Weekly Tarot Card – Queen of Swords

Facing to the right or the future in Tarot terms, this Queen sits on her throne adorned with angels and butterflies holding a sword upright in her right hand of action while extending her left hand in a soothing gesture of grace. Her relatively stern facial expression belies great mental clarity. She is nobody’s fool and can cut through a fiction as neatly as the double-edged sword she wields. Will she strike you dead or dub thee knight?

The sky for the most part is a clear blue with a bird winging through perhaps with a message for you. Puffs of clouds recede in the distance. Trees stand upright on fertile ground with a river running through. The mind sifts through cloudy thoughts to gain clarity.

Although we might fear this queen’s judgment we notice the butterflies and angels in her clothes, crown and throne and we realize that she is fundamentally a champion of transformation and wants the best for us.

This week you are to use your powers of discernment to seek out the truth in situations. See them for what they are and build a foundation of clarity so that you can grow along a positive path of evolution.

Weekly Tarot Card – The Magician

A magician typically pulls a rabbit out of a hat or makes the pretty lady disappear from the box after exclaiming a few choice syllables and waving a red handkerchief. Everyone oohs and ahhs because these creations appear out of the air…and it’s called magic.

This Magician of the Tarot is enlightened. He uses the elements of the earth, appearing here in the symbols of the Tarot, cup as water, pentacle as earth, sword as air and wand as fire, in order to manifest into physical reality the divine directives sent to him from heaven. His resources are within reach…laid out before him on his designer’s table. He is the human connector of the divine on earth and his form of magic is pure as the white of his tunic and vital as the red of his robe.

The Magician appears this week as Mercury goes direct and we leave the retrograde cycle. We press forward with new insights and revitalized energy, knowing that we have the resources at our fingertips to materialize our dreams onto this earthly realm. Let us align our purpose with the divinity within to create for the benefit of all.

Weekly Tarot Card – 3 of Wands, 9 of Swords, King of Swords

This morning when I was pulling the weekly tarot card, 3 cards fell out in this order so I chose to provide a 3-card reading for the week.

Perhaps like the wealthy merchant standing with the 3 wands on the cliff, you have plans in motion and are waiting for your “ships to come in.” Although the ships are small and in the distance, the horizon is illuminated and there is hope in the air.

Contrary to the figure who has just awakened from a nightmare. It’s as if the 9 swords hanging in the black night have pierced his mind with dark thoughts. Perhaps you have doubts and fears that invade the optimism. These negative thoughts do not protect you from success or failure. In fact they block the manifestation at hand. Your mind can really play tricks on you. Best to intervene on yourself, break old patterns that no longer contribute and like the figure in bed look to the pretty flowers on the coverlet. There is hope in the air. See those and not the hanging swords.

How will you do this? The King of Swords comes in with his particular blend of mental clarity and intuition. You can be discerning and hopeful at the same time. There he sits with an earnest expression on a throne adorned with crescent moons and butterfly carvings. He welcomes the evolution of dreams to manifestations. You should too.

Weekly Tarot Card – The Chariot

A warrior stands in his chariot. His suit of armor has crescent moons and astrological symbols, his helmet is adorned with a star and victory wreath. The canopy of his chariot displays stars embroidered in the midnight blue of the heavens.

This charioteer is forward-moving with so much willpower he does not need reins to guide the black and white sphinxes into action.

When your will is aligned to your soul purpose and duality is integrated into your consciousness you can move mountains. In this period when Mercury is in Retrograde and it seems that things are moving backwards try to connect to your inner guidance for strength and purpose. You’ve got the power! Use it well.

Weekly Tarot Card – The Hanged Man Reversed

In its upright position, this card shows a man hanging upside down from a tree. Interesting to note the card is called “The Hanged Man” not “The Hanging Man” which seems to imply that he has completed “dying” to his old self and hangs in the interim waiting for the reveal of a new body. The message is surrender to the now and look at things from a different angle, sacrifice old beliefs in order to gain new insights.

In this week’s pull the card appears in its reversed position, meaning the man is hanging no more. He is ready to step back into the world with new understandings and a different bearing. The halo around his head illumines his path forward into a new day.

It’s time to return from your period of retreat. Use the information gained from the different perspective and value what your surrender and sacrifice has taught you. Bring these qualities into the world to contribute to the benefit of all.