Using Tarot To Tell If Someone Is “Taken.”

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Justice Tarot Card Waite Deck

Okay, by “taken” i mean married or similar, not possessed lol. 

The Moon in Aquarius (now!) is fantastic for divination as it is (a) nearing Neptune and (b) a time when peeps are more likely to be able to detach and actually read the cards (or I-Ching, Runes, Horary chart, whatever) without infusing wishful thinking into the mix. 

So anyway, i.m.o. the cards are always right – if you’re asking an original question and doing it in an if not sacred, at least uncluttered space with respect.  It’s our interp that can get messed up.

And one weird thing i’ve noticed is how often the Justice card comes up in love readings.  Like w.t.f.? We’re going to be going to court together? He has to pay his tax bill before he can call me?

But i’ve figured something out; when i was doing the mini Tarot consults and with my friends and I, the Justice card appears in a reading about a potential lover-suitor-character of interest when in fact the person is married. Or intending to be married. Or living in a situation with so many joint ties/shared $$$ etc that they may as well be married.

I found this SO much the rule that when Justice popped up when someone was enquiring about their Ex/cute guy at gym/person who seems interested but is acting weird I would confidently email back that she/he was married. And then sit back to wait for (a) the response that that was crap and then (b) the “o.m.f.g how did you know?” response.

If you’re just curious about whether someone attractive is available a not, do a quick five card reading (past-present-major influence, the ‘advice’ card and outcome – real easy) and see if Justice appears.

If person is actually married but would prefer that this not be known, look for the Seven Of Swords and while i am banging on about this, if you get the Devil card in a romance reading, you might want to slow things down a bit and/or do some sleuthing. Seriously.

Example: I did reading for this woman about whether or not X was going to commit to her and i get ALL THREE of these cards. I’m like not wanting to give her such crap tidings so i maniacally shuffle, do it all again – same cards. So i email her this unpleasant news, she gets back to me with “no, no he’s just really busy with complicated business dealings at the moment, import-export and his mood disorder, right…?”  Three weeks later she emails again to say that Mr Devil-Seven-Swords-Justice was not only married but on coke and embezzling his biz partner/wife.

FYI: the astrology of infidelity is here.

Speaking of Divination, i am revamping the Oracle this week – it won’t be up till the redevi but is going to be fabulous!

Thoughts?

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Lara
Lara

Hello, can someone please be so kind to interpret what my cards mean? I asked the cards what they hold for my love interest and I since he and I had an argument and haven’t talked. I drew the Temperance card reversed, Ace of Wands upright, and last card was King of Swords upright. -Lara

Belle
Belle

The Justice card in a love reading can also mean a lover returning or paired up with the Hierophant, or even 3 of Cups that marriage is in your own future with your lover. So to tell people that if it pops up in a love spread means the other is married is so false. Always look at the surrounding cards not just one card. What if a person who is engaged to someone get’s the Justice card. Does that mean that their fiance is married? No. Just thought I would point this out, since this can be a bit… Read more »

Susan
Susan

I got the justice card with 2 of wands and page of cups reversed. Future general reading between me and an ex. What would you suggest this combination means?

Summer
Summer

If you’re just asking to be shown the future and not reading that as past /present /future, with the cards in no particular order (which I really don’t suggest because the card positions are key for accuracy, imho) then I see Justice as an existing formal relationship. If he’s not already then he will be when you next cross paths. I echo what has been said about Justice in romantic readings. In my experience it always reflects the status of the quesited somehow. It makes sense that the querent getting married would not be indicated by such a dispassionate figure.… Read more »

mellowsagg
mellowsagg

These are great tarot tips. I can’t wait to try them.
saw some unique tarot decks at thegamecrafter.com. There were sum with bears and some with squid. You can make your own too.

Elskede
Elskede

Thank you everyone.

I got it.

I will get back to fousing on work.

There’s something else better in the future with relationships.

