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Weight Loss Tarot Journal - Cutting Out Sugar and Flour - Robin Wood Tarot - Rohrig Tarot - Wisdom of the Oracle



August 3, 2020

Weight Loss Tarot Journal

I asked for advice as I begin cutting out sugar and flour.


The Tower - Rohrig Tarot (out of print) 
King of Cups - Robin Wood Tarot
The Emperor reversed - Rohrig Tarot (out of print)
51 - Milk and Honey - Wisdom of the Oracle

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It is pretty ironic that as I begin my new plan to cut out sugar and flour, the 51 - Milk and Honey card (Wisdom of the Oracle) mentions a sugar! Tarot has a weird sense of humor.  
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The Tower (Rohrig Tarot - out of print)

I have been looking forward to beginning my new eating plan and have known for a long time that I needed to get control of my eating. I think The Tower card came into play when the number on the scale read 170 pounds. For a 5 ft. 2 inch, small-framed woman, that was a shocker. I am now 50 pounds more than I weighed when I was pregnant! This card arriving today suggests that I need to remember that shocking moment, how I felt when I saw it and the importance of following through with correcting my course. As my dismay has grown with the ballooning of my belly, I am aware of all I have heard and read about apple-shaped bodies being most at risk for health issues. I was never an apple shape before. My health is at risk because of it and so is my female vanity. 

Advice  - I know and I feel  the importance of cutting out sugar and flour. The checkerboard pattern at the center of the exploded Tower reminds me that I need to use a balanced approach, which I feel I am. 

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King of Cups (Robin Wood Tarot)

The King of Cups sits above a turbulent ocean, representing churning emotions. Because he sits on a stone throne above that turbulence, he feels himself emotionally secure, while still remaining aware of - and sympathetic to - the emotional ups and downs of others. Being air of water, he takes an analytical  approach to understanding what he feels within himself. This allows him to also be patient and caring with others as they go through the same kinds of emotional issues. Thinking through feelings is an important part of staying in balance, especially for a Gemini like myself. In this case, I can see him as myself, aware of my own emotional ups and downs as I approach this new goal. 

Advice  - This King of Cups lets me know I need to be understanding of and patient with myself as I go through this. If I fall, need to get right back up and don’t beat myself up for not being perfect. I should understand and care for myself as I would a child. I am a child, in a way, as I begin this change. A king wants firmness and structure but this king also knows the importance of a caring understanding within that structure. 

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The Emperor reversed (Rohrig Tarot - out of print)

I immediately knew the meaning of this reversed Emperor when I saw him. The upright Emperor represents building a protective structure within which to build what is needed. But reversed, he shows someone doing just the opposite. I have a tendency to drop eating plans after a short time and not stick with them long enough for them to become effective, The Bright Line Eating progam I am beginning today is well structured, which is part of the reason I have chosen it. 

Advice  - The reversed Emperor is telling me NOT to step out of the established structure. Don’t reinvent the wheel. Just do the plan as it stands. And don’t give up.

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51 - Milk and Honey (Wisdom of the Oracle)

This card is all about being in a time of abundance, nurturing that abundance and trusting that what I need will come to me. I have come to the land of Milk and Honey. That feels very reassuring.

Because of the virus quarantine, I am not working out of the house these days. That will allow me the safe structure within which to set up my new eating plan. No outside temptations. No eating out or eating with others. No need to prepare meals containing danger foods for me. 

I will be learning the best foods for me; which ones help and which ones don’t. Can I eat limited fruits and grains and still lose weight? I will find out. I am about to learn how many foods there really are that are not dangerous for me. There is abundance here, not deprivation. And a realization of health, which is my true north star. 

The number of this card is 51. In numerology, 5+1=6, a number of inner and outer balance. Getting my inner self in balance will naturally lead to my outer life coming into balance. That is all a part of achieving my goals, reflected in The Tower and the King of Cups cards.

Advice  - Recognize and enjoy the abundance of the healthy foods. This is about perspective and choice. Every positive choice I make will lead to accomplishing my goal of a healthy weight. Maybe the ‘honey’ in Milk and Honey is the sweetness of having the time and ability to fully devote myself to this effort. Come to think of it, milk and honey have been used since ancient times to nurture and heal. 

How appropriate. Nurturing and healing are my journey. 
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Comments always welcome and appreciated. 💚🌿 


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