Monday, August 27, 2012

What the cards tell me...

Here is a sample of how I work.  A client asks me about a man she is seeing, I quickly tell her to give me no details, just tell me his name and shuffle the cards, thinking about him.

She draws:  9 wands / tower / ace pentacles / 5 swords / 10 wands

I said it was a struggle all along, but you were doing ok and then it was the tower, something terrible, destructive, he was unfaithful.  Now he is offering a fresh start, trying to make her buy in, but if she does, he will let her down again and eat her energy.  She looks at me, and said:  That’s exactly what’s happening. 

So the cynical amongst you could say, well everyone coming to you has that sort of problem.  So here are the cards for the next reading when a different woman asked about her relationship:-

And I said, he’s a good man,  a stable man, a good husband,  you are happy,  warm in the sun, but there is a pang at the end,  the happy ever after, you,  2 kids, the rainbow,  it’s upside down.  And she said, you are right, we are happy, he is good, but he doesn’t want kids.  If he wanted kids I’d have them, but I’m okay with his choice, I’m happy with him, but there is that twinge…

I didn’t know anything about either woman; I just read the cards they drew…

Friday, August 17, 2012

Away for a week...

I will not be around for this week,  we are going away to the beach! We are visiting Top Sail beach in the Carolinas.

So email contact will be sporadic...  I will be back on line properly on August 27th...  and then it's almost the end of summer....  hope you are having a good one!

I am currently taking bookings for mid to late October.



Thursday, August 16, 2012

Unequal Loving

When people ask about love, the card they want to see is the Lovers card.  But the love card I like best is the 2 of cups.  Sometimes when we are young, to feel safe, we want the other person to love us more than we love them; or to feel that this is a grand experience, we want someone to adore. But a mature love is when both people put the same amount of energy into the relationship, which is what the 2 of cups symbolizes for me.

Recently I had a reading where a good man loved my client, but she didn’t love him back, and the more he loved her, the less she could breathe.  I said that just because someone has feelings for you, you are not obligated to return them. You don’t have to love someone back.  What you do have to do is be kind, and treat them gently, but their feelings don’t make them deserve you. 
I’ve given several readings for people who have told me it’s easier to be the unrequited lover, than be the one who doesn’t love back.  If you are offering something beautiful and they don’t take it… then that’s their problem.  But what if someone is offering you something beautiful but you don’t want it… it’s hard to say no without feeling guilty. It’s hard to say no when they want it so much, but just because they want it, doesn’t mean it is right for you…

That’s why I find the Two of Cups so beautiful – when both lovers are putting the same amount of energy into the relationship, creating a perfect balance.

Last picture,  Blooming Wisteria, by Aida Markiw

Friday, August 3, 2012

How to use this blog

Every so often, as new people come here, I detail again how to use this blog.

Aidia Markiw, Odd Tile Job
The Tarot describes what is going on for you right now. It can predict patterns and show you how current actions are going to shape the future. This blog answers many tarot questions. You can dip in and out of it, follow updates, or go looking for a specific card or fact. 

I have detailed every single tarot card, all 78 of them, as well as going through the numerical clusters.  If you want to know more about a specific card, just enter it in the upper left hand corner (near the B) and it will come up.  I’ve written about my beliefs in how to use tarot,   looked at issues like what reversals mean and a bit about the Celtic Cross (the layout I use) And I write up  anecdotes about various readings I’ve done.

Soraya Nulliah

This blog is also my chance to show people that I am serious and educated in the tarot. Our readings often have laughter in them, but the underlying intention is to use the tarot to see where you are putting your energy, and see if it is giving you the results that you want. That’s the entire hour reading in a nutshell.