Sample Reading with the Ancestral Path Tarot
Reading by Amy Dawn, Spread by Geraldine Amaral
Four - The Past Influences - Strength
One - The Heroine - Nine of Cups
Two - The Conflict/Challenge - 10 of Cups
Three - An Ally - Seven of Staves
Five - The Future - Queen of Swords
Six - The Resolution - The Fool
The story begins with a beautiful young woman. sensual in body, free in her mind. She feels her way through life with sureness and gracefulness. She is surrounded by spectators that have everything money can buy, yet they watch her live her life and secretly wish they could be like her--so free. So content with who she is.
She dances in the home of another. She lives in the riches of a castle that does not belong to her. She longs for the man that will play the music that she will dance the dance of life to. He is right there, next to her, but alas, her eyes are closed and she does not see him. Her hand is stretched out but she can not reach him.
She longs for her own castle on a hill overlooking the water. A place to call her own with the love and blessings from God abounding. She can see it, her castle, yet there is still one more bridge to cross. One more wall to climb. Can she do it alone? It's so big and so far away. Will she ever reach it?
She draws on the energy deep inside of her being. the energy that enables her to dance through life. She draws upon the wisdom, love, and strength that is given freely from God. As she does, she grows stronger and larger. Even though life's challenges loom around her, she remains focused on God and the strength she was born with. Eventually, she will grow bigger than life. Her greatest ally is herself!
She has been through tougher challenges than this in life! She has always been able to look at tragedy and see what the good is in it all. This task will be no different for her. This fierce and unforgiving life has made her stronger and smarter. She takes what life brings her way and makes it work for her.
With the help of her spirit guide, Kara, she will realize her dream. She will envision her home and make it her own by sheer will and visualization. What once seemed so far away and protected, now lies at her feet! And it will all be her own because she will have created it, but even grander than what she had envisioned. Instead of a home surrounded by a mere moat, she will have a home surrounded by a body of water that is alive! It will have tides and will support life, including her own soul's. She will watch her dream with happiness and glee become reality as she realizes her own power and how easy it is once she sets her mind to it.
The story ends with Amy beginning her new life with freedom of heart and soul. Her future was in the cards because she had it inside her the whole time. Now it is time for her to begin to share her wisdom with others and help them learn to dance the Dance of Life.
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