PDR: Moving Out Spread

Moving Out

I was wondering if moving out to a new apartment would be a good idea. I saw some suspicious mold growing in the bathroom and it scared me a lot! If I’m not mistaking it’s a black mold, although I’m not 100% sure. After googling what it is, it seems to be toxic to the human body. This got me worried. I have three choices, 1-clean it myself, 2-use a service, 3-move out!

I just invented a simple “moving out” spread. And this is what I ended up with:

Should I move?

Here is the 7 of Pentacles again. A witch is patiently testing her knowledge of spells. So far she’s doing something right. Pentacles started to bloom from the branches. I really see this card as an auspicious sign of good fortune. The fruits of labor will soon be realized after patience and hard work.

I can relate this card to the savings I am actually gaining from my rent right now. Living in LA, my apartment rent is quite cheap! Long story short, money is not an issue right now.

Pentacles also symbolize the physical and health matters. I think I should observe and assess my health more so now and pay particular attention to my respiratory health. Black molds can cause some serious symptoms and I don’t want ending up sick just because I saved extra dollars.

Should I not move?

In this card, I see a girl lost in the woods. She looks scared, worried and tired. She has a few bruises in her arms and legs… probably from the thorns in the woods. Sevens mean a test or a challenge. In the usual RWS, the card usually shows a man being outnumbered by 6 attackers. But in the DM, we see a more hopeful image. After being lost in the wilderness, she discovered seven magical wands that showed the way out. Her worries are now over.

Moving now seems challenging. I don’t want to get lost in the woods! Applying for a new apartment demands a lot of work, research, and money. And of course, credit checks! It’s too much right now.  I don’t think it’s the right time.  I have to postpone this for something later, but now I have to deal with my problem the old way.


What will keep my peace of mind? As the Ace of Swords, this reminds me to lessen the mental stress. I know the answer but I need to act on it. In this case, I should approach my problem with a simple action. I shouldn’t complicate things any further. So with this advice, I’m knocking down my third option, which is moving out. Maybe postpone it until later this year? Anyway, I just need to figure out if I should do the cleaning myself or just hire someone… =D


PDR: Mind-Body-Spirit Spread


Mind – Body – Spirit

Mind: 5 of Pentacles

This represents my current financial worries. I was looking at my spending habits this last month and I’m not very happy with my bank statements. I haven’t been buying any new tarot decks so that’s an improvement. But I still need to make some adjustments and limitations with my other purchases. I don’t wanna end up looking like the poor little girl in this card!

I recently bought Leo Babauta’s book called “The Power of Less”. It talks about living a simple life and making some new habit changes. I’ve always followed his blog and I’ve always been inspired by his view on productivity and minimalism. Maybe this is the perfect time to apply those lessons that he has been imparting in his blog and books.

Body: Ace of Swords

The ace of swords is about mental clarity. It’s a sharp tool to pierce through doubt and confusion. The angel in this card has a special glow in her. She is beautiful and she radiates with enlightening energy. The sword is one of the strongest suits, but having sharp edges, it can also be dangerous.

I have a hunch that this signifies a possible conflict within my body. I recently discovered a small patch of hair loss in the back of my head. It’s very mysterious because I don’t know what might have caused it. The only thing I can think of is that it’s stress-related. I’m currently observing it and so far it’s not getting worse. I’m keeping my positive thoughts and I know that I’m healing myself right now.

Spirit: 2 of Cups

At least my spirit looks happy. I’ve been doing Transcendental Meditation regularly for a week now and I’m starting to feel the effects. One thing I’ve noticed is that I want to do stuff. It’s like a silent motivator. After every meditation, I want to plan and accomplish things. It reminds me of the clarity involved with the ace of swords.  I also noticed an improved focus when I’m at work.  The 2 of cups just confirms that I’m doing a right thing.  It’s compatible with my needs and it’s working fine.

Deck: Deviant Moon by Patrick Valenza

Guns and Coffins

Tarot of the Dead

My spread today all consists of unillustrated pips. How open-ended can this be?

I see this as a non-positional spread. I have 3 of Pistols and Ace of Pistols (or swords) in this reading which may indicate conflict today. But I’m not discounting the 10 of Coffins (or cups) which would mean happiness and good communication with someone.

The Ace of Pistols indicates my plan for this Saturday. I want to make way for my “to do” list today. Some of them are finishing my laundry, cleaning the apartment, organizing my papers from orientation, etc. It’s a lot of things which is why the 3 of Pistols is here. It’s warning me of a possible disappointment if I set my goals too high today. I need to be realistic. The 10 of Coffins is a possible energy at the end of the day. I will be meeting a friend who I haven’t seen in a while… like since July 2009 (4 months)! There’s plenty of catching up to do and I’m looking forward to tonight’s dinner with him.

The elements here are neutral so I’m not expecting anything big to worry about.  Pistols=Air.  Coffins=Water.

I’m starting to think that numerology plays a big part on unillustrated pips.  Let’s say I do not have any background on the tarot… and I look at this spread right now, this will be really confusing.  Tonight, I will read my new book “Numerology for Beginners” by Gerie Bauer and I will try to associate my day with my card’s numerological meaning.

