So I’ve decided that I don’t have enough going on in my life and I now need to add a 30 day (actually four week) Tarot Challenge. I’ve never done one before as I am relatively new to the world of Tarot and there is so much to read, do and learn on the internet that it can be a bit of a daunting task to find one thing to focus on. I thought that a Challenge would accomplish several goals at once. First it would get me back into the habit of studying my cards (good habits are harder to form than bad ones). Secondly, It would get me into a routine of study that I need to start doing again. In fact, a routine in general is what I need to re-incorporate into my life given the chaos that was my summer. Thirdly, it gives me content for my blog and Tumblr and Facebook accounts for people to read and see what I’m up to lately. Lastly, It gives me an introduction into yet another community that is full of interesting and wonderful people.
The Challenge comes from a fellow blogger at TarotProse.com and my first spread challenge is a past, present, future me spread with the cards.
Here’s what I drew:
So the Hierophant card fell out during the shuffle and it so represents me where I am currently…learner and teacher combined. The past me was indeed focused on bringing thoughts into reality…work into tangible objects to provide stability for my family. The present me is preoccupied with trust, Love and wisdom and being emotionally balanced. The future me seeks a vivid and pervasive sense of peace which I perceive will be achieved with deeper spiritual practice. Intertwined through it all is the Heirophant/learner/teacher.
This has totally been me….we recently moved two provinces away from the only home I’d known for 27 years and I have been spending the past year and a half getting my self established with a job and home and newer vehicle. Now that things are falling into place, I’ve had more time to explore the ‘inner’ me. That led me to begin serious study of Tarot and esoteric/occult subject matter. The emotional balance highlighted in the Ace of Cups has been a challenge for me and I’ve wrestled with the conditioning I’ve undergone with respect to mainstream Christianity. I’ve struggled to find a meaningful balance between the two extremes and the pull towards knowledge and the reconciliation of guilt. I like the idea of the Two of Swords: Peace card as being a fulfillment of this reconciliation. Let’s face it, we all could use a little more of that in the world.