Earlier this year I wrote about getting the Sherlock Holmes Tarot cards.
The book notes on this card say: “You possess clarity and power and from this new ideas arise. Truth and ethics keeps you focused….” The “keys” keys of this card are Strength and Power. Given that we had just returned from our trip to Reno where we did the Big City Hunt and that I had an idea to make mini-scrapbook albums based on those adventures, this seemed very fitting. I even thought about trying to collaborate with the Big City Hunt people to offer my scrapbooking services to other people who went on the hunts. Strength and power speak to the weight loss efforts and being more focused on what I’m eating since we came back from vacation.
This week I pulled the Five of Observation. This was a strange card and talked about theft of identity, slander or loss, thwarted plans, abuse or assault. A sense of defeat. Cowardice. At first I was a little apprehensive. I checked all our bank accounts and told myself to be really careful when I was using a credit card. I tried to make sense of this in relation to my goals. Identity theft is all we need right now!
I’ve started to take daily walks around the neighborhood to help with getting in some exercise and I find it a great way to do some thinking. On my walk it hit me…the card was talking about ME, not an outside force! Words like fraud and phony started swirling around in my brain. Cowardice! A sense of defeat! The card was telling me that I need to stop my “list making” and “learning new things” and actually DO some of the things on the list! Stop talking about the plans and actually start with some action! Stop being a coward and take the plunge! Thinking back to last week’s card about taking the reins in my hands and leaping forward made me realize that I’ve been procrastinating on some things. What am I afraid of?
So, action steps this week were to add a few blocks to the walk I have been doing. I walk a bit faster during some of it so it only takes me a little while longer. I started making some more cards to add to the Etsy site and I am working on a travel mini-album. That immediately made me feel more in control of the situation.
I’m still going to keep my eye on our bank account and be careful when using credit cards, etc., but I really believe that the card was telling me to stop talking and take action. How about you? Ever use a tarot deck? What do you think of my interpretations?