Today, on this quiet evening, I’m back here wondering how to reconnect with Tarot again and rekindle what seems a feeble flame. I asked the web and found some responses here, but the suggestions were were far from satisfactory. This short post outlines the steps I took today to find my way back, to my tarot self, my decks, and of course you, my readers. I’d be keen to hear what you do to reconnect with your spirituality (or Tarot) after a long hiatus.
As part of my intention Let’s start again.
I hardly ever have time for myself in the evenings, but today hubby is away, and so I can spend some time writing. As you know, I’m part of the Blogging University Class of June 2014 and today the assignment is free-writing. No editing, no going back ,just free flow of that comes from the mind. I had been able to draft my cards of the day. I usually do it in the morning, but today didn’t quite have the time so here I am. Looking back at my day in three cards and four hundred unedited words. This is also part of my Tarot 101 exercises connecting with my new deck, the Druid Craft Tarot. A bit of a multi-tasker, you may say!
Tarot is for me much more than a divination tool. It is a vast compilation of human emotions and situations, which makes it ideal for meditation and self-discovery. However, when prompted to think about food and the joys it brings, I had to admit I felt Tarot (or at least my quite limited tarot deck collection) was sadly silent on the matter. With so many emotions and situations which are enhanced through food, I found surprising that Tarot artists have not sought to reflect this on the cards.
This is a post about you.
Yes, you. Those 95 souls in cyberspace who have followed eight Instagram posts on readings, random musings and a couple of these writing101 exercises. Those knowledgeable enough about Tarot who have kindly offered to swap readings with me to help me improve, those with pressing personal questions who have been in touch for a quick one-card reading, those who have the same taste in tarot decks, or an interest in crystals, or wicca. Those who comment, those who just like, those who stop and check the pictures and that handful of you reading my posts.
I had been waiting for over ten minutes for the interviewer to see me. It had been a last minute, unexpected call, apparently they had been unsure I would fit in the organisation so they wanted me to meet the Chief Executive. Sitting in that waiting room, I felt anxious. To calm the nerves and distract the mind, I opened my TarotSample app and drew a card – surprise. The World, from the Shadowscapes tarot.
“Satisfaction and peace of mind. A successful conclusion, and the end is in sight. Achieving balance, melding and blending to bring together in unison the multiple songs of life. The World is a card of realised goals and prosperity. It is a state of completion, though not without a share of involvement and hard work to attain. When one’s goals have been reached, there is a space, a quite breath of a moment in time when a feeling of ultimate fulfillment spills through the consciousness. It is a wondrous and precious moment, the culmination of hard work, to see your dreams come true and know that elusively mythical treasure promised in fairy tales: the heart’s desire.”