Welcome to your weekly Tarot forecast! Ramping up for the solar eclipse on the 21st here in Oregon. Lots of folks coming into the state to view the eclipse in totality. I am just a bit south of that zone, but should get 95%. Should be a fascinating experience!
Meanwhile, let’s see how the week before the eclipse might be shaping up. I’m using The Fountain Tarot, whose images feel like a journey into dream consciousness. I find them extremely meditative.
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 start this week with a gesture of love (Knight of Cups). Perhaps a bit of a goofy teen version of love, but a sweet love nonetheless. This gesture coupled with the grounded, nurturing power of the Queen of Coins says family togetherness to me. Possibly a good time to reconnection between children and mothers, a trip home to comfortable surroundings.
By midweek, it’ll be time to move outward again (Three of Wands), to finish up a creative project, or set out to collect the rewards of a creative effort.
Unfortunately as we move on toward week’s end, there will be a challenge to let go of something that’s hurting us, to deal with a disappointment (Ten of Swords). Maybe that project will not provide the rewards we thought it would. The good part is that this loss will lead to a new opportunity for a better project to work on that will provide practical returns (Ace of Coins).
The Mirrored Tarot Pairs
The focal point for this view of your cards is the Three of Wands, completing a creative project and seeing results.
Now let’s pair the outer cards up to see how they might inform your situation. Knight of Cups and Ace of Coins. The project you are currently looking to complete looks like a labor of love with a smaller return in practical terms.
The inner pair of the Queen of Coins and Ten of Swords indicates that home issues may cause disappointment with your project. Family influences may create obstacles to success with your project, at least for this week.
Cosmic Whispers of the Week
Over at the FB Tarot Blog Hop, we all had a great time celebrating the first harvest/late summer with blogs on the theme of how we respect the Tarot. My good friend Katalin Patnaik ended up having a wonderful “dialogue” with one of her decks. Check it out here.
Sherryl over at Tarot Heritage has an interesting book review for those into the historical origins of Tarot, and very specifically here, the popularity of the cards with the rich and powerful in Italy during the early Renaissance. It looks like both pagan and Christian influences were key to the early evolution of the Tarot. Read more about the fascinating Sigismondo Malatesta here.