Dreaming Way ~ Moving On

I’ve been back-posting my daily draws from May because I love how the Dreaming Way Tarot reads, but this will be the last of that.  I could go on for all of May, but if I’m bored with my daily work drama, then everyone else must be as well!  🙂

Using the Dreaming Way Tarot, by Rome Choi and Kwon Shina, published by US Games Systems, I drew four cards for my day, May 6.  My new accountant started today and I wanted to see what the cards had to say about it.

1)  Main Energy for the Day – Page of Cups, Rx
2)  What is my Lesson for today? – Five of Cups
3)  What Insight can I gain? – Justice
4)  Advice Going into Tomorrow – Six of Pentacles, Rx

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The Page of Cups reversed – I’m feeling a bit like a fish out of water today.  I’ve never had the full responsibility of training someone from scratch before, and I feel as if I’m feeling my way, adjusting as I go.  A rather unsettling feeling…

What lesson can I see in the Five of Cups?  Because I just got this card a few days ago and saw it as representing me and my former co-worker, it’s hard to see it fresh for this reading.  And because said former co-worker has definitely left her mark on this job, I’m hesitant to dump everything, mess-to-be-cleaned-up and all, on the new co-worker.  Maybe the lesson is that I need to start fresh and not project former’s mistakes onto new…

Justice as the Insight, I see this as a reiteration that I need to give the new co-worker a fresh start.  Don’t let the sins of the former mar the efforts of the successor.  BE FAIR.

What advice for tomorrow?  Maybe this is just me projecting, but the Six of Pents reversed seems to be telling me not to give the new co-worker too much too fast.  There is so much that needs to be cleaned up, and so many different responsibilities for her to get a handle on, I don’t want to sabotage her, which giving her too much could do.  I want her to succeed.  🙂

Dreaming Way Daily for May 1

I don’t usually use reversals, but I thought I would today, reversals indicating an internal focus and uprights representing external forces.  Again using the Dreaming Way Tarot, by Rome Choi and Kwon Shina, published by US Games Systems, I drew three cards for today’s energies:

1)  Predominant Energy of the Day – Knight of Pentacles, Rx
2)  Lesson for Today – Eight of Wands
3)  Insights to Gain from my Lesson – Ace of Cups

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I see here that the Knight of Pents is reversed, which I associate with my internal need to feel stable and in control.  (And he did appear just a few days ago as that very thing.)

The Eight of Wands is upright, which tells me that the work will be coming at me fast and furious today (which it did, by the way).  And if I can work quickly, it stands to reason that I’ll get more accomplished.  🙂

I wasn’t really sure about this position, Insights to Gain from my Lesson, but I thought I would try it.  The Ace of Cups could possibly represent a feeling of accomplishment, and because the card is upright, that could mean that my accomplishments will actually be noticed by someone!  (Imagine that!)

And in grand fashion, Temperance appeared on the bottom of the deck, but in the reversed position.  So my question comes from a place inside of me that needs that balance in my life.

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Maybe this card says “Balance” to me because it’s a need I feel so strongly.  Maybe not everyone needs the balance as I do?   Well, let’s see….  My birthday (Sep 23) is right on the cusp of Virgo and Libra, not to mention that my actual natal chart has four planets in Virgo and four in Libra.  Now, I don’t know much about astrology, but that seems to be pretty well balanced, and as a Libra (much of the time), I always need to see a balance in all things.  <shrug>  🙂

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!

Tarot of Vampyres – Let the Energy Carry Me This Week

Well, a new week, a new deck. Personally, even if I did find the opportunity to draw cards everyday, using a deck for only one week is not enough time for me to feel like I know how a deck will read, unless I’ve used it a lot before. But, because it’s October, and I love the dark moods of these decks, I’ll use a new deck this week, and then use the Halloween Tarot the last week of October.

This week I’ll be using The Tarot of Vampyres, by Ian Daniels, published by Llewellyn Publications. Ian Daniels not only did the artwork for The Tarot of Vampyres, he wrote the 300 page book, Phantasmagoria, that accompanies the deck.

I decided to begin with a spread that will give me an idea of my week in general. It doesn’t mean I won’t post throughout the week, but I thought it would be a good place to start.

1) General Energy of the Week – Lord of Grails
2) Most Significant Challenge this Week – Ace of Knives
3) Blessing/Opportunity for this Week – The Chariot
4) Advice to Make this the Best Week it Can Be – Six of Scepters (corresponds to Wands in the RWS)

With the Lord of Grails (fiery aspect of water) as my energy of the week, noting that the suit is water, it looks like I may be a lot better at controlling my emotions this week. The Lord is still very energetic, but is managing to keep his horse from galloping away. From the companion book, “The severed snake-haired head he holds as a trophy symbolizes his power to steal the energies of his enemies and use it as his own. The decapitated head is also a metaphor for his power and control over his emotions and lower instincts, renouncing and countering any powers of seduction used against him.” Ok, that’s all a little “out there,” but you get the idea.  😉

My most significant challenge this week is represented by the Ace of Knives (Swords). With Aces usually representing the potential of an entire suit, my challenge may be that I’ll have difficulty coming up with new ideas for making my software implementation project easier on myself and my team, or may lack needed clarity when trying to assign project portions to different teams. From the companion book, “When the card appears in a reading, it can be a sign that we can use intellectual reasoning to bring clarity to a situation…. Sometimes it denotes that there is a need for clarity, and that we must clear our minds of interference…. This Ace urges us to use our deeply focused thoughts and the power of our mind to overcome misunderstanding, fears, or challenges. We should analyze the situation clearly and logically, without personal judgment, emotion, or fear, using both our unconscious intuition and our conscious mind. A firm choice or decision needs to be made.”

