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

Blog Posts, Tarot

Charity is more than giving money

The purpose of human life is to serve and show compassion and the will to help others.

Albert Schweitzer (philosopher and theologian)
Balance giving and receiving

The quote above pretty much sums up this week’s draw. Taking the Angel Oracle card first, the message is clear. When we offer our time, our listening ear, our wealth, this has a positive effect on our spirit. Staying in this perpetual cycle of giving and receiving keeps us human.

The Six of Pentacles reminds us that sometimes we are on the receiving end of much needed help, and sometimes we are the ones handing out assistance in whatever form is needed. Although the suit of Pentacles is primarily connected with physical and material things such as finances and careers, this card does not automatically signify handing out money. Your time, your practical support, your wisdom are all gifts that can be just what someone else needs.

The scales held in the hands of the person handing out money reminds us that we may change positions and be the people receiving the help. However, we should be mindful of becoming dependent on this help. Have an eye on getting back on your feet and independent again. As ever with fair exchanges, its about keeping the balance.

Wishing you a safe and healthy week ahead.