My card of the day is drawn from one of my own treasured decks; my interpretation is drawn from my intuition and from my many years of experience as a professional tarot reader.
Each time I read in this way, I add to my own experience of the arcana, the journey is evolutionary. I hope that my reflections will add something to your own understanding of this mystical and ancient craft.
Today, I was asked to interpret three cards from this deck, referencing the 4 Chalices as a starting point. Normally I select the cards myself, so this is a different way of reading for me.
The disappointment clearly displayed on this young woman’s face is palpable. Stranded upon an inhospitable headland, while the waves of a churning ocean crash into the rock beneath her feet, she gazes longingly at a bright start above her.
Behind her we see 3 beautiful chalices; they are not broken, but they do not appear to interest her. She ignores a dolphin that breaches the waves before her, offering her another beautiful chalice.
I feel her sadness, her longing and her lack of enthusiasm. What has brought her to this low? And what can the cards offer in relation to this disappointing situation?
First the 7 of Orbs and as the balloon flies higher and higer its occupant takes on board more and more orbs. But even as he collects new ideas, his own thougts and visions drift away on the breeze.
Have you become so immersed in other peoples’ ideas that you have forgotten your own vision? Why did you begin this journey in the first place?
Orbs or swords are about integrity, knowledge and the power of the intellect. It is good to listen and learn, but to manifest your own dreams, you must remain true to your ideals, even if they don’t conform to the ideas of others who would take you in a different direction.
Nine of Orbs reinforces the guidance of 7 of Orbs. It seems that you have wandered so far from your own true path that you no longer clearly see your way ahead. You have stopped listening to your own thoughts, hearing only the clamour of other peoples’ ideas of what is good for you.
Sage of Chalices asks you what is important to you? Has it changed? She is the ultimate healer, balancer and bringer of harmony. She asks you, in a very real way, to reconnect to your own feelings. Take some time out, pamper yourself, spend some time in meditation. What do you want? How do you feel?
Only by remembering your own vision can you return to creating the reality you choose.
The absence of Fire in this spread reminds us how limiting following someone else’s vision really is. The absence of Earth shows us that we must be grounded in our own body in order to complete our earthly mission.
Does it matter what other people think? Do they really know best?
It is good to listen and consider other ideas, it stops us from stagnating. But each one of us has their own journey and a truth. If we lose track of that truth, we cannot fulfil our earthly mission – our destiny.
Listen to your own thoughts, reconnect to spirit and follow your heart, for only in this way can you bring about your own heart’s desire.
Mitakuye Oyasin – We Are All Related