Monday, February 13, 2006

Liv's Mystical Reading

I was over at Paperback Writer's webpage today, and she has (as always) some cool sites to visit. I went to this one for a "mystical reading" and did one for Liv. Her question was "who should I marry, Geoff or Mike?" and I used the Celtic Cross.

Here are my results:

The card not shown but at the center of the cross, represents the atmosphere surrounding the central issue. The High Priest: Faith in tradition and the old school. A justified and ancient source of power. Being supportive, sympathetic and loyal. Receiving instructions, learning, guidance or inspiration. The ability to hear a higher or inner voice. May also indicate a religious ritual, such as a marriage or an initiation.

Well... is all about marriage, so that works.

The card visible at the center of the cross represents the obstacle that stands in your way - it may even be something that sounds good but is not actually to your benefit. The Devil: Being seduced by the material world and physical pleasures. Lust for and obsession with money and power. Living in fear, domination and bondage. Being caged by an overabundance of luxury. Discretion should be used in personal and business matters.

"Being seduced by the material world..." is exactly right. Geoff represents all the "shoulds" for Liv -- the man she "should" marry because he's wealthy, successful, runs in the same circles. "Being cages by ... luxury" works, too. Geoff won't let Liv be who she really is inside, requiring her to look and act a certain way.

The card at the top of the cross represents your goal, or the best you can achieve without a dramatic change of priorities. The Hermit: Withdrawal from events and relationship to introspect and gather strength. Seeking the inner voice or calling upon vision from within. A need of understanding and advice, or a wise man who will offer knowing guidance. Personal experience and thoughtful temperance.

Oddly, Liv meets a cab driver who she immediately trusts and views as a father figure. She goes to him for advice on more than one occasion, so the "...a wise man who will offer knowing guidance" works here, too.

The card at the bottom of the cross represents the foundation on which the situation is based. Page of Swords: The essence of air behaving as earth, such as a steady wind: The approach of an unexpected challenge, to be met with clear thought and just action. A person filled with an eager appetite for all matters of mind and logic. The gathering of information through unfaltering vigilance, careful examination, and subtle spycraft. The use of reason or eloquent speech to penetrate the veil of confusion and cut to the heart of the matter.

This one really weirded me out... "a challenge", "gathering of information", "subtle spycraft"... this is what the entire story is based upon.

The card at the left of the cross represents a passing influence or something to be released. Queen of Cups: The essence of water, such as a deep and placid lake: Spirituality, maturity, and grace. A natural counselor and healer, One whose relaxed presence seems to embody deep love and spirituality. A tranquil poet who reflects the nature of the observer. The embrace of all things dreamlike and receptive, such as perfect and unconditional love.

This one, not so much. BUT Liv does have to embrace unconditional love in order to make a wise decision. Not just from Mike, but from her father and new friends as well.

The card at the right of the cross represents an approaching influence or something to be embraced. Knight of Pentacles: The essence of earth behaving as fire, such as molten magma: One slow to action, but decisive and unrelenting once set in motion. A force of nature whose methods are as predictable and dependable as they are unstoppable. The voice of duty, honor, and responsibility. The will to the change the world, not through bold action, but through the thorough and unwavering application of proven means.

Again, not so much. Except that Liv does change HER world, slowly and subtly.

The card at the base of the staff represents your role or attitude. The Lovers, when reversed: Inner strife, frustration, suspicion, and disagreements in a relationship. Irresponsibility and indecision. Avoiding true intimacy in favor of lust. Unfaithfulness.

That about sums up her social life right now.

The card second from the bottom of the staff represents your environment and the people you are interacting with. Strength, when reversed: Weakness in the face of obstacles and adversity. Tremendous power released at the wrong moment. Inability to defend oneself. Confusion, and lack of preparedness. Illness, hardship, distress and the failing of physical force. Dominant behavior, abusiveness and a possible loss of reputation.

Yup... I'll buy all of this except the abusiveness. Definitely the loss of reputation.

The card second from the top of the staff represents your hopes, fears, or an unexpected element that will come into play. Knight of Swords, when reversed: The dark essence of air behaving as fire, such as a tornado: A merciless and skillful warrior, unfettered by emotion or conscience. A nihilist who can refuse not even the most insurmountable of challenges. A person who inspires fear and hate through their domineering nature and the power of their presence. Speaking without tact or tolerance, in a sarcastic manner. May portend the swift initiation or conclusion of conflict, through the calamitous invocation of force.

Well... maybe. Everything certainly comes to a head with a surprise meeting of everyone involved. Hmmm...

The card at the top of the staff represents the ultimate outcome should you continue on this course. King of Pentacles: The essence of earth behaving as air, such as a diamond: A true businessman, with a gift for identifying opportunities and taking advantage of them. A person well informed about the world, skilled in all things physical, and eager to encourage others. A pillar of practicality and dependability, embracing tried and tested methods, and possessing an innate understanding of the material reality. A philanthropist and devotee of both luxury and hard work, whose word is as good as gold.

Awww... well, that's sure nice. A perfect conclusion.

But it still didn't tell me who Liv should marry.

1 comment:

Judy said...

Hi... go to this site coin flip and choose between Mike and Geoff. :-)