Do you treat the tarot as a sacred oracle? Do you respect it? Use it carefully and appropriately? Do you surround your readings with gravitas? Or do you see it as a part of your everyday life? Perhaps you whip out your cards at the drop of a hat, a question might occur to you and you think, “I know, I’ll ask Robin (Wood).”
I used to fall into the first category but over the years, I have changed my view. They are just cards. Really. They do not care about incense and candles. The important component in any reading is you. The rituals are necessary if you believe you need them. However, if you trust your ability to decode the message offered, then you can dispense with all the rigmarole and go right to the reading.
That’s not to say that formal readings don’t have their place. There is a wonderful shiver of anticipation when preparing for a ‘special’. Perhaps you have a ceremonial New Year or birthday reading, or if you read tarot for others, you feel more confident if you have a set ritual to get you in the right frame of mind.
Nevertheless, one of my missions with this blog is to encourage you to make tarot your go-to resource when you have any question.
Today is the men’s semi-finals at Wimbledon (tennis). British hopes are pinned on Andy Murray, as we haven’t had a British winner of the Men’s Singles since Fred Perry back in the thirties. Andy plays the Pole, Jerzy Janowicz. It should be exciting. I know, let’s ask ‘Robin’ if Murray’s going to have a good result this afternoon.
The Sun. Wow! Okay, firstly, it looks like the heat might be a factor today, as temperatures are set to reach the highest for the year, so far. The Sun indicates a victory for Murray, perhaps after losing his way slightly. In the quarter-finals, he came back from two sets down to win.
I’ll come back and update later, if I remember.
Update: well, Andy did win after dropping the first set. He was beaming as he rode off the court on his little white pony. Well done.