This is Your Daily Tarot Map for Tuesday January 26, 2016 – Using Tarot To Create the Life you want (transcript below).
Today, we continue our work with the [Japaridze Tarot] by Nino Japaridze.
So the three cards drawn randomly from the Japaridze Tarot today were: 9 of Fire, 6 of Winds, 4 of Tides
The first card in our draw today is the 9 of Fire, in which we see two gladiators in the midst of battle in what appears to be a coliseum, perhaps filled with spectators. This tells me that some of you might be exhausted or at your wits end from a project or from an especially trying and stressful period of your lives. This card’s appearance is a nudge for us to keep going, no matter how tired we are. Being the 9 of the suit, tells us that we’re 90% there. We don’t want to give in when we’re so close.
This idea is continued with our next card, the 6 of Winds, in which we see a person with wings soaring over the landscape. Now what’s interesting here, is that the landscape on one side of the river appears rough and barren, while the other is green and lush. It’s also important to note that the person is moving away from the brown, barren landscape and heading towards the green, lush side of the river. This card often has the meaning of moving from a difficult time of your life to a calmer, more serene period. It’s about putting our troubles behind us and finding our peace of mind.
Again, at this point you still might be exhausted or frustrated and close to throwing in the towel. This is the most difficult part of the battle – to keep going when we want to give up. This is the point where so many of us lose our momentum. I’ve found that no matter what project I’ve started and no matter how excited I was about it initially, there comes a point where I wonder whether it’s worth it to continue. Maybe we become burned out or a project turns out to be more difficult than we’d imagined. Whatever it might be, I see today’s cards as urging us to hang on a little bit longer.
Now in our last card, we see a couple in a boat, back to back, refusing to look at each other. This is typically a card of dissatisfaction, of perhaps things not turning out the way we had hoped. Of course, rarely do things turn out exactly as we had envisioned and we often end up a tad disillusioned at the other end. I see this card as perhaps asking us to stop and think about the endeavor we’ve taken on.
Though we might have lost our enthusiasm for it, we need to ask ourselves why. It it because it’s turned out more challenging than we thought it would be? Have we perhaps become distracted by something new and shiny (which happens a lot of us in this rapidly changing Information Age) or have we truly outgrown what it is we initially hoped to accomplish?
Sometimes, we may truly need to walk away from something but often, we’ve simply just reached an extra tough hurdle that we have to overcome. Often, it helps to consider all of the hard work and effort we’ve already put in. Do you really want to quit now?
So the message today for these three cards is:
Too many projects are abandoned right before crossing the finish line. If a project is wearing you down, it often helps to remember just how much you’ve already accomplished and how far you’ve come.
So today’s advice card comes from the Wisdom of the Hidden Realms Oracle by Colette Baron-Reid and the card drawn randomly from the deck was: The Arrow Master
The Arrow Master, I think, supports perfectly the theme of today’s reading. It’s a reminder for us not to lose sight of our aim, of our ultimate goal. Keeping your eye on the prize and reminding yourself why you took on this endeavor can help us to make to the end, in spite of the obstacles. Like the archer in this image, keep your focus on your goal and try to remember and feel those emotions you initially experienced when you declared your intention to take this on. This might give you that extra push to cross the finish line.
That’s your Daily Tarot Map for today. Brightest Blessings!