Tarot Shadow Work Challenge

Quick disclaimer: Before beginning with this challenge, I’d like you to ask yourself: Am I ready for this? Do I want to do this? Shadow work can be frightening; it might tear some half healed wounds open. If you are on any antidepressants, experience depression or anxiety, or under psychiatric care, please, please consider leaving this challenge for another time. It might just make things worse and I don’t want anyone going even further down the slope because of me. Please be honest with yourself. I am in no way a psychologist, nor do I claim to be. I have made this challenge based on what I understand of taking control of our whole self and life. This is what I do in my private life and it works for me, but I do not take any responsibility for how it might affect others. Thank you!

october tarot shadow work challenge

I have made this challenge for tarot readers who are interested in Shadow Work. What is that, you ask? There are plenty of articles on the internet about it, so if you want to do your research, you have plenty of resources. In short: The Shadow, or Shadow Self is the Jungian concept of our less shiny and socially acceptable sides. This is where our instincts, fears and rage reside. If the conscious and the Shadow don’t communicate with each other, the Shadow might become overbearing. Working with your Shadow enables you to understand WHY you react to certain things in a certain way, and then TRANSFORM it to be more healthy. Quick example: your kids have eaten crisps in the living room and now crumbles are all over the place. You start yelling at them and give a few slaps for good measure. Shadow work asks you to stop when you see the crumbs and think. It is only crisps. Vacuuming it up will barely take a minute. Why would I hit my children over such a small thing? And indeed, asking WHY might lead you to a pattern brought from your childhood, an aspect of yourself that you would happily take no notice of. The point of this exercise is to take note of these patterns, make them conscious and change them. Ready? If you post it on social media, don’t forget to use #katistarotshadow. You can also tag me with @KatalinPatnaikCartomancer or if you do this in Hungarian @TizSerleg

Kati’s Tarot Shadow Work Challenge

 

rws fool shadow work tarotDay One, The Fool – Today we are looking back at your childhood. Remember how you used to feel as a child. Jumping into every day like it was an adventure, being self confident and radiating from the Fool’s absolute lack of self-doubt. Ask your cards to show you five positive personality traits of yours. Only positive! Even if you get a “negative” card, take it as a positive thing. These are your cards that will remind you throughout the exercise that you are a truly good person with plenty of good sides. They will give you strength to go through the challenge.

Day two, The Magician – Childhood and teens. Today’s card looks at your self esteem, confidence and actions that have affected your Shadow during your childhood and teens. Ask your cards: How did my childhood and puberty affect my shadow? How did my self confidence evolve? What are the things that has become part of my Shadow this time?

Day three, The High Priestess – nursery, primary school teachers, female family members (like sister or nieces) apart from your mother and grandmothers. The first time we come in contact with women other than our mother (who ideally was the epitome of love this time) can be hard. They might act differently than we are used to with ‘mom’, and that can lead to confusion, disappointment or fear. If a teacher gives you punishment for something your mom would just smile on, it leaves a big scar. This is the first step to realize not everyone loves you unconditionally. Ask your cards: How did these women affect my Shadow? What part of me did they put there?

Day Four, The Empress – your mother. Most people love their moms, but as much as we adore them, we must see their faults to prevent ourselves from repeating their mistakes in our lives. Ask your cards: in what way am I imitating my mother’s Shadow? How did she affect mine? In what way did she not accept me for who I am?

Day Five, The Emperor – your father. Fathers, if one is lucky, are great role models, but even they are not perfect. Ask your cards, how am I imitating my father’s Shadow? How did he affect mine? In what way did he not accept me for who I am?

Day Six, The Hierophant – society, higher education. Society is a very skilled assassin of dreams and self esteem. Many of us dare not follow our dreams because of the fear of what others might think. Ask your cards: How do my fears of society limit me? How does this affect my shadow?
Day Seven, The Lovers – your love-life and choices. The first love, whether it is fulfilled or platonic, has a big effect on us all. Just like (ideally) every person with whom we go out. Ask your cards: How do my (ex-)boyfriends/husbands affect my Shadow? In what way did they not accept me for who I am? What did they put in the Shadow?

