For today’s daily draw I've pulled the Weaver – The Queen of Scrolls, aka the Queen of Swords, from the Chrysalis Tarot, my deck for the Solitary Tarot Challenge.
I thought it might be fun to show you how I do my journaling about a daily draw. This is slightly different and less cohesive than writing a blogpost.
First I pour myself a cup of coffee and then I start shuffling the deck. I don’t have a particularly way of shuffling. I just shuffle until I think it is enough. One thing though, I tend to smell my deck a few times between the shuffling. I store most of my cards with a small scented pillow or some incense, so smelling the cards makes me feel relaxed and is very comforting.
Then I pull my card and start writing whatever comes to mind:
“Yes! Another Queen!! How I love all my Queens of Swords so much. I can identify with them on such a deep level. And this one is particularly kind and lovely….
Purple is peaceful, conscious, serene and wise. Scrolls stand for idea’s words, stories, knowledge, intelligence, reason
This Queen is a weaver. She weaves her yarn into an image. With her words she weaves stories, parables, lessons, life itself. With her mind she weaves solutions and idea’s, truth and knowledge.
She invites me to come closer and to look at her weave and learn from her. She is waiting to share her wisdom and teach me.
This card radiates a peaceful serenity. Her cat is sleeping; snoring lightly.
The heft is a given fact but with the waft she is creatively filling up the open spaces in between. This way I can solve my problems, take on challenges and process knowledge.
When my basket is filled with all sorts of yarn, my possibilities on this loom are endless.
This idea fills me with peace and strengthens my confidence”
These lose scribbles are straight from my journal (except just a few more personal ones). It is not much but enough for a daily draw. After jotting down my notes I read the corresponding chapter from the LWB for additional explanations and interpretations.
I sincerely hope this way I can keep up with the challenge, which I am enjoying so very much.