The basic intuitive health reading deals with understanding three different levels of cards. All cards, Ace through Ten, function elementally to reflect the severity of the plane. As previously stated, the center three cards deal with the heart. If the ‘Lower Arcana’ is present, Aces, Twos and Threes will reflect the attitude of the ego, subtle issues and the use of the subconscious whereas Fours, Fives and Sixes deal with a surrounding physical problem. Sevens, Eights, Nines and Tens identify the body in conflict, with Seven being mild and Ten being intense. The ‘Court Cards’ always reflect surrounding souls who are helping to create or affect change in the soul. There are no victims; these court cards specifically reflect friends, family and work associates who are in a person’s life to help create change. Kings and Queens represent parents and genetic traits or a boss who controls stages of the life. Princes and Princesses are friends and lovers.
Issues Affecting the Heart
The heart deals with all four elements in finite order. The emotional element of the heart is seen in Cups. The mental conflicts affecting the heart are in the Swords. Blood pressure and arterial blockage are shown in Pentacles and the Wands shows the actual condition of the heart versus physical conditioning. To help us understand exactly what is surrounding the complex heart, we will often see a ‘Major Arcana’ card. So let us review each trump card and how they depict the heart.
The Fool reflects that our basic guidance has been ignored and the ego has manifested control of many aspects of the heart.
The Magician reflects Mercury and the lack of learning, knowledge and appropriate levels of communication with proper understanding.
The High Priestess identifies that emotional issues are creating pressure.
The Empress identifies hormonal influences that are in disharmony.
The Emperor is the zodiac sign Aries and reflects issues that have not been self-realized and still lie outside conscious perception.
The Hierophant is the zodiac sign Taurus and indicates that possessions and material pressures such as career, debt obligations, unemployment, inheritance, and social status all play into the heart
Strength is the zodiac sign Leo and for the heart area deals with self-esteem pressure and codependent issues in life
Justice is the zodiac sign Libra and for the heart is one of the Major Arcana cards that identifies metabolic imbalances.
The Hanged Man is another card dealing directly with metabolism. This card attempts to identify accumulated plague in the colon and acid waste deposits at a cellular level.
The Devil is the sign of Capricorn and often depicts environment conflicts in the body. Heavy metal poisoning, industrial toxins and water source conflicts, as well as allergies and respiratory vulnerability, are shown in this card.
The Tower is the planet Mars and clearly identifies an imbalance in the yin/yang symmetry where the aggressive nature overwhelms the passive ability to meditate and calm the spirit.
The Star is the zodiac sign Aquarius and points toward a “disconnected” condition of the heart in terms of spiritual guidance and the subconscious system of intuitive suggestions that change many habits in life.
The Moon and the zodiac sign Pisces shows multiple levels of interference meaning that a cumulative effect of many issues is current in the functioning of the heart.
The Sun is the Sun and always identifies the conscious position of the being. This is a very important card in any heart area reading as it clearly represents the being’s inability to understand the proper care and maintenance of the body.
Judgment is the planet Pluto and identifies the being as clearly off-path, with health issues being used as an intervention aid to slow the life down and offer a period of mediation.
The Universe is the planet Saturn and has a special place in every one of the five planes we read. This is where a health issue is karmic and normally has been created over time. This is where the soul pays for specific possession of anger, attitudes, prejudices and opinions that are clearly irreverent to the soul.
When one Major Arcana card is present, the health issue is somewhat imminent. If two Major Arcana cards show up in the same plane, the health issue is at a disease stage. If three Major Arcana cards show up, the disease is chronic and life-changing.
Excerpt from The Healing Intuitive Tarot Reading by Peter Phalam