Tarot Tuesday: Inauguration Post

I’ve been trying to think of on-going series I can do besides the “Self-Love” and “Mental Health” series, and I thought this one might be interesting to do.

As much as I can, every Tuesday, I’ll pull a card and talk about it.

We can look at this as a combination of a “card of the week” and learning the cards.

I thought about going through the cards and doing Major Arcana in order from 0-21, but that seemed so artificial and, well, trite.

I do intend this to be just Tarot. If I do an Oracle series, it will be under a different series name.

There are some obvious associations just looking at the card, but let’s take it a step at a time.

First, the numbers of the suits, or Minor Arcana, cards are sort of a mini-journey. It’s not the epic journey of the Fool through the Major Arcana cards, but it is a progression.

Aces are the beginnings of things, the seeds planted, Twos are about balance and the beginning growth of the seed, and so on.

The Suit of Cups represents the element of Water, which is about emotions and intuition.

So, this card represents a balance and growth of emotion. That seems pretty obvious, doesn’t it?

It is a card about partnerships, but it is not exactly the same as The Lovers card. While The Lovers may indicate some kind of meeting of soulmates, a “perfect” union, this card represents more temporal relationships, that is, relationships that may end.

Because of the posture of the figures, it’s easy to think of this as a marriage card, and it can be. But it can also represent other kinds of partnerships, like business partnerships or intimate friendships. The cards surrounding this one may help a reader figure out which it is.

There is also that glowing caduceus in the background, the snakes twisting around a winged staff. You may recognize this as a medical symbol, a symbol of healing. It also symbolizes some classic duality concepts: male/female, dark/light, etc.

The lion’s head on the caduceus is not a traditional part of the symbol. Here, I believe it represents a strength born of the union.


Now, this card actually came to me reversed this evening (Monday evening, as I write this).

Even though I meant this to be a card for my community, I fear that something in my personal life must have bled over into this reading.

Reversed, this indicates a problem with a relationship, perhaps even a break but maybe just an imbalance.

So, if you’re feeling a little out of balance, within yourself or within a relationship, this card offers a bit of a warning. This could be a time to work on communication skills to keep your relationships on an even keel.

Or it could be a sign that it’s time to make a break, if a relationship no longer serves you.

On a personal level, I’m involved in a venture that had several members and two people are leaving and not under the best circumstances. This situation came to a head today.

I am saddened by this, as I am friendly with all involved.

Spring – new growth.

First of all, I know there’s still snow in a lot of North America, but where I live, spring has well and truly sprung. Trees are blooming (which is why I’m awake at 3:30 a.m. – allergies!).

I don’t know what kind of tree the ones with the white flowers are, but the pink are from cherry trees, and the purplish flowers with spiky stems are from a rosemary bush.

Ever since we moved here (in 2001! I can’t believe I’ve lived in one place so long!), every spring I’ve said, “I need to get some pics of the cherry trees, because they’re so pretty!”

And I never actually get outside to take the pics before the blooms are gone. But this year, I actually did it! Woo hoo!

I have several partially written posts, but nothing complete enough to post.

I have been doing a lot of things behind the scenes, journaling, getting ready to start with Invincible Summer., and processing stuff I’ve learned through the Succulent, Savvy, Soulful Business Revolution.

Last week, I took a break from all things blog and business while sketching out something I’m working on.
In the meantime, I have been working on some internal stuff. 
I have listened to Jeneth Blackert’s talk on SSBR three times now.

There was so much in her almost 2-hour talk that resonates strongly with me.

In particular, she calls herself a “Change Agent” and says she won’t give people “answers”, she helps them ask questions. And just asking the questions helps people change their energy.

Some of the questions she asks are things like, 

What is it that you know that you’re refusing to know and that if you stopped refusing it now would change everything?”

Think about that one for a minute. You don’t have to have an answer to the question. Just think about the question, and see how asking it makes you feel. A little uncomfortable? A bit excited?

 What dream have you given up long ago where if you chose it now would make your life a total joy?

Today on Facebook, she asked,

What is the most phenomenal thing that could happen now? 

And again, you don’t HAVE to answer the questions. Just ask them and see how you feel when asking them. That last one – for me, fear is the first thing that comes up. Why is that a scary thing? To think about something great that could happen? To picture something good happening? Why is that so terrifying? Because I’m not used to it? Because I don’t know how to handle it when good things happen? Why do I limit myself so much?

On Friday last week, Erika Watson talked about partnerships. Listening to her talk reinforced the idea that joining the Wild Sisterhood was a good idea, and so was creating the small mastermind group I’ve been working with. (Check out Esscentual Alchemy – the owner is one of my mastermind peeps!)

But I am still on information overload. There are several talks I haven’t even listened to yet. I’ve barely had time to process the ones I’ve listened to a couple of times and taken notes on. There’s several others I’ve listened to but not taken notes on, and mean to go back and listen to again. I’ve only just scratched the surface of the workbooks and bonus material. It’s so overwhelming.

But I also feel things shifting. Things inside me, things in my life.

It’s strange, because unless something drastic happens soon, next month is going to bring a lot of financial pressure and problems.

And yet, I’m not nearly as nervous about it as I think I should be.

The bills are paid for this month, and for now, that’s all I can do.

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