Saturday, 7 June 2014
GT For June
The results were quite fascinating. The main things I'm interested in this month are an appointment for my elder son regarding a surgery we think he needs to have, and my work. I laid the GT on a reading cloth I made myself (cheap silk scarf and a coloured sharpie). There were two "flows" in the GT, and both flows were useful. One could be taken from Scythe (for surgery) or from Anchor (for work), with different interpretations, with a total of 21 cards and houses. The other could be taken from Tree (for health), with a total of 12 cards and houses included. Finally, there was one pair - Dog on Clouds and Clouds on Dog - and a singleton - Snake on Snake.
I interpreted the Scythe/Anchor flow very differently for the two subject areas. For instance, in the Scythe flow, the Ship suggested delays due to people going on holiday, while in the Anchor flow it spoke of my life's path, and a business trip abroad which is coming up. And interestingly, there were a lot of similar combinations to the earlier reading around the project I want to work on more. As for the Tree flow, it highlighted the difficulty of making the decision about this surgery - what will be best for my son's health? It will require talking things through with the surgeon, my DH, and possibly other members of the extended family, and taking into account both rational arguments and our feelings about the whole thing.
In the traditional way of reading a GT, people look at what lies between the Man and Woman to assess the state of their relationship. Here, the Man was the first card laid, and the Woman was the last. While this could be taken to say that everything lies between us at the moment, so much going on that it gets in the way, another perspective is possible. Given the way you can count around a GT, it means that the last card leads straight back to the first. So, we are not separated by anything at all - it's all in the perspective we choose! I liked that :)
Another thing this reading brought up is the question of whether you should re-do a GT if the relevant person card is right at the outside edge of a reading. While some say that this means the reading will only talk about the woman's thoughts, and about the past, I take a more unified view of readings in any case. Having stated the timeframe as being about this month, the past/present question isn't an issue. And seeing as I always look at things from a psychological perspective, it's fine just to look at my thoughts, they are how I filter everything anyway ;)
The reading brought up some interesting questions and suggestions around the two fields that most interested me. And it proved to me that the previous technique I used would be a good exercise to teach before starting on the GT. Win-win!