Do you have the sneaking suspicion that you don’t know something important? There are so many reasons this can happen, but when it does, finding out the secret isn’t easy.
Fortunately, you can use this tarot pick a card to tap into your intuition and discover what it is.
All you have to do is select one of the piles of cards above. Make sure to look within. But if you’re having trouble, flipping a coin for each pile until you eliminate it down to one is a method I’ve used with tarot before when I felt blocked.
After you select your cards, choose below or scroll down to your pile.
In this reading, I’m using the Rider-Waite and the Moonology oracle decks (these are affiliate links that support my tarot reading). I’ll be asking the universe three questions: what you don’t know, why you don’t know it, and what to do about it.
Now let’s find out the secret that’s being kept from you.
What You Don’t Know
The secret can be found within the Strength, Reversed card. A reversal represents the opposite or the corruption of the upright card, so the meaning here is intuitive: your strength has been compromised.
But when I say strength, I don’t mean physical strength or health, but something deeper and more abstract. In your case, what you don’t know is insidious: you’ve been made vulnerable.
This tarot card features a woman reaching down to pet a lion. This lion is subdued and the picture serene. However, you aren’t the lion in this case, but the woman: you believe you have the strength to control the “monster” in your life, but that’s no longer true.
Lions are wild animals. They can never be domesticated, merely tamed, and anything can make them return to their wild nature even around caretakers they’ve known their whole lives.
That’s the situation you’re in right now. You need to ask yourself what areas of your life you believe you have complete control over, because one or more of them you no longer do.
Why You Don’t Know It
Your second card explains why you’ve become vulnerable. The Six of Swords is a card of journeys and leaving one place for another. This could represent physical movement in your life, but sometimes this card has spiritual connotations.
Think of your life before and after an event or decision you’ve made recently. That’s where your vulnerability will be found.
The Six of Swords is often seen as a positive card. I was surprised the first time I learned this because it appears as if a refugee and her child are fleeing a turbulent land. This is actually a common interpretation, but with the added description that now her life begins a new positive chapter.
I sense that you went through a personal change that either healed you of past trauma or improved your life. You feel that you’re in a better position, so you’ve dropped your guard.
This has opened you up to a potential attack. This could be from your past trauma, but could also be unrelated. Your change could also be the cause of your vulnerability. For example, those who have had a spiritual awakening may be opening up doors they don’t know how to shut and could face demonic energy.
What to Do About It
The good news is that the primary reason you’re at risk is that you were previously unaware of your vulnerability. Now that you know you’re vulnerable, it’s unlikely you could face a nasty surprise.
But that doesn’t mean you can defend yourself easily. You’ve probably let your guard down so much that it’s going to take some time to build it up again. You may not even know how, depending on the area of your life that’s vulnerable.
That’s why your last card, Third Quarter Moon, may be infuriating to you. Its wisdom message is “Adjustments are required.” Well, no duh, right?
I’ve found that when I receive a direct, but not descriptive answer from the cards then it means I already know the answer. For this pick a card, that’s going to be true for you. Look at your area of vulnerability and ask yourself what you did before your Six of Swords transition that you should continue doing.
You will likely need to make some changes to fit with your current lifestyle, but I don’t think it’s going to be radical.
Either way, my message for you is relief: yes, you’re vulnerable, but you already have the knowledge and tools to build up your strength again. All you need to do is start and you’ll tame the monster in your life once again.
Just make certain you don’t end up in this situation again!
What You Don’t Know
Your first card is the Two of Cups, Reversed. This card is similar to the Lovers card, which is why it often takes on a romantic tone. However, I sense that it could be referring to any relationship in your life or perhaps an aspect of that relationship.
You’re not aware that something is breaking down. The other person no longer feels the same connection to you as before. If this is a more casual relationship, they’re considering breaking things off, but if this is romantic, they’ll simply become disengaged.
The effect here is muted, but no doubt disappointing. You’re unaware that a relationship you have is on the rocks and unless you do something about it, you may be blindsided when the problems finally surface.
Be aware that when relationships break down, people can get nasty. If this is a friend or coworker, you may find yourself being increasingly gaslighted and bullied. And if you’re in a relationship, you’re about to hit a rough patch that’s going to be hard and exhausting to handle.
Why You Don’t Know It
The reason why your relationship is breaking down is in the Page of Cups. This card is often considered the “happy surprise” card. But here, especially as it’s in the suit of emotions, I sense that someone has been emotionally distracted.
In romantic relationships, you or your partner may have a crush or new feelings for another person. This can make it trying to continue on in your relationship. However, because I don’t sense those in relationships are faced with the end of their relationship, just a rough patch, this distraction may be more abstract.
The person distracted by new feelings just wants more excitement. Whether that’s you or the other person, try to liven things up a little with dating, fun in the bedroom, or just trying something different with your appearance. This is a pretty normal problem in relationships and easily fixed.
