The cotd for Tuesday, January 13 2015 is from The Druid Craft Tarot by Philip and Stephanie Carr-Gomm, Illustrated by Will Worthington.
~Abuse of power, Succumbing to temptation, Spiritual blindness, Breaking lose~
“When we are trapped in abusive relationships, or simply in difficult or limiting circumstances, we are often protected from the pain of being fully aware of our situation by being partly ‘asleep’. As we ‘wake up’ to our situation we may go through a period of intense unhappiness, which eventually provides much of the impetus for us to change our lives or break free from our situation. Receiving this card reversed in a reading may indicate that you are going through such a stage in your life, or it may mean something quite different. Depending upon its position in the spread, it may denote an abuse of power by yourself or by someone else, or may even indicate that you are breaking free from a materialistic world-view that has been limiting you up until now.” ~companion book page 148
It is the last 21 words that I wish to bring to our attention. Did you catch this week’s Oracle Guidance post? If not, be sure to check it out and see how today’s reversed card drives those thoughts home. As least they do for me. Do you measure your worth or position in life by the material things you own or measure yourself and them against what others have or what they have accomplished? Do you find yourself lacking? Don’t you think you are judging yourself too harshly? Why are you using others as a measuring stick in the first place? When we’ve been raised to think this way, it can be very hard to change that pattern. But, not impossible.