DAY 78: TAROT – WEEK 07.08…

DAY 78: TAROT – WEEK 07.08…

A three card reading for the week ahead:

1. III CUPS
Success. This card involves creative fulfilment, projects and relationships surrounding these endeavours. It calls on the energy of the creative muses (music, art, theatre) and signifies that if you are involved in, or pursue, any of these things – then progress is being made and you have found something that lets you express your feelings, fill creative needs, and will bring happiness and fulfilment.

2. KING OF CUPS
An older man, who will be of assistance and guidance, and it would be wise to listen to him. He may be in the past or immediate future, if not here at present. If you don’t think that this card relates to a specific individual then the card signifies intuition, correct use of feelings and judgement, and fair play.

3. IV CUPS
Pause. You are feeling unhappy and / or unfulfilled at present. A case of the blues may be obscuring the positives and excitement at present, and bringing cloudiness and uncertainty. It’s a time to look inwards and check that your own negativity isn't feeling this and check your outlook, as the answers may lie within, and you may be the only one holding you back and obscuring your judgement.

SUMMARY:
Three cards all in the same suit is a very strong message. The cups relate very heavily with emotions, relationships, decisions and feelings. The appearance of all three support my current emotions and state of mind.
Let’d call it the post-holiday-blues (amongst other things).
I also had a repeat of last week’s IV cups. Last week when I drew the card, my blues hadn't set in…but a few days later they did. And now, back at Monday, I’m in it. And that advice to check myself and my own outlook feels very prudent.
One thing I’ve been getting a lot of joy, peace an fulfilment from this past week, as I have been working through mixed emotions, has been my creative projects – music, art, writing. So III Cups is a lovely omen and reassurance that this is the right way to channel my energy.
I think these feelings may linger for a while longer…but if, as ever, I follow my gut, intuition, and put my energy into my creative pursuits, I trust that I'l be just fine.

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DAY 71: TAROT – WEEK 31.07…

DAY 71: TAROT – WEEK 31.07…

A three card reading for the week ahead:



1. IX WANDS
Stability. There is a set of circumstances that are based on strength and clarity and have positivity because of an understanding of a structure, organisation and self-discipline. The outcome of any situation is likely to be positive, but even if its not the outcome desired, there is little of importance to be lost or be missing out on. Whats more important is the journey and life experience that’s been gained along the way.

2. IV CUPS
A pause. A possible period of feeling unfulfilled, lack of purpose, clarity or direction. You may be trying to escape reality or more pressing issues going on in life. Cloudiness may be obscuring any feelings of positivity. A time to check oneself for any negativity or ill feelings that are being held onto that may be dragging you down or holding you back.

3. III WANDS
A successful enterprise. Patience. Solid foundations have been established and earned but you are still working hard at carving out your place, niche and full potential. Some problems may arise, but can be easily and confidently overcome if you keep calm and stress free about the situation, and keep mentally alert. There is strength in creative endeavours and courage and initiative will be rewarded. But you must be patient. It will come, but maybe not right now.

OVERVIEW
I think this spread perfectly sums up my typical feelings and emotions of the post-travel come down and blues. I know that I’m tired, jet lagged and feeling a bit flat, hazy and directionless as I re-enter my normal life again. I have loads of ideas and excitement for projects and endeavours brewing in my head, but am still finding a way, and thinking about, how to implement them, which is frustrating and can stress me out, and make me worry I’ve lost my creative enthusiasm. These cards tell me to hold my nerve – that i’m on the right path, and to just stay calm, level headed and be patient. The clarity and spark that I want will come, but its early days. Don’t push it, I need to rest and just find my feet again. The fact I’ve no Major Arcadia cards here tell me that there’s nothing too massive or troublesome, going on here, and these are fleeting times and emotions. Just par of the course and a predictable and expected pattern of feelings, ones that I experience after any overseas adventure. Hold tight, the good stuff will come.

DAY 50: TAROT – WEEK 10.07…

DAY 50: TAROT – WEEK 10.07…

A THREE CARD READING FOR THE WEEK AHEAD:


1. 0 THE FOOL

Freedom. A journey and period of happiness, exploration, joy and a time of being oblivious to cares and responsibilities of life and what lies ahead. A time to step into the unknown and enter a future without concern or any sense of practicality. Courage, kindness, love and beauty are all present and being carried with you along on the way. The future is uncertain, but with such little burden and responsibility to weigh you down, does this even matter right now?

