Here are your cards for the week of October 6th – October 12th.
With the 8 of Wands turning up weekly for the last fortnight, things have been hectic. It is often fun to be kept busy but having a lot on can take its toll.
The 4 of Swords is a card of rest and recuperation. This card foretells a period of taking a step back. You may not want to stop, but remember that the 4 of Swords has a habit of getting its way! If we continue to burn the candle at both ends or push our self that bit too far, we might become forced to take a pause through fatigue or temporary illness.
The person in this illustration takes a moments rest. He has slipped off his glasses to relax his eyes. Similarly, a sword is shown laid beside him and three hang on the wall behind the sofa, indicating time away from mental battles and difficulty. The moon represents a cycle.
Take a little time out. It doesn’t need to be forever, but just enough time to restore your energy and ease your mind. Swords concern thoughts, so now would be an excellent time to meditate or lay difficulties and worries aside.
The 6 of Wands is a bright card, indicating success. Often, taking a step back can give us a clearer perspective on our goal. Clearing your mind at the beginning of the week can be viewed as a strength, rather than a weakness, and this second card promises a successful conclusion to something you have been striving for.
Have you been awaiting results or hoping for some praise regarding efforts. The 6 of Wands brings momentary acknowledgement for accomplishment but remember that this boost will not fulfill you forever.
This card presents a man in his garden. Before him is a bush which has provided some fruit. He leans on his rake, wondering what he is to do next.
It might seem that the boost of the 6 of Wands has left an impression. Have the blues set in or are you thinking about what you must do next?
The mistake that many people make is to rest on their laurels and not get straight back into the saddle. Success is a great thing to be gifted, but think about it objectively. Do we continue with the same line of attack on our goals and desires or do we change things up and try something new. As the week ends, you may need to think about whether it is worthy to fix something which is not broken or whether you want your next goal to be original and different from your last.
© Steven Bright Tiferet Tarot 2014
Illustrations by Steven Bright