It is often the case that when people can’t formulate a concrete question, it is because they feel something is missing.

What is missing is often the core coherence that we all need in order to make sense of how we can live on a daily basis. Feeling disconnected is more common than uncommon, which is also the reason why it’s a good idea to ask the cards sometimes about what is missing in your life, before you can ask how to fix a problem that you cannot even identify properly to begin with.

Here is a recent reading that addresses that.

A woman wants to know what is missing so that she can get a sense of what she needs to do to re-establish the good flow.

I did a classical 9-card spread, reading the cards in trios, first the rows, then the columns, and then the diagonal lines crossing the square in an X.

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At first sight, the cards indicate that what is missing is emotional stability (4♥), perhaps due to failure to recognize the need for a woman friend, or a close relation (A♠ Q♥).

What is missing is also a concrete link and exchange between practical work and practical vision (7♣ 7♦ 2♦).

What is missing is the ability to ditch (6♠) virtual ideas and communities (8♦) and do something good for the body instead, such as eating out with the girlfriend (8♦ 5♦ modified by Q♥).

What is missing is thinking more positively about work (7♣ A♠ 8♦).

What is missing is clarity on the familiar, but bumpy road (7♦ 4♥ 6♠).

What is missing is an invitation from a good friend to enjoy a meal with (2♦ Q♥ 5♦).

What is missing is an emotionally stable, yet more exciting way of engaging with peers (2♦ 4♥ 8♦).

What is missing is turning boring work into a magical feast (7♣ 4♥ 5♦).

The Significator didn’t show up in this spread. Looking through the pack I found her gazing to the King of Diamonds. He seems to have a say in it.

The surprise card, the Jack of Clubs, is looking on to the drama of the missing link. While he is not the one that’s missing, he wants to remind the querent that she may turn her gaze unto him if she wants to.

A practical young man in need of learning something may contribute to concretizing our woman’s plans for recovering an emotional core that doesn’t have to end in a cul-de-sac.

Thus, we can see how this type of information may bring about more clarity when we want to consider the way in which we can pose a good question.

Asking to know what you don’t have can easily be the answer to what you need to have.


Note on the deck:

Otto Tragy Jugendstil Spielkarte, Ver. Stralsunder Altenburg, 1910.


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3 thoughts on “MISSING LINK

  1. mopfeil says:

    Dear Camelia, a very good notion to look for what is not there. My first reaction to the spread was: She is missing people! And then from your very nice trios I think we could destill: She is missing emotional exchange under a positive vision. Very nice

    1. cameliaelias says:

      Yes, Markus. The reason why I didn’t say she is missing people is because it seems as if the encounter with people is under a threat (Ace of Spades). It is also clearly under a strain (6 of Spades), so not exactly a relaxed situation. Therefore the clear call here is for bonding with the Queen of Hearts. In other words, while missing people may be part of the equation, the solution is not the many but the one. So, the woman needs to be selective in a very specific way: find a woman to love and get inspiration from.

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