Friday, February 17, 2012

Tarot, and Other News

So, lately I've been re-familiarizing myself with my tarot cards. I greatly enjoy the tarot; it is such a unique and special tool for personal growth when used with intention and critical thinking. I'm still a novice by far, partly because I spent several years ignoring my cards because they told me something about myself that I didn't really want to know, and this experience led to some very painful choices. I'm also a novice because the more I've been working with them, the more I realize how much potential is there, and the more I see that I've only barely begun to scratch the surface. I originally bought this deck about seven years ago, excited by the prospect of predicting the future. Well, I've found that I'm no psychic; I can't tell the future. What I can tell, with a little direction and a clear head, is what sort of patterns and archetypes are currently populating my life. (It's almost like a version of the 4th or 10th Step, for those of you in recovery who may be reading.) The imagery and the meanings found in various books, added to my own intuition and interpretations of the cards tell me a great deal about myself and the situations I find myself in. It also helps me figure out the most fruitful and productive ways of dealing with things. And (just like recovery) I don't have to, nor do I always, take the road the cards would have me take. I usually regret it. I've also been practicing readings for other people, so if anyone is itching for a reading, just let me know!

My deck in its little bag, along with a couple of books and my  Tarot journal

On another note, last night was night number two of night weaning, and Kian (my son, for those of you who may not know) only woke up twice! I got more sleep last night than I have in a very long time. This morning I feel bouncy and refreshed. I'm glad we made the decision to do this now, and not put it off any longer. I know lots of parents probably think we are crazy for waiting this long (he will be a year old in less than a month), but I'm okay with it.

Here's one reason I'm very glad that I decided to exclusively breast feed, and still breast feed my son (and I'm oh so grateful for Travis' unfailing support in this area):

Love to you, friends.


1 comment:

  1. You will have to show me your tarot cards sometime. I've always been interested in tarot.

    I'm so glad you finally had a good night's sleep! :)