Mid-March Monday Musings! I hope you all survived the Ides and have resumed your normal nationality after yesterday's shenanigans. Last week I introduced you to the Eight Coins Tattoo Tarot cards by Lana Zeller, and I've enjoyed using them in my journal daily draw so much that I'm sharing them with you again.
Monthly forecast? Weekly forecast? Daily forecast? It's up to you, you know the drill! Pick the one that calls to you for a mini-reading for the week ahead, or read them all as a story-telling spread. Your reading, Your call. I'm just the messenger.
Shameless plug for my own endeavors and a reminder that I'm still offering private readings, too, so if you want to know a little more about what the universe has in store for you, hit me up. There's 20% off astrology and numerology readings until the 28th of March, use code RETRO20 at checkout, and if you get stuck anywhere during the process, shoot me a line. "I'm here to help."
Left: The Tower
Not the most friendly looking card in the deck. If you have chosen the Tower as your card for the week, this is a very blatant reminder that you have to tear down what is not working if you want to rebuild something better. It's not as dire as it seems. The tower is cracking and burning but the foundations are still strong, and they're not going anywhere. The fire consuming the tower is also the fire of illumination. It's the cleansing fire that purifies and tempers. My pottery has to go through the fires of the kiln to transform from mud to vessel. This is also a reminder that you cannot plan for everything. Sometimes the best of intentions go up in smoke beyond your control. It's not what happens that is important, it's how you respond to it that matters.
Middle: The Ace of Wands
Wands represent action and movement, and all aces are indicative of new beginnings. If you chose this card, then it's time to make your move. Of course, Mercury is still retrograde, so I'd not make any life-changing lurches forward, but it's certainly time to get your plans together and work out exactly where you want to go next. You need to exercise your creativity in some way. Mercury retrograde is the perfect time to reflect on what and how. Pisces is the perfect Sun sign to link this to your spiritual well being. Remember, at the moment, this is potential. It's up to you to make it a reality. It's interesting because as the Left card was the tower burning down, now this card has the rebuilt tower in the background.
Right: Five of Cups
This card frequently appears when things haven't worked out as they should, and you get caught in the disappointment. If this is your card, it's a reminder that life ebbs and flows. There will always be things that fall apart, there will always be people who let you down, but you can't stay there, you have to dust yourself off and move forward. If you look at the cards, yes, three cups are upturned, and spilling, but two cups are upright, and they still hold their contents. The same fire that illuminated the way through the tower in the left hand card is the fire that burns in the flame of the candle. It's the same illumination. Give yourself time to grieve over what has been lost, but don't wallow there. Look at the tower, it's there again in the window. Keep looking at what is still standing, and what allow that and the light of the candle to be your motivation to continue.