 

rws chariot tarot shadow work

Day Eight, The Chariot – grabbing the wheel and moving on. By now we know a lot about our Shadows, but what about it? Where does all this lead us? Today we will do a “Hero’s Journey” spread to see where we are going with all this dwelling into our Shadows. You can find the Spread on Aeclectic Tarot’s forum, here: http://www.tarotforum.net/showthread.php?t=43135

We are at the end of the first third of the Majors. Until now we have explored what it is that you have to look at right now regarding your Shadow Self. Congratulate yourself, you have done a great job realizing all these things! Let’s move forward to the next seven cards.



rws justice tarot shadow workDay Nine, Justice – doing justice for yourself. You have to be your own judge today. To stay with our earlier example: You are accused of being a cruel mom for slapping your kids over a few crumbs on the sofa. Ask your cards: in which situations do I act from the Shadow? Do I really feel this way or is it because of a hidden fear or anger that this behavior happens? What other way might I react to these situations? Pull one card for each situation.
Day ten, The Hermit – alone time. Inspect yourself in light of the previous cards. What have they taught you? Ask your cards: What is the lesson I have to learn right now? What is the lesson/experience my soul came to Earth for? What is my life purpose? This will help you see how you could use your Shadow Side.
Day eleven, The Wheel of Fortune – The Wheel of Fortune continuously turns, round and round it goes, whether you like it or not. If you try to obstruct it, it will act like an old gramophone: it will play the same part over and over until you go and set the pin on track again. Today ask your cards: what is my most obstructing belief? What is my most obstructive habit? How do I set these straight?
Day twelve, Strength – Ask your cards to give you a significator that will pop into your mind when your shadow takes control! Pull one card for each shadow quality that you are working with right now. Next time you are in a situation where you know your shadow used to take over, think of this card and Stop! It takes a lot of control, but you can do it! Meditate on these cards for some time, and try to memorize how they look. In your journal, make drawings of them, and write down whatever comes to your mind while looking at them. Name your Shadow qualities after these cards.

 

Day Thirteen, The Hanged Man – We have arrived to the ground shaking part of the Major Arcana. The Hanged man asks you to look at your situation from a different angle, and search for a way to cut yourself free. Take your shadow cards out of the deck and flip them over. Now you see them reversed: does this make any difference in how you interpret them? How do you see your shadow qualities now? Jot down any thought into your journal.

 

Day fourteen, XIII – Time to put your ghosts to rest. Ask your cards: How can I forgive everyone who has contributed to my shadow? How could I release the pain they have caused me? Pull a card for each Shadow aspect and follow it’s advice. If needed be, go and talk to each and every person who has had any part in building up your Shadow. If this is not possible, try to imagine them while meditating and talk to them this way. Forgive them and forgive yourself as well. This may take a long time, so don’t worry if you can’t finish all the forgiving in one go!

 

rws temperance tarot shadow workDay Fifteen, Temperance – If you have started the Challenge on the First of October 2016, it is full moon today (and tomorrow). Take some time to pamper yourself, rest a little bit. You have had a long journey, and the worst cards are still ahead. Ask your cards: How can I make sure I give myself enough time? How can I make sure I give myself enough credit for what I have achieved and become?

 

We are at the end of the second third of the Majors. Congratulate yourself again, you have come so far from the Fool! Take a deep breath, here comes the most intense stuff! Let’s move forward to the next seven cards.

 

 

rws devil tarot shadow workDay Sixteen, The Devil – One of the “scary cards”, by its looks, but don’t get frightened. This card is only as powerful as you make it. The Devil speaks about our addictions – be it physical or mental – and bondage. Staying in an unhealthy relationship because of the fear of being alone is a very frequent situation that I associate with this card. So now, I ask you to break that relationship – with your ego. Change yourself and don’t suppress your Shadow anymore. People may be surprised at the change but reassure them that it is still you, just even more awesome. Ask your cards: What bondage within myself do I have to end in order to let my Shadow come to light? How can I do this without hurting myself and others?

 

Day Seventeen, The Tower – This time the exercise is the same, but you have to break free from outside forces that hold your back. I have mentioned an unhealthy relationship, but it could be a shitty job, a negative family member, a devil of a hose owner or anything that holds you back. Ask your cards (and look out for court cards): What bondage to the outside world do I have to end in order to let my Shadow come to light? Whom or what do I have to refuse letting to affect my life?

 

Day Eighteen, The Star – Gosh, we are done with the most scary cards, well done you! It is time again to take a big deep breath and let out a big sigh. You have done an amazing job, it will get better from here. Today, ask your cards: Now that I am free from The Devil and The Tower’s prison, show me direction to my dreams! What is my highest potential? How can I achieve it?

