Welcome to your weekly Tarot forecast! Happy New Year, and welcome to 2018. Foggy, mild temps, and rain on the way for southwestern Oregon, USA. We feel blessed to have avoided some of the intense cold in the rest of the country.
I am continuing my Tarot affair with the digital artist, Ciro Marchetti here, using his new Tarot Grand Luxe, which I received as a Christmas present. Exquisite portrait theme and “close-up” feel on this one that is reminiscent of his Legacy of the Divine Tarot deck. I really like the variety of faces modeled on real people (he’s used real people models before, but the level of detail is just superb here). Makes it more interesting to interact with the cards, especially the courts.
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 the even-keeled King of Cups offering a partnership maybe to the King of Swords on the other side. Any interesting three-card series there with the Two of Cups in the middle. I would expect a partnership involving both good feeling and rational advantages on both sides. Do make sure you get a good vibe from any offers you receive this week, along with reading the fine print and making sure all the clauses are clearly communicated.
By midweek, the focus will be more on clear communication (King of Swords) as you shift to the practical aspects of the partnership or offer (Ace of Pentacles).
Moving toward the end of the week, be prepared for a disruptive issue that causes you to have to rebuild trust. Since this is a weekly draw, I don’t see the Tower here as a total deal killer, but be prepared to renegotiate (with the clear energy of the King of Swords) if necessary to get past this disruption.
The Mirrored Tarot Pairs
The focal point for this view of your cards is the clear and structured mindset of the King of Swords. Keep this mental acuity in mind when dealing with the rest of the energies for this week.
Now let’s pair the outer cards up to see how they might inform your situation. Hmmm. Looks like the King of Cups may be a problem that creates this Tower disruption. Either that or he might mitigate the damage, but be aware that your feelings should not be the final arbiter in creating any partnerships or entering into any contracts this week. It may feel right, but make sure that it is right (looking to the King of Swords again here).
The inner pair shows us more about the nature of the relationship you may be offered. It is at first based on good feeling between the principles, but there are new practical aspects that need to be considered on a rational level that will keep the Tower disruption from being a deal killer. That’s my take.
Cosmic Whisper of the Week
Sarah Gottesdiener has written a wonderful Full Moon post over at Little Red Tarot. It’s long, but well worth the time to learn more about this Moon and how the Moon works in general with us. She also adds a lovely Tarot spread at the end to bring ourselves and our desires in focus so we can ride the wave of this new year with clarity. Check out the article here.