Princess of Cups Goddess Tarot (K. Waldherr)

This card depicts a girl with long, flowing blonde hair bringing a golden cup to her mouth. She is wearing a lavender gown, also flowing and sparkling in the fabric. The girl is standing in front of what looks like a shore of a lake, because there is water stretching out behind her and mountain lines in the distance. Her face is calm — actually she quite reminds me of Princess Serenity, from Sailor Mooon!

booklet meaning: artistic inspiration and receptivity. a young woman who symbolizes the gifts of Venus — love, beauty, and emotional richness. movement in these areas of life. grace.
reverse: the need to be more receptive to love and beauty. overindulgence in imaginative fantasies.

The meaning of this one for me is less clear than usual, but I admit to being distracted while lacing the deck. She sort of flew out at me. I do think I tend towards fantasy, especially when I am feeling busy or overwhelmed (which I am). However, I also have a lot of room for beauty and richness in my life, and I’m trying to see them more daily. Perhaps she is a gentle reminder to keep looking and to appreciate what I see.

Temptation.

October 3, 2010

Temptation: Nyai Loro Kidul – Goddess Deck (K. Waldherr)

This is a green, watery card. It depicts a woman with aqua skin in the waves of the ocean, which are crashing up in the front of the card. She is smiling.

The book reads that this card means temptation by forces you cannot control. Something deep within the psyche – the shadow – personified as temptation or addiction. Sensual desires. Gluttony or envy. Reverse: freedom from temptation, mastery over something previously controlling.

I’d love to say the reverse side was more true for me, but right now I think this card is point to my tendency to wallow in bad emotions, to let things overwhelm me, and to have a bad attitude. This ties to letting go of attachments to me, which I think is important.

Ten of Pentacles

September 28, 2010

Ten of Pentacles – Goddess Tarot deck (K. Waldherr)

A dark haired, pretty young woman sits on the grass in front of a painting or drawing of the lotus blossom, which graces the pentacles in this deck. Above her arch 8 pentacle coins. The grass is green, the sky is clear. The card looks introspective to me.

The booklet says developing talents or skills, fair payment for hard work, arts/crafts.
reverse: avoiding work, unhappiness with money received for work put out, need to adjust to balance.

daily tarot

September 26, 2010

three of staves, goddess tarot deck (by k. waldherr) —

blond woman with flowing wavy hair staring out at the sea and an expansive sky. to her left, right, and at her right shoulder are staves. Her hands touches the stave at the farthest right. it feels melancholy to me.

the book says: an enterprise about to accumulate in success. the ability to transform goals into realistic action. reversed: ambitious plans which may not be grounded in reality. a frustrating delay in receiving success.

Six of Pentacles

May 21, 2010

The Six of Pentacles was the card I pulled today. In the Goddess Tarot, the pentacles are the “Path of Lakshmi” and all the cards feature her. The pentacle itself features a lotus on the golden coin rather than a pentacle star.

The Six of Pentacles is a card of having/not having, of the experience of and duality of those things. For me, this is evident in my worry about will I or won’t I get into nursing school. I keep thinking about this and sort of… freaking out, a little. Even though I can make it if I don’t, and try again, I am too proud. I have experienced much having in my life but not as much… not having. It’s something to think about. Do I appreciate what I have? Or am I only worried about what I lack?

New Tarot Deck

May 19, 2010

After a long time of wanting it, I finally bought the Goddess Tarot Deck. It’s a lovely deck that depicts a different goddess figure for each of the major arcana, and then follows the traditional suits for the minor arcana. A friend of mine has this deck and I’ve read from hers a few times — it’s lovely, and I am so happy to finally have my own.

I haven’t done any daily draws with it yet as I only bought it yesterday and I need to cleanse it. So into the window it goes! A few days and nights of sun and moonlight should fix it right up. Then I will start pulling my daily draws from it so I can familiarize myself with the cards. Very excited!

p.s. lessons are going well. yesterday’s was taking care of yourself & affirmations, as well as the making of bath salts and some ritual oils. very productive.

Eight of Wands (R) – You tend to get carried away with new ideas. Try not to loose sight of your perspective or your self-confidence now. Take any sudden infatuations or new ideas in stride and control your emotions. Your own apprehension can create insecure feelings and cause you to procrastinate. Act swiftly and communicate directly. Jealousy arises from uncertainty and confusion – in both your own feelings and the feelings of others. Quarreling solves nothing and any force or pressure could ruin all your plans. When things are not “working for you” – take the time to reevaluate your situation. Know and trust that a slight adjustment can and will change everything.

Here are the problems of extremes – a major temptation is to move too fast. To try is like letting a rubberband be drawn tighter as the lead end move on – eventually the tail end must be let loose and will spring forward to join the lead end in one great snap to make up for the lost time. The backlash can hurt.

Questions to Answer: What are you rushing into? A relationship? A new direction for growth? A belief or philosophy? What are you being “carried away” by or overwhelmed with? What do you feel the urge to move on quickly? What do you need to tell others about?

Getting carried away with new ideas? Story of my life. I was just lamenting recently with a good friend that I have all these things I always want to do. Sometimes I get partway through something before I just don’t finish — I often feel like things just don’t hold my attention, or that I for some reason am simply no longer interested in them. Part of that may be Attention Deficit, which I have & regularly do not take medications for, but I hesitate to say that that’s the only reason. I do need to learn to properly invest myself in things I do.

Osho Zen Tarot

March 13, 2010

I am an intuitive tarot reader. I have several decks that I use, and I do read for clients — but there is one deck I own that I never read for ANYONE from. It is the deck that is only for me. This is the Osho Zen Tarot.

I particularly love this deck because its imagery is so evocative, and the system is not the usual wands/swords/pentacles/cups system. Osho Zen Tarot has its own system, making it an oracle deck. It comes in most handy for introspection, for reflection, and for one-card draws. I find if I do a one-card draw from the Osho deck, it will stay with me throughout the day, and they have been very helpful to me. Today’s draw was Ordinariness.

Zen Tarot Card
Ordinariness

Sometimes it happens that you become one, in some rare moment. Watch the ocean, the tremendous wildness of it–and suddenly you forget your split, your schizophrenia; you relax. Or, moving in the Himalayas, seeing the virgin snow on the Himalayan peaks, suddenly a coolness surrounds you and you need not be false because there is no other human being to be false to. You fall together. Or, listening to beautiful music, you fall together. Whenever, in whatsoever situation, you become one, a peace, a happiness, a bliss, surrounds you, arises in you. You feel fulfilled. There is no need to wait for these moments–these moments can become your natural life. These extraordinary moments can become ordinary moments – that is the whole effort of Zen. You can live an extraordinary life in a very ordinary life: cutting wood, chopping wood, carrying water from the well, you can be tremendously at ease with yourself. Cleaning the floor, cooking food, washing the clothes, you can be perfectly at ease–because the whole question is of you doing your action totally, enjoying, delighting in it.

Osho Dang Dang Doko Dang Chapter 3

Commentary:

This figure walking in nature shows us that beauty can be found in the simple, ordinary things of life. We so easily take this beautiful world we live in for granted. Cleaning the house, tending the garden, cooking a meal–the most mundane tasks take on a sacred quality when they are performed with your total involvement, with love, and for their own sake, without thought of recognition or reward. You are facing a time now when this easy, natural and utterly ordinary approach to the situations you encounter will bring far better results than any attempt on your part to be brilliant, clever, or otherwise extra-ordinary. Forget all about making headlines by inventing the latest widget, or dazzling your friends and colleagues with your unique star quality. The special gift you have to offer now is presented best by just taking things easily and simply, one step at a time.