 

Day Nineteen, The Moon – The Moon for me is the significator of Shadow Work. Today ask your cards: What does my Shadow Self feel like after all this work? What is its message for me?

 

Day Twenty, The Sun – The Sun is the happiest card in the whole deck. Think a little about yourself. How do you feel after releasing your Shadow Self from oppression? How does it relate to the Sun whose light creates shadows? Sometimes people appear so perfect that we feel inferior, adding to our shadows… Ask your cards: How can I ensure that I do not create negative shadow qualities in others? How can I look at everyone (including myself) with acceptance?

 

Day Twenty One, Judgement – Always remember to act according to your best judgement. Hopefully you still remember and use your popping cards from the day with Strength! Continue to use them as prompts for those times when you forget yourself. Remember that shadow work is not something that can be done and finished in a month.It will go on in your entire life, so don’t judge yourself too harshly if you lose control. Ask your cards what do they think about your journey this month. How could you make it even more effective?

 

rws world tarot shadow workDay Twenty Two, The World – The last card of the Major Arcana, congratulations! After all the drama of the Fool’s journey we are nearing the end. Today collect all the Majors from your deck, and put them in a circle. Remember what they have taught you and see how far you have come! Today, do a past-present-future spread. You will only have the minors this time to ensure your answer will be down to earth. Ask your cards: What was I like before starting to work with my Shadow Self? What am I like now that I am working on myself? What will I be like if I continue on the path of working with my Shadow?

 

Day Twenty Three, The Fool – Remember your five cards from day one? Take them out of the deck and put them on the table. Ask your cards: how did these qualities evolve during my work? Pull one card for each on the table.

 

rws ace of swords wands pentacles cups tarot shadow work

Day Twenty Four, Ace of Wands –  Ego. The Aces will represent different aspects of the human psyche. Ego is the conscious part that we identify ourselves with. Today do an ID-Ego-Superego spread. You can find it here: http://greyladyshearth.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/id-e-go-and-superego-tarot-spread.html, sorry but I don’t know where it actually originates.

 

Day Twenty Five, Ace of Pentacles – Persona. This is how you show yourself towards others. Ask your cards: how do I want others to see me? What do they really see?

 

Day Twenty Six, Ace of Swords – Personal and Collective Unconscious. Ask your cards: What are the things that I unconsciously keep doing but are obstructing or damaging me? What am I attracting into my life that I don’t need? What am I carrying from the collective unconscious that is obstructing me? – when you think collective unconscious, think about stereotypes of your countrymen, or of humanity in general. Humans are said to be greedy, and different countries have different reputation. What do you carry from these qualities?

 

Day Twenty Seven, Ace of Cups – Animus and Anima – Animus is the masculine side of a woman, and anima is the feminine side of a man. Ask your cards: how can I balance these properties within myself? How can I achieve a working ratio of the two?

 

Day Twenty Eight, The Self – This is the ultimate you. You could call it your Soul, the eternal part of you that never dies and never changes. Your core around which you wear many layers of temporary lessons and tasks. Ask your cards: What is my Archetype? How can I make the most of it during this life’s work? Remember your life purpose and life lesson cards from the day with the Hermit. How do they compare?



Day Twenty Nine, Spirit world – Do you work with spirit guides? Power animals, gods, angels, faeries? Whether you can actually talk to them or not, these guides are always a great help when working with ourselves. Ask your cards: what is the Archetype I have to draw on to make my Shadow Work easier? Look up an entity that embodies this archetype and imagine what they would do in difficult situations. If you actually are able to speak to them, ask them for their help. Whether it is Archangel Michael, the Goddes Durga or Kukulkan, you may benefit from talking to them. Just be nice and respectful.

 

Day Thirty, The Black Moon –  if you have started the challenge on the first of October 2016, then today is the black moon. This is a phenomenon when there are two new moons in one calendar month – this happens roughly ever three years. Today, devise a spread of your own, based on the black moon and all the work you have done until now! If you are not in a creative mood, just choose any of the Shadow work spreads or new moon spreads on the internet.

 

Day Thirty One, TRICK OR TREAT! – Your last day of the Challenge, I am so extremely proud of you! Well Done! Today is Halloween, so use your favourite Samhain, Halloween, or spirit spread! Have fun and be really proud of yourself! I know I am!

