I’m so excited to share this new journey into weekly intuitive card pulls with all of you!
Today we’ll be working with the Enchanted Tarot. It’s a beautiful, ethereal derivative of the traditional Tarot that is created by Amy Zerner and Monte Farber. This was my first deck and because of that, very close to my heart. Amy created incredible fabric collages for each card and her husband, Monte, is the writer of the words within the accompanying book.
In honor of this being the first post of many, I have done a three card spread. The first represents the past, second the present, and third the future. I encourage you to pay attention to the art and words shared today, allow your intuition to guide you and receive what you need out of this draw. It’s a general reading for all of us so I am sure you will resonate with some aspect of it! 🙂
Past: The Tower; Present: Six of Hearts; Future: The Hanged Man
Past: The Tower
Number: 7 – Spiritual development and connection, initiation, change, renewal
Meaning: Sudden change, upheaval
When we look at this card, we see the lightning bolt hitting the old Tower – old structure – and completely blasting it apart. A man-made monument reduced to ruins by natural law. The village below the mountain base of the Tower holds people who are questioning whether the old older can survive. The explosion has cleared space for new growth. Lighting has struck, but enlightenment may follow. Have you ever felt safe within the confines of your life, finding comfort within your current thoughts, beliefs and expectations? Then, seemingly out of the blue, something big happens that completely destroys your picture of peace and harmony, completely throwing you for a loop? The Tower speaks to a sudden realization that our comfort was based on a faulty foundation. This experience is humbling and scary, but absolutely necessary for our own growth. We may have experienced something recently that shook up our status quo and sense of security, making us feel a bit insecure and afraid. Something that forces us to question our strongly-held beliefs, perceptions, attitudes and behaviors. The biggest thing the Tower shows us is that with destruction comes creation. It’s an awakening of the new, making space for inspiration, freedom and release from the bondage of our old false systems of belief.
Questions to ask: What structures in my life have broken up? How can I use this destruction of the old to create something more solid and based in truth?
Present: Six of Hearts
When we look at this card, we see children frolicking under and within hearts. A sense of joy and nostalgia may be felt. Children are inherently non-critical and innocent. Love in a child’s eyes is undemanding and life was filled with joyful play. The world is new and time moved slower, allowing space to savor it completely. Six of Hearts calls on us to go back and see and hear through the eyes and ears of a child, dwelling within each moment and experience with a youthful happiness and enthusiasm. As a present card, this may mean that by some twist of fate, a person, a feeling, a memory, a smell, a touch or taste from childhood makes its appearance in our life. This may mean taking time to do the things we used to love as a child ourselves. Finding the space to connect with our inner child is imperative here. As we recognized in the Tower, lots of change has been brewing and the Six of Hearts calls on us to invoke enthusiasm, open-mindedness, and excitement for what is to come through the destruction of the old. It’s calling on us to trust that all things will get better as we move through change with understanding and optimism. The future is an open book is the message of the Six of Hearts. We are to get back to our innocence and learn how to play again as life truly is a playground for our spirits to learn, grow, and experience. The possibilities are endless.
Questions to ask: What do I need to do for myself to get back to my inner child? How can I bring in more enthusiasm, joy, and a sense of possibility in my life? Am I willing to be open-minded about what has happened?
Future: The Hanged Man
Number: 3 – Careful planning, growth leading to spiritual development, rebirth
Meaning: Letting go, sacrifice
Under a calm, blue sky and above a flowering earth, a man hangs upside down, suspended by one foot from the tail of a dragonfly. The dragonfly represents that this is far from torture, but that of a natural process – one that is based on renewal and positive force. The man’s life is in limbo but his face shows total acceptance and faith in this moment of surrender to a higher force. His pattern of life has been reversed to view an alternate outlook. The water flowing beneath him symbolizes that he has risen above emotional turmoil to accept the suspension of his typical way of living. As he hangs, he seems to be in a state of waiting, possibly in the midst of internalizing and incorporating this new perspective with the help of his inner voice, so that he may be free to walk again with a sense of expansion and spiritual growth. The Hanged Man as a future card is affirmation that through the change of the Tower and the non-attachment and enthusiasm of the Six of Hearts, we may come to a new perspective and thus, a new chapter of growth. In surrendering to what has been and what is, being patient and suspending any action, and paying attention to the perspective shift that comes, we may continue on our journey with a feeling of renewal, rebirth, and awakening.
Questions to ask: Am I willing to pause and surrender? Am I willing to trust that all change is an opportunity for growth and expansion? Am I willing to have faith that I will come out of this renewed and stronger than ever?
Spirit Card: Four of Hearts
If you are bored and dissatisfied with where your path has led, withdraw from distraction and examine your “heart of hearts.” What insight can you find there within your inner wisdom? What is your goal and how has your mind distracted you from it? The Four of Hearts calls on us to re-evaluate our inner circumstances and create a course of action which harmonizes with our heart so that we may receive what we desire. Have you been bogged down by negativity, hopelessness, or limitation? We must cut through those forces which undermine our happiness and success and rise above them by reconnecting with our inner truth and wisdom. In doing so, we open space for true joy, enthusiasm, and growth.
What did you gain from this spread? Did anything in particular resonate with you?
Let me know below! I’d love to hear from you.
This reading was so on time for me personally. I’ve been going through a lot of breakdowns of old, ancient belief systems and patterns of thought. Trust, joy, enthusiasm, and patience is needed in order for me to expansively move forward and come out the other side renewed and free.