Monday, October 27, 2014

The Three Blessings

It sounds like the title of a fairy tale but in fact it is the subject of a three card tarot reading which Carla from Rowan Tarot came up with. Kerry from Neopagan Priestess has tried it too.
I liked it so much and thought it was such an uplifting spread, that I would like to try it for myself. I've used the Morgan Greer tarot and after shuffling my deck I asked: “What are my three blessings for this phase in my life?”
And I've got:
Morgan Greer Tarot Eight of Wands, Eight of Swords, Three of Pentacles

The Eight of Wands:
Things are speeding up and going my way. Actions of the past are setting things in motion for today. My eight wands are sprouting, so lots of my creative ideas are full of possibilities. I can pick the one which I feel most passionate about without letting myself get overwhelmed by the other seven (The Eight of wand is my todo list card J)
The Eight of Swords:
No more bondage by limiting thoughts. I am able to take of my blindfold and remove the ropes around my body. I can enter the castle behind me and go to my art room to play because playing is sacred, making mistakes is a must, and trying is a gift to myself.
Three of Pentacles :
And the first two blessings are coming to fruition in the last one: Creating with pleasure, inspiration and fulfillment. This card is one of the most supportive cards in the deck for me. The Empress may be all about creativity but here we see a craftsman doing the work en enjoying himself. Improving your skills day by day is a gift not a chore.

16 comments:

  1. This is such a lovely spread - it creates so much gratitude! It's so easy to get caught up in the day-to-day, this offers a really simple, manageable ritual for pressing pause and taking a moment to look at what is wonderful in our lives. I love your interpretation of the Three of Pentacles... bearing in mind your recent posts I can really see how this card provides creative support to you :)

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    1. Ha ha, Yes there was some adjusting needed but since I've brought part of my supplies downstairs I am able to make tiny sketches and doodles and playing with watercolors quite regularly. It feels even more accessible now and more easy to start creating something; anything :)

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  2. This is a wonderful spread to remind us of what we do have that is positive in our lives instead of dwelling on the negative. I think I'm going to have to jump on the bandwagon and do this too. :)

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    1. I will be looking forward to see your blessings
      Hugs

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  3. Thanks for sharing Ellen. This is a great spread, very empowering. I loved your interpretation of the cards.
    -Sarah Dawn

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    1. Thank you Sarah.
      Of course all credits do go to Carla for this one :D

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  4. A very affirming spread Ellen. Blessings are all around for you! I believe gratitude brings many blessings and you certainly have that!

    C <3

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    1. Thanks I try to make gratitude as natural as breathing. Although it does causes me hiccups sometimes :D

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  5. Ha ha, the blessing of a to-do list ;) I especially love your statement: "playing is sacred, making mistakes is a must, and trying is a gift to myself." Just beautiful, Ellen! :D

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    1. Thanks Kerry Now I just have to keep putting these words into practice :)

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  6. Lots of '8's for you recently! And I love seeing all of these borderless cards on your blog.

    What a great spread. I will give it a go in my notebook :)

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    1. Yes I know how you love this deck. It is beautiful!
      Good luck with the spread and happy journaling!

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  7. Wonderful spread and interpretation. Thanks for sharing.

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