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Foodies Guide To The Tarot – Mabon tarot blog hop

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ancien tarot de marseille bubgrimaud, tower, 6, 7 of cups, ace, three of swords, cooking tarot

Eggs, cream cheese, spices, fish, yogurt…

Apples, condensed milk, baking soda, flour, butter…

Hello and welcome to the Mabon edition of Tarot Blog Hop. What the hell is that thing at the top you ask? Why, it is a recipe I have asked the cards for! You don’t understand? Me neither, but that’s  all right, we’ll cook up something! (Sorry, bad pun…)

This time our wranglers Jay Cassels & Arwen Lynch Poe have asked us to write about Tarot and food. Well, I said, let’s have some fun and ask the cards for a recipe. Let’s ask the cards, I said… It will be fun, I said…

Turns out it takes a lot of thinking to understand what the cards mean by six cups. Six cups of what? Flour, milk, semolina..?? So I will walk you along my track of thoughts, hoping against hope that it will be clear…

My question to the cards was: “Show me a sweet recipe!” I have decided I will draw five cards. They are:

1: The Tower of Destruction – 2 eggs. Eggs because when you break an egg, you destroy a life, delivering a Tower moment. Two because two people are falling from the Tower, two lives are destroyed. In case you are vegetarian, you could use yogurt as substitute. Oh, so you are vegan? Sorry, I don’t cook for superhumans. Google says grated apples should work nicely though.

2: Seven of Cups – Seven cups of flour. Flour because the plant on the card suggest wheat and after processing the six units of it, the one unit of flour was made that is in the middle of the card.

3: Ace of Swords – one pinch of baking soda. Swords stand for Air, and baking soda will give our creation a bit of a fluff, some bubbles to make it airy. A pinch because only the tip of the sword is inside the crown, bringing the Hungarian equivalent of the measure to mind. (Some of us uses the tip of a butter-knife to measure small quantities, such as pinch.)

4: Three of Swords – three small spoons of oil. The shape made by the two swords reminds me of a seed. This is reinforced by the olive twigs around the third sword. The third sword in the middle cuts the seed in half, suggesting the process of making oil. Spoons because in the previous card the sword was kind of used as a spoon.

5: Six of Cups – Six cups of milk. The card flows nicely, in two straight lines, just as milk would from a cow’s udder. Well, more or less. Superhumans can use almond or coconut milk I guess.🙂

 

Ah, so now I have detangled the meanings and measurements, let’s do it! Yes, I was crazy enough to actually prepare this thing! Want to see? Of course you do! Scroll down!

The mixture of ingredients looked suspiciously like a muffin/cupcake batter, so I’ve decided to pop it in the oven in my muffin tray. Normally I would bake it on 180C for 20-25 minutes, so that’s what I did with this as well. The result? ====>>

ancien tarot de marseille grimaud, cupcake recipe, ace, three of swords, 6, 7 of cups, tower, temperance

It is a muffin that tastes like pancakes. I repeat:

 

IT IS A MUFFIN THAT TASTES LIKE PANCAKES!!!!!!

 

That is it from me now, run along and check out the other wonderful mff-mmmf nom-nom-nom… aaah so good!

 

Happy Mabon everyone!

 

 

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Journey into Crowley’s Death

Crowley's Death from Thoth TarotThis is one of Crowley’s strangest cards. Unlike in the RWS or Marseille decks, here the skeleton turns his back towards us, and he wears the crown of Osiris, the Egyptian god of Death and Afterlife. He is surrounded by the creatures associated with the Zodiac of Scorpio, and instead of reaping  body-parts he is popping the bubbles of peoples’ lives with his scythe. It almost looks fun. Almost…

But what is really interesting about him, is the way he is holding his scythe. This is not how a farmer would reap his crops. This is not how it is supposed to be held. I have tried to read up on it, but I couldn’t really find anything. Of course, thousands of articles have been written on the Thoth, so maybe I just haven’t clicked on the right ones. Be as it may, I wanted to find out about this. I have journeyed.

 

I close my eyes…

Take a deep breath…
Three…
Two…

One…

I am sitting on a hilltop. The wind blows lightly, but I can feel it is much stronger near the gigantic black skeleton some distance away. I can hear a constant murmur, like I am under water in the ocean, listening to currents moving above. There is another, eerie sound; just at the border of hearing, something similar to the screeching a stopping train’s wheels make. It comes from the scythe as it separates those souls from their bodies. It sends shivers down my spine.
The Hanged Man and Death from Crowley's Thoth Tarot
I look to my left and get a jump. A pair of upside down… khmm… body-parts hang just next to me! I remind myself where I am. This is the previous card, the one every querent wants to turn around at first. I look down, searching for his face but I find the features of a bird; or perhaps a robot.

