Episode 9: Can We Burn it Down?
Listen: Two Tarot Nerds
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Our questions & cards for this week
What energy is most present right now? 8 of swords
What are the roots of that? 5 of swords
What could bloom out of this energy? knight of pentacles
(all from Next World Tarot)
(8 of swords from the Wild Unknown Tarot; knight of pentacles from the Light Seer’s Tarot)
Start: 7 of swords
Stop: 5 of swords
Continue: 2 of pentacles
(all from This Might Hurt Tarot)
What we talked about this week
I’m experimenting with something new. I’ve got some journaling questions for you that are related to the things we talked about in this episode.
We both drew 5 of swords this week, and revisited the idea of winning a battle but losing the war. What fight are you trying to win, and at what cost? (For Joeli, it’s needing to please everyone; for Di it’s thinking that she has to do everything herself)
With 8 of swords, there’s a feeling of being trapped, or stuck. But you can look at it a different way—what if you’re keeping yourself safe? What might you be protecting yourself from?
We talked about balance and juggling with the 2 of pentacles. Where do you feel like things have to be a certain way in order to be fair or equal? How else could you look at it?
What thoughts or questions do you have about what we discussed this week? We’d love to hear from you!