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Pick a Rose Love Tarot Reading

pick a rose

Happy Friday, curious hearts and mystical souls! For today’s ‘Pick a Rose!‘ Tarot readings, we are going with a love and romance theme. So go ahead and pick either the red rose for Pile A, the light pink rose for Pile B or the magenta-coloured rose for Pile C.

We are working with the Gilded Tarot Royale for these pick-a-pile Tarot readings.

These weekly pick-a-card Tarot readings are for whenever you happen upon them and will bring you the message you need to hear right now about your love life. However, as always with general readings, only take that which resonates.

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Myth and Lore Surrounding Roses and the Language of Flowers

Roses have been revered across cultures for centuries, not only for their beauty and fragrance but also for their symbolism. Their symbolism connects deeply with the divine feminine and various mythologies, often representing love, purity, and the unfolding of spiritual consciousness.

The Divine Feminine Connection

Roses have been associated with goddesses and the divine feminine for a very long time. In Greek mythology, roses were created by Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty, which emerged from her tears and the blood of her lover Adonis. This connection to the goddess of love cemented the rose’s role as a symbol of deep passion and romantic devotion.

The rose is also linked to Isis, an Egyptian goddess known for her magical healing abilities, signifying mystery and sacred knowledge. In Christianity, the rose bush is related to the Virgin Mary, symbolising her purity and heavenly grace, with the phrase ‘rose without thorns’ often used to describe her.

Rose Colors and Their Meanings

Different colours of roses carry their unique symbolism, allowing them to convey a wide range of emotions and messages:

Light Pink Roses

Light pink roses are associated with gentleness, grace, joy, and happiness. They are also often given as a sign of admiration and sympathy. Their soft hue reflects tender emotions and conveys elegance and sweetness.

Red Roses

Red roses are the quintessential symbol of love and passion. They represent deep affection, longing, and desire. The red rose’s connection to romantic love is universal, making it a popular choice for Valentine’s Day and anniversaries to express one’s heartfelt emotions.

Magenta Roses

Magenta roses, with their intense and vivid colour, symbolise transformation and change—often seen as a bridge between the spiritual and earthly realms. They represent gratitude, appreciation, and deep, harmonious relationships. Magenta roses can also convey a sense of stability and provide emotional strength to the recipient.

The rose, with its thorns, reminds us of life’s dualities—beauty and pain, love and loss. It serves as an emblem of balance, urging us to embrace the full spectrum of our experiences. As a gift, roses continue to be a powerful way to communicate emotions when words alone are not sufficient.

A. Red Rose

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Current State of Your Heart – Queen of Wands

Your heart is embodying the fiery energy of the Queen of Wands. You’re brimming with confidence and passion, exuding charisma and warmth. Like the Queen herself, you are full of vitality and generous with your love. You know what you want in your romantic endeavours. This vibrant energy makes you very attractive to others, drawing them towards your radiant presence. You’re not afraid to take the lead in love, guided by a heart that is both nurturing and daring.

Love Challenges – The Lovers

The Lovers card signifies that your current romantic challenges revolve around important decisions that need to be made. It suggests a crossroads where a significant choice regarding a relationship or potential partnership looms. This can be a decision about taking a relationship to the next level, choosing between two potential partners, or even the challenge of aligning your values and desires with those of your partner. This choice is not merely a mundane one—it’s a matter that ties deeply into your personal growth and the evolution of your love life.

Future Love Potential – The Fool

Embarking on a new journey with the spirit of adventure encapsulates your Future Love Potential as indicated by The Fool. This card beckons you to take a leap of faith into new and unknown realms of love. It encourages you to keep your heart open to unexpected possibilities and to enter new romantic territories with optimism. The Fool assures that there is a joyous adventure ahead. This adventure will be full of learning and growth, as long as you’re willing to take the step with an innocent and trusting heart. There may be surprises along the way, but they will all contribute to the rich tapestry of your love story.

B. Light Pink Rose

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Current State of Your Heart – 6 of Pentacles

In the current state of your heart, the 6 of Pentacles suggests a balance of give and take. You may find yourself considering how to bring equilibrium to your relationships. There’s a sense of generosity and charity towards your partner or a desire for a partner who will reciprocate your kindness. This card indicates fairness in emotional exchanges and the joy of sharing your love and resources equally.

Love Challenges – The Wheel of Fortune

Your love challenges are demonstrated by The Wheel of Fortune, which represents the cyclical nature of relationships and the unpredictability of love. You may feel as if your romantic life is subject to the whims of fate and circumstances beyond your control. It points towards a phase where you have to accept changes and the natural flow of life, for better or worse. The challenge lies in understanding that these ups and downs are part of the journey and that each turn of the wheel brings new lessons and opportunities.

Future Love Potential – 5 of Wands

The 5 of Wands in your Future Love Potential indicates a period of conflict or competition in your love life. This could manifest as internal strife about what you want from a relationship, or it might reflect external tensions with potential partners. It suggests a struggle to find harmony but also represents a call to rise above petty disagreements and to focus on what truly matters in your search for love. These challenges will test your resolve and commitment but confronting them will determine the strength and potential growth of your romantic relationships.

C. Magenta Rose

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Current State of Your Heart – The High Priestess

The presence of The High Priestess in your heart’s current state suggests a deep connection to your intuition and inner knowledge. You are listening closely to your inner voice when it comes to matters of the heart. This card signifies a time of mystery and potential, encouraging you to trust in the wisdom that comes from within. You might be discovering hidden truths about your desires or gaining new insights into your love life.

Love Challenges – 9 of Cups

The 9 of Cups as your love challenge indicates a sense of satisfaction and contentment that might be leading to complacency. While this card is commonly referred to as ‘the wish card,’ suggesting fulfilment of desires and happiness, it also warns against taking what you have for granted. Your challenge may lie in maintaining enthusiasm and emotional engagement in your relationships. Alternatively, it could be an indication that you need to be careful with what you wish for.

Future Love Potential – The Hermit

The Hermit illuminates your Future Love Potential with a journey towards self-discovery and deeper understanding. You may find yourself withdrawing from the external world to focus on your inner self. This card suggests a period of reflection where you contemplate your needs and wants in a relationship. The Hermit’s presence indicates that you may need to spend some time alone to gain clarity on what you truly seek in love, which will prepare you to eventually emerge with greater wisdom and readiness for deeper connections.

The combination of the High Priestess and The Hermit in this reading is a sign that your deepest emotional fulfilment right now comes from the inward quest for wisdom rather than from romantic relationships.

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