The topic this month here is related to Card 17 of the Major Arcana = The Star.
The Star, for me, is really all about hope, trust and faith. Having hope, trust and faith in life itself and in the people whom you encounter along the way. But even more than that, whenever The Star comes up for me in a reading, it tells the querent that they should have that hope and faith in the situation right now because it is warranted. It is a card the foretells good things to come. A very positive Tarot card for me.
Today I decided to use the Crystal Tarots (aka Glass Tarots or Tarocchi di Vetro), by Elisabetta Trevisan, for you.(and yes that is the correct spelling for the deck: “Crystal Tarots”, don’t know why, but there is an “s” at the end. 🙂 )
This month this deck just felt like the one for the reading. Plus, it felt like time, as I haven’t used this deck in a while. 🙂
I’ve always found it such a pretty deck. Looks just like stained glass, which I have always found so beautiful.
It is a very good deck too. Although the pips are somewhat non-scenic, they still do have enough in their imagery for me to comfortably work with. And that’s a good thing, in my book.
This month, the question I asked for you related to the topic of The Star card, is:
What do you want to tell us this month on the topic of having faith in and hope for the future?
And here is what the Crystal Tarots had to say:
Card 1:Queen of Pentacles
This first card here talks about the goals we set and how we choose to work on them. Which, the way I see it is a topic closely related to the question I asked above.
A person who has a lot of faith and trust that things will work out for the best in his future is likely to set different goals than someone who does not believe things tend work out for him.
A person who believes they can accomplish anything they truly worked on would likely be willing to set their goals higher than one just thought “Why bother, as things never work out anyway.” Someone with that trust and faith may even set goals that someone low on it might deem a waste of time.
As well someone with more hope and faith is not as likely to give up before achieving the goal, as someone who is low in that faith.
Two things are certain, right off the bat. We don’t achieve goals that we don’t set. And we don’t ever achieve a goal that we give up on before completing.
All that said, this is also a Queen, the Queen of Pentacles. And Queens for me are about working together towards a common goal. It’s about working and cooperating in the best way with others to arrive at the best result(s).
In the image, the Queen is facing left (towards the past) but she is looking right at us. This is asking us to stop where we are not in our present moments and think about this. About the kinds of goals we set for ourselves in the past, about if we gave up before completing them. If so what made us give up and what influences us to create the kind of goals that we do.
How the level of trust and faith we have in life and in the future may be playing a role in all this. And even in how this affects how likely we are to discuss our goals with others and how effectively we work together with others to complete common goals.
The bustle behind her dress asks us to stop and think we are carrying around some “weight” on this issue, created by past life experiences that may not have gone as expected. Something that is weighing us down from creating our best future.
Card 2: 10 of Swords
This is a Swords card and it’s about the way we usually think about and view this topic. How safe we feel letting go and having complete hope and faith in the future. What thoughts may hold us back from doing go, and/or which lead us joyously there. But it’s a Swords card, so it’s all about our thoughts.
It’s the 10 of Swords which again talks about something we do repeatedly and it’s a reminder that we can get in the habit of thinking a certain way over time. After we have had a certain thought or been thinking the same way over and over and over, it just becomes habit and we may stop questioning it. Even if it is not what is best for us in the end. This card is talking about this and the way it works.
The card image is very blue and watery. It shows that how much faith we feel that things will work out for the best, even if we take risks, can be quite an emotional issue. The color blue here also says that talking to others about this topic can be helpful now.
In the end, the image shows all the Swords pointing together, which to me is really just a reminder that the point of all this is to create the best life for ourselves. So it’s about following the thoughts that lead us to the best place in our lives. And learning not to follow those that don’t.
Card 3: 7 of Wands (reversed)
This is a Wands card, about our innate ability to create in this world, and about the desire to have and create what is best for us. It is also a reversed 7, which once again talks about having hope and faith in life. More that that, a reversed 7 tells us that having that hope and faith in life is a good thing for us and that it brings it’s own rewards in the long run.
The image shows a lot of greenery and healthy growing plants behind the Wands. This says that there is something healthy in having faith in life, in that it leads us to grow and expand in healthy ways.
The pattern that the Wands take here says to me that having that hope and faith sets a foundation on which more and more things can be built. It is strengthening to us.
Card 4: flipped The World
I meant to only pull 3 cards for this reading, but 3 more came up. This one the the next 2 came up as flipped cards. Cards that flipped out of the deck during shuffling. So I ended up here with twice as many cards as planned. To start with, this shows that this is a very important topic. And one that life/the Universe…had a lot it wanted to talk about here.
Flipped cards, as this card and the next 2 are, indicate a depth to their message. Something we may not fully see unless we stop and think the topic over.
