#tarotthursdaythree for 02/02/2017

Can you believe it!? It's already Thursday again and that means it's time for another round of #tarotthursdaythree. This week, we have another guest contribution, which is perfect because this also means that it's yet another week where I don't have to think up questions - thank you community!

This week's question set was contributed by another of my faves, Alaina, who can be found at exploringlyyours.com as well as Instagram. Her posts are always thoughtful and though-provoking, whether directly about tarot or not, so you'll definitely want to check her out. In the meantime, let's tackle this week's questions! And, if you have no idea what this is all about, you can read more about the process, how to participate as well as how to contribute here.

1. What is your favorite tarot card and why?
Hmm, this is a tough one. I've been staring at a blank screen for 5 minutes now and I'm still not quite sure to respond. Perhaps "favourite" depends on context? And maybe even the day or my mood, but with that being said, I pretty much always love Death. I love what it stands for and I love the way in which it can ease itself into any reading and make perfect sense. It's a strong message from a practical, as well as soul level, and I rarely struggle to understand its message regardless of the inquiry. Artistically, I usually like the way this card is executed. It's dark on one hand but on the other, the sun blazes in the horizon and while riddled with challenge, you know its got your best interest at heart.

2. What is your least favorite tarot card and why?
This one really does depend on the context. But, you know what card I dislike based purely on the fact that it bores the crap outta me? The 4 of Pentacles. When this thing shows up, I'm usually thinking "ugh" on some level. It's just so miserly and usually wants to talk about finances - Zzzzzzzz.
At least some of the more challenging cards, the 10 of Wands or the 9 of Swords for example, usually have a deeper context and feel more satisfying to pull. Like as if you've just uncovered something that, while difficult, is also really important to hear. Ya, I'm going with 4 of Pentacles for the snooze factor alone.

3. If you could be a tarot card (live in/personify/experience), which would it be and why?
Also tough to narrow down, but I think I'd like to experience The Fool...for a bit, anyway. I'm sometimes too careful and calculated. When I was younger, I used to love packing for family vacations because I would pretend that I was running away; about to embark on some strange new adventure. I had a really nice family life so no reason to want to leave, but I think the feeling existed because it's so counter intuitive to my actual aversion to risk-taking. Anyway, taking a leap of faith, living like you can't fuck up and feeling free to wander and explore seems like it could be fun...for awhile.

Alright, and that's a wrap. See ya'll next week!!

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Julia