Sunday, July 24, 2011

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Friday, July 22, 2011

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Where's my Detective Tarot card?
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Another Intentional Card

Hi Everyone! I was thinking about things last night, as usual, and I came to a stunning (!) revelation: No amount of hard work and effort (yesterday's 8 of Pentacles) will pay off without a community of like-minded people to support you. Also, it's just more fun to have more people around to learn from and grow with. So, in honor of today's thought, I intentionally drew XVII The Star.

The Star is a great card to use when you are working on projects. Most of us know the saying, "Aim for the Moon because even if you miss you will land among the stars." The Star is a sign of hope and inspiration. When this card comes up you are aligning your Self with your True Purpose, and you are attaining your goals.

Enjoy the variety of The Star from the decks below, and I'll see you all soon.
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Images were taken from the following decks, in order from left to right:

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

1,000 Page Views

Hello, Everyone! I'm very excited to say that yesterday I reached 1,000 page views on my blog! About 800 of them were from this month. In order to celebrate, I will be giving away a free reading at the end of the month (in just a little over a week). I'm working out the details and will have them up by the end of this weekend. I am also working on some exciting new projects around Tarot, including a beginner's e-booklet that will be available to new subscribers. So for the next day or two, I may not be around my blog. But rest assured, I am working hard on some great things for all of my dear readers.

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Today's card (and perhaps tomorrow's and the next day's) is the 8 of Pentacles. This card is all about hard work, starting projects, and seeing them through to completion. No, this card did not just show up from a random draw. I intentionally chose it in order to bring its energy into my next few days (incidentally, intentional card choice will be the subject of an article I am writing for Tarosophist International Magazine).

These cards are from (in order from left to right) The Gendron Tarot, Tarot of the Sweet Twilight (English and Spanish Edition), and Tarot of the Magical Forest (English and Spanish Edition). I love to do comparative spreads with different decks. It is always so interesting what you get out of the same card from different decks. Which card sings to you? Which card makes you cringe? Different decks definitely evoke different feelings, and it is fun to find out which ones do what, and especially why - although sometimes you never can quite figure out why!

The 8 of Pentacles reminds us to increase the craftsmanship of our work, especially by paying attention to details. It reminds me of the saying, "anything worth doing is worth doing right." Putting in your best effort leads to an increased level of satisfaction and happiness, not to mention an increase in your skills and abilities. After all, practice makes perfect.

So I will take the next several days to practice, practice, practice, and I will see you all very soon.
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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Last Day of Work

Today is my last day at my current job, so I wanted a little Tarot support before I go. I used cards from The Gendron Tarot by Melanie Gendron.

What obstacles will I face today? VII - The Chariot. My husband and I had a long talk last night about this whole situation and what I want to do with my life. He understands that I will never be happy in a "traditional" job and that I need to be in control of my life. Today is the last day at my job, and that means other people are still in control (even down to when I use the restroom and when I can eat or drink). They are also still trying to get me to continue working there, even though I've quit. Twice. My obstacle today is letting others guide my path or influence my decisions. I've got to get out of there.

How can I overcome my obstacles today? 9 of Wands - Stand strong, stand by my decision, and push through the day. In Tarot for a New Generation by Janina Renee', the 9 of Wands says that, "A person who has all of his energies aligned has the strength needed to go up against obstacles."  That's encouraging.

Finally, what is my overall card for the day? 8 of Wands - This card is often seen as the movement or travel card. It can indicate success in moving towards your goals. I need to quit this job in order to create the space to do what I really want to do. I talked about this in my other blog here. The 8 of Wands can also indicate swiftness. I sure do hope my time at work today goes by quickly!

In this particular card, a woman is standing inside a beautifully-decorated room while the wands outside are flying around. There are a lot of things going on at work because I am leaving. Because the managers never hired anyone to take my place, they are scrambling around and blaming me. Luckily, I am safely inside, secure in my own self, watching the turmoil that is taking place all around me. I do not have to be a part of that, nor do I have to take blame for others' mistakes. I cannot let them try to guilt me into staying longer because they did not do their job (there's that obstacle again) because I was responsible in my decision to leave.

It is interesting to note that these cards are 7, 8, and 9, indicating the end of one cycle. Of course, this also means the beginning of a new, and hopefully more exciting, cycle!
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