The Fortune Teller and blind prophet Baba Vanga

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Three card spread. Lay out three cards. Left to right, each card represents the Past, Present and Future.

Five card Horseshoe spread. Lay out five cards in an upright arc. Left to right, each card represents the Present Position, the Present Desires, the Unexpected, the Immediate Future and the Outcome.

Celtic Cross. Lay out ten cards as shown in the diagram to the right. Each one of the numbered cards represent the Questioner’s:
Present Position
Immediate Influences
Life
Root of the Reading
Past Influences
Future Influences
Feelings
Outside Influences
Hopes and Fears
Outcome

The Major Arcana (greater secrets), or trump cards, consists of 22 cards without suits: The Magician, The High Priestess, The Empress, The Emperor, The Hierophant, The Lovers, The Chariot, Strength, The Hermit, Wheel of Fortune, Justice, The Hanged Man, Death, Temperance, The Devil, The Tower, The Star, The Moon, The Sun, Judgement, The World, and The Fool.

0. The Fool: The beginning of your quest for knowledge.

1. The Magician: Knowledge through experience The Magician A sudden solution, as if by magic – but it may be just an illusion.Wizard plausible.

2. The High Priestess: The female energy of your mind (right side of the brain).The High Priestess Secrets and hidden circumstances stand in the way and need to be understood. Archetype: Secret: hidden influence.

3. The Empress: The ability to acknowledge ego, and understand that it serves as a teacher to protect yourself, from your self – being able to think fast, and still have loving intention.The Empress The gentle power that still rules, almost unnoticed and rarely opposed.

4. The Emperor: Not allowing ego to be your primary decision maker, and understanding that the only thing you will always be wearing is your soul (being too left brained).The Emperor You’re up against real power, so yield or suffer the consequences.
Archetype:Supreme ruler: irresistible power.

5. The Hierophant: Finding balance between soul and ego. Letting go of the need to fix everything, and understanding there is no need to interfere, you must only guide, and lead by example.The Hierophant The dependency on approval from an elevated dignity.
Archetype:Priest: spiritual authority

6. The Lovers: The Lovers are not quite what you imagine. The card doesn’t represent a significant other, but rather – the lesson of The Lovers is to live life with love being your primary objective.The Lovers Deeply felt mutual attraction – for as long as it lasts.
Archetype: Love: intense affection

7. The Chariot: The Chariot represents being aware of the consequences of your actions, and not allowing sexual desires/false bravado to be your guiding forces.The Chariot Triumph – but beware of its consequences at length.
Archetype: Conqueror: success in spite of resistance.

8. Strength: Remembering to be a warrior, not a worrier… approaching life with an open heart, and staying strong during adversity. Strength Strength of a kind that’s superior because of its clever application.
Archetype: Hero: a great feat.

9. The Hermit: Finding appreciation for solitude, because it can serve to remind you of your true purpose. The Hermit The lesson and reward, but also misfortune, of solitude.
Archetype: Solitude: isolation

10. The Wheel of Fortune: The only permanence is impermanence. Fortune can change instantly, and it is important to remain grateful – always.Wheel of Fortune An uncertain outcome, with an aftermath to be carefully considered.
Archetype: Chance: the unpredictable.

11. Justice: You reap what you sow, and for every action there is a reaction.Justice Justice without blindfold is not always fair.
Archetype:Judge: the rule of law.

12. The Hanged Man: It is far better to confront your demons, and allow them to be teachers – as opposed to having them be your “executioners.”The Hanged Man Great personal sacrifice that still doesn’t hurt much.
Archetype:Martyr: sacrifice

13. Death: An end is just a new beginning. Death A costly loss – sometimes, but not always, the death of someone.
Archetype:Grim reaper: coming to an end.

14. Temperance: Patience and persistence for what you’re passionate about.Temperance Moderation in all is ultimate persistence.
Archetype: Patience: time passes

15. The Devil: The Devil is not a “monster,” but instead it is the monster that chains you to a lower vibration because of choices made primarily for egotistical gain.The Devil The pain and delight of giving in to temptation.
Archetype: Archfiend: nemesis.

