I often feel scattered and need to figure out what to focus on. So, in connection with the theme for the astronomical-photo-based deck I’m building, I thought I’d take a quantum physics approach to finding one’s focus through the haze of distraction. It’s based on the idea that quantum particles are always in a state of potential, of probability, as to their location and speed, and don’t stop and become “focused” in a particular state until they are observed.
Card 1: Initial Probabilities, or the theme or basis for the question
Card 2: Black Box, or, what’s keeping you from focusing
Card 3: Measurement, or, what you can do to create focus and see where to go
Card 4: Focused Reality, or, what you really need to be working on right now
I used the Shadowscapes deck to run this spread yesterday, sorta thinking about what to focus on this weekend. You can see some images from the deck at Aeclectic.net. I got:
1: High Priestess
2: The Empress
3: Eight of Swords
4: Three of Pentacles
Interesting balance between what’s probable and visible (Priestess), and what’s hidden in the “black box” (Empress). I’m thinking I need to retreat into my inner reality, practice a bit of meditation, but inside the black box is a message of connection to outer reality, to sensual pleasures, to nature, and with this deck, it’s interesting because the Priestess is hanging in the air with an owl below her and pomegranate (symbol of death as transformation) in hand, while the Empress sits below to her left in the second position, sending a big circle of butterflies (souls) in the Priestess’s direction, as a gift, I would assume. So, it seems that approaching my spiritual connection from a grounded place is a good idea.
In order to manifest this probability of grounded spiritual practice this weekend, I have to bring it out of the black box with my third card, the measurement tool. In Shadowscapes, the Eight of Swords depicts a large swan struggling within sharp brambles and surrounded by eight swords. A dark wraith hovers above, and the only source of hope seems to be a small hummingbird, also the only source of color in the card. The message I take from this image is that to escape, I have to stop struggling, and allow myself to relax and get help from others to free myself to see what to focus on.
When I do that, I’ll be able to mentally walk the path to my soul workshop and create what I want with true mastery (the Three of Pentacles). Since my current creation project is my cosmic photo-based Tarot deck, it’s time to go play with that, but I did actually go out in the garden first to do some weeding and commune with nature (the Empress) before coming back to my computer and focus on the stars. 🙂
So, try out this spread, if you are so inclined, and let me know in the comments how it worked (or didn’t) for you.