Having had this deck for quite a few years, I was inspired to pull it out again by a post by Arwen in the Summer Solstice blog hop. Any deck that Arwen loves deserves a bit closer attention than I’ve given the Tarot of the Old Path (AGMüller, 1990) thus far. So, I’ll be using it for my daily Instagram readings, as well as here on the blog 🙂
Now: XX – Karma
Renamed Karma, the image here still speaks to a spiritual calling, and different life stages, as well as encouraging us to live according to the advice of our Higher Self. Here we have the God and Goddess at the top, a starry space filled with souls, other souls at a lower level either reincarnating or helping those who have just died to move on. As well as someone dying and a baby about to be born into the physical plane.
Thinking of it in terms of a calling, and living up to our best self, for me this week it’s about starting to offer my services as a magical life coach. It’s something I feel strangely nervous about. It’s not like it’s doing anything I haven’t done before, it’s more the selling myself that makes me nervous, I think.
Don’t: Four of Cauldrons
A man lies sleeping as a female figure pours water into the cauldron by his hand. This speaks to not missing an opportunity that could be very emotionally fulfilling.
Interestingly, someone approached me asking about the services I offer that are more one-to-one. This card suggests I need to grab this opportunity. Even if this person doesn’t decide to take me on as their magical life coach, at least offering them the possibility seems like the right thing to do, and good practice, too…
An old man stands with a scales in one hand, and a wand with an arrow top in the other. I like the key hung around his waist. When we take action to be fair and just, we can unlock amazing things. Behind him, a stairway rises up a rock wall, and a dark swan rises up, as though emitting sunbeams. Following our path with integrity, perhaps, even when the road is rocky and uneven?
For me, this is a reminder to weigh up all that has gone before, in order to make an offer that is fair to both myself and to those who might want to work with me as their magical life coach. That includes all the training and knowledge I have gathered, but also honouring what the other person has done and where they are in life. One size fits all is not necessarily the fairest approach!
To see journal prompts based on these cards, click here.