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.
PATH: Use Pile 1 / Majors and Aces to pull a card for the question: What path would it best serve us to walk this week? JUSTICE invites us to walk this week on pathways of …
- Awareness of the interconnection of all things.
- Consideration of the impact of our actions.
- Extending your care beyond the circle of those you know to a wider circle, perhaps to those in other parts of the world, to beyond the human, or to an insect that bothers you.
PRACTICE: Use Pile 2 / numbered cards for this question: What practice(s) will best serve us to move along this path this week? NINE OF WATER invites us to practices such as …
- Walking meditation: Walk in your neighborhood/in a place you know well. Before you start, ask to be supported to open to the mystery in the everyday familiar. Travel slowly and see what calls your attention.
- Body prayer: put you body into the position of the Nine of Water (or any other card) to see what wisdom comes.
- No prayer: just be, surrender to the moment. If you can do this near water, that is nice.
POSTURE: Use Pile 3 / People cards for a question such as: What attitudes and behaviors will be most helpful to undertake this practice and walk with path? GUARDIAN OF EARTH invites you to follow your path and practices with attitudes of ….
- Deep focus
- Grounded in and attentive to the place where you live so that its power and gifts can flow through you
OVERALL MUSINGS: The Man of Justice and the Woman of the Nine of Water open their arms in a big way to the whole of the world and the mystery here and beyond. The Guardian of Earth takes that same openness and focuses it down to what is before him. These cards invite openness to the mystery and justice that appear in what is most familiar, what is smallest, what is closest to you. We can live big when we pay attention to the small.