley went into, and for the first time I'm at least somewhat content about what the Minor Arcana symbolise. Very exciting stuff.
No. 18084 - GoetSorceror - January 10th, 2011 - 8:03 AM
Hal - General (Thoth)
Past: Empress Present: 8 of Swords (Interference) Obstacles: 5 of Cups (Disappointment) Good Influences: 6 of Swords (Science) Short-Term Future: Princess of Wands Long-Term Future: Queen of Cups
Something you've been incubating or nurturing for a while seems to have hit a dead end, or else there's something preventing you from getting ahead with it. The more you try to keep it going, the more it's likely to pain you. Unfortunately, your emotional ties to whatever this is make it more difficult for you - you can't help but feel that it's not living up to how you expected it to be. Nonetheless, that's not a death-sentence - you should seperate your emotional investment from the "project" and take some time to really, critically analyse what you were doing with it. Was it reasonable for you to expect it to be The Best Thing Ever? Probably not - so take stock of the "project"'s current status, and whether or not you can reasonably keep it going. I think if you really take some time out to look at it from a more objective point of view, you'll find that you discover something that brings back the passion in it full-force (in spite of how you might think looking at things from a coldly rational point of view might make them seem more dull). This is all just a lesson to enable you to take stock of what you do -- and who you are as a person, and what you're prone to doing. Give it some scrutiny.
Glad you guys all found them useful. I'm prone to second-guessing the results I get when I pull the cards, but I've been just going with it for the readings I've done here - it's good to see the whole "gut-instinct" thing has some merit.
Incidentally, has anyone felt that their reading was inaccurate/very inaccurate, other than Luin? I'd be interested to hear your feelings on that.
No. 18118 - GoetSorceror - January 14th, 2011 - 6:23 AM
I'm not entirely sure I'd even be able to tell from cards alone if you had a past life in the first place, let alone what it was: plus, it's very difficult to boil an entire life down to just one card, so I doubt you'll get much from it, but I'll give it a whirl anyway. If you compare this with other folks' opinions and find they don't correspond, I'd probably go in favour with the other person's over mine, seeing as how I haven't tried to divine that kind of thing before.
I did two readings - the first I initially discarded because I thought I maybe hadn't shuffled right, but when I pulled the card for the next reading, it was one of the cards from that reading, that being the Eight of Swords, Interference, which is modified by the Three of Pentacles, Work, and the Seven of Swords, Futility. All of that to me suggests that the question as to whether you have a past life is irrelevant escapism - working too hard to gain too little ground for something that ultimately doesn't change or bear on your current life very much.
Well.. I suppose I do have a specific question.
My friend and I have decided to start a project of sorts- we would like to create a tulpa, and we were going to document as much of it as we can and what not, mostly just for shits and giggles.
But, can you give me any insight as to how that might go? We probably won't be starting for a couple of months, if that means anything.
And, if you have the time, and are feeling generous enough, would you mind giving me a general reading as well?
I'm so, so sorry. I saw this message ages ago and totally forgot to get back to you on it.
Kirsel - Tulpa Outcome Assessment (Thoth Tarot)
Good: 10 of Wands Bad: Queen of Swords Ugly: The Lovers
Pulling down fire from Heaven is a risky business, but with strong Will, you and your friend should be able to manage holding down whatever it is you're creating. However, you should be wary of getting so entranced by your project that you end up just basically making up arbitrary rules and dogmas to suit your purpose - assess the tulpa in terms of things you can definitively measure, don't go playing pretend with it. Be empirical. You're going to have to get down to brass tacks when it comes to how to do that -- I'm guessing that you have difficulty looking at a supposed paranormal experience you've had and figuring out if it was actually paranormal or if you "imagined" it. If you want this tulpa project to get going, you have to develop that gut instinct that lets you know you're right - between now and when you make the tulpa, you might want to try practising some psychic/astral work that helps you "see"/experience thoughtforms. Once you've made it, spend a good deal of time getting to know it so that you can feel it -- it'll be dull a lot of the time, but if you don't keep your willpower up, you're going to end up playing pretend.
