Reunited, and It Feels So Good: A Real-Life Tarot Reading

When will we get back together?

A note from Corrine: This real-life reading highlights some of the techniques I incorporate in my tarot practice. To schedule a reading with me, in person or online, click here.

Question: When do you see my boyfriend and I reuniting? We’re on a break now and I would like to know the timeframe of our reunion. Sandy (via email)

Answer: I thought your question was interesting, mostly because it was based on a fairly big assumption: that you and your boyfriend would get back together. I don’t want to sound like a doomsayer, but I’ve done readings before where young women have convinced themselves that they have a future with someone, but the cards — and reality itself — simply didn’t reflect their hopes and dreams.

So before I even started your reading, I pulled a card to see if a reunion is … well, in the cards.

And here’s the joyful response: The Ten of Cups.

Clearly, there is a good chance that a happy home and family life is possible for you and your boyfriend — and I’m always glad to be the bearer of good news.

At that point, I decided to focus on what you could do to ensure or promote your reunion, and this is where the cards responded with a very down-to-earth answer: the Four of Cups.

Now, the Four of Cups is interesting, and I’ll tell you exactly the words that popped into my mind when I saw it: Stop moping, accept what’s being offered to you, and forget about the ideas and plans you’ve lined up single-handedly. (Unfortunately, that sounds a little harsher than I’d like.)

Even so, I think it could be very good advice. Control is a major issue in almost every relationship. I think most women think more about their relationships than men do. More often than not, I think we also try to control our relationships more than men do. It’s very easy for us to get ideas in our head about how things “should” be, and to line up plans and ideas that we simply expect our partners to accept.

It doesn’t always work that way, though, and I suspect that this is a lesson you’re learning and dealing with yourself. The image in the Four of Cups is a fairly clear depiction of you, sitting alone, reflecting on your relationship — and that’s not a bad thing.

Your boyfriend, meanwhile, is standing by. His offer — symbolized by the cup coming out of the cloud — is still good. It’s now up to you to see it for what it’s worth, shake off any blues you might be feeling, and accept him for what he is.

At that point, you can work together to make that Ten of Cups a reality — and you couldn’t ask for a better outcome at the end of this process.

I didn’t ask the cards when any of this might happen. That’s due in part to the fact that the cards are not especially good at offering specific dates in response,  but also because the timing here seems to be totally within your control.

I also want to point out that this quick two-card reading is really just a snapshot of your situation. It obviously doesn’t reflect every facet of your relationship, and I wouldn’t want you to use it as the sole basis of any decisions you make or actions you take. It’s simply food for thought, and I’ll hope you’ll take it as such.