Hi, everyone! Here’s how this works: use your intuition to pick an item from the above image. Today we have an antique jewelry box, a Hummel angel figurine, and a porcelain (I think?) bushel of flowers. Then scroll down to that item’s corresponding reading. These are timeless readings, meaning they’ll apply whenever you read them and not just when I post them.
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The antique jewelry box
I’m seeing a family situation here in which your parents are putting pressure on you to excel. I’m definitely not seeing any abuse, but there are huge expectations and insane successes to live up to. You’re ambitious by nature and very success-oriented, but it’s not quite enough for your parents. I’m seeing your dad as being very authoritative, clearheaded, and analytical. He’s well-respected and quite successful. Your mom is nurturing and has that image of being the world’s most perfect mother. Always a smile and a sunny outlook! But beneath it all, the expectations! Dear God.
Your parents act as if you’re being moody, sulky, and difficult, which is offensive to me, your kind Tarot reader. [I’m rolling my eyes at your parents right now.] In reality, you’re intelligent and ambitious. You probably dislike being patronized by them.
There are unrealistic expectations flying all through the air here. It’s hard for you to start down a certain career path when the only successful outcome in your parents’ eyes is total, complete success. There’s some instability in your familial relationships here, and you’re hesitant to speak up. I’m not sure if your parents realize the undue pressure that they’re putting on you. In order to be happy, you believe you have to follow in their footsteps. It’s to the point that you’d see them reflected back when you look in the mirror. What I’m afraid of is that you’re at risk of blowing up and losing it because you’re feeling like a pressure cooker inside.
So, let’s look at your oracles now and see what advice we have!
Your oracles are pointing out that knowledge is power as far as knowing your parents’ agendas and preparing for their “attacks”. If you can know how a visit will go beforehand, you can prepare a counterattack, as it were.
Also, this is interesting. Some people think of spirituality as just referring to direct spiritual experiences, like having a prophetic dream, for example. But there is spiritual truth underlying your relationships, and your interactions with family are a way for you to practice strengthening your own spiritual skills. Even if you don’t believe in spirituality, that’s not really the point. It’s just that we come into these lives in order to practice certain skills, and you’re accomplishing that by learning to set boundaries with your parents. There is spiritual benefit to your interactions.
The oracle also says to be pleased with small victories, because they’re worth feeling proud of, and also, you might not score any major victories with this situation soon. This isn’t the sort of thing where you can waltz in and change years and years of interaction patterns with your parents, if that makes sense, so take your victories as they come! Amen.
It’s also suggested that you’re the sort of person who might benefit from spending time in nature, so go for it! Get outside if you can.
Also, the oracles are telling me that this whole dynamic and situation is karmic, meaning it’s been set up with the goal of giving you a chance to learn communications skills over the long-term within this family system. Like, if you watch Everybody Loves Raymond—one of my favorite shows—Debra and Ray spend years and years trying to learn how to best communicate with Raymond’s parents, and at one point they finally realize (like a lightbulb lighting up overhead) that their parents are the problem. It’s a masterful awareness that occurs near the end of the show’s run. I’m not saying that the same exact situation is here. The point is that this is a long-term learning situation that will benefit you in communicating and assertion and boundaries, like how Debra and Raymond spent years appeasing his parents before the truth clicked in, in a long-term aha moment, if that makes sense.
Good luck, and hang in there!
The Hummel angel figurine
Right off the bat, I’m being told that you have a hilarious sense of humor and are incredibly sweet. How lovely!
You’ve been experiencing conflict lately regarding finances and being too frugal. I sense that you’re married and have kids. Whichever side of the money argument you’re on, you’re spinning your wheels in your attempts to remedy the situation. Some level of acceptance might work better. It is what it is!
Also, you’ve had a hard time letting go of something from your past involving a good man. I’m not sure what it is, but you’ve had anxiety and have been somewhat fixated. It could be a romance that you left or a father-figure situation. If you can focus on positive memories, it will help you be expansive. And there are plenty of positive memories here!
You’re a very busy person, and you tend to be very nurturing to everyone. You’re really good with kids, so if you don’t have your own kids or already work with kids, you should definitely consider it. Kids love your energy!
Don’t dwell too much on your negative thoughts about things like money and what you lack and what you miss. You’ve got a loving family and loads of inner strength, and there’s just so much to be grateful for here! The Ten of Cups came up, upright (not reversed), and that’s the card of a happy family and lots of love: a great spouse, kids, the works.
You’ve got to address the baggage that’s coming up in an effort to declutter your mind and thinking. You’re surrounded by love, but sometimes you forget that it’s there. You space out and go somewhere in your head.
Someone could be deceiving you. You’re being warned to consider this and to pay very close attention to any documents or contracts that you sign, as well as any verbal agreements you enter into (travel, selling something, a joint project, etc., etc.). Before you agree to something, ask what’s in it for the other party. If you’re uncertain who this could be, engage in some self-care and let your mind relax a bit, which the cards want you to do anyway. Because there’s something or someone that you’re in denial about. I don’t see it as a close person like a spouse. I see it more like someone from your personal or business life. It’s not necessarily someone who’s really important to you, or that you’re really close to, but you’ve got to acknowledge their intentions and motives and not “look the other way” or allow it.
The bushel of flowers
You’re very successful! You have a vision of how life should be that acts as your guiding force. You’ve got a lot going on, and sometimes you’re tired or stressed, so you take shortcuts in little ways. You’re very well off financially, and you might even be a tad bit too confident at times. I think that right now you’re dealing with the issue of children—having them, having more of them, how to raise them, possible infertility, that sort of thing. You’re concerned that it’ll be a situation where you and/or your significant other don’t come through when the time comes. Like, what if we’ve got too much going on already? And how will we juggle all of our priorities? That sort of concern. You’re afraid you don’t have the emotional strength or energy to handle it. You sense that your natural charm isn’t going to be helpful with a houseful of kids and everything else going on.
If the issue you’re dealing with is infertility, you’ve possibly been considering trying to “skip the line” somehow. I wouldn’t say that except the Seven of Swords came up. It’s all about gaming the system and taking shortcuts to reach the goal. If that doesn’t resonate, then just disregard it. But there’s no judgment here. I’ve heard horror stories of how hard it is to adopt a baby.
The issue of kids seems insurmountable, and you wonder how other people seem to have it all and do it all. Sometimes you lose touch with you who are underneath all the roles you play each day.
Did you know that in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the emerald city is actually all white? Residents and visitors are required to wear green-tinted glasses, so everyone thinks the city is made of emerald. It’s not. Other people’s situations are never as great as appearances would lead you to believe.
Your oracles are urging you to engage in deep thought. The general message here seems to be to sleep on it for a while and keep turning the idea over in your head for now. But I do see a baby in your future if you choose to go that route. It will all happen with divine timing, and the universe is hard at work on bringing it all together as we speak. Trust in the divine, for you will be truly blessed. The answers to the whole dilemma will come to you through your subconscious mind. And remember to have compassion for yourself, even if it all seems overwhelming. Before it can happen as it’s meant to, you must overcome one final hurdle of spiritual growth. I’m not sure what that hurdle is, but I have every reason to believe that you can and will accomplish it. Good luck!