Monday Musings on Tuesday because reasons. This offering is brought to you by the characters in the Ancestral Path Tarot. This was one of my favorite decks may moons ago, and even though I don't read with it any more, I somehow cannot bring myself to part with it. 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 three-card spread. Your reading, Your call. I'm just the messenger. 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. "I'm here to help."
LEFT: Prince of Staves
Court cards can be a bit confusing in a reading, for there's some debate as to whether they represent an actual person, a situation, or both! In this instance the Prince of Staves is a messenger, and he's telling you that you've thought about it long enough, now it's time to get out there and do it. This is a card of action, and if you're not feeling motivated then you're not passionate enough about your idea and it's time to tweak it a bit. Remember, the desires of your heart were put there before you were even born. The Prince is telling you it's time to start manifesting your bliss, and reminds you that a dream without action is destined to remain a wish.
The judgment card isn't about doing something wrong, it's not about karma, it doesn't mean you're being criticized. If you've chosen this card, it's an indication that you're about to level up in someway in this game of life that we're all playing. It's time to take stock, to tune into your higher self (and the aforementioned desires of your heart), and to trust your own perceptions. You're on the brink of an achievement or some kind of revelation that will help you to understand and accept the past better while simultaneously catapulting you into the future in a good and positive way. Step into the new vision; your higher self is calling to you.
RIGHT: Five of Swords
If the Five of Swords is the card you chose, this is a caution to pick your battles wisely. You may have won the skirmish, but how are you doing when it comes to the bigger picture? Was losing your peace of mind to achieve that momentary gain worth it? This card is reminding you that—contrary to what the media would have us believe—life isn't a competition. It's a dance. It's okay to come out the loser once in a while. It's okay to compromise, to surrender, to walk away when it is not something that is feeding your spirit or growing your soul. Yes, you may feel defeated momentarily, but in the long run you're making progress that will elevate you more than pettiness ever could. Learn from the situation, let it grow you, and be a bit more canny the next time around.