Shuffle the cards and ask "Where do my highest potentials and abilities lie? Cut them into four piles; physical, mental, emotional, spiritual. Search to see which pile has The Sun. That realm is where your highest potential lies. Shuffle just that pile and lay out three cards as follows:
1. What aids me in developing my highest potential?
2. What hinders me in developing my highest potential?
3. A possible outcome once you have formed and developed your highest potential.
I first went through the physical pile knowing the Sun wasn’t going to be there and I was right. I expected the Sun to be in the Mental pile and I was right again. I spend most my life running around in circles in my mind so this is certainly no surprise. Now, if only I can find a way to use my mental potential effectively…
The three cards I drew from the mental pile were:
The Hanged Man
Six of Cups
1. What aids me in developing my highest potential? The Hanged Man
So I read this to mean that it is my challenges and trials in life that help me to develop my potential. The sacrifices I have made and the difficulties I have had in my life obviously contribute to who I am today. Also I think that it could be about my ability to look at things from different perspectives. The keyword on this card is ‘agony’ which says to me that it’s the most difficult stuff that contributes to my potential. I wonder if it’s also a reminder that I need to be patient. As far as the mental side of things go I tend to be very ‘full-on’ with things. If I have a new idea I have to fully research it immediately, I can’t just take my time. I go through life thinking ‘there is so much information, and so much to learn, and yet so little time’. Maybe I just need to take it easy.
2. What hinders me in developing my highest potential? Six of Cups
3. A possible outcome once you have formed and developed your highest potential. The Moon
After looking at the three cards for awhile it suddenly struck me that the Hanged Man has his head down the bottom (obviously) which links to the past in the Six of Cups, and the Moon has her head up the top, linking to the future in the Six of Cups. Perhaps this is the message for me….to stop hanging around in my thoughts of the past and looking for reasons as to why things are the way they are, and to simply flow with life and live in the present with a view to the future and the realisation of my dreams.Now I just need to work out exactly what those dreams are.