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TarotHunter’s Salt Rounds:

  • Butterflies are free but your spirit might not be.  Why?  What is holding you back?  Avoiding new experiences and taking a leap into the unknown can lead to stagnation.  
  • Having faith is one thing, recklessness is another.  It might be helpful to recognize the difference.  
  • It’s a beautiful day outside today (at least here in the Northeastern US).  Why are you indoors?  Go outside and jump in the water; walk in the woods; talk to nature!!

Before writing this blog post I asked the universe how I should approach this topic; where should my focus be? I drew the Page of Wands Rx – all sorts of potential creative and dynamic energy being blocked or channeled in wrong directions. Hmm, so is writing about the dark nooks and crannies of my soul focusing in the wrong direction or is are the dark nooks and crannies of my soul created when I channel my energies in inappropriate or unhealthy directions? I’m choosing to interpret the Page of Wands Rx as indicating the latter – blocking my creative energies creates the dark nooks & crannies.

So, now that I’ve established that where am I going with it? I’m doing to dive right in the deep end. Reality is that I’m not an especially introspective person – at least not on a daily basis. I tend to be more of a doer than a planner. I can plan but it’s not my first instinct. My tendency is to dive into the deep end of any endeavor and then just figure my way out. It’s been relatively successful so I’ve had little incentive to change this pattern. Which also explains the reversed Page of Wands – when I take on a new project or creative impulse I tend to jump right in to things. Poking around in my dark places is rather counter-intuitive to me.

I will say that using Tarot has been a great way to sneak into my subconscious. I can be quite good at rationalizing and intellectualizing my actions. Deflection and denial can be quite powerful so the only way for me to subvert them is a tool like Tarot cards. Tarot forces me to hold a mirror up to myself and address what I see. It often takes more than one attempt but eventually even my stubbornness cannot hold out against the slaps upside the head that Tarot offers. Each deck offers different insights and perspectives.

I realize now that I’ve used Tarot as a therapeutic tool. Despite my MA in forensic psychology, I have a resistance to therapy. I resist believing that I need another person’s input to my therapeutic process. I hate being told what to do, even when I know the suggestions might be useful. I am one of those people who has to stumble through the jungle on my own. I don’t value the experience unless it’s first hand. It’s the same reason I rarely find self-help books helpful – I may be glad that others have found their way to healing and wholeness but I need to forge my own path. I also have no interest in mentoring others. If you find something useful in these musings then I’m thrilled. If not, that’s okay too because it helped me.

Over the next few months I’ll probably share more specific tales of this journey through the wilds of my own mind. I don’t know if it will be especially interesting or edifying but I’ll guess time will tell. What I do know is that for some reason I’m compelled to share. Maybe just knowing that they’re not alone out there will help others who have similar experiences. Maybe at the end of the day that’s what helps us all stay a little saner – the knowledge that we are not alone.

 

#TarotCotD – Death Rx (Pearls if Wisdom)

TarotHunter’s Salt Rounds:

  • Death is liminal space.  You are poised on a boundary between two realities.  Instead of avoiding, why not use this opportunity to open yourself up and learn from the experience?
  • Day destroys the night, night divides the day – you can try to resist the changes but you can’t stop them. Death or transformation – only you can decide but remember, whichever view you choose, it’s inevitable.
  • Death forces us to strip off our masks and face who we really are.  Are you afraid to face your true self?  Trying to postpone or avoid a necessary part of your journey is pointless and will only lead to frustration and stagnation.

TarotHunter’s Salt Rounds:

  • So much creative energy and new ideas are available to you but you’re not tapping into it
  • Be cautious not to get so distracted by the pretty lights that you don’t access and utilize the energies they provide
  • If you don’t find a channel for these ideas and energies they’ll explode all over in inappropriate ways and make a mess in your life.

TarotHunter’s Salt Rounds:

  • Still, can’t bring yourself to walk away, can you?  What holds you back?  What is unresolved in this situation?
  • Is there something in your past that is still impacting this issue?  Have you been the one left behind?
  • Or is this reflecting the fact that you’ve made this move already but now you’re regretting it or questioning your judgment?  What emotional connection do you feel you lost by moving forward?  

TarotHunter’s Silver Bullets:

  • Have you lost your faith in people?  Spend time with young children.  If that doesn’t restore your faith, nothing will.
  • Has your need & desire for fun and silliness waned?  Try to frolic – take a belly-dance class, go to a dance club with friends.  Too embarrassed or self-conscious to dance in public?  Do it at home, where no one else can see.  Just take a deep breath and leap!
  • Has your flow been blocked?  Try coloring.  This simple, childish pleasure can be relaxing and allow you use some of those creative juices.

Tarot Hunter’s Silver Bullets:

  • Okay, you’re not a frickin’ Jedi Knight.  It’s time to stop blindly swinging swords around the place.  Unique skills have a  time and place – this ain’t it.
  • Take off the blindfold and look around you.  You’re still operating from past intel.  Things around you might have changed and you’re oblivious to it because you can’t see it.
  • You may think you look cool poised over a crevasse like some Ninja, but you’re starting to worry your family and friends.  To them, you looked deranged, not skilled.  Enough is enough already.  Your point has been proven and now might be a good time to move forward instead of staying stuck in this position.

Tarot Hunter’s Silver Bullets:

  • Being poor, alone and left out in the cold isn’t your reality anymore but your scarcity mindset is still affecting you.  It’s time to get a clearer view of your current situation.
  • Change your mindset by helping others who are in the same place you once were.
  • In addition to your past financial situation, consider what other areas of your life were impacted by that poverty cycle?  How is your health?  Do you try to surround yourself with more stuff than you truly need to reassure yourself that you’re not poor anymore?  Those types of experiences can impact you on many levels that may still need to be addressed.

Tarot Hunter’s Salt Rounds:

  • You’ve become the possessed rather than the possessor.  Your “things” have taken over your life.
  • You feel safe in your tower but the reality is that you’ve imprisoned yourself.
  • It’s time for the hoarding to stop.  More “stuff” does not equal more happiness.  Purge!

Tarot Hunter’s Silver Bullets:

  • Past instances of ungenerosity can come back to bite you in the ass
  •  Odds are if you’re being cheap with others, you’re shortchanging yourself as well
  • Only Daffy Duck can get away with that “Mine, mine, mine” attitude.  Stinginess breeds resentment.
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