Moving Through Stagnation with the Tarot

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We have all been there. That place where nothing seems to be moving. Life becomes routine with no spark and the only feelings that seem to be felt is major frustration, anger, sadness, boredom and sometimes grief.

Every option we look at doesn’t feel right, everything we do doesn’t feel right and the only thing we want is solitude, rest and a good cry.
Firstly I have to say don’t be too quick to move from this space.
Sounds strange I know but feeling these feelings and being overwhelmed with ‘I’ve had enough’ also will move you to create change.
Having said that lets look at how we can shift things internally using the tarot.

Let’s begin at looking at a self nurturing routine to support you through this space.
It’s just so easy to convince yourself and fall victim to the overwhelm and make excuses such as, ‘I can’t stop there’s things that need doing.’
That’s a good possibility but there will also be many pockets of time where you can prioritise because doing the floors and folding laundry can wait for as long as it needs because YOU my friend are priority.

Next create a self nurturing routine and stick to it.
Commitment to Self is a must.
The two primary relationships that will always nurture, love and feed your soul is the one you have with yourself and Mother Earth.
These are the two primary relationships that need to always be on top of your list if they aren’t there will be no balance.
I understand when overwhelm hits you want nothing more than to stare at the floor but a lot of the time it doesn’t feed your soul.
Not saying don’t do this I’m saying put in place things that make you feel good and the small things count.
Such as: clean sheets, buying flowers, rearranging and cleaning your altar or sacred space, purchasing something small that means something to you, spending time in nature, eating clean, drinking more water, burning incense, lighting candles, drinking your favourite tea, spending time in the garden, painting, writing… as an example.

It’s really important to invest in you and it’s also important to take time to explore your inner world because it’s a very big part of why you feel this way.
So time to get the cards out and your journal.
Let’s pull out some Major Arcana cards that can support you to move forward.

The Hermit

What we need more than anything in this space is solitude and to connect with the light within.
It’s times like this our light doesn’t feel strong so we need to strengthen it by doing that we need to connect with it.
So pull out your journal and have The Hermit card in front of you and journal the answers to these questions:

* Have I had enough time on my own to feel and reflect on where I am? If not, why not?

* What feelings am I avoiding to feel at present and why?

* What am I afraid of seeing or accepting about my current situation?
Once you have identified that then ask yourself:

* What small steps can I commit to create change about my current situation?
Once you have written that then write out a loose future plan of where you would like to be.
I say loose because I don’t want you feeling any pressure to commit to this long term plan but a focus point of moving you from your current situation.

* Please give yourself time to process your answers don’t feel you have to answer all of this in one sitting.
Give yourself time to breathe and fall into what you have uncovered. *

Death

Very few people like the Death card in the tarot but it’s one of my favs.
In order for new life bloom we need to put the old to rest once and for all.
So placing the Death card in front of you and using it as a focus of contemplation the only question I want you to contemplate and journal on is this:

* Being completely honest, what do I need to let go of completely to move forward to the next stage of my life?

Take your time and give yourself time to process your answer.

And finally pull out the card Judgement. Place it in front of you and while you focus on the card begin reflecting on this question and answer it intuitively:

* What does my soul want me to hear?

Meditate on this answer and journal it.
Once you’ve gathered all your answers please finish off on meditating on The Empress card.
Hold the image in your minds eye, burn some floral incense and burn a candle whilst meditating and envision yourself loved, nurtured, whole and at ease with yourself.
Stay in the meditation as long as you need and repeat if needed.

Take this post and use it to love you.
The tarot is an amazing system to heal and get to know our inner world.
It should be part of our self nourishing practice. Xxx

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