It’s Monday– which means it’s time for a new weekly Tarot forecast! Yay!
If you’re here with me for the first time, here’s how I conduct the reading:
I take the entire deck (this week I’m using the Tarot Illuminati by Erik C. Dunne) 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 a Possible Challenge we might face through the course of the week.
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 High Priestess
- Approach: Prince of Swords
- Challenge: 2 of Cups
If decisions need to be made, the High Priestess is a card that suggests waiting for further information. You don’t have all that you need to make a well-informed decision.
And speaking of information, this is a card of news and messages. This can be news or information of a “sensitive” nature, information that’s on a “need to know” basis, or that requires some level of confidentiality (symbolized by the the scroll held by the Priestess; it can be a visual pun for keeping information “under wraps”).
And finally, the High Priestess can represent the deeper study of metaphysics and esoterica. So if you are a student of the intuitive arts (astrology, numerology, palmistry, dreams, Tarot), how might you be able to deepen your studies this week?
Let your intuition point the way.
The Prince of Swords, being the approach we are being encouraged to consider adopting, can suggest there may be challenges and obstacles to face and conquer moving forward—some of which you may know when you see them, and others not so much.
Swords, being the suit in Tarot that is associated with beliefs, can suggest that you may need to be prepared to defend some of your beliefs as you move through the week.
Another aspect of this card is that it is associated with the astrological sign of Gemini, and for me, this can mean that there is a potential for communication issues this week. In your communications with people this week, be focused on making your point.
If you are the headstrong and overly aggressive type (the Prince can be this type of person), and while it might be good to express your opinion freely, be mindful of speaking too freely and telling others where and how to get off —if you’re not careful, you could find yourself with a fight on your hands, based on something you said. If you find yourself in an argument, be sure you are solid in your reasoning and your approach is logical.
Based on the imagery of the card, it can suggest that there may be a situation in which you are being encouraged not to rush into. The Prince of Swords can be the type of person who rushes into situations without first thinking them through—and then wants to get out of them just as quickly.
If that turns out to be the case, you’re being encouraged to step back and wait (going back to The High Priestess)–because you may not have all the information you need to take the proper course of action needed for the situation.
With the 2 of Cups, this is the week in which you are being encouraged to consider how you relate to others.
Being a card of proposals, engagements, commitments, partnerships and relationships (of all kinds—not just the romantic variety), this card could suggest this is a time of getting to know someone else better—and allowing that person the same of you. What would you be willing to share with another that you haven’t yet?
This card can also be a card of restoring balance (the number 2) and a time of reconciliation with another (the symbol of the caduceus, which can symbolize healing), which can be a courageous step (the lion) for both parties. Reconciliation can take place when each person is willing to put his or her pride aside (the lion) for the sake of the relationship.
From a spiritual perspective (the wings attached to the head of the lion), it is said that one of the ways we grow and develop spiritually is through our relationships. It is said that the people we form relationships with–no matter the level of intimacy involved–mirror to us what we need to learn—and we reflect the same for them.
So, consider how the people you connect with this week may be a reflection for you—not in an effort for you to get to know them better, per se (although that could happen)—but in an effort for you to get to know yourself better.
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!