And so I decided to dive in and shuffle up one of my new decks and get to the heart of this deck purchase overwhelm feeling and crack it open and see what I find.
I chose the Shadowscapes, and one of the 3 card spreads from the book.
- Card one: The situation
- Card two: The problem
- Card three: The solution
The Eight of wands speaks about the beginning of a long journey towards a goal, and that a great undertaking is at hand, and it speeds toward reward with hope and momentum..
And the myriad of seeds blown into the wind like the wishes we made as a child.
And yes it feels as though the seeds I sent out are all now coming back to me in the form of a stack of magic delicious decks (including this one).
The Ace of Wands speaks about the possibility of creativity, excitement, adventure; a challenge to step forward with courage and confidence. Inspiration blooms from the illumination that this card brings. Fires that are lit can be unpredictable and difficult to control. Seize this wild opportunity, and glory in the blaze. And yes this has definitely been the problem, an excess of inspiration and illumination!!! So trying to manage this energy left me feeling numb.
The Fool of course speaks of new beginnings, starting at the beginning of the labyrinth again, ready to walk a new journey, a deeper journey. She stands on the edge of a very sheer precipice, with only the ribbons and the doves bearing her up if she chooses to leap. I definitely choose to leap!!
And I find it so interesting that these cards remind me of the journey I began into tarot..which began 22 years ago this February. 22 years!!! I thought oh my 22 years, 22 cards in the Major Arcana, how beautifully synchronistic is that.
And so I decided to draw three more cards..this time from The Wild Unknown asking the questions.
- Card two: Who I was 22 years ago
- Card two: Who am I now
- Card three: Who will I become 22 years from now
How beautiful, as I looked at these sets of cards. The Mother of Pentacles, yes indeed I was a new mother 22 years ago, I had two beautiful children at that stage, and my third little pixie joined us 2 years later. I struggled with motherhood, and I desperately clung to the Tarot and studying it voraciously as often as time allowed, because it was my saviour, my safe place to fall.
The Ten of pentacles is all about fulfillment and abundance, and that is very true for where I am currently. I am happily remarried to the most wonderful man on earth, my children are all grown and living independent beautiful lives of their own, and I am free to delve into and explore the Tarot on a whole new level.
And 22 years from now, I will be 69, the Hierophant is me come full circle journeyed into cronedom with wisdom and living my soul purpose, bringing through the sacred ancestral energy and wisdom that flows in my veins. I love this card the Hierophant is my birth card in Tarot.
So as you can see, the tarot is a magical tool for transformation, it has the ability to shine light into aspects we don’t have clarity on and bring it into the light so we can move forward with confidence and joy.
If you want to watch a video walk through of these readings you can visit here
*heads off to shuffle the cards*