Tuesday, April 23, 2013

A day off in the 'Trial Of the Century'

The court was dark yesterday for a reason I cannot remember at the moment.  I thought I'd see what the energies are surrounding Jodi Arias this day.  Please know that I wish to do this respectfully.  There are many people hurting over this most tragic crime.  My prayers go out to the family of Travis and to all who loved him so dearly. I also pray for the Arias family as they have an equally difficult path.

 It begins with swords. Lots of them. That sash wont protect you from the sharp blades.  In this past present position we see the swords approaching, in the present, they've arrived and have hit their mark.  Very fitting dontcha think?  So many swords.  So many stab wounds. It is almost the number of jurors left.  There is 16 jurors left and one judge makes 17.  Seventeen impartial members of the court, fighting for the truth.  It is a slow and difficult road. 

The goal or challenge is the King of Swords.  More Swords! The King of Swords is a judge of sorts.  Intelligent, logical, decisive and fair.  Legal matters and rules and limitations.  I see this as a challenge for JA.  How will this legal situation work for her, perhaps work against her?  How will this court accomplish a fair judgement for everyone?   Internal influences is the Queen of Pentacles (bottom card, under King of Swords) A very nurturing woman although this cards shows a tree burdened with much snow.  Bowed and pointing herself back to the earth.  Encircling herself.  Protective of the pentacle coming from her roots, perhaps even the trunk of a tree/offshoot that was cut down and now used as a pedestal.  JA desired to be a wife and a mother and no doubt she mourns that future she may never have now.  External influences is the 5 of Swords.  Ah, one more sword for this reading. The energies surrounding her are scattered and divisive.  Innocent? Battered woman? Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?  There is much disagreement as to why this came about.  There is much difficulty in getting straight answers and making sense of it all.

release page of cups   and accept king of pents

What must be released is the Page of Cups.   A sweet kind and playful page, romantic and naive.  After all the photos and phone calls we've heard,  it's impossible to think of JA in this innocent loving way.  What must be accepted, The King of Pentacles.  I have not determined what this means in this position.  More on that as things are revealed.

In the two future positions are Strength and Death.  Much strength is needed now for everyone.  The trial is still ongoing and is there is still much more to go.  It is increasingly more difficult for the families as time goes on.  They are weary, all of them.  Both sides of the families are showing signs of stress. The legal eagles look cool, calm and collected.  Sharp and fresh every day.  While on the outside they appear put together, I can only imagine the toll it is taking on them personally and for their families.

DEATH!  The Death card is not a scary card for me.  Signifying an ending with the promise of a new beginning.  HOWEVER! in the case of this trial I have charged this card with the death penalty.  The death penalty is being sought by the prosecution so it is not a stretch to add this to the meanings of some cards.  Just as the swords that continually show up clearly say to me the knife that was used to kill Travis, this card shows the very real possibility of the death penalty for JA.  It is in the further future position which means to me the death penalty is still on the table for her.

As I pull cards for this trial it is unbelievable how often the Death card comes up and the number of Swords that come up as well.

On to today's trial.  Wonder what the cards will have to say.....

Are you drawing cards for the JA trial?  Share your spreads, I'd love to see them.


Friday, April 19, 2013

A reading for Jodi Arias

I am totally consumed with the Jodi Arias trial going on right now.  Every day I'm tuned in. I intently watch when I'm able and it plays quietly on my computer while I work.  Consumed? That would be a yes!!! I find it disturbing and fascinating at the same time.  My oh my, what's a Tarot reader to do???

Why, I must draw cards!  Throw it down P, here we go....

This is my new deck, it's the Tarot of the Trees. I got the small version which is pretty dang cool, smaller in size than my poker deck, card stock, awesome! shuffles like a dream.  Colors? Well, they are beeyouteeful! A gently watercolored deck. All about trees, no peeps, just trees.  Want to get your own adorable deck?  Click here.

Alrighty, on to the reading.  Now I pull cards darn near every day.  I ask different questions depending on the events of the day.  This day I just pulled a general, what's going on in JA's head today?
And I got.....
 Nine of Wands and The Devil.  Now in this deck the wands are causing the tree to bow. (yes I could see this another way, and if they were swords...) All of her troubles and trials are causing a great pressure on her to the breaking point.  I always read The Devil as addictive behaviours and is pretty fitting for this young woman.  JA is a woman consumed with uncontrolled emotions that have gotten her into more chains and bondage
Temperance is the goal here.  Perhaps challenge. Temperance is about balance, moderation, something that Jodi is not well known for.  The internal influence is 5 of Wands.  That internal conflict, look at the way the limbs all grow together in a weird way.  Impossibly wrong and yet so much apart of this akward tree that it appears normal.  The external influence is the Ace of Swords.  Seeking truth!  So fitting as the trial attemps to figure out the truth about this horrible crime.
 What needs to be released? Pleasure, luxury.  At one point in the trial a comment is made of the smallness of the closet and how pristine it all looks after an alleged struggle in there.  JA's response was very telling. 'It's bigger than the cell I live in, it's not small!' She could have lived a life of a gifted photographer and artist. Now she will spend her life in a tiny room, smaller than a closet.

What needs to be accepted. The Emperor.  Structure, rules, order, living under the authority of the legal system.  I don't know how's she has accepted this new life but this is her life now.
 The 2 future cards, Justice and the 7 of Wands.  Will Justice be done? I hope so for Travis and his family and facing opposition.  She will need courage, steadfastness and tenacity to defend her views.  Does she have what it takes? 
Are you throwing down for the Arias trial?  Share your spreads!!