The Week Ahead Tarot Spread ~ Interpretations

It’s time for me to take a break from book writing and spend some quality time creating a blog post (much more fun and relaxing than book writing, no pressure).  This week at my Facebook page, The Tarot Parlour, I posted a tarot spread titled “The Week Ahead”, and I drew three cards for this reading.  Below is the spread, the cards, and my interpretation.  I drew these cards randomly, with no one in particular in mind; however, I wouldn’t be surprised if these cards wind up resonating with me, or with some of my readers.  That’s just how the tarot rolls.

 

The Cards ~

 


1.  What you need to think about ~

For some of us, it’s actually time to put ourselves first.  A  little narcissism, at the right time and for the right reasons, is actually a good thing.  Whether you are having questions or doubts about a relationship, or a career change, or something else uniquely personal to you.  It’ about time you stop going over in your mind the repercussions your decision will make on every single person remotely connected to this situation and start thinking about the repercussions it’s having on YOU.

2.  What you need to do ~

You need to kick to the curb all of those things that are standing in your way.  There’s something you need to do, and there might be something you need to eliminate from your life in order to accomplish this… addictive behavior; codependent behavior, an individual or individuals who don’t have your best interest at heart, and maybe even if they do; your own fears and doubts and insecurities.  The list could go on.  What is it that you’re thinking about doing?  What’s holding you back?  How driven are you to reach this goal?  What are the repercussions for you if you don’t?  Is there a time frame to all of this?

3.  The challenge ~

The biggest challenge for you is taking that first step.  The unknown is scary; doing something big on your own is scary; taking a new path, beginning a new journey, turning a new page… they’re all scary.  It takes a great deal of courage, and a nice chunk of self-confidence to turn your back on the familiar and start off down the universal road to the Future looking the Unknown directly in the eye the whole time.  Conquering your own fears and doubts is part of the challenge.  Identify them, get acquainted with them, embrace them, laugh at them, and discard them.  Your journey awaits.

 

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Tarot: Coffee & Triplicates

Greetings, This is actually Saturday morning (Memorial Day Weekend), as I write this.; and I sit now on the back porch, big old coffee mug beside me; lawn mowers humming in the background, tarot cards on the table beside me.  I’m going to do one of my favorite things to do with tarot– I’m going to pull a set of triplicates.  I’m just letting the universe speak to me.  It might have something to say to me personally, or it might be tapping me on the shoulder with a message for someone else.  I never know.

The deck I’m using this morning is The Psychic Tarot, and I’ve written a review of this deck, which you’ll find at this link: Here

Here we go:

7/Choose Wisely; Financial & Material Changes; Material & Spiritual Prosperity

For Myself:  Good grief, this is absolutely eerie.  Yes, I’ve made monumental decisions in my life over the past few months and these decisions are indeed precipitating material changes in our life.  As I look at these cards, though, as important and positive as the material changes will be, there is a deeper and more important aspect to it– the ‘spiritual prosperity’ part.  I’ll find myself in a unique position to touch people in ways I never dreamt possible; I’ll find myself in a position to open people’s minds up to the Goddess and spiritual paths that are outside the mainstream.  I’ll be given the opportunity to touch people magickally, to educate, to expose them to the beauty and power behind nature based spirituality.  It is both a blessing and a responsibility; I feel it keenly.

In General:  I don’t know who you are, maybe you are many people reading this; but I know that you find yourself at a crossroads, that you are weighed down with indecision when a decision is what is required to lift the weight and move your life forward.  What do you decide?  Which direction will you go?  Who’s instinct will you trust– what voice will you listen to– ??  In the end, it is your responsibility, this decision, and with it you will find a positive outcome, though you fret now.  It will be okay, really, the cards point in such a positive direction.  It’s a process, making this decision, and it might create change and disruption, this decision; but perhaps that’s because the architecture that is your life needs renovating…Don’t be afraid of the change.  Embrace it.

 

Tarot Card of the Day: “Shadow”

The Deck:  The Psychic Tarot

Two figures stand on this card, identical figures, one in the shadows, one in the light, both gripping a golden scepter.  They are eye to eye, stern, serious, surrounded by a galaxy of blue stars.

