I am a big fan of Thorhammer's Daily Spread - The first card represents what I did well today, the second what I need to leave behind, and the third is what to carry forward. I like this spread because while I do not dismiss predictive tarot reading, I find it even more valuable to explore the past and present through tarot.
What I did well today- Ten of Cups. Today I did a really good job of caring for myself, isolating myself from the cares of the world. This rendition of the card shows a lone figure, as opposed to the happy family image. This was accurate for me as my chuckleheads are all gone for the week, so it was just me, by myself for the day, and it was a good day. Church, yoga, beignets, laughter, got a tarot reading, and an afternoon of reading and watching Glee. It was a very pleasant, very refreshing way to spend Sunday, and I feel revitalized and ready for the week ahead now.
What I need to leave behind from today- Eight of Wands. I really, really love this card! It reminds me of the Neverending Story, and the racing snail, which adds an interesting twist to the swift, dynamic movement of the Eight of Wands. In this card, we can see that sometimes a slow pace suits, and is just what is needed, and sometimes it's time to put that snail into racing mode. There is no chiding in this card, but tomorrow I need to leave the slow and easy pace of the day and dive into action. This is probably accurate as I have appointments to attend in the morning, and I fully intend to take some necessary steps toward the new business venture this week.
What to carry forward from to today into tomorrow - The Hierophant. So, this dude (-ette; the denizens of this deck are mostly female) is kinda creepy. The Hierophant is a card I often have trouble with, and this one does not look like the comforting God I seek. The Hierophant corresponds to Taurus, my sun sign, and is often representative of conformity and tradition. With the energies swirling around me and my moppets, it seems like this is a good time to focus on creating more of what can be seen as traditional family life. We spend a lot of time together, all four of us, and there is no doubt we are close knit and love each other deeply. Not all my parenting choices would be other peoples' though, and I think that is just fine, because it works for us, but I am aware that the ex may be gearing up to attempt to change our current custody agreement. The only change I would consent to is one that offers me more money and more time (time being the more important factor to me) with them. I have them almost all the time, and I would not have it another way, if I could help it, especially since I have the definite feeling that he is more interested in the money aspect.
I suppose the way the Hierophant relates to this is that when a mediator or officer of the court looks at a parenting situation, they do still look for traditional roles. In our last custody bout, I was told point blank that his home, where he lives with the woman he cheated with, has two "parents" and the court appreciates that, completely disregarding the fact that my home is stable and loving with just me.
It also reminds me that I do not have to trust him to do the right thing, because he never does, and I do not have to trust the judge on the case, because she is just a human, but I do need to trust in the God(dess) who loves me and my children, and their father, who cares for us all and wants what is best for all of us.
These cards are from the Dream Enchantress Tarot by Marco Nizzoli for lo Scarabeo.
I am not a visual artist. The creators of the decks I use are. I try very hard to give proper credit to the artist when I use an image.
My most oft used deck on this blog is the Deviant Moon Tarot, created by Patrick Valenza and published by U.S. Games Systems, Incorporated. Check out his site to buy some fantastic Deviant Moon stuff, or a deck of your own!
A lovely, but digital only, Rider Waite Smith clone deck is the Aquatic by Andreas Schroter. You are allowed to downlaod and use the images.
They also make me tell you that readings are for entertainment purposes only. I'll tell you on my own that if you change your life based on a few cards something is not right there.
78 Whispers Community Page on Google+
The 78 Whispers Community Page on Google+ is a place for everyone who loves tarot to gather, share, learn, and enjoy the company of other diviners. Please join us!
“What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson~
“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.” ~Ashley Smith~
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” ~Rumi~
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.” ~Marianne Williamson~
“Your daily life is your temple and your religion. When you enter into it take with you your all.” ~Kahlil Gibran~
"First you jump off the cliff and you build wings on the way down." ~Ray Bradbury~
“If I discover within myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.” ~C.S. Lewis~
"Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love." ~Rainer Maria Rilke~