Cotd January 24, 2015

Cotd for Saturday, January 24, 2015 is from Tarot of the Hidden Realm by Julia Jeffrey, companion book Journey into the Hidden Realm by Barbara Moore. 2013

Nine of CupsNine of Cups

“With reverence, he holds the ancient, silver memory bowl, a gift from his father, and heirloom.  There was a time when this bowl was a curse, when its contents haunted and tormented him.  But now he has learned to cherish what he finds here, for it is nothing more and nothing less than a prefect reflection of his heart and all it contains: every joy and every hurt, every dream and every regret, every smile and every tear, every love he has ever held dear.  They are now in the past. Done. Never to be regained, but never to be forgotten”

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Cotd January 23, 2015

Cotd for Friday, January 23, 2015 is from Tarot of the Hidden Realm by Julia Jeffrey, companion book Journey into the Hidden Realm by Barbara Moore. 2013

Three of SwordsThree of Swords

“Sorrow and pain are part of life.  Acknowledging them, feeling them, processing them, and weaving them into your life as you move forward are all a normal and, most would say, healthy part of the process.  But this card isn’t really about that.  Thoughts can become hamster wheels of obsession.  It may very well be true that you’ve experienced something that caused you pain, but the way you are thinking about the event is keeping you from the natural process of healing and, in fact, may be causing more harm, which may have permanent repercussions.” (pg 141)

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Cotd January 22, 2015

The Cotd for Thursday, January 22, 2015 is from the Tarot of the Hidden Realm by Julia Jeffrey, companion book Journey into the Hidden Realm by Barbara Moore. 2013

StrengthStrength

“In a card named Strength one might expect amazing feats of physical prowess or of defeating foes.  In the Hidden Realm, there is another kind of strength and a specific kind of challenge.  We all have our wild parts, aspects of ourselves that have grown careless or reckless or fearful through life experiences that left us wounded, or parts of ourselves that society or individuals have told us are shameful.  We deem these parts  unlovable and hide them away.  But they don’t stay hidden, lashing out instead in surprising ways that we cannot seem to control.  Those parts of us have value.  This card represents the most difficult kind of strength: the strength to face and love ourselves, to accept and heal, and eventually to integrate so that we can be whole again.  The journey is ongoing, for just as we heal one wound, another often appears.  In a reading, this card lets you know that, whatever your question, inner healing and forgiveness are part of the answer.” (pg. 47)

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Cotd January 21, 2015

The Cotd for Wednesday, January 21, 2015 is from the Tarot of the Hidden Realm by Julia Jeffrey, companion book Journey into the Hidden Realm by Barbara Moore. 2013

Knight of CupsKnight of Cups

“The Knight of Cups values the experiences of the heart and soul more than anything else.  Consequently, he may seem otherworldly or unrealistic, but once understood, his motivations are easy to see.  He needs to feel something in his heart or be moved by it in his soul for it to be true or worthy of his attention.  He is dreamy and romantic and slow to take action, being more inclined to take time to savor the moment.  He would rather enjoy the journey than rush to a destination.  He’d actually rather wander about than plot a course to anywhere specific.  If you want to be in the moment, walk beside him.  If you want to quickly achieve a task, he is definitely not your man. (pg. 129)

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