Weekly Reading Nov 13 – 19

Does November feel like it’s going really fast? I feel like the last part of this year is just flying by! This week I’m using the Bonefire Tarot since I just can’t get enough of this deck – I love it!¬†Let’s shuffle and take a look at the energies at play this week, shall we?

Alrighty then, what “fun” cards this week! ūüėā¬†After I pulled the three for the week, I was drawn to taking a peek at the bottom of the deck to see if there was any hidden advice or insight for us, I’m glad I did! the 2 of Coins was hiding and I’ll be talking about how this incorporates into our week!

Beginning of the week // 8 of Cups

We are kicking off the week working with the energy of the 8 of Cups. Any time this card shows up for me, it reminds me of embarking on a journey. Not a huge, life changing journey like the Fool, but more of a “lets see what else is out there” type of feel. We have a stack of 8 cups but one is missing, let’s go find it! What we are currently doing right now may not be working out the way we had hoped it would, so we may be called to move on and leave something behind. Something clearly isn’t working and we can feel it! We need to let it go and find what will work and put our energy towards that!

Middle of the week // 5 of Coins

After leaving the 8 of Cups, we are moving into a feeling of isolation or even a “I’ve been here before” type of energy. When I look at this card in the deck, I don’t get a the typical feeling like I do in say, the RWS – which is normally a feeling of scarcity or poverty… I get a more “solo” feel and a 5 of Cups vibe, it shows we may be feeling a bit sorry for ourselves… perhaps we’re even having buyers remorse! The girl in the card can easily go inside but it seems she has chosen to withdraw herself and stay outside in the snow – the door’s open, so it’s not like she is being locked out of the house or something, I get the feeling that this card suggests that we may be really hard on ourselves, don’t be! We all make mistakes… and mistakes can be fixed.

Before this card was the 8 of Cups and it shows someone moving on… now we find ourselves here, a place that I feel we may sense as very familiar. Trust me when I say that we are growing, despite feeling like we have set ourselves back. We may be in a place that feels very familiar, but we have changed and are not the same person we were when in this position before. Try to use this time to figure things out, journal, and even replay some past events in your mind to see if you may have missed something. There is a lesson hidden in this card for you to figure out!

End of the week // The Tower

Just like that, the Tower makes an appearance to end our week. After some much needed transitions and then feeling like we’ve hit a wall, we are greeted with the Tower. I like to think of the Tower this week as cleaning up some things that we really don’t want to face. It’s a huge broom coming for us and cleaning shit up! It may not be fun, it may be a bit messy, but it will be necessary and you will thank it later. No one really loves to see the Tower show up, especially when it’s on a weekend, right?! Hold on tight and enjoy the ride!

Going with the 2 of Coins that was on the bottom of the deck, this will be our crutch this week – our medicine, our advice to keep us on our feet so that we don’t get swept up when the Tower comes to town! This card urges us to keep in check with how we balance out our life this week. It could be a juggle that is difficult but it’s something we can all handle, despite you having some doubt. We can dwell on any bumps we feel this week or we can learn from them! Keep your priorities in check and don’t weigh yourself down too much in one area of your life – like too much work or too much play. Take on only what you can chew and spit out the rest!

Day 10: Harmony

Deck: Bonefire Tarot

Day 10 – Harmony: How do I reach my 10 of Cups?

I pulled the Wheel of Fortune from the Bonefire Tarot. Patience, young grasshopper – your time will soon come! This card tells me to be patient and wait my turn or make the change myself. Sometimes we’re riding high on top of the wheel and feel on top of the world (or something like that)… other times, we feel we’re being crushed by the wheel of others, over and over again. It’s a spin cycle that’s ever revolving, that’s how life rolls the dice, but it lets me know that my time is coming.

This has always been a weird card for me. Often times I read it as a risk or chance, like a gambling wheel. You spin it and never know where it’ll land. Most of all though, the Wheel of Fortune suggests to me that I need to get actively involved to create my own vision of happiness when answering this question. I need to make the wheel turn since it doesn’t always move on its own… it needs a gust of breath to get it in motion. If my current cycle is working, I need to make some changes!

Let’s get this wheel moving!

Day 9: My love – My life

Deck: Bonefire Tarot

Today I’m using the Bonefire Tarot for this prompt! This deck just landed in my hot little hands yesterday and I couldn’t resist seeing what it had to say. I will be sharing a first impressions review and deck interview later this morning on the blog, just need to finish writing up the deck interview reading! SPOILER ALERT: I¬†love it!!

