Like anyone, I am eager to know how we will fare in our new home, and I asked my cards to tell me the deal. My previous readings when contemplating the move were all in favor, which surprised me as I would have thought they would argue for staying put as I heal, but I saw happiness, financial growth, and an ease of energy I was not expecting. I do not make my decisions based on the cards alone, but they sure do offer clarity in times of confusion!
|Tarot by Alexander Daniloff 2012- Five of Swords, The Fool, Two of Swords|
The Five of Swords is related directly to the Shadow Card, which we will look at shortly, and also my reading of yesterday, which talked about leaving some things behind, and doing so willingly or not, it is still going to happen. Here I see a man who has made a stand. He has dropped some Swords but is keeping some, and he is no longer running. He stops here, and he looks boldly at us from his solid position. That is indicative of my husband and myself. We have compromised. We have done what we were "supposed" to do, and here is where we find ourselves. It doesn't matter, because we are triumphant, and in this card, there are no retreating figures, so there is no worry about being triumphant over a particular person or integrity issues in that triumph. We just win in the situation, against the odds. The housing market is in the toilet. We feared being able to sell our home for what we paid for it, but we have managed not only to do that but even better and to find another home we can afford that will suit us even better than this one has.
In my three card free form Daily Draw readings I am inclined to give the central card the most weight, and The Fool as a Major Arcana would be the most important card in this reading by its' nature of being a Major Arcana. A new home is a new journey! The Sun in the upper right hand corner and the Moon just below show our optimism and our emotions are riding high right now and of course our pets, like the Fool's dog, will be going along with us. This rendition of the Fool shows him crossing a bridge that I see as made of a Wand, symbolizing spirit and passion, to another cliff. He is not simply walking off, and neither are we. It would be nerve wracking to cross a chasm on a small log, but if you are confident and careful it is easily done. It is nervous right now as we prepare for this move but it is good too. We have a plan and as long as we stick to it we are gonna be just fine. The owl at his head equals wisdom to me, so despite the name, he is not foolish, and neither are we. It is exciting, and we are jovial, but our eyes our wide open as we make this move.
The Two of Swords specifically indicates me to me, and that has to do with the placement of the Moon symbolism, which I see as femininity and emotions, right there at the root chakra, having to do with sex, money, and power. When I see the strong symbols for emotions in the Moon and the water in the background, this card really does hold it all, and the woman is bursting through into that. I see this as my home to own, to shine in, to build upon, and I see it as a place where all aspects of ourselves are safe to express. I am blindfolded, which reinforces the energy of The Fool, especially as they look in towards each other, because we can't know everything that will happen, but just have to have faith that we have all the tools to deal spectacularly with whatever may come.
I moved into this house with my husband, but it has never felt exactly like home to me, through no fault of my handsome man. The new home, though, already feels like just that, home. I can see that I have a lot of high hopes for this move to push some stuck energy, but I have to be honest with myself that while the move will help, it is not the solution to all my problems.
|Daniloff Tarot- The Emperor|
The Shadow Card is The Emperor, and I am so happy to see him appear. Home is sacred, home deserves protection, and he shows up here in his commanding glory to remind us to place our boundaries strong, because good fences do make for good neighbors. He is strong, and he reminds us to be strong and protective of the things that matter most in life, which for me are my family and their sense of who they are.
He also reminds me to be disciplined, an issue I have in every aspect of my life. A little organization and thrust will go far towards making this home a great one, and if the chuckleheads need some firm reminders of what home means, I will have to be willing to give them.
These cards are from Tarot by Alexander Daniloff 2012, self published by the artist.