Where to start with a good post... I don't want to pop out of a bag on you, but things around me have been rather heavy lately in my personal life. The Tarot Dailies are cruising a long lovely and I'm actually getting some great responses and even a few readings. Reminder to self, this years goal was living large in my passion and part of that commitment was fearlessly, or in-spite-of-fear, putting myself out there on the market. Tarot has been a huge part of that process, almost as much as my massage, energy work and consulting practice, but the tarot as a path of realization, entering the world through centering on the mysteries tho is not all "Starfish and Coffee."
Sometimes it's just shitty.
There I said it. I went to bed last night thinking that I couldn't possibly figure my way through another day of some "personal events," outside of my work and practice, but I woke this morning to meditation and what I know as "running the energies" through my system and came back to balance.
Post meditation, coffee, ant-invasion, staring blankly and dog walk to get the poo out, I sat down to pull the Daily Tarot and my Guide, the one that is the speaker for most of the others, pointed my attention to a recent Mini-Tarot readings that I had done for someone online.
Today's offering is a spread that I did for myself, "Answer, Inspiration, Soul."
Daily Tarot: July 14, 2013
“People get into a heavy-duty sin and guilt trip, feeling that if things are going wrong, that means that they did something bad and they are being punished. That's not the idea at all. The idea of karma is that you continually get the teachings that you need to open your heart. To the degree that you didn't understand in the past how to stop protecting your soft spot, how to stop armoring your heart, you're given this gift of teachings in the form of your life, to give you everything you need to open further.” ― Pema Chödrön
I'm including the reading layout at the end of this post for you so you can more accurately lay the spread yourself.
The reading below is my expanded Daily Tarot for a more universal meaning.
Question: On the path of my passion, what is the message for today?
"The connection is not being made to the moment where wheels are spinning and courage becomes necessary. It's time to step outside of "safe." The swirl of negative emotional energy about you is not your karma. It takes greater courage not to engage it and instead take heed from the dream, the inspiring force of what you want to do. How does it feel, what does it taste like, what will you be doing when the dream is realized?Deeper still we can say that maybe your dreams are offering you insight into the moment you are experiencing now. There are situations now that you are dealing with on a subconscious level and meeting them head on does not feel possible, considering dreams we can then embrace what is occurring on a mythic level; and so inspired apply that insight to the more substantive steps in the process. "Where to next?"
Your Soul level is seeking a degree of control but events it may be that those who are in the driving seat with you may be asleep at the wheel, or so engaged in their own conditions that you should take the reins of your life, work with the beasts before you, and start to drive the course in the direction that is best for the you, your partner, or those involved in your life now.
This may also apply to you, and only you, so consider that you may need to take action now than wait for others to mitigate their energies to a point of ready. You can always meet up again, when situations are resolved." ― Scott KS
Answer. Inspiration. Soul.
This particular spread evolved out of the three card spread and what's becoming an important part of my practice that I call "Three Worlds Work."
The cards along the middle detail the answer to the question, in this case I asked about my path and passion. This is in the middle world position. The card above in position 4 is indicative of the higher source energies and the insight or inspiration that is being transmitted,you might consider this the level of the "higher self" or "angelic." The 5th card is in the position of the Soul message, which I place in the lower world. I do this for various reasons but mostly because I do not see "soul" as something "out of body" but deep within us, something that arises, and that we can cultivate, and so my association to the ancestors, the subconscious, and the darkness bridge here.
The three perspectives are intended to offer a practical answer (cards 1, 2 and 3), an inspiration (card 4) and a personal and resonate message from the greater self to the conscious self (card 5).
Naturally you could build off the reading on any of these card positions. I have several decks myself and I like to pull out another deck that is more poetic, or straight forward, and lay cards around the existing reading in shapes such as a square (representing foundations) or circle (the bigger picture or sphere or influence) etc to see how the messages expand. For questions, this spread is becoming pretty effective and drawing me into my wisdom sources and pulling out answers.
You can download or print this spread if you'd like. If you share the post or image, please as I noted on the photo, provide credit and ping back or link back.
Yes... Well, there is.
I'm looking at a few places in the coming weeks to offer readings outside of the online and out of the house venues. Baring any some big life events blowing up in my face and derailing me to take care of more important things I remain available via the "Divination Page" for Mini-Tarot Readings, or appointments in and around Los Angeles.
Learn more about my readings, including Mini-Tarot Readings here: http://thesacredother.com/divination/
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