This particular card is from the Major Arcana, and that means that its topic is an important one. That there is an important life lesson that we can learn for ourselves by examining how this topic is at work in our lives right now.
This card is called “The World” and its message for me is about all the best life has to offer: the best experiences, the deepest wisdom, the deepest love, the most fun and enjoyment you can have, the highest and best versions and visions of any and all the experiences of your life.
This card coming up here is asking you to stop and think about this topic and how it currently applies to your life. It is very related to the topic of the question of having hope and faith in and hope for the future. The card talks about the state of your faith and belief that you can have all the best that life has to offer. The state of your belief that if you really try, that is what you can create and will draw to you. This can be a very important topic here.
What you see in the card image as a person, who is facing right (the future) and is naked. (The blue dot in the card image is mine, not part of the actual card. As I don’t know what age people may be who view this, I try not to add in too much nudity.)
She represents us (you and/or I) and she represents our ability to face the future freely. Without feeling we need to try to hide our true selves or to protect ourselves from what may come. She’s just shedding her coverings and freely showing the world who she is. And feeling proud to do so.
As she does so she holds 2 Wands (what she wants to create of her future) up proudly. Her eyes are wide open and she sees clearly what she is doing and sees this as the best way to create. And what does it lead to? There she is, standing on top of the world.
And yet you can see she is safe. She has let down her guard and taken down walls. And she is still shielded and safe, as shown by the oval shape surrounding her like a shield. She does not have to cover and shield herself. When she lets go of doing so and is just openly herself, then her life protects her of its own accord so that she can be the best she can be and have the best of everything.
That is the lesson of this card.
Card 5: flipped 8 of Pentacles (reversed)
This is another Pentacles card, about our goals and how we choose to work on them. It is, as well, a reversed 8, and those talk about the mysteries, wonders and magic of life. Reversed 8’s talk about a specific aspect of life for me: the wondrous beauty of nature, the beautiful mysteries of life that no one truly understands for sure, the things that just make us feel a sense of awe and wonder at life, beauty that brings tears to our eyes, the magic and poetry of life, our sense of connection and the spiritual side of things.
How this relates to the question of having faith in life and hope for the future, is that well….connecting to these feelings of the reversed 8 engenders feelings of faith. And of hope for the future.
If we chose to make it a goal to look for opportunities to feel these things, our faith and hope would grow. Just to spend time in nature looking at her beauty, and stopping to feel the awe of it connects us to everything around us. That connection leads to more hope and faith. Seeing life’s mysteries helps us see that there is more to life that we can see. And we don’t have to know it all, nor can we. But things seem to work themselves out and springtime always follows winter each year without us having to do a thing. There are patterns and cycles to life that work regardless. And seeing these and focusing on what it truly beautiful in life lead to hope.
Card 6: flipped Knave of Wands (reversed)
Last card of this reading is a Wands card. Once again what what we can create in our lives and our desire to create it. It’s a reversed Knave (aka Page). Reversed Knights (Knaves) for me are cards that are very related to the topic of the question I asked in this reading.
They talk about a state of true trust and faith, truly believing that things WILL work out for the best for us now and always because that is how life is mean to work and how it does work. They talk about really believing in happily ever after in your life.
The reversed Knave here, combined with the suit of Wands, suggests that working to “create” these feelings and beliefs inside yourself is something that would be beneficial in your life, would lead to more good things in your life for you.
As you can see, the Knave here is facing left. He is asking us to look back at our pasts. That if we once believed in happily ever after and expected only good things to come, and this changed to look at where we were when this changed and why. And then to look for any fallacies in what thoughts we embraced that told us we were not safe. Where they came from and just if there are any of these ideas that we cannot prove of be SURE are 100% true.
To the left in the image is a tree. Let’s say here it is the tree of life. The tree of our your) life. It has made some twists and turns as it grew. It shows marks of some bumps and bruises. And yet still it is growing healthy and strong, reaching up to the sun and sky and all the warmth and beauty and joy life has to give. This card says this is a good way to be.
Again the Knave’s eyes are open here, so this card asks you to really take a look at this and think on it.
It is a very lush green setting shown here, so it talks about our growth, and which attitude is more likely to learn to our inner growth: having hope and faith and opening up to all life has to offer, or refusing to trust and holding back.
In the end, the image shows the Knave (who represents us here) with spirals running through him. This represents his inner energy which is eternal. Who he is is a constant. He will always be himself, never someone else. And that is a good thing. 🙂
If he was able to trust before and it was justified and brought good results, then it would always bring those same results.
The tree shows the same spiral patterns in it, saying that IF he would chose to let go and trust, it would have an effect on what his life send him, that there is a connection between the level of his trust and faith and what comes his way, what he draws to himself.