Tarot: Overview for 2017

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Greetings all! As many of you know I have been very busy with setting up and establishing my Holistic Healing business so I have not been posting Tarot as I used to. I have decided however to do a few postings for the year on the major turning points as we all feel this will be a very historic and important year in many respects.

I have started the reading with drawing one card for each month, then adding two more cards for more clarification.

January

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In January we first see the Nine of Wands. The Nine of Wands is the exhausted warrior who continues the battle though he is weary. This is a card about feeling wary, being on guard, defending yourself and protecting others. It is also about recalling past attacks, being knocked down and getting back up again.

With the Nine of Wands we have the Four of Cups. This card has many nuances of meaning. In some respects it means looking within and self reflection and in some it is about apathy. It can also signal being self-absorbed and only seeing your own point of view.

The last card we have for January is the Page of Cups. When Pages show up in a spread they give advice on how to BE. This page is about being kind, loving and trying to maintain an open heart. This of course is a challenge given current political situation which is quite aptly described by the previous two cards. On a personal level, we must strive to maintain this open heart and be loving and act with loving kindness towards each other.

February

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In February we first have the Sun. This card is about moving forward with confidence. It’s about realizing truth and experiencing expansiveness and greatness.

With the Sun we have the Four of Swords. This is an opposing card to the Sun. The Four of Swords is about exhaustion, and the need to take a break in order to heal. It is also a card about accepting what is and preparing for the future. When the sun burns to brightly, this is exactly what we need to do in order to deal with what is coming.

The last card for February is the Knight of Wands. This knight is bold and courageous, but he is also foolhardy and hot tempered, and cocky. He is daring but he can also be brash. He angers easily, and he makes rash decisions. When court cards appear they can represent people, but they can also represent concepts or offer advice. The advice of Knights is in how to behave and what kind of action to take. With the Knight of Wands, if you tend to be a hot head, now is the time to show restraint and keep your cool.

March

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The first card we have in March is the Wheel. This is a big Karma card. Here we come to the end of a cycle in order to start again. This is a turning point, and what goes around comes around!

The next card is the Tower, which indicates complete and sudden change, the crumbling of the foundation. Truths are revealed and can no longer be ignored. What was hidden now becomes exposed. This is sudden change that can create upheaval and chaos. Is this upheaval due to the behavior of the Knight of Wands? More than likely.

 

The last card for March is the Knight of Cups. Again Knights give an indication of action. This may be a time of high emotion but now is not the time to wallow. It’s time to be firmly grounded in order to deal with the tumultuousness of the Wheel and the Tower together.

 

April

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In April we begin with the Nine of Cups. The Nine of Cups is the “Wish” card. Desires are fulfilled and there is satisfaction.

With the downfall of the Tower in March and possibly the resultant downfall of the Knight of Wands with it, we see now the rise of a strong, and charismatic King of Wands. This King is a bold leader who is creative and inspires others. Kings in a reading tell you to ACT a certain way as well. Now is the time to take bold and courageous action.

The Ten of Wands indicates that there is much heavy and tiring work to be done.

 

May

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May begins with the Eight of Wands. This card is an indicator of fast action and communication. When this card shows up it means “it’s time to make your move”. Perhaps this is an indicator to the King of Wands that he needs to make his move at the beginning of May.

The Seven of Cups often is about confusion. It can also indicate wishful thinking. It’s time now to stop dreaming and take serious consideration of the options available.

The Six of Swords is a card about making the move towards something better. It’s about picking up what’s left in the wake of chaos and trying to make something out of it. This card often comes up in regard to recovery from trauma. It’s about getting your life back, coping, and moving ahead, (especially after the downfall of the tower)! In order to do this, we must stop with the pipe dreams of the Seven of Cups, face the reality of the situation and make some decisions.

 

June

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In June we have the Seven of Wands. This card is about taking a stance of self-defense. Now is the time to show conviction and stand up for what you believe in.

The Two of Coins indicates that this is going to be a balancing act. It’s going to be important to be flexible to trying new approaches.

