Before diving into this week’s reading, I first wanted to thank those of you who took time out of your day to celebrate my 50th birthday with me (which I mentioned in last week’s reading) with the wonderful messages that you sent me.
For this week’s reading, I’m once again turning to the Arcana Tarot Playing Cards by Chris Ovdiyenko (and published by Dead on Paper), because I enjoyed working with it so much last week.
Taking the deck in hand, I’m shuffling the cards, asking for guidance and insights about the week ahead.
The video presentation of this week’s reading is below:
If you prefer to read the text, here it is for you:
After shuffling the deck, I pulled three cards for this reading: 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
As a bearer of news and messages, the Jack of Diamonds can be letting you know that you’re making gradual progress. This is a time when being “slow and steady wins the race.” (If you are familiar with the story of the tortoise and the hare, this Jack is the tortoise—who won the race.)
Being a Court Card, the Knight can represent either a person or a situation.
As a person, this card is asking us to consider how we approach things this week.
This is a card of being dependable, reliable, stable and secure. He is where he says he’s going to be–when he says he’ll be there. This Jack you can set your watch by. He’s dutiful; he’s the watcher, the observer, the protector. He can also represent the “hands-on” laborer and service provider.
As a situation, this card can suggest that money may change hands.
However you choose to move about (approach) your week (Jacks being about movement), the Jack of Diamonds asks you to consider going about things methodically, and with active observation. Representing patience, he’s suggesting you take your time, and thoughtfully move forward with any challenges life brings your way this week.
The 3 of Hearts 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 Hearts 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’re enthusiastic about with others this week? Is there a club or support group you could become a member of?
At any rate, the 3 of Hearts 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!
The suit of Clubs can be about work and business, and can also be about image and identity; it’s the suit of your public and personal images.
Going with that, I sometimes see the Queen of Clubs as an “image consultant.” She’s associated with the sign of Aries, and Aries rules the head—and the face, which makes me think of the phrase “putting a name with the face.”
The Queen of Clubs, being an approach card, asks for you to consider the image you’re projecting out into your world. Is it one that you want people to really be seeing?
Since our faces are the first things people notice—are you putting your best “face” forward?
In another vein, the Queen of Clubs can take on the role of a teacher. In life, it’s said that, at times, we take on the role of the student, and, at other times, we become the teacher. So, just as you learn things from your world, you’re also teaching your world about you.
In the literal sense, you may be embarking on the track toward being a teacher by profession, or that you’re preparing to be trained in something by a teacher.
This Queen has a sunflower with her, so remember this: Life may throw things your way that may cause you to bend, but you’re strong enough that those things won’t break you.
It’s that trait that may inspire others.
Whatever the context, the Queen of Clubs wants you to know that this could be a week of passion and inspiration!
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