It’s Monday once again–and that means it’s time for another Oracle Outlook!
The deck assisting me for this week’s reading is the Fairy Tarot Cards by Doreen Virtue, Radleigh Valentine, and Howard David Johnson. It’s published by Hay House.
The reason for the deck choice is two-fold: If you followed last week’s Angel card reading, you’ll recall the card for the end of that week was Fairies. One of the messages that came through was that of reading fairy cards. Since I have this one in my collection—and I use it—I thought I would honor that message and use the deck this week.
The other reason is that we’re coming off the heels of a new moon this past weekend. It’s my understanding that the new moon is a time for setting intentions and for manifestation, and the fairies help and support us with manifesting our material needs.
As I do every week for these general readings*, I’m taking 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.
Foundation for the Week
The card is 5 of Autumn.
5 of Autumn 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 us to re-examine and change certain beliefs we’ve held. It could mean making a change (the number 5) from a traditional, conservative type of group or institution to one that’s considered more non-traditional or unconventional.
One thing we might be faced with is our beliefs about money, as 5 of Autumn can suggest worries and anxieties about finances.
For some, who are 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 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.
Whatever the particulars of the situation, 5 of Autumn is a card that’s asking you to consider what you believe about the resources you have at your disposal, as well as your beliefs about being worthy and deserving.
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.
Cards for the Week
For the beginning of the week, we have The Dreamer.
The Dreamer can suggest that you’re about to embark on a new journey; it may be literal or metaphorical.
This is a card of new experiences; you’re about to experience a new chapter in your life. You’re getting a clean slate and a fresh start—what will you do with it?
The Dreamer can suggest that wherever this new chapter takes you, you may not have the experience—but that’s okay! You can’t know everything going in—sometimes you have to learn along the way. The best experience comes when you, as Nike so fondly says, “just do it.” There will always be a phase or stage where you’re the beginner, the novice, the one who’s “green” and just starting out.
The Dreamer can suggest having a sense of awe and wonder about it all; it’s about seeing your world with a fresh set of eyes, with a child-like innocence (The Dreamer can sometimes represent birth and children in their formative years). What new way could you look at—and therefore have a new experience of—your life this week?
The Dreamer is a card that can tell you to take a leap of faith, knowing and trusting that Source—the Universe—has your back, and will support you along the way.
That first step, though, can be a scary one to take. For some, The Dreamer can suggest being carefree and spontaneous, and for others, it can mean being foolish and reckless. We’re not all wired the same way. And that plays into how you’ll view—and experience—new phases and stages.
And, while I’m on the subject of how we’re wired, The Dreamer also is a card that asks you to be Who You Are. You’re a different and unique expression in this world you’ve chosen to be born into—and you’re being encouraged to show up as yourself.
Moving to the card for the middle of the week, we have 7 of Winter.
When 7 of Winter comes to mind, its message is to think about what motivates your actions—and to consider the same for those around you.
This card, traditionally, can be considered the “theft” card and can suggest that someone is trying to get away with something and not wanting to attract attention (symbolized by the fairy attempting to “skate by” with what she’s “acquired”).
But all things being relative—and a matter of perception—it could also suggest that someone wants to do some good—and remain anonymous.
So, as you go about your week, check your motivations. You’ll find them underneath the actions you take.
And be mindful of the motivations of others. Their motives might not be what you think.
Another perspective on 7 of Winter is that we may be holding on to outdated ideas and thoughts. Did these ideas belong to us in the first place–or did we pick them up from others along the way? We may need to let those go.
What ideas are you willing to let go of this week?
7 of Winter can also be sending the message that you’re on the “radar screen” of other people.
How are you allowing the observations of others to affect you? Sometimes this “observation” is not in your best and highest good (judgment, criticism, even gossip); we allow people who aren’t that close to us to have a greater impact on us when they “point things out” to us. They may mean well, but they’re too far removed from our experience and are basing it on their own perceptions and life experience.
On each side, we tend to react from what goes on in our heads–and not in the heads of others (which we’ll never know–unless you happen to be a mind reader—I don’t know about you, but I’m keeping that ability on the QT myself).
For the end of the week, we have King of Summer.
Being a Court Card, this card is about how we approach life. The suit of Summer represent our feelings, emotions, and our ability to relate to one another.
With the King of Summer, we’re being asked to observe how we emotionally approach people and situations. This card is encouraging us to remain calm, cool, and collected. We’re encouraged to be patient with others and ourselves.
At the end of the week, pay close attention to the things that bring up negative emotional reactions, especially. Those things are the opportunities for you to get those emotions under greater control.
It could also be that, at the end of the week, you may find yourself needing to play the role of referee, in order to keep the peace and restore order to an emotionally charged situation involving others. People may be looking to you as a calming influence.
And, if that turns out to be the case, consider it an opportunity for you to be a demonstration for those around you, as you show others how to remain peaceful and practice emotional detachment during a challenging time.
To round out this reading, I’ll take the numbers on all the cards, reducing them to a number between 0-22, seeing what Major Arcana card will be the Lesson card for the week.
Lesson Card for the Week
Adding 0 + 7 + 14 (I value Kings at 14), we have a total of 21. The 21st Major Arcana card is The World.
The World is a card that can suggest a triumph, victory, or success; it signals reaching the successful completion of a phase or chapter in your life.
The World suggests reaching a higher level of awareness. With that in mind, The World can suggest coming full circle; you’ve arrived back at the point where you started, but you have so much more awareness about things than you did before.
In this sense, The World is about reaching a state of wholeness. An important goal has been achieved, and all the feelings and experiences that go along with it.
A lot of what is said about this card is evident in its imagery. If you look closely, you may notice something about the fairy on the card: She’s the same fairy that’s on The Dreamer card; the difference here is that she’s now got a new level of understanding about herself and life through the experiences she’s had throughout her journey.
It’s interesting to note The Dreamer is a card of beginnings, while The World is a card of endings and things coming full circle. These cards, appearing in that order, bring this week’s reading full circle and with that, I’ll close things out here and sign off. Thanks so much for joining me in this space and I look forward to seeing you here again real soon.
Hope you have a Tarot-tastic week!
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