It was during this up-tick in Tarot readings that I realized I hadn’t worked with Tarot (I have used Tarot playing cards) in quite some time, so I was feeling the urge for one this week.
With that in mind, I’m breaking in a new deck in my ever-growing collection: The Smith-Waite Tarot, Borderless Edition (published by U. S. Games Systems, Inc.).
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, I pulled three cards for this reading.
Cards for the Week
Traditionally, the 9 of Cups is known as the “wish card.” Tradition has held that if you have a wish, and this card appears in your reading, it means that your wish will come true.
So, along with “wish fulfillment,” the 9 of Cups can represent being happy, satisfied, content, and “fulfilled” with life.
Unlike a genie who can instantly grant a wish, though, an emotionally satisfying life takes time and effort to both create and maintain. The 9 of Cups focuses on the end result, as the 9 is a number of attainment.
So, for this week, consider the things you hope and wish for. What would it take (effort) for those hopes and wishes to come true? Are you willing to put the time and effort in to make those wishes come true? Will having those wishes fulfilled really bring you the happiness you think they will?
Remember this old adage: Be careful what you wish for—because you just might get it.
When the Ace of Wands turns up, it suggests a new cycle, phase, or situation is beginning. Aces suggest the promise and potential for the future, so consider this the starting point for new thought-seeds to be planted now that will develop and manifest at a later time. This is a time of power!
This week, look for anything that comes your way as a source of inspiration, motivation, passion, and sparks your interest.
This source could be the thing that gets you started on a new business or creative endeavor, as the Ace of Wands helps to reveal the creative path or the career path you are on. You may be considering a new job or up for a promotion on your existing job.
The Ace of Wands can also suggest a spark or passion is being re-ignited, so some of us might find ourselves returning to a former project we started that we may have sidelined and allowed to collect dust. Time to blow the dust off!
When the Ace of Wands appears, look at it as a power boost of supercharged energy. As with all the Aces, it’s a gift to do with as you like. If you accept it, be clear of your intent, as the suit of Wands can represent our intentions and the actions that result from those intentions.
For me, The Sun is the best card in the deck, outshining all other cards. It’s a card of clarification, suggesting things becoming clear.
The Sun suggests that clarity comes when we choose to become more conscious about ourselves and how we move through and experience our lives. What are you willing to see clearly this week? What situations are you willing to “clear up” this week?
The Sun is also a card of personal freedom. What would you be willing to do this week, as a step toward your own sense of freedom? The Sun suggests you have the energy to take that step.
Being a card of achievement, The Sun asks you to look at all the achievements in your life—those things that have brought you moments of great (personal) happiness and satisfaction. The Sun wants you to know those were your moments of “brilliance” and “radiance.”
So, for this week, consider how—and what—you want to “radiate” out into your world because the people you interact with will both see and feel the energy you’re putting out.
Why not let it be your personal best?
Wishing you a Tarot-tastic week!
This reading is general in nature. If you’re interested in having your own personalized Tarot reading, please visit my Tarot Consultations page for all the details.