Tarot reading : Study Paths in 2014

I shall start by saying that a Sagittarius Sun and Gemini Moon combination makes for a wide, wide selection of interests and pursuits. This, in turn, adds much variety and interest in my life, as well as making, at times, a superficial attempt at learning the many and varied topics that sail through my brain, often out of nowhere. Nonetheless, this combination guarantees one thing: learning and studying will never stop.

I am now at a point where I definitely feel the overwhelming need for decent, formal study, and have narrowed down my paths to the following four:

  • Herbal Medicine
  • Astrology
  • Yoga Therapy
  • Energy Healing

I note that all four are what I’d call “practical” paths. Don’t get me wrong, I’d love some art history, mysticism, women’s spirituality and more. I think that I cover these fairly well through books, blogs, and the like. What I am interested in, as a formal study, are the four paths listed above. I did not add Tarot, as there are no courses that interest me online, at least not enough to dedicate a good chunk of time towards them; and besides, I’m actually thinking about teaching Tarot myself, but that’s another story… Trouble is, time and money are limited, which brings me to today’s tarot spread: which study path shall I follow in 2014? The Haindl Tarot offered the following, with 3 cards for each of these:

I love that the last card under the deck is The Fool: an excellent undercurrent for new adventures in study.
I love that the last card under the deck is The Fool: an excellent undercurrent for new adventures in study.

Herbal medicine: Krishna (Prince of Wands), The Empress, Chief Seattle (Prince of Stones)
Astrology: The Sun, Ace of Wands, The Star
Yoga therapy: Spider Woman (Queen of Stones), 2 of Cups, 4 of Wands
Energy healing: 10 of Swords, The Wheel of Fortune, 3 of Swords

Herbal Medicine  Prince of Wands - The Empress - Prince of Stones
Herbal Medicine
Prince of Wands – The Empress – Prince of Stones

Herbal Medicine is a definite yes: two pages, court cards that imply study of any kind, on either side of the Empress. As it is, I’ve started making my own herbal salves, but I want to learn a lot more. I’ve been offered the opportunity to join a local whole foods cafe and offer my salves for sale. This brings about a thousand questions, not least those relating to licensing and regulations.

Astrology The Sun - Ace of Wands - The Star
The Sun – Ace of Wands – The Star

If Herbal Medicine was a definite yes, Astrology is even more so. Lovely to see a luminary in the spread, and such a good omen too: The Sun. I’ve already researched providers, and I’m interested in the Kepler College online courses.

Yoga therapy Queen of Stones - 2 of Cups - 4 of Wands
Yoga therapy
Queen of Stones – 2 of Cups – 4 of Wands

Geez, I can’t do everything!!! I got the impression that I may do a short course, maybe a weekend away or something like that. Mainly because this spread didn’t have any major arcana cards, but nonetheless it is a great trio. I think with yoga, I am ready to start teaching it formally, I just need to find a suitable studio or venue. The 2 of Cups made me think of some one-to-one learning, which would be nice, but again, I don’t see this as being a long course of study, rather some study to inform my teaching or something like it.

Energy healing 10 of Swords - The Wheel of Fortune - 3 of Swords
Energy healing
10 of Swords – The Wheel of Fortune – 3 of Swords

Finally, this is a definite no. The 10 or Swords (Ruin) and 3 of Swords (Mourning) tell me to not even go there. I guess it’s not the right time. So for me, the focus in 2014 will be astrology and herbal medicine, as study paths.

Note that I have my north node conjunct Mars conjunct Jupiter in Virgo: I need to be on a path where I show people practical how-to: how to align a yoga posture, how to heal lower back pain, how to make a tincture, how to work with a transit, etc etc. It’s not so much about talking about an issue, like counselling or psychology – which has huge merit, but it’s not exactly the fit for me as an exclusive vocational path.

If you have a similar conundrum about what study path to follow, drawing 3 cards on each of your paths of interest can be really helpful. I think deep inside, we know what this is anyway, but having the cards confirm it is really helpful: no more procrastinating and wondering left or right.

I wish you all a wonderful week ahead. Many blessings,




10 thoughts on “Tarot reading : Study Paths in 2014

  1. Sharyn AJ December 9, 2013 / 3:29 am

    Great way to ponder choices. Thanks for sharing…

    • Monica December 11, 2013 / 10:35 pm

      Thank you for your comment Sharyn. I’ll do an update next year, once I actually get onto enrolling and homework! Blessings.

  2. renatembell December 9, 2013 / 7:52 am

    I love this spread. Thank you for sharing. Astrology seems to be beckoning you with a quite loud and wonderful YES! Enjoy your study(s).

    • Monica December 11, 2013 / 10:34 pm

      Thank you :) Yes I thought astrology is a definite must, what with The Sun and The Star too he he ;) Blessings.

  3. Magic Mentha (@MagicMentha) December 17, 2013 / 7:02 am

    This is a cool idea, Monica! I have done this a few times in the past. It does seem to help a bit, but then again…what helps me more than anything is just doing something. Hahaa. I tend to get too caught up in the details. I’m less impulsive than I used to be. Well, about some things!!!

    I love that the answers were fairly clear. I hate it when the answers are mixed. You know what I mean? I did this again not long after seeing yours and the one that came up as the most immediately rewarding for me was teaching art again. I guess time-wise this would make sense. It’s a lot more feasible now that my daughter is in school.

    Lots o’ Love,

    • Monica December 17, 2013 / 2:50 pm

      Hi Mentha, good to read about your guidance on teaching art. Sounds wonderful, and I do agree it’s great to have clear answers, rather than a mix of good and bad cards. Wishing you all the best with the art teaching endeavour :) xx

  4. Magic Mentha (@MagicMentha) December 17, 2013 / 7:02 am

    Monica, when was/is your birthday? I feel like I missed it. Happy birthday either way! XOXOXOOXOX

    • Monica December 17, 2013 / 3:13 pm

      Ha! I thought I’d keep it quiet :) Early December, and thank you! I have now officially entered the Death year oooooh… Thought about writing a post on this actually, if I ever get around to it with all the holiday hectic stuff…

  5. ressacar January 2, 2014 / 8:14 am

    What a interessing post! Like you, I do struggled with time and all the things I would like to study. We have similar taste, I hope you will post about the paths you choose. Even though, you have a new reader now, I’m going to follow your blog, I very like it! The spread you suggest are awesome (I probably try this one later during the week) and the rest must be as much nice! Happy New Year :)

    • Monica January 7, 2014 / 11:50 pm

      Thank you for reading and commenting. I have taken a break from blogging for a month and will be back soon. Happy New Year!

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