So I found this challenge on the Tarot Amino, and it seems like a lot of fun. I’m not going to post every day, however, as that seems like overkill. So I’ll share my cards after each 10 days. That will make 3 posts, which seems reasonable. 🙂
October 1: Werewolf. What defines my transformation?
I pulled the Ace of Swords. That sounds right. It’s my determination, motivation, resolve and will that are fueling the changes in my life this month. I’m seeing areas of my life that were lacking, and I’ve been trying to fix those. I’m trying to cultivate deeper friendships and really dedicate myself to a daily creative practice.
October 2: Who am I?
I drew 3 of Pentacles reversed. 3 of Pentacles is about creativity and collaboration in a teamwork setting. So I’m not taking the reversal to mean that I’m not creative, just that collaboration and working with others isn’t necessarily in my skill set. I tend to be introverted about my creative life. At the very least, it’s something I’m trying to explore now.
October 3: How can I better myself?
I drew the 5 of Pentacles. The 5 of Pentacles is usually about material loss or poverty. That ship has sailed, I’m completely broke. Is all this financial struggle just a character building exercise? Or maybe I really do need to let go of all the ‘things’ I’ve accumulated over the years. I really have been wanting to go through my house and sell at least 1/2 of my stuff. I tend to hang onto things that make me nostalgic for family members that have passed.
October 4: Where am I strongest?
I pulled The Emperor. The Emperor is very logical, analytical, organized, and shows leadership. I definitely do have a very right brain/left brain balance thing going on. I love making spreadsheets to map my creative process. So yeah, I can see it.
October 5: What’s trying to come forth in my life?
I got The Fool. So apparently, there’s a fresh start and a new journey on the horizon. The universe will take care of me, and I need to relax, let go, and just trust that.
October 6: What do I need to know about my career?
I pulled the Knight of Cups. This is the card about romance and dreams. So whatever I do, I need to put my heart into it. I’ve really spent a lot of time in my life working for other people, to further their aims and their success, but since becoming disabled, I don’t really have much of a ‘career’ per se. But I do still have a life path, and if I can help people, that’s what I want to focus on.
October 7: How can I align to my purpose?
I got the 7 of Pentacles reversed. This card represents efforts that don’t pay off, ventures that don’t succeed, where circumstances are beyond my control. This is a fear of mine, and also a pattern. I’ve spent a lot of time in my life getting degrees and starting businesses that didn’t amount to much at all in the end. I’ve had a lot of circumstances that came in between me and the success I’ve worked for. So I either need to let that fear go, OR I need to understand that circumstances are always out of my control and the best thing I can do is try anyways. Maybe if I let go of the idea of ‘success’ at the end of the work I want to do, I can focus on the work itself.
October 8: How have I wasted my energy?
I drew the King of Swords. On a very basic level, this could mean that I waste my time on men that I find interesting. I don’t actively look for people to date, but I do have profiles out there, and I tend to meet met relatively often. If they’re interesting, I like to talk to them, get inside their head, etc. I’ve known for some time that this takes time away from what I SHOULD be doing. Also, the King of Swords is about rationality, logic, being analytical. He’s very much stuck in the realm of ideas. And I do tend to overthink the best ways of going about something to the point that I never actually take the leap and make the thing happen. So that would totally make sense for me. That does seem to counteract the Emperor on October 4, though.
October 9: Where am I in this present moment?
I pulled the Ace of Wands. So I’m at the beginning of a new project, or a fresh start. I have the pure passion to carry me through this start, and I need to maintain that fiery motivation to keep going. (Note: this is SUCH a beautiful card in the Deviant Moon Tarot. I’ve really hoped to draw this one at some point. :-))
October 10: What kind of person do I truly want to be?
I pulled the 5 of cups reversed. This one could not have been closer to the truth. I’ve spent the last several years dealing with loss and grief, and I want to turn that around. Hope and happiness are returning, and my luck is changing. I want to be a lucky person, surrounded by positive energy, and not this soul-sucking bad luck and death that I’ve been surrounded by. This card is about rising above your losses and getting back to yourself. Makes total sense to me.
I’ve been having a lot of fun with this challenge. I’ve been drawing a card every day and taking a picture. It’s really making me think, and it’s also helping me to get the feel for The Deviant Moon tarot, which is too gorgeous for words.
Blessed be! 🙂