Over the weekend, I got together with long-time friends for a much-needed girls’ night. We caught up over sushi, picked up ice-cream for dessert and tried out my friends’ new Tarot Card deck. It was fun, exciting and nostalgic; like we were kids again.
We decided to pull Tarot Cards on our past, present and future. One by one we shuffled, cut and pulled our cards then shared about our experiences in life that may or may not connect with the cards. It was a wonderful and unique opportunity to reflect and verbally journal about all the challenges and growth we have made and are yet to make in our lives.
I was the last one to pull my cards. I flipped my three cards and revealed the rabbit card for my past, snake for my present, and zebra for my future.
The Rabbit: Past
The rabbit represents being scared of the future which can lead to becoming our own worst enemy. I found this to be very true. I have always been a worrier and oftentimes stressed out about the future. So much in fact that it would affect my sleep and cause stomach aches. I still struggle with this part of myself, but I find the more I try to suppress or fight against it the more problems it creates. These qualities that I used to identify with to be the worst in myself, I am slowly learning to embrace and value.
The Snake: Present
The snake is the guardian of un-awakened magic and creative potential. When in balance this energy can mean prosperity, creativity and charisma. When out-of-balance this energy can lead to starting and stopping many things. Hmm… another interesting card. I shared with my friends that in the week leading up to my wedding I decided to write down personal and professional goals that I wanted to complete or begin by the end of 2019. One of those goals is to offer yoga online. I want to offer guided meditation, tutorials, classes, workshops, and educational tools. This is something I am currently working on. Even though I have absolutely no experience in film or editing, I am taking the steps towards where I want to be. I purchased all the film equipment, booked the Airbnb to shoot the content, and will essentially figure out the rest as I go. I plan to launch my online yoga classes January 1st.
The Zebra: Future
Lastly, the zebra symbolize the young at heart, well-cultured, and curious about life. This card got me really excited because in 2020 I have plenty of travel and adventure planned. In January I will lead a retreat to kick off the new year in San Luis Obispo, present at Elysia Yoga Convention in Greece in March, and in September I will lead a summer retreat in Mallorca, Spain. I highly value experiencing different cultures, meeting new people, and exploring new territory. It lights my soul on fire.
I personally don’t believe that my life is determined by these cards, but sometimes all we need is a little affirmation telling us that we are headed in the right direction.
Hi, I'm Lauren and I am here to support people to find freedom in being authentic and the power to carry that out in their lives and community. Writing is one way I like to explore that for myself. Here is my archive of reflections.