Thursday, November 19, 2009

Intuitive Tuesday on Thursday -- The Magician

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.

This week's
Intuitive Tuesday card was the Knave of Swords.

Quiet Dreams, you mentioned it in your comment and I think it's worth stating again -- "Interesting how everyone related this card to a person." Court cards usually relate to a person and it's amazing to me how quickly your intuition identifies who it relates to for you.

Since we all related this card to a person, I encourage you to do whatever your were prompted to do when you read Tuesday's Intuitive Tuesday post for your Knave of Swords -- spend extra time with that certain (young) someone, tell that person how much s/he means to you, truly be with him or her and simply love them. You already know what to do; the Knave of Swords was just your reminder to do so. :)

And for Kristen (and for everyone else), I have pulled an additional card in response to Kristin's comment:
For me, the card would represent my son Gabe. We are currently having a major power struggle because this incredibly bright, wonderful kid has decided he WON'T potty train...ugh.
Ah, yes...potty training. Is that the ultimate set-up for a power struggle or what? My oldest son didn't complete potty training until he was almost 4. Luckily his twin brothers (who are 17 months younger) saw how their older brother used the toilet and trained at 2 1/2 (just three months later). Our grocery bill was SO much lower without all of those diapers! But, I digress...

Today's card is about mastering your world using the skills you have -- The Magician -- to do whatever you want. If it is to potty train your two-year-old son, then know that you have what it takes to get the job done.

Since I've selected The Magician card before, you can find more information about this card by clicking here. One of the key lines from that day's post was:
As you can see from the card, as The Magician, you have the energy and magic of all four suits (Wands, Cups, Swords and Pentacles) and can use your wisdom to blend these ingredients to move forward on your path and manifest anything you desire.
What The Magician also indicates is that you may need to do some experimentation with all of the tools in your toolbox to get the job done. How does that translate into potty training...or anything else in life?

Here's what I call The Magician's Exercise to help you as you face challenging situations:

Think about your own toolbox and possibly a situation you are currently facing. As The Magician, you have in your toolbox the energy of the four tarot suits:
  • Wands -- movement, energy and action
  • Cups -- emotions, feelings and intuitions
  • Swords -- intellect, logic and reasoning
  • Pentacles -- business experience, practical sense, knowledge of material interests
As you look at the challenge/situation you have in front of you, ask questions about each of these areas to gain insight on how to move forward. For example:
  • The Wands: Tell me what Wands energy (movement, energy and action) I need to apply to this situation?
  • The Cups: Tell me what Cups energy (emotions, feelings and intuitions) I need to apply to this situation?
  • The Swords: Tell me what Swords energy (intellect, logic and reasoning) I need to apply to this situation?
  • Pentacles: Tell me what Pentacles energy (business experience, practical sense, knowledge of material interests) I need to apply to this situation?
This will give you the opportunity to ponder the situation/challenge from four different perspectives. And remember, it's not only an intellectual exercise (where you work mostly in your brain); The Magician's Exercise asks you to look at your situation from several different angles and from there, create your own special magic.

Play with these questions to help change and broaden your perspective; tune into all aspects of your being, and tap into the wisdom of The Magician to move forward from here. It's like having your own magic wand!


Kristin said...

Thanks for the extra card. I hope the magician continues to work his magic!

Lori Lavender Luz said...

Kristin (and her son) had success since your last reading!

Thanks for helping me to understand what the 4 suits mean. I am bookmarking this post as a reference.

Will spend some more time with my knave today. :-)

excavator said...

Tonight is school conference for my knave, that I think is going to require all of the gifts of the suits.

I like the image of magician, and alchemy, combining the gifts into the right potion.

I think tonight probably will have a bigger proportion of swords, a large part cups, against a strong backbone of energy and movement. Pentacles are probably less a factor here.

Thanks, Sheri!