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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. 
 June 1-7, 2020

Day 1 - June 1, 2020
I asked for a message for today.

3 of Cups reversed - Rohrig Tarot

As I drew my card this morning, the TV was on in another room, talking about the protests across our nation (USA). I initially saw this card as a reflection of that - our nation is not in abundance right now. And then I noticed the glow at the top. When the card is upright, that is the point of the waterfall where the streams of the 3 Cups pour into their combined pool. But from this reversed vantage point, that spot appears to be glowing above the currently upside down cups, sending light down to them. 

And that’s when I realized my message for today is to concentrate on that glow. There is Spirit there. There is connection and unity. Something good will come out of our national connection, in spite of - or maybe even because of - the intense emotions engulfing us right now.

After I had made a photo of my card and sat down to drink my morning coffee, I saw on TV that police across our nation had been taking a knee in solidarity with the protesters. I was deeply touched and it made me cry. 

So, yes, that glow of connection is my message for today, 
and a welcome one at that. πŸ’›

How it turned out - So much turmoil in our nation right now, as the protests grow and uncalled-for violence and damage take away from the important messages of equal rights and police brutality that the people are protesting. I remain determined to see the glow in the midst of the turmoil. There are far more good people than bad and I believe good will prevail in the end.
Comments always welcome and appreciated. πŸ’™πŸŒΏ


Day 2 - June 2, 2020
What kind of day will I have today?

The Hermit - Rohrig Tarot

An introspective day today. 
It feels like that this morning, as I draw the card.

How it turned out - Yes, that is exactly how it was. And, further, this evening the President sent our troops in riot gear and on horseback, armed with tear gas and stun grenades, against the peaceful protesters near the White House. They had done nothing wrong. It was all so he could go do a fake photo-op by a nearby church, holding up a Bible. 

Part of what I see in this Hermit card is the contemplation of how one fits into their world (the maze on his face). I do not fit into a nation that attacks its own, especially for the sake of one man’s ego. This feels like a final straw against the accumulated injustices in our nation.
Comments always welcome and appreciated. πŸ’™πŸŒΏ


Day 3 - June 3, 2020
Show me something that will touch my heart today.


The seed of a new beginning. Personal, spiritual, national? The glow at the base of the fire feels important. Is it the creative energy of the new seed? 

How it turned out - I think the new beginning is in the national realm. During the day and evening, important military leaders came out against the use of our military against our citizens, as well as against the President, who is calling for exactly that. It touched my heart in a reassuring way that, at last(!), military people are calling out that behavior as wrong. I now think the white glow at the base of the red flame is the righteous indignation that is going to be fanned into an angry flame if that kind of behavior continues.
Comments always welcome and appreciated. πŸ’™πŸŒΏ


Day 4 - June 4, 2020
What message will I need to hear today?

The Hierophant - Rohrig Tarot

This is my favorite Hierophant image. The beam of light from his head speaks to me of the spiritual connection we would want our religious leaders to have and my own spiritual connection that is so important to me. When I saw him this morning, my first thought was that he was a good fit with The Hermit card of the other day. And then, as clear as day, I heard, 
“Be careful how you fill your mind.” 

An excellent message in these troubled times. 

How it turned out - I heeded the advice and listened to uplifting podcasts and videos about inspirational people throughout the day. They were good companions as I took my daily walk and worked around the house. At some point during the day, I read some hopeful but maybe too-good-to-be-true political information online so, armed with the advice from today’s card to watch how I fill my mind, I did some research on it. The jury’s still out on whether or not the information is true.
Comments always welcome and appreciated. πŸ’™πŸŒΏ


Day 5 - June 5, 2020
Is what I read yesterday true?

Mother-Tarot-The-World-card-Rohrig Tarot
The World - Rohrig Tarot

I came upon some political information yesterday that made my hopes soar. But because it was online, I knew I needed to research its truth, especially with my Tarot card message yesterday advising me to be careful how I fill my mind. 

So I’ve been doing my research. I even used a pendulum to check. It gave a ‘yes’ reading for truth. Today‘s card is also telling me the information is true and, further, that it will be a breakthrough. The woman petting the snake suggests the political ‘snake’ will be controlled and transformation will come when it sheds its skin. All very reassuring. I hope it proves to be true. 

How it turned out - I cannot find any completely verifiable proof of truth, despite my hope and efforts and the pendulum and Tarot saying it is true. So, for now, I have decided to give it a while and see if any of the information starts being mentioned in the national media. 
Comments always welcome and appreciated. πŸ’™πŸŒΏ


Day 6 - June 6, 2020
Should I walk today or rest my knees?

Justice - Rohrig Tarot

I have been diligent about daily walking and feeling good about myself for doing it. For the last few days, my knees have been sore but I’ve been walking anyway. This morning I woke with a slightly swollen muscle around one knee. A bit more sore but not terrible. So should I baby it or not?

I didn’t expect this card as an answer but it made me laugh. It says exactly what I needed to hear. Balance and ‘Adjustment’ are in order. Ok then. Looks like today is not going to be a walking day. And going forward, I need to keep things in balance!
Comments always welcome and appreciated. πŸ’™πŸŒΏ


Day 7 - June 7, 2020
What kind of day will I have today?

Knight (King) of Cups - Rohrig Tarot

This deck titles the King as a Knight. My first thought when seeing him this morning was, “What a nice card for today.” My next thought was wondering how he would show up in the day. 

About 15 minutes later, when I went out to the kitchen to make our morning coffee, I saw my hubby’s cookie bowl sitting open and empty on the counter. He must have finished them overnight. That red rose on this Knight-King speaks of love and the heart to me. Today my heart is going to be making my hubby some cookies. 

And come to think of it, that brown on this King’s robe looks like cookie crumbs!  

How it turned out - His eyes lit up when he saw his refilled bowl of cookies. That made my heart smile.  πŸ’•
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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Elder (King)  of Pentacles reversed
foundation card -4 of Swords reversed
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The Sun - The Spacious Tarot
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Weight Loss Tarot Journal
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Ace of Swords
Deck - The Druidcraft Tarot
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Give me a message for today
Card Drawn  -  5 of Swords reversed Foundation Card  -  The Fool

Deck  -  Psychic Tarot for the Heart
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Weight Loss Tarot Journal
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The Hanged Man
Foundation Cards - 4 of Swords + Queen of Pentacles
Deck used - Light Seer’s Tarot
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Processing the loss of beloved Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
deck used -Oracle of the 7 Energies
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How my helping with my family’s online schooling will go.
Ace of Cups
foundation card - Child (Page) of Pentacles
deck - The Spacious Tarot
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