Elskede
Elskede

For a very long time I have been in what I could not even term a relationship with a man. Another woman who wants him has rpeatedly and successfully persuaded hm to not act on his feelings for me..althugh she fails at getting him to have a relatioship with her. He has gone thorugh some bad (financial-social-emotional things these last few yers as a result of his immaturity and a big blow recently. Again, it seemed he might get straight and finally come forth to me and reconcile. I want a normal adult relaitonship (we’ve neer had sex yet!) to… Read more »

Andromeda
Andromeda

May I offer an alternative interpretation of your card reading? (For more interesting comments on your question see below). Well, the “Nine of Wands shows a weary, injured man who holds a staff as though in a posture of final defence” This is you and winning or losing this person is shattered. And you are losing right now, because you asked this question. Ace of Wands: This Ace is not about success. “Something to keep in mind with the Ace of Wands, and any Ace for that matter, is that it is but a seed that is yet to grow… Read more »

Lara
Lara

Good morning! I had asked about a set of cards that I drew yesterday and I just wanted to say that I am very grateful for the responses. You’ll helped me understand what they meant. For some reason this morning I was compelled to ask my tarot cards the exact same question again (if he was married) and my cards revealed –Queen of Cups, The Fool, King of Cups, Death and Ten of Wands….What surprises me is that these cards look exactly like the very first set of cards that I drew the first time. That was the set I… Read more »

Star
Star

Can anyone tell me what the Judgement card in the outcome position would mean? I’m having such a hard time trying to interpret it.

Kate
Kate

Wow! I love this and I loved reading all the comments. I just pulled cards for a guy I met a couple of week ago who was acting WEIRD and disappeared. He seemed normal. Lol. I dont expect I’ll see or hear from him again, but I was curious whether married/attached was what caused the issue.
7 of Cups Rx, King of Wands Rx, King of Cups Rx, Temperance and 9 of Cups Rx.
Looks like I was right on the not seeing him again thing and its a good thing. Not married, just unbalanced!

London
London

Oh freaky, I just did the reading and the Justice card came up in the past position. Could that mean he was in a relationship in the past or still dealing with some past lover. Or could it represent myself as I’m still living with my ex whilst I wait for my new place with our kids?

Piscean Closed For Renovation
Piscean Closed For Renovation

oh, there is a site that sells hand drawn artist-designed tarot cards, some of them are AMAZING…
http://www.aeclectic.net/tarot/cards/selfpublished.shtml

SourPatch
SourPatch

LOL, Justice pulled up for me in a Spread for my “Coming Love Interest”. Now I know its talking about my celebrity crush, because alot of the spread sounded eerily like him. For a minute, I thought I’d conjured up the perfect guy. In my dreams, I guess. ::D

Savannah
Savannah

p.s. I get Judgement & The Sun a lot in readings. Which I expected again.

Savannah
Savannah

I love other interps on cards here, impressed with others skill. I love tarot & aim to be good at it by 60 lol.
I pulled
1. Two of Swords
2. Wheel of Fortune
3. Ten of Cups
4. Nine of Cups
5. Two of Cups

Sounds like another long term relationship to me, I’m not looking for that just yet. Busy just having fun (playing the field).

purpleta
purpleta

How about you know he’s married but want to know if he fancies someone else??

Piscean Closed For Renovation
Piscean Closed For Renovation

best let that one alone, was my first thought purlpeta… unless you’re the one married to him…? (check the astro of infidelity post?)

purpleta
purpleta

I don’t mess around with married men but it comes in handy with co-workers that you don’t know whether they’re making a sexual advance or not… I have had plenty of bad experiences in that department but still end up being naive (and professional).

AstroFix
AstroFix

Very, very awesome, thank you!

eleneetha
eleneetha

I just bought a bunch of new books on Tarot and the herbal deck by Micheal Tierra..
it seems timely that i should study this again.
I am going to the Mayflower Bookshop in Berkley Michigan today to get something a little more rare on the subject..it should be good for me as it has been 30 years since i have entered my original astro haunt!
OOOO
XXXX
ana

Piscean Closed For Renovation
Piscean Closed For Renovation

my tarot cards are in storage…under a pile of science textbooks and no doubt taking a breather from me.

I didn’t ever get around to buying a good tarot book to help my inexperienced interps, so i think i kind of went off them, also wanted to ‘let go’ and rely on my own introspection and intuition (lol, or common sense) a bit/lot more.

although crikey there are a couple of questions i wouldn’t mind putting out there right now. love related, of course. the rest of my life i can handle no worries. bah humbug!

year of the fox
year of the fox

I like Nancy Garen’s book on tarot, but there are sooo many other good books out there. Plus I like making an experience journal for my cards where I collect experiences of what the cards mean.

Piscean Closed For Renovation
Piscean Closed For Renovation

hi yotf, yes i was talking to a virgo pal once and she suggested spending a day with the card around me, like in handbag and contemplate while on way to work, lunch break, write down thoughts etc. i had all but forgotten that advice. i do seem to work better with runes, too.
thanks..

year of the fox
year of the fox

I have a friend who is into runes and she says runes are more primal and instinctual whereas tarot requires a certain amount of intellectual finesse. I have a hard time with runes so i envy you!

