Deck Interview w/ Quantum Tarot 2.0

Spread & Questions from OracleArchives

What are your most important characteristics?
9 of Cups – It serves as a guide towards my own emotional satisfaction. As I become more comfortable with the deck, my messages will become more accurate for myself and others. I must be careful not to take on a sense of smugness.

What are your strengths as a deck?

3 of Swords – This deck will not only clarify exactly where and why I or a querent hurts, but offer objective means (swords) to heal the pain.

What are your limits as a deck?

The Empress – It can not fill where I am empty. It is up to me to bring my own sense of abundance to each reading.

What are you here to teach me?

King of Cups
– Emotional balance and decisive action & self control in the face of chaos or sensitivity.

How can I best learn from and collaborate with you?

 of Pentacles – Dedication, patience and consistency will allow a sense of progress and mastery.

What is the potential outcome of our working relationship?

of Cups – Ways to communicate feelings and truth that will facilitate mutual healing and unity with all who I encounter.

*Added question from “Cosmic Deck of Initiation

What do I need to know about this deck that it may not be able to tell me directly?

Universal Wisdom – “Wisdom awaits your experience and application. Wisdom carries for you release and growth. Wisdom grows from experience, and is different for every individual and every situation. Wisdom is not knowing, it is understanding. Wisdom is guiding you and opening you to the greater Mysteries of the Universe. Live your wisdom breathe life into it.”


October 2017 Tarot Forecast


Openly expressing newfound wisdom and insight about our own natures, passions, internal structures and external expressions is how we navigate this month. Some of what we’ve learned recently has brought into question our current lifestyles and ways of thinking and behaving. Now, we must ask if they resonate with what most inspires passionate action within us and supports our confidence and individual contribution to collective growth. Shining a light on the places in our lives that need more balance and acting accordingly is our task this month, creating a union between our material circumstance, personal identity, and our spiritual/emotional selves. That is how we manifest our truth in the physical world and live lives that authentically reflect us as individuals.

Bringing our focus toward integration increases our manifestation potential and puts us in the position to bring our true purpose to fruition. Developing routines that support our growth and reflect our higher selves helps this process. We must be careful not to isolate ourselves out of fear but conversely, not to avoid the necessary solitude required for self-reflection. Honest introspection lends itself to authentic confidence which may have faltered or been in question due to the discoveries we’ve recently made about ourselves. Healing this month will be assisted by self-awareness, creating healthy routines, and sharing of an intimate or emotional nature with those closest to us or in an effort to bring people closer to us.

I call that man awake who, with conscious knowledge and understanding can perceive the deep unreasoning powers in his soul, his whole innermost strength, desires and weaknesses, and knows how to reckon with himself.  – Hermann Hesse

20170924_182058Navigating the conflict between tradition and natural inclinations that may not be in line with what we’ve been shown or taught as the norm is another theme for October. Through our healing journey, we’ve learned to recognize ourselves as the guru. Some lessons required we make sacrifices, releasing what may have been useful at one time but is no longer contributes to our healing processes, but also may have created an air of disappointment or a crisis of faith.

We are now forced to share our journeys with others in order to heal the part of ourselves that keep us from emotional communion with our environment. Practice active self-care, prioritizing the healing of spirit, possibly by releasing karmic attachments and toxic ways of thinking and behaving that we may have grown dependent upon in some way. Pay special attention to those learned behaviors and opinions we adopted from external sources and held onto simply due to familiarity, ignorance, or convenience. The Ace of Cups is a symbol of emotional union, healing, and spiritual new beginnings. In order to come into true union with the self or others; indeed, with the Universal Soul, we must balance our individual experience and expression with the structure and tradition that has influenced us to date.

To really discover God inside yourself, you must undergo some uncomfortable confrontations with your own psyche. Similarly, to decide for yourself what is the moral thing to do in all situations might require an agony of choice.  -Rachel Pollack


Working to release a poverty mindset in order to re-stabilize our inner and outer worlds helps us to transcend the feeling of stagnancy or limbo that the end of a life cycle or significant energy shift often entails. We have reviewed our mistakes, misconceptions, and miscommunications and their effects on our material lives from the comfort/security within our homes and finances to the individual foundations we’ve built our identities upon. This is not a time for fast forward movement. Rather, this is a moment to regroup and redefine what stability means to us.

Manifesting abundance in whatever area we choose requires forethought, confidence, consistency and right action. Where in your life are any of these elements lacking and in what way can you take command in that area that will reward you with a sense of growth and forward movement? Where have you overexerted your control to the detriment of yourself or others? It is now time to wrap up your reflection and begin taking actions that result in steady progress toward personal freedom and independence.

Personal Reading: The Illuminated Shadow

Illuminated Shadow Spread (click for breakdown)

3-5-7 Unconcsious Self (Knight of Swords, Queen of Wands, High Priestess)
You are a master of intuition, creativity, and emotional sensitivity.  Acute awareness of the deeper selves & motivations of self and others is second nature to you and as a result, you may sometimes exhibit an overbearing persona when communicating your perception to others.  You must be careful to consider your words when making use of this skill as you may see more of people’s shadow and internal states than they are comfortable with or even aware of!

Remember, you are not responsible for or in control of the healing of anyone who is not requesting that of you.  You are definitely gifted in the healing arts as well as psychoanalysis and may eventually make your living in this area should you discipline your skill and market yourself responsibly.  Focus on healing yourself  and creatively expressing your insights in a way that makes them accessible…  indeed digestible by all.  You are learning to emotionally detach from outcomes in order to allow your higher self to make decisions.

