I’ve worked with Power Animals and Animal Totems for years (Yes, I’m the Bear!) . . . so couldn’t wait to get my hands on the new Animal Totem Tarot by Leeza Robertson.
Animal Totem Tarot
I’ll leave a review for another day as I wanted to jump into doing a reading using Leeza’s “WOOP” (Wish-Outcome-Obstacle-Plan) spread. If you read her explanation you’ll find an interesting take on the “outcome” position; for her it represents the benefit of achieving the goal and it may not be what you expected.
My cards (and you’ll understand me not naming my “wish” card as it would be a bit like divulging the wish before blowing out the candles) but in this reading it’s represented by the Chariot (VII), the Orca, the masters of movement and speed. Good thing too, as my time frame for this wish is early September 2016.
The Outcome is the 6 of Swords, the Sugar Glider and it’s all about the journey, not the destination. This tells me that regardless of what I “think” the wish is, the destination may look quite unlike what I envisioned. So enjoy the ride.
The Obstacle (inner) is the 4 of Pentacles, the Squirrel. Ahh, how true – the need to squirrel away loot for fear of a bounty-less season. Oh Nancy Elle, haven’t you gotten past this yet?
The Plan is the Wheel of Fortune – Lady Bug. Prepare for a swiftly changing landscape. Be ready to leap before the wheel turns, the opportunity is gone, and the Lady Bug flies away.
The spread that’s coming next
Leeza’s book details how to create an eight card personal totem using the Major Arcana. This is something I will do, but the time has to be right as this definitely isn’t something to rush into. Peace, quiet, candlelight, being centered and grounded. That’s what is needed and that isn’t today.