Blog Posts, Tarot

Stay hydrated, stay healthy and balanced

This is the last time I’ll be posting my weekly card draws on Cath’s site. I have my own site, currently under construction. I’ll let you know when I’m ready to launch it.

In the meantime, this week’s draw is an odd partnership… The Ocean and the Two of Swords (Dragons in my new pack). There’s no doubt that as a Piscean, I am an utter water baby!I’d love nothing better than to take this oracle card at face value and move to the seaside, permanently. However, until I reach retirement age, this is not likely. I can dream of living near the sea in the meantime. On an associated level, I can pay more attention to staying hydrated throughout the day, but not to the extent my bladder wakes me up in the middle of the night. It’s a fine line to tread, a balancing act.

Which brings me on to the Two of Swords. The feeling I get from this card, with its dragon staring at me from behind a sword, is emerging power. The blade is double edged, and so is power. I’m a great believer in ‘just because you have to the power to do a thing, doesn’t automatically mean you should do a thing’. Balance the pros and cons of important decisions, then make a choice. Whatever the big decision is, it’s at the beginning of a project or process, so make sure to think a few moves ahead to stay on track and within your own power.

I’m guessing I have a few decisions ahead of me when it comes to setting up my new tarot site. So, until then, stay safe and well.


Blog Posts, Tarot

Cards of the week: choose your thoughts wisely

New week, new deck!

What a great partnership these two cards of the week make. The Angel Oracle card reminds us to choose our thoughts with care, to focus on what we want instead of what we don’t want. The Empress is all about abundance, fruition and nurturing. Just look at the way she’s tending the dragon!

The more observant of you will notice I’ve changed decks this week. I bought a new deck whilst on holiday and decided the best way to get acquainted was to use it for my card of the week and card of the day draws. I’m using the Legends of Tarot by Anne Stokes. The art work for the Aces, Court Cards and Major Arcana is beautiful. The suits are represented by butterflies (pentacles), dragons (swords), unicorns (wands) and wolves (cups). The 2s through to 10s are simple pip cards, with the suit motif in the background. It reminds me to brush up on numerology as I don’t have the imagery I’m used to in other decks.

Anyway, on with the weekly draw. I’m focusing on what I want. It’s a long list, and some items will have to wait due to COVID-19 restrictions. That said, I’m focusing on losing lockdown weight-gain (only 4 more pounds to go) and feeling healthier and flexible. Directing my thoughts in this way will help me reach my goals. The Law of Attraction card reminds me that whatever thoughts I choose, I will attract. So, instead of saying ‘I don’t want to be overweight’ I turn this into ‘I achieve a healthy weight for myself’. Next time you’re tempted to think about what you don’t want, stop. Take a breath. Observe that thought and turn it into a positive, then proceed.

In order to achieve my goal of a healthy body, I embrace the energy of The Empress, mentally nurture that image of me fitting into my jeans again, and physically do something about it. In my case I rejoined Slimming World, but you do whatever feels right for you. Whatever you decide to do to nurture yourself, know that it will pay dividends. After all, a healthy you is good for not only you, but also for your nearest and dearest.

Until next week, stay safe and healthy.

Julie xx