Hope that helps, chief, and sorry for the long wait.
Derp, meant to post the rest of the reading in the above post. Ah weh.
Kirsel - General Reading (Thoth) Past: 4 of Cups (Luxury) Present: 6 of Cups (Pleasure) Obstacles: Prince of Wands Good Influences: The Tower Short-Term Future: 5 of Wands (Strife) Long-Term Future: Knight of Disks
Recently, it looks like things've been pretty durn good for you, you've maybe gained something that you're feeling quite comfortable with - but it seems as though you're getting impatient, or feeling locked into a sense of complacency, or you're wanting something more than that. You want to shake things up a little, perhaps - which is a good thing, because pretty soon, there'll be an event that most likely destroys the things that've been keeping you on that plateau for so long. You'll have the opportunity to really show your edge, without having to rely on all those things you've been using to big yourself up in the past, and you're going to have a lot more deeds to perform rather than ephemeral, transient past victories to rest your laurels on.
Basically, I'm thinking a smaller-scale version of "Office worker with good job feels like he's stagnating, the apocalypse happens, and he ends up surviving in a post-apoc setting long enough to gather round him a bunch of followers". But as I said, a smaller-scale version of that - an apocalypse of your daily life, if you like.
No. 18367 - ArmondSorceror - February 11th, 2011 - 9:31 AM
General reading please with the Thoth deck.
No. 18373 - Anonymous - February 13th, 2011 - 12:12 AM
Nah man, it's all good.
And thank you, while due to certain circumstances I'm not entirely sure that will be happening anymore, it is good advice regardless.
Huh, I guess in someways that's true. I've certainly, "gained something that I'm feeling quite comfortable with," and it's become something rather important to me, but in a lot of ways I'm think I'm getting rather bored with how repetitive life can be.
So I'm not sure how I feel about this apocalypse of my daily life.. While, like you said, I want to shake things up, there are a few things I do not at all want to lose. So I suppose I'll have to see how it goes. Thank you again sir!
General reading in the terms of advancement in my own divination, preferably with the rider-waite. Thanks in advance
No. 18671 - GoetSorceror - April 10th, 2011 - 9:24 AM
Armond - General Reading (Thoth)
Past: 4 of Wands Present: 3 of Swords Obstacles: 7 of Swords Good Influences: The Star Short Term Future: 3 of Cups Long Term Future: 8 of Wands
First off, sorry it took so long to see your request, been busy and all that; let's dive right in. Recently, something you've undertaken has been completed, and you may be feeling "seperate" from it, as though you're longing for it to no longer be over. You may have already lined up something new to undertake or organise, but you're feeling as though it'd be pointless, trying to capture the old happiness you found in the previous endeavour -- to that end, I'd suggest shrugging that fear off. You need a little bit more faith, both in this new "project" and in yourself, because you can make something awesome. Hop to the project, get working on it (whatever that may entail), and you may find that this will stimulate a lot more opportunities down the road. Go for it, dude.
Cain Buhner - General Reading (Thoth)
Past: 3 of Swords Present: The Devil Obstacles: 9 of Wands Good Influences: The Priestess Short Term Future: Queen of Cups Long Term Future: Ace of Swords
Judging from your previous reading, it looks as though whatever "blood" needed to be spilled has been shed. In doing so, you've become something different - more callous, perhaps? Maybe more hedonistic? The act of "shedding blood", to continue the metaphor, has changed you. But now it seems as though you're facing an impossible obstacle - something or someone that's put up a wall preventing you from doing what you wish. While that may normally be a damper, though, it's easy to circumvent this wall - but it means that more sneaky, underhanded methods may be necessary. It's well worth it, though - you may well be achieving something related to your overall "dream" quite soon, which will greatly influence and revolutionise your thinking.
