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Time To Get Back On The Dragon?

A fellow blogger recently said she feels she can’t blog unless she’s doing something new: using a new deck or a new spread or something else.  On the one hand, I see her point.  On the other hand, I know that I enjoy posts from other bloggers even when they are using a comfort deck.  Each time you read the cards, there is the potential for a new insight, a new understanding, a new perspective.  You don’t need the cards or the spread to be fancy or new, that’s just the buy-now culture infecting our minds.

So, this week, although I recorded an unboxing video yesterday, I am using a comfort deck.  I didn’t feel like something new and shiny, but rather something warm, supportive, and familiar.  For that, I turned to Emily Carding’s wonderful Tarot of the Sidhe (Schiffer, 2011).   And I didn’t use a spread, new or old.  I simply pulled three cards, no positional meanings, just the cards and whatever they wanted to say:

The reading

The King of Swords looks straight out at us, his view filtered through the blade of his sword.  His is the Gift of Judgement, and he talks of clarity and insight, of being decisive, but basing those decisions on knowledge and information.  He tells me it’s time to get back on the dragon, at least to the extent of starting to gather the facts I need, and of starting to plan what it is I will do next.

To what end such planning and fact gathering?  Judgement is at the centre, looking over her shoulder at us.  Her energy flows towards the final card of the reading, the Four of Wands, subtitled Foundations Blessed.  It’s time to move towards my calling, to direct my energy to creating a solid new foundation that will bring joy, following my passion.

Now what?

Well, hey, as a double Gemini there’s a lot I’m passionate about.  And while I feel a clear calling, it can express itself in many ways.  So, I drew a card for two different aspects that I feel particularly drawn to right now, and a third for “what else?”

Project One

For the first project, I get the Hermit.  It’s a rather dark card: boiling red passion, but a long path ahead.  The goal may be in sight, but it’s quite a journey to get there.  Oh yeah!  Still, each journey starts with a single step, and the King of Swords invites me to think about what that first step should be.

Project Two

For the second aspect, I drew Dancer Six (Six of Cups).  A figure is thrown into the air, subtitled Born of Joy.  Below are five more people, launching that figure up out of the water.  To me, this can speak of the strength we gain from the people in our past (adding in some RWS interpretation).  However, I also see it being about the support and help we can draw on from those around us.  It makes me think about several ways in which this calling could do with the help of others, and several ways in which its focus can be on community rather than individuality.

What Else?

Finally, for “What else?” I see Maker Six (Six of Pentacles).  Interesting to have two sixes here – a nod to this being a time of stability and community.  This card is subtitled Generosity.  How can I be generous towards others in a way that aligns with my feeling of calling?  Volunteer work is definitely one of the things on my mind.  And what generosity could I call upon?  How could I allow others to offer me something, to receive with gratitude something that will nourish me?  I have a few ideas on that count, too.

To action

The first step is to decide on first steps 😀

I started bullet journalling last year, but haven’t done anything of late.  So, I pulled out my bullet journal, and discovered the last time I wrote in it was the 23rd of January!  Okay, time for a new list, and to get started on moving things forward afresh…

To read journal prompts based on the main reading, click here.

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8 Responses to “Time To Get Back On The Dragon?”

  • It delights me to see you using the Tarot of the Sidhe again. It was this deck that drew my attention to your blog some years ago. Your read so fluently with this deck. I love this bardic way of drawing cards. One card follows the other and together they create a perfect tale.
    Hopefully making some new lists will give you some clarity

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    • Lol, Ellen, full circle 🙂 It’s funny, I mostly prefer positional spreads, something about clear boundaries and directions. Still, I really found this reading useful, and it’s good to revisit it a week later, too 😉

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  • Yes, I’m with Ellen, lovely to see this deck in use. And that Maker Six card is fab with the tree Deva looking out so joyfully. I don’t use it often but this deck called to me recently out of the blue and its guidance was wonderful. Lots of initiating energy here, Chloe. Blessings on your various forays.

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    • While I love new decks, and drawing on variety, this is a deck I come back to again and again! And you’re right, Rose, lots of initiating energy. It’s been a bit stymied by the Easter hols, but I feel it bubbling under the surface, still. And in the meantime, it’s been good to feel like I have time to read blogs and check in on FaceBook 😀

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  • I agree with Ellen – you do read fluently and effortlessly with your comfort deck. 🙂 Thanks for the link to the bullet journals; I can see how that might help with priorities and productivity!

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    • I like the simplicity of the bullet journal. You don’t need anything fancy, just a journal with numbered pages. Some people have made it a bit of a cult thing, but for me it’s just practical 🙂

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  • I love that last bit about considering ways to receive from others with gratitude 🙂 Normally I don’t love keywords on cards, but these are beautiful – I love “foundations blessed” for the 4 of Fire. This is not a deck I’ve felt drawn to, mainly due to the artwork, but it clearly has deep soul.

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    • I have two sets of these cards, it’s in my top five decks ever. The first, I trimmed down to just the images, but the second I trimmed this way, keeping the titles and keywords. They are poetic and very different from things like the Thoth, which often feel quite negative to me 🙂 I didn’t like the artwork when I first saw it, but then I met the artist and felt her energy, and once I started working with it, well, it was one of only 8 decks I took with me while we were away from home for 3 months! 😀

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