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.

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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.

Spread-A-Day: Day 7

Date: February 7, 2015
Deck: Black Cat Tarot
Created by: arcanemysteries

Day 7

What specific goal should I focus on?
IV – The Emperor – authority, structure, solid foundation

My dad. If there is anyone who fits the description of “…domination of the mind over the heart” and a “…leader who demands authority and dominance,” it would be my dad.  He has said to me on many occasions that he “demands and deserves my love and respect” simply because he is my father.

The family meeting that will be happening at the end of the month is about my attitude and actions toward my dad.  My sisters don’t understand why I don’t want to speak to him anymore and so this meeting will be a chance for them to listen to what I have to say (though from what the cards have told me many times this week, the meeting will not go well).

What will motivate me to carry out this goal?
Four of Swords – contemplation, passivity, relaxation

The days are counting down to when everyone will be over to hear what I have to say, but in the mean time, I just need to relax, chill. Don’t exert too much energy about this meeting.

How can I hold myself accountable for my progress?
Knight of Pentacles – routine, methodical, conservatism

Go about my business like I always have.  Get up, shower, go to work, come home, do tarot. Keep my routine and don’t stray, because then I’m going to stress and that stress is going to blow everything out of proportion. Keep doing what I have been doing.

What must I release, or let go it, to make my goal a reality?
I – The Magician – power, concentration, resourcefulness

Let go.  I just need to fucking let go.  Calm down.  Keep my cool, don’t get overly emotional, no outbursts, no pointing fingers.  Let my mind wander, it’s okay.  Just let it all… float… away…  The more I try to keep everything together about this meeting, the less chance I have to be sane during it.

How will achieving this goal transform my life?
Two of Pentacles – balance, adaptability

Whether or not this meeting will go well, in the end, everything will have a place, I will learn to live with the new dynamics.

I really liked this spread! The questions are well thought out, especially question three. I thought it was clever and a novel way if asking what someone should do. Fantastic!

Spread-A-Day: Day 2

Date: February 2, 2015
Deck:
Shadowscapes Tarot
Created By: maddiviner

Day 2

How can I help my followers?
VI – The Lovers – balance, energy flow, relationships, values alignment

I started this blog because I wanted a place that would be for magic and spirituality only. Those who follow me, hopefully, want to see some of the same things. And so, because you follow me, I should be giving back to you, by getting to know you, by creating some sort of a relationship with you. I should be offering something to you in return, as thanks.

What topics should I address?
V – The Hierophant – ritual, pursuing knowledge, deeper meaning, belief system

Am I the salamander? Asking the questions and learning? Or am I the Hierophant? Giving the knowledge and teaching? I feel I am both, though leaning more towards the teacher. I have just begun my path into paganism and spirituality and I have learned many things, yet my thirst for knowledge is ever growing. But in learning techniques and advice, I feel I must share them. I should address more about what I believe, how I do my rituals, what I see in the mundane. It is everything and anything I encounter that will help me give back.

What can I learn from the people I follow?
Ten of Pentacles – wealth, inheritance, “lasting beneficial situation and position”

Wealth of knowledge, coming into my spiritual talents, finally being in a place where learning about magic, paganism, spirituality will actually help me. The people I follow will expand my mind and give me what I’ve been looking for: a place where I can learn about magic, witchcraft, tips, tricks, and lore, and not feel like I’m going to persecuted.

What negative influences should I avoid?
Four of Swords – contemplation, passivity, relaxation

I should avoid taking a break? Hmm… Maybe I should avoid those who view magic and paganism with a ho-hum attitude? I should avoid keeping everything to myself?

What will my blog be like in the future?
King of Cups – generosity, patience, compassion

My blog will be kind to newcomers, because I am also very much new to everything. I will be generous with my knowledge, patient with those ask questions, and I hope love and compassion will shine through.

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