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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New Year Tarot Reading for 2016

New Year Reading for 2016

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Greetings everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season! Here is a reading for 2016. I have split the year in half with a card for each month, then will throw more cards for clarification as needed.

We begin the year most appropriately, with the Ace of Swords in January. Aces signify new beginnings. This January is a new beginning embodying the energies of the Swords. This card is about facing truth. It’s the sword of justice and clear thinking. The time is now to champion a cause and speak your truth. This is about facing a challenge with courage, truth and fortitude.

In February we see the Five of Swords. This is the warrior in battle and he’s won, but at what cost? The Five of Swords is about looking out for number one. This is fine as long as we don’t take this too far. There is a very fine balance when we look out for our own interests, and not impeding on the rights of others. If this is war, if this is battle, how do you fight the “good” fight? Will you fight honorably or will you resort to fighting dirty? Throwing another card for clarification we have the Ten of Wands. The work is hard, the load is heavy. This battle is definately uphill and it will take it’s toll.

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In March we have the Two of Swords which indicates that we are feeling trapped between a rock and a hard place. A choice must be made whether we like it or not. We must remove the blindfold and make that choice. Ignoring the issue will not make it go away. Over this I have thrown the page of Wands. Pages tell us to embody the suit. BE courageous, BE active, BE a leader.

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In April we have the Lovers. The Lovers is about making choices. Where we have the two of Swords, and are avoiding a decision in March, we find we make that choice in April. This is not a simple black and white issue, there is much involved in this choice that defines who we are and what we stand for and what we will become. Once these choices have been made, the path is set and the adventure begins. This is what we see in the Two of Wands which I have thrown over the lovers. The Two of Wands is about personal power and how it is wielded to proceed upon the chosen path. This is the time to be BOLD take action, and take risks. There is no more sitting on the fence.

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In May we have the Justice Card. Justice is blind, the saying goes, and that is represented in the eyes being covered in this illustration. Unlike the blindfold in the Two of Swords which is about the refusal to make a choice, Justice makes a decision giving weight to all things considered. It is about choosing right action after considering all sides. Issues of ethics comes into play, and throwing the Nine of Cups over Justice indicates that though we may get what we want we need to be cautious regarding becoming too self satisfied. We need to think very seriously about how we may be indulging ourselves at other’s expense. This theme seems to extend from what we saw in February with regard to the Five of Swords and the Ten of Wands. We need to ask ourselves “Who is paying the price?”

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In June we have the Empress. There is bounty for all, there is enough for all. Throwing the Knight of Wands over top is a caution not to act in haste, and not to be careless with the resources that we have. The Knight of Coins in July reinforces the need to be practical and grounded.

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In August we have the Queen of Wands. She is a formidable woman, a charismatic leader who knows what she wants and will do what she needs to do to get it. Throwing the Ten of Swords over this Queen, we see that she has finally come to the end of a difficult and almost intolerable situation, but it is not without sacrifice that she has arrived at this point. This card may also indicate martyrdom. Throwing another card for more clarification we have the Knight of Swords. It’s time to cut to the chase. Clear thinking and swift action is what is required now.

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In September we have the Ten of Coins. This card is often about legacy and the building and continuing of legacy. It also stands for a conservative and established tradition. Throwing the Eight of Cups over the Ten of Coins we see that we need to leave the old way of thinking behind.

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In October we have the Three of Cups, this often symbolizes a celebration of friendship and community. One that makes you want to dance and sing! This is about discovering a common goal and supporting each other in the achievement of that goal. It can also often symbolize a celebration of women or female family members. Throwing another card over top we have the Three of Coins which is about hard work, and often about team work. Once the celebrating is over the real work begins and it’s all about working hard as a team! Both cards are the number three, which is about growth, prosperity and the birth of something new!

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In November we have the Sun! In a simple word, SUCCESS. The goal has been achieved, it is the dawning of a new day!

Appropriately, in December we have the Fool. The ending of a cycle and the beginning of a whole new journey!

 

Lots of hard work to be done this year will end in the triumphant new beginnings!

 

There is “a New Hope!” (Sorry! The Geek in me couldn’t resist! LOL!)

 

If anyone would like to receive a Tarot reading for the New Year, I am offering ½ off all readings for the New Year. Please feel free to contact me at mirianorthwind@dragonflymoontarot.com for more information or to book a consultation.

 

Blessings to all in the New Year!

New Year Reading for 2014

Happy New Year everyone! I have pulled some cards and done a full spread for 2014. Let’s take a look at it.

