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  1. Troi Post author

    Our marriage is broken
    Is there any chance for us at all
    Hes just been so mean rude

    Should i just give up?

    **Personal details removed by Troi

    1. Troi Post author

      Hi Christina,

      I moved your request to this page – just to be consistent. Yours is the first one on this updated page, which is probably a bit confusing.

      I’m sorry to hear you are having difficulties in your marriage.

      Looking at your birth dates, this is a reasonably compatible match that relies on a good mix of social contact and time alone together. The relationship is an opportunity for both partners to learn some personal lessons about themselves and each other.

      I’m using the Robin Wood Tarot and your card is the Nine of Cups. This card shows a well-to-do man, dressed in rich purple robes. Behind him stand nine ornate gold chalices.

      Usually this card signifies a much wanted level of emotional achievement. It is often called the ‘wish card’. However, nines generally mean that a significant life phase is coming to an end. So perhaps the state of affairs that this card represents has already been and gone. It is not a negative card at all, far from it, so I am wondering if you are being held together by circumstances. In other words, your lifestyle is the glue that is keeping you together?

      Looking at the card at the base of the deck – the Six of Pentacles. Again, this seems to confirm that this is about your way of life. You may be reluctant to end the marriage because it would mean the prospect of a financial setback.

      Neither of these cards is offering me much in the way of an answer to your question, Christina. For me, they are both positive and I would say that, yes, there is potential for you to work on your marriage and bring it back from the brink – but only if you are both willing to do the work. If you are unsure of your next step, I would recommend that you take no action for the time being. Your path may be made clear pretty soon.

      Good luck.

    1. Troi Post author

      Hi Trish,

      Congratulations on your new job 🙂

      I’m using a deck called Tarot of the New Vision. Your card is the Knave (Page) of Swords. We see the Page of Swords from behind. His right foot is pointed outwards and appears to be resting on the head of a shattered statue. He holds his (or her) sword in both hands over his left shoulder.

      This card suggests that your job could be to do with figures or perhaps research. It is pretty neutral so doesn’t confirm whether you are in the right place for you. However, the Page of Swords is extremely resourceful and does not give in to pressure. She accepts her position and endeavours to make it work for her. I like the Robin Wood version of this card which is illustrated by a girl running down the side of a mountain as though she is carrying divine inspiration. You might well make the decision not to hang around too long in this job, but meanwhile, you can make it be your dream job.

      Take a cue from ‘divine inspiration’ and make a list of all the good aspects of your job. Think of anything you like and write it down. The more you can find the better. Maybe you like the hours, or the location, or the person who helps you the most, or the money, or even your desk. Write down every positive detail you can and add to it to include good things that happen. Such as a light-hearted phone call, or finishing a task early, or whatever. Every day, look for the positives and make a note of them later. If you keep doing this, you’ll find more and more things. You’ll be looking for them. You’ll be expecting them. Pretty soon there will be more positives than negatives. Try it. It works.

      Good luck!

  2. Az

    Apologies, but I would like to include a little more detail to my question if that’s okay. I just wanted to add his birthday too as it might make it easier for you.

    His is 17th Aug.

    Thank you 😊

    Edit: Original Question – Will a relationship blossom with the person I like or am I wasting my time?

    26th Aug

    1. Troi Post author

      Hello Az,

      Based on your birthdays of 17th August and 26th August, this potential relationship is straightforward and transparent. There are few conflicts and each have a good sense of timing. There is a lot of common ground and many opportunities for agreement. So no obstacles there 🙂

      I’m using the Gilded Tarot and you card is the Knight of Pentacles. This may explain a lot 🙂 The Knight of Pentacles sits quietly astride his horse. They stand in a beautiful glen surrounded by trees, plants and various wildlife.

      The Knight of Pentacles is usually a personality card, reflecting aspects of the person’s character. Now, I can’t tell you how he feels about you, that would be unethical, however I can tell you that he may appear to be hard to reach, if you know what I mean. This is because the Knight of Pentacles is very deliberate in his actions. He is not the type to rush into any relationship. He will always take things quite slowly until he is certain.

      I, personally, think the Knight of Pentacles is the best court card in the deck. Once you have got his attention and interest, he will always be loyal and true. His feelings are not apparent on the surface but hidden deep within. If ever a personality could be said to have hidden depths, this is the one.

      Can’t say for sure if the relationship will go any further, it depends on how you go about it. I would say that the best way is to treat it as a friendship first, nothing else. No flirting or making your interest too obvious. Just be open and straight with him, as he will be with you.

      The base card is Justice, which I can’t connect to your question, though you might be able to. The next card after the Knight of Pentacles is the Sun, which definitely suggests blooming and blossoming.

      Hope it works out for you, Az.

  3. Angel

    Sorry my dob: 5th August

    My question was.. I am looking to improve my career and salary can you see this happy anytime soon as in this year

    Thank you

    1. Troi Post author

      Hi Angel,

      I think a more useful question might be “What else can you do to improve your career and salary this year?” I’m using the Robin Wood Tarot and have drawn the Six of Swords. A figure sits in a swan-shaped boat and is propelled across a lake by a ghostly apparition. The boat and its occupants are headed towards a distant shoreline and a cave at water level. Inside the cave a light shines like a star.

      The Six of Swords suggests that you have probably done all you need to do, and now you should simply get on with your job, knowing that all is being taken care of behind the scenes. Make your current job, your dream job, by staying focused and carrying out your tasks to your best ability. The key to improvements in any situation is to ‘know’ all is well and things are getting better. Practice this ‘knowing’ all the time – “I know I will get that promotion.” “I know opportunities are coming my way.” “I know I can be the best I can be.” Keep your eye, mind and spirit on that star.

