I'm in another study group that does conference calls on saturdays. It's new group...just started about a month ago. But it already is growing quickly. The guy who is "in charge" is very nice and helpful, but of course he wants and needs help.
Well he had asked me to help with something before the calls even started. And now he says he doesn't even remember emailing with me on this. (We emailed back and forth for 2 days???) It's very strange as I wasn't hinting or even expecting to be asked to help. I was excited to do so, but it wasn't anything I was pushing for or even expecting to be needed.
Then there's been other instances where he's forgotten me in the group too??? It's just extremely weird and I don't understand what's going on, because as I said he is a very nice guy and we didn't even know each other before a month ago. Since something similar has happened 3 times now I thought I'd do a reading to see if I could get a handle on what is happening - what I might do, or shouldn't do.
So the first card I drew was "his point of view - what's going on with him that I ought to know". I drew the Student - his keyword is curiosity. The Student corresponds to the Chariot in other decks.
This student is on a quest. He's on a quest to discover as much as he can - about whatever he's intent on mastering. He will explore all options to learn as much as he can to. But that also means he can seem oblivious to other things around him. Other things are not as important as his studies.
Now thinking about me in this "world". I'm not as important as his studies and learning and hopefully mastering. So even though he is sort of in charge of this study group, to him it's not the most important thing. In his mind he can let it fall to the wayside if it gets in the way of what's important to him......learning.
And that does make perfect sense in the realm of our study group.
Now the card I drew for me - "my point of view in this" is the Fool/Wizard. Keywords of Naivete and Wisdom. Again this makes perfect sense for me here too!
I am new to this group. Now while the study group is a new thing alot of these people have met each other before at workshops. I haven't met any of them before joining. I did get involved with this group thinking everything would be great. It's a spiritual group. Everyone will be wonderful, with no problems. LOL Yep, kind of naive.
But if you also look at this card the flip side of this fool is a Wizard. You can create wonderful things when you believe you can! Without the preconceived notions of rules and limitations.
Although looking at this card the Fool figure is facing forward, but the Wizard is looking behind. Maybe the things that are created might not be visible until you/I have some hindsight. hmmm..... Maybe some of the things I'm going through right now as the Fool will later show themselves to be wonderful creations I'm not aware of now.
The third card was the problem or issue between the two of us. I drew the 8 of Wands. Keyword Conduit.
If you think of this card with the "regular" meaning - things are moving so fast that in Andrew's mind sometimes things will get left behind. And lately that's been me. But are there other people getting the same treatment as me? Has he forgotten about others emails and conversations with other people? Very possibly.
Then if I move to the keyword specific for this deck and think of our issues as a conduit???? Maybe they are happening for another reason. Happening so other things may happen in the future????
Now the 4th card is "What can I do to help?" And I got the Winter King. Keywords Keen, Strong, Patient. This is the King of Pentacles in other decks.
What I get the most here is Patience. Stick to my beliefs and morals, but be patient with what's going on with this group. There will be growing pains. There usually are. Especially in something that seems to be taking off as fast as this is.
This king looks very calm and collected. Doesn't look to be rattled by much of anything.
So if I call upon the Winter King's patience, be strong, and pay attention to what exactly is happening, I can handle what happens without "loosing it" or getting upset anymore.
Now though the "Outcome" card I drew is the 4 of Cups. Keyword "Misplaced Beliefs". I'm not quite sure how to take this.
If I look at this artwork and place myself in the Indian's place I see the white Eagle bringing me something wonderful. But at the same time this Indian doesn't even see the Eagle coming. He's too intent on trying to see what's beneath the surface of the water. Trying to see in depths he can't understand. If he would just look up and see what's coming, instead of looking down too deep........hmmm.......
But this is the outcome if I don't change anything. Also though the outcome if I follow the Winter King's advice. ??????
While I like the white Eagle bringing me something, I don't like the focus being on things I don't need to be dwelling on. So while the rest of the reading makes perfect sense to me I'm not quite sure how to take this outcome card. I'll need to think about this some more. And of course any comments would be appreciated.