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Weight Loss Tarot Journal - 9 + 10 of Swords - The Sun - 7 + Queen of Pentacles - Light Seer’s Tarot


July 23, 2020

What message can you give about my relying on Spirit for weight loss and health?

Top cards (no placement meanings)
10 of Swords - The Sun reversed - 9 of Swords reversed

 Foundation Cards 
Queen of Pentacles reversed - 7 of Pentacles


The Background

I need to take a stand against sugar and flour. Have needed to for years. It is finally time for me to face these addictive foods head on. I have a plan in place, to begin on August 3.

Why wait? Realism. We will soon have family coming to visit and there is no point in starting a new eating plan before they arrive. I would never be able to stay away from all the carb foods they (and I)  like to eat. So after the visit, my stand against sugar and flour begins.

The Insights

Because I believe it is going to be difficult to begin such a strict eating plan and leave behind foods I have always loved, I know I am going to need some extra help. For me, that comes from Spirit. So I used Tarot to ask my higher self for information about how Spirit might factor in. These cards show deep truths, spiritual support and uplifting hope. How perfect for a tremulous question on the eve of a daunting new task.

10 of Swords - I need to walk away from my fear of failure. With so many unsuccessful earlier tries at losing weight, I know this sounds like yet another try. But there is a resolve that feels different this time. Fear of failure can be crippling but the woman in this image is not crippled. She is standing straight and tall, courageously walking into the sunshine of her future. Fears and all. That’s exactly what I should be doing as I face these addictive foods head on.

The Sun reversed - The glowing energy exchange between the woman and the sun speaks of being in alignment with Spirit, letting me know I am not alone in this journey. I have a very able inner guide, whose voice I have learned to trust in my life. Reversed cards often show me the upright card’s energies are taking place in the seeker’s inner world and that certainly feels true here. I am very glad to see this card show up at the center. Being led by Spirit is at the core of my life and it will be especially so as I begin this new path. 

9 of Pentacles reversed - Such sadness and anxiety. She is not proud of how badly she has done in her previous weight loss efforts. How could she not overcome such a little thing as food?! She thinks of all her judgmental thoughts of those in her family with alcohol and cigarette addictions. Now she has to see herself in her own judgmental thoughts and accept that she, too, has addictions - sugar and quite possibly flour. So what is she going to do about it? The pillow behind her makes me think she wants a soft place to fall but that white spirit bird among the dark birds (dark thoughts)  reminds me again that I have a companion to help and guide me. Perhaps that spirit bird is why I feel a new resolve. 

Foundation Cards

These are the cards at the bottom of the deck after it has been shuffled and cut. I am always amazed at how accurate they are in readings. They show the important aspects that led to the question asked and can very often fully answer that question on their own.

Queen of Pentacles reversed - She is telling me that everything I need is already within. The abundance of Nature is within and around me and I can call on it at any time for help and insights. Food allergies and addictions certainly have to do with the body’s nature. The slight, knowing smile on her face implies she knows I can handle this. She feels reassuring, supportive and motherly and I am responding to that in a very deep way. Perhaps she wants me to realize I need to mother myself. I think her smile just got a bit wider with that insight.

7 of Pentacles - Things take time to grow and thrive. The gardener knows this and is concentrating on helping his plant thrive. As he sends Reiki energy through his hands into the plant, the roots take in that healing spiritual energy to nurture itself. The gardener uses gentle, caring patience as his healthy plant grows toward the sun. His heart is the sun we see in The Sun card above and the Reiki energy he is sending out is the beam of energy connecting the woman to the sun in The Sun card. 

It seems I am the gardener and  the plant. As the gardener, I need to care for my plant-self so my growth will be healthy. As the plant, I am in need of the healing energy and caring patience that the gardener provides. Inner and outer symbiosis. 

As I begin this new, sure-to-be-healthier eating, it is going to be important to remember my responsibilities to myself and my growth and to do that in a caring, motherly way.

Relying on Spirit will be good for this difficult journey. Everything I need is within and reliable. Let go of fear. Let go of pride. Let go of shame and judgmental thoughts. This is a new path on a new day. And I am not alone. 

Comments always welcome and appreciated. 💚🌿 


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