… that is the question! The staple of most card readings, advice on what to do or what not to do is a great way to know which way to steer your boat. In this instance, it pertains to my blog.
When I started this blog, I wasn’t really sure what direction to give it. Because they do come in all shapes and sizes, and I really enjoy reading about the whole world in blogs from different countries, different topics, and so on. It’s so fascinating, especially since, unlike TV, you choose the content, whether enlightening or depressing. I think with tarot one can get really personal, and at the other end of the scale, it can be simply informative. My initial goal was to write in order to help myself understand the cards better, yet I also wanted it to have a personal touch. So, what better way to know how to approach it than to draw two cards on it.
On the left, the Page of Cups is in the position for what not to do. Ah, but I love daydreaming in my own head and exploring my imagination! Isn’t a blog a perfect avenue for this?! And yet, the message is, don’t go there. This is not the place for self-exploration and gazing too much into the world of feelings and dreams.
On the right, we have the mighty Hierophant. He holds the key of sacred knowledge, and knows how to impart it on the two people who have come to learn from him. He can guide them and explain the paths to travel in order to reach the sacred, yet the experience of knowing the sacred cannot be shown, or ever be fully explained – it is something one must experience for themselves. As the Buddhists say, “Those who know don’t tell, and those who tell don’t know“. This card is in the position for what to do.
So for this blog, the reading is very clear. It tells me the way to proceed is to share my own knowledge of the tarot, such as the cards, the decks, spreads, numerology, and so on. And it warns me against going on a prolonged reverie into my own world of dreams, feelings, and general escapism. I love how Tarot can guide one in and out of any situation or issue with distinct differentiation between paths to be chosen. The rest, is up to you…