I pulled my daily from the Gaian Tarot today, and I pulled the two of Fire… Wasn’t it just a day or so ago that I was lamenting the lack of energy I was feeling and wishing I could get done what I needed to do? While my “to do” list is still oh so long, I tackled something that I’ve been putting off. I cleaned up my tarot deck area… It gave me a chance to pull out some decks that I haven’t looked at in a VERY long time. I rearranged things so that decks I’ve been thinking about using lately, but that weren’t readily accessible, are now are lounging nonchalantly on my tarot table, along with the cat.
Today, I am also writing the script for our upcoming Imbolc ritual, and after our planning meeting last Sunday, we set our theme as “cleansing and setting things in order.” I wish I had taken a “before” picture of the trunk and all the decks strewn about on the floor. Normally, I don’t leave them like that, but a friend came over recently, wanting to look at decks. She was wishing she could expand from the one deck she has, but she was afraid to purchase anything for fear she wouldn’t end up liking it, so I suggested she come over here and paw through my decks. At least that way, she’d get to see all of the cards before committing.
I’ve been updating my site and transferring all the reviews I’ve written over the years to the new blog software, so I needed the decks out where I could get to them. I don’t know if this happens to anyone else, but sometimes I don’t remember why I made certain statements when I did the deck review 4 or 5 years ago…
As you get older three things happen. The first is your memory goes, and I can’t remember the other two…
~ Sir Norman Wisdom ~
At any rate, for some reason today, I was completely energized. I inventoried my entire deck collection and even checked current prices and availability so that I could pack the out-of-print decks in a more protected place where the boxes would be less likely to get bent or damaged. They weren’t out-of-print when I bought them, of course.
Joanna Powell Colbert says in the companion book to the Gaian:
You are suddenly and passionately attracted to a person, place, cause, or project. You are lit up with a blazing energy that makes your whole life sweeter. But you don’t have to act on every instance of attraction. Will the fire warm you or burn you? It’s time to choose; will you follow through on this attraction or not?
Well, I did! I gave in to the attraction and now… check out the trunk!