This week, I decided to return to an old favourite, the Tarot of the Sidhe by Emily Carding (Schiffer, 2010).
Now: Dancer Six (Cups) – Born of Joy
This card is rather different to traditional Six of Cups depictions. A young fae flies up into the air, as though propelled by the power of the circle beneath them.
What it makes me think of today is the fact that I’ll be flying later today, though propelled by a jet, rather than a magic circle. And yet, the magic circle is also an important aspect of my week. And that links to more traditional ideas of living a dream from the past, as I’ve wanted to focus on magic for several years now. Still, that focus will have to wait til I get back from my business trip.
The first thought that popped into my head was, “Don’t go trying to slay all the dragons by yourself!” Admittedly, on the card the fae is riding a dragon, rather than slaying it. Yet, perhaps, in the way of the Seelie and Unseelie Courts, this pair may be fighting a different fae/dragon pair…
A good reminder for me, as I go abroad, to let people help me, to not feel I have to be strong and do everything myself. My Little One is coming along for the trip, seeing as he’s still breastfed. However, I do need to work, so I shall have to trust him to others while I’m in meetings. And as for later in the week, perhaps a reminder not to take on too much.
Do: Maker Prince (Knight of Pentacles)
This is one of my favourite cards in the deck, though not a card I am generally that keen on. This horned prince with his bare chest is just so earthy, connecting with the trees and animals around him. His is the Gift of Connection, connecting with the environment, able to go at the pace of nature, rather than a human-busy pace.
It’s funny, I’ve actually been channeling this kind of energy for at least a week, now. Slow and steady, working a little bit everyday on some projects, and being dedicated to writing a daily to-do list and trying to cross off at least three things from it. While I have only rarely crossed off all the tasks on their first day on the list, I have always done most. And it’s been okay to reprioritise.
So, this week, I take the message to continue to work steadily and with dedication. Also, in terms of when I come back home, perhaps a reminder to take some time to reconnect with my local environment, grounding again after flying high 🙂
To see journal prompts based on these cards, click here.