This weeks randomly drawn card is The Hanged Man, which depicts a bat hanging upside down, protectively cocooned by her shawl like wings and with eyes glowing like red hot coals in the darkness.
When this card turns up it is describing a time when we may feel that we are in limbo or suspense. It can be a period of forced withdrawal and retreat, or we may choose to take some time out to rest and let go, in order to regain our strength before launching ourselves back into the world.
One thing is certain however; we will emerge from this phase of our life seeing things very differently, often gaining wisdom or knowledge and a fresh perspective which can yield unexpected rewards when we again join the melee of our regular life.
The symbolism of the bat used in this card literally flips everything on it’s head, so if you are grappling with a baffling situation try to use this metaphor to see things completely differently to your habitual way of thinking.
If this slow down in your life is enforced rather than chosen it can be frustrating to say the least! Here we have a choice…..either to rail against this time of limbo, being dragged kicking and screaming to a place of surrender and letting go. Or, we could take advantage of the fact that life has slowed down, surrender control, and see what we can learn from looking at everything differently in this topsy turvy world.
Until next week,
This is a truly beautiful card, randomly drawn for the upcoming week. Stars have always been associated with hope, wishes, magic and inspiration and this card is no exception!
A star is a glowing beacon of hope, shining with its message of faith and trust and present in even the darkest night. It is our promise of a better future whatever the circumstances of the past. It is a time to pay close attention to the still small voice within and be open to new growth and ideas. Make sure you prioritise spiritual development…..it will be vitally important for your personal transformation.
The Star symbolises a guiding light, like your own personal GPS which will never see you wrong. The Star in a reading indicates a renewed sense of self esteem and belief; trust yourself and never forget who you are and what you desire. Never again abandon yourself.
When you wish upon a star your dreams come true…..so goes the song which associates this heavenly body with magic, inspiration and hope. In order to reach this place of enchantment it is necessary to believe that it is possible. Be prepared to shine brightly and radiate your star quality. You may have a talent or gift which you have been blessed with, so know that the world needs your light and allow it to shine far and wide.
There is hope in the darkness and light at the end of the tunnel, and The Star is a good omen marking something special. Wishes really do have the potential to come true if you embark on a spiritual journey bringing greater meaning and purpose into your life.
Follow your own North Star and connect with its uplifting message of optimism, hope and magic.
Until next week….
The Pentacles represent the physical and material aspects of life, so the Father of Pentacles is someone who has dominion over the material world and through hard work, discipline and a conscientious attitude is able to create wealth, security and stability. This person has reached the pinnacle of prosperity and affluence and consequently is now able to take pride in their achievements and enjoy the luxury, abundance and sensuality derived from the fruits of their labour.
This person is skilled in wealth generation and never misses a business opportunity. The Father of Pentacles is strong and powerful and takes great pride in being an excellent provider who ensures the stability, security and protection of his loved ones.
The more negative aspects of this character which can sometimes be apparent are a tendency to be authoritative, controlling and domineering.
When The Father of Pentacles puts in an appearance it may be an indication that someone with these qualities may enter your life. It can also be a time when you will achieve the best results by incorporating the energies of this card into your projects!
This weeks randomly drawn card is The Moon. It speaks of the inner landscape of intuition, dreams, the unconscious and the Shadow Self.This is an untamed landscape which can be scary and where things aren’t always as they seem. If you venture into the woods in the dead of night it can be confusing and difficult to get your bearings. Your imagination can play tricks on you, bringing fears and anxieties to the surface. What is real and what is imagined? It would be easy to descend into a kind of madness in this bewildering world of illusion and deception.
However, this night time world of psychic exploration can also yield pure magic. By diving deep into the domain of the imagination, dreams and intuition it is possible to unearth buried treasure. Often the only way to navigate this world is by being guided only by your inner voice of wisdom and intuition. Even when you have lost your way your inner GPS will bring you safely home and back to yourself.
So, the advice for this week is to listen closely to that ‘still small voice within’. Something may not be as it appears so trust your instincts and hunches. Pay attention to your thoughts and feelings, and to any flashes of intuition which come out of nowhere. Your inner wisdom will not see you go wrong.
Until next week,
This weeks card is The Devil. It speaks of a situation involving addiction and dependency; a feeling of being trapped in a mesh of self destructive negative patterns, which may feel difficult or impossible to extricate yourself from.
Usually when The Devil is involved we are fighting our baser instincts of lust, greed or survival. This creates a symbiotic relationship, a loss of integrity and an ugly compromise.
Often the allure of an addiction, bad influence or person can become all consuming, until it turns into an obsession or perversion which enslaves us and makes it almost impossible to conquer without help.
The temptation to sell your soul to the devil for something in the material world may be enticing, but know that if you play with fire you may get your fingers burned (or feet, in this case!).
