Monday Morning Musings, and dear gods there's a lot on my mind this day! I'm using the Eight Coins Tattoo Tarot by Lana Zellner. This is the deck I've been employing when doing my nightly meditations, and it's really speaking to me at the moment!
This last week has been full of beginnings and endings, of laughter and tears, and of a reminder that life is precious and awesome, even in the challenging times. The cards seem to reflect that today! Monthly forecast? Weekly forecast? Daily forecast? It's up to you, you know the drill! Pick the one that calls to you, then read the reveal in the comments 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.. 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: The Hierophant
This is really interesting, for this has come up a lot in the last few weeks in the personal one-on-one readings that I do for others. Basically the message is one of continuing to learn. If this is your card for the week, look for ways to push your boundaries a bit, and get out of your comfort zone. It's a fantastic time to review what you want out of life and look into learning something new or improving a current skill or interest. The Hierophan is a card of bettering yourself, but it is also a card of discipline.. He's also a reminder that sometimes the old ways, the tried and true ways, the ways of the ancestors, are a better way of doing things than the newfangled ideas pushed on us by the marketing gurus. Sometimes the 'next big thing' is merely a diversion to distract you from what your heart knows you should be doing. This card is telling you to knuckle down, take control of your decisions and your responsibilities, then spread your wings. As the quote goes, "What if I fall?" "Oh, but darling, what if you fly?"
Middle: The Ten of Swords
Not a very nice card, is it? If you chose this card as your message for the week, it's actually bringing you some reassurance. It's telling you that you've turned the corner and things are going to start to improve from now. It's acknowledging your pain, it's recognizing your sorrow, and it's promising that you're on your way out of the turmoil and heartache. A new day is dawning, one where you can leave all of this betrayal and upset behind you. It's telling you to look your future squarely in the face, and walk toward the sunrise just over the dark hills. Let things rest, and do not become a victim to your circumstances. It's not what happens to you that is important. It is how you respond to it. Rather than asking why this is happening to you, ask what it is here to teach you. You'll be surprised at the answers.
Right: King of Swords
He's a bit fierce looking, isn't he? If this is your card for the week ahead, it's a message that it is time to apply logic and reason to what you're doing, and maybe to let your head rule your heart. It's a time to get butt-naked and honest with yourself, and not to let your emotions get in the way of what you know you need to do. This may represent someone who can give you wise counsel, or it may also represent a higher—rational and sensible—aspect of yourself. He's assuring you that you have the mindset to do what you need to bring about the changes that you want to see, but you're going to have to be disciplined and responsible to get results, and that doesn't always mean things will be fun. It's okay. There's a time for work and a time for play. This is the time to get serious about what you want to achieve.