The Knight of Coins is a Knight about stability. He is cautious and hard working, but he also has a tendency to be inflexible and stubborn, which is not what is needed when trying to do the juggling act of the Two of Coins.

July

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July begins with the Moon. We are still feeling the effects of the chaos of the Tower and the Changing of the Wheel. Things still feel shadowy, uncertain and disorienting. Sometimes it also means that things are happening behinds the scenes in the shadows that we don’t know about.  The Two of Cups is about a partnership, and the Three of Swords is about betrayal. There are certainly shady things going on.

August

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In August we see the Judgement card. The time of the reckoning is at hand. Decisions must be made and a whole new fresh start is at hand. The Nine of Swords indicates that there are regrets and remorse along with a good deal of worry. The Two of Swords indicates that it is now time to remove the blind fold in order to see the truth so that those big decisions can be made with honest clarity.

 

September

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We see the continuation of the feeling of Loss and Regret in the Five of Cups. The Fool indicates that this is a time now to set aside those regrets and start new and fresh, just as is echoed in the Judgement card earlier. This is the beginning of a new cycle.

The Four of Wands about celebration and getting out from under an oppressive situation. It’s about freedom, self-determination and jubilation!

 

October

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In October we can see the new adventure ahead of us in the Three of Wands. It’s time to take bold new and exciting steps. This is reinforced by the Page of Wands who is about new projects, and taking courageous risks. It’s time to move in a new direction with confidence! The Nine of Coins is about having learned discipline, self control and restraint to achieve a goal.

 

November

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In November we have the Queen of Cups. Queens indicate feelings of a suit. This Queen is in touch with emotions. Now is the time to be sensitive and compassionate to others. This has been a long haul, and it’s time to dispense with anger and hatred.

The Eight of Cups indicates it is now time to let go and move on.

The King of Swords tells you to act in a just and ethical manner. He is a leader who works against corruption and dishonesty.

 

December

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In December we have cards that all point to new beginnings. The Page of Coins is about planting new seeds and the three of coins is about watching those seeds grow and multiply! The Six of Coins reminds us to be mindful of the balance of power. Just for good measure, I pulled one last card and it is very good indeed. The Ace of Coins. Prosperity, trust, abundance, stability and growth!

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Weekend Spread for July 15, 2016

Greetings everyone,

Due to the horrific events of last week, I honestly was feeling up to doing a reading or posting. Today I am back with a reading that is certainly a reflection of some of those events.

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In the first row we see the Star, the Eight of Wands and Death. The Star is about hopes and dreams, it’s the light at the end of the tunnel and faith that all will be well. This is a good card to show up for us at this time. It is one thing to have hope but hope must be acted upon in order for real change to occur. This is what I see in the Eight of Wands and Death. Eight of Wands is a card of swift action and communication. Open communication is key to bringing a swift conclusion which we see when the Eight of Wands and the Death card occur together. This is a time of transition and change, the cycle must come to an end so that we can bring birth to new beginnings. The Star is telling us that now is the time to open our hearts and to give generously.

In the middle we have the King of Swords and the Five of Coins. The King of Swords is a wise, ethical and moral leader. He wields a sword of Justice. He acts swiftly, decisively, and with honor and integrity. He holds those around him to the highest honor and speaks the truth. Now is the time to BE honorable BE truthful, and BE ethical in actions and decisions. He works against corruption and dishonesty.

The Five of Coins represents hard times, material and possibly spiritual setbacks. Needs are not being met, there is a feeling of insecurity and struggle and now is the time to take action to examine the problem to find solutions. This is the role of the King of Swords, he does not shirk away from examining problems to find solutions. He is a man of calculated, swift action.

The Six of Coins is at the bottom. This is a shadowy card, on the surface it looks like it might be about charity, having enough to share and be charitable, but it’s also about balance, and even more so, it’s about power and who holds power. This card indicates inequity between haves and have nots. In the middle row we see the “have nots” knocking at the door, the Six of Coins reflects a generous spirit, wanting to share, but there is still the matter of who holds the wealth?

