2 1 3
1 My focus/role for the day.
2 My work.
3 In my home.
4 Unexpected news or events I will be dealing with.
5 Outcome. How I will be feeling about the day when it is over.
It is working well for my self, keeping in mind that the positions are quite fluid, and that I work from home.
Sometimes it becomes a longer spread depending on how many clarifications cards I find necessary.
I have two reasons for this daily practice. Curiosity and the desire to understand the cards better and better.
I am finding the time spent on it well worth it. The most important thing is to take the time at the end of the day, or first thing the following morning to compare the cards to the events that actually took place.
I am familiar with the deep meaning of the cards, but I want to be equally knowledgeable about the way they apply to every day life.
It is like a conversation with a good friend. There are times you want to discuss the meaning of life, and others where you just want to have fun and share the small things that make your day.
8 of cups
I have always found this card to show up when someone decides to move on in a new direction, leaving behind something solid like a long lasting relationship or occupation.
Well, this week the card has come up several times. The first time in my home. I knew my son was planning to go to a friend’s house for a sleep over. I wondered if that was it. The card shows someone leaving, but I have always looked at it as something deeper and long lasting.
The following day the card came up again, this time in the unexpected.
It turned out that evening that my daughter and a friend were having so much fun together that she was invited to go for a sleep over at her friend down the street. It was totally unplanned, but it worked.
So, I have now added sleep over to my list of key words for the 8 of cups.
Another day I got the 5 of cups in the outcome position. I didn’t like it so I decided to pull a clarification card, King of Wands. Better, but not clear yet. I pulled another card Hanged Man.
5 Loss or regrets. King Creativity and courage. Hanged Man Changing opinion, new perspective.
So I had an idea of what those cards may mean, but didn’t know how they would have applied in my day.
Later, looking at the events it was easy to see how the cards had played their role. I had been presented again with an opportunity that I had missed before many times. This time I took advantage of the opportunity because I had realized in the meanwhile how I had been sabotaging my self. Regrets, having the courage to try a new approach, changing mind and stand.
It all fit together beautifully.
7 of wands
A man stands alone fighting several wands coming at him.
Normally I read this card as bravely facing opposition. Standing up for your beliefs, taking time to respond to others. I also suggest reflecting on how important those beliefs are and perhaps be a bit more selective, pick your battles. Let some of those wands pass and stop those you really care about.
In my daily life this card has also come to represent me saying no over and over to the same demands from my son. You know the kind when he asks me to take him somewhere and I say no, just to be asked why. I explain why, and he says Please!!!!!!!!!!!!! My answer remains the same, but he definitely wears me out in the process.
The other day I got an ominous combination in my home position
Page of pentacles + Tower + 7 of swords
Young person or message of a sudden loss connected to dishonesty.
Honestly I was a bit worried.
When the day was almost over, I stepped into my daughter’s room and her friend told me that her mom had her purse stolen that day.
I am definitely going to continue with this daily practice.