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Tarot Draw of the Day: 1/7/19

Today’s Daily Draw: Seven of Pentacles

seven of pentaclesI’m feeling very discouraged right now, and I’m not sure why. My body is hurting, I am very tired, my diet and exercise plan completely fell apart yesterday. I did okay throughout the week though, so it’s time to climb back on the horse today, as it were. I just need motivation.

This card has very oddly shaped fruits hanging from a tree branch, bearing the pentacle symbol. At the bottom, a young fae creature is picking the fruits and putting them in her basket. So it is a harvest. She is reaping the rewards of her patience, of nurturing her tree or other plants. This tells me that I just need to be patient, keep nurturing myself and my plan and I will reap the rewards for it. That is so hard to do! Patience is  not one of my strong suits, but I suppose I will have to do my best.

The artist’s interpretation has a bit more introspection. The dryad is trying to decide whether or not to pick the fruit. Does she pick it and enjoy it now, or does she let it ripen even further, possibly to become even more desirable? It’s a good question, again coming back to patience, but also presenting a choice. To take what I’ve learned and give up, or to let my new practices continue to ripen into what they are supposed to eventually be. It’s so hard to do, but important nonetheless. I guess I’ll keep at it.

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Tarot Draw of the Day: 1/6/19

Today’s Daily Draw: The Emperor

emperorThis card looks powerful! Which is, of course, to be expected from a ruler. My intention this morning was just continuation – being open and ready to continue with my goals for the coming week. This past week has been pretty good as far as keeping up with everything, so I am feeling fairly optimistic about the next week.

So to me, this card is telling me to be strong, stay strong. Self-mastery. Focus (look at that face).

Also, I love the imagery in the ring surrounding the Emperor. It’s absolutely beautiful.

The first sentence in the artist’s interpretation is “creating order out of chaos.” That is definitely what I have been trying to do this year so far! The Emperor is grounded, confident, knows his path and continues on it. Sounds good to me!

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Balancing Act: Reading for 1/5/19

Today, since it’s Saturday and I have more time, I thought I would do an actual spread instead of just a card pull. The one I have chosen to do is called Balancing Act and can be found in the book that comes with the Shadowscapes Deck. Only four cards, but let’s see what the have to say.

My goal or intention in this was just that I am feeling very overwhelmed and tired today. I need to know either what to do to feel better, or encouragement to know that I can handle everything. Or both. Both would also be good. 🙂

Cards are arranged as follows:

4

2               3

1

ace of pentaclesCard #1: Ace of Pentacles. This position is supposed to represent me and something I need to know about myself and how this situation is affecting me. The card has these lizards or salamanders on it, which according to the book, was a sign of good fortune in Ancient Egypt. Didn’t know that. This card represents the possibility of prosperity and abundance, seeds dropped into fertile earth, waiting to manifest.

That sounds promising!

knight of wandsCard #2: Knight of Wands. This position represents creation, what I am in the process of creating. The Knight rides a lion (everything about this card is awesome). The Knight of Wands card indicates progression towards a goal, heroism, and bravery. So, my interpretation of that is I am creating goals and really working on keeping them this time instead of throwing them aside when they get difficult.

Hmmm.

Eight of PentaclesCard #3: Eight of Pentacles. I had this card earlier in the week! This position represents destruction, what is in the process of being destroyed. Going off my interpretation before, this card represented hard work, craftsmanship, and patience. I don’t necessarily think that any of those things should be destroyed, I think that maybe my attitude right now is trying to destroy them. Yes, trying to improve your life is hard work. That’s the point. You need to keep at it. Be patient.

knight of pentaclesCard #4: Knight of Pentacles. This position represents the environment affecting the world around me. This card is another Knight, charging ahead. Focused with an almost tunnel vision mentality. Methodical. Unwavering. This makes sense, especially if you could see how I set up my planner for the week. Lots of lists, lots of things to check off.  It sounds crazy, but it actually helps me feel calm. If I feel like I’m not getting anything done, I can look at the list and see that I have actually made progress.

Overall interpretation: It sounds like I’m on the right track. It’s okay to feel overwhelmed at times, normal even, especially when starting new things. I’m going to keep at it, working hard, and see what the next week brings.

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Tarot Draw of the Day: 1/4/19

Today’s daily draw: the Knight of Swords

More sword cards! That must be my suit, at least right now. My feelings this morning were a bit knight of swordsdown. I am tired. This erratic holiday schedule has finally taken its toll, I think. Once everything gets back on a more even keel, I should be better. So the topic of the morning was: encouragement. I needed some, badly.

