Little Tarot Reader – Exploring tarot cards and their meanings


Card by Card – Courage

Card by card is a series where we’ll explore the meaning of each card individually of the Osho Zen Tarot deck.

courage

Keywords: Rising up to the challenge, growth, courageous

When faced with life’s challenges it can take great determination to get through them. Often times we are afraid but we have a choice. We can be angry and resentful of the situation OR we can choose to take the courage we have and stop fighting against the challenge and face it and grow. The flower represents that courage and determination we each have inside of us. It grows up through the hard packed dirt, through the cracks and reaches for the light. It may be afraid but it  keeps reaching for the light. We must go through challenges in order to grow. This is a symbol of being courageous enough to get through them and blossom into what we are meant to be.


Little things

It is Friday! We made it! To celebrate I am compiling a small list of little things I am thankful for that happened throughout the week. It’s a great way to practice gratitude and appreciate all the little things. The little things are important! Feel free to share yours in the comments section or let them sing quietly in your heart!

Friday started out okay, then it got ugly, then it got good, then it got anxiety ridden and back to okay again. It was a long week.

Moving on.

  • My car. I love my car. It gets me everywhere I need to go comfortably. It is reliable and way better than the heap we were sportin’ although I’m thankful for the heap as well, it did a good job until the job was done.
  • My dog. He makes me laugh so hard I snort.
  • My husband for having the fortitude to understand what a pain the ass I am and how to turn that around.
  • Yoga, yoga, YOGA!
  • Animal lovers.
  • My naughty little tiel who is currently on the bottom of his cage tearing up ALL his paper and making a BIG mess which after he is finished he will promptly scream to have his cage cleaned. :P

Have a fabulous weekend and a safe, happy Friday!

Hope you have all had a beautiful weekend and a great week ahead!


Little things – on a Sunday?

So I did not get a chance to post “Little Things” on Friday. Apologies. So here it is! Better late than never!

It is Friday! Sunday! We made it! To celebrate I am compiling a small list of little things I am thankful for that happened throughout the week. It’s a great way to practice gratitude and appreciate all the little things. The little things are important! Feel free to share yours in the comments section or let them sing quietly in your heart!

Here we go!

  • Book club meeting. It was fun!
  • A cuddly little, dog.
  • Yoga, yoga, yoga!
  • Air conditioning.
  • Clarity.
  • Deciding that letting the Universe do it’s work and I trust the process is better.
  • Simplicity.
  • Chipotle.

Hope you have all had a beautiful weekend and a great week ahead!


Personal reading

Yesterday evening I did a tarot spread on myself to clear up a bit of confusion I was having. This is what they had to say.

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Red Dragon Spread – From the The Llewellyn tarot deck.

1. The Dream: Your hearts desire.

Card – The Burden:

Being free from all the burdens I carry that are not my own. An ability to practice proper self-care and strong boundaries will eliminate this. It is my hearts desire.

2. Your Companions: The assistance you will receive.

Card – Ripeness:

Hard work and dedication to my mission will pay off, as long as I do those two things all the help I need will be available to me when I need it.

3. The Journey: Unfamiliar places you must go to realize the dream.

Card – Thunderbolt:

I will need to create major shifts in my life for the dream to happen. Shifts like these are always scary. They call on me to go places both inwardly and outwardly that are frightening but necessary. I know I am safe, even when it feels like I’m not.

4. Magical Gifts: New skills required for success.

Card – Harmony

A balance of the energies between my head and heart. This will take some work but it is a requirement. Once achieved regular maintenance will not be a battle, it will be a part of my norm.

5. The Enchantment: Hidden obstacles along the path.

Card – Exhaustion

I have to be careful not to focus my energies in too many places at once. It’s a sign to remember to be focused on what is important right now and to stick with it. If I don’t I will be too worn out for what IS important.

