Sunday, December 13, 2015

It's The Most Busiest Time Of The Year

It is the holiday season and everything seems to be happening all at once.  So much to prepare much to do.  This morning I made a point to give some time to myself.  I decided to do a practice reading using a spread presented by Marcus Katz in his Tarot Fundamentals online class.  The class is one of my rewards for supporting the Tarot Fundamentals Kickstarter campaign.  I just received the book and can't wait until I have more time to get a decent look at it!  

The spread is about taking a look at challenges, resources and lessons for my past, present and future.  For example: In my past situation I was challenged by [Card 1:Challenge] but drew upon [Card 2:Resource] and learnt [Card 3:Lesson].  Here are my initial thoughts on my reading!

The Past:

Challenged by the 8 of Cups: This year I moved away from home.  It is the only home I have ever known until now.  It was hard starting fresh and leaving something so significant behind.
Drew upon the Queen of Pentacles: Perseverance and being steadfast.  Staying strong in this time of change and continuing to move forward.
Learned from the 6 of Pentacles: I don't have to do everything alone.  There are people in my life willing to help me on my way.

The Present:

Challenged by the 7 of Pentacles: Being unable to let things progress naturally.  One step at a time.  I've been rather impatient lately.
Draw upon the 10 of Swords: Knowledge of when to call it quits...letting matters be put to rest.  Stop overdoing things (overkill! ha ha ha)
Learn from the 8 of Wands: There may be a lot going on but find a place of stability.  Do not try to focus on everything at once.

The Future:

Challenged by the King of Cups: An overabundance of compassion and emotion.  Giving too much.  I do have a tendency to care about everyone else before myself.
Draw upon the Queen of Cups: The ability to know my own needs and emotions.  Before I can efficiently know and help others, I need to know and help myself.
Learn from the 4 of Pentacles: It's okay to be selfish sometimes!  Giving to everyone and catering to their needs is all well and good, but I should not let it drain me completely. 

This turned out to be a really great reading.  I am so glad I put aside the time to do it.