This week is full of water (i.e. emotion, spirituality, and relationships – both with the Self and others). I find it to be a somewhat personal reading in that I’m coming off a 3-day juice fast where I’ve tried to realign my health and desires. The 2 of Swords is my birth card (September 23), and I always struggle with balance, seeking it every chance I get. At the same time, this reading gives great perspective to where we are as a society. Great tragedy and fear have created a greater need for love, seeking the security of the spirit. Our cup runneth over, and if we let go of those things which are no longer serving us, nothing will be spilled (or lost) in the process… nothing important anyway. The thing is, to achieve true victory, we have to really want change.
Card 1 – Where we have come from
2 of Swords
“Looking for peace of mind.” The meaning of this card is often denial, blocked emotion, hiding stress, defensiveness, avoidance, refusing to decide or act, and a general stalemate in affairs. There is an inability to change the situation. A new approach is needed. Emotions are involved causing difficulty with decision-making. The answer to all of this is the use of logic. There is a need for greater balance with the intellectual life. This card tells us there is conflict in stalemate and there can be peace through truce. We can’t hide from making a decision and taking action. It won’t go away. It’s time to take the bull by the horns and make decisions with the best intentions and awareness of consequences.
Card 2 – Where we are
Ace of Cups
Compassion, empathy, emotional and/or spiritual energy make up the Ace of Cups. This card represents opportunities for fulfillment through love or spirit if you will only take advantage of those offers. It’s also an opportunity for expression through emotional and spiritual insight. We are being asked to love, be open to others, and let go of negativity. It’s the beginning of good things which bring happy opportunities to the heart and the home such as a new love affair or friendship, spiritual enlightenment and inspiration, and an overall sense of lightheartedness with positive thoughts and feelings.
Card 3 – Where we are headed (should we not use freedom of choice to change direction)
The Hanged Man
I would first like to note that the Hanged Man is very much alive as he hangs upside down to see the world from a new perspective. This card represents sacrifice; letting go of old ways of being or outmoded judgments. It’s a time for a reversal, change of mind, or perspective. There is an opportunity to let go, accept, release, and end the struggle. Reflection will lead to wisdom as we voluntarily alter our perspective and surrender those things which are no longer useful (such as behaviors, addictions, beliefs, ways of thinking or being, etc…)
Card 4 – This is founded upon…
Victory! This card represents a drive for success, reaching a goal, winning, and dominating through discipline, mastering emotions, concentration, assertion, and asserting control. By harnessing our energy, and applying it wisely, we can bring about positive results. It’s all in the focus, control, and confidence. I call this card the “keeping your eye on the ball card”, because you can win through sheer will. It’s time to master emotions, curb impulses, and assert our true will to achieve positive results.