Skip to main content

Weight Loss Tarot Journal - Staying on the Path - Gaian Tarot - 7 of Air (Swords)


December 5, 2019
What is a good thing for me to be aware of today?

7 of Air (Swords)

Deck used - Gaian Tarot


When I first drew this card, I was a bit surprised. My understanding of the traditional Rider-Waite version of the 7 of Swords is a thief getting away with stealing. But this image implies something different. In the Gaian Tarot deck, this card is about making a decision to either stay on the trail you are already traveling or looking further to see if there is a revised route that could be even better.

What first jumped out to me was the map, with the mountains drawn in the distance. Sure enough, this hiker stands at a distance from the mountains and is already on the way. But the mountains aren’t the destination - the first lake is. Or so s/he thought when she began this journey. The first lake is where most travelers go. That is the weight loss goal. She’s not there yet but, from her current vantage point, she now has a wider view. She realizes her true destination will be the farthest lake in the distance, where she will learn the deeper things that caused her weight gain to begin with. There is seemingly no clear path from where she stands at the moment but, if she can get to the stream on the far right and follow it back to its source, what she will learn about herself and the landscape along the way will bring unexpected rewards.

So today’s message? After what I have been learning through meditations on my weight issues, staying on my revised trail to the source lake is the wise choice. It will take longer, yes, but the rewards will be worth it.

UPDATE - July 5, 2020 - Not long after I wrote the post above, I got very sick for over 3 months. And then Covid quarantine set in. By the end of March, I was completely off my eating plan, not even trying to watch what I ate. Now it is July and I am finally ready to get back to eating right. My responsibilities through the end of July will not allow me the safe environment to begin again as I should but, starting August 3, that will be finished and I will restart my Weight Loss Tarot Journal. I am still on my path to the farthest lake. Better late than never. Here is today’s post about beginning again

Comments always welcome and appreciated. 💚🌿 


Read more posts in my Weight Loss Tarot Journal 
about using Tarot insights for weight loss.


Phone:  919 . 942 . 2808



30 Day Tarot Challenge - Week One - June 1-7, 2020 - Rohrig Tarot

I belong to a fun and friendly Tarot group on Facebook, ‘30 Day Tarot Challenge.’ (You should check them out.) Each year we have a couple of Tarot challenges, where we draw daily cards and post pics of them with our interpretations. Our first challenge this year is for the month of June. My daily cards and interpretations will be posted in the group and here on my blog. For the blog, I will post them in groups of weeks.  
The deck I will be using throughout this challenge is the Rohrig Tarot. I have loved this deck since the image on the box cover jumped out at me in a bookstore back in 1997. Although I came to realize after purchasing the deck that it is based on the Thoth system, rather than the Rider-Waite, on which I learned to read Tarot, I found, nevertheless, that it always gives me deep readings. And that is why I love it so much. Sadly, the English-USA version has been out of print for a very long time, which makes my deck even more precious to me. ___________________________…

Tarot Card of the Day - Ace of Cups - Tarot of the Golden Wheel

July 14, 2020
Tarot Card of the Day
I asked for a message for today.
Ace of Cups
Tarot of the Golden Wheel
This beautiful deck, by Mila Losenko, fits how I am feeling today. I have been getting a lot of things accomplished and am feeling pretty good about being so productive. There wasn’t anything specific I wanted to ask the cards about today so I just asked for a message. I love how Tarot speaks. 
In this image, I see a goblet of something warm and inviting, ready to be savored. Normally, the steam coming out of the goblet would indicate something active going on, but this morning I am seeing it as saying it is time to sit back and smell the coffee. Even those koi fish, who are always in motion, seem to be happy snuggling up against the goblet. 
Maybe today should be a day to savor all I have completed on my to-do list, give myself an ‘atta-girl,’ and take some time to enjoy just being. 
Yes, that feels exactly right.  _____
Comments always welcome an…

Weight Loss Tarot Journal - The Hinder / Help Spread - 4 of Pentacles + The Fool - Tarot Grand Luxe

July 20, 2020
The Hinder / Help Spread
Show me what will hinder and help my weight loss goals.
Hinder (left) - 4 of Pentacles reversed
Help (right) - The Fool
Deck used - Tarot Grand Luxe
The Hinder / Help Spread
I found a new, interesting card spread today. Super simple, it didn’t have a name and was actually called a trick, but it is so accurate that I am going to add this quick spread to my repertoire. It needs a name, though, so I will simply call it the Hinder / Help Spread.
Here’s how it works; As you shuffle the deck, think of a goal. (It can be anything.)  When you feel the nudge, cut the deck in two and turn each part over, face sides up. The card on the left pile shows what hinders your progress toward your goal. The card on the right shows what will help you succeed.
Using the Hinder / Help Spread for My Eating Plan Goals
Because I will soon begin to cut out sugar and flour from my foods, the goals I naturally thought of while shuffling were my…

Weight Loss Tarot Journal - 9 + 10 of Swords - The Sun - 7 + Queen of Pentacles - Light Seer’s Tarot

