Saturday, November 2, 2013

Challenge completed!

These last few week’s I've answered every day, from Mabon to Samhain,  a question about the changing of the season, with my tarot and oracle cards. Some of them were easy, others personal and sometimes difficult. I've learned a lot along the way:
  1. Even when it was hard to write every day about a prompt I didn't give up. Since I’m usually only very enthusiastic in the beginning of a challenge, this was a very nice experience. I feel proud I have completed it.
  2. I have found that free writing about a card can lead to very expanded interpretations which differ every time when you  pull that card again.
  3. Every tarot card can answer every question. That was new for me too. I didn't know that until now. When you circle around the card in your mind there’s always a usable angle from which you can read it.
  4. Besides that I do believe more strongly that the cards don’t come up randomly. There were some cards so much in sync with the question that they reminded me of little gifts.
  5. Writing in another language than your own is hard, but it also makes me more conscious of what I want to say. It’s  like slow-writing
  6. Every comment I've got was an unexpected treasure. It is so good to read other people’s opinions.
    In the Netherlands tarot isn't that popular yet, so it’s hard to find likeminded people. That’s the main reason I’m writing this blog in English. You can say that it’s you guys who inspired me to start writing. I've made this blog at first only to show my crafts etc. Never thought I would like this writing in response to a daily card that much.
  7. Let's not not forget the unraveling of the wisdom hidden in the cards, which has brought me so much unexpected insight and guidance.
  8.         Still suffering from my neck injury, this writing  has been a delightful way to be creative. 
  9. All together is was a good practice which I am determined to maintain YAY :D
I am very curious where this blog will lead me and what  new exciting things I will encounter
(The pictures are all from the Crystal Visions Tarot by Jennifer Galasso. I'v picked them face up to illustrate this post.)

12 comments:

  1. I've enjoyed your posts every day, and your English is fabulous. I'm glad you've been able to find a community of support for the cards here, it really does feel good to know there are so many others to discuss Tarot with :)

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    1. Thanks, you are so kind!
      Yes, I am so pleased that I can share my thoughts about tarot with many different people now:)

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  2. There is something magical about writing words down or typing them on a keyboard that opens up ideas, isn't there? I'm happy you are blogging and look forward to more posts not just about tarot, but also about where your creative muse takes you. :)

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    1. Thanks for being such a loyal friend. In a few days I will be posting about painting with watercolor

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  3. Well done in sticking to your commitment! It has been lovely reading your posts.

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    1. Hi Eowyn!
      I am so glad you liked them. :)

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  4. Good work Ellen!!! I think the important thing is to do what you feel. Muchas Estrellas!!!!!! and Happy Weekend!!!!

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  5. This has been a wonderful series, Ellen! I would like to do something similar on my blog, but I need to think about how I want to do it. :)

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    1. Thanks Zanna I am glad you've enjoyed it and I will be looking forward to your project :)

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  6. Congratulations on completing the challenge, and getting so much out of it! I'm glad you are allowing yourself to explore things you thought you'd never try, and enjoying them, too :D It's been lovely reading this posts, and I can't wait to see where else this blog will take you!

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    1. Thanks Kerry. I am glad you've enjoyed your visits here.and I think I am as curious as you are.:)

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