I got a birthday tarot reading as a part of my birthday tradition. I think it’s fun to have the cards show what lies ahead for the next 12 months.This time, I went to a new tarot reader, who kept addressing me with the wrong name, even though I corrected her more than a few times. Thankfully, she did my birthday tarot reading in depth.
She used her well-worn tarot deck, not the Rider Waite Smith tarot deck I had seen before, but something similar. Halfway through the reading, she realized that I understood tarot a bit. It made the reading more interesting, at least that’s how I felt from a client’s perspective.
The first round was for the things on the surface, next was for what lies behind, the spiritual messages and finally to reveal what does destiny have in mind.To be honest, the birthday tarot spread was a bit too complicated for my liking, with almost all the cards on the deck making an appearance. But still, I prefer this than a shallow reading, especially since I didn’t have a specific question or issue to get a bit of advice for. Also, she cursed Donald Trump in between and was fluent in Bahasa Indonesia, so overall, it had been a pretty fun reading.
Suit of Pentacles
I don’t remember the reading in details except for a few main points such as the reoccurring pentacles suit, which relates to finance, self-sufficient and hard-work. Firstly, the birthday card was Two of Pentacles which I took as striving through a balanced life.
She kept reminding me that I have to let go of the scarcity mentality (Five of Pentacles) and that attaining the big goal is in the book for next year (Ten of Pentacles), but I shouldn’t even think about it before I cross off a celebration ━ the wedding (Four of Wands) and next travel ━ my Japan trip (Eight of Wands).
Funnily enough, I have been working to sort my money mindset and reach financial goals. It felt like a nudge that I am going in the right direction.
Major Arcana and the Queen
There was The Sun card which represented my parents’ blessings. the Queen of Wands also appeared as a strong presence of my grandma, who she described as a fiery woman, though I had never seen this side of my grandma. It reminded me of the similar statement made by the other tarot reader more than a year ago.There will be an end of an era (Death card) during Scorpio month this year. Ha! In relation to that, The Lovers card appeared on my relationship spread and she also told me about the possibility of having a son that shares the same astrological element as mine.When she flipped open The Moon card, she asked me how do I feel about it, as most of her clients are scared of it. I told her that I felt a strong connection towards the moon and she replied that it’s good as the moon is all about intuition.
Birthday Wish Card
The Nine of Pentacles also made an appearance during the birthday tarot reading. Similar to The Star card, it’s believed to be the granted wishes card in the tarot deck. It’s essentially saying that I will get the things that I wish for this year. Yes, I am fully on board with this reading.
Finally, I asked her to share one main intake from the birthday tarot reading. She advised following my intuition. Sound advice, don’t you think?!
Right before leaving, I felt compelled to suggest to her to move to Bali and start her tarot business there.