A reading for DM/DF (this one links to the previous karmic separation reading done a few weeks ago, with the sideways queen of wands, so if that resonated, this one may as well!). I have put photographs of the spread below.
Starting off with the current situation (in the middle of the spread) we have the world, sideways, signalling that we are nearing completion of a cycle but are not quite there yet. Similarly, the Emperor came out sideways as well, which signifies the DM on his (or her, take it how it resonates) way to becoming the Emperor - DM is not quite there yet, but the "glass is half full" I’m being told - DM is "going in the right direction", and "working on it". Underneath and underpinning both of these cards is the love card, the lovers in Rider Waite. The motivation behind these changes, the motivation behind current closing of cycles, the motivation behind the DM moving more and more into his Emperor self, is the love bond between the two counterparts. Borrowing the Lion from the traditional strength card, this card shows a strong bond of love, a source of strength for each counterpart to draw from. Also those twin gateposts make a nice 11 symbol in the back - it’s a twinny card.
On the DMs side, for the current energies in their personal lives, we have the page of air and five of water in the upright, symbolising somebody who is opening up to new ideas, someone who is coming into their own in terms of finding new ideas exciting and interesting - they want to act on these new ideas, they have a sense of pleasant anticipation about them. The page of air symbolises curiosity and a new focus, it’s a happy and fun card. Which makes it interesting to see it linked to the five of water, which is about releasing grief, working through sadness and finding forgiveness (of oneself as well as others). So this is someone who is not standing still any more, but they are moving forward with excitement and interest in the future. But as often happens, new beginnings also pair with some form of ending, and so, coming naturally with that forward movement, is also a level of grief and sadness that comes with making changes in life and closure of certain cycles. This is growth. We see sadness at releasing the past but also excitement at moving forward.
Under these cards and still part of the DM’s current energies, came the justice and the two of earth cards, both in the reverse. This is like a shadow side, an underbelly, to the positives we see with the top two cards. Where the top cards are the DM choosing to actively move forward, and accepting the good (and the challenges) that come with change, the lower cards serve as a counterpoint to this - he is being blocked by something or someone, a karmic situation. The justice card in reverse shows there is dishonesty and unjust treatment involved, and there is certainly an element here of a karmic situation creating havoc and delays. Perhaps someone feels they are administering justice to the DM, but in fact they are getting caught up in revenge and shadows. It seems a masculine is being treated unfairly in the closing out of certain cycles. This is something that goes outside of the bounds of true karma and justice and, as such, creates an unconscionable imbalance for the universe. The universe doesn’t like imbalances, so if if there is indeed unfair treatment and dishonesty/manipulation at play, then the scales of justice will be balanced in the future. It would be good for anyone (twin or karmic) dealing unfairly in this situation to remember that you get what you give - if you put out darkness and negative energies, then that is what will come back to you, and often in larger quantities.
The two of earth is a masculine who is being held back from finding their enjoyment in life, and who is being pulled into the grind of work, unhappy situations, and sadness as they try to navigate away from the skewed version of justice that they are currently experiencing. There is a lack of balance in this card, which mirrors the imbalanced scales of justice, and this situation is tense and chaotic. In some cases, we are looking at a serious case of negative action - of natural flows being distorted, twisted for unfair gain, and soul contracts being breached. This is creating big karmic ripples. Somebody is dealing unfairly with the DM and pulling him out of balance as he tries to move forward into a place of new ideas, forgiveness, and working through the closing of old cycles. DM is trying to get on soul path and he is being blocked. There is an imbalance between where the DM wants to be and where this situation is holding him, and also a power imbalance between DM and this karmic person or situation. The DM needs to break free from the injustice to fully regain his emperor status. Perhaps his movement towards the emperor energy is what has triggered this round of poor treatment in the first place. There is no doubt DM is on his way to the Emperor though, and there is no doubt he will get there. The divine will help the DM get on his path and level up the playing field in line with his soul contracts and divine mission.
These last few cards, running from the four of fire through to the two reversed messenger cards were for the near future, approximately 6 to 8 weeks. I don’t usually like placing timing on readings so it's best to stay relaxed about any timeframes given. The four of fire in the near future side of the reading (the right hand side of the spread) points to some upheaval still to come. It can also indicate small personal gains made, but which are not being far enough along the journey to mount a full-scale public celebration just yet. I know in traditional tarot this is usually the celebration and wedding card, but here it is simply pointing to continued to upheaval during this period of growth and change - and it is linked to that sideways tower. Again, like the world and the Emperor, the tower came out sideways, and this is showing that bigger towers have been gone through, but there are still some (smaller) towers and upheavals to come which will bring the counterparts to their next phase. In this upheaval we see a changing of guard, a balancing of the scales - one queen falls and another rises. The queen of wands (sometimes a fire sign) in past readings has represented a karmic partner or situation, and was particularly noticeable in the recent reading where we talked about a karmic who is involved in darker things than she should be. In that reading the queen of wands was sideways, at a point of choosing whether to turn towards her highest good or to fall into the shadows. This time she is fully upside down, having chosen the shadows, the dark side. (Let’s just bless her and hope she finds her redemption somewhere if she wants it). In contrast, the queen of water (sometimes a water sign), or queen of cups, is the DF rising - she is stepping into her compassionate, open hearted, power and is ready to receive her joy. The queen of water doesn’t even want to look at the queen of fire - her face is turned away - she is turned towards the future. This queen is intuitive, and she knows that when her DM reaches his full Emperor energy he will come to her.
So, running on from the situation where we have tension and upheaval in the four of wands and tower leading to the full removal of the queen of fire and the rise of the queen of water, we have two final cards, both in reverse, and both messengers - the messenger of water in a messenger of air. With messenger of water In reverse we see not just the lighter side of love - not only romance and chivalry, but a deeper connection. I'm hearing that the person in the card is "diving deep". This is not just storybooks and fairytales, it is a love that encompasses, yes romance, but also sensuality, friendship, humour, abundance, and even dealing with each other’s shadow sides. It’s an all-encompassing love and is worth going through all the tension, upheavals, and tower moments to achieve. With the messenger of air in reverse we see a couple making a break from the old dogmas, the old ways of doing things. This is a move away from living in accordance with our subconscious programming and a move to freethinking and a broader perspective in love and life. The counterparts are finding a new perspective on life, love and relationships as they move forward in their path together. Their paths have converged and they are able to learn new ways of being together and new ways of building healthy relationships, together. In this way they can lead the way for others to do the same. These cards together can also signify starting with friendship as a way of exploring that deeper connection to come, and gaining trust and understanding of each other. The counterparts are taking things slowly at first (particularly in this near future timeframe), in order to gain new perspectives and ways of being together, which ultimately build a long term, lasting love.
On the bottom of the deck was the moon card, a sign of secrets being revealed, and I feel as though this is to do in particular with the justice card in reverse and that queen of fire. Secrets need to come out and are bubbling under the surface, ready to create freedom and change for the counterparts. If there has been unfairness and manipulation and deceit, rest assured the truth will out, sooner rather than later (possibly within eight weeks, but we will see re the timeframe!).
This was quite a specific reading so possibly for a smaller group of counterparts, but if it’s you, I hope it helps. Also some of you are in dealings with a karmic who is very much on the darker side of light - shield yourselves, talk to Archangel Michael and your guides, and know you are protected always xxx