Day 11 of Magpie Tarot's 30 Days
We’re pulling back to a simple 2 card spread that would be better named Effort ~ Effect, because sometimes it’s just that simple. The results of our endeavors are very often - if we’re honest with ourselves - exactly what *would* show up based on our attitude, behavior and actions. (And no, not always. Life isn’t always fair and we’ve all experienced the scale tipping out of balance no matter what we do. But the hope has to be that overall and over time they align more often than they don’t) Sometimes our efforts are off, either not putting in what is genuinely needed or simply spending our energies in the wrong area or in a less-than-helpful way. It’s when we take a step back and a legitimate look that we can honestly assess what’s working and what isn't. What we’re putting in weighed against what we see as the result. The Effort card represents our endeavors - the truth of what we’re putting in. It’s an honest look at what and where energy is being placed. The Effect card shows us the consequences - the resulting outcome of that effort. Is it what was expected? Wanted? The idea here is to see where our Karmic balance may be out of whack, especially when compared to what we would actually *like* to see. Put simply, are we doing what needs to be done to achieve the results we want?