#TarotTuesday: May 21, 2019

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Suprise! #TarotTuesday lives on! Each week, I’ll pull a card from the Fountain Tarot deck with the intention to understand what messages are important for us to acknowledge in our lives right now. I’ll encourage you to reflect on how the card connects with you — feel free to share your thoughts on my Instagram, where I’ll also post the card and my interpretation. For more background info on Tarot and how I read cards, check out this previous post: a bit about Tarot.


May 21st: The Three of Coins

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This week’s #TarotTuesday is brought to you from the beach! I’m on a much-needed vacation (are vacations ever not needed?) with my family, but I’m still finding inspiration and ready to share with you.

As I was shuffling the deck to set up my spread, a card jumped out of the pile. While it could just be my sloppy shuffling skills, in Tarot, when a card pops out of the deck, it’s considered to be the universe raising its hand with something to say. I’m listening, and here’s what landed (quite literally) in my lap this week.

Last week was all about manifesting our dreams and taking small actions to complete them. This week’s Three of Coins promises the same success, but only if we ask for help.

Three cards indicate the initial completion of a goals, and since we’re still dealing in Coins, we’re talking about material projects, creative ventures, or business opportunities. That thing you were so excited to start last week? You’re now being encouraged that the timing is right.

The Three of Coins wants us to collaborate, to bring together ideas, ambitions, talents, and experiences beyond our own to bring our dreams into reality. This card represents the moments when everything to bring your plan together falls into place. it’s the synchronicity of meeting the right person at the right time, the opportunity presenting itself exactly when you’re ready, or all of the resources you need suddenly becoming available. It’s not magic — you’ve worked hard, stayed determined, and put energy toward this goal, and now you’re being rewarded with the moment to make it all happen.

As always, I have a story. Last summer, I was coming off of a particularly low period of burnout, when everything felt hard and dark, and I wasn’t sure if I was making the right choices. I knew I needed something new to focus my energy on, to lift me up and reignite my spark for teaching and empowering others. My schedule was about to open up, I was staring down a few months of free time in the face, and I knew I was ready for a change, but needed a sign or nudge in the right direction.

I ran into my yoga mentor (physically — we literally bumped into each other) in the parking lot of the studio where we teach. She was in a rush, I was tired after teaching, and we did a quick rundown of what was going on. She was bogged down with editing her YTT manual so that her husband could print it for her that week and really needed some help. I told her to send it my way, that I had a few hours of time that afternoon to look it over and clean it up. We met up a few days later, and she asked if I wanted to continue to help create the manual and, more importantly, serve in a mentoring role during her yoga trainings starting that fall, with the idea that I’d learn how to teach teachers and be on a path to lead my own trainings in the future. We all know how that turned out.

It was a true aligning of dharma — my unique talents and abilities in writing and teaching lined up with what she needed, and her skills in mentoring helped me to become a better teacher. The YTT mentoring role was so much more than the spark I was looking for to reconnect me to yoga. It deepened my relationship with my friend, gave me a new tribe of Satya sisters, and, most importantly, helped me to rediscover my own truth and light. I’ve never felt freer, thanks to that chance run-in one hectic afternoon.

I don’t believe that Soña popped out of nowhere — we’d clearly been friends and colleagues for a few years, and she probably was already considering asking me to join her team. Our energies happened to connect on that day, and the masterful collaboration came to be.

More currently, since I’m vacationing with my family, I’m taking in that the Universe really wants me to sit in the love and support of the people who know me best. I’ve always looked up to my husband, parents, and older sister for advice and encouragement, and my brother-in-law is the best for brainstorming new ideas and sparking creativity in a new and exciting way. I’m going to lean into that this week and see what happens.

Your inquiry to consider: Where could your own skills, talents, and energy benefit from an energetic assist? If you’re feeling stuck in a “I can do it all by myself!” mentality, whose experiences, resources, or encouragement could help you go even farther? Or, perhaps, reflect on a time when things all came together in a way to support your vision that was unexpected. What lessons and inspiration are available to you from that situation?

Reply with your thoughts or share them on this week's #TarotTuesday Instagram post. I'd love to know what connects for you!