A Comic Strip Tarot reading
Today I found a humorous Tarot reading in a “Get Fuzzy” comic strip, which you can see here: http://www.gocomics.com/getfuzzy/2013/09/01 This is a comic strip, so of course we must take it lightly, but there are a few interesting comments that ti brings up.
First, there is a bit of a serious lesson in this “reading”. It illustrates the risks of interpreting the cards literally. Not that the cards never have literal interpretations (I talk about “literalisms” in my book, Tarot Reading Explained, and in one of my blog posts from a few years past.), but we should be wary of taking the easy way out when we read the cards.
Of course, the Death card came up. Doesn’t it always in pop culture readings? And (unfortunately, but inevitably) it always indicates a physical death in such readings. This raises question though:
“Would you ever tell someone that the Death card predicts a literal death?”
A couple of years ago I posted a poll about this on my blog, and you can read the results here: https://jamesricklef.wordpress.com/2011/08/15/death-card-and-physical-death-poll/. In fact, I did not close the poll, so you can still weigh in on this question if you want to.
Finally, I’m curious how other people might interpret the cards that came up in this comic strip reading? Just as a quick interpretation of those 3 cards together. —
. Hermit, Queen of Cups, Death
Here is what came to me:
When you make a soulful search for the meaning of love and relationships, it can result in a profound transformation in your life.
If you have a different interpretation, post it here in the comments section, OK? I’d be interested to see it.