This week in Tarot 4 Tyson… Finally the tides seem to be improving for the astrophysicist.

  1. The Past – Nine of Swords
  2. The Present – The Sun (reversed)
  3. The Future – Page of Wands
  4. The Outcome – Ace of Pentacles

The Reading: A recent disappointment (1) is currently dimming what would normally be a perfect and happy marriage or relationship (2) for Mr. Tyson.  The reversal in The Sun card indicates a lesser form of happiness, but one which is still joyous nonetheless.  In the future, an ally (possibly a dark young man as indicated in the text) will bring him great favor and possibly even power as he is bearing a wand, as depicted by the card (3).  The wand which he yields, brings power and influence to Mr. Tyson’s life and as the Page he is also rooted in the influence of Earth.  The outcome, with the help of the Page of Wands, will be of perfect contentment, ecstasy, speedy intelligence, and gold as revealed in the text.  The root powers of Earth imbuing stability and financial perfection in regards to the presence of the Page of Wands as mentioned previously.  Congratulations Mr. Tyson and have a great week!


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)
*Mr. Tyson has not approved nor endorsed this blog.



Lloyd Hargrove · August 12, 2012 at 1:55 pm

Ok Chris, I can honor your reading too but I have a somewhat different take on these cards (bearing in mind that I did not draw them and in fact never do).

The Nine of Swords shows an awakening, a realization of regret that something has been wrong in the subject’s life. The reversed Sun corroborates this fact, that something is currently wrong with this one’s view of the world and/or something is confusing or missing with this life, it seems overpowering but is subject to change. The Page of Wands in fact represents the subject himself, beginning a journey of self-discovery with some optimism towards his ultimate goal. The final card, the Ace of Pentacles is appropriate to this reading, because the subject is assured of either finding or already being on the right path towards his desired discovery while receiving a divine blessing from above and with the much sought for garden gate already in sight as he moves towards a higher future.

I may be a little rude but at least I’m willing to pay for that indulgence.

    Chris Orapello · August 12, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    Thanks Lloyd! Do you not read cards? You have an interesting approach to them.

Lloyd Hargrove · August 12, 2012 at 9:57 pm

I managed to read them in this case, Chris, but chiefly this reading is based upon what explanations Google came up with for each given card. But then I didn’t always agree with what I read on Google so there is a minor personal aspect involved. I never handle such cards because I have a healthy respect for any such ventures. Even prior to looking up the various meanings on this particular reading I did see something progressing from the realization of being incomplete (9) towards the ultimate optimistic journey (Ace!) but that much should be obvious even as a simple series of picture stories. Good dealing Chris!
Always remember and never forget:
Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

    Chris Orapello · August 15, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    Ah, the mighty Google. Good form! I never would have thought of using Google to help with a reading. I guess this spread does read easily. I’m always getting caught up in the meanings as well as the suits of the cards and such without allowing some room for free form. Well at least not always.

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