Don’t say you didn’t learn anything today. Happy Sunday.
Yes! It’s another self indulgence day! I know, nothing new here! Plus a repeat of a favorite day. Since I always have a terrible time favoring something above something else, I’ll just do whatever I like. Well, yeah, some days it does not suck to be me.
I’ve been ignoring my Tarot Readings lately (and finding that life goes on anyway) but today I will change all that by actually opening up the app, dealing some cards, reading what they have to say and drawing conclusions as I relate them to my real life.
Well, that’s the plan. No one can predict success or failure in this random hit or miss type of undertaking with no living psychic involved in the endeavor. It might be fun, though. We might all learn something. About pigs flying and that kind of thing.
This is from the app aptly named Tarot Reading. Look at me, taking a screen shot on my I-Pad! It only took a couple of google attempts to find directions I could understand because I couldn’t remember how to do this. (Why am I admitting such a thing??) Anyway, on to the readings.
Past – The Fool – This is the beginning and you need to embark on a journey of greater understanding of yourself and life. You cannot remain impulsive and childlike in your beliefs and actions. Plant a seed and a tree will grow. (I hate it when somebody tells me I can’t be impulsive and childlike – it makes me want to stamp my feet and pout.) (And cross my arms and roll my eyes and mature stuff like that.)
Unconscious – The Chariot – You can achieve success in any enterprise of your choice by overcoming obstacles which stand in your way. This success comes from making decisions based upon your beliefs and confidence. Your willpower and diligence will help you emerge from potential adversity as the victor. Enjoy the moment. (Even though you just said my beliefs and actions are impulsive and childlike, I guess now I have to forgive you. Victorious or not, I promise to enjoy the moment.)
Future – The Empress – The richness of your feminine charm and devotion brings the possibility of love or marriage closer to you. Feelings for love, marriage and family are deepening. You feel perfect contentment and a desire for a bright future. This card also means wealth and luck. (That seems to be laying it on a bit thick, but the charm thing certainly makes sense.)
Environment – The Emperor – Open, clear, honest objectives will win support. A feeling of energy, motivation and ambition abounds. There is a sense of purpose and a desire to move forward. Believe in yourself and your visions and others will follow with confidence and commitment. This card indicates rules and structure and the ability to think rationally. (Clearly, the Emperor has mixed me up with somebody else.)
Present – Magician, reversed – Indecision and uncertainty. A cloud of insecurity has descended over your creative energy. The card indicates that the power remains but something is holding it back, the energy is blocked. A project may fall apart and you may lose heart. (No I won’t. My creative energy is just taking a nap. I will wake it up very soon. I will not lose heart, nothing will fall apart and the magician will be flipped up the right way around very soon. Just ask the Emperor.)
Solution – Strength – Courage and strength show that you can do what needs to be done. This card indicates hope and achievement of ones aims. Willpower, faith, perseverance and trust in ones own ability to do what needs to be done can eventually lead to success. Take control of your life. This card is also sometimes the symbol of great passion. (Except for the great passion addendum, I think that’s pretty much what the Emperor and I just said.)
Conclusion – Death – End of an old cycle and the beginning of a new one, although it does not always mean the end, just perhaps a change of direction. Transformation. An old cycle must die in order to let a new one begin. It may be a difficult transition. However, it will bring new possibilities and vitality if you are prepared to let go of the old and allow for the new in love, work, marriage, or health. (It’s always a little scary to draw the death card, but whenever it can be linked with work, well, yay for the death card. The countdown to retirement and personal transformation is indeed on.)
Believe it or not, I drew the cards only once, and not a dozen times. It seemed like a good omen to have so many of them right side up first try.
Cin’s Feb Challenge Day 26 and 27: indulge yourself, fave day and do it again
This is from a Facebook page called “Queen of Your Own Life”. Go there for more Queenisms.
It’s a magical place.
Those are the three cards that turned up on my tarot app today. The association of the Magician with the gentle Moon means that I am now ready to open up to others again, after a period of withdrawal, perhaps caused by disappointment. I am supposed to leave the clouds behind. Life is good. Anyone who works with me had better do what I say. (I swear, I am not making ANY of this up.) The alliance between the Devil and the Magician indicates an inexorable will that is causing me to behave in a devilishly authoritarian way. Luckily, I have the charisma to sweeten the pill.
I seriously love this shit.
Well except for that time I drew both Death and The Hanged Man, one after the other. And topped that with the Tower, showing a burning building with people falling from the windows, portending shock and upheaval. Impending doom is not the first thing you want to think about when you start your day.
I really don’t need to be told that I’m going to be cranky and dictatorial with everybody, so when that happens I re-draw the cards. When they finally decide to say something nice, like how it’s an ideal day to stop worrying and cultivate that zen outlook, I simply choose to go with that.
Insane? Yeah, I guess. But the power of suggestion is a compelling thing. What’s that sociology theory I learned all those decades ago – If men define situations as real, they are real in their consequences. Actions are affected by subjective perceptions.
If you believe that life is good, the consequence is your happiness. If you think you have a cart load of charisma, chances are you will act the way a charismatic person acts. If you can see your way to opening up to others and leaving the clouds behind, life will be good.
Our reality is whatever we choose. I just seem to need more hints and clues and suggestions and maybe even kicks in the ass. The Devil should be able to help me out with that while he’s also giving the boot to Death and the Hanged Man.
Meanwhile, I’ll be dancing with the Magician under the Moon.