Archive for ‘Tarot’

Exploring Tarot Cards: The World

Let me tell you an interesting story about a girl named, Soni.

One day Soni found herself sitting in front of three well-dressed and serious-looking senior executives. This was Soni’s BIG moment, she was giving an interview for campus placements. As the interviewers took few minutes to scan through Soni’s resume, she had many questions running through her mind “How do I impress them?”, “Am I dressed well?”, “What if I don’t know the answer?”, “Is my posture correct?”

Soni was so engrossed with questions in her mind that she did not hear the first question asked by the panel and she had to ask them again. Thankfully, the rest of the interview went well and she did get through to the next round.

Did this BIG moment happen to Soni overnight? How did Soni know that she could ask the interviewer to repeat the question?

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This BIG moment was all Soni and her friends could think of while doing their eengineering. They would constantly discuss the companies they wanted to join,  resume, interview questions, presentations and even dressing style.

Soni’s practice sessions, discussions with seniors who were already working, and research on companies had finally culminated into this interview.

This is exactly the theme of the World card, the last card numbered 21 in Tarot. It tells us that now is the time to put your preparation to action.

What is your preparation for the BIG moment in your life?

Exploring Tarot Cards: Death

Which of the following is an evergreen tree? Maple, Eucalyptus, or Birch

I was recently asked about evergreen and deciduous trees and I actually googled their definitions.

An evergreen tree is the one that sheds few leaves throughout the year and still remains green. You will never see this tree without leaves. Hence, the name ‘Evergreen’.

A deciduous tree is the one that sheds all its leaves. These trees remains without leaves  for one season and start a new cycle in the next season. So for one season, say Autumn you will not see any leaf on this tree.

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The Death card in tarot reminds us to be like evergreen trees and move with the changes by leaving old behaviours and things behind that do not serve us any purpose.

The Death card warns us that if we behave like deciduous trees and cling too much to our old patterns, we will be forced to leave everything behind. This will be for a longer time, will be more painful and you will need to start from scratch.

What would you like to be evergreen or decidious?

 

 

 

Exploring Tarot Cards: The Tower

Have you seen any of the disaster movies, where a natural calamity or a sudden event causes it? Yes, I am talking about movies like 2012, Titanic, or The Tower.

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When I first started thinking about the Tower card, all these movies came to my mind. To me, the common ingredient in all these movies are:

  • a world renowned structure that people believe cannot be destroyed
  • a complacent attitude of the authority regarding all warnings
  • a small incident causing massive impact

Think about it, if in The Tower movie organisers would have looked at the faulty pipeline or at the wind speed, they would have averted the incident. Similarly, in Titanic movie, if sailors would have paid heed to the iceberg warnings and reduced speed,the outcome would have been different.

So, how is it related to the Tower card. The Tower card reminds us that we need to pay attention to signals from our inner voice, our body,or even suggestions of our loved ones. And once we do, we should take actions to prevent or handle the long term impact. So the question for you is:

What signals are you ignoring in your life?