Day 9 – This is me: My love – My life

For this prompt we had two choices to either pick the cards we felt represented us right now or, let the tarot select the cards for you… naturally, I let tarot take the lead. When I first pulled the cards, they made no sense as to why they were representing me in both of these area’s but after a closer look and a quick dive into book to see what the artist had to say about both, they made perfect sense to me! In my “first impressions review” of this deck I talk about the book and how awesome it is, it’s rare that I read the book that comes with a deck but this was a neat one!

My love // 7 of Wands

While I did look to see what the artist said about this card in general and her own take on it, I felt my first impression suited it best when it comes to love and myself – defense. I’m sure people around me would agree that I am hard to get close to, it’s not that I aim to make it hard, I’m just stubborn in all ways possible. I’m not a very affectionate person but I do have my moments, this card does ring true to me putting up a guard and protecting (my heart) often. I’m not sure why I put up such a wall, but I do. I come off as “cold” to most people but really, I’m just over protective of myself.

My life // Queen of Wands

So far this deck knows when to present me with a court card and I like it! This card truly does encompass my life right now in my own perspective. I am creative and passionate in what I do, I am a tad selfish but that’s ok! This card suggests to me that while I throw myself into what I create and do, I can quickly burn out just as fast. Relating this card to my life in general, I would say that it feels very “by the moment” and I like it like that!

Day 8: I am my strength – I am not my weakness

Deck: The Light Grey Tarot

Day 8 – I am my strength – I am not my weakness

The Hermit tells me that my strength in going solo and seeking out the truth is a great ally. I’m a massive introvert and prefer to stay at home, so this card lets me know that there is no shame in that at all. It’s ok to be an introvert and admit it!

The “I am not my weakness” threw me off a bit when I saw the 6 of Cups show up. Most people get uncomfortable seeing the Tower, Death, or even the Devil…. my card is the 6 of Cups. I don’t like memories and I don’t like catching myself daydreaming about the past. With this prompt in mind, this card suggests to me that its ok to dwell in past memories and relive moments in my life. I’m human and it’s natural to pull these out of memory. While I do this often, my past does¬†not define me now or my future.

Day 7: What should I do for myself?

Deck: The Light Grey Tarot

Day 7 – Something I should do for myself

When I pulled the Hanged Man this morning, I did not want to deal with this card. I (very) rarely put a card back into the deck and reshuffle, but that was how I was feeling this morning when I saw this card show up… for no reason really, I just didn’t think it related to me. So, I put it back in the deck and reshuffled for a bit only to have a card land flat on my lap… the Hanged Man, we meet again. Apparently¬†this¬†is¬†the card for me after all and it wants me to deal with it.

I decided to leave this card on my table while I took a shower to think it over. I’m a mother and a wife, I’m in a constant state of “sacrificing” myself for others, so I couldn’t see how this card would be any different than what I do… I said out loud to myself “I need to look at this in a different perspective”, then it hit me… PERSPECTIVE.

I’m constantly on the go in some area in my life. I’m a gemini, so I’m nose deep in many projects, books, and interests. My mind really never rests, it’s always running a mile a minute along with talking – ask my husband! This card spoke to me through a megaphone this morning…¬†“Shut up, relax, and surrender”

This truly is the card for me right now and I put it to use this morning while “sacrificing” some of my own time in a mindful way. I took my dog out to play in the grass, normally I try to do this quickly so I can get back to whatever it is that I’m doing in the house (see, always doing something), but this morning I decided to use this time to just unwind and be in the moment. I watched my dog run around the grass with absolute delight and when I surrendered to this moment I caught myself smiling while watching her. Happiness is contagious!

When people say that tarot is good at calling you out on your bullshit, it’s 100% true. It calls me out all the time and I may have some words with my deck from time to time *insert a lot of grumbling and swearing* but it always rings true, whether I want to hear it or not.

Day 6: What could make me feel good/better (right now)?

Deck: Light Grey Tarot

Day 6 – What could make me feel better/good (right now)?

This morning I sat down with my cards before waking up my daughter for school, I usually make time for this during the weekday before the crazy “off to school” shenanigans start. While asking this question to my deck, the card that caught my eye was the 4 of Wands. Normally I shuffle and then naturally split the deck where the deck sees fit, but this card stuck out a bit so I went with it. Always go with your intuition!

What would make me feel better right now? Enjoyment of life, not that I don’t enjoy it right now. Life could always be more exciting, am I right? I’m reading this card a few ways to answer some questions the prompt had.

