As you recall from last week, I picked Truffles of Melissa’s Mochas, Mysteries and Meows for the Nine Lives Spread using the Mystical Cats Tarot cards. Just wait ’til you see the cards I picked! Before I begin, I want to say something: Truffles is not a cat I know well. I keep meaning to add her blog to my Feedly list but have not yet, so I have only seen her blog posts very occasionally. I have no preconceived notions about her, other than she is a very pretty tortie girl. Truffles and Melissa will have to let me know how I did!
The Nine Lives reading is an overall look at your lifetime, and it is not something that is done casually or frequently. It is recommended that the Nine Lives reading be done on anniversaries, after going through a significant event, and in any case, never more than annually. I shuffled the cards for Truffles and here is the spread I came up with:
As you can see, there are some very strong cards here! Several Major Arcana and court cards. This tells me right away that Truffles is no ordinary kitty, and she is destined to be known far outside her home. Truffles has wisdom to impart to her fellow felines, and to humans too.
Let’s go over each card, one by one.
1. The first card indicates Truffles’ cosmic assignment when she entered this life, and the card here is the Earth Kitten. The Earth Kitten forever sees things as fresh and new and to be explored, even as her instincts help to keep her safe. Your cosmic assignment is to keep that sense of newness and curiosity and impart it to those who come in contact with you.
2. The second card is a gift you were given to accomplish this. Truffles’ second card is the Earth Tom, which shows a young Tom cat rescuing a kitten who has strayed too far. It shows you have a helpful nature, which combined with your perpetually youthful spirit, will bring your message to others. It also indicates you will receive aid in doing this, partially from your human and partially from spirit.
3. This third card is a lesson you have learned well, and Truffles’ card is the Three of Earth. It shows three cats cornering a yummy bug, and it shows the value of teamwork. Truffles, you have learned well to work with your human as a team to impart your spirit and wisdom. Sadly, I don’t think this card means she will help you catch bugs.
I do want to note that your first three cards are all Earth cards. It indicates to me that your mission in this kitty lifetime is very practical, in spite of the whimsical nature it has on the surface. Remember, you are a breath of fresh air, and all creatures would die without that.
4. This card, the Six of Sea, indicates a transforming milestone. It shows Sea kittens frolicking in the water, and it indicates that at some point early in your life you realized the value of fun and decided to hang onto it for always. Joy and innocent happiness are necessary qualities to life! Kind of like breaths of fresh air.
5. This card is what demands your attention right now, and it is the Seven of Earth, reversed. It shows a cat patiently waiting for its prey to emerge from its nest — is there one thing in your life that you are concentrating on too much? Have you focused so intensely that you have lost the bigger picture? Don’t let seemingly important things spoil your joy and sense of fun! Remember, we kitties were meant to have short attention spans — use that.
6. Your sixth card is an adventure yet to come, and it is a Major Arcana, the Good Kitty! It shows that you have a great purpose in life, and that you are meant to spread your light far and wide. There is a big event in your future that will help you achieve this, and I am very excited for you! Make sure you are ready by dropping any preconceived notions or self-judgments. You will need all your kitty senses to live in the moment — and make the best of it.
7. This card indicates a lesson you have yet to learn, and it is another Major Arcana, The Lovers. While you may know the bond of love, you still keep a small piece of yourself in reserve — and you shouldn’t. If you keep your heart and soul open to it, you will learn that love must be given freely for it to thrive. This gives life its richness, so do not deny yourself — or others — that.
8. This is the gift that you will give the world, and it is a strange card for this placement: the Nine of Sea, reversed. This card is all about the dreamworld, and making your dreams a reality. Perhaps this card seems airy-fairy when compared with all the other Earth cards in your spread. It could indicate that, in spite of your grounded nature, your real gift is in showing that wishes and dreams do come true, if you work for them — and if you allow yourself to believe.
9. The final card in the Nine Lives Spread shows what you will release when you leave this life, and you got The Cat. You know what this means, don’t you? That after teaching so many others feline wisdom, you can leave your body knowing that your job as a cat is done, and you need never walk this path again. You are destined to master your felinity in your lifetime and will be free to follow other roads with more lessons yet unlearned.
I hope you enjoyed this reading, Truffles! And I hope everyone else did too.
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This is fantastic! Loved the reading. Cats and card reading go well together.
Scylla, Socks, Tuiren & Fenris says
What a great reading.
Oh wow this is so cool Sparkle,xx SPeedy
Such a cool reading, Sparkle! We love those tarot cards!