 

“He looks majestic, doesn’t he?” The Hanged Man asks.

“Yes. He does.”

“I can’t wait to reach him at last! It will be such a relief.”

“Why are you hanging like this? And what happened to your face?”

“I have given up my attachments, only the holy Ankh, container of all Life Force keeps me pinned here now. While hanging here I have realized the difference between this body and me. The real me that is my soul. I am free from ego and so I don’t have a face.”

“Will He turn around or do you have to go there?”

“Let’s get closer, shall we?”
He floats towards the skeleton and I follow him.
“Why is he holding his scythe in such a strange way?” I ask.

“He is not reaping, he is not taking. He is not violent. He is offering his scythe to those who are ready to pass below it. He is kneeling down and makes this ultimate offering of kindness and mercy.”

“The mercy of death?”

“The mercy of release. Of change. Of evolution and progress. Yes. The Mercy of Death.”

 

Suddenly he is not there anymore. I am standing in front of the skeleton. He is even taller than I first thought. He looks down at me and gently shakes his head, then shoos me away with his hand. I understand. He lets me watch, but it is not my time yet.

 
I turn around and see an ocean of souls. I feel scared. I am terrified of ghosts. They swarm around me and I want to scream, but suddenly I feel a hand on my shoulder. Then on the other side. My grandfather and grandmother are standing behind me. They are giving me courage to see all those souls for what they really are: people, just like me.

 
I see them part and let a group of spirits through. I recognize my wife from a previous life. I hug her tight and she hugs back, and I am so thankful she is here! Then I feel a tug on my suit (when did I change from my night dress?) and my children are there, waiting for their turn. I am so happy and relieved; I was a horrible father and husband, I thought they hated me. But they smile and I know they have forgiven, if they were ever angry at all. I call them by their names and realize I know everything I thought to have forgotten about them. The eldest is wise beyond her years; the boy is a sweetheart; the youngest is a cheeky little girl… They hug me once more and I know it is time for them to go. They slowly dissolve into the sea of souls and I stand there in my nightdress, grateful and uplifted.

“So this is your mercy?” I ask Death. “You offer it to those who are ready for it.”

He doesn’t speak but I hear his voice in my head.

“This was not for you. This was mercy for them. To see that man you used to be without the hatred that tainted his memory. They are now released. Your turn will come too.”
I wake up, back in my room, emotional and a little sad. I decide that This card is going to be my safe place.

 

 

Have you journeyed into or meditated on this card? I would love to hear about your experience!

Relationship heath checkup

Staying up with a teething baby who caught a cold can make you become many things, from a psychopath to the epitome of motherly love. The choice, as always, is yours. I chose to sit with baby on the sofa and write a long awaited new post.

Baby’s situation has made me think of my health and how important it is to keep it. Then about the health of relationships in general. It is so easy to overlook the little telltale signs of deterioration! The following spread can be used as a tool for pointing out possible problems and heal them before it’s too late.

The relationship health check spread


1: What do I need to know about my relationship with Xy right now?

2: What is it that we are doing well and should continue doing?

3: What should we change to improve our relationship?

4: What do I need to change in myself to improve our relationship?

5: What do I expect the other person to change in themself?

6: What do I have to know about this expectation?

7: Outcome if we follow the card’s advice.

