Daily Draw for Tuesday

Today’s daily draw was the ten of Cups, the Page of Pentacles, and the nine of Swords. Please click on the card images for a larger scan!

2009 08-04 DailyThe ten of Cups is describing a peaceful, relaxing day, I think. My husband will be home late tonight, and we pick our son up tomorrow, so I have all day and evening to myself to do whatever I want. Sounds fun, no?

The Page is describing something that I will be doing today. I have work to finish, so I will be taking my computer to a local Starbucks. I think this card is describing my efforts to build up some spending money. I am also in the process of aquiring a rare deck, so this card might be describing that deck coming into my life. How exciting!

The nine of Swords is the fly in the ointment, I guess. Something in my life will cause me to doubt myself today. Actually, I am already feeling the stirrings of the thought “maybe I should just stay home”, since I have a small handful of things that I need to do today. I shuoldn’t let myself be trapped, though. It is one of my last days of total freedom for a while!2009 08-04 Extra

While I was shuffling, The Star also fell out. I guess she’s reminding me to let the peace soak in and to really enjoy the day and the mysteries that I have chosen to pursue. This is always a very happy card to me, so I’m glad to see it come up today.

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Daily Draw for Saturday

Today I drew the High Priestess, the Four of Cups, and the Knight of Wands. Click on the image for a larger scan of the cards.

2009 08-01 DailyThe High Priestess looks so carefree, absolutely not weighed down by her tasks or the expectations that are placed on her. She floats through her realm, totally confident and peaceful.

The four of Cups looks peaceful too, but in a different way. He is relaxing, calm and happy, but then there is something out of his reach, and suddenly he cannot focus on what he already has.

The Knight of Wands is still, and while his horse has raised one foot, there is not much movement in this card. He seems to be looking right at me, asking whether I am really working toward my goals, or whether I am waiting for him to come rescue me. The fact that he’s not moving suggests that I have to get there myself.

I think that the High Priestess is trying to show me how to balance all of the many things that I want to do in my life right now. The stars in her hair, which traditionally represent the signs of the zodiac, seem to me to be the things that are literally “on her mind”. They are balanced and not overwhelming her. Taking that together with the four, perhaps I should strive to use my “wants” to balance myself out. For example, think about the goal while I am doing a task that I don’t enjoy. As the Knight says, I’m on my own, but I can do it or he wouldn’t just be sitting there.

If you would like to buy the Gilded Tarot for your own collection, please click here. The deck is a wonderful beginner deck, but also has enough depth to sustain a more advanced reader. It has been one of my favorites for a long time. I also strongly recommend pre-ordering the Legacy of the Divine Tarot by the same artist. By buying through the links in this blog, you help support Reading the Cards, so thank you!

The Paths Spread

Instead of doing a daily draw today, I decided to do a paths spread to determine a course of action for this weekend. On the one hand, we had made plans with friends to attend a board game night, sleep over, and perhaps go to a small festival the next day. On the other, we are both really tired, and neither of us really wants to drive two hours up there even if we do miss our friends.

To represent the choice, I pulled the nine of Pentacles. On the “go” path were the five of Wands, the Page of Swords, and the Four of Pentacles. On the “stay” path were the World, the Knight of Swords, and the Devil. Click through to check out the larger scan. Any pixelation is a result of my scanner, and is not apparent on the cards.

2009 07-31 DailyAfter I shuffled the cards, I said “I need to make a decision,” and drew the nine of Pentacles. I then alternated top, bottom, top, bottom, top, bottom to represent “go, stay, go, stay, go, stay”. I have to say that I laughed when the first two cards that I laid down were the five of Wands (conflict, struggles, even disaster) and the World (completion, fulfillment, or spiritual/divine joy). Seems telling… but maybe not as much as I thought at first.

The nine of Pentacles tells me that the decision revolves around how to use our leisure time and our hard-earned money (gas, or maybe a dinner out nearby?). The five of Wands indicates conflict, but since we would have been going to a board game party and then to a festival with a freindly contest, it probably just indicates the “conflict” of contesting in the games. This contrasts with the peace and quiet that seems to be coming at us through the World if we stay home.

The second two cards were the Page and Knight of Swords, and I find it telling that the more “advanced” form of the card was on the “stay home” side of the line. Perhaps it is saying that while we might have had a fun time there, we can have just as much fun by embracing staying home. The Page looks indifferent to me, while the Knight is very active, ready to charge toward the World.

In the third set of cards, the four of Pentacles shows the stress that I would almost certianly find myself under with regard to money. I hate the necessity of shelling out for gas, toll, food, snacks, etc. when we head up there to visit as much as I love seeing my friends. It gets stressful, espeically when money is tight, which it currently is. On the other hand, the Devil always seems to appeal to me. It tells me to embrace my impish side and have some naughty fun at home instead.

The spread doesn’t say that one path is “better” than the other, but I think that I personally like where the second path leads. By staying at home, I think we will have a terrific time and we can save the gas money for the next time we actually have the energy to travel.

If you would like to buy the Gilded Tarot for your own collection, please click here. The deck is a wonderful beginner deck, but also has enough depth to sustain a more advanced reader. It has been one of my favorites for a long time. I also strongly recommend pre-ordering the Legacy of the Divine Tarot by the same artist. By buying through the links in this blog, you help support Reading the Cards, so thank you!

Daily Draw for Wednesday

Today was a simple three card draw with no surprises jumping out at me. The cards were the King of Wands, the Knight of Pentacles, and the Four of Swords.Again, please do click on the image for a nice, large scan!

2009 07-29 DailyI was pleased because I knew what the cards meant as soon as I saw them. The King of Wands is referring to the fire that has been lit under my desk chair today. It is my first day back to working since my week off, and I am at full steam after a nice restful break. I have also had the creative fires burning at full steam ahead!

The Knight of Pentacles refers to my money making ventures. I have been doing some marketing this morning that will hopefully pay off, and sending proposals to clients all morning. I usually lag on this, so the cards are essentially saying “good for you, you knightly go-getter!”

The knight is a little torn, however, and is glancing back at the Four of Swords. The one thing stopping me today is my aching tummy, which has me wanting to lie down and veg like the man in the four. I’m trying not to let it hold me back, but as you can see with the knight, I am hesitating just a little.

If you would like to buy the Gilded Tarot for your own collection, please click here. The deck is a wonderful beginner deck, but also has enough depth to sustain a more advanced reader. It has been one of my favorites for a long time. I also strongly recommend pre-ordering the Legacy of the Divine Tarot by the same artist. By buying through the links in this blog, you help support Reading the Cards, so thank you!

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