Daily Draw - Two of Pentacles, Eight of Wands, Six of Pentacles
Uuuuuggggghhh... there are no words for how deeply I despise this Two of Pentacles card. Enough that had I seen it in the deck before it came home to me, I might have forgone the whole shebang. It's not really the card's fault, just that I am THAT terrified of snakes.
But, even so, the cards are pretty clear in their message. Look at all those pencils as Wands! That is writing, isn't it, and writing fast! I often see the Two of Pentacles as managing our day to day affairs, and I think my absolute biggest nightmare in this card shows me how overwhelming I find all the day to day details, and how, like if I saw a snake, I just run and hide from them. (One of my longtime friends posted on facebook about seeing a little snake slither across his floor behind the stove the other day, in his newly moved into house. I told him to thank his lucky stars he had his wife and not me because I would have insisted on him packing right back up and moving out again. I would have been at a nice, clean, cool, snake free hotel. It's THAT bad for me.) Attending to my life's little details leaves me free to concentrate on my writing, but conversely, worrying about doing them takes up a lot of time and creative energy that should be going into writing. I think that is the message in the scary Two of Pentacles card for me.
Now the Six of Pentacles, showing up on the right side of the spread, mirrors the Six of Wands from yesterday, but on the other side. The gentleman is calmer now, not under the frantic need to get through the next obstacle, and in a place where he can strike a deal with confidence and assurance. The thing about the Six of Pentacles is sometimes you are the giver and sometimes you have to receive graciously.
In a nutshell, this reading says to face my fears, deal with my life, but not drown in the details of my life, write furiously, and then reap the rewards. I like this reading.
These images are from the Prairie Tarot by Robin Ator, available here.
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.
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“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~