How do I apply this or what do I do with this?… Easy! This card suggests to me that I should celebrate milestones and enjoy life as much as I can whenever possible – it’s always possible. It’s also harmony in the household, and in order to get a “perfect happiness” I need to create it! I can’t just wake up and expect everyone in the house to be on the same page as me, I need to be a role model for this change to happen so that others can follow

Where or with who do I apply this? This is a card that reflects “close to the home” to me and that’s where I also feel it needs to be applied. I’m a homebody and don’t really socialize often outside of the home, so actual celebrations and social events always give me anxiety. Also, being a parent, it’s important for me to recognize all the achievements my daughter reaches. It’s easy to take a moment out of my day to congratulate her on what she has done at school or in her life.

Weekly Reading Nov 6 – 12

New week, new cards! This week I’m using the Light Grey Tarot, it’s one of my very first decks that got me started with tarot! Last night I spent some time with this deck and put the cards back in original order so I could go through the deck with fresh eyes. I’ve had this deck for about 5 years and it has taken quite a beating over the years but still reads well for me and I love it.

I mentioned last week that I would be switching up the weekly reading a bit (again) and I am doing just that. I’m reverting back to my older spread for the weekly reading. A 3-card: beginning, middle, and end. I pulled an extra card from the Vicky Filiault Tarot for our theme or lesson this week!

Bring on the new week!

Lesson this week // Empress

Our lesson and theme for the week is coming from the Empress. This is an energy that’s all about natural rhythms and flow, allowing things to come to fruition on their own terms under the caring wing of the Empress. Often times for me, the Empress represents a time to focus on self care. Other times, she reminds me to take delicate care of what I hold dear to me and give it the best possible start it can… much like a child, we want the best for our children so we strive to get them on the right foot. Add that tender touch to what you are working on this week.

Beginning of the week // 2 of Cups

Starting our week we are greeted with the 2 of Cups. This is often dubbed as a card pertaining to partnerships, devoted friendships, and intimate connections. We are being asked to be kind in the relationships we have towards others right now, especially towards those who are closest to us. It’s much easier that we get along with others in order to get things done with less stress. This isn’t a time for arguing or competition here, no one wants to kick off a new week like that, right? Harmony, people! Work in harmony with one another, it’ll only help set the mood for the week with a good start.

Middle of the week // The Chariot

By midweek, we may see a big boost in our day, a little zest in our step. I’ll take an extra shot of espresso, please! Use this energy to the fullest to carry you through till Friday and beyond into the weekend! Remember this, whatever lands in your lap this week is handed to you for a reason, despite if you think that you can’t handle it… the Chariot knows you can! It’s all about taking a deep breath and putting on your game face to move forward in confidence and trust. Whatever you do, do it knowing that you’re awesome and capable of anything!

End of the week // 7 of Cups

Whenever I see this card show up, I ask myself this: Am I focusing on what I need or what I want? It’s all about priorities and being responsible in what we choose to do. Often times something sounds too good to be true, and guess what? Chances are it¬†is to good to be true. Things will taunt us and pull us in all kinds of directions, it’s up to you to stay focused and on track. By the end of the week, be sure you stay on track with what you truly desire and don’t let all that is “shiny and new” sway you otherwise!

Stay tuned on Friday! I’ll be testing out a “pick your card” for some weekend guidance!

Day 4: Release (attachment, emotion, behavior)

Deck: Circo Tarot

Day 4 – Release // attachment – emotion – behavior

This reading is with three cards and Lionharts shared some extra info on this reading today. There were two ways to look at each card based on if it was a “positive” or “negative”. I try to see the ups and downs of each card in a reading, so no card is really specifically bad or good for me, but what she explained made sense!

Attachment // Ace of Coins

Right away, I knew that this was a more welcoming card so why on earth would someone want to release the Ace of Coins, right? FYI: I like to refer to the Pentacle suit as Coins, no matter what the deck calls it, it just resonates best with me this way. When I think about the Ace of Coins, I think about all that opportunity or “first” of the suit. When you are given this gift of opportunity, you normally use it. But when you keep holding on to it for too long, it goes stale and the newness factor starts to lose its luster. It’s a use or lose situation here!

There was a question associated for this card based if it was a “positive or negative” card… this was obviously a good omen, so I filed it under the “positive” category. How can I build on my attachments? Since this is an Ace card, building is really the only way to go! I need to use this card to my advantage and put it to use as a way to release it. Now, where in my life has this card shown up recently… that’s what I need to journal about today!

