Originally posted by Teheuti
It sounds like you would just do a karmic reading for someone who agrees with the idea.
Is the goal to finally make "right" all the wrongs - until you only do right things? Isn't it hard to tell if something will have right versus wrong consequences? Do you think a Tarot reading could tell you that?
What does the "The Karmic Meaning of the Relationship" signify? I haven't heard of a "Karmic Meaning" before. Would it be like the overall task of that relationship in terms of righting the wrong of a previous life together??
Yesterday, I used this spread to do a reading for my husband and I, at his request. My husband does not believe in karma (and is just coming around to Tarot), but knows I do. However, he is willing to entertain the philosophy long enough to "suspend the window of disbelief" and listen to a reading.
So, I would use this spread for anyone who wishes to use it ... even if they don't profess to believe in karma. Sometimes people want to *hear* things without pledging a belief, one way or the other, in what they hear.
The "Karmic meaning of the relationship" was 8 swords for my reading. I read this as a position of servitude and a bonding to each other out of the need to set forth a right. Basing this on my intuition, I was able to weave a tale together with the other cards.
But the thing is with reading past life information (which "karma" would entail of course) it's hard to do ... you're reading in a vacuum. There are no right or wrong answers, because neither of us have a "memory" of the events I talked to him about.
But, in our souls, we have inclinations and we have moral compasses. Example : my husband is repeating a pattern of desired, but skeptical disbelief in several lives with me. I don't want to go into details, but his inclination towards one set of actions comes from the same source inside ... now as it did then. These are the issues that Tarot can bring to the forefront.
Making good every little right in the world is impossible, and it's impossible to look at every situation and figure out the "right" thing to do. Tarot will not tell us how to do that, in my opinion.
Karma steps in when we don't take responsiblity for ourselves and our actions, and makes sure we do. Nothing more. It's like a spiritual law of the universe -- an "organic" law if you will. It does not pass judgment on us ... we pass judgment on us. The Universe just keeps the scales tidy.
I don't know if this is makin any sense ... I haven't finished my first cup of coffee.