Just a short update. I’ve been working on a post that has proven more difficult than I first imagined. It will be coming along shortly.
For now, I thought I’d cover what I do every week with my Tarot cards. Every Sunday or at the latest, Monday morning I draw three cards which are roughly divided up as Early, Mid, and Late in the week. These split down the week as you might imagine. I post this spread across the top of my daily journal for the week so I see it every day.
Early = Sunday evening through Tuesday.
Mid = Late Tuesday evening through Thursday.
Late = Friday morning and through the weekend.
To me, these cards form a navigational chart on how best to sail through both the calm and rough waters. If I see a trouble card coming up I will frequently draw another card or two to help me clarify. Occasionally, I will do a whole other reading. Two weeks ago I had the 5 of Pentacles appear for the end of my week. Concerned about it, I did an entire reading on how I could avoid the effects of that card. It worked perfectly and instead of an exhausting, expensive weekend I was able to plot a course around it. Worked like a charm!
My cards this week:
This week I drew the 8 of Pentacles, The Hanged Man and The Universe (or The World.) The 8 of Pentacles has been absolutely perfect since, as I mentioned, I’m very much bent over this upcoming post which has taken me at least 4 attempts to get it going and several other projects I care very deeply about.
The Hanged Man has me a little more than curious about what’s coming around the corner. A time when it will be best to do nothing. Winning by surrendering. Not pushing forward and simply hanging, upside down if necessary.
The bonus being, of course, is that I am looking at a fairly amazing weekend with the World card waiting for me. Since there are quite a few fun things on tap for the weekend, I’m going to let this one sort itself out on its own. Can’t wait to see what it brings!
As a final touch, I will sometimes draw a card every morning to sort of focus in on the particular day I’m facing. Some days I don’t do it. It’s purely a gut move. I draw from whichever deck feels right. Sometimes it’s another Llewellyn card, other days it might be the Faeries Oracle. I’ve even gone off the beaten path and drawn a card from an I-Ching deck I have. I combine this with the weekly navigation card and get an excellent feel for my day ahead.
Today I drew the 10 of Wands. I’m combining this with my 6 of Pentacles and maybe just a hint of the Hanged man for what is turning out to me a very work filled day, perhaps even a little overburdened. Just in time for the Hanged Man tomorrow! Yay?
If you don’t do a weekly spread, give it a try. Much like a treasured map of rapid filled waters, you might like the reflection and awareness it gives you.