I had always been curious about Tarot reading but never took the chance to read up on it. I even bought a deck a few years back because I like the design a lot, and only managed to open it a week earlier. But there seems to be too many things on my plate this year, with little milkie embarking on her new journey in a new school with so many responsibilities, little milo changed to a school which gave me quite a number of headaches, and the lil’ hub somehow buying a relatively expensive car without giving enough thoughts. And because of all these (and a lot more others), I’m beginning to feel drained, just after a quarter of the year.
A friend, who had always been reading on-off, started sending me links to YouTube videos on it and then after seeing a nice Tarot deck, I bought it again. On the day it arrived, I merely took the guidebook. But like what I have always done with my Yi Jing book, I was only briefly thinking “show me my state now”, and it did. Was it my inner self that drew the page out? I don’t know but it somehow did reflect what I was feeling and what I should do. And so that night, I spent a few hours reading up on Tarot and Oracle cards, and then I decided to start on this journey.
I took out the deck that I bought years ago, the Shadowscapes Tarot, and then I finally opened it up. I decided to ask, in general, how can I improve the life that I have now, when I seem to be having so many issues. And it replied saying that I already have the authority and wisdom to decide and know what I need to do. I just need to trust my own judgement.
So, I started doing my daily reading today. I asked how I can motivate myself, and I drew the Six of Cups.
The Six of Cups is a reminder of childhood innocence, good intentions, noble impulses, simple joys and pleasures. It is not meant to be overly sentimental, but more an urging to remember the open-mindedness of a child’s perspective, and to push back the narrowness that folds in on you over time, with the complexities of life and responsibility.
It seems to be telling me to remember how I used to be like, innocent and happy. Forever doing things that I love. No anger, no hatred, always being helpful. To reconnect with my childhood and reminiscence the past, and hopefully back to who I am…
Have you tried on any Tarot reading yet? Let me know if you did, and what deck resonates with you.