This week in Tarot 4 Tyson…

  1. The Past – Five of Wands
  2. The Present – The Tower XVI
  3. The Future – The High Priestess (reversed)
  4. The Outcome- The Hermit IX

The Reading: Once again, despite the randomness of shuffling and cutting the cards multiple times, two familiar cards make another appearance.  The Five of Wands and The Hermit which open and close this week’s spread.  The Hermit was with us last week and is still presenting himself as the outcome card which is interesting.

It would appear that conflict and resolution are constant factors in your life because of the reappearance of the Five of Wands.  Here we see five figures engaged in battle or amidst some kind of conflict.  The text reveals that this conflict could be a performance rather that an actual fight however the allusion to the facade does not bode well as indicated by The Tower card which tells of destruction and a restructuring as a result of a collapse or catastrophe.  However, perhaps things are not as they appear as you may need to look deeper into the situation to gain a better understanding and a new perspective (4).

I feel that the presence of The Tower,  The High Priestess, and The Hermit cards are an indication that the information and path which they showing are not optional and so conceit (3) is not an option nor is refusing to seek a greater sense (4) of understanding  in regards to any future events (2) as they unfold.  My advice, be more of an observer than an active participant. Take lots of notes and reflect upon life constantly.  Incidentally Mr. Tyson, FaerieCon East 2012 was fun. You should have joined us because you would have made a great satyr.  Cheers!


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 · November 11, 2012 at 11:40 am

I suppose you mean Satyr –

    Chris Orapello · November 11, 2012 at 11:53 am

    Thanks Lloyd! I caught that. Sometimes Google and spell check both fail me. ;-)

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