In Tune With June – 2017 – Elementary My Dear Watson

Earlier this year I wrote about getting the Sherlock Holmes Tarot cards.

I will admit that I am by no means an expert in the Tarot, but I am intrigued by it and so I have done a “reading” or two using the deck and the results (or the way I have interpreted them) have been pretty interesting.  I even did one for my daughter that turned out to be a bit prophetic. 
For the last month I’ve pulled a card at the beginning of the week to use as a “guide” for the week, keeping in mind my vision cards and the things I want to accomplish over this year.  I’ve had some questions in my mind about getting more into the crafting world and adding more things to my Etsy site, as well as stepping up the weight loss.
The first week I pulled The Ace of Observation.

The book notes on this card say:  “You possess clarity and power and from this new ideas arise.  Truth and ethics keeps you focused….”  The “keys” keys of this card are Strength and Power.  Given that we had just returned from our trip to Reno where we did the Big City Hunt and that I had an idea to make mini-scrapbook albums based on those adventures, this seemed very fitting.  I even thought about trying to collaborate with the Big City Hunt people to offer my scrapbooking services to other people who went on the hunts.  Strength and power speak to the weight loss efforts and being more focused on what I’m eating since we came back from vacation.

The next week I pulled the Peeler card from the Suit of Deduction.  This card talks about seeing things through to the end, taking pride, being patient and determined, trustworthy and methodical.  Okay, that fits with where I am wanting to go.  So far I am being methodical and finishing up some other projects and making lists of things that still need to be done.  I’m a great list maker!  I have lost a few of the pounds I gained on our trip and I am being patient and not expecting results overnight. 
Last week I pulled the Hansom Cab.  It’s legend says “Purpose and determination to move ahead in the case.  Mastery of skill or ability brings a successful outcome.  Self-confidence and self-discipline.  Navigate with a clear sense of direction.  Determination and courage.  Leap forward with your hands on the reins.  Success and fame are the rewards.  Victory.  Well, I’m not so sure about the fame part but success would be nice.  Self-confidence and self-discipline are things that I am pretty familiar with so again I’m thinking I’m on the right track.   I’m doing some research and taking some online classes to learn new techniques. 

This week I pulled the Five of Observation.  This was a strange card and talked about theft of identity, slander or loss, thwarted plans, abuse or assault.  A sense of defeat.  Cowardice.  At first I was a little apprehensive.  I checked all our bank accounts and told myself to be really careful when I was using a credit card.  I tried to make sense of this in relation to my goals.  Identity theft is all we need right now!

I’ve started to take daily walks around the neighborhood to help with getting in some exercise and I find it a great way to do some thinking.  On my walk it hit me…the card was talking about ME, not an outside force!  Words like fraud and phony started swirling around in my brain.  Cowardice!  A sense of defeat!  The card was telling me that I need to stop my “list making” and “learning new things” and actually DO some of the things on the list!  Stop talking about the plans and actually start with some action!  Stop being a coward and take the plunge!  Thinking back to last week’s card about taking the reins in my hands and leaping forward made me realize that I’ve been procrastinating on some things.  What am I afraid of?    

So, action steps this week were to add a few blocks to the walk I have been doing.  I walk a bit faster during some of it so it only takes me a little while longer.  I started making some more cards to add to the Etsy site and I am working on a travel mini-album.  That immediately made me feel more in control of the situation.

I’m still going to keep my eye on our bank account and be careful when using credit cards, etc., but I really believe that the card was telling me to stop talking and take action.  How about you?  Ever use a tarot deck?  What do you think of my interpretations?  

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4 Responses to In Tune With June – 2017 – Elementary My Dear Watson

  1. Janet Miles says:

    Thanks, Deborah. I was really confused at first about the whole identity theft thing, especially in this day and age. Once I figured out it was me, it made perfect sense and I was a little ashamed in the truth of it all.


  2. I love how you listened carefully Janet and figured out the message of the Five of Observation card, and then figured out some ways to take action – good for you! I think tarot/oracle cards can be very helpful, and the more you work with them and get comfortable and begin opening to more nuanced meanings, the more helpful they can be. So yay – I'm celebrating you and this journey! I've not seen this deck before so it was nice to have a peek as well.


  3. Janet Miles says:

    Thanks. I was a little hesitant at first about writing it. It's hard to admit that I am not perfect sometimes 🙂


  4. That's a cool deck.
    No, I've never used them. I don't know anything about it (beyond what the average person does, I suppose).
    Neat that you turned it into a blog post.


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