It’s Monday once again–and that means it’s time for a new weekly Tarot forecast!
If you’re new here (welcome!), this is how I conduct our weekly reading:
I take the entire deck (I’m using the Wizards Tarot this week, the creation of Corrine Kenner & John J. Blumen) and separate it into three piles:
- The first pile being the cards of the Major Arcana, will represent this week’s Theme;
- the second pile being the Court Cards (which I also call the People cards), which will be our Approach towards the week;
- and the third pile being the remaining Minor Arcana cards, the card here will indicate a Potential Challenge we’ll face this 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 Empress
- Approach: King of Pentacles
- Challenge: 10 of Wands
If that is true for you, come closer, so I can let you in on a little secret: You ARE creative. Every single one of us is a creative being.
Our Empress here tells us this truth. She is pregnant, which is the most creative act we (those who want to have children, anyway) can participate in. This means that we are all born creative beings. We create life. We create the lives we live.
So, for this week, The Empress is asking you to consider taking a look at the life you have created. Do you like your creation? If not, perhaps today can be the start of your re-creation. What possibilities could you become pregnant with?
Let this week be your week of conception!
The 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 your creative ability and your power of manifestation (The Empress), you may realize that the value you have placed on things and events in your life have changed—with will be a reflection of your own growth (The Empress being about our growth and development). If you stop and consider that you have created everything in your in life, does that shift in consciousness help you see what you truly value in life?
Our Potential Challenge for the week is the 10 of Wands, and when it appears on your “to-do” list, it warns you of having too many responsibilities. But do all those responsibilities belong to you? If not, this card is asking you to consider allowing other people to be responsible for themselves. You are not to carry the weight of the world on your shoulders!
You may be thinking you’re being helpful, but are you really? This card warns that you may be enabling other people not to take care of their own situations in life (which ties in beautifully with the caring and caretaking aspects of The Empress)—especially when they are able and capable. If that is true for you, why is that? (One of my mentors, Iyanla Vanzant, would say, “That’s about you, boo!”)
In working environments (Wands being the suit of work and business), the 10 of Wands can suggest having new job duties and responsibilities. It can suggest you are in a position where a lot of work is put upon you.
People around you may be calling you a workaholic (which actually happened to me when I was out in the working world—and I was in denial about it). You may also believe you have to do it all yourself (yep—me again). If this is true for you, the 10 of Wands is cautioning you: If you are not careful, you will experience exhaustion and fatigue, and put yourself on the road to burnout (which wound up happening to me).
It’s not too late to learn the art of delegation—which is really learning to let go of control (Kings in Tarot are about the ability to control things). Not everything has to get done by you—whether you believe it or not. It’s a matter of acknowledging that things may not get done the way you would do it—and that’s because not everyone works the same way you do, or has the same motivations about the work as you (Wands being about motivation).
Sometimes we think holding on to everything gives us control. But does it? It may very well be that those things we are holding on to are really controlling us.
And that wraps up another weekly reading. I look forward to sharing this space here with you again next week!
Until then…have a Tarot-tastic week!