November 2013 Friendship Reading
I pulled out a deck for you this month that I have not used in ages. It
was definitely time. It's called the Mantegna Tarot by A. Atanassov.
It's a rather unique deck. Although it's called a Tarot, it's really
technically more of a predecessor to a modern day Tarot deck. It has
only 50 cards, no suits really. Even though a few of the cards are
similar to the modern day ones.
The artwork itself was created in 1460, something which just fascinates
me. And the backgrounds of the cards are silver foil although it doesn't
show up in photographs. But basically the part that looks black in the
card backgrounds IS actually a shiny silver.
This month I asked this deck for you what the card can tell you this
month that will help you live this month of November in the best way for
you. Here is what came up:
Card 1: Aritmetricha
The meaning of this card is to "align the forces at play". And the
woman here has her eyes closed and it wearing blue. The start of this
answer is to close your eyes to what others are doing or saying and to
go inside and feel and think what it really is that you want. Stop,
take some time to slow down, make some alone time and just ask yourself
what you most want to achieve, what would make you most happy this
month, what would give you the greatest sense of satisfaction, which
part of your Self do you most want to express this month.
Now is a good time to stop and look inside and ask yourself what you
truly want of the month of November. If you don't often do this, now is a
great time for it. Go for it. This card suggests that the first step is
to know what you want to go for.
Next the woman here is shown wearing a pink shawl with a layer or white
underneath. This says to think pure thoughts if you can about what you
want to create. Try to keep away from thoughts that tell you that you
can't have or create what you want. Hold the thoughts that say you CAN,
closest to your mind. Keep them in mind. Keep telling yourself that if
you need to. The more you believe, the easier things are to create.
The pink shawl, pink being a colour of the heart chakra and of love,
suggests keeping positive thoughts in mind. Stay positive about what you
want and try not to let any negativity creep in. All this will help
align the life forces that you need to create what you hope to.
And then watch for what comes to you, for opportunities and stop and weigh each for the possibilities they contain to help you
Card 2: Chronico
The meaning of this card is about acting sensitively. It says that this
month it is important to pay attention to your level of sensitivity to
others in the different situations of your life, and to think on how
your words and actions actually do affect others. It says it would
benefit you to slow down and really see and pay attention to that this
November. And to stop and think about this.
The card is telling you something about your past, as the man is facing
left here...towards the past. He is holding a little dragon here forming
a circle by "biting its tail" (representing power and the magic of life
and something coming full circle). Really this is saying that at some
point in your past one of two things may have happened.
Either you saw something you said cause someone pain and became very
sensitive to that and might be avoiding situations that remind you for
that time needlessly in an effort not to go there again. Or
that in the past someone was hurt by your words but you did not realize
it and that it's time to talk things out and get to the root of things.
Either way it's about making time to think on this topic and to try to
see things in different and unique ways. About how sensitively you react
to others, in which areas, and if change is needed in any way. It's all
about your sense of empathy and connectedness to the others in your
life. To your faith in them and your ability to see the best in them
(and there is good in all people). And about your inner growth.
Card 3: Imperator
And this card is about ambition, so again we are back to what you want
from this month of November, what do you want to create from it, what
ambitions do you have for it?
The Imperator is in fact the Emperor, And would be represented by The
Emperor card in a traditional Tarot deck, even though it is Card 9 here.
He says that you have the power to create what you want, to think up and
decide on the rules and plans that will take you where you want to go.
His crown tells you that this month (and beyond) when it comes to
creating what you want in your life, you rule!)
He is wearing pink on his torso, over his heart, and pink is
the colour of love. So the card tells you here that you have the power
to create what you want this month IF you do so lovingly and taking the
needs and desires of any others involved into consideration. The crystal
ball he holds tell you that if you try and open up your heart and
caring nature you can feel and sense this from the others around you.
You can only get to what you want this month if everyone's needs are in
accord. But yes you can very much get there.
The blue cape wears says that you can also feel free to just ask any
others involved what they want and need, them just listen and go from