An opportunity presents itself this week in the form of The Chariot. This card represents a clear path forming in front of me, and my will can be the driving force to bring my goals to fruition. I think it’s interesting that this card is represented by Cancer, a water sign, with the Lord of Water on the other side of the Ace of Knives, an air card. Air and Water are neutral to each other, though we have two female energy cards tamping down the male energy of the sword. Maybe that means my “significant challenge” this week will be able to be dealt with without creating too much havoc. 🙂

The advice given to me to make this week the best it can be is the Six of Scepters (Wands). Traditionally, this card represents victory, and it is very complimentary to The Chariot. However, if I look at the image, we don’t see our traditional knight on a horse, walking through a crowd of spectators, celebrating his victory. This image seems to have a man reflecting on his victory with his only companion a panther (there’s also a panther in The Chariot!). As advice, I could look at this as to reach my goals this week, make sure I take a good look at all the aspects of my project to make sure I don’t miss anything important. From the companion book, “The Six of Scepters often appears when we have been working hard towards a goal and success is finally within reach. The recognition we have sought is now being granted. ….this card urges us to draw from this energy of unquestionable success and self-confidence to achieve our desires. Rather than grim determination, this card is about the power and satisfaction we feel when we know that we will succeed.” 

When looking at all the cards and their combined energy, it looks as if this week will be a challenging one, although there are a lot of energies lining themselves up for good success, if I remember to plan ahead and not just fly by the seat of my pants.

Dark Angels Tarot – Patience!

As I was shuffling my Dark Angels Tarot, I asked, “What lesson do I need to take away from my day today?”

I pulled the Ace of Swords, The Devil, and The Magician.

The Devil card seems to be the main theme. She’s facing us full on, though her face is partially covered, as if to say, “Bring it on!”    The Ace of Swords on the left, while facing toward the Devil, is covering her heart chakra as if in protection, even though she holds a sword in her hand.   And The Magician has his back to the Devil, doing his own thing, as if to say, “I’m busy, and you’re not important enough for me to worry about.”

All interesting images, but how to apply it toward my day?   Well, since I’ve been doing nothing but working lately (or at least it seems that way!), I would have to relate this to the project I’m currently working on.   The Devil could represent the temptation of starting to set up my new accounting system, even though I haven’t had my Kick Off Meeting yet.  This whole week I’m in training, which basically shows us all the different features of this system.  Every time we get done with a certain module, I want to go into the system and set up my own company’s information.

However, since there’s still so much I don’t know yet, and because our company may have specific settings or situations that I haven’t been exposed to in training, I should hold back (Ace of Swords) and wait until I’ve been properly trained (Magician). This sounds easy; all I have to do is just NOT do my own setup. BUT… I’m soooo itching to get started, and patience has never been one of my virtues. I’m trying, though. 😉

Images from the Dark Angels Tarot,
by Luca Russo, LWB by Lillie
Published by Lo Scarabeo

Dark Angels Tarot – Take It As It Comes

Well, it’s a new week so I’m going to start a new deck (although I think I’m really going to miss my little gothic friends from the Oracle of Shadows & Light!). This week I’ll be using Lo Scarabeo’s Dark Angels Tarot, by Luca Russo, LWB by Lillie.

Today as I was shuffling, I just asked, “What do I need to know about today?” (I drew the cards at the beginning of the day.)

I pulled the Eight of Swords, the King of Swords, and the Nine of Discs.  This is interesting; it’s almost as if the cards are showing the progression of my day, looking at it after the fact.

Today my company had a holiday (Columbus Day) but I had to go into the office since my online training for the new accounting software system started today. I definitely felt tied down to the office against my wishes (Eight of Swords), which was dictated by a set schedule that couldn’t be altered (King of Swords). But as the day went on, I really didn’t mind being involved in the class and rather ended up enjoying it (Nine of Discs). Of course, I think part of that was the fact that the only thing I had to worry about today was the class; I wasn’t getting bombarded by emails and phone calls since no one else was in the office. I’m sure the rest of the week won’t go so smoothly. Oh well… I’m still enjoying myself! 🙂

Oracle of Shadows & Light – Count My Blessings

I pulled these cards on Friday, though I didn’t get a chance to post them then. They seem to paint a distinctive picture though (as always!)

The Ghosts of the Pumpkin Patch is reminding me that I have so many blessings that I have been overlooking lately. Though my life may seem too busy or stressful lately, there is still so much to be thankful for!

The Winged Seer reminds me that if I’ve had questions about certain situations lately, I need only listen to my inner voice to know the truth. I’ve just been so worried about other things, my inner voice is muffled behind all the other canoodling my brain has been doing!

The Violet Duchess wasn’t clear to me at first, but she seems to be saying that I’ve been keeping my mouth closed lately about something that’s been bothering me because I don’t want to make waves. She’s telling me to be true to myself and speak out if there’s injustice in a situation that’s important.

All of these cards seem to be tied together by the card that was on the bottom of the deck, Pink Lotus Fairy: A Time for Spirit.

She’s telling me to quiet the mind and go within to find that peace from stress and anxiety that will help me remember the wonderful blessings that surround me, help me hear my inner voice that will give me important messages, and help me find my true nature and allow me to stand up for what I believe in.

 – Images from the Oracle of Shadows & Light,
by Lucy Cavendish,
art by Jasmine Becket-Griffith
Published by Blue Angel Publishing

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