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Readers’ Studio 2010

Page of Water - Understanding
Page of Water - Understanding

It’s official! My registration is paid, my flight is booked and my room is confirmed. I am heading off to New York for Readers Studio 2010, a weekend ensemble of some of the best Tarot minds around. To say I am excited is an understatement! I am looking forward to a weekend focused exclusively on the Tarot. Kelly and I visited New York last summer with family and it quickly became one of my favourite cities. You can read more about the Tarot School’s readers’ Studio at http://www.tarotschool.com/ReadersStudio.html

In anticipation of my experience at the Readers’ Studio, I drew the Page of Water (Understanding) from my study deck, the Osho Zen Tarot. The card portrays a bird, perched on the open of its cage, ready to soar. The card appears to be an invitation to leave the cage, to set my sights on the open skies ahead and soar!  The RS weekend in NY feels like its full of possibilities.  I can hardly wait!

Taking stock, then ‘Letting Go’

In a previous post, I mentioned that my partner gave me the ‘Osho Zen Tarot’ for my birthday. I am still using this deck for my morning card ‘draw’, although, I have to admit that this month work has caused my morning Tarot routine to, more often than not, take a back seat. This morning, since I am at the start of a two-week respite from my main working world, I took a few moments to reflect on the cards I have drawn over the past few weeks.

Prior to my free Tarot Talk on November 26th, I drew the 3 of Water (Celebrations) and the 6 of Fire (Success). The night was definitely one of success and celebration. From this point on, the cards shift focus and, since December 1st, the cards I’ve drawn are as follows: the Seven (Stress) and Eight (Travelling) of Fire, the Two (Moment to Moment) and Knight (Slowing Down) of Rainbows, the Five (Clinging to the Past), King (Healing) and Queen (Receptivity) of Water and the fourth card from the Major Arcana (The Rebel). I can trace and reflect my month so far by looking back. I don’t dwell; I just look.

If you work with the Tarot, take some time to review the recurring themes over a week or a month. If you’re interested in studying the Tarot, this is a great way to familiarize yourself with the Tarot or to learn a new deck. Look and see if any cards repeat themselves. See if the cards link to any major themes that have occurred over a particular period of time. For example, I look back and see that the idea of taking time to enjoy the moment was prevalent in my morning cards. Upon reflection, I could have taken more time to enjoy the ‘busy-ness’ for what it was instead of ‘stressing about the stress’.

After you look back, note your observations, take a little time to celebrate and embrace the experiences you’ve had and then, in the words of the Osho Zen’s Eight of Water, begin ‘Letting Go’.

Upcoming Free Tarot Talk

I’m beginning preparations for a Free Beginner’s Tarot Talk on Thursday, November 26th. What could be better than starting a learning experience with the Tarot by using my current study deck, the ‘Osho Zen Tarot’.  This beautiful deck was a birthday present from my partner earlier this month. This morning, while focusing on the question: ‘What do I need to know about my upcoming Tarot talk?’, I drew the 5 of waters. The card is entitled ‘Clinging to the Past”. This answer to my question reminds me to enjoy the experience for what it is and not to dwell on it or cling to it. It will soon be upon me and then gone. I also need to know that I must ‘think outside the box’. What I’ve been clinging to as far as expectations for this talk may not come to fruition. The feelings that emerge may be new or unexpected.  

If you’re interested in attending a Tarot Talk for Beginners, please contact me at whitesagetarot@gmail.com or at 519-217-7243. The talk is on Thursday, November 26th from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. in my space in Orangeville, Ontario. R.S.V.P. is required.