These are definitely issues that as the King of Swords indicates, need to be confronted with complete clarity and honesty.

 

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Weekend Spread for July 1, 2016

Greetings all! Hope you had a good week!

July 1, 2016

We have a reading today for someone who has come to the end of a cycle and taking time to look back at where they have been and what their options are. This is exactly what we see in the top row with the World, the Nine of Coins, and the Seven of Cups.

In the center row we have two fours. The four of Coins and the Four of Cups. This person is looking for some stability. The Four of Coins is an indication that perhaps now you need to look out for your own self-interest but the Four of Cups indicates a feeling of ambivalence. Perhaps too, there is someone else in the situation who is behaving selfishly and you are wondering what to do about that, and how you should deal with it.

The Knight of Coins on the bottom says to you that now is the time to act in a responsible, steadfast manner. Take time to really think over your options and examine them closely. You may even decide that your best option is to stay right where you are for now.

Good luck!

 

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Weekend Spread for June 17, 2016

 

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Greetings everyone! I hope you had a great week!

With this reading we see many seeds have been sown and the sun is shining down on them! It’s been hard work, though, make no mistake! In that top row we see the Sun, success and good fortune right next to that Ace of Coins which represents the building of something new and watching it grow. You can see how tired all of this work has made you though in that Nine of Wands.

The Four of Wands in the middle row shows that it’s time for a celebration! Especially when we see this right next to the Nine of Cups! That Tower at the bottom is warning you that you better not celebrate too hard! Keep the drinking to a minimum.

Taking the broader perspective, things are going to change quickly now. One event can shake things up and put you on a different path completely.  Throwing one more card down just for some clarification we again see that Nine of Coins. You will reach your goal and success is there. There is that one major shakeup on the way that might look bad at first but will result in good things. Often that is the way of sudden change. When this major event happens, try not to see it as a catastrophe, try to think of it as clearing the old way to make room for the new.

We have three nines in this reading which indicate to me that an important cycle is almost complete. You may be tired, as the warrior in that top row, you just need to take a few more steps. The Tower is all about tearing down the old so that you can build something new and you’ve been working really hard on setting down that firm foundation (Ace of Coins).

Blessings!

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Weekend Spread for June 10, 2016

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Greetings all! Our reading today is about hopes and dreams and achieving goals. In the first row we have the Star, The Ace of Swords and the Knight of Cups. The Star indicates that there is hope and there is a dream. The Ace of Swords indicates that in order to achieve this dream you must have drive and purpose and clear thinking. You may also need to educate yourself on how to achieve this dream meaning you may need to do some research or take some classes. Next we have the Knight of Cups. You may find that your emotions are running a little high when it comes to this grand purpose that you have in mind. If that is so, try to keep those under control because what you really need now is clarity.

 

In the middle row we have the Two of Wands and the Ace of Coins. This reading is definitely about starting new projects and getting them under way. In the Two of Wands we see the first steps being taken on this new adventure. In the Ace of Coins we see that seeds are planted and there is a foundation being laid.

The Nine of Coins indicates the eventual success of the venture. This woman is strong, independent, and wealthy! She has worked hard and is now enjoying the fruits of her labors.

 

Good things! 🙂

Weekend Spread for June 3, 2016

 

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Good morning all!

A reading to day for new beginnings! Perfect for graduation day!

In the top row we have the Fool, The Devil, and the Nine of Coins. The Fool is all about starting a new journey. It is the beginning of a new cycle. The Devil indicates that perhaps there is some fear attached to this, and that is perfectly natural. The Nine of Coins says however, “Enjoy! You’ve earned this!”

In the center row we see the Knight of Swords and the Seven of Cups. You have many choices now available to you and you feel a little overwhelmed by them all. It’s going to take some clear thinking to cut through that confusion and make a choice that is right for you. The Two of Coins is about balance. Keeping balance and keeping focused so you can walk that tightrope.

One last card, just for luck! It’s the Three of Coins… now it’s time to “Get to work!”

 

Blessings on this new path!

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