Psi - Reading about advancement in divination (Rider-Waite)
Past: 10 of Wands Present: 8 of Wands Future: Hanged Man
So far it seems like you recently got to grips with a major part of divination, and you're feeling the buzz because of it. It's interesting that you got the Hanged Man for the Future card here - the Hanged Man can represent Odin, who hanged himself from Yggdrasil and gained knowledge of the Runes - which themselves can be used in a divination system. It may be pertinent to metaphorically "hang yourself" to gain new insight into divination -- put some practice into gleaning additional meanings from whatever system you're using by squeezing every last potential symbolic connection between the result you get and what you're attempting to read. Overexert yourself and get extreme about your divination practice.
This is very encouraging, and accurate in so far as it can be.
Coincidentally I have been working on both Tarot and Runes and so the hanged man made me chuckle a bit due to the irony.
No. 18677 - GoetSorceror - April 11th, 2011 - 9:56 AM
Glad to hear it: I struggled with that card a bit, since I felt like I wanted to interpret it in two different ways, then I ended up second-guessing myself and went for what I thought was the "rational" option - silly moi. Still, glad it's of use to you.
Aah, is that right? Pretty groovy coincidence, then (if there is such a thing). Glad you found it helpful, dude!
Meleager - Five Month Reading (Thoth)
May: Queen of Disks June: The Moon July: Eight of Wands August: The Aeon September: The Magus
During the month of May, you'll be given some kind of opportunity - or meet a facilitating person - who will help direct/redirect the course of something you've been aiming for or a goal you've wanted to meet, so as to make it much easier to achieve. You may just enter a darker period during June, wherein something hidden to you - most likely related to this facilitating person you interacted with in May. In July, you'll nonetheless feel energized in relation to whatever your goal is: now is the time to dive into it with full force and really make of it what you possibly can, because in August and September, working towards this goal may well cause it to metamorphosize into something entirely new that gives you full control over it. It's looking good for you, chief.
I'm tres excited to announce that within the next two weeks, I will be the proud owner of the Housewives' Tarot! Once I've had'em delivered, I'll post a wee notice here, and I'll be offering them as a deck to choose from for Divinations from that point on.
No. 18734 - The Recar - April 22nd, 2011 - 6:12 AM
I hold no preference, but would like a general reading in reference to my family if you wouldn't mind.
No. 18897 - GoetSorceror - May 13th, 2011 - 3:57 AM
Congrats, dude, you get to be my guinea pig for the Housewives' Tarot. :D
The Recar - General/Family Reading (Housewives) Heart of the Matter: Queen of Wands Present Position: King of Cups What is Passing Out of your Life: Ten of Wands Immediate Future: The Devil Past: The World How Others See You: Five of Pentacles How You See Yourself: Eight of Swords Hopes and Fears: Nine of Cups Direction to Take/Ponder: Four of Pentacles Outcome: Two of Cups
The root of an issue you're facing is someone with a melodramatic, forceful personality, most likely a woman with a strong will. Whatever this figure has done, it's made you retreat somewhat - perhaps not physically, but certainly mentally: you're having to do a lot more contemplation and reflection nowadays, and you may feel like you're taking on a burden due to others' emotions. You're losing control over your world, and it's not going to end well - your immediate future may involve some potentially self-destructive indulgence, just as a means by which to feel like you're in control again. Someone may feel that you're a wastrel, or that you've ruined opportunities you've been given - you just feel like you're in a no-win situation and can't do right whatever way you try, so you're holding on from doing anything -- but you've gotta do something. Either show how you really feel, or put yourself on the line and try going with the drama queen's will - just do something to get the real "you" out there, and it could well lead to a more positive, stable relationship that could correct the situation.
Hope that works for you, chief; first reading for another person with a new deck might be a wee bit off.
God fucking damn it... No, it's not off, it's talking about my mother, that wants me to kind of maybe throw away everything I've worked for and live a miserable existence with her and her newest boy-toy. Thanks for the reading. I have some thinking too do.
I'd like a general reading about my life on 3 points : Socially (as in, myself and how i interract), academia and magical path.
