Sunday, April 10, 2011

From my father..

So I did something new with tarot today. I asked the deck to give me a card...a message from my dad who passed in 2003. I have never thought of utilizing tarot in this way. The card I pulled brough tears to my eyes:

Sundays pull-love/life




This couldnt be a more perfect pull for me. The inversed 2 of cups reminds me to back up from my emotions in a relationship. To not focus so much on the other person and their needs and emotions and focus more on myself and my needs.

Then immediately following that is the 5 of swords, which basically is telling me the same thing. Focus on myself and my needs.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Deity

It hit me today, what my beliefs are. I believe there is a God, an omnipresent being, a deity...whatever you want to call him/her. It exists. My problem is doctrine. I take no merit in the bible. It was written by mortal men like you and me...altered and changed throughout time to reflect the beliefs of the powers back in a time much different than ours. Rules that the powers wanted were written into a doctrine, passed on as words of a messiah...to make people have more merit in them. When, in the end...all they are is stories. Not that the bible doeskin have it's place in fine literature as far as a general moral compass (should you need one). But I feel the morals in it are just that, stories...

I don't need a bible to tell me that hurting people is bad, that breaking hearts and sleeping around is generally a crappy and slutty thing to do. I know in my heart and am guided by my intuition what is right and wrong. Some of the things I see people who DO actually believe in the bible and doctrine are so so far out of my scope of moral or right it boggles my mind. Surely simply saying you believe in a doctrine doesn't make you a better person, so neither does NOT believing in it make you a worse person.

This is also the reason I had a problem finding a "deity". As most Gods and Goddesses were created from stories and myths. Of grandiose beings who conquered and comforted, healed and created in a world we can't fathom. Some people can draw from the individual strengths they supposedly hold, but not me. I cant put my faith in storybook characters or ideals. I can only follow what I feel and know to be true in my heart.

So "God" it is.

4/8


Love/future/compatability spread

4/7 love pull


Squeee! This is a great pull for a love question

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Today's tarot of the day

My card today is the devil. This makes sense for me as I have entered into what seems might be a new relationship and I have a tendency to get obsessive in this phase of newness. I was actually already fully aware of my tendencies and attempting to temper and even out my emotions. Perhaps this card is just letting me know I am on the right path?

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Tarot 101

I have started a Tarot 101 class at The Balanced Witch. The class is based off of the book Tarot 101: Mastering the Art of Reading the Cards

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Exercise 1.1 I had to skip as it asked a question from the book which I don't have yet.

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Exercise 1.2:
What do you think Tarot can do for you?

Without judging your answers or thinking they are shallow, give yourself a couple of minutes to jot them down in your journal.  When you are ready, look through them and digest what you have written.


My answer: 
I think of Tarot more as a random guiding system to make you pick up on things you didn't think of.

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Exercise 1.3:
What are your reasons for taking this Tarot 101 class?  Use this answer to create a Mission Statement to lead you going forward.

My answer: 
I am taking this class to learn the different techniques of reading tarot, the multifaceted meanings of the pictures, symbols and symbolism contained in the pictures and how to take the info that is laid in front of me to come up with a conclusion of what the cards are leading me to understand.

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Optional Exercise:
If you already have your Tarot deck, choose a couple cards out of there that you really connect with and lay them down in front of you.

What are some symbols on these cards that stand out to you?  What do these symbols mean to you?

My Answer:

Pour water on thyself thus shalt thou be a Fountain to the Universe. Find thou thyself in every Star. Achieve thou every possibility.
Hope, unexpected help, clearness of vision, realization of possibilities, spiritual insight, with bad aspects, error of judgment, dreaminess, disappointment.
The Star is one of the great cards of faith, dreams realised.
This card is the one that drew me in the most. The beautiful blue and purple tones and the flowingness mesh with my watery type personalty. It seems calm sand serene to me
The Two of Cups is the Lord of Love, which performs a similar office for water.
The Two of Cups is a great indicator of love and happiness.
The art of this one drew me in as well. The water flowing from the lotus blossom and from the fish, I just think it's beautiful. This card shows the symbol for female and seems comforting to me.
This is the Harmony of the Universe, that Love unites the Will to create with the Understanding of that Creation: understand thou thine own Will. Love and let love. Rejoice in every shape of love, and get thy rapture and thy nourishment thereof Love, beauty, happiness, pleasure, success, completion, good fortune, graciousness, elegance, luxury, idleness, dissipation debauchery, friendship, gentleness, delight. This card has the flower in her hand, the swan at the bottom left and a shield with two white birds facing each other. It contains two moons with their circular auras.I associate with the moon, it is motherly and comforting to me. It seems like the common ground of these hope and love. They all involve a female presence.

Today's tarot