2. XVII THE STAR

Revelation. You have found your own inner peace, spiritual and enlightenment and are on a journey of personal-growth and development. You have what you need within you and you have learnt how to use these things for your advantage. This is the right strategy and approach as it is the one that will lead to happiness, inner peace and contentment.You carry all of the insight, energy and strength that you need within you. A very positive personal card. 

3. ACE OF PENTACLES

New enterprises and projects. You are about to embark on an idea, inspiration, or project that will lead to success. Not only in terms of personal, creative, fulfilment but also in a monetary sense. It will take hard work and effort to get to this goal. But the tone of the surrounding cards indicate the level of success that is possible if applied correctly. The chosen path is the correct one. Follow your instinct. 

SUMMARY

Hooray! This is about as perfect as my reading this week could have been, and everything I wanted to see. I am about to embark on a journey, not just a physical one of travel, but what also feels very significant, personal journey. I hope to be a period of emotional and creative growth, healing, discovery,  and inspiration. I’m wanting to go away fully open to all that life brings my way, so that I can absorb and come back fully inspired and full of ideas.

The fool captured the freedom I’m feeling as I embark on this trip, free of all responsibility, work, daily routine and worries. I have a blessing to go, say yes to everything, and experience this time to the fullest. 

The Star tells me I’m emotionally and spiritually equipped to get the growth, happiness and enlightenment that I seek. I’ve done the groundwork, been through the struggles, and now I can go and embrace this experience and get the most from it.

And the Ace of Pentacles, well the presence of the other two very positive cards, bodes well for the creativity inspiration that I want to find whilst I’m away. I want to be like a sponge open to culture, and art, music and new experiences. I want this openness to lead me to inspiration and new projects when I return. I don’t know what this will be yet, but the cards support me in this instinct, and tell me I will do well if I apply myself. 

The best cards, indeed. 

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DAY 43: TAROT – WEEK 03.07…

DAY 43: TAROT – WEEK 03.07…

A three card reading for the week ahead:

 1.VI WANDS

You have, or will receive, good news. Fulfilment, accomplishment and completion of a goal or ambition. Conclusions. If this related to a troublesome situation, it indicates that the outcome will be positive and answers are on the way. 

2. II PENTACLES

Harmony in change. Important decisions need to be made in order to overcome or resolve a situation or obstacles. It also indicated, fun, opportunity, travel and an increase in your social life, which bring about their own decisions and choices. You have no shortage of options right now, but take cards in which you choose and remain true to yourself and your beliefs. If you do this, the outcome will positive. 

3. VI THE LOVERS

A Gemini card (my own star sign). Like the Gemini twins this card represents the union and combination of opposites, of two people, to create a harmonious balance. One fills the gaps and shortcomings of the other. Clear communication and greater consciousness is required. 

OVERVIEW

The only card that really makes any clear sense this week is the Pentacles as I know that a period of travel, exploration and opportunity for growth is impending. That one is clear. 

The other two aren’t. I’m not waiting on any news, and I’m not in any form of romantic entanglement or partnership. Although the wands might relate to a large project at work that is reaching a milestone this week. 

As for the Lovers, well that’s Gemini, my own sign, so perhaps, I feel, represents the two distinct personalities that lie within me. My relationship with myself. A period of fulfilment and inner peace, if we’re relating back to the other two cards. 

The other funny thing about the two ambiguous cards, is that they both ‘jumped’ out at me whilst I was shuffling. There’s a superstition in tarot, that if, whilst you’re shuffling the deck, focussing on your query, a card slips out or falls, it’s trying to tell you something, and charged with energy, so should be included in the reading. And both of these did just that. So they do mean something important, and I’m wondering if it’s all tied into this journey and self-discovery. 

They are very positive cards, for which I am very thankful.

Who knows, perhaps in a week, all will have become clear?!

Or… maybe I am about to be whimsically, amazingly, swoonily, passionately, swept off my feet?!!?

x

DAY 37: TAROT – WEEK 26.06…

DAY 37: TAROT – WEEK 26.06…

A THREE CARD READING FOR THE WEEK AHEAD:


1. VII WANDS

Valor. You are determined to succeed in your goals and endeavours. Progress and success is as a result of your own determination and conviction as a result of a process having been followed and personal understanding achieved. Stick with it and state true to these foundations and achievements to date.

2. III SWORDS

Disintegration. This card represents the break up and ending of a relationship. Although you have experienced pain, separation and loss you’re starting to truly realise that it was for the best. Clarity of mind and perspective is being achieved and this new found point of view must be kept in mind. The outcome is best for everyone, their well being and lives. Once peace and full acceptance has a been found, a new, and more positive situation will arise and make itself known. 

