"It's often best to do the opposite of what your fear is telling you to do." ~Danielle Laporte, Daily Truthbombs
- Card #1- What is my fear telling me to do?
- Card #2- How does acting on this fear manifest in my life?
- Card #3- What is the outcome if I continue listening to the fear?
- Card #4- What should I do instead?
- Card #5- What can help me putting this into action?
- Card #6- What is the outcome of defying my fear and successfully implementing Card #5?
|Dream Raven Tarot- Lovers, Hierophant, Seven of Swords|
How does acting on this fear manifest in my life? The Hierophant- I have become intractable and ever more stubborn as I try to hold on to these beliefs, whether they warrant the adoration or not, I am growing fat (symbolically) and complacent, happy (or telling myself I am) to sit on this perch instead of exploring the big, beautiful world.
What is the outcome if I continue listening to the fear? Seven of Swords- Listening to the fear is causing me to rob myself of experiences that I need to have, to grow, to make more money, and to live fully in this moment. I have two Swords firmly in hand, looking back to the two figures on The Lovers, but five more (looking back to the Hierophant) are escaping and I will never be able to grab them all at once. The trying is making me quite grumpy.
|Dream Raven Tarot- Fool, Four of Swords, Five of Pentacles|
What can help me putting this into action? Four of Swords- There is a difference between grasping and holding softly. The Seven of Swords illustrates desperate, grasping energy. This Four of Swords is a gentler, more intimate touch. I need to find the idea I actually love, instead of the one I feel like I should love. I need to utilize what I can hold on loosely to, not what I have to grasp and grapple for. I also need to spend quiet time where clarity can find me.
What is the outcome of defying my fear and successfully implementing Card #5? Five of Pentacles- I will learn to draw security from my own self, abilities, and creation, rather than continually looking for outside of myself. I will be better able to compartmentalize work, putting away in the branches of the tree like these Pentacles have been so carefully placed when it is time.
When I total up these cards, I come to 13, Death, which makes sense as I look to my lens for the week, which is Death. There are things that need to be let go of since they no longer work, to make room for new things to come in. What is gone can create fertile ground for the future, like the mistakes I have made have set me up for success, even if only by ruling out what doesn't work. Tarot is cool like that.
I have found this spread insightful and helpful. I hope you will, too, if you get a chance to try it out. We can do this spread, or any other, together if you book a reading with me.
These cards are from Dream Raven Tarot by Beth Seilonen, published by Schiffer Books.