Tarot from Conscience (or the Traveling Moth)
A space for tarot reflection for the day, week, or moment it comes across your screen. Each of these is reworked intentionally for The Edge, from the egregore of GroupTarot’s Card of the Week, to center education, diversity, and intuition.
Partial content copyright 2021 GroupTarot, week of Dec. 13, 2020. Used with permission.
Universal Waite was loud this week, saying “choose me! choose me!” So, of course I am. Queer ancestor, fellow theatre artist, and Golden Dawn member, Pamela Coleman Smith’s illustrations are iconic.
8 of Swords inverted.
This is an interesting card inverted.
Right side up, it denotes feeling stuck in place. Fixed in our habits and thoughts.
So inverted we may feel untethered. Feeling like there should be thoughts, ideas, concerns, musings, yet having none. A bit like floating in the void of space. And that’s OK.
Our central figure is also tied up and blindfolded, however, if you look closely, the ties that bind are quite loose and with a little bit of movement could slide off easily.
Blindfolds also are an invitation to listen to you heart, gut, and intuition when making a decision on how to go forward. Baby steps are absolutely fine; like changing how you think about a situation.
Falling into analytics and lists are more likely to feed unhelpful mental habits right now. Rather, try breathing, listening to your body, consulting a pendulum or flipping a coin. I love to flip a dime. The weight is pretty even and if my body & soul gives a sigh of relief, I know I’m making a good choice. And if my body goes, “oh” with a bit of sadness or regret, I reframe the situation and flip again. I may not have been asking the right question the first time. And it’s absolutely OK to do the opposite of what the coin says! It’s a tool to listen to your body’s intuitive knowing, not a “you must do this” tool.
With the eights there is also the reminder of infinity. The constant flow, the balance of stillness and movement, back and forth…
More about the deck’s creator – Pamela Coleman Smith or Pixie [link to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pamela_Colman_Smith]
To purchase this deck – Go to your local metaphysical store or bookstore online or in person. It’s classic and can be found almost anywhere.
Further recommended reading – Pamela Coleman Smith: The Untold Story by Stuart R. Kaplan; Mary K. Greer; Elizabeth Foley O Connor; Melinda Boyd Parsons
By Kate Mura, Owner of Group Tarot and Creator of Conscience (or the Traveling Moth)
Find out more about Kate in her YouTube interview Welcome to Group Tarot with Kate Mura
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