Should that be too much, only care to do the social aspect, but should you want to work a little more, a general reading would be welcome.
Sorry for being greedy on your time, and thanks in advance.
No. 19602 - ZebusVampire - August 16th, 2011 - 9:28 AM
Most intriguing. I'd say I agree for the most part. I'm not sure about finding myself because I think for the most part I'm doing/have done that. Of course at the time when I had requested it I hadn't. Curious indeed.
No. 19604 - MyotishiaGuardian - August 17th, 2011 - 1:26 AM
Could I possibly have a general reading please? Just see what shows up for you.
No. 19670 - GoetSorceror - August 27th, 2011 - 3:38 AM
Sorry about the delayed response guys; I'll get your readings done tomorrow evening!
Past: Four of Pentacles Present: Six of Swords Future: Knight of Cups
It looks as though your social life used to be quiet secure and comfortable before now - relationships that you didn't have to try too hard at, or else, you were a comfortable distance away from people. Nowadays, you're (over?)thinking a lot more, perhaps trying to gauge exactly what works with who and why, how you come across, guessing what other people are thinking... it's not necessarily a bad thing, but focusing on the relationships you have with people rather than focusing on the things you have relationships for might put a strain on them. I imagine you'll be able to rectify this by balancing your past self - the person who let his emotions rule the way relationships went - and your current self - the person who let reason rule the way relationships went.
A5 - Reading on Academia (Thoth)
Past: The Moon Present: The Magus Future: 8 of Wands
In your past - probably quite recently, in fact - you had to face up to an uncomfortable truth about your academic abilities - maybe it was that you were never quite good enough, maybe it was that you used to be able to ace exams without studying, but now that's no longer working for you, or maybe it's just that you've been lazy with your studies. Whatever the case, you have to take that truth, inconvenient though it may be, take ownership of it, and deal with it; from the looks of things, you've already started something to deal with it. If you continue on that path, I can guarantee you'll gain a burst of momentum that will help you along the way.
A5 - Reading on Magic (Thoth)
Past: Two of Pentacles Present: Knight of Pentacles Future: Eight of Pentacles
In the past, you may have been quite mercurial and whimsical about how much time and effort you put into studying and/or practising magic, but recently you've become more diligent, patient and measured out (or are at least attempting to be so). Just be more careful, more deliberate about where you invest your energy, and you'll be right on track.
Past: 4 of Cups Present: Princess of Disks Future: The Lovers
It looks as though you've recently become stable in some sense - probably becoming a little bored with it, too. And yet, something that's just come into your life is promising to help you begin a new cycle - something that will refresh that side of your life. However, once it gets going, you'll soon have to make a choice - keep with the old cycle, and all the stability it represents, or take a risk and try out this new venture. It's your call.
No. 19676 - Myotishia - August 29th, 2011 - 8:46 AM
If and when you possibly have the time to do a reading for me, I'd appreciate it. Any deck will do, and I'd like you to do a general reading on my experience with this kind of material. I just kind of want to know if I should try and Magic or not, and this might be some fun.
No. 20368 - GoetIncubus - June 24th, 2012 - 3:44 AM
Sorry about the long wait, chief. I haven't been checking this thread as often as I used to.
Anon - General Reading About Occult Practice (Thoth) Past: Seven of Wands Present: Queen of Cups Future: Ten of Cups
It looks like you've been led to make this choice because you've had to face up to some tough decisions or opposition recently, maybe in the form of people telling you not to do whatever it is you want to do. Just now, you're remaining passive about the whole thing - I'd guess you haven't practised much of anything magical yet, maybe just daydreaming about what it would be like to get into it. Based on the last card of the reading, I think you want to hear that there's a place for you in the occult world even if you're more of a passive scholar than an active magician. Magick is yours for you to do whatever you Will with it, even if that means just studying it and not committing to heavy practise (but - speaking personally here - don't become an "armchair magician" that tosses their untried, untested theories around as though they're fact =P).
