Today’s Tarot: Sharing Memories

This week, I presented a talk on Tarot to a group of Reiki practitioners (I was invited back to talk to the group I had a few months ago).

During my presentation, I shared memorable moments throughout my career as a Tarot reader, as well as my experiences being a Reiki practitioner.

The 6 of Cups, from the Happy Tarot by Serena Ficca.

The 6 of Cups, from the Happy Tarot by Serena Ficca.

I remembered this when I pulled the card for today, the 6 of Cups, specifically this version from the Happy Tarot.

When I first pulled this card in a reading, it “spoke” to me about creating/arranging a “memorable” experience, as one of the meanings of the card has to do with memories, the past, and nostalgia.

Also, in this depiction, the boy is sharing his cup with the girl—who seems very eager and excited to receive it.

When I shared my memories with the audience at the presentation, they were receptive to what I had to say, because each experience was shared with the intention that it would be relevant to them as Reiki practitioners.

One experience I shared was the Tarot card I pulled that very day, the 10 of Pentacles. When I considered what I had going on for the day, and thought of the talk that night, I remembered the 10 of Pentacles can mean inheritance and legacy, as well as generations.

All Reiki practitioners (the 10 of Pentacles is a card of “community”) share in this: We are the heirs of Dr. Mikao Usui, the man who began the Reiki movement, as we are the future generations (his lineage) of the advancement of his work of bringing the energy of healing to those we come in contact with.

Another thing I shared was about the day itself: That day (July 7) is the anniversary of the dream that put me on the path to becoming a Tarot reader.

Funny thing, though: I wasn’t originally supposed to be the presenter that night. Originally, another person had been asked, and for some reason, wasn’t able to present. I was asked to present at the very last moment, and thought about the date coinciding with the the date of the dream as I was heading out the door to go to the venue.

I shared how “funny” it was for the Universe to arrange for me to present a talk about Tarot–and how I got into it–on the anniversary of the dream that put me on the path.

The Lovers, from the Lovers Tarot, by Jane Lyle and Oliver Burston.

The Lovers, from the Lovers Tarot, by Jane Lyle and Oliver Burston.

As we all know, though, memory can sometimes be “selective,” which is reflected by the number 6 on the 6 of Cups.

6 is the number of choices in Tarot, as it is connected to the Major Arcana card The Lovers, which has also been called “The Choice.”

Just as easily as we can remember some parts of our past, we can just as easily choose to block out other parts (and some for good reason).

So, when we want to share memories of the past with others, it might be important to carefully select what we’ll share—especially if we want what we’re sharing to be happily received.

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About James Himm

James Himm Mitchell, the Dreamer and Visionary of LifePlan Coaching & Consulting, LLC, works as an intuitive life coach, with a focus on personal growth and development. His specialties are Dream Decoding, Oracles (Tarot, Lenormand, and Angel cards), and Energy Medicine (Reiki), and he uses those modalities coaching individuals to create the tools and develop the strategies that transform their lives.
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