Black and white.  Polar opposites, polar opposite energies, polar opposite personalities.  What is the ulterior motive of this card?  Its almost a dare.  Who will win?– your good side, or your bad side…and is your bad side so bad after all, or can you think of it as just a different dimension of your whole being?  This card is unique, in that it can be a mirror with two variations– it’s either going to point out an inward conflict, or a literal conflict within the real world.

This card is all that and more.  When this card appears for me, it actually warns me of confrontation, confrontation that can be very personal.  It warns me to be on guard, it warns me of ulterior motives, it warns me with an animal instinct that relies on adrenalin.  It prepares me for the fight.

The Psychic Tarot- Shadow

 

Tarot: Card of the Day/2-Cups, Motherpeace Tarot

Partnership, pairing, and sharing.  As much as our individuality is respected and held sacred, so is our ability to share our lives, our world, our bodies, and our selves with another human being.  Whether we are mated to someone through romantic love, creative endeavors, ideas, familial connections, or simply choice– this is a sacred union because what is part of us is touching another individual, adding to the experience of their life in ways we might not even realize.  The fluidity of relationships is highlighted with this card, represented by the ocean and a pair of dolphins interacting on a blue horizon.  Partnerships are not stagnant and are constantly metamorphosing to encompass change, changes within the partnership itself and changes to the individual.  Because of its fluidity, partnerships, friendships, and special connections may not always be forever, but may touch our lives at a moment when it is most needed, when this connection will be most beneficial.

Tarot Card for the Day: Princess of Swords

Tarot Card of the Day Deck:  The Goddess Tarot, Princess/swords ® The lesson for today–  suck it up, tuck it in, and soften those sharp edges.  Too many nasty words, lies, gossip, or all three have been flying around too much lately; it’s time to tone this type of destructive behavior down and reopen new channels of communication.

Tarot Lesson for the Day: Princess of Swords

The deck I used for this lesson: 
Druid Craft Tarot

I’ve been reading tarot for quite some time, and I began reading just for myself and my family.  Needless to say, over the years, every court card in the deck became a family member to me, filled with both positive and negative traits.  (And I have to say here, just so we’re clear, that not every family member or individual will mirror *all* the negative personality traits associated with the card, or *all* the positive traits– most people are a healthy mixture of each.  It’s those few who go to extremes that make it really interesting, but not always pleasant.)  The court cards are interesting in that they are a psychological profile for a variety of personalities, and once you become familiar with these characters, you will notice that when you meet someone, you will automatically associate them with one of the tarot court cards, at least this is my experience.

The Princess of Swords**…first, the following is an excerpt from my book, “Tarot for Grownups”, and in this book I very clearly state the positive and negative aspects of this character from both extremes:

First, the negative side (ouch):

This Page is a bitch in the making.  He/she is a younger version of the King or Queen of swords.  It’s already difficult carrying on a conversation with this Page, because everything is all about them; it’s the only topic they care to discuss.  They’re conversation is blunt, verging on rude.  Vanity is already at work here, and because of their youth and immaturity, it can actually get to the point of ridiculous.  They have a skewered view of how attractive they really are, or how accomplished, how smart, etc.  Even now, and very sadly, they are setting a solitary path for themselves by alienating people who may actually love them.  They treat people like shit, and then act all puzzled when friends and acquaintances disappear.

Now, the softer side:

Like all the personalities of this suit, this Page is the most intelligent and usually has a very high IQ.  They tend to have a sort of tunnel vision when they are engrossed in the study of something in particular or are involved in a hobby.  This Page shares all the swords outwardly cool mannerisms, which so often masks a sensitivity they try to hide.  This individual will often latch onto relationships with pets in order to protect themselves from the possibility of being hurt in human relationships.  It’s a survival mechanism.

As you can see above, I’ve listed the extremes.  Individuals that I know, who are connected to this card, have in reality run a happy medium.  They’re smart, so smart it’s scary sometimes, and they love academics.  The person this card stands for in my world will be a life-time student…learning, writing, reading, teaching; this will be part of their existence for as long as they live.  The softer side also shows up for them, in that they love animals and have, over the years, acquired their own little menagerie.  And I do believe that the reason they have this deep connection with animals is that it’s easier for them to relate– animals (pets) love you for who you are just the way you are, it’s a kind of unconditional love that most human beings are not capable of.

