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WHO AM I?
In your life as a whole and at any given moment, you can besaid to be living out one of the situations depicted by theTarot cards. In this Reading, you will team to identify whichcard signifies your life in general. This card is your mascot inlife. It describes you. It can also be said to cover you. It issometimes called your Key Card.
Take out your deck -- any Tarot deck will do -- and separate out the wing cards:
11The High Priestess
VIII or XIJustice
XWheel of Fortune
In this Reading, we will use the numbers associated with your birth date to determine the card that represents your general situation in this life, your Key Card or mascot. Here's how. . . Simply add up the month, day, and year of your birth, like this:
August 29, 1952 = 8 + 29 + 1952 = 1989
Then add up the result:
1989 = I + 9 + 8 + 9 = 27
Now reduce this number by adding it -up once more. You should get a number of 10 or less:
27 = 2 + 7 = 9
If this step adds up exactly to 10, reduce it again to 1, only if the day of the month in which you were born is an odd number; leave it as 10 if the day on which you were born is an even number.
Jot down your figures here.
Now take out the card from your deck that signifies you. Look at it for a minute, then look up its meaning in the following Answer section. just repeat the steps to learn about others.
For additional information onany card, consult the Quick Reference Guide.
I The Magician. Look at your Key Card. This is the card of who control their own destinies. Magicians have the ability to make things happen. If this is your Key Card, you are particularly good at influencingeven controlling-your own environment. You are capable of leading a highly directed, determined life by focusing -your energy on achieving all the things that matter in this world: career and status, love and happiness, money and possessions, power and glory. If you are like most people, however, you will need to choose one of these areas to master. The choice is yours.
II The Nigh Priestess. Look at your Key Card. This is the card of people who know without knowing. High Priestesses have the ability to know or feel things. If this is your Key Card, you are the kind of person who can trust your gut feelings, hunches, inner voices, and dreams. When in doubt,you go with your instincts. You may have an uncanny sense of direction.You may even describe yourself as psychic. In general, you will feet yourway through life as if you were navigating a familiar stream. The past,present, and future can click together for you, but you may need to strike a balance between body and mind (conscious and subconsious) in order to achieve your full potential.
III The Empress. Look at your Key Card. This is the card of people who are in touch with their environment. Empresses have the ability to create and influence the things around them. If this is your Key Card, things grow, develop, and mature under your careful attention. You are good at parenting, mentoring, coaching, and in other ways of bringing out the skills and talentsof others. You may also be rather prolific yourself. You appreciate that there is an ecological balance to be maintained, that everything depends on everything else. In order to achieve your goals, however, you may have to wait a period of time for the things that you desire to come about.
IV The Emperor. Look at your Key Card. This is the card of people who are natural-born leaders. Emperors have the ability to control things . They are decisive and authoritative. And they know how to get to the top. If this is your Key Card, you are the kind of person who likes to live according to the rules (which you help make). And, within this framework, you are extremely capable of making your own decisions. You will also decide things for others. They may respect, honor, and even obey your opinions. You like to rule the roost. But in order to achieve your full potential, you may have to temper your own temper. Learn to respect the opinions of those whose support you depend upon. And be ready to defend your territory.
V The Hierophant. Look at your Key Card. This is the card of people who have faith. Hierophants have the ability to believe in things. If this is your Key Card, your life is knit together by a highly organized system of beliefs. You may hunger after idealistic, patriotic, moral, or religious ideas. You may have a strong sense of standards, ethics, and traditions. You may even require a rigid structure (or hierarchic scheme) in your life. To achieve your full potential, you need to dedicate yourself to pursuits that serve a higher purpose. This card can also indicate that you feel a need for public acceptance. You want to fit in. You want to belong.
VI The Lovers. Look at your Key Card. This is the card of people who are passionate. Lovers have the ability to care deeply about things. They have the ability to care about each other. If this is your Key Card, you are...