Love and Reflecting a New Reality

Tarot Lovers from Legacy of the Divine DeckI just got this Take-home message for one of my Tarot people, and thought others may benefit. She said I was welcome to share it with you, so I am!

The Lovers are not always a romantic couple–this card can speak to any deep bond. Specifically, a Lovers’ pairing is always going to be transformative in some way to participants. In a Lovers-type relationship, each defines reality largely through the other person’s eyes–it goes both ways. Changing where you fix your gaze alters how you both feel. So you could focus on seeing what you’d want the other to see in themselves, and end up with a new vision of yourself in the bargain.

What do you see in the Lovers card?

Everyday Tarot, 05/28/11: Detours / Inverted 8 of Pentacles

daily-tarot-forecast-eight-coins-reversedSome changes come in a flash—insights, realizations, or just a shift in scenery that dawns like the sun peeking over a mountaintop. It’s clear, complete and unquestionable. You’ve left A and reached B, possibly not even being aware of the line connecting the two beforehand.

Other times, not so much. It’s those other times I’m thinking of today!

Today’s Tarot forecast is the inverted Eight of Pentacles, aka “The Lord of Prudence,” associated with the Sun in Virgo. And what Virgo would not love to be deigned the Lord of Prudence, huh? That sounds…useful. Helpful. Organized. Tarot eights suggest sustained work, value achieved through maintaining coherent efforts despite tensions that arise. Inverted, look to disruptions, delays or blocks as possibilities.

Are you questioning the efficacy of your efforts? Thinking about giving up? Because the reversed Eight of Coins would suggest you reconsider. So often, our plans are just easier than reality, kindly shielding us from…well, unintended consequences, pesky details and the stuff we haven’t already figured out beforehand. There’s always something. The point isn’t so much whether or not your plans are working as you thought they would. It’s more about looking to what you’re getting from the plan’s execution.

When I first took over a well-established online community, I had BIG plans. The site was very much in need of attention I knew how to provide; having started as a community member, I had a solid understanding of the niche and great fondness for the membership. Serving as a moderator, I had a good working relationship with the other moderators and community. Working as a web developer for years, I was comfortable with doing the tech work myself.

stepping_stone_path-91224015_stdDespite a long-term lack of attention, the site was also doing better than I would have hoped financially. It was a good place, I wanted to make better. Throughout the period of consideration, I consistently got very clear signs this was the right move. All lights were go, so I took the leap.

I stopped taking on projects for nine months while I reworked, transformed, and updated every single nook and cranny. A baby I had here! And everybody loved the new life—and all was good. Except, well, it didn’t become what I’d expected. It did, however, become more and more difficult to pay expenses. I hadn’t bargained on the financial crisis or that making the site more engaging would drop income, but it did. Nobody clicked out on the ads anymore!

I ended up selling the site at a modest profit, feeling relieved to let go of the responsibility. I could (okay—did) feel bad about it for a while. But I know I was right, both in the acquisition and the moving on. I learned SO MUCH in the process, it became a stepping stone along my path.

I could lose faith because my plans were off, or I could say, “Okay, what next, Spirit?” Because I’ve no doubt that no matter what I can personally imagine accomplishing, there’s so more out there I haven’t yet. That’s the stuff I want to experience!

You go on detours, too?

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Everyday Tarot, 05/27/11: Moving Beyond Planning with Page of Swords

page-swordsThe reason that everybody likes planning is that nobody has to do anything. – Jerry Brown

Planning for “someday” is not the same as doing. I’ll take a modest action over a truckload of grandiose plans anytime. As beautiful and important as our dreams are, as the magical spark that begins the process of creation, they can sometimes morph into little more than a pretty package for procrastination. What makes the difference between real-world results and being an also-ran is what you DO with those ethereal bits of intellectual flotsam.

Today’s Tarot is the Page of Swords, “Princess of the Rushing Winds”—okay, I think of this rendition as having that Y chromosome, but whatever. He’s associated with Earth in Air—the start of manifesting (earth) a new (page) idea (air). You’ll sometimes see him as you undertake a new enterprise, sign contracts, or even work up a business plan. I think of him as heralding ideas made real.

Plans are great. But when you see the Page of Swords, you can take it as indication that you’ve done enough planning for the moment. It’s time to do the work to make those plans real.

Whatever it is you say you want—those 20 pounds gone, the closets organized, the blog you’ve been planning to start, the skill you have been intending to learn—well, what’s stopping you? Is it just you, stopping you?

The Page of Swords reminds us to take the next logical (Swords) step in our process. Here, we streamline the dreams from the practical and, if we hope to accomplish something, take some real-world steps in that direction. He prods us to get moving!

You have any plans ready to be implimented?

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Everyday Tarot, 05/11/11: “I am NOT you!” says the Inverted Page of Cups

daily-tarot-forecast-page-cups-inverted-legacy-divine“Love does not dominate; it cultivates.” –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

One of the very hardest lessons of love is allowing others freedom to make their own choices unimpeded, follow their own path, and genuinely wish them well–even for choices we’d not be excited about otherwise. It’s an exercise in self-control, but one well worth the trouble.

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Everyday Tarot, 05/10/11: Mother’s Day Recovery with the Empress

daily-tarot-forecast-empress-legacy-divineHeard some reports on Mother’s Day. Sounds very much like it was a mixed bag for many. I was lucky—I had a quiet, low-drama day, just the way I like it. I received a boatload of well wishes, and my husband made sure to pay me a little extra attention. That’s not easy, since I already command a fair amount of his attention as it is. Ha!

Considering we’ve just had Mother’s Day and it’s undoubtedly still on many people’s minds, I wasn’t too surprised to see the card for the daily Tarot forecast.

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