This is my first Tarot card reading in quite some time and the true beginning of my magical renaissance. I asked no question of the cards this morning, I just allowed them to tell me what they wanted to at the beginning of our journey together.
The cards were a gift from my closest friend, a gentleman I travelled with and took a chaotic initiation with over the period of many years. These cards are from the desert and I grounded them to my purposes using a bowl filled with Lake Superior Agate brought to the shores of Lake Michigan and Superior by glaciers, picked up and tumbled by an Aunt and Uncle on my grandfather's side, bought at auction by my grandfather, played with by my mother and uncles as kids, finally packed into Folger coffee jars by my grandmother and charged in her curiousity cabinet for as long as I can remember.
In keeping with the Gnome School tradition, these cards are rooted in the earth, from the stones themselves to the connection with my grandfather's family who are still farmers and have been since likely agriculture began.
My magical practice will include a reading everyday, but I will record this general reading, where the cards tell me what they want me to hear, every week. This record is a necessary part of the journey and I thank you for being a part of it.
Two of Wands: The angels Vehooel and Deneyal, Aries, Mars, Strength, Shamelessness, Be wary of sagacious withdrawal.
Ace of Wands: Kether, the root of fire, More strength, energy, be wary of not recognizing what the facts tell you.
King of Cups: The airy half of water's duality, a calm lake, a lotus and a cup charged with the sigil of Libra, subtlety, a fierce nature masked by a calm exterior, be wary of intense evil or an artistic temperament.
Analysis: There is no path yet to the earth. All that the cards saw was fire masked by the airy part of water. The path to the earth, to the goal of the gnomeschooled, access to the mysteries and spirits of the earth lie in being present for others outside of the mind, paying attention to data points, and eschewing an overly artistic interpretation of events.