I used Tarot Dame‘s Charlotte Mason spread for my second primary deck reflection. The format goes like this:
1. Something to Think About – 9 of Cups
2. Something to Do – 9 of Pentacles
3. Something to Love – 4 of Wands
Together, the cards speak of comfortable living, fulfilled wishes and prosperity. I love seeing all of them together.
The 9 of Cups made me think of a lot of things… One is the wish I made last Friday. I went to Ma Durga Temple and joined the New Moon yajna (prayer chanting). We offered fruits to the Hindu gods and wrote our wishes on a piece of paper. We went outside, prayed to Agni (Hindu god of fire) and burnt our wish letters. One of the requests I made is to have a peaceful family. For us to be united and binded with love.
Another thing I want to think about is the “evil eye”. I happen to have an evil eye apotropaic in front of my computer. I can’t help but notice the blue eye in the genie’s torso and find the resemblance. I never noticed it before, but now it seems prominent. The third eye for me symbolizes the spiritual guidance. But the evil eye on his body reminds me of spiritual protection. I’ve been trying to do some visual meditation (for a few days now) using the “Violet Flame” and it involves invoking a tube of light around me. The tube of light is suppose to protect the one praying from dark energies. I need to keep this in mind all the time.
The 9 of Pentacles is something that I should do. This is about having a luxurious lifestyle. The lady in this picture is clothed with a beautiful dress and is surrounded with pentacles (money). Like me, I’ve been doing some serious shopping lately, which is not good! Traditionally, this card is about financial prosperity and abundance. Another thing to consider is the chained pet of hers. It’s a stone bird (or something). The chain is about control. This reminds me to do an actual budget. I’ve been delaying this for a long time and I must not ignore this any longer.
The one to love is the 4 of Wands. In this picture, I see a couple walking hand in hand towards their home. I think this card is telling me to be thankful about my current relationship and my living situation. I’m really blessed to have the things I need and want within reach. I have work, a relationship, an affordable apartment… everything seems comfortable right now and I should give thanks for that.