Daily Draw for Friday

Look who finally got a draw posted in the morning for once! Today I am using my Osho cards, and they seem to have a few favorites to toss my way, like it or not. I drew the seven of Fire (Wands), Integration (Temperance), and the three of Clouds (Swords). Click on the card images to see a larger scan.

2009 10-02 DailyAsking what my day holds for me and seeing Stress and Ice-Olation is not exactly comforting, but the temperance in the middle makes all the difference. I have a lot of balls in the air, just like my friend on the seven, and I do take care of most of it alone, as in the three, but I am also working very hard to keep those many things as balanced as possible. I have plans to work out today, and plans to work. I have housework that I need to do, and family that I can and probably will visit with tonight. Balance. Not overdoing any one thing. Temperance. I think the two “negative” cards are showing me what will happen if I drop the ball and forget to keep myself centered today. Message received!

It is also interesting to note that since I started doing daily draws, the only times that I have drawn the seven of Wands and the three of Swords have been with the Osho Zen Tarot deck. Kind of interesting!

The Osho Zen Tarot is an interesting deck for beginners because of the intuitive images on the cards. As a more advanced reader, I really love comparing the keywords to my established definitions of the cards. To buy the Osho Zen Tarot, click here. You might also be interested in the Osho Zen Tarot: Music for Tarot Reading. By buying through the links in this blog, you help support Reading the Cards, so thank you!

Daily Draw for Friday

Today’s daily spread includes Postponement (four of Swords), Ice-Olation (three of Swords), and Innocence (Sun). Click the cards for a larger scan.

2009 08-07 DailyPostponement looks pretty much how I feel right now. I have been dealing with (please note that I don’t say “suffering from”) depression since adolescence, and in the last few years have learned about what I call my “tells”. They are the little things or feelings, like a certain kind of restlessness, which I start to feel a day or two before I start getting actually depressed. They are like an advance warning system if you are self-aware enough to spot them. I was feeling some of my tells yesterday and last night, so I am totally unsurprised to draw two cards that seem to be describing depression this morning: the three and four of Swords.

The Sun card was much more interesting to me. It shows an old man happily laughing at a praying mantis on his finger, with cherry blossoms raining down around him. Looks like a lovely spring day. The card is called “Innocence”, but the man is not a child, he is an old man. He must have chosen a path of joyful innocence. To me, this says that I can put my life on hold (Postponement) and let the depression win (Ice-Olation), or I can choose Innocence and joy, and let myself experience the day. I’m already feeling better.

As I was shuffling, the Stress card jumped out. 2009 08-07 ExtraI guess that’s about as clear a message as any of us ever get: you’re juggling too much and trying to accomplish too much. Just relax, let some things go, and don’t be afraid of the occasional stumble. I love the extra arms and legs in the figure, and how they are making things harder instead of easier. Instead of wishing for an extra arm or extra hour in the day, we should work on working within our limits, instead.

The Osho Zen Tarot is an interesting deck for beginners because of the intuitive images on the cards. As a more advanced reader, I really love comparing the keywords to my established definitions of the cards. To buy the Osho Zen Tarot, click here. You might also be interested in the Osho Zen Tarot: Music for Tarot Reading. By buying through the links in this blog, you help support Reading the Cards, so thank you!