Gaining Perspective

Pagan Otherworlds Tarot by Uusi
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Like The Hanged Man in the tarot, we could all sometimes use a change in perspective. But this can present its own challenges. How do we know when we need to step back from something, think outside of the box, gain further clarity? The short answer is: when we feel stuck or stagnant, when we aren’t progressing, when we feel the excitement and enthusiasm for something we once celebrated or looked forward to has vanished. When the ideas aren’t coming or the next steps aren’t presenting themselves.

Tarot can be helpful when it comes to seeking advice or guidance. If you’re here reading this blog, you probably know that already. Beyond that, finding clarity can be a phone call (or text message, or email, or visit) away. Conversations with others can open our eyes to things we never considered before. That one friend (you know the one) who helps you figure things out just through asking questions or making casual observations. Talking with people you know less well can also be eye-opening, as they may be able to offer insights more objectively.

Gaining perspective is usually simple—and often, the simpler, the better (or more effective). Getting out in nature, going somewhere you’ve never been before, spending time away from your usual environment can do wonders. Something like this is often the catalyst that gets the ideas flowing again. After time away from the usual scenery, especially if you’ve been confined to a certain locale due to the pandemic, you tend to come back with fresh eyes.

If we’ve been holding onto a problem for a while, it can be hard to let go of the need to find the solution, but that is often exactly what is needed for it to make itself known. When we shift our focus to something we can appreciate or we otherwise get into the receiving mode, we create a path that allows what we’ve been asking for to flow to us. Followers of the Law of Attraction know this well. Let go to receive. It’s usually when we stop looking for the answer that the answer comes.

For all you seekers, here’s a spread you can use to support your process:

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  1. What am I not seeing?
  2. Where could I use some perspective?
  3. How can I gain perspective?

Daily Reading: January 21, 2021

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As the twenty-first day of the first month, today offers a sort of gateway, being 212021. Twenty, a number of partnerships, clarity, and divine co-creation, appears between the twenty-one pillars. This presents aspects of clarity as our co-creative manifestations are coming into being. We can best support our manifestations and partnerships now by intending to look ahead (as we are always moving forward) with clarity and a higher perspective. Meditation and quiet contemplation can yield profound insights and unheralded guidance. What we discover when we allow ourselves to receive can be transformative and empowering. We are empowered through unity consciousness and attuning to unconditional love. We are asked to dream even bigger, to set our sights higher than ever before, and envision our perfect reality. It is time well spent, as this energy of hope, optimism, and the vision of a better reality flow into the collective and inform the energy around us.

Adding up all of the numbers in today’s date brings us nine. This indicates that we have the opportunity now (as always, but especially supported today) to expand our spiritual gifts and receive stronger messages from higher guidance. We may also be gaining clarity on our life path, purpose, and goals. Messages await us that can help further us on our path and assist us in advancing and elevating. We are guided to proceed with integrity in all we do, and to consciously strive for integrity. When we place integrity as a foremost concern, along with unity consciousness, nonjudgment, and respect of others, we are setting an intention to embody it through our thoughts, words, and actions. We are empowered by releasing and letting go of anything that is not in alignment with us. If it doesn’t serve our path ahead or support us in reaching our goals, it may not need to come with us. As always, tuning into our intuition is helpful. Sound therapy through certain frequencies, music, singing bowls, and tuning forks may help bring about clearing, clarity, transformative healing, deep restoration, and alignment.

Mantra: I send love to all of my partnerships. All that does not serve my highest good is falling away. I open my heart to receive love and blessings. I bless my day with grace.

Daily Reading: October 9, 2020

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Today is the ninth day of the month, and nines are associated with endings, lightworking, destiny, soul purpose, life mission, wisdom, leadership, and a higher perspective.

Adding together all digits in today’s date gives us 5 (10 + 9 + 2020 = 14; 1 + 4 = 5). Fives are associated with change, life lessons, activity, progress, freedom, and choices. The influences of five and nine together indicate choices in the face of endings; questions might arise as to how to best proceed—where to go from here, now that something has run its course? Looking within and trusting your intuition and inner wisdom and guidance will provide the answers you seek. Spending time in contemplation is beneficial, as is calling on the highest divine guidance for wisdom and support.