The card I have drawn for the upcoming week is the Nine of Cups from The Druidcraft Tarot.
This is a card of contentment, wishes fulfilled and satisfaction. This is a person who has reached a certain level of comfort and abundance in their life, and now feels that they can sit back and enjoy the fruits of their labour. Life feels good, and it is time for celebration and pleasure. This is a time of great happiness and contentment, and because the Cups usually refer to emotional matters and relationships, this is likely to be in the sphere of family, friendship and love.
If you have been through difficulties in the past, now is hopefully a time to put these behind you, and bask in the warmth and conviviality that is available to you at present.
The Cups also refer to creativity, so you may find that this is a particularly prolific time in terms of inspiration and imagination, when you can successfully bring creative projects to fruition. You may also find that you are bursting with new ideas which you are inspired to birth into the world.
The only downside to this card can be a tendency to get too comfortable in your success. Guard against smugness, complacency, overindulgence and laziness. Remember that however successful you are there are still fresh projects to initiate and new horizons to explore!
Here is the tarot inspiration for the upcoming week, Friday 10th February to Thursday 16th February. Enjoy!
The randomly drawn card for this week is The Lovers. This is a gorgeous depiction showing a pair of Canadian Geese flying in formation against a beautiful sky radiating vibrant blue rays. Canada Geese are known to mate for life, and blue is a colour of peace, harmony and communication. Put these together and we can see that this is a beautiful union of soulmates!
So, this is a marvellous energy to pervade the coming week and could have several implications concerning what we might expect.
Of course the most obvious interpretation is that we are already in, or about to discover a relationship which embodies this unbreakable union of commitment, loyalty and trust. This is the type of relationship where we feel we are in a true partnership; a meeting of mind, body and soul.
Like the geese shown in this image we feel that we have a shared future. Our goals and values are in sync and we are travelling in the same direction. This is the type of union where we feel that the other person simply ‘gets’ us. Often there is no need for words….both fly seamlessly together, part of a perfect team.
This relationship is rock solid and built on unshakeable foundations of commitment, faith and trust. It has often stood the test of time and provided steadfast support even through tough times. This is a love you can depend upon to always be there for you…..reliable and constant.
I think that we all dream of experiencing a partnership like this if we haven’t been lucky enough to find it thus far. However, The Lovers card doesn’t only relate to a romantic union. It could also describe a familial relationship, a kindred spirit we form a strong bond with, or even a working or business partnership.
I hope that this week you will be blessed with encountering this life affirming, steadfast union with someone special!
Until next week,
New beginnings in the emotional sphere may become apparent today. Even relationships that you thought had breathed their last might suddenly, miraculously spring back to life, stronger and deeper than they have ever been before. A refreshing wind is blowing through your life and taking any cobwebs and stuck, stale energy away in its wake. Emotional and creative endeavours have the potential to get a whole lot better!
This weeks card is from the Gaian Tarot, and depicts a washed up, broken down, wreck of a boat. It looks as if it found it’s final resting place many moons ago, and has, over time become one with the natural environment. It’s rotting wood has become the home for insects, birds and animals. Beautiful flowers and verdant greenery have taken nourishment from it’s decomposing carcass and are growing in abundant profusion in and around it. Looking out, beyond the boat, the sea is calm and sparkling, with no hint of the stormy waters which caused the boat to run aground.
This card is a metaphor for the end of an era. It is time to move on and look to the future, which looks bright with promise and abundance. Leave behind what no longer serves you, and breathe a sigh of relief to set yourself free from what has been keeping you trapped and stuck in life. See the bigger picture, like the eagle which soars overhead, and know that it is for the best. Feel transformed and light like the butterflies which dance and flutter amongst the newly opening flowers.
Until next week,
This weeks card is the Hierophant. It’s not one that usually resonates with me, but I find this interpretation from The Wild Unknown to be a very beautiful image. Often this card has strong associations with organised religion and tradition and if you’re not particularly religious it can be difficult to relate to.
This card however has an image of a crow which speaks to me of magic, wisdom, intuition and the voice of experience. The crow is tweeting so it obviously has something important to relay to us. It could be quite literal; maybe we will read something on Twitter which has a significant message for us this week! I think it’s important to remember with this card that the relevant information is likely to come from an outside source. It could be a mentor, counsellor or teacher, or just as likely it may be a snippet of conversation we overhear, the lyrics of a song on the radio or something we read on a blog at just the right moment.
The crow grasps a large key in her claws which suggests that something vital is about to be unlocked……something of great value which allows you to access new information that has previously been under metaphorical “lock and key”. The penny is about to drop and things fall into place.
The bolt of lightening underlines the fact that this message is likely to be received like a “bolt from the blue” when you least expect it. It is illumination that suddenly becomes available to you in a classic “light bulb” or “ah ha” moment.
So make sure you are alert to all incoming information this week, whatever it’s source. There may be gold and jewels mixed in with the everyday dross!
This week I am using the Tarot of the Hidden Realm for the weekly reading, and the card I have drawn is the Four of Swords.
This card describes a situation I am sure we have all been in, when confusion and entanglement in our thoughts threatens to overwhelm us. It seems that the more we try to apply logic and rational thought to a problem the deeper in the mire we sink. When your mind is too busy and troubled, thoughts become muddled like a cat playing with a ball of yarn….the more you turn the thoughts round and round your mind, the tighter and more unyielding the knots become.
So, the solution to this situation is to Stop. Breathe. Quiet your mind. Do nothing!
Wait until the fog clears and clarity arrives. The best way to achieve this sense of calm is via meditation and reflection.
In this card the blue butterflies symbolise transformation and metamorphosis. The colour blue represents calm, serenity, clarity, communication and gentleness. Invite divine peace and inspiration to bring clarity, far sightedness, and uncover solutions to problems which seemed insurmountable. Trust yourself and your own judgement, and this will help you to see the bigger picture.
The ivy entwined around the girls hair symbolises determination, strength and tenacity ~ the ability to flourish and grow, and the faith to know that we can overcome any difficulties and hardships we have to deal with by going within and trusting our innate inner wisdom.
Until next week,
So, here we are already in 2017! Welcome back to my weekly tarot readings….intended to give a flavour of the upcoming week. This time I am using the Gaian Tarot and drew the Ten of Fire.
This card points to a situation where we probably feel that events or situations have got a bit out of hand. Maybe it feels as if a wild fire is rampaging uncontrollably through your life. Perhaps things feel as if they are moving too fast and you just want to call a halt while you catch your breath and reevaluate?
Sometimes though, the purging nature of a blazing inferno is actually, metaphorically speaking, just what we need in our life. It may feel as if all our best laid plans are being reduced to ashes, but often when this happens it is because this is the only way to raze things to ground zero in order that we can rebuild something more meaningful and fitting for our lives.
Although after a forest fire it often seems as if everything has been destroyed and laid to waste, it is a vital process in order to clear away old undergrowth and debris. If we are patient and trust, it is surprising how quickly fresh, new green shoots start to flourish in the ashes of the aftermath. Indeed, some species of tree such as the Lodgepole pine require exposure to high temperature in order to release their seeds. Perhaps we can think of these times in our own life as providing the catharsis to become more creative in forging a more rewarding path?
We too sometimes require extreme measures in order to relinquish old hopes and dreams which are no longer in alignment with our highest good. Once all the old and outdated stuff has been eradicated we can focus on rebuilding something more fitting and meaningful for our life now.
Until next week,