Tarot Chest site, which encouraged me to go there myself. Dangerous stuff, I happened upon a couple of AGMüller decks I hadn't seen before... The Spirit Tarot (AGMüller, 2007) is an interesting mix, with painted Majors, and then Minors which mix photographic and painted elements. This difference between the Majors and Minors is not something I normally like, but it actually works rather well here. These cards have a gorgeous naturalness, coupled with a playful edge of whimsy.
Situation - The High Priestess
A woman holds a hand to her belly, as though listening to something within. Yet, she does not look pregnant. Rather, her gaze is turned inward, though her head faces left towards a crescent moon and a tree in the background. She is naked, with just her hair streaming down over one side of her torso, the other breast bared to us.
I see myself clearly here, half willing to reveal myself, half hidden. And pregnant with something, listening to an inner voice.
Don't - Ten of Swords
A fairy lifts her arms skyward, seeming to emerge from the depths of the sea. Above her flies a bird, silhouetted by the sun just rising above a layer of cloud. There is clarity here, if we reach for it, a new day.
For me, though, the message: don't rise up out of the immersion I have been in, don't reach for clarity and the exposure of the sun. That time will come, but not yet.
Do - Three of Wands
Sunlight spills through branches and leaves to brighten a forest path. A wispy fae holds a staff, ready to walk that path. Where that trail leads is as yet unknown, yet it beckons.
A time to assess the way forward, and though it may not be entirely clear, to choose to follow in the direction I have begun. Momentum, that is what I see here.
There is something stirring, fostered by inner work I have been doing. Already, I have made steps towards bringing this into the light. Yet, for the time being the main focus remains on a silent, inward journey. I shall keep planning my path out of the dark stillness of the woods, without yet taking that next step.
If you'd like to read some journal prompts inspired by this reading, click here.