Three card reading for Monday, June 23, 2014 from the Steele Wizard Tarot by Pamela Steele.
Maiden of Cups, The Emperor, Two of Wands
Draw on your intuition and gain inspiration by peering beyond the veil being mindful of staying there too long. Put your gifts to work for you by looking to other shores and seeing beyond the limits of just looking with your eyes. Rely on the energy of The Emperor to keep you grounded and tethered to the “mundane” world and even though the Wands are fire and action, there is a lot of water at both the beginning and the end. Find that balanced “sweet” spot where you can exist with your head-in-the-clouds and your feet-on-the-ground.
“Not too long ago thousands spent their lives as recluses to find spiritual vision in the solitude of nature. Modern man need not become a hermit to achieve this goal, for it is neither ecstasy nor world-estranged mysticism his era demands, but a balance between quantitative and qualitative reality. Modern man, with his reduced capacity for intuitive perception, is unlikely to benefit from the contemplative life of a hermit in the wilderness. But what he can do is to give undivided attention, at times, to a natural phenomenon, observing it in detail, and recalling all the scientific facts about it he may remember. Gradually, however, he must silence his thoughts and, for moments at least, forget all his personal cares and desires, until nothing remains in his soul but awe for the miracle before him. Such efforts are like journeys beyond the boundaries of narrow self-love and, although the process of intuitive awakening is laborious and slow, its rewards are noticeable from the very first. If pursued through the course of years, something will begin to stir in the human soul, a sense of kinship with the forces of life consciousness which rule the world of plants and animals, and with the powers which determine the laws of matter. While analytical intellect may well be called the most precious fruit of the Modern Age, it must not be allowed to rule supreme in matters of cognition. If science is to bring happiness and real progress to the world, it needs the warmth of man’s heart just as much as the cold inquisitiveness of his brain.” ~Franz Winkler