Win a free 2012 tarot forecast

It is November and that means the end of the year is right around the corner. More specifically, we’ll be making New Year’s Resolutions and setting goals for 2012 before you know it. Getting a forecast for the upcoming year can help you get a feel for what to expect, but, more importantly, it can help give you direction, support and inspiration for priorities, potential trouble areas, and even help you get the most out of your year. Never had a reading with me before? Check out some of the fantastic praise I’ve gotten here. I am giving away ONE of these readings (a $75 value!) to one very lucky individual – and that lucky person could be you. Yes, you heard me right, you! There are only TWO things you need to do to enter for a chance to win!

HOW TO QUALIFY

The first thing you have to do is share the news! There are three different ways you can do this –

  1. reblog the link to this post (http://tinyurl.com/7reurxn) to your followers on Tumblr
  2. Tweet this to your followers (or hit the ‘Share on Twitter’ button at the bottom of this post); I just signed up for a chance to win a free tarot forecast for next year from @constantine319 http://tinyurl.com/7reurxn
  3. The last way you can do this is to like my Facebook page, Spirit Guided Solutions, and tag it in a post that says; I just signed up for a chance to win a free tarot forecast for next year from Spirit Guided Solutions

The second thing you need to do is fill out this form telling me how you advertised the giveaway. The most important thing about this is to give me your email address so I can notify you if you win! You can include the link to the post if you’re feeling extra generous.

THE NITTY GRITTY

Each time you tweet, reblog or tag my business on Facebook and then follow up with filling out the form constitutes as an entry. You can enter twice (2 times) a day. You’ll be disqualified if you enter more than 2x per day (I’ll know). Contest ends at 11pm CST on Wednesday, November 23rd, and the winner will be contacted sometime the following day. The winner will be selected at random, using an online random selector. The winner has 24 hours to return the contact in order to receive the reading – if he/she doesn’t reply for some reason, I will select another winner.

You do not need to follow this blog, my Tumblr, or my Twitter account to qualify. You do not need to like my Facebook page in order to qualify. (But if you DO, you’ll be the first to know when these giveaways are happening – so why not?)

This reading may take up to 3 days to complete. I use 12 cards from a tarot deck and 3 cards (or more) from an oracle deck.

Ready, set.. GO!

2011 Predictive Reading

Sunday morning, I stumbled upon a tweet from Donnaleigh about performing self-predictions for the year ahead. Her blog post suggested a simple six-card reading with some good tips for smaller predictions you can set up to mail yourself in the future. I’ve never done a prediction for myself for the year ahead, so I decided to give it a try. I sat down with my Legacy of the Divine deck and laid out six cards.

  1. Theme of 2011 – Ace of Swords
  2. Biggest challenges of 2011 – 7 of Pentacles
  3. Biggest perks – 3 of Swords
  4. Advice – 2 of Swords RX
  5. Outcome of the year – 4 of Cups RX
  6. Spiritual lesson for 2011 – 8 of Pentacles RX

Self Prediction for 2011

The 9 of cups jumped out while I was shuffling the cards, which I thought was very strange after I finished laying out all the cards and saw the three reversals, and three swords.

I tend to rely more on my intuition for what the cards mean than a memorized interpretation, simply because I get much more information when I’m flexible with the interpretations. However, today was not the case. With the 3 of swords in the ‘perks’ position, I am pretty stumped. And the reason is that I associate this card with heartbreak or sadness – not necessarily loss. My personal loss cards are usually the 8 of cups or the 5 of cups – often even the 5 or 7 of swords (I believe). So what is the 3 of swords telling me?

When I’m stumped on a card, I go back to looking at the card, say aloud what I see, and revisit some basic knowledge about the card. The person on this card is clearly experiencing an emotion, with the heart on their face and the tear running down their cheek. However, this is a sword, not a cup; swords represent clarity of thought, logic, and truths, while cups are about emotions and relationships. Yes, there is a dark background to the card, hinting that this may be a difficult and painful time, but again, the presence of the swords tells me this is a sadness based on facts. This is why I usually associate this particular card with sudden breakups, job changes and sometimes deaths – they are directly connected to an unpleasant fact.

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