Tarot Practices for the Week of May 19th: Magician – 7 of Earth – Explorer of Water


For Seekers – Practices for Soul & Spirit – Weekly Practice

Each week I pull Tarot cards to inspire personal development / spiritual practice for readers of the blog as a group using the Gaian Tarot.  (If you want to read more about the process, check out Sacred Practices of the Gaian Tarot: The 3 P’s).You are invited to use the cards below to inspire your practice, and, if you like, share your reflections in the comments.  You are also free to draw your own cards.

gaian-1-magician41PATH:  Use Pile 1 / Majors and Aces to pull a card for the question:  What path would best serve the good of the group this week? THE MAGICIAN  invites us to walk this week on pathways of  …

  •  Entering the flow of energy and wisdom that helps you  see magic constantly emerging in your everyday reality.
  • Standing at the threshold that connects Earth and Spirit and opening the doors that seem to exist between them
  • Being open to the wisdom of the ancestors coming through you to create gifts and magic in the now.

gaian-seven-earthPRACTICE:  Use Pile 2 / numbered cards for this question:  What contemplative practice will best serve us to move along this pathway this week? SEVEN OF EARTH   invites us to practices such as …

  •  Getting your body low down to the ground (kneeling, lying, Yoga’s child’s pose) and open up to the earth’s energy moving through you.
  • Plant a tree.
  • Create a vision for how you would like to make your dwelling place more green / sustainable / energy efficient.  Let yourself dream without worrying about the timeline or the cost.  Then back up and identify at least one action that you could do and afford this year.

Gaian explorer-waterPOSTURE:  Use Pile 3 / People cards for a question such as:  What attitudes and behaviors will be most helpful to undertake this practice? EXPLORER OF WATER   invites you to follow your path and practices with attitudes of ….

  •  Being in the flow of whatever is happening.
  • Letting your emotions move right through you; accept the fear and the delight and don’t hold on to either.
  • Focused trust.

OVERALL MUSINGS:  I pulled these cards and then walked in this bright May day here in New England to my computer.  The energy of spring filled my body and delighted my eye.  I pondered how each new leaf is like a new hand taking up the work of making food for the tree.  That’s pretty magical.  So let the earth teach you magic this week.  Pause periodically and drink in what ever lesson it has to offer you by the place where you live.

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