Spread-A-Day: Day 14

Date: February 14, 2015
Deck: Black Cats Tarot
Created by: arcanemysteries & ragabashwitch

Day 14

What is my relationship like with myself?
Nine of Cups – reward, comfort, happiness

I have a very good relationship with myself.  I try to listen to my body in what it tells me; I know when to stop pushing myself. I have come a long way to get as comfortable as I am in my own skin, but for the most part, I am happy myself.

How can I love myself more?
Knight of Cups – romance, charm, imagination

While I listen very well to my body, I need to do more to show that I care about it. I need to do more for myself.  Make myself smile with that impulse book; let my imagination go wild.

What do others love about me?
XI – Justice – fairness, truth, cause and effect

I have no lies.  I can see the truth quite clearly when someone is telling me what is going on.  I give advice that is helpful to them and will bring them to a better solution.  I also understand the dangers in certain situations.  People come to me because I know what’s going on.

How can I share love with others?
Seven of Cups – fantasy, wishful thinking, choices

I can be serious when I need to be, but I can also show people I care about them by joking with them.  Making them feel at ease.  If they come to me with something that is bothering them, I’ll give my advice, but then I’ll lighten the mood by indulging in their fantasies about whatever is problematic in their lives.  They walk away knowing what to do, but also feeling better about the situation.

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.

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Mind – 9 of Cups – happiness, satisfaction

Had a few days where my mind was my own worst enemy, mainly because I think too much. But it’s calmed down lately.

Body – 4 of Wands – harmony, home

Over the years I’ve been feeling more comfortable in my own skin. And it’s starting to feel okay now, I’m learning about my body and that makes me wiser in my choices.

Spirit – Page of Swords – guardian

I am really defensive when it comes to anything that might really hurt me, as it takes a long time for me get over whatever happened. That’s not to say I’m completely closed off. I’m just really cautious.