16. The Tower: A reminder to be humble and appreciate all that you have, as well as what you can have. Also, to be aware that once you get what you wish for, you must not take it for granted. The Tower A spectacular ambition that ends with disaster.
Archetype: Destruction: failure.

17. The Star: To be able to see the stars, you must know the darkness, and in order to see the light, you must know that even in the light, the dark exists but is only there to cradle the stars.The Star Time to pause and reflect, contemplate what’s precious and what’s not.
Archetype: Distance: the unreachable.

18. The Moon: Masculine energy, being called to be the best “man” you can be.The Moon Longing for the sake of longing, and the hope of fulfillment.
Archetype: Soul: longing.

19. The Sun: Finding balance between the day and the night, and remembering the lesson of the sun – be light, be bright, be warm, and inspire life to flourish by what you project to your surroundings.The Sun Great resources at your disposal, but constrain yourself since it’s possible to have too much.
Archetype: Ability: triumph

20. Judgement: Responsibility for the past to progress in the future.Judgement Ultimate judgment, whether we welcome it or not.
Archetype:Result: final outcome

21. The World: Know yourself, and you will know the world. Know the world, and you will know yourself.The World Success in anything worldly, but not for free.
Archetype:Opportunity: success at hand.

The Minor Arcana (lesser secrets) consists of 56 cards, divided into four suits of 14 cards each; ten numbered cards and four court cards. The court cards are the King, Queen, Knight and Page/Jack, in each of the four tarot suits.

The suits are Cups, Wands, Pentacles and Swords, and each suit comprises of 10 numbered pip cards, and four court cards (Page, Knight, Queen and King).

The Cups Suit (also known as the Chalice Suit) is linked with the standard Hearts Suit, and henceforth with your feelings and emotions, especially love, kindness and admiration. It is also associated with the classical element of Water

The Wands Suit (also known as the Staves Suit, Rods Suit or the Batons (the French word for Wands) Suit) is linked with the standard Clubs Suit, and with your intuition, especially vision, prediction and “gut-feelings”. It is also associated with the classical element of Fire.

The Pentacles Suit (also known as the Coins Suit) is linked with the standard Diamonds suit, and henceforth with the material world; your possessions and the things you cherish. It is also associated with the classical element of Earth.

The Swords Suit is linked with the standard Spades Suit, and with your mind, especially your intellect and your decisions. It is also associated with the classical element of Air.

Aces: Keyword – Beginning
When interpreting tarot cards of the minor arcana, Aces are the root force of the suit. They are a new start. The Aces represent hopes, dreams and potential success. When following other cards in the story line they indicate creation or attainment.

Twos: Keyword – Decision
When interpreting tarot cards of the minor arcana, the twos represent a fork in the road. A decision has to be taken. Competing interests must be balanced. Harmony should be achieved.

Threes:Keyword – Triangle
When interpreting tarot cards of the minor arcana, the threes provide us with a triangle. Where the triangle is positive and supportive it is the strongest of all geometric structures. When it is negative and divisive, it becomes a wedge which separates and splits asunder.

Fours: Keyword – Stability
When interpreting tarot cards of the minor arcana, the fours represent stability. For a moment, everything is still, solid, rooted, established. This can be positive, a solid foundation. When negative, fours represent something that refuses to budge or change.

Fives:Keyword – Problem
When interpreting tarot cards of the minor arcana, the fives invariably pose a problem to be solved. They reflect instability entering the person’s life and as such they often raise more questions than answers. Advice or help for the subject is often called for to move them forward. Five is also the number of the Hierophant – the adviser. An upset in the person’s life seems inevitable.

Sixes:Keyword – Solutions
Where the fives suggested instability, the sixes represent actions, moving forward toward solutions and stability. Even the swords show a getting on with life.

Sevens:Keyword – Effort
When interpreting tarot cards of the minor arcana, the sevens relate to the Chariot, a card about finding and maintaining control and mastery over opposing forces.

