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? THE TREE invites us to walk this week on pathways of …
- Surrendering to what is.
- Holding on to what offers essential support.
- Seeing with new eyes.
PRACTICE: Use Pile 2 / numbered cards for this question: What practice(s) will best serve us to move along this path this week? SIX OF EARTH invites us to practices such as …
- Graciously giving your gifts to others and humbly receiving what they give back to you in return.
- Paying attention to how your shopping habits impact the earth. You might think here of the eco-guidance of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle (which I did develop into a spread for personal sustainability).
- Gratitude for the abundance of food that comes from the earth, which might express itself as saying a prayer over your food. Here is a favorite for mine from Thich Nhat Hahn: “In this food I feel the presence of the whole universe supporting me.”
OSTURE: 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? ELDER OF EARTH invites you to follow your path and practices with attitudes of …
- Awareness of the larger patterns of the Earth and cosmos that hold our everyday lives
- Ease – and even amusement – with moving with the up and down changes of the turning of the Wheel of Life
- Recognizing that with the skills that you have, you are able to surrender to the flow of the process.
OVERALL MUSINGS: The message that came to mind as I looked at this autumnal-hued cards is: “Surrender to the fall. There are gifts there.” (And, yes, of course you are invited to explore all the implications of the word “fall.”)