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The Hermit – Embrace Emptiness (Thursday)

the hermit tarot card
Shadowscapes Tarot

Today’s Tarot card is The Hermit. One of my faves! This card tells you that its time to go within and tune out all the drama and excitement of the outside world.

You may notice a big zero on this card right under where the Hermit is standing. The message I get from this today is that it is time to contemplate emptiness.

If you pay close attention you will see that you often run and hide from emptiness – always doing things to “fill the void” – such as “keeping busy”, snacking, watching movies and shows you don’t even care about – all to avoid the gnawing emptiness within.

Today, make friends with that emptiness. Instead of reading the morning paper while you eat breakfast, just eat without trying to distract yourself. Instead of automatically turning on the radio when you get in your car, drive in silence…..and see what emerges from that silence.

 

The Devil shows you how to swap bad habits for good ones (Thursday)

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Shadowscapes Tarot

The Devil is today’s Tarot card and he prances by to tempt you with your secret desires, the fulfillment of which will not bring you the freedom that you are truly craving.

The Devil represents those addictive behaviors that are comforting to you, but ultimately keep you stuck in a negative pattern. Like boredom snacking, binge eating, smoking, procrastinating, shopping or a million other so-good-their-terrible-for-you activities.

Become aware of what these kinds of habits do for you (on a positive level) and then get crafty in finding ways to get those things in a different, more healthier way.

For example, if you like snacking on candy because perhaps that is the only tasty spot in your day, try creating more tasty spots – like eyeing up sexy young joggers at the park while you eat a healthy lunch. Or opt to go for an after dinner gossip fest/walk with a friend instead of watching TV. What juicy new habits will you be bringing into your life this week?

 

Make Today Come Alive! The Seven of Pentacles Reveals the Secret to True Success…

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Shadowscapes Tarot

The Seven of Pentacles is all about patience, patience, patience! Your hard work will pay off….eventually. Right now is the time for you to enjoy the process and don’t worry so much about the results.

The naked, tattooed chick with horns on this card is gazing at these flowers with rapt fascination. The more fascinated you are by the process of “getting there”, the more bountiful and glorious the fruits of your labor will be.

Don’t be goal oriented. Bleh! Be process oriented.

The effort to attain something is often more fun than the attainment itself. This is easy to forget sometimes! So focus on making the journey more fun and interesting and let your eye wander off “the prize”.

Question: What can you do today, to make the mundane things more fun and interesting? Share your answer in the comments below!

Tarot Card for Wednesday: Who IS This Knight of Pentacles?

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The Knight of Pentacles shows up today as someone in your life…someone who drives you nuts!

This person (probably a man), is annoyingly sensible, down to earth in a boring way and is a real stick in the mud.

Who is this person in your life?

It could be your romantic partner, a co-worker, a friend or sibling. This person has money, only because they are terrified of spending any and they think everything through….for years.

But one things for sure: they are grating on your nerves with their “but what if?” mentality.

Your role is to support them in moving forward. No, they don’t like to be pushed. But see if you can make them feel comfortable and safe enough so that they can trust in life for once.

Your relaxed, can-do attitude will rub off on them…..eventually.

So who is this Knight of Pentacles in your life? Share it in the comments below!

 

Today’s reading is a guest post by Veronica Noir, a lover of Tarot, writer of erotic fiction and The Daily Tarot Girl’s evil twin.

Ten of Wands Tarot Card: Why It’s Okay to be Lazy

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Shadowscapes Tarot

Today’s Tarot card is the Ten of Wands and it here to tell you to lighten up and stop taking on more responsibility than you need to!

You may feel crushed by the weight of “society”, but know that it is mostly you who is piling all this pressure on. Your best self will not shine through if you are feeling limited and exhausted by all those tedious daily tasks. Time for a break!

If you have a guilt complex you may feel like you need to be busy in order to be “good” – or that unless your work is hard and stressful, you are lazy and therefore a bad person. This is total BS!

The Ten of Wands is here to tell you that you are taking on more than is necessary. The world will not collapse if you stop doing everything and taking care of everyone. Give yourself permission to play hooky today 😉

Nine of Swords ~ Tarot Card Reading for Thursday

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Shadowscapes Tarot

The Nine of Swords has appeared today to tell you to stop worrying! That only makes things worse!!! You need to get it together and put things in perspective today.

Even if your worst fear manifested, chances are it would not be as awful as anticipating that fear. The guy in this card is looking up at the sky with dread and thinking oh no, here it comes, here it comes!

This card is all about learning to manage your thoughts. Your thoughts create your feelings and together, these are what create your reality in many ways. So its important for you to master your thoughts and what better way to do this than create situations for yourself so you can “practice” this.

There are many different ways to manage your negative or fearful thoughts. I have found The Work of Byron Katie to be quite helpful, as well as Tapping.

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Eight of Cups ~ Tarot Card for Wednesday

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Shadowscapes Tarot

Today you may find yourself craving deeper meaning in the work that you do. The Eight of Cups signifies a need to dive deep beneath the surface, as you are no longer content to frollick in the shallow waters.

You may feel tempted to quit your job or scrap a project and just start all over again. But ask yourself this: do you really want something different or just something deeper?

The fact that you are searching for this deeper understanding and connection shows that you are progressing spiritually. What once brought you satisfaction now makes you question the whole point of it. This is a good thing!

Don’t be afraid to search for the deeper meaning of things – just remember to dive deep, rather than swim away just to avoid things.

*Read a review of the Shadowscapes Tarot – the deck I used for today’s reading!