Happy Monday! It’s time for a new weekly Tarot reading!
This week, I’m using the Housewives Tarot (by Paul Kepple & Jude Buffum), and I want to give a shout-out to my brother in Tarot, Steven Bright, over at Tiferet Tarot. He featured this deck last week over on his blog. After reading his posts for the week, I was so inspired to use my copy of the deck, I grabbed it off the shelf to put to use here. Thanks, Steven!
Having said that, let’s go to the video:
If you prefer to read the post, here it is:
Our cards for this week are:
- Theme: The Hierophant
- Approach: King of Pentacles
- Challenge: 3 of Cups
The Major Arcana card (the cards that speak to the spiritual influences, psychological factors, and life lessons), which represents the Theme for the week is The Hierophant.
The Hierophant is asking us to consider the messages that are being “broadcasted” all around us. The image on the card is of one of the first television sets. This represents all kinds of programming messages: first from our families, then from the media, and then from society and its various institutions. All these “programs” help to create and shape our beliefs about life.
Life is always giving us the opportunity to examine, and re-examine, our beliefs, and to learn which of those beliefs are actually our own, and which have been taught to us from others.
So, for this week, first consider how you might be like The Hierophant. What do you believe? Where do those beliefs come from?
Whose messages are you following? And why?
Our Approach card, coming from the Court Cards of Tarot, is, for the third week running, the King of Pentacles!
I find it interesting that the same “message” concerning our Approach has been the same these past few weeks (using a different deck each of those weeks, I might add!).
An aspect that The Hierophant and King of Pentacles cards have in common is they share the astrological sign Taurus. Taurus, for me, is the sign of ownership and possessions.
In this regard, possessions hold two forms of value: the first, being the value assigned to them in terms of price and cost; the second, being the value we place on them after they’ve been purchased and/or acquired.
Consider the television set on The Hierophant card. What do you think the “value” was to be one of the first people in the neighborhood to have a set in their homes?
This week, both cards are asking us to consider the “value” of everything that shows up in our lives. How does each experience enrich us? Like the saying goes in the commercials for MasterCard (keeping with the television theme), some of those things are “priceless.”
And finally, we come to our Possible Challenge card (from the remaining Minor Arcana cards of the deck), which is the 3 of Cups.
The 3 of Cups is a card of celebrations, good times, and social events. Some see this card as an invitation to a wedding or a baby shower. I see it as a party that will have food and drinks, music and dancing. It can be a girl’s night out, a night the guys decide to hang together, or a group of friends getting together. Be on the lookout for a possible invite!
The 3 of Cups can also suggest people who have a mutual hobby or interest, and have formed a club or some other way to get together socially. These days, that can be a Meet Up group or one of the many groups you’ll find on the many social media platforms we have these days. How can you share what you are enthusiastic about with others today? Is there a club or support group you could become a member of?
If you are an intuitive or psychic type, this card can suggest that you are being encouraged to “come out” as being intuitive and/or psychic, and give readings to the public. It’s time to consider taking that hobby to the next level!
I have had this card come up for me in this way over the years I have read Tarot—one of my biggest clients is a well-known author who has me read at her annual “soiree.”
At any rate, this is a card of networking socially. Connections are made by “knowing someone who knows someone.” But, in order for you to make those connections, you have to get out there and be a part of the scene—to be seen!
Whatever you do this week—take some to go out and have some fun!
And that wraps up this regularly scheduled program. And, until our next episode, I wish you a Tarot-tastic week!