3CardMay: Day 8

day 8

Date: May 8th, 2015
Deck: Shadowscapes Tarot

Yin
Four of Wands – hope, joy, “…be prepared to continue with the work that has achieved this point.”

My hard work pays off in the end and when it does it is absolutely wonderful.  I’m not one for complete reverie, though, I can still work and play at the same time.

Yang
Six of Cups – good intentions, childhood innocence, simple joys and pleasures

Seems a bit contrary to the first card, wouldn’t you say? But it makes sense to me. I love my work, I love what I do. I love seeing the animals begin to recover hours after surgery. But I’ve filled my life with mostly work these past four or five years that I don’t really have any friends outside of my job. I’ve lost sight of having fun for the sake of having fun instead of joking around with coworkers to knock off some stress.

What I Need To Develop To Stay In The Flow
Nine of Swords – inner turmoil, vulnerability, fear

I don’t think I need to develop this but rather recognize it: I am afraid of going out on my own and making new friends. I like the comfort of the friends I have, though they be but work friends. It’s hard and I want to meet new people… but I’m scared.

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Drew a card for the day and got the Five of Cups, a card of loss, regret, and mourning. Confused why this card showed up, I drew another card, asking that same question: why? And got the Six of Cups, a card childhood innocence, simple joys, and the open-mindedness of a child’s perspective. Yeah, work has been tough because the new manager has been putting his foot down, new people are lying and not doing their work, and I have to be the actual middle-man. A rock and a hard place. I’m not really fond of it.

Spread-A-Day: Day 17

Date: February 17, 2015
Deck: Black Cats Tarot
Created by: leviosacrimson

Day 17

What am I being challenged to achieve or accomplish?
Four of Swords – rest, recuperation, relaxation

I am being challenged to stay calm and just let things happen.  I’m already hurting, there’s no need to keep fighting when no one’s around.

A resource, skill, or piece of knowledge that will help me.
Six of Cups – reunion, nostalgia, innocence

The family meeting coming is going to be like a mini reunion, where the ultimate goal is to piece the family back together, to be as whole as we can be.  I don’t think that’s going to happen because my truth, my personal innocence will prevent it, because ultimately, my sisters won’t understand my position.

A fear or limitation that is holding me back.
Knight of Swords – opinionated, hasty, communicative

Hmm… I probably shouldn’t have emailed my sister then, to confirm that dad won’t be at the meeting.  I’m trying not to sound like I don’t care about the meeting, but I really kind of don’t.

The action to take.
King of Pentacles – security, control, discipline

I need to control what I say, do, and think when it comes to the family meeting. Anything that could upset me and get my blood going is not going to be good overall.

Spread-A-Day: Day 16

Date: February 16, 2015
Deck: Black Cats Tarot
Created by: wolfmoontarot

Day 16

What am I thinking and dreaming about?
Six of Cups – reunion, nostalgia

I am thinking and dreaming about thinking and dreaming. =D I’m remembering how it used to be in the family.  We worked really well together and then once my dad left, everything fell apart.  I’m also worried about when I meet my sisters for the family meeting, a good portion of it will be about remembering the good ol’ days.  And I don’t want that.  I want to move forward.

Any warnings from my intuition?
Knight of Swords – hasty, action-oriented, opinionated

My intuition is telling me don’t be overreact, think things through.  Again, my words have more weight to them than I know.  I need to keep calm and rational.

Where will I land if I continue in the direction of my thoughts?
Three of Pentacles – initial fulfillment, collaboration, learning

I feel something good will come of being nostalgic for a bit… maybe remembering the past will help to break the ice in the beginning?  We’ll see how each of us defines what has happened.  But I feel that wall behind the feline artist is important.  We’ll see how each of us understands things, but ultimately, we’ll be separated by our own truths.

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Where am I coming from?
Four of Swords – rest, “that still and silent place”

In the pilot episode of “Charmed,” Phoebe mentions a series of wood carvings that were in the Book of Shadows of three sister witches.  In the first carving, they were asleep, oblivious to all that was around them. And the the second carving, they are awake.  I feel in the past, you were akin to the first wood carving Phoebe mentions.  For the lady in the card is asleep, blissful in her dreaming.  But I also feel that you felt there was something more to what you knew was out there.  I feel like you’ve have certain experiences over time that happened to you, or you were witness to, but you couldn’t explain… unless there was something more.

Who am I?
Seven of Pentacles – reward for work and effort, appreciation, different approaches

You have delved into magic, witchcraft, paganism.  Whichever words best describes your interests, you have found the door that leads to it. And now you’re like a kid in a candy store.  As you look around you are amazed at how people do things, at how they get results.  I get the feeling that you might have been stoked when you realized that the energy you put out into the world did what you intended it to do, you actually saw results.  You can do this.  And as you go along and study and learn, you have an appreciate for those that are helping others learn how to what you do.  You’ve already got a basket full of information that has served you well, but adding to it over time is what will make you happy.