Deck: Tarot of the Dead by Monica Knighton

A Warning

Today’s cards (using legacy of the divine tarot) are:

Ace of Swords | Queen of Wands | Six of Swords

The Ace of Swords signifies mental clarity. The sky is being cleared off of the dark clouds. This might indicate a new idea coming up.

The next card shows a determined/confident woman looking straight at me with strong intent. She wants to do something. And when a Queen of Wands wants to do something, no one can get in her way. I hope she’s not mad at me.

The Six of Swords is telling me that she’s planning on traveling somewhere. Maybe she wants to visit someone. Is she going to visit me? Is she going to take me somewhere?

The cards today are a bit mysterious. I can’t wait how the day would transpire.



In my reading earlier today, I thought the cards were telling me that I will be having a surprise get-together with a friend. I was very excited and I was actually waiting for someone to call me. But to no avail, nobody called nor texted about any events tonight.

While my prediction didn’t occur, the same cards still made an impact today.

The Ace of Swords is an element of air. Air means conflict or problems. It’s also good to note that a sword has two edges. One side means peace of mind, while the other means stress or conflict. Judging today’s events, I had both energies. In a way, this card was advising me to keep alert.

I have to keep reminding myself that the court cards are genderless. If I draw a king, it doesn’t necessarily mean a guy. Instead, I have to look for the qualities of the court card. In this case, the Queen of Wands appeared as a traffic police officer. I was pulled over this morning by this cop. I opened the windows, greeted the officer and politely/innocently asked what I did wrong. Apparently, I crossed a street with a “Turn Right Only” sign. I honestly told him I didn’t see it… I also added I’m new to the area, which is true. I still have an Arizona plate number and Arizona license registration. (But seriously, where was that sign because I didn’t see it!). At this time, I was thinking… if he represents the Queen of Wands, I better be nice. I do not want to F with him! I know that the Queen of Wands can be commanding and intimidating but she can also be generous, if treated fairly.

For some reason, after handing him my license and registration, he just briefly looked at my papers and said “Just go.”, while shaking his head a little (He may even have rolled his eyes too if only he didn’t have any shades….). I got the impression that maybe it’s not worth both his and my time to be going through this. The street that I crossed has barely any traffic and safety is not a big concern. And this is where I see the Six of Swords. Him letting me go from conviction. The card implies flight or going from a bad situation to a better situation. While still understanding what happened, I simply thanked him and drove slowly away. This event also reminded me of The Wheel from yesterday. Maybe I’m still carrying the good luck of that card until today.

So note to self: When swords appear in the reading, make sure to be extra careful with your surroundings. Practice and continue being alert. And be nice to cops!

Facing Your Fears

Warning: My entry is from the book “What’s in the cards for you?” by Mark McElroy. If you don’t want spoilers from the book, please don’t proceed. Thanks.

The book asked to pick a card to signify my greatest fear. I chose between the 10 of Swords and The Tower. For me, these two are probably the most bothersome cards in the tarot (not death nor devil). My fear closely resembles The Tower so I picked it as my significator. The fear in my mind is about the future of my relationship with my parents. I’m afraid that I won’t be able to meet their expectations. Every time I talk with them over the phone, my mom silently implies that they’re getting old and they’re worried that nobody would take care of them. She fears that they will end up in a caregiver’s attention instead of me. I love them so much but I don’t have the answer to this question yet. We live hundred miles apart and some beliefs clash and I’m still having a hard time constructing a stable solution.

The Tower – Tarot Significator
The picture shows a tower being hit by some sort of asteroid. One leg that supports the structure is starting to fall apart and thus destroying the tower. My family is based on a good foundation of love and trust. This is how I see my family. But my fear is that this foundation is not strong enough.

After I shuffled the cards extensively and cut it into three piles, I randomly drew The Queen of Wands, 10 of Swords, and Ace of Swords.

Queen of Wands – Why does this frighten me?
The Queen of Wands strongly reminds me of my mom. I respect my mom’s opinion very much. Her words and advice gives weight in a lot of my decisions. She took really good care of me when I was growing up and I feel that it’s my job to return the favor now that they’re getting old. I owe her that much. I love her so much that I’m not afraid to say that I’m a mama’s boy. LOL. It’s just how it is. Now what frightens me is not meeting her expectations.

10 of Swords – What I need to realize to go past this fear?
Whatever tarot deck you choose, the 10 of Swords will always depict a painful message. In Legacy of the Divine Tarot (by Ciro Marchetti), it shows a guy being pierced by 10 swords. This card is basically telling me that if I don’t stop thinking about this fear, it will affect my current situation emotionally, mentally and physically.  Keeping this fear is like living in a false future.  It’s like torture.

Ace of Swords – What can I do to begin to move beyond this fear?
Ace means beginning. Swords symbolize mentality. The simple answer for my fear is clearing my thoughts. Start fresh. Clear your mind. Disregard the painful past and false/imagined future. I need to live today and build my relationship with my family from the ground up and give a better alternate (possible) future.