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Qualities – The Empress: Growth, creative, expansive, life-affirming, abundance, bounty, beneficence, matriachal

Verbs – Temperance: Measuring, moderating, blending, mixing, balancing

Objects – The Moon: Dreams, illusions, the night, the subconscious, primal, cycles, the dark

Putting them together gives me:

Measure growth in dreams

Creativity blends with the subconscious

Balance expansive illusions

Bounty moderates the night

Abundant illusions come in nightly cycles

I like measure growth in dreams. It sounds positive – what better yardstick than your dreams? Which ones have you attained? Which ones are still on your list to achieve? How different would life be if countries measured how well they had met their citizens’ dreams? This of course, would be wonderful if we all had the same dreams. However, this is not the case. People’s dreams for a happy life are different in the details although they may share a core – a dream of peace, happiness for their family, clean water, food to eat, enough money to live comfortably, religious and political freedom. How does our country fare in helping its people achieve those core aims? Some seem to do it more successfully than others.

Abundant illusions come in nightly cycles makes me smile. My nightly dreams are certainly abundant and most definitely have the quality of illusions. The question is, are my daytime dreams really any less outlandish sometimes? This little proverb also hints to me the role of sleep in helping us sort through the events of the day. Often my dreams will pinpoint something I’m not seeing clearly. My illusions manifest in glorious technicolor, fully realised and vivid. Of course, when I wake up I see how ridiculous they are. Honest. 🙂









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Do and Don’t

A simple Do/Don’t do spread for today.

Do! – Ace of Wands

This is a beautiful card – the aces in this deck are among my favourites. This angel is kneeling with a white flower in their hand, focused on something ahead of them. With the wand in the hand, the book on the floor and the candle to one side, it feels like they are undertaking some sort of ritual. It reminds me of my desire to find some meaningful ritual to keep connected to the sacred on a daily basis. I’ve been experimenting with a few different ideas to see what works best for me. This card gives me the impetus to keep it up.

Don’t Do! Eight of Wands

More fiery wands energy! This time there is a cautionary note not to try and proceed too quickly. The way that the angel is glancing at those flying wands make me think of those times when I want to see quick results. It is a gentle reminder that sometimes things need to proceed at a slower pace.

These cards point to the importance of taking time to ourselves, to slow down and connect. Life does not always have to be lived at break-neck speed. Sometimes we need to be the tortoise rather than the hare.












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Creative input

At the moment there are a couple of ambitions I’m working on. One is to write more – short stories, poetry. I just want to get my creative juices flowing. Unfortunately, I seem to have reached the infamous writer’s block and am struggling for inspiration or just to get started. I come up with an idea and promptly reject if for being too stupid.

Tarot to the rescue!

To get myself out of this unproductive rut, I’ve pulled 3 cards to write a story about. I’m not going to worry about quality as my inner critic is the source of my block – I’m just going to concentrate on getting it down on paper.

So we have: Queen of Wands, Nine of Swords and Six of Cups

Possible scenarios:

  • Charismatic go-getter struggles with painful self-doubt and wishes life was simpler
  • Two boys play together in a garden unaware that their father has just had a terrible premonition about their mother
  • A woman is stuck in a nightmare past, unable to break free
  • Career woman falls into coma and becomes trapped in the prison of her mind.
  • Woman worries endlessly about her children so locks them in a walled garden to keep them safe.

The Queen of Wands in this deck has an odd quality of stillness to her – she looks quite meditative but all that red suggests a dangerous quality. A few ideas to play with anyway. 🙂

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In Memoriam

On this date, 10 years ago, my Dad died. I miss his humour and sound advice enormously so the following spread is in honour of him. I used the Golden Tarot by Kat Black.

What is his greatest gift to me? Judgement

Here lies the chance to be reborn, to start afresh in a new life. In many ways, this fits not only my response after his death – when I reinvented myself and changed in many fundamental ways – but also his attitude in life. He always encouraged me to try new things and not be tied to the past. If something wasn’t working, he’d tell me to try a different way. I always felt that his support would be there even if I messed things up spectacularly. It gave me the courage to be adventurous.

What advice would he give me now? Queen of Wands

Of all the court cards, this is the one which I’ve always identified as not being like me. I struggle to be assertive, to take charge and be a leader. My natural default position is to be reflective and reactive. I know that I need to take charge and be more proactive in a particular part of my life so this is very good advice for me. It won’t be easy to step into her shoes but if I want the situation to change, I’m going to have to.

What would he encourage me to laugh at? Nine of Coins

This seems very apt. One of the things which is holding me back, is my worry that the change will lead to a loss of my financial comfort and independence. Maybe I just need to lighten up about it and trust that the change will still bring money. It will be different but it does not need to lead to hardship.  She is surrounded by the abundance of nature which perhaps is pointing to the fact that my life can be enriched in other ways.

Thanks, Dad! 🙂









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