Welcome back to another weekly Tarot reading!
This week’s reading was conducted using the Original Rider Waite Tarot Pack, conceived by A. E. Waite and designed by Pamela Colman Smith.
Taking the deck and shuffling it, I pulled three cards: the first would be a card to show us what our Overall Experience of the week might be like; the second would be Guidance/Advice Tarot is offering us for our consideration, and as empowerment to move through the week; and the third card would show us a Possible Outcome of our efforts by the week’s end.
This week’s video reveals the cards for our reading:
If you prefer to read the post, here it is:
Our cards for this week are:
- Overall Experience: 4 of Swords
- Guidance/Advice: 7 of Cups
- Possible Outcome: 4 of Wands
The first card of this reading, in the position of the Overall Experience for this week, is the 4 of Swords.
The 4 of Swords is a “peace of mind” card; it suggests putting issues “to rest” or “to bed.” This is a card that represents healing, recovery, and recuperation. You may find that life is forcing you to slow down so you can rest and recover.
It can also indicate taking a much-needed break and creating some “me” time. This break in your normal activities and routine is long overdue; you are being encouraged to use this time to revitalize yourself. Putting some distance between you and your daily routine may help you put certain matters into a more proper perspective.
The 4 of Swords can suggest that enlightenment is possible by finding time to be alone and going within (getting in touch with your inner self). Wisdom may come to you from spending time in meditation and working with your (sleep) dreams this week.
See what concerns you can put aside and take some time out. If you do, you’ll come out renewed and refreshed.
In the position of Guidance/Advice that Tarot is offering us for our consideration, we have the 7 of Cups.
You are being asked, with this card, to narrow your focus. Ask yourself, “What do I need (from an emotional standpoint, as Cups is the suit of feelings and our emotional nature) right now?”
The 7 of Cups suggests the need to concentrate on a single goal to ensure success.
This card can also warn of fantasies, daydreams, and having your head in the clouds, so be sure that your decision is grounded in practicality—or life will give you a reality check. Don’t build castles in the clouds or bake pies in the sky. Check those rose-colored glasses at the door, please!
This card, for me, is a very spiritual and psychic card. I always encourage people to write down and interpret their dreams. Since dreams were also highlighted with the 4 of Swords, dreams may be particularly vivid this week. You could also experience some psychic visions.
Daily meditation (being acknowledged again here, as it was with the 4 of Swords) and visualization are also highlighted with this card. Before anything we want in the outer can manifest, we first need to go within and see, with our faculty of imaging and imagination, as being/doing/having that very thing.
So, this week, know that positive things lie ahead, and begin to look forward to experiences that will open a new chapter in your life.
Our final card, in the position of a Possible Outcome we could see at week’s end, is the 4 of Wands.
The 4 of Wands is a card of celebration; it can mean that you have reached a stage of completion in your endeavors, and being encouraged to take things to the next stage or level, now that a firm foundation has been set (the number 4, which is being repeated here).
An enterprise or endeavor has reached a successful stage of development, and it is time to celebrate that achievement! You can enjoy the initial fruits of your labors (Wands being the suit of work, enterprise, and business) before beginning the next round of work. Like our previous 4 card, the 4 of Swords, this card is asking us to consider a time of rest and rewarding ourselves.
The 4 of Wands, being a card of celebration, can suggest a special ceremony or ritual that marks a rite of passage (this card can be seen as a “stage of life” card), acknowledging the achievement of one stage of development as we embark on a new one.
So, for this week, look at the progress you are making in your life and find a way to acknowledge or celebrate that progress. What ritual or ceremony could you come up with?
And as you do so, also know that the foundation has been set for the next stage and chapter…
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!