How to Communicate with Spirit Guides – Divined Answer Using Cartomancy – Queen Spades, Queen Hearts, 5 Diamonds

Queen of Spades, Queen of Hearts, 5 of Diamonds

Do the cards give me the answer? It comes through my intuition and the cards trigger it. I wrote about this to some minor degree in this week’s newsletter. I wrote it today; it goes out tomorrow—as usual on Thursday.

I was just cleaning up my email which is a non-stop job anymore; like doing laundry and mowing the lawn. Life, in these areas, is endless and life is joyful (or not) depending upon one’s attitude about it—so I have learned. In the process of cleaning up the Email, I thought that I’d multitask. A young person wrote to me wanting more detail about how to communicate with spirit guides. The person wrote that they read the article on my website but would like more detail. So, why not ask the card oracle for help?

I will pull three (3) cards of a deck of regular playing cards—a method called cartomancy—and will use these cards to help the young inquirer with more detail. I’m new at the cartomancy method; let’s see how this goes.

QUEEN OF SPADES

Well, this is about truth isn’t it? And this kind of truth comes via the “school of hard knocks” so-to-speak. I just can’t help it, the Queen of Swords Tarot card (Spades are Swords) always speaks to me of truth seeking or having one’s personal truth that comes via life experience. One thing I could say here is that since the person who asking the question is young (he/she gave an age in their email) is that life experiences will be instructive as it applies to the question—with age comes the experience of detail itself. Symbolically, spades have to do with digging (think shovel) and so what I want to say using keywords is about digging for truth and perhaps I could say to this young person that it is important to dig for the truth about spirit guides and what psychic communication really is in the first place.

Cartomancy says this is a female with black hair. I would think that the Queen of any suit would be a wiser, older woman. One way that this person could receive more details about spirit guide communication would be to find a mentor; an older female to help and perhaps this older female will have dark hair. Whether the hair color is important or not may not be so relevant these days when so many females color their hair; the more important thing is that this older female (Queen of Spades) have some personal experience in the areas that are important to our inquisitor. Maybe this is a reflection of the person Emailing me since I do have experience and teach classes. It is why the class was written—it’s more effective than teaching one-on-one. I might also suggest that this person already possesses wisdom and knowledge in this area that has already been developed—the person wrote that they do receive some communication but would like to have more communication. In other words, I could say that there is already a wise-woman within you who has the answers to your questions about how to receive more detailed information about how to further communicate with spirit guides. I may direct her to pay more attention to her inner world and to connect with her own inner wise woman—to develop a belief in that inner wisdom is most important and the rest comes after that.

Pardon the pronoun usage–she/he — you do the translation as needed, alright?

QUEEN OF HEARTS

Well, what do you know?! It’s another Queen—this time the Queen of Hearts. In instant cartomancy terms we have an older mature woman – this time, one who is blonde. Hair color aside, this is a very empathic, compassionate, sensitive and sometimes very emotional female. The suit of Cups is represented by hearts in the Tarot system. We could suggest to the inquirer that she find role models who have experience communicating with the other side (Queen of Swords) and who have learned a few things the hard way and developed their own personal truth. All of that is the Queen of Swords archetype. And we would also say as another role model to find someone to help her who is kind, compassionate, empathetic and already comfortable with using her intuition–The Queen of Hearts/Cups.

It appears that the Oracle here is suggesting that she find role models and from them she will receive the answer to his/her question about learning in more detail. A mentor can answer one-on-one questions. But even if that is not possible, this person could watch videos on YouTube or read books from the library that were perhaps written by psychics. I would suggest to this person to read the little book by Ted Andrews called How to Meet and Work with Spirit Guides. This person is someone who would fill the shoes of both Queens. Now, let’s turn over the last card and see what we have…

FIVE OF DIAMONDS

The first thing that comes to me is about change – 5’s always makes me think of change. Oh, and I am laughing here because that is what is written on the card itself now that I look at it. (When I took a class in cartomancy which was ‘like a hundred years ago’, I wrote meanings on the cards. What I am getting here is to look for new ideas, new ways to communicate—not just through “hearing”. Spirit guides will communicate through numbers, songs on the radio, animal behavior and they will even speak through other people’s mouths. What the young person who wrote to me needs to do is to realize that and open up to receiving communication from guides in more than one or two ways. I think the mistake that people make when they first begin to awaken is that they try to control the system. It’s not about controlling the system of the divine… it’s about being in harmony with it! That’s a completely different approach and so turning those ideas inside out in such a way that one is not asking how they can control or dominate the conversation or communication but rather how they can become the antennae to pick up the signal. That realization comes with maturing and life experience.

