Exploring the cards- IV Wands

Yesterday was the last day of January 2017. I started my personal tarot session with an Unlock yourself spread which did not go well. I was very disappointed especially because this was my first reading with my new Clear Quartz Crystal. But I couldn’t make sense of a single card. So I finished my session with a single card draw in my single card draw I drew the 4 of Wands reversed.

The image on the card: In my Giant Rider-Waite deck the 4 of wands has an image of a couple celebrating under four wands standing like pillars draped with flowers. Behind the couple is a looming grey castle wall. The four of each suit is generally accepted to be the ‘teamwork’ card. Combine this with the Wand suit which correlates to the fire sign and to me this card signifies a joint effort in that has resulted in success and harmony. This is one of the most positive cards in the deck and when I look at it I see a time to celebrate.┬áTarot.com has a wonderful summary of what I see in the images: When you act upon a shared vision you will have far reaching effects. The only problem is I drew this card inversely.

Just as the IV of Wands signifies happiness and stability when drawn upright the inverse can imply the opposite. A time of instability or problems communicating with your significant other. Change is the one word answer to the question of this card inverted.

As it applies to me this makes total sense as Marc has recently gone back on the Mega Yacht full time and I am desperately missing working together with him at the dive shop. We went from spending all day and night together to him being away for weeks at a time. I feel abandoned and can’t wait until we work together again. Though I am still not sure about joining him on the yacht. I should note that I started this post and had a lapse of 20 days before I finished it. I hope this is helpful for anyone looking for a definition for the IV of Wands.


Tarot 101- by the sea

My name is Leslie and I am starting this blog to give myself a space to focus on the things in my life that bring me happiness. I was very lucky to find a career that I loved at an early age. Scuba Diving is my passion and even when I go on holiday from my little island I always take the time to go diving. Unfortunately I am in a terrible place in my life right now and have lost my inner strength. I can feel my shine being dulled and the habit to suppress myself is becoming more and more natural every day. I have always poured myself into work and have given 100% to everything I do. Right now I am in a position where this is being taken advantage of. I am unappreciated, and undervalued. In November 2016 I gave notice that I would finish the Caribbean’s busy season with my company and move on in September of 2017. Growing up on a farm I have a huge since of responsibility to my employers so I feel good about not leaving them high and dry, but every day it gets harder to complete my notice. My feeling of false entrapment weighs on me and I am finding it difficult to enjoy the amazing life I live. So I have started making an effort in my time when I am not at work to focus on positive things that bring me happiness. In college I used to play with tarot and halfheartedly memorized some meanings of the cards. But in December Catherine Barrow (a tarot practitioner on my island) gave a workshop on how to interpret the cards at a local yoga studio. I came across the post by happenstance and decided to attend. Since that point I have been putting the little energy I have in the evenings towards becoming proficient at reading the cards for myself and others. One of my high points so far in this journey was having Catherine read my cards and seeing every unspoken feeling laid out in front of me. Without my telling her anything about my work situation she spoke of me suppressing myself and that a great change in my position was coming. This gave me a feeling of justification I couldn’t have imagined and I tried to keep from crying in the restaurant. So now I am focusing on the positive things in life: please follow me along if you would like.