Okay, so we all have a lot of “when” questions when it comes to the Tarot. For the holidays, those questions are going to be like, “When am I getting paid” or “When will that package arrive” or “when should we hold family functions” or things like that. So there is a very general rule of thumb with timing questions and the Tarot, and again we look to the suits for that.
Generally speaking, Swords and Fire are quicker moving suits, meaning your answer is, it will happen soon. Cups and Pentacles are slower moving, with Pentacles being the slowest. So you’ll have to wait a bit. Keep in mind many Tarot readers have their own timing system, so these are not set in stone. Always go to the first thing that jumps to your mind when you see a card. That is your answer. But the suits of the Tarot do give us some clues, and this is a general guideline I use on timing questions, at any time of year.
- Wands: Days or hours. So if you ask and get the 3 of Wands, for example, your situation will manifest very soon, almost immediately. This could also be pointing you to a time of day. Like, 3 o’clock for a three card.
- Swords: Weeks. If you are asking how long it will take for something to happen and get say, the Ace of Swords, the answer is within one week. But swords and wands can interchange sometimes depending on the situation and I’ve seen things manifest within the hour for an Ace of Swords or Ace of Wands.
- Cups: These usually are month-long answers. Let’s say you are wondering if you are going to get engaged this holiday season and you pull a cups card. That may be telling you the love is there, but you’ll need to wait. Or another question may be, when will I see someone? The answer is within months.
- Pentacles: Pentacles are the slowest moving timing questions and again the answer is usually years. You probably won’t see too many pentacles showing up for a holiday timing question, but if you do, let us know and we will see if we can help you get to the bottom of it.