This weeks randomly drawn card is the Three of Pentacles from The Wild Unknown Tarot. Pentacles talk of earthly endeavours and so for me, this card tells of a challenging and arduous task where teamwork and collaboration will be imperative to getting the job done.Although the mountain to be scaled looks dark and foreboding, and positively treacherous in places, the energy of the three pentacles working together indicates that they are up to the task.
The pentacles are red, blue and yellow…..the primary colours out of which all other hues are created. Red represents passion, action and energy; blue symbolises communication and emotion; yellow signifies the mind, imagination and inspiration. All these aspects are essential, and part and parcel of the solidarity and unity of working together on a project.
The primary colours also signify that there is a full spectrum of skills, qualities, abilities and talents which have been brought to the table by the team collaborating to get this job done. It is important to use the skill sets of the individuals involved for the benefit of the whole team.
To sum up then, the road ahead may be rocky and challenging in places and it will be hard to pull off. However everything required is available and the sense of achievement in the end will be so worth it.
This weeks randomly selected card is the Wheel of Fortune, which is a mystical, mysterious card. It speaks of fate, chance and destiny and the weaving of the intricate tapestry of life.
Often the twists and turns of fate can feel random and arbitrary. But what if there is inherent meaning in everything, and interconnection between the complex patterns woven into the Universe? Just because these relationships are too tangled to unpick doesn’t mean that they don’t exist and give a deeper meaning to our existence.
Life is a delicate balance and we all experience joy and pain as an integral part of our journey. It is vital to embody the wisdom of the owl and know that all is in constant flux. The trick is to try and achieve balance and inner harmony no matter what is happening in our lives. We judge things as good or bad, but how do we really know until further down the road? The Wheel of Fortune expresses the truth that everything happens for a reason, and there is always a lesson to be learned from our experiences. There is nothing to fear, as depicted by the bright stars twinkling in the night sky. All we can do is embrace it all and use our intuition (symbolised by the owl and the crescent moon) to navigate any stormy waters. It won’t see us go wrong.
The Wheel of Fortune can indicate a ‘stuck’ energy where we need to be reminded that positivity moves us forward whereas negativity keeps us tangled and stuck. We must keep in mind when we are feeling trapped and stuck that the wheel is constantly turning. Change is always happening and things will get better. It is only a matter of time until the daytime comes back around again as everything is cyclical.
The archetype of this card puts me in mind of the quotation
“Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”
This weeks card is the Hierophant. It’s not one that usually resonates with me, but I find this interpretation from The Wild Unknown to be a very beautiful image. Often this card has strong associations with organised religion and tradition and if you’re not particularly religious it can be difficult to relate to.
This card however has an image of a crow which speaks to me of magic, wisdom, intuition and the voice of experience. The crow is tweeting so it obviously has something important to relay to us. It could be quite literal; maybe we will read something on Twitter which has a significant message for us this week! I think it’s important to remember with this card that the relevant information is likely to come from an outside source. It could be a mentor, counsellor or teacher, or just as likely it may be a snippet of conversation we overhear, the lyrics of a song on the radio or something we read on a blog at just the right moment.
The crow grasps a large key in her claws which suggests that something vital is about to be unlocked……something of great value which allows you to access new information that has previously been under metaphorical “lock and key”. The penny is about to drop and things fall into place.
The bolt of lightening underlines the fact that this message is likely to be received like a “bolt from the blue” when you least expect it. It is illumination that suddenly becomes available to you in a classic “light bulb” or “ah ha” moment.
So make sure you are alert to all incoming information this week, whatever it’s source. There may be gold and jewels mixed in with the everyday dross!
The card I drew today from The Wild Unknown is the Six of Cups. This card seems to hark back to a much richer and rosier past. The tangle of multicoloured roots seem to suggest that when we look back with nostalgia, things seem more vibrant and exciting. However, when we don our rose tinted specs sometimes we can have a distorted and skewed vision of what came before, making the present seem dull and lack lustre in comparison. Especially if we had a happy and contented early life, it can seem as if some of the shine is being taken off as we age. Nothing seems as fresh or new anymore and we become jaded and cynical.
However, what we must remember is that all any of us has is the “now”, and if we spend all our time wishing to be transported back to a magical and mythical time of the past, we are in danger of completely missing our present and future.
Of course it’s great to look back on the happy memories of the past; just not so great if we get trapped there and waste the opportunity to make more awesome memories in the here and now.
If after careful and realistic consideration you genuinely believe that all your best times are behind you, then it’s time to reintegrate some of the people, places and activities that used to bring you joy! Think about some of your former passions and how you can reincorporate them into your life today. Start making new memories that you can look back on with warm, fuzzy feelings in years to come.
Until next week
Keep your eye on your goals this week, and take decisive, targeted action to move yourself closer to your vision. Don’t allow anything or anyone to throw you off course in pursuit of your dreams. Home in on your target, and lock onto it like a guided missile, as you swiftly and decisively take action which moves you steadily in the right direction.
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.