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30 Day Tarot Challenge - Week 4.5 - September 27-30, 2020 - The Spacious Tarot

The last few days of the 30 Day Tarot Challenge! Where does the time go? I thoroughly enjoy our Facebook Tarot group of the same name and our two Tarot challenges each year. We are Tarot readers of all levels and we learn so much through sharing our daily card meanings and how they apply to our lives. It’s a great learning process for all of us.

My daily Challenge cards and interpretations will be included here on my blog and the deck used will continue to be The Spacious Tarot.  I received this deck a couple days before this Challenge began and have been learning it as I go. It is an amazingly accurate deck, with a soft, honest voice, and it has brought out some incredible insights. My thanks to its creators, Carrie Mallon and Annie Ruygt. It is a work of art and depth and I can highly recommend it.


WEEK 4.5
 September 27-30, 2020

Day 27 - September 27, 2020
Question - A good message for today


3 of Cups - The Spacious Tarot

This is pretty straightforward. I asked for a good message for today and out comes the 3 of Cups. It speaks of sharing time with family and/or those of like mind and it is perfect for today. We have family coming to visit this afternoon and I am very much looking forward to it. 
Comments always welcome and appreciated. πŸ’™πŸŒΏ


Day 28 - September 28, 2020
Challenge Prompt - What is the lesson for me from taking this Challenge?


10 of Pentacles reversed - The Spacious Tarot

Tarot speaks with an honest depth. This Challenge has been an affirmation of how much I love its connection to the inner world.

A tree trunk is a seemingly solid thing in Nature. And yet, Life flows though it. New life can sprout out from the junction where a living branch used to be. Even when a tree is cut down, new life can sprout from the stump. The trunk protects the Life inside.

This reversed 10 of Pentacles image speaks to me of finding the spiritual connection on the inner. At our core, the solid coursing of Life and knowledge streams to us and from us. Tarot taps into that, sending out new sprouts. 🌱

For the last few days, I have been remembering an amazing experience I had years ago. I was seeing what I thought to be the heartbeat of a tree. It seemed to be ‘breathing,’ sending rhythmic, visual energy out the holes in its trunk. The tree was showing me how it was alive in a deeper way than I ever imagined.

I have been wondering why that memory has been running through my mind. Today’s card, showing a tree trunk with riches embedded in its length, tells me why. Tarot continues to show itself to be more deeply alive than we ever imagine.
Comments always welcome and appreciated. πŸ’™πŸŒΏ


Day 29 - September 29, 2020
Challenge Prompt - How can I be more brave in my life?


The Moon reversed - The Spacious Tarot

How to be more brave? By bringing the hidden fears into the light. The craters on the moon stand out, suggesting a need to explore my own personal craters. Are they really as big and scary as I might think? Are they even valid? What is the bedrock on which they stand? My lunar rover awaits for the exploration!

I love how Tarot speaks.
Comments always welcome and appreciated. πŸ’™πŸŒΏ


Day 30 - September 30, 2020
Question - What is a good message for our last day of the Challenge?


6 of Pentacles - The Spacious Tarot

How has it gotten to the last day of our Challenge already?! It seems to have flown by.

I asked for a good message for the last day of our Challenge and the cards sent something perfect; sharing with others. Giving, accepting, sharing ... the inner and outer balance of 6-energy in action. 

The little red flowers stand out to me. This is the first time I’ve noticed them on the card. Red speaks of life and love, both of which reflect our wonderful Facebook group. I am going to miss our daily card pulls and sharing our insights and will be looking forward to our Tarot Challenges coming next year. 

I send my love and hugs to everyone in our Facebook group and to all those reading these posts.

Comments always welcome and appreciated. πŸ’™πŸŒΏ




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and how they were reflected in my life.

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30 Day Tarot Challenge - Week 4 - Sept 20-26, 2020 - The Spacious Tarot

As we move into the last 10 days of the 30 Day Tarot Challenge, I can’t believe it has passed so quickly. As in the previous weeks, my daily Challenge cards and interpretations will be included here on my blog and the deck used will be The Spacious Tarot. This is a new deck for me and I am getting to know it as I move through this Challenge. The depth of insights this sparse artwork style is bringing has been a constant joy and amazement. I’m having a lot of fun with it.  ___________________________________________________
WEEK FOUR  September 20-26, 2020 ___________________________________________________
Day 20 - September 20, 2020 Question - Something I should be aware of today _____

2 of Swords reversed - The Spacious Tarot
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Weight Loss Tarot Journal - Psychic Tarot for the Heart - 5 of Swords - The Fool

November 8, 2019
Give me a message for today
Card Drawn  -  5 of Swords reversed Foundation Card  -  The Fool

Deck  -  Psychic Tarot for the Heart
When I got on the scale this morning, my weight had gone up a pound and I had lost most of the small progress (1.3 lbs) made so far. Disappointing!  There is a valid reason we are often cautioned not to get on the scale daily - the disappointment can knock us off our plan. I know this and try to guard against that emotional roller coaster. But for me, the daily morning scale ritual also helps me to know how the foods I ate yesterday affect my body today. Analyzing those fluctuations helps me gather information and - being a Gemini - that is an important part of the weight loss learning curve for me. Even knowing all that, though, it is still disappointing to see the weight go up and not down.

