My friend did a reading for me yesterday from a Faery deck, which pretty much meant I had the potential to manifest whatever I wanted & that I should use my gifts of magic to bring about the changes I seek. So today, I did my own tarot reading based on a Juliet Sharman-Burke color it yourself deck. I don't know the cards by heart, but I try to guess the meanings by looking at the imagery & feeling the message. I also ask guidance from the Ancient Ones, that they will grant me wisdom, & I feel their energy. Then I lay the cards out & feel out the best 3 cards.
Today I asked: In what direction should I take my romantic life? Then I restated it in more detail & felt the cards.
I got the Ace of Swords, Ace of Cups, & Ace of Pentacles, all right-side up. I believe it means I must make a decision & go after what I want, then it will be manifested. But I would like others' opinions. If you have anything to add, I'd love to hear it.
What was the more detailed revision of the question? The reason I ask is because to me the Ace of Swords is the cut through the BS in communication card. Other words your lieing to yourself or someone else.
The Ace of Cups to me means your at the top of the emotional scale. You got the love of your life right now.
Now the Ace of Pentacles could possibly be the reality check card, seeing you got the Ace of Swords in the line up and to me it's the BS cutting card. If I miss read the Ace of Swords then the Pentacle could mean sucess in a materilistic way. But my gut says first guess was right.
Remember you asked.
When I restated the question, I asked, Should I continue with my marriage that doesn't feel right or should I pursue the person I actually have emotions for? I haven't exactly been lying to myself, but I've stuck out my marriage because I felt it was the right thing to do for my daughter, though my heart's not in it like it used to be. I got married at 18 & I'm 21 now, so this is a decision I've wanted to make before I got much older. The question was really about finding my path to life, & though it was a romance question, I took the Ace of Pentacles to have something to do with finances. I think it meant success in general if I'm on a path that makes me happy. My marriage is also complicated because of financial reasons, so I felt it represented success in finances, career, & relationship. I personally feel they all relate to each other.
How did you arrange the cards ?
Well I did a 3 card reading for past, present, and future. None of the cards were reversed, & I drew them in the order of Ace of Swords, Ace of Cups, then Ace of Pentacles.
This is my Opinion on your cards.
the Ace of Swords, Ace of Cups, & Ace of Pentacles, all right-side up
Some type of argument is ahead. that you are going to be tested on something, but for you to stay truthful, but within yourself. Something about some type of thought's that You are battling with. you need to handle this problem on your own. You have this deep feelings of this one person.You should reach out and say what you feel. Your having this thought your having a hard time saying it.For some reason you have the tendency of holding back. that you are seeking some type of understanding. a Golden Path , like a open door will appear. Good things ahead and a Coin . Do you collect Coins or someone you know collects coins? A phrase' Money is Power-Power is Money" Look after your health and keep in mind to keep good patterns for yourself. Also a choice to be made. To make your choice by it's character and that you havent been traveling as much as you would like.
Wow, you definitely helped put that in perspective. From what you're saying, the meanings of the cards are describing exactly how I feel about the situation. In romance, that is definitely something no one else can make the decision for but yourself, so it is extremely hard. And yes, the person I actually have feelings for I've been holding back telling them. The reason is because I'm still legally married & my husband & I tried to make it work again, but this time around, it's still not going right. I felt that it would be wrong to send my energies in another direction when they are tied up in a marriage. However, I did take the first step in telling the person how I felt (I had to write him, so I don't know his response yet). The person knows my situation & knows that if I were to pursue another path, I'd deal with my marriage situation first. I was completely honest about everything so I felt it was okay to put myself out there this time. I have been looking for some open door with an answer to appear, but sitting back & waiting won't give me answer--that's why I decided to be up front about my feelings & now I will see where it goes.
The Ace of Pentacles is the only one I can't say for sure what it means. However, I think it is symbolizing my love life & financial situation. I am the kind of person that ties love & finances together because one can't show love until they have a way to survive, stability paved out with finances & good values. My husband & I don't see eye to eye on that, but the other person & I do. He motivates me to work on my artwork & do certain things to get myself out there & make money as an artist. People who love each other come together & succeed in all ways, finances being one of the most essential. I think the last card might be saying if I am at least true to myself in this situation, whether or not I end up with someone else, I will see success in all ways.
On my learning deck, the ace of stones seems to indicate that something looks like a good idea at first, but then, perhaps it isn't really.
My interpretations are usually most of all two things, blunt, and then, a little dead-pan-nish.
How do I come to my conclusion. It's the Golden Rider Waite deck, with the image of a lush garden, with a gate, that leads somewhere (mountains in the background). The garden looks good, but we want more, we want to go and explore the rest of the world.
I think the ace of stones is the perfect place holder for something/someone we might like, but think if we stick with it, we might miss something. If we lose it, we often find out it was everything. (on my reflection deck as I call it, this card is Lia Fail, the Stone of Destiny)
I assume you do not have the option to have a lover at the side, at least the cards you named don't look much like this being an option for you.