Piscean Closed For Renovation
Piscean Closed For Renovation

but i do love the artistry and complex imagery of the tarot (phoenix tarot is my favourite). runes i love the simplicity – symbols carved into wood or stones. I think I’d like to make my own one day..special

London
London

Wow what an excellent idea I will do this later or tomorrow when I get half the chance. I think my cards are probably sick and tired of hearing my questions about a particular guy, just to shut me up probably give me the cards I want to read lol.

So I have a question peeps. When you do a spread do you pick out the top cards, or kind of fan them out and pick whichever card you feel drawn too? I don’t know the right way?

Sassy
Sassy

there is no right or wrong way. do whatever feels the best for you. i personally pick from the top

Vera
Vera

did the 5 card for someone i know is married/who i think is hot….. yep, the fourth card was indeed Justice herself. love how this shiz works.

Sweetpea
Sweetpea

Well I did the on line I Ching… Jeepsus, do not need to get hung on doing this kind of stuff but got six unbroken lines… “Creativity-Heaven” One changing line….”Hidden Dragon”….”do not act-have patience…There is a time for action and a time for mature patience. Now is a time for cautious pause. Time holds the answers for those who would wait for them”. Would you believe that I got my large green dragon out of storage a few weeks ago (was given by a Kung Fu Master whom I had a six month thing with years ago…ended up with huge… Read more »

current
current

I began an affair which quickly turned all hot and heavy after six weeks.

She then left for a month long Mediterranean trip.

Daily contact. Maybe too much contact. Both sides.

Anyway I gave the five card spread a go about it.

1. Temperance
2. The Star
3. The Hanged Man
4. 3 Swords
5. 9 Cups

I pulled an extra card after for “outcome” and got 10 Cups.

My take on this spread is that delays and further separation will follow.

But it is an important relationship.

Could anyone else shed light?

Gneiss Moon
Gneiss Moon

I love reading for myself. It opens up new doorways into the interps for me if I do readings often, I get some odd things, like today.
Very much like Christopher Walkens trivial psychic. lol.

Tower= found a purse left in the ladies room (oh no !)
Moon= full of feminine hygiene products (eh, replaceable)
Knight of Wands= escape from difficulty (leave it, not taking to lost & found)

jumpin in
jumpin in

yep in my head Mystic too – guess its in the air at the moment, all the loving connections and declarations..
Didnt get a Justice card – did get the Knight of swords! And kinda expected to – this is a very fun sag man I am talking about…maybe I can just stay half dressed and beat him out the door??!! 😉

Lucy
Lucy

Wondering in what year will I be “Taken”.

davidl
davidl

Whats the zombie significator ? I think its pretty important to know if they are a zombie or a living soul. Any help here ?

year of the fox
year of the fox

Is this the “Halloween Tarot” Deck?

davidl
davidl

sure , laugh, haha, right, but don’t come crying to me when your next love interest turns out to be the living dead…

Gneiss Moon
Gneiss Moon

Walking dead may be 10 wands haha

year of the fox
year of the fox

I am serious. There *is* a Halloween Deck but i don’t know if there is a zombie in there. There is a Frankenstein and Dracula in there.

Piscean Closed For Renovation
Piscean Closed For Renovation

haha I think it means the querent watches too much True Blood or TV or something

year of the fox
year of the fox

What do you think of The Hermit Card?

Sassy
Sassy

looking within, a wise old man, searching for something else, taking time away from everything… you are the most important person.

year of the fox
year of the fox

That doesn’t sound too good as an outcome for Mystic’s spread. :/ oh well, easy come; easy go.

InchbyInch
InchbyInch

arrggh, I wish I had taught myself some basic tarot now, because I would kill to see if any of that comes up about the Leo who I just met who is impossible to read. His most recent cryptic message was that he wasn’t feeling well emotionally so couldn’t meet me tonight. Then he wouldn’t return my text. I see Saturn is squaring his Mars/Jupiter conjunction, so I believe him when he says he’s not feeling well, but what is behind that? Is there some other relationship scenario he has going on?

spicybanana
spicybanana

My tarot today was spot on, confirming my intuition and filling in the blanks on some ‘unknown’ aspects. I’ll remember this for the next Aqua-moon, ta, MM!

Triple Air Gem
Triple Air Gem

ooh, haven’t played with mine for a while – cards that is, not Knight of Swords!
Though I do get a lot of that card coming up and I’d have to agree with you sassy!

