This weeks card is from the Gaian Tarot, and depicts a washed up, broken down, wreck of a boat. It looks as if it found it’s final resting place many moons ago, and has, over time become one with the natural environment. It’s rotting wood has become the home for insects, birds and animals. Beautiful flowers and verdant greenery have taken nourishment from it’s decomposing carcass and are growing in abundant profusion in and around it. Looking out, beyond the boat, the sea is calm and sparkling, with no hint of the stormy waters which caused the boat to run aground.
This card is a metaphor for the end of an era. It is time to move on and look to the future, which looks bright with promise and abundance. Leave behind what no longer serves you, and breathe a sigh of relief to set yourself free from what has been keeping you trapped and stuck in life. See the bigger picture, like the eagle which soars overhead, and know that it is for the best. Feel transformed and light like the butterflies which dance and flutter amongst the newly opening flowers.
Until next week,
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!
This week I am using the Tarot of the Hidden Realm for the weekly reading, and the card I have drawn is the Four of Swords.
This card describes a situation I am sure we have all been in, when confusion and entanglement in our thoughts threatens to overwhelm us. It seems that the more we try to apply logic and rational thought to a problem the deeper in the mire we sink. When your mind is too busy and troubled, thoughts become muddled like a cat playing with a ball of yarn….the more you turn the thoughts round and round your mind, the tighter and more unyielding the knots become.
So, the solution to this situation is to Stop. Breathe. Quiet your mind. Do nothing!
Wait until the fog clears and clarity arrives. The best way to achieve this sense of calm is via meditation and reflection.
In this card the blue butterflies symbolise transformation and metamorphosis. The colour blue represents calm, serenity, clarity, communication and gentleness. Invite divine peace and inspiration to bring clarity, far sightedness, and uncover solutions to problems which seemed insurmountable. Trust yourself and your own judgement, and this will help you to see the bigger picture.
The ivy entwined around the girls hair symbolises determination, strength and tenacity ~ the ability to flourish and grow, and the faith to know that we can overcome any difficulties and hardships we have to deal with by going within and trusting our innate inner wisdom.
Until next week,
So, here we are already in 2017! Welcome back to my weekly tarot readings….intended to give a flavour of the upcoming week. This time I am using the Gaian Tarot and drew the Ten of Fire.
This card points to a situation where we probably feel that events or situations have got a bit out of hand. Maybe it feels as if a wild fire is rampaging uncontrollably through your life. Perhaps things feel as if they are moving too fast and you just want to call a halt while you catch your breath and reevaluate?
Sometimes though, the purging nature of a blazing inferno is actually, metaphorically speaking, just what we need in our life. It may feel as if all our best laid plans are being reduced to ashes, but often when this happens it is because this is the only way to raze things to ground zero in order that we can rebuild something more meaningful and fitting for our lives.
Although after a forest fire it often seems as if everything has been destroyed and laid to waste, it is a vital process in order to clear away old undergrowth and debris. If we are patient and trust, it is surprising how quickly fresh, new green shoots start to flourish in the ashes of the aftermath. Indeed, some species of tree such as the Lodgepole pine require exposure to high temperature in order to release their seeds. Perhaps we can think of these times in our own life as providing the catharsis to become more creative in forging a more rewarding path?
We too sometimes require extreme measures in order to relinquish old hopes and dreams which are no longer in alignment with our highest good. Once all the old and outdated stuff has been eradicated we can focus on rebuilding something more fitting and meaningful for our life now.
Until next week,