Your Week in Tarot: Week Ending March 15, 2015

Happy Monday–it’s time for a new weekly Tarot forecast! Yay!

If you’re here with me for the first time (welcome), or you’re dropping in again (welcome back!), here’s how I conduct this particular reading:

I take the entire deck (this week I’m using the Universal Waite 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 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 Sun
  • Approach: Knight of Pentacles
  • Challenge: 5 of Swords
Your Week in Tarot: The Sun, Knight of Pentacles, and the 5 of Swords, from the Universal Waite Tarot.

Your Week in Tarot: The Sun, Knight of Pentacles, and the 5 of Swords, from the Universal Waite Tarot.

The Sun-Universal Waite TarotThe Sun, representing our theme, is said to be the best card in the deck, outshining all other cards. It is a card of clarification—things become clear. Clarity comes when we choose to become more conscious about ourselves and how we move through and experience our lives. What are you willing to see more clearly this week? What situations are you willing to “clear up” this week?

The Sun is a card of personal freedom. What would you be willing to do this week, as a step toward your own sense of freedom? The Sun suggests you have the energy to take that step.

The Sun is a card of achievement. It’s a card that asks you to look at all the achievements in your life—those things that have brought you moments of great (personal) happiness and satisfaction (meaning you accomplished those things for yourself—not with the expectation of making others happy with you). The Sun wants you to know those were your moments of “brilliance” and “radiance.” And there may be more moments to come!

So, for this week, consider how—and what—you want to “radiate” out into your world. Why not let it be your personal best?

Knight of Pentacles-Universal Waite TarotWhen the Knight of Pentacles stops by, he can be letting you know that you are making gradual progress. This is a time when being “slow and steady wins the race.” (If you are familiar with the story of the tortoise and the hare, this Knight is the tortoise—who won the race.)

Being a Court Card, the Knight can represent either a person or a situation.

As a person, this card is asking us to consider how we approach things this week.

This is a card of being dependable, reliable, stable and secure. He is where he says he’s going to be–when he says he’ll be there. This Knight you can set your watch by. He is dutiful; he is the watcher, the observer, the protector. He can also represent the “hands-on” laborer and service provider.

As a situation, this card can suggest that money may change hands (he holds a Pentacle, which can suggest money and financial transactions). Being fully covered in armor, consider how you might need “protection” or “coverage” (this can be like automobile or medical/health coverage, as this card is associated with the sign Virgo, which is the sign of health and service) this week.

However you choose to move about (approach) your week (Knights being about movement), the Knight of Pentacles asks you to consider going about things methodically, and with active observation. Representing patience, he is suggesting you take your time, and thoughtfully move forward with any challenges Life brings your way this week.

5 of Swords-Universal Waite TarotThe card representing a possible challenge for the week, the 5 of Swords, is known as “the price of victory”–which means that a victory (keeping with The Sun as a card of success and achievement) can come with a price or cost (keeping with the Knight of Pentacles being a “money changing hands” card) to youare you willing to pay it?

This may be the week where you draw your line in the sand and set some much-needed boundaries.

Since Swords is the suit associated with communication, be mindful of getting into quarrels and arguments with others this week. There are better ways to get your point across than bickering. Saying things to embarrass and humiliate others will not win them over.

It may be the better part of valor to walk away from a fight than to remain engaged. Pick and choose your battles carefully–you won’t win every time.

Or, since the suit of Swords is also about problem-solving and decision-making, consider this alternative: What would you be willing to forfeit to create a win-win for everyone involved?

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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