For non-romantic relationships, the other person may have found it fun in a mean way to bully you. The reason why I don’t think you’re the one bullying is that in this case, you wouldn’t be surprised if you got enjoyment out of someone else’s misery.
Of course, this isn’t just a sign of bullying. Are you being ignored by someone else in your life? Those who lack maturity may forget the feelings of the people around them in favor of doing whatever it is they want to do. I could see this card meaning some of you aren’t being included in get-togethers with friends or coworkers.
What to Do About It
Your final two cards are the Waning Moon with the wisdom message of “What do you need to release?” and the Full Moon in Taurus with the wisdom message “Your dreams need a practical plan.”
For those with romantic problems, what you need to let go of are the distraction in your lives. But letting go requires making a plan not to get distracted in the future. That’s why I recommended bringing excitement into the relationship. But keep at it going forward: if a distraction like this happened once, it can happen again!
As for non-romantic relationships, what you need to do depends on how close the relationship is. If this is a more casual relationship, you may be better served by dropping the connection and re-evaluating who you will let into your life going forward. You may also need to be aware of red flags.
But for relationships that you don’t want or can’t cut, you need to forgive or move on from the pain you’ve experienced. That doesn’t mean you forget, because the next part is creating a plan. Be like the Taurus bull and act more assertively in your interest.
Don’t let people take advantage of you and be proactive in building the relationships you do have. Stop reacting, because when you only live on reaction, it’s not ending in your favor. There is no astrological sign like a mad Taurus raging when they’re surprised. That’s why they’re normally so calm and collected: they can’t control situations when they get too emotional.
What You Don’t Know
Are you feeling a little discouraged in life and don’t know why? Your first card, the Knight of Wands, Reversed, suggests that you’ve put a lot of passion and effort into something, but you aren’t seeing the results you want.
This doesn’t make any sense to you. I sense the reason this is happening is because you aren’t translating your passion into action effectively.
What I mean is that you’ve separated the why from the how. You assume that being passionate about something and creating an end goal to reach for is enough. However, that isn’t true.
An example of this would be someone who enjoys writing and decides to be a novelist. They make a goal to write a novel in a month, but even though they’re trying to put the time in, they aren’t happy with their progress.
Sometimes, we have a passion, but we don’t understand that passion. For you, the steps you’ve taken to live out that passion aren’t directly related to what you enjoy doing.
In my previous example, this writer does enjoy writing, but it turns out they don’t enjoy novel writing. Instead, they’d prefer to write memoirs, but memoirs aren’t their traditional idea of a story worth writing. So they assume a different expression of their inner passion.
What you don’t know is the true depths of your passion. Whatever it is, open your heart to the reason why you like it. I bet you’ll be surprised you made assumptions that caused you to act against your own desires!
Why You Don’t Know It
Your second card, Justice, Reversed, tells me that you found yourself in a chain of cause and effect that isn’t going in your favor. What I mean is that you’ve taken one action which led to another action and now you aren’t happy with the path you’re on.
This happens with passions, especially with the Knight of Wands, Reversed energy you’re experiencing. You’re so passionate about something that you acted a little impulsively on your quest to manifest it. Along the way, you made assumptions and changed your lifestyle to fit that false reality.
You’ve come to believe in the sunk cost fallacy. Using my example from before, the writer ended up majoring in creative writing and only took classes in fiction. They now believe they only have the training and experience for one type of writing, so they won’t even try to change their life path.
But all they have to do to be happy in their passion is accept they took the “wrong road” and decide to go on a new journey.
You need to do the same thing. Once you get to the heart of why you haven’t manifested your passion, forgive yourself. Don’t see the roads you’ve taken as a distraction, but a learning experience. You’d be surprised what you can use from your past in whatever you do with your passion in the future. It’s a life experience that will bring depth and individuality to what you do.
What to Do About It
Your final two cards are the Mutable Moon with the wisdom message that “Nothing is yet set in stone” and the Blue Moon with the wisdom message to “Believe in the impossible.”
These are very encouraging cards. The Blue Moon is obvious and needs little explanation: no matter how difficult you think your dream is, you can make it happen in some form if you try.
Let’s use sports. Say you wanted to be a soccer player, but now you’re too old to do it competitively. You could pursue an intramural league for fun or coach a team. Chances are, you’ll love playing it just as a hobby or through teaching children how to learn soccer too.
This brings the wisdom message of the Mutable Moon into focus. Our passions change with us as we age, and we’ll find new reasons to like what our passions can bring us. Accept that your passion may look different than it would have if you manifested it a few years ago.
And however you manifest it now, be overjoyed by the reminder that you can explore new aspects of it in the future! Your passion never dies. It’s reborn continuously as you explore it.