October 31, 2018
Happy Hallowe’en and happy Samhain! May everything turn to treats for you today! 🙂
Here’s a quick reading for my friend Aziz (not his real name), who recently went through a few upheavals in his life, and who a few months ago said he’d love to have a reading with the Halloween Tarot deck) on Hallowe’en. So this is a small present for him!
The Halloween Tarot deck is a deck created by Kipling West and is still available for purchase online. In this deck, Cups are Ghosts (love & emotions), Wands are Imps (work, energy and projects), Swords are Bats (thoughts, whether happy or not, attitudes and decisions) and Coins are Pumpkins (money, rewards, what you harvest). The spread is one I found online today on a Tumblr page. See the pic below. It is called the Pumpkin spread, and the Pumpkin is whoever the reading is for. 🙂 So, in this case, Aziz.
I shuffled the deck and kept all cards right side up. Then I cut. The two cards from the cut were the Knight of Bats (= Knight of Swords) and the King of Ghosts (= King of Cups). This gives me an overview of the situation. So it seems that Aziz recently rushed headlong (Knight of Bats) into a situation he was hoping would provide him with a high degree of satisfaction in love and that he felt he could control (King of Ghosts). Let’s see the main cards.
Card 1 is Aziz (the “Pumpkin”). It represents someone who is victorious riding on his horse along with his followers. Here the Six of Imps (= Six of Wands) often relates to work or projects and it’s a card of success. The followers are always there, however. So often it comes with a reminder to give credit to those who helped you along that path. If this is a reading for someone who lacks confidence in their abilities, though, it may indicate that this person feels their success comes only from others. Let’s see what happens next.
Card 2 represents something that has been recently taken away from Aziz and the loss he felt. The Ace of Ghosts (= Ace of Cups), seems to say that it was the beginning of a loving situation that was cut short. Along with Card #1, I would say that because of this it made Aziz feel like a failure instead of the successful and talented person he really is. The loss here is not just the opportunity for a loving relationship, but also the sense of self-worth.
Card 3 stands for the good that can come from this loss, and here it’s the Page of Ghosts (= Page of Cups). Pages are those who learn, the apprentices on the path. The message of the reading seems to indicate that Aziz rushed way too fast into a relationship he had set very high hopes on, but the loss of that will now allow him to progress at a slower pace and open up better new possibilities for him.