I have been playing around with various August Tarot Challenge spreads. This one is from #31daysoftarotaug hosted by Instagrammer @1inspired_beauty. I quite like this one so I’m going to keep it in the Spreads section of my Tarot notebook! I hope you’ll try it!
I used the Steampunk Tarot because it’s my personal development deck. Since I used it for my Bridge reading and my Inner Child Assessment reading, it seemed fitting to use it to find My Personal Symbol!
1. My personal motto is: Ten of Cups
Surprise – a happy home life is my motto! Look at all those Cups! I love lots of happy Cups cards. Happy emotions are good! Happy emotions are…happy! And a happy home life, well, that’s a lot to celebrate and that’s quite the happy personal motto!
2. My most influential element is: The Empress
It’s funny because at first, I focused on the fire / spark element in The Empress‘s hand but then I thought of what or who she represents – Mother Nature or even my Mom. Maybe I should split up the the term Mother Nature into two words: my influential element is Nature (have you ever done Earthing? I call it grounding but either way, it’s great for the soul) and another influence is my Mother. See what I did there?
3. My best color is: Four of Cups
I was puzzled by this at first because this is a card of boredom. I immediately thought of someone in my life who kind of has this sulky look on their face at all times and then I remembered the phrase, “Why so blue?” So I guess this means my best color is blue!
4. My spirit animal is: Ace of Pentacles
This Ace is a card of luck, a new beginning, that spark in the physical realm. The first animal I thought of when I was thinking about all the luck associated with this card was who else but Falkor the a Luck Dragon! An obvious choice!
5. My power number is: Four of Pentacles
At first, I was thinking, “Oh geez, this is saying I’m greedy with resources and blah blah blah” but then I remembered it’s about my power number, not my greediness haha. I didn’t realize it until this morning that I use 4 a fair bit. I splash my hands 4 times after washing them, I grab 4 paper towels to dry my hands (if it’s a certain kind of thin paper towel), I enjoy even numbers, I like stability – a quality of the Fours in Tarot….hmmm…
6. My most ardent believe is: The Fool
New adventures! Leaps of faith! Starting something new! I am starting to adopt the qualities even more recently and I quite like that The Fool is here because even though change is scary and new things freak me out a little, I do believe in new adventures!
7. I feel power when: Knight of Wands
Impatience and impulsiveness is this fiery Knight! Yes, I have a problem with impatience and that is something I have been working on since forever but I quite like this here because sometimes I feel power when I act impulsively. Granted, it doesn’t always go in my favor but when it does, it’s amazing! Enthusiasm also plays a big role here because why not approach things with enthusiasm?! That’s one thing I enjoy people notice: my enthusiasm. I worked on an animation for an Apple Watch app (!!!) and the developer told me he enjoyed my enthusiasm. Sure, the animation wasn’t anything major – in fact, it was based on another animation I had already done – but it was still fun to do and I loved every moment of it! People will notice when you’re enthusiastic about things and it makes everything more fun! 🙂
Let me know if you try this spread! It takes some creativity and playfulness but it’s a lot of fun!