World Tarot Day is today. This was started by DenElder in order to “promote the use of the Tarot tool across all human made borders, be they political boundaries, misunderstandings of the mind, or ignorance of the tool itself, for the benefit and growth of the Spiritual Self.” I first participated in 2006 I think but I’ve been wrong before.
The motto of this day is “The Light you seek can be found in your own lantern.”© To me that is an awful lot like a saying I learned many moons ago:
And you who seek to know me,
know that the seeking and yearning
will avail you not,
unless you know the Mystery:
for if that which you seek,
you find not within yourself,
you will never find it without.
Which is from the Charge of the Goddess by Doreen Valiente (and Gerald Gardner). As a Wiccan priestess, I know this to be true and I also know it to be one of the hardest things in the world to keep after. It is also in keeping with the Hermit card. But what about another card that is about seeking light? More than that, this other card is about sharing that light.
I am talking about the Star. Every reader seems to have a few cards that will sell them on a deck. For me, one of those cards is the Star. It has to speak to me on a molecular level for me to consider the deck as anything more than 78 pieces of art. :
This emphasis, for me, on higher education plays into the World Tarot Day’s dedication which states:
Dedicated to : every person who has, does, or will recognize Tarot as a valuable self-help tool.
That is because I see education as one of the best self-help tools available to any of us. To that end, in honor of World Tarot Day, I am offering this spread. I will do this spread for at least one of you who leaves a meaningful comment. (“Way to go, Arwen”, “Come to my Casino” and offers to grow any part of my anatomy larger are not meaningful comments. GRIN!). If you do not want to be in the running for a reading, opt out in the comment.
Shining The Light
- What area do I need to shine more light into?
- Who or what can I learn from about this area?
- What area can I share more light from?
- Who or what can I share more with about this area?
- What light am I hiding?