The Chariot Moon Void Tarot The Spacious Tarot

Flights, Chariot, Action!

I pulled the Eight of Wands and The Chariot (Cancer) as the cards of the day. It wasn’t a surprise. It has been a tradition of mine to travel on the 26 January; even before I moved to Australia, which has it as the first public holiday of the year.

This time though, what caught my attention was The Chariot card.

Along with The Magician, The Chariot was one of the first few tarot cards that I liked and understood. Or so I thought.

When I first started learning tarot based on the images, I associated The Chariot with travelling. Obviously, as the guy on the classic Rider Waite Smith tarot deck is riding a chariot. He is on the move or about to move. So is the witch who is riding the bike on the Everyday Witch Tarot deck.

But the Chariot on the deck I used for the reading today, the Moon Void Tarot, shows pages and pages of papers. Each one dated by month. July 2016, August 2016 and so on. There is a hand holding a pen writing on one of those pages. As if the person is scheduling and making plans. I don’t see anything that resembles travelling, which ironically fitted my situation of being unable to travel this time.

Alas, it got me curious about the artist’s interpretation of the card, and I dug through my piles of to-read books and found the guide book for the deck which I bought separately (one of the best tarot related decision I made so far: When in doubt, get the guide book). It says:

“…connect with our momentum, as we develop a clear vision, we begin to take action. …daily practice becomes the structure that takes us from one phase of life to the next. Small steps in physical reality will be met by large leaps from the Universe, but first, (you) must begin.”

I then went through The Spacious Tarot deck wondering how The Chariot is depicted there as I don’t think I have ever pulled this card from that deck. The image on the card itself reminded me of the Milford Sound in New Zealand South Island. Again travel related. But the mini-guide book offered an explanation closer to one given by the Moon Void above:

“…define exactly what is it that you want to do. What hard things do you need to do at this time? Affirm that you are capable and go do what you need to do.”

Wow. Reading it was like peeling another layer of The Chariot card.

The one that I didn’t even know existed.

The one about taking inspired actions.

I love it when that happens. That is also why I am love learning about tarot. The more I understand, the more interesting it becomes.

🛒 ❥K

Eight of Pentacles The Spacious Tarot Bees

Eight of Pentacles Prompting To Re-pick My Personal Projects

I drew the Eight of Pentacles, today, on my first day off for year-end break this year. At first, I was like what?

The Eight of Pentacles is about: dedication, up-skilling, mastery, focus, upskill, education, pride and hard-work.

What was it that the Eight of Pentacles want me to dedicate some hard work to ━ when all I wanted to do was to relax and enjoy my time off of work.

But upon reflecting on it, there were some truths on it. I have been neglecting my personal projects, including painting, reading, writing the morning pages, even my self-care routines like yoga, healthy eating, meditating and running.

Maybe the next ten days can be focused on building a solid foundation for the routines and rituals that will support me next year.

Moon Void Tarot deck Driving Test Tarot Spread The Tower Six of Wands Eight of Pentacles

Driving Test Tarot Spread

I woke up feeling super anxious about my driving test in the afternoon. So I thought to ask my best friend, the tarot cards, about it.

Three card felt out. All the back facing upwards.

First, I wasn’t sure whether I wanted to just do one card reading or read all three cards. I flipped the first card: The Tower. Damn! It was then, I decided to read all three cards combined.

The Six of Wands (oh, what a relief! I was fully hoping it would show up) came in the middle. Followed by the Eight of Cups.

Righto. Here was my interpretation:

There will be lots of hazardous moments on the road (The Tower) but I if I manage to overcome those, I will pass the driving test (the Six of Wands) and able to move on with (or level up in) my life (the Eight of Cups).

or

I need to remove any and all kind of distractions (The Tower – pending work tasks, phone notification, playing old conversation in my head) while driving so that I can pass the driving test (the Six of Wands) and be off to the next adventures (the Eight of Cups).

Long story short, I passed the test. I thanked Loui, the tester and Chris, my driving instructor, who was even happier for me than I myself for passing the test.

