January 7, 2019
The four of swords is a card of pause, rest. It’s a moment before action, a sleep before big moves. It emphasizes that the moments in between acting are just as important as the action. This card has a very Hanged Man energy to it, in that it’s all about the pause, surrendering to the moment.
“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the Heaven.” — Ecclesiastes 3:1, from Notes From the Pagan Otherworlds Tarot
“No one slays a dragon every day,” continues the Pagan Otherworlds guidebook (if you haven’t noticed this is my go to tarot guidebook). Just living takes enough energy and it’s important to allocate your energy appropriately. Know your limitations, know your boundaries. Live. Enjoy it.
January 8, 2019
This is one of my favorite cards of the deck, if not one of my favorite cards ever. The person in this nine of pentacles knows what’s up, this person don’t give a fuck. I drew this card this morning and didn’t have a chance to journal about it, but kept the thought of it, the feeling of it, close through the day. The nine of pentacles is lusciousness, confidence, and deep joy. It is knowing what you’re doing is working. It is interest and pursuit. It is being on your path and not caring what anyone else has to say about it. The nine of pentacles is your inner being winking, and your outer being clicking into alignment.
I’m trying to blog my daily tarot card every day…but sometimes that’s just not feasible, therefore I will double up on cards like this. Also, I’m going to start tagging cards based on their suit or if they are a major arcana card, mostly just for my own sanity and ability to look it up again afterward. Yay!
I am blogging my experiences here with Beth Maiden’s Alternative Tarot Course which asks students to draw a card each day, reflect on it, complete weekly readings, and other assorted exercises.