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2/25/15 11:42 A

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Thanks, Icewynde, that all resonates completely. I am truly smiling at these cats this morning. I hadn't realized how much I missed them.

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And, yes, Arizona is wonderful!!! 70s during the day and 50s most nights.

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2/25/15 11:37 A

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Interesting cards!

I think your reading of the Page is right on! He is a catalyst for change and rather a spiffy dresser, judging from his picture on the Rider Waite. I think he is saying that the catalyst for your weight loss journey was to look better on the outside. Perhaps the challenge here, is the focus on the exterior when it is our physical and mental health that really matters?

The nine of cups is usually associated with feelings of contentment and satisfaction, which is certainly what you feel from your work. Perhaps your cat friend's scruffy appearance is an indication that inner satisfaction rather than satisfaction with your mirror image is what is really important here.

I hope you are enjoying your time in Arizona, and hopefully some warm weather!

Edited by: ICEWYNDE at: 2/25/2015 (11:39)
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ACHIEVEMENTS:
One-derland! 199.1 9/14/2014
Out of BMI Obese range 184.6 11/28/14
40 Pounds gone! 179.6 1/02/15
50 Pounds gone! 168.8 2/27/15
60 Pounds gone!!! 159.2 5/22/15
Into BMI NORMAL range! 9/18/15
75 Pounds gone!!!! 3/01/16


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2/25/15 11:15 A

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I pulled out my beloved Baroque Bohemian Cats tarot for this reading. I've been mostly using apps on my iPad this past year, so it's lovely to spend time with physical cards, and my old cat friends. These cards struck some immediate feelings, which I'm not sure have anything to do with the traditional meanings, but this is what came up, and I'm going to trust it for now, though I think there's more that I need to hear ...

Challenge: Page of Wands

This page stands with eyes half closed, as if posing in front of a mirror. A peacock walks to his side. My immediate sense was of focusing on how I look. Am I thin enough? Do I look good in this outfit? When will I be pretty again? I compare myself to others far too often, and feel that I come up short.

Dealing with Challenge: 9 of Cups

This fellow sits, looking kind of fat and frumpy, tongue licking his chops. BUT, it looks to me like he's in a pottery studio (I think it's actually a kitchen). I'm an artist, and I saw this as me taking my enjoyment from my work. Focusing on feeling healthy, productive, creative, rather than on the trivia of my appearance.

I am bothered by the apparent slovenliness of this fellow, which perhaps also speaks to what I need to do. I truly need to let go of the appearance aspects, and I'm clearly still a bit stuck on that.

Hmmm.

Will have to look at these cards further, when I'm more focused.

Comments are more than welcome.

Edited to add further thoughts:

The fellow in the 9 is looking at me with slitted eyes, as if daring me to accept and love myself for who I am today. I am actually very happy, for the first time in many, many years. He tells me that happiness is what's important. Enjoy my life. The weight loss will come, or it will not. But be happy, regardless. He dares me to trust my path. I am eating healthier, I am walking my dog further each day, and I am feeling better than I have in a long time. His face, literally, dares me to trust myself and where I am at this moment. He's licking his chops, saying, this is good. This. Right now. This is good. We are in a good place.

I also see that page as very immature. He's young and sassy and vain. I'm no longer that person. I might never look like that again. I am a mature person, with a lot of history, and I don't WANT to be that person again.

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2/25/15 11:05 A

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I agree with Ceker, that this is a very lovely reading.

I would add that the pentacles are often, to me, about grounding. Remaining grounded in your purpose, in your insights about gradual, steady weight loss, will help you as you receive all this advice and information from others. Continuing to check in with yourself to see that you are staying true to yourself, will help steer you through this journey.

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2/15/15 8:19 P

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ICEWYNDE ~ I think you did a lovely job of reading your cards, especially the 8 of Wands --- very perceptive of you to read it as possibly being too swift of an achievement. With the 6 of Pentacles, I only would add that SparkPeople is a great place for you to get support and encouragement that the 6 gives. I would give only one caveat, you will be getting lots of support and encouragement, yet with the card reversed, be careful that you don't rely on it too much and/or sort through the advice and take only that that apply to you. Don't take all advice "whole cloth".

Kudos on the objective self-reading. Being objective with your own reading is difficult at best and you did an excellent job!

Blessings,
Collien~~~
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I decided to do a two card draw concerning weight loss.
The first card addressed the question: "What challenges to weight loss will I be facing?
The second card asked: "How can I address this weight loss challenge?"

I used the Rider Waite Tarot (my old standby) for this draw and drew the 8 of Wands and the 6 of Pentacles, Rx.

The 8 of Wands is usually a positive card implying a swift achievement of goals, however as a challenge I interpreted this to mean that I might try to rush my weight loss too much or I might develop expectations that I would be at my goal quickly. Either way could have negative outcomes, the first for my health and the second might lead to disappointment and disenchantment with weight loss that might lead me to stop my healthy behaviors.

To resolve this challenge I look to the 6 of Pentacles, Rx. To me, this card has always carried the meaning of having needs met or not met by others, of getting "enough" from your interactions or of feeling deprived of support and attention. The reversed card would seem to me to put the focus on the receiving end of the social equation portrayed here. Mostly this card is about money, but here on Spark, support, encouragement and problem-solving help seem to be a more likely meaning. I think that I have to open myself up to receiving support and encouragement from others, rather than trying to go it alone. There is a wealth of good advice and support here to help me maintain a slower weight loss and to manage my expectations of how long it will take until I achieve my goal.

Any comments?

I would encourage other members to do their own readings to see what they learn about their own weight loss journey.


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ACHIEVEMENTS:
One-derland! 199.1 9/14/2014
Out of BMI Obese range 184.6 11/28/14
40 Pounds gone! 179.6 1/02/15
50 Pounds gone! 168.8 2/27/15
60 Pounds gone!!! 159.2 5/22/15
Into BMI NORMAL range! 9/18/15
75 Pounds gone!!!! 3/01/16


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