Last night I realized I’d been using the Mythic Tarot deck too much. The cards had become sticky and no matter how many times I shuffled them the same ones kept coming up. The energy around the cards had become murky. That happens for me with Tarot cards sometimes so I knew it was time to wrap the deck up in a dark cloth and put them away for quite some time.
This morning I still had the urge to do a Tarot reading just to wind up this period of intense involvement with the cards. I went and hunted out another deck I have, one I don’t use very often. It’s called The Native American Tarot deck.
I shuffled the cards for ages to renew my relationship with them then, asking a different question to the ones I’d been asking recently, I laid out the cards in the tradition Celtic Cross spread. The question I asked was about how to move forward from the situations and thoughts that have held me thrall for the last couple of months.
Working with the book that accompanied the cards I decided that, rather than focusing on individual cards, I would look at the reading as a whole. Looked at in that way the cards suggested that the way forward for me was to develop my spiritual practice and express myself through creative work.
After thinking about that for a while and wondering whether I needed to write anything of the experience to post on the Hearth I decided to draw just one card. After posting so much recently and expressing so much emotional pain (I hope it hasn’t come across as dumping) I decided I needed to bring my posts to some kind of conclusion.
I drew just one card from the deck – the Six of Blades – in this Tarot system blades correspond with the swords of other decks. I really like the picture on the card – it says everything these words are groping towards. The commentary talks about listening to day dreams, listening to night dreams and about going on a spiritual quest – a vision quest- to find the direction for the next part of my soul’s journey through life. The Tarot cards will play a part in this journey but it will be lesser role than I’ve recently been assigning to them. I think the key to a portal to Lemuria for me right now will be through re-drawing the Map of my Heart.
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