Have you ever noticed that none of us perceive time in a consistent way? An hour at the dentist seems to take forever, while an hour-long massage seems to slip by in an instant.
For me, the past few months have flown by. Since my last post I was excited to be a headliner at Florida Pagan Gathering Samhain 2016, and to be named “Tarosophist of the Year” for 2016 by the Tarosophy Tarot Association.
How often have you thrown yourself into something only to find out you should have done more research... you should have waited a bit longer? What were the consequences of your hasty decision? Would you have chosen differently if you had taken a few more moments to think? These are what I see as the moments when our personal Chariots took over. We were not in control. Or we may have thought we were in control. I know I've had more than one moment where what I thought was a controlled action was controlled by my own needs or wants. I think of the sphinxes of the Rider Waite Smith Tarot as Yin and Yang. They are often shown as one dark and one light. Like the High Priestess who sits between the two pillars, Jachin and Boaz, the theme carries over here but with a lot more action in my opinion.
Have you noticed that, sometimes, a particular theme starts to follow you around? Often it may relate to the season. At the same time, there can be synchronicities that capture the attention and deliver a really personal message.
This happens to me a lot. I also really feel the lessons of the season as I celebrate each turn of the Wheel of the Year. I know I am not alone in this.
As a professional Tarot conversationalist (I prefer that to reader), I hear a wide variety of questions. One of the ones I hear more often that not is a variation on "where am I supposed to be going." Often I am asked “What does life have in store for me?” or “What am I supposed to be doing with my life?” or “I feel stuck right now. Am I on the right path?”
These are questions many of us have even if we don’t ask them outloud. We wonder where we are going and if we really are supposed to get there. I think it’s a combination of societal/family pressures and our own need for assurance. In thinking about this particular area of questioning, I decided I needed a spread more dedicated to offering creative solutions.
I do a lot of tarot magick on my own. Mostly, it’s pretty casual. Recently, at TarotCon (Florida) 2015, I helped create group magick using tarot, music and dance.
We were looking for a fun activity to immediately follow dinner. My colleague, Jenna Matlin, had recently attended a trance dance, where they danced the nine planets. How much fun would it be to dance the tarot?