TarotBlogHop Samhain: The dark side

It’s time for another bloghop, this one I am rely exited about. First because I rely like the subject and second because Samhain is my favorite sabbath. So this post will come to you via the timed posting¬†function here on wordpress because I will be out¬†celebrating ūüôā¬†.

So the topic for this bloghop is: Explore your Shadow side. Isn’t that a wonderful topic?

For me a big part of Samhain is to¬†acknowledge and embrace the dark part of one self and of everything. It is a¬†opportunity¬†to understand that the¬†darkness¬†isn’t a bad thing per say. It’s just another part of everything and¬†whiteout¬†it ¬†the lighter part wouldn’t be light.

So what is my shadow side? Well to be honest, I have more than one… But the one that I’m going to wright about (I can’t wright about them all for then we would be here all week) is the one that¬†probably effects my¬†surrounding the most. From time to time I tend to¬†withdraw in to my self for a period of time. I get rely unsocial and¬†philosophical and… well deep and dark. I have been this way since I was a child, it’s my time to contemplate the world and to make¬†sense¬†of it all.¬†My dad was the same way, he also had his deep periods when he contemplated¬†life’s¬†great¬†mysteries.

Some times when I try to describe it to people it sounds like a depression, but¬†that’s¬†not ¬†what it is. I’m not depressed or sad, I just need to think and I often wright a lot during this periods, to get all of it out. It is during these periods I try to put words to what I¬†believe¬†and why and I reed books on philosophy and religion like crazy. So in a way it is during these periods of my life that I form the base on which I build my life. My¬†life philosophy is built during these periods.

Well, you might say, that¬†doesn’t¬†sound so dark or shadowy. Maybe not, but there is a down side to these periods and that is that the outer world become a minor thing for me. I’m so busy whit my own¬†thoughts that I forget there are other things and other people around me. So my family and friends get a bit¬†sidetracked and if they fore some reason¬†decide¬†I need to be more social and try to socialize whit me I’m not good company. I get grouchy and short¬†tempered because I don’t want to be¬†dragged¬†in to the real world, I’m not done whit my thinking. And I know I’m not the best company so I try to be happy and¬†listen but deep down I just wish that they would leave me alone.

These periods¬†usually¬†last a week or two and come around once or twice a year and I like them. I wouldn’t want to be¬†whiteout¬†them because so many people go¬†through life whiteout taking the time to think about things in their life. But I wish that they didn’t effect the people around me so much.

When I lay down my tarotcards and one of these periods are on their way the Hermit pops up constantly. And that is the card that I associate whit myself during these times.

Someone that is alone whit his or her thoughts, trying to find their way.

So that is one of my shadowsides. But I would like to wright a little about Samhain to. As I said, this is my all time¬†favorite¬†sabbath. It is the time when I celebrate the new year and that is one of the reasons I love it. It is the time when you can sit down and¬†really¬†look at yourself and your life and then decide what you like and what you don’t. It is the time for new¬†beginnings and of hope. There is an old saying “It’s always darkest before¬†dawn” and that is what Samhain is for me. The darkest period just¬†before¬†things get better, the dark that makes us¬†appreciate the light. For me the card of Samhain is:

The Wheel of Fortune, that reminds us that everything is moving forward but also in a circular way. It is never to late to start something new, to be a better person, the person you want to be. Nothing is stationary so why should you be?

And whit that my friends, I wish you a very happy Samhain, may the gods be whit you and don’t forget to hop on:

Published in: on October 30, 2012 at 22:00  Comments (3)  
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Tarotcard of the week

I know I havn’t been so good at keeping you updated. But I still draw a card a week, but then I kind of forget to write about it. But any way, this week I did remember (yay!). The card this week:

Knight of Pentacles

Once again a nice card to get .. Positive monetary energy comes into my life. I’m not one to decline a little extra money. Moreover, it can be for a young, practical and reliable man who is associated with money. Can’t think of anyone who would fit this description, but it might be someone who I don’t know. Or now that I think about, it actually fits a young man who matches this description and celebrates his birthday today. We’re not close friends, but I was on Facebook and saw that it is his birthday today. Well sometimes the card tells us more than you think ūüôā

Published in: on October 23, 2012 at 18:38  Leave a Comment  
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New deck

So I¬†finally got around to get the Gilded tarotdeck. What can I say… I simply love it! It’s so beautiful and easy to use. The images simply speak to me and I have no problem understanding the symbolism. So money well spent I would say.

