What a busy week! Today's Monday Musings are brought to you by the Eight Coins Tattoo Tarot, simply because that's the one I have been working with this last few days. So, what will this week bring to you? 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: Four of Pentacles
Kind of looks like some weird goth bong, doesn't it?! If this is your card for the week, it's showing you that you can have too much of a good thing. It's reminding you that your actions—and your lack of action, for that matter—have a ripple effect that will ultimately influence others in some way, even if it is only to change their mind about you. You may be working hard toward what you perceive to be your goals, but what is it costing you in the end? Hanging onto things—and people—too tightly does not endear you to them nor does it guarantee that they will always be there. In fact, hanging on too tightly suffocates the life out of things and relationships for without energy there is just a carcass, and energy has to keep flowing and moving so that it does not stagnate. Open your mind to new ideas and possibilities of how things might evolve and as the 38 Special put it so well, hang on loosely. Clinging too tightly is just as bad as not hanging on at all.
MIDDLE: Six of Wands
Interestingly enough, this is another card about hard work and high rewards, but there's no hanging on tightly here. The figure in the card is sitting tall and proud. She's worked hard for what she's gained and she knows it, and makes no apology for feeling accomplished about what she's done. If you chose this card, then it is an encouraging sign that you will get where you want to go and you will feel satisfied with what waits you at the journey's end. Look gain at the image on the card. Yes, she's proud. Yes she's accomplished. She's also grateful for what has come into her path in order that she has attained this success and been well rewarded for it. As well as being a reminder that you are on the right track, this card is also a caution to you not to forget the helpers that have assisted you along your way. The road to abundance is not paved with gold, it is lined with gratitude.
RIGHT: Three of Cups
I perceive this card as one of the happy omens in the tarot. After the melee of discord that the planetary retrogrades have imposed on us, it's nice to see that there is a reason to celebrate something! In keeping with the other two cards, this is a reminder that there is always something to celebrate. If this is the card you chose for the week ahead, it's asking you to take time to celebrate everything that comes your way, and take nothing for granted. There's joy in the rain as well as the sunshine, particularly at the end of a hot day. There's happiness in every breath if you just take the time to marvel at this thing called life, and see it as a mystery to be explored rather than a problem to be solved. Mindset is everything—but that gets into neuroreceptors and the Law of Attraction, and those are different topics for other times.