Thursday, 20 March 2014

Blog Hop Renewal

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Joanne, our wrangler for this hop and the editor of TABI's monthly newsletter (you don't need to be a member of TABI to get it, just sign up on the right of the homepage), suggested we write about renewal and rebirth.  This seems quite an appropriate topic for TABI (an international, online tarot community) right now.  We just recently got our first set of co-chairs, in the form of Alison Cross and Vivianne Kacal.  Both have been chair of TABI before, but separately rather than together.  So, it's a new era for them, and for the organisation. 

The TABI blog has also had a facelift recently, with a change from daily posts to biweekly on Mondays and Fridays (well, except this week, as I gave birth and was in hospital for five days).  We're also having extra guest posts from our lovely panel members (Alison, and Emma so far).  They all generously volunteer their time to help make this community the fun, friendly and helpful place it is. 

Still, change always brings challenges as well as benefits, so I thought I'd create a little spread on renewal and do a quick reading for TABI.  Drawing from the DruidCraft Tarot (Connections, 2004) the cards I received were:

1)  What challenges does this time bring? - King of Swords

This card made me laugh.  Firstly, because Alison Cross' speciality is Court cards and their challenges!  Secondly, because the King of Swords is the ultimate arbiter of right and wrong.  And of course, with two people sharing a role, there's always the question: who decides in the last instance?  Of course, these very practical women already have a plan in place for that, a division by areas/subjects, as befits the clarity of the King of Swords...

2)  What benefits does it offer? - Ten of Swords

The benefit, though, is that this marks an end to uncertainty, and the chance for a new day to dawn.  Making such a big change invites other changes, and a very deep renewal.
 
3)  What higher purpose will be served? - Emperor

New structures will be put in place, creating the potential for building TABI in an organised way.  The Emperor doesn't have to do everything himself to get things done, and in so doing sets in place a lasting legacy.  He sets up plans and systems that make things easier in the long run, and that stand the test of time.  No pressure, ladies :D

Do let me know if you give this spread a whirl...

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16 comments:

  1. I had to laugh too...! A good spread, and one I'll be trying soon, for it is indeed a challenging time.

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    1. I shan't commiserate with the challenges, but simply wish you luck with them! So long as we keep our sense of humour... :D

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  2. Great post and spread! I will copy in into my journal to try. Good luck to both ladies!

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    1. With all that organisational ability, I'm sure they'll do fine :)

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  3. Nice post... looks like some interesting times lay ahead...

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  4. I love this spread, but am also totally amazed that you gave birth this week and yet are managing to find time to blog! Congratulations!!!

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    1. Well, I'd designed the spread before the baby came, but had to keep the reading pretty short ;)

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  5. Nice post, great spread and illustrations, definitely my next pick..

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    1. Yeesh, just realised I forgot to add in the other card images... *pootles off, a week late*

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  6. Now this was fun. I liked the second questions especially.

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    1. Yes, as your joy-seeking self knows, there's always a silver lining if you look for it :D

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  7. LOL! What a funny post:) Particularly on the king of swords.

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  8. Yep, I can see the challenges, and the opportunities (how to shift the forum to anywhere else!!??).

    But, hey, I feel totally inadequate what with you blogging within a week of giving birth. BTW, congrats on the new addition to the family!

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    1. Yes, there are certainly a few areas that need some work, and have had people scratching their heads for a while. Still, a fresh perspective can work wonders.

      As for the blogging, not doing so great on reading posts, commenting, or getting on Facebook, but hey, those nappies don't change themselves ;)

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