      Good luck.

  4. Lori

    I have 2 sons living on the streets that are using drugs. I took my vacation and went to southern Ca. To see grand kids and friends and them. The worst vacation ever.
    My question is Did I do right? My actions were a little harsh and maybe selfish.
    Please tell me honestly and I don’t need you to tell me what you think I want to hear. I did something wrong in raising them and don’t want to continue doing so.
    This isn’t a “pretty” situation and don’t expect a pretty answer.
    Thank you so very much.
    I was born at 6:48 am on June 2

    1. Troi Post author

      Hi Lori,

      I could draw a card to answer your question, “Did I do right?” but how will that help you now? It’s done. You know whether it was right or not. You know if you did your best to help your kids. Surely, a better question would be “How do I move on with this situation?” Or “Is there anything I can do now to improve things?”

      This is a ‘big’ situation for one card to answer, but I’ll draw one and see what it says to you.

      I’m using the Robin Wood and your card is the Ace of Wands. This is a card of pure energy rather than a ‘situation’. It shows that if you remain open and positive, you may well receive a solution. This card means that you must KNOW that it all will work out. You have to remember that what you see as ‘wrong’ may not be so at all. Your sons may be learning valuable lessons, or they may be in a position to help someone else. You can’t see through their eyes. You can only see and judge through the eyes of their mother.

      Presumably your boys are over the age of 18 and are capable of making decisions for themselves? Then let them. They are their own men. They are making their own choices. You, as their mother, probably made mistakes, just like we all do. However, there’s only so much you can do. At some point they have to go free.

      Looking at the base card, the Knight of Swords – it seems like you went steaming in, determined to rescue them, or to talk sense into them. The Knight of Swords shows someone on a mission, who is convinced he is right and set on getting the results he wants. Yes, this character might well use harsh methods because he thinks he’s doing the best for all concerned. Your intentions were good, but it didn’t work this time.

      So leave them be. You have a life, so live it. Use the encouragement of the Ace of Wands to wait for… let’s call it ‘divine inspiration’. Something will change, don’t worry. It’ll be okay xx

  5. Linda

    I have never had any interest in the Tarot over the years, but for some reason now I seem to be drawn to looking into it.
    I have purchased some decks but find all the information around confusing.
    Is it worth my continuing to study it?

    My birth date is the 4th April.

    Thank you for the chance to get a reading, a new experience for me,

    1. Troi Post author

      Hello Linda,

      That’s an unusual question 🙂 Before I draw your card, let me just address the confusion issue. Everyone is confused at first when confronted with what seems a very complicated system. All those meanings to memorise and then all those reversals, and symbols and elements, and numbers, and court cards – argh!

      Here’s where to begin:

      1. Learn the basics of numerology 1 – 10. It’s a progression: Ones = beginnings, Fives are a pivot point; a challenge, and Tens are endings that swing back to a new beginning. Double digits are added together to fall into 1-10. So 10 = 1, 11 = 2.

      2. Learn the four elements and their qualities. Fire, water, air and earth.

      That’s all you need to start. 14 things. Armed with those, you can start reading tarot. I will be writing a blog post soon about numerology and tarot, so pop back in a few days.

      Onto your card. I’m using the Rider-Waite (you must have a copy of that one. Use it for now and put the other decks away).

      I’ve drawn the King of Pentacles. This card is numbered 14 1+4 = 5 in the element of Earth. Fives in tarot indicate a challenge. Earth represents practicalities. Therefore the basic interpretation means that, for you, the idea of learning tarot is wrapped up in the practical issues of actually learning the system. And it’s daunting. A huge challenge.

      We can go further with the Court Cards as they are personality cards and belong to one of four families. The King of Pentacles is the head of his earth-centric family. He is self-made. He worked hard and has succeeded in all he set out to do. He’s reached the stage where he can sit back and guide other people. We could make a connection between The King of Pentacles and the Major Arcana, Hierophant.

      He tells you that learning anything worthwhile is always tough at the beginning. Being a Five he is issuing you with a challenge. Are you up to it? It’s your choice.

      Hope that helps and also that I see you back here soon.

  6. Kate

    My love interest has withdrawn after saying he didn’t have the time it takes to put into getting to know someone to have a relationship. He is too busy working and struggling financially. He called me a curveball and he hasn’t talked to me since. My question is, will he ever come back? Or do I just need to move on?

    My birthday: 05/16 (may 16)
    His: 11/08

    Thank you so much! I’m curious to hear what you have to say!

    1. Troi Post author

      Hi Kate,

      Sorry to hear that. Men.

      I’m using Tarot of the New Vision and your card is the Knight of Wands. In this card, the Knight is pictured from behind so that we can see what he’s looking at as his horse prances in that showy way. From this angle we can see that, in front of the Knight, is a camel train making its way past – this is presumably what is startling the horse. There are several people on foot leading the laden camels.

      This is actually a perfect illustration to confirm that your ex is currently being distracted by other things in his life. The Knight of Wands is not very good at keeping his focus at the best of times. I think that your ex has probably made the right decision. What you mustn’t do is take it personally. Though, frankly, if someone labelled me a ‘curveball’, I wouldn’t give them the time of day, let alone waste my energy thinking about them 😀 He probably meant the relationship, rather than you.

      So yes, take a leaf out of his book and move on. I think he’s done you a favour.

      Looking at the next card, the Ace of Pentacles. This indicates that there is something new and good and exciting coming along for you. Could be connected to a relationship, but more likely it’s to do with work or where you live, or perhaps some extra money. Be open to all possibilities.

      Good luck.


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