At some point in our lives, we find ourselves burdened. These burdens weigh us down and fill us with doubts. If you’ve been directed to this tarot reading, then the universe thinks you should let something go.
All you have to do is look at the piles of cards above. Which cloud stands out to you the most? That’s your pile and that’s your tarot reading!
After you select your cards, scroll down to your pile or choose below.
Today I’m using the Everyday Tarot and the Spirit Animal Oracle decks (these are affiliate links that support me if you make a purchase). Remember that you have free will. That means you can manifest the positive and avoid the negative of any reading.
Now let’s find out what needs to fade in your life.
Pile 1: Worried Cloud
Step Away from Materialism
Your first card is The World. This indicates that the universe believes that you need to let materialism fade from your life. That doesn’t mean the abundance you enjoy must disappear, but your fixation on the harmful elements that a desire for manifestation can bring.
This card symbolizes completion. In some area of your life, you’ve been delivered something that you wanted and now you hunger for more. But this hunger isn’t born from your true desires, but a spiritual fear of scarcity or a spiritual sickness of greed.
The materialism you seek doesn’t complete your life any more than it currently does. Instead, it’ll become a burden. Think of a person who can afford to buy a large house, but they buy a house they can’t keep clean. That’s the kind of materialism I mean: abundance is appropriate only when function follows.
Function is beauty. Materialism is clutter.
The Contrast of Life
The next card is Dolphin Spirit with the wisdom message of “This and that are true.” I get the strong sense from this card that there are truths in your material world. Some of these truths conflict with each other but are somehow simultaneously valid.
This is an ambiguous card and while some of you will understand what it refers to right away, others who chose this pile will need to think about it. So here’s an example: let’s say that person who bought the large house from before has two conflicting truths in their environment: the house is too big to clean, but a minimalist lifestyle wouldn’t work.
As it turns out, this homebuyer needs a large home for their large family, so downsizing to the smallest possible house just wouldn’t work.
Part of the reason you’ve become materialistic is that it did serve a purpose. The question is when you reached over that purpose and started going in the wrong direction.
Live According to Your Values
Your final card is Lion Spirit with the wisdom message of “Be generous in spirit.” One of the reasons you need to let materialism fade from your life is that it’s starting to make you spiritually miserly. There’s some part of you that is now very contained and not embedded in the actual world – just your material one.
That doesn’t mean you should go out partying so you’re around other people. What it means is that you need to put your materialism in context for some greater purpose. Let’s go back to that homebuyer. They decide to downsize their home from a mansion to a large house. But what purpose does this serve?
Here is where function should guide you. This homebuyer has a larger family and they care about their children a lot. Their context is raising their children to be the best they can be. That’s going to require some space for them to play when they’re young and privacy for when they’re older.
Understand that function in your life isn’t temporary or contained to just materialistic parameters. Function reflects your personal values. So always ask how something you buy reflects a value you have.
These values can be diverse, from family, to beauty, and even hobbies. Recognize your values and uphold them in life so you won’t fall into materialism again. Materialists collect. Functionalists live.
Pile 2: Skeptical Cloud
Be Who You Are
I see that the first card in your spread is Strength, Reversed. The universe thinks that you don’t have a strong grasp of self or you aren’t able to assert yourself in the world. Instead, you continuously spiral within and you aren’t making the most of who you are.
The effect this has on you is that you’re disempowered. Now, this can manifest in you being unable to reach positions of authority, but that’s not exactly what’s being indicated here. The Strength card in tarot isn’t so much force as it is fully controlling your full range of potential.
A weak person isn’t moral because they’re weak and unable to oppress. A strong person is moral because they know how much of a beast they could be and they have it in check. They choose to do good instead of just not doing evil.
It would benefit you to be aware of your shadow self. This isn’t your past self, but the parts of you that you aren’t consciously aware of. This can be bad things, such as aggression, but it can also be good things, like honesty.
Who you are, even the unconscious qualities, can be a tool that you can realize as your full self. Don’t ignore your traits. Channel them for good.
Use Enlightenment to Your Advantage
The second card is Wolf Spirit with the wisdom message of “Turn knowledge into wisdom.” Some parts of you are already known. Other parts are something you need to discover. But what comes next?
Part of your problem is that you live with the weak parts of yourself. You’re afraid to know who you fully are, and because of that, you yourself are fading into the background. But if you let this ignorance of self fade away, you’ll be able to step into your full power.
Knowing who you are is most of the battle. That’s not to say effort won’t be required, it will, and being yourself does take some skill if you’ve been suppressing it. But, and this is key, once you know what you need to know about yourself, you can finally chart a course for yourself ahead.
For example, imagine that you’re aggressive. If it’s not part of yourself that you can change (or you don’t want to), then you know that you need to channel it appropriately into assertiveness. It’s coming out of the shadow into the light. Choose how that light will fall on your trait. Don’t pretend it doesn’t exist.
Choose a New Cycle
The third card is Bat Spirit with the wisdom message of “A rebirth is assured.” The keyword here, rebirth, isn’t a sign that you will fade away and become someone else. Rather, who you are now will be reborn as a better version of you.
Think of it like being able to restart your life with more favorable conditions. You can’t change the past, but you can change your perception of self and use that to propel your life forward in a way you would prefer. You can become powerful by choosing to become more like who you were always meant to be.
Pile 3: Sad Cloud
Your Sun Has Gone Down
The first card is The Sun, Reversed. The universe is saying here that you’re either in a state of sorrow or there’s some aspect of your life that is weighing you down with disappointment. This is causing your happiness to fade in your life and you need to turn that upside down.
That’s not going to be easy. The person on this card is naked and vulnerable. They show their full selves to the world and proudly ride on the back of a triumphant horse.
The reason behind your sorrow is making it difficult for you to fully express yourself in at least one area of your life. You’re building a wall to protect your vulnerability, but this also reduces your opportunities.
Take Calculated Risks
Fortunately, this is something that you can change. Your next card, Rhino Spirit, has the wisdom message of “Overcome any obstacle.” Something about this animal here is very in your face. But that obvious and almost aggressive presentation is softened by the beauty of the flowers. And let’s not forget the whimsical crown on the rhino’s horn.
I do think you’re going to have to take a risk. It can be a calculated risk, but you’re going to have to put yourself out there and risk the chance of failure if you want to ascend in your personal growth.
Take some time to consider why and how you’re feeling disappointed in your life. Say, for example, you’re someone who fears you can never find a good job. The wrong risk would be to quit your job and start applying randomly. Instead, the appropriate risk would be to research your industry and start putting in applications. Then you only quit your job when you find another that pays better.
Pick a direction and run towards it with all your might. But pick a direction you’re willing to fail in and make sure that you have enough of a safe foundation so you have the confidence to start sprinting bravely into that display of your vulnerability.
Your Soul’s Expression
The final card is Crow Spirit with the wisdom message of “Co-create with spirit.” I sense that you have a purpose. There’s a reason you’re here in this universe, in that body, with your life history. But that’s not to say you don’t have free will.
Rather, the universe put you in your current place because you’re the only soul who can make the most of it. There’s something you can provide through your own desires and decisions.
Yes, living is an act of vulnerability, but it’s also an act of personal expression. When you’re willing to exist with both of these possibilities at once, you’re going to embody the full person you were always meant to become.
Live your destiny, but co-create your destiny with the universe by embracing the fact your individual self shapes the ending. There will be times when you don’t get everything you want.
There will be times when you’ll be very sad. But despite that, you were here for a purpose and you exist to do something with what you do have. See that possibility and live with a vision that you express.