Tarot Blog Hop 28: A Question of Time Part 2


Let’s take a quick trip back down memory lane, some 20 years ago now. A young very headstrong, idealistic and lost, long haired man-cub found his way into the company of a very profound influence to his life. Through a series of unfortunate events, we move the story forward 18 months, and into a new premises. Where on a day much like any other, the young man-cub gets a reading…

 

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The reading was powerful stuff, involving Astrology, the runes and an almost intuitive glimpse into who the man-cub was, who they had grown into at that time, and also who they could or would become in the slightly longer term. It was a world of wonder, as the man-cub had a very passing interest in that side of reading cards, and had no clue about the runes…

 

Well if you hadn’t already guess that I was talking about myself, the photo above, kind of shows it. Yes! Almost 21 years and a long hair style ago, I was a much different person to I am now. I fell into the company of someone, who at that time I really needed to guide me on to the path that began the evolution into the person I am today. It was quite a potent and life changing experience and its where I fell into awe of The Russian Tarot of St Petersburg, although I didn’t know that was what they were called back then. However, more on that in a moment…

 

 

These cards were stunning as well as bang on. They depicted everything as it stood and I was hooked. When I asked about the deck all I got told was they were very old; nothing more and nothing less. As I could not locate them out there in the world of shopping just by the look of them, well I gave up trying to hunt them down. Until last month… That’s right, last month on a random blog / SM post there they were, after all that time. So I put out a call, and discovered their name. A month later I had a reprint of the deck and it felt really good to handle them.

 

 

As the advent of the solstice TBH was upon me, I chose to work with the deck for this aspect of the hop. The aspect being of course, talking/giving a story about timing, but I decided to ask the cards a question, how do we/I as a reader work with time within my work and readings?

 

Collectively the cards negotiated this one with interest. They start by suggesting with the Two of Swords that the questioner, should consider the way their thoughts are phrased; as the answer giver, we need to decide and feel how the cards are reacting. The Nine of Clubs, is saying consider the journey and the reasons for such a definitive requirement, what is so challenging at this time that a demand for time is being required? The Seven of Cups opens this out a little by pointing out that, by restricting oneself to a time limitation, there is a greater chance of missing out on the answer coming to us naturally, by observing the sign posts that have been laid out.

 

Each sign and signpost allows for a greater depth and understanding, and therefore a greater chance of time presenting a better way forward. Lastly the Hanged Man, points out running before walking, being in a rush to get to the answer before taking the journey, just simply completes and then restarts the same cycle, different situation but the exact same outcome.

 

 

Time is only important if we make it that way…

 

 

Well thank you for hoping on by and reading all the way through both pages, comments can be left on the first page here and I look forward to seeing you on the next hop.

 

 

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