Posted by: whitesagetarot | December 20, 2009

Taking stock, then ‘Letting Go’

In a previous post, I mentioned that my partner gave me the ‘Osho Zen Tarot’ for my birthday. I am still using this deck for my morning card ‘draw’, although, I have to admit that this month work has caused my morning Tarot routine to, more often than not, take a back seat. This morning, since I am at the start of a two-week respite from my main working world, I took a few moments to reflect on the cards I have drawn over the past few weeks.

Prior to my free Tarot Talk on November 26th, I drew the 3 of Water (Celebrations) and the 6 of Fire (Success). The night was definitely one of success and celebration. From this point on, the cards shift focus and, since December 1st, the cards I’ve drawn are as follows: the Seven (Stress) and Eight (Travelling) of Fire, the Two (Moment to Moment) and Knight (Slowing Down) of Rainbows, the Five (Clinging to the Past), King (Healing) and Queen (Receptivity) of Water and the fourth card from the Major Arcana (The Rebel). I can trace and reflect my month so far by looking back. I don’t dwell; I just look.

If you work with the Tarot, take some time to review the recurring themes over a week or a month. If you’re interested in studying the Tarot, this is a great way to familiarize yourself with the Tarot or to learn a new deck. Look and see if any cards repeat themselves. See if the cards link to any major themes that have occurred over a particular period of time. For example, I look back and see that the idea of taking time to enjoy the moment was prevalent in my morning cards. Upon reflection, I could have taken more time to enjoy the ‘busy-ness’ for what it was instead of ‘stressing about the stress’.

After you look back, note your observations, take a little time to celebrate and embrace the experiences you’ve had and then, in the words of the Osho Zen’s Eight of Water, begin ‘Letting Go’.

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  1. just stopping by to experience your insights and wonderful way with words. K xx

  2. I have recently switched to an oracle deck for my morning draws and I have found them to be quite accurate in really getting to the heart of what is going on in my life. It’s a deck designed to help you connect to your guides. I just love it, for me the theme over the past month has been creative blockage and I realized that I had in fact stopped creating (no painting, no writing, no music which is abnormal for me). I love my tarot cards but find oracles more direct. It is a great practice though, it helps me keep things in perspective.

  3. Hi Mindy,
    Thanks for your insights. I find the structure of the Tarot (22 Majors, 56 Minors) one that is so familiar that I have a reluctance to stray to an Oracle deck. What I love about the Osho Zen is the thematic approach that each card takes. It almost reminds me of an Oracle deck with the Tarot’s structure. As a Zen deck, it is also a wonderful tool for reminding me to live in the moment. And I can relate to creative blockage and the frustrations around that… my music studio has been very quiet of late, a situation I intend to change in the new year. Best of luck with your creative endeavours and thanks for ‘stopping by’.


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