The three prompts for this tarot reading at Seaside Sanatorium were:
1: What can this place tell us? 2. How can we interact with it? 3. What can we learn from it?
1: The 8 of Cups says "All the strength you need comes from within." This says the sanatorium was built and intended to help and heal, and stood firm in that resolve as long as it was needed. There were likely many folks who worked there with real compassion for the people who needed them.
2. The Heart (Queen) of Cups says "Highly intuitive and aware of life's synchronicities." Being aware of our place as observers and creatives who wanted to experience this location, we interacted through tarot, film and photography to do so first-hand. The moods we feel from it are valid, intentional.
3. The 6 of Cups reversed says, "I ask myself, are my memories remembered in truth?" This tells us to remain actively focused on what we know historically of this place, and never allow the stories we tell of this location to stray away from the truth. Don't force the folklore, let it speak for itself.
I use The Naked Heart Tarot by Jillian C. Wilde. This reading was inspired by Karly, @thevillagetarotwitch on Instagram.