The messages in the cards todayaddress all of this.
5 of Swords reversed - I smiled when I saw the keywords on thi…

30 Day Tarot Challenge - Week 2 - Sept 6-12, 2020 - The Spacious Tarot

Today begins week 2 of our 30 Day Tarot Challenge for September 2020. Throughout this challenge, I will be using the delightful second edition of  The Spacious Tarot. I love its concept of putting the reader into the images by drawing the traditional Rider-Waite concepts in unexpected ways. This has a tendency to bring out new insights, which is another thing I love about this deck.
WEEK TWO September 6-12, 2020 _________________________________________

Day 6 - September 6, 2020 Question - Something I will encounter today

Elder (King)  of Pentacles reversed
foundation card -4 of Swords reversed
The Spacious Tarot 
This may not apply to something that happens today - I’ll see as the day progresses. I think these cards showed up because of a situation very much on my mind. 
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Weight Loss Tarot Journal - Impatiently Waiting For a Weight Plateau To Shift - 4 of Swords - Druidcraft Tarot

September 29, 2020

Weight Loss Tarot Journal
Frustration with a weight loss plateau
deck used - The Druidcraft Tarot
I know just how this guy feels!
On Sept. 3, I posted about a 10 pound weight loss. I was so happy about that. But now, 3 ½ weeks later, I am only down another 2 pounds. Disappointing! I had hoped to be down at least  another 4 pounds by now, but here I sit, trying not to get frustrated and depressed that my body is not losing at a constant warp speed. Like most everyone else on a weight loss journey, I want the pounds to melt off overnight. 
I keep track of my weight almost daily. It gives me a lot of information and reassurance that I am on the right track. By watching this process analytically, I have been learning to have a grudging respect for the plateaus. They give my body time to adjust at each new level, even if the level is only a pound. On a graph, my weight loss looks like a slowly descending jiggly line. While I want that l…

Weight Loss Tarot Journal - 10 Pounds Lost! - Ace of Swords - The Druidcraft Tarot

September 3, 2020
Weight Loss Tarot Journal
~ One month on this plan and 10 pounds down! ~
Ace of Swords
Deck - The Druidcraft Tarot
I feel like this card. Excaliber was given to me in the form of a new eating plan to cut out flour and sugar. And I have run with it. Three months ago, I discovered Bright Line Eating, a sensible, logical and practical eating plan that had the same goals I did; to cut out sugar and flour. I liked that they had a road map and hand-holding support to get me started and moving along safely.
One month ago, I started on the plan. It has turned out to be much easier to give up my two most powerful trigger foods than I expected. That was a nice surprise. I have had to tweak food volumes down a bit for me, but it has been a huge relief to find I have had no sugar cravings and no slips. It has been easy to stay on the plan, even in the midst of a newly-changed and super busy schedule.
Two days before finishing my first month, I hi…

Weight Loss Tarot Journal - The Birthday Cake Agenda - 9 of Wands - Tarot of the Golden Wheel

September 12, 2020
Weight Loss Tarot Journal
The Birthday Cake Agenda and How I Feel About Avoiding The Cake
9 of Wands
Tarot of the Golden Wheel
I have been on my eating plan for 5 weeks, now, and am down 11 pounds. I am really happy with how this plan is working for me and my success at finding ways around the stumbling blocks of previous weight loss efforts.
One very big stumbling block has been the foods at family gatherings, especially birthday parties, with those yummy cakes. I faced that dilemma yesterday with a bit of trepidation and a quasi-plan in place. First and foremost... don’t eat the cake! 
Yay, I did not eat the cake! My quasi-plan was to observe the cake from afar and try not to get a whiff of it. Smells of a trigger food can be a trigger for me, especially when it comes to sugar. So I basically avoided being close enough to smell it. That worked well. I also noticed I was not tempted to have a piece of cake and was very happy to see…

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.
WEEK ONE  September 1-5, 2020 ___________________________________________________
Day 1 - September 1, 2020 ___
Question -Show me a good message as I star…

Weight Loss Tarot Journal - Light Seer’s Tarot - The World - 5 of Pentacles - 4 of Swords

November 2, 2019
I started a weight loss Tarot journal this week, thinking perhaps I would find some answers underlying my weight issues. Many years of trying, some successes, many failures, lots of self-sabotage... why do I not do what I know I should so? What’s hidden underneath that I need to address?

Thinking Tarot will be a caring and insightful companion, I begin my weight loss Tarot journal. I hope what I learn about myself - and share with you along the way - will help you if you are on your own weight loss journey. Any insights you might like to share with me would be very welcome.
How am I feeling as I resume my Keto eating plan?
Card Drawn  -The World reversed Foundation Cards  -5 of Pentacles rev + 4 of Swords
Deck / Link  -Light Seer’s Tarot


Card Drawn  -  The World reversed
The World reversed - I am feeling that I am going to be successful this time. I am feeling different on the inside, somehow…

30 Day Tarot Challenge - Week 3 - Sept 13-19, 2020 - The Spacious Tarot

These Tarot Challenges progress so quickly. Today - Sept. 13 - begins our third week. My norm, as in previous weeks and Challenges, is that my daily Challenge cards and interpretations will be included here on my blog. The deck I am using throughout this Challenge is the second edition of The Spacious Tarot. This is a new deck for me. It arrived 2 days before this Challenge began and I am enjoying getting to know it as I go. The artwork in this RWS-tradition deck has been bringing out some absolutely amazing insights. Kudos to its creators, Carrie Mallon and Annie Ruygt.
WEEK THREE  September 13-19, 2020 ___________________________________________________
Day 13 - September 13, 2020 Question -A message for today

The Sun - The Spacious Tarot
A turning toward the inner and outer suns. This feels like a two-fold message; a nudge to get back to prioritizing my inner world and a reminder that I want to be sure to get outside for a walk in the sun…