Meanwhile, let’s see how this first full week of September looks to unfold. I’m using Ciro Marchetti’s Tarot Decoratif this week. An interesting interpretation of the Tarot de Marseille, with RWS elements. I prefer to read the Tarot de Marseille using numerology and suit qualities, along with Plato’s soul’s journey for the Majors, but as always, I do like Ciro’s digital art. So you will see me deviate from traditional RWS interpretations this week.
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 on a very positive and active note with two Batons cards. First, the Cavalier de Batons comes roaring in, ready to par-tay! Time to get going, and you better be ready quickly or he will leave you behind (Eight/Huit de Batons). Whatever you are up to this week, it should begin with more people contact (maybe more than you’d like), and things may get out ahead of you, so be prepared for lots of activity.
By midweek, things will still be moving along (the TdeM and numerology don’t see the eight as a trap, but as movement toward your goals), but with more forethought, and there may be some improvement having to do with your job or business (Eight/Huit d’Épées). You can still employ some of the energy from the beginning of the week, but it’s time to be more disciplined.
Moving toward the end of the week, a change in material circumstances (not necessarily for a loss just from the Five/Cinq de Deniers, though) is in the offing. First, the Five lets us know this change will likely be sudden and possibly disruptive or at least not expected. The downside is that the last card is the La Mort/Death card (not sure if the lack of name at the bottom was an error in printing or not, but I find the blank rather fascinating), which does indicate a loss of some sort, probably not under your control. You’ll just have to carry forward into next week to resolve things.
The Mirrored Tarot Pairs
The focal point for this view of your cards is the Eight/Huit d’Épées, a symbol of thoughtful and disciplined movement toward usually career goals.
Now let’s pair the outer cards up to see how they might inform your situation. The Cavalier de Batons and La Mort/Death definitely have a cautionary message for you as you consider your job for this week. If you don’t stay focused or spend too much time in party mode, you will take a loss as a consequence. Try not to get in trouble this week.
The inner pair of the Eight/Huit de Batons and Five/Cinq de Deniers indicate that things may move along quickly in your social sphere, but that may cause a change in your financials that could impact the job. There is definitely a sense here that the disruptive change of the Five could be in the negative if you are not careful. Keep focused on your responsibilities to minimize losses and keep moving along in the direction you wish to go.
Cosmic Whispers of the Week
Really lovely article from Mary K. Greer on Pamela Colman-Smith’s toy theatre activities and toy theatre (ah the days before television!) in general. Great pics and video, too. Check it out here.
Back to the moon again. Powerful energy eclipsing the sun last month, but JoannaKate Grant has a great five-card spread for the full Moon in Pisces (which may clear out some of that leftover weirdness from the eclipse). Being a sun-sign Pisces myself, I found this very useful, but obviously it’s energy affects everyone. More on the spread for you to try here.