Another thing that I might say to the person who emailed me is that he/she is not alone and that other kids are out there who are having the same questions. It may help the person to talk to his or her friends and see that others are in the same circumstance. The cartomancy hand out says, “Happy family” and “Success in Business”. I’m not sure how business success would apply to our question here but there may be issues of family for our inquirer to consider. Perhaps he/she would like to think of spirit guides as her happy family as to not feel so alone. It is important to connect with an earth family and earth friends too and not live too much in one world or other – in other words, balancing earth world with spirit world and not having one family be more important than the other. If one’s family isn’t open to these matters, perhaps friends are and one can make a small family-like community with these common interests. Balance is important; we mustn’t lose touch with our earth life.

Lastly, there may be something that this individual needs to change in order for the communication to increase or further. Perhaps this change has to do with learning to develop inner stillness. Sometimes we are being communicated with more than we realize and until we still our mind we cannot realize it. Dreams can be important also in communicating change or what needs to be changed for increase awareness to happen.

WE are only as cut off and alone as we believe that we are. Inner values must be honored and embraced and acknowledged and we don’t have to run around telling everyone about it; it’s an inside job for the most part. Except for the 5 of Diamonds happy family you let in once you make any needed changes so that inner stillness can occur. The fact that you are asking these types of questions at such a young age is very encouraging. I didn’t start such inquiry in myself until much later in life. You’ve got such a great head start. Find mentors or read Ted Andrews book and then make some friends with similar interests and compare notes – experience will be your very best teacher.

PS – see in the image on the tarot card how the person is outside of the church/stained glass windows?  This symbolism indicates that all you have is within you; there’s no need to feel like an outsider.  Not only that, you probably won’t find the answers you are looking for inside a church!

(And they say the Universe has no sense of humor! – really?!)

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Regular Deck of Playing Cards Give Cartomancy Reading – Cartomancy versus Tarot – Past, Present, Future Reading of Elbow Question

This is an experiment with using a regular deck of playing cards for purposes of divination.  I have a single question/issue here.  I’ve never used playing cards to do a reading with before, but there’s a first time for everything!  I don’t have much time today, so this will have to be a quickie! 

Here’s a past, present and future 3-card spread.  We should be able to get ‘down and dirty’ with that one since time is an issue today.  I was going through some papers that I need to file while looking for something and came across a little hand-out that I received from a class in “Cartomancy”.

Okay, so let me think of a question or issue…  something that has been on my mind lately has been my right arm/elbow.  It started to hurt last summer after marathon weed pulling and yard work type gardening sessions. I’m sure pulling on my lawn mower didn’t help either but I’ve mowed my own lawn for many years now.  I’ve never really recovered and while taking up yoga recently while holding some postures, I see that my right arm is noticeably weaker as compared to the left. 

I know that the subconscious mind and higher mind know what’s been going on with that elbow.  I just need to bring it to my conscience mind—thus, divination!

Let’s try this method for fun and see what additional insights about this elbow we can gain using the cards to bring forth information about the past, the present and the future of this elbow.  I guess my greatest concern would be around being able to regain the strength in the right arm and elbow again.

So, let the shuffle begin…. 3 cards… past, present, future.  Ha!  Just remembered that I need to take the joker out of the deck before I do the shuffle…. Here we go. 

