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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. 
 June 8-14, 2020

Day 8 - June 8, 2020
I asked to be shown something I should be aware of today.

9 of Wands - Rohrig Tarot

Today’s prompt in our challenge was, “What can I celebrate in my life today? Or what do I know I will keep?” 

This card shows I can celebrate the diligent, determined, personal strength my husband and I share because of his many health issues. We stand together, facing them all as they come, and I know we will continue to do that. He is so stoic in how he deals with everything and I tease him about how high he has set the bar for me. I don’t think I could ever measure up to him in this regard. 

Sometimes, when he gets to feeling he is no longer the warrior he was when he was younger and working, I remind him his new battlefield is the health arena and that he is still every bit a warrior there. I truly admire his ability to rise above and overcome. 

When I drew this card initially, I had not yet seen today’s prompt and was asking to be shown something I should be aware of today. This prompt has done exactly that. 
Comments always welcome and appreciated. πŸ’™πŸŒΏ


Day 9 - June 9, 2020
Show me some energies of today.

Death - Rohrig Tarot

The prompt for today was to show the words that a person on our card might say. This young woman has always seemed a bit pouty to me and the first thing that came to mind for her to say was (with my editing), “Heck no, I won’t go!”

But looking at this card further, there is also a feeling of determination in her face. With all the protests going on in the world, and the pandemic an underlying issue as well, the protesters are risking their lives for the fair treatment of all that they seek. Their staunch, immovable protests are determined and they will bring change. So the woman’s words that came to me are right in this way, too. “Heck no, I won’t go!”  Determined change in coming.

How it turned out - Amazing and unexpected changes are starting to happen in police departments in some cities, leading to changes in policing cultures across the land. The Senate and House of Representatives are each working on creating laws to facilitate that nation wide. Big changes are definitely coming. Wow! 
Comments always welcome and appreciated. πŸ’™πŸŒΏ


Day 10 - June 10, 2020
Give me a message for today.

6 of Cups - Rohrig Tarot

This sexy image for the 6 of Cups made me chuckle. I don’t think we will have this kind of romantic day, but it will be romantic of a sort. Today I see more the traditional Rider-Waite 6 of Cups meaning of reminiscing about the good old days. 

Hubby and I have been staying home all the time and only going out when we have to. Today is a going-out day - to Costco. Not as sexy as this card shows, granted, but certainly reminiscent of what used to be our weekly trips there before the virus. And there is sure to be some hand-holding today. 

So the message for today is our relationship. I like that. ❤️

How it turned out - There was definitely some hand-holding and reminiscing about various things in our lives. And there was an added element because of my Hubby’s limited vision. Being his extra eyes, I was keeping him out of traffic patterns when he was going more slowly, and pointing out when upcoming corners of things might become obstacles for him. There was a sweet intimacy in the caring and trust between us.
Comments always welcome and appreciated. πŸ’™πŸŒΏ


Day 11 - June 11, 2020
Show me what today will be like.

Queen of Wands - Rohrig Tarot

Well hello, boob. You are definitely a sign of life and passion appropriate for this Queen, but you aren’t the kind of life and passion I will be having today. I am thinking this will be more a day of expediency. Timing is going to be everything.

I have a list of things I want to get done today but will need to work around the schedules of others, over which I have no control. While mulling over how I can possibly accomplish everything I want to get done, my eye fell on the key in her headdress. The key for today will be having a plan. This Queen certainly knows how to plan her work and work her plan so, on my way over to dropping off the car for maintenance this morning, my game plan for today will be taking shape. Hopefully it will be a good and efficient plan for all the nuanced timing I will be encountering.

How it turned out - My plan was a good one and I managed to get everything on my list completed. By the end of the day, I was feeling like a very sensible and efficient Queen of Wands. 
Comments always welcome and appreciated. πŸ’™πŸŒΏ


Day 12 - June 12, 2020
Will we all be safe this weekend?

Ace of Cups - Rohrig Tarot

We have been invited to spend the weekend with some of our local family. All of us have been missing each other and are looking forward to being together, but I am wondering if we will be safe being under the same roof. Because we have been sequestering at our homes, most likely we will be safe. That is certainly the hope.

This card shows the gift of filling the heart by initiating a connection. I want to believe the love energy radiating outward will be protective of the family. It is a sad sign of our times that safety even needs to be taken into consideration. Darn this virus! 
Comments always welcome and appreciated. πŸ’™πŸŒΏ



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and how they were reflected in my life.

