|Oracle of the Mermaids|
So, I did a Horseshoe Reading with my Gaian Tarot (Joanna Powell-Colbert, 2010) to look at the problem that was bothering me. The issue is around approaching an authority figure to pitch an idea which will be quite expensive, but which I think will be a really positive investment.
|Gaian Tarot Horseshoe Reading|
Past: Four of Air
This card reminds me that I have been very passive, very inactive, in this area for quite some time. The downside of that is that I haven't had to make this kind of pitch for a while. The upside, I guess, is that this person can see I don't just go into these things on a whim.
Present: Bindweed - The Devil
Ha, yes, here's the nub of the problem, and my insomnia. I feel all tangled up in my thoughts, and in the little voices of those birds on the wire above this figure. Voices telling me my ideas are no good, that I'm silly or childish, that I'm not deserving of other people's time, that I should be quiet and let the adults/professionals get on with things. There's no particular reason for me to hear these messages, but I think it's partly an issue about how I relate to authority figures. Much of my work is fairly independent. It's not often that I depend on others, or have to get their approval.
Future: Ten of Fire
I need to burn through the ties that are binding me, in order to free up space and energy to work on this new project. Like a forest fire that leaves room for new growth, I need to clear out the negativity so I can focus on doing the necessary work.
Action to Take: The Lovers
As I'm going into my inner child (and not in a good way), I need to focus on the fact that I can make adult choices. I'm reminded of something Rachel Pollack said about the Lovers (paraphrasing here). She says that this is like the first time we leave home, which back in the day was when we got married. It's about making independent choices and living with their consequences. I need to show that I've thought this through, that it's not just an infatuation. Instead, I need to line up my arguments in a logical, rational way, but still with passion.
External Influences: Nine of Water
I think this may be saying that the people I have to approach are also emotional beings. They don't particularly hate me nor want to make me unhappy. However, I also need to pitch things to where their emotions lie, to the things that will move them, not just wow them with statistics and numbers and legal arguments.
Hopes and Fears: Justice
I hope that my motives will be shown to be good, and that my past behaviour and successes will be taken into account. I fear that there is bias in my choice here, but hope that it isn't enough in itself to bring my arguments down.
Potential Outcome: Strength
What a lovely way to end this reading. I love this card, so warm and uplifting :) The card suggests that, at the very least, I will be able to tame my fears and my authority issues to create a good, logical, passionate pitch. I can't ask for more than that :)