Where am I going?
Six of Cups – childhood innocence, remembering

Okay, so, when I meditated on where you were going, I saw an image of an ocean shore, and then fifteen or twenty feet away was a distinct “boundary” line of grass and trees. So when this card came up, I actually laughed because the picture is very similar to what I saw.  Water line and then a little distance away was grass and plants.

I get the feeling that every now and then, as you grow in your learnings, you’re going to reminisce of how you were before you truly woke up.  And how you don’t know what you’re life would be like if you didn’t go on this path.  It’s not a negative remembering, but more of a sigh, and then “Gosh, was I ever so unknowing.”  I also feel that as you grow, you will be helping others grow.  That information that you’re collecting now will be food for thought for other people.

Date: December 28th, 2014
Deck: Black Cat Tarot
Spread: Wheel of Your Year (slightly modified to add three crossings, cards 19/20 from this spread)

1) Significator. This card represents you as you go into the new year.11-xi-justice

XI – Justice – fairness, truth, law

As I go into the New Year, I am hanging onto what is right and what is wrong, especially what happened during the month of December. I had two talks with two different people and they both were about, to some degree, what I thought was right and what I thought was wrong; about what I did because I wanted to be right, but my actions were wrong; about what I know to be the truth and what form justice should take.

2) January.

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4 of Swords – contemplation, recuperation, rest

I need to stop whatever I’ve been fighting and just relax. The first month should be about me recuperating my mind and emotions. I don’t need to fight-fight-fight all the time, that will just wear me down. I need to stop and get myself together because the battle is not done. I’ve got work to do.

3) February.

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5 of Cups – loss, disappointment, bereavement

I think this is going to be a hard month for me. I have a feeling that I’ll still be battling whatever I’m going through, but I will also have losses that have to do with a father-like figure and someone I regard as a sister. Because in the image I had, they felt like family but were not blood related. They have a sad smile on their faces, turn away from me, and walk towards a bright light. Cliche, I know, but that’s what I saw. And I will be left watching them go.

4) March.

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XII – The Hanged Man – suspension, letting go, sacrifice

I will need to make a significant decision about what happened in the background of February, but I need to hold off until the time is right so that the decision I make can turn into a better outcome. This card may be telling me that I need to sacrifice something close to me to help make the outcome better.

5) April.

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Page of Pentacles – manifestation, financial opportunity, new job

I think the events of the past three months have quieted and died down (aka the fighting is over and we’re all licking our wounds), so now is the time to act on all of those ideas I’ve got running around in my head! With enthusiasm and desire, I can venture into a new hobby or a business venture. Learning, gaining knowledge, attaining wisdom and new skills are what I should be focusing on.

6) May.

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II – The High Priestess – intuition, higher powers, subconscious mind

I feel this month has much to do with my spirituality. The High Priestess represents Artemis but I do not think she will be the main focus here. She will be by my side helping, definitely, but my sight is on something else. If I take the time to pursue what I want, I will get it. Whatever spiritually “it” is.

7) June.

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Knight of Wands – energy, passion, lust, adventure

This is the month for me to go-go-go! Lots of running around, I feel, being productive toward a physical goal. Taking those leaps and bounds; keep my eyes on the prize.

8) July.

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8 of Wands – speed, action, air travel

The energy and movement from June carries over into July as what I’m working toward is now turing into a real thing that I can touch. Something physical. I know I have some travel plans for July, hopefully they come true!

9) August.

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Queen of Swords – quick thinker, organized, perceptive, independent

Now that what I’ve been building has been made into something I can touch and see and feel, it’s time to get the details together about it. And I need to do it quick. This is the month for me to use my brain instead of my heart.

10) September.

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6 of Wands – public recognition, progress, (victory)

In June and July, I’m running around trying to get this thing into existence. In August, it will be made with the i’s dotted and the t’s crossed. And in September, whatever it is, is going to get the spotlight. I feel I may be attributed to that recognition, but I will be seen as the “man behind the curtain” (hence ‘victory’ is in parenthesis). The real focus will be on the object/idea.

11) October.

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7 of Cups – fantasy, illusion, wishful thinking

Options. I’m going to be given options, a lot of them. And my imagination is going to go into overdrive as I think about each one and what they could all positively bring. I can’t have it all so I need to be clear about what I want exactly and then make informed decisions. It may be that taking the second rate option will turn out to be far better than grabbing onto the first rate opportunity.

12) November.

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6 of Cups – reunion, nostalgia, memories

I feel this card is dealing with my sister or the sister-like relationship from February. We will reconcile and talk about “the good ole days.” Understanding and hugging will happen.

13) December.

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8 of Swords – isolation, self-imposed restriction

This is me ‘punishing’ myself for something. This has nothing to do with any influences from friends or family. This is all me. It may be an action I did that, while it wasn’t the wrong thing to do, I felt that it was terrible, and so I’m locking myself in my room, feeling bad about whatever happened. When in all reality, it’s just me looking at myself too harshly, as everyone else is fine with what I did or don’t even care. Inside my room, I am brooding. Outside my room, no one gives a second thought about it. They just want me to come out and join them.

14) Crossing 1. Over-arching challenges, situations, or influences that will be crossing my path, for better or worse.

