For many years, I drew a daily tarot card and thought about what its imagery or the archetypes depicted in it meant to me, in the current moment. I did one yesterday, the Three of Swords, which is the “broken heart” card (a quick way to see it). In yesterday’s post, I wrote about how I really feel like the changing seasons meant time for me to end a chapter of pain, which has gone on for nine months (how long it takes to grow a baby!), and move on to see how it’s transformed me.
And then today, I got this one:
It’s the World or the Universe, or whatever your deck calls it. It’s the final card of the major arcana, and symbolizes the end of the Fool’s journey, where the Fool has learned all they need to move on to the next thing. Drawing this card was a nice confirmation that it is time to set aside some things and let them stew, and focus on new and maybe more productive areas.
Why I haven’t been looking at cards lately
I used to share a tarot blog with my husband, which went on for a few years (2006-10). I also would post my cards of the day on my personal Blogger blog, which is still out there if you want to know what I did from 2005-2011 (yeah, right).
I had some very interesting experiences, where I’d draw the same card over and over until I figured out some message my subconscious wanted me to know. For example:
The 4 of Swords kept telling me I was wounded and needed to take time off until I finally DID what it said. It lasted months! And earlier, the Hierophant kept popping up over and over until I got the heck out of an institution that was trying to drain the life out of me.
What happened, though, is that I got to where I pretty much knew what card corresponded to each day without drawing one. And then I went into a prolonged period when, honestly, I just didn’t want to probe deep into my subconscious and dredge up metaphors. I just wanted to meditate and coast along. And since every card I drew just seemed to be confirming my inner status anyway, I felt I didn’t need to be told what I already knew.
However, since I decided to change things and look more forward, I’m going to draw cards again for a while. Maybe it will be interesting. If not, I’ll keep up with my other topics!
The World is a perfect card to start out with, though. It’s quite a confirmation that I’m doing something right. The Tarot Pro app says:
In the spirit of starting stuff, I even had a nice talk with my boss about possible future projects and directions to go with my team and area of responsibility. You can’t just sit around and wait for things to resolve forever!
Let’s go do things! Even if we’ll never be 49 again, like Lee was in this picture.