Past:  9 of Spades

Well the first thing I’m thinking of has to do with how yard work relates to the gardening tool, a spade.  And YIKE, 9 relates (via numerology) to a transition, death, ending, permanent change.  Spades are used for digging in the garden.  Well, I pick up my card and look at what I wrote on the 9 of spades card itself.  On the card I wrote, “warning, papers, accidents”.  Does this mean that I had a warning and did not heed it and thus had an accident?  Gosh, I do remember it hurting like blazes at first, nearly like a muscle pull.  On the hand out paper it says, “Bad luck in all things, depression and low energy, destruction, deaths, extreme anxiety.”  Well, that’s pretty negative!  Isn’t it?   I don’t think that I need to go much further; after all, I already know the past.  I’m going to go with “a bad luck accident” in my interpretation.  I may look at the tarot suit of swords as a comparison.  The 9 of Swords in tarot is about worrying too much—that’s one interpretation that I’d give it.  One insight I’d give here to myself here is that my worry about the elbow (I did fret about it quite a lot because it has been limiting—hurting with nearly every moVement) may have prolonged my suffering.  Too much fretting kept the pain going perhaps.   Okay, let’s look at the present. 

Present:  8 of Diamonds

Okay, my first impression in just turning over this card was positive.  The red color of the diamonds is energizing and 8 is a strength number and indicate success.  And my elbow is getting better; it hurts less with activities since the start of spring and warmer weather.  I am strengthening it with Yoga which it seems to agree with more than with pulleys or free weights.  The yoga exercises are “closed chain” (physical therapy lingo from my days as a physical therapist) and the elbow and arm are responding slowly but I do see progress which is encouraging.  So, the 8 of diamonds could be indicating the success in the present.  Diamonds in playing cards relates to the suit of Pentacles (Coins) in the Tarot divination system.  Earth, earthy, materiality –that’s the archetype.  Hands on earth with yoga postures—that’s one way to interpret the earthiness of the suit of diamonds here and the numerological 8 which relates to strength and success adds to the interpretation.  I think the 8 of Diamonds, thus far, confirms what I already know and that is that what I am doing about the issue/problem/question about the elbow is positive.  But now, let’s look at what I wrote on this card in the cartomancy class that I took so very long ago.  Ha!  Well, I wrote “spending money”.  Well, I did buy a new yoga mat to do my yoga outside and a while back an elbow brace.  Let me look at the hand out to see if there’s more but before I do that, what is money? Energy.  So I am spending energy doing yoga.  Hmmmmm.  Honestly, it says “a marriage and travel late in life.  Financial ups and downs.”  I don’t know what marriage would have to do with this—I’m happily and contentedly single.  Ha ha.  I’m going to interpret that “marriage” reference to the marriage of the left and right arm being equal, merging in that respect.    Well, the ups and downs part may be a little message to me that there may still be good days and bad days with this elbow discomfort, but overall the progress is positive.  When we compare the tarot 8 of Pentacles which is the counterpart to the 8 of Diamonds in that system, we see someone working (image of someone working) on the card.  The card is about making efforts and those efforts being rewarded.  Sounds good so far.  Now, the future prediction… shall we go there?  Remember, I want to know if this arm is ever going to be good as new or at least back to the non-injured state (if not better than it was to start with).

Future:  10 of Diamonds

Okay, so here we have another coin or earth card.  I think of 10 as a successful number.  We always hear, “On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the best…etc.”  So far, so good I think.  On the card I wrote, “small money”.  Hmmmmmmm.  Maybe this means that I will always have to maintain some (albeit small) effort to keep that arm in shape and pain-free.  Yet, on the other hand what the hand-out says about the 10 of Diamonds is this:  Money and travel highlighted.  Fortunate changes.  Well, yay! Sounds good to me!  Fortunate change is exactly what I wanted to hear and now I can hold a vision of this arm being pain-free and strong.  In the Tarot divination system, the 10 of Pentacles is one my favorite cards.  I would especially love it to come up when I asked about money in the future. 

And, that’s that.  Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m way overdue for my daily yoga session. However, I will do my work out today with renewed hope and increased optimism!   

I learned a little bit about cartomancy by doing this reading; I hope you did too.