What would you tell yourself 10 years ago? Tarot Reading

If you could travel back in time 10 years ago and have a 5 minute conversation with yourself what would you say?  Using your deck do the following spread.

1) Do not do this

2) Do this

3) Change this

What do your cards say to tell yourself 10 years ago?




The recipient of Tarosophist of the Year 2011, Angelo Nasios is a rising voice in the tarot community. Angelo is known for his popular YouTube channel in which he produces educational tarot videos. Tarot: Unlocking the Arcana, Angelo’s first book will be released by Schiffer Publishing.

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    You would not believe this. This is too freaky!

    You know how this blog is a synchronicity with mine. That is the first weird thing. Similar topic, same photo!

    The second synchronicity….I pulled 3 cards on this spread this afternoon. I got 3 cards, and found them interesting, but did not fully understand them. I used the Silver Era Tarot as part of preparing and practicing with it before a video review on that deck.

    Tonight, you suggested I post the cards I got. And dayum…I could not for the life of me remember what I got. So I decided to draw new ones from the same deck. Guess what. Same cards, same order, but this time I realized that the first time they came out all reversed and now they came out all upright. I remembered that they were all court cards, all reversed the first time around (now upright)…and seeing them again instantly triggered my memory.

    What not to do: Knight of Wands
    What to do: King of Wands
    Change this: King of Swords

    As you may know,, 10 years ago was during that process when I entered my great spiritual shift away from Catholicism. That the cards arrived reversed the first time (same order, and yes, I shuffled) and now upright could mean several things:

    – taking note of the internal shift manifesting gradually to my external physical world, but not there yet
    – I was just starting out with tarot, only a couple of years, and hadn’t fully broken away from the church and the reversals could indicate some residual pessimism I had regarding my concerns with tarot as seen through the eyes of the church as well as being criticized by my family.
    – I was getting mixed messages from the church and family, and was mixed up myself
    -feeling pessimism or doubt about something (was it the Catholicism or the tarot…or the struggle between the two at the time?)

    This shift from reversal to upright shows a huge shift in me from then to now, suggesting that what I thought then did go through a huge paradigm shift. I am in such a different place now than I was 10 years ago. And as you know, very positive about tarot and self-expression now.

    10 years ago:

    What not to do: Knight of Wands – don’t express your true self, stay within the lines. Don’t tell people, don’t get out there, don’t share messages about what you do. Keep the fire contained. Step back from conflict (this card looks to me like the horse is walking backwards).

    Do this: King of Wands: Show mature creativity…I knew I needed to expand my sense of expression, and wanted to do it in a way that reflected my Saturn-return, a term I didn’t even know at the time. This King card trumps the “don’t do” of the Knight of Wands and the King did take over. I chose the bigger energy, started to express myself, manage my own life, harness my own fire by creating my own kingdom rather than following in the path of what I was expected to do. My inner Aries (with the Leo rising) lit on fire and I was suddenly at the reins, just now giving myself permission to go on a ride of personal expression to the fullest. The King trumped the Knight.

    Change this: King of Swords. I let go of letting people tell me what do do, what not to do, what to think. I changed how I managed my own thoughts and our thoughts do create our reality. I stopped being so doggone analytical and let my intuitive side start to flow through instead. I changed keeping everything under complete control as was expected by society, and let my spirit flow more freely. I let go of priestly devotion and hiding behind others’ thoughts and criticisms. I took charge and created my own life laws and let go of people judging me, criticizing me, and dictating to me what is supposed to be. I did change the intellectual base to allow the intuitive side to flow freely, so I listened to the call to change this King of Swords.

    I’m flabbergasted that the same cards came up twice in the same order.

    Great spread idea, Angelo! My blog tomorrow is dedicated to you.

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