Everyday Tarot, June 11, 2011: Not Quite Married / Rev. 4 of Wands

IMG_1347Well, heck. We’re still in the land of “almost but not quite” happy cards, much like yesterday’s reversed Two of Cups. We can still work with this, though. Specifically, we’re looking to remove obstacles.

Today’s Tarot forecast is the inverted Four of Wands or “Lord of Perfected Work,” associated with Venus in Aries. This is love (Venus) demonstrated through action (Aries). Sometimes called “the Wedding card,” although it can refer to other milestones and events, or even a situation. As one of the Tarot Fours, we’re looking at stability, although seeing this card inverted, the idea we may be missing some little thing that prevents unfettered joy and comfort is a distinct possibility.

Me? Right now I’m feeling a little overloaded—my connections are worthy and worthwhile, and I have plenty of good in my life to be grateful for. But energy expenditures are not yet clearly  “married” to goals—my focus remains diffuse and scattered, not fully matching up with what I want to build. So you know, I’m happy, I’m doing well, but…I’m not quite where I want to be yet. My antidote here is prioritizing commitments according to my future focus—I’m putting together the life I want.

Are you feeling at home with your commitments?

Tarot of the New Vision (English and Spanish Edition)
by Lo Scarabeo

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Everyday Tarot, 05/24/11: Want vs. Need /Inverted 3 of Wands

daily-tarot-forecast-inverted-three-wands-new-visionsLife has a way of turning things upside down in ways we could never have imagined, left to our own devices. Why, just a month ago, I would never have guessed I’d be over here at A Fool’s Journey, working on making this place a real home for myself and the seekers who drop in, you know? But then, there it is. Things change. It’s just one bullet point on a very long list of bits and pieces of my life that turned out drastically different from how I’d  planned. Welcome to reality, Dixie!

Today’s Tarot Forecast is the inverted Three of Wands, or Lord of Established Strength, associated with the Aries sun. Tarot threes indicate creativity and dynamic changes—the energy that’s been invested here is about to bear fruit. I always think of “waiting for one’s ship to come in” when I see this card, except it’s not a passive thing. He knows the ship is coming because he chartered it himself! Inverted, I’d expect delays or disappointment in the cargo.

I often don’t get what I want. But when I look deep down, I realize I do better than just getting the prize I was aiming for, even when I don’t get what I want. Instead, I may collect knowledge, wisdom and skills from the “failed ventures.” I grow.

If you have done the work to get where you are, and remain open to whatever lessons exist in that creation, you still may not get what you want. Many times, we just don’t. But there’s also a very good possibility you’ll get what you need. Of the two, that’s far more valuable. I’ll take it, gratefully.

Are you getting what you want, or what you need? Or maybe a little of both?

Tarot of the New Vision (English and Spanish Edition)
by Lo Scarabeo

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Everyday Tarot, 05/23/11: Near the Deeper Truth / Inverted Hermit

daily-tarot-forecast-hermit-invertedEmotional knowing comes very differently for me than intellectual knowing. Sometimes it’s a nudge, sometimes a whap, but it sweeps through like a hot flash, near instantaneous. A visceral experience, but seems to work in conjunction with my Gemini moon rationality. For it to stick, I have to go back and fill in the blanks with my brain. If I don’t do the processing part, I don’t get full access to the benefit of the insight.

Today’s Tarot Forecast is the inverted Hermit, “The Magus of the Voice of Light,” associated with Virgo. Tarot nines usually talk of endurance or gestation—for a process, nines mark the turning point. At this stage, endurance or compromise may have been called for to make integration possible.  The Hermit is a seeker, turning inward to fashion all the little bits and pieces of wisdom accumulated into a comprehensive worldview.  Inverted, he may just be getting started or in the process of finishing up. Or maybe something is standing in his way. Hopefully not wishful thinking! But he’s a practical sort, so even denial will not interfere with his quest too long.

Virgo thinks. Virgo reasons. Virgo analyzes and weighs arguments, and Virgo identifies the weak spots and shores them up. So that’s the task at hand, while looking for the deepest truths surrounding your current quests. The question needs to move from isolated experience to a coherent whole to allow for assimilation of any wisdom hidden therein.

Even if this card is reversed, I see him as an excellent sign of being on the right track. Maybe he’s prodding you to look deeper for your answers, or maybe he’s suggesting you welcome some new ideas into the mix to fill remaining gaps. But either way, you’re near the deeper truth, and that’s always good news.

How’s your seeking going?

Tarot of the New Vision (English and Spanish Edition)
by Lo Scarabeo

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