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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.
 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?

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. 😊
Comments always welcome and appreciated. 💙🌿


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

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.
Comments always welcome and appreciated. 💙🌿


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

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. 💛
Comments always welcome and appreciated. 💙🌿


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

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.
Comments always welcome and appreciated. 💙🌿


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

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. 
Comments always welcome and appreciated. 💙🌿


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

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.  
Comments always welcome and appreciated. 💙🌿


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

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.  
Comments always welcome and appreciated. 💙🌿


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

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.
Comments always welcome and appreciated. 💙🌿


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 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 Tarot. Created 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.  ___________________________________________________ WEEK THREE  June 15-21, 2020 ___________________________________________________
Day 15 - June 15, 2020 ___ Give me a message for this rainy day.

This reversed Magician could be a few things. 1 - It could refere…

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. ___________________________…

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…

Tarot Card of the Day - Ace of Cups on a Wedding Day - Druidcraft Tarot

December 21, 2019
I asked for a message for today and drew the Ace of Cups

DruidCraft Tarot

What a perfect card for today...  I am officiating a wedding this afternoon. 
A wedding is a time of emotional new beginnings for the newlyweds and for all those who love them.  And lucky me, I will get to share in that love and joy today. 
This card is a beautiful reflection of the deeply sincere human emotions we experience at a wedding, as we recognize ourselves in the words of hope and promise that surround the wedding couple. 
Tarot is an amazing mirror of our lives.
... Comments always welcome and appreciated. 💚🌿  


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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…

Weight Loss Tarot Journal - Planning to Begin Again - The Star Tarot - 5 of Pentacles

July 1, 2020
Will I be Successful This Time?
5 of Pentacles
Deck used - The Star Tarot
As I plan to begin my weight loss journey again very soon, I have set a daunting goal to give up the foods that have the most pull over me - sugar and flour. I know this is going to be difficult for all kinds of reasons and asked if I will be successful in my goal.
This card is disheartening. But I do notice the bottom right point of the star is pointing to a mountain. It seems to be saying that, yes, I can overcome but it will be difficult. Those white mountains even look like piles of flour and sugar. My nemises!
The person is bent forward as she moves on in her quest. Is she scared? Is she humbled by the challenge? Is she giving up before she starts? I think she is scared but determined.
She knows this is not going to be easy and she is worried about how hard she is assuming it is going to be. But there are a couple of good signs for her; the upper star points ar…

Tarot Card of the Day - Love and Christmas Cookies - The Lovers - Osho Zen Tarot

How I am feeling about this past weekend.
The Lovers
Osho Zen Tarot
This card is right on point. I am still in the glow of spending happy time with my family this past weekend. The over-all meanings of this card are love and connection, with an added element of choice. And all of that showed up this weekend.

The first meaning of The Lovers card is love and connection. We have an annual Family Cookie Day, where we all gather to decorate Christmas cookies. This year it turned into Family Cookie Weekend. The grandkids came over on Saturday to help me roll, cut and bake the cookies and then spend the night. Their parents came over the following morning to decorate the cookies with them. It is always fun having everyone over for this event but having the kids cut and bake the cookies was not a practical idea. Aside from the fact that it was a HUGE mess (oh my goodness!), most of the young hands are not yet skilled enough for rolling the dough. Their m…

Tarot Card of the Day - 10 of Boons (Pentacles) - Forest of Enchantment Tarot

What is a good message for today?
10 of Boons (Pentacles) reversed 
Deck used - Forest of Enchantment Tarot

Well this message is clear… the Thanksgiving holiday is over. It was wonderful spending days with family, immersed in fun, love and happiness, but all good things have their time. Now it is time to get back to work and normal daily life.

This card is totally right, though. Family is truly a huge boon and blessing in my life... and more family time over the Christmas holidays are right around the corner. 😊❤️


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Trump Impeachment Trial - The Tower - Tarot Grand Luxe

January 23, 2020
Will the Senate vote to remove Trump?
The Tower
Tarot Grand Luxe

As I do Tarot draws about the Trump impeachment trial and post some here, I preface by saying that I am not a fan of our current president. I feel he is a danger to our nation and our ideals and he has corrupted our government. Or perhaps I should say that because his own corruption is so blatant and pervasive, he is bringing the corruption in our government into the light. What I am seeing in Trump and his henchmen is heartbreaking. They are far removed from my own concept of our nation, its principles and what I believe us to be and stand for.

While watching and experiencing this pivotal point in our nation’s history, I am curious to see how the Tarot reflects that. My choice of deck is important. I really like the Tarot Grand Luxe. It is modern, bold, unequivocal and reads very well for me. It is especially powerful for readings on Trump and politics so I bought …