6. The Dragon: What you must befriend, sacrifice, or defeat.

Card – Past Lives

I have to change very deep, ingrained patterns within my psyche that have hindered me thus far from achieving the dream. This will take a lot of work. It will mean letting go of many places, people and things in order to move forward.

7. The Awakening: The final outcome of your efforts.

Card – Patience

Like the little baby in a mother’s womb all my efforts put forth in achieving my dream will take time to gestate and become fully formed. This is a beautiful time of waiting, it’s a soft, peaceful time, waiting for what is new to be born.


Little Things

It is Friday! We made it! To celebrate I am compiling a small list of little things I am thankful for that happened throughout the week. It’s a great way to practice gratitude and appreciate all the little things. The little things are important! Feel free to share yours in the comments section or let them sing quietly in your heart!

I’m actually a bit sad it’s Friday. Vacation is almost over and I have to go back to drudgery on Monday however we are here to talk about what was great about this week…so let’s go!

  • I didn’t leave my apartment for FIVE entire days. It was bliss.
  • I binged watched so many of my favorite shows it’s a wonder I am not blind.
  • Woke up some old, dusty parts of myself that needed awakening.
  • Slept in. Everyday. It was wonderful.
  • So much quiet and down time!
  • Yoga, yoga and YOGA!

Have a great weekend!

 

 


Card by Card – Awareness

 

Card by card is a series where we’ll explore the meaning of each card individually of the Osho Zen Tarot deck.

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Keywords & Phrases: detachment, making sense, new way of looking at things, witnessing

This card represents a time when we can view our world from a detached perspective. When we do this, it allows us to clearly see people and situations for what they really are. This new awareness is not the result of something we were doing but rather when we stopped doing. It allowed us to become a witness to events, rather than a participant. When that happens the veil from our eyes is lifted and a new awareness is available to us.


An experiement in silence

IMG_20140323_132545I took a Silent Retreat last week. I did not come up with this idea I implemented it from Havi over at the Fluent Self . I modified it since I can’t go on a complete Silent Retreat and it worked really well. By the way she is pretty darned amazing!

What is a Silent Retreat? Well…you stop talking. You can still communicate; I did so through post it notes but I suppose you could also do so with texts, a notepad, a blog. You get the idea.

I was feeling particularly tired and overwhelmed. I have to talk all day long at my day job. I talk to co-workers, people who come into the office, I answer a three-line phone system, blah, blah, blah, blah, all day long. I decided to try a silent retreat for a short period of time when I got home from work that evening.

I was tired of talking.

My husband packed up his gear and headed out to practice and when he left I called “Silent Retreat.”

I didn’t even talk to my dog, used hand signals and actions instead (actions really do speak louder than words, he responded quite well.) I did yoga and made dinner, all while listening to soft music and keeping my mouth shut.

I watched Sherlock, ate my dinner and spoke not a word.

Husband came home from practice and I said nothing. I smiled at him, I hugged him, I kissed him but no words fell from my lips. When he asked me a question I would respond by shaking my head yes or no, smiling the whole time hoping to indicate nothing was wrong and that I was fine.

I usually only get quiet if I am upset about something. He was a bit perplexed and kept smiling at me a little nervously. He looked even more perplexed when I handed him a pink sticky note that said, “Please do the dishes” with a smiley face drawn on the note. When I was tired, I kissed him goodnight and went off to bed.

What I learned from this experiment.

Sherlock was never more engrossing and dinner never tasted so good. My dog seemed sweeter than normal and the perplexing look on my husbands face was amusing. (I did explain to him the following day about Silent Retreat so there would be no perplexing glances at me next time.)

I also discovered…

I stayed  in the moment of what I was doing rather than thinking about what I was going to do next or anything from the past. I was more attentive to my husband and my dog. I really heard them in a new way.

I would say the most important thing was… my highly sensitive body appreciated the fact that I  wasn’t expending energy that is necessary for talking, as a result I had more energy and I felt more relaxed.

It was a good experiment and one I will be implementing more of.

Happy Sunday afternoon!

 

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