Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Tarot Reading For The Week

Symbology And Guidance

Seven of Wands, Five of Pentacles, Five of Wands

Let's Take A Look

A day later than promised, but it's here!  I drew these cards yesterday morning and couldn't focus on interpreting them.  Then a migraine set in and I was down for the count.  I was a little concerned that my personal situation overshadowed my attempt at a global reading, but after perusing my Facebook news feed today, it looks like I'm not the only one these cards might speak to.  So, let's get started!

First a quick recap of last week's future card, the joyful maidens in the Three of Cups.  From a broad perspective I saw this as the Universe asking how much joy we could stand.  I know many of you had a joy filled week for one reason or another, and my friend, Brian Cormack Carr (creator of the Vital Vocation Program and a great Tarot reader) pointed out the symbology of reunion, commonly associated with the Three of Cups.   He loved that it showed up during the week my father came home from four months in the hospital and rehab.  The week ended with a surprise visit from a family friend, a second mother to me. So, in my case, the reunion symbology really hit home.

Now, let's see what this week's cards reflect in your life. 

The Past (what has already happened) ~ Seven of Wands 

When I look at my "go to" metaphysical interpretation of this card, it points to extreme competition, new responsibilities and a test.  This past week, though filled with wonderful, joyous occasions, also saw many of us having to stand our ground in defense of our beliefs.  I know economists worldwide were on the edge of their seats, waiting to see if my beloved Congress could move past their differences and settle on a debt plan.  Each side fiercely stood their ground as the details continued to be hashed out.  In my life, even though the joy of my father coming home was strong, what was also equally as strong was the "new normal" that was also coming my way; new responsibilities and the "testing" of how things were going to be.

The Seven of Wands is also asking if you have stepped over the line of defending your stance, to being defiant?  Defiance is a highly emotional state to be in and makes it difficult to find a solution where everyone wins.  Though it's important to take a stand, reevaluating where you are coming from does not constitute failure.   

I do have to point out, that in the midst of all of the politics this past week, a joyful reunion occurred,yesterday, when it came time to vote on the debt deal.   Arizona Senator, Gabrielle Giffords, returned to the Senate floor for the first time since her attempted assassination back in January, in which six of her constituents lost their lives.  I know yesterday was a new week, but I'm off a couple of days and Mercury's in retrograde, so cut me some slack ;~D

The Present (what is happening now, or advice regarding what we should be doing now) ~ Five of Pentacles 

The Five of Pentacles is one of the most sorrowful cards in the Tarot deck.  It represents poor health, financial uncertainty; the downtrodden. (Given my migraine yesterday, you can see why I thought "poor health" was meant for me) What I like about this card is though the figures seem to be outcast from their spiritual center and seem to lack the basics for security and shelter, they are not beaten down.  They appear to still have hope and a belief that there is something better on the horizon.

I did a reading for a client last week and reminded her that things always seem very bleak right right before they start to turn around.  The darker the shadow, the brighter the light.  

The Five of Pentacles in the Present position is asking us to think about our expectations in regards to our personal journey or a current endeavor we may have undertaken.  What could be done differently and how committed are we? 

The Future (a possibility of what is to come taken in context with the rest of the reading - it is not set in stone as our thinking and choices can alter its course at any time) ~ Five of Wands 

The Five of Wands points to confusion and going in too many different directions at once.  This card asks for strong leadership, a need for organization and the need to find common ground. If you look closely at the card, you will see that none of the rods are striking the individuals.  A situation is being hashed out but not at the expense of anyone's personal well being.

This week, when conflict appears to be arising, ask yourself if you are allowing your need to be right to interfere with the need to find common ground.  Contemplate your leadership methods as you seek out compromise along your journey.

Meet you back here next week for another, Tarot Reading For The Week ! : ) 


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...