June 1, 2010
1. Significator - JUDGEMENT
Quinessential Crone! My transition from my previous (haphazard) approach in spiritual work/life to a new (dedicated) approach. My search for a teacher has ended with finding my teacher, in the form of Tarot. I am no longer aimless.
2. Situation/Concern - TEMPTATION
In all aspects of life, as I make this transition from the old to the new, temptation has been a constant, drawing me away from my focus. My addictions (to disaster thinking; to running away from myself, to panic, to starting things and becoming bored with them, leaving them unfinished,) impede my progress in my inner work.
3. Cross or Block - STRENGTH
Strength (of spirit) is the 'cross' which allows movement forward, helping to bring my work back into focus from the temptations which might block me.
4. Below you, to build on - THE TOWER
Perhaps the most important foundation for me (because of previous meetings with this card) is my coming to understand that there is constant change and not to live in and fear the past so intensely. Knowing that there is always a choice in how to see a situation; go with the flow of change. (First time I have seen this card without disaster thinking, but acceptance).
5. Above: What has bearing - CHARIOT
With what is below, The Chariot provides the ride to moving forward as things change. It keeps me heading in the right direction.
6. Recent Past - EMPRESS
The recent (past few months) has put me into the 'driver's seat.' I am the Empress: mothering, nurturing and caring for myself.
7. Near Future - TRANSFORMATION/DEATH
With continued dedication, reforming old habits into new habits a permanent transformation is in progress; one that will change the very fabric of my life.
8. You right now - EMPEROR
With the success and continued progress, I see the wisdom in staying with the structure needed to walk my path; Follow the rules I've set for myself. The plan as it was created works; if it is not broken, don't fix it.
9. Environment - HANGED MAN
I am in a place (internally and personally) which is opposite to how I have been. I am seeking Enlightenment - new ways, and perspectives allow greater vision. I have the full support from those who surround me. They do not have to believe in what I'm doing to support me, and I have to see that the support is there, none-the-less.
10. Hopes/Fears - TEMPERANCE
Moderation allows for a calm affect, and this gives me the ability to keep working; to keep going and not run out of steam. My biggest fear is old tapes regarding not finishing what I start. But Temperance sets the pace that makes it all possible.
'Slow and steady wins the race.'
11. Final Outcome - THE STAR
The Star brings the light of belief in myself after the darkness of feeling unable to find my way. The progress of Illumination, like Temperance, is slow - I need to keep my eye on the goal, now brightened with success of the past two months, and keep believing in the fulfillment of our life-long dream with the understanding that change is at the foundation of life, but with structure, we perservere. This gentle progress brings the deepening of my path; rediscovering and recreating ritual in my life. Living the dream!