Slow Start To The Week – week beg 25.11.1013

What greets this week is The Hanged Man – card XII

This card often strikes fear in the hearts of someone who has requested a reading, but there is no need. The man, though suspended by one leg with his head hanging down, does not look as though he is in pain, and it appears he has willingly allowed himself to be hung from The Tree of Life. Around his head is a halo, indicating a spiritual aspect to his choice.This card counsels us to not take any action at the moment, it is a time for ‘hanging about’ and seeing things from a different angle (try hanging upside down and the world looks totally different). It indicates that we are stuck and feeling the need to make a decision (which may even feel urgent for us) but that now is not the time to make that decision. Rather wait and see if the new angle we get on things from our different viewpoint leads us to a solution that we had not thought of. It is possible that we have overlooked something that will be more useful than our usual point of view for making us achieve what we want. If it does not feel right, do nothing and look at the situation from different points of view, it may be that the universe is sending us a solution we have overlooked so far.

What meets this week is the Hierophant – card V

This card represents organised and traditional belief systems – the Hierophant (also known as the High Priest or Pope) is in possession of the knowledge to lead to Spirit and is  charged with leading initiates along this way. This card means that now is not the time to start being innovative in our belief systems, but rather to adapt to the existing system – leaving the status quo alone. This may be a time of some formal education, which will bear fruit later. The message the Hierophant sends us following on from the Hanged Man is that whilst we are hanging about it may be a good time to examine our belief system honestly, throw out those parts that no longer serve us, and ask ourselves how we operate as a result of our beliefs and how our beliefs affect our lives. It may be time to join a group or organization, though this may just be as simple as joining a gym, or as complex as committing to a structured system of spiritual teaching. It may also indicate that we will meet someone who will help us advance on our Path, (a guru if you like) who will lead us with integrity and without ulterior motives.

The week ends with The Magician – card I

The Magician has absolute power – as we have seen in previous readings. He is a sign that we have more power than we are aware of and that our potential is unlimited. With his multiple symbols of Eternity, and all the elements combined, the Magician indicates that we have at our disposal unlimited possibilities to manifest what we want – provided we are acting from our Power (presumably worked out by the spiritual searching the Hierophant counsels us to do). A situation will be presented to us (soon) that has all the inherent elements to allow the manifestation of our desires. The Magician asks us to be very clear about precisely what it is we want, and then to use all our gifts, skills and knowledge to set about manifesting that.

Overall then, a  week that starts slowly – asking us to suspend ourself and our actions, take stock of our belief systems and how they affect what we are, ditch what does not suit us any more and then at the end of the week we shall be in a position of power and unlimited opportunity. The time for starting a ‘new’ project (or renewing focus and commitment to an existing project) is towards the end of the week – provided we have considered new angles, done our work on belief systems etc. it should be a fruitful beginning to something new.

Have a great week everyone.

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Know Yourself week beg 18/11/2013

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What greets this week is the Magician (card 1)

We have met the Magician before, he starts the journey we are to make, and is the sign of a new cycle. He is surrounded by all four suits of the Tarot (the four elements and also the use of the mind, heart, body and soul). He holds a staff pointing to Heaven and his hand down to the earth – signifying that he channels the power from heaven, through his body and into the physical plane – whilst he is surrounded by symbols of eternity. We start a new cycle this week, in which we can manifest our deepest desires by utilizing the powers of the Universe. However, before you ask, go within to work out and clarify what your underlying motives and intentions are. Once you have a clear understanding of what it is you are attempting to manifest – then Focus. The Magician is the card of power, concentration and action.

What meets this week is The Lovers (card 6)

This card shows two lovers and an Angel (usually interpreted as Raphael, Angel of Healing and dressed in green). Apart from the fairly obvious interpretation of this being a card of love, union, relationship etc. the card on a more personal level speaks to us about working out of our own personal belief system and what we really stand for. It is time to work out your true values (this harks back again to the Magician as well) – you will then be confronted by a choice on a grand scale – which may involve making a choice between two different courses of action, one of which will lead to a dead-end and the other one who knows where? The choice we are required to make this week is not an easy one – and we can only make it if the choice is informed by a clear knowledge of what we really believe in. So again, the Focus is internal to start with, work out what we want, work out how to make a choice that is in alignment with our deepest held beliefs. If we choose the easier route, it may lead to the moral low-ground, be sure to consider honestly whether the easy choice is what you really want – it may give us a quick ‘fix’ but we ultimately may have to ‘unchoose’ that road again because it goes against what we know is ‘right’.

At the end of the week stands the Chariot (card 7)

Imagine if you can for a moment, driving a Chariot which is being drawn by two sphinxes (or horses) into the heat of battle. Other Chariots are zooming round you, there are no traffic lights – earth flying, battle cries and you are to control this fast moving chariot. Then look at the card (sorry the photo is so blurry). Not only is there no sign of fear on the face of the occupant of the Chariot, he is not even holding the reins. There are no reins. What the driver does hold is the wand held by the Magician – meaning that he controls the chariot through strength of will alone. He is driving away from the city – the material world and is surrounded by a canopy covered in stars, indicating heavenly factors affecting his success. He wears a crown made of laurels and stars – indicating a high level of enlightenment. The black and white sphinxes indicate balance – the union of dark and light and all other polarities into one unified whole. It is time to be strong, and ask for what you want clearly and without any worries – but that asking has to come from faith within yourself and what you stand for (thus harking back to the Lovers card which asked us to make this internal journey). The Chariot tells us that if we come from a place of authenticity and focus, we can have what we want, as long as we remain confident and in control.

Overall this week then – a time to clarify who we are, what we really believe in, and what we really want to achieve. A time to use all our powers of body, mind, soul and heart and examine our motivations. Once we know what motivates us, ask for what we want and focus, using will and confidence that we will achieve it. Overall a very positive reading, providing we do the internal work first.

Have a great week everyone.

 

 

Week beginning 4th November 2013 – The Time Is Now

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

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