I have not worked with Tarot for many months, and it felt like the right time to do a reading. Picking up my notebook, I opened it to seek inspiration for what questions to ask, and I saw a spread called “Leaving the Past Behind.” This seemed appropriate given my current emotional and spiritual journey, so I decided that must be the spread for today’s reading. Do comment below if any of this resonates with you…
1, What I Need to Leave Behind
9 of Cups (Reversed) – You have spent a lot of time working on your emotional health, and it was doing well. Don’t self-sabotage now by throwing it all away on a whim. Take some time to contemplate your feelings and why you feel this way. Are you contributing to the bad feeling with unhealthy behaviours and habits? Remember the bigger picture. Emotion is important and powerful. Let go of the desire to suppress how you feel. Keep filling those cups!
2, What I Need to Take with Me
3 of Wands (Reversed) – This work has been hard, and you might look forward to a break from it. Be proud of your achievements, watch them take flight. Always remember how far you have come. Be advised that there is still some work to do before you can move forward in this situation. Think about your emotional responses, resolve your anger and frustration, and realise that you cannot progress until you have cleared the path. There is an end in sight, but you have a few more tasks to complete before you achieve your goal.
3, Negatives to Discard
Temperance – You are trying to balance an uneven workload. We are only human. We cannot do everything at once. Choose your preferred tasks and do them one after the other. There is no need to hurry. All will be completed in time. You are happiest when you are busy, but sometimes it is ok to stop and rest. Moderation is key in this situation. Manage your time wisely and you will succeed.
4, Positives to look Forward To
9 of Swords – I am wary of this card because it usually brings bad news. What positives does it show in this reading? I am confused about why it appeared in this position on the spread. Maybe it reminds me that I am not alone. I should reset my thought process and stop reading too much into a situation. Yes, the world is a scary place and I am trying to decide something that would change my life dramatically. But I am strong, and I will emerge victorious, whatever that looks like. Learn from your despair and your disappointment. Analyse your dreams, as they might hold some clues to your way forward.
5, Why a Fresh Start will be Good
The Tower – We rise stronger and happier after a fall. Accept that change is coming, and open yourself to its violent, cleansing power. Brace yourself and prepare for battle, but do not resist the change. It must happen if you are to progress on your life journey. Attachment often brings disappointment. Free yourself. You need a change.
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