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Ace of Cups – love, compassion, overwhelming emotion

I will be giving so much love this year and in return people will be drowning me with their love and compassion. When I say drown, I mean, holy crap, you guys better stop or I’m going to cry. I probably will cry from happiness at least once this year.

15) Crossing 2. Over-arching challenges, situations, or influences that will be crossing my path, for better or worse.

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8 of Cups – escapism, abandonment, withdrawal

I don’t like the keywords. The card tells me that while I may be content with what I have, I want to see what’s beyond the comfort of my home. My little white book says, “Departure. Even in the most stable and comfortable situations there may always be a woodworm of restlessness that obliges us to set out on our travels.” I have a feeling that I’m going to get that itch to travel, to roam, to explore what’s beyond my backdoor. Only question is… will I do it? Will I pack up and go? If I do, will it be temporary, just a quick trip, or am I settling down somewhere? I get the feeling that wherever I go, it’s going to be far. I just don’t know the longevity.

16) Crossing 3. Over-arching challenges, situations, or influences that will be crossing my path, for better or worse.

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VI – The Lovers – love, union, values alignment

I don’t think I’ll be getting into a romantic relationship this year, so far as the cards are telling me, but whomever I do have any kind of relationship with (parent, sibling, friend, etc), we will be growing closer this year. I feel this has to do with friends at work. We will be in sync; unstoppable. But who knows, with Ace of Cups and The Lovers as two of my crossings for next year, maybe I will begin a relationship.

January-February-March: These first three months are going to be hard and I will have to be careful about what I say and do. Contemplation is needed, especially in March. I see the cards, in this order, as a fall-winter-spring metaphoric progression.

April: A new venture or new activity… this may have something to do with what will be starting in June.

May: Much spirituality! Very magic! (Aaaaand Artemis just whacked me over the head because I made that joke.)

June-July-August-September: Busy busy busy! I will see this thing from when it was just a baby thought all the way to presenting itself out into the world. This is going to be interesting. Also, there is a crap ton of positivity and productivity oozing from June and July. Jus’ sayin’.

October-November-December: I dream of better things; I remember better things; I lock myself away because the thing I did was not better. I can see the cards, in order, as a kind of night-dawn-day when looking at the colors.

Majors: 4/16
Cups: 5/16
Swords: 3/16
Wands: 3/16
Pentacles: 1/16

Deity Identification Spread

Date: December 14th, 2014
Deck: Black Cats Tarot
Spread From: hellboundwitch

I have already been in contact with my deity, Artemis, a few times. When I told her that I wanted to ask her a few questions through the cards, she was amused. I did the spread on the floor of my bedroom, and at first Artemis was sitting next to me. But once I changed decks, because the first deck just wasn’t cutting it (aha! I’m so punny.), she then sat on the edge of my bed in contemplation. After going through the cards that were dealt, I realized that she was giving me advice for a situation that is currently on-going in my life and has given me terrible amounts of stress for a few years. This situation will be resolved, one way or another, within the week, and Artemis was trying to help me get through it.

1) Who is this deity?

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3 of Cups (reversed) – three’s a crowd

From what I know of Artemis, and from what I’ve learned from watching her, she likes to venture out on her own. She’s not one for big groups, or even groups over two. She likes to work one on one. I see this card also as a loose meaning of virginity, as she is protector of maidens and is a virgin herself.

2) What will our relationship be like?

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9 of Cups – comfort, happiness

Our relationship is going to be one of satisfaction. I feel that she is going to be right there by my side helping me through my issues and the end result will be all the more sweet because I know I’ll always have someone to back me up.

3) What do you want from me?

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Queen of Swords (reversed) – overly-emotional

There is a situation going on in my personal life that has spilled over into the wider circle of my family life and it is driving my emotions through the wringer. Artemis wants me to basically stop being so emotional. To think more with my head, not my heart, as my heart is getting me into all sorts of trouble. One of the keywords for this card I’ve seen is “bitchy,” while Artemis doesn’t want me to be exactly that, she does want me to check my emotions at the door.

4) How can I best make this happen?

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7 of Pentacles (reversed) – limited success or reward

She wants me to stop investing so much time and energy into this shitty situation because I knew before this all happened that if I were to finally give an answer, then I would get nothing in return. I’ve been wanting to back out of this situation for a long time now, and yet, I keep sticking my nose where I know it won’t do me any good. Artemis wants to me to quit before serious shots are fired.

5) What may get in my way?

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6 of Cups (reversed) – stuck in the past

I know I’m stuck on the linear progression of how this shitty situation has come to be in the present. I’m going to be, and am already, obsessive about where it started, what came next, and how it has come to this.

6) Outcome of the relationship.

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II – High Priestess (reversed) – listen to my inner voice

The High Priestess (reversed) tells me that I need to step away from the mundane, earthly things and listen to my intuition has to say, and ultimately, what Artemis has to say (as the High Priestess (upright) represents her). When I get too caught up in the day to day tasks and not enough on the spiritual or other-wordly, I need to sit down and just listen to the quiet. Re-align myself with my higher purpose. Calm down. Stop being so grounded and try to be more other-worldly.