I am busy reading a fascinating book called “The Back in Time Tarot Book” by Janet Boyer.
I love it because it provides a fresh look at Tarot.
Essentially she suggests to look at experiences from the past or even fairy tales and put them into a story using Tarot cards.
You can use a few cards or you can use many. You can select them by meaning and associations or by the images depicted on the cards.
The method is supposed to help you develop a stronger connection with the cards and with your intuition and who could not benefit from that?
For one of the exercises Mrs Boyer suggests the following.
“Think of a surprise event where a person or animal surmounted an incredible challenge.”
For this story I have used a total of 12 cards. They are all from the RWS deck.
Knight of wands/ Chariot / Tower.
Rudy was a young, bold, strong and curious cat.
One evening, a few minutes after letting her out, I heard the sound of a car hitting the brakes.
When I got out, the car was gone. Rudy was hiding, but she could not walk straight and she had no control of her bowels.
9 of swords / Death
What followed was pure anguish. Death was a strong possibility. Even if she lived, her spine may have been broken.
4 of swords / king of swords / 5 of pentacles.
Rudy survived. She had to rest for weeks to regain strength, before she could have the necessary surgery (male vet). What followed was a long period of rest, limited movement, weakness and financial strain for us to pay the vet.
Strength / 6 of swords / Temperance / 9 of cups.
Rudy was at the time a young and vibrant cat. It took a lot of adjustment on her part, but eventually she started to get stronger. She healed as much as possible and she went on to have a long happy life, just as we had wished and hoped.