Now the fun part, this is where you get to add your two cents, as it were.  It might be a good idea to grab a notebook and pen so you can jot down answers and impressions as they come to you:

1)  What color on this card catches your eye first?

For me, it’s ‘blue’.  My interpretation of this color…the element of Water, pointing to dreams, visions, psychism, intuition, and emotions.  I feel this card is awash in human emotions, some smooth and tranquil and others roiling and churning.  Blue is also the color connected to the throat chakra, and this tells me that issues of communication are being raised, perhaps new lines of communication need to be opened.  I also connect the color ‘blue’ to the goddess (and the Virgin Mary)– perhaps this is from my years in a Catholic Parochial school, passing the life-size statue of Mary in the hallway, wearing beautiful sky blue robes.

2)  What element is the court card connected with?

The suit of swords is connected to the element of Air…also emphasizing once more communication– now I’m really paying attention.  Whenever an issue like this surfaces more than once, or keeps resurfacing, a red flag should be going up.  Along with communication, creativity and mental endeavors are highlighted, but it’s this communication issue that I’m focused on.  So what’s the deal?  Who’s not talking to whom?  What relationship in this individual’s life is breaking down; how can we get the lines of communication cleared and running again?  Your mind should already be spinning with the reading of this card.

3)  What image, or images, on this card jump out at you?

I’m just going to let my mind roam here, and you should do the same thing… Yellow halos around the characters head and the sword:  Catholic saints come to mind, the idea of sainthood, medieval artwork,  purity of mind and intentions; but also illusions and delusions. (Has communication broken down because of a misinterpretation somewhere along the line?)  Also, Excalibur, and with this image comes all the pomp and integrity of ancient knights.  Her bare feet planted solidly on the stones:  stubbornness; digging in for the long haul; not wanting to be the first to back down.  But also, someone who tends to be very level headed, maybe even conventional, someone who’s solidly grounded, not easily swayed; someone who has a game plan and generally sticks to it.  The bird in flight behind the Princess:   an idea taking flight, an expression of freedom or a desire for freedom, something that this individual maybe hasn’t thought of yet, but something that will come to them in time; also, with this bird, comes a stronger connection to the element of Air and all that it entails– this is telling me to pay attention, it’s reinforcing the idea of communication as a central theme to the reading of this card.  The flowers:  to me they are indicative of spring.  I’m so often asked for a specific time-line when it comes to readings, but very rarely does this come to me; and when it does, it generally comes to me through the idea of seasons or moon phases.  When I looked at  the flowers on this card, that little voice in the back of my head, the one that’s only a light whisper, barely audible…it said “Spring”.  This would indicate to me that this season is important to this individual for some reason, or it means that the events surrounding this reading are going to culminate around springtime.

We’ve answered three questions in connection with this card, and look at all the information that was revealed in these three questions.  Look beyond what you have written down as your own answers.  If necessary, pick apart each interpretation to take it to a deeper level– for instance, I mentioned my association with the color blue to the Virgin Mary.  I could take this one step deeper and list all the associations that I have for this deity.  Do you see what I mean?  You can keep going ever deeper, from one impression to the next, bringing out unexpected results.  Mind you, this type of individual card analyses doesn’t have to be done as part of a reading for someone; this can be done as a private meditation, in which you will uncover layers of your own psyche.  Then there’s that little voice I was talking about, it’s your sub-conscious mind actually, and it’s so easy to dismiss it, or not notice it at all; it really can be this subtle, and it takes some practice to hear it.

At any rate, just because I choose to stop now, you don’t have to– keep going; if you have other questions for this card, new things to uncover about it or you, keep writing…feel free to leave your impressions in the comment box below.

Bright Blessings,
Amythyst

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**NOTE:  The deck used for the writing of my book, “Tarot for Grownups”, was the Rider/Waite Deck, and in this deck the “Princess” will be referred to as a “Page”.

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