For my primary deck reflection this week, I used the the “Little Cross” spread. I saw this spread mentioned at the Aeclectic Forum by Gazel. I’ve never done a full Celtic Cross so this will be a good intro/practice for me.
The Situation: The Fool
Interestingly enough, I pulled The Fool. In this card, we see him playfully wading a dark unknown body of water. He seems to be wearing some sort of sleep wear, which suggests to me that his actions were a bit impulsive. The fishes look kind of scary and dangerous but I don’t see any signs of fear in his face… but more of curiosity and amazement. I can interpret this card as having new unexpected discoveries through carefree and innocent motives and intentions.
I’m in a personal journey right now. Ever since I got into tarot, I’ve become more curious as to what lies ahead for me. Tarot is usually a tool for divination. But more often than not, I use it for self reflection. So far, I’ve been amazed by the outcome of my readings. In this PDR entry, I see myself in The Fool card, where I’m treading the unknown waters of spirituality and self-understanding. I’m so curious about many things… namely Tarot, Oracles, Magick, Meditations, Angels, Gods and Goddesses… etc. They just seem to fascinate me! But just like the fishes in the water, this journey can be daunting. And by this, I must exert more effort.
The Challenge: 9 of Wands
In the 9 of Wands, I see someone who looks tired and exhausted. His lips are pouting like he is disappointed about something… so he sits down and tries to regain his energy. In the LWB, Patrick describes him as someone who is lost. When he’s ready, he can just look up and see what the light from his wand has revealed… a path leading outside the maze.
This card is telling me to be stronger. The traditional meaning for this card is perseverance. Just like in the card, sometimes I feel drained from normal everyday routines (like work)… that I don’t even have time to do other things. I need to constantly give myself a pep talk! I know I can do it. But I have to be realistic as well. I have come to a realization that I need to create a time management. I need to schedule a time for reading, blogging, exercising, meditating, and other hobbies (like books and catching up on TV too). It sounds like a lot of work but it’s not impossible. I just need to keep believing in myself.