Over the Hump by Kate Mura of Group Tarot
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.
What fun numbers today!
And if you’re reading this at 3:33 hot damn!!!
Talk about a once in a lifetime happenstance that many people may not notice, but you do.
Get your ducks in a row. Align your next steps. Don’t be afraid of repetition.
And the date adds up to 9, so that sacred number and The Hermit are also influences on our Card of the Week, today.
Do the work and take your solo refresh time. Prioritize your meditation time and, time away from technology or any other addiction that derails your b.e.s.t. work.
(That comma is not a typo but intentional. In Folio work, this indicates taking a light pause/breath, lifting that “and” to make sure the whole rest of the sentence is linked together. Otherwise, it could be construed that prioritization is also linked to addiction which I am definitely not advocating for.)
Today, a very unique deck wants to share, Crowd Sourced Tarot, created by my Cascadia Pagan community. Many folx in this deck I know, many I do not. I’m in here too. We each chose the card we wanted to represent, took some pictures, shared with the deck’s ringleader, then ordered as many of the decks as we each wanted for $25/deck. I got four. One to use. One to gift to my photographer. One to keep and try to get everyone still alive to autograph. One to share/sell.
I’d planned on it being a personal keepsake, I hadn’t really intended on reading for the public with it, as it is so community specific, but it called out to be considered at a private session yesterday and wants to share CotW today.
We all know I listen to my cards, so…
We are given,
The Hanged Man
or Hanged One. This energy is in all bodies, all sex/gender combinations. I protect and affirm trans lives.
I love that this card has a masculine title and femme presenting performer.
With this aerial hoop representation, there is an even deeper piece of, get a different perspective, in our current message. Look at problems or challenges from other’s point of view, lay down, walk around, climb up for a bird’s eye, be like a painter or sculpter – going in close working on details, then stepping back far to see the perspective shift; see how it all fits together, then assess what’s working and what needs assistance.
If you have a yoga practice, maybe add some more inversions in.
If you’re thinking about trying something new in 2023, what about a trapeze or aerial class?
Having done this pose on a trapeze, I look at it thinking, what a lovely elongation and release of the spine! How marvelous to feel the sun on the belly and hips this way!
It’s also a card about intentionally thinking about what you’re willing to sacrifice, to receive what you really desire. What you want to invoke in 2023, and beyond – depending on when you’re reading this.
Intentional sacrifice can take sooooo many forms:
- committed libations to Spirits or Ancestors
- sacrificing negative self talk to increase empowerment
- sacrificing solo phone gaming – a silly fish game and solitaire for me – to reallocate that time to writing or creative projects
- taking one less bite of dessert to bring in healthy eating habits
- watching less tv to have more conversations with friends
and many, many, more. Truly you’re limited only by your imagination.
If you’d like my assistance with this – I love brainstorming – I’m testing out a new offering just for The Edge community.
Short personalized, recorded sessions, just for you. Just for your question or brainstorming needs. No appointment necessary.
Y’all can thank Kelly for this early access, as it was her idea and I love it!
Lastly for today, listen to your body and the Divine. One of the stories within The Hanged One is Odin hanging himself on the World Tree Yggdrasil, sacrificing his eye (or eyes depending) to receive the gift of the runes, wisdom that benefited him and his community, whereas his eyesight only benefited him.
About this Deck – No links to share here, as it was crowd sourced community specific.
To Purchase – If you’re interested in your own, email me [email protected]. I have one, and if there’s interest, I can talk with the ringleader and see how many are needed for another printing.
Recommended Reading – My brain is on the circus aspect of this card, and one of my favorite works of fiction is Night Circus.
All the b.e.s.t,
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