No. 20372 - ZebusVampire - June 28th, 2012 - 11:10 AM
Three questions. (if ou are willing to do multiples)
1. There's something driving a hypothetical stake through me, it comes up occasionally and causes problems in the relationship I'm in. Is it going to kill it?
2. Outlook on the future as far as my career, location goes. Just graduated, and to make a massive understatement the future is uncertain.
3. As I get older, I feel my psionic ability growing. Just general info on this.
No. 20413 - GoetIncubus - July 8th, 2012 - 1:56 AM
Sorry for taking so long to get back to you, Zeb. I'll get this done as soon as I can, worry not.
No. 20416 - GoetIncubus - July 9th, 2012 - 9:43 AM
Aight, here we go. I noticed you'd posted the same questions in Luin's thread as well, but I've deliberately not checked to see if she'd answeed back/what answers you gave, just to make things interesting.
Zebus - Is This Issue Going To Kill Off My Relationship (Thoth) Past: Four of Wands Present: Six of Disks Obstacles: Ten of Wands Good Influences: The Empress Short Term Future: Four of Cups Long Term Future: Adjustment
The root of this issue lies in something that has already come to an end, something that's pre-established and that is (or that you feel is) unchanging and unchangeable - something that has been committed to and cannot be undone without dire consequences. You're currently operating in a system, mindset or place that is based on and predicated on that pre-established thing - it's a similar situation to having moved house, changed your ISP, sorted out your mail, introduced yourself to the neighbours, set up appointments with your local doctor, etc etc - you've settled in to something that you feel is good. However, there's some element of blind, raging, force that's upsetting - or trying to upset - that stability. Something that's divorced from the bigger picture, that's trying to change things purely to show that it CAN change them. On your side, however, there is some shelter from that - a sanctuary in which it is possible to hide yourself away from the force of change. It won't be around forever, though - just remember that it's there to protect you /now/. I think you should find some comfort in that sanctuary, at least for a little - but keep in mind that your life inside said sanctuary is just a temporary measure - it's the start of a rebalancing of your overall life, a safe place to go while the outside world is changed.
Zebus - How Will My Future Go (Thoth) Past: The Lovers Present: Art Future: The Hanged Man
Wow, three Trumps. It looks like you had to make a tough call to get to where you are today - maybe you were being pulled in two different directions, and you weren't sure which was the right one. However, you managed to pull through and make a choice, but the choice was a kind of amalgam of both options - you've went one way, while still incorporating elements of the other. This mixture won't last forever - one way or another you're going to have to remake the choice of one over the other, instead of mixing the two - but the knowledge you've gained from being in both worlds will help you whatever the final choice turns out to be.
Zebus - Psychic Ability (Thoth) Single Card Spread: Three of Wands
The Three of Wands is associated with the word "Virtue", and it's overall a pretty pleasant, straightforward card - basically, you've got all the constituent ingredients for a good outcome, so maintain whatever it is you think is working for you - but don't get cocky about it and rest on your laurels, and similarly, don't overdo it and upset the delicate rhythm of learning you've got going. Keep doing whatever it is you're doing and you'll be fine.
No. 20418 - ZebusVampire - July 9th, 2012 - 10:13 AM
Fascinating. Not sure what you mean by the sanctuary. The 2nd one is a little vague but I'd say I agree.
No. 20419 - GoetIncubus - July 9th, 2012 - 11:03 AM
Yeah, that's Tarot in a nutshell - "vague". Still, if you can glean some sort of useful advice out of it, that's good. As for the sanctuary, I'd imagine it's something like a maternal person you can go to who placates any anger or frustration you have, a situation where you can escape from whatever it is that's bothering you (equivalent to escaping into work so that you can avoid a hectic family life), or some activity that is helping you cope with whatever the issue is by removing you from it.
I'm having trouble getting to know my soul and intuition. I ended up in a strange spot of my life and don't know how I got there. Kind of like waking up on a see saw after a party type thing, in the most figurative point though. Not literally.