Here's a perfect example as to how Symbolon Cards work. By BJ Priestess. 2009 ©
I recently did a reading for a friend who came to me confused, lost and saddened.
A very close friendship of hers had recently broken down with someone she cared (and still apparently does care) very much for.
Miss Lost: What do I do, I am at a complete loss, I don't understand, why I have been cut off. It's as if I've ceased to exist. What does all this mean? What did I do wrong?
You have become lost in a particular insight and now believe you have found the truth. But you are only being fooled by a subtle notion (of the truth). You are trapped spiritually.
BJ Priestess: Drawing this card it seems very obvious to me that this has created a huge black cloud around her. Also that it is a very big part of her life at the moment - there are three people up there at an an altar and even others have come to see what is happening. Which says to me that every part of her psyche seems to have been involved in this relationship. More so they all have their backs to us – which re-affirms her question – and confirms that she is not being included, she didn't use the words in her question however I would say this friend has completely turned their back on her. There is something that is currently being kept from her – she is not being informed on all the facts. I also asked if more than one person was involved?
# PROTIP Whilst reading the text is very important, spend some time studying the image, if you know your astrology you can also see how the astrological symbols come to play. Here we see Scorpio/Sagittarius, Pluto/Jupiter and to me this again reaffirms how BIG this is for her. This was not a trivial friendship. Pluto is great for bringing us down,stripping us bare and revealing those things we believe we do not want to see.
The way through the Problem
As much as esoteric circles propagate "letting go" of body and matter. your path ahead involves thinking about Venus. That means becoming her friend. Learn to see life as a sensual experience and to respect and value your body as the residence of the soul without exaggerating its importance or wasting your energy.
BJ Priestess: We worked through the text together. I asked if perhaps she was vain in this relationship and focused too much on her own needs? She said 'no, that's not what this card meant'. This is a perfect example of how the card can resonate more highly with the person having the reading than the reader. She said the image and the text made perfect sense to her and in fact it was eerily accurate.
#PROTIP Sometimes the 'arh-ha' moments come from within, that is what makes these cards so perfect for self readings – if you can be completely honest with yourself and let go. You will find them a complete blessing.
You will continue to grow, to become more open-minded and tolerant. Mnemosyne, the Goddess of Memory, has a treasure waiting for you at the end of the journey: insight is the wealth of the soul.
BJ Priestess: Jupiter/Sagittarius again. Jupiter is all about big, expansive, growing. And here we have the preacher, a teacher if you like... seems very clear to me this was a big life lesson. She said I guess it is a life lesson a little bit but about how friends let you down? We discussed this in more detail until she realized that it was in fact a lesson for her about her, not about anyone else. Also, even though she is hurting she must forgive with complete pure love. How different is this card to the first one? Our first card 'The Problem' had black cloaked backs to us, secretive, dark and heavy. Now we have light, and he's facing us and smiling, his hands are raised and even the card tells us that this growth will help her move forward toward the light.
#PROTIP Unlike many other divination cards you tend to read each of these as individual stories, however always look for common threads. The Jupiter in two of the three cards was a very noticeable thread and really does affirm just how 'big' this was for her. Occasionally a reading needs further clarification and I do find this especially true with some Symbolon Readings, as such we have included the option of an additional single card. In this case we read the description given for place 1.
BJ Priestess: So my friend understood the three cards, could see where she would now focus, but just still wasn't sure why this happened? As such she asked if one more card could shed some light to explain why.
You are not yet prepared to look into the mirror of the other and recognize what you see there as part of yourself. You refuse to understand that the other is only expressing your own otherness.
BJ Priestess: I think for even the novice this last card answer pretty much sums it all up. Miss Lost said after reading this text and processing it for a minute “Ooooh! I get it, wow, that's incredibly accurate and it makes sense now, finally.”
Let's put them altogether. The Nutshell if you will, her question, Why am I being cut off? The Problem, confirmation card (+1) yes, you are being ignored, you do not have all the facts and I can see how hard and big and consuming this is for you. However, have you created the stage upon which it all sits? The way through the Problem: Value who you are, respect your body and the soul for which it is a vessel. The Outcome: Appreciate and give thanks for the learning of a big Life Lesson. Release, let go and move forward. Additional card: The Partner: learn to value, respect and love who you are. There is a lesson for all of us I believe about self worth and valuing ourselves. Loving ourselves so that others can see the beauty that already exists within, instead of looking for your beauty to be reflected back to you by others.
Final last words: I am not sure if they will reconcile, although in this image, they both do look very much at one...
About BJ Priestess: A new reader to NewAgeStore, however she believes she has been reading for many lifetimes and will occasionally offer to provide some additional insight into readings here on NAS!
The initials B & J keep popping up time and time again in BJ's life and we believe she is as close to a priestess as you can get. I always draw a card for each reader – it did not surprise me when I drew the High Priestess card for BJ. So it was me that added the Priestess part to her screen name. So please welcome our latest uncovered pearl of wisdom. BJ Priestess.