Your Week in Tarot: Week Ending May 10, 2015

Happy Monday—it’s new weekly Tarot reading day!

For this week’s reading, I’ll be using The Sirian Starseed Tarot by Patricia Cori & Alysa Bartha.

Without further adieu, let’s go to the video:

If you prefer to read the post, here it is:

Our cards for this week are:

  • Theme: The Lovers
  • Approach: Master of Flames
  • Challenge: 7 of Flames
Your Week in Tarot: The Lovers, Master of Flames, and 7 of Flames, from the Sirian Starseed Tarot by Patricia Cori & Alysa Bartha.

Your Week in Tarot: The Lovers, Master of Flames, and 7 of Flames, from the Sirian Starseed Tarot by Patricia Cori & Alysa Bartha.

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 Lovers.

The Lovers-Sirian StarseedThis card is also called “The Choice.” This card can suggest you are at a crossroads in your life, and now you are faced with having to make some major life choices. This card encourages you to use both your head (the man) and your heart (the woman) in your decision-making process (they go “hand-in hand”).

Some of those choices may involve commitments. Who and what are you committing yourself to–and why? The Lovers is the sixth Major Arcana card; 6 is a number that represents balance, so be sure that you are not over-committing, and allowing yourself to become a slave to the needs of others. When we choose to become a slave to the needs of others, we may convince ourselves that we are doing so from a place of love for them. But is it truly? And are we being loving to ourselves?

When we over-commit, we can tend to take on more responsibility than we need to, and allow other people to not step up and assume more than they have been (the 6 is also a number of responsibility).

We may need to get to the root of why we take on more than we need to—because it has served and supported us to do so. But once we understand the “why” of making that choice, we can choose again.

And when we choose again, we can do so with the knowing and understanding that we are choosing from a place of love—love for others, and love for ourselves.

When The Lovers appears, it can also suggest a time of great healing (this card is associated with Archangel Raphael, the angel of healing). Listen to your heart as well as your head as you determine what you need to aid that healing process. Perhaps, this would be a perfect opportunity to invoke (invite) Archangel Raphael to assist you in your healing journey.

Finally, if you are familiar with the Law of Attraction, start looking at what you are attracting in your life (The Lovers is a card of attraction). What’s showing up is a reflection of your thoughts (the man) and your feeling energy (the woman).

If you don’t like the experiences, this is your opportunity to choose again.

The King of Pentacles, who had been ruling the Approach card position for the past three weeks, has been dethroned! In his place, we find the Master of Flames (traditionally known as the King of Wands).

Master of Flames-Sirian StarseedThis is the card of the spiritual leader (as evidenced by our Master appearing in Native American attire), the business leader, the politician, and the entrepreneur. No matter the position or title, the Master of Flames brings passion and devotion to his (or her) work.

This card asks us to consider the idea that we are powerful, creative, spiritual beings. As spiritual beings having a human experience, this card urges us to take what we have learned from life (maturity) and use that as fuel (passion) for our creative self-expression (the suit of Flames being about our public and private image and identity).

The Master of Flames is a reminder that we are not “becoming someone.” Rather, we are allowing the masterpiece that is within each of us to be revealed–when we choose to get out of our own way.

The suit of Flames is about intention and action. So, this week, I invite you to consider how you might step more fully into your own power–and take the step.

And speaking of steps, we’ll now step over to our Possible Challenge card (from the remaining Minor Arcana cards of the deck), which is the 7 of Flames.

Seeing that two of our three cards come from the suit of Flames, this week is one of inspiration and motivation—one that may fan the “flames” of our passions.

7 of Flames-Sirian StarseedThe 7 of Flames is definitely a card of challenge. This card typically has an image of an individual standing on a hilltop in a defensive position, keeping his or her opposition at bay.

This card can suggest facing adversities that seem like an uphill battle—but it is also a card of overcoming those adversities. The 7 of Flames says you’re a cut above the rest, that you’re playing on a higher level than those around you, and that you have what it takes to come out on top.

Bringing in the Master of Flames, the card of the entrepreneur, the 7 of Flames is a card of self-employment. He or she is at the top of his or her game, and overseeing lots of projects (irons in the fire). Also a card of being both the teacher and the student, this card is asking those of us with entrepreneurial flair what we still need to learn, because we might be facing a steep learning curve—but remember—we’re up for the challenge!

Rounding things out by connecting with The Lovers, when it comes to crossroads and making choices, some cases may involve calling it quits and throwing in the towel. But hold on a minute! The 7 of Flames asks us to reconsider that option. There’s a saying that many people quit just before “striking gold.” You may be just at the point of discovering that very thing you need to succeed!

With regard to the relational aspect of The Lovers, when the 7 of Flames arrives on the scene, we are being encouraged to stand up for ourselves, to positively assert ourselves. Keep in mind that if this is a new way of being for you (Flames being about your image and how people identify with you), you might be met with some resistance. People may be intimidated by this new you, but don’t back down! Choosing you—and saying “yes” to you—also allows you to learn the fine art of saying “no” to others—all with love.

And that wraps up another weekly reading! And, until our next get-together, I wish you 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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2 Responses to Your Week in Tarot: Week Ending May 10, 2015

  1. Terry Reed says:

    Kind of drawn to this read James; don’t think much about angels, but some one told me that I had Uriel as my spirit angel guide. Wasn’t interested, but I respect your work…so, can you tell me about Uriel and why I might be connected with that energy ? 😉 T.

    • James Himm says:

      Hi, Terry,
      I’m glad that the reading resonated with you!
      What I love about presenting the cards from different perspectives, is that one aspect may resonate with you, and another will resonate for someone else. So, if you don’t have an interest with the angelic aspects, that’s okay!
      For me, Archangel Uriel is an angel that helps us remove psychological blocks.
      Uriel translates to “God is my light.” This angel is said to be an angel of illumination, enlightening our minds with ideas, information, insights, and epiphanies.
      That just might be why you feel a connection to that energy!
      Thank you for the kind words about respecting my work. That means a great deal to me.

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