This is a spread that I do at the end of each month to close out the month.
Individuality – The High Priestess, Six of Swords, Earth Mother – I’m in the process of trying to find a balance between my intuitive self and my more grounded qualities. I’ve recently discovered that to find an easy balance is going to take scrapping old methods and rebuilding a dynamic that is more hospitable to both.
Dependence – Nine of Pentacles, Nine of Cups, The Divine – As I move further into the fall and closer to the holiday rush, I begin to step away from a sense of wallowing in the comfort and security I’ve created. Although spirituality will continue to play a part in my life even through the silly season, I am aware that I will need to let go of some practices for a bit until things calm down again.
Creativity – King of Wands, Potential, Wildness – I leave behind the shelter of wallowing in comfort in order to reach for what I want out of the months to come. I focus ahead now, seeking the potential that the holiday rush represents. It’s a wild ride, but one I willingly do each year as my finances depend upon the holiday rush to balance out.
Limitation – Seven of Swords and Perseverance – While looking ahead toward the holiday rush, don’t freak out about the time passing by. You only have so long to prepare for what’s coming, but you need to accept as well that distractions happen and using time for self care and other things that are good for you isn’t wasting time. Yes, it might mean you get a bit less done, but it means that you are building yourself up to last longer in the long run.
Change – The Magician and The Void – The Magician has been following me around a lot over the past few days. It is a reminder that I am a strong and capable person, well prepared and well educated, and more than able to deal with anything that comes my way. Do not allow uncertainty to convince you otherwise.
Sympathy – The Star, The Fool, Vulnerability – These cards are a reminder of a past event that is relevant at this time. The message here is about how sometimes you just blindly have faith and go after what you want and… even though such times often result in uncertainty and vulnerability… you always end up coming out the other side okay. Wounds heal… experience lasts forever and teaches you how to deal with things a different and better way the next time.
Luck – The World and Transformation – I have a chance to make lasting changes at this time. It’s important to not look back, and not backslide. Keep your eye on the prize and reach for those changes and strive for forward motion. I’ve spent the lions share of this year working at not just emotional growth, but in finding a better balance between work and life. Now that I am entering into the time of year that is the most stressful for me, I need to make sure that my focus on preparation doesn’t turn into obsession and edge out the progress I’ve made over the last few months.
Power – Wheel of Fortune, Knight of Pentacles, Joy – Don’t allow the little irritations and upsets steal away my confidence, my progress, or my joy. Just yesterday I did a reading that spoke on this. Shit happens. You need to roll with the punches and keep moving. Adapt and continue instead of letting hurdles stand in your way and block your path forward.
Responsibility – Eight of Pentacles, Time, Hope – The future opportunity here is about my work and time management. It’s about making sure that I am staying optimistic and using my time wisely to prepare for what’s coming. I’ve gone through the rush a number of times now. I know what I need to have done ahead of time to make things go more smoothly.
Message from Spirit World – You are capable and strong, knowledgeable and powerful in your own right. Life is a series of ups and downs, but you have the grounded spirit, the capable hands, and the know-how to take on the world and suss out what you want from it.
Message from Mind’s World – Move forward from the swaddled comfort of the summer and into the new energy of the fall. This time of harvest for so many is your time of preparation. Allow your spark to catch fire and lead you forward to where you need to be mentally, physically, and emotionally. Preparation for the holiday season is about more than just the supplies and products that need to be made and stockpiled… because you need to be readied as well.
Message from Known World – Spending some time having a bit of fun might feel like a waste of time, but it’s actually a deeply seated need that you have to attend to in order to continue to grow and get to where you want to be not just in the physical world with your business, but emotionally and spiritually as well.
Take Away – Balance. This is all about balance and making sure that I’m not neglecting the needs of my body, mind, emotions, and spirituality by sacrificing them on the altar of work and commerce. It’s okay to take time for yourself. It’s okay to have a little fun and allow your mind to slide away from work and the business prep for the holidays for a bit now and then. It will not be the end of the world if you aren’t focusing every single ounce of your attention and energy on what’s coming in November.
DECKS USED: THE HILDA TAROT, ROOTS AND WINGS POCKET ORACLE
Side note: I just noticed for the first time in this post that when I am doing readings for myself, I bounce between first person and second person as if I am both simultaneously reading to myself as myself… and reading to myself as if across the table from myself.