Judgy McJudgersons!

OracleTarot_20JudgmentToday’s card is a theme I’ve been working with lately. When I was asked to be a part of the Tarot Telesummit, I had to think about it before responding. It brought up some things I thought I’d put in the past.

Funny thing about things you put in the past. If you just put them there, they come back. That’s part of what this Judgment card points out. Our figure here is moving up the stairs. She’s let go so she can move on.

NOTE: She hasn’t let go for the good of her past hurts. No. She’s let go for the good of her future self.

Do you see how that is different?

Her next level is just ahead because she’s moving away from what held her back.

In my talk about Judgment, I said one thing several times.

The Universe is not setting you up to fail.

Oh, I said a lot of other things in the hour long interview which included a meditation. But I wanted you to know this today. The Universe is not setting you up to fail, my darlings.

The Universe wants you to transcend.

Your journal prompt for today is, “How do I judge myself?”

Judgment, Oracle Tarot, Lucy Cavendish

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Rain, Struggle & Judgment

“Oh, what a world, what a world!” you might want to moan, but don’t. Each push. Each challenge. Each escape.

You’ve grown. You’ve succeeded even if you’ve only escaped by the skin of your teeth.

Today’s card reminds me that growth requires rain. It requires struggle. It requires pushing and shoving. It requires that you pay attention to what other say only as far as their commentary can push you into more growth.

Judgment (not judgement please, grin) is a card that can be difficult to interpret at times. It can feel like the heavy hand of the All Mighty ready to smack you down. But in this deck, Tarot of Trees by Dana Driscoll (http://www.tarotoftrees.com), you see the acorn sprouting up and out.

So you see how hard it worked to get up through the earth right? Look again. That green sliver of life has had more than its fair share of hard. It fell off a tree. It escaped being bird food, squirrel food or even yummy acorn bread. It made its way under the earth.

Then it shoved out of the hard shell. It worked its way up through what must have seemed like unending earth to the light-seeking green sliver of life. Now as it unfurls the first two leaves to start transforming sunlight into what it needs, the rain clouds dump buckets!

“Oh, what a world, what a world!” you might want to moan, but don’t. Each push. Each challenge. Each escape.

You’ve grown. You’ve succeeded even if you’ve only escaped by the skin of your teeth.

Judgment, today, reminds me that my critics are as important as my supporters. Both help me move forward. I want to prove my critics wrong (living a Pollyanna life does work) and I want to show my supporters my gratitude.

Take five minutes. Write down a few of life’s challenges–past and present. How did the past ones create the you of today? How did they provide you with tools to continue seeking the light? How will you face the challenges that are here now and will, inevitably, come?

I know you can do it. I have faith in you. I love you.

Seek joy, y’all. Pass it on.

Judgment, Tarot of Trees, Dana Driscoll, self-published.

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Harsh, Fierce & Growly

Today’s card is a reminder that you are being judged. And rather harshly at that. I’m going to be controversial today. I’m going to call your judge, your harshest critic out. I’m going to tell you what to say to them to get them to stop.

Now it’s not easy to do. You have to be more than brave. You have to be FIERCE, my darlings. FIERCE, I say. I want you to get your best growly, mean, “I’m a drill sergeant/Dominant/boss” voice on.

Now you need to practice first. Go to your mirror and look yourself in the eye. Don’t look away. Don’t blink. Don’t flinch.

Say (using that FIERCE) voice, “I love you. I love you no matter what. You are a good person. You are a beautiful soul. You are LOVE and I love you. Nothing you can say or do will ever make me think less of you. I see the real you and I love you.”

Say it nine times. That’s a sacred number for a reason. When you are done practicing, admit that you knew all along that this wasn’t a drill. That you knew this was the real thing.

Make a date with your inner critical self to have the conversation every morning until he or she GETS IT.

I love you. I love you no matter what. You are a good person. You are a beautiful soul. You are LOVE and I love you. Nothing you can say or do will ever make me think less of you. I see the real you and I love you.

Seek joy, y’all. Pass it on.

Aeon, Haindl Tarot, U.S. Games (rereleased 2011)

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The Fool’s Journey: The Fool Meets Judgment

Fool?” The angel queried. “I must know your answer. If you say no, your journey is done. If you say yes, I can promise you this. There is only one more to speak with about this matter of finding your Will.”

Where the Fool was last.

The Fool’s belly growled loudly. He stood for a moment. First he looked where the Sun had been then he turned to see where his little white companion had gone. He couldn’t see either but he could hear the sharp yipping of the dog who seemed to have caught wind of some prey.

“Maybe we can eat it.” Continue reading “The Fool’s Journey: The Fool Meets Judgment”

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Bags, Death & Fire

I’m just starting week four of a five week online class on how to learn the Tarot. I’ve got the most amazing minds in this group. One of them asked what was in the Fool’s Bag. It created an intriguing discussion on our class loop about whether it was empty or full.

One person proposed that it was all 78 cards and the Fool’s journey was to learn how to use them.

So I asked this question: What is in my Fool’s bag?.

The premise behind the question is that this would be things I need to address, acknowledge or work with right now.

I pulled three cards. Continue reading “Bags, Death & Fire”

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