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30 Day Tarot Challenge - Week 2 - Sept 6-12, 2020 - The Spacious Tarot

Today begins week 2 of our 30 Day Tarot Challenge for September 2020. Throughout this challenge, I will be using the delightful second edition of  The Spacious Tarot. I love its concept of putting the reader into the images by drawing the traditional Rider-Waite concepts in unexpected ways. This has a tendency to bring out new insights, which is another thing I love about this deck.
WEEK TWO September 6-12, 2020 _________________________________________

Day 6 - September 6, 2020 Question - Something I will encounter today

Elder (King)  of Pentacles reversed
foundation card -4 of Swords reversed
The Spacious Tarot 
This may not apply to something that happens today - I’ll see as the day progresses. I think these cards showed up because of a situation very much on my mind. 
I ministered a wedding yesterday with far more people than I had expected. I learned at the rehearsal the night before of the large number of people coming and, on the wedding…

30 Day Tarot Challenge - Week 1 - Sept 1-5, 2020 - The Spacious Tarot

Today - Sept 1 - starts a new Tarot Challenge. Each day of the month, I will be drawing a Tarot card and writing about how it relates to my life. I belong to the fun 30 Day Tarot Challenge Facebook group and September is our second challenge month for 2020. I will be posting my cards here and in the group. If you are interested in finding a friendly, sharing and caring Facebook Tarot group, with readers of all skill levels, give the 30 Day Tarot Challenge group a try. You will be happy you did. 
The deck I will be using throughout the challenge is The Spacious Tarot, created by Carrie Mallon and Annie Ruygt. This deck is a modern, airy take in the Rider-Waite tradition that puts the reader into the scene with its unique artistic perspective. Kudos to the creators of this very special deck.
WEEK ONE  September 1-5, 2020 ___________________________________________________
Day 1 - September 1, 2020 ___
Question -Show me a good message as I star…

30 Day Tarot Challenge - Week 3 - Sept 13-19, 2020 - The Spacious Tarot

These Tarot Challenges progress so quickly. Today - Sept. 13 - begins our third week. My norm, as in previous weeks and Challenges, is that my daily Challenge cards and interpretations will be included here on my blog. The deck I am using throughout this Challenge is the second edition of The Spacious Tarot. This is a new deck for me. It arrived 2 days before this Challenge began and I am enjoying getting to know it as I go. The artwork in this RWS-tradition deck has been bringing out some absolutely amazing insights. Kudos to its creators, Carrie Mallon and Annie Ruygt.
WEEK THREE  September 13-19, 2020 ___________________________________________________
Day 13 - September 13, 2020 Question -A message for today

The Sun - The Spacious Tarot
A turning toward the inner and outer suns. This feels like a two-fold message; a nudge to get back to prioritizing my inner world and a reminder that I want to be sure to get outside for a walk in the sun…

30 Day Tarot Challenge - Week 4 - Sept 20-26, 2020 - The Spacious Tarot

As we move into the last 10 days of the 30 Day Tarot Challenge, I can’t believe it has passed so quickly. As in the previous weeks, my daily Challenge cards and interpretations will be included here on my blog and the deck used will be The Spacious Tarot. This is a new deck for me and I am getting to know it as I move through this Challenge. The depth of insights this sparse artwork style is bringing has been a constant joy and amazement. I’m having a lot of fun with it.  ___________________________________________________
WEEK FOUR  September 20-26, 2020 ___________________________________________________
Day 20 - September 20, 2020 Question - Something I should be aware of today _____

2 of Swords reversed - The Spacious Tarot
Two swords at crossed blades stand frozen in the snow, suggesting a conflicted position. The reversed image shows the conflict is happening in my inner world. A rising sun in the distance shows a thaw is taking place. This does reflect me.
Today I will be driving a very…

Weight Loss Tarot Journal - 10 Pounds Lost! - Ace of Swords - The Druidcraft Tarot

September 3, 2020
Weight Loss Tarot Journal
~ One month on this plan and 10 pounds down! ~
Ace of Swords
Deck - The Druidcraft Tarot
I feel like this card. Excaliber was given to me in the form of a new eating plan to cut out flour and sugar. And I have run with it. Three months ago, I discovered Bright Line Eating, a sensible, logical and practical eating plan that had the same goals I did; to cut out sugar and flour. I liked that they had a road map and hand-holding support to get me started and moving along safely.
One month ago, I started on the plan. It has turned out to be much easier to give up my two most powerful trigger foods than I expected. That was a nice surprise. I have had to tweak food volumes down a bit for me, but it has been a huge relief to find I have had no sugar cravings and no slips. It has been easy to stay on the plan, even in the midst of a newly-changed and super busy schedule.
Two days before finishing my first month, I hi…

