House hunting and house selling are, not surprisingly, a frequent theme in Tarot readings.
The Cards commonly seen around this theme include the Ace of Coins, the Ace of Wands, 4 of Wands, any of the Swords/Wands court cards may represent a property or legal professional, and for relocation – when it’s further afield, not just a move to another part of town – we might see the 6 of Swords.
A client was having trouble selling and asked why. The Tarot drew The Moon and the 9 of Coins reversed. This combination; The Moon showing dogs barking, and implying disturbed sleep, and the 9 of Coins Reversed, indicating boundary issues or difficulties with neighbours, prompted me to wonder if there were dogs next door. Maybe they barked a lot.
The Moon is a tricky card. It means unreliable information, lack of clarity, uncertainty, worry, risk, while it was the imagery itself that prompted me to wonder about dogs. This happens a lot in readings. It will often be the imagery itself that prompts a psychic hit, above or beyond any expressly listed card card meaning.
Oh dear. Yes there was. The doggies barked day and night.
The cards were picking up on her anxiety about what this meant not only for herself, but for selling her property. She had not fallen out with the neighbours—they had only recently moved in and she didn’t know them. In fact she was, understandably, anxious at the thought of raising the matter with them,but the disturbance was becoming intolerable.
This issue directed the next few minutes of the reading.
The Tarot drew the sharp and incisive air sign card, the Page of Swords in response to her question about possible ways to handle this difficulty.
One would always go softly softly to start with, and give others the full benefit of the doubt. ‘A soft word turneth away wrath.’
Who needs wrath, if it can possibly be avoided? Life is too short.
But there are also things we can’t reasonably be expected to put up with. This page is all about the fact that Knowledge (Information) is Power. In this case, this suggested a knowledge of the legal rights and responsibilities of householders, and the procedures and authorities attendant upon the exercise and upholding of these in cases of noise disturbance. But this is a notoriously tricky issue.
The Page of Swords suggested she make a polite, clear, and to the point request, possibly a note so as not to appear confrontational, stating the problem and phrasing a clear request to the neighbours. This is the Page’s style – clear, calm, no fudging, and to the point…
The Page of Swords is a researcher, a planner (and plotter) has a highly developed sense of ‘natural’ justice (and does readily not admit defeat.)
If this initial step did not produce results, still, it would serve to benchmark and document the problem, but the legal minded Page of Swords served as a reminder that if the situation escalated to a dispute, this would, by Law, (UK) have to be notified to prospective house buyers.
If she asked nicely and got ‘no joy’ from the neighbours, or if it escalated. then the Page of Swords – a figure of logic, law and surveillance might follow such tactics as these:-
1- information gathering—keeping records in other words, gathering a body of evidence, pending preparatory to seeking help from the local authority.<p value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">2-possibly, if no joy, and if the problem persisted, call RSPCA (concern for the dogs's welfare…no walks, shut out on cold nights…)2-possibly, if no joy, and if the problem persisted, call RSPCA (concern for the dogs’s welfare…no walks, shut out on cold nights…)
On another occasion, The Moon made a house buying forecast. I could see a house coming up in the coming months. It had a lovely garden (10 cups) but the client needed to be vigilant.
The Moon, coupled with the 9 of Coins Reversed suggested to me that a problem with boundaries and/or neighbours was going to emerge.
Should this happen, then any behaviour that was less than full and frank from the vendor in respect of boundaries should be taken as a warning sign against proceeding further.
The client confirmed she was thinking of moving soon, but had not started hunting yet, and had not therefore identified such a property.
All a reader can say in these circumstances is, in that case only time will tell.
Eighteen months later, the lady returned for another reading. and she had found a house with lovely gardens, and had fallen in love with it, and put in an offer.
However , the subsequent solicitor’s search revealed that the garden did not actually belong to the vendor. Not legally. A sizeable portion of it belonged to the neighbour, and it should not have been included in the sale details -a fact of which the estate agent seemed unaware.
The client remembered the Tarot’s warning and withdrew at this point, sadly, but probably wisely.
Till next time 🙂