Sassy
Sassy

Very interesting discovery Mystic!! I think it is right.

I’m very wary of the Knight of Swords when i do readings for females. He is the one who will get his rocks off and be gone before you pull your pants up. It has shown me time and time again that this is the case.. A booty call man!!

Sassy
Sassy

Kind of like a Knight in shining armour in disguise!!

Scorpio Sun/Rising
Scorpio Sun/Rising

ok.. I am not talented in this at all. I have a deck and everything usually turns up reversed and I walk away feeling sad so I never use them. However, in light of the topic I dusted them off and of course I got the usual reversed stuff, especially in talking about “him of the past.” After all THAT frustration, I got to the point.. Fine! Then tell me about the next man that will be coming into my life! No games… tell it like it is! (prolly so wrong way to do it but I was pissed) I… Read more »

year of the fox
year of the fox

I try not to ask the cards anything important if i am emotionally distraught. It reflects your own energy back at you. :/

Scorpio Sun/Rising
Scorpio Sun/Rising

Well I wasn’t distraught when I started. 😉
I purchased the cards for myself. Big no no I just read.
OUT they go!

Sweetpea
Sweetpea

No, read Mystic’s tweet to the left!

Anonymous
Anonymous

This is another one of those moments where you are in my head as well Mystic. Was concerned enough to want to send you one of those despairing emails (I didn’t lol) you talk of sometimes. Could you do the same thing for a non-romantic relationship? Did a reading a couple of months back re direction and path I was on. Lots of cards about biz stuff which was great (and true) but the outcome card – 3 of swords 😮 Couldn’t see what that was all about. Well I got the same card – on its own – after… Read more »

Anonymous
Anonymous

Hey, I know youre comment/question was directed to M, but is it possible the 3 of swords card symbolises the ‘reason’ (as well as outcome) for relationship disappearance? Shorthand: other person was hurt (reason), you are hurt (outcome), death card (outcome=relationship disappeared).

Piscean Closed For Renovation
Piscean Closed For Renovation

I used to get the 3 of swords a lot during a really shit long relationship (now long gone).

your other cards,
10 of cups, wheel of fortune, the hermit, temperance and the death card as outcome.

temperance to me was always PATIENCE. Just wait. Things are changing, the wheel of fortune is turning. Stop and contemplate life, go within, use your alone time to grow, change, be stronger, gain insight. Breathe. xx

Über Virgo
Über Virgo

Oh, and another tarot story. I’m walking down a quiet suburban street, no other pedestrians around, and walk over a playing card lying on the grass — the 3 of hearts, which in tarot is the 3 of cups. There is no other litter around, and I think how strange it is. A couple of hours later, my sister calls to announce she’s pregnant and has just had the 12 week scan — all clear, fabulous stats etc. She’d been too scared to tell anyone (including me?!) because she’d had a history of miscarriage. Went on to have bouncing mega… Read more »

Lexicorn
Lexicorn

beautiful

Gneiss Moon
Gneiss Moon

Very cool

Piscean Closed For Renovation
Piscean Closed For Renovation

awww little message from the universe! thanks universe.

babyscorp
babyscorp

Sometimes your posts are so completely relevant to my life that it’s a bit eerie.
I def have an ex bf who’s acting weird right now… we have this game we play where we don’t talk to each other for months for no reason, then we start talking again, and it’s like nothing ever happen.
Plus, I was just getting ready to do a reading… MYSTIC, GET OUT OF MY HEAD! 😉

Lexicorn
Lexicorn

he’s an Aqua?

babyscorp
babyscorp

Nope, Sag.

I got the King of Pentacles as my Potential card. I don’t think it represents him, but I’ll take King of Pentacles any day.

No Justice or Seven of Swords to be seen, just advice to be bold and confident… easier said than done lol

Lexicorn
Lexicorn

Argh, Sag was my other guess – the float in float out factor, as if connected by a time-loop portal.
King o Pents definitely not the Sag, think more Saturn than Jupiter, a Capricorn or Aquarius perhaps?

babyscorp
babyscorp

See, I can’t think of any potential Caps or Aquas right now. Unless somebody completely new enters my life in the near future, I can’t imagine who it’d be.