On the Passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg - Tender Embrace - Oracle of the 7 Energies

September 19, 2020
Processing the loss of beloved Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
deck used -Oracle of the 7 Energies
I am feeling double gut-punched at last night’s loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and what is coming politically as a result. The vultures are circling. 
I chose this deck today because it taps into healing energies, something much needed here in the USA. Tender Embrace references love and compassion for others, making sure not to forget that for ourselves as well. Justice Ginsburg‘s arena was the legal system and within it she chose a personal path of empathy, care and compassion for her fellow man. Because of her commitment to leveling the playing field for all of us, she left a powerful wake of reverberating effects in our nation. She made a huge, positive difference in our lives.
I see in this card the best way to honor her will be to hug ourselves and each other, recognize our connections, and then pick up her gauntle…

Weight Loss Tarot Journal - Psychic Tarot for the Heart - 5 of Swords - The Fool

November 8, 2019
Give me a message for today
Card Drawn  -  5 of Swords reversed Foundation Card  -  The Fool

Deck  -  Psychic Tarot for the Heart
When I got on the scale this morning, my weight had gone up a pound and I had lost most of the small progress (1.3 lbs) made so far. Disappointing!  There is a valid reason we are often cautioned not to get on the scale daily - the disappointment can knock us off our plan. I know this and try to guard against that emotional roller coaster. But for me, the daily morning scale ritual also helps me to know how the foods I ate yesterday affect my body today. Analyzing those fluctuations helps me gather information and - being a Gemini - that is an important part of the weight loss learning curve for me. Even knowing all that, though, it is still disappointing to see the weight go up and not down.

The messages in the cards todayaddress all of this.
5 of Swords reversed - I smiled when I saw the keywords on thi…

Weight Loss Tarot Journal - A Weight Loss Plateau Brings a Surprising Revelation - The Hanged Man - 4 of Swords - Queen of Pentacles - Light Seer’s Tarot

August 10, 2020
Weight Loss Tarot Journal
What has caused my weight loss stall?
The Hanged Man
Foundation Cards - 4 of Swords + Queen of Pentacles
Deck used - Light Seer’s Tarot
Well, doesn’t Tarot have a sense of humor today. I chuckled when I saw The Hanged Man. How appropriate. My 5 pound weight loss last week was wonderful and unexpected but, for the last 3 days, the weight has just been sitting there. I know plateaus happen on a weight loss journey but I didn’t expect one so soon. Am I doing something wrong? I tried thinking what I might have done to cause this but, other than a couple ideas that don’t seem pertinent, I haven’t come up with anything. So I asked the cards to plumb my subconscious for an answer. The Hanged Man shows a stalling, yes, but it also represents coming to a new perspective. What might that perspective be?
The Foundation Cards - 4 of Swords + Queen of Pentacles - both indicate this is a natural process and a time for heali…

30 Day Tarot Challenge - Week 4.5 - September 27-30, 2020 - The Spacious Tarot

The last few days of the 30 Day Tarot Challenge! Where does the time go? I thoroughly enjoy our Facebook Tarot group of the same name and our two Tarot challenges each year. We are Tarot readers of all levels and we learn so much through sharing our daily card meanings and how they apply to our lives. It’s a great learning process for all of us.
My daily Challenge cards and interpretations will be included here on my blog and the deck used will continue to be The Spacious Tarot.  I received this deck a couple days before this Challenge began and have been learning it as I go. It is an amazingly accurate deck, with a soft, honest voice, and it has brought out some incredible insights. My thanks to its creators, Carrie Mallon and Annie Ruygt. It is a work of art and depth and I can highly recommend it.
WEEK 4.5  September 27-30, 2020 ___________________________________________________
Day 27 - September 27, 2020 Question - A good message for …

The Earth Element in Tarot - Pentacles - Pages - Major Arcana - with Tarot Grand Luxe

It is now autumn in the northern hemisphere and I have been thinking about the seasons and the elements. To me, autumn equates with the earth element and in the Tarot, the earth element is usually represented by the Pentacles (sometimes called coins). The Pages of each Tarot suit and five of the Major Arcana cards  also reflect the earth element energies. I have chosen to use the Tarot Grand Luxe deck by Ciro Marchetti for this post  because its rich and vibrant colors match the glorious tones of autumn.