For today, instead of a daily draw, I want to show you the cards I’ve picked which motivate me and might be helpful for me to start living more healthy. I also want to include them in a not quite finished tarot spell.
Last weekend I was painfully aware of the fact that my physical well-being has been on the back burner for way too many years. My diet is far from healthy and seriously out of balance and I hardly exercise at all. I know I make up tons of excuses but I feel without a doubt the aging of my body starting to hinder me to do the things I want to do. I am well aware of the fact that some processes can’t be stopped but I do want to give it a go to slow them down a bit.
This notion is strongly influenced by having pulled the Mother of Pentacles two times in row. She is not only protecting her fawn but also encouraging him to grow up and be the strongest deer of the herd.
Over the years I have more than once tried to change my not so healthy lifestyle but never with long-term results.
So if the old way doesn’t work for me than I should try something new: Magic!!
First I’ve flipped through my deck to pull every card which reminded me of physical wellbeing and then I narrowed it down to four cards to create a bridge spell which I’ve learned from Chloe of Inner Whispers.
The cards I’ve chosen are:
Situation/ Issue - Ace of Pentacles
This card represents my potential to become a healthy strong woman. I love it how even though the tree is cut down to a stump, there is still a strong life energy burning in the center to bring forth new life and new beginnings on the physical plane, represented by the budding twigs and leaves.
Energy needed 1 – Two of Wands
This is for me a card which represents the choice, the intent to actually do job. And when I would slack, I will pick up my two wands and make that same choice over and over again as many times as needed.
Energy needed 2– Eight of Pentacles
This spider is teaching me to do the work. To start each day with a positive intent to work on my web and make it strong and flexible. Changing a lifestyle is a long-term process and when challenges arise, like wind and rain for the spider, I have to “hang there” in and keep going anyway.
Result – Six of Wands.
Look how gracious this butterfly has freed herself from the tangle of branches. She is strong and has moved from the darkness of self-defeating actions into the light where the sun shines over her to celebrate her success
These three cards will become the center part of my Tarot spell, which will be the topic of my next post!
I pulled one extra card to ask how I should proceed with this spell and I got the Mother of Swords, my favorite court card in any deck. She is telling me today, that first I should choose the wording of my spell wisely and secondly I should approach this new intent with the same motherly advise I would give my girls: be gentle but truthful to yourself. Don’t believe everything your inner resistance is going to tell you along the way but wield your sword of truth and awareness and be mindful to address yourself with encouragement and compassion.