Tarot Tuesday

This week I did a few different spreads. The first one I want to share is my interview with my new Anima Mundi Deck because IT’S SO PRETTY!

1) Describe yourself: The Emperor.

Well, aren’t you confident then? The deck feels stable, bound by rules, respects structure and authority.

2) What type of reading are you best suited for? Nine of Wands

Interesting. Resilience, grit, perseverance. So the deck would be good for helping to guide me through frustration and difficult situations, when I’m fighting a hard battle or feeling challenged.

3) What are your strengths? The King of Cups

Mature emotions, so balanced, but compassionate. The deck is going to be supportive and diplomatic. Which makes sense if I’m going to use it during hard times.

4) What are your weaknesses? The Knight of Cups

Possibly too romantic? Too idealistic? May tell me what I want to hear instead of what I need in the moment.

5) How can we work best together? Seven of Pentacles

Patience, hard work pays off. It may take some time to get to know the deck, but it will be worth it.

6) What message would you like to give me now? Six of Pentacles

Sharing, balance, be generous with those in need.

I like this spread. I’m looking forward to getting some more practice in with this deck so I can learn to read it better.

In the meantime, I went to the Everyday Tarot for my daily spread and got: King of Swords, Seven of Wands, and the Page of Wands. So… I’ll need logic, reason and integrity to face a challenge. But I should be optimistic because ultimately, I will be successful if I embrace new ideas.

The most interesting thing about this one, was that I pulled a spread, noted it, puts the cards back, reshuffled twice, pulled a different spread, and got a bunch of the SAME CARDS. No subtle messaging this week.

Here’s the gist of the first spread:

  1. Lesson of the week is the 8 of Swords (self-imposed imprisonment, yeah, ok, way to call out my introverted self).
  2. Obstacle of the week is Justice (the search for fairness, balance and truth… an ongoing challenge for sure)
  3. The Knight of Swords is in the Shadows (sneaky ambition…)
  4. Look out for the Tower (a revelation, sometimes painful, causing chaos and awakening. Also, a significant card in the section of my WIP I’m working on this week, so it might be referencing the total reno that’s about to happen to my draft)

The second spread:

  1. This week’s priority is the three of swords (overcoming grief and emotional pain, so… that sounds great)
  2. My mental state is the Justice card.
  3. I will overcome obstacles through the King of Cups (keep those emotions in balance)
  4. I can nourish my body through the Knight of Swords (taking action, like… apparently I need to exercise. I feel so called out after taking last week off from my morning workouts).
  5. I can nourish the spirit through… the Tower? (so, that painful revelation will ultimately be good for my soul).
  6. I can use this week to my full advantage with the Queen of Pentacles, who is often described as the perfect working mother. She’s queen of balance, prosperity, security, the work-life balance.

The Queen of Pentacles was a major focus last week, so I’m not hugely surprised to see her popping up again. May is a crazy time for parents, and it’s hard to balance All the Things. Which is apparently where I am right now because LOOK at all balance-based cards.

It’s only Tuesday, but so far I’ve managed to do my own yoga flow two days in a row (not as energy burning as the workouts I was doing two weeks ago, but I’m tired, and it’s rainy, and stretching just feels good, so I’m going with that.

I have been putting off dealing with that whole Tower thing directly, but I did come at it from a different angle yesterday, working on some big-picture outlining and little-detail notes on world-building that should help when I’m ready to get in there and shake it all up.

And now it’s time to work.

Happy Tuesday!

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