A Reading with the Monsters

I’ve gotten divination that’s pointed to the Monster spirits I work with being more active in my life in the coming year.  I’ve been getting more signs of them being around, and today they asked for a reading.


The first card, pulled with no question; the start of the conversation.

Card: 4 of Wands

This is a card about community and Home; that this is the first card they gave me indicates that they’re really stepping up in being involved in my life, not just being a ground of spirits I only acknowledge sometimes.

Okay, in what way?

Card: The Hermit

I heard one of them say “he has a star in his chest, Father.”  She was referencing the artwork, in which the Hermit has a star on what appears to be the back of his cloak, but could just as easily be over his Heart.

This card is normally about isolation and introspection, but in this case I’m getting a sense of it being more about moving on, moving forward, and following my own Light.

Is this Otherworld Me, or me-over-Here?  Reversed for Other Me, upright for me-over-Here.

They had me draw three cards; so it’s both Other Me and me-over-Here, with a bridge connecting them both.

Cards: 8 of Wands, 10 of Wands (bridge card), Queen of Pentacles (rev)

I’ve been making some rapid changes in my “mundane” life recently (finishing another semester of college, coming out as trans, writing more) and that hard work is not just going to pay off Here, but it will also help me in my goals in my Otherworld life (which makes sense, since me-here and Me Over There are connected.)

All right, then, that makes sense.  Is there any particular reason why you’re stepping up *now*?

Card: 7 of Pentacles

My practice has gone through a difficult time; this [the Monsters stepping up] is something that can change my practice radically and give it more structure than its had in the past.  This group of spirits being more present can also help me work towards understanding Darkness more.

“Understanding Darkness more,” in what way do you mean?

Card: the Magician (rev.)

This card points to understanding who I am to Darkness; learning more about how I fit into this Realm, which will lead to learning more about Darkness in general.  That this card is reversed carries a warning; to not become so caught up in what I’m learning about the Otherworlds that I neglect my life Here.

(I asked if they had anything more to say, and got a “no.)

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9 thoughts on “A Reading with the Monsters

  1. I’d not come across this way of using tarot cards for communication before, but it sounded like a much better idea than my current approach of trying to think of a relevant question to ask Freyja and spread to go with it whenever I wanted to talk to Her. Or rather to be able to hear what She wanted to say to me.
    Therefore last night (Friday being the day I focus more on Freyja) I tried the open-ended conversation approach, and holy shit if it wasn’t the clearest and easiest reading I’ve done with Her since the one I did two years ago when I found out that yes, She was trying to get my attention. So thank you for posting this, and I wish you luck on the next bit of your path.

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    • Sorry for the super late reply, but I’m really glad seeing this formatting helped you! I actually don’t remember when I started doing readings like this, but I’ve found a conversational approach to divination to be *incredibly* helpful, rather than a structured spread (though I’ll use structured spreads when a reading called for them.)

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