Here are your cards for the week of August 18th – 24th.
A man stands above the water with two swords, one in each hand. The swords represent two choices which can be made. This far, the man has not chosen either. He wears a blindfold, preventing him from making a decision based on what can be seen. Because he stands so high above the water, he must also reject his heart and intuition. All he has left is what he knows to be true.
Often, our eyes can deceive us and our heart will only tell us what we want to hear. As this week starts, don’t shy away from decisions which need to be made. Approach them with logic and a clear mind. Make choices built on what your mind is telling you is right, even if your heart is begging you not to or fear is trying its level-best to hold you back.
This card featured in last week’s reading and a fellow blogger and friend commented on how the children could be saying goodbye to their Summer, which is laid out behind them on the path. The seasons are changing and our present will soon be our past.
Important decision-making this week could very well involve moving on from frivolity and childlike activity to knuckling down and getting on with what we know we have to do. Has your Summer holiday come to an end? Do you need to take responsibility? Is someone suggesting that you should grow up and be less carefree?
When the 6 of Cups shows up, there is the chance of someone from our past returning to our life. Similarly, something which has already happened previously will remain important this week and affect our present.
As we reach the weekend, expect this week to take it’s toll. Making decisions, knuckling down and dealing with past-issues can be draining it in itself so keep an eye on how your body and emotions are responding. It might mean that you need to loosen your belt, so to speak, and unload some of your responsibilities. Do you really need to carry so much right now? Is there one responsibility or chore which you could release or someone else could help you with?
The 10 of Wands is a card of burden. It suggests that you are carrying more than you need to. As the week comes to an end, find a way to stop, evaluate and look for a better way of continuing without such a heavy load. This could involve releasing anything which is troubling you and preventing you from moving forward with ease.
© Steven Bright Tiferet Tarot 2014
Illustrations by Steven Bright