The Tarot deck this week is not mincing words nor sparing feelings, but isn't it a relief to have someone in your corner that tells it like it is? The name of the game this week is courage. We're not out of the tunnel yet, and the light at the end may only appear dim now but staying the course will pay dividends in the long run. A quick glance at the spread reveals that four of the five cards are reversed, indicating lots of challenges this week. All four suits are also present which tells us that this is a complex situation with several overlapping layers that affect us in different areas of our life. This reading also emphasizes the fact that the task falls to us alone to balance ourselves and navigate the difficult moments. We must summon our courage and step up to the plate. Let's take a look at the spread and dive into the overall vibe this week.
Weekly Tarot Reading
The Current Situation
While the six would generally bring us balance after a difficult situation, when it's reversed, we can lose our equilibrium which makes it challenging to get our bearings about us and move forward. This card is the Lord of Science turned on its head. Science, which brings progress and embodies advancement, has been stopped in its tracks for the time being and this lack of movement can be quite uncomfortable. Any loose ends that need to be tied up are likely to remain undone for a bit longer. These unresolved affairs stir the pot and anxiety at this time is coming to a slow simmer. The stagnation affects us most in the mental arena as our mind launches into overdrive, but the churning of the wheels is rather unproductive without much action to propel the energy forward. Don't be surprised if friends and colleagues are too wrapped up in their own process of wading out of the darkness to lend a hand. This lack of support can get to us, but it's up to us to view the situation from a more macro level and have compassion for others on their own journey. If you're embroiled in legal matters, don't expect them to be resolved this week and if they do manage to reach a conclusion there is a real possibility that it won't be in your favor. This clearly isn't the chipper weekly memo we would like to receive in our inbox, however we can use the time in a productive way by leaning into the stillness to sort out our own mental space before it's time to get up and get moving again.
As we've seen, the current situation foretells of an uncomfortable stillness and lack of movement this week that largely affects our intellectual prowess, although the real challenge is going to be in managing our emotions. This dark night of the soul globally has dug it's heels in and sometimes it's hard to look up and project a positive future. The stagnation can cause us to want to throw the towel in and give up. This situation can lead us to sadness and even to lose faith in being able to turn it all around. We can start to feel removed or disconnected, apathetic and dissatisfied. The challenge for us this week is to do an emotional screening to see where we're being inflexible and resisting to go with the flow. Clinging to the past, or outworn modes of thinking, no longer serve us so we need to follow the course of the river.If there's a bend, curve along with it because you'll need a lot more hydropower to channel the flow into a new stream at this point. Some self-reflection will help determine where we create instability in our own lives through that inflexibility. Times are changing and we can sail along willingly or be swept away with the current.
Finally a card in the spread that's upright! We've changed suits once again and the environment this week will be supportive of our practical talents. Work will be a welcome distraction, especially if it entails organizing your space, applying practical solutions to the task at hand and tapping into the more nurturing side of your character. With the tumultuous elements of water and air reversed in the two previous cards, here we see the stabilizing energy of earth supporting us along our journey for security. Earth is the realm of the physical world and pertains to material matters. There may even be a woman in your environment that embodies the Earth Mother archetype and her generous and charitable nature will certainly be a welcome respite when faced with so much uncertainty. Don't get lost in your thoughts nor swept away with your emotions, but instead focus on the concrete actions you can take this week to move toward the life you want to manifest.
The advice this week is more about observation and prevention than an action to be taken. We may very well be confronted this week with an unstable character in our environment and the best thing we can do is be aware of the true nature of this person and behave accordingly. Avoid getting entangled in any arguments with this person as it will likely be a waste of time. This person is cruel and wants to dominate the situation at any cost. Being conscious of this person's capacity to act against us gives us some perspective on the situation which circles back to the challenge this week of not letting our emotions get out of control. Stay practical and don't let it get to you. Things will get moving again, even if they take time and you'll need to harness that courage to withstand the pressure of the situation, if not it will only lead to a broken heart. If we deny the reality at hand it will just cost us more in the long run. Ignorance is not bliss so it's time to take off those rose-colored glasses to get a glimpse of the true hue of this work in progress called life.
Ok, so the Knight of Cups reversed as the final result doesn't look stellar, but at the end of the day, the power is in our hands to shape our reality. This could just be a wake up call to take a bit of extra time and analyze all of the possibilities before us. We may end up so desperate for movement that we throw due dilligence by the wayside and accept any proposal that comes our way... not a great idea. Crooks, swindlers and tricksters love to prey on desperation and won't miss an opportunity to cozy up to people who are unwilling to see the truth for what it is. This can lead to risky propositions that will end in more heartbreak. Open your eyes, and combine your intuition with those practical talents so you heed the warnings and make good decisions. There are people lurking around that are not to be trusted but if you can see the situation for what it truly is, you'll be good to go.
There's work to be done and now it's time to get to it. Let your mystic revolution begin!
Tarot readings are a fantastic tool to examine your life and all of the influences at work. With this knowledge of self and setting you can consciously move toward the path of greatest growth and self-realization. Here we explore recurring themes in the human experience and practices to promote self-care. In becoming more attuned to our own vibes we can consciously create a better space that benefits everyone.