So today I’m going to draw a card of the week whit my new deck. The card I drew:

Oh I’m so happy I drew this card, well who wouldn’t be…

The Sun is a truly positive card that brings¬†happiness,¬†success and is a very strong¬†indicator¬†of good things to come.¬†So it looks like I’ll have a good week, which I’m in need of after a couple not so good ones.

Published in: on October 3, 2012 at 13:14  Leave a Comment  
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TarotBlogHop: “Ostara: Paint a journey with new life.”

This post is part of the TarotBlogHop, a facebook group. The one¬†in front¬†of me in the circle is¬†Chloe (you may have come from her) and the one after me is¬†Ania(feel free to hop on to her blog when you are finished here). The topic for this Tarot BlogHop is Ostara, paint a journey with new life. I had some¬†difficulties whit this topic, what should I wright about? Ostara for me is about spring, about new life and hope. And in some ways that is what tarot is all about, well maybe not so much about new life but¬†certainly¬†about hope and new¬†beginnings. In a way we paint a new journey when we¬†consult¬†the cards. We spread them on the table ant they create this¬†marvelous¬†painting of color (well that depends a bit on which deck you use I¬†suppose). When everything comes¬†together¬†you can read the painting and see how the path flows in it. For me this is the best way to use the cards, not only to see them as individual cards but to see how the link¬†together and how the patterns of colors, images and meanings helps me to get at deeper¬†understanding. Its like one of those 3D-pictures that were popular when I was a child. Fist you only see lines and swirls and dots, but when the eyes focus on the right thing a tiger pops out of the picture. So when I do a really good reading the tarot tells me a seamless story, it paints the new path¬†through¬†life, or at least one possible path. Maybe this is why I’m so fond of decks whit a lot of colors, they make lovely paintings when¬†laid on the table. Last, but not least I would like to share whit you the card in my deck that for me¬†symbolizes spring and Ostara:

III Creativity (The Empress)

It’s full of¬†vibrant¬†spring colors and the empress looks young and happy. The water in the right hand lower corner reminds me of the spring rains and the pink lotus looks a lot like a tulip which is one of my favorite flowers and my garden is full of them in spring time. This for me is the Ostara card.

I hope you have enjoyed the bloghop so fare and that you continue on :).

Published in: on March 19, 2012 at 17:00  Comments (7)  
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Tarot spread

Yesterday¬†evening¬†I did a tarot spread for my self. It’s not often I do tarot spreads for my self, it is so easy to put my own feelings in to it. It is hard to be objective when it comes to my self. But yesterday I did an¬†exception and did a spread that I call “The tree of life”. It is one of my absolute favorites and works well on most problem. Yesterday I was feeling a bit lost in the love department, it hasn’t been a good year for love in my life. I thought I would share my spread whit you. I used the Osho Zen deck as usual and this is the spread I used:

1 = What you need to learn.
2 = Which challenges you need to face.
3 = What is influencing you at the moment.
4 = What will help you.
5 = Warnings.
6 = What you need to let go / sacrifice.
7 = The result of your goal.

This is the cards I drew:

1: The empress – I need to learn to be more active, to take charge and not be passive. If I want to find love I need to realize that it is an active process and I can’t just wait for it to happen.

2: 10 of Coins – There will be money issues that will take my focus of love and there is a risk that my problem will make me isolate myself from others.

3: The hermit РI need some alone time to work through some issues. I am not ready for love at the moment.

4: Page of Coins – Sometimes the search is more important than the goal. It is important that I take the time to find my own path and look at it like an adventure. Dating is just as fun as the relationship so I need to enjoy the ride.

5: 7 of Rods: I need to relax and don’t stress about love. If I get obsessed and stressed it will not come to me. In time the path that¬†leads¬†me right will¬†appear.

6: The wheel of fortune- I need to let go of the idea that life is like a fairy tale, love will not appear on my doorstep just because it is meant to be. Faith can only take you so fare, I need to do a bit of leg work.

7: Page of Rods: There is romance in the future, but in the near future maybe not “The One”. It is okay to just have fun and take it one day at the time, not all relationships are meant to last forever but they can still be important parts of your life.

That’s my reading, if any of you see it different please let me know.

Published in: on February 14, 2012 at 10:36  Leave a Comment  
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