Tarot for Jan

Emily’s mother in law, Jan, is starting to play a vital role in this novel now. Corrine suggested this morning that I do a Tarot reading for her. I always to a basic past/present/future spread because I’m a beginner, but I decided to try something different. I created a spread to use. It’s four cards. Lay down one, then two crosses it. Then next to one is three, and four crosses that one.

Originally I wrote the following as designations for each position:

  1. What is the situation?
  2. What influences the situation?
  3. What do I need to know about the person in the situation?
  4. How can I help this person?

The cards I dealt didn’t fit these questions. So I clarified by changing the questions, then shuffled and dealt again.

  1. Who am I?
  2. What is my best quality?
  3. Who do I want to help?
  4. How can I help that person?

This time the cards fit better. They were all different cards, but the cards in the first two positions gave similar meanings both times.

I’m not saying which cards I pulled or what they meant, I’m just happy that I got some new perspective on Jan. I’m glad I’m adding her more to the story, and to Emily’s life. She can help Emily so much, and I have a solution to the problem I was having about what to do with the house. (Emily late in the story clears Ethan’s and Lily’s belongings out of the house, and I really wanted her to move out and move on, but I didn’t know where she could go. Meanwhile Jan’s living with her daughter Alexa in the house they used to share with Jan’s husband, Ethan, and Ethan’s two brothers. They have plenty of space for Emily to move in with them, and it continues the Maiden/Mother/Crone scenario if I rewrite things slightly so that Alexa is closer to Lily’s age.