Saturday, August 6, 2022

CARD OF THE WEEKEND: August 6-7, 2022

 

Two of Swords

The Light and Shadow Tarot

by Brian Wiliams with art by Michael Goepferd


August 6-7, 2022: Early in my Tarot journey, I learned that Two of Swords signifies a clash of ideas and words, a meeting of the minds--on a field of battle! It can also indicate one person's internal conflict, and artist Michael Goepferd depicts it here as a figure wearing a blindfold and positioning the feet in a way that restricts movement. The swords also lock in a cross in front of the figure's headdress like a shield.

I've never considered this before, but the Two of Swords is a big honking NO! card. It refuses. It resists. It leashes and controls. It's stubborn as hell, and it doesn't even want to take the risk of seeing what's right in front of it.

There are times that legitimately call for this sort of resistance and self-protection, just as there are times when this response turns into an unfortunate mistake. Consider that difference as you look at what's emerging within or around you this weekend. It's important to discern that difference and choose your next action wisely.

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Monday, August 1, 2022

CARD OF THE WEEK: August 1-5, 2022

 

Five of Pentacles

Oriens Animal Tarot

by Ambi Sun


August 1-5, 2022: Hey, do you feel like the polar bear at the center of Ambi Sun's Five of Pentacles? The mound of ice beneath you shrinking, making you increasingly isolated and surrounded by deep water?

That pentacle/sun radiates ice-killing heat but, as I see it, the bear holds on with determination, proudly, continuing to be a bear. And that's what I want to share with you, my people, this week.

Shit happens. Continue to be who you are.

Hold on. Dig in. Take a sense of firmness from the four other pentacles that form a kind of forcefield in this scene. That's the strength of the earth element.

Yes, you might be up against difficult and even dire conditions but maintain your sense of self and personal sovereignty. Don't let external circumstances make you give up on yourself and what matters most to you. If anything, represent harder!

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Saturday, July 30, 2022

CARD OF THE WEEKEND: July 30-31, 2022

 

Seven of Swords

Rider-Waite Tarot

Art by Pamela Colman Smith


July 30-31, 2022: The gracefulness of Pixie Smith's smiling thief! He charmed his way into your life, and now he's making off with five of your swords--a batch of your thoughts, your ideas, your defenses, your strengths--and confidently turns to look behind himself as he prances away. He's not even concerned about whether the blades will cut his hands, or if he'll run into something he doesn't see coming his way. He got what he came for.

Traditionally, Seven of Swords has been the sign of something or someone in, or approaching, your surroundings that cannot be trusted.

Let this be an advisory to spend some time in serious inner and outer cleansing as well as shoring up your inner and outer defenses. This especially applies to your own thinking and how you can be your own enemy. What have you stolen from yourself? Or how do you render your own self vulnerable to delusion and exploitation?

Notice this, though. You've still got two good swords left. What do they represent, and what do you intend to do with them?

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Monday, July 25, 2022

CARD OF THE WEEK: July 25-29, 2022

 

Six of Swords

Morgan-Greer Tarot

by Lloyd Morgan with art by Bill Greer


July 25-29, 2022: The quiet, somber Six of Swords traditionally depicts a journey over water and, in Bill Greer's art for Morgan-Greer Tarot, there's no sure, welcoming harbor in sight. Ahead? Just the seemingly endless stretch of flowing water and a hazy landscape.

One can imagine the Six of Swords telling of exile for the cloaked figure huddled behind a bunch of swords rising from the bottom of the rowboat. The boat moves from some unidentified past to some unidentified future. Readers often speak of this as a journey into the unknown, one requiring profound faith and a willingness to let go of both the past and the future.

A reversed Six of Swords could indicate that a possible journey has not yet begun, or that reluctance and resistance holds up its start, or that--in an even more negative turn--confusion dominates any possible and positive motion.

Even right-side up, this does not look like a pleasure trip. However, make the most of it by appreciating that, for once, you do not have to steer. You are not on your own. You do not have to know the way. You can take time to release your past efforts and all that you've been holding in your body and on your heart.

It's a good week to pay attention to your breathing, release into a feeling of centeredness, and observe what you can of what's flowing around and within you.

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Saturday, July 23, 2022

CARD OF THE WEEKEND: July 23-24, 2022

 



Nine of Cups

World Spirit Tarot

by Madame Onca O'Leary, Lauren O'Leary, and Jessica Godino


July 23-24, 2022:  Let's take a moment with our generous host who, looking out from the Nine of Cups, has quite an array of goblets to offer, each one distinct in design. Because our host has so much stored up, he's in a good position to share, and you can tell, just by looking at him, that he's proud to share his very best with you. This figure of abundance and satisfaction bids you treat yourself to everything of value. As always, Tarot counsels to choose wisely and don't overdo.

Since you have a weekend before you, you might try an active meditation in which you journey to this very scenario, meet the host, and have a chance to gaze into each of these intriguing goblets. What libation does each one hold? (BTW, do not assume that these potions are alcoholic in nature. Or even liquid.)  Which will you choose to consume and why? And then what?

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Monday, July 18, 2022

CARD OF THE WEEK: July 18-22, 2022


 

Justice

The Nigel Jackson Tarot

by Nigel Jackson


July 18-22: Coming into the presence of the Justice archetype and energy, you have the opportunity to examine, assess, and adjust anything personal or external to you that needs reworking or discarding. Bring it to Mama Justice, and she will bring all of her powers of insight--through analysis, intuition, and wisdom--to bear on the situation.

In her high, airy realm, there are no distractions, and she faces you straight on, requiring you return her steady gaze. It's time for truth.

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Saturday, July 16, 2022

CARDS OF THE WEEKEND: July 16-17, 2022

 

Ace of Cups and Two of Cups

Oak, Ash & Thorn Tarot

by Stephanie Burrows with art by Adam Oehlers


July 16-17, 2022: So, Ace of Cups! And a bonus--the Two of Cups! Both so sweet, their images from the beautiful Oak, Ash & Thorn Tarot by Stephanie Burrows with Adam Oehlers' art.

For the Ace, please note the tiny squirrel face peering from just beneath the water's surface beneath the proffered gift--an acorn goblet--that floats in the air. Here Oehlers reimagines the classic otherworldly hand emerging from a cloud in many Tarot Aces.

Now look at the Two of Cups. The energy of relationship and sharing--Spirit to animal--has now been transferred from one living squirrel to another.

So, I might call this weekend's story "The Pass-Along." How do we receive from Spirit, and how do we pass along what we receive to the other beings with whom we share this three-dimensional world?

Two words to work with this week in your meditations, journaling, and action--source and purpose.

Have a sweet weekend!

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