Mortimer’s Weekly Insight | June 7-13

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Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post by Mortimer Glossian, president of the Yoga Club and resident fairy fortuneteller.


Hello fellow students of the Academy of Occult Arts, and welcome to a brand-new segment that will be featured in our school’s digital newsletter every Monday: tarot readings!

Here’s how it works: I use my favorite tarot deck to give us some insight on this week’s positive and negative outlooks. I don’t “ham it up” or play up the drama for entertainment. I’m not here to entertain, but to inform.

My Deck

While I usually prefer to use normal decks of playing cards for personal readings, I’ll be using my special tarot deck just for this segment! It’s called the White Numen “A Sacred Tarot” deck and it was created by Alba Ballesta Gonzalez. You can find her on DarkScene here.

My Spread

The spread I will use when throwing this deck for this segment will actually be a spread recommended by Alba herself. It is a six-card spread called the Bond of the Numen. I have taken pictures of the spread and the cards in the positions they show up in, and I will include these photos as references while I explain their positioning, meaning, and possible interpretations.

Without further ado, let us commence the first ever AOA-approved weekly tarot reading!


Our Cards This Week:

The Bond of the Numen spread.

1. Ten of Cups (Straight)

Ten of Cups

This position of the spread represents the element air and deals with the realm of the mind.

The card’s suit, cups, is the suit most closely related to the element of water. Cards in this suit revolve around imagination, relationships, and emotions. It’s playing card equivalent would be the suit of hearts. Keep in mind that this is not the only cups we see for this week.

The ten of cups indicates that good things are coming for you! Considering its position, this may be referring to a creative project going well, or an idea bearing fruit.

2. Page of Swords (Reversed)

Page of Swords (reversed)

This position of the spread represents the element fire and deals with the realm of creativity, projects, and willpower.

The card’s suit, swords, is the suit most closely related to the element of air. Cards in this suit revolve around intellect, thought, and logic. It’s playing card equivalent would be the suit of spades. Keep in mind that this is one of two swords we see for this week.

The page of swords, while normally indicating assertiveness and a genuine soul, is reversed, giving the impression of bluntness to a fault. Don’t let your shortcomings get in the way of any projects or goals that you have. Sometimes, you are your own worst enemy.

3. Ten of Swords (Reversed)

Ten of Swords (reversed)

This position of the spread represents the element water and deals with the realm of emotions and relationships.

This is the second and last swords card we’ll be seeing this week. The ten of swords usually indicates a calm or resigned demeanor–however, in the reverse position, there’s a good chance that a small incident or mistake may be overdramatized to the point of overreaction. Try not to sweat the small stuff, and especially don’t let it ruin your inner circle.

4. The Chariot (Reversed)

The Chariot (reversed)

This position of the spread represents the element earth and deals with the realm of practical matters, money, and health.

We have a Major Arcana sighting, everyone! The Chariot, which normally signifies determination and self-control, is reversed and thus represents that a change needs to be made. You are so close to being on the right track–you just need to take the initiative and make the necessary changes to improve your life. Considering its position, The Chariot might be hinting at a much-needed change regarding your lifestyle. Perhaps the only way you can succeed at your project or life goal is if you make that change. Don’t fear change–grab it by the horns and ride it toward your new life!

5. Nine of Cups (Straight)

Nine of Cups

This position of the spread represents the element spirit and deals with your spirit ally.

The Chariot steered us back to the cups. Get it? It steered… It’s a chariot?… Never mind.

Since this position deals with spirit and one’s spirit ally, and the suit itself is reared in emotions and relationships, is that to say that love will guide your actions? Well, while that is one interpretation of it, I would venture to guess that this card is definitive proof of the fruits of your labor. Whether you managed to complete that project, you made an important lifestyle change, or you paid extra attention to the needs of those closest to you–whatever it is you decide to do, it will pay off big time. Don’t be afraid to enjoy your victory–just don’t let it get to your head.

6. Eight of Cups (Straight)

Eight of Cups

This position of the spread represents the advice that you will need to pull everything off.

The eight of cups depicts the subject wavering between the past and the future. Don’t allow yourself to be swayed by old ways, a former friend, or an ex-partner; live your life and continue to move forward. Your goals won’t be achieved if you hold onto the past–let go. Take that next step. Change is scary, but necessary and beautiful. Move forward into the future!


Thank you for reading this week’s insight with me, Mortimer. Please show your support by leaving a like on this post, and comment your favorite tarot suit! Blessed be.

Mortimer Glossian

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