Card of the Week – December 7, 2021

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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, December 2021. Used with permission.

It’s a little later than usual on a Sunday because Nutcracker was loading in. Then I got my favorite lasagna, an only-on-Sundays treat.

I’m the only Tarot reader I know whose day job is theatre.

Or the only theatre artist I know whose day job is reading Tarot.

It switches up depending on my mood, which I’ve been working more on that month, and who I’m with.

Regardless, they’re rare and luscious sentences which remind me of an interview with Jon Ludwig who wrote the puppet version of Pinocchio that I performed and toured many times. He talks about how incredulous his younger self would be if he knew he’d be a professional puppeteer and puppet show creator. Consequently, it is so important to hold on to those seemingly outlandish dreams. They really may come true.

I think Philip Cuomo and Stephen Sondheim would agree.

This week for Card of the Week, I return to Nature Spirit Tarot by Jean Marie Herzel which gives us,

Four of Cups inverted

Let the tears flow.

It’s OK to feel unmoored and floating. Or maybe intentionally find a body of water and just let go for a while watching the clouds and the sky – one of my favorite things to do is float in a hot tub and look at the stars. That sounds amazing… or a nice bath with salts and essential oils…

Right side up, this card asks the question, are you focusing too much on what or who has been lost, so much so, you’re missing the gifts the Universe is trying to give to you?

Inverted, with this illustration, there is a deep feeling of floating and release.

Is there frequently a danger in wallowing in grief, sadness, regret, longing, remorse? Yes.

Is there also danger in not allowing ourselves to truly feel and process our feelings in a society that expects us to get over things quickly?

Definitely.

We all have our own ways of processing and it might be a snails pace to others.

That’s ok.

It’s allowed to take whatever time you need it to.

Just also remember that the Universe is trying to give you a gift as well. Drink that in and allow it access.

On a practical level, make sure you’re drinking enough water.

So much love to you all as we feel all the feelings.

More about the deck’s creator – http://www.naturespiritart.com

To purchase this deck – Jean’s website links to our friends at Inner Journeys – https://www.innertraditions.com/books/nature-spirit-tarot

Further recommended reading – Two books are coming to me for this one, one I have read, one that’s been on my list for a long time, Walden Pond by Thoreau and Silent Spring by Rachel Carson


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