Thursday, December 15, 2011

It's in the cards

I'm a dabbler. I like to dabble in things and see where they lead. I'm told that kind of free-for-all can be dangerous, but there's something about trying new things that keeps me curious and interested in learning. Lately, I've been dabbling in Tarot. Except it's not a traditional deck of Tarot, but a Fairy deck by Brian Froud. You know, the guy who did the puppets for the movie Labyrinth with David Bowie? Yeah, him.

I've seen a few blogs that throw readings out there for each star sign, telling you what to expect and where your path is leading you. I have never attempted that. I do small readings and quick looks at stuff, but I don't believe that cards can tell you things that common sense is for. However, it's fun, so I play.

Card 1: The Fixer
Last night I decided to check up on a reading I had done earlier in the year. The reading I'd pulled suggested that I would see slow progress by the end of this year, but that it would be another full year before I could feel the difference. I won't go into the details of "what" I'm progressing, but I can share the stuff I pulled out of my deck last night.

So here goes:

1. This card is where I am now. I pulled "The Fixer". According to the book, this card represents the following. "He just wants to make everything right again." It's about keeping up with the things that are falling apart, whitewashing them, doing temporary fixes until you can address the problem. Among other things.
Card 2: The Faerie of Growth

2. This card addresses my immediate concern. A specific issue in regard to that older reading where I wondered if things would improve. I wanted to know if I was still on track. I pulled "The Faerie of Growth". It's about Movement and Re-visioning. This has two parts to it. a) Think about where your life is headed and "how you can direct that change for good." b) Getting ready to "take flight" by taking the risk because this is a great time to do it.

Card 3: The Shadow of the Past
3. This one created problems for me. I could NOT visualize the card I needed to pull. That's how I do this. Upside down deck and then with my eyes closed, one card attracts me and I pull it. This one didn't. Now granted, at the time I was doing this one, my daughters were talking about their father and his asshattery (which if you look at that word, is so appropriate! Read either as Ass-hat-ery or as Ass Shat ery.) Anyway, I kept seeing the top sweep of a pergola in black with smoke coming out the top point. Hard to describe, but there it is. I have no idea what that means.

I forced the process and I pulled the next card, but it didn't feel quite right and I realized why after I flipped it over. The card I pulled was "The Shadow of the Past". It has nothing to do with my career, everything to do with relationships. "Past Love, Letting Go, Resolution". Basically, things that you didn't say as a relationship was ending, can now be said. It's time to let go and move on.

I still don't have the answer to my next year progress, buy hey, I'll take it. I'm all about moving on and proceeding with success, wherever it comes in life.

If you like this kind of blog, please let me know. If you don't, that would be nifty to hear too. I'll do more of them you they are enjoyed. Otherwise, this is tough sometimes and I won't post Tarot type things if they aren't. :)

Maybe I should learn to pull for the star signs. Like once a month... hmmm. Thoughts?

*The Heart of Faerie Oracle, by Brian and Wendy Froud; Abrams, New York (no copyright date inside cover) Buy HERE at Amazon.


Molly Daniels said...

I found a deck of tarot cards back in '90 and did a reading for fun. Scared me though; I interpreted things I wasn't ready to face yet....guess I should have paid attention and heeded the warning!

Unfortunately, I didn't keep the cards; gave them away.

Katie O'Connor said...

I have several sets of Tarot cards. I use them occassionally. Can they predict the future? ...of course not, but I find that they help me look at my life from different angles and that's a good thing sometimes as it breaks me out of my rut!

Mia Watts said...

@Molly, it's really just a window into looking at stuff from another perspective. It can be uncanny, but your mind will always connect with things that have meaning to you. So, if you draw cards that apply to an area of your life, great, use it to self-evaluate.

Mia Watts said...

@Katie, Exactly! I think there are paths you can see after you've thought about something. Like a warning card can be one of those things where you think, did I imagine all the angles and outcomes? What's the worst that could happen if I do this? A positive card can be a mindset change to give you hope when yours is flagging. Prediction? Not sure. Direction because we determine our own futures and have our own bag of common sense? Absolutely.

Harlie Williams said...

I have never had my cards read to me but I've always been intrigued by it. I'm not afraid to know what its happening or the possibility of what could happen.

But I would like to know...


Harlie Williams said...

And yes, I do believe in astrology. :)

Jenny Trout said...

I met Brian Froud. With Bronwyn Green. She had an embarrassing amount of books with her. I'm not even saying that behind her back. She admits to having an embarrassing amount of Froud books.

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Mia Watts said...

@Harlie, Cool. I think I might figure out a way to do one of my posts a month with a card pull for different signs. I may suck at it, just so you know. LOL.

Mia Watts said...

@Jen, LOL, I heard about that. And wasn't there something about parking??? I think you should tell us. :)