It’s Monday–time for a new weekly Tarot forecast!
As you know, here’s how I conduct the reading:
I take the entire deck (this week I’m using the Robin Wood Tarot) 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.
Here’s the video presentation of this week’s reading:
If you prefer to read the post, here it is:
Our cards for this week are:
- Theme: The Chariot
- Approach: Page of Wands
- Outcome: 6 of Wands
When the Chariot pulls up into our lives, we are being encouraged to consider our life direction. Where do we want to go? How will we get there? When will we know that we have arrived? The Chariot urges us to realize that life is about both the journey and the destination.
This week, consider these questions:
- What drives you?
- What’s the driving force in your life?
- What is it that keeps you going?
- In your life, are you in the driver’s seat–or the passenger seat, going along for the ride?
And, just like in our daily travels, we don’t just hop in the car and go (well, most of us don’t, anyway); we have some idea where we want to go, and the route we will take to get there. And part of that process, just like we learned when we were taught how to drive, is to take a moment and consider where you are at in the present moment. You know, that time we check our surroundings and the interior workings of the car, as we strap in and start the ignition. Look around you, and appreciate that previous journeys have brought you where you’re at now. Ask what you learned, being grateful for the learning opportunity, as you wave bye-bye in the rear view mirror, on to the next exciting leg in the road trip of your life.
As a spiritual principle, The Chariot is a reminder that no matter what direction life seems to take you in, you are always in the driver’s seat.
The Page of Wands (appearing in this position just as it did last week), being the approach we are being encouraged to consider adopting, is asking us to greet this week with eagerness and enthusiasm.
This card can mean a new opportunity will come to you, or you may receive good news either in the mail, a phone call, or e-mail.
The Page of Wands is a card that suggests believing in yourself. When new opportunities come our way, they also come with new challenges. Pages can indicate learning stages of development, and it is said that our greatest “growth spurts” come about through the things that challenge us. Believe in yourself enough to know that if a challenge comes your way, you are ready to take it on. This is the time for you to make it happen–getting this card is like being given a big thumbs up!
When the 6 of Wands gallops into your week, expect a breakthrough! This card is about triumph, victory, and success. You may receive all sorts of praise throughout the week. Accept them when they come! The 6 of Wands is all about achievement, recognition, rewards, support, and being applauded for your efforts!
Wands being the suit associated with work and business, the 6 of Wands can be about finding the work that is rewarding to you. You may have a strong need for recognition in the job or career you work in. This card can also suggest that public speaking plays a part in the work you do, or that you should consider it as a means to gain more exposure and visibility. The 6 of Wands is a card of taking the actions that will advance your career.
Along those lines, consider:
- What is your message?
- What do you have to say that others will listen to?
- What’s your platform?
- Who’s your audience?
- What can you do this week that will put you in front of the right people?
This week, revel in the accomplishments you have made so far as you continue to strive ahead (a nod to The Chariot).
For the second week in a row, we get a bonus card! You may remember that when a Page appears in a reading, it can suggest news and messages the Page has for us. When this happens, I pull another card to see what the news or message is.
Our message card (which I pulled from the remaining Minor Arcana cards) is the 10 of Pentacles. When the 10 of Pentacles is handed down to you, its message is one of material success and prosperity.
This particular 10 does not mean prosperity just for the individual; it means prosperity for the individual’s family or community (if the individual doesn’t have family). It can mean that this prosperity will be the legacy or inheritance passed down to the next generation—and for generations to come.
We all have that choice. What is it that we want to leave as our legacy for those that will follow us? What will be that “thing” that we will be remembered for—that long-lasting contribution we made while we were here? What will be our place in family history–or in the history of the world at large?
The 10 of Pentacles can also work the other way: It can mean we need to examine the things that have been handed down to us. This card, being a card of history, will sometimes ask us to take a look at our own family history and realize that certain values (Pentacles represent what we place value on, not just the value system we know as money) were passed down to us during our upbringing–and we may need to question their “presence” in this “present” time of our lives.
So, for this week, consider the things in life you value, both externally and internally. Where do those values come from? Have they increased—or depreciated–in value? Are they an asset, and adding value to your life—or are they now a liability, and costing you?
Let this be the week you make those “appraisals.”
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!