Today I’m using a my Wildwood Tarot; for some reason I was drawn this week to this natural world-based deck. Maybe it’s the spring with all the flowers blooming here in Oregon; this deck is so connected to the Earth, even while it deviates from some of the traditional imagery and meanings of the RWS system. I still find the images very useful, particularly from an intuitive perspective.
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
We begin this week with the comfort and calm of great feelings connecting us to each other and the Earth through the stillness of water (Six of Vessels). Gather with friends and family from days gone by and have some fun, like the otters approaching the pool are looking to do. It looks like party time may be a bit exhausting, though, or perhaps you ran into a relative who brought back negative memories, since the Four of Arrows follows with an admonishment to take some time out for yourself and nurture your soul (the butterfly).
Glad you are planning to recharge, because at mid-week, looks like there’s a change in the offing, likely for the better (The Wheel), but all changes can be disruptive, so be aware that something new may shift, just like the seasons, and you could be asked to move with the change.
As you move on toward week’s end, make sure you are taking care of other people’s feelings as well as your own (Queen of Vessels). You may be asked to sacrifice your time and talent to help another person make progress. Your reward will be a new celebration with friends and family at the end of the week (Eight of Bows).
The Mirrored Tarot Pairs
The focal point for this view of your cards is the Wheel, which emphasizes the importance of working with change and understanding that nothing stays the same.
Now let’s pair the outer cards up to see how they might inform your situation. Nice set of bookends with social connection, first with feelings from the past (Six of Vessels), and then celebrating communal accomplishments (Eight of Bows). Good feelings lead to successful conclusions, as it were.
The inner pair focuses more on your inner self and your own efforts. You will need to make sure you rest earlier in the week (Four of Arrows) to come up with the inspiration and strength to help others (Eight of Bows) reach a successful conclusion to the week along with you.
Cosmic Whispers of the Week
Olivia over at First Earth Tarot has a great article on going a bit deeper about why you don’t connect with a deck. This might keep you from giving that one away if you get more specific. Details here.