Alright, so I didn’t get to all those blog posts yesterday. That’s okay though because I started working on a fun tarot deck instead. Sometimes you just lose yourself in a project when it comes together easily. For today, the day before Christmas Eve, I wanted to do a seasonal inspired type tarot reading. But first, you’re probably anxious to see the card of the day. This one has been coming up a lot lately, but it’s kind of fitting for such a hectic and busy yet productive day. What am I talking about, well, look for yourself:
Page of Pentacles
Spirit Guides Tarot Spread
This spread is an interesting idea someone shared in the Tarot Nerds group on Facebook. The user said they got the information from a Youtube video, and so, here I am writing about it instead. The concept is to draw a card to reflect the number of spirit guides you have. Once you have a number, you then draw a card per spirit guide. These cards will tell you about the spirit guides’ personalities. All in all, I’m not really sure if I have spirit guides. I’d like to think I do, but I’m still waiting for some nudge. There are times I think one communicates to me, but again I’m a little doubtful still. Anyway, I thought this spread, at Christmas time, might be appropriate. You know, in case we hear any ringing bells.
Card 1 – Seven of Pentacles
My first thought is that this is why I don’t feel my spirit guides (given they exist). Never would I have picked the 7 of Pentacles. The card is all about satisfaction and accomplishment. Granted, those are great, but I want more than that in my life. The weird thing about this card though is that it’s part of the sphere of Netzach, which is ruled by Venus. That would mean the card corresponds to my ruling planet. There’s probably a significance there somewhere, but I don’t know how. All in all, if this spirit guide is prevalent in my life, I can’t feel them.
Card 2 – Queen of Swords
At first glance, I can see how this card could relate to a spirit guide. In many ways, there’s a correspondence between the Queen of Swords and Athena or Justice or Chesed. Talking in terms of my pagan path, Athena is definitely my Patron Goddess. This just means the presence of Justice is extremely important to me. There’s a stress on analytical thinking, and the wisdom gained through sorrow. For me personally, I really connect with themes of sorrow, pain, and injustice in the world. These are purely parts of life that must be accepted. Because of all this, I’d agree with the card symbolizing a spirit guide.
Card 3 – Queen of Wands
Okay, this is where I start to get a little unnerved. The Queen of Wands is my signature card. Forming a deep connection to this spirit guide would result in the signature that goes against my star sign. There are other themes here though too, though linking them to mythology is tough. Most prevalent in the Queen of Wands is the heightened sexual energy. Since Ares is my Patron God, I think this might be rooted in that as well. Today there’s a common misunderstanding about Ares because he tends to be destructive. Passion is destructive, it’s part of the fire element. This is that, at least to me.
Card 4 – Death
Don’t freak out, I’m okay, really. Death is a card many people dread, and my comfort with it probably should have alerted me to this impending discovery. I’ve always seen Death as a part of life. There are many times Death puts an end to things that need to be let go of. In that way, I truly do respect what this card symbolizes. It’s also interesting that, for me, I link Death to the sphere of Geburah quite a bit. So, the blending of Justice (Athena) and Strength (Ares) with Victory (Aphrodite) often includes Death. As a influence in life, Death often reminds us to live every moment well, and I understand that immensely.
Card 5 – Eight of Pentacles
The last card, and it’s another Pentacle. Both these cards also have strong ties to work, ugh. This card symbolizes diligence and work for a higher purpose. In some ways I can see that for myself. I’m a person that likes to do something that impacts others in a positive way. Many times I don’t even think about it in terms of my work. Right now, my main focus is as a mother. That makes it difficult to separate home life and career life. But, when all is said and done, I do enjoy just losing myself in the task at hand. I love and appreciate the experience, and maybe that’s what this card is saying.
Spirit guides are a tough topic for me, as I’d like to believe in them. The problem is that I often feel this is unrealistic or not how it works. It’s a funny contradiction, but I’m just being honest. This spread hit on some really important aspects of myself, and it also drew a couple key cards to me personally. Coincidence or not aside, I do think that this has given me something insightful to think about over the Christmas holiday. It’s the perfect time of year to consider angels, spirit guides, or just plain spiritual matters. But, with that said, I do find the whole spread a little too close to home.