Your Week in Tarot: February 8-14, 2016

This is going to be quite a week: we’re coming off the heels of what I consider a national holiday with last night’s Super Bowl; we have a New Moon taking place today at the beginning of the week; and we round out the week with Valentine’s Day.

So let’s dive right in and see what the cards have to say; assisting me for this week’s reading is the Fairy Tarot Cards by Doreen Virtue, Radleigh Valentine, and Howard David Johnson, which is published by Hay House.

As always, with these weekly general readings, I take the deck in hand, shuffling the cards, and asking this question: “What do we need to know about the possibilities for the week ahead?”

This week’s video reveals the cards for our reading:

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

After shuffling the deck and pulling the three cards for this reading, I turn the remainder of the deck over to look at the card at the bottom, which I consider the foundation for the week.

the lovers-fairy tarotThe card is The Lovers.

This card is also called “The Choice.” This card can suggest you’re at a crossroads in your life, and now you’re faced with having to make some major life choices.

Some of those choices may involve commitments. Who and what are you committing yourself to–and why? The Lovers represents balance, so be sure that you’re 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’re doing so from a place of love for them. But is it truly? And are we being loving to ourselves?

And, with Valentine’s Day taking place this week, The Lovers is an obvious nod to partnerships. This week, you may begin a new relationship, or an existing one grows deeper, as this card is about attraction.

And going with attraction, The Lovers is a card connected to the Law of Attraction, and manifestation, under the Law, requires the union of your thoughts (the male fairy) and your feelings (the female fairy).

Going with this aspect, The Lovers may be asking you to pay particular attention to what you “attract” into your life this week, as you may get a sense of both the thinking and feeling energies you’re bringing to the situations you’re experiencing—and being asked to consider choosing differently, especially if what you’re attracting is not what you consider to be ideal.

Aside from the relationship aspect, The Lovers asks you, when you consider choices and decisions this week, that you do so from a heart-centered place. Consider asking yourself how the choices make you feel. You could imagine yourself having made the choice, and seeing how it might play out, and how that outcome makes you feel.

The Lovers asks you to go with the heart.

And speaking of the heart, Archangel Raphael, the healing angel, is pictured on the card with our fairy couple. This week, if you’re experiencing challenges and difficulties in any relationship, call on Archangel Raphael to assist you in healing from any pain or discomfort you’re feeling.

You may recall that, last week, Archangel Raphael made his presence known as his energy dominated the reading. It seems his energetic presence is carrying over into this week as well.

Moving now to the three cards I pulled: the first for the beginning of the week; the second for the middle of the week; and the last to round out the rest of the week.

the high priestess-fairy tarotFor the beginning of the week, we have The High Priestess.

The High Priestess asks you to trust your intuition. This is a week to listen to the still, small voice that speaks from within. This is a week of inner guidance and wisdom.

Since she comes on the heels of The Lovers, if decisions need to be made this week, The High Priestess is a card that suggests waiting (she adopts a “wait and see” approach) for further information. You don’t have all that you need to make a well-informed decision.

And speaking of information, this is a card of news and messages. This can be news or information of a “sensitive” nature, information that’s on a “need to know” basis, or that requires some level of confidentiality.

All of that could suggest information coming to you. On the other hand, The High Priestess can suggest that you have information that maybe you should be holding on to, and be selective as to who you share it with. It’s kind of like not giving out unsolicited advice—let people come and actually ask for the information or knowledge you possess, which is a clearer signal to share what you know. In this vein, just because you know something doesn’t mean everyone you know needs to know it.

Not all information is for public consumption.

Taking another page from her book, The High Priestess can indicate a state of independence. She is typically stationed between two poles, which can suggest polar opposites. So, if you’re a bit too dependent on others, consider how you might practice being a bit more independent this week. If you find yourself being fiercely independent, how might you allow others to assist and support you a bit more this week?

The High Priestess is a card about finding the balance between two extremes.

ace of winter-fairy tarotMoving to the card for the middle of the week, we have Ace of Winter.

When Ace of Winter appears in a reading, it signals that a triumph, a victory, and a success is coming your way!

Aces herald the beginning of a new chapter, stage, or phase in your life. Seeds are being planted that have the potential to grow into something wonderful. For me, the Ace of Winter can suggest the beginning stages of a new lifestyle, and part of that could mean a job or career change.

This particular Ace often means a new thought, idea, or concept suddenly coming to you that gives you clarity, that presents the answer or solution to a problem you’ve been experiencing.

