Your Week in Tarot: Week Ending January 18, 2015

While driving recently, I had some inspiration to post a weekly Tarot spread. I have found that most of my fellow readers have weekly postings consisting of 3 cards, typically revealing a card for the beginning of the week, one for the middle, and one for the end of the week.

I wanted mine to be a tad different, and so here’s the inspiration I got. What came to mind was to take the Tarot deck and separate it into three distinct piles: One pile would be the Major Arcana, the second would be the Court Cards (also known as the People Cards), and the final pile would be the Minor Arcana.

I would then pull one card from each pile, which would represent different aspects of the week:

  • The card from the Major Arcana, which is the suit that represents the lessons we are learning through the experiences of life, would represent the Theme for the week.
  • The card from the Court Card pile would represent a particular Approach we are encouraged to consider adopting for the week.
  • And, the card from the pile of the Minor Arcana, which are the cards that speak to our daily activities of everyday living, would represent the Most Likely or Most Probable Outcome—if we adopt the approach suggested by the preceding card.

And, so, the video below showcases this week’s reading:

If you prefer to read the post, here it is:

Here are our cards for this week:

  • Theme: Wheel of Fortune
  • Approach: Queen of Swords
  • Outcome: 6 of Wands
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From left to right: The Wheel of Fortune, Queen of Swords, and the 6 of Wands, from the Pictorial Key Tarot by Davide Corsi.

The Wheel of Fortune, representing our theme, suggests a major turning point is possible this week. This is the card of growth, evolution and expansion. It can signal an opportunity for things to change for the better.

We are being encouraged with this card to examine the repetitive cycles and patterns we find ourselves experiencing again and again. If these cycles and patterns are not serving and supporting us, this is the chance to interrupt those patterns and break those cycles.

This is a week to pay attention and take cues from unexpected events and synchronicities—they may very well be signs that you are being gently steered in a new direction. You can choose to resist (we have the power of choice and free will, after all), but you will probably profit by going with the flow—and seeing where it takes you.

The Queen of Swords, being the approach we are being encouraged to consider adopting, is a card that represents getting to the truth of the situation, the heart of the matter.

Swords, being the suit that represents our thought life and mental activities, reminds me of the metaphysical adage that “where thought goes, experience follows.” If we no longer enjoy the cycles and patterns presented by the Wheel of Fortune, which are the experiences, we must first become aware of the thoughts and beliefs we are holding in our consciousness that help to shape those experiences. As I said in the video, if we want to have a new and better experience, we first must have a new thought.

So, the Queen here is asking us to discover—and then let go of—those thoughts and ideas that no longer serve and support us.

And if we are willing to do that, the outcome card, the 6 of Wands, is a card that suggests a breakthrough. This card typically represents triumph, victory, and success.

Wands, being the suit of intention and action, is a reminder that action must always follow intention. So, once we have that new thought, we must follow it with a course of action that is in alignment with that thought.

The 6 of Wands is a card you want to welcome. It can suggest that in spite of problems or delays that you’ve experienced (the downturn of the Wheel of Fortune), you win. It’s a card that applauds you for your efforts.

And that wraps up our reading for this week. I look forward to sharing this space here with you again next week!

Until then…

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About James Himm

James Himm Mitchell, the Dreamer and Visionary of LifePlan Coaching & Consulting, LLC, works as an intuitive life coach, with a focus on personal growth and development. His specialties are Dream Decoding, Oracles (Tarot, playing cards, and Lenormand), and Energy Medicine (Reiki), and he uses those modalities coaching individuals to create the tools and develop the strategies that transform their lives.
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