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A Twelve Card Spread for Elanor

Boy is my face red.

Deck: Revelations Tarot

Spread: Overview-Houses of Stars

(If you’re not familiar with the spread, allow me to explain: each of the twelve cards in the layout represents one of the twelve astrological houses from Aries to Pisces. It’s not necessarily a calendar spread as much as it demonstrates how your energy sympathizes with each of the houses and what that energy might bring you.)

Aries (What and How I am)

Hierophant- upright

You are settling into a comfortable pattern. Ritual and consistency strengthens you. You know the direction you want to go in and have decided on your destination. Excellent opportunity for learning lies ahead.

Taurus (What and How I have)

Two of Wands- upright

You are focused and are in control of your outgoing energy. There’s a large expenditure of energy, perhaps a big project or undertaking. Don’t refuse help on general principle; you’ll only burn yourself out. Tunnel vision may make the finish line appear closer than it is. This undertaking seems to need a lot of energy, so you won’t or don’t have as much to spare for other things as you might like.

Gemini (What and How I think)

High Priestess- upright

You may be feeling flimsy or insubstantial due to a recent disappointment or unsettling. You may look for answers, but you might choose not to take your search all the way to the end. You could be experiencing uncertainty about how make a goal reality. An uncomfortable but important lesson will come from all this.

Cancer (What and How I feel)

Page of Swords- reversed

Dodging, deflecting with such skill, you just might be a ninja. But despite all the midair acrobatics, you are very aware of everything going on around you. You might be afraid to reveal something closely guarded even to those most precious to you. Perhaps because you fear it will wither and disappear in the wind. Suspicion is unproductive, however.

Leo (What I desire and Why)

Five of Cups- reversed

You are ready to move on from a letdown. Pick up the remaining things of value and use them to create something new and better. Here is your chance to apply your creativity and watch it soar.

Virgo (What I analyze and How I resolve it)

Queen of Pentacles- reversed

You may find that you’ve become something of a sensualist in recent days, enjoy it. You’re all about simple pleasures-from a bowl of chocolate ice cream to playing kick the can like a ten year old. It does a person good to think simple again, so relax a bit and see the good side of life.

Libra (What and How I Balance)

Two of Pentacles- reversed

Finances may be slightly off lately. Money that you expected to have for something personal has gone to an unexpected expense. This is just a small set back and is easily corrected.

Scorpio (What and How I demand)

Seven of Cups- reversed

You no longer want to deal in fantasies and wishes and maybes. You just want the cold, hard facts. Focus on your immediately achievable dreams and you will find the decisions are clear. You can make things happen, just remember that solidity is key.

Sagittarius (What and How I see)

Page of Pentacles- upright

With a change in perspective, you can now see the way though a particularly frustrating obstacle. Hard work and discipline give way to intuition and innovation. After gaining hard won skills, the application of those skills provides you with a new freedom.

Capricorn (What I gain and How I benefit)

Strength- upright

Victory is yours! And a well-deserved victory it is. Nothing beats the pride and satisfaction of showing a constant nuisance what for and who done it. Time to set new goals for your follow up act.

Aquarius (What and How I know)

Five of Pentacles- upright

Wallowing in victory promotes stagnation and rot, so get a move on. Do not be afraid to start over or move on to a different venue. If you remain in this mindset, you cannot grow.

Pisces (What and How I Believe)

Seven of Swords- reversed

Dig deep and trust yourself. Despite what you or others would have you believe, anything is possible. Your subconscious knows what it’s doing. Even if you do not achieve a goal, rest assured something valuable will come of the attempt.

I thought I'd just put this up before it looked like I fell off the planet, rather than wait for the pictures.
Edit: Now with pictures! I couldn't get photos of the actual layout because my camera hates me, so I scanned in the cards myself. Just pretend that all twelve cards form a diamond...eh heh. Links:
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f115/louiethewhip/elanor2.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f115/louiethewhip/elanor1.jpg

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Oh, thank you so much!! :)

I have done a version of this spread myself, so I understand the basics of it. I'm completely unfamiliar with the deck though, which makes this quite fascinating.

You are settling into a comfortable pattern. Ritual and consistency strengthens you. You know the direction you want to go in and have decided on your destination. Excellent opportunity for learning lies ahead.
This is spot on. Absolutely correct. This is me at work. I know exactly where I want to go, and I can't fast track it, I just have to work steadily away. A lot of it is quite repetitive but I enjoy it. I am studying at the moment and there is a lot more learning on top of that, just ahead of me. :)

There’s a large expenditure of energy, perhaps a big project or undertaking. Don’t refuse help on general principle; you’ll only burn yourself out. This undertaking seems to need a lot of energy, so you won’t or don’t have as much to spare for other things as you might like.
I'm not 100% sure what this refers to. The only thing I can think of is my kids? Would that fit this? Or maybe my studies? I need to get cracking on some study. My exam is at the end of this month.

You may be feeling flimsy or insubstantial due to a recent disappointment or unsettling. You could be experiencing uncertainty about how make a goal reality. An uncomfortable but important lesson will come from all this.
That doesn't sound so good. Um... Could this be to do with finances? Things have been going quite well for us lately, but we're juggling money at the moment... Or, it could be a warning that if I don't start studying soon I'm going to fail my exam! :)

You might be afraid to reveal something closely guarded even to those most precious to you. Perhaps because you fear it will wither and disappear in the wind. Suspicion is unproductive, however.
I tell my husband everything and I have a Livejournal where I share a lot of things on there. But having said that, when it comes to my weight loss struggles and certain creative outlets, I am a LOT more guarded. And yes, part of that is definitely fear of failure - fear that it will disappear and feeling like I should just hide it until I've made more more substantial headway. Other than that... Hmm...