And since I’m mentioning problems, the suit of Winter is known to represent challenges. Ace of Winter, in this sense, could suggest a bumpy start on the way to things becoming clear, or leading to that triumph, victory, and success.

Also, the suit of Winter can represent the way we communicate, and that words are double-edged: they have the power to both harm and heal. How will you use your words this week?

Ace of Winter, being a card of Truth, asks you to stand in your truth—and to be truthful—without intentionally causing harm to others (coupled with the image of The High Priestess holding an open book, suggesting the possible sharing of personal information).

Because the Truth is that what we inflict on another will be inflicted on us.

5 of autumn-fairy tarotFor the end of the week, we have 5 of Autumn.

5 of Autumn can suggest the possibility of getting help or assistance, as it might pertain to that bright idea or lifestyle change hinted at with Ace of Winter. This is a card of having physical needs and seeking assistance to have those needs met.

I typically see this card as being an outcast or outsider, as being on “the outside looking in.” It might be coming from that place which causes you to re-examine and change certain beliefs you’ve held. It could mean making a change (the number 5) from a traditional, conservative type of group or institution to a more non-traditional or unconventional (like, in my case, moving from the mainstream to the more metaphysical with my work/career).

In terms of sharing ideas and information (The High Priestess and Ace of Winter), 5 of Autumn could indicate that the very information you’re learning and sharing—which may become your new Truth—may be ignored and rejected.

Another thing you might be faced with is your beliefs about money, as 5 of Autumn can suggest worries and anxieties about finances.

If you’re self-employed, this card can suggest a time of “feast or famine,” that the work you do might be prone to “cycles,” as I have believed about the very work I do now.

I was good for saying that my business is “cyclical,” that certain times of the year were better for readings (The High Priestess) than others. But, what I was doing was affirming a lack/poverty consciousness (another aspect of this card), and I had to take a closer look at my “money story,” which is comprised of the beliefs I learned about money from my family.

Shifting to the relationship aspect of The Lovers, this card can suggest the possibility of being ignored or rejected in significant relationships. For me, this card can suggest being given the “cold shoulder” or being “frozen out,” coming off the heels of Ace of Winter.

If that is true for you, then you’re being asked to consider whether or not you believe that you deserve such treatment, as 5 of Autumn can suggest issues around being worthy and deserving.

And with The Lovers as a card of the Law of Attraction, working with a belief of not being worthy and deserving can cancel out any good that people—and the Universe—want to bestow upon you.

Michael J. Losier, in his book on the Law of Attraction, says that we have to work with the process of allowing—which is directly linked to a sense of being both worthy and deserving of all good.

And sometimes, we may be called to help someone else out—because in doing so, we get the help we need.

To round out this reading, I’ll take the numbers on all the cards, reducing them to a number between 1-22, seeing what Major Arcana card will be the Lesson card for the week.

justice-fairy tarotAdding 2 + 1 + 5, we have a total of 8. The 8th Major Arcana card is Justice.

As a Lesson card, Justice suggests that you might be faced (the fairies on the card facing a sword in the air before them) with needing to make an important decision on a matter (which brings us full circle, as that’s how this week’s reading started off with The Lovers).

Justice can sometimes suggest legal matters (especially with The High Priestess, who I see as a lawyer; in some depictions, she holds the Torah, which is the Book of Jewish Law), but if that’s not the case, I always see this card as adopting a similar approach to decision-making as if you were in a courtroom.

In court, the judge rules based on the facts and evidence presented to him or her, and weighs his or her verdict on the side that presented the most compelling argument for ruling in their favor. The same would hold for a jury. They listen to both sides of the issue, deliberate, and come back with a decision.

This might be the approach you’re being asked to adopt. Justice is a card that suggests being impartial and neutral. You’re being encouraged to look at all possible sides and angles of the situation, and take those things into account. You may need to look at the pros and cons of the issue. You may need to ask for more information (again, a reference to The High Priestess), or re-examine some evidence that you were presented with before.

Justice asks you to be rational, logical, and analytical in this process of decision-making (which is the exact opposite of The Lovers, which was asking you to make a heartfelt choice; perhaps, it’s another signal of the “marriage” of the head and the heart this week). You’re being asked to “do the right thing,” to do what’s in the best and highest good for everyone involved (you know, that expression, “and justice for all”).

On that note, we’ll adjourn this week’s reading. Wishing 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, Lenormand, and Angel cards), 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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