Today’s reading was spot on. I sat after. That’s a good Order of Things. Now to get ready for some art!
Amazingly while it was 57 and completely overcast when we got up this morning, it’s now sunny & will eventually get to the mid 80s in the late afternoon and early evening. That’s one big difference between the coasts! On the east coast, the hottest part of the day is always mid afternoon and that’s it. Not so, in summertime Portland. It’s best for me to get my creative work done, in my perch office upstairs, before it gets too hot. I get the sun at that time of day.
Represents both the person asking the question and the issue itself. What is the issue about?
Selfish or foolish overuse of non-sustainable resources implies imbalance in work of business that is damaging to yourself or the environment. Mmmm…. k’. 6 of Pentacles, the card that this would be in a regular tarot deck, is actually pretty positive, though I’d agree with the book whole heartedly on the unsustainability of the human population.
The Bow: Five of Stones • Endurance
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?
Aha! Stones / Pentacles are associated with earth and earning, being “of the world”. Perhaps I need to make my money in capacities that align really well with my personal ethics.
The Conscious Limb: 12 The Mirror
Represents the individual consciousness or analytical process at work. What do you think about the situation?
Patience & prudence are the keywords here.
The Spiritual Limb: Ten of Vessels • Happiness
Represents the emotional or spiritual elements present in the reading. What do you feel about the situation?
Generous fulfillment of desires from a source that is pure and cleansing. Reward for patience and love given selflessly True emotional stability and freedom.
The String: Nine of Vessels • Generosity
Represents the energy or momentum of the situation. What drives the issue?
Nature’s open-hearted, spiritual cauldron has a welcome for those who approach the waters of knowledge with compassion. They are blessed by regeneration.
Introduction: The 9 of Cups is one of the most uplifting and pleasant cards to receive in a reading. Known often as the “wish card” it can mean that what you are hoping for or dreaming about most is very likely to be yours – in a brief period of time, generally, too.
General: The appearance of this card is usually a portent of happiness, and good things about to come. It also usually means that what you want is likely to come into being in your life. If asking a yes/no type of question, this card is the most powerful indicator of “yes”, but like everything else in the tarot, that is not carved in stone.
The Fletchings: Eight of Vessels • Rebirth
Represents the point of balance, enabling the energy of the reader to interact with the energy of the reading. What guides the solution?
By looking at the past, acknowledging our mistakes and learning from them, we grow and attain new wisdom. The future waits to be unfolded by our positive action as we become the 8th vessel and receive powerful rejuvenating energies of rebirth. Rejoice! A time of renewal and potential is here. It is time to shed the skin of the past. Amen to that.
The Arrowhead: Seven of Vessels • Mourning
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?
This is a time to honor what is dead and mourn for what has gone. Learn the lesson of letting go by offering thanks for cherished memories and being at peace with the past. I know what’s gone all right, lol. This would be the 7 of Cups. Spirituality: Visualize your most important goals and desires being met. Use positive affirmations and/or treasure mapping to help make your dreams come true. Keep a positive attitude. If you need help doing so, reach out for it. There are plenty of positive influences available to you, you just need to know where to look.
Element: water. Associations: emotions, relationships, romance, compassion, forgiveness, instinct, joy, faith, mourning, being of the heart.