You are ready to move on from a letdown. Pick up the remaining things of value and use them to create something new and better. Here is your chance to apply your creativity and watch it soar.
Interesting. I am very curious to know what this applies to. What I desire... I'm not sure exactly what this is yet, but I'll keep this in mind and think on it. :) I love the idea of applying creativity and watching it soar.

It does a person good to think simple again, so relax a bit and see the good side of life.
Agreed. Sometimes you get caught up in the daily routine and forget to have fun and just enjoy life. You work to live, not live to work. I have two kids and a playful husband and I am definitely turning my focusing to enjoying doing simple fun things with them. Especially now that it is summer here. :)

Continued in another comment...
Finances may be slightly off lately. Money that you expected to have for something personal has gone to an unexpected expense. This is just a small set back and is easily corrected.
Agreed. My husband has just started a new job and he's switched to monthly payments instead of weekly. What with three weeks holiday in between and waiting for that first month's pay, I'm finding it hard to pay everything on one wage. But that will sort itself out as soon as his first payment comes in next week I hope, and definitely we'll be all right again next month.

You no longer want to deal in fantasies and wishes and maybes. You just want the cold, hard facts. Focus on your immediately achievable dreams and you will find the decisions are clear. You can make things happen, just remember that solidity is key.
I am definitely moving towards this. Putting plans in place. Making budgets. Planning out step-by-step how to reach various goals. Often things look so far away you just keep plodding until the goal is near enough that you can see it and it feels realistic. But my husband and I both feel like we're at a really good time to plan things out at the moment and get ourselves organised.

With a change in perspective, you can now see the way though a particularly frustrating obstacle. Hard work and discipline give way to intuition and innovation. After gaining hard won skills, the application of those skills provides you with a new freedom.
He he... I wonder if this refers to the style I read Tarot? lol

Victory is yours! And a well-deserved victory it is. Nothing beats the pride and satisfaction of showing a constant nuisance what for and who done it. Time to set new goals for your follow up act.
Ha ha! The first things I thought of was a struggle I'm having at work with a dept I work closely with. One of them recently transferred and I think the rest will very shortly find themselves getting the hard word from management. The situation looks like it will all be over in a month at the most. And it is one of my 'key performance indicators' - something I get judged on at salary review time. So it's definitely something I am pleased about. And yes, time to see what the next aim will be.

Wallowing in victory promotes stagnation and rot, so get a move on. Do not be afraid to start over or move on to a different venue. If you remain in this mindset, you cannot grow.
Okay, okay, time to get moving! lol I hope to get training to prepare me for a promotion soon. They promised it would happen in January, but it hasn't, so I'll push this now.

Dig deep and trust yourself. Despite what you or others would have you believe, anything is possible. Your subconscious knows what it’s doing. Even if you do not achieve a goal, rest assured something valuable will come of the attempt.
You know, I was saying this very thing to someone else yesterday (just in casual conversation). And yes, I need to just believe I can do it and go for it. Shoot for the moon - even if you miss, you'll land amongst the stars. lol

Thank you so much for that. I'm not really familiar enough with your deck to give good knowledgeable feedback from the perspective of another tarot reader, but I hope my comments provide some feedback for you. If you want to discuss any of it, just let me know. :)
You're very welcome! I really enjoyed doing this for you, it was very challenging. I'm glad you found some similarities in the reading, I was worried it would make no sense at all. You provided wonderful feedback, thank you very much! I'll try and get those pictures up when my software stops hating me.
As for the large expenditure of energy in Taurus, it seemed to me that it might be a month or so in the future, but since I'm particularly abysmal at timing, I left it out. It seemed very important though and the actual pace of the event looked very quick indeed, almost like a mad dash to the finish line.
In Cancer, well, that one had me on the ropes as well. Those vague words were about all I could drag from it.
Leo: A rather disruptive setback might be a better term than let down. Sort of like plans got canceled or there was a drastic change in the metaphorical climate.
I don't know if any of that helps. Thank so much again for the fabulous feedback.
I do wonder if that situation in Taurus refers to my studies. It is going to be a mad dash at the end of this month and I will need to ask for help, particularly from a colleague who specialises in the area I'm studying in. But I will keep my mind open and if something else comes up, I will let you know! :)

When you mentioned plans being cancelled, I immediately thought of our holiday. We had planned to go away for two weeks in April. I have been looking forward to it for months now. But when my husband changed jobs (it was a good change, but still!) his holiday pay was paid out and he's now not able to take holidays in April. He had three weeks between jobs, but I wasn't able to take my holidays at that time. So we missed out on that time together. I have three weeks paid holiday time owing to me, but no idea what to do with it. I wonder if that is what you were seeing? Again, I will keep thinking on this. Sometimes, later on, you think 'Oh, it was probably such-and-such that she was referring to!' :)
The Cancer one might also become clearer with time.
I have put this in to my 'memories' in LJ and will make sure to go back and review it after some time has lapsed.

Would you like a reading from me? If you would, just give me a general direction, an issue or a question if you have one. Otherwise I can just see what comes up. Or a spread if you have one in mind. I use the Mythic deck. Oh, and let me know if you want me to post it on this community, on my LJ (which I will do, but I can make the entry private if you like) or just email it. :)
I certaintly wouldn't object to a reading about my finances, if you wouldn't mind. The spread is entirely up to you and posting on this lj is a-okay. No worries about privacy, deep down I'm an exhibitionist really ;). Thanks.
Okay, I just realised I can't tell from your username whether you're male or female. :) So rather than look silly, I'm asking!
oh, hah. No worries. My user name is Louie, since that's what most call me, but really I'm chick. If you want my real name, it's Kate.