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30 Day Tarot Challenge - Week 1 - Sept 1-5, 2020 - The Spacious Tarot

Today - Sept 1 - starts a new Tarot Challenge. Each day of the month, I will be drawing a Tarot card and writing about how it relates to my life. I belong to the fun 30 Day Tarot Challenge Facebook group and September is our second challenge month for 2020. I will be posting my cards here and in the group. If you are interested in finding a friendly, sharing and caring Facebook Tarot group, with readers of all skill levels, give the 30 Day Tarot Challenge group a try. You will be happy you did. 

The deck I will be using throughout the challenge is The Spacious Tarot, created by Carrie Mallon and Annie Ruygt. This deck is a modern, airy take in the Rider-Waite tradition that puts the reader into the scene with its unique artistic perspective. Kudos to the creators of this very special deck.

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WEEK ONE
 September 1-5, 2020
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Day 1 - September 1, 2020
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Question - Show me a good message as I start this new challenge.

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Child (Page) of Cups reversed - The Spacious Tarot

This little cutie, swimming in her cup, is getting a chance to see where she fits in the ‘as above, so below.’ As her cup floats on the water, amidst the lily pads, she sees the cherry blossoms above. Or is she seeing the blossoms reflected on the water?

This is a beautiful spiritual analogy for finding my place in the world. That the card is reversed, tells me this challenge is going to reflect what is going on inside me and how it manifests in the world around me. The pink blossoms speak of love, especially spiritual love. Nurturing and the divine feminine are shown in the blue water. The green lily pads represent growth. The purple cup is spiritual protection. The floating cup in the water reminds me that trusting in the flow of life will bring to me all that I need. 

The messages of this card are important. They speak of a connection to Spirit, noticing Spirit in the world around me, and seeing the interconnectedness of it all. 

What a wonderful message for this challenge. 
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Comments always welcome and appreciated. πŸ’šπŸŒΏ 

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Day 2 - September 2, 2020
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Question - Show me something I should be aware of today.

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3 of Cups reversed  +  3 of Pentacles (foundation card)

The Spacious Tarot 

This is looking like today is going to be a stressful day. The 3 middle school kids are out of school today by 9 am so we are going to have a lot of open time to fill. The reversed 9 of Cups suggests we are going to have some unhappy kids through the day. The 3 of Pentacles, however, shows we are all family and that connection of love will feed the individual trees (kids)
Good to know what might be coming so I can be prepared for it.

How It Turned Out

The reversed 9 of Cups turned out to be a lot of technical frustration earlier in the day. The internet connections kept going in and out. We couldn’t find the kindergarten child’s links to her class because her teacher is inconsistent with where she posts her class links - but we finally found them.

Seeing the 3 of Pentacles as family support did turn out that way. Working together with my daughters and the older grandkids helped me find the links and reconnect to the internet when necessary. And when school was over for all the kids, we had a lot of fun and laughter together until it was time to go home. 
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Comments always welcome and appreciated. πŸ’šπŸŒΏ

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Day 3 - September 3, 2020
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Question - Will the political dream of a meeting to make a dire change come true?

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The Tower reversed + Death reversed (foundation card) 
+ 4 of Cups (clarifier)

The Spacious Tarot

I drew The Tower reversed as an answer, with the reversed Death as the foundation. Being reversed, they could both be read as the dream will come to pass, but not for a while. Or that the individuals involved in the scenario are seriously considering their plan. However, since both are NO cards, an alternative meaning could be that the situation will not happen. So which is it?

Because the answer was not clear to me, I drew a clarifier card, asking when this might happen, if it does. For Tarot timing, I see Cups as representing weeks. So the 4 of Cups would represent 4 weeks; the end of Sept or early Oct. 

The 4 of Cups is also a MAYBE card, so it could be that those in the situation will decide in the end they don’t want to follow through with their plan. 

Still inconclusive. Darn.

Another way to read the three cards would be in a YES - NO spread, where you don’t read the meaning of the cards, only their orientation; 2 or more upright = yes  /  2 or more reversed = no. So, even though I didn’t plan to use that spread for this draw, two cards here are reversed. A no.

Two NO cards and a MAYBE suggest the scenario is unlikely or that, if the meeting does take place, it will be decided not to move forward with the plan. 

I’ll be watching to see if anything politically unexpected happens around the end of September or early October.
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Comments always welcome and appreciated. πŸ’šπŸŒΏ

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Day 4 - September 4
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Question - Show me a good message for today.

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Child (Page) of Swords - The Spacious Tarot

Today I was planning to upload my revised work website to alert readers to impending changes. The site is already re-designed and ready to go, but last night I realized I also need to do more tech work before it is finished. That will take me a bit of time, but it needs to be done before I upload the new revisions.

This two-edged sword blade stands in the snow like a beacon, reminding me of this. The crow seems to be bowing to my recognition of things yet to do before it can fly. I won’t be able to get everything completed today but should be able to by tomorrow. It’s more important that I do it right, not just quickly.
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Comments always welcome and appreciated. πŸ’šπŸŒΏ   


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Day 5 - September 5
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Question - Show me a message for today.

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The Fool reversed - The Spacious Tarot

The reversed Fool usually says to me that someone is heading out in a foolish way, without thinking things through, or that a situation is not well thought out and likely destined for failure. The Fool reversed is the way I am feeling about the wedding today. 

I was told by the couple, when they were in the process of changing their wedding plans, that the venue was going to “stringently follow all the quarantine guidelines.” But at the rehearsal last night, I found out that what was meant by that is that there are going to be 70 people at the wedding! I was expecting up to 25 people at an outside setting. The venue planner told me last night that their guidelines allow up to 70 people, inside and out. I was not aware the guidelines allowed any  venue to have that many people at a wedding. This is a country club and serves food, so maybe they have a different capacity ceiling? (Is this why the local wedding venues are pushing the governor to ease their capacity restrictions?) 

I am feeling blind sided and am not happy about it. This many people is not safe and I have been working so hard to keep myself out of unsafe situations, to protect my family and myself. I feel trapped because I have to be there. I am the minister. 

Having a wedding with this many people is foolish and being there is foolish. I will be distancing myself as much as possible from everyone there, wearing a mask until I head down the aisle and putting it right back on as soon as the guests head to the cocktail hour. And I am NEVER going to allow myself to be in this kind of a situation again. Going forward, I will know ahead of time the specifics of the environment in which the wedding will be taking place and not make the assumptions I did for this wedding. Making my assumptions was reversed Fool behavior. So is being there today.

Today I will be saying lots of private prayers for the protection of all of us at the wedding - and for my not bringing anything home to my family. 
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Comments always welcome and appreciated. πŸ’šπŸŒΏ   


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Click below to read about the rest of this Challenge’s cards 
and how they were reflected in my life.
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