Pass it on!
Whether we are talking about news, ideas or goods, the phrase “pass it on” has come to mean sharing with others. It’s the opposite of the anxious hoarding mentality that worries that people will take advantage of our good nature.
Sometimes passing it on is something we do with the things that no longer serve us. Outgrown clothes and toys are clutter in our homes, but treasures to someone else.
When we share ideas, knowledge and resources, our wealth is increased in ways we might not have expected.
Sharing Your Gifts
Money, and physical goods, are not the only important things we can pass on to others. Sometimes our time and talent is the most important thing we can share.
What are you good at doing? Can you bake, or sew? Can you sing, or dance? Do you read tarot, or are you a massage therapist?
Whatever your skills are, you can find ways to share them with others. Volunteer at a charity event, or give gift certificates to an auction, for example.
You’ll discover that the more you share of yourself, the more you are rewarded.
The Week in Review
I’ve recently had some great publishing successes! “Arcana: The Tarot Poetry Anthology”, published by Minor Arcana Press and edited by Marjorie Jensen, is now available. Two of my tarot poems appear in the anthology, along with many, many great poets and tarotists.
I’ve also had an article published in the autumn 2015 edition of the Tarosophy Tarot Association magazine, “Tarosophist International”. To read the magazine, you have to be an organization member. Find out more on their website.
Many of you remember The Dark Forest, my shop in Putnam, or my website, TheDarkForest.com. Read the story that inspired this week’s newsletter theme, on my announcement bog.
I’ve also recently contributed to my “78 Magickal Tools Blog”. Read “Mitigate and Maximize”.
From Around the Web
From Robert M. Place, read an interesting bit of tarot history, about the Marziano Tarot.
It’s nice to have a member of our tarot community who is also an attorney. Here’s a helpful post from Benebell Wen of importance to tarot professionals.
From my hometown, here is a wonderful story from the New London Day about the shop, Mystical Horizons. Lynn Merritt is a member of our tarot community, and, with her partner, Maureen Pavelski, is celebrating twenty-five years of owning and running two of the country’s best New Age shops.
Tarot Cards about Sharing
There are many tarot cards that could be interpreted, in context, to be about sharing resources. The Four Aces each suggest a gift being given. The Pages all seem to offer something as well. Temperance could discuss a give-and-take balance. The Two of Cups could discuss sharing in a partnership.
Two cards that seem to me to specifically speak of sharing resources are the Four of Pentacles and the Six of Pentacles. These cards seem like opposites, flanking the poverty of the Five of Pentacles.
In the Four of Pentacles, we see the miser, hanging on to resources, perhaps out of fear. However, it is important to recognize that the Four of Pentacles can also talk about the need for self-care. Sometimes we are so busy taking care of others that we forget to take care of ourselves!
In the Six of Pentacles, we see charity prudently given. Here, resources are shared, but they are still measured.
In the Major Arcana, the Empress may suggest a selfless kind of sharing, while the Star could represent an abundant showering of resources.
Often a reading will reflect our attitude about resources, our willingness to share, and our willingness to ask for help when we need it.
Image from Gilded Reverie Lenormand, by Ciro Marchetti
Card Eighteen: Dog
Dog is a positive card in Lenormand. This card represents a loyal friend, or a person who has your best interest at heart. Loyalty, trust and dependability are all aspects of this card.
Related to the Ten of Hearts, Dog can also be about building lasting foundations.
Next week we will learn about Card Nineteen, Tower. Here’s a hint – it’s very different from the tarot Tower!
Florida TarotCon happens October 10th and 11th, in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.
You can still register for Florida TarotCon, and you should! Sunday morning will begin with a meditation by Margaret Ann Lembo.
Margaret Ann Lembo is the author of Chakra Awakening; The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones; The Angels & Gemstone Guardians Cards; Color Your Life with Crystals; Chakra Balancing Crystal Alignment CD; and upcoming titles in March 2016 - The Essential Guide to Aromatherapy and Vibrational Healing and The Archangels & Gemstone Guardians Cards.
She is the creator of a line of award winning Aroma-Energetic Sprays including Smudge in Spray and the seven Chakra Sprays. Margaret Ann is a spiritual entrepreneur, practitioner, aromatherapist, and the owner of The Crystal Garden — a book store, gift store, and spiritual center in southeast Florida.
Margaret will be available for book signing after the meditation.
To see who else is on the schedule, visit the TarotCon website, and register today!
Image from Gilded Royale, by Ciro Marchetti.
Your One-Card Weekly Reading
Your one-card reading this week is the Ten of Pentacles. Drawn at random, this card is perfect for our theme of sharing resources.
The Ten of Pentacles is a card of wealth, home and family. In this card we see the comforts of privilege and ancestry.
This week, pay attention to your family and what you learn from them. Appreciate the resources that are yours. Spend some time in your home. This is a good time to redecorate or rearrange your home.
As you take stock of the wealth that is yours, be sure to pass along the things you no longer need.
September 13, 3:30 pm
Tampa Bay Area Tarot Meetup
Lenormand Study Group: The Final 9 Cards
23388 State Road 54, Lutz, FL 33549
We’ve been exploring the Lenormand cards nine at a time. Join us for our study session with the final nine cards. After we explore the meanings of these cards, we’ll put the deck together and try some readings!
Monday, September 14, 7 pm
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Global Tarot Circle
Join tarot friends around the world, for an hour of readings, spreads, techniques and general tarot fun!
You can join on your computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone, or you can call in.
For log in information, visit the event listing on ChristianaGaudet.com.
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