Let’s see this reading done for my son (4) and myself!
1. 2 of Pentacles. We have a balanced relationship right now. I feel I need to keep a balance between the boys, tarot and household, and looking at this card, I think I am managing well.
2. Wheel of Fortune. We are adapting to changes well. At this age, my son goes through a lot of changes in every aspect of life. We are keeping up and don’t stop learning and playing.
3. Page of Wands. The thing we have to change is the will to control each other. Shouting. Also, we need to bring curiosity and learning, and a little more adventure. Well, his little brother is growing up too (10 months), so now we can do a lot more things together. They love to play with each other, so there you go!
4. 8 of Cups. I need to say bye to things that aren’t working anymore. To the cute little toddler he was, who did anything I said and never said no. To writing my novel and to attending workshops and courses. I will come back to them when the kids are older. But right now I have to step back and do what is really important.
5: 2 of Swords. I want him to do what I say when I say it. This of course bumps into a revolt, and ultimately ends up with me shouting and Son crying or seething in a corner, throwing stuff on the floor. I want him to stop this and do what he is told to immediately.
6: Queen of Wands. With proper discipline and a different approach it could probably work, but the way I do it is hopeless. Well. Time to stop the screaming then. Note that the thing we have to change is the Page of Wands. Yepp, until I don’t cange that, this part will not work out as I want it to. Also, I think we need less fire energy. 
7: King of Cups. A loving, caring relationship where we can listen to each other and cooperate, and not dominate the other. That will be awesome! Pulling some more cards right now and making a plan how to achieve it!
If you would like your reading done with this spread, write me on katalin.patnaik(at)gmail.com for a quick quote!
Thank you for reading, have a beautiful day!

June 2016 Tarot Blog Hop – Junkmail tarot

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For the June Tarot Blog hop our wrangler, Morgan Drake Eckstein asked us to make DIY tarot cards out of junk mail. What a wonderful, creative and challenging idea! Not to mention that it will finally give a purpose to all that rubbish that’s landing in our mailboxes every day. In the time of the year when people usually do their great clear-out both physically and mentally, it couldn’t be more apt than this.

After many accidentally thrown leaflets I have rescued some, and made the cards before anything else could happen to them! May I proudly present you:

The Five of Pentacles made of a Vote Leave leaflet. You know, Britain will soon vote whether it should remain in the EU or leave? Well, this leave leaflet failed to impress.😛

The card was so much fun to make though that I’m thinking to do a whole deck! Preferably a borderless one as I just don’t have the patience (and free time) to paspartou them.

The card was of course inspired by RWS decks, but simplified into this universally understood gesture of turning out one’s empty pocket as a sign of poverty.

The Seven of Pentacles, here the 6.99 of Pentacles shows a woman dressed in salad and harvesting apples in the world of junk food. Made of junk-food-mail.🙂

I really wish I could do more of these, but to my surprise, we really don’t receive as many advertisements as I thought we do – and I ran out of glue. (Thanks to son who thought to collect stones with the glue-stick…)

So, this is it for now, run along and check out the other wonderful creations people have made! Happy solstice and de-cluttering  everyone!

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Zaklató kártyák – Carla Tate vendégírása

(A következő cikk Carla Tate munkája, amit az írónő engedélyével fordítottam le és jelentettem meg. Az eredeti poszt itt található.)

 

“Lámcsak, ki van itt megint. A Botok Hatos követ engem, ezért ma reggel felhasználom Pearl Annie zaklató kártya technikáját.

 

Megkevertem a kártyáimat és elosztottam őket öt részre: Tűz, Víz, Föld, Levegő és Lélek. A Botok Hatos a Föld kupacban volt. Tehát az életemnek ezen a részén, a materiális, fizikai valóságban van dolgom ezzel a kártyával.

 

De mi lehet ez az üzenet? Lehet, hogy azt akarja mondani, hogy semmi diadalmas nincs abban, hogy hajnal fél hatkor blogolok? Lehetséges.

 

Megkérem, hogy írjon nekem egy levelet, ahogy az Over the Moon Orákulum Kártyáktól tanultam: (Ez egy hat lapos terítés – Kati)

 

Kedves Kérdező!

 

Amikor felbukkanok egy vetésben, ERRŐL (első lap) akarok neked üzenni. Megmutatom, hogy EZ (második lap) történik éppen, és azt szeretném, hogy ILYEN legyél, vagy ÍGY érezz (harmadik lap). Amikor megjelenek, arra kérlek, ereszd el EZT (negyedik lap), és fogadd el EZT (ötödik lap). Amikor meglátsz, ideje EZT (hatodik lap) tenned.

 

Üdvözlettel,

 

Tarot Zaklatód

 

Morgan Greer Tarot
Carla vetése a kérdésre. A lapok a Morgan Greer Tarot-ból vannak.
A levél:

 

Kedves Carla!

