It’s Monday–and that means 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 Lo Scarabeo Tarot by Mark McElroy & Anna Lazzarini) 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 Challenge for 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: Judgement
- Approach: Knight of Cups
- Challenge: 6 of Wands
When you receive the trumpet blast of the Judgement card, the message is that your life is calling. Are you answering the call?
When Judgement comes our way, we are being encouraged to do a life review, and to see what we’ve learned.
It’s like going to school, and having to take a test or exam to see how much you’ve retained (learned) from all that material you’ve taken in all semester.
The Judgement card is test time.
But life’s tests are different than the tests in school.
In school, most of the time you get only one attempt at the test; either you pass, or, as they say these days, you have an epic fail.
Here’s how Life’s tests differ: You see, we get the same test again and again until we pass it. The class and the instructor (our circumstances) may be different, but trust me, the test is the same.
This could also be a time of awakening, a time to consider adopting a new lease on life.
And with that comes the need to make some decisions and take some courses of action.
Judgement says it’s important to really be honest with yourself (the naked figures at the bottom of the card) about the person you’ve been and about the person you want to become.
So, for today, consider what you’ve learned about yourself up to this point through the tests in your life. And ask yourself what you want out of life from this point on.
- What choices will you have to make and what actions would you have to take to get there?
- Are you willing?
Because your life is calling.
Are you going to take the call—or let it go to voicemail?
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.
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 (going with Judgement, which is about your vocation). 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.
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!