Ask yourself the following questions as the answers may prove illuminating…..
- Where is my soul starved
- Am I desperate for freedom/expression/authenticity
- Have I traded my ‘self’
Sometimes throwing light on our negative patterns is the first step in gaining awareness of where we have become a slave to a person; substance; or way of being, behaving or feeling, and hence the way out of the web of entrapment.
The Mother of Pentacles is the epitome of the Earth Mother, providing caring, nurturing and warm hearted support to her loved ones. Her sense of devotion, and her affectionate, generous nature knows no bounds when it comes to providing a safe, secure and homely haven for her family.
This personality is also quick to assist others, and freely provides love and support where required. Others are often comforted by her presence. She could be your down to earth and practical counsellor, mentor or teacher. One thing’s for sure….she always makes others feel safe and heard, and has a knack for offering sensible, realistic guidance. She is one of those people who seems to instinctively know the right way forward in any situation, and trusts herself and her judgement implicitly.
The Mother of Pentacles could often be described as a domestic goddess too. She has a very sensual, earthy and creative approach …. life tends to blossom in home, family and work life wherever it is touched by this individual.
There are several ways in which you could capitalise on the characteristics of the Mother of Pentacles energy…..
- Deal with others, and your present circumstances in a compassionate, nurturing, practical and down to earth way
- Focus on creating a calm and balanced life
- Be resourceful and practical, dealing with issues as they arise and coming up with simple, realistic solutions to fix problems with minimum fuss
There are also a couple of downsides to the qualities of the Mother of Pentacles to be aware of….
- Be careful that you are not sacrificing your own identity, and desires by constantly putting others before yourself and your needs
- Balance in all things is vital; you are just as important as anyone else
Until next week,
The tarot suit of Cups is all about emotion, feelings and relationships, and so the Mother of Cups is the queen of this realm. She is powerful and fierce whilst simultaneously being protective and nurturing. She is depicted as a swan in this deck which perfectly describes her ability to be compassionate and empathic, but also extremely aggressive if pushed.
She is highly sensitive to the vibes around her, so much so that her insightful intuition can border on the prophetic or psychic at times. This gives her a reputation for being deep and mysterious, inhabiting as she does the realms of the unconscious and subconscious mind. Here dreams are dreamt and magic happens.
She is associated with the unknown…..where gut instinct and perceptive hunches are the modus operandi. A place of spirituality and receptivity which is symbolised in this card by the sparkling blue, pink and purple stars which twinkle in the darkness of the night sky behind her.
When this card appears it is time to take note of your dreams and intuition by turning your attention inward. Use creative visualisation and magic to bend reality to mirror your deeply held wishes.
There is a time and place for rationality and logic, but this week tap into the traits of the Mother of Cups within yourself. Use her emotional sensitivity, intuition and empathy and trust that in the situations you encounter this week they will be the way to achieve the best results.
Until next week,
This weeks card points to a feeling of disillusionment or disappointment. Although other people may look at your life and consider that you are extremely fortunate, you’re just not feeling it yourself. The silly thing is that whatever you feel is missing may in actuality be right under your nose…..maybe hidden in plain sight. Although you are currently in a dark and somewhat depressed state of mind, all you need to do is change your perspective to see that in reality you have much to celebrate and be thankful for.
You may feel a sense of urgency to break free from entanglements which have kept you mired in powerlessness and hopelessness for too long. You are coming from a dark, confusing place but know that it is possible to soar clear of all that has been holding you back and shackling you, into the clear sky of clarity and freedom. Up, up and away into the clear blue yonder!
The Three of Swords puts me in mind of an emotional entanglement such as an affair. It is as if three people are bound together in a very painful, tumultuous and confusing situation, and it seems that “three is a crowd”. Although they probably wish they could break free, the emotional ties which bind them together won’t loosen their grip. It is as if they are trapped, suffocated and overwhelmed. The centre of the card is black suggesting that they can’t see a way out of this situation; however the periphery is white which seems to say that there is hope and relief on the horizon.
To me it also speaks of a divorce or separation and the devastating effects this might have on all those involved. This looks like an archetypal ménage a trois situation, where no one is going to emerge unscathed. It could also highlight a familial situation where a child or other innocent party is trapped in the middle between two warring factions. Unfortunately the smallest, most vulnerable sword is the one which is bleeding most profusely, pointing to the fact that the most powerless in these scenarios often come off worst.
Because the suit of swords relates to the mental realm, it has a strong association with the mind-body connection. When we have painful thoughts we feel that pain in our body….hence the word ‘heartbreak’.
This card can therefore speak of the ways in which we create and deepen our pain with thoughts and words. If you are currently experiencing painful thoughts, this card asks you to consider how your thoughts themselves may be exacerbating your struggle.