October 29, 2018
My retired friend Minna is a very wise woman who was wondering a few months ago how she could best serve others. She said she had been considering helping troubled youth in a community centre or a halfway house.
I did a three-card reading for her, this time using Wilfried Houdouin’s 2011 Millennium deck, and the cards seemed to confirm Minna’s idea.
On the left was Justice, holding a sword and the scales of the law, followed by La Maison-Dieu, showing two figures falling out of a tower. Together with Justice, they can point to people leaving or breaking out of a government institution (ex. reform school, prison, or even a foster home
situation). Then came the Pope (Le Pape), who can indicate a mentor.
Since my friend was the one asking about how to help others, I interpreted the Pope as being her, in a mentoring capacity. Since the Pope was looking to a side where there was no card, I drew one more card to see what he was looking at. That card was the Sun (Le Soleil), depicting two children with a small wall behind them, as in a sheltered space, with one of the children seeming to encourage the other to step forward.
I didn’t add any other cards above or below because Minna’s cards confirmed her idea about working to help young people get back into society.
By the way, Minna didn’t follow through on that plan. That can be the subject of another reading. I know that a month or so after this reading she said she had injured her back again and needed to take time off to recover. If you look at the children in the Sun card again, the child leading the other could also be seen as trying to keep him steady so that he doesn’t fall… Support comes in many ways.