Dreaming Way ~ Time to Look on the Bright Side!

This week I’m using the Dreaming Way Tarot, by Rome Choi and Kwon Shina, published by US Games Systems, Inc.  There’s just something about the soft, nostalgic drawings in this deck that speak to me.  Although, I don’t care how juvenile the art may appear to some, this deck has been anything but gentle!

I asked, What energies do I need to be aware of today in one or any areas of my life?

Eight of Swords  ~  Five of Cups  ~  Ten of Swords

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Our company/my boss had to fire the accountant I was working with since she just wasn’t getting the job done quickly or accurately enough (and we gave her two years), so I see the Eight of Swords as me being trapped in my responsibilities left behind by this co-worker.  (The more I find, the more I wish we hadn’t let it go so long)  Too much to do and no way out, it feels like.

I see me and my former co-worker in the Five of Cups: her reckless juggling of her cups, letting things spill everywhere (and behind my back); me holding on to what’s left, cups held low by the very tips of my fingers, feeling as if I’m going to lose them at any second.

Ten of Swords – I guess I’ve finally hit rock bottom, so there’s no where to go from here but up, right?  🙂

I’m going to choose not to get depressed by this spread today, since I’m too aware of where I am.  We have a new accountant starting in a week, and I am feeling optimistic that given time, she’ll be a great improvement on this last person!

Dreaming Way Tarot

I received this deck, Dreaming Way Tarot by Rome Choi (art by Kwon Shina), back in September or October 2012, compliments of US Games Systems, as a review deck.  This is a deck I would probably not have purchased myself at first glance, so I am soooo glad it found its way to me!  Thank you, Lynn Araujo! 🙂

However, the time in my life being what it was (work, work, work, sleep, work, work, work, etc.) it got put in a drawer until it started calling to me.  And I gotta say, when a deck starts a callin’, I have a very hard time ignoring it!

I pulled three cards (and always the bottom card as well, which I position to the left as the underlying energies of the situation) asking “What do the cards want to tell me?”

2013-4-17 Dreaming Way Interview

I don’t usually do open spreads, but since I didn’t have a specific question at the time the deck was calling, I just let the cards talk to me.  And wow….  they spoke loud and clear.  First of all, Temperance is a special card for me, for better or worse.  From the time I started using the tarot, Temperance has consistently popped out of almost every deck I’ve used, as if to say, “You’re not hearing what I’m trying to tell you!”  In this spread, I say to her, “I hear you!!  But making a change in life is not always easy, you know?”

Temperance faces me straight on, feeling very “in my face” so to speak.  And her wings could be reminding me to lean more on my Higher Power for help.  She’s sandwiched between two tens, as if to say that it’s time to end this cycle I’m on.  Too much on my plate is making my family suffer.  The people/family in Ten of Pentacles is looking toward me, seeing me trying to pick up all of those wands in the Ten of Wands, wondering when they’re ever going to get my attention.  And of course, my back is to them, too busy to see that they are desperate for my attention.  (As if I didn’t feel badly enough…)

The Knight of Pentacles was on the bottom of the deck, ye ol’ stick-in-the-mud, looking on at the sad scene.  Or is that pentacle, representing his desire for a stable life, blocking his view?

These cards are sending me a clear message that my work has completely taken over my life.  It has gone from Three of Pentacles, to Eight of Pentacles, to a Ten of Wands, no more just about work and doing a good job, but it’s become all I can see anymore.  Thus an appearance from Temperance, my trusty personal alarm, telling me (AGAIN) that I’m out of balance.

By the way, yes, it is the end of June and I’m back posting, but I had so much fun with this deck I wanted to share.  I don’t always post on my blog, website, or message groups I’m on, but I always keep my handwritten tarot journal.  🙂

Where does the time go?

Wow.  It’s hard to believe it’s been almost a YEAR since I last posted.  WHAT have I been doing?  Well, very little tarot, and that is a shame. 😦

Let’s see… yep, still working.  I’ve come to the conclusion that I just may never get everything done.  It’s discouraging, but I’m learning to live with the feeling of always feeling behind.  I don’t like it, there’s just not much I can do about it right now.  And to make matters worse, we just fired the other accountant I was working with, although she is some of the reason I’m so behind.  She just wasn’t doing her job, and what she was getting done was always very late.  I spent more of my time double-checking her work, which didn’t leave me much time to do my own job.  We have someone new starting on May 6, and I feel very hopeful that things will improve.

Going back in time, I’ve been reading a lot of books (a recognized escape from the whirlwind that is my life), and I always post my progress on Goodreads.  (And in case you’re interested, my user name on Goodreads is also EarthAngel2911.)  🙂

Then before that, I was crocheting up a STORM for Christmas gifts.  I had high expectations, and although I only got 3 projects done, they all came out very well.  My brother and his fiancée got scarves (and nice ones made with very nice=expensive wool), and one of my sisters-in-law got a very large afghan made with Lion Brand’s Homespun.  The yarn is a pain to work with if you’re not used to it, but I love love love the self-striping colors they have.  Kitty (SIL) really liked it, and I hear her cats do as well.  (Yeah… I don’t know what it is, but animals are drawn to this yarn for some reason.  I wonder if the manufacturers weave in catnip or something.)

I have been trying to use my cards more, though, and I hope to post some daily readings very soon using the Dreaming Way Tarot, by Rome Choi, published by US Games Systems.  I received a free review copy of the deck, and while it gave me a nice, warm feeling right away, I wasn’t sure how it would read.  But I have really grown attached to it!  I look forward to posting those readings.

Stay tuned!  🙂

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