I have done this action many times. Every morning. Let me know if this seems familiar to you.
I get up, follow my morning routine which includes, among other things, a daily Tarot card draw.
This past Sunday morning, almost immediately after getting out of bed, I was drawn outside. Maybe it was because the sun was shining and visible for the first time in weeks. Despite the cold, I wanted to feel it. So out I went.
And… I felt the sun. On my face, my head (my hat came off pretty quickly), and my hands.
But, I also felt The Sun. The 19th card of the Major Arcana. The jubilation. The joy. The awe. The alive-ness. I immediately saw in myself the child riding horseback on the Rider-Waite-Smith version of this card. I smiled. I laughed out loud.
And then I thought about my daily Tarot practice. What if, instead of drawing a card and looking for iterations of it throughout my day, I instead looked for elements of the Tarot in my everyday life and then selected the card that might best represent what I saw, felt or experienced. After all, the Tarot represents all aspects of our life: big picture, small picture, long term, and everyday elements.
This is how it could work. Let’s say I see two people walking together. I note their circumstances. Are they engaged in a deep conversation? A warm embrace? Strolling hand in hand? Do they suggest The Lovers, the Two of Cups, the Two of Wands or a pair of court cards?
I really do like my daily card draw. I find it helps ground me in the energy of the day. It gives the Tarot an honoured space as the day begins. But I might also give this a try and hope it will help me notice the Tarot in my life and the lives that unfold all around me.
Are there places and spaces where you see the Tarot?