Exercise | Tarot and Oracle Amplifier
Trying a new meme for you here! If I supply a question and a couple of cards, would you be prepared to have a bash at answering the question?
I’m hoping that you’re nodding and not gently banging your head off the keyboard 🙂
Here’s the first hypothetical question: I have a difficult relationship with my step-son, what can I do to improve things between us?
We’ve got the Page of Swords from Cilla Conway’s Intuitive Tarot and the Inspiration card from the Dreaming In Colour Oracle by Mindy Sommers.
Here’s an earlier post that I wrote about using an Oracle deck as a way to amplify specific features of your Court Card.
What would you say to a sitter, with this question, with these two cards?
Don’t spend more than a couple of minutes on it – it’s just a bit of fun!
Come up with an interpretation? Share it in the Comments section!
Hoping Friday the 13th isn’t too rough for you!
Inner Whispers · 17th July 2012 at 7:42 am
This isn't someone who likes to be "told" stuff. Be willing to listen to him, really listen. You might find some inspiration in it, and he will certainly feel validated, rather than being treated like a child or dismissed.
alisoncross · 17th July 2012 at 1:22 pm
I like that a LOT, Chloe – yes, I can see the Page as someone who is just like that. That would be great information to offer up to a struggling parent!
Bonkers · 14th July 2012 at 12:23 pm
my first instinct is to see the page as the step-son: young, a bit rough around the edges, perhaps distrustful/jaded/intentionally keeping himself at arms-reach, challenging. but beneath that there is a mind with a lot of ideas and inspiration and dreams. perhaps the querent would to well to try to engage with him on this level. offer to take him/help him/join him/engage with him on one of his hobbies, interests, passions etc. a concrete common ground relating to something intellectual-creative.
alisoncross · 14th July 2012 at 2:03 pm
Bonkers – as ever, very insightful! I like the sound of 'intellectual-creative' !
Bonnie Cehovet · 14th July 2012 at 5:29 am
Recognize that no matter what his age, he is in a learning mode. Listen to your intuition (Inspiration) about how to handle him.
alisoncross · 14th July 2012 at 6:55 am
Learning mode – yes, I love that. Even remembering to bear that in mind when trying to 'get through' to him would be useful.
Nancy Hendrickson · 13th July 2012 at 11:38 pm
I'd go outdoors and engage him in a game of softball!
alisoncross · 14th July 2012 at 6:53 am
Is softball like baseball? *sports philistine face* lol! A game could appeal to his earthy qualities and a fast game could appeal to his airy nature. I like it!
Nancy Hendrickson · 14th July 2012 at 2:33 pm
Softball is like baseball but the ball is bigger and a tiny bit softer. Of course it doesn't feel softer when someone hits a line drive into your leg!
alisoncross · 16th July 2012 at 1:35 pm
aha! We are divided by our common language, Nancy! 😀
Arwen · 13th July 2012 at 8:00 pm
What does your step-son like to do? Find a mentally challenging thing he likes and do that with him. And drop the step. It makes him and you feel removed from one another.
alisoncross · 14th July 2012 at 6:51 am
That's a really good point, Arwen – maybe a Page of Swords would be more sensitive to word-use. And agree that mentally challenging, could be a good way forward!
Joanne · 13th July 2012 at 6:51 pm
I'm seeing "Clear the air." Gently, that is. Be very direct and detach yourself from emotional reaction to his responses (not easy, I know). This may be a new approach, but just give things to him directly, whether it's about what you think or how you feel, or in questions you ask him about the same. Short, direct sentences devoid of "mush." Also, a bit of dry humor might help, but not making fun of him, of course…:)
alisoncross · 14th July 2012 at 6:49 am
Fab! You've really got a sense of what a Page of Swords might appreciate there!
Helen · 13th July 2012 at 4:10 pm
Throw him a curveball, in other words don't behave the way he is expecting you to and see how he responds.
alisoncross · 14th July 2012 at 6:44 am
Like it! Suggest me a curveball for a page of swords?
Helen · 14th July 2012 at 9:39 am
He is a defensive young man so he is expecting an argument. Don't give it to him. Validate his point of view.