Shaman Tarot (Lo Scarabeo, 2010). I was reminded of it because an online store I sometimes buy, Tarot Chest, from sends out single cards as teasers, and so I've been using the Queen of Cups from this deck as a bookmark :)
Situation - Ten of Skulls (Wands)
the front of the card, the man looks pensive, yet calm. Further back,
we see the same man, with a lion pouncing on him. Still, he doesn't
look panicked, and I wonder if this is him absorbing the lion's spirit
in order to deal with the burdens he faces with calm.
Don't - The Moon
man with a spirit drum looks on as female sprites rise up from the deep
waters. Has he purposely called them, or are they there to bamboozle
him? Under the light of the moon, nothing is certain.
Do - Five of Drums (Pentacles)
the centre, a man and a leopard seem to fall into darkness, while
around them five wicked-looking faces laugh. Are these those demons we
carry around with us: fears, doubts and resentments? Recognising that
these demons are part of us, rather than something outside of ourselves,
can help us deal with them appropriately.
This reading makes a
great deal of sense to me this week. My Dear One is going away for a
couple of days R & R. It's well-deserved, and at the same time it
leaves me with the responsibility of both kids, running the household
and my regular work. While I'll have help, it still feels a little
The Moon reminds me that night time is the worst. A
time when I may react to small noises with fear, and when loneliness
might send me to the 'treats' cupboard for company. Meanwhile, the Five
of Drums reminds me that all these fears and temptations are my own
demons, nothing to do with reality. The leopard reminds me that I can
change my spots: I haven't eaten chocolate, biscuits or cake for ten
weeks, and I don't plan to start again now! The Ten of Skulls reminds
me that I have the inner strength to deal with all this, so long as I
stay calm and focused.
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