I've become aware of my need for inner healing recently. Maybe aware isn't right, the need has long been there. Rather, I have decided to make it a focus. So, I did a little draw to ask:
What needs healing in my life right now? And what will help me heal it?
I pulled two cards from the Wicca Moon Tarot, a self-published deck by Shirlee at Wicca Moon, which is sadly not currently available anywhere on-line. I managed to get a copy through the generous actions of Patsy (find her here and here), a kind soul and fellow tarot addict :)
What needs healing in my life right now? - Knight of Swords
This is an unusual take on the Knight of Swords. He seems rather urbane, suave, smooth and calm. And young! Instead of charging into the fray, he stands smiling beside his horse (or is it a pony), with a gentle breeze playing around him. What I see here is my ability to communicate. Of late, I haven't done a great job at keeping in touch with friends. Either I feel unable to tell them honestly how I feel, or sometimes I just fail to say anything at all. I need to improve what I communicate, how I communicate, and how often I stay in touch! Like this chap, I need to learn how to spread my message with a smile on my face :)
What will help me heal it? - Four of Wands
I really like the semi-illustrated pips of this deck. This card makes me think of the need to enjoy the journey, as well as the destination. It's no good just looking at that Tower in the distance, we need to enjoy the butterflies around us, and realistically plan how to cross the water, or decide if we even want to. It also reminds me to celebrate the small successes along the way. With regard to communicating with friends, the strongest message I see is that a cause for celebration may give a good excuse for making the first move to get back in touch...