Interestingly enough there is a Hermit card in tarot. It's meant to be a very strong spiritual card- however, in a recent reading I performed it couldn't have been meant more literally for this one Questioner. This friend is actually a Hermit and drew it as her Present card, something she's exhibiting right now. (I think these cards know I'm new to this so they are helping me along.)
Just like the little crustacean that lives on a beach in its' shell, she loves to live at work and takes it every where she goes. The cards blaringly reminded her of one important saying:
"Don't live to work, work to live."
It was a difficult reading for me because I can feel her loneliness and struggle. You must separate work and your personal life so that your mind, body & soul can be at peace... So that you have a chance at finding love, enriching friendships, & engaging with family to make memories. It was a hard lesson, but one we should all remember when we chase that coin. There's a great big world out there you're missing out on while you work your life away. Her soul mate waits for her while she is consumed by her work hours that spand throughout the day. She cheats herself out of YEARS of happiness with her man. Please recognize the importance of YOU and put you first. You can't take work with you when you pass on to the next life, make this life count!
I STILL SURPRISE MYSELF WITH THIS TAROT PROCESS
I don't know what drove me to have a day of giving complimentary readings this past Sunday, but I was honored to be trusted with their cards. The outcome was not what I expected at all. I've mentioned before that all 78 cards are completely unique. What are the chances that all of the folks received the same card in a 3 card quick reading when asking about money in their future? (Yea, and I shuffle like crazy.)
That's what happened. I don't believe in coincidences.
Every single one of them received the Five of Pentacle card below. It means to not get so swept away by your needs & struggles that you can't see that help is available, to find a way to help others less fortunate despite your situation. You may be lonely at the moment- but NO ONE walks this Earth alone. There is always help to be found if you can put your pride aside. We all need help sometimes. We must become a 'commUNITY' and help one another. Not just during the holidays, all year round. I've got yahll in my prayers!❤️🙏🏽☺️
Be The Strong Queen You Are- With Caution
A woman, a Queen, is powerful in her own right. This card signifies a Queen with a tongue as powerful as the sword she wields. She's a force to be reckoned with! You know us women can be too strong-willed sometimes, especially when we've been hurt. We- as women, mothers, lovers, daughters, business women, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, wives... Are leaders. Whether we choose to be submissive or passive- it's our choice as women, but we all have the potential to be Alphas. Many take our words straight to heart, like our child, younger sibling, or our lover. Some may hear them and believe it as truth without a shadow of doubt. They can cut to the core like a knife to disable or spread love through one's soul to encourage- so powerful. We create the most beautiful thing in the world- life! Our words can build our man up and give him strength to be the leader your family needs or it can destroy him. Think... Do those words add value to you & others?
Ladies- we must use our power carefully. If you think you are a Queen of Swords- reign that tongue in a bit. Think before you react to a lover or at work. Be slow to anger. Speak love and light, with positivity you'll get so much further in life easily. You don't always have to go to war.
Men- if you have a Queen of Swords in your life, be patient. She does not trust easily. She's worth it- she'll go to war for you and will always have your back. But she needs your light & love. Choose your battles wisely and treat her like the Queen she is. If not, watch out you don't get hurt! Lol. If you feel strongly you need to get your point across on something important you'll need to be firm & ensure you express your feelings on it. Don't be afraid to meet her Alpha with respectful leadership. Respect is key.
Be nice ladies! Put those swords down! Don't hurt no body!😂
These upcoming holidays we all know we'll be cooking in abundance and some of the food may go to waste. (Maybe not if you have a teen boy like I do... But normally you may.) Anyhow- we all have someone we can invite to our holiday dinner and share our table with. That lil' ol' bitty next door that says 'hi' in passing that you know lives alone... The young kid at your coffee house that you know can't get to their family this year... The old lady that is counting grapes at the grociery store because she's alone and doesn't have much money... A friend with no plans...
You'll know when you come across them, God will tell you. Listen. You'll feel it....Your blessings can be shared this holiday season and the joy you'll be rewarded is powerful.