July 23, 2020
What message can you give about my relying on Spirit for weight loss and health?
Top cards (no placement meanings) 10 of Swords - The Sun reversed - 9 of Swords reversed
Foundation Cards Queen of Pentacles reversed - 7 of Pentacles
Deck used -Light Seer’s Tarot
The Background
I need to take a stand against sugar and flour. Have needed to for years. It is finally time for me to face these addictive foods head on. I have a plan in place, to begin on August 3.
Why wait? Realism. We will soon have family coming to visit and there is no point in starting a new eating plan before they arrive. I would never be able to stay away from all the carb foods they (and I)  like to eat. So after the visit, my stand against sugar and flour begins.
The Insights
Because I believe it is going to be difficult to begin such a strict eating plan and leave behind foods I have always loved, I know I am going to need some extra help. For me, that comes from Spirit. S…

Weight Loss Tarot Journal - A Surprising Message from the 7 of Swords - The Star Tarot

July 9, 2020
This card reflects my thoughts while shuffling.
7 of Swords
Deck used - The Star Tarot
After a family commitment finishes the end of this month, I will be starting my plan to cut out sugar and flour foods from my eating. Hubby likes homemade cookies as a snack and one of the things I am doing in the process of getting myself ready for my new way of eating is to bake a lot of cookies now to put into the freezer for him. My hope is that I won’t need to bake any more for a long time once I initiate my new eating patterns. I want to be stronger in my resolve and habits before I need to make more cookies and, for me, the problem with baking cookies is tasting as I go along. Danger, Will Robinson!!  Today I will be making my last big cookie batch in this preparatory project and I am feeling good about my safety-net plan.
The Card Draw - Although asking for a general message for the day, I noticed as I was shuffling that my thoughts were runni…

30 Day Tarot Challenge - Week Four - June 22-30, 2020 - Rohrig Tarot

Can’t believe we are already into the last week of the 30 Day Tarot Challenge! Our Facebook Tarot group of the same name is so much fun. We are Tarot readers of all levels and we learn so much through our sharing of our card meanings and how they apply to our lives.
Continuing into this last week, my daily Challenge cards and interpretations will be included here on my blog and the deck used will be the Rohrig Tarot. Although I learned Tarot on the RWS system, I love this Thoth-based deck because it gives me such deep readings. Out of print for a long time now, it still remains a personal treasure. ___________________________________________________ WEEK FOUR  June 22-30, 2020 ___________________________________________________
Day 22 - June 22, 2020 ___ Question - Show me a reflection of what today will bring. + Today’s Challenge prompt - What do I need to know for my highest good?

My question was to be shown a reflection of what today will bring. This image shows a kiln, with me the person ins…

International Tarot Day - What Tarot Means to Me

Today is the first ever International Tarot Day.To honor the start of what I hope will be many more International Tarot Days to come, I thought I would write about what Tarot means to me.

Seeing Tarot in the Everyday - The loss of Rep. John Lewis - 9 of Wands - Tarot Grand Luxe

July 18, 2020
Seeing Tarot in the Everyday
A hero has fallen.
9 of Wands
Tarot Grand Luxe
I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one of our civil rights giants, Rep. John Robert Lewis. The son of Alabama sharecroppers, he graduated college with a degree in religion and philosophy and his deep caring for others was evident throughout his life.
He rose to human and political prominence through his passionate fight for the rights of all in America to be free and equal. Many strides have been made but, sadly, the work is not yet complete. The fight still continues for human dignity, respect and equality.
This 9 of Wands image, from Ciro Marchetti’s masterful Tarot Grand Luxe deck, speaks of today’s news in a way I have never considered before. In numerology, the number 9 stands for a completed cycle. Rep. Lewis has completed his life here on earth. On the very last day of his life, he was working on a bill to protect voting rights. Wands speak of impetus, power, passion, determination -…

Tarot Card of the Day - Knight of Cups - The Star Tarot

July 13, 2020
Tarot Card of the Day
Should I go out shopping today?
Knight of Cups
The Star Tarot
We have Camp Grandma every summer. Five grandkids stay at the house for a week and we have activities planned each day. It is great fun and is coming up the end of July. To be able to be safe together, we have all been quarantining at our homes.
Shopping is required to get ready for it, naturally, but with the virus presenting its dangers, I am wanting to do that in as few trips as possible. My plan was to go out later this week for what I can’t get online, but I realized last night it might be better to shop local first and then go online. 
So which path is better? This card looks like a big ‘yes’ for shopping today. Everything here shows acting from the heart and the quest goblet is glowing in this morning’s sunlight. The Knight is focused on the goblet, the labyrinth represents trusting Spirit and acting from good inner impulses and the unicorn is rari…

30 Day Tarot Challenge - Week Two - June 8-14, 2020 - Rohrig Tarot

Today (June 8)  begins the second week of the 30 Day Tarot Challenge. The same-named Tarot group on Facebook is a great group, with much caring and sharing for all levels of Tarot readers. If you are interested, definitely check them out.
My daily cards and interpretations will be posted in the group and here on my blog. For the blog, I will post them in groups of weeks. The deck I will be using throughout this challenge is the Rohrig Tarot. I have loved this deck since the image on the box cover jumped out at me in a bookstore back in 1997. Although I learned to read Tarot with the Rider-Waite system, this deck is based on the Thoth system and yet still gives me very deep readings. The deep readings are why I love it so much and why it is such a treasure to me.  ___________________________________________________ WEEK TWO  June 8-14, 2020 ___________________________________________________
Day 8 - June 8, 2020 ___ I asked to be shown something I should be aware of today.

Today’s prompt in our…