This weeks card is the Elder of Swords from The Spacious Tarot, known as the King of Swords in most tarot decks.
This card is all about truth, fairness and justice. It is examining the facts with forensic focus, rather than being swept away on a tide of emotive language and manipulation.
This week, don’t allow yourself to be swayed by anything that isn’t backed up by actual facts and figures, or scientific study. It is easy to be controlled and manipulated when we are barraged by information which is skewed to support a certain narrative.
This card, with it’s upright sword, and the crow illuminated by the sun, is a promise that the truth will out. Crows are known to be very intelligent birds, who noisily communicate with a large vocabulary of different calls. This week, listen to the voices which may be challenging the official narrative, but nevertheless may be speaking the truth.
Until next week,
The Temperance card from The Spacious Tarot is all about balance. The fire licking up from the bottom of the card meets the icicles melting above, and by a process of alchemy creates steam.
Balance however, is not the same for everyone. Each person must find their own sense of balance and harmony which is perfect for them. The process is a bit like baking a cake, where you add a little of this, and a pinch of that, to create something which is exactly to your taste.
An analogy I heard recently really resonated for the symbolism of the Temperance card. It is the story of Goldilocks, where she tries various things until she finds one which is exactly right for her. So, one chair is too large, one is too small, but one is absolutely perfect. This sums up the sentiment behind the Temperance card, where we all must find that “Goldilocks” balance and harmony in our lives, and this will be different for each individual.
Until next week,
This week you may be feeling isolated and out on a limb, and this may be engendering a sense of confusion and being off track.
Perhaps, because of your beliefs or views about a situation, you may feel ostracised and sidelined and totally alone. It’s hard to go against the pack and stand in your own truth and integrity when there is intense pressure to conform to the majority view. However, it is vital to remain true to our own principles and values, although this often requires much courage and strength to do, when it seems we are out of step with society at large.
In order to feel less isolated, we need to find our own tribe. The kindred spirits who resonate with our own beliefs and values. Thankfully in this day and age it’s easy to find like minded souls online, even if we do not connect with these people in our everyday lives.
There is safety in numbers, so join together with others, to be the difference we wish to see in the world. We may not be able to effect change singlehandedly, but like an individual bee within a hive, together we can make big things happen.
Until next time,
The Child of Pentacles is the archetypal “nature child”, although “child” in this context is more likely to mean someone with a youthful or child like attitude to the world. This is someone who loves to be outdoors, exploring their environment, and having adventures. They revel in the beauty and inspiration of nature.
This person has a fascination with how things work, and is endlessly curious and always asking questions. There is optimism and a sense of wonder here. The Child of Pentacles is very open minded about the discoveries they make. Nothing is set in stone yet, and so there is much freedom in this stance.
For the Page of Pentacles it is all about the journey, and the amazing discoveries along the way, rather than just reaching the destination. One important thing I feel most of us could learn from this character is to focus on enjoying the present moment; stop and smell the roses and be open to awakening our senses to the worldly pleasures which abound all around us. This seems to me to be an excellent antidote to the fear and uncertainty which is currently pervading our world, and reminds us of the wise tenet…..
As above so below; as within so without.
Until next week,