Bow layout again. The first card jumped out of the deck while I was still shuffling, and I got a reversal in spite of being careful with them. Cards are willful!
- The Significator: Represents both the person asking the question and the issue itself. What is the issue about?
13 The Journey It is time to face the inevitable, to let the bones be laid bare and acknowledge the deepest aspects of your fears and desires. Do not fear change, because this is also a time of purification and realignment. A celebration of the past or an acknowledgement of the passing of one part of life may be required. Let the threads of the old slip from your fingers with joyful remembrance and enter this time of withdrawal and renewal with patience and calm.
- The Bow: Represents the point at which the skills of the enquirer can be focused to connect with the heart of the situation. What is your focus on the issue?
12 The Mirror, reversed Tho there doesn’t seem to be any reversal indications in the book for this deck. A surrender of will is required. Insights may come from dreams and meditations but now is not the time to force the pace or drive on with a plan or desire until you have heard what your soul has to say. Patience & prudence are the keywords here.
- The Conscious Limb: Represents the individual consciousness or analytical process at work. What do you think about the situation?
Knight of Bows, Fox Determination leads you to success but sometimes at personal cost. Your life may change or enter a different path at any moment.
- The Spiritual Limb: Represents the emotional or spiritual elements present in the reading. What do you feel about the situation?
Queen of Bows, Hare A companion through life, sympathetic and understanding, leading you to a deeper awareness of what is needed to bring success to your every enterprise. There’s definitely more to say with these cards but I’m trying not to take all day on tarot.
- The String: Represents the energy or momentum of the situation. What drives the issue
King of Bows, Adder Maturity, strength of resolve, energy and wisdom. Setting a distinctive / creative stamp on things.
- The Fletchings: Represents the point of balance, enabling the energy of the reader to interact with the energy of the reading. What guides the solution?
Ten of Arrows, Instruction Book says nothing much, but I immediately thought of my childhood dreams of hanging out with – and getting instructions from – Leonardo Da Vinci when I saw this card. Arrows is the air suit in this deck, which is traditionally Swords. It essentially means be careful who you trust and don’t give up if things don’t come through. It’s not what you’d call an upbeat card.
- The Arrowhead: Represents the personal intent of the reader which, aimed at the problem, becomes a powerful means by which they can come to terms with the issue at hand. What is the outcome?
Nine of Arrows, Dedication Another “Sword” card then! All right-y! The inner oath helps keep one on a balanced footing by dedicating skills to a greater good.
Introduction: The 9 of Swords is often a card about anxiety and fear. Look closely at what you are worried about. Try not to blame people or situations for how you are feeling. Pay attention to your breathing; this helps with a feeling of calmness.General: You will need to guard against a feeling of anxiety. If you are feeling anxious, take a good look at whether or not any of that is under your own power or control (and thus, you could lessen it) or if other things or people in your life are contributing to this anxiety. There’s something about this time period that can cause people to feel like their life should be, in some way, “more” or “bigger” than it is. Try to take comfort and joy in the ordinary things. That’s where the beauty is.
Seems about right for a daily sort of reading. I DO feel a sort of free-floating anxiety today… No denying it. I woke up like that. OK so I’m gonna set up to work now. It’s a watercolor day.