I don’t know if this card says that to me, but it definitely looks strong. The Knight is riding a large swan-like bird, holding a sword, surrounded by other birds as well. A few discs up in the sky look a bit like the pentacles that were caught in the spider web on one of the earlier cards this week. I like that callback, even if it is unintentional. So I guess, overall, this card means strength and that I should try to keep being strong, even when I’m tired, even when I’m down. Believe me, I am trying!

After reading the artist’s interpretation, I can say that I was partially right. There is strength there. The Knight is a hero. He does not let emotions get in his way of what needs to be done. He is fearless and does not back down from a fight. That means that I shouldn’t back down either. I need to keep going, keep fighting, staying strong. So that’s what I’ll do.

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Tarot Draw of the Day: 1/3/19

Today’s daily draw: the Seven of Swords

This card is giving me some trouble. I’m having a hard time relating to it this time, especially since the thoughts and questions in my mind have to do with my daughter Seven of Swordsgoing back to school this morning. She has a very difficult relationship with school. On one hand, she likes it because she has some really cool teachers and her friends. On the other hand, she has some learning problems and has had a falling out with one of her best friends. This has triggered her anxiety a lot over the past month or so.

There is definitely a duality about this card, a light and dark. I’m not sure what the creature at the bottom of the card is, actually. There is something triumphant about this image though, so maybe the point is that there is a lot of good and bad and the thing to do is acknowledge it and work towards the good so you can succeed.

The artist’s interpretation is that this card is about escaping responsibility. That does make sense with my relationship with my daughter and her relationship to school. There is uncertainty there. The creature at the bottom of the card is a thief, trying to steal one of the swords, thinking he is getting away with it, but the swan at the top of the card sees him, even if he doesn’t realize. I am feeling more of a connection between this card and my question now. My daughter thinks she can escape her responsibilities and thinks that no one notices or no one is watching, when that is very much not the case. We both need to acknowledge this, acknowledge the good and bad of the school situation, and find a way to handle it.

That’s also two sword cards in a row. Wonder if I’ll get another one tomorrow.

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Tarot Draw of the Day: 1/2/19

Today’s daily draw: the Queen of Swords

Queen of SwordsI have a lot of conflicted feelings this morning. As of Monday, I have started a new fitness workout routine (along with a plan to eat better), and today I started a 30-day yoga challenge. It has been a while since I’ve done yoga, and my body could tell. Everything was tight, simple poses were difficult. My body is larger than it used to be, so nothing bends in the same place as it once did. And yet, when I finished the session, I couldn’t help but shed a few tears. Not because of pain (although there is a bit), but because it had taken me so long to get back to this place and it felt so good to be here. I felt uplifted and, to be honest, I don’t remember the last time I felt so positive about things.

The Queen on this card is powerful (she is a Queen after all), but she is also calm. There are also butterflies on this card, which I love. I have a very deep connection to butterflies and the transformation that they represent. This Queen stands on top of a pinnacle, looking out, sending her energy into the universe, and knows that everything will change for the better.

The artist’s interpretation is about honesty, clarity, inner knowledge and inner peace. All things that I am striving for.

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Tarot Draw of the Day: 1/1/19

Today’s daily draw is the Eight of Pentacles.

Eight of PentaclesThis card is vibrant compared to yesterday’s card! I’m not a big fan of spiders, but I do love spiderwebs, especially when they are dotted with dew. It’s so hard to believe that a tiny spider can do so much work, often times to be destroyed and have to be completely rebuilt. The pentacles are almost hard to see in this card – I missed them entirely when I first drew it. They are subtle, hidden, but there and ready to take on the day.

This year is a building year for me. I have had some health issues and some setbacks last year, but ended the year mostly on a high note. I need to keep that positivity, but also not be frustrated or anxious if I lose focus and miss a day or two keeping with my goals. It doesn’t mean that my goals and progress are destroyed, it just means that they need to be rebuilt.

Adding on to that, the artist’s interpretation is that spiders embody hard work, craftsmanship, and patience. It’s getting your hands dirty, losing yourself in a project, not just talking about doing it. You have to do the work to expect any sort of results, but also know that things sometimes take time. Do not be afraid of taking time. It doesn’t mean things aren’t happening, just that they are happening at their own pace.