Sunday, December 21, 2014

The Joy of Giving Tarot Spread

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Welcome to the December 2014's Tarot Blog Hop. Today's Blog Hop is all about a spread that this Hop's wrangler, Arwen Lynch Poe, wanted us Tarot bloggers to explore. Arwen said:

"Yule, Hanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Solstice, Winter. Whatever you call this time of year, it is a season of gift giving, gift receiving and sharing with family and friends for a majority of the world. Whether Papa Noel brings you a candy cane or the Winter Witch brings you switches, it’s a time of anticipation. The anticipation of what I might be getting and what I am giving are equal joys for me. To that end, here is a spread for each of us to do.

"The Joy Of Gifting

    What gift would you give the world if you could?
    What gift would you want from the world?
    What gift have you gotten that has brought you joy?
    What gift have you given that has brought you joy?
    What is one last thing you would like to share about this season?"

The Joy of Giving Tarot spread.
And here are the cards that I pulled for this post.

Knight of Wands, Hanged Man, Two of Cups, Three of Cups, the Sun.
1. What gift would I give the world if I could---Knight of Wands: A fiery passion and sense of purpose. Actually as a blogger, writer, and an occasional teacher, I give freely of this gift already. I tend to be a fire starter, and gasoline tosser. Of course, there are those who hate the fact that I am so passionate about subjects that they wish would simply go away. While I like to think that I ask questions that make people think---I know full well that my questions tend to just make people upset. Unleash the dogs of war, I say.

2. What gift would I want from the world---the Hanged Man: One of the things that I have sacrificed over the years is hope of making a decent income. In many versions of this card, the man is dropping or losing money. By choosing to be a writer, I gave up much more monetary better options. I would love to be somehow able to make up for that sacrifice (aka make decent money as a writer).

3. What gift have I received that has brought me joy---Two of Cups: I got lucky and found a woman that puts up with me and all my little quirks. And I recently officially married her. It is nice to have a partner, who understands me, or at least is willing to make the attempt. I am blessed in this regard.

4. What gift have I given that has brought me joy---Three of Cups: A few years ago, I had the opportunity to help start a Golden Dawn lodge here in Denver, Colorado. While it lasted, the experience of helping a group of people progress though the Golden Dawn system was very pleasing. Of course, all good things come to an end, and I am no longer involved in running a lodge; but it was fun while it lasted.

5. What is one last thing I would like to share this season---the Sun: I would like to share the knowledge that the darkness passes. Misfortunes and grief and depressions only last so long, then the Light returns, and things are renewed. Things will get better; it is only a matter of time before they do.

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Pepperfire said...

The gift of light moving into the new year will be carried with love. :)

Machelle said...

Another sun card as the final. I love it!! Congrats on your recent nuptials!!!

thecrazyangmoandhisangrywife said...

Congratulations on your marriage Morgan. I really enjoyed your post. And hahaha...I understand your point about getting so passionate about subjects that sometimes others wish we'd go away:)

Anonymous said...

Congrats on getting wed!
I'm loving the phrase gasoline tosser that made me lol

Tarot By Arwen said...

Happy days! The Two of Cups made me grin. :D

Joy Vernon said...

Oh, I'm sorry to hear that Bast is no longer, or that you are no longer part of Bast. But happy to hear about the formalization of your romantic partnership! I wear the earrings I bought from you wife all the time. I love them! Good luck getting those coins back in your pocket!

Fiona Morris said...

Congrats on your marriage, I too was married this year! I love your ending on the Sun for winter solstice :)

Inner Whispers said...

Passion for life is a wonderful thing, no wonder the Sun came up as your last card :)

Olivia Peters said...

I resonate with your Hanged Man, and I am so happy for your 2 of Cups! Love em and stay with em ;-)

Unknown said...

hello! I'd like to know what the name of this tarot card deck is, thank you so much have a wonderful day!

Morgan Drake Eckstein said...

The Tarot deck is: The Secret Tarots--Marco Nizzoli, published by Lo Scarabeo (1998).