You’re not in Kansas any more.

Stories, they fill our childhood, help us escape from stress as an adult, they even make us feel like we can do anything as teens. They do something else too though. They help us understand some of the most complicated, nerve wracking times in our lives. 

I use tarot on a daily basis for meditation and guidance. Sometimes pulling a card or two helps me deal with my kids, rearranging my perspective on their needs and demands so I don’t feel so overwhelmed. Tarot has helped me to understand my intuition better, made me feel like I could move forward in a task, and even given me a solid smack upside the head when I have needed it.

So how does {A} relate to {B}? Easy, since both stories and tarot can be used to help soothe, elevate, teach, and understand why not combine them? Sometimes putting ourselves in the place of a Protagonist, or even their Antagonist can help us sort through a myriad of emotion while we are on our adventures. To that end I have created a spread called  Dorothy In OZGo ahead and ride that cyclone to OZ and see what the inhabitants of that magical place can reveal to you.

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Sometimes in life we get picked up on a journey and we aren’t quite sure how we ended up on it. A lot like Dorothy we end up in an unfamiliar place, with unfamiliar people and all we want to do is find our way back. Not to the beginning, but home. With a little help from Dorothy and the inhabitants of OZ you’ll find that maybe, you’ve had the way home with you the whole time.

Dorothy in Oz spread 

©Stevey Solis 2017

  1. Dorothy- This is your significator card, this is you at the start of your journey.
  2. The Wicked Witch of the East- These are the obstacles that you have conquered.
  3. Glinda the good Witch of the North– This is the gift of having conquered the obstacles in your past.
  4. Ruby Slippers– This card is what protects you.
  5. The Munchkins- This card is what spurs you on your journey.
  6. The Wicked Witch of the West- These are the obstacles you encounter on your journey, or what is hindering you.
  7. The Scarecrow- How you can use your BRAIN to overcome what hinders you.
  8. The Cowardly Lion- How you can bolster your COURAGE for your journey
  9. The Tin Man- How your EMPATHY can help you on your journey.
  10. Toto- What you carry with you from home, this can be advice, or stories etc. that you turn to during your journey.
  11. The Wizard of Oz- How you have grown on your journey, the illusions of yourself/the world that you have confronted.
  12. Silver Slippers– Finding your way home.

Dorothy In Oz

I hope you have found solace, advice or just a thought to think.

May your troubles be few and your blessings many;

Solaria W.

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