Question: I just seem to be at a crossroads and don’t have a particular question in mind. I would be more curious as to whether a reading might enlighten me. I’m not looking for definite answers, it’s more like I’m wondering what the cards might show. It might give me a clue as to where the universe wants me to go.
This was a bit of a tricky request for me, mainly because I work best when the querent has a definite question or conundrum in mind. However, it is actually a common request, so I did a four card spread as follows:
Cards 1, 2 and 3 – Life path direction: King of Swords, The Fool and 6 of Swords
Card 4 – Advice, or something you need to know: Temperance
The guidance for life path direction is a combination of new experiences and study. In this deck, the King of Swords is shown travelling on a horse, more like a knight seeking a challenge than the traditional portrayal of Kings in tarot. The imagery shows boldness, courage, and determination. This teams up nicely with The Fool, which stands for enthusiasm and fearlessly embracing the new. The Fool doesn’t really care for a whole lot of planning or careful analysis, she follows her heart and instinct. Which is interesting in this reading, because the King of Swords is all about analysis, objective viewpoints, and a rational mind. So I see the message of this duo, rather than opposing or being incongruous, as a balanced energy: you are advised to open your heart and embrace a new path, yet you have the necessary wisdom and rational capacity to keep you grounded.
If you have been stagnating, or wondered whether you should take a different path, or change and do something new, these two cards strongly encourage that. The Six of Swords is the key to what that path might be. In this deck, it shows someone studying, focusing mentally on a study of some sort. You may well look into an apprenticeship, or training, or a course of study. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a full-on degree. I believe you know yourself where your heart calling lies. I would also say that this card also refers to communication – anything from writing, to speaking, investigative journalism, etc.
I drew a card of advice for you, or something you need to know, and received Temperance. As advice, Temperance is all about moderation, and balance as well. I like the Yin and Yang symbol in this card, it’s so simple yet so potent. This card is a reminder to have moderation in one’s life, try to walk the middle path. This is also a card of healing, deep healing, and it is a beautiful energy to guide you through your journey.
I hope this reading offers you the guidance you were seeking, and thank you for your request. Many blessings,