The querent (person for whom the reading is done; one who seeks) for this reading wanted to know how successful a series of major changes would be. I used the Tarot of the Sweet Twilight for this reading, with a random significator (card representing the querent) and the Do-Think-Feel-Have-Be spread.
Significator – Two of Chalices
Love, romance, candles, and wine. There is nothing like it while it burns to light the darkness, fill the world with beauty, and heal all manner of ills.
DO – The High Priestess
The High Priestess is familiar with the life that goes unseen, beneath the floors and in the walls. What others may demean, she values and protects.
THINK – Queen of Pentacles
Appreciation of creation and the ability to create are qualities tied to the earth, the moon, the sun, and the heavens. Who says that physical things are mundane?
FEEL – Four of Swords
Everywhere, troubles of every sort surround and follow you. There is only one sensible course of action. Find a peaceful spot and give yourself over to it. Rest and ground yourself. Then, deal with all the problems.
HAVE – Temperance
Temperance stands gracefully in the arid landscape forever balancing the need for hope and the desire for blessings. In her hands, there is nothing lost.
BE – Two of Swords
You’ve risen above the situation, or so you think. Stubbornly, you hold what you know to be true. Yet, by refusing to see anything else, are you missing what else might also be true?
Much as you try to hide it, you are a romantic at heart. You believe in true love, in kindness and generosity of spirit, and that these things can not only help to overcome adversity, but that they make the world a better place. You rarely let people see this side of you, however; you prefer to present yourself differently. This need to be seen as handling things gets in your way, though – you know when you need help, or support, but you don’t ask for it and (mostly) others don’t offer because they can’t see beneath the surface.
As you move through this phase of transition and change, you need to remember that the surface of things isn’t always the best representation and that, often, things are not what they seem. Looking beneath is a survival tactic, and you have a gift for it. Let that gift help you, and remember that sometimes the best way to see what someone or something really is involves exposing your own true self.
Remember your passions, no matter how small they seem – what is important to you is important, and no one should tell you otherwise. Keep this firmly in your mind as you move toward your goals.
When you feel overwhelmed and overwrought, take a moment to stop and breathe. Then, make a list: what absolutely must be dealt with, and what is just window dressing? Handle what must be handled right away, and leave other things to be dealt with once you’ve cared for yourself.
You have insight into how things work, and the will to set them in motion. Don’t let fear make you stumble; count out what you have and look to what you wish to acquire, and make it so. Have faith, and apply it, while remembering that you also have to put in the time and do the work.
If you keep these things in mind, if you take the time to look at what happens from all angles and open your mind up to the possibility of things you didn’t think were possible, it will be easier to get where you need to go. Staying true to what you believe does not mean that other beliefs are not just as true for those who hold them, and trying to apply your own beliefs to others can be disastrous. When you are aware that yours is not the only road, you’ll be better able to travel.
You can have what you want, if you’re aware of the price and actively choose to pay it.
Images of the Cards and the Spread