Who Am I?
I wanted to create a spread that I could use whenever I wanted to step back, ground and center myself. See what you think!
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1. How do I see myself? – King of Disks
2. What is being hidden from me? – Three of Disks
3. How can I merge the hidden with the known? – Four of Disks
Out of 78 cards, and four different suits, I managed to pull three cards from the same suit. What are the chances of that? (Not a math major here, but even I know the chances are very, very slim!) I am definitely looking at issues in the physical world, which does reflect my life as I see it. I decided to use the Comparative Tarot technique – that is, to draw the original spread from one deck, and then take the same cards from another deck for comparison. I used two decks that to me each have strong voices, to see what would happen. I like these results!
I see myself as being able to handle the day to day of life – to make and implement decisions that are beneficial for me, and that will take me where I want to go. I can accept taking risks (what I term “calculated risks”) to get where I want to go. I have not allowed the world to overwhelm me – I am able to deal with it.
What is being hidden from me is the form that my journey is taking. My creative self will move me in directions that are as yet unknown. I need to ground myself, and create from my very soul.
How I merge my ability/need to control the day to day of life with the need to step out and create is in my ability to walk my talk, to balance all things, and walk in harmony with life. Know that I am on the right path.
The Alchemical Tarot Renewed, Edition III, Robert M. Place, 1995-2007, Hermes Publications.
The Mary-El Tarot. Marie White, 2012, Schiffer Books.
© March 2012 Bonnie Cehovet
Lisa Frideborg Lloyd
March 10, 2012 at 10:36 pm
This definitely works. I got some insights about the need to slow down (3 of Wands, followed by the 8 of Wands – heading toward burn-out). The final card was the 9 of Pentacles so I will tune into that some more later on tonight. Thanks for sharing!
March 10, 2012 at 10:39 pm
Thank you for letting me know that this worked for you! Sometimes things that I like, or that work for me, are boring or mundane to others. 😉
Bonnie (Who needs to sharpen her scanning skills!)
March 10, 2012 at 11:20 pm
Very interesting set of questions to pose in this pattern. Tried it out with some cool results: Ace of Cups, Page of Cups (reversed), Six of Swords. So we begin with the emotions, new stuff, and then hidden imbalances in the same area and the way out seems to be to engage the mind and move on from old ways to new. Thanks!
March 11, 2012 at 3:46 am
Lady Joanne –
Happy that you tried this out, and that you liked the results!
March 11, 2012 at 12:37 am
I’ll give this a try tomorrow.
And I had no idea that the technique I use is called Comparative Tarot. I didn’t even know anyone else did it. 🙂
March 11, 2012 at 3:42 am
Hope that you enjoy the spread! You don’t necessarily have to use the comparative technique, but I felt the need to play with it again. 😉 I like using other than Tarot decks too at times. It’s all good! 😉
March 30, 2013 at 5:03 pm
I inadvertently stumbled across this and gave it a go as it is something I have been working on over the last couple of days… Anyway the results were freakily accurate and summed up what I have already spent hours delving into… And also would appear my cards have a strong sense of humour to boot 😉
March 31, 2013 at 4:04 am
Happy that you stumbled into my blog! 🙂 And yes … the cards do have a sense of humor! 😉