The Hanged Man Tarot Moon Void Tarot

Change Your Mindset, Change Your Life

Two cards feel out from my daily tarot card drawing today: The Hanged One (The Hanged Man) and the Eight of Swords.

I have been complaining this week. Actually, I have been complaining for a while tbh. I don’t think I have the fuel to go through the next five weeks. I don’t have it in me to juggle hectic work schedule, driving test, house hunting, socializing and everything else in between. I am constantly stressed out. Constantly tired. Constantly everything draggy. I am experiencing fatigue. Screen fatigue. Zoom fatigue. Closed-space fatigue. Lockdown fatigue.

I am so tired; I feel stuck (The Hanged Man), but the Eight of Swords which jumped together with the first card nudges me to think:

What if it’s all in my head?

What if I fix my currently all-tangled-up mind first?

Change my thinking, change my life kind of way.

I can do that, can’t I? at least I hope so.

And I will leave this with Joyce Meyer’s famous quote:

Keep your mind going in the right direction, and your life will catch up with it.

Clarify My Daily Reading

The Eight of Wands jumped out when I shuffle the cards for my daily tarot reading today. The card, which can easily be crowned as the one with the most simplistic drawing in the classic Rider Waite Smith tarot deck, depicted literally by eight of wands all up in the air pointing to one direction.

I associate the Eight of Wands with travels, but obviously, it’s more than just about boarding the plane for a trip. The Eight of Wands is also an action, fast-moving, focus and remove all distractions card. But then, I wonder:

What action? Which direction to move fast to? What to focus on? and what kind of distractions are we talking about?

And that’s why I usually pull another card, a clarifying card whenever get the Eight of Wands in a single card reading, including during my daily drawing. This time I didn’t have to, there was already a card that jumped together with Eight of Wands earlier, which I put back because the Eight of Wands jumped out first (it’s Eight of Wands after all), it was the Two of Swords.

Ha! The Two of Swords is another card which I usually pull a clarifying card for. The irony of the clarifying card requires another clarifying card.

This Might Hurt Tarot Isabella Rotman

This Might Hurt Tarot Deck Interview

Tell me about you:

1. Your vibe:

Eight of Pentacles

The Apprentice – This is the card of putting the hard work to learn a craft or master a skill. This deck invites me to work with it for the rest of this year to learn tarot as one of my goals in 2020.

2. What type of reading suits you best/What are you good at?

Wheel of Fortune

This one is a bit hard for me to understand. I would like to think this deck is going to support my tarot journey through thick and thin. It’s also very moldable as in I can use it for any type of reading, from personal to professional, from fun stuff to heart breaks.

3. What is a challenge for you?

King of Cups

Leadership through emotional strength. The limit of this deck is finding a balance of emotions. Managing feelings without repressing them. Listening to unconscious without being overwhelmed by it. How to show compassion to the community while taking care of oneself.

4. How to treat you?

Nine of Swords

Err…

4. How do you spill your tea?

Three of Cups

Party with Friends – The deck is telling me to always bring it to social events and gathering with friends. I will take it out and introduce it to the group whenever the opportunities arise.

6. What are you here for?

The Sun

Oh happy day! This deck is here to teach me to see the world with a sense of wonder. To find and spread joy in my tarot journey.

7. Our vibes together:

Knight of Pentacles

The one who rides all the way through. This deck will ground me. It’s reliable, will work alongside with me diligently and stick it my learning.

Perfect!

This Might Hurt Tarot Spread Isabella Rotman

Celtic Cross Spread: Will I Get The Job?

1. Significator – Knight of Wands

2. The Challenge – Five of Cups

3. The Root Cause – Eight of Wands

4. The Past – Five of Wands

5. The Possible Outcome – Queen of Swords

6. The Near Future – Six of Swords

7. Yourself – Two of Pentacles

8. Environment – The Sun

9. Hope and Fears – The Emperor

10. Final Outcome – Strength

11. Lesson – Three of Cups