Emotion // 10 of Coins

Seeing this card was no surprise for me and I’m always glad when tarot calls me out. Tarot is excellent for calling us out on our BS, right? When the 10 of Coins is tied to too much emotion, it can fuel greed and desire – we are then playing with the Devil. In Buddhism, this reminds me of the practice of non-attachment. When we release the hold we have to something, we cause less suffering on ourselves. It’s only when we put so much emphasis on a want or desire that it begins to cause suffering. Wanting something is totally natural and perfectly ok, but when it moves into a more “I must have this in order to be happy”… it’s not so great! I’m practicing this right now very hard in all aspects of my life. Lately, I’ve been letting go of tarot decks that I don’t use or have a deep connection with, and I’m trying not to focus so hard on what I desire and just work with what I have.

This month I need to focus on cutting the cord of deep desire to things out of reach. I need to be practical and not allow these desirables to effect me. I know it does effect my moods and emotions, I see it every day. When I do let go of this bond I have, I can tell that I feel so much better!

Behavior // 9 of Knives

The 9 of Knives as a behavior to let go of? Yes, please! I will gladly let this behavior go… I’m in a constant battle with my mind. This card, for me, often relates to things that “keep me up at night” – stress and worries from the day, but more importantly, what my mind tells me. It’s about me constantly listening to the negative thoughts that my brain likes to feed me… I need to realize that I’m in control, not just my mind.

What behavior no longer serves me? Negative thinking! Allowing these thoughts to effect me on a level that causes anxiety and stress is not working. I think a lot can agree with this as well! It’s time to bring my focus this month in letting go of this toxic mental attitude!

Day 3: What self-care will support me this month?

Deck: Circo Tarot

Day 3 – What self-care will support me this month?

Finally, no jumpers today lol! The 4 of Coins came through this morning for this question and all I could think about is keeping to myself, closing up, mine… mine… mine. Relating this to the Empress (which is also my birth card) it really resonates towards self-care right now. We have a person on this card holding on to themselves, like an embracing hug. It’s all about being selfish this month to focus on myself and give myself some much needed attention.

Normally, I see this card as being a bit of a “tight-ass” who’s so afraid to share with others and let go, a sense of greed. Looking at it in a more positive light (since self-care is normally seen as a good thing) I get the greed factor but not in the normal sense. I’m a mother and I’m so used to giving out but never taking in for myself, I always feel selfish and greedy when I do indulge or push others aside… but sometimes, it’s needed. I say this often but it’s like keeping your own well filled so that you can better help fill the wells of others.

This month I’m urged to hold on to what I treasure the most. I’m given the choice to share with others what I see fit. The ball is in my court this month and I’m going to do what I please with it in order to care for myself more.

One little thing I noticed in this card is the coin (pentacle) balancing on top of her head. It’s almost as if she is showing off what she has, like a little sneak peek of what is in her bag, if you will. This makes me think that if you are not careful, you can let things go to your head… psst, your ego is showing. While embracing this card as an act of self-care, don’t let it go to your head. You need to keep grounded in order to not let things slip away from you.

Day 2: What path will help me grow this month?

Day 2 – What path will help me grow this month?

Another jumper this morning, I should for sure have some coffee before I begin shuffling but this card really took a leap so I took notice. It is the 8 of Cups and it made a lot of sense to me after I thought over what this could mean in terms of my High Priestess theme card for November.

I often relate the 8 of Cups to withdrawing yourself from a situation and moving in a new direction led by your heart. It’s an emotional move or transition, almost like embarking on a new journey to see what else is outside of your world that may fill you up more than the path you are currently on.

Matching this card up to the High Priestess, I can see how this new direction can be heart led but also very intuitive. I already mentioned yesterday that I felt a shift to go in a new direction, so this card is validating that for me and telling me that “yes, you need to change”… there is something out there waiting for me and I need to work on finding it, but I won’t find it if I stay where I am (emotionally).

I was also thinking about this card and how it pairs up with me getting back to my Buddhist studies in Thereavada Tradition and it hit me like a ton of bricks… just yesterday, I was re-reading about the eight fold path in one of my favorite books by Noah Levine, Against the Stream,¬†and I noticed the connection to that and the number 8 of this card. That further validates that I need to stay on this path with my studies since I just restarted this journey several days ago!

Looking at the card itself, there’s a woman going upstairs leaving behind the stack of cups. I always think that this person is going to go search for that missing cup, the cup that turns this 8 of Cups into the 9 of Cups… where we are emotionally satisfied and fulfilled. If I want to reach the 9 of Cups, I need to do some soul searching to find it, it’s not going to come easy and it’s not going to be a quick journey. It’s nice to see this card show up so early in November, it allows me to spend this month moving forward in search of my own 9th cup!