Eights:Keyword – Movement
When interpreting tarot cards of the minor arcana, the eights are about moving, taking action – they are related to the Strength card. Movement, travel, brave decisions and hard work are called for.

Nines:Keyword – Completion
Nine is also the number of the Hermit – shining a light on the situation. The nines represent completion, good or bad, although the subject is not aware of it yet. In order, the Wands are not sure which way to go (although resolution is at hand), the cups and pentacles auger success, and swords mean the ending of the current phase of the person’s life.

Tens:Keyword – Finality
As the aces represented the start of a venture, dream or idea, when interpreting tarot cards of the minor arcana, the tens represent its conclusion.

The wands auger completion with a last effort or help, the cups show success as do the pentacles. With Swords the situation is over – finished, dead and gone.

The subject represented by the sevens is faced with various dilemmas, all of which he can overcome after effort or finding a solution to their problem. Eventual success is foretold.

Pages:Keyword – Message
Pages are invariably described as a young person, indicating new ideas or developments. When interpreting tarot cards of the minor arcana, the Page brings a message relating to the arena of the particular suit. The pages can also stand for children in the subject’s life.

Knights:Keyword – Mission
When interpreting tarot cards of the minor arcana, the images of Knights are very much of a person on a mission. They suggest people involved in travel. The person is a mover and shaker influencing the life of the subject. Loyalty and trust (Knight like attributes) are associated with the Knights.

Queens:Keyword – Wisdom
The Queen is a person of wisdom and knowledge who can help the subject to move forward. The Queens can also counsel the subject to find and consult such a person. The Queen is a person who can put things into perspective

Kings:Keyword – Knowledge
Many explanations actually start with the King because the King starts things off. This person is a motivator, an instigator of new projects. Planning, organizing, moving things forward, the King is the person to consult. When interpreting tarot cards of the minor arcana, a king’s knowledge is power, so use this person’s advice to your advantage.

0: Zero is the number of pure potential, of absolute beginnings and endings (return to nothingness). Only the Fool Trump carries the number 0 in the Tarot.

1: “One is the loneliest number…” the popular song goes. One is the first card of the pip sequence. One is the number of beginnings, of individuality, of the child emerging from the womb, of the prime force of creation. The Washington Monument is an architectural tribute to the number one.

2: Two is the number of duality, of coupling, of self and other, of opposing and complementing aspects of reality, of the union of two individuals (1s).

3: Three is the number of the triad, of the unit formed by duality (2) and its offspring (1), of the three faces of the goddess (virgin, mother, and crone), of the creation that is made possible by joining forces with another, the tripartite genitalia of the male and the genital triangle of the female.

4: Four is the number of manifestation and material reality. There are four elements, four sides of a square, four cardinal directions of a compass, four seasons, four winds, etc. It is a number of order, structure, power, and earthly dominion. Four is the number of the prototypical complete family: a father, a mother, a son, and a daughter.

5: Five is a number related to the five human senses and to the pentagram representing the human form (the head plus the four limbs). Five is the midpoint or turning point of the cycle that runs from 0 to 10. As such, five can represent a crisis point or a state of instability.

6: Six represents the harmony that returns when we resolve the disruption and instability seen in the five. Being a combination of 2 and 3 (6 = 2 × 3), six carries with it the connotations of both 2 and 3, that is harmony, cooperation, creation, new equilibrium.

7: Seven is regarded as a spiritual and introspective number. Being an odd number, it carries an active, forceful, and sometimes disruptive connotation.

8: Eight is made up of 2 × 4, or 2 × 2 × 2. Like the four, it is a number of power, manifestation, and material accomplishment.

9: Nine is the last single digit in the series. It carries a connotation of completion or the ending of a cycle. It can signify the wisdom that is achieved toward the end of a cycle.

10: In the number 10 we see the final ending - the sequence of pips is over. The cycle has ended and a new one is beginning. Being one more than nine, 10 often means “one too many”.

