I’m using The Gilded Tarot Royale from Ciro Marchetti. I really like the clarity and depth of his digital artwork. Although this deck is out of print, he has others that are available through traditional Tarot publishers, as well as his new Tarot Grand Luxe coming up.
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 mirrored pairs to round out the message.
The Timeline View
We begin with a small-scale opportunity or a small windfall (Ace of Pentacles). Maybe some extra money that wasn’t expected, or a new client with a small job to do, or a small raise in pay. With the King of Cup right next door, it could be an opportunity to get some good advice on something that’s close to home, or an opportunity to be the K of C and counsel someone who is just starting out on a new venture. The King is about feelings, but he’s also the most grounded of the Cups court.
By midweek, you’ve got bigger things to work with. The Emperor appears with a major message to take this new opportunity and get organized to take advantage of it. It’s nice if it’s your passion and the K of C has lent you his calm energy to put toward it, but the Emperor says you’d better also get a checklist going if you really want to make this work. Which fits in with the grounded nature of the Pentacles suit in the Ace.
Moving toward the end of the week, the Tarot basically says that if you stay organized, with a positive and calm attitude, this will be a very expansive opportunity for you that will introduce you to the world at large (The World). I see the World here as a card of recognition and visibility, as well as an overall sense of well-being. And that visibility looks like it will lead to enough growth in that Ace of Pentacles opportunity to put you in a position to help others or gain more support to make your new effort even larger (Six of Pentacles). Real great week for growing a business opportunity of some sort.
The Mirrored Tarot Pairs
The focal point for this view of your cards is the creative power of the Emperor, the all-Father who turns chaos into order, and that will be the theme for this interpretation of the cards.
Now let’s pair the outer cards up to see how they might inform your situation. Lovely theme of Pentacles here, with the Ace at one end and the Six at the other. With the organizing power of the Emperor, you can definitely grow your initial opportunity into something you can share with others.
The inner pair of the King of Cups and the World reflect the feel-good part of this whole project. Not only does this week offer you some material support for something you might always have wanted to pursue, but it also feeds your passion and creates something good to share with everyone. Just make sure you pay attention to the structure and details (Emperor) to make everything work.
Cosmic Whispers of the Week
Over at the TABI Tarot blog, Chloë McCracken has been getting acquainted with a new Tarotist who already has quite the career as a journalist and writer in other areas, Daisy Waugh. Check out the review of Daisy’s first Tarot detective book here.
Ethony has a great article for readers on “stalking cards.” You know, those cards that come up in a reading over and over and won’t leave you alone. She’s got some great strategies to get at the meaning of this pattern, including a cool spread. Check out the entire post here.