Your Week in Tarot: Week Ending January 25, 2015

It’s Monday, which means it’s time for a new weekly Tarot forecast!

Last week, I kicked off my weekly series “Your Week in Tarot.” If you are new here, and didn’t get to check out last week’s post, here’s how I conduct the reading:

I take the entire deck and separate it into three piles: the first pile being the cards of the Major Arcana; the second pile being the Court Cards (which I also call the People cards); and the third pile being the remaining Minor Arcana cards.

Then, I pull one card from each pile, which will 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, represents the Theme for the week.
  • The card from the Court Card pile represents 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, represents 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: Death
  • Approach: Knight of Cups
  • Outcome: 3 of Wands
From left to right: Death, Knight of Cups, and 3 of Wands, from the Original Rider Waite Tarot.

From left to right: Death, Knight of Cups, and 3 of Wands, from the Original Rider Waite Tarot.

Death, representing our theme, is one of the most misunderstood cards in the deck. Many naturally assume, due to its name, that it means someone will die. The Death card does not mean physical death; rather, it suggests we may find ourselves going through a major process of change this week.

This is the card of endings, completions, transitions, and transformations. As things progress to their natural conclusions, this card can also signal a new chapter beginning. Death is a “rites of passage” card, as there can be no beginning without and ending.

We are being encouraged to examine how well we embrace change in our lives this week. This is because the is one only constant in life (a nod to last week’s Wheel of Fortune), and that is change.

The Knight of Cups, being the approach we are being encouraged to consider adopting, is inviting us (this is a card of invitation) to move to a place where we can begin to learn to embrace change (this Knight is known as “the lover”). Cups, being the suit of emotions, says that the idea of change in our lives can bring up lots of feelings–some good, and others not-so-much.

If we find ourselves wanting to create and experience (positive) changes in our lives, the Knight of Cups is a signal that we just can’t dream or fantasize (the Knight of Cups is the dreamer) about our lives changing–we have to be committed enough to engage with the process. Put your power of imagination to work this week by visualizing the “afterglow” of the changes you want to experience. It’s not just about the thoughts–it’s about how those thoughts make you feel. 

That’s part of the process of working with the Law of Attraction, which our final card, the 3 of Wands, encourages. The 3 of Wands is a card that indicates looking ahead intentionally, with a vision and a mission.

With the 3 of Wands, especially with the theme of the week being change (Death), we are being encouraged to seek support (if and when needed) in creating (the 3 is a number of creative self-expression) positive changes in our lives. The 3 of Wands is a card that speaks of exploring new possibilities. New possibilities bring with them many and varied ideas, which you can investigate and synthesize (the 3 is a number representing results and products) into a belief system–a way of looking at the Universe (your spiritual support system) and yourself.

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

Until then…have a Tarot-tastic week!

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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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2 Responses to Your Week in Tarot: Week Ending January 25, 2015

  1. Terry Martin says:

    …unbelievable how connected this week’s draw is for me !!! TY 😉

    • James Himm says:

      I’m glad the reading resonated with you!
      While doing the video, I had a momentary internal chuckle when I turned over the Knight of Cups as the approach card; it is one of my personal cards, being born Pisces. It was like the Universe was putting me right in the middle of the reading! 🙂
      So I’ll be paying extra special attention to how my week unfolds!
      Best to you,

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