My Lifetime Goals are What!?

A lot of times when I prepare a blog post, I pull sample cards. Like, when I was creating the Tarot Planner post, I pulled some cards to represent my lifetime goals. I thought they would in some way reflect the lifetime goals I already knew I wanted to accomplish OR offer some insight into how to complete them, and I would add that section to my post.

I did not expect the answers I received! And this is why I LOVE Tarot.

Here are the lifetime goals I FIRST outlined for myself, before pulling cards:

  1. Happy, Healthy Family
  2. Financially Stable
  3. Happy, Healthy Marriage
  4. Travel Overseas
  5. Happy Home to Settle In

Then, I grabbed my cards! I focused on only 3 goals at first, pulling 2 cards for each goal. I was shocked to see how many seemingly negative cards landed.

To be honest, I was kind of annoyed. I mean, here I am doing a fun life-planning post, and Tarot is slapping me in the face with the 9 of Swords, 5 of Cups, The TOWER!? W.T.F. I always use Tarot to create sample spreads for posts, and I feel like the experimental energy of "sampling fun" is usually reflected in most of the card pulls I do. This was just... depressing.

I started to try to make sense of the spread... and suddenly it hit me, "Wow, I have a lot of sh*t to work on," I thought.

The 3 of Wands and Nine of Swords

I'm always looking ahead to the next project, to where I WANT my life to be. Then, I get really bogged down, depressed, and anxious because I'm not there yet. I really should work on that... Reality check.

The Tower and the Five of Swords

When my world gets turned upside down, when something seemingly debilitating or new happens, I go into "defeat" mode. I have a hard time re-routing myself and moving forward. Reality check 2.

The Five of Wands and the Seven of Cups

I often compare myself to others and want to be successful in the same ways that they are. It leaves me feeling disappointed and not recognizing my true potential. Reality check 3. Come on, cards! What are you doing to me!?

But, then, guess what? I had this beautiful moment of self-awareness. I asked the cards what my life goals were, and they pointed out all the ways that I make life way too hard on myself. I was like, "I want ultimate lifetime happiness," and the cards said, "Let go of all this crap, and it's yours."

And you know what? I cried. Like, baby sobbing. Happy tears. Sometimes you need someone to tell it to you straight, and that's just what the cards did for me today. And that is just one of the reasons why I LOVE Tarot.