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Journaling ~ Tarot Meditations

For years, my favorite way to Tarot Journal was to cozy up to my favorite corner at the kitchen table with a hot cup of coffee, a fountain pen, and my latest journal or notebook, along with my favorite deck of tarot cards.  I would either pull one card at a time and write down interpretations and meditations, or I'd draw three cards at a time, set after set, until I felt the cards stopped talking to me for that session.

I still keep a hand-written tarot journal, and I still will catch one or two meditative mornings a week to immerse myself in the personal study of tarot and my own psyche, but now I'm also going to use this page to record these tarot meditations and journal entries, and I've decided to share them with you.

 The most recent post will appear at the top of this page.
Monday, November 6th, 2017 ~ Deck:  The Goddess Tarot
Triplicates ~  My Personal Meditation for Today

First Set 
The Sun: 
Glorious  "Golden Time"
The Golden Hour
Tending your goods
fertility, hidden agenda, misdirection, upside down
shake out his pockets
Upside down  financial message
Feet stuck in the rocks, frozen
Into a deal she can't get out of
Second Set
The Lone Woman
Solitary, strong but quiet, cutting your own throat, making a point
Having to Prove a Point
Under the gun, being on the definsive
Fighting them Off
Beating the System
Learning from your past
Memories, illusions, dreams, nightmares
Skeletons in the Closet
Third Set
The Quiet One
Calm, rational
The money is grounded
"It's in good hands"
Work, Work, Work, Work
She's good at what she does
The Enigma
The Artist
Creative Artistic Endeavors
Moving On
Crossing Over
Solitary Journey
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Would you like to interpret this reading?  I don't care if you're a novice or a seasoned reader.  Feel free to leave your own interpretation of these cards in the comment box below.
Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 ~ Deck:  Pagans Way Tarot
Ace of Wands
Business is picking up!  (And it most surely is!) ....but there's more to it.  There's the idea of tenacity and hanging on to ideas and goals that others might view as impossible.  There's the idea of stubborn energy that just won't accept "no" as an answer.  There's the idea of taking risks and putting yourself out there, probably far outside your comfort zone.  There's the idea of something being "too hot to handle", whatever this means to you-- is it so hot you don't want to go there, or do you have to pass through a fire storm to get to something amazing??
Also, with this card comes the idea of purging yourself from something big and awkward, something in-your-face, something that's maybe ugly and daunting...purging yourself of this "thing" that's holding you down, holding you back, creating stress and anxiety.  Get rid of it, whatever IT is.  Figuratively call on the energy of the element of Fire, and burn the damn thing off!

Sunday, August 6th, 2017 ~ Deck:  Rider/Waite
Ace/cups (reversed)

Love is always on the way in or out of someone's life.  It's a constant flow of come and go.  I know, there are those "soul mate" connections that never seem to break and go on forever, and ever, and ever.  But it doesn't work that way for all of us, myself included.  Relationships come and they go.  And the reversed nature of this card is just affirming what I already know...I'm stuck in a solitary point of time right now, and there may be good reasons for this.  Perhaps I'm suppose to concentrate more on some aspect of me, my life, my family, or a project that would not get the attention it deserves if I were involved with someone.  Relationships, after all, seem to swallow up your time and attention, your energy and your thoughts.

Other messages:  don't let an important opportunity slip through your fingers; on the other hand, don't hold on to something that is outdated or no longer of use, it's futile and unnecessary.


Monday (Moon), July 10th, 2017 ~ Deck: Pagans Way Tarot
Queen/wands (reversed)

"Ding-dong, the witch is dead! Which old witch? The wicked witch
Ding-dong, the wicked witch is dead..." as the lyrics to this well-known old song go. Once upon a time the Queen of Wands represented a mother-in-law; a wicked woman with a black heart, a sword for a tongue, who wielded an iron-fisted control over her grown children and their lives. She's gone. For me, she is totally removed from my world, but that is the first thing that popped into my head when I turned this card over on this day.

On further reflection, getting past an old association, this Queen is telling me that there's something in my own life, or something coming up, that I will not have total control over. At first thought, it might make me cringe, but then that little voice in my head says, "It's okay, you can handle it, whatever "it" will be". There's an eerie calmness about this card, on this day, that's usually not associated with a loss of control. (Most of us like to be in control, desire to be in control, fight to remain in control of our life and our destiny.)

