Welcome to your weekly Tarot forecast! For this reading, I’m using my tried and true Robin Wood Tarot. This deck was actually my first Tarot purchase back at the turn of the latest century, and I have never tired of its wonderful colors, suit consistency, and the comfort of its take on the RWS images and interpretations.
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 we first get to take a break from the challenges we face (Four of Swords) (deadlines, anyone? I’ve got three!) and use the clear-thinking energy of the Queen of Swords to turn and face the rest of the week. Since we begin with two Swords cards, it will be important to apply their dispassionate and incisive methods to the Wands situations in the rest of the draw.
By midweek, you’ll be feeling the burden of all the things you are responsible for taking care of (Ten of Wands) (deadlines approaching!) and trying to decide which needs of others you want to prioritize (Five of Wands). Lots of distractions (which is why the need for the Swords energy you hopefully collected at the beginning of the week).
As you move on toward week’s end, it looks like you’ll be able to move quickly into finishing things up and maybe getting together with friends (Knight of Wands), or at least getting some inspirational help from a young and energetic individual to get things done. Just be careful not to let him become just another distraction.
The Mirrored Tarot Pairs
The focal point for this view of your cards is the burden of the Ten of Wands. Like I wrote above, it’s probably a deadline week for whatever you’re working on, with lots of expectations from clients or family, or both.
Now let’s pair the outer cards up to see how they might inform your situation. Looks like a contrast of energies here, between resting and moving quickly. I see the resting effigy in the Four of Swords taking a break from the constant movement and playing with new projects of the Knight of Wands. Seems like the week will be asking you to strike a balance between taking breaks and putting out lots of energy to get things done. Don’t lose focus and end up moving for the sake of moving.
The inner pair seems to be a call to use your best and clearest thinking to address the problem of prioritizing conflicting requests for your time and energy (Five of Wands). The Queen of Swords is offering support to make those decisions so you get the most important things done this week.
Cosmic Whispers of the Week
Great Elements spread using the cool-looking Dreams of Gaia Tarot from the TABI Tarot blog hop this week. Details here.
Learned some new things about the origins of Mother’s Day (it is celebrated as Mothering Day in the UK on the fourth Sunday of Lent—we USians will have to wait until May) from Sandra over at Firerose Tarot. Great article and also spread for giving birth to things. More here.
And lastly, Little Red’s cool new upcoming decks for spring. All of them are interesting and inspiring, but I think the Ostara is my personal fav. Check them all out here.