Welcome to your weekly Tarot forecast! This is the Fountain Tarot deck. The imagery is quite subtle compared to a lot of more traditional decks, but so human. I find it easy to identify with the modern faces and geometric shaping in these simple, but multi-layered pastel images. It’s like I’m having a calming conversation with my own subconscious, as if in a dream. Let’s dream!
Since there is no specific question or area of concern for these readings, my interpretation will be very general in nature, based on my sense of what the Tarot itself is addressing and the general energy potentials for the week.
Let’s do a chronological look first, and then we’ll use some mirror pairs to round out the message.
The Timeline View
The week starts with great focus. The Queen of Swords knows where she is, knows the answer to the question, and sees clearly the path ahead. Listen carefully to anyone around you who displays this kind of clarity (or to yourself as Q of S), for it will be important to adopt that in order to balance your emotions for the week and take advantage of what may show up for you. Because the first thing that will show up is a renewal of old feelings or even a reunion with someone from the past that you had strong affection for (Six of Cups). Could be family, could be a love relationship, could be an offer to just have fun and play, but make sure that your Q of S assesses the appropriateness of accepting the feeling that’s offered.
Midweek is the reason for using the Q of S as your decision-making guide, because that offer of love from the past is likely to bring up a bunch of conflicting feelings and possible confusion (Seven of Cups). The lady at the center does look a bit perturbed by all of her emotional choices and isn’t sure where to turn. Settle back into the strength of your Queen of Swords and move forward in a clear and rational direction, even though this is about feelings.
As you move on toward week’s end, you will have some support in making a choice to move forward to a new place in your life (probably an emotional closure or renewal (see Six of Cups), but with the decision made rationally). Accept this help to depart since it will offer you a really important second chance in this relationship/feeling. The Judgement card is about resurrection and reassessment (judgment) of where you are now, with energy galore to move on up to a new level of experience.
The Mirrored Tarot Pairs
Now let’s pair the outer cards up to see how they might inform your situation. See? Like I said above, the Queen of Swords’ clear and dispassionate view of things will be crucial in handling your emotional life this week, for it is paired with Judgement (your second chance), which as a Major Arcana card, has more influence than any other on the draw.
The second pair, the Six of Cups and the Six of Swords are both the same number. Sixes are traditionally seen as a “keep going as you are” kind of number. A sense of cruising at the same speed in whatever direction you’ve established. So your news of a renewal of love or family connections may not be disruptive, but simply a support for the direction you already want to go in (Six of Swords).
The focal point for this view of your cards is the Seven of Cups, which is what we ended up with last week, I note. So this sense of having difficulty choosing among options continues and is now central. So this week, you will need the energy of the Queen of Swords and the determination to keep moving of the sixes to make your choice clear and take advantage of any opportunities it offers.
Cosmic Tarot Whispers of the Week
Thanks to the Facebook Tarot Blog Hop group, I have discovered a Thoth tarot aficionado with a real gift for storytelling in the context of this complex but fascinating system: JoannaKate Grant of Thoth Journey. It will be easy to be drawn into her lyrical inner journey. This week, she begins with the Two of Disks.
I have also been renewed by Olivia Destrades of First Earth Tarot, who took our blog hop Aces theme for Imbolc/Late Winter and gave it her usual eloquent style as she explored the traditions of her ancestors. Check out her great story here.