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Weight Loss Tarot Journal - The Hinder / Help Spread - 4 of Pentacles + The Fool - Tarot Grand Luxe

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July 20, 2020

The Hinder / Help Spread

Show me what will hinder and help my weight loss goals.

Hinder (left) - 4 of Pentacles reversed

Help (right) - The Fool

Deck used - Tarot Grand Luxe

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The Hinder / Help Spread

I found a new, interesting card spread today. Super simple, it didn’t have a name and was actually called a trick, but it is so accurate that I am going to add this quick spread to my repertoire. It needs a name, though, so I will simply call it the Hinder / Help Spread. 

Here’s how it works;
As you shuffle the deck, think of a goal. (It can be anything.)  When you feel the nudge, cut the deck in two and turn each part over, face sides up. The card on the left pile shows what hinders your progress toward your goal. The card on the right shows what will help you succeed.

Using the Hinder / Help Spread for My Eating Plan Goals

Because I will soon begin to cut out sugar and flour from my foods, the goals I naturally thought of while shuffling were my wanting to lose weight and get healthier. Not knowing what to expect of this little spread, I was very pleased with the honest and accurate cards that appeared.

Hinder’ - 4 of Pentacles reversed

In the Thoth system, the 4 of Pentacles card is seen as representing personal power while, in the RWS system, it is seen as a fear of losing our resources. Seeing this card reversed, it came to me that its meaning today reflects my fear of being powerless to cut out flour and sugar from my diet. That is true. And how illuminating that it came up on the ‘Hinder’ side of the deck. My fear of failure can certainly lead to the failure I fear.

‘Help’ - The Fool

It is also illuminating that The Fool card appears on the ‘Help’ side of the deck. The Fool heads out, trusting all will work out well for him. He doesn’t know how  it will work out yet; he just believes that if he trusts The Universe, things will work out as they should. 

The new eating program I will be beginning next month is Bright Line Eating. It appears to be a sensible, healthy way to overcome the addictive sugar and flour I have so far been unable to leave behind. I am hopeful it will be a path to personal success and better health. Seeing this Fool made me smile in recognition. I am indeed trusting this program to help me. To teach me. To give me a road map. So I do need to trust it to work in the thoughtful, hand-holding way it is put together. I am grateful for the hand holding.

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