Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Tarot Time: Take Note of the Repetition

The issue of card repetition in readings has come up for me recently, so I thought I would share my thoughts.  Repeat cards can be an indication of a significant theme in your life.  Pay attention!

An example for me personally is the 10 of cups in the Thoth tarot deck.  This card has consistently shown up in many of my personal readings over the last few months.  The 10 of cups relates to the soul coming into fulfillment in the earthly realm.  Over the past two years of traveling throughout Ecuador and British Columbia, I have been intently focused on "soul" searching.  After having many beautiful, enriching, downright uncomfortable, and challenging experiences I have come to a place of stillness and a readiness to bear my soul in the world.  This has definitely been reflected in the tarot over the last few months - beginning with a tarot workshop I attended in September to a reading I did a few days ago.

From personal experience, it's a good idea to take heed when a card resurfaces time and time again in your readings.  Most of us don't have time to do daily or even weekly full readings, so one idea is to carve out five minutes at some point each day and pull one card.  ONE.  Create the intention that this will be a daily reflection card.  When I first started working with the tarot I did this, and I wrote down the card, and over time I definitely noticed repeats.  With 78 cards in the deck the probability of choosing the same card on a consistent basis is low.   Though, energetically the probability is high if this card has a lesson in it for you!

The question to ask yourself then, perhaps, is: What is the message here?  What issue is this card asking me to address? Often there are hidden gems to be discovered if we are willing to ask the questions and allow ourselves to listen for the answer.

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