M. K. Clinton says
Wow that was really interesting. Truffles is a great cat and I love her blog. I will definitely be checking out your blog often. http://www.mkclinton.com
d'Artagnan Rumblepurr says
These cards are SO COOL! Rumblemum used to do Tarot cards, but she likes these much more! Also you’re a VERY BOOTIFUL Medium.
Thanks so much for your kind thoughts and words for me. I’m so happy to say I’m back home and doing so much better. :):) Now to put that Hammy back in line…
Famous SpokesGoat Pricilla says
Maybe she will be a Famous SpokesCat like I am a Famous SpokesGoat….
Sometimes, Cats Herd You says
We really love those cards. They’re so special. We especially liked the depiction of the three of earth, but that’s probably just because of the bug!
Fraidy Cats! says
yoW! Sparkle, what a pawsome reading! very interesting! our mom is now wondering what the cards would reveal about us 🙂 we love the pictures of you at work there too 😀
Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie
Sue Brandes says
That was a great reading Sparkle.
Georgia and Julie says
We enjoyed that reading and think Truffles will be pleased 🙂
Those cards are pretty cool!
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
and Angels Tiger and Tillie
Caren Gittleman says
that was one super cool reading!!!! Loved it!
Cathy Keisha says
From what I know about Truffles from reading her blog almost every day, you seem to have nailed her. She already is quoted in a book and is destined for stardom. She shouldnâ€™t forget that though she does a lot of reviews and sponsored posts, she should have fun on her blog (and in life) too.
Jacoby, Angel and Coco says
Wow…I would LOVE to see what Jake gets on this reading!
Brian Frum says
That was really amazing Sparkle, but then again, you always are amazing!
What a lovely reading Sparkle! We find this fascinating!
Alice Marie says
That’s really cool! You’re so talented Sparkle, and we want to find out what Truffles thinks of the reading too!
Kitties Blue says
Sparkle, we had no idea that you were a Tarot Card reader. What a unique and useful talent. We do follow Truffles and now are anxious to find out what she thinks of your reading. Sounds like she is destined for great things. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo
Oui Oui says
That was SO cool! Do you do readings? I’d love to have MMM done. She has so many problems, poor thing.
Chey, Gemini and Ichiro says
Oh we loved getting to see this reading! The Woman simply MUST get these cards but she’s putting it off until after her “vacation”. Didn’t she just have one?
What a marvelous and thought provoking and sweet reading – Lovely.
Glogirly and Katie says
Wow!!! This is so fascinating!!! Sparkle you sucked us right in! How cool to learn about each of the cards you drew AND your insightful take on what it means for Truffles!!! This was SUPER fun!!! We hope you do it again for more kitties!
: ) Katie & GG
Savannah's Paw Tracks says
Your human truly knows how to read kitty cards. Truffle has much to nom on…Sparkle, perhaps one day you will read my cards. I long to have greater insight into my existence before coming to my forever home. And what is my destiny relative to being successful helping others like me who cannot speak for themselves nor do they have humans who can help them speak like you and I do. Paw pats, Nana
That really is very interesting. I like reading what each card means. This is terrific. Take care.
Timmy Tomcat says
Amazing reading! We are in awe of the power of the feline that flows in the world to do so much teaching and good. Thanks Sparkle and thank mew Truffles for sharing your reading
Melissa & Truffles says
Oh, Sparkle, your human has made me tear up! Truffles came into my life just 9 months ago following the heartbreak of losing Tara. She had HUGE paws to fill and the big job of mending my broken heart. She is SUCH a breath of fresh air and a total joy. She totally has a youthful spirit, yet is very wise for her age and cautious too. She definitely is no ordinary kitty, and I hope the fact that you see she is destined to be known far outside her home means that one day she will be as big a star as you 🙂
Sparkle, thank you and your human so, so much. I’m going to print out this post and study it more carefully and I’ll be in touch 😉
Wow that was really pawsome! We are all wondering about what our readings would reveal. Would Jonesie draw cards that reveal her connection to the earth and all growing things? Would Figaro draw the jerk cards? Ooops I mean….um….
I’m sure there is a cheese lovers card in there for me, right?
madi and mom says
OHHHHH I LOVE THE PURRTY CARDS. YOU are surely concentrating hard as you read!
hugs madi your bfff
Mark's Mews says
We are gonna have to let TBT do our card reads… *sigh*
Hannah and Lucy says
We enjoyed seeing your cards and reading what each card shows.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx
The Kitties of Purring Pines says