Thursday, January 17, 2013

A Dream Interpreted

Sometimes a dream actually has an interpretation that has a bearing on the life of the dreamer, and sometimes a dream is just one's subconscious having a field day. Here is a dream I had many years ago, when I first moved away from my childhood home. It was a warning about the lifestyle I had begun to foster.

In the dream, I was renting a basement apartment before graduating from college. I came home very late one night, and sat down to work on some homework before going to sleep. What seemed odd was that I entered the house through the front door upstairs, rather then the basement door. After I sat down, my father, who, in real life, had died a few years earlier, came downstairs to the basement from the attic of the house. We chatted, and before he left, he said, "I want to ask you something." He proceeded to the basement door, which was not the door I had used while entering the house, opened it and closed it, and then locked the deadbolt lock on it, and said, "How come you never lock this door?" Then I woke up, feeling a bit shaken.

I knew that dream was more than simply the action of my subconscious, but did not understand the entire symbolism at first. The man who taught me how to read Tarot thought the dream was interesting, and explained it this way: the house was the reality of life, in a Judeo-Christian sort of way. The basement and main floor, and the sidewalk leading up to the house, represented the realm of the living, hence my entrance through the door on the main floor, not the basement door. The attic represented "heaven", or the afterlife, from where my father had come, since he was deceased. The world outside of the basement door was a bit comparable to "hell", if you will. Since I belonged in the house, as part of the world's current living beings, I entered through the front door. When my father opened the basement door and closed it, he locked it. In the dream, I apparently had fostered an habit of leaving it unlocked. What he was saying to me when he asked me why I never locked that door was "why are you allowing the influences of hell into your life?"

Explained thus, the dream made perfect sense to me. I had, indeed, allowed some influences into my life that did not belong there. The advice in the dream may have been one of the best pieces of advice my father has ever given to me, with the exception, of course, of the dream in which he asked me why I wouldn't just admit that I was in love with my best friend! That's another story, though. And my best friend is now my husband......Dad was right, once again.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Garnell Monroe Moore


Missing Since: August 2002 from Baltimore, Maryland
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date of Birth: May 18, 1995
Age: 7 years old

Garnell Monroe Moore was last seen in 2002, but as he often lived with different relatives, everyone thought he was with someone else until 2005, when he was finally reported missing. Here is a reading about him.

This reading starts with the Chariot crossed by the Empress. The chariot generally represents the balencing of opposite forces to move productively of the physical plane in one direction. That is why cars and other modes of transportation are often indicated by this card. Here it is crossed by the Empress, which is the "mother" card of the tarot. so we have efficient movement either by, to, or away from the natural mother. This is founded by the three of cups, which is often and ending to something that should have been happy, and sometimes a card of overindulgence.....often in alcohol or drugs. An event in the past is the Page of Wands, who is an active and verbal child; possibly Garnell. The realm of possibilities is represented by the seven of cups, which is telling us that too many choices have been offered here. Since the only choices that have been offered are possibilities as to what happened to Garnell, it can be safely surmised that someone has deliberately offered too many choices, in an attempt to deceive and to keep Garnell from being found. Who would do this? The next card says it was the Queen of Wands, reversed. This woman is jealous, loves to fight and argue, and scares people with her forcefulness. No one wants to stand up to her.

We find the Knight of Pentacles in the place of fears. This is a man who is quiet, but who will not let the memory of Garnell go. He is someone who is an adult, yet under the age forty-five, who really wants to know what happened to Garnell. For environment, we get the five of swords, reversed. There is an element of "vengence" or "revenge" at play, the the reversed Queen of Wands would be well advised to understand this. Not everyone is buying her story. The nine of swords, reversed, comes up in the place of hopes and fears, and the message there is simple: someone is worried about going to prison for this. One of the meanings of this card, especially reversed, is imprisonment. The final card is the King of Swords, reversed, who is not pleased with the reversed Queen of Wands, whom we met earlier. As soon as enough evidence is gathered, the Queen can expect the judical system to deal harshly with her. Sadly, I think the reversed three of cups tells us what happened to Garnell. I think he accidently ingested too much of a medicine, such as a cough syrup, or died from some sort of neglect.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

What Was Behind The Shooting Of Saad Al-Hilli?