There are actually two different types of Tarot readings: question readings and open readings.

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Three card spread. Lay out three cards. Left to right, each card represents the Past, Present and Future.

Five card Horseshoe spread. Lay out five cards in an upright arc. Left to right, each card represents the Present Position, the Present Desires, the Unexpected, the Immediate Future and the Outcome.

Celtic Cross. Lay out ten cards as shown in the diagram to the right. Each one of the numbered cards represent the Questioner’s:
Present Position
Immediate Influences
Life
Root of the Reading
Past Influences
Future Influences
Feelings
Outside Influences
Hopes and Fears
Outcome

The Major Arcana (greater secrets), or trump cards, consists of 22 cards without suits: The Magician, The High Priestess, The Empress, The Emperor, The Hierophant, The Lovers, The Chariot, Strength, The Hermit, Wheel of Fortune, Justice, The Hanged Man, Death, Temperance, The Devil, The Tower, The Star, The Moon, The Sun, Judgement, The World, and The Fool.

0. The Fool: The beginning of your quest for knowledge.

1. The Magician: Knowledge through experience

2. The High Priestess: The female energy of your mind (right side of the brain).

3. The Empress: The ability to acknowledge ego, and understand that it serves as a teacher to protect yourself, from your self – being able to think fast, and still have loving intention.

4. The Emperor: Not allowing ego to be your primary decision maker, and understanding that the only thing you will always be wearing is your soul (being too left brained).

5. The Hierophant: Finding balance between soul and ego. Letting go of the need to fix everything, and understanding there is no need to interfere, you must only guide, and lead by example.

6. The Lovers: The Lovers are not quite what you imagine. The card doesn’t represent a significant other, but rather – the lesson of The Lovers is to live life with love being your primary objective.

7. The Chariot: The Chariot represents being aware of the consequences of your actions, and not allowing sexual desires/false bravado to be your guiding forces.

8. Strength: Remembering to be a warrior, not a worrier… approaching life with an open heart, and staying strong during adversity.

9. The Hermit: Finding appreciation for solitude, because it can serve to remind you of your true purpose.

10. The Wheel of Fortune: The only permanence is impermanence. Fortune can change instantly, and it is important to remain grateful – always.

11. Justice: You reap what you sow, and for every action there is a reaction.

12. The Hanged Man: It is far better to confront your demons, and allow them to be teachers – as opposed to having them be your “executioners.”

13. Death: An end is just a new beginning.

14. Temperance: Patience and persistence for what you’re passionate about.

15. The Devil: The Devil is not a “monster,” but instead it is the monster that chains you to a lower vibration because of choices made primarily for egotistical gain.

16. The Tower: A reminder to be humble and appreciate all that you have, as well as what you can have. Also, to be aware that once you get what you wish for, you must not take it for granted.

17. The Star: To be able to see the stars, you must know the darkness, and in order to see the light, you must know that even in the light, the dark exists but is only there to cradle the stars.

18. The Moon: Masculine energy, being called to be the best “man” you can be.

19. The Sun: Finding balance between the day and the night, and remembering the lesson of the sun – be light, be bright, be warm, and inspire life to flourish by what you project to your surroundings.

20. Judgement: Responsibility for the past to progress in the future.

21. The World: Know yourself, and you will know the world. Know the world, and you will know yourself.

The Minor Arcana (lesser secrets) consists of 56 cards, divided into four suits of 14 cards each; ten numbered cards and four court cards. The court cards are the King, Queen, Knight and Page/Jack, in each of the four tarot suits.

The suits are Cups, Wands, Pentacles and Swords, and each suit comprises of 10 numbered pip cards, and four court cards (Page, Knight, Queen and King).

The Cups Suit (also known as the Chalice Suit) is linked with the standard Hearts Suit, and henceforth with your feelings and emotions, especially love, kindness and admiration. It is also associated with the classical element of Water

The Wands Suit (also known as the Staves Suit, Rods Suit or the Batons (the French word for Wands) Suit) is linked with the standard Clubs Suit, and with your intuition, especially vision, prediction and “gut-feelings”. It is also associated with the classical element of Fire.