3. III EMPRESS

Relating. This card signifies a commitment, relationship or great friendship. You are ready to enrich and make your life better through bringing together cooperation and harmony in your environment. You will be able to make all elements work harmoniously. Emotional support will be available, in abundance, as and when required. 

OVERVIEW

Unlike the last couple of weeks which have been very positive readings, but the meanings and situations unknown and ambiguous to me – this week is very clear cut and on the nose. 

I know exactly what III Swords is referring to, it’s something that’s been on my mind and I’ve been fighting against this past few days as fresh, sometimes painful, emotions and frustrations brew. It very obviously reflects my feelings – new found anger, clarity, and yeah, perspective. This rawness and these things that are bothering me – they’ve been hard, and upsetting, but this card reassures me that it’s an important step in the healing process and I just have to move and grow through it. 

The Empress is friendship with strong women. I’ve been so incredibly blessed to have been surrounded by many independent, smart, beautiful, empowering women this week, who I’m so utterly grateful for. They are inspiring and nurturing me in ways I could never have imagined. I feel so lucky and supported, and know this card represents them.

And VII Wands – I’m busy, and feel like I have a lot on the go right now. A lot of projects, ideas and dreams growing. But I’m on the right track. I just need to stick with my goals, and stay true to myself and my journey so far. Be bold, be stubborn, be heard.

These cards are such a scarily true representation of how I’m feeling as I enter this week. An example of rather than ‘fortune telling’ the cards serve to solidify and bring clarity to exisiting emotions, situation and thoughts that have been lurking in my head and my heart but I couldn’t vocalise until I saw them.  Yeah!

x

DAY 30: TAROT – WEEK 19.06…

DAY 30: TAROT – WEEK 19.06…

A THREE CARD READING FOR THE WEEK AHEAD:


XIX THE SUN

Sunshine! Blue sky! Sunflowers! A happy, chubby, lil baby riding on the back of a beautiful, strong, white horse! Rejoice, for it’s the Sun card!

This is one of the coolest cards you can get! It represents a time of happiness, contentment, personal fulfilment and there will be excitement and enthusiasm in the air, for a certain situation or project. Opportunities and fresh beginnings are on the horizon. Whatever gifts the universe may present to you, accept and enjoy them. Winter has passed, and it’s now a time to bask in the radiant, warm, lovely Sun.

X WHEEL OF FORTUNE

Another very lovely, positive, and welcome card, which represents chance and opportunity. Beautiful events that are beyond your powers, and are bigger than you. An unforeseen, surprising, and unexpected course of events that can’t be predicted, or controlled, but whatever it is, it’s going to be in your favour and the outcome desires. If the gift given is so out of the blue and out of place with the rest of your life that you can’t understand or comprehend it, it should still be embraced and accepted with enthusiasm, for everything else will fit around it, and things will find their natural flow. It is a gift of the spirit, beyond you, meant to be, and change is inevitable.

KING OF WANDS

A man of honour in your life. His advice and friendship is to be trusted and followed. He might be a respected teacher, valuable ally, or a beloved friend. This could relate to career or finances. If it does not relate to a specific person, it will relate to an opportunity or good news that will help further your goals and aspirations.

CONCLUSION

Last weeks cards were quite sombre and isolated ones. They included the Hermit, and they were telling me to retreat, withdraw and take stock of the world, my current situation and feelings. Which was bang-on, so I respected and followed this advice, and had a very anti-social, reclusive, and introspective week, in which I rested, and nurtured, my mind and soul. I feel better for this. Restored.

So it’s really very, heart-warming, reassuring and inspiring to have such a positive spread today, filled with such light, energy and forward momentum. They feel much more ‘me’ and represent the optimism that I generally like to apply to life.

These are cards that egg me on and push to be fearless and bold. I don’t have any idea what activities, opportunity, or circumstances these cards relate to, but they are incredibly exciting and reassure me that my time of reflection and soul-searching has paid off.

I should be confident in my actions and pursuit of what I want. Whatever I decide to go after this week, I’m should go for with fresh enthusiasm and heightened confidence, because good things are on their way, and on that basis I don’t really feel that I can go wrong. Even if I’m pursuing something that doesn’t end up relating to these cards, my intuition tells me that it doesn’t matter, because good energy generates good energy. My inner judgement has set me on a good path to date, and I will continue to follow this.

I must say YES to opportunity, no matter how big or small, for it might lead me on a bigger path and journey that is currently beyond my own knowledge or visible horizon.

The time for reflection is at an end. Now is the time to get out there and open myself up to possibility and opportunity.

The world awaits! Good things beckon! Pursue your goals!

How very exciting!

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