Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year - Solitary Tarot Challenge

Chrysalis Tarot The Watcher, Queen of Mirrors, Queen of Cups, Holly SierraFirst let me start of this blogpost by wishing everybody a wonderful, joyous and creative 2015!
I think most of you are just as excited as I am to leave the festivities (which have been really good this year) behind us and start a whole fresh new year with an abundance of chances and possibilities
To underline this feeling  I've started The Solitary Tarot/Oracle Challenge from Owlmoon513. This is mainly a challenge for people who want to use their cards as a tool for  spiritual development. She will upload a video every week with some exercises and to share her own experiences
Her advice is to chose one deck  for this challenge which you are particularly drawn to or maybe a deck you want to get to know  better.
I’ve chosen The Chrysalis Tarot. Although I love this deck which I consider truly a work of art, so much, I still struggle with the different imagery and symbolism compared to a Rider Waite themed deck. As a supportive tool I’ve bought the  corresponding app from Foolsdog . That way I will have a quick access to the deck wherever I am and I can record my daily draws with the LWB interpretations in the journal which comes as an extra feature in this app. My more personal thoughts and feelings will be written in my regular tarot journal.
The card I've chosen from my physical deck for myself today is my favorite card: The Watcher, The Queen of Mirrors. I see her as my guide on this journey with this deck. You can guess my surprise when the first card I pulled from my app was: The Watcher! J

21 comments:

  1. thanks for sharing your plan, I too think this is a great deck to use to explore in a deeper way. All the best to you and yours in 2015 and beyond.

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    1. Thank you Sharyn! Wishing you and your DH a wonderful 2015 too!

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  2. Hmmm.... Google seems to be eating my posts. If you wind up with two from me, just delete one!
    That Watcher makes me think of wisdom, patience and alert awareness; sounds like a great guide for 2015! Best wishes to you and your family my friend.

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    1. Never can have to much comments :D
      Best wishes for you and you family too!
      I think this is maybe the third time I've wished you a Happy New year but you can't have to many of those wishes too :)
      Hugs

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    1. A wonderful New Year for you too :)

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  4. Happy New Year to you and your family, Ellen!

    Interesting idea. I remember starting (and never finishing) things like this in my distant past on forums. But it sounds like an exciting thing to do for those who are committed. I love Owlmoon513's videos. My partner and I have watched many of her reviews. She always gives a really good overview and is one of my favourite reviewers. I'll check the videos out when I am home later!

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    1. Happy New Year for you and your loved ones too Steve! I am a great starter of challenges but not such so good at completing them :)
      Guess what tarot bag my Chrysalis deck is living in for now???
      Hugs

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  5. What an interesting sounding plan. I think The Watcher is a perfect card and companion as you kick off 2015, and to have her on the app as well is a wonderful omen :-)

    Like you, I'm ready to pack away Christmas and take a deep breath....onward!

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    1. Just finished packing up Christmas with the help of my girls. I am so relieved and happy
      Tomorrow I am going to buy some blooming plants to fill the empty spaces

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  6. Happy New Year to you too Ellen! I'm also doing Raecine's Challenge. I'm quite excited to see how it goes. :)

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    1. Hey that's nice to hear. Which deck did you chose to work with?

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    2. I'm using The Collective Tarot. Its out of print now, but it was an independently produced, radical queer deck out of the pacific northwest in the US. I love it because the deck is full of individuals who are of all shapes and sizes and identities.

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    3. I've googled it. Looks like a very challenging deck with a lot of fresh angles

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  7. Sounds very interesting! I might even give it a try. Hope you're having a wonderful new year!!

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    1. Well you've already worked with a deck a month so that wouldn't be too difficult :D
      My year is starting great! Hope yours does too!

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  8. This sounds like it could provide you with some good insight Ellen. Dig your heels in!
    I am also going to get my Christmas 'ornies' put away today. Sometimes I keep things up until the 'Old Christmas', but not this year. Just feeling like I want it put Christmas back in the box!

    I am looking forward to 2015! Sounds like you are too. Big hugs :) <3

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    1. Yes I do look forward to the new year. And this challenge is a good start :)
      Big hugs

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  9. Happy New Year, Ellen! May it be a wondrous one :) Love the sound of this challenge, and the Watcher is a gorgeous card to pick: wise and yet still curious about life!

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    1. Happy new year to you too Kerry! Hopefully you are all feeling better again :)
      I wish all your dreams may come true and your creative projects will com too fruition
      Big Hug my friend

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    2. Thank you, Ellen! I'm working hard at those dreams, so that's a good start ;)

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