I have an adult child who requires support for health reasons. Today that support involved taking her to a wine tasting, which was a four hour return trip. I grumbled and groaned about this in my head. I’d much rather stay in bed and wander around the Internet. Maybe write a post or two on this blog. Something I’ve been too tired to do for a few weeks. But duty/love called.
Before I left home I read the daily email I get from Mystic Medusa, my favourite astrologer. She advised that today was a good time to switch ‘I have to do something’ thoughts to ‘I get to do something’. And it worked. I get to write this post sitting in a restaurant with a beautiful view over vines. They even have a dish I can eat (very hard to find these days now that I’m managing an auto-immune condition).
Yay! I started this blog on wordpress exactly one year ago and look how much we’ve grown. After 300 posts there are now 88 subscribers and 830 peeps hooked up to the Facebook page. It’s a pleasure and an honour to have the company of each and every one of you. Feel free to join in the conversation any time. Cheers, tan
There have been lots of special events at my house this week (hence my absence for the last few days) which has inspired me to revisit the difference between two Tarot cards that represent celebrations taking place: the Three Of Cups versus the Four Of Wands.
It’s always fun and enlightening to compare Tarot cards with one another. The Three Of Cups and Four Of Wands have long struck me as similar in some ways. In both people are having a good time, celebrating something. So what are the differences between them? Let’s put them in the ring together to fight it out, shall we? Ding ding ding….
Shame. Shame. I feel like I’ve neglected the Wands cards on this blog a bit. I’m more of a Swords and Cups kinda gal. But here in my Sunday Spotlight column I have a chance to redress the balance. And we’re going to start by looking at this card:
You can achieve success in various ways according to the good book Tarot. Here are the ones that stand out for me from the Everyday Tarot part of the deck.
Four of Wands: Success at bagging yourself a partner or getting people to generally wish you well using your social skills.
Six of Wands: Success achieved through natural talents or skills developed over the years. You experience this type of success after being in a job for awhile. It’s when you’ve learnt how to work the ropes to get what you want in the workplace.
Six of Pentacles: Success thanks to another party. Maybe you win Tattslotto or get an inheritance.
Seven of Swords: Success by being a master tactician or sneaky bastard. And if you’re both the world is your chupa chup (my daughter insists I say this, she doesn’t like oysters). A shout out here to our friend Lance (see previous post)!
Eight of Wands: Success at achieving something you’ve been working towards. Such as getting funding for a business idea. It’s the kind of success that comes out of the blue after a hard slog.
Nine of Pentacles: Success achieved all by yourself.
Nine of Cups: Just generally feeling successful.
As a teacher I employ many of these scenarios. I use my experience (6 Wands) and strategy (7 Swords) to maximise learning in the classroom and have benefitted from being well looked after by my bosses (6 Pentacles).
Are you experiencing any of these types of Tarot success right now in your life? You know the drill, please share.