Your Week in Tarot: Week Ending February 1, 2015

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

As you know, 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: The Hanged Man
  • Approach: King of Pentacles
  • Outcome: 4 of Swords
Your Week in Tarot: The Hanged Man, King of Pentacles, and 4 of Swords, from the Original Rider Waite Tarot.

Your Week in Tarot: The Hanged Man, King of Pentacles, and 4 of Swords, from the Original Rider Waite Tarot.

The Hanged Man-Original Rider Waite TarotThe Hanged Man, representing our theme, is a card that can indicate a period when it appears things are in limbo. It’s a card of setbacks, delays, and things being put “on hold.”

If this is true for you, this is an opportunity to practice the lesson of this card, which is perspective. The Man hangs upside down from a tree, which allows him a different way of seeing things.

This week, The Hanged Man is encouraging you to consider how you can see the people and events in your life in a different light (symbolized by the nimbus of light around his head, which is enlightenment). Part of that process is coming to a place of acceptance–being willing to say, “This is the way it is,” which then leads to the art of learning to let go.

King of Pentacles-Original Rider Waite TarotThe King of Pentacles, being the approach we are being encouraged to consider adopting, is asking us to consider the value we place on things this week. Pentacles is the suit which pertains to the value system of money, but also to our inner value system.

We place a certain value on all the things in our lives–whether it be people, things, or events and circumstances. As you consider the process of acceptance and the art of letting go this week, you may discover the values you have placed on things are changing, which can make the process easier to do. Things might be easier to let go of when you realize what it’s costing you (value) to continue to hold on to the idea of certain people and experiences being the way you want–rather than the way they actually are.

4 of Swords-Original Rider Waite TarotWith the final card, the 4 of Swords, we see the result of the cards that have come before.

The 4 of Swords is a “peace of mind” card; it suggests putting issues “to rest” or “to bed.” This is a card that represents healing, recovery, and recuperation.

When we come to a place of acceptance, and learn to let go–as a result of being willing to see things differently (The Hanged Man)–we actually are doing a healing work within ourselves. And with the King of Pentacles–that is priceless.

The Hanged Man as the first card and the 4 of Swords as the last card are bookends with a similar message: enlightenment that is possible by finding time to be alone and going within. Wisdom may come to you from spending time in meditation and working with your (sleep) dreams this week.

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 February 1, 2015

  1. tarottiferet says:

    Fabulous reading, James. Beautifully described!

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