I have always liked Astrology, but only this year I decided to study it seriously and go beyond the usual Sun Sign descriptions. Learning Astrology is like learning a new language... it's not just a matter of memorising concepts, but also a matter of understanding the reasoning behind it. The whys and the hows. Study and practice until the thought process becomes natural... and this can take a while.
A long while.
I have been reading a lot on the subject and wanted to know what do I need to do in order to keep growing. I really wish to become good at Astrology, and eventually move beyond the basic level. I drew three cards from the Tarot Nova.
The High Priestess as the first card tells me that I am in the right path. Gathering information, trying to understand what I am learning. This card also tells me face the difficulties I am facing with enthusiasm, and not let them make me give up on a subject I am loving so much!
The Page of Swords warns me about a possible pitfall, that is reinforced by the High Priestess - lack of focus. It is true I have been reading all I can find, but this chaotic approach may not really help me in the end. There's a difference between stacking away information and actually learning it. The Page of Swords is also a card of communication, so it suggests that I keep taking to other astrologers (actually, asking them questions) in order to learn more.
I may have to rationally organise my thoughts, in order to optimise my study time -- that could mean keeping a journal or notebook, which is something I never managed to do successfully. Otherwise all I have been learning will remain scattered in the many books I have.
The last card is the 6 of Wands, a card of good results. I will not become a professional astrologer in 6 months, but if I follow the advice given by the cards, I'll really improve as a student. I must let the challenges bring out the best in me. This card also means that I main gain some recognition from fellow astrologers and Astrology students.
Back I go to the notebook! The scary blank page awaits for me!
Tarot Nova © Running Press Book Publishers & Julie Paschkis