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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