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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