Saad Al-Hilli and his wife were both found shot to death in the Alps in 2012, and someone sent me a link to the information, asking what the Tarot would say about it. Mr. and Mrs. Al-Hilli were survived by two young daughters; this was so sad for them.

The reading gives us the Hermit, reversed, crossed by the two of pentacles. This is an element of immaturity, or denial of reality, intertwined with attempts to make new starts, probably career changes. Beneath this, we see the Page of Wands, which is a message containing good news. Saad was not expecting to be shot. As a factor in Saad's past, the ten of pentacles comes up reversed, telling us that a financial loss, possibly of an inheritance, grant, or loan was at least part of the reason this crime took place. The message is that the money was not money that Saad earned, or earned by himself.
This is followed by the Page of Wands, which is some good news that Saad had gotton before he was killed. He did not expect to get murdered. After this, we get the ten of pentacles, reveresed, which tells of financial loss, particularly of an inheritiance or grant. The money was somehow considered to not have been completely earned by Saad. A problem in the investigation is indicated by the five of wads, reversed, which points to testimony that does not line up with other findings, and with witnesses changing their stories. The three of cups reversed has to do, not only with endings, but overindulgence on the physical plane, and with greed. Could this have contributed to the motive?
The three of swords appears in the place of fears, and it is a card of betrayal and disorder. The message here is that Saad had somehow compromised someone, or had been compromised. This oftenn goes hand in hand with conflicts about ownership and legal testimony. In the place of environment, we have the ace of cups, reversed, which describes a situation of family problems! As a hope, ( of the perpetrator(s)) we get the five of cups, reversed-somehow, this killer did not think that the murders were a big deal-as if he had a "right" to do it! And the reading ends with the two of cups, reversed, which is untrue love, and "love" partnerships that are violent.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Lisa Stebic

Lisa Stebic has been missing since April 30 of 2007. That's a long time to be gone without a trace, so today I will see what the Tarot has to say. My question is: what happened to Lisa, and where is she? The reading begins with the two of swords, reversed, crossed by the Devil. The apparent message here is one of energies scattered in the wrong directions, crossed by passion, very likely lustful passion. Beneath this, we have the ten of cups, reversed. When this card falls upright, it tells of happy homes and loving families, but reversed, the message is the opposite. So unhappiness in the home is part of the equation. Next, we have the Fool, which is opportunity, but opportunity for what? The six of wands, reversed, follows this; and in this position, it usually means a bit of officially delivered bad news. So the opportunity was to deliver or receive some unwanted news or an unwanted notice? The next card is the five of pentacles. This sometimes tells of lovers not having a place to meet......but more often, it tells of material troubles and loss. The card falls reversed, so it's meaning is more that financial matters suddenly became less important than personal matters immediately before Lisa Stebic disappeared. Back to the Devil; he represents matter over spirit, or passion taking precedence over love and common sense, and I think his presence in this reads augers a fit of rage on the part of someone.

In the place of fears, we have the Magician. This is fear, on the part of someone, that evidence that can be used to prosecute a crime has been left somewhere. Not only do I refer to DNA evidence, but I also refer to the ability to put together a scenario, talk to any and all witnesses, and present the whole story in court and win a case. There is a strong possiblity of this, and it has the perpetrator worried. Following this, in the place of environment, we have the World, reversed. Somehow, Lisa is not in a place where she can be readily found, and the case may proceed without her. This refers to the general stall, or very slow movement of the case. The next card is strength, in the place of hopes, which tells us that investigators have not given up. The last card is the Star, reversed, which is a pessimistic card when coming up reversed. Any suspect here will be stubborn. There is evidence, though.

To venture a guess, the Devil's appearance makes me wonder if Lisa was shot, and the five of pentacles makes me wonder if it happened, or of she was taken, five miles away from home. The card would point north if upright, but reversed, it could either point the opposite direction; or the same direction, but in a more roundabout way and with obstacles. I wish the reading could have told of more positives things.