The Sag’s chart is pretty heavy on Aqua, and Cap, though…

Lexicorn
Lexicorn

New would be nice, no?
Fingers crossed.
And from a quick glance at your spread below – sounds like maybe you’re moving towards a time of greater independence and autonomy, and you may currently be in the process of un-entwining some shared life logistics with another person.
Perhaps the re-appearance tricks of the Sag make you feel as if you are still in a relationship with him, when perhaps you’d be better off seeing yourself as sailing solo… towards a new king…

fushiafairy
fushiafairy

lol. time-loop portal. So true….In the same week I had the saggy stellium ex and saggy moon ex reappear. Lovely. They shall return.

spicybanana
spicybanana

What reading are you doing? Can you provide the spread (and instructions/placement meaning) please?

babyscorp
babyscorp

I did a five card spread.
1st card is present/general theme–I got King of Cups.
2nd card is recent past still having effect–I got Ace of Pentacles.
3rd card is future–I got Ace of Wands.
4th card is reason behind the reading–I got two of Wands.
5th card is potential within the situation–I got King of Pentacles.

So. Two aces and two kings. Sheesh.

Über Virgo
Über Virgo

Digressing somewhat, but I was pulling cards one night, one each for friends, family etc. to see what they were up to (quicker than making a call). Anyway, pulled the devil for my extremely civilised Piscean friend, and thought what the? At that moment she’d just gone into labour with her second baby.

Steph
Steph

lol. First thing I thought: Your friend gave birth to a demon from Hell!

Über Virgo
Über Virgo

He’s only a demon sometimes, lol. He’s a little über Saggo, and looks just like a cherub. Gorgeous child.

Lexicorn
Lexicorn

Just as long as she didn’t call him Damien…

Libraquarius
Libraquarius

It can also represent the ability to laugh at yourself instead of taking yourself seriously, maybe she had some fears weighing her down about the birth which turned out be illusionary. Or maybe your friend needed to lighten up during the birth and have a good laugh. Sorry, the first sentence is for real, the second is my warped sense of humour 8)

Über Virgo
Über Virgo

Yes, imagine me saying that to her in the birthing room? Thereafter to be known as Virgo with head torn off.

I’m a fan of Liz Greene’s ‘Mythic Tarot’, where she equates the Devil card with Pan/Dionysus — earthy, physical, primal (thank u Lex) stuff, but also connotations of debauchery, excess etc.

Girl
Girl

By the way, I recently had a proper reading (ie not online) done for me by my sister (new tarot enthusiast), how would you interpret the king of pentacles card as the outcome card? Am rather hoping it’s a fab man with a yacht, but just checking as my optimism has been known to run away with me…

Girl
Girl

This is spot on. A while back I was dating a man who was ‘separated’. I was an online tarot addict for the entire of our relationship and always got Justice and the Devil (although I don’t recall whether or not I got 7 of swords). Turns out he was going home to his ‘estranged’ wife every weekend and begging her to stay with him whilst spending his weeks with me and talking about our ‘future’. Fabulous experience all round.

year of the fox
year of the fox

That’s really neat! I will remember this and try it out!

The only problem is when I do it for myself, Justice is one of my Significator cards. 🙁 It eeez me so I can’t see it for myself.

But yes I see 7 of swords often for taken/complicated scenario.
And the Devil is for people with drug problems as well.

I also see a lot of 9 of swords and The Moon for people with mental/problems/depression that you can’t help with.

Bluesky
Bluesky

YOTF–I agree about the meaning of 9 swords and moon–devil, too

definitely not the cards you want to see

Libraquarius
Libraquarius

Have you ever thought of not using Significator cards? It seems to me to be an intellectual decision about oneself, and that using the whole pack for divination opens up all aspects of yourself. Although I know it’s everybody’s choice how they work with the Tarot, I’ve never used the Significator myself and my readings for others have always been very accurate.

year of the fox
year of the fox

Sometimes I don’t use a significator.

I just tried to use Mystic’s spread to ask about jogging flirtation guy.

My advice was Q of wands and the outcome was The Hermit. :/ geez. no luck.
Past was 10 of cups
Present was King of swords
major influence was Q of Pents (REVERSED)

Piscean Closed For Renovation
Piscean Closed For Renovation

queen of pants eh?
oh, pents. hehe

year of the fox
year of the fox

LOL! Pants indeed! I certainly suspect he’s trying to get away from some earth mama type who is the Q of Pents.

Steph
Steph

Recently got a lovely tarot deck, my first. Good thing the astros are being friendly to my practice with them. And thank you, Miss Mystic, for the insight into this card re relationship potential!

Steph
Steph

And, voila, get a reversed Justice in my love latest reading. Figures.