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Weight Loss Tarot Journal - A Weight Loss Plateau Brings a Surprising Revelation - The Hanged Man - 4 of Swords - Queen of Pentacles - Light Seer’s Tarot


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August 10, 2020

Weight Loss Tarot Journal

What has caused my weight loss stall?

The Hanged Man

Foundation Cards - 4 of Swords + Queen of Pentacles

Deck used - Light Seer’s Tarot 

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Well, doesn’t Tarot have a sense of humor today. I chuckled when I saw The Hanged Man. How appropriate. My 5 pound weight loss last week was wonderful and unexpected but, for the last 3 days, the weight has just been sitting there. I know plateaus happen on a weight loss journey but I didn’t expect one so soon. Am I doing something wrong? I tried thinking what I might have done to cause this but, other than a couple ideas that don’t seem pertinent, I haven’t come up with anything. So I asked the cards to plumb my subconscious for an answer. The Hanged Man shows a stalling, yes, but it also represents coming to a new perspective. What might that perspective be?

The Foundation Cards - 4 of Swords + Queen of Pentacles - both indicate this is a natural process and a time for healing. The Queen of Pentacles suggests I should not worry about the plateau. If there are issues that are coming up in need of healing, I should process them, learn from them and allow them to flow away naturally. 

I find this 4 of Swords image particularly poignant. The woman is exhausted and is being forced into a down time to recuperate. I see that forced down time happening as a result of the quarantine and my almost-totally-stopped business. But, truth be told, I am glad for the slowdown. I feel safer this way and don’t have to be worried about bringing the virus home to my hubby and family.

Her nest is a protection. Her heart, on a string draped around her in the nest, jumps out at me. It speaks of healing. The 4 pearls on the string remind me of Kuan Yin’s ‘Pearl of Compassionate Wisdom,’ as I like to think of it. When I do Tarot readings for others, I always pray to be shown that pearl of wisdom so I can compassionately help the person seeking the reading. Looks like maybe I need to be shown my own pearls. 

The nest, in the shape of a circle, is a symbol of wholeness. And within the nest, at its core, are the woman and her heart and pearls. This feels important. She will grow into her wholeness when she is fully rested and ready to move on again. Healthy growth requires a time of processing. A pearl is found.

The Queen of Pentacles has been showing up a lot in my recent personal readings. The book that comes with this deck describes her as “the ultimate creator of sacred space.” How perfect that seems in this situation. You can tell she is secure with herself, her place in the world, her understanding of Nature, and her abilities as a powerful healer. She has so often appeared in my personal readings lately that I have begun to think of her as a caring mother figure. It reminds me of when I recognized a stag in The Star Tarot as a spiritual guide on my weight loss journey. The twigs coming out of the Queen’s turban even remind me of the antlers of that stag.  

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A revelation has just come to me! 
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The Queen of Pentacles is another form of my Spirit Guide! 

Even as I write that, I feel it in my heart and body. Oh. My. Goodness. No wonder I have begun to think of her as a mother figure! 

This is such a powerful realization. It is going to take me a while to process and absorb it. I am deeply humbled and touched. Surely this is another of my Pearls of Compassionate Wisdom. Thank you, God.

So the answer to what has caused my weight loss stall?

Nothing caused it. It is a normal, natural part of the weight loss process. I was surprised by the amount of weight I lost last week so it is likely going to take some time for the body to start moving forward again. 

The 4 of Swords is advising me to use this time for rest and healing, both of which will be important on my weight loss journey. There may be things in my heart and memories that will need a hug and releasing. I will watch for what might come up.

The Queen of Pentacles is letting me know I am being protected by my Spirit Guide, who can take many forms for help and reassurance. Today, she has let me know she is with me as this healing, caring Queen. This supportive news absolutely makes my heart smile.  

And the new perspectives from The Hanged Man?

I am loved. I am protected. I am being cared for and guided. 
My Spirit Guide is with me.
I am not alone on this journey.

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Comments always welcome and appreciated. 💚🌿 


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You can read my post on the Pearl of Compassionate Wisdom.

And here is my post about my weight loss Sprit Guide
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Read more posts in my Weight Loss Tarot Journal 
about using Tarot insights for weight loss.
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