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3 of Swords shadow card for a pregnancy


Posted 9:18 pm, 07/20/2017

I'll see if I can embed the cards for you. I'm using Enchanted Tarot.

Here are the cards:


Visually, I make them like a pyramid. So the 6 of Wands is the lower left corner, the Moon is the middle (the focus), and the 8 of Swords is the lower right corner.

I don't usually make the shadow card part of the actual spread, I just view it from the bottom of the deck.

I really like the point about the guardian angel, and that's something she and I have talked about a lot in the past. So I passed that along to her, which made her feel very good


Posted 12:46 pm, 07/19/2017

I wish I knew the position of the cards.

Amanda makes a good point about the reader. I wouldn't have thought that.

Moon and 8 of swords are fear. Perhaps she is afraid she will lose the baby just like she lost the baby (3 of swords) prior.

6 of wands looks great. The son will be beautiful.

The swords could also indicate in vitro fertilization or trouble with conceiving.

Hierophant as quint could also hint at her higher self or holy guardian angel. The hierophant is under the influence of the holy guardian Angel, as a quint it's pointing out that she is under protection.


Posted 10:20 pm, 07/16/2017

Very helpful, I appreciate that! The 3 of Swords was really throwing me off here, but I didn't think of it that way on my own. I'll pass that long to her, hopefully it will help


Posted 10:34 am, 07/15/2017

Hey! :)

I think you did give a fair interpretation, and I wouldn't change it.
Something else is sticking out to me, like another layer to the reading -- the Quint of the spread is the Hierophant -- over the Moon, this makes me think of the tarot reader your friend's mother went to. These two cards are bringing forth a stubborn female guide, I think.

So, people may go to her because of her reputation (6 of Wands) which seems pretty positive. Something's off between the fiery 6 and watery Moon, though. There's not really much to be said for accuracy here, and that would go along with the 3 of Swords as the shadow card as well. That is, people may be following the 'hype' of the reader, and she's cruising along the path of the Moon interpreting things that aren't as clear to her as she may believe. She may be focused more on behaving confident so people will listen, rather than getting it right.

The 8 of Swords suggests that folks just kind of accept this. It probably seems like an honest mistake, no one is perfect, etc. They're only out their money, perhaps, so no big deal. She has the hype and confidence, so perhaps (they feel) she was just having an off-day with them, or something, so they don't say anything or cause a fuss.

So, from what I see here, I think I can extrapolate that the reader wasn't entirely accurate with the reading regarding the pregnancy. The 3 of Swords on the bottom would highlight some inaccuracy, as well as some unnecessary stress put upon your friend -- but of course, it never hurts to be cautious.

That's just my take, I hope it's helpful to you!


Posted 1:47 am, 07/15/2017

A friend of mine is 5 months pregnant. She had a miscarriage a few years ago, and she's naturally pretty nervous.

Her mom has a friend that reads Tarot. I don't know her exact reading, but she told my friend's mom to tell her to be very careful as it might be a rough pregnancy. So then my friend asked me to do a reading for her, too.

I simply asked for any information or advice about the pregnancy or birth. The result was:


6 of Wands (victory)
Moon (fear of the unknown)
8 of Swords (Isolation, self-imposed restriction, imprisonment; depicts a powerless woman)

Shadow Card

3 of Swords (Painful separation, sorrow, heartbreak, grief, rejection)

The spread makes me think that it's going to be a rough pregnancy, with my friend being afraid (Moon) and either feeling helpless or being actually helpless, like maybe on bed rest. But the 6 of Wands makes me think that everything will still be OK in the end, so maybe just a bumpy ride.

The Shadow card is what throws me off, though. I understand this to be like a hidden influence, and the 3 of Swords seems pretty ominous.

I told her my thoughts about the spread itself, but I left off the part about the shadow card. This being a relatively important issue, though, I thought I might turn to you guys for some advice.

Do you think I made a fair interpretation of the spread? And what do you think about the shadow card here?


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