Sunday, March 29, 2009

Light and Shadow Reading

OK, I decided it was time for me to do something with my PDR once again. It's been over two weeks and I've missed it. :-) Since I hadn't done the Light and Shadow spread yet that's what I've got.

1)Significator - 4 of Wands (keyword Celebration)
Well this is a nice card to have as my significator! Alot of partying and happiness - music and dancing! I do actually feel like that right now too! I've had a really good, relaxing weekend so far. No physical partying and dancing but alot of internal fun times. LOL
2) The Light - Elemental Centaur/Satyr (keywords Instinctive, Common Sense)
OK, this card represents the earth elementals - which I very much relate to. They are trotting along paying attention to their surroundings and listening to what the earth and animals have to say. This is the what I always try to do. I listen to my instincts, my intuition......well mostly! LOL And know when I do that my life is easier and flows better.
3) How I move farther into the Shadow - 9 of Swords (keyword Clairvoyance)
Those of you who've been reading my PDR know I've gotten this card quite often. I find it VERY interesting to see it here in this position.....very fitting actually. I do have to keep this in mind all the time. I can get down in the dumps and sad sometimes because of what I "hear and see" empathically. I can also spiral down myself when I get down on myself. My empathy and intuition can get the better of me sometimes. So it's very fitting to see this card in the "how I move farther into the shadow" position.
4) The Shadow - 4 of Cups (keywords Misplaced Beliefs)
Another card I've had often lately!! I seeing a trend here. LOL My shadow is not paying attention to the good and focusing on the negative too often. This is truely one of my issues. I try VERY hard to always see something good in every situation. Of course it doesn't always work. I do get caught up in negativity sometimes. The indian in this picture is looking into the water trying to find things that are hidden, instead of looking up at the white eagle right in front of him bringing the cup to him. OH! That is a very important sentence for me to remember!!!!!!! I do pick at things from all angles, trying to see everything, every aspect, which sometimes makes me miss things right in front of me. Wow! This is really striking a chord with me. I NEED to remember this!!
5) How I can move farther into the Light - Queen of Wands (keyword Inspirational)
This is nice! She's very sure of herself. She's got her own protection with her staff and her own animal to call upon. But even though she looks quite ferocious if you look at her dress and animal, when you look at her face she is very confident and almost looks like she could start smiling. So for me to move farther into the light I need to quit looking for hidden things (4 of Cups) and be sure I will be able to take care of myself....whatever pops up. Live in the Light!!! This whole card is very sunlike!
This reading is very appropriate for me right now. I've been looking at intuition and my empathy as a hidden gift....something that I have to fight to keep under control or some inner thing not to be brought into the light. (I didn't even realize I've been thinking this way either) What the Queen of Wands and Earth Elemental are telling me is it's no big deal. I should allow it to be out there in the light, in my day to day actions. The keywords - Instinctive and Inspirational, are ones I am going to keep in the forefront of my mind.
I just feel like jumping up and down and going DUH!! LOL This spread has really opened my eyes to some of the things I've been doing and believing that when I look at head on I know I shouldn't have been thinking that way. Empathy and intuition are not things only to be pulled out at night, in the dark. They are there in the light of day and can help me get through life in an easier manner and flow.
I'm not quite explaining myself how I want to. I don't mean that I've believed empathy and intuition are bad or negative things. I've never believed that. But I guess, without meaning to, they have become something in my mind that should be mysterious. Yes, that's it. Instead of just being a day to day thing I live with I've made them somehow mysterious and ????? can't think of the word. Whatever though. LOL Because I've just realized I've been doing that and it's stopped now.
I think I'm going to be coming back to this reading now and again. It's an important one for me to remember!!


Roxanne / faunabay said...

I have tried 3 times now to space out the typing. It's just not letting me. So I'm sorry it's all jumbled together and difficult to read.

Manda said...

I was just thinking to myself that you get that 9 of Swords a lot! What a cool reading! Thank you for sharing!

sapienza said...

Thanks for sharing your reading. I love it when readings really help you see a situation clearly. How wonderful that it's been like that for you. I seems the Merryday is speaking well for you which is great. I'm inspired to try out that reading for myself now.

Sherry said...

Internal fun times is what you said. That is awesome. I love how you put that and its great you feel that way.

Roxanne / faunabay said...

Yep, it's amazing sometimes how readings just put things into perspective for you. Sometimes it's a "well I already knew that" but other this explains things in a way that make you understand better. I love that! And the Merryday is working perfectly for me in that way! I'm lovin' this deck! :-)

firefrost said...

I like how you got the Queen of Wands for inspiration!

Angela said...

I love it when a reading makes sense like that, and gives you more to think about on top of that. :)

That word ~ did you mean something like "taboo"? :)

Roxanne / faunabay said...

Angela, kind of..... Taboo would be a good word. Something you would hide from most people...only letting the people you trust the most know about. And even you feel a bit hesitant to use it.

Lisa said...

maybe feeling hesitant to share it because they would consider it - and by association, you - a bit "woo-woo"?

this is something i struggled with for a long time...

loved your reading! xx

Roxanne / faunabay said...

What's interesting is it started out with me keeping it kind of close - just my close friends and family knew about it. Then I started changing the way "I" thought of it. It became more "woo-woo" even to me. Not something I really wanted to happen. So that's what I'm changing now - it's more of a day to day "normal" thing not woo-woo!!! :-)