As a Tarot reader who coaches others through the cards, I have learned that there is always a lesson for me in each reading. Sometimes it is an image in a card — perhaps something in the background nudges my subconscious. Or my client will respond something that resonates in me. Often something comes to me out of the blue and I know that it is the Universe talking to both me and the person I’m reading for. And more often than not, I offer up my internal ETERNAL whine “But I don’t wanna think about that yet!”
For most of us, it is human nature to try to avoid unpleasant things.
Well guess what? I do have to think about it and I have to decide if I am going to be Chicken Little or the ant. I can see all of you shaking your heads and telling me there is no ant in Chicken Little. HA! Ye of little faith keep reading. And stick with me because this is one of Arwen’s rambling posts.
Now that I have you thinking about poultry and insects, let’s jump to construction, shall we? Dizzy yet? It is my firm belief that Tarot readings are not set in concrete. They are not stagnant. Simply put, Tarot readings must be fluid due to the very nature of the Universe. I have a standard spiel when talking to a new querent. It goes like this:
“The Tarot is not set in concrete. You can make changes if you don’t like something coming up. You are in control. Think of it this way. If you were driving a car and the map said ‘Bridge Out Ahead’, what idiot keeps driving, right? You pull the car over and you look for another way. You CHANGE what you are doing.”
That’s very important when considering a reading. Look for another way. If you do a health spread (and Arwen doesn’t do health spreads, y’all) and the Tower shows up, you have two choices. You can do the Chicken Little routine running and screaming about the inevitability of your health doing a total dive on you. Or you can change that outcome.
BUT ARWEN! I can’t change the cards! The Uuuuuuuuuuuuuuniverse put it there so I just have to suffer through, right?
Whoa. Victim Check — Aisle Inner Self please! (That’s me paging the Universal stock boy to your inner attitude because baby, it needs some cleaning up!)
Of course you can change it. Or at least alter–prepare–get ready. Instead of Chicken Little you can be the ant from The Grasshopper and the Ant. Yeah, yeah! I hear all you groaning out there. Hush. The ant knew winter was coming so he prepared by making sure his daily routine included getting ready for the inevitable. He put something aside for that proverbial snowy day.
Hey look! I got back ’round to the poultry and insects, didn’t I. Told you so! When I get a lesson from the Universe via the cards, my mouth or my customer’s mouth, I pay attention. It’s a little survival trick I’ve learned over the years. I can change my actions when I see something coming up. I can change my patterns when I see something repeating itself. The real trick is actually learning the lesson, not just recognizing that there is one.
What lessons have you gotten from the Universe lately? Are you listening or are you sticking your fingers in your ears and screaming “LALALALA HAPPY PLACE HAPPY PLACE” as loudly as you can?
Let me know how that works for you, okay?