The Osho Card of the Day is Thunderbolt. I've always had a deep appreciation for the Thunderbolt card, which akin is to the Tower card in more popular decks such as the Rider-Waite. This card has always represented the abrupt disturbance of the status quo to me. Something I feel I'm very much NOT a part of... I like to celebrate the uneasiness of the authority figures and therefore I like to welcome this card in readings. It speaks to me as if saying soon my ideas will be heard. This card to me is punk rock and revolution. It also reminds me of Shiva the Hindu goddess of destruction and transformation. Lastly, this card reminds me of Uranus the planet of flash insight and revolution. Without getting too metaphysical to lose practicality...I love the idea that my world can change in an instant thanks to divine inspiration. It's probably my Moon Conjunct Uranus in Scorpio, which makes me more able to embrace revolutionary thoughts. I'm clearly in the minority here. Most people see this card and it evokes fear. Most don't want change. This leads me to realize that a quick reference in how to interpret single card readings would be helpful.
Daily single card readings are helpful for two reasons. One they will help you learn the inner workings of any deck you are starting to use. This will organically enable you to do more complex tarot readings that involve multi-card spreads. Second, they allow you not only to use your intuition every day but to also observe how the symbols actually play out. This daily ritual gets you more attuned to how the cards "speak." Your allies in this process are: 1. Intuition and 2. Documentation. The more you see cards and the more you hold them up to events of the day, you'll see the wide variety of ways the symbols of the tarot cards come to life. Your rational mind will understand the multiple ways but your gut will help you understand the specific one. I’m making this process sound linear but in fact it rarely is. One day you may pull the Thunderbolt card and think your world is going to turn upside down but when you reflect on your day it was truly your brother who experienced the change by starting middle school. This seems trivial and stupid to you but the card will help you realize how important this event is to your sibling and allow you to maybe offer guidance or even just excitement in regards to your brother’s situation. That’s why practice is important. Experience will show you that you need to be flexible on what you expect the card to mean. The single card spread is less about being right or wrong in a prediction and more about the “Ah Ha” moment when you realize what the reading was trying to tell you. Below I've listed a few of the myriad ways the single card spread has played out in my life. I encourage you to explore your world and see how the card of the day works for you.
Advice, Psychological, Application, Timing and Creativity. All of this is available from a 5-10 minute daily ritual.
It's funny I always get in these weird, intense and often antisocial moments where I have these instincts to just move. I can never analyze it or control it but these moments always bring bountiful gifts. Today I had lunch plans with a friend and for some reason our timing was off but I knew I couldn't sit in my cube any longer. I just had to leave and I didn't have time to rationalize why. Like the animals who find their way to higher ground just before a Tsunami hits they are instinctively ushered to the best possible location for THEIR moment. I had to apologize to my friend and GO! If felt weird and I didn't know why I had to until I took this picture. This happens to me all the time. I will argue about inconsequential things and when I get my way it's those times I get these gifts in the form of insights, art, better timing of events or dodged mishaps. Following your gut is often illogical but it renders such sweet results. The more you can allow yourself those moments the closer to reality you get. The tricky part is you can never control it... you simply have to align and surrender to the calling.
As you start to study astrology and tarot it's really really important to review your thoughts. It's essential to reflect on your ideas in order to verify what works what doesn't work and most importantly why. Sometimes when you start to look at charts and tarot spreads you get too stuck in individual minutia and I hope by doing a weekly reflection I help you see the whole picture better. I certainly do. Why will this Jupiter in Leo be different than the one in 2002? Looking back and reflection will help you understand and also the context of hindsight reality. It wasn't really a fun and lighthearted time for me. It was only a year after 9/11 and the economy tanked. I don't think this time around will be the same but through documenting your observation and looking at transits in context you'll understand more fully what is in store. Jupiter in Leo alone is not enough to predict the entire vibe of this next year.
In my video I do a super quick review of a book I'm reading right now. It's Laura Day's "How to Rule the World from your Couch." I wished I would have mentioned the book's topics in the video. Day covers how to : 1. Gather Information 2. Mediumship 3. Body heat telepathy 4. Remove Viewing 5. Precognition and 6. Healing. Day covers these topics in a clear tone with a penchant for making it practical. I highly recommend the book. N.L. Dewart
The Sticky Note Diary for July 14 - 20, 2014 by N.L. Dewart
Astrology, Tarot, Mystic Arts, Divination and Other Musings