Tarot Reading: Destruction and Creation

Instead of asking a specific question, Seafood wanted to gain insight into his current situation by letting the tarot reveal the issues and concerns he ought to be dealing with.


Queen of Wands and King of Cups

Seafood has a natural creativity and ability to be successful in the things he does. However, his inability to harness his emotions and stop them from influencing his decisions get in the way of his achievements. The Queen’s tendency towards paradox is also a warning of the contradictory forces within Seafood’s nature that are revealed in the following cards.

Six of Pentacles and Four of Pentacles

These two cards together show a very contradictory relationship with money. There is a huge need for control over money and a fear of losing everything but at the same time, an almost self-destructive and impulsive desire to risk everything simply out of curiosity or a willingness to see how far self-destruction can go. In some ways, Seafood is that person who just wants to see the world burn and is fascinated with the idea of destroying things in a glorious instant.


Five of Wands and Two of Wands

What these two cards emphasize is that Seafood has a real gift for what he does, especially because he can intuitively see patterns and interpret them. He has a great understanding for how systems and processes work. He can predict and anticipate trends, as well as apply his knowledge and talent to taking advantage of them. However, it seems like Seafood is most drawn to risk and loss. It’s the danger that excites and motivates him; he loves underdogs and wants to see kings toppled.


Seven of Cups and King of Swords

Seafood hasn’t reconciled his desire for destruction with his reality. He needs to decide what he really wants to achieve and how he wants to use his gifts. He has a great ability and is using it for destruction without really understanding what he wants to do. Again, there’s a kneejerk reaction against authority and a desire to avoid being controlled by larger, greater forces. Seafood can’t expect to tear down the world and receive thanks at the same time. It’s not about conformity or giving in to a larger system, but finding a place that gives him an outlet for his impulses.


Five of Cups and Page of Pentacles

Seafood needs to stop mulling over what’s gone and lost and move forward. All the bad things that have happened are already in the past, and there is much left to do and accomplish. He needs to master his emotions and make a choice to curb his tendency towards immaturity and extravagance. Seafood needs to channel the feeling of having nothing to lose into something creative. That is where he will find his greatest success. The Page of Pentacles is an excellent card to have in financial situations where things are in the potential or even difficult stage.


Seafood is like a bomb expert who is tempted to blow up buildings although he could save lives by defusing bombs. The skill and talent he has gives him the ability to do both creative (saving lives) and destructive (killing people) work. He’s been using his energy and time to blow things up, but this doesn’t make him happy because it doesn’t leave anything behind for him. If he turns to defusing bombs instead of blowing them up, it would be the same skill set but with a different goal and outcome. The choice belongs to him, but he has to make it consciously and with awareness.


Seafood asked for a one-liner that would summarize the reading, but he was able to supply one on his own: “Get Vishnu for lunch, instead of Shiva.”

Destruction and creation are part of the same cycle, but there has to be a balance. Seafood’s use of Vishnu and Shiva as examples is spot on, and I’ll quote here:

Vishnu, the preserver, is believed to be linked to a very early sun god and is considered by his worshippers to be the greatest among the gods. He is also referred to as Narayana. Vishnu preserves and protects the universe and has appeared on the earth through his avatars (incarnations) to save humankind from natural disasters or from tyranny.

The god Shiva is part of the Hindu Trinity, along with Vishnu and Brahma. He is considered to be everything by those who worship him: creator, preserver and destroyer. In Shiva, the opposites meet. Shiva the destroyer is a necessary part of the trinity because, without destruction, there can be no recreation.


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