The cards pictured are from the Crowley Thoth Tarot Deck.
Nine of Disks and Seven of Disks
This week we enter the month of May and have a Scorpio Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on May 5. The beginning of a new month and full moons always call us to reflection and our cards help guide us through this time.
Our first card is the Nine of Disks. This card is about receiving back the energy we give out. It tells us that we will begin to see the results of all our work and investments. We will start to experience a return of what we have been putting out into the world.
This could be connected to our finances, our personal relationships, or our physical health. Disks are all about those tangible elements, so be on the lookout for those gains.
This card rarely indicates sudden success or wealth from out of nowhere. The gains this card points to are from our hard work and dedication. Contemplate what areas you have been working on.
Have you been putting in the time to build strong relationships? Have you gone after your health or career goals? Have you made important changes with your future in mind?
Your efforts will not go unnoticed this week and you will start to see the fruits of your labor. When you spot any positive gains, take the time to be grateful. The act of gratitude only makes our gifts grow.
The Nine of Disks calls us to reflect on all our hard work and to be thankful for the good things. Investing in ourselves and others is always worth our time. Taking time to appreciate ourselves and those around us will only make our lives more beautiful.
Our second card is the Seven of Disks, also referred to as Failure. This card is here to remind us that even with all our efforts, gains, and gratitude, we need to make space for failure. If we can accept this as part of life, it can be one of our best teachers.
Failing is a messy business. It is challenging and fear-provoking. Whether it is a failed relationship, business, or personal goal, we can start to doubt ourselves when we fail.
When we face a failure, we can believe there is something wrong with us and we are doomed to fail forever. It can obscure the light at the end of the tunnel and we can feel that failure is somehow permanent.
However, failures make us much stronger and wiser than successes ever could. Failures teach us how to love ourselves regardless of our outside circumstances and how to persevere when faced with heartbreak.
The truth is that nothing is wrong with you. Failure happens to every single person, regardless of what you see on the outside.
The Failure card has seven coins in a pattern that looks like eyes peering toward us. There are dark blue feathers throughout the card as well. I have always seen these coins and feathers as creating the shape of an owl.
Owls have long been the symbol of wisdom. Wisdom is an intuitive feeling that grows with experience and age. When you share wisdom, people gain insight into their own experiences and avoid painful mistakes. Failure makes you wise.
When we fail, we get an opportunity to evaluate what happened and what went wrong. We ask ourselves: How can we be kinder to ourselves when we fail? How can we grow and change so that we can be more successful in the future? And how can we manage our fear of failure so it doesn’t lead to inaction?
These are all things to contemplate when we are faced with a setback. Working with these questions will lead us to more strength and wisdom as we move forward. They will help us build a more loving relationship with ourselves.
Mantra for the week: I am grateful for all I have and all that will be. I embrace failure as an opportunity to grow.
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