Weekly Tarot Reading – Sunday, July 24, 2016

Deck: "Tarot of the Sephiroth" by Dan Staroff

While I was writing up this reading, I checked out the birthdays for the 2 major-party presidential nominees. I found it interesting that both Trump and Pence are Gemini (air signs, born in June), and Clinton and Kaine are both water signs (Scorpio and Pisces respectively). Armed with that information,…

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Weekly Tarot Reading – Sunday, July 17, 2016

**Note: I pulled these cards on July 17, but I was unable to finalize this draft until today, the 19th. Sorry for the delay.

Coming out of a week with more news of horrific acts of human-on-human violence, I find it interesting that so many more Cups appear in this week’s reading, including the 9 of Cups again in the “Where we have come from” position. When I wrote last week’s reading, I was hoping the Knight of Swords wasn’t bringing more pain, but that is often what he does. Humanity lost many to violence this past week including victims in Nice, France and more police officers murdered just this morning in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I think this 9 of Cups is showing up because in times of terrifying events, people come together to help each other.

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” To this day, especially in times of “disaster,” I remember my mother’s words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers – so many caring people in this world.” – Fred Rogers

Here is this week’s reading (picture below).

Card 1 – Where we have come from
Nine of Cups 

For the second week in a row, this incredible card is in this position. I kind of cheated and copied what I wrote here last week because, sadly, it still makes sense this week. You would think, based on the worldwide events last week that we would be coming from a place of fear and hate. In fact, this card represents a fulfillment of goals and desires, dreams coming true, satisfaction, happiness, and peace. It’s a time of fruition, overflowing with love from the heart and soul. This card represents exactly what occurred last week. There was an expansion of emotion, inspiration, spirituality, intuition, and most of all, LOVE. Love poured out of so many people, in direct opposition to the chaos and transition (beginnings and endings) which can cause frustration, pain, and even hate. The energy here is about opening to love.

Card 2 – Where we are
Ace of Wands

Aces are the seed of the suit. Wands are all about the creative force used to manifest desires. This card represents pure energy, the source of vitality and opportunity. It’s the seed of creation, having a dream, finding enthusiasm and/or optimism. This is a time to be courageous, face fears, and “go for it”. The Ace of Wands is the creation of new things; boldness and enthusiasm which could lead to a creative idea. Opportunity is at hand, and it’s up to us to feed the energy. This is energy and force in its simplest form. It may be used constructively or destructively. It’s time to conceive something better.

Card 3 – Where we are headed (should we not use freedom of choice to change direction)
Page (Princess) of Cups

This Page represents the intention to love and/or open up spiritually/psychically. Pages are often seen as the energy of intention and renewal, and this Page of Cups is the intention to love and be inspired – feeling renewed in these areas. You are more likely to express emotion now (hopefully using those emotions to build up, instead of tearing down). Cups are about inspiration and emotion within relationships, so this Page can represent surprising inspiration, coming from unexpected places. This is a sign of youthfulness and positive messages with gifts of thought or caring coming from surprising places. Be open.

Card 4 – This is founded upon…
6 of Cups

The keyword for this card is often “child” (childhood, childlike behavior or qualities including innocence, lacking corruption and appreciating simple joys). From this particular deck, I see this card as joy and the flow of love in intuitional inspiration. This card represents an abundance of love and those things created from it. It’s also an opportunity to look at life through the eyes of child. Children see everything in the world with a sense of wonder and everything is an inspiration to dream. Nostalgia is often associated with this card, as we look for those things that brought us peace, joy, and happiness in youth. This is an opportunity to look back and realize that we have weathered many trials, and we have (and can) overcome them. It’s also a time to remember the inner child, reminding ourselves to seek joy and inspiration in the world.

Deck: "Tarot of the Sephiroth" by Dan Staroff

Deck: “Tarot of the Sephiroth” by Dan Staroff

 

Weekly Tarot Reading – Sunday, July 10, 2016

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I have used this reading in my personal practice for many, many years. I used to take Sunday as a day of meditation and prayer (and overall “gentleness” with the self and the Self), and I would do a weekly card reading for my upcoming week. I figured I could try to…

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Know Your Ignorance

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Embrace your ignorance! (But please don’t do it by putting yourself or others in harm’s way.) To learn, to grow, you have to KNOW there is an ignorance within that can only be filled through knowledge. You needn’t only bury your face in books to gain knowledge. Learning is brought…

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My Enlightenment is Better than Yours

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or A QUICK LESSON IN EGO-CHECKING An old friend recently posted a meme online making fun of the “sheeple” who follow social media trends without thinking (ex: the Parisian flag overlay on Facebook following the mass murders on November 13 this year).  She said, “No offense to any of my…

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Is Gratitude or Sadness in the Driver’s Seat?

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    Everyone experiences periods when the “rougher” emotions take over. It’s OK to feel and experience them, but at some point, you have to let love, joy and gratitude take back the wheel. Related posts: Exercising Gratitude Gratitude is Joy Gift Yourself with Gratitude The Power of Gratitude

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Decide or Stay the Same

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Not making a decision, refusing to make a choice, leaves you on your current path. Are you happy with that path? If yes, then stay the course. Has your position become stagnant, needing an infusion of energy? Then it’s probably time to make a choice for something different. Related posts: Gemini = The…

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