❤️- La Jibarita
I Know It'S Hard Some Times
It's important though my friends. There's someone out there that looks up to you, cares for you, listens to you wholeheartedly and needs encouragement. It simply takes one single thought before you speak, 'share' a comment, or write a text/email:
"Does this add positive value to my life and others?"
Just that one thought can change someone's life. We can make a difference in this beautiful world that can be pretty cruel at times. God bless! ❤️
It Means A Lot To Me To Get Great News from My Friends/Clients
I read each one of your messages, keep them coming!
"You’ve helped me find light in the darkest of times. Your gift will allow to help others! Like Coelho said, “Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second's encounter with God and with eternity."
UPDATE: "It has been a month since my reading and things that were said are already unfolding! The accuracy of the reading is amazingly spot on! Thank you, Jibarita :-)"
What Story Will Yours Tell?
Regardless of whether my Questioner is a new friend or old- these random cards tell their personal story based on their specific question. It does take some level of trust to 'air' out your personal question and then open your heart to someone to share in your life's story.
There's a few layouts I use depending on the complexity of your question. What I find fascinating is that each of the 78 cards are all individually different. Literally, your chances are 1 out of 78 for a particular answer card. It's incredible when it perfectly speaks to the rest of your 'story'. All of the cards work together in creating your personal story by reminding you of certain factors influencing your life to get you to your ultimate answer/goal. A reading is not just advising on what a particular card means- it's translated for the position it was dealt under (for past, present, future, etc.) and it's the Reader's intuition & cognitive abilities that work with the randomness of the cards to lead someone to their answer. Timing is what's unknown, at least for my readings- I can only give my best guess based on my gut. The whole process for me is remarkable... Sometimes overwhelming for both the Reader & Questioner. At the end of the day- I'm a Christian and believe God rules. But it's special to be able to give folks a sneak peak at their path & give them some laughs, a bit of hope and JOY along the way.
Now I Know My Purpose Is To Share It With You So You Can Get Through Yours A Little Easier- Be Strong
-Lord Be My Strength-
Lord where's my Strength?
Strength I need to get through this day
& Lord I pray you hear my cry
Help these tears flow through my eyes
Those tears that mourn let them be lighter inside
In you I can only confide my deepest thoughts, fears, worries- all the same.
Lord where's my Haven?
Where I feel safe & secure
Where can I rediscover it?
Of me you must be ashamed
My spirit longs to fly yet so confined to this weak body of mine
Lord where's my Patience?
For you alone knows my time
You've loved me all along and endured these trying times with me
I'll trust in you & gain strength from within you
I'll do this now until you set me free
& From there until eternity
My Lord, Captain of my soul
Grasp me up into your arms and never let me go
You hold within your pearly gates my loved ones as gold
Treasure them as I should have done more of
Allow them to hover amongst the highest Angels as doves
Never letting them forget
[Kept this with me in my head 17 yrs and speak it like a mantra to myself in my mind. It has gotten me through each hard time since. My hands shook as I typed this, just as they did the first time I wrote them... This too WILL pass. 'Let Go & Let God' fill your darkness with his Light.]
I READ Random CARDS BASED ON MY CONNECTION WITH YOU & MY INTUITION.
Yup, I don't have all the answers. Only the big guy upstairs has that power. This card at times appears for -->me<-- when the Questioner/Friend (if you trust me with your cards- you're my friend!) are stuck in a situation they want to know if they'll get out of soon. Well, this card forces you to look within. Yes- others can always influence your path at work, in a relationship, in your family, etc... RECOGNIZE *YOUR* power, ACKNOWLEDGE *YOUR* wants & needs, REALIZE *YOUR* dreams. No one can live this life for you and you can't live your life for others forever. At some point you must look within and find a mind, body & soul balance and decide what's best for you. Pave your own journey to happiness and speak your worth. Sorry- we sometimes have to wait for your answer because sometimes YOU decide your future, in YOUR time... YOU just need to decide what the hell ya want. Lol. Get on it!!! You have that beautiful life to live! You always have a CHOICE. Like I tell my son before I put him on the bus- "Make good choices, I love you."