I’ve spent a chunk of my morning updating the past two days of my Lenormand daily draws. Both days had very particular lessons for me. The one in particular I want to point back to is the one for Sept. 25. Feel free to go back and read the Update section for the full story. I’d like to chat about it briefly not to wave my own flag about a good deed done but, instead, about the lesson it taught me regarding oracles and cartomancy.
So often when we read the cards and oracles for ourselves we fall into a passive role. We read the cards about what is going to happen to us and how we should respond to them. When we read for others we tell them what might be coming towards them. For instance, in my daily reading for the 25th, it seemed the cards indicated a powerful gift would be occurring during the day. I immediately thought that I, or my family, would be receiving this gift. I won’t lie. It brightened my day and put me in a good mood. I think something similar might occur to any of us. However, throughout the day, no overt gift appeared. No mysterious benefactors arrived handing us deeds to large tracts of woodlands and no leprechauns arrived with a smile and a pot of gold. A beginner to oracles might have taken a negative view of the day at this point.
Instead, what did happen is that I ended up taking an active role in the world around me and I became the mysterious benefactor who handed someone else a powerful gift. By doing it, I received a powerful gift in return because it showed me how an oracle can do a 180 degree turn on you. It showed me how my own proactive actions can change the world around you, how you can send ripples out from you instead of just taking the mindset of things always coming towards you.
I think this might be one of the dangers of constantly doing readings for just yourself and why some warn against it. It is easy to guide someone else on how to handle a situation but it might be something very different to help ourselves with similar advice. We can also become to familiar with our own voice, our own advice and get stuck in a rut which leads us to becoming less effective and less truthful with ourselves.
The next time you do a reading for yourself remember to turn the table around. How might the cards be showing you how YOU can effect the world around you instead of assuming a passive role?