Wednesday, November 6, 2013

tarot reading

The Hagall spread is a tool for revealing the path of spiritual growth in difficult situations. It is a favorite of mystics and those confronting a major life challenge. The Haindl Tarot weaves a tapestry of haunting beauty from the traditions of Native America, the Holy Grail, the I Ching, Kabbalah and the Norse Runes, and is the deck of choice for mystics and those seeking enlightenment. If you would like your own copy of the Haindl Tarot, you can buy it now!
Click for DetailsThe card in the middle of the circle represents the core or central issue of the situation. Two of Wands (Dominion): Power. Strong will. The power of spiritual truth.

I Ching Hexagram 26 The Taming Power of the Great. The settling of a ruined church indicates the power of the soul. A staircase is a spiritual ascent. Two crossed spears form a symbol of power and pacification.

Click for DetailsThe card at the bottom of the circle represents something you did to bring the situation about. Ace of Cups: Happiness. Love, joy, optimism. Love flowing openly between two people.

A simple cup is formed of spiraling gold, symbolizing spiritual evolution. A single drop, tinged with red, falls into the cup. It is life.

Click for DetailsThe card at the bottom left of the circle represents your beliefs, impressions, or expectationsThe Hanged Man: Attachment. Deep spiritual awareness. Independence.

The Hanged Man is Odin of Scandinavian myth. The rainbow implies water; its colors also correspond on the Hanged Man's body to the chakras, yogic points of energy in the human physique. The Hanged Man's hair seems to merge into the ground like the roots of a tree. On one side shines a crescent moon, symbol of the High Priestess, goddess of mystery. On the other appear Odin's twin ravens, Hugin and Munin, thought and memory. Ravens signify death and thus bringing information from the "other world."

Click for DetailsThe card at the bottom right of the circle represents the most likely outcome of the situation given present circumstances. Five of Stones (Material Difficulty): Wintry times. Money troubles. Illness. Isolation.

I Ching Hexagram 23 Splitting apart. Dead or dying trees are before a pool of stagnant water. The Stones float with no purpose or direction. The red spot can be a wound or possibly life energy at the center of the dark time. A feather from a white bird reflects the beauty of winter.

Click for DetailsThe card at the upper left of the circle represents the spiritual history of the situation the things you've learned. The Hierophant: Tradition, community and teachings. Conformity. Marriage, or any solemn commitment.

A grandfather fills most of the picture. To his right appears the father. At the bottom is the back of a boy's head. The boy wears a skullcap. The three generations of men represent the positive value of patriarchal religion and Judaism, the "father" of both Christianity and Islam. The book and the key before it symbolize the torah, the five books of Moses and the "key" to Jewish culture. The book also symbolizes culture and knowledge.

Click for DetailsThe card at the top of the circle represents the spiritual tasks and challenges of the present situation. The Empress: Passion. Love of nature. Motherhood. Joyous activity.

Below the eye a the top of the card is a woman and behind her, a doorway symbolizing culture. The open door is scaled, like a fish, and the arch suggests a church, religion. The woman stands on a crescent that floats in the water. She holds a scepter topped with a pine cone and a snake that wraps around her arm. The snake represents transformation and enlightenment. A band of light is around her head. A golden bird flies toward her ear, as if to bring the word of heaven.

Click for DetailsThe card at the upper right of the circle represents the metamorphosis of the spiritual situation, and how your knowledge will evolve. Ace of Wands, when reversed: Lack of focus. Scattered or confused efforts. Pessimism.

The "lingam" and the "yoni", the phallic stone and the pool of water, the male and female aspects of God, mix on the Ace of Wands.

Click for DetailsThe card at the left of the lower line represents the person or qualities that will sustain your spiritual journeySeven of Stones (Failure): Disharmony. Without careful redirection, failure is possible.

I Ching Hexagram 12 Standstill. The stones have no pattern, as activity loses purpose without sacred connection. A sick tree bursts open, but the sky is clear, a sign of renewal.

Click for DetailsThe card in the middle of the lower line represents the qualities that you express in this circumstance. Nine of Cups (Fortune), when reversed: Stinginess. Loss.

I Ching Hexagram 42 Increase. Eight cups are in order. Nature has been restored and water is flowing though the rock.

Click for DetailsThe card at the right of the lower line represents the person or qualities that will reveal spiritual knowledgeFather of Wands (Brahma), when reversed: Snobbishness, especially intellectual. Devotion Doubts, weakness, confusion.

Brahma is the Creator in the Hindu Trimurti of Creator, Preserver, Destroyer. He has four arms, representing power beyond human limitations. His four faces blend. The cord on his chest and the white cloth represent the priestly caste. A scroll in one hand is religious laws, a cup holds milk, and a spoon is to stir the milk over the scared fire.



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