House hunting and house selling are, not surprisingly, a frequent theme in tarot readings. The Tarot has proved a reliable indicator for house buying and selling forecasting and advice.
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 – 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 ask if there was a persistent dog barking problem originating next door.
Yes there was. The doggies barked most days, and exhaustingly by night. The cards were reflecting 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.
This issue directed the next few minutes of the reading.
The Tarot advised the client to use the gifts of the Page of Swords. This page’s gifts boil down to the fact that Knowledge (Information) is Power. In this case, knowledge of legal rights and responsibilities of householders, and the procedures and authorities attendant upon the execise and upholding of these.
The Page of Swords suggested she wrote a polite, clear and to the point note, bypassing the need for direct confrontation, stating the problem and phrasing a clear request to the neighbours. This is the Page’s style – clear, calm, no fudging, entirely to the point…
The Page of Swords is a great 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. The client would be wise to keep copies of anything done in writing. If she got ‘no joy’ from the neighbours, then the Page of Swords – a figure of logic, cunning and serveillance 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 identified relevant authority.
2-possibly call in 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 she needed to be vigilant. The Moon, coupled with the 9 of Coins Reversed (That combination of cards, AGAIN) suggested that a problem with boundaries and/or neighbours would emerge. Any behaviour that was less than full and frank from the vendor in these respects should be taken as a massive 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.
Eighteen months later, though, she returned for another reading. Four months after the previous reading 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 legally belong to the vendor. A sizeable portion of it belonged to the neighbour and was not legally his to present for sale, a fact completely unknown to the estate agent.
The client remembered the Tarot’s warning and withdrew at this point, sadly, but probably wisely. It takes a wise client/seeker to not shoot the messenger (so long as the message is respectful and constructive) and to know how to best use a tarot reading.
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