For this reading, I will use the Gaian Tarot by Joanna Powell Colbert (same deck shown in the Tarot Demystified section this month). It really is a Tarot that I love for it’s imagery. And since I use the card images so much to read, that is always an important thing to me.
This has always been a special deck for me as it was the only one I waited years to get. I watched it in the creation stages as each card showed up on Joanna’s web site. I was so take with them I kept checking in and seeing the new cards as they were completed, and couldn’t wait till the whole deck was completed so I could get me one.🙂
After a while it was and I did,
To me it’s just a deck that focuses on the beauty of nature and this world around us, and our connection to it. That is another reason why this deck touches me.
This month I just asked for you:
What good things would it benefit you to look for in your life this month?
(since I am of the opinion that the more we purposely look for good positive things in our lives, the more of them we will find.)
Here is what came up:
Card 1: 4 of Fire
This first card is from the suit of Fire. And that is about your desire and your ability to create the life you want to have for yourself. And this card is a 4, which is about completing things that have been started and things coming full circle.
This card is asking you to stop and look this month at the things you feel you would like your life to have and be. At who and what you would like to be in this world. Are there things/dreams you once believed you could achieve but gave up? If so now is a good time to look at the reasons why. If you told yourself it was not likely you could achieve them and gave up, do you know that for sure? Do you have any proof that this is so?
The image shows the woman (who yes represents you) with her eyes closed and yet her head is tilted upwards. This says that there are something (some things) that you are not seeing clearly….some things that you are not realizing or recognizing and the truth of the situation AND YET they ARE Truth in your life.
The fact that the card shows your head tilted upwards says that if you tried there is more that you could achieve than you believe that you could just now. More you could do, you could raise to a higher level in your life.
The card shows a darkish starry sky and yet the woman still has her eyes closed so she does not see the stars. Stars represent hope and faith in life and in yourself. This card is asking you not to turn your back on your hopes and dreams, to not lose your faith that you can achieve them if you try. if you don’t try how will you ever know for sure what you could have achieved? And that is the answer from this card.
Card 2: 9 of Water
This card is from the suit of Water, about your feelings. And yes it is the 9. The 9’s, for me, are about time spent alone. Usually necessary time spent alone to regroup, think things out, gain a better understanding….or just to relax and unwind. We all need time alone at times to work things out. And some to unwind too.
The answer from this card is it would be a good thing for you to stop and think about your feelings about spending time alone with yourself. Some things to look at could be your feelings about it. Do you love having time alone or try to avoid it? When you DO have time alone do you spend it working things or try to fill it with activity and distractions so you don’t have to think? Or some of each? How has that been working for you, the balance you created? Is it helping you solve issues in your life but leaving you stressed. Or giving you time to unwind but things aren’t getting solved. its about the balance between the two.
This image is created purposely a bit fuzzy (no it was not my lack of photographic skills, at least not this time. LOL) And the girl in the card (who yes represents you once again) has her arms outstretched as though exploring and trying to feel her way. Exploring her feelings. Her feelings about her alone time.
And that is the gist of the answer from this card. That now, this month of August is a good time for you to explore your feelings on having time alone to yourself. What do you see as the purpose of this time in your life? How is that working for you? Does it help clarify things for you and bring new things to light or let you close yoru eyes to what’s before you? Ir’s a good time to think on these things now.
Card 3: flipped Child of Earth (reversed)
This card and the next were the 2 flipped cards of the reading. A flipped card is a card that more or less flips out of the deck during shuffling or in any way stands apart from the other cards from the deck. When a flipped card come up in asks you to pay a bit more attention to its message and says that there is something deep to it that you may not notice or fully see at first.
This card, to me, is just one of the most visually beautiful in the deck. I find this image really touching. That said it has a very nice message here too, imo. It’s from the suit of Earth. And Earth, for me, is about of goals and what we have to do to achieve them.
This card is the Child, AND it came up reversed. And that says that the message here is about having true faith and optimism in life. It’s about believing that what we most want CAN very much come true. That nothing is truly impossible if we set our hearts and souls to it. And if the path to what we think we want closes down than a new one will open up afterwards leading to an even better place. it’s about your faith in these things. And how that affects the goals you set and the steps you take to work towards achieving your goals.
This card is pointing out that in fact there IS a real connection here. When it comes to setting goals, the more faith we have that we can achieve anything we want, the higher the goals we set. The higher goals we set the higher ones we can achieve. We are not as likely to achieve something we don’t aim for.
The card image shows that beautiful child of the universe (who yes is you). He holds something healthy and natural in his hands (the apple). This apple represents your natural ability to achieve your goals. You hold that tool in your hands. Its up to you how you use it. And if the rabbit in the image represents having lots of babies, again this says that it’s in your hands to decide which goals you want to work on in your life. And to decide which attitudes you want to embrace and which will best help you give birth to the best future for yourself.
Card 4: flipped Ace of Earth
Last card, the Ace of Earth. Yep, Earth is about your goals and the work you choose to put in to try to achieve them. But this card is the Ace. This card follows through on the theme of the last time. The Aces, for me, are about purity. Something untouched by negativity or any kind.
It asks you to set your goals of what you want in your life) from a “pure” place inside you. Try to let go of untrue and unkind thoughts that you may try to tell yourself. Let them go. More and more, as much as you can. And then let more of them go.
The deer in this card image (which yes you can say still represents you) is about how you talk to yourself when you try to set and work in getting to where you want to in your life. She asks you to be gentle with yourself when you are working on goals. To use gentle kind language. Tell yourself supportive things. And try not to tell yourself untrue ones, or that you must not make mistakes. If no one can be literally perfect, then you SHOULD in fact make some mistakes along the way. Being a human being that is normal. And can teach us a lot if we are willing to look and learn.
The spiral shapes in the image say that working to create what we want in life is an ongoing eternal process. There will always be more that we can be and learn and grow to become. And THAT is a big part of the joy of life,,,,the joy of achieving something we worked hard for, It’s the very hard work that leads to that joy. The joy is the consequence of it. But first we need to have faith in what we can achieve so you don’t give up before the truly joyful part comes.🙂