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(Sorry everyone, this is as big as I could get it…)

What a fascinating grouping of cards! I put the intention out there that the bottom row would be the beginning of the year, the middle row of course the middle of the year and the top row the end of the year. I get the impression however that first part of the bottom row is actually a summation of 2013.

I want to begin by pointing out two cards that really stand out to me. The first is the Emperor in the very first position and the second is the Empress in the very center. This says to me that we are leaving behind the year of the Emperor. It has been a year of dealing with matters of structure, institutions, guidelines, rules and regulations, and general by the book authority.

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This will be the year of the Empress! Just look at her, sitting tall and regal in her rightful place!

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Right in the middle of things! The Empress is the Great Mother, she is a card about bounty and the fullness of life. In this deck she is symbolized by the Goddess Rhiannon who represents living a life of authenticy, grace and dignity. She is what we aspire to be, self-sovereign souls with a power that emanates from within.  Over all, we see this reading has a number of cards in the suits of cups and pentacles.  This will be a year about balancing emotional wellbeing with financial, or physical security and stability.  We also have several major arcana cards as well as several royals indicating this will be a significant year of personal growth and change.

Let’s continue looking at the bottom line now.  The first five cards strike me as being about bringing a close to 2013. A year of structure, formality, rules and regulations and hard work. It’s been an exhausting year (just look at that poor soul in the ten of swords).

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Let’s not forget however, that we are tempered by hardship. It’s been a year of struggle but the ten of swords signifies that a cycle is finally over and that we leave our old selves behind to rise anew. In the Four of Pentacles we gather our resources, all that strength we have left and make the great leap of faith into 2014.

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I love the Fool in the Llewellyn deck. He is a fool who trusts in the greater scheme of things and makes the leap with great intention and purpose of heart! That is how we leap into the New Year, with great hope and anticipation! Once we are on the other side of the great chasm it’s time to relax! The Four of Swords says “Take a break! You’ve earned it!”

You will need this break too, because 2014 will bring challenges of its own, and the Seven of Wands shows you will need to be ready to meet those challenge head on!

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Spring through summer appears to be an emotional roller coaster ride.  We start off with the Ten of Pentacles, happy and stable with a focus on home life.

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The Queen of Cups is an intuitive woman in touch with emotions and beside her is the Horned One, otherwise known as the Devil in traditional decks. What this indicates to me is that things seem to be running smoothly to outward appearances but, underneath there are issues that are emotional issues not being addressed.

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I also find it interesting that the Horned One sits right between the Queen of Cups and the Empress. Unaddressed emotional issues keep you in bondage and stand in the way of the self-sovereignty. The Empress is the true self at the center of it all but to become this you need to face the demons.

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The Lovers reminds you that there are always choices. In the traditional tarot the Devil is often illustrated as holding two humans in chains of bondage. The chains however are loose and they could escape if they could see that the choice is there to do so. Often we keep ourselves in bondage allowing ourselves to follow the continuous patterns of behavior. This can be anything from drug addiction to depression, to being enslaved by a persistent feeling of hopelessness. True sovereignty is realizing that we do have the power to control our thoughts and behaviors. This is echoed in the Lovers which can be interpreted as advice to stay true to yourself.

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The Page of Cups right beside this I believe is advice to be open. Let your heart lead the way. The Eight of Wands is a card about communication, receiving messages, and quick movement. Put it all out on the table and, TALK about it! Spring and summer will be about bringing hidden issues to the forefront, and addressing them.

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Moving into the fall with the four of cups, we see we take time to contemplate all that has happened through the summer and perhaps reevaluate our relationships as seen in the Two of Cups.

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The Five of Wands and the Eight of Cups finds us wondering if we should continue carrying the burden this relationship brings or should we walk away?

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Throwing an extra card down on these for more clarification it is the Eight of Swords, a feeling of entrapment and restriction. Again, remember that there are choices.

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They may not be easy choices but they are there. If she struggles, this woman can maneuver through the bonds and remove her blindfold giving her power and clarity.

Moving now closer to the end of 2014 we see the Knight of Pentacles who tells us to be practical and strong.

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Weigh all consequences thoroughly, do what has to be done, and make the responsible decision. If we do this, we can find the fulfillment we seek in the Nine of Cups, and obtain the personal power we have been working towards all year in the Two of Wands.

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Certainly not an easy year, but one that promises to be full of personal growth.

Blessings all!

Miria