Saturday, 11 July 2015

Three times in one week I've drawn the Magician

Intuitive Tarot and Devas of Creation (both by Cilla Conway)
I have drawn Magician again. That's the third time this week. I decided to draw a Deva card with the card this time instead of after, and look at them side by side. The Deva card is called Element of Earth. So we have the Magician card combined with Earth. I feel pretty certain I know what this third appearance of the Magician is trying to tell me. It's a stern message, a strong prodding. It's trying to kick me in the pants.

I have to tell you, my magical working planned at London Tarot Festival was to find motivation to eat well and exercise. And since I selected my cards and started a to-do list at that workshop, I have eaten cookies and chocolate and baked a cake and eaten chips, and done no exercise. I haven't even yet tidied the bedroom and redecorated my altar. I've just ignored my intention to work some magic in this area. I keep shuffling and drawing the Magician all this week. Do I want to follow through on this or not? It seems to be asking me. It's up to me.

So today, I draw it again, this time with the Element of Earth Deva. 'When this Deva appears in a reading...it may be a timely reminder to notice what is going on in your body, have a massage or generally just be aware of the physical world around you,' says the Devas of Creation companion book. Of course, thinking what I'm thinking about, the image on this card reminds me of digestive processes and fleshiness. Glub glub. Squish squish. Also, sluggish arteries, clogged with fat! Am I going sweep this away, burn it with the fire of exercise and proper nutrition? Or am I going to keep eating cake and waddling around, not knowing what it's doing to my internal organs, blood sugar level and future? It's my choice. It's my choice.

Okay, so I'm going to work today, but I've set up my altar and here it is: a yellow candle to represent burning fat (!), tokens of the four Elements (in their actual positions -- when I sit at my altar, east and north are behind me to the left and right -- that's just the way the room is orientated), and my 3 chosen tarot cards. I have used the Giant Rider Waite, because they're HOOGE. So I've got my fiery colours and all my things are in place:



More on this later. Have a great weekend!

9 comments:

  1. Again I am amazed by the synchronicity of your draws: three times the Magician. That is hardly possible to overlook anymore.
    You altar looks beautiful. Mine is getting very cluttered and I do appreciate a more toned down altar. That is why I put my magical working on a little side table.
    I am looking forward to read more about your magical working
    Have a great weekend too!

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    1. Thanks, I like to keep things simple. I tend to knock things over anyway, so it's best to keep it uncluttered. Makes me feel more peaceful too.

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  2. I have found too, this week, that the Devas are spookily in tune with my card of the day. I'm using Tarot of the Sidhe and even some of the language corresponds totally. Wishing you the best with your magic, Carla :-)

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  3. The planning/learning part of any endeavor is always the most fun for me; the "doing" is the hardest part! Your altar looks nice; I like that the yellow candle is reflected in the yellow of the Three of Wands.

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    1. That was a happy accident. They're the yellow candles from the Tarot Festival. :)

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  4. Cut things that are bad out of your diet, take charge, and be more watchful - great cards for such a goal, and beautiful, sun-shinny altar! That's a beautiful start! Now with the intent of the magician, you should be well on your way to manipulating those bad behaviors.

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    1. That's not quite where the cards came from...I'll explain in a later post. :)

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  5. I love both that you acknowledge the kick in the pants from the Magician, and also that it is your own choice. Good luck with this, Carla! :)

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