#tarotthursdaythree 3/02/2017

Another Thursday has gone by! This one was the first Thursday of March and that days #tarotthursdaythree questions are quite juicy! The questions were provided by Julia over at Spiral Sea Tarot, check out her post here.

1. What was it that initially sparked your interest with T? 

It all started when I was reading A Course in Miracles. I followed a few people on IG who were also students of ACIM, two of them were Alex Henry and Lyna Jones. At some point they had shared pictures of oracle cards and the Wild Unknown Tarot. I didn’t really know what they were, but my curiosity was picked! So I went down the hashtag rabbit hole and found more people to follow so I could learn more.

Deciding to purchase a deck of cards happened after a long period of soul searching. Even though I wasn’t religious, I did have apprehension about the purpose of the cards, and what if I was going the wrong way in my spiritual path? Eventually I decided to give it a try and I am so glad I did.

2. Is it what you expected it to be and if not, in what ways were your expectations defied?

Tarot is way more than I expected it to be. When deciding to buy my first deck or not, I knew that the tarot could be used for self-reflection and guidance, and also for divination and fortune telling, but I knew I wasn’t interested in the latter.  I has been a little over a year since I bought my first deck and I have learned so much and met some wonderful people, whomI would not have met had it not been through the tarot community. At the same time it does get a little overwhelming, because there is so much to learn! I know I haven’t even scratched the surface, but having more to learn is a good thing in my opinion.

3. How do you primarily use T? I.e. for divination, self-reflection, analysis, shadow work, ritual (or something else)?

I use tarot for self-reflection and guidance from my Higher Self, Spirit Guides, and Ancestors. I have also done shadow work with tarot before. Tarot and oracle cards are my current spiritual practice. I am also excited to use tarot for writing and developing/strengthening my creativity.

Thanks for stopping by! I’m happy to be caught up for now!

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#tarotthursdaythree 2/23/2017

Well, it took me much longer to get to this post than I anticipated…but better late than never!

1. If you could have your likeness immortalized on any one of the 78 cards, which would it be and why?

I can’t say I have ever asked myself this question. But there’s always a first time for everything!  I am going to pick one of my favorite cards, the 10 of pentacles. I would like to have, not just my likeness, but my whole entire family’s (and close friends) likeness’ immortalized in that card. Why? Because this card speaks of community, relationships, and inter-connectedness. Being the 10th card of the suit of pentacles makes me think that in this human world, the goal is to get to the 10 of pentacles, to create community, where the young learn from the old, where everyone is present in each other’s life. It’s an idealized/romanticized view of life I know, but maybe we can still get there.

2. When reading for yourself, are you able to remain unbiased and if so, what tips can you share for others?

Good question! I am able to remain unbiased more so now than when I just started reading. I remember months ago while doing a reading for myself and not liking the position that the cards came out in, I was tempted to change them haha, and I think I said that in my Instagram post and asked others what their thoughts were on that, they encouraged me to keep them as they had come out and to listen to the message they were trying to convey to me, even if, or especially if, I did not like that message.

I think the best tip I can offer is to sit with the cards you pull for yourself, allow your intuition to speak to you. Sometimes it won’t happen right when you are doing the reading, sometimes you will have to leave the cards, for hours, maybe even days! Until the message comes through. And if you don’t the cards will start stalking you. True story!

3. What is your least favorite deck in your collection and why?

My least favorite deck would be the Stretch Tarot. This deck has sentimental value for me, but I just don’t like some of the images. I keep considering to trade it, but then change my mind. This deck is special to me because I used it for the Spirit Guide challenge in October 2016. The way I came to own the deck was interesting. I saw it on IG a few times, and the next thing I knew I was buying it, even though it was coming from England. I usually sit on my deck purchases longer and eventually talk myself out of decks that aren’t really meant to be. So this one was meant to be, and the very first time I used it I had just searched for a Spirit Guide spread, before the challenge was announced. I might still try to trade it, I rarely use it.

Thanks for stopping by!  I am going to work on catching up with the next post.