This week in Tarot 4 Tyson… it’s time to gather resources and prepare for the future.

  1. The Past – Nine of Pentacles
  2. The Present – Three of Swords
  3. The Future – Nine of Cups
  4. The Outcome- Seven of Pentacles

The Reading: Recent accomplishments in the pursuits of earth (1) have brought him to a conflict between intellectual pursuits and emotional gratification as told by the Three of Swords piercing the heart.  Behind the Three of Swords we see gray skies and rain, a shower of emotion which will fill the cups found in the Nine of Cups, as they are placed gingerly to recover the blessing from above.  This sustenance can then be used to help cultivate the fruits of future successes (4).

Another interpretation could tell us the cultivation revealed by the left and right cards of the spread are divided and not without heartache as the efforts of a third-party, (3) seen here sitting patiently with his altar of nine cups, may have the necessary resources that the other two desperately require.

This spread definitely reveals a time of cultivation and the gathering of personal resources to ensure a good harvest and a fruitful future.  Good luck with your crops Mr. Tyson!


Neil DeGrasse Tyson, is an American astrophysicist and science communicator. He is currently the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space and a research associate in the department of astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History. – (Wikipedia)
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Lloyd Hargrove · August 29, 2012 at 9:59 pm

Well, Chris… I’m kind of waiting to see if there’s another fan of yours who wants a shot at their own reading of these particular cards. I hope that isn’t some kind of no-no in such circles ;) , to actually get something different than the original Orapello fellow.

    Chris Orapello · September 1, 2012 at 8:59 am

    Heh. You’re the only one who has been doing this on the blog. I don’t know if anyone else is coming. ;-)

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