|Incidental Tarot & Kindergarten Lenormand|
I tried to lay it out to look like flowers, but I couldn't do the whole inner and outer petals. That would work really prettily with a regular and mini Lenormand, maybe...
Anyhow, on to the reading:
Ha ha, Alison suggested we could draw from the Court cards for this position, and although I drew from the whole deck, I got a Court card anyway. What nourishes me is the Archer, or Knight of Wands!
I am nourished by my passion and enthusiasm. Sometimes, I may need a bit of a kick in the pants to keep me on track, but creativity and focus are definitely there once I'm going.
Card 2 (tarot): the shoot - what motivates me? - Eight of Roses (Cups)
This is a beautiful card (one among many) from Holly DeFount's Incidental Tarot. I love the sense of growth and light, which fits wonderfully with the idea of the snowdrop's stalk.
I am motivated by a desire to move forward in a balanced way, seeking out my soul's higher purpose, always growing and stretching.
In this line of three, I see that my passion is blossoming into a commercial venture, and opening the doors of community to me. That is certainly true, in the sense that I have been invited to speak on combining tarot and Lenormand cards at the UK Tarot Conference! All this because, after years of blogging because I am passionately inspired by it, I am finally turning it to commercial use, too. Running workshops (another good Fish + Garden pursuit), creating the Celtic Lenormand deck, all of this is blossoming right now. That doesn't mean I can just stop worrying about it - flowers need to be fed and watered. Still, it has a potential to be lovely and growthful.
I have to admit, I often struggle with "what is hidden" positions. Still, these final cards suggest that there may be more soul adventure's than I expect waiting for me in the months to come. Two keywords for the Heart which I love are compassion and contentment. My hidden gifts are an ability to travel into my own emotions, to find my heart's desire.
I also see here the ability to explore emotions in a way that is compassionate. That would fit with psychotherapy, which, if not hidden, has been on the back burner for a while.
Many thanks to Alison for such an interesting spread!