The Trouble with Talent
The Trouble with Talent
Know your gifts and use them well.
We all have talents, whether or not we see them, use them or acknowledge them. Our talents can bring us, and others, a great deal of joy. Yet, there are many ways that our talents can create stress for us as well.
When we are stuck in a job that doesn’t utilize or develop our talents, we are often bored and frustrated.
Parents and teachers of talented kids know that sometimes the kids with the most talent experience the most difficulty in academic environments.
Sometimes we feel upset when our talents are not seen or acknowledged. Being a great artist doesn’t mean that you will be known as a great artist. If you don’t have the time and energy to devote to your art, or if you are shy about promoting yourself, those with less ability may receive more opportunities than you do.
It can sometimes be hard to recognize or quantify our talents. When something comes easily to us it’s easy to think it comes easily to others as well. How often have we heard someone who just prepared an outstanding meal say, “Oh, this? I just threw this together. Anyone could do it.” We see the truth of their talent, but to them, it feels like nothing at all.
If we can’t recognize our talents, and if we don’t feel comfortable showcasing our talents, we suffer. When that happens, not only do we miss out on opportunities, but the world misses the opportunity to enjoy our unique gifts.
Join Us at Panera Bread this Sunday!
Although our commitment is to meet once a month, it has been a few months since we have been able to get together for our “Cards and Conversation” Meetup at Panera in Palm City.
I hope you will join us this Sunday, June 2, from 4 pm to 6 pm as we gather to discuss the cards and share readings and tarot study.
Panera Bread is located at 2894 Southwest Town Center Way, Palm City. Bring your cards or borrow a deck at the meeting. You can RSVP on Meetup or simply join us there.
Manage Your Talents with Tarot
Whether or not you feel you have a particular talent for divination, tarot can be a great tool to help you understand and utilize your talents, skills and abilities.
A great tarot-reading technique is to simply ask a question and pull a card, or a few cards, in answer. Spend some time with the cards you receive, contemplating their message to you.
Here are some questions you can ask of the cards to help you manage your talents.
What is my greatest talent?
What is a hidden talent of mine?
How can I develop this talent?
How can I share this talent?
How can I use this talent to help others?
Book Now for my June Northeastern Tarot Tour
It’s almost time for my June Northeastern Tarot Tour, June 12 through 25. Once again, I will be available for readings at True Bikram Yoga in Madison, Connecticut. I am also available for parties and house calls in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. I will be teaching a tarot class on June 16th in Madison, and a chakra healing class on June 23rd in New Haven.
Please call or text 562-655-1160, or email me, to schedule your time with me, to book your party, or to get more information about classes.
Since I will be teaching tarot during my Connecticut trips I have started The Connecticut Tarot Study Group on Meetup.com for my Connecticut friends. Please join if you are interested in tarot and live in New England.
I will look forward to seeing my Northeastern friends this June.
The Week in Review
This week on my Dark Forest blog I shared an interesting and exciting fact I just learned. The Equal Rights Amendment is still viable, and Florida may ratify it this year!
Although it was Memorial Day and my computer is out for repairs, I managed to do your weekly three-card reading on Facebook live. You can check it out on my Facebook business page, Christiana Gaudet. Hit ‘Like’ while you are there!
From Around the Web
Are you emotionally mature? Are the people around you? Here is a twenty-six-point checklist to find out!
A second edition of the Mary-el Tarot is coming out, and four cards will be replaced. Check out the new Hierophant!
June begins this week. Here is a look at the month ahead from Tarot.com. Read your June 2019 horoscope.
Cards for Your Consideration
This week I am asking you to consider Major Arcana 1, the Magician, as an indicator of talent.
Keywords for this card include “skills, abilities and tools”. I don’t see why “talents” can’t be an additional keyword here.
The Magician, related to Mercury, can be about communication. As card one, this card is also about initiation. The card’s name, “Magician”, can indicate the power to manifest your desires.
When this card appears, consider that it may be trying to tell you to acknowledge your talents, to take those talents seriously, and to learn to use them appropriately.
Often the Magician appears to discuss schooling. Talents are always improved with training. This card may be the nudge you need to take a class to develop your gifts!
Tarot Topics Newsletter
Volume 2 Issue 22
May 29, 2019