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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.

Weekly Tarot Card – Page of Cups

How do you feel about surprises, the unexpected? Do you enjoy them? Do you hate them? Are you flexible or resistant? This week prepare for some unusual occurrences…that is, if you pay attention to the message of the Page of Cups.

A young person stands in front of a body of water that appears as rolling waves. Could this be the river of life? They hold a beautiful golden cup in one hand perhaps ready to take a sip when all of the sudden a fish appears. How odd! How strange! How funny!

Sometimes we need an uncanny occurrence to stir things up, catch us unawares and jiggle the status quo of our lives. Can we embrace disruption, be spontaneous and in flow at the same time? This is what we’re learning this week and it’s a good skill to develop in order to navigate life’s ups and downs.

Weekly Tarot Card – The Moon

The Moon

The Moon Card is all about the reveal. It is nighttime and the full moon is reflected in the light of the sun which sheds it’s rays on the wildlife below. A dog and wolf bark at the moon. A crayfish emerges from the waters.

What is to be revealed? Our civil and wild natures as seen in the dog and wolf respectively seek recognition and understanding. It’s as if they are barking, “See me, hear me, feel me” to the golden silvery light above. The crayfish whose thick shell serves as protection from the elements decides to leave its watery home to walk the perilous path on land. It takes courage to face the unknown but the time is right.

Are we to follow suit and face our fears and illusions? Do we have the courage to look into our shadow self, our defenses, whatever is hidden deep within our subconscious. Let what needs to be revealed rise to the surface. Pay attention to dreams and the keys they hold, the messages from our meditations. Seek integration of light and dark as the moon and sun is reflected in our true nature.