There is the idea of patience and waiting, or "waiting something out"; there is the idea of lazy mid-summer days filled with heat, thunderstorms, lightening bugs, iced tea, and a doorway to memories of many a lazy summer in the past. And along with it comes the feeling of life slowing, pausing, giving a sigh. Things will resume their normal speed, at the end of this summer, says this card, to me, today. 

Saturday (Saturn), May 6th, 2017 ~ Deck ~ Tarot Iluminati
Ace/Wands (reversed)
Aces are doorways, magickal thresholds, the beginnings of great adventures, untold opportunities.  Wands, connected to business, work, finances; but so much more...passion for what you do; a drive to succeed; personal power; ambition; goals and attainment; inner strength (that you might not have known you even have).  Rhiannon's song, the words go to this card for this moment in time..."Girl, you're on Fiiirrrre!!"  Yes!
Does this mean that I'm going to feel all perky and wide awake and physically or mentally ready to conquer the world 24/7??  Hell no, I'm tired most of the time.  But deep down inside of me is a deep-seated satisfaction that I've arrived; that I can do what I put my mind to; that I will not only survive, I'll survive well and on my own terms.
"You go, Girl!", the universe is saying.

Wednesday (Mercury), May 10th, 2017 ~ Pagans Way Tarot
The Moon (reversed)
Oh, wow!  This card is such a stickler for me, and it is so two-faced, which kind of aligns with the image I see standing on its head right now.  The beauty of the goddess connection is thrown under the bus, and the card is screaming deception, dishonesty, proceed with caution.  And then, in the back of my ever wandering mind, is the Big Question ~ Is it pointing out Self-Deception?...which to me is almost worse than being lied to, because if you're not being honest with yourself, it's something that's very difficult to identify or rectify.
What else is it telling me?...Scry, look beyond looking.  Peer into the dark depths of the world at large, and other people's psyches nearby. Examine motives and consequences.  Don't be rushed to make snap decisions, don't be rushed to put your name on a dotted line anywhere.  Slow down and swim in the ethereal flow of divination, and second sight, and gut feelings.
Believe what you tell yourself, and listen to someone else with caution.
The wolves on the card are howling their forlorn lonesome call, and as haunting as it is, it's still beautiful...remember that above all else.  The dark things aren't always repulsive and scary, sometimes they're just dark, just another shade of gray.
I know, I'm meandering now.
Monday (Moon), May 15, 22017 ~ Pagans Way Tarot
Do over!!  The universe is giving me a second chance to do something again, only this time better.  I'm so excited!!  I have no idea what it could be, but the prospect of a second chance looms large on the horizon and in my world.
The idea of choices are highlighted-- this time make the right one, that little voice is whispering in my ear.  What slipped through my fingers once, I may very well catch in both hands this time.
Friday (Venus), May 26th, 2017 ~ Rider/Waite Deck
Chaos reins, says this card.  Life is full of people, activity, movement, schedules, choices, personalities, responsibilities, deadlines, dates to remember, things to do, places to go, work to be all over, from job, to home, to personal, to career, from writing and web work, to mundane things like lawn mowing and housekeeping. 
At this stage of life, I thought that things would slow down and begin to move in a timely, plodding simple fashion, but actually, the exact opposite is true.  Life doesn't get slower as we get older, it winds itself up into high speed.
This card not only mirrors my life right now, it's confirming it.  The five of wands says, "It's okay, hang on for a wild ride.  Everything is going to work out.  This is NORMAL!" (And I seem to hear a wicked cackling laugh somewhere in the background.)
Sunday (Sun), May 28th, 2017 ~ Deck: Tarot Illuminati 
5/pentacles (reversed)
The idea of pinching pennies is getting old.  Balancing bills and paycheck is getting tedious.  I see what you're trying to tell me five of pentacles, standing on your head, kicking your feet in the air.  The light in the window at the bottom of the card is telling me that very soon, it may even be in the process of happening now and I just don't know it, but very soon, there will be a light shining on something very likely to bring in extra money in a delightful and enriching way. 
I may very well be standing on it, it's that close, and I just don't see it yet, or I haven't been made privy to the information.
What else are you trying to tell me? ~ Climb the stairs; bundle up; group together; "the ladder to success" (where is it, so close it's energy is tantalizing, yet always seemingly just out of my reach); I either have, or will be in the future, expected to carry someone along with me; partnerships in the golden years.