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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.
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WEEK FOUR
 June 22-30, 2020
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Day 22 - June 22, 2020
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Question - Show me a reflection of what today will bring.
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Today’s Challenge prompt - 
What do I need to know for my highest good?

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10 of Wands reversed - Rohrig Tarot

My question was to be shown a reflection of what today will bring. This image shows a kiln, with me the person inside it. I read reversed cards as primarily showing something going on in a person’s inner world and/or as being possible things to come. Today, both fit.

This past weekend, our family decided that Camp Grandma - our annual, week-long, grandkids-sleep-over at my house - will be safe to go on as planned in mid July. We have all been staying isolated and have recently begun to carefully interact with each other, so we think camp will be safe. Now that this has been decided, I need to get moving with planning all the activities, meals and supplies. Camp opens in three weeks!

You get to be a Camp Grandma ‘counselor’ when you are 11 and this coming Wednesday we will have three counselors spending the night for a planning meeting. I need to be ready for that, too. 

So yes, I am definitely feeling the pressure mount to have everything in place. And although the person in this image seems small in comparison, I know I am up to the job. 

Today’s Challenge prompt to be shown what is best for my highest good applies here, too. Time with family feeds my soul. And while Camp Grandma is tiring and I need a day to rest afterwards, I love every moment of it and am grateful to have it in my life. This prompt reminds me that, with 3 young counselors this year, it could be time for the Director to do more delegating. 😊
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Comments always welcome and appreciated. πŸ’™πŸŒΏ

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Day 23 - June 23, 2020
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Challenge Prompt - What is my soul’s highest calling?

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The Hierophant - Rohrig Trot

Today I read the prompt before drawing my card. As I was shuffling, it came to me that The Hierophant would be the right card for me to draw because I am a minister and my spiritual life is so important to me. Sure enough, that is the card I drew. 

He is an affirmation of my belief that I was called to my work and he certainly fits my life and ideals - clergy, counselor, teacher, spirituality, kindness. 

This particular image is my favorite for The Hierophant card. He is obviously connected to Spirit, has kind, knowing eyes and seems warm and approachable. He feels like someone you could trust.
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Comments always welcome and appreciated. πŸ’™πŸŒΏ

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Day 24 - June 24, 2020
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Challenge Prompt - What I am most grateful for.

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3 of Cups - Rohrig Tarot

How appropriate. I will soon be heading over to pick up 3 grandchildren for our Camp Grandma counselors meeting and sleepover. We will be brainstorming for our week-long camp, divvying up the counseling responsibilities, planning meals, and having fun doing it together.

I am so very grateful that I can be an active part of our local grandchildren’s lives. It is a gift that keeps on giving. πŸ’›
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Comments always welcome and appreciated. πŸ’™πŸŒΏ

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Day 26 - June 26, 2020
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Challenge Prompt - What might the cards be saying to each other?

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7 of Wands + Prince (Knight) of Disks (Pentacles) - Rohrig Tarot

(In the Rohrig Tarot deck, Knights are named Princes.)

I saw two possibilities with this challenge prompt; 
a memory and a conversation.

A Memory - What first came to me when I saw these cards was that I was seeing a memory of the Prince (Knight). He is remembering a past youthful effort, when he had tried jumping across a crevasse. He got seriously hurt in his fall and, ever since, he has been more careful about how he proceeds with everything. It was an important life lesson.

A Conversation - It could be that the 7 of Wands is a young, impetuous person chiding the slow-and-steady-wins-the-race Prince (Knight) for his plodding ways. This looks like the fable of the tortoise and the hare, Tarot version.
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Comments always welcome and appreciated. πŸ’™πŸŒΏ

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Day 27 - June 27, 2020
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Challenge Prompt - What is the next step in my journey?

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5 of Disks (Pentacles) - Rohrig Tarot

I sure didn’t expect this card as an answer and was crestfallen when I saw it. But as I thought about it, I began to understand there is something I haven’t been allowing myself to address. Tarot is an amazing mirror.

The Thoth meaning of ‘Worry’ and the RWS meaning of ‘being penniless and out in the cold’ come together here, combined with my own take on the card as being reminded to lean more on Spirit. I will be retiring at the end of this year and had hoped to use this last year of work to create a bit of a financial safety net for next year. But in this year of Covid, that safety net is not happening. While we will not be penniless, there will not be what I had hoped to create and this is definitely causing me some worry.

When I look at this image, I think of Atlas holding up the world. This strong fella is holding up 5 worlds! Surely I can handle my one. The Universe has nudged me that now is the right time for retirement. Hubby is 84, with health issues, and as much quality time together as we can have will be a gift. So I have to trust that the weight and the worry are going to be handled. And to lean more on Spirit to provide. 
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Comments always welcome and appreciated. πŸ’™πŸŒΏ

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Day 28 - June 28, 2020
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Challenge Prompt - What is my lesson from taking this challenge?

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Knight (King) of Wands - Rohrig Tarot

(In the Rohrig Tarot deck, Kings are named Knights.)

This Knight (King) is a planner and a doer. He has the vision and determination to make things happen. His eyes look right into me, making me feel my lesson in this challenge is to recognize that he is an important part of who I am.  
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Comments always welcome and appreciated. πŸ’™πŸŒΏ

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Day 29 - June 29, 2020
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Challenge Prompt - Where can I be more brave in my life?

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The High Priestess reversed - Rohrig Tarot

My normal way to read reversed cards is that the upright energies are happening in a person’s inner world. This card is an important reminder to me that thoughts can become things. 

With so many scary situations swirling around - national politics, the virus, finances, Hubby’s health - I have been noticing a lot of fear-based thoughts in my life these days. Some of the cards in this Challenge have reflected my consciously trying to pull myself out of that negativity. 

The High Priestess reversed is telling me to trust and rely more on my inner knowing, to create in my mind the world I would like to live within, and to believe it will happen. I know this. I just need to remember the importance of positive thinking and being grateful for all I have, not fearful of losing it. The High Priestess knows, understands and is  the energetic matrix of The Universe. She knows we create our own reality and is reminding me of my own innate creative power. 

Do I have the courage to live my hopes and not my fears? Yes. I know I do.

Thanks for the reminder, High Priestess.  
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Comments always welcome and appreciated. πŸ’™πŸŒΏ

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Day 30 - June 30, 2020
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What is a good message for this last day of our Challenge?

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4 of Swords - Rohrig Tarot

Hard to believe this is the last day of our Challenge.

I am always disappointed when our Tarot Challenges end and so I asked for a good message for this last day. I must have been expecting a deeply philosophical card response because I was surprised when the 4 of Swords showed up. It wasn’t what I expected, for sure, but it is certainly appropriate and it made me chuckle at myself when I realized just how appropriate it is. I love how Tarot talks.

Although the Thoth system, on which this deck is based, names this card ‘Truce,’ I feel today it more aligns with the RWS meanings of withdrawal and reflection. 

Through the years, I have seen that when I go through a period of growth and learning, it is often followed by a time of quiet. It’s as if all I have recently learned needs time to percolate through and find its place within me. This tends to bring even more clarification, as I begin to understand the deeper implications I might not have initially recognized. 

I think that is what this card signifies today. As our challenge closes, it is now time for me to let all the thoughts and insights gleaned throughout the challenge become a living part of who I am. And so that begins.
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Comments always welcome and appreciated. πŸ’™πŸŒΏ


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Click below to read about the rest of the Challenge cards 
and how they were reflected in my life.
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