4-6-8 Conscious Self (The Fool, IX of Swords ®, The Empress)
You are still fighting the inclination toward self-pity and even martyrdom, after recently emerging from a dark night of the soul.  You are however consciously working toward releasing fear and readying yourself to proceed optimistically into an unknown future with a stronger sense of the abundance within that allows you this new positive outlook.  You may also be relearning the art of self care and your confidence is getting a boost as a result.

This is a time of great renewal.  You seem to be purposefully engaging shadow work and finding it immensely rewarding.  You may be experiencing some anxiety/suspicion that is warranted (rather than self imposed like the 9 of swords upright).  Be careful not to project your residual fears onto others and to express yourself respectfully, clearly, and sincerely.

2 Potential Self (Death)
Recognizing the universal nature of pain and loss allows you to rise above it.  Transmute pain into wisdom and release it, remaining grateful for the awareness as it will push you toward “Temperance” (emotional balance and right action).  Each death brings new life. Ego death makes way for the emergence of true (Higher) self.  Notice the sun rises behind the towers 🙂

1 Advice (IV of Wands)
Responsible use of creative talents and passionate action will allow you to build a stable home where you can explore your spiritual self and live a life fulfilled. You may need to learn to work better with others.  Focus on becoming stable financially and emotionally so that you can enjoy the benefits of your natural talents!  Without this stability, you run the risk of losing yourself to the fanaticism of your spiritual pursuits and your sense of self in the world at large.  Wholeness means to live holistically.  Work to stabilize all facets of life.

Tarot Spread: The Illuminated Shadow

This spread is called “Illuminated Shadow” as it is used to assist us with shadow work by showing what we know about ourselves and our inner (illuminating) what we don’t know or understand and how to integrate all of it in the interest of wholeness. It is in this shape to remind the querent of the axiom “As Above, So Below. As Within, So Without”

My breakdown of the above reading is here.
The general card positions are as follows…

LEFT SIDE (3-5-7) = Unconscious Shadow
This side of the spread represents automatic behaviors, internalized ideals, and defense mechanisms the querent may be unaware of acting out or projecting onto others.

RIGHT SIDE (4-6-8) = Conscious Shadow
These are the traits the querent is aware of both positive and harmful or any trauma the querent is aware of being affected by.

7 – 8 Positive Manifestations of Shadow

5 – 6 Negative Manifestations of Shadow

3. Your Shadow as an Unconscious Identity This is the self you act out when emotionally unstable or threatened in anyway.  This is the you that others see that you do not acknowledge.  This can also manifest as what you most often project onto other people, usually those close to you or in situations that are mentally/emotionally triggering.

4. Your Conscious Self This is the way you are aware of presenting yourself to others and behavior your consciously engage in order to progress in life.  This is who you see when you look in the mirror.

2. The Potential Self If one becomes aware of their mal-adaptive behaviors and hidden talents/attributes and consciously integrates them with the conscious self, this is the best possible manifestation of the self as whole.

1. Advice This is what you need to focus on or do to heal and unify the shadow with the conscious self. Whatever card shows up here is path to self-actualization and also action most immediate that will facilitate healing. The bottom of the deck may offer more clarification on this card.

Tarot Spread: Yearly Forecast/Solar Return



1.)    Your Conscious Self This card represents what you are aware of about yourself, including attributes, flaws, and potential. This represents the energy with which you naturally face life events/circumstances/other people throughout your solar year.

2.)    Your Unconscious Self The card in this position is here to enlighten you to things about yourself that will influence your behavior environment and manifestation of the available energy throughout the year. These are tools/flaws/attitudes/abilities you may underestimate, but they are here to assist you or enlighten you to opportunities for growth and development.  This card (if negative) can also represent the querent’s shadow.

3.)    10.) Cross roads spread (Includes card#1)

Horizontal = Past/Present/Future

Vertical = Love/Money/Home Life

3.)Present Love
9.)Past Love
7.)Future Love
1.)Present Money
5.)Past Money
4.) Future Money
6.)Present Home
8.)Past Home
10.) Future Home

11-13 Represent hopes fears and unknown energy for the year

11.)Highest Hopes for the manifestation of the years energy. This can be a specific goal, a personal transformation or just the type of experiences/lessons you wish to encounter.

12.) JAN Advice/Clarification(High Hopes MTHS 1-6)
13.) JUL Advice/Clarification (High Hopes MTHS 7-12)
14.) FEB Advice/Clarification
15.) AUG Advice/Clarification
16.) MAR  Advice/Clarification
17.) SEPT Advice/Clarification
18.) APR Advice/Clarification
19.) OCT Advice/Clarification
20.) MAY Advice/Clarification
21.) NOV Advice/Clarification
22.) JUN Advice/Clarification
23.)DEC Advice/Clarification
28.) JAN Overall Energy/Main Event
29.) FEB Overall Energy/Main Event
30.) MAR Overall Energy/Main Event
31.) APR Overall Energy/Main Event
32.) MAY Overall Energy/Main Event
33.) JUN Overall Energy/Main Event
35.)JUL Overall Energy/Main Event
36.) AUG Overall Energy/Main Event
37.) SEPT Overall Energy/Main Event
38.) OCT Overall Energy/Main Event
39.) NOV Overall Energy/Main Event
40.) DEC Overall Energy/Main Event

24.)ADVICE (MTHS 1-6)
25.) ADVICE (MTHS 7-12)
26.) Overall Energy/Main Event (MTHS 1-6)
27.) Overall Energy/Main Event (MTHS 7-12)
34.)TURNING POINT(can occur anywhere during the solar year but placed here for aesthetics.)This card represents the point at which the cards 1 & 2 meet each other via an event/relationship/situation in the querent’s external world that brings forth the transformation/attitude/energies necessary to propel the querent towards the year’s greatest potential.

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