Welcome to your weekly Tarot forecast! For this reading, I’m using the Alice Tarot from Baba Studio. This lovely gift from my daughter is creating some definitely different angles on the traditional meanings and tones for the tarot cards.
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 seems to have a theme of being a bit unprepared for things and then being able to recover at the end of the week. We begin with the Queen of Cups, but in the Alice Tarot, this queen demonstrates more of her negative than positive attributes. The White Queen in the Looking-Glass story talks a good tale about what she knows, but seems at a loss most of the time and tends to panic because the can move forwards or backwards on the chess board. So, she’ll be crying over things that are going to happen. So if you are feeling vulnerable or confused at the week’s start, it will be this sort of energy in play. And then it looks like from the Eight of Wands card that you’ll be hauled off at top speed to…nowhere! Since the Red Queen explains to Alice that you have to move faster, faster! just to stay still, you may have a feeling of expending lots of energy and not getting much of anywhere. Withe the White Queen’s tentativeness, it should be a challenging combination.
Midweek you get to a point where although you may feel a bit trapped by adversarial circumstances, you are going to be powerful enough and smart enough to overcome the pesky little things that might bother you. The Seven of Wands portends eventual success over opponents, and Alice’s troubles with changing size and then using her bigness to vanquish Rabbit and Bill’s attempts to burn her out bode well for a positive result. It may take all your wit and power to pull this off, though.
As you move on toward week’s end, one more challenge lies in the offing. You may be trying to find just the right fit for a solution to something, only to come up wrong several times in a row. Alice is upset because she can’t seem to eat the right side of things in order to get to size so she can fit through the door to the garden. Meanwhile, the Three of Swords is normally about emotional pain at some level, and you and Alice may just be feeling defeated. But, beware of despair. Alice is also teaching us that there are consequences to staying in sorrow for too long. She ends up almost literally drowning in her own tears after crying as Big Alice and then changing sizes again to become Very Small Alice. So, look out for self-inflicted wounds and try not to stay in a pity pot for too long. Why? Because this, too, shall pass. After all the fuss this week, you get to end with the Hanged Man, or in the case of the Alice stories, the Cheshire Cat. Take a pause, laugh at the craziness of the week and realize that you can indeed start over with a smile.
The Mirrored Tarot Pairs
The focal point for this view of your cards is in the center at the Seven of Wands. Your cleverness and power will vanquish your challenges this week; you are big enough to figure this out.
Now let’s pair the outer cards up to see how they might inform your situation. On the outside, we’ve got our somewhat impaired Queen of Cups matched with the Cheshire Cat in the Hanged Man. They are teaming up to let you know that you may need a rest at some point to nurture your bruised emotions. Do take time out so you’ll have the strength to play a winning game on your focus for the week.
The inner pair seems to be a warning not to let others rush you; you won’t get anywhere that way and will find yourself drowning in regret.