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Dizzy draw

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Since I’m still feeling strangely dizzy even after a day of rest yesterday, I decided to ask the Thoth Tarot about the background of this feeling. I had to improvise a little because my physical deck is out of reach right now. So I used an online reading generator, picked a three-card spread and then looked up the equivalents of the cards on the AlbiDeuter website.

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1. SituationAce of Disks

As indicated by the feathers/wings in a card that’s supposed to be the “Root of the Power of the Earth,” my ground seems made of air today, making me feel dizzy and wobbly.
I also wish I were in an environment that is was calm and soothing as this, where I felt centered enough to just be. The yellow circle in the middle of the card makes me think of the solar plexus chakra and what’s associated with it. For example, my stomach, which also feels wobbly today. And the theme of setting/keeping boundaries, which has indeed been an issue for me this week.

2. CauseFour of Disks

The fortress-like lay-out of this building repeats the theme of boundaries the previous card already touched on. It also suggests a feeling of being trapped by a moat of emotions, of not finding the way out (although it exists). That’s how I felt during an extended encounter related to my volunteer hospice work on Sunday, which I still seem to be weakened by.

I had suspected something like that already but I had also doubted this hunch. After all, why would such a “harmless” situation as the one I found myself in impact me so strongly? It’s not like I am some super-sensitive personor anything… But a conversation I had about it yesterday made it clear to me that the whole thing had been more dramatic than I initially thought (or allowed myself to think). So now I think that maybe it wouldn’t be so surprising if my physical weakness and wobblyness was a mirror-image of my mental/emotional inability to communicate and defend my boundaries in en effective way.

3. SolutionPrincess of Wands

This is a very dynamic and fiery card. Its flow is not impeded. She looks strong and unburdened, despite the sleeping tiger that is hanging from her neck. Or is she pulled down by the big cat? Either way, I believe this is about waking the fire inside again, reconnecting with and reasserting my inner strength (I don’t think it’s a coincidence that this card has a big cat like the Stength/Lust one does). Letting go of what pulls me down. Rediscover my passion for the volunteer hospice work I do. Become more flexible and less passive.

Makes sense!

New Deck: Thoth Tarot

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[I’m posting this a little bit later than I wrote it because I didn’t want my previous two posts to slide down the page all too quickly.]

Once again, it’s time to move on. I’m leaving the weird and lovable hippieness of the Morgan’s Tarot behind and turn to the random number generator for new suggestions.

I think I need to take the Im Haus der gefiederten Schlange Tarot off the suggestion list. I just don’t see myself reading with it, ever. If it were any bigger, I would sell it, but since it’s so tiny, it can stay for now.

So, the Decameron or the Thoth, then? What a choice…

I’ll go with the Thoth. I have some exchanges that are due next week, and I don’t like to force readings with erotic decks on people who may not want them (and I don’t do readings with other decks than the chosen deck of the week).

This is actually the first time that I’m able to use two editions of the deck (I’m not counting the virtual Morgan’s Tarot I sometimes used last week here). I own a large one that I have trimmed, and I also have a standard-sized one with titles and borders left on. Not sure if I’ll actually get out both of them, but I could.

And don’t expect any study of astrology, numerology, or kabbalah (no matter the spelling) from me. I’ll use the Thoth the way I always did so far: by looking at the pictures and seeing what I get from there.

Bling the Thoth!

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Prompted by a current thread on AT I created another blinged card, this time of the Thoth Tower. Instead of adding a lot of crazy colors and images to it, I decided to just animate the scene for an even greater intensity. You do have to agree that the original image seems somewhat dull in comparison… →

I will now offer the interpretation for this vastly improved and enhanced version of the card.

As you may know, many people consider the Tower a scary card with a message of sudden doom and destruction (if you’re a turkey, that probably still applies…). But let’s focus on the two kitties here because they make all the difference and bring to light some aspects of the Tower card that are often overlooked.

Witch kitty (the one who leans so nonchalantly on the cozily warm fire-spitting pipe with teeth) remains calm within the chaos because she knows there will be roasted turkey for dinner today. That teaches us that one person’s disaster is another one’s delight. So this card could tell you to call the landlord about that nice apartment next door now that the grumpy old man who used to live there has left it feet-first. Or to ask your rich cousin for a good price on her motorcycle now that she can’t ride it anymore due to the loss of her left foot. Or maybe it just means you beat the competition and win that haunted tarot deck on eBay.

Dancing kitty (whom you may already know from the blinged Deviant Moon Hermit) is safe in her field of inflammable pink glitter flowers. That teaches us about how we are not at all affected by most of the catastrophes going on around us. We remain safely ignorant of most wars, floods, droughts, famines, car accidents, plane crashes, train wrecks, terminal cancer diagnoses, positive HIV tests, and stillbirths that take place all over the globe. And that’s a good thing.  Because none of us would actually be able to stand dealing with that much disaster and destruction. We need to turn our backs on a lot of horrible things so we can keep on living and stay sane. Therefore, escapism into the field of glitter flowers isn’t always a bad thing. Everyone needs a break from the bad news at some point. This will be harder if you are a turkey and not a kitten, of course. But after Thanksgiving and Christmas are over and the next summer holidays come along, the kittens may be the ones in trouble (because people suddenly realize that kitty can’t come on the holiday, or that the cute kitten they got for Christmas has turned into a disobedient teenage tomcat). So don’t fool yourself into thinking that you’re safe forever if only you pad your world with enough romance novels, computer games, or pastel-colored angel oracle cards.

Finally, there’s the new slogan “Happy Fall” which reminds us that what seems like a catastrophe today will often look like a blessing tomorrow. It tells us to look for the parts of the unwanted, sudden change that we might even be able to enjoy while the disaster is still going on. Maybe it’s feeling completely awake in a sudden crisis, or an ability to keep a clear head when every other turkey flaps their wings in panic, or finding support/companionship where you didn’t expect it, or the opportunity to try out different roles or aspects of your personality, or a knack for black humor that offers some tension relief for everyone, or… Not to mention the unexpected positive consequences of a change you didn’t choose yourself. Maybe you never would have met this or that wonderful person if things had gone differently. Maybe you never would have discovered this new talent for finding exactly the help you need or for getting things done on your very own for the first time, or maybe you just wouldn’t know how stubbornly you can keep going.

I hope I’ve been able to demonstrate how the blingified version makes it much easier to see these aspects of the Tower card.

P.S. One final interpretation for this card: If your eyes itch and burn, and your eyeballs feel as if they’re about to pop out of your head, it may be because you got some glue from your fake eyelashes into your eye.