Hello, Tarot.

So it looks like I just picked up a new hobby. I’ve always wanted to try tarot cards for the longest time, so I thought…why not? For my first ever “reading,” I drew three random cards at three different times, after a good thorough shuffling between each drawing. Here is what I got in order:

1. Three of Cups
2. Four of Pentacles
3. The Magician

I must say… this is strangely accurate.

Here’s what each card means. I got this from Tarot for Beginners: A Guide to Psychic Tarot Reading, Real Tarot Card Meanings, and Simple Tarot Spreads by Lisa Chamberlain. I picked this book because it was free on Kindle Unlimited.

Three of Cups

Friendship, celebrations, community, creativity, growth, healing

A period of happiness and celebration. The three represents accomplishment and healing, connectedness and renewal of friendship. A relationship grows in strength, love grows, and creativity flourishes. Childbirth may be indicated or new projects may be taking shape. You feel rejuvenated, physically and emotionally. Spend some time appreciating the inherent beauty that surrounds you on a daily basis.

Four of Pentacles

Stability, confidence, security

The four indicates stability and firm foundations. What you have been working for is secured and you can move forward with confidence and assurance after a period of uncertainty. Whether it’s a project, a business, or an educational endeavor, success is predicted. Recovery from health issues is also indicated.

The Magician

In the sequence of Major Arcana Tarot cards, The Magician is the number one, which represents beginnings. The Fool encounters the Magician first among the trump characters because, having taken the step forward that begins the journey, he has set magical forces in motion. This card signifies initiations and acting on one’s will. It is associated with energy, creativity, new projects, and a call to adventure. It is also a reminder that the Universe mirrors each of our actions in the greater scheme of things, so we should take care to direct our energy wisely. The Magician is associated with the planet Mercury, which points to the use of skill, logic, and intellect when taking action. The Magician bridges the spirit world and the human world together, making possible the manifestation of our goals.

Chamberlain, Lisa. Tarot for Beginners: A Guide to Psychic Tarot Reading, Real Tarot Card Meanings, and Simple Tarot Spreads (p. 20). Chamberlain Publications. Kindle Edition.