What greets us this week is The Fool.
This card speaks of new beginnings. The Fool is both number 0 and number 22 in the Tarot deck, for good reason. He is the character that travels through the archetypes of the Tarot and when he has reached the end, he starts again, but this time with the knowledge of what he learned before. It comes as a pleasant surprise to see The Fool at this time, since we have just had some important energy updates and we are all feeling that we are indeed New People again. The Fool carries with him a small knapsack in which he has some of the items he will need for his journey, but he is not overloaded with items, though he is setting off on a long journey. This tells us not to over-plan things generally, if it feels that we should be changing course then we need to do some preparation and trust that the rest will come to us when we are ready. In some decks the Fool is seen stepping carelessly into a ravine, a sign of a leap of faith. He is accompanied by a dog, his faithful companion, who warns him when things are not as they seem (dogs being far more able to detect underlying things than most humans) and who protects him and anchors him to earth. The Fool is full of promise and is a sign that this week is a good time to start some new projects or even just start to change our attitudes and thoughts.
What meets us this week - The Magician
The Magician is the number 1 card in the deck. It shows a man of power, with all the elements of the Tarot (earth, water, fire and air) represented. He wears a belt which is made of a snake biting its own tail and above his head is the lemniscate. Both these symbols signify eternity. He speaks to us of having the ability to create new things in our lives – he wears the White of the Fool (a sign of purity and innocence) but also the Red of knowledge and worldly experience. He is a sign that we are ready and able to put into action a new plan or new way of being and that we will this week meet a situation that will allow us to manifest what we have been dreaming about and working for. Using the skills, tools and resources and contacts you have, pull it all together and start working on that dream or wish and concentrate. There is no better time than now.
The End of the week is The World
If I could have chosen the ending myself I would have wished it to have been the World, but I promise I shuffled the cards at least six times before drawing them! The World is the ultimate success card – it is the last card of the Major Arcana – number 21, and shows The Victor surrounded by a wreath of laurel leaves (always a sign of winning). Around the figure dancing in the laurel wreath are again the four symbols of the elements as in the Magician card, but this is the end of the journey. Whatever it is we decided to undertake this week, if we persist with the knowledge and resources as indicated by the Magician, it will be a success and the spoils are ours! Within the laurel wreath are stars of light, indicating possible enlightenment or cosmic consciousness.
Generally, a good week for starting a new project, working on oneself to change attitudes/thought patterns, use of skills and networks/tools can lead to ultimate success. It seems particularly powerful to have both card 0 and card 21 in the same reading, since it means that HUGE results are available to us this week – we can travel from beginning to end as long as we heed the sign of the Magician. Use all available knowledge, resources, all elements and keep your head in the clouds and your feet firmly planted on Earth.
Have a Great week everyone