On Intuitive Tuesdays I select a card and give you my interpretation of it. On Thursday I select one reader's comment and pull an additional card.
I encourage you to read about the additional card I pulled this week and see how it applies to your life. Anything that is brought to one of us is a message for all of us.
Tuesday's Intuitive Tuesday card was The Magician (reversed). I have pulled an additional card today for Phoebe who said:
As I pulled today's card, I was directed towards Phoebe's comment, but I feel it applies to all of the comments. I pulled The Magdalene from my new deck, The Grail Tarot by Giovanni Caselli. Being the second card in the deck and Major Arcana, this corresponds with The High Priestess.
Phoebe mentioned her logical mind questioning her intuitive mind. In my Intuition Through Tarot classes, we refer to it as our left brain (logical mind) vs. our right brain (creative, intuitive side).
Schools take a left-brained approach to learning. That is, there is a right answer, and if you study (read, calculate, analyze -- all left brain approaches to learning), you will find THE right answer.
The underlying (and flawed) philosophy in this system is that to succeed, we must learn how to access and use our left (analytical) brain and override our right (intuitive, creative) brain.
It's no wonder that at this point in our lives, we question whether or not we have an intuitive voice, let alone to trust it! Your left brained training may leave you wanting to look up "the right answer" in some sort of book or on the Internet. Wishful thinking!
Today's card, The Magdalene, encourages each of us to find ways to tune back into that inner voice. This is the knowing inside that doesn't need to prove, research or question anything...it just knows.
The energy of The Magdalene (High Priestess) card encourages and comforts you as you find silence, time to contemplate and meditate and focus on your inner voice. Only YOU know what is best for you.
Some of you also talked about having the conviction to make and trust decisions. In listening to a book on CD called, Think and Grow Rich, by Napoleon Hill, he presents information on leadership. In his description, he said that decisiveness is the opposite of procrastination and that people who make decisions quickly and change their minds slowly are most successful. When prolonging decisions (because you can't hear or don't trust your intuition), it can help to set you up for "failure by procrastination."
Today, observe when you hesitate to make a decision (no matter how small or big it is -- what to wear, where to go for lunch, etc.). For each of these small indecisions or procrastinations, take the initiative to make a quick decision.
Go with your gut feel and if you can't feel it, pretend as though you have only two minutes to decide. Watch how when you are under this kind of (delicate) pressure, you really can make a choice. AND, more often than not, you DO have the tools you need (The Magician) to walk that path, and will do just fine...no matter what!
Now is the time to make your decisions boldly and step forward knowing that you will be guided each step of the way and will be able to handle whatever appears on your journey.