Using the Tarot for Creativity and Empowerment

Daily Tarot Map for October 24, 2015

This is Your Daily Tarot Map for Saturday, October 24, 2015 – Using Tarot to create the life you want (transcript below).

Thank you for joining me!

Transcript

This week, we are working with Ghost Tarot, created by Davide Corsi.

So the three cards drawn randomly from The Ghost Tarot today were: The Moon, 7 of Coins, 10 of Swords

from the Ghost Tarot by Davide Corsi

Today we’re going to take a journey into our psyche which is illustrated by our first card the moon. This card is about taking a walk on the wild side of ourselves. I see this as a need to allow our playful side to come through, to listen to our instincts and hunches and in the process, maybe step outside the box a bit.

Many of us become frustrated by our own behavior, whether it be procrastination, lack of motivation, lack of follow-through. But not only that, we then allow that frustration to seep into our thoughts and chisel at our self-esteem and our productivity.

Instead of frustration, we may need to figure out why our behavior isn’t up to our expectations. Are our expectations too high? Are we trying to squeeze ourself into a box that doesn’t fit us? I think that many of us procrastinate because our heart isn’t into what we’re doing. If we’re doing a job we hate than it’s difficult to be motivated.

This might be a call for us to try something different, to step outside the expected. Your subconscious mind stores data from things we see, hear, want and desire and combines this data into hunches, perhaps into an idea that at first glance, seems out of character for us. But listening to these hunches can often point to those issues that are holding us back or yearnings that we’ve been ignoring. If you’re writing a book on a topic you hate or have grown bored with, then it may be time to change.

What’s key here, is to realize however is that if we continuously focus on our negative qualities, we’ll generate more of the same, as suggested by our second card, the 7 of Coins. This eerie depiction of coins growing on trees in a dark, somber environment suggests that whether we plant seeds in the darkness or the light, they will grow.

That is to say, if we think we’re lazy, untalented and unmotivated, then it will be so. If we continue to do what we hate, then that hate will grow. We may need to reexamine our goals to see if they’re still in alignment with our values and with what we really want out of life. Sometimes taking and in-depth look at our bad habits can help us to identify their cause and provide us the motivation and solutions to move past them.

I know someone who thought all of his life that he should be an accountant. He got his degree, passed his CPA exam but then realized that it was all a lie. That when he really thought about it, he realized that he loathed accounting. He’d been on the wrong track this whole time time. So he changed careers and now is happy. So I see today’s cards as asking us to take a peek at our shadow side to see if we can determine why those negative thoughts and feelings are surfacing and what we can do to change them. For some of us, it may be time to change our situation.

It may be time to get out of our own way, as suggested by our last card, the 10 of Swords. Now typically, this is a card representing ruin and hitting rock bottom. For the fellow in this card, it can’t get much worse than a sword in the heart.

But this card is ill-dignified by the earth card next to it so I see this as suggesting that with a bit of self-reflection, we can put an end to our suffering and move past that which is keeping us stuck. This card indicates a need to make a change, to get out of our own way and our old perceptions of what we are. Perhaps we need to create an entirely new story.

So the message today for these three cards is:

If we don’t watch out, putting out negative thoughts and behavior becomes as instinctive as putting on our clothes in the morning. But once we recognize them and discover their source, we can’t help but to change our life in the process.

So today’s advice card comes from The Symbolon Deck and the card drawn randomly from the deck was: The Marionette.

Marionette card from the Symbolon Deck

So we couldn’t have asked for a more perfect card for today’s reading. The Marionette is a puppet being pulled by invisible strings, just as many of us are puppets being lead around by the expectation of others about what we should be and should be doing. Many of us have an image of ourself, of what we should be and are led through our lives by that image, regardless of whether it fits us or not.

We may try to mimic the success of others, to take on their qualities in an effort to make ourself more like then. But in the end, this rarely works because that is their path, not ours. The trick is to find our true self, to cut the strings of illusion and to take the path that’s meant for us.

That’s your Daily Tarot Map for today. Brightest Blessings!

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