Tarot can be used for many things including futurecasting. This blog will focus on Tarot as a tool for introspection including spreads, readings, individual card explorations and investigating themes of Tarot. You can expect discussions of magical uses of Tarot as well. If you have a question, please send it for possible inclusion in a blog topic.
Tarot readings aren't magic, but they can create magic. I've been doing a lot of three card readings via email lately. Normally I do SKYPE or phone or in person sessions but have been guided towards more email readings.
These are short readings since they are only three cards, but I'm finding that the questions asked are creating magic for my clients.
In these readings, I'm getting asked many things but one question keeps coming up.
How do I get unstuck?
To that end, I wanted to share a three card spread you can use for yourself. I will also show you how you can craft a spell using the three cards you get.
The Unsticking Spread
1. How do I get unstuck?
Rather than dwell on the fact that you are stuck, this card strikes at the core. What do you need to do to get loose?
2. What's one thing I can do to foster positive growth?
I like questions that give us homework so this one will hit what you can do to keep moving once card one has shown you how to start.
3. How can I honor my forward momentum?
This card highlights the idea that you focus on on forward movement by acknowledging and honoring it.
I did this spread for myself around this question. "How can I get unstuck around the ecourse that I've committed to creating?"
Using the Cat's Eye Tarot, here is my own reading.
The Page of Wands is my "how to get unstuck" card. He's the passionate youth who chases things that simply need chasing. He follows his heart wholeheartedly. I am being told that to get loose on this ecourse stickiness, I must get more passionate.
I need to fling my arms open and embrace the joy I have about this course. I think this tells me to just start and to stop worrying about all the details. The Page of Wands is the firestarter.
The Four of Pentacles is how to foster positive growth. Now that's a head scratcher for sure since the Four of Pentacles is often a card that indicates budget and monetary restraint. A brown tabby has one mouse in his mouth and three more beneath his feet. OH! LOL.
My first response to the visual of this card is that he's really bitten off more than he can chew. He needs to focus on what's in his mouth THEN deal with the other three. So that's my answer there. To foster positive growth, my homework is to apply myself to what I have in front of me and to stop trying to manage all the projects at once. Ouch! :D
The homework is not one I particularly like. Can I have another card, Universe? No? Okay....mumble grumble...
The Seven of Pentacles is how I can honor my forward momentum. That's the card of pausing to acknowledge work done and growth attained. By looking at what I've accomplished, I can maintain the positive growth.
So I need to say good job me for creating last year's Tarot for Writers e-course and the Fairy Tale Tarot Spreads ebook. But I can't rest on that work. I must let it carry me forward.
I cannot be this brown tabby who sits in the doorway contemplating that age-old feline question:
Do I go in?
Do I go out?
Will they hold the door open forever?
To work the spell from this reading, I would do the following. I would use a candle for the Wands (fire) card. A stone for each of the Pentacle (earth) cards would also come into play. I might write out a cantrip to chant while burning the candle. I would carry the stones with me until the project was completed.
- Brown Candle (brown for growth)
- Citrine (good for writing projects)
- Jasper (good for getting the job done)
By fire and stone
I get things done
By flame and earth
This project has worth.
So my cantrips need work. Grin, it's a weakness!
What about you? Where are you stuck? Are you ready to unstick? Share your reading here if you like. I'd love to see it!
Cat's Eye Tarot created by Debra Givin © 2011 by U.S. Games Systems, Inc., 179 Ludlow Street, Stamford, CT 06902 USA. Used with the permission of U.S. Games Systems, Inc.. All rights reserved.
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