Welcome to your weekly Tarot forecast! I hope your January thaw has arrived or is on the way; we in the coastal range of Oregon are seeing rainy days punctuated by fog and a bit of sun here and there. Still, above freezing is very nice.
I’m using the Tarot Mucha this week. I like the Art Nouveau period of the turn of the last century, and the images often have a different slant than usual or nifty details.
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 this week with a lot more action than we began with last week. Looks like a great start, although you’ll have to fight for whatever position you choose to take. The Seven of Wands says you will prevail, but be aware that victory will be followed by swift action, which, if I take seriously the young lady’s expression in the Eight of Wands, could be a bit of a surprise. Get ready to take advantage of whatever comes your way.
By midweek, you will get a chance to take a breather in a way; it may still involve some sacrifice on your part to stop and get your bearings, making sure that all this new stuff is working in your head (Hanged Man). It’s OK to release any attachment to ultimate outcomes.
Moving toward the end of the week, you’ll get a gift from the past (Six of Cups) that may serve you when dealing with an interruption (Knight of Swords) in your contemplative process. I note that in this version of the Six of Cups, there seems to be a parade or gathering of sorts in the background. So, while you see the boy giving flower-filled cups to the girls (how lovely!), there’s also a sense of tense action in the background of the scene. Which actually leads to the last card, the Knight of Swords. Perhaps he was moving through that crowd to bring you some news or clarification on the impact of your own victory and movement in the beginning of the week.
You are set to begin the week with lots of action and to end it with more clarity on where to go next.
The Mirrored Tarot Pairs
The focal point for this view of your cards is the powerful acceptance of the Hanged Man. In the midst of all the activity surrounding you this week, it will be important to release any attachments to outcomes, and to prepare to sacrifice your expectations to the flow of things.
Now let’s pair the outer cards up to see how they might inform your situation. You can expect a lot of activity surrounding you this week, with a struggle for victory (Seven of Wands) and a movement toward clarity of purpose (Knight of Swords), or a message from someone who can see the essence of the issue and will not hesitate to let you know! Your problem solving capabilities will rely on these two energies at the edges of your contemplation (Hanged Man).
The inner pair shows us the impact of the Eight of Wands energy on your emotions (Six of Cups). Someone from the past may appear to help you deal with the swift movement of events and keep your balance in the acceptance of the Hanged Man.
Chill, then and go with the flow this week, even if it seems a bit disruptive, and look for clarity by week’s end on where to move next.
Cosmic Whisper of the Week
Teawoman, a wonderful soul, has a great article out on manifesting and appreciating more quality friendships in her life, with symbolic guidance from the Wild Unknown Tarot. Check out the article here.