The Pentacles Suit (also known as the Coins Suit) is linked with the standard Diamonds suit, and henceforth with the material world; your possessions and the things you cherish. It is also associated with the classical element of Earth.

The Swords Suit is linked with the standard Spades Suit, and with your mind, especially your intellect and your decisions. It is also associated with the classical element of Air.

Aces: Keyword – Beginning
When interpreting tarot cards of the minor arcana, Aces are the root force of the suit. They are a new start. The Aces represent hopes, dreams and potential success. When following other cards in the story line they indicate creation or attainment.

Twos: Keyword – Decision
When interpreting tarot cards of the minor arcana, the twos represent a fork in the road. A decision has to be taken. Competing interests must be balanced. Harmony should be achieved.

Threes:Keyword – Triangle
When interpreting tarot cards of the minor arcana, the threes provide us with a triangle. Where the triangle is positive and supportive it is the strongest of all geometric structures. When it is negative and divisive, it becomes a wedge which separates and splits asunder.

Fours: Keyword – Stability
When interpreting tarot cards of the minor arcana, the fours represent stability. For a moment, everything is still, solid, rooted, established. This can be positive, a solid foundation. When negative, fours represent something that refuses to budge or change.

Fives:Keyword – Problem
When interpreting tarot cards of the minor arcana, the fives invariably pose a problem to be solved. They reflect instability entering the person’s life and as such they often raise more questions than answers. Advice or help for the subject is often called for to move them forward. Five is also the number of the Hierophant – the adviser. An upset in the person’s life seems inevitable.

Sixes:Keyword – Solutions
Where the fives suggested instability, the sixes represent actions, moving forward toward solutions and stability. Even the swords show a getting on with life.

Sevens:Keyword – Effort
When interpreting tarot cards of the minor arcana, the sevens relate to the Chariot, a card about finding and maintaining control and mastery over opposing forces.

Eights:Keyword – Movement
When interpreting tarot cards of the minor arcana, the eights are about moving, taking action – they are related to the Strength card. Movement, travel, brave decisions and hard work are called for.

Nines:Keyword – Completion
Nine is also the number of the Hermit – shining a light on the situation. The nines represent completion, good or bad, although the subject is not aware of it yet. In order, the Wands are not sure which way to go (although resolution is at hand), the cups and pentacles auger success, and swords mean the ending of the current phase of the person’s life.

Tens:Keyword – Finality
As the aces represented the start of a venture, dream or idea, when interpreting tarot cards of the minor arcana, the tens represent its conclusion.

The wands auger completion with a last effort or help, the cups show success as do the pentacles. With Swords the situation is over – finished, dead and gone.

The subject represented by the sevens is faced with various dilemmas, all of which he can overcome after effort or finding a solution to their problem. Eventual success is foretold.

Pages:Keyword – Message
Pages are invariably described as a young person, indicating new ideas or developments. When interpreting tarot cards of the minor arcana, the Page brings a message relating to the arena of the particular suit. The pages can also stand for children in the subject’s life.

Knights:Keyword – Mission
When interpreting tarot cards of the minor arcana, the images of Knights are very much of a person on a mission. They suggest people involved in travel. The person is a mover and shaker influencing the life of the subject. Loyalty and trust (Knight like attributes) are associated with the Knights.

Queens:Keyword – Wisdom
The Queen is a person of wisdom and knowledge who can help the subject to move forward. The Queens can also counsel the subject to find and consult such a person. The Queen is a person who can put things into perspective

Kings:Keyword – Knowledge
Many explanations actually start with the King because the King starts things off. This person is a motivator, an instigator of new projects. Planning, organizing, moving things forward, the King is the person to consult. When interpreting tarot cards of the minor arcana, a king’s knowledge is power, so use this person’s advice to your advantage.

There are actually two different types of Tarot readings: question readings and open readings.

The Fortune Teller and blind prophet Baba Vanga

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