Here are your cards for December 29th 2014 to January 4th 2015.
In the King of Cups we find a man of maturity. He knows the world of love and emotion like the back of his hand; through experience, he has learned to master and control his feelings. Unlike the other members of his tarot-family, his cup is refined and sophisticated, symbolising the way in which he is able to deal with problematic emotional situations with ease.
This card could describe an aspect of yourself this week. Have you come up against a situation which needs to be handled maturely and with emotional sensitively? Can you tune into that part of yourself, rather than letting a problem control or consume you? We all have the ability to do this, but when caught in the moment, we are more likely to react to a situation than rise above it.
If you cannot deal with your emotions effectively on Monday and Tuesday, then seek out someone who can help. The King of Cups can be found in many counselling-type roles or in the shape of a friend who can successfully detach them self from your problem.
Very often, this card will arise when we need to make a decision. The two weighty swords represent two avenues; because they look similar, this card usually presents a difficult choice which needs to be made. Are you in a situation where you know you should really choose but have decided to stand still and bury your head in the sand?
The Swords cards are all about logic. They stem from the mind. As noted at the beginning of the week, we can sometimes become entangled in our emotions and need others to help us decide on the best course of action. With the help of others or by taking a more elevated position in a situation, the 2 of Swords asks us to use our mind, rather than our heart. The man wears a blindfold to prevent his choice from being influenced. Like him, you must use the sword of honesty and logic to make your next move – however much it conflicts with the messages from your heart.
As we reach the weekend, there is a shift. Of course, we move from 2014 to 2015, but in these cards, there is a shift in energy as well – from feeling stuck to getting moving again in some way. If you have felt immobolised by the decision required in the middle of the week, then a well-thought-out and honest choice will set you free and enable you to step into the new year more readily.
The Knight of Swords represents mental freedom and movement and is ready to move on. Look at how he stands, ready to jump forward and deal with new challenges. He is like the bird above him, cutting through the air and any existing doubt or confusion.
As we move into 2015, approach the new year with a clear viewpoint. The Knight of Swords can sometimes appear aggressive or forceful, but he knows what he wants and goes in search of it. Because he is a symbol of both thought and movement, a new year is a perfect time to take on any new ideas you have been mulling over.
I’d like to take this moment to wish everyone a Happy New Year. I really appreciate all of the support I have received at Tiferet Tarot and hope that you will all accompany me on this journey into 2015.
© Steven Bright Tiferet Tarot 2014
Illustrations by Steven Bright