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30 Day Tarot Challenge - Week Three - June 15-21, 2020 - Rohrig Tarot

Already we are into the third week of the 30 Day Tarot Challenge going on in a Facebook group of the same name. Where does the time go?! I love our Tarot group, full of great people, with a lot of caring and sharing for all Tarot reading levels. If you are interested, definitely check them out. 

My daily Challenge cards and interpretations will be included here on my blog, posted in groups of weeks. The deck I have been using throughout this challenge is the Rohrig TarotCreated in 1995 and beloved by many (including me),  the English-USA version has been out of print for a long time. This deck is based on the Thoth system and 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 15-21, 2020

Day 15 - June 15, 2020
Give me a message for this rainy day.

The Magician reversed - Rohrig Tarot

This reversed Magician could be a few things.
1 - It could reference my harsh sinus headache that started yesterday, letting me know a storm was coming. 
2 - It could mean today is a day to do some inner work - inner in terms of getting things done in the office and/or developing some ideas mulling around in my mind. 
3 - It could be referencing someone doing something nefarious against Hubby and me, but that seems unlikely. 

I’m thinking it’s the first two together. 

How it turned out - This has been a really productive day. I had a lot of things I wanted to accomplish and they are all finished. While working, I was also thinking a lot about my ideas and analyzing the pros and cons. In the midst of all that, I was dealing with a sinus headache and earache that sinus pills didn’t take away. Plus it was raining all day, which was the source of the aches. 

My feeling that options 1 and 2 above were going to play into the day were how the day actually went. Glad it was them and not option 3, where somebody might be doing something against Hubby and me! 
Comments always welcome and appreciated. πŸ’™πŸŒΏ


Day 16 - June 16, 2020
Show me a card that will fit today’s Challenge prompt.

Knight (King) of Cups - Rohrig Tarot

(In the Rohrig Tarot deck, the Kings are called Knights and Knights are called Princes.)

I was experimenting with my card draw today. I don’t normally see the Challenge’s prompt before drawing my daily card and always ask my own question. But today, for some reason, I asked to be shown a card that would fit today’s prompt. When I later saw the prompt - which was to be shown an aspect of my shadow - I was wondering how this card might fit that. 

And then my husband started talking to me about his analysis of something. He has a tendency to be long-winded and also speaks very softly, which makes me strain to hear him. Asking him to speak up only gets me about 4 words louder before he goes back to softly again. He doesn’t realize he does this and my straining to hear him makes me feel antsy, frustrated and quietly annoyed. That happened moments before I started posting about my card. 

How it turned out - So immediately I was shown a shadow side of my King of Cups, who tries to be so caring and patient, even when I’m quietly annoyed. And looking at the card again, I see a look of annoyance on his face that I never noticed before. Hmm...

It’s amazing how quickly today’s prompt became a mirror.
Comments always welcome and appreciated. πŸ’™πŸŒΏ


Day 17 - June 17, 2020
Today’s Challenge prompt - Show me my reflection.

Princess (Page) of Cups - Rohrig Tarot

(The Rohrig Tarot calls the Page a Princess) 
Soaring joy! What a great reflection. I’ll take it.

I just remembered reading some time back that my Myers-Briggs personality type, INFP, corresponds to the Page-Princess of Cups. I found that website again and here is what it says about the INFP type.
“Much like its ‘mother’ INFJ (Queen of Cups), this personality type is deeply idealistic and devoted to living life in the pursuit of a higher, more noble cause than its own self-enrichment. This type tends to innately see the best in others and, as a rule, relies on feeling and intuition rather than on logic when forming associations in public or at work. At best, this personality type can be a ‘miracle worker’ that can inspire others to great works; ill-dignified, though, it can turn into an irrational control freak when it discovers that its loyalty to others was at times misplaced and is now in need of an emotional compensating mechanism.
Likely careers: Counseling and social work, psychology, clergy, music, writing.”

On point on everything. Wow.

My thanks to the website, 78 Revelations a Minute  for their post on the correspondences between the Myers-Briggs personality types and the Tarot court cards. It’s a fascinating read and, certainly in my case, very accurate.
Comments always welcome and appreciated. πŸ’™πŸŒΏ


Day 18 - June 18, 2020
Today’s Challenge prompt - How can I manifest my desires?

The Magician reversed - Rohrig Tarot

Another day of drawing the card before reading the Challenge prompt. I am liking how the cards turn out when I ask to be shown a card for the day’s Challenge prompt before even seeing it. 

The prompt for today was, “How can I manifest my desires?” and the card drawn is the reversed Magician. It definitely fits. For me, reversed cards often indicate something going on in a person’s inner world and I am currently in the process of mulling over how best to implement an important life change. Once I have it all figured out, it will be time to act. 

And therein lies the answer to the prompt about manifesting my desires; 
Plan my work, work my plan, and do it for right reasons.

I love how Tarot speaks.
Comments always welcome and appreciated. πŸ’™πŸŒΏ


Day 19 - June 19, 2020
Question - Show me a message for today.
Today’s Challenge prompt - 
How am I blocking / resisting manifesting what I want?

9 of Wands + The Emperor - Rohrig Tarot

I wanted to draw two cards for today; one for a daily message and one for the Challenge prompt, although I had not yet read the prompt when I drew the cards. The meanings of today’s cards spoke to me of a much higher perspective than only myself and they absolutely blew me away. 

Question - Show me a message for today. ... 9 of Wands
While wondering what this card might mean, it came to me in a flash that today is Juneteenth, the date the last enslaved people here in America learned they had been freed 2½ years earlier. What a perfect card and image for this message.

Then I drew the card for the Challenge prompt.

Prompt - How am I blocking / resisting manifesting what I want? ... The Emperor 
Not yet knowing the prompt at the time of the draw, I was curious how this card might apply. When I later read the prompt, I knew immediately how it applied. 

The Emperor is saying the resistance / blocking to the goal of true freedom for the slaves and their descendants is ongoing institutionalized racism. 

Powerful messages.
This is not at all where I expected the cards to go today. Sometimes Tarot can be so humbling.
Comments always welcome and appreciated. πŸ’™πŸŒΏ



Click below to read about the rest of the Challenge cards 
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…

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.

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 …