This card tells us something isn’t working the way we want it to and rather than push through, we choose to acknowledge it, deal with what needs to be addressed, and leave it behind (at least temporarily).
It’s also become much more clear to me that the average person on the street still looks at the tarot primarily as a tool of divination. The tarot is so much more than that….
Analysis is what most of us think of as the meat of the reading when we are interpreting what the cards mean. Card A in position 3 means _______. A lot of readers get stuck at the analysis phase because (in my opinion) most materials teaching beginners to read the tarot is too focused on key words.
Don’t get me wrong. Analysis is critical to a reading. Synthesis, though, is where the magic happens.
Next time you’re feeling frustrated or invisible, or just need to remember how darn awesome you are, pull out this spread. You got this!
The people already using the Tarot for personal development are looking for insight into their own blocks and challenges – and ways to work through them. I work with these people, using the tarot to help tap into their subconscious inner knowing to bring issues and revelations to the surface.
I’d left behind the respectable monikers, ‘teacher,’ ‘administrator,’ ‘project manager,’ and ‘course developer,’ before realizing that I had no new identity to – well – identify with.
When we’re able to manage our energetic boundaries, we have the tools and wherewithal to ensure we have something in reserve for others.
So yes, things feel tenuous in a lot of ways these days, but to me, they also feel hopeful – maybe even a little energized. There are days I just want to stick my head in the sand and pretend life is rainbows and butterflies, in general, though, I feel distinct energy in myself, in my community, and in many online communities.