 

Amikor felbukkanok egy vetésben, arról akarok neked üzenni, hogyan zárnak börtönbe a  saját gondolataid. Megmutatom, hogy mennyire a negative dolgokra koncentrálsz. Olyan komoran állsz hozzá a dolgokhoz! Azt szeretném, hogy vidámabb, optimistább legyél – fedezd fel fizikai létedet és a fizikai világot! Állj a világhoz úgy, mint egy felfedező! Menj vissza az alapokhoz. Játssz a sárban, vagy csináld ennek a felnőtt változatát. Mi lett azokkal a felnőtt szinezőkkel, amiket vettél?

 

Amikor megjelenek, arra kérlek, engedd el a vágyat, hogy mindent te irányíts. Hagyd, hogy megtörténjenek a dolgok, és élvezz egy kis szünetet a kavargó gondolataid helyett. Pihenj! Amikor meglátsz, ideje, hogy gyorsan cselekedj – távolodj el a gondolataidtól, és élvezz egy kis ön-kényeztetést. Ha követed a tanácsomat, sokkal győzedelmesebben érzed majd magad a bőrödben.

 

Üdvözlettel,

 

Botok Hatos

 

Ennek örömére, visszmegyek aludni.

 

Csőcső!”

 

 

 

Reading with my Darth Vader Spread

In my last post I have shared a spread based on Star Wars’ Darth Vader. The result I got from the cards when reading with it was a little more than surprising, so I have decided to dedicate a whole post to it. After all, it is not an everyday occurrence that you get 3 Majors, a Court and an Ace in a five cards spread! So, this is what I made of it:

The Darth Vader Spread

  1. What is my gift? – Death
  2. In what way may I misuse my gift? – Justice
  3. What may compel me to do so? – The Tower
  4. How can I resist this temptation of misusing my gift?  – Queen of Pentacles
  5. What is my trade mark that everyone knows me by? – Ace of Pentacles

 

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If you squint in the right way, you can discover Darth Vader’s helm in the layout!😀

1. What is my gift? – Death

For those who know me it is not a surprise that I have got Death as my gift. My fascination with Death and the Beyond has never been a secret. A short anecdote if you allow me: in secondary grammar school on arts class, we were analyzing famous paintings.  I have commented on one that I didn’t really like it, to what my teacher said: “Well why would you, there isn’t a single corpse on it!

So what is my gift?

There are numerous things coming to mind. It is the ability of seeing Death as a part of our mortal lives. The ability of letting go. The ability to help others accept and let go. The ability to change, to transform myself and maybe others as well (this is in the future after loads of training). I can see myself working as a bereavement counselor in future. I believe there are no evil persons on the planet and that with education and acceptance people can change – of course it depends on their will to change and their surroundings, I am not that naive. I see everyone as equal and am very dependable – like Death. These are the mundane things that are not really the major aspects of the card.

Apart from these, there are some more serious things. I can communicate with the Other Side, go there if I want to. I have a very close relationship with some of the entities that live Beyond (not angels, that’s not my stuff). I can remember things from past lives and am currently training to take people back to theirs.

2. In what way may I misuse my gift? – Justice

I may misuse it if I won’t do it justice. It is clearly something I have to utilize in this life, taking that it is a Major Arcana card. I have to figure out in what way I can use my gift, and do it. I do feel the calling, but right now I am not ready yet. Too much earthly business is going on.🙂

3. What may compel me to do so? – The Tower

There could be a great break in my life when I lose the ability or the interest in these deathly things. My life line on my palm shows the same, and I feel I will have a Tower moment later in my life which will be very difficult to survive. I am not looking forward to it, to be honest, but will try and live through it with dignity.

The other thing that may stop me from using this gift is the fear of losing my personal life, if it makes sense. I am terrified of being judged by the ones I love. I fear they will see me as a lunatic, or tell me that Death and the dark side of one’s soul is not something a proper Indian wife should be making herself busy with – the color pink and the household would be more like it, seasoned with some soap watching in telly (strictly no Game of Thrones),  lol. But I am not a pink bubbly girl. I like dark colors and I need my calm, alone time.

4. How can I resist this temptation of misusing my gift?  – Queen of Pentacles

By being myself, hahaha! My significator is the sexy, magical, nurturing Queen of Pentacles. I have to present these things as completely natural, and show people that it is still me and haven’t changed just because I have returned to my “dark side”.

5. What is my trade mark that everyone knows me by? – Ace of Pentacles

 

Pentacles stand for nature, health, and magic. I am all of these: I love nature, and am trying my best at keeping it clean for generations after us. I love natural health remedies and am generally in a good health. And magic… I am the witch of the family, hahaha!😀