My tarot journey got interrupted by a pre-planned holiday in Bali.
I spent a lot of time diving (read: flailing in the water) and learning to surf, which was a lot of fun. However there’s definitely room for improvement in my diving. I was like a fish out of water, to say the least.
In the past year I’ve made a conscious effort to reconnect with my North Node in Taurus by getting more in touch with the physical world. I can get quite lost in my own imagination – it’s truly my happy place – and as a result I can get by without going outside for long periods. That, however, means I occasionally get too caught up in my own overthinking and anxieties. Engaging the NN in Taurus is a good reminder that for me, true balance is found in the physical, material world – the land of Pentacles, so to speak! So once in awhile I do try to get out there and engage with the elements, even if it involves trying not to drown. Ha.
But! I’m back now, and I spent most of today on my tarot studies, just absorbing everything I could. Maybe it’s my astrology obsession speaking, but it’s really refreshing to feel fascinated by everything again. The course makes me feel like a little girl given a shitload of new Enid Blytons (yeah, I was that kid). There’s so much to discover within the Tarot Cards that I almost can’t believe I had them for years and not cared enough to delve deeper into what they stood for. I’m atoning now, obviously!
Today’s class asked us to draw a card that would represent what we’d get out of the Tarot Certification Programme. I drew the Page of Swords, and did a quick little reading in between classes:
The Page of Swords is a nimble, passionate character. He’s always on the lookout for information and is energetic, enthusiastic and bright. His curiosity leads him to interesting places. He’s the new kid on the block, asking silly questions, but this is part of youth and learning and should be embraced. He’s also opening his mind to new things, which is a positive. Perhaps the greatest challenge is how to sustain this energy and enthusiasm throughout the programme, because seven months is a commitment! The Page of Swords tells me I shouldn’t let my eye get caught by some other curious thing, and get distracted too easily. Keep an eye on the path.
The Court Card tends to represent the querent or some facet of the querent’s personality, so in this context it’s good to know that my interest in Tarot Cards feels reinforced.
Not going to lie, I did wonder what I’d take out of this if The Tower came up…
- Biddy Tarot explains the The Page of Swords
- Crystal Reflections looks at the Page of Swords across card positions
- The journey of the Page of Swords by Safina